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A Quick Jaunt Round the Blogosphere!

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ery quick post today as I'm going to be on my rounds, trying to catch up with all of your blogs!

I'm doing well on my main A Round of Words in 80 Days goal, which is to complete the Alfred Russel Wallace transcriptions: I've typed up the current batch and simply need to format them. I also finished knitting an Outlander-inspired cowl! But that's for a later post...

I thought I'd share links to some of the fellow bloggers I'll be visiting, including - still! - some lovely bloggers who came by when I was blog blitzed!:

Old Kitty
Trisha at Word and Stuff
Outlander Kitchen
Joan of Dark - who has a new book of Geek Knits patterns coming soon!
Author Margaret Buffie
The Word Wenches, a gaggle of romance authors
Al Diaz or Father Dragon - haven't visited in ages!
Joy Campbell - another blogger I miss visiting!
Fellow Forumite Jo Murphey
Jamie at Mithril Wisdom
Nick at Scattergun Scribblings
Julie Glover
...and so many more! Including author Jo Bourne, who always has awesome…

Year-End Writing Recap and Full Set of Characters' Faces Images

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nd the winner of my 900-posts contest is...Theresa!

I've previously employed my cats to choose winners, because it's easy to toss rolled up bits of paper in the air and have them choose one to bat around. This time, though, I used a new method. I asked this little girl to choose from a range of items on the windowsill:


A foolproof method! Except when she launched her chosen item on the floor...

For today's post and ROW80 check in I'd planned to do a year-end review of my writing in 2014. Yet I'm afraid to look, as I don't think I've accomplished very much. Let's see:

January 2014 – I was wise last January. I recapped my knitting as well as my writing, and I only entered one vague goal: edit Druid's Moon. Unfortunately, I'm still stuck on that project. It's a great little novella. It just needs a bit of tension-adding tweaking...
February – Not much writing, again. But I updated my characters' faces file! This is very exciting. For handy …

Contest to Celebrate My 900th Post!

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his is my 900th post!

The last milestone was my 800th post, which featured the first sentence of a story, milking a cow, and lots more.

Prior to that, I celebrated my 500th post with a week-long contest and a recap of all the posts that had gone before, including a very handy list of all the books I'd reviewed, plus blog awards and writing snips and author interviews and writers' houseparties and Charles II and so on. I'd really like to do that for today's post. Unfortunately, I don't have time to go through 400 posts one by one. Maybe when I hit 1,000 I can make the effort, especially since going through the list of posts has gotten me intrigued about all the authors I've reviewed or interviewed.

Instead, I'm going to share a few random ones from the last 400 posts that leap out at me based on their titles:

30-day Song Challenge

HEAP

Reading a Book is Like the Star Trek Revolving Door

Speaking of Star Trek -- Wil Wheaton!

30 Things I Want To Do

How do you read?

One Winter's Day and Escalade Photos

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inter's day...

Mulled wine cart
Pikemen
Wool!
Not sure what this was. Preserved plants in jars...but I missed the young lady's explanation.
Songs of the Escalade. All of these photos are of the commemoration festivities of the Escalade, an event that took place in 1602 -- enemies of the city were beaten off the walls and their invasion foiled. Boiling soup was poured on their heads!
Marching band
Drummers
Men preparing to head for battle
City walls
The Alps in winter




Every day, in every light, they look different. Save for the fact that they always look like something out of an ancient story. I'm always taking photographs!
The current run of ROW80 has