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Second Manic Monday of 2018

Hi there bloggies, we’re streaming through January – now past the 10 day mark. At this rate it’ll soon be Christmas again eh? 😉

Not much went on last week and I didn’t get around the the next installment of ‘The Great Galactic Service Station’ this is mainly becasue my mind became so twisted I actually thought on Thursday that it was Wednesday. Don’t ask me why… so basically I lost a day! Catch up with the previous parts here:

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 1

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 2

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 3

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 4

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 5

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 6

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 7

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 8

 

In terms of the random blog posts not much is really changing there, I’m hoping to be bale to start on some new topics soon, I’m not sure what they all are but I’m definitely going to be posting on creating digital art with Inkscape and GIMP. There’s some more artwork coming from that direction too and it ‘s pretty cool! I hope.

If you’re into writing or or creating scifi stories in some form and what to give yourself that extra bit of visibility why not sign up to my  my SciFi and Fantasy Hub Universe of Possibilites. On here I let you as collaborators post on here any of their posts or highlight their work – no strings attached. There are already collaborators but it’s very inactive. It need life! Help me give it life!!!! 🙂

 


 

Also don’t forget my new projects:

https://fictionfrontier.wordpress.com

https://frontierimagination.wordpress.com

These sites aren’t quite finished but these are where I publish my writing and other creative content, giving it the focus it deserves without the extra random stuff!

Also make sure you follow up what’s going on in the rest of the Planet Simon universe:

Planet Simon Facebook Page

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Keep smiling, reading  and writing!

Simon 🙂

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First Manic Monday of 2018

Hi there bloggies, so here is the first manic Monday post of 2018 and as I stand here with the year ahead I have to wonder “What will I do this year?”

After a bit of thought on this I have decided there are a few things I need to do this year. Some of which is already in progress on Planet Simon.

  1. Planet Simon is rammed with all kinds of fun and useless stuff I need to sort and and present it better. I may even have to *shock horror* try an restrain myself and only put in useful stuff. I’ve already done some sorting on my page but more is to come.
  2. Some of my old posts need love and attention and this will be going on and you’ll see them appear again. Some stuff might need deleting… In fact yeah… it does.
  3. I need to highlight my key work, more on this later.
  4. I’m going to be bringing you some new and I hope interesting stuff, some of you have asked about my digital art work and how I do it – this will hopefully feature. As well as I hope more writing, more stories and more geeky stuff!
  5. I’m going to blog share and collaborate more. If you’re interested let me know.
  6. I’m going to try and have another stab at getting people involved with my SciFi and Fantasy Hub Universe of Possibilites. What is is? Basically I’m letting collaborators post on here any of their posts or highlight their work – no strings attached. There are already collaborators but it’s very inactive. This is something where if you have a post you’ve already written – put it on here. Or highlight it here! If anything it’s highlighting your work with minimal effort! Get involved!

 


 

Onto today and as always finding time to write let alone blog is somewhat hard. I’ve been progressing my first book but in the wrong direction. I’ve binned what I’ve done so far as it’s just plain wrong. That’s it I was afraid of this but it is just wrong. So I’m thinking about how I can start again. Watch this space as I update you, also there’s going to be a chance to get to know some of the characters that I’m putting into the story. I’ve seen a few posts about building characters and maybe telling some of their earlier stories can help me build them and understand them before I thrown them into adventures together.

This brings me neatly onto what I’ve been working on recently in between everything else. I’ve created two new blogs, one for my story / writing work and the other for my drawing ans sketching work. I know that with everything else it can seem a lot to manage but I’m hoping this sharp focus can make this work more easily accessible. You can find these at:

https://fictionfrontier.wordpress.com

https://frontierimagination.wordpress.com

These sites aren’t quite finished or where i want them to be… yet but now at least you my bloggies know of their existence. Some sharp eyed bloggies among you have already found Fiction Frontier which the drawing site need more work – especially content.

