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Angel Wedge has been shared in 23 public circles

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Shashi S0SOME 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 06:47:374134313CC 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 Mannino (GoNoAMMo)2,231Whether 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 04:30:31501701CC 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 Wade0pt 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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2014-04-24 00:10:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Wednesday the 17th

I posted earlier yesterday, with pictures of my walk around the City Loop cyclepath. Afterwards, so that I've got a route on Endomondo, I went back and jogged it. This time it only took me 31 minutes, and the distance was down to 2.58 miles (with only one small mistake where I took the wrong path).

I'm thinking, maybe for my May challenge I should try jogging a bit more. Do the city loop, and try to improve my time every week or more often?

Anyway, after doing that then coming home, playing Ingress again on the way, and then going to the shop to get milk, I ended up walking and jogging 13⅔ miles in one day. That means that on #EowynChallenge , Bilbo and co are heading out of Lake Town in boats. I'll probably be at the Lonely Mountain in another week. What do I do then?

I also wrote another 1768w... more »

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2014-04-23 11:44:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Exploring the "City Loop" cycle path, I decided to photograph each sign, and see how many there are along the route. Also, my first attempt at sketching with the S-pen. Further #Resolved2014 to be added later, I just didn't want to forget to share these pics (again)!

2014-04-23 08:02:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Challenge Me

I almost forgot... I said I'd give myself a different challenge every month, in addition to my walking and writing goals. Anyone got any ideas for May?

* January I think I picked an extra walking goal, finishing off my target from last year.
* February I cooked something I haven't done before every week
* March I tried to write a PHP class, but got distracted by a mini crisis.
* April is #CampNanowrimo  so I'm trying to write 50k words instead of just 10k.

So ... what next? Any ideas?

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2014-04-23 07:58:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year - 16 weeks in

I think I forgot to share some pics yesterday. My phone has died, so I ended up getting a new one, and I've been experimenting with new camera features. Also, some pictures of a couple of sites around Lancaster, keeping an eye on how they changed.

When I was out walking on Sunday, I found some chalk marks that made me wonder if the Hash House Harriers were coming soon. Sadly, I couldn't find any more info on the r*n, so didn't manage to join them.

I'm doing OK with the writing, and finished yesterday (the 22nd) with 36136 words, only 530 behind my raised target. Maybe I'll even be able to catch up today!

Good weather led to progress on #EowynChallenge , too. I finished last week with nearly 63 miles, making my total for the first 16 weeks of the year 930 miles! If I can keep that up for the next 36 weeks,... more »

2014-04-20 23:09:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Resolutions - Sunday 16th (I think)

Today, my greatest achievement was chapter 9 of my #CampNanowrimo  project, Dear Departed. I've fallen behind a bit over the last couple of days, and managed very little yesterday because I was a little confused what to do with one scene at the end of Chapter 8. This morning I decided to go ahead and skip it, and it seems that while I was writing the next chapter, that one became a lot clearer in my mind.

In total (chapters 8 and 9) I've added 2952 words yesterday (oops, the clock just passed midnight), bringing my total up to 32427. That means that I'm 906 words behind target. Monday's target is 35k, so that's a clear 2573 words to write if I want to be back on track for 50k. I've also officially changed my target for the month from 20k to 50k words. Think I'll make it?

Walking-wise, I... more »

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2014-04-19 23:28:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Today's Progress - Saturday 16th

Today I walked some miles; 7.85 including an extra 0.99 at the end of the day to keep me ahead of target.

Also wrote another 1785 miles on Dear Departed, to bring me up to 29k. Not doing too badly.

Most of this afternoon,I spent gardening. Planted some more trays, transplanted the last few dahlia from trays to pots, and weeded and watered outside. Not too bad. Hoaw are you doing?


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2014-04-18 22:35:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Friday 16th (I think... kind of lost track)

Today I walked out to Snatchems, and got some lovely photos. I wasn't heading there originally, but ended up following the boats down the river,trying to get better photos (can you see that weird motion-blur thing on any of my panoramas?)

Anyway, that's nearly 12 and a half miles, so I only need to manage 22.9 in the next 4 days.

