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Adam Boenig27,121I'll be doing Flash Fiction Monday through Friday until I am recharged to work on the book. If you have an image that you feel needs a story, here's a place to put it!Flash Fiction!2013-02-04 19:00:0021G+

Angel Wedge has been shared in 24 public circles

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Moan Lisa31,544Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle04 June, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-06-04 14:37:263009799116CC G+
Shashi S6,379SOME COOL ASPIRING AUTHORS AT GOOGLE PLUS____________________________________________________This is some of the most interesting Aspiring Authors I have found at Google Plus, over the years. Following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and share Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...With this team, you will be able to find fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Writing something new and share within the world of google plusThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #sharedcircles   #Friday #sharingcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday     #share     #shared     #followers     #addcircles #publicsharedcircles     #share     #addpeople     #addcircle #addfriends     #circle     #empireavenue     #socialmedia     #influencers     #influencer     #influence     2014-04-23 08:12:05371001CC G+
Shashi S5,879Circle of Authors & Poets_____________________________________This is one of the most interesting group of Authors and Poets, selected from my years on Google Plus, following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and after reviewing your profile, I WILL INCLUDE YOU IN NEXT SHARE.... ONLY IF YOU ARE AN ASPIRING AUTHOR OR A POET :-) Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...This circle also includes many of upcoming writers who are Top Google + Users, who share unique and original content. They are kind of the early trend setters..With this team, you will be able to grow in your own community, with fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Start something new and share within the world of google plus5 - YOU HAVE TO BE, AT LEAST, AN ASPIRING AUTHOR OR POETThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     2014-04-16 06:47:374134213CC G+
Shashi S4,923Circle Of Aspiring Authors_________________________TO STAY IN THIS CIRCLE (and future editions)1. keep up your activity2. support each otherTO GET IN THIS CIRCLE1. you must be a Writer (amateur or professional)2. post your own work and share thoughts of other Aspiring Authors3. Share contents or links only WITH INTRODUCTION to inspire other writers4. be active and show support for this circle in your profilePlease support each other and recommend this circle to your friends and followers.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya2014-03-09 06:59:09166003CC G+
Moe Tousignant6,222RPG Circle ShareI haven't done one of these in a long time and figured it would be something for me to start again this year. It's also a good excuse to clean up my circles a bit.What you have here is my A - RPG Gamers circle. These are all G+ users who's name they have chosen to use start with the letters A. or in this case a non-letter. Everyone in this circle should have something to do with RPGs in some way. They may be a designer, a writer, an editor, an artist, a publisher, a fan, an edition warrior, a blogger, a podcaster, etc. If you do grab some of these people you should take the time to say hi! The best way I've found to do this is put them into a "New People" circle, send a message out to that new circle and then split the people up into whatever circle system you choose to use.2014-01-08 01:57:44325905CC G+
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 17:06:17401404CC G+
Moe „Gilvan Blight“ Tousignant4,123RPG Circle ShareWhat you have here is my RPG Gamer A-B circle. These are all G+ users who's name they have chosen to use start with the letters A or B.Everyone in this circle should have something to do with RPGs in some way. They may be a designer, a writer, an editor, an artist, a publisher, a fan, an edition warrior, a blogger, a podcaster, etc. If you do grab some of these people you should take the time to say hi! The best way I've found to do this is put them into a "New People" circle, send a message out to that new circle and then split the people up into whatever circle system you choose to use.2013-02-24 22:55:38446002CC G+
Peter Smalley (Merkabah)10,425#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 book is bonus!Cheers, and happy holidays to all!2012-12-26 23:16:34947105CC G+
Patricia Pinto0Well, here's my circle of Random Wrimos. Apparently you can only share 500 people at one time (and I apparently have over a thousand), so I'll probably do another #nanowrimo circle share during lunch time or something. May the Muses be with you!2012-11-01 00:44:10500704CC G+
Peter Smalley (Merkabah)9,644#writing   #sharedcircles   #aperfectwritingcircle   #nanowrimo  ATTENTION PEOPLE OF EARTHIn my eleventh shared circle of the #aperfectwritingcircle  project, I give you this gem of a circle: 95 amazing people with a passion for the written word, many of whose writing cred I can personally attest to (and including some whose cred far outstrips my own). But whether you're an old hand or just experimenting with the art of writing, you'll find someone here who shares your journey.Go. Circle. Reshare. Enjoy. And keep on writing.===If you're interested in past Writing circle shares, search on the tag #aperfectwritingcircle . Want to know more about this project? Here's the summary: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117351898370193721811/posts/PA6GeQHUZWX2012-10-31 17:05:189512112CC G+
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 13:33:07418506CC G+
