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AmyBeth Inverness31,238The next short story in "The Cities of Luna" comes out on Saturday, December 6. I'll be promo-ing all day (and the entire next week, but that's irrelevant) culminating in a facebook party in the evening.After all's said and done, I'm coming over to G+, kicking off my shoes (thus...the event header image...) and hanging out with all of you while I recover from my hectic day.You don't have to hang with me at that specific time. You can just 'sign' my 'souvenir' book anytime._One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor_ Release Day After-Party2014-12-07 04:30:005 

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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 08:26:59489100116124
Maria Morisot36,893Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle21 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-07-21 10:37:243007799120
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 10:52:313009394125
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 22:28:2148436128134
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 11:10:21462167691
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
Moan Lisa25,223Moan 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 17:42:0642925629
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 12:45:5149413019
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 00:08:5950128920
Katherine Anne3,311AWESOME 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 13:15:2033412913
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 Ruderman893Jumbo science fiction and fantasy writers circle! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-04-09 03:59:44234024
Katherine Anne714I 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 09:38:02301772645
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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2014-12-20 02:38:52 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I put this cherry jolly rancher lollipop in my mouth and promptly started having a OMFG good mental breakdown I can't even literally right now.

Then I tried to write in my journey with the lollipop. This did not work well. Apparently I should stop sticking pens in my mouth.

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2014-12-20 00:31:59 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Our precious bunny, +Carrie Canup has had a rough time lately. She needs help keepin' her physical carrot afloat by gaining access to a pool and exercise equipment to do battle against her health problems.

These sort of expenses suck.

I tossed her the tiny little carrot I could. If you got the spare change, can you toss the bunnies a carrot to get her swimmin' so she starts feelin' better?

Swim, precious bunny, swim!

(Note: I'm a rebel. I call the Carrot a Bunny.)

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2014-12-20 19:37:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

My blankie, says Tia. 

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2014-12-20 19:54:10 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Confusion is reading a book with two prologues.

Confusion is reading a book with two prologues.___

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2014-12-20 19:37:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

My blankie, says Tia. 

My blankie, says Tia. ___

2014-12-20 17:50:20 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Now that I am able to treat my allergies... I no longer get sinus infections or colds. I have been cold free for months

It is glorious.

In other news, I have to go buy a new purse today because Mr. blain spilled coffee on my deer leather purse (a gift from my mother) and neglected to notice. It stayed, covered in coffee, for several days. There was mold on the bottom of my purse.

So I get a cheapo replacement. :(

I liked that purse too. I will try to figure out how to clean it but I do not have high hopes. 

Now that I am able to treat my allergies... I no longer get sinus infections or colds. I have been cold free for months

It is glorious.

In other news, I have to go buy a new purse today because Mr. blain spilled coffee on my deer leather purse (a gift from my mother) and neglected to notice. It stayed, covered in coffee, for several days. There was mold on the bottom of my purse.

So I get a cheapo replacement. :(

I liked that purse too. I will try to figure out how to clean it but I do not have high hopes. ___

2014-12-20 05:14:18 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

If my estimated transcription rate proves correct for Rider of the Sun Horse, I'm officially at the halfway point in this novel. I'm not quite finished filling up its first moleskine. Color me excited!!

Excited is kind of a nice pinkish purplish lavender color.

If my estimated transcription rate proves correct for Rider of the Sun Horse, I'm officially at the halfway point in this novel. I'm not quite finished filling up its first moleskine. Color me excited!!

Excited is kind of a nice pinkish purplish lavender color.___

2014-12-20 02:38:52 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I put this cherry jolly rancher lollipop in my mouth and promptly started having a OMFG good mental breakdown I can't even literally right now.

Then I tried to write in my journey with the lollipop. This did not work well. Apparently I should stop sticking pens in my mouth.

I put this cherry jolly rancher lollipop in my mouth and promptly started having a OMFG good mental breakdown I can't even literally right now.

Then I tried to write in my journey with the lollipop. This did not work well. Apparently I should stop sticking pens in my mouth.___

2014-12-20 01:33:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Okay, junk food down the hatch. I'm going to indulge in this can of soda, otherwise go nuts, have my medicine for the first time in a week, and enjoy writing because I'm at a good part of RotSH and I'm looking forward to penning it. Tonight I am being WILLLLLLLD. Boooorn to be wiiiilllldddd!

I'm rewarding myself with a treat today for doing SUPER good this week. Not a single nap during the week, I did my sugar management like a fuckin' booooossss, and I ate healthy.

And undid it all with my dinner choice and I simply do not care. Tomorrow I'll be a good girl again and drink my Earl Gray at gaming and otherwise be healthy.

But I have medicine, so relieved. I have medicine!!!! 

Okay, junk food down the hatch. I'm going to indulge in this can of soda, otherwise go nuts, have my medicine for the first time in a week, and enjoy writing because I'm at a good part of RotSH and I'm looking forward to penning it. Tonight I am being WILLLLLLLD. Boooorn to be wiiiilllldddd!

