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: Shane side-eye.

: I did a thingumy using a wotsit for Spotify.

: NaNoWriMo. 1,113 today and 50,127 total. πŸ’»πŸ“šπŸ“πŸ₯‡

: Decided to disable cross posting from here.

: Tidied up my writing area a little today. πŸ’»πŸ“šπŸ“

: NaNoWriMo. 1,548 today. 49,014 total. πŸ’»πŸ“πŸ“š

: NaNoWriMo. 1,199 today. 47,466 total. πŸ“πŸ“šπŸ’»

: I need to refine my social media usage. MicroBlog, Mastodon, Twitter, Insta, FB… Apps I’ve …

: Today, technology has conspired against me. Tomorrow, I shall be its master again.

: OK techy people, I think it’s my external hard-drive that’s the issue. In the age of storage clouds …

: My MacBook is playing up again. Oh dear, hopefully it’s nothing too serious. Running diagnostics …

: Dude thinks he’s a terrier or something. Big lummox.

: NaNoWriMo. 1,226 today and 46,267 total. πŸ“šπŸ“πŸ’»

: I’m having a little tinker with Aeon Timeline 3. Had the app for a while, but didn’t dive too deeply …

: NaNoWriMo. 1,493 today and 45,041 total. πŸ’»πŸ“πŸ“š

: NaNoWriMo. 1,199 today and 43,548 total. πŸ’»πŸ“šπŸ“

: NaNoWriMo. 1,289 today and 42,349 total. πŸ“πŸ’»πŸ“š

: NaNoWriMoβ€”Week Three.

: NaNoWriMo. 1,607 today and 41,060 total. πŸ“šπŸ’»πŸ“

: I still think those β€˜Magic Eye’ pictures from the β€˜90s were a scam.

: NaNoWriMo. 1600(ish) today. 39,453 total. πŸ“πŸ’»πŸ“š

: Accidentally killed off the human race and welcomed humans mk II in my NaNo draft. I think I might …

: Went about as well as I anticipated. Scalded my paw trying to switch a nozzle.

: If anyone sees a mushroom cloud over Ireland, I’m about to fire up a steam cleaner for the first …

: Had a delightful breakthrough when writing just now. Total brain fart initially, then pretty much …

: NaNoWriMo. 1,669 today and 37,795 total. πŸ“šπŸ’»πŸ“

: I’m waiting for a delivery. Time has stopped in my little bubble.

: I’m wearing a hat with a bobble and I’m off on the school run. Wish me luck.

: NaMoWriMo. 1,511 today. 36,126 total. πŸ“πŸ’»πŸ“š

: Had a lazy day with NaNo, but plenty behind me and a long-day at home tomorrow.

: NaNoWriMo. 445 today and 34,616 total. πŸ“šπŸ’»πŸ“

: NaMoWriMo. 2,632 today and 34,167 total. πŸ’»πŸ“πŸ“š

: 🎢Wonder if you know the score, it’s just the touch of your pawβ€¦πŸŽΆ πŸ•

: NaMoWriMo. 1,521 today and 31,539 total. πŸ“šπŸ’»πŸ“

: Just received my first agent rejection. Am I a proper writer, now?

: NaNoWriMo - Week Two.

: NaMoWriMo. 2,229 today and 30,018 in total. πŸ“πŸ’»πŸ“š

: NaNoWriMo. 1,519 today and 27,785 total. πŸ“šπŸ’»πŸ“

: NaMoWriMo. 1,265 today. 26,266 total. πŸ’»πŸ“πŸ“š

: NaNoWriMo. 3,318 today and 25,003 total. The half-way to 50,000 point!πŸ’»πŸ“πŸ“š

: NaNoWriMo. 1,477 today and 21,683 in total. πŸ“šπŸ’»πŸ“

: My MacBook, having been fine at 1:30pm, reset to 2020 and the settings/apps I had then. It was …

: Hello! We are Shane Bum Cushion, are you ready to ROCK!?

: So Stephen Fry closing his Twitter account and joining Mastodon seems like quite the seismic shift.

: NaNoWriMo. 2,874 today and 20,206 total. πŸ“šπŸ’»πŸ“

: Not guilty.

: Is it appropriate to laugh at your own jokes while writing? #NaNoWriMo πŸ“šπŸ’»πŸ“

: NaNoWriMo. 2,354 today and 17,359 in total. πŸ“šπŸ’»πŸ“

: I know I’m late to the party, but β€˜She-Hulk’ is one of the best things I’ve seen in ages. Hilarious …

: I know I’m late to the party, but β€˜She-Hulk’ is one of the best things I’ve seen in ages.

: open.spotify.com

: NaNoWriMo Week One.

: NaNoWriMo. 1,853 today and 15,005 in total. πŸ“šπŸ’»πŸ“

: Hoping to break the 15,000 word mark on NaNo today and will try and blog about my first week.

