Extremely Average #324: Hello Long Lost Friends

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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 05-27-2011 04:59 AM 2910 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello LJs,

I have not posted in a long long time. I used to post every night, but eventually my blog was no longer about woodworking, just additional chapters of my Henry Wood Detective novels.

Back in October I got a job which required leaving my home. The long commute really shortened my days and I lost my ‘Woodworking Time’. I had only enough time to write every day.

On Monday I went to the Woodsmith store and picked up a couple of magazines and a nice piece of cherry. I intend to make a few more tiny boxes to give away to promote the release of my first novel. ‘The Henry Wood Detective Agency’ got its start right here on Lumberjocks and now I am about to finish up the 3rd in the series. (All three should be released this summer, with at least the 1st one having a print edition.)

I wanted to thank everyone who encouraged me and followed Henry on his adventures. So Thanks. Tonight I wrote a blog post with some of the details about how Henry Wood came about and where he is now, if anyone is interested.



p.s. I will however keep posting anything with woodworking foibles. :-) Monday I start my new tiny boxes!

-- Brian Meeks,

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#1 posted 05-27-2011 06:08 AM

Good to see you back here Brian. I check in each evening at Extremely Average and follow you thare. I like the current story and look forward to seeing all the sub lines come togather. Thank you for your writing. Nils

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#2 posted 05-27-2011 07:04 AM


I appreciate you following Henry on his adventures. It is nice to hear you are enjoying the stories. I am certainly having fun writing them.

-- Brian Meeks,

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 05-27-2011 01:27 PM

Hi, Brian:
I have also missed your daily postings, although I certainly understand about your time restraints. As I said to you before, I am awaiting publication of your book(s) so that I can follow them in order. I am sure they will be wonderful and I wish you all the success in the world with them. I am happy you are finding some time to do some more woodworking too, as I do enjoy your blogs regarding your journey in learning new techniques.

Happy to see you back here.


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 05-27-2011 02:27 PM

Brian, welcome back. I have enjoyed some of your recent boxes. However, I’m wondering what business a novel has on a site focused on woodworking. I’m sure it is a good read, but wouldn’t there be a better place to talk about it and promote it? Just a thought. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#5 posted 05-27-2011 05:37 PM

Hey Brian,
I was about to check in with you to see if you were going to get back into woodworking blogs any time soon. I’ve missed your posts. Congrats on your writing!

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#6 posted 05-28-2011 02:19 AM


You ask a very reasonable question. The reason I stopped posting my daily chapters to Lumberjocks, was for the reason you gave. It is woodworking forum. That being said, several people had emailed me and asked where I had gone. So though I don’t post every single night anymore, I decided it was worth an update, since the novel was inspired by some of the folks here on LJ.


-- Brian Meeks,

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