I only wrote 481 words so far today, somewhat less than I expected. That brings me up to 27596, but I've still got a few minutes to push that number higher. I also notice that the Camp Nanowrimo validator is now giving me lower numbers; last time I tried it, they were reassuringly higher than my own wordcounts.

Anyway, enjoy the photos, I'm off to write a bit more.

2014-04-17 08:12:44 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Amazon is being weird today... they sent me an email entitled "The Clockwork Giant". I've bought a book by that title before, by +Brooke Johnson, so I was wondering if they're notifying me the sequel is out or something.

Nope. "Looking for sci-fi and fantasy books?", with links to TheClockwork Giant, Theatre Mecanique, and 3 other books (by +Kia Zi Shiru, +Bliss Morgan and +Allison M. Dickson) that I've previously bought from Amazon.

In what way is this email useful to either me or the authors? Any guesses?

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2014-04-16 17:01:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

I wonder if I could start a trend, #SilhouetteSelfie  or something, while the sun's out.

2014-04-16 07:41:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

My love of writing
While I don't share with you every time I write something or think of some writing thing, like some people do, it's only because I don't like sharing things that I either don't follow through with, or are a complete bust. But, I have noticed that when I do post these types of things, I've been getting some fantastic and positive feedback from you guys.

With this in mind, I'm going to try to start being more open about my writing and my writing habits. Which means, I have to actually write something. This is a good thing, because it will, in turn, force me to write.

But Sarah, (that's me), you love to write. Does something really have to force you?

Yes. I have been putting things off for so long because I don't want to. I want to, believe me, I really want to write. But there is some part of me that I let... more »

2014-04-15 19:38:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Anyone still do the #SilentWritingHangout  thing? I could do with some more words, and intermittent chat is good, too.

Had a very high-stress day, so would much appreciate a chance to talk to someone without "talking about it" if that makes sense.

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2014-04-15 10:28:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Photos - Monday 15th

So bright my camera couldn't deal with it properly; guess #Phonetography  doesn't work so well at night. Still, hard to believe that's the moon.

Only managed to write 269 words yesterday. But spent some time catching up with +David Winterbottom, who has an awesome new job and I've not talked to properly in way too long. Walked 11.8 miles, so I think I'm doing OK on that front.


2014-04-13 23:02:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Sunday 15th

No walking today, as I was feeling a little ill. Feel like I'm roasting, can't stop sweating.Hopefully it won't last too long.

Managed some reading, though, and added a 2732-word Chapter 6 to_Dear Departed_, bringing my total to 21297. Although still a little behind target (at least if I'maiming for 50k this month), that means I'm now responsible for just over a third of my #CampNanowrimo  cabin's words. And I've finally got Frank trying to be a detective :)

Here's hoping tomorrow is a more fruitful day.

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2014-04-12 22:38:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Saturday 15th

A walk this morning, 5¾ miles (and some nice scenery) and 4.4km on the treadmill this evening. That leaves me with only 12½ miles to go for the rest of this week. Also,on my The Hobbit #EowynChallenge , I'm now 413 miles past Rivendell. Bilbo just crossed the Enchanted River, and Bombur fell in.

Writing wise, I did pretty well. Bringing chapter 5 of Dear Departed up to 3082 words means I've added 1508 today, and I've also written a flashback which will come up later in the story, making 1469 words. That brings my total for the month so far to 18561; less than a day behind the 50k goal (which wasn't even my original goal). I wonder if I'll pass 20k tomorrow. I love #CampNaNoWriMo ! 

I kept distracting myself from writing, though, because I want to find out what happened next in the book I'mre... more »

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2014-04-11 23:09:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Friday 15th

Not much writing today. I added 475 words to Dear Departed, but just couldn't seem to get going. 15.5k now, so my chances of hitting 50k (or finishing the story) this month are rapidly diminishing.

Walked to the dentist this morning, then went for a walk in the afternoon, and a few miles on the treadmill this evening. Odd to see the discrepancy between Endomondo (fitness app on my phone) and the treadmill's display. Still, that gives me 11 and a half miles today, leaving me 21 for the rest of the week.
On #EowynChallenge I'm getting somewhere: 132 miles into Mirkwood, I'm only 9 miles from a notable landmark (the Enchanted River).