 


 

The Great Galactic Service Station is moving forward again, if you want to catch up it’s all here:

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 1

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 2

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 3

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 4

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 5

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 6

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 7

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 8

Keep smiling, reading  and writing!

Simon 🙂

Manic Monday…on time!

 

I thought after last week I had better write a manic Monday on time, the last couple of weeks have been insane and hopefully things will calm down a bit now. I keep saying that though and it keeps not happening so we’ll see!

Last week Marquessa Matthews took over my blog with her pair of posts on 30 Things you can still do before 2018 which of course is something that’s looming, it’s only a couple of weeks and the new year will be on us. With this will be the promise of new challenges, new opportunities and some warmer weather on the way.

I have one or two other bloggies I’m trying to encourage to take over my blog, so if you feel like taking over, let me know!

I’m getting ever closer to launching some new things, so keep your eyes peeled they’re on the way and hopefully sooner rather than later as I need them up and going… I’ll be keeping you guessing up until the end!

Before I go on too much Ellie Maloney has just published her first book 329 Years Awake and it need support from readers and scifi geeks the world over. So please do have a look and offer a amazing new author the support she deserves.

If you’re into crazy goofy Scifi why not catch up on The Great Galactic Service Station. The next part is in progress, but I’ve not yet managed to get it out. Here’s the first 7 parts for you:

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 1

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 2

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 3

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 4

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 5

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 6

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 7

 

Also make sure you follow up what’s going on in the rest of the Planet Simon universe:

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Keep smiling and writing!

Simon 🙂

Manic Monday… a little late

 

Ahhhh! It’s been so busy that my Monday has slipped into Tuesday which had raced towards Wednesday evening! That’s how manic my Monday is lol.

I hope you’re all well and starting to feel all festive. Not much has been going on here but things are afoot so don’t abandon me yet! 

Last week my great friend Lennon from Fabulous with Glitches took over my blog with this post: Shut Out

I also have at least one other bloggie taking over my blog later this week – look out for it! It’s all a nice surprise for you my great bloggies.

If you’re into crazy goofy Scifi why not catch up on The Great Galactic Service Station. Here’s the first 7 parts for you:

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 1

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 2

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 3

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 4

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 5

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 6

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 7

 Along with this there are blog things going on behind the scenes which are kinda exciting… More when it happens! 

Also make sure you follow up what’s going on in the rest of the Planet Simon universe:

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Keep smiling and writing!

Simon 🙂

Manic Monday Strikes Back!

Monday has struck back at Sunday and here we are again. I’ve been a bit quiet lately and for the time being that’s likely to continue. There’s not much of a reason for this just damn busy and in a funny kind of mood, maybe it’s because I can’t get much done or maybe it’s becasue life i manic right now and despite furious paddling I’m not getting very far.

I am still about though and trying to keep up with all that’s going on an failing I have to say.

One thing that is coming up is that my friend Lennon from Fabulous with Glitches is going to be taking over my blog from time to time and putting some of her awesomeness onto here. If there’s anyone else that wants to take part I’m more than happy to help out. The more the merrier I say!

That’s about it for now, I hope you guys can keep up with the Great Galactic Service Station. It’s a goofy and nerdy story line I’m able to take this into the really weird directions. I didn’t post a new part last week so let’s hope this week I can pull a rabbit out of the hat! Here’s the first 5 parts for you anyway.

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 1

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 2

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 3

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 4

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 5

 

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Keep smiling and writing!

Simon 🙂

Manic Monday and Madness on Planet Simon

This to me sums up Sunday…

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Unfortunately alcohol does not ease the pain – it makes it worse when the day finally comes! There is a whole week ahead of us of challenges and things that can go right or wrong.

Let’s hope more right than wrong eh?

Last week I didn’t get my whole list done – but then the little thing called work got in the way so you know swings and roundabouts. I got some Halloween writing done and the next part of the Great Galactic Service Station:

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 1

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 2

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 3

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 4

I’ve still got a fair bit going on but if I can get some of these things out of the way I’m hoping to have more great stuff to share with you and more exciting Planet Simon developments.

