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I’m very pleased with how the rewrites have gone – they turned out better that I expected. I thought I’d run into trouble due to lack of specific detail but it wasn’t too much of an issue. I rewrote certain sections the really popped, and that all adds up to a better reading experience.

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I wish I could remember who showed me the “trick” of making “creamed” coffee without creamer/milk/other? Put the instant coffee into the cup, add a couple drops of water, and whisk it vigorously until it becomes frothy. Add sugar and hot water and voila – creamy coffee (for a little while, at least).

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Ah, the holidays are behind us and we’re steaming full speed ahead into whatever awaits us.

I’ve received feedback from an old friend – his comments were very helpful, echoing Mike’s on one very important point and giving me much to think about. Now I just have to make the right changes. Sounds like fun.

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Over the Hills and Far Away

Ah, the holidays. Taking a break and letting things just kinda simmer. I have some new edits to consider but nothing major.

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Over the Hills and Far Away

Funny thing – I was in a pizza restaurant earlier this evening and suddenly smelled something that reminded me of the fried bread at boarding school.

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Over the Hills and Far Away

Discovered a logic flaw. I have no memory of being with Roger until I arrived in Sligo, so I’m trying to resolve that now. I arrived in Shannon Airport but ended up in the small town of Killaloe where I fished in the River Shannon that evening. Caught a Perch and had the hotel cook it up for my dinner. And then I’m in Sligo and Roger and I are watching the locals pull mullet out of the river and we’re thinking the fishing might be like Alaska.

Hmm…

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Over the Hills and Far Away

Wouldn’t you know, I’ve discovered a flaw in my timeline. Summer of 1976 I remember being cut short by the need to spend an extended amount of time camping at Finger Lake. I also remember having to get all those damned shots, and the shopping prior to flying to Shannon. Unfortunately, Roger somehow managed to also attend Rockwell College in Ireland. The problem is he can’t be camping with me at the lake and also be in Ireland. Something is amiss.

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Over the Hills and Far Away

Feeling a bit cloudy. I’ve been waiting for input for some time now without success. Had hoped to get the last feedback by now but so far I haven’t. That kinda leaves me up in the air a bit, so I’ve continued to edit where I can.

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Over the Hills and Far Away

I must be about done with the book. I’m feeling nervous now, thinking about the marketing part and the future.

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Over the Hills and Far Away

After adding a couple of nuggets, I talked with a fellow involved in one of the nuggets and was able to flesh it out that much more. That spurred me on to flesh out some other details. Upon reflection I decided the new stuff seemed to unbalance the draft, so I set about working on resequencing.

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