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Young(ish), free and most definitely single. (Thank you for your time and effort, but no thank you.) Live south UK and work evening shifts, something which plays havoc with my writing.

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  • 176 weeks

    Hi there.

    First off, apologies for the long wait for an update. Ever since I got promoted I have had to do a lot more 'adulting'. Just about got a handle on it and the 'imposter syndrome' was starting to fade when they go a promote me again! (Seriously? What the heck are 'upstairs' smoking... and can I have some?)

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  • 206 weeks
    Next chapter now at editor's

    Next chapter, Deterrent (part 2), has now been passed to my editor. Or perhaps 'unleashed upon' would be a better terminology.

    Yes, I agree it has been a (too) long time.

    I claim NO major crisis or drama in my life to account for it. Just life itself ticking-over, inexorably dragging me, kicking-and-screaming, towards being a responsible, mature, grown-up adult.

    ...whimpering sounds...

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  • 228 weeks
    Next Chapter soon.

    The next chapter, Deterrent - Part 1, has now been submitted to my editor... for the second time. He (quite rightly) pointed out something the first time, something that was basically 'well that's all a little too convenient', so off I went to sort that out.

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  • 248 weeks
    Still Alive

    Just thought I’d drop a quick blog to state that: No I’m not dead... and neither is this story.

    The next chapter is coming along, just more slowly than I hoped, but it is coming together.

    No major drama going on here, it’s just xmas, mum is down with us right now and the longer working hours mean less free time during the working week.

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  • 258 weeks
    Chapter will be published Monday

    I haven't heard back from my editor yet, which is highly unusual. Normally a day or two, three at most.

    While I am hesitant to release the chapter with proper editing, I will publish it Monday. Keeping everyone waiting any longer than that is just getting/has already got silly.

    So, I will go through it one more time myself looking for errors.

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Status update · 9:32am Sep 14th, 2016

Right. I've mostly gotten used to night shift now. Learning new stuff... and learning the 'correct' ways to do old things :twilightoops:

Been ups, and a few downs, being charge of people and a machine - seriously, at times beating my head against a brick wall would have been:
(a) more productive
(b) slightly more fun

On the home front, my PC's CPU cooling fan has packed up, so that accelerated my plans on spending (way-too-much) on an ultrabook. Yes I know CPU fans are dirt cheap these days, I just needed an excuse. Got a bit of carpel tunnel in my wrist, there's not enough beer/coffee in and I'm still waking up way too early in the morning - really need some blackout curtains.

But mostly, I'm doing okay.

And now onto what you are waiting for - the status of the chapter :raritywink:

The chapter is 'mostly' done (stop me if you've heard this before) just working on one scene.

I had plans, such good plans, and then I started writing.

I believe the quote is: No plan survives first contact with the enemy - or in my case, the keyboard.

The chapter -IS- coming, it's just having the time when I'm 'compos mentis' enough.

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Soooo... how's the chapter been shaping up in the fortnight since this last blog post?


Final read through tomorrow before I post it to editor. This weekend it IS going to Greynoise for editing no matter what! I will post a blog when I do that.

Ugh, work is manic atm. Understaffed, overworked etc... So I've been doing overtime!

11 hour shifts kinda takes it outta you let me tell you. At least it will help pay for the new laptop as I'm paid by the hour.

New laptop get? Cool

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