Katey Springle Lempka4,774Less than a week, friends! It's nearly #NaNoWriMo  time! Time to drop everything and write write write! Have you figured out your story idea? Plot? Do you have character sheets (or at least a favorite baby name website) so you don't have to sit there wondering what your character's name is?Below is my NaNo circle. It's not nearly as massive as +Sarah Rios 's, but it's lovingly cultivated. There are a few new adds since the last time I shared, so you may want to re-add, or at least peruse and see if you want to pick up some new writing buddies.2012-10-26 12:40:0686806CC G+
Peter Smalley (Merkabah)9,254#writing   #sharedcircles   #aperfectwritingcircle   #nanowrimo      ATTENTION PEOPLE OF EARTHIn my second shared circle of the #aperfectwritingcircle project, I give you this gem of a circle: 95 amazing people with a passion for the written word, many of whose writing cred I can personally attest to (and including some whose cred far outstrips my own). But whether you're an old hand or just experimenting with the art of writing, you'll find someone here who shares your journey.Go. Circle. Reshare. Enjoy. And keep on writing.===Want to know more about the #aperfectwritingcircle  project? Here's the summary: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117351898370193721811/posts/PA6GeQHUZWX2012-10-16 17:24:359519615CC G+
kat Folland12,222This is my NaNoWriMo 2012 Circle. Every person it is has confirmed that they are either participating in NaNo or want to be in the circle regardless of whether or not they participate.If you aren't in this circle, but wish to be, comment on this thread. Likewise if you're in the circle but have changed your mind. I will share an updated circle towards the end of the month. Happy writing, all!2012-10-09 01:21:16298906CC G+
Gord McLeod9,962Here's my first stab at a #NaNoWriMo  2012 circle. If you're not in it and you want to be, let me know!2012-10-04 18:55:492622708CC G+
Katey Springle Lempka4,238Making a rare public post to pick up any stray #NaNoWriMo  folk who may be lost in the wild! This is my NaNoWriMo circle. Sound off if you should be here, and aren't. Or if you want to be taken out of this circle, let me know that as well. I don't care if you're not participating and want to be left in the circle for updates and fun. :)Happy October, people!2012-10-03 14:15:31653004CC G+
Anna Mannino2,231Whether you have told me you write, or you participated in #NaNoWriMo last year, this is my circle of writers. Strangely only 500 people can be shared at a time, so this is only most of you.If you'd like to be in my writers circle, let me know. I mostly post around and about NaNoWriMo stuff. I try to also do a lot of hangouts to help those who need the support of a local meetup but can't make their local meetups for whatever reason, or just prefer talking to strangers on the internet as opposed to strangers in a coffee house. (Whatever, I don't judge).2012-10-02 04:30:31501501CC G+
Sarah Rios14,886WEDNESDAY IS FOR WRITERSI haven't done a circle share or any individual recommendations in a long time. I figured it was about time to fix both of those :)This is my Overlords circle (named for the way they blithely create and destroy fictional worlds). They post often about writing, or are very well known for their writing prowess. This isn't a complete list as I still have about 200 more people to sort in various temporary circles, but it's a good start. Pick through it at your leisure!As far as individual recommendations, you can't go wrong with +John Ward and +Evo Terra. Both gentlemen post often about writing and publishing. If you're looking for hangouts, myself, +Bliss Morgan, and +Rebecca Blain host writing hangouts fairly often (I know I'm forgetting other people that start these during the day... please jump in and remind me so I can edit to include you, because my memory is terrible).There are no writing Pages in this circle, just writers, so here is the full list of relevant Pages I also have circled:+Vaginal Fantasy (the once a month book review by +Felicia Day and friends)+Literary+ +Teenage Love Zombies (technically a comic, but hey, still writing involved)+Fiction Improbable +Curiosity Quills Press +SPOT +Sexy Briefs +42wd Publishing LLC +Chaotic Motion Productions +2012-08-22 21:52:0211834119CC G+
John Ward4,478This is my shared circle for people who enjoy reading comics. If you'd like to join, add the circle yourself and leave a comment on this post. I'll respond back to you individually when I have added you to the group.2012-05-20 18:13:4988205CC G+
Kathy Morlock23,320+Steven Spence (Judge) +Marla Hughes (Judge) +Shannon Brearley (page curator) +Steve Coles (page curator) +Robert Varga +Bearman Cartoons +Christiane Cantin +Monique Yates +Ricky Belanger +James Allen +Debi Vaught-Thelin +Shannon Bolin +Kwan Nam +Ron Whitmire +Marcu Ioachim +Kevin Gaspar +Hannah Roberts +Jeannette Rivera +Mihai Mecea +Jesse Jackson +2012-05-02 17:58:383437410CC G+
Kathy Morlock23,320+Shannon Brearley +Steve Coles +Kathy Morlock Will be curating the page.As soon as you add the circle the page +PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY will be circled for you, PLEASE CHECK to make sure. Updated circles will be coming as people join. We need two more judges, any suggestions or anyone interested? IF YOU'D LIKE TO JOIN US - YOU ARE WELCOME TO :-)Shannon, Steve and I will be curating the page.ALL COMMENTS BACK TO ORIGINAL POST VERSION 5.2 PLEASEhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/113242351531747014239/posts/Wq9JxBTdcZS2012-05-02 05:25:20202609CC G+
Louis Deryfus0#interestingpeople #monalisa #sharedcircles2012-04-23 15:25:25501002CC G+
Ashley Wade35pt 2Ashley Wade shared a circle with you.2011-11-02 03:51:16403011CC G+
Kimberly Froiland0I am really starting to love google+. This is one of my crazy-big NaNoWriMo circles. If I have included you in this fantastic group and you don't want to be here, please let me know so I can move you to a more appropriate circle.Kimberly Froiland shared a circle with you.2011-10-24 14:30:535001514CC G+

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Most comments: 17

2014-07-01 03:32:27 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Helps

I trusted that Createspace can automatically create a Kindle book from the print version. The preview looked OK... but the version that came over to Amazon has one blank page.