Also included, a photo of a sign instructing walkers to close the gate. What gate? I see 2 gateposts, but neither of them even has screwholes to indicate a gate has been hung... more »

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2014-04-11 00:23:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Thursday 15th

Yesterday I walked 11.9 miles, which puts me back on target for 50 this week (and brings me up to 829 miles so far this year). Also worked on chapter 5 of Dear Departed, adding 1037 words so that my #CampNanowrimo  total is now 15108 ... that would be a day behind target is my goal was 50k. Maybe I can catch up, though.
The problem with challenging myself to "finish this book" in April is that I have no easy indicator of progress.


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2014-04-09 00:42:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Resolutions - Tuesday 14th

Wow, 14 weeks already. Here's some photos of my volunteer work today, helping to weave a willow screen. It went surprisingly fast, but I'm still disappointed I didn't get it finished. And really hoping I haven't messed up. Also, pics of Cockney Fox and Country Fox, a double sided figure free with my Graze box.

8 miles of walking brings my total for the year up to 811. That means that if I keep up the same average pace for the rest of the year, I'll manage 3023 miles; while merely meeting my weekly target another 38 times will take me to at least 2711.
Still wandering in Mirkwood.

I also started reading a new book, The Outsider by Chris Culver. Only a few chapters in, but the set-up seems quite interesting.

Nearly finished chapter 4 of Dear Departed, adding 1961 words (which brings my ... more »

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2014-04-05 19:24:45 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Some #Phonetography from week 14

For some reason #AutoBackup isn't working. I've had a notification that it hasn't uploaded anything for 3 days, but no idea why. It isn't set to wifi only, I'm not roaming, I've not set it to only while charging, I'm using 3GB out of a quota of 15, and my phone isn't low on memory. Any guesses?

Meanwhile, here's the pictures I haven't managed to share. Some ducks, amazingly close to the footpath; me getting my hair dyed yesterday; and a multiplayer game of 2048 where me, +PAUL RHODES and +Iain Fothergill (who hadn't played it before) spent a few hours getting further than I ever managed.

And as I didn't manage to post it yesterday: Yesterday (week 14 Friday) I walked 7.65 miles and wrote 583 words. Today (so far) I wrote 618 and walked 7.19.

I also finished... more »

2014-04-03 22:13:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Resolutions - Thursday the 14th

Not a bad day today. I've walked 7.7 miles, which puts me a little ahead of target (but still in Mirkwood).

I wrote some more on Dear Departed, as well as editing the first chapter for retcons. I also wrote a decidedly creepy epilogue (at least, I hope it comes off as creepy ... comments welcome) which brings the piece to 5395 words. At this rate, I'm still looking like I'll be well over 20k this month.

I also finished my last piece from the Creative Writing course, Could Have Been (link below). This was written based on the first line we were given. What do you think?

That means that this year, I've written 5395 Campnano words, and 43778 other words. I think that's pretty impressive by any standards :)


2014-04-02 22:36:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Wed the 14th

Start of Q2, I guess. Today I'm doing okay, I've added another 1867 words to my Camp Nano project (and a second chapter, too). That makes me up to 4518 now; well ahead of target if I'm only aiming for 20k. Link to the document is below; this is a Work In Progress, though any suggestions are welcome (you can use the 'comment' button to select and annotate text).

Later this evening I'm thinking about finishing off a short story, Could Have Been, before it manages to move from 'back burner'to 'abandoned' through lack of attention.

I overslept massively today, then went into town to get food for tomorrow's game (I'll be offering my players faggots and/or haggis. Should 2kg of potatoes be enough?), then came home for dinner and went out again to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier... more »

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2014-04-01 22:40:17 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

What I did today - 13 weeks this year

Wow, it's a quarter of a year already. Today I did volunteering again. As well as helping to plant a tree, I learned how to use a bouchard hammer, and a masonry chisel. I got some pics; some before, some after, and some of other guys doing the same things I was doing (because its hard to get a pic of myself, obviously). Also a few pics of things I passed on the way there. Amazing how much the area's changing lately.