I'm rewarding myself with a treat today for doing SUPER good this week. Not a single nap during the week, I did my sugar management like a fuckin' booooossss, and I ate healthy.

And undid it all with my dinner choice and I simply do not care. Tomorrow I'll be a good girl again and drink my Earl Gray at gaming and otherwise be healthy.

But I have medicine, so relieved. I have medicine!!!! ___

2014-12-20 01:22:36 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

My husband looked disgusted at my choice of dinner tonight. He wants to eat fish sticks. FISH STICKS. No thank you! Emphatically no thank you!

So, I bought my own dinner. It involves a pack of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, three Squatches, two hot rods, and two Jolly Rancher Lolly Pops and a can of coke.

For those of you who are uncivilized, Squatch is similar to hot rods.

If you don't know what a hot rod is... a salty stick of lovely meat.

Go ahead and judge me. I'm an adult, and I can eat what I want to.

My husband looked disgusted at my choice of dinner tonight. He wants to eat fish sticks. FISH STICKS. No thank you! Emphatically no thank you!

So, I bought my own dinner. It involves a pack of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, three Squatches, two hot rods, and two Jolly Rancher Lolly Pops and a can of coke.

For those of you who are uncivilized, Squatch is similar to hot rods.

If you don't know what a hot rod is... a salty stick of lovely meat.

Go ahead and judge me. I'm an adult, and I can eat what I want to.___

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2014-12-20 00:31:59 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Our precious bunny, +Carrie Canup has had a rough time lately. She needs help keepin' her physical carrot afloat by gaining access to a pool and exercise equipment to do battle against her health problems.

These sort of expenses suck.

I tossed her the tiny little carrot I could. If you got the spare change, can you toss the bunnies a carrot to get her swimmin' so she starts feelin' better?

Swim, precious bunny, swim!

(Note: I'm a rebel. I call the Carrot a Bunny.)

Our precious bunny, +Carrie Canup has had a rough time lately. She needs help keepin' her physical carrot afloat by gaining access to a pool and exercise equipment to do battle against her health problems.

These sort of expenses suck.

I tossed her the tiny little carrot I could. If you got the spare change, can you toss the bunnies a carrot to get her swimmin' so she starts feelin' better?

Swim, precious bunny, swim!

(Note: I'm a rebel. I call the Carrot a Bunny.)___

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2014-12-19 20:10:34 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

This +Moleskine journal has had a tough year, but is now officially retired. Transcription of this volume is now complete. 

This +Moleskine journal has had a tough year, but is now officially retired. Transcription of this volume is now complete. ___

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2014-12-19 19:33:11 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

AMBER ALERT, Edmonton and west of the city

Be on the lookout for a red Kia Sedona westbound from north Edmonton. Description of occupants below. Call 9-1-1 if you see this vehicle with these people inside.

Edmonton Police are issuing an Amber Alert. At 9:45 AM, today, 3 white male children, one aged 2, curly blond hair, about 3 foot 6 inches, the second aged 8, short dark messy hair, 4 foot 2 inches and the third aged 9 about 4 foot 2 inches, light brown short hair, have been abducted from north Edmonton. The children were abducted by Leonard Hutchinson, 50 year old bald white male about 6 foot one inch and 300 lbs, wearing a grey shirt grey pants with suspenders and eye glasses. They were last seen in a 2002 Red Kia Sedona license plate B-P-B-6-1-4-1. The vehicle is likely westbound from the city of Edmonton. The male might be in the company of a native female with long... more »

AMBER ALERT, Edmonton and west of the city

Be on the lookout for a red Kia Sedona westbound from north Edmonton. Description of occupants below. Call 9-1-1 if you see this vehicle with these people inside.

Edmonton Police are issuing an Amber Alert. At 9:45 AM, today, 3 white male children, one aged 2, curly blond hair, about 3 foot 6 inches, the second aged 8, short dark messy hair, 4 foot 2 inches and the third aged 9 about 4 foot 2 inches, light brown short hair, have been abducted from north Edmonton. The children were abducted by Leonard Hutchinson, 50 year old bald white male about 6 foot one inch and 300 lbs, wearing a grey shirt grey pants with suspenders and eye glasses. They were last seen in a 2002 Red Kia Sedona license plate B-P-B-6-1-4-1. The vehicle is likely westbound from the city of Edmonton. The male might be in the company of a native female with long dark hair.

if this vehicle or subjects are seen do not approach and immediately contact the Edmonton Police Service or R C M P at 9-1-1___

2014-12-19 19:09:31 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Sad fact: Most of the authors on my autobuy list are now deceased.

I'm going to go to a corner and feel exceptionally sorry for myself and despair for the future of my bookshelves.

::may be completely bummed out right now::

Sad fact: Most of the authors on my autobuy list are now deceased.

I'm going to go to a corner and feel exceptionally sorry for myself and despair for the future of my bookshelves.