Worse yet, I changed the price just before noticing, and now it tells me it has to be reviewed again before I can disable the damn thing.

Anyway... can anyone who does Kindle releases (I can only think of +Bliss Morgan, but I'm sure there are others) please recommend how to convert my book sanely?

* My current files are .odt
* I'm on linux; and on i686 (so can't use alkinea)
* I've used 2 styles for headings: one with a page break before, that contains the chapter number; followed by a different style which contains the chapter title. I suspect this means I'll have to set up the TOC manually.
* I've got a TOC in the document, with some text... more »

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2014-06-30 22:09:04 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

This year's challenge - Monday 26th already

The big challenge of this month has been paying the bills. This morning I was in a total panic, crying and thinking there's no way out. Turns out, exercise does make a big difference. 15 miles (and some #Ingress) later, I still don't see any way to clear this debt, but I'm a little more confident in being able to hold on until something comes up.

At Creative Writing class, I was supposed to be writing about a homeless person's life, but ended up with a few hundred words of something wobbling between prose and blank verse.

Got some nice photos of the Lune Nature Park; amazing how that willow screen is growing.

Oh yes... and my book (Walter's Choice) is now up on Createspace, and the Kindle version is on Amazon. Anybody want a copy?

#Resolved2014

Most plusones: 5

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2014-06-29 19:32:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

I was so looking forward to #SaturdayScenes this week. And then I was super distracted by getting my book published (yay!) and having no money for rent (un-yay) that I failed to post.

Anyway, here you go. A day late, and the sketchbook app on my phone royally sucks for image editing.

Here be Giants

I was taking the kids for a weekend camping, and they were giddy, giggling. They were old enough now to have a flight license, and were soaring around the air with the trails of their personal gravitic impellers alternating between rainbow mist and clouds of glitter as they flitted through the dappled sunlight that penetrated the forest canopy. They loved the sun, even more than I did, and wished we could live surrounded by open fields. But out there, the giants were always a threat, and we could never let our guard down.

The forest protected us; giants... more »

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2014-07-12 15:26:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Today on #SaturdayScenes, a flashfic partly inspired by Inquisitor (by +R.J. Blain, which I finished reading this morning and is awesome) leaving my head full of witches.


Bad Witch

Arianna sauntered into the little café, head held high. The chairs were pine, with inexpertly turned spindles in their backs. The tabled were laminate or cheap formica topped, some repaired and no two alike. The menu was painted on an aged chalkboard. The black labrador curled up on a rug in the corner was a dog, while the old woman behind the counter and the short order chef with porcupine-spiked hair escaping the edges of his hat were both human.

She didn't see why the old bat had chosen this place to meet. True, the College of the Unseen was more a state of mind or a social group than a physical campus. Tutors could hold classes wherever they chose, though it was considered... more »

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2014-07-12 01:13:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

OK, everyone else is doing it...

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2014-07-11 23:40:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Did I do a #silhouetteselfie  without even realising? Just looked back and saw a peopleshape in this image.

#phonetography  

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2014-07-11 23:36:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Progress - 28th Friday

Walked 5½ miles, not too bad. Spent half the day asleep.

I did, however, see some interesting things like a boat with a fence around it, an artificial island, and some bundles of twigs hanging from cables at Williamson Park. I assume this is somehow related to the outdoor theatre thing this summer.

I also made a graph of how much money is going to be in my various bank accounts for the coming year. It's a worst-case model; not including any money coming in from people who owe me, but graphing how much I'll have left after regular repayments to the people I've borrowed from. It's not too impressive, repaying only 9% of the balance on my credit card, but hopefully the real circumstances will prove more favourable.
Anyone know what the line in the bottom part of the timeline in Google Sheets is? I can't... more »

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2014-07-10 21:14:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Progress - Thursday 28th

Today wasn't a bad day. I got to the bank, and set up a new account. Just waiting for my PIN in the post, now. Had a guy come to fix the washing machine, too. Turns out I could have done it myself, if I had more confidence in "if it sticks, push harder".

Walked 14⅔ miles, not a bad start to the week.

And wrote 300 words on Olivia's Party, as well as submitting chapter 3. Only 1062 words on Sandpaper Kiss though, so I'm starting to get behind target for #campnanowrimo .

Some pics of the new pavement outside the bank taking shape, while I waited for them to open. And my dinner; I finally found the secret to perfect mash, if only I knew what I'd done different this time.

