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  2. Hmmm, so I was looking at this discussion of eating lunch and losing your own car keys So, I have these questions on how you got a driver's license? You probably only filled out half of the test, telling the DMV, that you will finish it up on the next visit (cliffhanger) With spectacles the size and thickness you are wearing, I doubt you could see 2 inches in front of you. Maybe the reason you don't see a cliffhanger when you write it.
  3. I'm actually trying for this Christmas, but I'm getting some annoying and disruptive obstruction from my calendar, which has recently, and inexplicably, taken to telling me that this month is September. I am, however, trying. I need to write about 3 more chapters to finish it, then go back and make certain all the details and clues fit, etc, which will require a few changes (hence why most team members have not seen it yet - I need to make some changes to early chapters, and I don't know all of what they are yet). It has a mystery component (kind of akin to a detective novel), so there are things the reader needs to be able to figure out based on clues in the story (or, they can just read along if they prefer, but it's my job to make sure the option is there). Oh, and of course, I need to go through it with an incredibly fine-toothed comb to make absolutely certain that there's not even the slightest hint of a cliffhanger, or any tension at all, in it. I can't remember if I've mentioned the title yet - it's Going Sideways. Apropos of nothing at all, I see that the Urban Dictionary defines that phrase as; "Used to describe when a tense situation, usually an operation of some kind, suffers a catastrophic breakdown and devolves into near-chaos, usually requiring violence and/or aggression to restore order."
  4. Car keys are sometimes called another name; "lunch". This perhaps explains why I often can't find my car keys right after my lunch.
  5. Maybe the goat is planning it as Christmas present for the community. He just isn't saying which year! 🤔
  6. Some things will never change Looking forward to Chapter 1, or will it be a prologue? Can you at least tell us that
  7. The Goat is still up to his old habits. He's giving us a cliffhanger and the story isn't even posted yet.
  8. Welcome back, and I look forward to reading the new story
  9. I'm still working on Going Sideways, and I hope all of you are coping okay with the virus, lockdowns, etc, that have made 2020 a year I, and I am sure many, would like to forget. I expect to be around here much more often from now on - and also I'm spending more time writing. I know my timelines on posting never pan out, but I do hope to have Going Sideways online by the end of this year. (Note to self; it ain't gonna write itself, so quit slacking!). Currently, I'm only on chapter 15 (And need to finish it all before it can be edited, etc, as some later developments need alterations to early chapters). I still expect to bring this in under 20 chapters. Recent chapters have run around 20k words - and my current count on chapter 15 is 79k words. (erm, might need to split it, I think...). I can't say much about the story (Graeme hates spoilers, and he might see this, so...) but I can say that it will have words. Those words will usually have vowels and consonants, often several of them. Hrmmm. What else can I say? No cliffhangers, of course. Oh, and there are things in it that might seem... familiar to some.
  10. @emmanuelglover, CJ was referring to a chapter for Circumnavigation that he was having issues getting uploaded.
  11. Hi there! Where can I find all the chapters of Countdown to Doomsday? Also, I would like to know, where do you download your books? I don't know why I always have issues downloading some content or I'm not using the right websites. I always get errors and can't finish downloading it. I even got a free registry cleaner to try to fix that but I still have issues. Is there ant website or platform where it's easier to download what I want? Any recommendations will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  12. I'd say that Three for Jake is one of my all time favourites. It takes a hard subject to write in my mind, one that would be hard to believe in reality, but he nailed it
  13. Page Scrawler

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    The fruit of the cashew tree. The small, kidney-shaped part on the bottom is the seed/nut, while the large red bulb is called a "cashew apple". The apple is commonly processed into drinks alcoholic and soft, or used in cooking.
  14. Any of his stories in which my name is NOT used for one of the characters 😱
  15. Sorry, but I have my integrity to worry about. I can't attest what he wants me to attest... After all, I haven't read the complete story, yet.
  16. *readies the torches and pitchforks*
  17. No one has told me how long my new story is, either, so how would I know? Seriously though, for once (I'm notorious for massively underestimating), I think it's coming in roughly where I guessed - just under 20 chapters. Of course, I shall refrain from either mentioning or admitting that this is mainly due to the chapter length being around 20k words, about 4 times my usual. Chapter 14 is currently showing as 50 pages, 21k words. My current guess - 2 chapters to go (after the one I'm just about done with, 14.). Then I can send it out to the team. I really can't do so yet, as some key details keep changing, which has required a few changes to early chapters and will do so again. The new story is called "Going Sideways". For those not familiar, it's mainly a southern US colloquialism, meaning things not going as planned, and doing so badly. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Go Sideways Beyond that, the only thing I can say at this point is that, as always for my stories, it will be 100% utterly and totally cliffhanger-free - not even a hint of one, as I'm sure Graeme will be happy to attest.
  18. It's his usual complex story, so I appreciate why he wants to finish it before he starts posting. It's great so far, though, so when it starts posting, I can thoroughly recommend it.
  19. @Graeme How is his latest story coming along?
  20. 😎.....….…..It is a hard choice, but in the end Circumnavigation won out! It also expanded my spelling skills in learning how to spell it!
  21. He's working on a new novel (I'm one of his beta-readers), but he wants to complete it before it's posted. I don't know how much more he has to write, though, as he doesn't tell me that much...
  22. Wondering how our illustrious goat is these days? Last I heard, he was taking some time off after Circumnavigation, but was thinking about a sequel to "For the Love". Missing the weekly cliffhangers
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