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Hello Everyone,

On Jan 2 of this year, I started blogging. I posted on blogger and here. Because of the wonderful encouragement everyone gave me, I continued woodworking and blogging. Now I can cut dovetails by hand, and they look fair. I am able to make tiny boxes. I am also not afraid to try more and more difficult projects. I also descovered a second love. Of course, I mean that sexy babe writing.

I haven't been doing as much woodworking the last month, mostly because I picked up a lot of holiday hours, and just didn't have time to make sawdust and write. So I have been working on my 2nd novel, Henry Wood: Time and Again. There are 34 chapters up now, totally around 36,000 words. I only need 14,000 more to reach the 50K novel plateau, but I will likely write 30-40 more, as the story is a long ways from setteled. I hope, those who follow it, are enjoying the tale.

Tonight, I wrote a year in review piece, which is much like what I just wrote above, though with a bunch more silliness.

http://su.pr/1aca1y

Thanks Everyone,

Brian
Congrats on your upcoming first year. When you tools started talking, that is what first caught my attention, I enjoy it. Looking forward to the rest of the planes having their own stories this year.
Happy New Year.
 

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A Great Year...Thanks

Hello Everyone,

On Jan 2 of this year, I started blogging. I posted on blogger and here. Because of the wonderful encouragement everyone gave me, I continued woodworking and blogging. Now I can cut dovetails by hand, and they look fair. I am able to make tiny boxes. I am also not afraid to try more and more difficult projects. I also descovered a second love. Of course, I mean that sexy babe writing.

I haven't been doing as much woodworking the last month, mostly because I picked up a lot of holiday hours, and just didn't have time to make sawdust and write. So I have been working on my 2nd novel, Henry Wood: Time and Again. There are 34 chapters up now, totally around 36,000 words. I only need 14,000 more to reach the 50K novel plateau, but I will likely write 30-40 more, as the story is a long ways from setteled. I hope, those who follow it, are enjoying the tale.

Tonight, I wrote a year in review piece, which is much like what I just wrote above, though with a bunch more silliness.

http://su.pr/1aca1y

Thanks Everyone,

Brian
Happy new-year Brian :)
and congrat´s with the first nearly gone thank you for the fight in the old one (as we say in Denmark)
looking forward to read both about your progress in woodworking and the Henry Wood world :)

take care
Dennis
 

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Hello All,

I just posted chapter 35 Henry Wood. I wrote a blog piece every day of the last year. In truth, because of guest blogging, I actually wrote around 380 posts, but the point is, I didn't take a day off! I couldn't have made it without all of your kind words.

Thanks,

Brian

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I know whats wrong with Henry , he forgot to buy the Danish pastry… :)
congrat´s with the 1.st L J B-day Brian

take care
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I did it!

Hello All,

I just posted chapter 35 Henry Wood. I wrote a blog piece every day of the last year. In truth, because of guest blogging, I actually wrote around 380 posts, but the point is, I didn't take a day off! I couldn't have made it without all of your kind words.

Thanks,

Brian

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Now that I am one year old in LJ years, I have no more excuses. I best start making some cool stuff!!! Thanks for the well wishes.
 

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Hello All,

I just posted chapter 35 Henry Wood. I wrote a blog piece every day of the last year. In truth, because of guest blogging, I actually wrote around 380 posts, but the point is, I didn't take a day off! I couldn't have made it without all of your kind words.

Thanks,

Brian

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I best start making some cool stuff!!!

Well, why? You must be doing pretty well just blogging. What is your advertising revenue?

Sad thing is, you write… poorly:

Henry wondered down to his shop. wandered

He picked up two dozen, several types of cream cheese, some locks. lox

He couldn't have solved the last case without the closets help. closet's

I've been following your stuff for a while; please quit abusing the English language!
 

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Hello All,

I just posted chapter 35 Henry Wood. I wrote a blog piece every day of the last year. In truth, because of guest blogging, I actually wrote around 380 posts, but the point is, I didn't take a day off! I couldn't have made it without all of your kind words.

Thanks,

Brian

http://extremelyaverage.com/2011/01/henry-wood-time-and-again-ch-35-moments-in-time/
EEengineer,

I have made around $32.00.

Those are great finds. Thanks. I have fixed them.

I would love to stop abusing the English language, but alas, I am not able to do so. It isn't intentional. Much like woodworking, I do as well as I am able, and keep trying to get better.

I realize your comment was intended to be mean and offensive. But alas, the errors you found were correct, and I like to fix them, when people point out the errors.

Feel free to continue to point out errors using any abusive language which makes you feel good about yourself. I don't mind at all.

Thanks again,

Brian
 

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I did it!

Hello All,

I just posted chapter 35 Henry Wood. I wrote a blog piece every day of the last year. In truth, because of guest blogging, I actually wrote around 380 posts, but the point is, I didn't take a day off! I couldn't have made it without all of your kind words.

Thanks,

Brian

http://extremelyaverage.com/2011/01/henry-wood-time-and-again-ch-35-moments-in-time/
I'm glad you aren't worried about it. I think that when you do have an error, it just stands out more because it is in good writing. When you self-proofread and need to turn material out quickly, these things can be tough to find. I've noticed I pick up most of my errors if I can come back to my writing a day or so later with fresh eyes. A daily blog doesn't really allow for it.

Keep up the good work. I read the occasional Henry Wood, but have never been a big reader of that genre. I ALWAYS check out the woodworking posts though. Happy new year!
 

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Hello All,

I just posted chapter 35 Henry Wood. I wrote a blog piece every day of the last year. In truth, because of guest blogging, I actually wrote around 380 posts, but the point is, I didn't take a day off! I couldn't have made it without all of your kind words.

