Virginia McClain: Writer & Designer

Author of Blade's Edge and Traitor's Hope

Virginia's Pre-2011 Blog

Virginia's Blog from before she returned to North America (in other words Japan and the before times)

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Samurai and Concerts and Archers OH MY!

Posted on September 18, 2009 at 3:39 AM Comments comments (0)
Well, it's been a little while since my last blog, for which I apologize. However, since it was an EPIC blog, I don't feel too bad, cause there was a lot in there. Since my last post life has continued to be interesting and new discoveries have been made and, basically, the adventure continues. We'll get to that in a second. First of all, I need to say tha... Read Full Post »

Epic blog!

Posted on September 3, 2009 at 11:38 PM Comments comments (1)
Well, it's been a bit longer than I had originally planned since my last blog. And, as it turns out, there is much to say. So much so, that I considered splitting this blog up into multiple entries. But really I don't think that would make it any better if I'm just going to be posting them at the same time anyway. So here you go: EPIC BLOG.

We'll start w...
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Birthdays, and bike rides, and mountains, oh MY!

Posted on August 23, 2009 at 9:26 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, last I wrote it was just about to be my birthday and I had finished my first week in Japan. I am now halfway through another week and have a few more stories to tell. While Thursday was my actual birthday, Friday was the night we chose for my birthday festivities as parties tend to be more fun on Fridays. And fun we did have on Friday. We invited a bunch of other ...
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My birthday is in 2 hours...

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 9:01 AM Comments comments (7)
And I've officially been in Japan for a week now. Woot! Can you feel the excitement? I sure can. Hmm... well, maybe that's just the humidity, but it could easily be taken for excitement and I'm just going to go ahead and do that. So there. My first week here has been fabulous. As you can tell from my last entry my first two days here were action packed and ... Read Full Post »

A little Japanese goes a long way...

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 8:18 AM Comments comments (0)

The Road to Japan...

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)
is covered in speedbumps. Who knew? My departure for Japan looms ever closer -now complete with possible departure date and definitive destination! But it seems that fate is eager to screw with me a bit before I go. Its most recent attempt to dampen my spirits has been to inspire some desperate jackass to steal stuff out of my storage unit. A few weeks ago, someone cut the chain link fence at the storage complex where my belongings were kept and apparently chopped the lock off of my storage unit... Read Full Post »

Long time no... anything...

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 2:02 PM Comments comments (2)

What happens when a Jeep and a Deer collide at 80mph?

Posted on November 27, 2008 at 3:56 PM Comments comments (2)
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November is an exciting month.

Posted on November 7, 2008 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (1)
I mean, not only am I writing my second novel. But, we also elected the first black president of the United States. Pretty auspicious I would say. And, while I would like to go on and on about what an historic moment that was, and how excited I am about the possible future of the US now.... This site is about me, not politics. So we'll be getting back to that whole Novel deal.

As you know, I have signed myself up to spend the month of November writing my second novel. Now, the original ru...
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It's good to be back...

Posted on October 27, 2008 at 3:39 AM Comments comments (0)
But I miss my boy.

I had actually begun to miss being in the US. Not because Canada is really very different at all, but because I didn't feel particularly welcome in Canada and I loathed not being able to work. When I say I didn't feel welcome I mean that purely in the sense of the border having assigned me a specific time to leave. The people I was staying with, and everyone I met while I was there, were incredibly welcoming and made me feel right at home. It's just that when there's a...
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