Winding Down

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This week has been quite full and eventful. My final paper, a 20-pager, was due last night, so this week I was working on that. First this happened:

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Then this happened:

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But now all is well and mended and turned in, and the bit I’m probably most excited about is that last Thursday (probably a product of me being forced to stay lay low for a few days) is that early Friday morning at 3 am, I finished the novel I’ve been working on. The project has been in development for the past two years, and the first words hit the page this November during National Novel Writing Month. This project represents a huge milestone and personal victory, but that is a story for its own post. All that to say, I have spent a lot of time with this cast of characters over the last year, and I’m excited to share them with whoever will take time to make their acquaintance one day. For now they are in hibernation, and I will probably start the editing process when a little time has passed. There is much work to be done, but in the meantime I have one more week at Oxford to celebrate and enjoy.

I can’t believe this summer is almost over. I’ll be going back to an autumn unlike any before it, with many new variables (also probably a post for the future), but in the meantime here is a sampling of Oxford in the light of the setting sun:

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