Week Off

See you in seven.

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Weekly News

Happy Hump Day! I’m in a good mood—brain-fried, but in a good mood. I just finished the rewrites of my current book. I’m building my query and synopsis now, but I’m still riding high from finishing the heavy lifting. Share in my good mood by enjoying a couple of stories I found.

This first story is something. I just, um…read it.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/loch-ness-monster-whale-penis_n_625726dae4b0be72bff20973

In science news, progress in multiple sclerosis research. This could be really good.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2315586-ms-reversed-by-transplanted-immune-cells-that-fight-epstein-barr-virus/

I leave you with a favorite of mine. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven.

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IWSG and Weekly News

Welcome back to another posting for The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). If you haven’t checked out our loose band of twitching neurotics, click the image above and be whisked away. It’s quite the ride. This month’s co-hosts me co-hosts for the April 6 posting of the IWSG are Joylene Nowell Butler, Jemima Pett, Patricia Josephine, Louise – Fundy Blue, and me! Check them out!

Instead of the monthly question about audiobooks, which I have no experience with on the writing side, I’ve decided to share our illustrious leader’s release information. His newest book is out and worth a read if you enjoy space opera. Take a look!

Last, but never, ever least, the weekly news. The first story is a great example of irony. Sorry, Mike.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mike-tyson-no-ear-shaped-edibles-colorado_n_624cb7b3e4b068157f7d5dc6

The next story just makes me smile. Potty training cows seems like a weird job, but science is full of weird. I heart it so much!

I leave you with a perfect song to split the week in half. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven.

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Weekly News

Welcome back to the last Wednesday of March 2022. April is on the horizon, especially April 1st. Be careful out there on Friday. None of us needs that foolishness right now. Weird news, on the other hand, is just the right balance of fun and sanity. 😉

This first story has the most badass flamingo on the planet. Run, Pinkie, run!

https://www.npr.org/2022/03/30/1089651834/flamingo-escaped-kansas-spotted-texas-pink-floyd

In science news this week, visuals of little bacteria “syringes” that may redefine antibiotic usage. Science is so cool!

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/bacteria-molecular-syringe-cells-microscopy

I leave you with a classic rock. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven.

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Book Release

Welcome to my extra post for this week to celebrate Alex Cavanaugh’s upcoming book release. He is the founder of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG), and his latest book CassaDark drops this week. Check it out!

CassaDark

By Alex J. Cavanaugh

“Cavanaugh returns to the world of his Cassa Series…for a fourth inventive space opera.” – Publisher’s Weekly

His world is unraveling…

Bassan’s father is stepping down from command. His best friend almost dies when Bassan freezes. Now, he’s being sent across the galaxy to speak at an important conference. Despite saving the eleven races years ago, he’s paralyzed by doubt. Could things get any worse?

Once there, new acquaintance Zendar convinces Bassan to visit his planet for a humanitarian mission. Bassan’s special connection to ancient technology is the key to saving Zendar’s people. One problem though—it’s a prisoner planet.

On Ugar, he discovers things aren’t so straightforward. As each truth reveals itself, the situation grows more desperate. If he can’t find the right answers, he might die along with Zendar’s people. Can Bassan summon the courage to be a hero again?

Print – 9781939844842

EBook – 9781939844859

Science Fiction – Adventure/Space Opera/Space Exploration

Links:

iTunes – https://books.apple.com/us/book/x/id1574189874

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0982FL3SH

Barnes & Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940164947033

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/cassadark

Scribed – https://www.scribd.com/search?query=9781939844859&language=0

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58461762-cassadark

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Weekly News

Spring has sprung! I hope you are enjoying the longer days and not a spring storm. I am. I had an appointment that ran until just after 7, and I came out the last light of the day. It’s no longer dark at 7. That lovely fact deserves some silly news.

I had to share the pig chasing off the bear with you. Amazing!

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/bear-vs-pigs_n_6237fea2e4b0f1e82c4b80f1

My science news this evening tickles my love of astronomy. Over 5,000 exoplanets. 😮I heart science!

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/exoplanet-nasa-confirmed-5000-milestone-galaxy

I leave you with a forward looking song. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven.

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Weekly News

Happy Hump Day, y’all! It’s raining in advance of a coming snowstorm over here, so I’m curled up on my couch watching reruns of Bones. It’s one of my comfort shows. Before I get back to my vegging, I had to share a little news.

This first story is so cool! Driving goldfish.

https://www.livescience.com/fish-drive-cars

Both stories are science stories this week. I couldn’t help myself when I heard about this next story. Although it is also sad, gaining some measure of proof of what our brains go through as we die is incredible.

https://www.livescience.com/first-ever-scan-of-dying-brain

I leave you with a song. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven.

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Week Off

See you in seven.

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IWSG and Weekly News

Welcome to the March 2022 posting for Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). If you haven’t already checked out the monthly crew, remedy your mistake by clicking on the image above. Here are the amazing four who are co-hosting this month: Janet Alcorn, Pat Garcia, Natalie Aguirre, and Shannon Lawrence!

The optional question this month is–have you ever been conflicted about writing a story or adding a scene to a story? How did you decide to write it or not?

I can’t say I’ve been conflicted about writing a story per se, but I have always been challenged by some aspect of what I’m writing. I write it anyway. Maybe I should even say that I have to write it if it challenges me. Being a masochist is part of the gig. Time for some news.

This first story involves a traveling hat. It could be a very simple explanation, but I prefer something far less simple–otherworldly maybe. 🙂

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mainedot-hard-hat-norway-sigbj%C3%B8rn-eide_n_620e78a7e4b0125130888ead

I’ve never seen a featherwing beetle before, but now I’m fascinated. The science of the natural world rocks!

I leave you with a song. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven.

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Weekly News

It is yet another Wednesday in yet another crazy month. If I’m honest, crazy extends far beyond just the month, but opening that conversation is depressing. So…weird news instead.

There is nothing I can add about this story. Read, just read.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tushy-bidet-super-bowel-poop-pic-contest_n_62042cede4b0ccfb3e4ffe42

In science, fodder for my writer friends. In a world where we still have a lot to learn, giant animals are most definitely possible.

https://www.livescience.com/giant-animals-humans-have-not-discovered

I leave you with an uplifting song. Enjoy and I’ll see you in seven.

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