#Resolved2014  

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2014-07-09 12:04:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Help - identify the flowers

I'll put my best guess in the caption for each photo. Please comment if you can help

2014-07-08 22:56:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Tuesday 27th

I think I have man-flu. Bleh. Hopefully better tomorrow.

Wrote a few hundred words on another chapter of Sandpaper Kiss. Still working out-of-sequence, despite knowing that's a really bad idea for me. This is 379 words so far, making my #campnanowrimo  progress 6001 words in 8 days.

I've also written another 1042 words on Olivia's Party, finishing chapter 3 which will be up on the website on Saturday. I did post chapter 1 in a few other places, but have decided to stick to the site where I actually got some feedback on it. It's tempting to write more, but I need to focus on Sandpaper Kiss at least a little.

Spent several miles walking around town today, while on the phone to various companies trying to get my bank accounts switched over. Came to 11¾ miles in the end; bringing me up to 1666 for they... more »

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2014-07-06 22:44:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Sunday 27th

Not feeling so bad now. Got a plan of action to sort out finances, but have to wait until tomorrow to see if the bank will accept it.

Walked 11½ miles, which finally puts me on target for the week (18¾ miles to go). Took some nice photos by the canal, and tidied up my garden a bit. Some of the garden #phonetography  is presumably of weeds; I planted some flowers from seed ("cosmo gazebo", giant daisies), but until they flower I don't know which ones they are.

Only written 366 words on Sandpaper Kiss today, so slipping behind target for #Campnanowrimo  again.

How are you getting on?

#Resolved2014  

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2014-07-06 17:37:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Let's Celebrate Independence

The community of INDIE AUTHORS on G+ is strong. Show support for variety and innovation in publishing.  Buy a book from a self published author.  ***PLEASE SHARE***

There's something for everyone.   #fantasy   #sciencefiction   #steampunk   #romance   #erotica   #militaryfiction   #christianfiction   #literaryfiction   #thriller  


Gina Drayer
Lotus Petals – Paranormal Thriller 
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L6H97VO

+Kate Whitaker 
Omnibus Edition of Uncommon Animals, an Urban Fantasy is now availible
http://www.amazon.com/Uncommon-Animals-Omnibus-Kate-Whitaker-ebook/dp/B00LF56P0I/ref=la_B00I55R16I_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404657217&sr=1-9

+Jesse Pearle  writing under Ophelia Bell
Books 1-6 of the Sleeping Dragons series(Erotica) is avalible in abox set:
ht... more »

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2014-07-06 09:38:39 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Gardening bods (if I have any on here)
Seeking advice

* What's this? My rose has a red stem growing off it, looking quite different from the others. Is this normal, or some kind of parasite plant? (See picture)

* One of my dahlias is missing; another has been unearthed half way down its roots. I assume some kind of animal digging them up. I re-buried it, snd brushed soil off the leaves of all neighbouring plants, but not sure how to prevent this in future. Also, what's attacking the leaves? (Picture 2)

* Lobelia: Am I watering too much / too little, and what can I do to help it survive?

* Which of the remaining pictures might be my cosmo gazebo (growing from seed), and which are weeds?

Thankyou!

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2014-07-06 07:20:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Saturday 27th - Colour me annoyed

I already wrote this post. Then I went to the bathroom, and dropped my mouse on the floor as I was getting up. Turns out that mapping button 4 to "back" works even when the laptop is locked.

Anyway... week 27 so far has been pretty unproductive. I'm only getting an hour or two in the morning before someone asks me what's going on, and I have to drag out all the debt panic again. Then I'm in anxiety mode all day, getting better or worse, but always there. I know it'll all get better, I know I need to get breakfast, or lunch at least, but I just want to curl up and run away from the world. When I finally manage to go for a walk, yes, I feel better for a few hours at least.

A little under 10 miles thursday and friday was disappointing. 10.1 miles on Saturday is better, catching up on my weekly goal.

A... more »

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2014-07-05 09:33:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Good morning! And time for #SaturdayScenes  
An excerpt from my #CampNanowrimo  project, Sandpaper Kiss. I didn't expect this scene to run on so long. (Cover mockup using watermarked images for now; I've got the high-res versions in my Shutterstock basket, until I can afford to make a final version)

Monsters in the Dark

An hour before midnight, thereabouts. I didn’t have the exact time, as my watch had been the first casualty of the humid air. Though the levels alongside the stream were pleasantly cool, presumably the effects of some high-tech air conditioning system, the quarters in the lower half of the labs were tightly enclosed tunnels, walls lined with cheap steel panels that grew hot as an oven during the day. They resonated with each footstep, too, the whole section ringing out like a low-pitched tuning fork. In the day, it was impossible to tell if anygiv... more »

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2014-07-05 01:08:05 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Wow, its Saturday! And you know what that means? #IrrevenantHashtags ! No? #SaturdayScenes  ! 

I wanted to post the scene I'm working on from Sandpaper Kiss, but this jumped into my head during the week's creative writing class, and it needs some love.

