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7:37 AM Central. Made good progress in the Scrivener book. Figured out something that had puzzled me. Still no word from agent. Fortunately it's warm and dry this weekend so I can get at the yardwork. Lots of sticks to pick up after the winter and then put corn gluten on the lawn which will, in theory, suppress weeds that haven't germinated already.
#61 - April 27, 2013, 05:57 AM

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A bit late here: 7:15 AM Pacific, and my excuse is houseguests. :)  Hope to sneak in some more revision right now; slashed and added 4 K to my YA (why do I keep rhyming?) yesterday.
AnneB, how well I remember Spring Cleanup!
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#62 - April 27, 2013, 07:33 AM
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Hi, Tori! Hope the houseguests are fun! I'm late this morning; didn't sleep well. It was pleasant to hear the birds at 3 AM, however -- first night of the year we've been able to sleep with the windows open!
#63 - April 29, 2013, 05:27 AM

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Good morning, all! 6:20 Pacific....Fun houseguests gone and time to regroup...more revision today.
Glad your weather is warming up, AnneB!
Happy writing, fellow-adventurers!
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#64 - April 29, 2013, 06:41 AM
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It's a dark, gloomy morning. Perfect for mysterious thoughts. Happy writing, all!

#65 - April 30, 2013, 03:33 AM

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6:10 AM Central. Good morning, everybody! Almost through the Scrivener for Dummies book. It was very helpful. Also, filled two yard waste containers and have the aches to prove it.
#66 - April 30, 2013, 04:31 AM

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Checking in at 7, Pacific.
Happy scribbling and Scrivening, everyone!
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#67 - April 30, 2013, 07:23 AM
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Yeek!  Am I the only one up? :)
Writing tasks today that aren't the really fun ones, like, well, writing!
Someone wrote that he loved writing; it was the paperwork he couldn't stand. :)
Hang in there, everyone!
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#68 - May 01, 2013, 06:13 AM
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8:41 PM. Overslept, forgot to check in. Hi, Tori!
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7 AM. Good morning! Still twiddling my thumbs waiting to hear from agent. More than two weeks now. I'm starting to work on an outline for another project now that I've gotten up to speed on Scrivener.
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Good morning! I haven't been able to get to the writing in the early mornings this week. My writing day has been starting around eight or nine. But, I'm getting lots done. Hope y'all are too.
#71 - May 02, 2013, 05:23 AM
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Good morning, all! I heard back about that full. A very kind and encouraging rejection. Rats!

We're taking the kindergarten munchkins to a nature center this morning. Looking forward to a great time and new ideas!

Happy Day, everyone. I hope we all meet our writing goals.
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Ah, JFriday, rats to the R. I'm glad you have a fun morning planned to help lift your spirits. Good luck on the new Q's you'll send out!  :horse:

I finished this draft of my ms and will be sending it to my agent today. Now to start working on my outline for the next one.  :crossedfingers

Happy writing everyone!
#73 - May 03, 2013, 04:19 AM
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6:54 AM. Sorry about the R, JFriday :(

Vonna, I hope your agent drops everything and gets back to you Monday!

Still twiddling, so flush with success after mastering the finer points of  Scrivener, I have tackled the manual for the toy camera Santa brought me at Christmas. It's a point-and-shoot, known as the Toy Camera as opposed to the digital SLR I want someday. Printing out the manual would be a waste of toner and paper -- 280-some pages each about two paragraphs long -- so I'm slogging through it. But gee, if I didn't have a lifetime of SLR experience I'd wonder why the zoom feature has a T (for "telephoto") instead of a Z (for "zoom").

This actually IS a writer-related task because I like to use photos on my (currently dormant) blog and because I used to be a profeshunal picher-taker back in the day, I'm too snooty to use stock art.
#74 - May 03, 2013, 05:17 AM
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Thanks, Vonna and Anne. Coffee's on. Slept in, but now I'm ready for the day to start! Hope everyone has a productive day today - writing or otherwise.
#75 - May 04, 2013, 05:33 AM

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7 AM. Taking a few days off from checking in, folks.
#76 - May 04, 2013, 05:45 AM

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6:11 AM. Morning, everybody!
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Well, AnneB, as you can see, we all decided to take a few days off with you!
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Morning! Back to the grind!
#79 - May 08, 2013, 06:26 AM
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Morning, all!  Thanks for the days off, Anne -- LOL!  Our houseguests just left, so I'm back at it, too. :)
Happy writing, everyone!
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#80 - May 08, 2013, 07:32 AM
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Well, AnneB, as you can see, we all decided to take a few days off with you!

Yeah, I was wondering what was up with that. I'm not the boss of the thread, you know!
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6:31 AM. Too hot to sleep well last night. We're in that in-between time; too cool to turn on the A/C, too warm to get a good night's sleep without it.
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Good morning! Sorry you didn't sleep well, Anne. We've definitely got the a/c going here.

I couldn't get any work done yesterday morning because my house just felt too silent. I packed up my computer and went to a nice, noisy little cafe and finally made some progress on the new wip. Now that the muse has gotten a kick start, I can probably stay home to write today.
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Good morning, everyone! 5:58 Pacific...will try to get some revising done on picture books.  I hope everyone has a productive day -- and that sleep, coolness, and the hum of activity will be with you all!
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#84 - May 09, 2013, 06:17 AM
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Just 11:20 pm and I will probably be up another 3 or 4 hours.  I have had a bad sinus attack and cannot use my CPAP machine to sleep.  So I am spending most of my nights up and falling asleep when exhausted.  Unfortunately little writing getting done as I do it best between 6 and midnight.  :eyeballs:
#85 - May 09, 2013, 08:38 PM
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6:24 AM. Up. Tea's steeping. Oh, Liz, I'm so sorry to hear about the sinus issues. It's not fair; you have enough to deal with in your life right now. Vonna, the coffee shop down the street is where I often do my most productive work!
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It's not early, but I wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing. Liz, so sorry to hear you're not well. I hope that gets better soon.

I've taken a few days off from writing but I'm diving back in today. See what you started, Anne!

Hope everyone gets some writing done today - even Liz. :star2 :star2
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Happy weekend! I'm up, slogging through a new outline. We had a great rainstorm here last night and all the birds are going crazy-happy this morning. A lot of juicy bugs must have washed up.
#88 - May 11, 2013, 05:02 AM
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7:07 AM Central. Up half an hour or so, orange juice made, tea steeped, Morning Pages at the ready. After conversation with agent, starting Round 2 of revisions.
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Good morning at 6:40 PST!  It sounds like everyone is gearing up -- AnneB for revisions, Vonna for that juicy outline!
Struggling with narrative voice, here....onward!
Not much writing the rest of the weekend...more musing, methinks!
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#90 - May 11, 2013, 06:57 AM
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