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Adam Boenig27,225I'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 14:37:263009597114CC 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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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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2014-07-28 23:30:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Challenges - Monday 29th I think

Walked 7.15 miles; not too bad, but still behind target for the week so far. 2½ miles to go before I reach Bree on #EowynChallenge – Merry & Pippin version (2 weeks now, I think)

Wrote 1335 words on Sandpaper Kiss... just about on target again. Really wish I had someone to read today's chapters and tell me if you get what I expect you to out of them; or not.

Planning to do the Breath of Fresh Air walk with +James Willett tomorrow; up at 7 (feel free to phone me with reminders if I'm not), so I should really get to sleep. Good night folks :)

#Resolved2014

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2014-07-27 20:03:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Dammit Auto-backup...

I have no idea which of these photos I've already shared. It can show ones that you've missed as a "ready to share" post in your stream; but can' give you that information when you're actually looking at a gallery of photos to choose from.

Still, admire my #phonetography  

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2014-07-27 10:28:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Slightly odd conceit; interview while stripping. But seems she's got interesting things to say; check it out. I'm going to go watch the rest of these later, if I remember.

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2014-07-26 23:58:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Saturday 29th

Writing: 1521 words on other stuff (mostly getting chapter 5 of Olivia's Choice submitted by the deadline), 1677 #CampNanowrimo words on Sandpaper Kiss. Since midnight (technically Sunday) I've already managed 259 words in 20 minutes. I'll need another 1632 to catch up with the target line. Think I can make it?

Meanwhile, I've spent more time playing around with cover art for One Day, and searching for images of a school/college cafeteria so I can do a cover for Saimin Collection (if I can ever come up with a decent title for it).

Also walked 9 miles.Got to the pub,planning to have a slow drink of Zenith by the riverside while I write, only to find it fenced off. Have you ever seen signs like these before?

Also included, my Friday #Phonetography  which I failed to post because G+ was playing up... more »

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2014-07-26 17:38:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

What I've been writing this week; for #saturdayscenes . This is the middle of 3 scenes in which my narrator (Mark) is wandering in the jungle after breaking into an illegal genetics lab (hoping to get photos to expose the truth, so the poor tortured animals could get the right to die in peace), being caught, locked in a cage with the animals, and escaping.
This is intended to be bracketed before and after by flashbacks.

Act 2: Jungle / Scene 5: First Date / Part 2


I closed my eyes, trying ineffectually to hide as I heard the animal growling from above me. It made no difference, I couldn’t see in the darkness anyway. My awareness of the world was that growling and the roaring of the river, where the froth must be whipped up like a mill race just inches behind me and twenty feet down; I could smell damp earth, rotting bark and moss; and feel the roughness ofb... more »

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2014-07-26 17:21:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

It's that time again... gardening bods, please check the captions and tell me if these are labelled right

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2014-07-24 07:44:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Annoyances of the day

Can anyone offer #advice on how to deal with these?

1) Low blood sugar. Well, I know how to deal with that, it's just unpleasant first thing in the morning.

2) #Phonetography fail. There are a load of pictures taken in the last week or two that I haven't shared; because they were missing from the auto-upload "New photos" thing.

3) Camera suddenly being a pain. On my phone, +Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the camera has started acting up. I press the button aand the shutter sound plays. After a noticable pause, (just less than a beat) a progress bar appears saying "Processing…", over a still image of what I was pointing the camera at. This takes 3-4 seconds. After this, it takes a photo.

Seriously, Samsung, WTF? If I press the camera button, and am rewarded by a shutter sound and a still image on screen,s... more »

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2014-07-23 22:40:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Today, Gerald, I will mostly be confused (Wednesday 29th)

No writing again; that makes 2 days in a row. On the other hand, I've spent several hours tweaking the cover for my second book. What do you think? Can you suggest anything that needs changing?

