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Becky Collins16,373Young Adult Authors circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-13 05:03:59465138
steph wanamaker106,076#followfriday  my awesome women who comment circle !2014-08-15 19:10:2516249462
George Clark1,799♥Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle♥If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Add +1 to the post.2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Leave a comment if you like.3Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.#SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday2014-07-22 08:26:59489100116125
Maria Morisot36,893Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle21 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-07-21 10:37:2430077100120
The 7 Pillars Book16,216Some of the best to circle here on Google+.Thank you everyone for the awesome content and engagement that you provide. #HighlyCircleable  #2.Thank you for sharing to get included next week.Have been making some additions and improvements to The 7 Pillars Book. Including the chapter on Google+. Still just $14.95 to get the book and all updates for the rest of your life. Read the introductuion here for free  just go to http;//michaelqtodd.com/the7pillarsbook/introductionThank youMichael2014-07-16 21:30:28484369185
Maria Morisot35,640Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle08 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be inclludedmoanlisa.org2014-07-08 10:52:313009395125
The 7 Pillars Book15,244Highly circleable people you will benefit from being connected with on Google+.Just click "Add People" in the middle of this circle to make the connection. In some cases you will not be able to add all of them at once. Just come back again tomorrow and click again. Google sometimes makes a daily limit of how many people you can add.Thank you for supporting and promoting this circle let`s make it a popular one.Michael http://michaelqtodd.com2014-07-04 22:28:2148436127134
The 7 Pillars Book13,923New Pie has been released on Empire Avenue.Thank you everyone who has used it to max out at http://empireavenue.com/7PillarsBookHope you are having a great week and thank your for supporting and sharing the #EmpireBall  2014-06-11 11:10:21462167591
The 7 Pillars Book12,903Very sorry but I shared this with a private setting last week so here it is again!The #EmpireBall  4 hope that you all connect and give this some promotion and then head on over to Empire Avenue 2014-05-20 03:55:49462215869
Maria Morisot30,131Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle16 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-16 14:03:423007292102
Charles Barouch5,184G|+|ost Town #1 Circle of Awesome!http://www.hdwpbooks.com/books/g+ost-town/2014-05-03 06:56:1143417
Dylan Cuffy10,308#WhatLiesAground Well...you've been waiting for days, so I'll give it to you now.Welcome to the final edition of what I now dub the Fab 500! Time to say hello (and happy Easter) to this bunch of fine folks. Eleven here, not the usual ten, because someone's account went bye-bye without a word:• +Louie Baur, +Empire Avenue stalwart; ask for him whenever you want aerial views of your car dealership• +Alexander Moschella, a furry who also thrives on +Fiverr• +Juan Reyes (poet hailing from Texas; not that +Juan Reyes, our last milestone man. Thanks, +A Long!)• +Karen Woodward (yet another lit geek; thanks, +Sarah Brown!)• +Philippe TREBAUL (circled through an Empire mission)• +Domenico Mallimo (who had another milestone of his own—15,000 followers—the other day)• +Chris Voss (who recently gave FB users a compelling reason to switch to G+ or elsewhere)• +Kenneth Burchett (follower #10,000 of mine; also, a spot in my Marigot Magic dedication)• +Ray Hamlet (Dominica's second-best on G+)• +Angie Person (another Caribbean user, this time from Aruba; thanks, 2014-04-20 21:55:195001012
Dylan Cuffy9,742#WhatLiesAground  (originally posted March 29)Ten more followers till this Fab circle is done. Say hello to +Brandon Leibowitz and the others I don't have time to remember (since I added them many weeks ago). If Jingles says "mentioned in post", then you're already there. Enjoy your night, fellows!NEXT UPDATE: 500 followers, ETA sometime in early April.2014-03-30 00:00:09490308
Wilco Wings16,365A powerful shared circle of active engagers!If you're in it, please reshare!This circle is based on mentions from this post: https://plus.google.com/+WilcoWings/posts/ftBBQeqYS88 #sharedcircles  2014-03-12 16:03:182849974112
Dan Thompson2,147Here is my circle of writers.  My suggestion to you new G+ folks is to add the entire circle as its own circle, i.e. "Dan's Writing Circle".  Over time, move your favorites over into your own growing array of circles.In particular, though, I'd say pay attention to John Ward, Evo Terra, Nathan Lowell, Brook Johnson, and Jefferson Smith.2014-02-22 19:51:53249212
Maria Morisot25,223Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle14 February, 20142014-02-15 00:25:58300242248
Dylan Cuffy7,660#WhatLiesAground Duplicating the Fab 400+ here, just for +CircleCount tracking purposes. (Beats me why they skip community posts, as I've recently discovered.)(For +Jens Graikowski, +Michael Q Todd, +Justin Matthew, and +Daniel Stock.)2014-01-08 23:53:05450001
Sam Sager3,743Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers CircleIt's been a very long time since I've shared this circle. It is long over due. This is a great group of writers to follow. They range from the very well known to the aspiring, but all are worth following. I learn something new and am very entertained by these people everyday.If you or someone you know is a science-fiction or fantasy writer and would like to be a part of this circle please let me know.2013-12-22 01:05:22308413
Circles7,942Hello All Here is my RANDOM Circle... V1.8 - 131123 The circle has shrunk a little this week lets see if we can build it back up again. Please share and invite people to join the circle.247 people did not move from the last RANDOM circle, don't be one of them for the next circle.RULES 1. Leave a comment saying who you would like to add.(min 1 name - max 10 names) 2. Publicly Share the post In the next circle I will add the people you added or mentioned and yourself (If you give more than 10 names I will only add the first 10) Re-Sharers also automatically get added to my Re-Share Circle and the last one has been shared 211 times so far.Here is a link to the circlehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/110495078149463712884/105196566721568189097/posts/AJmuxJCaMfB I have an empty circle just waiting to be filled. Thank you all again for your support. There's a great joy in my giving. It's thrilling. It's exhilarating. It's important to be a part of sharing. It is my love. It is my joy.If you share any circles please notify me and I will share on the page even if I am not included I like to ensure my friends have access to all the latest circles.Important note: adding a plus one and a thanks in the comments does not secure your place in the next circle.Final note if anyone wants removed from the Circle please just leave a comment and I will not add you to the next one.2013-11-23 19:51:46307205111152
Jan Havrda20,092Creative Minds.2013-11-15 00:06:12145316
