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Deb, looking good. If you keep the pace you'll have almost a week to read through and polish it. Nice =)

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Ok, so all my chickens are now laying in the secret not so secret hiding spot. :heMaybe because it is more private? All it is, is a blue rubber maid box with a bunch of shavings which I use if I need to quarantine quails. 

Nesting boxes even have golf balls in them, but I think I will staple some "curtains" onto them this weekend. Always something with those chickens....

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Deb, looking good. If you keep the pace you'll have almost a week to read through and polish it. Nice =)

I finished writing last night at 22,000 plus words.  The stats say I will be done before Thanks giving.

 

Polishing will take a year.  The idea is to slam the book down as fast as you can without "Rethinking"  and at the end you make a promise to edit it. 

 

there are some areas that may go into character study but mostly Its turning out well as a backbone.  When you submitt your story for verification of word count It gets randomly jumbled...  So they NEVER see your story as you wrote it.

 

There is a purpose with the writing.  Its promoting the idea that you can write a novel... even a bad novel is an extreme learning experience.

 

In the book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King  he writes that there are three phases he goes through in novel writing.  Closed door Draft.  NO one sees the first draft.  Then the Open Door draft where you let family and friends read and offer suggestions where you get your attaboys or girls and flat out "What were you thinkings"   then you send it to an editor who will be merciless. 

 

You pay the editor per word.  Unless you have friends in the field who have offered.     Mee mee...  I have two friends who are college professors One teaches writing the other has published and has her own editor.

 

The movie The Martian, big box office seller here still, was originally written on line and self published.  The guy did it a few pages at a  time on a blog and there were thousands of comments and posts and rants while he was writing it.  But it was immensely popular so popular that his fans recommended he get it published for real.   So he did 

 

My goal is to publish through amazon either book and hope to sell a few.  My friend wrote a children's book and published on Amazon its on the age level of a Stewart Little.   Either to be read by an adult to a child or by an older child.

 

Before I do any of my own editing I need a refresher course in grammar and spelling.  For instance...  I am of the habit of using ellipses....  Three little dots that i have begun to use in many cases in the place of commas...   Its a bad habit.  But one that I started using when I first went on line.

 

I am working on it.  typing fast helps.

 

there are parts of my style that some people feel are odd.   I kind of reverse the order of thought...  I am working on that

 

So we will see what we will see on the finished product.

 

deb

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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post #22044 of 27140
well looks like we'll be having rabbits for dinner in the future. I have a chance at 3 does, 1 is bred and the others are open. she's going to be bringing them to me Saturday. I think I'm going to get 2 but may get all 3 if I have the space.

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Ducks I raise: Snowy calls, Anconas, Mandarins
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, cuckoo, and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl)
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/minihorse927-swaps-page


NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls, Anconas, Mandarins
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, cuckoo, and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl)
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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Lol BC

Anyone use a store bought heated nipple waterer? I don't want to build one... Just looking for a recomendation.
If love is a labor I'll slave till the end
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Mini, aren't you trying to downsize? wink.png

Hen, fancy stuff busts around here. So, never tried those.
Alaskan

Crawling about in the season of drifts of snow, buckets of ice, freezing cold, getting darker every minute, and way crazier than usual.
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Crawling about in the season of drifts of snow, buckets of ice, freezing cold, getting darker every minute, and way crazier than usual.
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Deb, yeah, ellipses don't really belong in written text. Unless you're... writing... Christopher Walken's lines.

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Mini, aren't you trying to downsize? wink.png

Hen, fancy stuff busts around here. So, never tried those.

LOL, just what I was thinking. At least rabbits won't need a whole bunch of water hauled each day nor are they nearly as messy :D

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well looks like we'll be having rabbits for dinner in the future. I have a chance at 3 does, 1 is bred and the others are open. she's going to be bringing them to me Saturday. I think I'm going to get 2 but may get all 3 if I have the space.

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Mini, aren't you trying to downsize? wink.png

Hen, fancy stuff busts around here. So, never tried those.

X2

And with a fractured/torn ligaments in ankle... lady, you are crazy as me... gig.gif
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post #22050 of 27140
Yeah looks like the nipples just freeze anyway... Crap
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