::may be completely bummed out right now::___

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2014-12-19 18:42:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

This is a sneak peek of what is to come.

Check out my stream on Christmas day and Boxing day for links to the promotion!

This is a sneak peek of what is to come.

Check out my stream on Christmas day and Boxing day for links to the promotion!___

2014-12-19 17:26:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Pppsst. If you're considering gifting a copy of Winter Wolf to someone for Christmas... Inquisitor will be free on Christmas and Boxing Day.

Happy Holidays, folks.

(This is my En Masse +Secret Santa gift to the internet.)

Pppsst. If you're considering gifting a copy of Winter Wolf to someone for Christmas... Inquisitor will be free on Christmas and Boxing Day.

Happy Holidays, folks.

(This is my En Masse +Secret Santa gift to the internet.)___

2014-12-19 14:42:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Good morning Google+. I'm settling down to get a bunch of writing work done today.

Going to take my opening salvos at Rider of the Sun Horse before I hammer out my minimum for Storm Surge. Rotating stories is really helping me keep forward momentum. When my brain gets to its general limit on one, I can reboot on something else, which is working really well for me.

In other news, I'm lowering the price of Winter Wolf to $4.99 to see if sales do better on it at that price. Finding the right price point for a book can be tricky, especially since the price of many books is lowering in general.

We'll see how it goes. Hopefully the change in price spurs a bunch of sales. (That would be very nice.)

If $4.99 works, I may make that my main release price with older works being $3.99. (And once books reach a certain age, I'll probably drop them to $2.99.)... more »

Good morning Google+. I'm settling down to get a bunch of writing work done today.

Going to take my opening salvos at Rider of the Sun Horse before I hammer out my minimum for Storm Surge. Rotating stories is really helping me keep forward momentum. When my brain gets to its general limit on one, I can reboot on something else, which is working really well for me.

In other news, I'm lowering the price of Winter Wolf to $4.99 to see if sales do better on it at that price. Finding the right price point for a book can be tricky, especially since the price of many books is lowering in general.

We'll see how it goes. Hopefully the change in price spurs a bunch of sales. (That would be very nice.)

If $4.99 works, I may make that my main release price with older works being $3.99. (And once books reach a certain age, I'll probably drop them to $2.99.)

We'll see. That's the funny thing about publishing. It's always a shifting target.___

2014-12-19 03:42:40 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

This is how I describe some plot points I'm working on with people who listen to me on IM sometimes: 

I'm at a good part in Rider of the Sun Horse. Bleep is happening to Bleep after Bleep went off with bleep because bleep is bleep and couldn't go bleep with bleep.

This is how I describe some plot points I'm working on with people who listen to me on IM sometimes: 

I'm at a good part in Rider of the Sun Horse. Bleep is happening to Bleep after Bleep went off with bleep because bleep is bleep and couldn't go bleep with bleep.___

2014-12-19 01:43:12 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Nice, 4,400 words written so far today. That's a lot better than I thought I'd do after spending a good chunk of my morning auditing the work I had done this year. Nice!

I'm not done yet, either. That said, I'm torn between working on Evolulite and Rider of the Sun Horse.

I paid the piper for Storm Surge today, and I really like where I left off for tomorrow's work. Whee~!

Nice, 4,400 words written so far today. That's a lot better than I thought I'd do after spending a good chunk of my morning auditing the work I had done this year. Nice!

I'm not done yet, either. That said, I'm torn between working on Evolulite and Rider of the Sun Horse.

I paid the piper for Storm Surge today, and I really like where I left off for tomorrow's work. Whee~!___

2014-12-19 01:33:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

+Bliss Morgan When you are ready to hang out again, plink me an invite! :)

+Bliss Morgan When you are ready to hang out again, plink me an invite! :)___

2014-12-18 23:50:25 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

My favorite mexican place is closed until January. My husband went to bring home the omnomnoms :(

I asked him for a salad and fries at mcdonalds. I was feeling sorry for myself.

My favorite mexican place is closed until January. My husband went to bring home the omnomnoms :(

I asked him for a salad and fries at mcdonalds. I was feeling sorry for myself.___

2014-12-18 22:31:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Heh, I'm having fun working on Zero. I've decided I'll work on a scene a day flushing out and working on it structure and characterization. That should be maybe 1-2 hours of work every couple of days. I'd like to have clarification and structural edits made around the same time I finish up with Storm Surge. That way, once SS is with my primary editor, I can finish up writing and solidifying Zero.

It may sit for a while at that point while I go back and work on Rider of the Sun Horse but since Zero is an older piece of writing, that won't hurt it too much.

I have a very distinct feeling my typical audience won't be a fan of Zero. It's a much different style of book than others, but we'll see.

(And this is also why I won't do much in the way of advertising it when I do release it, as it's off the well-beaten path.)

I'm... more »

Heh, I'm having fun working on Zero. I've decided I'll work on a scene a day flushing out and working on it structure and characterization. That should be maybe 1-2 hours of work every couple of days. I'd like to have clarification and structural edits made around the same time I finish up with Storm Surge. That way, once SS is with my primary editor, I can finish up writing and solidifying Zero.