Brittany Constable3,838You know, I haven't seen any NaNoWriMo shared circles going around yet.  Perhaps communities have made them a little redundant, but this is still one of my favorite things about the Plus, so I'm sharing away.The people in this circle have all either mentioned NaNoWriMo in posts or comments, or are in the NaNoWriMo 2013 community.  Please let me know if you:- are not in this circle and should be (this is the one time of year I'll circle anyone and everyone as long as they're doing NaNo)- are in the circle and shouldn't be- are doing NaNo, but would not like to be included in shared circlesA note about adding large circlesIn the past, I've added WriMos to both the NaNo circle and the general writers circle.  This has proven a mistake, since a lot of people who pipe up enthusiastically during November later disappear off G+, or just don't prove a good fit for my stream, and it leaves me spending a lot of time doing circle maintenance.So what I'm doing this year, and what I'd recommend others do as well, is add new people only to this circle (if they're not already in other circles) and keep the volume turned all the way down.  Then you can go to the separate stream and check people out, adding only the people you want to keep around to other circles. In a couple of months you can empty out the NaNo circle and clear out all the people who didn't make the cut.2013-10-23 17:06:17401404
Jane Ellen43,979I call this one my Big Ball-0-Fun.  I started with Dede's Fundies, thank you +Dede Craig King and added smaller circles I had made, along with a science circle from +Ray Sanders ,  and some small circles from +Lynette Young and +Carter Gibson and I don't even know who else.  So I haven't organized circles in two years.  You wanna make sumpin' of it? #sharedcircles   #circleshare  #newbies 2013-09-06 17:42:0642925630
Jimmy James5,458Entrepreneurs 2nd Edition #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2013-08-12 16:10:51127015
Raffaele Romeo Arena726Have a nice #sunday  in my #circle   #sharedcircles  #socialmediaIncrease your #popularity and your #friends in the #summer2013    #sundaysharedcircle  #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle#trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle#sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme    #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare    #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare#circlesunday    #s2013-08-11 14:15:55411333
Jan Havrda15,046Creative MindsEnjoy personas willing to come and share something new, often self-invented. #CreativeMinds   #Creative  Based on #MoanLisa aka +Maria Morisot circle.New people are welcome and invited!2013-07-29 20:21:351386111
Gai Xinh1,521Share now2013-06-14 02:57:222015310
Lacerant Plainer46,953Want a better G+ experience? ..... Here is how.... add this circle!My VIP circle of top engagers melded with the circle of people who are my friends, supporters and essentially those who make what G+ is for me.Wonderfully supportive of my writing, posting and most of them are now close friends. When I started out, it was all about engagement, I did not expect so many friends! (I may have missed some people here due to oversight, please just comment and I will rectify it. No sleight is intended).Thank you all for being who you are and for the wonderful time on Googleplus!! Share if you like the circle :) #sharingcircle #vip #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharingiscaring #awesomepeople #awesomesauce #topcircles #circle #circleshare #suggesteduserlist  2013-06-02 05:48:1239026268139
Dylan Cuffy2,404#WhatLiesAground Speaking of +Jens Graikowski, the circle showcase continues.You are now looking at The Chosen 44, a special group of people I rounded up on G+ back in February. To reiterate from the post that first introduced them, this is a circle of more-or-less active people and profiles whom I've followed for ages.I had only one purpose to use this circle in the first place: to show them some screencaps from "Mouse Warming", a 1952 Looney Tunes short so obscure that it was hard to get until much recently (when Warner Bros. included it in their Mouse Chronicles collection on DVD). This, for a rodent romance directed by none other than the talented Chuck Jones himself!Sad to say, that project's stalled out practically ever since I posted the credits. Maybe by tomorrow I'll resume it at long last--if we can get an alternative audio jack on the CPU working. But we shall prosper eventually!That's not all, folks! Tomorrow, you'll get to meet my Top 10 most relevant accounts on G+, and also some of the circle networks I rounded up at the start of the year.(To those in this circle: If you see "shared directly" with this message in your notifications, that means you're already included right here.)2013-05-31 16:38:4244102
Alessandro Folghera2,602#bestgoogleengagers - another stunning #sharedcircleTo be added into the next share, follow these steps:1) Plus the original post (+1)2) Share this circle publicly (never forget to add yourself!)3) Comment on the post!If you need to know more about me ... Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/folgheraFollow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alessandro.folgheraFollow me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/folgheraFollow me on LinkedIn: http://it.linkedin.com/in/folgheraFollow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/folghera/Follow me on Foursquare: https://it.foursquare.com/folgheraFollow me on Quora: http://www.quora.com/Alessandro-FolgheraAnd have a look to my activity on http://afo.liSpecial thanks to those who help grow me as social media marketer and, by the way, my circles: +Santelia Emilia +Caleigh Darragh +Daniel Stock +Linda Dee +Moan Lisa +Raffaele Romeo Arena +Katherine Vucicevic +Laura Bandiera +Aleyda Solis +Cindy Krum +Rand Fishkin +Scott Buehler +Christine De2013-05-31 05:35:57389538
Dylan Cuffy2,364#WhatLiesAground And to start things off with the circle showcase, this is "Following", my main group. If you see "shared directly" with this message in your notifications, you're already included there--newcomer +Jens Graikowski included!If you want to add some variety to your stream, please add this and give it a try. Every kinda people makes our world go round!2013-05-30 00:24:32165202
Katherine V4,709This is an Updated Shared Circle of Authors, Writers & BloggersAdd this great circle to connect with other fabulous scribes!!To join this great crew : here are the Rulesadd this circle (I cant include you if you don't!)plus this postshare this circle publiclyleave a comment that you want to be added!for other great circles of mine => click the hash tag! #katherinevucicevicsharedcircle #supersundaysharedcircle #authorcircle #circleshare #circlesharing #circlesunday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday #awesome #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #writer #writerscorner #writersneedreaders #writerslife #authorshelpingauthors  2013-05-26 05:58:04379512533
Gai Xinh1,118sheare circle friends2013-05-17 14:32:102046113
Gai Xinh9792013-05-12 12:45:5149413018
Shawna Mac22,734Canadian Circle Share - Evening EditionHappy Friday!  Last week there were a few Canadian circle shares and I was circled by a bunch of new Canucks, so I'm sharing mine this week as it is brimming with fresh, active Canadians and will help those new to G+ get some great content in their streams.  Slight emphasis on Nova Scotians mebbe.If you are a Canadian or a new circler and want me to add you, please comment below and I shall be happy to do so (but please have your about me filled out with something other than Viagra ads!)I <3 my Canadians (and I'm notifying you so you know where all the new people are coming from)#Canada #Canadiana #NovaScotia #circleshare #circlesharefriday2013-05-11 00:08:59501281020
Katherine Vucicevic3,311AWESOME AUTHOR❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤░█▀▀ █░█▀█░░█▀▀ █░░█▀▀░ ░█ ░░█░█▀██░█░   █░░ █▀▀░ *░▀▀▀ ▀░▀░░▀░▀▀▀ ▀▀░▀▀▀░ •❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤by +Katherine Vucicevic Discover new Authors in this wonderful circle. These people post new items to enjoy everyday, so do not miss it!  Are you an Author?Connect today!Add this circle to your circles and enjoy their daily streams. You will not regret it. *If you would like to be part of this circle in future shares:Add this circle, plus this post, share this circle publicly, leave a comment!* #katherinevucicevicsharedcircle #author #authorshelpingauthors #reader #readers #readershare #authorscircle #writer #writerscorner #writerslife #writersneedreaders #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday #circleshare #circle #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleshared #authorship #authorsupport  2013-05-09 13:15:20334121013