Also, I noticed something odd on Amazon. When I set up my paperback-version of Walter's Choice through createspace, it said the minimum price I'm allowed to set is $6.20 ... that sounds a weird number to me, so I picked $6.66
Now, it's showing on Amazon at $5.99, but the price in my createspace dashboard is still set to $6.66. Any ideas why it would do that? Is this a discount or something, and in that case, do I get negative royalties?

#Resolved2014  
#FirstBookProblems  

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2014-07-22 12:19:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

A few new auto-awesome creations. Though why it's decided to awesome-up such old images now, I have no clue.

First world insanity...

2014-07-22 02:14:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Monday 29th

Ugh... I can't sleep. Had the window open to let some cool air in, only to get woken at 2am by cars roaring down the street outside. Are they racing or something? Or do the speed limits in residential areas no longer apply in the early hours of the morning?

Anyway, I remembered I didn't share this yesterday, so here it is.

I walked 8.9 miles, so I'm ahead of target for the week (and will be further ahead in 2 more days). Played Ingress a little, and got the train home.

Spent most of today in a meeting for our writing group; though it seems everyone else forgot that we changed the day to Monday. Still, it meant a good few hours in a coffee shop, writing lots of words. Ended up being 938 words on the next chapter of Olivia's Party, making for 10815 words on non- #campnanowrimo stuff this month (or 82469... more »

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2014-07-21 10:34:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Join my new cause...help poor struggling self published writers. Find out why you should join the club http://bit.ly/1ohNpWZ

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2014-07-21 10:25:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Buying a book by a self published writer is important. However, if you really want to help them, tell others. Don't underestimate the power of a book review. Most of us read them but we don't write them!

2014-07-21 06:46:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Interesting... wonder why it decided to make a "story" today

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2014-07-20 22:31:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Oops... I forgot #SaturdayScenes... had a tab open, and never got around to hitting "Share".

Well... a day late, and maybe a little short. What do you think? Is this likely to turn into a readable novel?

Act: 2 // Scene: First Date

The sound of the rainforest was almost overwhelming, after a couple of days. I’d been in all kinds of places around the world, jungles and forests and tundra. But always with people there, the people I’d come to write about or people being tormented by tyrants. I’d never had the time, two whole days now, to just listen to the background noise. Animals, birds and insects made their contribution to the general susurrus, but there was also the constant drip of rain that had fallen far above dripping from a thousand branches, the rustle of leaves, the roar of a stream hidden somewhere in the undergrowth, even the creak of thetrees... more »

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2014-07-20 22:02:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Successful Challenges - Sunday 29th

Today was a good day. I've written 1779 more words on Sandpaper Kiss, so I'm finally back on target for #campnanowrimo for the first time since July 1st.

Also went #geohashing , though I couldn't get closer than 75 feet. Ended up walking 11⅓ miles along the canal, leaving me with only 8.6 to walk in the rest of this week. I've got some decent photos too.

So... a good day!

And as well as the new chapter of Olivia's Party, I posted a first draft of a story called One Week yesterday. No reviews on either yet, but I can hope :)

#Resolved2014

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2014-07-18 23:01:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

no progress today; Friday 29th

Wrote someething like 300 words on Sandpaper Kiss, walked 12½ miles. Think that's about it for today.

#resolved2014

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2014-07-17 22:35:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Today's Challenges - Thursday 29th

Did plenty of walking today, got up early, walked to Jubilee Tower and back. Took lots of photos on the way; though I hoped auto-awesome would claim a few more. 17¾ miles, not bad. Unfortunately, I forgot to pack sunblock.

Also, my phone's memory card is nearly full. Only 250 images of #phonetography  left, unless I can start deleting something.

Wrote some more words for Sandpaper Kiss, but not nearly as many as it felt like at the time. More than a day behind again.

#Resolved2014 

2014-07-17 22:23:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Today's Challenges - Wednesday 28th

Not much walking today. Sorry about the rush to post, but I'm falling asleep at the keyboard and just want to get to bed.