I walked a tiny fraction over 10 miles, so that means I've walked enough this week. On Bilbo's #EowynChallenge  I'm now somewhere in Mirkwood.

And I wrote the first chapter of Dear Departed for #CampNanowrimo ! A whole chapter, that's 2643 words. At this rate I'll be done by this time next week! If I can keep it up, anyway.


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2014-03-31 22:29:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Monday the 13th

I got home today and my rose looks like it's been growing.

I walked 9.99 miles, so I don't have to do many tomorrow.

And I finished my last homework for my creative writing class, even though there's no lessons left to hand it in at. Birthday came to 3975 words in total, 2188 of those today. I wanted to finish it properly, so it's not sitting there unfinished while I'm working on Camp Nanowrimo next month. It could be better, needs polishing, but it's written at least -> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ir_K7NWwhn9qXCHY5hEpTUs0Lq8inrwa6qymKeyxRPI/edit

That means that in 90 days this year, I've written a whole 42811 words!

I'm staying up late tonight ... I want to start writing for Camp at midnight, even if its only half an hour before bed. How about the rest of... more »

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2014-03-30 19:04:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Sunday 13th

Today has been a mostly good day.

Finished reading Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookshop (shortly after midnight, but it still counts as today). Not sure what to read next.

Went for a brief 4 mile walk. That means I've got 16 and a half miles to go this week; I've done a little less than 5/7 of the 50-mile target, but not much. And I've still got time to do a mile or so on the treadmill before supper.

I had a dream last night, which ended up turning into a short story. When I stripped out everything I could, it still weighed 841 words, too long for the "Flash Fiction" thread. I'm so tempted to write it (Alikeness) in full-length form for Camp Nanowrimo, but I don't want to waste the planning I already put in on Dear Departed. I got another idea, too ... Nexii, about a kind of surreal... more »

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2014-03-28 09:09:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Yesterday's Challenges - Thursday 13th

Yesterday was a weird day. Had a good game in the evening, with only a few interruptions. Got a birthday cake for +Iain Fothergill, and ended up cooking too much pie.

Which means my first duty for today is to wash all the dishes.

Photos were a bit weird ... potted most of my dahlias, which I think might have been suffering from the small propagator trays. But then, I couldn't take a clear photo of them. My camera seems quite confused about light levels all day ... what do you think? (The clear one of +James Willett was with metering set to "manual: -1.7")

Writing-wise, I didn't get much done. All I manages was a short write-up of what happened in the game. Still, that brings me within a day of 40,000 words. The graph looks a bit weird now, because in April my usual challenges are suspended for... more »

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2014-03-27 14:31:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

So lens flare, very 80's. +James Willett 

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2014-03-26 23:07:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Week 13

Photo today ... a lot of feathers, looks quite surreal at the old observatory.
Continued writing 2 stories, Could Have Been and Birthdays.  Added 572 and 489 words, which brings my total up to somewhere over 39k for the year. Walked just over 10 miles.

For all the progress, I just don't feel it. I feel like nothing I do is worth anything, I'm just stroking my ego with all these challenges, and I can't even manage to keep the things that matter to me.


2014-03-26 00:19:29 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

This Year - 12 weeks down, 40 to go

I've done a little writing today, 600 words on a story in my Creative Writing class. That brings me up to 38426 words for the year ... better than I expected. If you're curious about the story, a weird little sci-fi thing, there's a link below. We were just given an opening line, and this is what came to my mind.

Heading into town by an indirect route brought me up to nearly 8 miles today; much more than I expected. And that makes 60 miles this week, and 698.8 for the year so far. At this rate, I might actually manage 3000 miles this year.

Slightly worse news when it comes to the planning for Dear Departed - I've lost my webserver, so I can't currently access the notes I've made. Hopefully it will be back up soon, for long enough for me to take some backups.

How's your day been?
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2014-03-24 23:52:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's #Phonetography - Monday Week 12

Today I've walked 13.4 miles, bringing me to 52¾ this week. Also added 210 words to my homework writing Birthdays, but I'm not sure I'll have it finished for tomorrow.

Some nice photos, though I think I was snapping fairly random things just because it was sunny. What do you think?


