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What did you do this week?

As part of a weekly series, these topics are a place for users to casually discuss the things they did — or didn't do — during their week. Did you accomplish any goals? Suffer a failure? Do nothing at all? Tell us about it!

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    DaveJarvis
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    Received feedback from beta readers of my near-future, hard sci-fi novel: Hurry up and finish writing this book please! I would be happy to continue read it as soon as you have it even halfway...

    Received feedback from beta readers of my near-future, hard sci-fi novel:

    • Hurry up and finish writing this book please! I would be happy to continue read it as soon as you have it even halfway ready!
    • Altogether, I really enjoy your prose, and I'm looking forward to seeing how the plot develops! Your imagery is very rich, from scenery to character's thoughts and personal analogies. This is one of your strongest traits!
    • You've got a great hook. As it is, the first part packs a mean punch.

    I'm looking for beta readers. The book bridges agriculture, artificial general intelligence, capitalism, Fermi's Paradox, surveillance states, and more.

    6 votes
    1. monarda
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      Sci-fi is my go to leisurely reading. I would like to be a beta reader!

      Sci-fi is my go to leisurely reading. I would like to be a beta reader!

      2 votes
    2. vord
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      Color me curious as well. If nothing else make sure to post a link to the end result when you're done.

      Color me curious as well. If nothing else make sure to post a link to the end result when you're done.

      1 vote
  2. acdw
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    Work has been lots of proofreading last month's EOM reports... kinda boring stuff. Otherwise, we hosted my MIL and roommate because their power was out due to Ida. And I did a lot of configuring...

    Work has been lots of proofreading last month's EOM reports... kinda boring stuff.

    Otherwise, we hosted my MIL and roommate because their power was out due to Ida. And I did a lot of configuring of emacs... what I do when I get bored.

    3 votes
  3. papasquat
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    I've been keeping up with my gym routine pretty regularly, I'm happy about that. It seemed like I was starting to slip a bit, but I've gotten back on the right track and redoubled my efforts. I've...

    I've been keeping up with my gym routine pretty regularly, I'm happy about that. It seemed like I was starting to slip a bit, but I've gotten back on the right track and redoubled my efforts. I've been doing crossfit for over four years now, and there are still many things that I'm not good at, but I've continued to make progress even after all this time.

    I'm 34 now, the age where men start to experience musculature decline, but because I've been lifting weights on and off for most of my life, and only in the past four years have I gotten really serious about it, I continue to see gains. That makes me happy!

    I went to the beach yesterday and surfed a bit (Still very bad at it, this is my second time surfing in probably 20 years). It was hard, but fun.

    On the other hand, my social life isn't quite where I want it to be. I have a LOT of friends, and all of them are very good people who I've known since high school, but I'd like to meet new people, especially people who are in a similar place professionally as me. Most of my friends work either dead end or okayish entry level white collar jobs. Most of them don't really care much about their careers, which is fine and I understand, but I'd like to continue to grow professionally and make friends with more of that work hard/play hard mentality.
    Most of my friends idea of a good time is cutting out early on a friday, smoking a few bowls and hanging out on the beach. I'd like to work hard on a friday to catch an afternoon flight to new york or miami for the weekend and check out cool new things. Not really sure where to start there though?

    2 votes