Went to a writing group meeting, and got a decent amount done (though it was a little louder than I'd hoped; there were other people in the cafe, even upstairs for a change).

I added 1200 words to SandpaperKiss, making up to 14673 in total, or 811 behind target for today.
Most of my work,though, was on Olivia's Party, getting chapter 4 of the serial ready for posting at the weekend. It's the longest chapter yet, but the characters just didn't want to get to a good stopping point. That was another 1837 words, bringing my non-nano total to 80665. 100k this year won't be a challenge at all, at this rate.

How's your day gone?

#Resolved2014 

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2014-07-17 09:22:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

While I'm out on a scenic walk, is it possible to make auto-backup add new photos to an album magically? Would be nice if folks could follow my progress without the need to share pics manually.

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2014-07-15 23:18:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Challenges from the Writing Nook - Tuesday 28th

Went for a walk around town, enjoyed the sun. Spoke to the landlord, who may or may not give me a refund in some reasonable timeframe. Went to a coffee shop and sat in the courtyard to write a little. Went to the pub and sat in their courtyard to catch up with +James Willett, but couldn't quite hear what he was saying because pubs contain loud people. Good to see friends :)

Played #Ingress; hacking the enemy's L7 farm on Castle Hill (because I was out of resonators), until an out of town ally came and demolished it. Made some progress deploying as much new stuff as I could, but I suspect I'll have to wait for the Enlightened to rebuild if I want any hope of stockpiling L7/8 equipment before Helios.
At least town is blue now; if only for a few hours.

Total walking for the day: 12⅔ miles.
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2014-07-14 14:21:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Yep, its Gardening Query Time again... see the comments on each picture for the questions.

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2014-07-13 23:49:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Old Year's Resolutions - 28th Sunday

Well, it's not really a new year after half way through.

Met some friends in the pub; had to budget quite strictly (only 2 pints), but it's always good to spend time with people. Tigger is the group's mascot; always a good idea for online communities, so people doing their first HIRL can find you.

Wrote 1114 words on another flash fiction thing, His Own Medicine, which started as an alternate version of my story from last year Saimin Gentleman (itself parodying the plot of the Saimin Gakuen game series). It's not finished yet, so I guess it's not going to end up being flashfic.
Also added 914 words to Sandpaper Kiss, bringing it up to 11363 now. I'm behind target, and catching up doesn't really seem likely at this point.

I do, however, need to finish the 4th chapter of Olivia's... more »

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2014-07-12 21:03:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Year's Challenges - Saturday 28th (I think)

Went to Preston today, and met up with some of the local #nanowrimo crowd for a Camp write-in.

I didn't realise before just how long the platforms as Preston station are.

Walked 8¼miles, bringing my total for the year up to 1700. Not too bad.

I got distracted into writing a flash fiction, Bad Witch. I think reading Inquisitor left me wanting to do something with witches in. So only 890 of today's words (so far) have been on Sandpaper Kiss. And as much as I'd like to catch up, Olivia's Party chapter 3 went online today, so I need to finish chapter 4 some time this week.

For #campnanowrimo , yherefore, I've managed 10144 words today, a third of the month's target. Other stuff this month accounts for 4269 words, bringing my total for the year up to 75923. That's pretty... more »

2014-07-12 18:28:00 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

A 1115-word flashfic today (see my #SaturdayScenes post) brings me finally over 75k non-nanowrimo words for the year. In fact, 75923. Target is only 100k, as most of my writing time in January and May was devoted to editing on my novella Walter's Choice (Which is finally out, in Kindle and paperback! Yay!). Not doing too bad overall.

#CampNanowrimo scores are April: 45141 and July: 9972 so far. (Targets 20k and 30k respectively, gearing up slowly for the real Nano)

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2014-07-12 15:26:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +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, 1 +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***

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+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)

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