What are you guys up to this week?

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Keep smiling and writing!

Simon 🙂

Planet Simon’s Manic Monday

Her we are again folks… another Manic Monday with a whole load of fun and challenges ahead. What challenges are lying ahead for you?

For me I’ve got something like:

  • Write a shed load for my story – I mean how hard can it be?
  • Complete the cover for one of my stories (surprise here to keep you guessing).
  • Blog some.
  • Catch up on posts.
  • Do a little thing called work

Not much to do then eh? Let’s see how far I get! I’ve also got the next part of The Great Galactic Service Station to compete – A few of you have been having a chuckle over it, if you’re into a bit of humerous scifi go have have a look:

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 1

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 2

The Great Galactic Service Station – Part 3

Apart from that it’s all much the same. I hope you all have a good week and see you all out there! If you’re interested here’s more places to find me:

Planet Simon Facebook Page

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Thanks guys – keep smiling and writing!

Simon 🙂

Manic Monday Musings

Here we are again at another Monday, another 5 working days of fun and challenges (yeah… that’s the nice way of putting it). There’s much to look forward to here on Planet Simon, with more thoughts from the Minions, for the depth of my mind where things have been grating on me and another part of the Great Galactic Service Station.

Among this I’m also working on my next art pieces and more writing is going on behind these scenes for other stories, including continuing a spooky story I started last year.

I’ve also notice one or two people having a look at my Dark Horizons on Wattpad which is always good, if you’re on Wattpad come and have a look and I can see what you’ve been writing too!

Have a great week, let me know what you’re up to as well – come and say hi here or:

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Thanks guys – keep smiling and writing!

Simon 🙂

Monday’s Maniacal… Something

Happy shiny Monday to you all fellow bloggies! Another week of fun, joy and a shit load of as yet unknown challenges await us and I hope you all get through it all in one piece!

So what’s been going on?

In answer to that – a bit. Maybe a little bit, maybe a lotta bit it depends who you are. So firstly I have been writing a bit! Yay for me, I’ve been working on my story and making a little headway which makes me feel good I have to say. I’ve also started wiring a new series on here called The Great Galactic Service Station. Part one was published on Friday – have a look if you haven’t already.

I’ve also been putting more of my work onto Wattpad and hopefully widening out the audience: Planet Simon on Wattpad

I’m hoping that more artwork is going to be on it’s way soon as well! Exciting times here on Planet Simon so I hope you guys can hang around and join in the fun. I was also thinking about posting a digital art masterclass based on open source (free) software available on the interweb. What do ya think? Something of interest?

Anyways, have a great week – come and say hi here or:

Planet Simon Facebook Page

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Wattpad

Thanks guys – keep smiling and writing!

Simon 🙂

 

 

Another Manic Monday on Planet Simon

So here we are at the start of another week – another few days of challenges and to make a difference in the world. Or of course we could all get buried in work. So what’s been going on? Work basically, just when I thought I had time a second wave comes in to knock me for six.

But despite this I actually go somewhere. On Friday I posted the first of my artwork that I’m going to start using in my stories and on the blog.

There’s going to be more of this coming as soon as there is something to post and I’m excited to be introducing this. For me this is helping me bring stories and the people within them to life more in my mind.

I’m going to start writing a few more posts on what I’ve been reading recently. There’s been a bit of a mix and some of it has already been put into posts. Keep watching bookish people, there’s going to be something for you.

Anyways, I feel like I’ve been ignoring you guys too much – I would love to re-connect with my old bloggie pals and connect with new ones. What will you all be up to this week?

I’m going to to share some regular musings and from life as we know it, because you know – some things just have to be said! Also make sure you keep up in my other places on the interweb:

Planet Simon Facebook Page

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Wattpad

Thanks guys – keep smiling and writing!

Simon 🙂