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Mesg #90845 "Finished!"
Author astropolis     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sat May-12-12 12:54 PM
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This afternoon I finished the first draft of Thomas Twine's Terrific Time Travelling Toilet.

It's taken me about 8 months to get 61,000 words, a length which is appropriate for a children's story. It will probably grow to about 65,000 in revision.

This is also another first for me. I've written the bulk of it on trains commuting to Bristol, thanks to an HP laptop that I upgraded from Windows 7 to Fedora 14 Linux.

I'll take a break from writing for a day or two, then think of something else to work on.

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RE: Finished!, pkurilla, May 12th 2012, #1
RE: Finished!, astropolis, May 13th 2012, #5
RE: Finished!, Erin_M_H, May 12th 2012, #2
RE: Finished!, magic seeker, May 12th 2012, #3
RE: Finished!, RavenCorbie, May 12th 2012, #4
RE: Finished!, David Bridger, May 13th 2012, #6
Congrats, maripat, May 13th 2012, #7
RE: Finished!, bonniers, May 13th 2012, #8
RE: Finished!, Weird Jim, May 13th 2012, #9
RE: Finished!, MarFisk, May 14th 2012, #10
RE: Finished!, crimson_angel, May 26th 2012, #11

Mesg #90846 "RE: Finished!"
Author pkurilla     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sat May-12-12 01:20 PM
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Congratulations on both the story and the laptop! I'm sure the story's as much fun as the title sounds like it is.

  

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Mesg #90853 "RE: Finished!"
Author astropolis     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sun May-13-12 05:01 AM
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Even more fun than that. Our heroes:

Meet Brunel at the Great Exhibition.
Sell Queen Victoria a carrier full of modern chocolates.
Show Eraosthenes how to measure the size of the Earth.
Go drinking with Guy Fawkes.
Get blown up at Trafalgar then repaired by 29th century surgeons.
Help Cranmer write the prayer book.
Lend Bloody Mary a cellphone. Amazingly it works.
Help the monks on Lindisfarne with their manuscripts by bringing some coloured biros.

And that's only the start...

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Mesg #90847 "RE: Finished!"
Author Erin_M_H     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sat May-12-12 01:24 PM
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Congrats on finishing!

-- Erin

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Mesg #90849 "RE: Finished!"
Author magic seeker     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sat May-12-12 03:59 PM
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Hurrah! Congratulations!

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Mesg #90851 "RE: Finished!"
Author RavenCorbie     Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to send message via AOL IM
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Date Sat May-12-12 10:28 PM
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WOW!!!



Congratulations on the great firsts!

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Mesg #90854 "RE: Finished!"
Author David Bridger     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sun May-13-12 07:02 AM
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Congratulations! Enjoy the buzz!

  

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Mesg #90855 "Congrats"
Author maripat     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sun May-13-12 07:58 AM
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Sounds like a fun read.

Maripat

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Mesg #90857 "RE: Finished!"
Author bonniers     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to send message via AOL IM
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Date Sun May-13-12 06:35 PM
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Wooohooo, congratulations!

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Mesg #90858 "RE: Finished!"
Author Weird Jim     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sun May-13-12 09:53 PM
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Hats off to you, Bob. (grin - upgraded from Windows 7 to Fedora 14 Linux.) Great going.

Weird Jim

"Good reading is the only test of good writing"
Robertson Davies. A voice from the attic 1960

  

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Mesg #90861 "RE: Finished!"
Author MarFisk     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to send message via AOL IM
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Date Mon May-14-12 12:43 AM
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Congrats on the finish. It sounds fun, and a wonderful milestone on proving that you can get it done wherever you need to be.

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Mesg #90916 "RE: Finished!"
Author crimson_angel     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sat May-26-12 05:46 PM
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Congrats!



CA

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