Wildness in the City
The wind whispers through the leaves, blowing scraps of crumbling flotsam down Mariners Lane, skipping and skittering as they slip into the maelstrom of turbulence where one aged cobblestone is missing. You get to know the position of every one, imperfections in the pattern to study as you drift to sleep, for this place has no sheep to count, nor clocks whose ruddy glow blurs into the eyes of a demon as the sandman's fantasies take over.

The tick of your clock is a styrofoam box today, ornamented with one congealed onion. Its lid drums a mournful tick-tock on the side of ab... more »

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2014-07-03 11:51:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Happy SuperHumpDay (middle of the week, middle of the year)

I'm sure I already posted this :S Can't find it though.

Ah well... yesterday was a decent day. Only wrote 617 words, and walked 3.4 miles, but had a lot of fun having a barbecue with friends. It's true, I have friends. Weird, huh?
Also in the "good news" bucket, the Kindle version on Walter's Choice is now online, and you can find it on Amazon.

Hmm... auto-tagging is weird. The massively distorted Indie (walking while I was taking a sweep-panorama) is one I would never have expected to recognise; but somehow it tries to tag it as her daughter, who isn't even in my circles!

#Resolved2014  

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2014-07-01 23:37:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Tuesday 26th

Wow, 26 weeks down already. SuperHumpDay tomorrow (well; today as I write this. Happy SuperHump!)

First day of #CampNanowrimo , I wrote the intro scene for Sandpaper Kiss. 1150 words. Then I got distracted and did a mock-up of the cover (1/5 final resolution; if the story is good enough to be worth publishing, I'll actually pay for the full size stock photos and remake it with a little more care.

Also, I walked to the shops and back; realising as I got there that I don't have any money to buy barbecue food for tomorrow. Luckily, it turns out I have some promotional vouchers for Asda online that hadn't quite run out yet, so I ordered stuff when I got home. Distance for the day, 8½ miles. That makes 51¾ miles for the week, and 1609½ for the half year. That's more than my total for 2012!

Toce... more »

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2014-07-01 13:08:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2014-07-01 12:19:56 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Procrastination - What do you think?

With Kindle-formatting on Walter's Choice proving a real headache, stuck in the house waiting for United Utilities to call back, and a little ahead of schedule writing Sandpaper Kiss, I take a break to do a cover mockup.

Yes, I know there's a watermark on it. The stock photos are in my basket, ready to buy if I actually get a finished story good enough to publish. I don't need to buy images just to test if they're suitable for a layout, do I? This is a 1/5 scale version; I can't focus in on the eye any more, because that would reduce the final resolution.

2014-07-01 03:32:27 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Helps

I trusted that Createspace can automatically create a Kindle book from the print version. The preview looked OK... but the version that came over to Amazon has one blank page.

Worse yet, I changed the price just before noticing, and now it tells me it has to be reviewed again before I can disable the damn thing.

Anyway... can anyone who does Kindle releases (I can only think of +Bliss Morgan, but I'm sure there are others) please recommend how to convert my book sanely?

* My current files are .odt
* I'm on linux; and on i686 (so can't use alkinea)
* I've used 2 styles for headings: one with a page break before, that contains the chapter number; followed by a different style which contains the chapter title. I suspect this means I'll have to set up the TOC manually.
* I've got a TOC in the document, with some text... more »

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2014-07-01 03:17:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

OK... this is one of the oddest things I've yet seen Auto-enhance attempt.

It's flattened a photosphere. That straight line of stone blocks is actually a circle.

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2014-06-30 22:09:04 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

This year's challenge - Monday 26th already

The big challenge of this month has been paying the bills. This morning I was in a total panic, crying and thinking there's no way out. Turns out, exercise does make a big difference. 15 miles (and some #Ingress) later, I still don't see any way to clear this debt, but I'm a little more confident in being able to hold on until something comes up.

At Creative Writing class, I was supposed to be writing about a homeless person's life, but ended up with a few hundred words of something wobbling between prose and blank verse.

Got some nice photos of the Lune Nature Park; amazing how that willow screen is growing.

Oh yes... and my book (Walter's Choice) is now up on Createspace, and the Kindle version is on Amazon. Anybody want a copy?

#Resolved2014

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2014-06-30 14:20:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Am I allowed to just plug my book here, or do I need to ask permission? I kept on thinking I'll look more into promotion once the writing is done, but am finding it quite stressful. Hope I got the ettiquette right. I still consider myself more a writer than an author (albeit a writer desperate to sell something to get out of a debt hole, after housemates vanished leaving me with £2000 in unpaid rent).

Walter's Choice
When Walter started hanging around fetish and D/s forums online, he really wasn't expecting to go so far into hypnosis, control, chastity and forced bisexuality. He wasn't expecting to fall in love with a sweet and apparently innocent girl at work, either.
Now he thinks he's got to choose between two worlds; but which one is right for him? (A novella skirting the boundaries of fetish/erotica/romance; with an alternate ending, if you really want... more »

2014-06-30 10:17:30 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Today, in desperation

Good things - I published a book

Bad things - I don't have enough money to pay the bills

Good-ish - I would have enough money to start clearing my debts, if it wasn't going to land in the bank later than expected ("Oh, the computers are down again") and after I've racked up a load of bank fees.