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2014-03-23 23:22:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year - Sunday Week 12

381 words written (monthly target surpassed); 9.14 miles walked (11 remaining this week); finished reading 1 book; did about a hundred lines of code.

Drank a little too much, 3 bottles of wine between me and +Kevin Cunliffe, so no more detail today. Still, you know I'm ahead of target on just about everything. Hopefully a more detailed update tomorrow.


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2014-03-23 01:08:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Resolutions - Saturday 12

Today was another meetup for the local #Nanowrimo  group in Preston. I didn't think I could afford it, though, so went to town instead and attended a 1 hour seminar thing on "writing for life". Was kind of interesting.

I also wrote a bit more on my #Campnanowrimo  plan for Dear Departed (I think I actually got it all sorted now - what do you think of the diagram?), and wrote another chunk of a sample chapter. That came to 603 words, bringing my total for the year so far to 37171. I think that's well ahead of target.

As far as walking goes, I did less well. Into town and back,and a little shopping. And I didn't go the scenic route as much as usual because of the rain, leaving me with a total of only 5.5 miles (though that does bring me up to 197 for the month, and leaves me with less than 20 to do byt... more »

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2014-03-22 00:31:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Friday 12th

I wrote a few hundred words today; and walked 8.1 miles. Got some decent pictures while it was sunny, and got soaked in the rain. Don't know what's going on with the anxiety; felt terrible all day, but hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Tomorrow should be an action-packed day; going to a creative writing course (a different one, a one-off event I think), and I need to remember to go shopping.

Hope everyone else had a better day of it.


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2014-03-21 00:14:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Today's Challenges - Thursday 12th

Today I made progress, of a kind. 6½ miles of walking; a little behind target, but I'm still on target after yesterday's success.

Writing-wise, I've added 630 words to a sci-fi short story I'm calling Birthdays, my last homework from my creative writing class. That brings my total for the year to 36k words now.

My main acheivement today was getting some gardening done. Many thanks to Richard for helping so much with weeding the garden. I planted out a rose and some trailing fuchsias; and finally got around to putting my antirrhinums in bigger pots (though sadly I don't have enough pots, so some of the ones that were hardly growing will have to be discarded).

I'll have to remember to go out more frequently, and make sure the weeds don't overtake my summer flowers. And also, I guess, get a... more »

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2014-03-20 00:05:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This Year - Day 78

Not such a bad day. I managed to walk 9.98 miles; going for a walk today (doing part of the northern part of the Breath of Fresh Air walk I did the other day)

I only managed to write something like 80 words today, as I spent most time planning to write Dear Departed. I started reading a new book, too: The Crime Writers' Guide to Police Procedure and Practise. Now all I need to know is the procedures of undertakers.


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2014-03-18 09:59:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Why are the close ones always on a day when I have 4 appointments? That would be a nice walk if it wasn't raining so much!

2014-03-17 22:51:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This Year's Resolutions - Monday 11th

Had a cold. Bleh.

Walked 3 and a half miles, which really isn't that much. Bilbo's still soaring along with his eagle. Also sat in Novel Cafe a while, reading Psycho Alley. Nearly finished now. But as I arrived, I picked up a book from the table on impulse. So I've also read (well, skimmed) The Perfect... by Richard Ehrlich. Maybe I've learned something, though I'm not sure how much I retained of that.

Made pork steaks with caramelised onions for dinner, which made me feel a bit better. Today's beverage of the day was Beechams Flu Plus (Hot Berry Fruits version).

Wrote a half chapter for Dear Departed. This is still going to be my Camp Nanowrimo project for April, so these sections won't actually be used. I'm just drawing them out to give me a feel for the characters, so I can plan... more »

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2014-03-16 18:50:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Sunday 11

Today, I took ages to get up.Feeling cold, shaky, sniffly. But I figured fresh air would help clear my head, and it did. I went on the Breath of Fresh Air walk (www.breathoffreshairwalk.co.uk). Didn't finish it, because I didn't have time (didn't leave the house until 10:30), but I did all the bits south of home. That comes to 18.7 miles, leaving me with 0.9 miles left to walk this week despite under-performing massively yesterday. In #EowynChallenge  terms, I'm now 190 miles from Rivendell, so just about to leave the eagles and head to Beorn's house.

