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BIG NEWS! PART OF A WRITING GROUP! WEIGHT LOSS!

Hello Blog reading family,

I've got some exciting news! I'm now writing under a writing group. This is awesome. I'm so excited. It's the Wuraola Writing Group. www.wuraola.co.uk So excited about this. It's all coming together in some sort of way.

Other news

I'm on a fitness plan. Going to the gym five times a week. No it isn't that deep as I only do a twenty minute walk-run...But I hit 1-1.5km which is good for me. I've also looked into my eating. So a bit boring for now, no cake. Yes, no CAKE....but I was feeling terrible. I felt and looked fat. That is totally different from being fat. I've been fat for a long time but never felt fat not did I look fat in my eyes.

Also I had problems due to the weight. So I looked into my weight scale and found I was edging on morbidly obese. I am currently on the wrong end of the obese scale so I want to come down to overweight. I need to lost about 20 pounds for that. Yes, to move from obese to overweight I need…

Thinking of stopping the blog. Do you read it?

Hello Everyone

Does anyone actually read my blog?

Do you?

Comment so I can know.

Otherwise I shall move one...

Weekly Journal: Decided to be a proper writer, enrolled on a Curtis Brown Creative writing course, Self Publishing Writing Business Plan.

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Dear Blog reading Family and Friends,

Awful week last week. Really awful. So I had a good thing about going forward. I had to reflect and came to the conclusion that I had to think long term about what I wanted to do. Now I'm not a longer term thinker but at time I need to. I hit a certain age and just started living in the now. But fuck me, last week was hell.

I've decided to try thing writing gig and see where it goes. Like when I started in my career I was full of ideas, and innovation but in real life people expect you tow the line. Dance to the piper's tune.  Jump to the puppet master's string. Folks expect you to fall into line and do as you as told. Fine. I can do that but at that point a career becomes a job.

Self publishing business plan. 

I'm drafting up a self-publishing business plan, which is just a rough draft. I've got a rough three-five year plan. This year is just the base year, where I'm setting up. In Year 1, I expect to hit a loss, same…

Book Review: A Virgil Flowers Novel By John Sanford.

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I tried. Three times. I even read the end hoping to intrigue me. Then I tried again. Nah. Couldn't do it. However, if you love sharp writing, an excellent voice with a good sense of wit and humour, this book is for you. John Sanford is a good writer it's just I wasn't into this. Sometimes that happens.

I just thought the plot the was given away in the first three chapters and so I lost interest. The plot was given away in the back of the book, and then more in the first three chapters. I made no connections with the character. Perhaps I wasn't in the mood. Who cares? I didn't so I didn't read the rest.

Still available for Amazon if you fancy a sample read.

https://www.amazon.com/Deadline-Virgil-Flowers-John-Sandford/dp/0425275183/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_pdt_img_top?ie=UTF8
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Weekly Journal - writing, watched Black Panther - EXCELLENT MOVIE

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Dear Internet Family and Friends,

I've written two posts abut decided not to post them. They didn't seem appropriate. One was about my experience of parts of the novel writing. I was a bit disillusioned with the process and at a cross roads. Another was commenting on the sexual harassment and Oxfam.  I also wanted to cover Mo'Nique but you know what guys? I don't really know what to say. I have opinions but it's not my things. It's stuff I share off line over a lunch with my colleagues or with real life family. Social commentary isn't my thing especially when my opinion is based on some various reports from others.

The above is an image I made, I still need more practice. This graphic designs thing is hard. There is a lot of work to do with fonts types and being precise. I found myself using a calculator to get the measurements right. I also can't seem to find the right pictures or images of models facing the right way. I understand why many do photosh…

Week ending 18th February 2018: Got a bad cold, lost some weight, still writing.

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Hey everyone.

Hope you all had a good week.

Yes this is just another photoshop practice project. It's not quite there yet, but I'm practicing, and practicing and  practicing. So still looking amateurish. I'm just going to stick to what my teacher said - keep it simple.

I've been ill - knocked down with a cold so not much going on. I've not gone out much, and doubt I will next week otherwise I'd probably get another cold.

I've lost a 2lb this week, which I put down to making my own lunches, rather than eating out. I have more control over the stuff that goes into my food.

The writing is still going well, though I had to prioritise one course over the other. Next I need to start thinking of my marketing plan. I've got some stories I can release form my course and see how those fare.

The photoshop classes are great, but I need to keep it simple. I'm just experimenting with these results, but I'll have to get more focus and not try and run before I…

My week ending 11 Feb - writing courses, photoshop, beta-reading novel, preparing to self publish....

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Hey Everyone,

Hope you've all had a good week!  I found I've taken on too much so some of my plans are on the back burner. I also got run down with a bug. I don't know what's a cold or flu or bug.

Week's catch up.

Work is cool, so much laugher though there is lots to do. It's taking some getting used it. First it's nothing, then full throttle ahead.

My ergonomic mouse packed up so I'm using my non-dominant mouse hand, and that's swollen. All I can say its the last time I buy something off a reseller on Amazon. They weren't bad, but it's just now they have referred me to the manufacturer in the USA. I'm in the UK for crying out load. All I can say is always check the warranty on electronics and who take responsibility.  It wasn't a cheap mouse, it cost about $150 or £100. So not happy.

Writing classes

Going well but hard work. The proof is keeping up the momentum. I'm doing the Faber short courses and currently doing two at the mom…