Good morning, friends and fans!
Welcome to another “Peek Into My Week”, a behind the scenes look into the (I hope) interesting events occurring in my daily life!
June 07, 2021.
For the most part, my weeks are the usual ensemble of dreary routine events – work, book marketing, tinkering on Dolly (my 1962 Beetle and daily transport), arguing with my wife about dinner, tripping over cats and rearranging the furniture – but just occasionally something interesting happens, interesting enough to want to tell someone about!
Here then, for your enjoyment, is my recollection of noteworthy events in my past week!
I added more words to “Sentinel“, book 4 in the Galaxii Series! I’ve been doing so well on this project in fact, that I reached something of a landmark – 51,282 words – which surpassed the 51,275 words that made up “Dead Beckoning“, book 3 of the series!
In celebration of the above landmark, I made a new video for my “Author’s Vlog” channel on YouTube:
Progress On “Sentinel”
On Tuesday I varied it a little by working on the next Panic! Horror In Space book, “The Song Of The Drillipede”. I find that changing subjects like this really helps to prevent writer’s block.
Next, we come to the topic of blocking people on Facebook. Having spent quite a lot of time arguing and debating – and showing up people for their gullibility, stupidity (and in some cases, sheer malice) on that app, these days to preserve my peace of mind I simply block the idiots. So, if people add me as a ‘friend’ and posts they share promoting homophobia, transphobia, racism or peddling conspiracy theory rubbish, I simply block them. Of course, there are the exceptions… it’s difficult to block some people you actually know or have to maintain relations with in real life – your boss for example (although I’d generally advise people to NEVER be ‘friends’ with your boss or supervisor on Facebook – it just makes things weird… and dangerous!).
That aside – have you ever had a ‘friend’ on that awful ubiquitous anti-social media platform that keeps sharing rubbish conspiracy theory crap – and for some reason (possibly because blocking them would cause awkward pauses around the dinner table at some point) you don’t block them? I have several of those – but (looking on the bright side here) they provide me with so many more other people making or sharing the original posts – or commenting to agree with them! I have quite a few actually! Geeeeez!
Newsletter For June
I also posted my latest newsletter for June on Tuesday.
Easy DIY Article On Sewing Machine Revamp
I posted my article on the revamp I carried out recently of the Singer sewing table I told you about – with pictures! You can read it here.
June 2021 is LGBT+ Pride Month and I also changed my Facebrick profile pic to reflect solidarity with LGBT+ people around the world who are far less fortunate (and far less safe) than I.
Another Word-Count Milestone For “Sentinel”!
In another new milestone for Galaxii, “Sentinel” the new 4th book in the series passed the word-count of Book 2, “Demonspawn” at 52606 words! I’m really happy with how this story is going thus far and I can’t wait to share it with you!
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