Somehow, the bad one is the only one that's having any impact on my psyche.

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2014-06-29 19:32:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

I was so looking forward to #SaturdayScenes this week. And then I was super distracted by getting my book published (yay!) and having no money for rent (un-yay) that I failed to post.

Anyway, here you go. A day late, and the sketchbook app on my phone royally sucks for image editing.

Here be Giants

I was taking the kids for a weekend camping, and they were giddy, giggling. They were old enough now to have a flight license, and were soaring around the air with the trails of their personal gravitic impellers alternating between rainbow mist and clouds of glitter as they flitted through the dappled sunlight that penetrated the forest canopy. They loved the sun, even more than I did, and wished we could live surrounded by open fields. But out there, the giants were always a threat, and we could never let our guard down.

The forest protected us; giants... more »

2014-06-26 22:52:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Thursday 26th

Today my walking was only to the shops and back; and to a couple of doctors appointments. Still, that came to 8 miles, so not too bad. Hard to believe its nearly the midpoint of the year already.

I finished off yesterday's flash fiction attempt, though it came out longer than I expected. Link below; I know the twist/ending needs to wrap up more quickly, but I'm not quite sure how to prune it down.
How far in advance do you see the end coming?

Also added to Olivia's Party again, another 893 words. That brings me up to 18695 this month, or 70418 for the year so far. Tomorrow, I think, I need to finish off Justice, and get some work on reconciling the different plans for Sandpaper Kiss.

How's your year going?

#Resolved2014  

2014-06-25 23:17:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Wednesday 26th

Wow, nearly half way through the year already. Not much progress today, because I've been panicking over money again.

I added 1124 words to Olivia's Party, and 139 in half of a flash fiction attempt, Here be Giants (which I hope to finish tomorrow). I've also submitted the first chapter of Olivia to a website where it'll be serialised over 2 or 3 weeks. I also wrote a big letter to the Department for Work and Pensions, trying to get some details sorted out, and called HMRC to ask if I need to start filling in self-assessment tax returns when my book is published.

Exercise-wise, I waked to Asda this afternoon, and back again. Only 8.7 miles, but better than staying idle.
And now, I really should get some sleep. See you tomorrow!

#Resolved2014  

2014-06-25 10:39:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

What do you get if you cross a bad joke with a rhetorical question?

2014-06-24 22:05:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Tuesday 25th

Lots of reading and writing today. I'm about halfway through reading Inquisitor now, and I love it. Really wish I'd got this one sooner.

On the writing side, I finished off Park Bench (link in yesterday's post), adding 935 words to bring it up to 1165. It's kind of an experimental structure, and I've already had a few comments pointing out the lack of a climax, but I quite like it.

Then I moved onto another exercise, Justice (link below), also started in class yesterday. It wasn't actually the exercise we were set, but when our tutor was talking I got an idea from just a couple of words, and had to start writing it before I forget. Today, this one went from 334 words to 968.

And finally, I worked on a flash fiction, Olivia's Party. This was an idea I had for a later chapter of Maturity,... more »

2014-06-23 23:30:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Monday 25th

All I walked today was to the college and back for my Creative Writing class. Wrote 2 stories there; one was a flash fiction crime based on a person's name (Anouska) and an object (Notebook) pulled out of a hat. Not finished yet, but what do you think so far?

I also finished my penultimate round of editing on Walter's Choice, and sent off for a hardcopy proof. If that arrives in time, then I should be able to do a read-through, spot any more errors that jump out at me, and apply any further suggestions that my proofreaders get to me with this week; and then have a book with my name on published... on Amazon for the end of the month, maybe!

#Resolved2014  

2014-06-23 00:43:19 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Anybody want to Silent Writing Hangout?

Ages since I had one of those, and I think I could really use a motivation boost.

(Yes, I know I should be sleeping, but I can't. And I promised myself I'd finish this round of editing today)

2014-06-22 23:36:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Sunday 25th

A day of mostly failure. I've been hanging around my room, scared to go out in case whoever was here on Saturday comes back and takes something, or finds out some of my big secrets.

I did some editing on Walter's Choice; found more silly typos. I despair of finding them all before it goes to press. But then I started reading Inquisitor, by +R.J. Blain, and was reassured to see that even published books aren't necessarily perfect. (My inner editor complained about a substitution of "is" for "it", and a fully justified line with 2 words in, that looks a little silly. An awesome book so far, nonetheless)

I also had to go through all of yesterday's photos from the sponsored walk, because somewhere between my phone and G+, everything went a little screwy. Somehow, it seems to have dropped the... more »

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2014-06-22 09:01:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2014-06-21 18:27:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

photos from a sponsored walk

Sponsor me, and fight the abuse of children accused of witchcraft with +Stepping Stones Nigeria (hope that's the right tag)