Thanks,

Brian

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Thanks for the kind words HokieMojo. :) I will try to get more woodworking posts done for you. I am thinking about building a table for cutting matte board. I may work on it today.
 

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I did it!

Hello All,

I just posted chapter 35 Henry Wood. I wrote a blog piece every day of the last year. In truth, because of guest blogging, I actually wrote around 380 posts, but the point is, I didn't take a day off! I couldn't have made it without all of your kind words.

Thanks,

Brian

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Hi Brian;

I just visited your blog…very nice in spite of the occassional errors. (which I hadn't noticed). I must be one of those lessers.

Whenever I look at my own website I cringe at the mistakes I made while writing it. In my defense, I generally write in the wee hours, and am usually in a bit of a hurry.

So, like you, I fix them as I find them…sometimes. With the site at around 400 pages, loading up the site and then publishing it after making a few corrections, can take some time.

Anyway, nice job.

Lee
 

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Hello All,

I just posted chapter 35 Henry Wood. I wrote a blog piece every day of the last year. In truth, because of guest blogging, I actually wrote around 380 posts, but the point is, I didn't take a day off! I couldn't have made it without all of your kind words.

Thanks,

Brian

http://extremelyaverage.com/2011/01/henry-wood-time-and-again-ch-35-moments-in-time/
Well, hell, Lee, you seem proud of it! Next time you go to get a medical checkup, make sure you ask for a lesser.
 

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Hello All,

I just posted chapter 35 Henry Wood. I wrote a blog piece every day of the last year. In truth, because of guest blogging, I actually wrote around 380 posts, but the point is, I didn't take a day off! I couldn't have made it without all of your kind words.

Thanks,

Brian

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Nope, not proud of those mistakes. But not going to beat myself up too much about them.

There are a few things I'm very good at. (and I make mistakes at them too, but I fix 'em before anyone else sees 'em).

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Hello All,

I just posted chapter 35 Henry Wood. I wrote a blog piece every day of the last year. In truth, because of guest blogging, I actually wrote around 380 posts, but the point is, I didn't take a day off! I couldn't have made it without all of your kind words.

Thanks,

Brian

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Same here! But I strive for perfection.

Let's take what I consider the most grievous error:
Locks…. lox

You know here this error most likely came from? He heard the term; never read the term. Having heard the term, he thought to lend his writing some authenticity by using it. Having no idea what the term meant, he included it in his writing. Did you not wonder, sir, why in the hell would anyone put "locks" on their bagels? With no desire to find out what it really meant?
 

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Hello All,

I just posted chapter 35 Henry Wood. I wrote a blog piece every day of the last year. In truth, because of guest blogging, I actually wrote around 380 posts, but the point is, I didn't take a day off! I couldn't have made it without all of your kind words.

Thanks,

Brian

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EEngineer,

I would think that someone, who is an engineer, wouldn't make assumptions. I have had lox before, they are fair. I chose the word because it has a New York feel and I like the sound of it. I made a mistake, that is all. I am sorry you assumed so much about me from such an error. To set the record straight, I simply type up my chapters too quickly and didn't do a good job of proof reading. I will work on that.

I am sure you are deriving great pleasure from being mean and petty. It is these qualities of yours, which have caused other people to assume you are a 'lesser' person. I do not make the same assumption. I don't know if you are sad and pathetic, mean and petty, angry and bitter, or just unloved by your parents. You might be a decent person. You might be kind and generous, you might be witty and gregarious, and you might be the life of the party. I couldn't say.

If you wish to present yourself as an arrogant, angry and bitter person, then that is your right. I will continue to work on improving my spelling and proof reading. I don't care to make a suggestion for what you might like to work on.

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Hello All,

I just posted chapter 35 Henry Wood. I wrote a blog piece every day of the last year. In truth, because of guest blogging, I actually wrote around 380 posts, but the point is, I didn't take a day off! I couldn't have made it without all of your kind words.

Thanks,

Brian

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Brian,

When I first joined LJ I found your blog and read it from the beginning in sequence. Then something (Life?) distracted me and I quit following it regularly and therefore had missed this dustup.

Here's my initial reaction to the exchange and to your latest/last post:

ZING

Perfect shot.

And BTW, there's a damn good reason to put LOCKS on BAGELS:

To keep the bagelburgler away!

Good luck with the book and remember…

Be Careful!

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Hello All,

I just posted chapter 35 Henry Wood. I wrote a blog piece every day of the last year. In truth, because of guest blogging, I actually wrote around 380 posts, but the point is, I didn't take a day off! I couldn't have made it without all of your kind words.

Thanks,

Brian

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HerbC,

LOL…I enjoyed your response. I have been away from the fun that is woodworking for a long while. This time last year I decided to get serious about publishing Henry Wood Detective Agency and have been completely taken in by writing.

I miss woodworking.

I have published the 1st Henry Wood, which is available on Kindle, Nook, and in print. The 2nd and 3rd novels in the series have been written, and the 4th is at around 70K words and nearing the end. I've also undertaken writing a biography of a Big Ten basketball player. The writing has sucked up all my creative juices and left nothing for the woodworking shop.

I still read an occasional magazine and dream of the day I am caught up on all my projects, but that may be a ways off. It seems I've developed such a passion for the word that it has become all consuming.

If you are interested…here is the Kindle link: http://www.amazon.com/Henry-Wood-Detective-Agency-ebook/dp/B005ED65AM/ref=as_li_tf_mfw?&linkCode=wey&tag=extreavera-20

When the day comes that I start making tiny boxes again, I'll definitely pop back in and tell my tale.

Brian
 
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