Brad Leclerc28,193I haven't shared a circle in a while, and since I seem to have a flood of new circlers lately, I figure now might be a good time to get back into the habit. Starting with this circle of 150~ awesome people, which I have named my "Inner Sanctum".They post on a wide range of topics, from gaming, to science, to writing, to politics (across the spectrum, so you might not agree with everything they all say), to movies, to saucy photos, and everything in between. There are even a few slightly more well known and/or celebrity types in here, though they're all fairly active about posting, and interacting in general).They all really have only one thing in common: they make my G+ stream epic.You really can't go wrong with this circle. Trust me on that.2013-05-09 05:33:39151629
Katherine Vucicevic2,450I thought I'd share this great Authors circle with you as a way to share the bond we have! If you would like to connect with other authors in a shared circle, it's easy!Add this circle (if you don't I cant share you!!)Leave a comment that you want to be included on the next share!Share this circlePlus this post.Who doesn't like a bit of shameless self promotion!!!thanks :):):)2013-04-28 09:59:51273032
Katherine Vucicevic893Jumbo science fiction and fantasy writers circle! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-04-09 03:59:44234125
Katherine Vucicevic714I do try to share the love as much as I can, so...To Finish off Super Sunday, here is a Fantastic Jumbo sized Circle!Add at will!Enjoy :) #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circles  2013-04-07 09:08:2231718516
Katherine Vucicevic503Another interesting group for your adding pleasure! A great mix of people who will brighten your day! Thanks to everyone in this great group :)Add this today!Sharing the love people #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday  2013-03-24 00:28:28112235
K.W. McCabe7,715This is a really awesome circle of writers and book reviewers. If you would like to be included in this circle either comment or +1, add yourself to the circle, then share - enjoy!2013-02-12 19:37:52410437
Sam Sager2,673A circle of Science Fiction and Fantasy WritersIt's been a while since I've shared this circle. So here it comes. These writers have been very fun to follow. They bring a certain amazing something to my G+ stream everyday. If you are a fan of literature in this genre or just want some great people to follow do not hesitate to add these people to your circles. The writers in this circle range from the insanely successful to the novice just getting started (and everything in between). If you are a Science Fiction or Fantasy writer, and would like to be a part of this circle just let me know.2013-01-21 04:00:292377713
Sam Sager2,673A circle of Science Fiction and Fantasy WritersIt's been a while since I've shared this circle. So here it comes. These writers have been very fun to follow. They bring a certain amazing something to my G+ stream everyday. If you are a fan of literature in this genre or just want some great people to follow do not hesitate to add these people to your circles. The writers in this circle range from the insanely successful to the novice just getting started (and everything in between). If you are a Science Fiction or Fantasy writer, and would like to be a part of this circle just let me know.2013-01-21 03:31:10237114
Vago Damitio8,732Creative Circle #3 of 11Creative Circle 1 of 11I am so impressed and enthused looking at the MicroVictoryArmy Stream  that I'm going to do something radical. I"m going to share my other circles, invite the members to join MVA, and then I'm going to delete all those circles so I can give more attention here.  I will keep  one circle of people like the +Dalai Lama  and +Richard Branson  who I would love to have join MVA but I don't want to lose track of if they don't. And that's it.  The Micro Victory Army is Victorious in my Circles and if you join - so are you. https://plus.google.com/communities/100245247140773385767  #microvictory  for figuring out how to enjoy G+ and manage my circles better! I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)2013-01-12 23:16:11146001
Stephane Desautels152+Lacerant Plainer originally shared this post:2013 Special!(If you're notified, you are in it!)Wish all you people a very Happy New Year! Carefully curated top of the pops people in this circle.... who are in here? People from all walks of life, but mainly helpful, funny, kind, wonderful and people worth following. Don't believe me? add them as a separate circle and watch that stream :)If you ever feel your Google Plus needs a boost, these are the people who you need to add!Feel free to reshare if you like!2013-01-02 11:22:4630017219
Lacerant Plainer26,483VIP Top Circle 2013 Special!(If you're notified, you are in it!)Wish all you people a very Happy New Year! Carefully curated top of the pops people in this circle.... who are in here? People from all walks of life, but mainly helpful, funny, kind, wonderful and people worth following. Don't believe me? add them as a separate circle and watch that stream :)If you ever feel your Google Plus needs a boost, these are the people who you need to add!Feel free to reshare if you like!(added myself, but feel free to drop me) #awesome   #happynewyear   #topcircles   #vip   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharingcircle   #sharingiscaring   #boost   #gplus   #googleplus  2013-01-01 09:38:02301772845
Erin Burrell3,360It has been a while since I have shared any circles so I thought I should share my best of the best!This is my awesomesauce circle.  All of them comment.  All of them post regularly.  All of them are smart and clever.Circle them.  Hug them.  Get to know them! #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #circleoftheday  (psst..if you were notified it is because you are in the circle)2012-12-30 20:24:105223323
Peter Smalley10,419#12daysofchristmas   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #writing   #aperfectwritingcircle  Dear Plustopians,Welcome to my Twelve Days Writing Circles of Christmas! Each shared public circle is full of fascinating, engaging Plussers, writers and other creative folk. I encourage you to add them, share them, and engage with them - I can personally guarantee they will fill your stream with ridiculous amounts of pure Awesome. Further, anyone who reshares one of these circles will be automatically entered in a drawing for one of twelve copies of my forthcoming hardboiled detective paranormal novella, Emerald City Blues! Bonus thing is bonus!Cheers, and happy holidays to all!2012-12-25 19:59:02958310
Lacerant Plainer11,919My 'Awesome Engagers' CircleAlso sometimes called my 'VIP Circle'... Highly recommended folk with some extent of tech / geekiness / science / art and photography chops. But more importantly, people who I think are worth following. Their content is always great, engaging with them is a pleasure!Some of them don't even have me in their circles, but they are totally worth it! try adding this as an evaluation circle and see the awesomeness in your stream!If you want to see why some of them are added, follow the hashtag! Share this if you like the circle :) #lacerantplainerscircles  2012-10-27 03:43:342911132750
Ben Moody0My current #nanowrimo  circle. If you notice you're in here and shouldn't be let me know and I'll remove you. Mostly sharing this out so that people who are building huge circles like  me to watch others in their mad dash can snag it if they want to. This one started a bit ago from the circle +Sarah Rios shared out and I've been adding to it since. Also, if you want to be added to the circle let me know. I'll likely reshare it Nov. 2nd ( I need to get a good start on Nov. 1st :p ) if I get more than 10 or so more people into it by then :)2012-10-26 13:33:07418506

