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Rainy days, Puddles and dopplegangers

Yesterday's GSHW meeting went very well.  Our guest, Ty Drago (author of the upcoming MG novel, The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses (Jabberwocky, Spring 2011) and owner of Allegory e-zine) was informative and entertaining.  Despite the terrible weather, a good number of people turned out to hear his talk.

I made some new friends, which is always fun, and got to meet the delightful abennettstrong for the first time, which was great.

The journey home after the post meeting nosh (and subsequent critique session) was awful, but the meeting was worth it.

Puddle update.
If you haven't already entered, there's still time to throw your two best short story and/or flash fiction titles into the ring for a chance to win one of this year's Meager Puddle of Light Awards for Best title
 If you'd like to take part, please enter by 11:59 on Tuesday, March 16th.


"Okay, so I get the rainy days and Puddles reference, but why's 'dopplegangers' in the title?" I hear you ask.

Well, I'll tell you.  I've found another blogger who calls his journal 'An Englishman in New Jersey'.

"Who is this upstart?" you wonder. 

His name is Graham GudginHis journal is over at blogspot.com, and don't be so mean, he's a perfectly nice fellow.  He started his journal a few weeks after I started mine.  After recovering from the shock of discovering there were two English chaps living in the same state (what are the odds of that happening )  we've emailed back and forth a few times.  His journal is mostly about things back home in jolly old England, so if you've a mind to find out more about life across the pond, Graham's blog is a great place to start.


That's it from me, now I have to figure out what to do about the tree which got blown over in our front yard yesterday.

How about you?

How's your weekend going?

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ex_naomi_ja
Mar. 14th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
I'm at work :( And I didn't get home from a gig last night until 12.30 today, lol.
jongibbs
Mar. 14th, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC)
Ouch! Try not to fall asleep ;)
jl_johnson
Mar. 14th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
I watched Paranormal Activity last night, scared the pants off me and now I'm imagining things.

Plus I'm working on two short stories. I think one is going to be a flash peice. Never wrote flash before.
jongibbs
Mar. 14th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
Flash is fun :)
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stone_bitch
Mar. 14th, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
Rough over here. Six year old has had an ear infection since friday and it's been hell for her. We've been up and down the last two nights and now with the dalight savings change... ugh!

I plan on catching up on my sleep when she's in college. ;P

Edited at 2010-03-14 03:49 pm (UTC)
jongibbs
Mar. 14th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
Oh dear, I hope your daughter feels better soon.
phoenixfirewolf
Mar. 14th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
not to bad thanks. Glad the talk went well. I had a great trail ride, running a RPG today. Oh, my washer might be done for, but... such is life.
jongibbs
Mar. 14th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
Just riding, no writing in the saddle this time? :P
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debikm
Mar. 14th, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
It sounds like a great time was had by all. I may have to check out the Upstart's page. ;-)
Too bad we aren't in closer proximity. DH has a chainsaw and we have a fireplace.;-)
jongibbs
Mar. 14th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
His wife did a post about pantomimes a while back. i don't think you have those over here, but they're great fun :)
snapes_angel
Mar. 14th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Then again, there's Dopplergangers, red- or blue-shifted copies... No wondering, depending on the shift, if they're coming or going, right?
jongibbs
Mar. 14th, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
Graham isn't coming or going, he's posting :)
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tracy_d74
Mar. 14th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
I went to the movies yesterday. Wrote on The Collector. Went to Borders to buy more books . . . like I need anymore of those and what else happened. OH!!! Terri (bogwitch64) called to tell me she's getting published. I did a happy dance in Borders. I hope they don't You Tube it. :)
jongibbs
Mar. 14th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
I only just read your comment (I'm behind on my flist this weekend - still yesterday morning). That's fantastic news! And I'm pretty stoked about Terri's book news too ;)
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bogwitch64
Mar. 14th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
Gadzooks, the hubs and I drove back and forth from Suffern (NY) last night in that horrendous rain. It was really, really bad. Yuck. But we had a great time.

Hmmm...what went on with me this weekend??? Hmmm...uh, oh yeah--I sold a book!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! :)
karen_w_newton
Mar. 14th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! I will check your blog for more details.
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karen_w_newton
Mar. 14th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
Having a good weekend (not as good as bogwitch64!). Went for a wonderful dim sum lunch with friends yesterday and a great St. Patrick's day party last night. Just installed Skype so I talked to my daughter today. Hope to work on a short story later.
jongibbs
Mar. 14th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
Although I'm three-eighths Irish, I've always thought of myself as English, so we've never celebrated St. Patrick's Day, but I'm glad you had a good time :)
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abennettstrong
Mar. 14th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
Delightful? I'm blushing!

It was great to meet you and to make new friends. The meeting was terrific, I must agree.

Hugs on the tree.

As for how my weekend's going -- not as well as bogwitch64's, but I did find a short story acceptance in this morning's e-mail.
jongibbs
Mar. 14th, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! That's excellent, Erin :)

Which story did you sell and to whom?
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jongibbs
Mar. 15th, 2010 09:59 am (UTC)
Have you been in touch with her?
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jongibbs
Mar. 15th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
And to you, MG :)
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