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I am surprised at how good the new version of Shera on Netflix looks. First TV show to actually catch my interest since Luke Cage came out.

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Would anyone be interested in helping beta-read my novel?

It's a queer-friendly sci-fi book, set on solarpunk future world. A young scientist invents cool stuff, makes friends, has adventures, and overcomes trauma to help his planet deal with a political crisis.

I'd love to go through it 3-4 chapters at a time every few weeks, and get early feedback from #SFF / #queer readers.

If you're interested DM me. Boosting this is welcome. Thx!

#sciencefiction #scifi #lgbtq

I am, with some hesitation, starting to promote my books again.

I'm kind of scared to do this because I don't want to believe that I can take my writing seriously--I don't want to be hurt again when it's all a waste of time.

But I also believe in my work, and want to share it with people. And, frankly, need some income.

So that's what I'm doing. Fingers crossed it goes well.

Morning all.

Off to a good start this morning. A bit tired, but feeling better than I have in a while. Hopefully it sticks.

New psych yesterday was okay, no major flags and a few positive signs.

How are you doing?

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I filled in as much as I could think of off the top of my head--which admittedly wasn't much.

Now, each time I edit, when I come to something I need to make a decision on--most recently whether or not to hyphenate words where there there isn't agreement, like nonbinary or immunosuppresesd--I make the decision and add it to the style guide.

I keep the style guide open while I'm editing and/or proofreading to reference, so that my style is consistent throughout the book/blog/story/etc

I started with a word document and created headings for 'grammar' 'spelling' and 'formatting'. I'll probably need ot add more headings eventually, but so far those have been enough.

I created two-column tables for each heading. The first heading is for what I want to do, the second for an example.

So under grammar I wrote 'use oxford comma' in the first column, and an example in the second column.

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I cannot overemphasize how helpful it's been to put together my own style guide for formatting and editing my work.

Highly, highly recommend anyone who does for publication take the time to do the same.

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I didn’t really promote this properly the day I made it, but the other night I made a sort of soft drone EP. It’s not really like anything else I’ve done but I like it a lot.

It’s free/pay what you want.

heartsea.se/album/rest

#Music #MastoMusic #CreativeToots #Drone #Ambient #MusicProduction

I've said I'm doing editing this week. Really, I'm doing formatting.

I can deal with my writing being formatted every-which-way, indents, no indents, headings all messed up, this section double spaced that section single spaced, etc.... until I get to copyedits.

When it's time to copy edit all that drives me crazy, so i need to stop and format everything before I can do any editing.

Since I need to format before sending out to beta readers or publishing anyway, I don't figure it's a big deal.

Good morning all.

Another take-it-easy day, but better than yesterday.

Seeing a new psych this afternoon. Wish me luck!

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Who of you has a blog?

Retoot and reply with your blog, so we get a list of blogs. :)

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Morning all.

I can already tell that executive function is low today. Gonna need to take it easy. , right?

Don't forget to give yourself what you need today, okay? Whether it's a break, a shower, a good meal, or a kick in the ass