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I've just added an item in my portfolio:
 On the Hot Seat  (13+)
From Shadow Prowler's newsfeed contest, 2/26/23...with some expanded answers.

Yep! WE have big plans for HER activity! *Rolling*
I hear y'all!🤔 I've been toying with merit badge image ideas and considering making a Hot Seat forum or book item that has the links to all the rounds along with the questions and winners. Easier said than done when I'm stuck using a tablet for the time being.
I was stuck using a tablet for awhile. Hell, I used to blog from my old school HTC phone too way back. The trick is to switch from Mobile Site to ...I forget what it's called. Desktop Site? And get a bluetooth keyboard. So much easier!!

*Fire* Tomorrow!! *Fire*
Ya boy's on the HOT SEAT!!

*Firework* Make sure you're following Shadow Prowler and get your questions ready!!

*NotepadY* If I feel ambitious enough I might finagle a static item or blog entry out of your questions, both on and off-site.

*Mic* In the meantime, you can check out this podcast interview I did this morning: Picky Bookworm Interview with Norb/Fivesixer  . She's got a popular blog and podcast featuring indie writers. We talk about mental health, diversity in representation, and of course books and writing. Please check it out!!

See you tomorrow!!
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Podcast, nice. Have dreamt of getting me one. Will check it out. *ThumbsUpL*

HEY!! Make sure you're all following Shadow Prowler this week....Sunday I'll be on the Hot Seat and I can't wait to see your questions!!
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At this rate, make sure you hydrate!
The holidays are upon us!

*Bell* Tomorrow's supposed to be the best weather day for travelling to mom's house for Christmas. Travelling always gives me some anxiety. I do have a stash of Xanax from flying...maybe I should take some (this trip is driving).

*TreePine* Between Thanksgiving and Xmas I tend to fall into a big rut of seasonal depression. I know I'm not alone. It's been just over six years now that I lost my brother, and going home makes me miss him and others I don't get to see because of their own stuff now even more. We make sure we don't forget him. When you suffer a loss, it helps by putting an empty place setting at the holiday table and a pic of your lost loved ones. It's helped us.

*Bird* In my previous post, "Note: Catch-up time!! [Embed G4pFuFdDewNyZlUYJV...", I mentioned I had a work in progress named "The Last Recluse. It's meant as a nod to my brother...I've probably shared this video before, but the lyrics of the song that inspired the title remind me of ways he would look out for me and take me out sometimes, when I was at some of my lowest points. He was also very reclusive, keeping to self at home and not opening up about his own struggles. One of the last times I saw him, he actually did open up some. I wish I could've told him what he wanted to hear, but in the interest of honesty I couldn't. Long before we reconciled I'd always thought of myself to be a kind of recluse, going through periods where I was absent from life because of work and other obligations. The poems in the collection are meant to reflect loss, isolation, and the strain Covid put on our lives. I'm rambling now, so here's the song.

You were already on your bike,
riding with my bike by your side.

*CandyCaneR* Coincidentally, my most recent favorite poem about my brother comes from the same WIP, "Not Named.

*StockingB* If I don't get a chance to tell you later, remember this: You are loved and I care. I know I don't pop in much but I'm always lurking...and my inbox is always open even if I don't get back right away. I hope you all have a great holiday season and a prosperous 2023.

Have a safe trip and enjoy Christmas with your mom!! Hit me up when you get back for some Quill fun!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
And remember that you too are loved, Norb. Hope your holidays are Norb AF. *Wink*
I will Lilli ☕️ 🧿 !! And I'm doing my best Elle (she/her) . Thank you both so much. *Heart*
Catch-up time!!

*House* I've added six new entries to my book, "The Last Recluse:
         "In My Throat
         "An Anxiety You Can't Name
         "Murder By Proxy
         "Not Named

*Target* And because apparently I'm an idiot, I've started a second work-in-progress. I've added four new entries to my book, "The Hero Dies In The End:
         "Bury Me Alive
         "Talk Through The Tears

*Datejan1* I think that about covers everything I've written in the last year or so. You might've seen some of these already on my Instagram  ,Facebook author page  , Twitter  , or various other places around the internet, but there here for the first time. Some are really good....others, not so much *Laugh*.

That's it for today y'all.
Be good to one another!!

Miss seeing you around!
Hey, just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you. *Heart*
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Thanks Elle...gonna be a rough weekend.
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