Www.virginmoneygiving.com/MrAngel

#Resolved2014

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2014-06-20 23:07:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I was trying to get an early night, because I have to be up at 6 (Obligatory sponsored walk link: www.virginmoneygiving.com/MrAngel if you want to reward a charity for making me walk 23 miles). But I've just been woken up by my phone and laptop beeping to say they're discharging, and had to go down to the cellar to reset the breakers. So while I'm up, and its after midnight; #SaturdayScenes  

Two Vikings - Chapter 1, Ivar's Saga

The sky to the East could be painted in any colour at the whim of the gods. In autumn, the horizon was on fire with russet and gold come sunset, and the poets could imagine they saw the same colours reflected in the sea. After dark, the darkness was decorated with the norðrljós, magical fire that rained down in streamers of green and gold, but on those nights the poets would look to the North, over the mountains rather than the sea,wh... more »

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2014-06-20 19:33:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This Year - Friday 25th

Today I was resting my feet; until I ended up walking in circles for 8 miles again. Leaves me 24.6 miles to go this week; and I should cover 23 of those on the sponsored walk tomorrow. (Incidentally http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MrAngel if you want to donate to help kids persecuted as witches).

I also wrote up a new version of the plan for Sandpaper Kiss, which I've selected as my project for #CampNanowrimo next month. 2200 words of plan; means I've hit my 10k goal for this month, at least.

Early night tonight... wish me luck!

#Resolved2014

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2014-06-19 22:18:18 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Years Resolutions - Thursday 25th (I think)

I wanted to rest my feet today, to heal before Saturday's sponsored walk. So I thought I'll just quickly go to Sainsburys and get the stuff I need (like something to put on sandwiches for saturday).

I got distracted on the way there, and ended up taking 6.3 miles. I got distracted in Sainsburys, and I think got a lot of stuff which will be used, but wasn't on my list. Then on the way home, I forgot to get my prescription (must remember tomorrow: 1 syringe left) or to pay money into the bank.

Nice to note that I've walked 1500 miles already this year, with still a week to go before the mid-year. At this rate, I'll hit 3000 miles on my birthday!

At home today, I wrote 336 words the intro of a story, Two Vikings, that I intended to do for my Creative writing homework a couple of weeks ago but... more »

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2014-06-18 22:17:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Wednesday 25th

This morning I signed up for a sponsored walk on saturday. I thought, well, I can give my toes a rest for a couple of days before then. Oops, forgot why I was in town again,.and then got distracted playing #Ingress . 11.11 miles later...

Also did some more editing on Walter's Choice this morning. Somehow managed to increase the wordcount of every chapter, yielding another 187 words. Getting really close to publication now ^,;,^

#Resolved2014  

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2014-06-18 17:44:52 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)

Well... I volunteered for a sponsored walk!
Anyone willing to sponsor me?

2014-06-18 08:14:37 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Day 168

You know, if you've managed to spend an hour a day writing this year, you've been at it for a week?

In my Creative Writing class this week, I did a little work on a script. I didn't originally plan this idea to go in script form,. but I think it might work. What do you think? I'm thinking it'll probably run to 5 or 6 scenes, each including the line "Where's my freaking jetpack?" with different meanings in context.

This brings my total for the month up to 8225, so I might make 10k this month but it's not a certainty. Meanwhile, my year's total is up to 57748, excluding Dear Departed (which is it's own goal).

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2014-06-17 23:06:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Resolutions - Week 24 ends

No writing today. Need another 2k words this month. I did, however, go to Screwfix to buy paint, plant out all my flowers, then run to Spar to buy electricity credit before the meter ran out. Total distance: 13 miles exactly, making 56 this week, or 1491.9 for the year so far.

What do you think of my garden? (I watered it and removed some weeds from the paved bit after taking this photo; our composter is now full to the top)
Can you imagine what it will look like when it's grown? Which flowers will thrive, and what colour they'll be?

And now, I go to tidy my room. Are you guys still sticking with your new year resolutions?

#Resolved2014

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2014-06-16 22:57:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year - Monday 24th I think

lots of photos... mostly because I can't remember which ones I already shared and which I forgot.

Walked 8 miles today, need 11 tomorrow to keep on target for the week.

Didn't sleep last night due to stress. But got money in the bank today; just over £1000 in benefits. Sadly, £750 of that will go on rent tomorrow, £145 on an unexpectedly large phone bill today, £180 on the gas bill, so that doesn't leave much for food for the next 2 weeks.

Wrote a few short pieces in class, but too tired to do much. See you tomorrow.

#Resolved2014

2014-06-16 15:10:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Today's random thought from a chatroom. What do you think?

#plotbunnies #plotbunnysanctuary #ideas

My Freaking Jetpack
Angel> New story idea. Far future, the ubiquitous mode of
transport is antigrav belts. But one guy looks at some
old books, realises that they never got the rocket
packs his great-grandad dreamed of, and sets out to
make one.

Angel> Along the way, he discovers just how many tech
breakthroughs never came to market because of
politicians and businessmen fearing damage to the
economy.

Angel> Like Trek-style replicators that could have replaced 90% of
manufacturing industry overnight, but were railroaded
into being an overpriced, unreliable novelty.