I got some decent photos, but most of the time the rain kept me from getting my phone out.

As far as writing, nothing done. But I figure I've got enough words in hand to miss a day or two.


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2014-03-11 23:48:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

10 weeks already?

Well, I'm doing well on my various challenges today. Walking into town for the Jobcentre today, and then into town again for a Creative Writing course this evening, totalled 10⅔ miles of walking. As I was already ahead of target, that brings me up to 72 miles this week. As far as #EowynChallenge  goes, Bilbo is now being carried by an eagle!

I did a little writing this morning, adding another page to 150 (but then I had to give up, because I can't really find enough dialogue to fill 6 more minutes), finished off my poem That Feeling from yesterday. And this evening, in class I ended up writing a scene from the story I've been planning for Camp Nanowrimo (though I've introduced a new character, Oswald's Mother, and of course if I want to use this scene I'll have to rewrite it). That lot comes to 1742 words, bringing my yearly total to31... more »

2014-03-10 21:53:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Monday 10th

Today was a good day. As it was sunny in the morning, I went for a walk first thing. Didn't think I needed a sweatshirt, just a raincoat in my bag. Then I realised how deceptively cold it was, so I wrote a poem about it. Not polished, but it's the first thing that came into my head. That was 96 words this morning, and another 139 added later in the day. What do you think?

I also wrote some more stuff for Wake of Dragons when I got home, bringing my total writing up to a nice round 529 words (or 29517 for the year so far). That makes me easily 3 days ahead of target, as you see on the graph.

I also did a little more working on my PHP Date/Time class. Maybe someone can offer suggestions; If I've got classes to represent a date (with or without time), a time interval, an event-and-duration, and a calendar, what methods... more »

2014-03-10 15:50:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Presenting a World

(Tl,dr: I'd like to encourage people to pay more attention to my world. Two ideas presented below)

This is something I've been thinking about for a while now. You can spend ages detailing a world; its geography, culture, history, and even its science if you write fantasy. But except in a few edge cases, nobody looks at most of this work.

With an RPG setting, it can be a little different. You might make a short handout summarising a thousand years of history on one page. Once, I created 6 different history sheets, ranging from a paragraph mentioning that the demon wars recently ended, to an 8-page mini booklet. Which one you get depends on a character's History skill. Even a few puzzles, where knowing your in-character history can give you a shortcut. But of course the pages never get read (even the short one) and the puzzles are never... more »

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2014-03-10 14:06:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Today's monday ... #Mugshotmonday (with thanks to +Bliss Morgan for prompting me)

I recently got told that the metal handle bit on one of these mugs is called a "zurf"; which seems a delightfully odd term. The next day, I had the opportunity to play it in a game of Scrabble against +James Powell, who was probably less amused.

Also, not quite sure why my phone seems to have got all confused about it's orientation.

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2014-03-10 00:11:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Sunday 10th

Did a lot of programming today. Did maybe half of my Date/Time class, and also a short script to help me writing that file of ancestors for Wake of Dragons. The image below shows a timeline, of how many ancestors were alive at a given time. Each character represents 5 years, and letters mean one person of that class.

Speaking of those Ancestor characters, I added 602 words to the file today. That makes me 3 days ahead of my writing target again; and nearly 29k words for this year.

As far as walking goes, I've made 7½ miles. That brings me up to 112 miles from Rivendell on the  #EowynChallenge  scale for The Hobbit. My day 64 was Bilbo's day 59 (though he rested for quite a while at Rivendell, so in that way I guess I could say I'm ahead of him already). Sadly, there's no change of me catching up those last 4da... more »

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2014-03-08 23:45:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Resolutions - 10th Saturday

Today, I've done a little coding, trying to get my head back into a PHP space. That's my extra challenge for March, I think, to implement at least some part of a Date/Time class. I don't need an extra challenge for April, because it will be Camp Nanowrimo, but I'd appreciate any suggestions of what I can push myself towards in May.

