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Getting Ready for the Federal Election

I didn’t do much writing this week – I’m still waiting on editing, so I didn’t really make much of a personal writing plan for the week.  But I did take the time to sit down and read through 4 Maclean’s magazines! I’ve been wanting to get caught up with them because the Canadian Federal election is later this month (and they’re how I get a lot of my news), but since I was about a year behind, I was starting to get a bit worried that I wouldn’t get to them in time.  But over the weekend I read the Sept 2018, Oct 2018, Nov 2018 and January 2019 issues (I’m not at all sure what happened to the Dec 2018 one – I get them from my brother, and maybe he still has it?) I currently only have five more to go – I’m missing another random month and haven’t gotten anything newer than July yet. I’m hoping I’ll get through the remaining ones I have before the election in two weeks.

I also watched the leadership debate last night (and most of another debate hosted by Maclean’s senior writer Paul Wells – it automatically started playing right after the leadership debate was over).  It was very interesting to see all of the leaders together (and I wish the debate had been a bit longer – every time I thought things were getting interesting the moderators would cut the leaders off for time reasons).

Hopefully this week I’ll be able to continue reading Maclean’s…and maybe even get a bit of writing for myself done! 🙂

How’s your week been? What are you currently working on?


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No #WriteFriday on October 16th

So once again there was no #WriteFriday this week.  I worked during the day on Friday, then went Halloween shopping with a friend.  I was planning on writing for a bit on Saturday, but I worked all day (which included coming home and doing more work, just for my other job).

On the other hand, the Canadian Federal Election is now over (to a rather stunning turn of events – no one was expecting the red wave we ended up with).  I’m really glad it’s finally over – I feel like all I’ve been doing in my free time for the last few weeks has been reading up about or talking about politics.  Most likely I will have another week or two where I won’t be doing much writing (for reasons unrelated to politics), but I should be able to get back into things by November.

But I did go to a writing workshop today, which was the first writing event I’ve been to in a long time.  Plus tomorrow morning another author interview will be going live on TBPL Off the Shelf.  That’s going to be the 23rd one!  🙂  So while I may not be actively working on much at the moment, I still have writing things happening in my life.

Oh yeah, and in other news, a friend of mine wrote a story for Apocalypse Madness!

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No #WriteFriday During Thanksgiving Weekend

This weekend was a long weekend here in Canada (so Happy belated Thanksgiving everyone!)  Friday was also my grandparents’ 67th Anniversary, and Green Party leader Elizabeth May was in town, so it really wasn’t a good day for writing.


The Canadian Federal Election is next week and I’m running out of time to make my decision on how to vote this time (which is kind of funny considering this is one of the longest elections ever).  So I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to read through all the Macleans Magazines I have (thanks to my brother) and watch some Leader and Local Debates in the hopes of being as informed as I can be before voting day.  So there is a chance that this coming Friday will not be spent writing either (but we’ll see how things are going by then).

Other than eat good food with friends and family, over the weekend I also had two articles published in the local paper.  One was a TBPL @ Your Library (formerly Library Detective) on an upcoming Lecture that will be held at one of the branches about the discovery of Otzi the Iceman.  The article was supposed to be published last weekend, but there was a mix-up (that’s why it appeared on their blog last weekend).  You can read that article here.  The other one was a book review on Sharon Shinn’s Troubled Waters.  It’s going to be on TBPL Off the Shelf at some point; I’ll post the link when it is live.

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