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2014-06-15 11:08:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Sounds pretty neat, I'd like one of these

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2014-06-15 00:37:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Saturday the 23rd 24th

Oops, lost track of how many weeks we've had this year. 165 days, so that makes it the 24th.

Haven't walked far. Went to the shops twice, and now have £2.28 left in my pocket. I was going to get a bag of compost tomorrow, so I can plant out my dahlias and antirrhinums. But now it looks like I need money to repair the tumble dryer sooner or later; no idea how this is going to work out. I'm nearly a day behind against my weekly walking goal. That means I've walked 1460 miles so far this year.

Very little writing done; 298 words on a short story inspired by a dream. But I'm still introducing the narrator, so maybe it won't be so short after all. Provisional title is Mature, but probably won't stick with that, as I used the same title for a shorter treatment of a similar dream... more »

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2014-06-14 21:34:09 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Nearly forgot  #SaturdayScenes  today! (Written after Creative Writing class; a "write a scene inspired by this picture" exercise, which may end up being part of something larger)

Stairway
Kairo's disciples looked at their young master, then at each other. Enlightenment should come, their glances seemed to say, on some snowy, isolated mountaintop, or secluded natural Sakura or bamboo grove. Not in the bombed out shell of a once-proud city, testament to all the facets of humanity they stove to set themselves apart from.

Here, one staircase stood alone, rising like a tombstone from the rubble. Kairo was already on the steps, looking back as he expected them to follow. As he braced himself against the wind, harsh and penetrating without walls or shrubs to check the gusts, he looked like some kind of macabre totem, arms outstretched. Or maybe a child at theb... more »

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2014-06-14 00:46:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This year's Challenges - Friday 32nd (I think)

Haven't managed much the last few days. Walked only few miles, and a little editing on Walter's Choice. Hope my foot stops hurting soon so I can resume active #Ingress playing.

Found a new housemate so I'm hoping that works out.

#Resolved2014

2014-06-10 00:24:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Monday 23rd

Today in my Creative Writing class, I wrote a sonnet (which was really bad) and a flash fiction inspired by a picture ( https://docs.google.com/document/d/13v-v-TqfXwZRO5mpcxYV4RCbN2fDYj2g8nTICICYtOc/edit?usp=docslist_api )

Why can't I share a doc to G+ from GDrive mobile any more? The link will have to do.

Also walked 9.98 miles around town, and I managed to fit a new front door lock, to replace the one that a key has gone missing for. Sadly, that's the last of my money for this week. Still, I found something I can do without messing up too badly.

#Resolved2014

2014-06-07 23:36:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Today - Saturday 23rd

migraines suck.

achieved... actually, I surprised myself. Finished writing a story, now called Library Catalogue. Another round of editing on the first 4 chapters of Walter's Choice. And I read a book too, The Paradise Plot by N. S. Narayan.

#Resolved2014

2014-06-06 23:24:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Friday 23rd

Walking; another 9 miles, going to Asda (to use up vouchers), and playing a little #Ingress  (though my portals didn't stay up long, due to 3 or more enlightened players camping out in town all day).

Writing-wise, I managed to finish off the penultimate editing run through Walter's Choice, so I'm now waiting on my editors/proofreaders to finish going over it before I can do the final check.

I've also done a short story, another one in the White Box universe (as yet untitled). 1367 words before midnight brings my month's total up to 5558, and my words for the year up to 55081 excluding Dear Departed.

Possibly worth noting that as Dear Departed is currently standing at 47337 words, I've actually written 100k words this year. Not too bad :-)

#Resolved2014  

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2014-06-06 21:12:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

A couple of hours early for #Saturdayscenes , but I came across this one while looking for something else, and just had to polish it up. Would anyone like to see more from this world of superheroes?

Inner Sanctum

They call this city Hope City, a new city built from scratch to the design of the world’s best sociologists, architects and scholars. A city without the scars of old wars, or traditional rivalries between neighbourhoods or gangs. A city whose problems were all its own, and could be solved by its own people.
The first thing people thought about when their minds turned to Hope City’s noble origins was the buildings: Gleaming towers of the city centre, art and function perfectly married together by the genius of its artists and engineers. But it was the cultural depth of the city that often left most impact on visitors. At least, Miranda Cohen liked to tellher... more »

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2014-06-05 23:44:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Thursday 23rd

More editing today... I've done another pass over Walter's Choice from chapter 4 to the end (but saving the alternate ending for later). I only added 26 new words, though. There's still quite a few annotations left from my editor; but either I'm not sure what's the best way to deal with them, or I prefer my original version but I can't be sure I'm not just overrating my own work. I think maybe I'd like to see someone else telling me whether to make those changes or not.

Walked just under 9 miles today, making 19 for the week so far. Not too bad. Blisters seem to be healed well enough, and my mind is back in a reasonable degree of stability.

Photos: +Iain Fothergill playing #TAMSK . Nice video from auto-awesome, but I only got 6 shots because the other player objected to having her pieces photographed.

Havep... more »

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