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2014-09-19 22:01:45 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

I'm having a devil of a time picking some writing music--and I'm in the mood for music while I'm working today. The first five songs... way too depressing.

And I picked another depressing type song. Gah!

Okay. Hit me up. Recommendations for classical instrumental music; triumphant feel. It can be mash-ups, such as The Piano Guy's Let it Go (Vivaldi blended with Let it Go), so long as it has a triumphant feel to it.

I'm specifying classical here, because classical. (While Rhapsody has a lot of triumphant sounds to it, I'm not really in the mood for neo-classical.)

Thoughts?

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2014-09-20 01:15:59 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s) 

I love that I can outline a novel, mostly stick to it during several draft runs, and still find ways to surprise myself while writing.

Sorry, now-dead character. I didn't like you anyway.... and you earned it.

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2014-09-21 07:42:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

I'm feeling pretty good right now. Rest and medicine and comfort food and soup did me a lot of good. I'm thinking about going upstairs with a notebook and writing a bit before zzzzz.

Reading in the tub did me a lot of good. Read a quarter of the book. Quite enjoy it!

I'm feeling pretty good right now. Rest and medicine and comfort food and soup did me a lot of good. I'm thinking about going upstairs with a notebook and writing a bit before zzzzz.

Reading in the tub did me a lot of good. Read a quarter of the book. Quite enjoy it!___

2014-09-21 06:19:48 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Hardbound ARC.

A bathtub.

Soap.

Candles. (Because the lights in the bathroom do not work and I do not have $7,000 to repair it. That's right. $7,000....)

I like where this is going.

Time to read in a bubble bath!

Hardbound ARC.

A bathtub.

Soap.

Candles. (Because the lights in the bathroom do not work and I do not have $7,000 to repair it. That's right. $7,000....)

I like where this is going.

Time to read in a bubble bath!___

2014-09-21 05:59:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Mission accomplished! A chapter finished and sent off to editor person for editing stuffs.

Tomorrow I'll continue to do more. My work here is done. (And today is leisurely, because it is Saturday, and I do not feel like working anymore.)

So I will pet this kitty and maybe go read a book.

Really hoping I can convince my husband to go pick up lots of BBQ from this place I have a gift certificate for--I'd love to have BBQ for dinner. o_o and lunch for several days... because it's a big gift certificate.

Mission accomplished! A chapter finished and sent off to editor person for editing stuffs.

Tomorrow I'll continue to do more. My work here is done. (And today is leisurely, because it is Saturday, and I do not feel like working anymore.)

So I will pet this kitty and maybe go read a book.

Really hoping I can convince my husband to go pick up lots of BBQ from this place I have a gift certificate for--I'd love to have BBQ for dinner. o_o and lunch for several days... because it's a big gift certificate.___

2014-09-21 05:42:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

20 words away from 2k written today. All things considered, I'm happy with this--it is a Saturday, and I spent a lot of time goofing off... heheheh.

I'm very happy with my progress. I even got some house cleaning done! Not a lot, but some. Tomorrow I have to finish the kitchen and the steps, but totally manageable considering the work I put in today. It still won't look like neat people live in the house... but I can blame my demolished basement on that, since it's a huge amount of space, and the things I did salvage from down there are taking up space on the other floors of the house.

They can suck something if they don't like it!

20 words away from 2k written today. All things considered, I'm happy with this--it is a Saturday, and I spent a lot of time goofing off... heheheh.

I'm very happy with my progress. I even got some house cleaning done! Not a lot, but some. Tomorrow I have to finish the kitchen and the steps, but totally manageable considering the work I put in today. It still won't look like neat people live in the house... but I can blame my demolished basement on that, since it's a huge amount of space, and the things I did salvage from down there are taking up space on the other floors of the house.

They can suck something if they don't like it!___

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2014-09-21 04:39:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

This is fascinating and horrifying all at once.

A single engineering error caused this.

And my mother wondered why I abandoned engineering as my career choice...

This is fascinating and horrifying all at once.

A single engineering error caused this.

And my mother wondered why I abandoned engineering as my career choice...___

2014-09-21 04:35:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Rabbit hole time--natural disaster videos!

I like the educational ones.

Rabbit hole time--natural disaster videos!

I like the educational ones.___

2014-09-21 03:15:56 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Oh man, writing a character with PTSD is rough sometimes--particularly when there is a trigger around.

My experiences with PTSD involve the victim's personality changing rather substantially, and this character also.... has a variant of DID, which makes her even harder to write.

Yes, my editors think I'm insane for writing such a difficult character.

Oh man, writing a character with PTSD is rough sometimes--particularly when there is a trigger around.

My experiences with PTSD involve the victim's personality changing rather substantially, and this character also.... has a variant of DID, which makes her even harder to write.

Yes, my editors think I'm insane for writing such a difficult character.___

2014-09-21 01:52:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Phew. Entry and walkway to the kitchen has been cleaned. Once I find my dust pan, I need to conquer the stairs and the den. Kitchen is after that. (Though I did do about five feet of kitchen space while doing the rest, and I took care of the litter box, etc.)

The only downside... my back is now annoyed with me. :(

Phew. Entry and walkway to the kitchen has been cleaned. Once I find my dust pan, I need to conquer the stairs and the den. Kitchen is after that. (Though I did do about five feet of kitchen space while doing the rest, and I took care of the litter box, etc.)

The only downside... my back is now annoyed with me. :(___

2014-09-21 00:08:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

It's a blog post. I wrote it.

It's a blog post. I wrote it.___

2014-09-20 23:23:09 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

I hate you, amazon! WE HATE YOU, PRECIOUS.

I just saw the Kindle Voyage Touch. It brought back the page turn mechanism I loved about one of my previous kindles--while I like my regular kindle quite a bit... that was one thing I was sad about the paperwhite not having.

The $300 price tag for the fully-enabled model without ads ensures I will never, ever get it. (My desktop computer needs replaced first, and it costs more than half of what I'd probably spend on the desktop replacement. Not happening.)

But man, do I ever want it though.

I'll sit over here and sulk. Don't mind me. :)

It's funny I'm making a fuss over this, because I do most of my reading on my ipad at the moment--though for headaches and general enjoyment of reading, I like my kindle more. My ipad, however, goes where I do more than my kindle does.

I hate you, amazon! WE HATE YOU, PRECIOUS.

I just saw the Kindle Voyage Touch. It brought back the page turn mechanism I loved about one of my previous kindles--while I like my regular kindle quite a bit... that was one thing I was sad about the paperwhite not having.

The $300 price tag for the fully-enabled model without ads ensures I will never, ever get it. (My desktop computer needs replaced first, and it costs more than half of what I'd probably spend on the desktop replacement. Not happening.)

But man, do I ever want it though.

I'll sit over here and sulk. Don't mind me. :)

It's funny I'm making a fuss over this, because I do most of my reading on my ipad at the moment--though for headaches and general enjoyment of reading, I like my kindle more. My ipad, however, goes where I do more than my kindle does.___

2014-09-20 23:16:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Well, I defeated a very large box... and moved the shoji screens, and got some clutter from the floor. Now I'm left trying to figure out how to make things disappear without the use of my basement.

Maybe I'll load up my luggage with stuff I don't want to throw out and put it in my library temple for temporary storage. That would let me get a lot of clutter out of the den.

Dishes are in the dishwasher, too. ::throws arms up in air.:: I'm about 5 minutes from sweeping and mopping the entry, and about 10 from sweeping and mopping the hallway to the kitchen.

