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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Pierwalker Log: April 11, 2019

Writing start: 10:10 A.M.
Finish: 2:42 P.M.
Total new words (est.): 0
Edited (est.): 15000
Tasks

1. Failure: Read-through of chapter twenty-five

2. Book Three Melody: Primary edit number six of chapter fourteen
Notes: Kye has it!

3. Rapscallion: Off

4. Angel: Book Three: Read-through of chapter one

5. Rumpel: Read-through of chapter three

6. Random Chance: Read-edit of chapter six of Book One

7. LOTR: Read-through of chapter seven

8. Port Story: Off till 4/22

Special Projects: None today

Extra notes: I took the last week off. It wasn't planned; I injured my hip (an old, recurring injury), this version quite severe. It was difficult to concentrate, let alone do things like sleep, which I absolutely need (more than others, probably) in order to concentrate. It became a vicious cycle, so I just gave up. I'm much better now, thank you.

The week gave me time to think about what I want to do with this blog. I'm fairly happy with it, so, from your perspective, very little will change.

I will post less frequently. Four is the typical number during weekdays; three on Friday and Sunday, my two days off. Starting today, I'll post three times, with four being the exception. I also used to avoid posting anything original on my days off, but that will, on occasion, be different now too.

Posts and reposts will focus largely on beginnings--read the first five chapters of so-and-so, for example, as opposed to hunting down deeper chapters and recycling them. That will stop. My samples are all thoroughly linked; if you want to read deeper, you can! Moving them back to the top of the timeline hasn't done anything to improve the visibility of the entire sample, if my data is any indication.

I've randomized the posting list, so that my work receives a more equitable distribution. That's the other thing: making the visibility of my works a bit more equitably distributed. Melody and all her sidestories and sequels is so large that she dominates much of this blog. I wanted to find a way to give my other projects a little more sugar; this seems like a good means of doing so.

If there is something you want to read but haven't seen in some time or can't find, let me know.

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Smashwords informs authors if anyone has bought a book from their associated retailers--Apple, for instance. It doesn't tell us which book, just that a book has been bought.

Someone bought one of my books in the last couple of days at Apple. If that someone happens to be you, thanks! I hope you thoroughly enjoy whatever it is you bought!

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The second season of Cobra Kai is airing April 24. Can't friggin' wait! We've started watching season one--again--to get juiced for season two. If you haven't watched this series, you are seriously missing out. William Zabka should have won an Emmy this year for his re-portrayal of Johnny Lawrence; his acting is so good that even watching the series for something like the seventh or eighth time, as we have, you still find yourself completely immersed in his character.

I can relate to his character on multiple levels, especially when it comes to the can't-stand-because-life (or me)-keeps-knocking-my-ass-down storyline. Rediscovering what he's good at, and coming back to it, also resonates deeply with me. Discovering that maybe he's not as villainous as some claim he is also touches me on a personal level.

Ignore pundits who give this series short shrift, who call it "quaint" or "nostalgic" or "cute" or "light entertainment." Those are all propaganda terms. Reject them. While you're at it, reject mainstream media pundits entirely. Put 'em on the streets. They deserve it.

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This part of the world (southwest Oregon) has been slammed by another massive rainstorm--what meteorologists call an "atmospheric river." Holy crap. Was it ever.

Inconvenient, yes. But this area of the world is so wonderfully green and lush because of such huge rainfall amounts. Everything is growing. Life is everywhere. It needs all that water.

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Seeing Shazam tomorrow--I think. Last Friday we were going to go, but my back was screwed and rain was coming down by the giga-gallon, so we decided to try for this Friday. I'll let folks know if it's good. From what I've heard, it is.



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