Thank you for supporting this struggling wanna be author!

Creepy Japanese Crab
Centralia, Missouri
November 8, 2015 8:15pm CST
I want to thank ya'll for standing behind my writing, and reading the tidbits that I have been working on this month. I know that it's hard to read bits pulled out of a bigger story, but still, THANK YOU! I hit 20,000+ words written today! I was lameting on being stuck, earlier and I came up with a few trails to follow, so below is a bit of that..... Oh and I know it's rough, editing will come later Nadia looked at Benjamin with a slight frown, "Now what was this about your meeting?” “I will be able to finish out my degree, with Terry as my advisory,” they both chuckled, the man was huge, terrifying looking, and a sweetheart. After a moment he continued. “They offered to let me continue the same degree along into masters and such, but I just don’t see a need for it. I can’t build huge buildings here, we don’t need roads, or parking garages, or any of the normal things one works into. Oh, we will always be building and improving the buildings and such here in Camp Tree Top, but to keep learning towards normal civilization…. I don’t see the need.” Nadia looked sad, “but I know your dream was to build to the sky.” He grinned, “maybe, but we are pretty close right now already. It’s ok dear, I found something else that I think I will end up loving. They are looking at creating a new degree as I requested, a masters in JOAT technologies.” “Joat?” “Jack of all trades.” She stared at him, her mouth dropping open. After a long moment she blinked and then said, “well…. That’s probably the most useful master’s degree I’ve ever heard of!"
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@just4him (106695)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Nov 15
Looking good.
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@poehere (17756)
• French Polynesia
9 Nov 15
You are doing wonderful and I know you will finish. Keep plugging away it is hard to write a long book or story. I had many idea but the dialog gets me down on this one. I have to stick to technical manuals where I can do good on them. I have written them with easy but what you are dong is not so easy for me. I wish you the best of luck on this and I know you will finish.
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@Rosekitty (19455)
• San Marcos, Texas
9 Nov 15
wow 20,00 proud of you and shows more people are interested in your stories than just us!
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Nov 15
Thanks! I hate to say I need the encouragement, but I do.
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@Rosekitty (19455)
• San Marcos, Texas
9 Nov 15
@Jessicalynnt that is what we are here for..hahaha
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@KristenH (22761)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
9 Nov 15
Way to go on 20+K! I'll hit 20 K tomorrow before I head out to my writing group. I think you should consider joining one locally or find one online. Nice snippet!
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Nov 15
the local one meets too far away half of the time, and while i am work for the other half, so I kinda just gave up on that idea.
@KristenH (22761)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
9 Nov 15
@Jessicalynnt Oh no. That's a bummer. You can always online writing groups or joining writing lists. I know what you mean--the local RWA region is a hour away from me, while my local writing group isn't too far from where I live. 20 minutes away to be exact.
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 Nov 15
@KristenH sometimes they are that close, they meet in 2 different nearby towns, but thats rarely at a time I could go. Or if I do, I'd only catch the last 30 minutes of it or so. I know i need to find SOMETHING to get out of the house, it's just super hard, knowing I'd have to go alone.
@valmnz (12234)
• New Zealand
9 Nov 15
Glad you're rolling once again. I admire your dedication to this.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Nov 15
Stubbornness is a trait I was born with, lol
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@valmnz (12234)
• New Zealand
10 Nov 15
@Jessicalynnt sometimes it's what's needed to get us there
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@softbabe44 (5910)
• Vancouver, Washington
10 Nov 15
Your doing good with it just stay at your own pace.
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 Nov 15
I have no doubt I will get done on time, now just getting the story to behave and go where i want it too....
@Rollo1 (16665)
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Nov 15
You're progressing well. I don't think I could do it. I can't even keep up with myLot notifications.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Nov 15
Lots of free time, no kids, hubby gone most of the time for class, clinicals and work, and no friends or life outside of home and work, lol, not something I would wish on anyone, good for getting NANO and mylotting done though
@mom210 (6440)
• Atlanta, Georgia
10 Nov 15
Sounds like you are really doing well on it.
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• Temple, Texas
10 Nov 15
Way to go! Great job on 20k words! Keep it up, you're gonna make it!
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@Susan2015 (19998)
• United States
9 Nov 15
20,000 thousand , that's a lot!! Good for you.
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@kevin1877uk (36951)
10 Nov 15
Well done on getting to 20,000 I guess it will be more by now. I find it amazing, I don't think I could even imagine what 20,000 is let alone write. You are almost at way half point, well done :)
@sofssu (14513)
9 Nov 15
I am a joat never really good at anything.
• Preston, England
9 Nov 15
I think I'm a JONT - Jack Of No Trades - great acronym - yours, not mine.