I walked a little over 12 miles today, going Geohashing. In case anyone cares, my report can be found at http://wiki.xkcd.com/geohashing/2014-03-08_54_-2

That means that ( #EowynChallenge  wise) my day 13 since Rivendell is Bilbo's day 21, and I've just picked up a magic ring.It's all dark, but I'm sure I'll be out of here soon.

I also added 3 characters and 361 words to my set of Ancestor cards for Wake of Dragons, putting my writing a couple ofd... more »

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2014-03-08 15:29:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Going #Geohashing today, but it seems the footpath goes across the field next to the one I need :(

So I stopped for a pint at the Golden Ball using the last of my available cash ... on the way back I'll see if the point is reachable by road.

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2014-03-07 23:01:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year - Day 66

Positive things today ... persuaded +Daniel Case to join G+ (Hi Dan!). Walked 10.9 miles, catching up on target for this week. Took a photo ... it looks like they'll be replacing a bit of the path here? And some of the signs at Fruity Corners ... I can't tell which plants are which yet.

Not so good ... no programming, no writing.
I've decided that my challenge for this month is to implement (or find, if it exists) a PHP Date object that's flexible enough for my needs. Writing's still ahead I think, but I've lost my lead from the last few days. I just can't think, it feels like my mind's been hammered flat just stressing about money.

Maybe tomorrow will be better?


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2014-03-07 01:01:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year - Thursday 10th

Another day behind target. A few dozen words, and something like 5 miles. Been too stressed to care, mostly because I can't afford anything (even to renew my domain names, some of which are due around now).

Got some decent photos, though. Various building sites, I'll be interested how they look when finished. I think that would be an interesting photo project; to capture a site before, during and after construction work.


2014-03-05 22:57:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

The City of Dans

Dans is arranged like an onion, with rings of buildings around the inner-city core. Not because of city growth, as could have happened in walled cities on a more temperate world, but because of the city shrinking since the last Golden Age. As the city's systems age, they are able to produce less power from the remaining recycled fuel, and the thermal screen which keeps the city habitable must necessarily become smaller. Each time the shield power is reduced, buildings are reconstructed inside the safe area, following the line of the dome in order to make the most efficient use of the available space.

In order for no district to be reduced unfairly, the different regions of Dans are arranged radially, 9 sectors radiating out from the centre, as well as the Capital District (and the Power Generators beneath it) at the centre. Traditionally, each district has... more »

2014-03-05 00:32:14 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

This was a 20-minute exercise in today's creative writing class, and added a load to my word goal. Not sure what to do with it now, though, we were just given a title and it wasn't really going anywhere.

Total for today: 903 words. Total for 2014: 27542 words (63 days)

Is this worth anything?

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2014-03-05 00:06:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Resolutions - 9 weeks

Today, my first task was sorting out some of a pile of letters I'd let accumulate. Then a good hour was spent setting up my printer again, so I could print out my homework before class this evening. (Somehow the printer got restored to factory settings, the guides adjusted for a larger size of paper so it wasn't going in straight, and the whole printer moved a little. My housemates all assure me they haven't touched it)

After lunch (noodles, I can't really afford much else) I walked to Asda and spent £5.80 on food for the next few days. Then I came home, and in the evening went to my creative writing class. That came to 11.12 miles, putting me just on target for the end of this week. In terms of #EowynChallenge  (I'm following Bilbo's journey from The Hobbit, in case anyone just joined us), I'm now 68 miles (or1... more »

2014-03-04 16:56:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

+MARGA TORRUS PEÑ this is now the 17th time you've shared a post with me by email, in the hour since I asked you to stop. I do not want to be emailed every few minutes with a post in a foreign language. They aren't even your posts, as far as I can tell you're spamming me with dozens of posts and you haven't created anything of your own.

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2014-03-03 21:27:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This Year's Resolutions - 9th Monday

Not such a good day today. Walked to Preston the long way around, and then home from the station once I got back here; that makes 11⅔ miles, so I've got less to catch up tomorrow.

I only managed something like 60 more words of writing; another character on my list of ancestor cards. Still on target, but I can't afford another day like this.


Oh, I started reading a new book as well. Psycho Alley, sounds OK so far.


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