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Monday, April 18, 2011

An Explanation of Roz's 2011 Fake Journal

Since the buttons are flying off to participants it seemed like a good time to let people in on everything that is happening here with my fake journal—who is the author, what does she do for a living, etc.

Because the explanation is a bit lengthy I decided to post it as a page:
What Was She Thinking?—Roz's 2011 Fake Journal Explained.

So if you are interested in who, what, where, when, how—go check it out.

That only leaves Why? To which I can only respond, "Why not?"

Now you understand a bit better why this year's slogan is "Dig Deep."

6 comments:

Michelle Himes said...

I read the explanation of your character/s and my head is spinning. How can you keep it all straight in your head? LOL
I did figure out that your character was a mystery writer, and I found Esther's blog in a fluke while googling her name, but the rest of it is so convoluted that my brain still hasn't taken it all in. What fun!

Judi said...

Yes...what Michelle said! I had only when question when I came to comment. How are you managing to stay sane?!! Opps, I have another. Where do you ever find the time for all of this? I admire both your brain power and your energy!

Sarah said...

Roz, you... no.
Tyra, you...wait.
Esther...
Hydra?

You are Amazing!

Miss T said...

This is the sort of complicated story I love, and it looks like it was a blast to construct. I had found Esther's blog early on, but not Hydra's. Was the link only on Facebook?

journalrat said...

Michelle, I have a little notebook for jotting things down (names, places, etc.) My memory is porous!

Judi, we'll answer the sanity question at the end of April. As for the time, well I did allow, as I always do, in April to make time for this, in the way I make time for other large art projects. However, life intervened to take much of that time away. Let's just say I stay up really really late some nights thinking about blog posts!

Sarah, you're funny.

Miss T. Complication is my middle name. I would frankly have to look at the link notes in my notebook. I'm too tired right now!

Roz

journalrat said...

Michelle, I have a little notebook for jotting things down (names, places, etc.) My memory is porous!

Judi, we'll answer the sanity question at the end of April. As for the time, well I did allow, as I always do, in April to make time for this, in the way I make time for other large art projects. However, life intervened to take much of that time away. Let's just say I stay up really really late some nights thinking about blog posts!

Sarah, you're funny.

Miss T. Complication is my middle name. I would frankly have to look at the link notes in my notebook. I'm too tired right now!

Roz