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    Desiderius Price got a reaction from pittwitch in To start a new story, finish one of the many WIP, or clean. Hmmmmmm.   
    New story, to help corral all those WIPs that are getting up to no good.
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    Desiderius Price reacted to BronxWench in How does one find an editor?   
    Normally, when you work with a publisher, even a small independent press, they will provide editing and proofreading services. However, if you’re going it alone, and self-publishing, you still want an editor.
    There are a number of organizations that provide editing services to writers who aren’t working with a publishing house. Google turned up a few things, but this might be a good start:  https://www.the-efa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Guidebook-for-new-authors-2020.pdf
    This one also looked like it had potential:  https://www.book-editing.com/editors-for-indie-authors/
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    Desiderius Price got a reaction from BronxWench in Whoever has the Ghost Chance voodoo doll right now, if they could give it a break, th   
    I occasionally spiked the canned food with tuna, my furbabies usually appreciated that! 
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    Desiderius Price reacted to Ghost-of-a-Chance in Whoever has the Ghost Chance voodoo doll right now, if they could give it a break, th   
    Thanks everybody. I was a mess when I found out, and it shows. 
    NGL, I rolled myself up in a blanket like a burrito, cried until I got sick, and ate my feelings, but in the last few days, I’ve gotten some clarity. We got warning in time to do something about it, and continuing to fret over what’s to come won’t do anyone any good. The best thing I can do for now is follow the vet’s recommendations, spoil the little monster rotten, and wait to see if the next appointment shows any improvement; the vet did say there’s a slim possibility that dehydration could cause a false positive. Woozle is hanging in there so far. You wouldn’t even believe certain vital organs are taxed to the verge of shutting down. The good news is he’s being surprisingly cooperative with the treatment plan, and he’s getting lots of treats. His sister, Heiferlump, has been noticeably less pushy about demanding attention, probably because Woozle won’t take attention if he feels like there’s a competition over it. These two are so complicated.
    As for Cold…I’m honestly not sure. Being on the spectrum, he can be hard to read, especially regarding grief and worry. He’s drinking a bit more often than before—never much ant once, or I’d worry—and he’s not talking about it. He has, however, been nothing but supportive, and he’s helping with Woozle’s medications. I’m holding out so far…mostly. I have to.
    I’ll give the little orange runt some bellyrubs for y’all. God knows how much he loves those.
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    Desiderius Price got a reaction from Ghost-of-a-Chance in Whoever has the Ghost Chance voodoo doll right now, if they could give it a break, th   
    Cuddle Woozle to the end.  Been there (two of mine had similar prognosis), not pleasant. 
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    Desiderius Price got a reaction from WillowDarkling in Wishing the very happiest of birthdays to @WillowDarkling All the best to my Neko-bab   
    Happy 🎂 Birthday @WillowDarkling! 
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    Desiderius Price got a reaction from BronxWench in Whoever has the Ghost Chance voodoo doll right now, if they could give it a break, th   
    Cuddle Woozle to the end.  Been there (two of mine had similar prognosis), not pleasant. 
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    Desiderius Price got a reaction from Ghost-of-a-Chance in No. No. HAY-ell to the no! We have had enough fucking tornadoes here for several life   
    Don’t fret, it’s perfectly good to be sending support hugs/vibes through the chat here, to give the morale support to our fellow AFF’ers. 
    My area… prone to the occasional hurricane, and it’s big news when an EF-0 pops off shingles to a barn roof.  Your area…  sounds like the pasttime is playing ping-pong with the EF-2/3 tornados in the game.
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    Desiderius Price got a reaction from Wilde_Guess in Wishing the very happiest of birthdays to @WillowDarkling All the best to my Neko-bab   
    Happy 🎂 Birthday @WillowDarkling! 
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    Desiderius Price got a reaction from BronxWench in Wishing the very happiest of birthdays to @WillowDarkling All the best to my Neko-bab   
    Happy 🎂 Birthday @WillowDarkling! 
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    Desiderius Price got a reaction from Wilde_Guess in No. No. HAY-ell to the no! We have had enough fucking tornadoes here for several life   
    Don’t fret, it’s perfectly good to be sending support hugs/vibes through the chat here, to give the morale support to our fellow AFF’ers. 
