We Are Your Daughters, Sisters, & Mothers

This past few days has seen women march in almost every country on the planet. These marches were barely even days after President Trump’s inauguration. And yes, I understand that I am from the same stupid country that voted for Brexit, but I still didn’t believe that the American people would want this man as their president.

I am aware, of course, that he did not win the popular vote, which gladdens me to a degree. Even so, it was still a close margin and still culminated in the same sticky end.

I lent my voice on twitter, stating my support of the women marching. I did not march, but not because I wouldn’t have.

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Seasonal Book Trumps

I’ve been fiddling around with different ways to grab attention on social media for my books, lately, and, although it started off really nicely, it seems to have dwindled a little since then. I suppose it’s no guarantee, though.

On the upside, it does mean that we’ve trumped my previous best sales year by quite a bit! Which is a good thing, unlike some other kinds of Trump that are blowing about these days…

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Elusive Time, Compliments, & Working Hard

I’m pretty tired today even though I had a lie in. My list of things to do keeps growing. Also, our place looks a mess and I seem to constantly run out of time to tidy it on top of everything else that I have to do. Basically, right now, I’m just really exhausted, but I have to go on. However, this is not meant to be a complain-y post.

Instead, this is supposed to be a post where I update you on my life, as usual. I know, I know… I missed the usual deadline of trying to achieve this a week or less since my last post, but I assure that it wasn’t to deny you my wonderful (ahaha, I joke) ramblings.

Instead, it was just a signifier that I have a lot to do right now.
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Corner Street Societies

It was the election yesterday. It’s the first time that I’ve ever voted. I went ahead and voted Conservative, I don’t mind telling you. They are now the biggest party; however, they did not win enough seats to take a bigger majority in parliament. This means that we have a hung parliament. Now, apparently, this means that nobody is specifically in charge. The Liberal Democrats, however, are the ones who seem to have the most power at the moment. Out of the three main parties, they have the fewest seats, but this means that they could align themselves with either Labour or Conservative and form a government using both manifestos. I’m hoping they decide to and that they decide to do so with the Tories (Conservatives).

There were also a lot of people who got turned away from voting and places that didn’t have enough ballot papers. I think this was absolutely ridiculous and I’m surprised there haven’t been calls for another election to be held to sort the whole thing out.

I’m also glad that the Green Party managed to win a seat down in Brighton. I reckon that, in a few years time, the Green Party will win more and more. I really hope they do.

One of the weirdest things that happened during the release of votes in each constituency was that I saw Jesus. And I bet you think I’ve gone mad now, but I haven’t. I’m deadly serious. I was watching them release the result in David Cameron’s constituency and at first I was only amused by the fact that he was having a hearty discussion with the candidate from the Monster Raving Loony Party in the background… and then I saw him. On the end of the line of candidates there was a guy literally dressed like Jesus. I didn’t know if he was from the Christian Party or what, but it was the most bizarre thing I have ever seen. I’ve looked it up, though, and it turns out it was Aaron Barschak. Click that link and you’ll see the bizarre picture that I was faced with. It did amuse me. I don’t think that was his point in dressing in such a way, but it certainly alleviated some of the drudgery of the evening.

In other news, I’ve started writing Book 4, which I decided to call Absolute Power. I’ve written the prologue and I’m in the middle of completing chapter one already. So far, I’m happy to say that it is going really well.

(Lyrics in the title are from Lady by Regina Spektor)