It may sit for a while at that point while I go back and work on Rider of the Sun Horse but since Zero is an older piece of writing, that won't hurt it too much.

I have a very distinct feeling my typical audience won't be a fan of Zero. It's a much different style of book than others, but we'll see.

(And this is also why I won't do much in the way of advertising it when I do release it, as it's off the well-beaten path.)

I'm writing Zero for me, which may mean it's audience is small at best. And I'm okay with that. (I could be surprised.)___

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2014-12-18 20:36:17 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Hey, people who use twitter... let's hook up. I'm trying to do more on twitter, and it's really ideal for short breaks while working. So, if you're on the twitters, please follow me and tweet me so I can follow you back :)

Hey, people who use twitter... let's hook up. I'm trying to do more on twitter, and it's really ideal for short breaks while working. So, if you're on the twitters, please follow me and tweet me so I can follow you back :)___

2014-12-18 20:05:06 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

As a random over share: pimples right under the nose hurt like freaking hell.

Curse you random pimple. I don't even get pimples very often at all. Why does the like one I get this month have to be there?

Arrrrrgh.

As a random over share: pimples right under the nose hurt like freaking hell.

Curse you random pimple. I don't even get pimples very often at all. Why does the like one I get this month have to be there?

Arrrrrgh.___

2014-12-18 19:42:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Oh, hey, condensed bell is back on the plus. Woohoo!

That didn't take them long to fix.

Oh, hey, condensed bell is back on the plus. Woohoo!

That didn't take them long to fix.___

2014-12-18 17:16:18 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Writing Opportunity: Anthology Searching for Professional Speculative Fiction Authors -- Humor -- Non-Caucasian.

This sounds totally racist and it is. There's a call out for an anthology. If you have professional writing credits, are non-Caucasian, and write speculative humor well, please leave a comment so I can send you info about this anthology.

Writing samples and professional credits are a requirement.

Writing Opportunity: Anthology Searching for Professional Speculative Fiction Authors -- Humor -- Non-Caucasian.

This sounds totally racist and it is. There's a call out for an anthology. If you have professional writing credits, are non-Caucasian, and write speculative humor well, please leave a comment so I can send you info about this anthology.

Writing samples and professional credits are a requirement.___

2014-12-18 15:53:03 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Using the laws of averages, Blood Diamond's outline spanned over 17,000 words.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why it took me a week to outline.

Using the laws of averages, Blood Diamond's outline spanned over 17,000 words.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why it took me a week to outline.___

2014-12-18 15:47:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I just winced as I realized in order to get an accurate representation of my work on my novels, I need to get a word count equivalent for my outlining. My outlines are pretty extensive and count as writing work... but I haven't figured out the page average of my notes. This'll be fun.

Considering a single outline is a week's worth of work... it counts.

I just winced as I realized in order to get an accurate representation of my work on my novels, I need to get a word count equivalent for my outlining. My outlines are pretty extensive and count as writing work... but I haven't figured out the page average of my notes. This'll be fun.

Considering a single outline is a week's worth of work... it counts.___

2014-12-18 15:32:08 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

In 2014, I participated in something called the Last Man Standing Million Word Challenge. Participants try to write a big bad million words over the course of the year.

I absolutely loved having this as a side participation thing.

However, I really sucked at keeping track of my words. So today, since it's a 'free' day for me, I'm taking a total tally of everything I've done writing-related this year. While I like to delude myself into pretending I was a novelist in 2014, the truth of the matter is that I was spending most of my time as an editor.

That changes in 2015. I'll be participating in the million word challenge again next year. (I think of what it will be like to write a million fiction words next year... and I giggle. A lot.)

It's not a resolution. It's a game.

Are you going to play?

In 2014, I participated in something called the Last Man Standing Million Word Challenge. Participants try to write a big bad million words over the course of the year.

I absolutely loved having this as a side participation thing.

However, I really sucked at keeping track of my words. So today, since it's a 'free' day for me, I'm taking a total tally of everything I've done writing-related this year. While I like to delude myself into pretending I was a novelist in 2014, the truth of the matter is that I was spending most of my time as an editor.

That changes in 2015. I'll be participating in the million word challenge again next year. (I think of what it will be like to write a million fiction words next year... and I giggle. A lot.)

It's not a resolution. It's a game.

Are you going to play?___

2014-12-18 15:23:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Okay, obviously, ballads with depressive melodies are not good for me today. Bon Jovi, come to the rescue! I need the beats!

At least my headache is mostly gone. That's good. I feel like today should be a hugely productive day by requirement, that I should have no excuses why I can't have a 5,000 or 10,000+ word writing day today.

All I have to do today is write. So why shouldn't I have a staggeringly impressive word count?! This mentality is going to put me in my grave one of these days.

I've managed to write a single page so far of Rider of the Sun Horse.

