Belated Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone,

It was my 30th yesterday, rather weird crossing that threshold but there you go. I’ve got a 3 day weekend ahead of me so no doubt I’ll have things to post by the end of it. The short story is going well, over 7 thousand words and about 28 formatted pages thus far. The beginning needs a re-write but it shouldn’t be too much work.

I like the way that the short story has helped to form the bigger plot stories in my books. It nice when you have a thought that helps both works at the same time. Very satisfying 😀

Anyway the weather here hasn’t been great this week, but considering the spring I’ve had so far I much prefer the Danish climate. I went out and got my haircut yesterday and although it’s much tidier, I realised just how much I miss a hairdresser that is almost psychic in understanding how you want your hair done. I’m sure the language barrier didn’t help, but it was just as much my fault for not getting it cut a bit shorter when I could have.

I shall be starting my classes soon for Danish, I’ve got the source materials now so it’s starting to become real that I’ve integrated over here. I suspect the first year will be the toughest, but once we get past the start up costs of being new to the system, things should take off much faster than they would have back home.

Anyway, I’m babbling hope you have a good weekend,

Peace, Niamh xxx

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What’s Been Going On: Writing, Poker and Meh

Hey Everyone,

Just an update today really. I’m at the tail end of a string of health issues. I had a throat infection/flu thing for a week had gone back to work for two days and then got food poisoning. It’s been nice having time off at home but being this ill has certainly taken the fun out of it. I’ve never had food poisoning before and that first 12 hours I’ve never been in so much pain. Not only were the stomach cramps awful but the fibro was triggered and my nerves became over sensitised, which meant I was hyper-sensitive to pain, touch, light, temperature etc. Then the fatigue went chronic for a few days and although it’s calmed down a lot, its still in the background, hitting me every now and then.

I got my acknowledgements from my science fiction short story submission (in the 2nd quarter) and should be put through my initial round of judging soon. I thought I wasn’t going to make the deadline as I missed the PO hours on the Saturday after I posted here that I was ready to send it off. Luckily I managed to get it in the mail before I was sick again, otherwise I would have missed the deadline for sure.

I’m also working on a new short story that is actually tied into the world in the second of my science fiction books. It’s going well and I may try to sell it or keep it for the next quarter of the competition, depending on how long it takes me to get it ready. I would like to get it into print, as it would help me get my name out there but it would also start to build the world I’m using in the books. Although this will be told from an angle/time that won’t be directly called upon in the books, it is part of the story and the history for sure.

And as for poker I just came out of the daily Scandinavian Freeroll and came 39th of 1059 entrants. That’s the highest I’ve made it and only 13 places away from the money seats. If I had kept my head a little at the end I might well have made it to the money before I blinded out.

Anyway that’s all I’ve got, hope the world is treating you well and if not you can bare it until it does.

Peace,  Niamh xxx

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