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Editing

I finished editing chapter 7, and I originally thought it may need to be combined with chapter 8. After working through a large chunk of chapter 8, I think they can stand alone. Maybe that's something to leave for beta readers. I haven't done much in the way of editing yet today.

Guitar

I had my last guitar class for a while. It was a double length for me because I'm at Prose in the Park next Saturday. I learned Lego House by Ed Sheeran (I'm awful at it though), Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams, Let it Be by The Beatles, The Way by Fastball, Leaving Las Vegas by Sheryl Crow, and Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton. I have a book of 1300 scales. It was overwhelming to figure out which to play, so I asked my teacher. She told me that C Blues Pattern 4 is what I should focus on. She said it's very useful in all kinds of songs and it can be moved around the fretboard. The picture below shows the pattern. You play both the squares and the circles. The squares are root notes, so they should be Cs in this case.

CBluesPattern4

Prose in the Park

On Saturday June 6th, 150 Canadian authors will be at Parkdale Park in Hintonburg, Ottawa, Ontario. I'm a volunteer, but outside of setup and takedown, I'll be listening to authors read from their works and panelists discuss various topics. I don't know what the panel topics are, but I'm excited to find out! If you want to come to Prose in the Park, it runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Life

I didn't make it to martial arts on Sunday. I've done something to my back. I woke up on Friday morning, hardly able to move. It hurt to breathe deeply. Swallowing food also hurt the muscles. The gravity engaged while bending over hurt too. It's my upper right, near where the shoulder blade meets the shoulder, I think. I'm not sure if it's related to the year I did roller derby or if I'm just getting old. It wasn't terrible today, but not up to lifting and swinging swords. I've had a rather relaxing day. I went out earlier because I realized I was nearly out of toilet paper. I was pretty sure it wouldn't last until tomorrow. It was too dangerous to leave. While out I saw the theater and I had been wanting to see Mad Max: Fury Road for a while now. Many friends have had good things to say. It was one of the most action-packed films I've seen. I went to the 3-D showing and my heart was beating rather quickly and I felt a little strange after seeing it. I bought dairy free chocolate ice cream to calm my nerves.

To-Do

As usual I've got plenty on the go. In no particular order:

- I'm working through cleaning my house. (I actually washed my floors the other day...)
- I've started a research project (see below)
- Continuing to edit The Page & The Magician (On Chapter 8 of 26)
- Get Blood Waitress Club to market (It's close...)
- Transfer my martial arts blog content to this blog and decommission it (I don't know when I'll do this)
- Clean up my tags and categories on this blog
- Make supper (Didn't I just do that yesterday?)
- Do laundry (Why hasn't someone invented clothes that clean themselves yet? We wouldn't need as many then...)
- Finish reviewing a friend's YA story
- Schedule a first date

Research Project

I have something coming up in the fall that I'm preparing for. It involves watching and reading things that have Japanese swords. I'm currently watching Shogun. It's a good thing Japanese customs have changed since the times of allowing husbands to kill their wives. Yikes!

Ciao,
R~

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