(I'm trying not to think of how many books I could write this year if I could actually sustain 5,000 words a day.)

I do know what I need to do today for certain, though!

Okay, obviously, ballads with depressive melodies are not good for me today. Bon Jovi, come to the rescue! I need the beats!

At least my headache is mostly gone. That's good. I feel like today should be a hugely productive day by requirement, that I should have no excuses why I can't have a 5,000 or 10,000+ word writing day today.

All I have to do today is write. So why shouldn't I have a staggeringly impressive word count?! This mentality is going to put me in my grave one of these days.

I've managed to write a single page so far of Rider of the Sun Horse.

(I'm trying not to think of how many books I could write this year if I could actually sustain 5,000 words a day.)

I do know what I need to do today for certain, though!___

2014-12-18 15:17:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Settling down for a day of writing. While I could take a day to marathon write on Evolulite, I decided to work where my mood takes me. This means I'm flitting from project to project. A few hundred words here and there, hop to the next one, etc.

My mood is quite fleeting this morning. It may be because I haven't had a full cup of tea yet. Today's indulgence is a cup of sugary black tea before I start making pots of unsweetened Earl Gray or green tea.

I should be getting a delicious tasty treat of Mexican tonight for dinner. :3 I have to mail my documents to Immigration Canada, but I think I'll have to regular post them because of the holidays. I don't know when they'll have someone picking up the mail. Argh.

Not that it'll matter either way. It'll take them six months to process it anyway. (And people wonder why I haven't been motivated.)... more »

Settling down for a day of writing. While I could take a day to marathon write on Evolulite, I decided to work where my mood takes me. This means I'm flitting from project to project. A few hundred words here and there, hop to the next one, etc.

My mood is quite fleeting this morning. It may be because I haven't had a full cup of tea yet. Today's indulgence is a cup of sugary black tea before I start making pots of unsweetened Earl Gray or green tea.

I should be getting a delicious tasty treat of Mexican tonight for dinner. :3 I have to mail my documents to Immigration Canada, but I think I'll have to regular post them because of the holidays. I don't know when they'll have someone picking up the mail. Argh.

Not that it'll matter either way. It'll take them six months to process it anyway. (And people wonder why I haven't been motivated.) So long as they're mailed before I go across the border, at least when they go 'where is your new card' I can honestly say I mailed in the application and am waiting for it to be processed.

Really, so long as I get one of the nice male immigration officers, won't have an issue.

(Yes, I'm stereotyping by gender, but when coming into Canada, the women agents are always the bitchiest and snootiest towards me for whatever reason. The guys are far more laid back, even when we end up with a predominantly French one.)

The guys are far less likely to ask a zillion questions, they'll just point to the immigrations counter and ask to talk to someone inside. The women like trying to sort it all out on their own instead of just directing inside. (And inside is warm and the people are nice, I don't mind going inside albeit stress sucks.)

So, anxiety for my Xmas border crossing. Then again, they'll probably be a hella lot more lenient on peeps because of xmas (they usually are.)___

2014-12-18 06:42:58 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

I am going to bed. This is all I have to say for myself:

All I want in life is my very own velociraptor army.

Is this really too much to ask?

I am going to bed. This is all I have to say for myself:

All I want in life is my very own velociraptor army.

Is this really too much to ask?___

2014-12-18 05:13:52 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Ugh, I'm in a state of anguish. That cello I want? It's now on sale on amazon.ca for 229. And it is still out of my price range.

This is killing me slowly inside.

In better news, I am in a good head space to get a lot of work on my writing done tomorrow. assuming the headache goes away, of course.

Ugh, I'm in a state of anguish. That cello I want? It's now on sale on amazon.ca for 229. And it is still out of my price range.

This is killing me slowly inside.

In better news, I am in a good head space to get a lot of work on my writing done tomorrow. assuming the headache goes away, of course.___

2014-12-18 05:12:03 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Ugh, I have been battling a headache all day and it isn't getting any better... having a pity Popsicle. it is banana flavored.

please headache be gone tomorrow... i have my first day of all writing and no editing. (and no editing on schedule until next week.)

Ugh, I have been battling a headache all day and it isn't getting any better... having a pity Popsicle. it is banana flavored.

please headache be gone tomorrow... i have my first day of all writing and no editing. (and no editing on schedule until next week.)___

2014-12-18 00:20:00 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

This is a sneak peek at how I get to know a new character. I pick a relevant-to-interests thing and roll with it!

Say hello to Jas.

~~*~~

Jas checked over his shoulder yet again, but there was no one there to notice him next to the gap in the city’s wall. The damp of the jungle beyond hung in the air, filling his nose with the heady scent of wild foliage and moist soil. The promise of heat and sticky humidity clung to him, warning him of what awaited him outside of Lyal’s walls and its air-filtering shields.