: NaNoWriMo. 2,315 today. 13,152 total. πŸ’»πŸ“πŸ“š

: I’ve been socialising, like a big boy. Spent a couple of hours there until my cup of sociability …

: NaNoWriMo. 2,921 today. 10,839 total. πŸ“πŸ’»πŸ“š

: NaNoWriMo. 2,583 words today and 7,919 in total. πŸ’»πŸ“πŸ“š

: 5,336 words total, 2,949 words today for NaNoWriMo. πŸ’»πŸ“πŸ“š

: That weather. Ugh!

: Elon Musk trying to haggle with Stephen King over King’s refusal to pay for verification is …

: First day of NaNoWriMo. 2383 words. πŸ“πŸ’»πŸ“š

: So then, I’ve just sent my children’s story off to my first choice agent. A massive step for me, …

: Can anyone please tell me in simple terms what ActivityPub is and how it would effect my MicroBlog …

: Further to my blog post, I’ve spent the day planning scenes in Scrivener for NaNoWriMo. …

: NaNoWriMo.

: I’ve sent a few request on the NaNoWriMo site to those I can find from here. The search function is …

: 94th minute winner to stay top? Well done Burnley!

: The weather suggests that it’s a day for watching the footy, doing a bit of writing and prep for …

: Currently Reading: Thief Of Time by Terry Pratchett πŸ“š

: Trying to get my writing space decluttered ahead of NaNoWriMo. πŸ’»πŸ“

: The mighty Burnley F.C. coming back from 2-0 down at half-time to win 4-2. 😍

: I’ve deleted my habit tracker, I think it does more harm than help in the long run.

: I’m in the market for a new iPad having sold my Pro last year. Does anyone have experience of the …

: I’m still trying to work out how I can integrate this wonderful place with my other social media …

: Mischief. πŸ•

: 🎢We’re a furry family, we’re a furry family, we’re a furry family, me and my doggies.πŸŽΆπŸ•

: My dogs posing like a Tears For Fears album cover. πŸ•

: Shane needs a trim. πŸ•

: Drafting and drafting again. At the end of the month I’m going to send my children’s story off to …

: And lovely Leela.

: My boy Shane. πŸ•

: Here I am, once again trying to consolidate all my notes and ideas into one place. I wish I was more …

: open.spotify.com

: Hopping between Ulysses and Scrivener like an indecisive idiot. Pick one, Benjamin. Love it and …

: The lake was glass this morning, not a ripple. I’m back home now, but has a lovely time.

: Some more photos from Kylemore Abbey, Connemara.

: Finished reading: Midnight (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 11) by Derek Landy πŸ“š

: As bedroom views go, it’s not bad is it? Love this part of the world, such a lovely break.

: Finished Reading: Resurrection (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 10) by Derek Landy πŸ“š

: I was being grumpy in the kitchen and my Google Hub Max remarked β€˜Good Morning Sunshine!’ Less sass, …

: Going to spend an hour or so today decluttering apps.

: Waiting desperately for the rain and thunder to come in so my brain gets rid of this fuzziness.

: Anyway, the mighty Burnley F.C. kick-off at 8pm on telly - so I’ll have a few alcohol-free beers and …

: The quest to hone my productivity apps to the fewest possible is never-ending. Another pretty app …

: Last night I learned that just because a boy dog has been neutered doesn’t mean they have no …

: Seeing as I’m back; our new doggie, Shane the lurcher, is settling in well after a few dodgy weeks. …

: I’ve been having a β€˜social-media break’ and, unsurprisingly, have found that I’ve not missed …

: I have a pocket-full of doggy treats and I’m ready to kick some bottom. πŸ•

: I’ve been paying a sub for this wonderful place for ages and not actually using it. Hope everyone is …

: Had a bit of a crisis of confidence with my writing of late, but received word that I’ve been …

: More of Leela and I after our run this morning. πŸ•πŸƒπŸ»

: A few photos of Lady Leela Doggington after our run. πŸƒπŸ»πŸ•

: Trying to get some kind of routine going again for writing, running, gardening and - quite basically …

: I, unashamedly, adore this song. Better Best Forgotten - Steps

: What a song! Don’t Worry Baby

: Oh, ABBA. Brilliant new songs. 😍🎢

: Waiting patiently on the ABBA announcement. 🎢

: Oh, procrastination is kicking my arse at the moment. πŸ“

: I’ve been teetotal for around seven years now. This is my first time trying this, and it really does …

: Still dipping my toe into Obsidian, may well go for a nice paddle next week. Although it still …

: Another run up the mountain with my best friend. πŸ•πŸƒπŸ»

: Leonard Cohen does synth-pop. Leonard Cohen - First we Take Manhattan

: I think I’m going to spend a few hours decluttering all the productivity apps I have on all my …

: Here’s me looking like a proper writer, with moody setting in the background.

