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over 2 years ago CeceO (On&off) said:

Hi, wanna swap? Please read my WIP ON THE RUN, (just so you know, its split into four parts).


over 2 years ago Grace Meredith said:

Hi! Swap? Let me know what you'd like me to read on my wall. I'm looking for criticism and advice on my newest piece "This Isn't Yorkshire", which is a funny book about Mr. Darcy who time travels into 2015. Thanks!

Me 1963

almost 4 years ago Linda D said:


Lent! (I need to be better about remembering when it is - I've been forgetting the date for the past three or four years! I think I should start writing it down)

Hmm? That made me chuckle a little. Good luck with that. It never falls on the same date. Now here is the completely confusing way to figure out when Lent starts.

First you have to know when the Vernal Equinox begins (that’s the first day of spring) That’s March 20/21 depending on the leap year thingy. Next you see where the full moon falls AFTER the spring Equinox, and Easter is the first Sunday After that Full moon – still with me here?

So that means Ash Wednesday is 46 (not 40 – but Lent is 40 days) Have I lost you yet? It is 46 days before, because…wait for it…Sunday’s don’t count as Lenten days, only the weekdays and Saturday.

Simple right? So, don’t write down this year’s Ash Wednesday’s date as being the start of Lent, because it won’t be this date again in…uh?...something like 12 years…I think…don’t hold me to that *** has mental image of F.E. writing down this date on her 2026 calendar and cursing Linda D when she’s wrong***

And calling me Linda is fine – Mrs. D just sounds…Dear Abby-ish – wait? You do know who “dear Abby” is right? Or am I dating myself on that too. Blast – I think I just did. My daughter had no clue who “dear Abby” was – she was a columnist in a lot of newspaper who gave advice – Dear Abby, my husband treats me… Dear Abby, How do I stop my children from… - and she would post the letter and give the answer – People loved it – she was witty and very wise – come to find out just one woman, but a bunch of women – It think.

So, all that being said – Sunday is NOT a Lent day, so when I get home from Mass – Lucky for me my daughter reminded me about the clocks going forward, and I won’t be arriving an hour late for Mass – I can probably read some more of your story.

Me 1963

almost 4 years ago Linda D said:


Just a “heads-up.” Lent starts this coming Wednesday, and for Lent I am giving up Figment. Candy, coffee, chocolate, I can go without those easily, but this Lent will be HARD, because if will be giving up Figment… gulp! – Sunday is not considered a Lenten day, so if time allows, I will come on and try and catch up.

I’ll look on the bright side, you will have gotten some more chapters in, and all the more I can read after Easter. And without being on Figment, I should be able to concentrate more on my writing. Maybe knuckle down and get over my loss-of-my-friend funk and write more TEoT or TUL. Or maybe get ITSF polished up and start plaguing agents/publishers. I am going to dedicate ITSF book to my friend – the book she couldn’t wait to read, but never got the chance.

BTW, you’re doing great with regular updates. Means you’re writing – a beautiful thing.

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almost 4 years ago ♥Soleil♥ said:

Hey there!

Just wanted to stop by and ask if you could join the group Stand Up. We are fighting to raise awareness and help stop bullying. We are here to help, encourage and strengthen anyone who might be going through some rough times and be there every step of the way. It would mean the world to see you be apart of this fast growing movement.


Hope to see you!


p.s I also do a follow for a follow.

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This Isn't Yorkshire

(over 2 years ago)

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(about 5 years ago)

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