Before anyone could stumble upon him and report the breech, Jas wiggled his way through the opening, hissing as his bare elbows scrapped against the jagged stone veined with metal cables. When he clawed his way to freedom, his hands sank several inches into oozing mud clumped with moss. With a determined kick, he fell face first into the muck. Shudderingat ... more »

This is a sneak peek at how I get to know a new character. I pick a relevant-to-interests thing and roll with it!

Say hello to Jas.

~~*~~

Jas checked over his shoulder yet again, but there was no one there to notice him next to the gap in the city’s wall. The damp of the jungle beyond hung in the air, filling his nose with the heady scent of wild foliage and moist soil. The promise of heat and sticky humidity clung to him, warning him of what awaited him outside of Lyal’s walls and its air-filtering shields.

Before anyone could stumble upon him and report the breech, Jas wiggled his way through the opening, hissing as his bare elbows scrapped against the jagged stone veined with metal cables. When he clawed his way to freedom, his hands sank several inches into oozing mud clumped with moss. With a determined kick, he fell face first into the muck. Shuddering at the filth coating him, he got to his knees.

For the first time in over a year, he drew a deep breath of natural air. If there was any truth behind the rumors of dangerous poison in Zetaterra’s atmosphere, Jas couldn’t tell. He felt as he always did, although the thrill of leaving the city set his heart to racing.

Checking over his shoulder again, Jas breathed a sigh of relief that the alleyway stretching along the city’s walls remained empty. While he wanted to linger and do nothing more than breathe in the many different scents, he didn’t dare. If he didn’t hurry, he’d be forced to retreat to Lyal without even a single speck of evolulite. For all he knew, another year might pass before he got another chance to escape the city. Worry spurred him to his feet, his boots squelching as he staggered into a run. Jas ducked beneath the branches of ancient trees burdened with vines and moss, heading deeper into the jungle.

The elusive stone wouldn’t be found so close to the walls. Without fail, those who had come before him would have picked the boundary clean. If he wanted evolulite, he needed to stray away from the safety of the barrier that kept the Zetaterrans in and the jungle out.___

2014-12-17 23:48:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I have been promised Mexican tomorrow for sure. Promised. Husband does not use the promised word lightly.

::Begins salivating::

I have been promised Mexican tomorrow for sure. Promised. Husband does not use the promised word lightly.

::Begins salivating::___

2014-12-17 23:05:35 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I opened my moleskine to transcribe things for Storm Surge.

1,000 words later, I haven't managed to turn the page. So, apparently, this one page had 1,000 words of fodder in it. Somehow. Magical fodder. MAGICAL PAGE IS MAGICAL.

I opened my moleskine to transcribe things for Storm Surge.

1,000 words later, I haven't managed to turn the page. So, apparently, this one page had 1,000 words of fodder in it. Somehow. Magical fodder. MAGICAL PAGE IS MAGICAL.___

2014-12-17 22:29:16 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

I am rather proud of myself. I have managed to get down to drinking two cups of cranberry juice a day. My teas have been unsweetened. I am generally avoiding sweet things, although I've had a small handful of cookies over the past few days. (No more than 3 in a day, though...)

I'm back to having a somewhat normal sleep schedule, too. I might be over the worst of the sugar withdraw problems!! 

I am rather proud of myself. I have managed to get down to drinking two cups of cranberry juice a day. My teas have been unsweetened. I am generally avoiding sweet things, although I've had a small handful of cookies over the past few days. (No more than 3 in a day, though...)

I'm back to having a somewhat normal sleep schedule, too. I might be over the worst of the sugar withdraw problems!! ___

2014-12-17 20:34:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I apparently have trained myself well.

Before I realized I was doing it, I had the journal for my writing out, opened, and my minimum goal for the day numbered out.

Right, because forward motion is good. Very good.

Tomorrow I may take a day for fun work, which is pretty much let my mood decide what to do and if I decide not to work it's a day off. (But I'll write something I'm sure.)

I've earned the brain break.

I apparently have trained myself well.

Before I realized I was doing it, I had the journal for my writing out, opened, and my minimum goal for the day numbered out.

Right, because forward motion is good. Very good.

Tomorrow I may take a day for fun work, which is pretty much let my mood decide what to do and if I decide not to work it's a day off. (But I'll write something I'm sure.)

I've earned the brain break.___

2014-12-17 20:11:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

And edits are on their way to +Michelle Mogil Victory dance is less of a dance and more of a very tired collapse. Been working on that project for about 6 hours today to finish it up. My brain is very, very tired.

Hoping I can get some of my wits about me to be able to get some writing work done today. Oif.

And edits are on their way to +Michelle Mogil Victory dance is less of a dance and more of a very tired collapse. Been working on that project for about 6 hours today to finish it up. My brain is very, very tired.

Hoping I can get some of my wits about me to be able to get some writing work done today. Oif.___

2014-12-17 14:46:27 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Good morning!

Managed to go back to sleep after my weird sleep last night, and I'm not feeling too bad, which is good!