: I had a bit of time away on a writer’s retreat in beautiful Connemara this weekend. πŸ“πŸ“·

: I forgot to have a nap today.

: 20 years married today. I’m a lucky man.

: I sat on my reading glasses yesterday. Might be time for that bit of rope that keeps it around my …

: The β€˜Freedom Day’ footage of maskless people jammed shoulder to shoulder in clubs is absolutely …

: Am I too late to mention how warm it is?

: A gorgeous synthy song. Heaven Opened

: Obsidian mobile has been officially released. I was put off by how complicated it seems, but will …

: Had an incredibly soggy run with my dog this morning. πŸ•πŸƒπŸ»

: I’ve been eating terribly this week and my stomach is in bits. Even a vegetarian diet can be …

: Decided not to renew Hey email. I’ve actually found it a pretty decent app to use and love what they …

: I’m going through some subscriptions and cancelling them to save money, like a real grown up.

: So then? Will this be the week when I finally get that writing routine in place? No school runs, …

: If anyone wants me, I’ll be rehydrating a coir block. 🌱

: Well, I got up early and did some yoga. Blimey, I’m stiff and crackly again; but, it has to be said, …

: I think I’m going to start up my yoga practice again next week. Haven’t done it for ages and can …

: Went out for a first proper β€˜take-out/sit-outside’ coffee in months and it was an abysmal cup of …

: I’ve fallen out with my dog. We’ve had a cuddle and kiss, but there’s still an uneasy atmosphere. …

: To be honest, eating snacks and having an early night is pretty much my default setting.

: My wife is away for the night on a well-earned beak with friends. I’m planning on eating snacks and …

: Trying to get my fitness levels back up to speed again. Another lovely run with Leela the dog up the …

: I’ve had my running gear on all day, but I have not run.

: Had a little wander in the garden today, seeing as it’s a nice day. As with every year, the garden …

: We have a lot of work going on in the house and grounds at the moment, it’s been incredibly noisy so …

: Second vaccination done and, aside from a sore arm, I feel grand.

: Time to make the most of the weather and do a bit of work in the overgrown veg patch. 🌱

: This unpredictable weather is incredibly predictable. Every spring it knocks me for six, summery …

: Gary Numan nails it again. Great to hear him crafting confident and great sounding material again. …

: I’ve got an oil diffuser on the go and have just demolished a vegan pizza. I am a happy hippy. πŸŒ±πŸ•

: One can’t be glum while listening to Sparks. open.spotify.com/track/6TF…

: β€˜There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.’ However I am NOT going out in that.

: Gorgeous day in which I ran with my dog, did some gardening, and ate a doughnut. πŸ©πŸ•πŸƒπŸ»

: Leela was in mischievous form during our 5km this morning. πŸƒπŸ»πŸ•

: Currently Reading: Diggers (The Bromeliad Trilogy) by Terry Pratchett πŸ“š I listened to the audiobook …

: Finished reading: The Last Bear by Hannah Gold πŸ“š

: Haircut day!

: Finished reading: The Hitchhikers’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams πŸ“š I’ve read …

: Made an incredibly tasty vegan keema aloo, recipe by Bosh!🌱πŸ₯”πŸ₯˜

: Most productive run with my dog for months. πŸ•πŸƒπŸ»

: Currently reading: The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams πŸ“š Re-reading the …

: Battling Procrastination and Fear.πŸ“

: Absolutely soaked to the skin. πŸ•πŸƒπŸ»

: I need to desperately declutter my living space, my writing space and my digital apps. Everything is …

: Sun’s out, but it’s nippy. Loads of gardening to do, but content in procrastination at the moment.

: Passed the business end of the horrid cold and have done some gardening.

: I’ve got a rotten cold and am craving something spicy.

: I have a rotten cold.

: I had washing on the line, it started raining, so I ran out to retrieve the washing and now it’s …

: Took my dog for her yearly vaccination and was told she’s a lovely, well-behaved, girl. πŸ•πŸ˜

: A great run/walk with my dog to start the day, a superb Burnley performance to lift my mood higher, …

: Sunday up the Mountain.

: Maincrop spuds in. 🌱πŸ₯”

: The garden beckons. Potatoes to plant, seeds to sow, weeds to eradicate, dreams to dream. 🌱

: Shoes and dog. πŸ•

: Trying a new (to me) alcohol free wine. Probably the closest to proper wine I’ve drank - which is a …

: The brighter days don’t half make me happy.

: Loving the Ulysses integration.

: The Four Squirrels of Procrastination.πŸ“

: Slowly building our fitness levels. πŸ•πŸƒ

: I was, apparently, making a sound like a startled sloth as I slept last night.

: About to go for another 5km run with Leela the dog.

: Battled with a backed-up septic tank, put clean sheets on the bed and ate a vegan pizza. I’m a …

: Leela the Dog.