Blog post: Progress

petefordwriter.com/2018/05/26/progress/

Forecastfox icon in my browser is saying it's -1° outside.

[checks settings to see if that's Fahrenheit or Centigrade]

That's -1°F. Holy carp.

Day Job done. Now I have a four day weekend, so tomorrow it's back to writing, one way or another. For now, though, I have choices: Sherlock, or Westworld? Taco Bell or Arby's? Alan Wake or World of Warcraft? These things need answers.

I've been thinking about a story idea I really like but even after three or four weeks of thinking it's still incredibly vague. I have a good idea of the structure and I know the premise (because that's where I started), but I have no characters. I don't even know when and where the story takes place yet. It's infuriating and frustrating, and yet at the same time I still think it's one of the best ideas I've had. I need coffee then I'm off to bang my head against a wall some more.

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Is anyone on here experienced with #Braille? I have a question I need to ask about a handmade gift that I'm commissioning soon for the person I'd usually ask about these things. Preferably looking for someone who uses Braille regularly. Please boost.

No , no blogging, minimal tooting for the next few days... too much housework to be done to get the place decent for Thanksgiving visitors. Normalcy will resume once it's all over, and then I might get some R&R. (I'm technically on vacation this week, but as usual with holidays it's going to be several days' toil. *sigh*)

The short story idea I had earlier has been scribbled in my notebook, safe and sound for when I have time to do something with it. So now it's not rattling around my head. Blog post might or might not happen today; after eleven hours of day job, I'm fair whacked.

Kate and I just watched Split. If McAvoy doesn't get an award for that performance there's no justice.

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Hello. Remember, everybody, you're cool and you can do amazing things. High-five yourself. Forgive yourself. Be awesome to yourself.

okay bye gotta get back to this book

Reply from Wordpress support:

Yep, that would be good. Be aware that for core sharing in WordPress.COM is delivered by the Jetpack - Publicize plugin (already included in all WordPress.COM hosted sites). I guess once Mastodon has gained the popularity of it's counterparts (and it's growing steadily: mnm.social/ ) it will be considered for inclusion. I think there are already plugins for the WordPress.ORG hosted sites.

(Well, except for that one. And this one. Now back to work.)

Day job is keeping me so swamped today that I'm not getting time to even *look* at any social media - let alone engage. Yeesh.

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Some quick facts about me:
- I am a #writer of #books
- I dispense dubious #writingadvice
- I also dispense #bees out of my faceholes
- donuts filled with stuff or GTFO
- I run the blog #terribleminds
- I killed a man in Reno for his #netflixpassword
- I hear ducks
- I ruined #StarWars
- my latest book features a short treatise on #elkmasturbation
- tonight my 6-year-old said that to escape bad guys he would PEEL OFF HIS SKIN so that he LOOKED HUMAN the he'd EAT THEM holy shit what the fuck

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