I'm about to dive back into the editorial fray and see how much I can get done.The sooner my editorial work is off my plate, well, the sooner I get to concentrate fully on my writing.

There will, indeed, be a party when I'm done my editorial work.

Good morning!

Managed to go back to sleep after my weird sleep last night, and I'm not feeling too bad, which is good!

I'm about to dive back into the editorial fray and see how much I can get done.The sooner my editorial work is off my plate, well, the sooner I get to concentrate fully on my writing.

There will, indeed, be a party when I'm done my editorial work.___

2014-12-17 09:01:27 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Well, I got in a solid hour and a half more work on editing done. Going to finish up the laundry and hit the hay.

Mhmm sleep.

Well, I got in a solid hour and a half more work on editing done. Going to finish up the laundry and hit the hay.

Mhmm sleep.___

2014-12-17 07:02:23 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I meant to take a short nap before getting up and doing laundry. I ended up takin' a full sleep cycle, now it is 2 am and I have to do laundry.

Whoops.

I meant to take a short nap before getting up and doing laundry. I ended up takin' a full sleep cycle, now it is 2 am and I have to do laundry.

Whoops.___

2014-12-17 01:11:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Appppparreently there is a hockey game tonight. Sooo, I am going to go take a very nice and hot bath. Once I waste time bathing, I will come back downstairs to write.

I will use the bath time to figure out where the actual start of Evolulite is.

Appppparreently there is a hockey game tonight. Sooo, I am going to go take a very nice and hot bath. Once I waste time bathing, I will come back downstairs to write.

I will use the bath time to figure out where the actual start of Evolulite is.___

2014-12-17 00:29:04 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Regarding the Space Opera

I have started the story bible for the unnamed Space Opera. For temporary usage, the story will be referred to as Evolulite.

I'll figure out a good name for it later.

I have picked the names of the two main characters... Captain Morik Azure and Jas Whitemaker.

I have the circumstances leading up to the story hammered out. I also have some of both characters's backstory determined.

I have very light notes on their personalities. The rest of the story will build itself as I go.

I will be handwriting Evolulite. I will also be transcribing as I write, so after I finish a page or two in the moleskine, I will get it into the computer right away.

My word count goals will only count what is put into the computer.

I'm quite pleased with my conceptualization of this project. I really like... more »

Regarding the Space Opera

I have started the story bible for the unnamed Space Opera. For temporary usage, the story will be referred to as Evolulite.

I'll figure out a good name for it later.

I have picked the names of the two main characters... Captain Morik Azure and Jas Whitemaker.

I have the circumstances leading up to the story hammered out. I also have some of both characters's backstory determined.

I have very light notes on their personalities. The rest of the story will build itself as I go.

I will be handwriting Evolulite. I will also be transcribing as I write, so after I finish a page or two in the moleskine, I will get it into the computer right away.

My word count goals will only count what is put into the computer.

I'm quite pleased with my conceptualization of this project. I really like having a play project. This is a project that isn't required work for publication.

I will publish it eventually, but for now, publication isn't a factor. I'm writing to enjoy the story. My poor editors will have to just make suggestions on how to make it marketable (if it becomes marketable at all) when I'm finished spinning yarn.___

2014-12-16 23:45:57 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Of course the weird alien in this Space Opera practically named himself. The real main character?

I might be at this all night at this rate.

Of course the weird alien in this Space Opera practically named himself. The real main character?

I might be at this all night at this rate.___

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2014-12-16 21:20:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Another shelf done of my desk. Feeling quite accomplished. Also most of the surface of desk is cleaned too. Minimized my shinies as well.

Phew



Another shelf done of my desk. Feeling quite accomplished. Also most of the surface of desk is cleaned too. Minimized my shinies as well.

Phew

___

2014-12-16 20:45:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

It's very tempting to just call it a day and start goofing off on something fun. I've done a lot of client editorial, which pretty much exhausted my brain for my writing work. (And thus the reason I'm retiring from editorial work.)

I did manage to handwrite 5 pages of Rider of the Sun Horse, but it was quite the challenge.

I should get work done on Storm Surge. The simple truth is that I'm mentally fatigued at this point. I should try to squeeze out at least 500 words on Zero.

There are lots of things I should be doing. Sigh.

In terms of amount of hard effort put in, today has been just as productive as yesterday. In some ways, more so, as I got a lot of client editorial done. But my personal writing has suffered today. I'm hoping I can get myself back together mentally within a few hours so I can actually get my writing work done.

I... more »

It's very tempting to just call it a day and start goofing off on something fun. I've done a lot of client editorial, which pretty much exhausted my brain for my writing work. (And thus the reason I'm retiring from editorial work.)

I did manage to handwrite 5 pages of Rider of the Sun Horse, but it was quite the challenge.

I should get work done on Storm Surge. The simple truth is that I'm mentally fatigued at this point. I should try to squeeze out at least 500 words on Zero.

There are lots of things I should be doing. Sigh.

