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I attended a writer`s workshop and just about died. I was so bloody nervous,and slightly intimidated. I was the most inexperienced person in that room when it came to writing.

There was four of us that submitted chapters and three published authors. And a chicken. But never mind that.

All in all, it went well. I got critique that was probably expected for a first draft.

I was given a chance to critique too (which I hoped was understood, I was nervous and therefore thought I babbled). It will be interesting to see where all these tales go;they were all very good. They were all YA, and the funny thing was, I was lumped into that category, in spite of the fact Martin is the oldest character of the lot! Twenty seven years is WAY too old for a YA protagonist!

The only thing that derailed me is that one author thought my name for my main character was too heroic. Like I was trying too hard. On the flip side, this same author said my prose was very solid, and it was a good body of writing. In fact, he was impressed by all four of us.

That said, apart from his name, Martin stood up to the critique. He performed under pressure and came out alright in the end. That`s my boy.

But I`m keeping the name.

Some of us discussed this later and one thing we agreed if we changed a name, it could very well change our perception of the character.Even one of the other writers said that with Martin being half-elfin, he`s not going to have a normal name anyways. 

On the home front, Rueben is continuing to give us joy, white hairs and love and laughs. He`s five months old and sixteen pounds.

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NuisanceBearEull Featured By Owner May 22, 2016
I found this artist on tumblr. She does adorable animated gifs. Some are dachshunds. Adorable!
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PHarold Featured By Owner Edited May 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! I was laughing so hard! These are so cute!!! Thank you!
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Siobhan68 Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Happy birthday, my dear!
May your next year see all your goals reached and all wishes fulfilled. I wish you the very best from the bottom of my heart and send hugs and kisses from Germany!
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PHarold Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much my friend! :heart: and :hug: back!
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dotsweare Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
Happy birthday! Congratulations on getting published as well! <3333333
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PHarold Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you my friend! I hope you are well and good. Please note me!
I'm a little ahead of myself, i guess! I want to get this dang thing out there, so it looks like i'm going the Selfie route!
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LukaSkullard Featured By Owner Edited May 18, 2016
Happy birthday! Have your cake and eat it too I hope you have a very fun day! :happybounce: Party 
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PHarold Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. It was fantastic!
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Ourako Featured By Owner May 18, 2016   Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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PHarold Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oo cake! Thank you so much!
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