Once I recover (and take allergy medicine) I'll do that. (No endurance sucks.)

Well, I defeated a very large box... and moved the shoji screens, and got some clutter from the floor. Now I'm left trying to figure out how to make things disappear without the use of my basement.

Maybe I'll load up my luggage with stuff I don't want to throw out and put it in my library temple for temporary storage. That would let me get a lot of clutter out of the den.

Dishes are in the dishwasher, too. ::throws arms up in air.:: I'm about 5 minutes from sweeping and mopping the entry, and about 10 from sweeping and mopping the hallway to the kitchen.

Once I recover (and take allergy medicine) I'll do that. (No endurance sucks.)___

2014-09-20 23:00:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Wrote a few hundred words, going to clean again. I'm kind of in the mood to make my husband go WTF HAPPENED TO THE HOUSE when he gets home.

Maybe he'll take me to use our gift certificate for the BBQ place tomorrow if I get enough done.... and use the full power of guilt induced from my awesome cleaning skills I don't use often enough.

/snortgiggle

Wrote a few hundred words, going to clean again. I'm kind of in the mood to make my husband go WTF HAPPENED TO THE HOUSE when he gets home.

Maybe he'll take me to use our gift certificate for the BBQ place tomorrow if I get enough done.... and use the full power of guilt induced from my awesome cleaning skills I don't use often enough.

/snortgiggle___

2014-09-20 22:30:16 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Time to clean, I think. My brain is going hurrdurrdurrr when I try to write... so it's time to crank the tunes and make cleaning happen.

Time to clean, I think. My brain is going hurrdurrdurrr when I try to write... so it's time to crank the tunes and make cleaning happen.___

2014-09-20 22:13:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

I've been fed. Pretty much ready to go back to bed, but... I probably shouldn't, or I'll never sleep at night ever again. Soooo easy for me to screw up my sleep schedule. (It's already screwed. I want to unscrew it, damn it!!)

Stupid husband doesn't help by pushing nighttime back whenever he feels like it.

So now I wanna go back to sleep... Oh well, I'll give it forty minutes, after which point I'll probably start waking back up again.

At least my tummy is now full.

I've been fed. Pretty much ready to go back to bed, but... I probably shouldn't, or I'll never sleep at night ever again. Soooo easy for me to screw up my sleep schedule. (It's already screwed. I want to unscrew it, damn it!!)

Stupid husband doesn't help by pushing nighttime back whenever he feels like it.

So now I wanna go back to sleep... Oh well, I'll give it forty minutes, after which point I'll probably start waking back up again.

At least my tummy is now full.___

2014-09-20 21:38:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

I wasn't feeling well, so hubby went over to our friend's house on our own today. I was told to order something for dinner, so I'm having one of my favorite comfort food items: Hot chicken sandwich. 

I've been eating so much soup lately that I'm sick, sick, sick of soup. So I raided my collection of change for a hot chicken sandwich.

Today, I'll be working on Winter Wolf and house cleaning. Tomorrow will be a lot more cleaning, but at least I'll get some things done tonight, which will make tomorrow easier. Hubby said he'd help me tomorrow some.

So today should be quiet and restful, which I need, even though I will end up working.

I wasn't feeling well, so hubby went over to our friend's house on our own today. I was told to order something for dinner, so I'm having one of my favorite comfort food items: Hot chicken sandwich. 

I've been eating so much soup lately that I'm sick, sick, sick of soup. So I raided my collection of change for a hot chicken sandwich.

Today, I'll be working on Winter Wolf and house cleaning. Tomorrow will be a lot more cleaning, but at least I'll get some things done tonight, which will make tomorrow easier. Hubby said he'd help me tomorrow some.

So today should be quiet and restful, which I need, even though I will end up working.___

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2014-09-20 17:24:42 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Finally doing this 7/7/7 thing I was tagged in (more than 7 times..)

I play by my own rules. It's supposed to be current WIP, but I said screw that--I'm doing the 7th project I worked on. That means it's terrible.

Taking 7 paragraphs (It's supposed be sentences, but I don't care.) starting at the 7th paragraph from the 7th page.

And I'll tag 7 people for the hell of it.

Warning: It's terrible.

~~*~~

"I suppose not, seeing as it was an arrow that felled him, unless you hide a bow behind your back where I cannot see."

He turned away from her, staring at each person in turn. As the cooks returned with a large sheet of canvas, the Lord's eyes narrowed further.

"Tell me what has occurred. Will no one speak?" The Lord crossed his arms over his chest. A young woman clad in a... more »

Finally doing this 7/7/7 thing I was tagged in (more than 7 times..)

I play by my own rules. It's supposed to be current WIP, but I said screw that--I'm doing the 7th project I worked on. That means it's terrible.

Taking 7 paragraphs (It's supposed be sentences, but I don't care.) starting at the 7th paragraph from the 7th page.

And I'll tag 7 people for the hell of it.

Warning: It's terrible.

~~*~~

"I suppose not, seeing as it was an arrow that felled him, unless you hide a bow behind your back where I cannot see."

He turned away from her, staring at each person in turn. As the cooks returned with a large sheet of canvas, the Lord's eyes narrowed further.

"Tell me what has occurred. Will no one speak?" The Lord crossed his arms over his chest. A young woman clad in a yellow tunic and breeches trimmed in black emerged from the Lord's carriage and strode to them.

The woman was no beauty. There was too much strength in her squared features, narrowed dark eyes and thin lips. Even her figure lacked elegance, less developed than any of the girls living in the orphanage. As the woman halted beside the Lord, she too crossed her arms over her chest and looked down at the body.

"Girl," the Lord gestured towards Kara, "Speak."

Kara glanced towards the Matron, who stared at the new Lord with wide eyes. She drew a breath, sighed and pointed towards the forest.
"He stood here before me. As he spoke a single arrow was shot. Lord Kestraldan fell."

"How was he standing? How long had he been here for? What was he talking about?"

Tagging +Sarah King +Sarah Rios +Sarah Brown +Rachel Desilets +Rachel Thompson +Rachel Ying and +Rachel Aaron 

I would have done seven Sarahs if I knew seven Sarahs, so I did Sarahs and Rachels.___

2014-09-20 16:49:08 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

I guess I'll do a Saturday Scenes mixed with 7-7-7 since more than 7 people have tagged me to participate.

I'll give you a choice of randomly selected projects:

1: The very first novel I finished. Yes, it's terrible.
2: The first NaNoWriMo I successfully completed. Yes, it's terrible.
3: Oh God, please, something not as terrible as the other options...
4: A different NaNoWriMo--my first legit epic fantasy. Yes, it's terrible.
5: The original incarnation of Kalen's story (The starter novel from Requiem of the Rift King.) Yes, it's terrible.
6: One of the non-finished starters of novels from the epic novel graveyard. Yes, you got it, it's terrible.
7: To fit with the 7s theme... By date, locate the 7th project I have worked on and use that.

I guess I'll do a Saturday Scenes mixed with 7-7-7 since more than 7 people have tagged me to participate.