In terms of amount of hard effort put in, today has been just as productive as yesterday. In some ways, more so, as I got a lot of client editorial done. But my personal writing has suffered today. I'm hoping I can get myself back together mentally within a few hours so I can actually get my writing work done.

I may just clean my desk a bit since it doesn't involve a lot hard work, but it needs done anyway. (Except it'll trigger another allergy attack, which I don't want.)

Sigh.___

2014-12-16 19:21:52 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Notable chunk of edits done for +Michelle Mogil today; faster than yesterday since I can do one lengthy comment here and there compared to the nitterpicking of before--I'm to the point where I can just make a generic comment about things requiring attention versus picking out each and every little example.

I'm thinking about putting together a basic care kit for Michelle for when she's reading the notes... a pillow or punching bag for beating and a log for chewing on.

Notable chunk of edits done for +Michelle Mogil today; faster than yesterday since I can do one lengthy comment here and there compared to the nitterpicking of before--I'm to the point where I can just make a generic comment about things requiring attention versus picking out each and every little example.

I'm thinking about putting together a basic care kit for Michelle for when she's reading the notes... a pillow or punching bag for beating and a log for chewing on.___

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2014-12-16 16:12:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

The four shelves i cleaned so i had a nicer work space.

Allergies hated me, but i took my medicine.

It was over an hour of yicky labor getting this.

Dear +Moleskine i need a good spine labeling solution for moleskines. Please help. 

The four shelves i cleaned so i had a nicer work space.

Allergies hated me, but i took my medicine.

It was over an hour of yicky labor getting this.

Dear +Moleskine i need a good spine labeling solution for moleskines. Please help. ___

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2014-12-16 15:16:52 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

I had to get creative yo get my journals easily accessible...

Uhm, i might have a problem.

I need more shelf space. That's obviously my problem. 

I had to get creative yo get my journals easily accessible...

Uhm, i might have a problem.

I need more shelf space. That's obviously my problem. ___

2014-12-16 15:04:55 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I'm trying something new. I really work better with to-do lists (and done did lists.) 

When I went to Staples last night to photocopy papers for Immigration stuffs, I acquired a notebook. I'm going to use it to track my to-do lists instead of the sheets of random paper that gets everywhere. That way, I can see what I meant to do and what I actually did do. And I'm also going to adjust how I handle my reward system.

As of this morning I have accumulated 1,250 words for the space opera. I may bank 10,000 words and claim a day off just to work on the space opera. Depending on how much work I do, I may do it every 5,000 words banked. (Since that tends to be a 'marathon day' amount for me.)

Considering how much work is involved earning 250 words, even if I end up with a 'free day' a week, I'd still be getting epic amounts of work done on... more »

I'm trying something new. I really work better with to-do lists (and done did lists.) 

When I went to Staples last night to photocopy papers for Immigration stuffs, I acquired a notebook. I'm going to use it to track my to-do lists instead of the sheets of random paper that gets everywhere. That way, I can see what I meant to do and what I actually did do. And I'm also going to adjust how I handle my reward system.

As of this morning I have accumulated 1,250 words for the space opera. I may bank 10,000 words and claim a day off just to work on the space opera. Depending on how much work I do, I may do it every 5,000 words banked. (Since that tends to be a 'marathon day' amount for me.)

Considering how much work is involved earning 250 words, even if I end up with a 'free day' a week, I'd still be getting epic amounts of work done on projects.

My first task for today? Cleaning my desk. ::twitch::___

2014-12-16 03:13:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

On a scale of 1 to 20, 20 being dead from exhaustion, I'm hovering at a 42.

Chinese buffet was tasty. Ate too much. Good times were had. Immigrations photography done. I'm ready to roll except for getting my things confirmed by a professional. Husband is having that done for me. If post office is open tomorrow night, I will be couriering my documents off then. If not, Hubby will courier them on Wednesday.

Glad that trauma is mostly done with.

I'm about ready for bed. I will very probably stay up for about 20 more minutes (I need mah daily cranberry juice lovin', cuz it's mah treats.)

I'm going to then go play pretend while preparing to sleep as I try to figure out the specifics of this space opera. (That's mental play time and a great way to unwind before bed.)

Tomorrow... a great deal of work needs to be done on things not... more »

On a scale of 1 to 20, 20 being dead from exhaustion, I'm hovering at a 42.

Chinese buffet was tasty. Ate too much. Good times were had. Immigrations photography done. I'm ready to roll except for getting my things confirmed by a professional. Husband is having that done for me. If post office is open tomorrow night, I will be couriering my documents off then. If not, Hubby will courier them on Wednesday.

Glad that trauma is mostly done with.

I'm about ready for bed. I will very probably stay up for about 20 more minutes (I need mah daily cranberry juice lovin', cuz it's mah treats.)

I'm going to then go play pretend while preparing to sleep as I try to figure out the specifics of this space opera. (That's mental play time and a great way to unwind before bed.)

Tomorrow... a great deal of work needs to be done on things not fun Space Opera. (Wwwah.)___

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