    My area… prone to the occasional hurricane, and it’s big news when an EF-0 pops off shingles to a barn roof.  Your area…  sounds like the pasttime is playing ping-pong with the EF-2/3 tornados in the game.
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    Desiderius Price got a reaction from BronxWench in So, the corgi who owns me, She Who Is an Agent of Chaos, decided to scare the life ou   
    Suppose curing the cause would, long-term, take care of the diarrhea.
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    Desiderius Price reacted to BronxWench in So, the corgi who owns me, She Who Is an Agent of Chaos, decided to scare the life ou   
    Thank you! She’s doing much better now, although I remain mystified that the vet would prescribe an antibiotic for her diarrhea with a common side effect of, yes, diarrhea.  
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    Desiderius Price reacted to BronxWench in So, the corgi who owns me, She Who Is an Agent of Chaos, decided to scare the life ou   
    So, it’s not parasites, and the blood work is all fine. She Who Is an Agent of Chaos is now eating grass like she was a prize Hereford. I did remind her that she is supposed to herd cattle, not imitate them, which earned me a fresh round of judgmental side-eye.
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    Desiderius Price reacted to BronxWench in Wow… so this post should bump my “rank.” Lets see if that unlocks anything special.   
    If you get any, let me know. I could use some super powers myself.  
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    Desiderius Price got a reaction from BronxWench in So, the corgi who owns me, She Who Is an Agent of Chaos, decided to scare the life ou   
    Furbabies never leave you either, not really.  This urn will stay on my desk… well, as long as I’m around this house, as it’s close to where he liked to hang out.
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    Desiderius Price got a reaction from BronxWench in So, the corgi who owns me, She Who Is an Agent of Chaos, decided to scare the life ou   
    Also, and hope the furbaby’s feeling better.
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    Desiderius Price reacted to BronxWench in No. No. HAY-ell to the no! We have had enough fucking tornadoes here for several life   
    Sending big hugs to Ghost and Cold and the furbabies…   
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    Desiderius Price reacted to Ghost-of-a-Chance in No. No. HAY-ell to the no! We have had enough fucking tornadoes here for several life   
    Safe rooms were becoming more common for awhile, but more often than not, people wind up putting a trap door in to access the crawl space. Shelters elsewhere open for watches, and when I was a kid, we went to the basement even for severe thunderstorm warnings. That city has become so backwards it’s embarrassing, and that was before they shut down the public transportation system.
    In the alley, we tend to get desensitized to tornadoes happening in nearby communities—we sometimes spend entire days under a tornado watch with nothing coming of it—but when you have one carving through your backyard, it’s a different story. The news outlets, by the way, finally confirmed the one Monday night/Tuesday morning as an an EF-1. It was nasty enough to bend billboard supports down to the ground, strip trees, wreck roofs, and fuck shit up, but weak enough for the damage to be relatively minimal. Today, I spent god only knows how long sitting on the floor in the closet shaking like a leaf, and it seems to have missed us.

    The current outbreak, described in this news article, has spawned over 60 tornadoes across several states since Monday. I’m trying to stay away from the news right now because it’s traumatizing.
    Thanks for being patient right now. I know I sound like a broken record. PTSD sucks balls and it can just go straight to the pit.
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    Desiderius Price got a reaction from Ghost-of-a-Chance in No. No. HAY-ell to the no! We have had enough fucking tornadoes here for several life   
    So, the safe rooms are unlocked AFTER the tornado’s spotted? “That’s fine work Lou.”
    TBH… one should be taking cover BEFORE the tornado’s actually down.  I’ve heard of people building/retrofitting their family den/theater as “safe rooms” so it’s not some damp closet.
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    Desiderius Price reacted to Ghost-of-a-Chance in No. No. HAY-ell to the no! We have had enough fucking tornadoes here for several life   
    We’re safe. Don’t know if another one nicked us, or if it passed by, but word from nearby towns has me uncomfortable. It’s going to be one of THOSE springs, I guess. 
    I love the Ozarks, and I love Missouri, but I’m quite tired of the weather. That was exhausting.
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    Desiderius Price got a reaction from BronxWench in No. No. HAY-ell to the no! We have had enough fucking tornadoes here for several life   
    Thanks @BronxWench that’s the best I’ve seen so far on coverage.
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