I'll give you a choice of randomly selected projects:

1: The very first novel I finished. Yes, it's terrible.
2: The first NaNoWriMo I successfully completed. Yes, it's terrible.
3: Oh God, please, something not as terrible as the other options...
4: A different NaNoWriMo--my first legit epic fantasy. Yes, it's terrible.
5: The original incarnation of Kalen's story (The starter novel from Requiem of the Rift King.) Yes, it's terrible.
6: One of the non-finished starters of novels from the epic novel graveyard. Yes, you got it, it's terrible.
7: To fit with the 7s theme... By date, locate the 7th project I have worked on and use that.___

2014-09-20 16:20:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Oh man, I'm supposed to go out in a few hours to see friends. I woke up and dubbed myself the "WheezeMaster McGee" due to a lovely blend of cold and allergies.

Allergy medicine is now in me, and I've blown out enough snot to terrify small children.

Now I'm gonna work for a while so I can see if today is worth salvaging.

Oh man, I'm supposed to go out in a few hours to see friends. I woke up and dubbed myself the "WheezeMaster McGee" due to a lovely blend of cold and allergies.

Allergy medicine is now in me, and I've blown out enough snot to terrify small children.

Now I'm gonna work for a while so I can see if today is worth salvaging.___

2014-09-20 01:15:59 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s) 

I love that I can outline a novel, mostly stick to it during several draft runs, and still find ways to surprise myself while writing.

Sorry, now-dead character. I didn't like you anyway.... and you earned it.

I love that I can outline a novel, mostly stick to it during several draft runs, and still find ways to surprise myself while writing.

Sorry, now-dead character. I didn't like you anyway.... and you earned it.___

2014-09-19 23:28:24 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

I have had to mute a lot of people (total strangers, most of them foreign) today who haven't been able to keep their bloody share buttons to themselves. 

I have had to mute a lot of people (total strangers, most of them foreign) today who haven't been able to keep their bloody share buttons to themselves. ___

2014-09-19 22:15:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Hahahah, two friends of mine informed me that "March was not soon enough" for Storm Surge to be ready... and that November wasn't soon enough for Winter Wolf, either.

Little things like that make me happy.

Hahahah, two friends of mine informed me that "March was not soon enough" for Storm Surge to be ready... and that November wasn't soon enough for Winter Wolf, either.

Little things like that make me happy.___

2014-09-19 22:01:45 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

I'm having a devil of a time picking some writing music--and I'm in the mood for music while I'm working today. The first five songs... way too depressing.

And I picked another depressing type song. Gah!

Okay. Hit me up. Recommendations for classical instrumental music; triumphant feel. It can be mash-ups, such as The Piano Guy's Let it Go (Vivaldi blended with Let it Go), so long as it has a triumphant feel to it.

I'm specifying classical here, because classical. (While Rhapsody has a lot of triumphant sounds to it, I'm not really in the mood for neo-classical.)

Thoughts?

I'm having a devil of a time picking some writing music--and I'm in the mood for music while I'm working today. The first five songs... way too depressing.

And I picked another depressing type song. Gah!

Okay. Hit me up. Recommendations for classical instrumental music; triumphant feel. It can be mash-ups, such as The Piano Guy's Let it Go (Vivaldi blended with Let it Go), so long as it has a triumphant feel to it.

I'm specifying classical here, because classical. (While Rhapsody has a lot of triumphant sounds to it, I'm not really in the mood for neo-classical.)

Thoughts?___

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2014-09-19 21:51:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

This amuses the hell out of me--one of my favorite songs, and this treatment just cracks me up.

The video is pretty priceless as well. (P.S.: The video uses a different sound clip than the MP3 you get from +ThePianoGuys -- which is okay by me, but if you do like the arrangement, just be aware the MP3 is different.)

This amuses the hell out of me--one of my favorite songs, and this treatment just cracks me up.

The video is pretty priceless as well. (P.S.: The video uses a different sound clip than the MP3 you get from +ThePianoGuys -- which is okay by me, but if you do like the arrangement, just be aware the MP3 is different.)___

2014-09-19 21:37:07 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

There are some songs that just make me pause because of the lyrics, and because of how popular they are... and it makes me wonder just what people take away from the songs.

In this case, it's Pearl Jam's Can't find a better man.

The lyrics, when I stop and think about them, are flat out disturbing. And honest.

And that's probably why they're disturbing lyrics.

Do you know the song?

There are some songs that just make me pause because of the lyrics, and because of how popular they are... and it makes me wonder just what people take away from the songs.

In this case, it's Pearl Jam's Can't find a better man.

The lyrics, when I stop and think about them, are flat out disturbing. And honest.

And that's probably why they're disturbing lyrics.

Do you know the song?___

2014-09-19 21:24:17 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

I turned on the kettle to make tea, walked away, and... didn't make tea.

I wonder how many times I will do this before I actually succeed at making a cup of tea...

I turned on the kettle to make tea, walked away, and... didn't make tea.

I wonder how many times I will do this before I actually succeed at making a cup of tea...___

2014-09-19 16:33:58 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Oh man, I wanted to listen to a certain part of Vivaldi's Winter, and I was stupid enough to read the youtube commentary.

Someone asked, "Could violins even bed played that fast in Vivaldi's day?"

Fuck, the stupid hurts.

Oh man, I wanted to listen to a certain part of Vivaldi's Winter, and I was stupid enough to read the youtube commentary.

Someone asked, "Could violins even bed played that fast in Vivaldi's day?"

Fuck, the stupid hurts.___

2014-09-19 15:34:30 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Damn it, Piano Guys... stop making music I have to have. Oh just shut up and take my money.

::flings a few dollars to get the MP3 of the Piano Guys version of the music she's been writing to lately.::

Damn it, Piano Guys... stop making music I have to have. Oh just shut up and take my money.

::flings a few dollars to get the MP3 of the Piano Guys version of the music she's been writing to lately.::___

2014-09-19 14:20:39 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s) 

No... no, Tia. My new printer is not a place to put your furry ass. It really isn't. Off my printer! No, don't just ignore me, you cute little excuse of a furball.

How dare you not listen to me... and put your butt on my novel printout.

::hmph::

No... no, Tia. My new printer is not a place to put your furry ass. It really isn't. Off my printer! No, don't just ignore me, you cute little excuse of a furball.

How dare you not listen to me... and put your butt on my novel printout.

::hmph::___

2014-09-19 14:01:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Good morning, folks!

I'm going to be doing a lot of writing sprints over the course of the day. I need to get a lot done, so I figured sprints would be a good way to keep me motivated and working hard. Some of them I will be doing writing during, others I'll be editing text. I'll be tracking the amount I've written or number of pages I've edited.

Probably working in 15 minute intervals, starting... now.

Comment if you wanna participate!

Good morning, folks!

I'm going to be doing a lot of writing sprints over the course of the day. I need to get a lot done, so I figured sprints would be a good way to keep me motivated and working hard. Some of them I will be doing writing during, others I'll be editing text. I'll be tracking the amount I've written or number of pages I've edited.

