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The long weekend is almost upon us Canadians! For me that means the Guelph Iaido and Jodo Seminar. I think I'm almost ready.

Aside from the detailed preparations of the weekend, I also got some writing things done.

I entered the Lush Writing Contest with a horror piece about a high school girl who's had enough. I had to submit early since I would be traveling on the final day of the contest. I won't know anything until the fall. I didn't even have time to pass it through my writing group first, but I could hear their words of wisdom as I raced to the finish line. It was my first submission. I hope I did all right with the cover letter. I'm used to writing those for jobs, not for writing contest entries. They said to be brief. Knowing me, I may have taken that too much to heart.

I revised a copy of the first chapter of The Page & The Magician to put into the auction at the Guelph seminar. I hope whoever bids on it enjoys it. It will likely change in future edits, so they'll have a truly unique copy of the first chapter.

I was stuck for a while on the short story I submitted, which I've titled Monster Who. I was also stuck waiting for information for part of my chapter I'm auctioning off. The deadlines forced me to move through those pain points and come up with something to say. I'm sure that will be helpful in the future.

I'm still on chapter five for editing The Page & The Magician, but I'll be kicking into high gear on that soon.

I've been waking up pretty early the past few days. This morning wasn't as bad as the rest. I'm sure I'll be sleeping in the car on Friday since I can't read in vehicles. I have some sleep debt to repay, I'm sure.

I also closed off a couple of things at work today and finished something early.

Well I think I can do a few more things before bed to get ready for the weekend like wash my indoor grill and my new flask. Can't forget the vodka.

I won't be making a ROW80 post on Sunday as I'll still be at seminar. I hope everyone has a fabulous May long weekend if you have it.

Ciao,
R~

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