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Sore, but a good day otherwise.

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I’m really sore after yesterdays work a thon. It’s good to get some hard work in, good to get some exercise in as well.

Today was a good day 3556 so a good day. A quick post today. We’re at a good part in the story, One that flows pretty nicely from one bit to the next. I love writing fights, we had a few good fights today. I think probably fights and car / horse / foot chases are my favorite. We did complete one of the projects we had been working on a billed them. Billing is always a good thing. We’re supposed to have some severe storms overnight so hopefully our power will stay on. I can’t imagine writing 3500 words with ink pen, would not be fun. Tomorrow or over the weekend I’ll try to put a timeline of what’s going to be happening.

Enjoy your Evening.

Manual Labor – or fun in the storms

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Wow hard day today. We had a whole lot of rain last night and this morning. So much rain that it overwhelmed my ditch. So the afternoon (which was nice) was spent doing manual labor with a shovel, pick, huge pry bar and a Mattick. Along with a tiller thrown in their for good measure. I’m going to be so sore tomorrow it’s not even going to be funny.

We had a lot of thunder this morning, and I refuse to get on my computer when there are storms. I know that’s kind of silly because I have all the latest surge protectors and things, so the morning was wasted. .. well not wasted, I did get to read a bit which is always a good thing.

I also finished a big project for one of our clients – that’s always a good thing as well. Nothing like making a little cash to make things look much better.

I did manage to write 3, 538 words – so that was good. One other thing I promise to you unless we have no electricity I will be trying to post.

Hopefully tomorrow we’ll have a little calmer weather, although this year has been pretty crazy, so it’s hard to say what the weather will be like tomorrow.

Enjoy your evening.


Quick Update – How to Secure your WordPress Site

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A set of metal types (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I know it’s been a couple of days since I posted. It’s been a crazy end of the week / weekend here. Also my wife’s cousin passed away so it’s been an endless stream of relatives too. It’s funny how many folks you only see is at funerals or weddings. I think that’s kind of sad really.

I did manage to finish part 2 of my series. I’m getting ready to start the first words of part 3 tonight. The first words to me are always super important because they can make or break your book. So I usually take some time on the first page and then get things rolling pretty quickly.

I also wanted to mention that numerous wordpress site have been targets. Apparently some preetty sophisticated people have been trying to get access to anyone’s accounts they can. See what they do when get access is to use the wordpress site as one they will take over and it will become a host. They use all the hosts for their attacks. I’m not sure exactly why someone would do this craziness, but there are crazy people. And if you think about it, if they get enough sites they can do some major damage. Here are a couple of tips.

1. I never us ‘Admin’ as the log in for any of my blogs. I delete that username for the mix. It is easy for them to tell what my username is, they just need to look at a blog post. Most of these attacks are automated, so they use Admin, since almost all wordpress sites use that user name.

2. Make sure you have a good password. A good password is something you wouldn’t be able to remember, it uses a mix of letters (capital and lower case), number, and symbols. These guys have a list of all the most commonly used passwords and try them over and over again.

3. You can also use wordpress security tools – here are some good additional tips –

Beta Reader Weekend

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Whew, was a busy weekend and a start to a busy week. Hopefully you and yours had a great one as well. For once this weekend it was warm. It was good to stand outside in the sunshine, without a coat.

I did get some writing done. I usually aim for 3,000 a day, every day, but I miffed it a little. I think I did 2k on Saturday and then 3k on Sunday. Saturday I spent much of the working on my Father In Laws books. I kind of got drafted into the job, but hey, I love my father in law so it’s all good. I did get that finished this morning, so hopefully he’ll get his taxes done in time.

Also this weekend I sent the first installment of part 1 of my series to 7 beta readers. I didn’t think that would be very hard, but it was. I guess sometimes it’s hard to let your baby go, but the goal of course is to sell them.

Today I was back into gear and did about 3200k words. I had mentioned that you could get a discount if you participated in the writing camp – you get 20% off Scrivener. Finally found the link with all the details.

I still have some work to do, so I better get back at it. Will post some more tomorrow.