Probably working in 15 minute intervals, starting... now.

Comment if you wanna participate!___

2014-09-19 07:45:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Rested for a few hours, wide awake. If I don't fall asleep within an hour, i am going to get up and go to work.

Feeling much better than earlier. 

Rested for a few hours, wide awake. If I don't fall asleep within an hour, i am going to get up and go to work.

Feeling much better than earlier. ___

2014-09-19 01:55:45 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s) 

I've been informed today is not Friday. :(

I've been informed today is not Friday. :(___

2014-09-18 13:41:46 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Oh man, Cold 1: RJ: 0 this morning.

I have a lengthy to-do list, which I was originally going to break up by certain tasks, but considering I feel like a truck ran over me this morning, I'm gonna get as much writing work done before my brain checks out--then I'll start the other items on the list. And recruit the spouse to help me later.

Could live without the itching nose and sniffles, I'll tell ya that much.

Oh man, Cold 1: RJ: 0 this morning.

I have a lengthy to-do list, which I was originally going to break up by certain tasks, but considering I feel like a truck ran over me this morning, I'm gonna get as much writing work done before my brain checks out--then I'll start the other items on the list. And recruit the spouse to help me later.

Could live without the itching nose and sniffles, I'll tell ya that much.___

2014-09-18 13:11:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Made an appointment with the furnace people to see about the installation of an electric furnace. That's for Monday. Gotta get the house tidied and so on by then. Doable, but won't like it not one bit. Hah!!Definitely caught a cold of some sort. Joyous day.

I have something that will probably become chili in the slow cooker, but it might become spaghetti. Will find out tonight. Hahahhahaaahahahahaaa...

All sorts of coughing this morning, which really stinks.

Made an appointment with the furnace people to see about the installation of an electric furnace. That's for Monday. Gotta get the house tidied and so on by then. Doable, but won't like it not one bit. Hah!!Definitely caught a cold of some sort. Joyous day.

I have something that will probably become chili in the slow cooker, but it might become spaghetti. Will find out tonight. Hahahhahaaahahahahaaa...

All sorts of coughing this morning, which really stinks.___

2014-09-18 02:02:25 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

My to-do list for tomorrow is a 'little' ambitious. By little, I mean... extremely.

I better add 'Husband bribes me with Mexican for doing this shit' to the list.

My to-do list for tomorrow is a 'little' ambitious. By little, I mean... extremely.

I better add 'Husband bribes me with Mexican for doing this shit' to the list.___

2014-09-17 20:29:59 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

I might have the worst luck. This is ridiculous.

When I made arrangements with the construction company, I was told the pool table would be dealt with; that someone would be handling its cleaning and would make sure it got put in the basement properly.

Apparently this isn't the case.

It's typically a $500 charge to dismantle a pool table. It's a multi-hour affair. If I want to keep the pool table, I'll have to pay a total of $1,000... plus new felt, because the felt is likely totaled.

So I might not get to keep my pool table. Which would really, really, really tick me off. Now, what I could do is have it packaged into a bunch of boxes and store that for a while... and then pay $500 later to have it built again.

Or sell it. It's a gorgeous table... so I don't want to sell it. I want to keep it, it's our baby. :( It was the... more »

I might have the worst luck. This is ridiculous.

When I made arrangements with the construction company, I was told the pool table would be dealt with; that someone would be handling its cleaning and would make sure it got put in the basement properly.

Apparently this isn't the case.

It's typically a $500 charge to dismantle a pool table. It's a multi-hour affair. If I want to keep the pool table, I'll have to pay a total of $1,000... plus new felt, because the felt is likely totaled.

So I might not get to keep my pool table. Which would really, really, really tick me off. Now, what I could do is have it packaged into a bunch of boxes and store that for a while... and then pay $500 later to have it built again.

Or sell it. It's a gorgeous table... so I don't want to sell it. I want to keep it, it's our baby. :( It was the first serious purchase we made when we bought a house, and it has moved with us from house to house. It has a great deal of sentimental value attached to it.

Not happy.

And other things. But let's start with that one.___

2014-09-17 14:34:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Oh, for anyone who is potentially interested in getting a review from me... here are my guidelines right now:

Print/Hardbound copy. Science Fiction or Fantasy. If I call you a close friend, I probably won't review your book. (Because there's little harder than giving a fair review of a friend's novel.)

I do review acquaintances and those I'm not OMG huggy dovey with, so just ask me if I'm comfortable reviewing your book. Chances are, if I don't talk to you every other day or so in IM, I'll consider it.

I review hardbound copies much faster than I do ecopies. I also do not sell/giveaway/take review copies to donation places. I keep them, as the precious jewels they are.

I particularly like Prince/Princess fantasy fiction if it's tailored to action and adventure and not smushy erotica. I also enjoy a good epic fantasy--but not the... more »

Oh, for anyone who is potentially interested in getting a review from me... here are my guidelines right now:

Print/Hardbound copy. Science Fiction or Fantasy. If I call you a close friend, I probably won't review your book. (Because there's little harder than giving a fair review of a friend's novel.)

I do review acquaintances and those I'm not OMG huggy dovey with, so just ask me if I'm comfortable reviewing your book. Chances are, if I don't talk to you every other day or so in IM, I'll consider it.

I review hardbound copies much faster than I do ecopies. I also do not sell/giveaway/take review copies to donation places. I keep them, as the precious jewels they are.

I particularly like Prince/Princess fantasy fiction if it's tailored to action and adventure and not smushy erotica. I also enjoy a good epic fantasy--but not the type where it's all thees and thous. Thees and thous are nice sometimes, but I haven't been in the mood for it lately.

On the science fiction front, I really enjoy a good blend of sociopolitical and action/adventure. Space Opera is totally fine, and I enjoy Scifantasy.

Mostly, I want to read a really good book. I'll read indie or trad published stories (I review for Tor and Angry Robot pretty frequently), so I can be a tough customer--but I won't be mean, even if I didn't like the book. I will be honest about what I didn't like, though.

Ping me if you want a review.

(I will be reading seriously in mid October, hoping to review a book a week.)___

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2014-09-17 14:04:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Today's blog post is all about the picture, so please click through and check out my post about minority groups on book covers. It's a short one... for me.

Today's blog post is all about the picture, so please click through and check out my post about minority groups on book covers. It's a short one... for me.___

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2014-09-17 13:39:22 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s) 

This is the ARC I received in the mail this morning, from Tor books.

I am very intrigued by the use of not one, but two ladies of minority groups.

Good job, Tor!!

This is the ARC I received in the mail this morning, from Tor books.

I am very intrigued by the use of not one, but two ladies of minority groups.

Good job, Tor!!___

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2014-09-17 13:33:38 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

I'm not a clothing person, but that dress!

Here are all the process shots from the dress that's on the cover of OF NOBLE FAMILY. You can read the making of process on Tor.com.

 http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/09/designing-the-dress-for-of-noble-family-cover-image___I'm not a clothing person, but that dress!

2014-09-17 13:17:22 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Oh, that's exciting, one of my review copies came in today!

