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text 2018-12-12 11:00
Facts About Me: Pen-to-Paper

I'm not a writer. Not in the sense of “pick up pen, put to paper”. I've probably mentioned before that I've got nerve damage in my hands? That makes writing, physically, pretty hard for me. Holding a pen for more than note taking, aka a shopping list of bullet points, can be painful or cause tingling, like when your hand falls asleep. So, I have to avoid doing that as much as possible.

Yet, I can't resist a good notebook. I keep one by my bed for notes that bug me in the middle of the night. One in my bag, for lists, to do reminders, and stuff that's likely to be important but which I've forgotten about ten minutes later. That kind of thing.

But...give me a laptop and you can't stop me!

It sounds ridiculous, I know. But, check my laptop and you'll see I'm right. I have a searchable spreadsheet of all the DVD's we own. No lie. My memory is terrible, so I spent time organising, listing, placing, and writing up the spreadsheet so that if I'm looking for a specific movie or TV show that we have, I can just search for it and find out, at a glance, if we have it. I have a searchable inventory of my bedroom. DON'T LAUGH!

I'm forever losing things, and I actually have cognitive issues as an after-effect of my chemo treatment years ago. So, legitimately, I have memory issues, and I find that lists and documents really help. Especially since I can copy/paste, move things around, reorganise, and search them. You'd be amazed at what you'd find on my laptop.

I have documents for my bucket list, for my medical information. I have a spreadsheet with a list of every book I own, whether paperback or e-book, with the title, series, page number all listed. I also have folders to help organise some of those files, like to collect all my Instagram notes into one place, folders for FB, Twitter, BookLikes – I use these folders to collect things over time, then use them to schedule my pages at the start of each month. As an author, I also have spreadsheets for character names, potential titles, a list of dates for when I finished books, a list of blurbs for WIP's, taglines for published books, and a folder of publishing related documents.

I have documents and folders for everything under the sun. It's how I function. By keeping lists. I even have my Kindle folder divided into Netgalley, Divine, TBR, and then by genre.

It's obsessive, but I couldn't have it any other way. Some people write lists on paper or in notebooks. I keep documents and folders. While I love the joy of scribbling or scratching out a completed task from a list, I'm also a bit of a hoarder. I can't throw anything away and having a laptop allows me to do that. I can keep 15 versions of a document on my hard drive without clogging up my laptop, while making sure I don't lose that information, in case I ever need it again. Who knows when a stray idea might come in handy?


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text 2018-12-05 11:00
Facts About Me: Self Promo

I detest promoting myself, but it's a necessary evil. Promoting yourself is one of the hardest things a published author will ever have to do, in my opinion. There's a fine line between promoting yourself and screaming “buy my book” at anyone you come across, in real life or on social media. It's hard to find that line, at first, but it's also rewarding when you find how to find a promotional schedule that works for you.

I'm an introvert, which makes it even more awkward. An awkward, introverted, loner, loser, who has no life outside of books. And I have no problem with that. When I'm not writing, I'm reading. I'm also disabled, so going out isn't really something I do. I'm a homebird, through and through, so I don't go a lot of places, see a lot of people, or do anything exciting that I can share with my readers or followers, like some other authors. I don't have a flamboyant personality and I wouldn't know how to fake it, if I tried, so there's another barrier between me and my readers.

I'm a thinker. A planner. A reader. And nothing about me, as a person, screams “social butterfly” so it's hard for me to connect to people I can't physically be in the room with. I do my best, by trying to make my social media pages at least interesting – sharing my love of all things Marvel, Harry Potter, geek, Black Butler, and memes. I try to show as much of ME as I can, to show *some* personality, outside of what books I'm currently fangirling over.

But, I do believe it's important to be true to who I am. So, even though I find it hard and awkward, and sometimes uncomfortable, to share bits of me with the people who care enough to follow me, I do what I can and I share what I've got to share. Because my readers share their valuable time with me, by reading my books or following my pages, and it's the least I can do in return.


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text 2018-12-01 07:30
Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) market for 2018-2023


the present scenario (with the base year being 2017) and the growth prospects of global Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) market for 2018-2023.

Flexible AC Current Transmission System (FACTS) is a power electronic-based system, composed of static equipment used for the AC transmission of electrical energy. FACTS offers collective controllability and the power transfer ability of the network, as well as results in reduced power supply costs. Complexity in networks has increased the issues in power supply quality, flexibility and reliability.

Over the next five years,our projects that Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) will register a xx% CAGR in terms of revenue, reach US$ xx million by 2023, from US$ xx million in 2017.


This rport presents a comprehensive overview, market shares, and growth opportunities of Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) market by product type, application, key manufacturers and key regions.

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To calculate the market size, We considers value and volume generated from the sales of the following segments:

Segmentation by product type:

  • Shunt Compensation
  • Series Compensation
  • Combined Series and Shunt Compensation
  • Others

Segmentation by application:

  • Electric Utilities
  • Renewables
  • Railways
  • Industrial
  • Oil & Gas

The report also presents the market competition landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendor/manufacturers in the market. The key manufacturers covered in Flexible AC Transmission Systems Market :

  • ABB
  • Siemens
  • GE Grid Solutions
  • Alstom
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Eaton Corporation
  • American Electric Power
  • Hyosung
  • Adani Power
  • NR Electric Co., Ltd.

In addition, Flexible AC Transmission Systems Market discusses the key drivers influencing market growth, opportunities, the challenges and the risks faced by key manufacturers and the market as a whole. It also analyzes key emerging trends and their impact on present and future development.

Research objectives

  • To study and analyze the global Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) consumption (value & volume) by key regions/countries, product type and application, history data from 2013 to 2017, and forecast to 2023.
  • To understand the structure of Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) market by identifying its various subsegments.
  • Focuses on the key global Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the sales volume, value, market share, market competition landscape, SWOT analysis and development plans in next few years.
  • To analyze the Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and their contribution to the total market.
  • To share detailed information about the key factors influencing the growth of the market (growth potential, opportunities, drivers, industry-specific challenges and risks).
  • To project the consumption of Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) submarkets, with respect to key regions (along with their respective key countries).
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.
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text 2018-11-28 11:00
Facts About Me: An Author's Schedule

As an author, I'm a bit of a night owl. My optimum time for writing is generally between 12am-2am. Mostly, this is because I still live at home, so either one of my parents is in until 2pm, then I have until 4pm before the other one comes in, or I have all day until 4pm to myself before they both come home. Any time after that, I generally don't have the time or quiet I need to write. So, it waits until I go to bed at 11pm. I usually spend the first 30mins-1hr unpacking my laptop etc and fiddling about with last minute fixes/checking msgs etc, but by 12am I'm ready to get back to work. And depending on how into the story I am, I can work until 2-3am, losing track of time, though I generally tell myself to stop at 1.30am, so that I still have time to pack my stuff up for the next day, before I actually go to sleep. True, staying up so late means that I sleep until 10am the next day, but it works for me, and it's the best way to get the most out of my creativity.


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url 2018-11-22 07:44
Explore Great Southwest Culture, History and the Land

Experience the Great Southwest Culture, History and the Land with Thomas Dodge. For 35 years, Tom has traveled the world photographing for editorial, commercial and fine art clients. Spread the word, tell your friends, about Thomas Dodge's Great Southwest.

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