Oh, that's exciting, one of my review copies came in today!___

2014-09-17 03:18:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s) 

i promised myself to eat a treat tomorrow if I get through 8k of text. Probably won't happen, but very well-earned if I do.

i promised myself to eat a treat tomorrow if I get through 8k of text. Probably won't happen, but very well-earned if I do.___

2014-09-16 20:00:07 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Are you fucking serious?

The installer provided by brother doesn't work. Get an error. I get mad, and tell windows to make it work.

Windows politely installs the drivers it finds. Everything works fine. It prints double sided and everything.

So, Brother. You epic fail.

Thank you, Microsoft. ::gives windows a cookie and a pat on the head::

Are you fucking serious?

The installer provided by brother doesn't work. Get an error. I get mad, and tell windows to make it work.

Windows politely installs the drivers it finds. Everything works fine. It prints double sided and everything.

So, Brother. You epic fail.

Thank you, Microsoft. ::gives windows a cookie and a pat on the head::___

2014-09-16 18:49:21 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

And now the fun of installing printer drivers begins.

Let's start a guessing pool. How many failed driver installs, hours, and anguished screams do you think it'll take to get the printer working?

And now the fun of installing printer drivers begins.

Let's start a guessing pool. How many failed driver installs, hours, and anguished screams do you think it'll take to get the printer working?___

2014-09-16 18:41:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s) 

Hi, little baby printer. Welcome home.

Mommy is going to take very good care of you.

Hi, little baby printer. Welcome home.

Mommy is going to take very good care of you.___

2014-09-16 16:56:10 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

My desk is now ready for the arrival of my printer!

I went down to one monitor to have space for it, which I think will work the best. I do need to be better about not letting clutter take over, but that's okay. I should have enough room now to work with hard copy plus the printer... I was really just using the second monitor for things like itunes and occasional side-by-side comparisons.

Time to go stake out the door for a while. UPS man usually runs his circuit around here around 1-2pm... and After all that cleaning, I need to step away from my desk.

I will go over my plot notes and storyline while waiting on the UPS man, so it won't be time wasted.

My desk is now ready for the arrival of my printer!

I went down to one monitor to have space for it, which I think will work the best. I do need to be better about not letting clutter take over, but that's okay. I should have enough room now to work with hard copy plus the printer... I was really just using the second monitor for things like itunes and occasional side-by-side comparisons.

Time to go stake out the door for a while. UPS man usually runs his circuit around here around 1-2pm... and After all that cleaning, I need to step away from my desk.

I will go over my plot notes and storyline while waiting on the UPS man, so it won't be time wasted.___

2014-09-16 16:13:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Since I should have a new printer today, I decided I needed to clean my desk. Logical conclusion. Now I'm baffled because the clutter is mostly gone. I even dusted/put the cleaners to work for a nice tidy space.

I moved my monitors back a few inches, and put them closer together to make room for the printer on my desk. Hopefully there will be enough space. I think there might be, because I was a bit more aggressive about the angling of my monitors. If not, I'll figure something out. :)

Now if only UPS would arrive with my printer...

Since I should have a new printer today, I decided I needed to clean my desk. Logical conclusion. Now I'm baffled because the clutter is mostly gone. I even dusted/put the cleaners to work for a nice tidy space.

I moved my monitors back a few inches, and put them closer together to make room for the printer on my desk. Hopefully there will be enough space. I think there might be, because I was a bit more aggressive about the angling of my monitors. If not, I'll figure something out. :)

Now if only UPS would arrive with my printer...___

2014-09-16 15:39:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

The good news? I'm having a really productive writing day, which I'm about to interrupt with some much-needed cleaning. I must have my desk all ready for my new prized printer acquisition!!

And man, does my work space need some serious cleaning.

So, I'll do that for 30 minutes and give my brain a break from writing--it has earned it.

The good news? I'm having a really productive writing day, which I'm about to interrupt with some much-needed cleaning. I must have my desk all ready for my new prized printer acquisition!!

And man, does my work space need some serious cleaning.

So, I'll do that for 30 minutes and give my brain a break from writing--it has earned it.___

2014-09-16 13:36:34 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

And speaking of amazon, UPS double scanned my package at the facility. It arrived, it departed... and arrived again one minute later!

Now does that mean it actually arrived again, or that UPS person slipped scanning the box and it is actually out for delivery?!

MORE MYSTERIES.

And speaking of amazon, UPS double scanned my package at the facility. It arrived, it departed... and arrived again one minute later!

Now does that mean it actually arrived again, or that UPS person slipped scanning the box and it is actually out for delivery?!

MORE MYSTERIES.___

2014-09-16 13:34:40 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

::squinty eyes at answering machine::

A package for me.

With my author name, not my full name.

Address off by one number.

Now, who is sending me a mystery package, and how did I get it off by one number?! The final was a 3 instead of a 2, but they had my correct phone number, so it's someone I actually wanted to send me something.

MYSTERIES.

Doesn't seem to be UPS, I checked amazon, and the address is right in their system. Plus I don't send things to my author name by UPS, they have my full name.

Not Nanowrimo. They have my full name too.

Also not copyright board, they sent me my copyright yesterday.

IT IS A MYSTERY.

Fuck, I should have asked who the package was from.

::squinty eyes at answering machine::

A package for me.

With my author name, not my full name.

Address off by one number.

Now, who is sending me a mystery package, and how did I get it off by one number?! The final was a 3 instead of a 2, but they had my correct phone number, so it's someone I actually wanted to send me something.

MYSTERIES.

Doesn't seem to be UPS, I checked amazon, and the address is right in their system. Plus I don't send things to my author name by UPS, they have my full name.

Not Nanowrimo. They have my full name too.

Also not copyright board, they sent me my copyright yesterday.

IT IS A MYSTERY.

Fuck, I should have asked who the package was from.___

2014-09-16 06:21:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Got a lot done today. Tomorrow, I'm going to try to get even more work done. I'm about 500 words, max, from completing this chapter, then I do a read through and off it goes. Then another chapter tomorrow, same deal--off it goes.

I love and hate deadlines at the same time, but I think I have a good resolution for my editorial woes. It does push my deadline closer, but I can deal with that--though having to be finished finished twelve days sooner than I originally anticipated does leave me cringing a bit... but I do try to give myself too much time.

I'll toe it pretty close, but I think I'll manage everything okay. Thank goodness this is the last phase of the work for me before the final edits I'm getting back.

Got a lot done today. Tomorrow, I'm going to try to get even more work done. I'm about 500 words, max, from completing this chapter, then I do a read through and off it goes. Then another chapter tomorrow, same deal--off it goes.

I love and hate deadlines at the same time, but I think I have a good resolution for my editorial woes. It does push my deadline closer, but I can deal with that--though having to be finished finished twelve days sooner than I originally anticipated does leave me cringing a bit... but I do try to give myself too much time.

I'll toe it pretty close, but I think I'll manage everything okay. Thank goodness this is the last phase of the work for me before the final edits I'm getting back.___

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