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Chris Hvidsten
Works at Trapeze Software
Attended DeVry University
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I'm hoping one of my friends here in General can help me. Relax; it's nothing serious.

After more hardship than I'd like to think about, my novel project, 'Outcast,' is finished. I've already passed over it once for edits, and plan to pass over it again once more just to make sure.

The question now though is, where do I go from here? What's the next step toward eventually getting it published?
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If it's the first novel you've ever written, then beta readers would be a good idea.
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With the insane weather we've been having in Calgary, I finally buckled down and bought a UPS for my desktop.  Hopefully it'll be one of those things I never have to use, but at least now I'm prepared.
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This is week 3 since I've started back at the gym.  I'm just doing cardio at the moment, 3 times a week for about an hour before heading to work.  This morning I almost...ALMOST...opted not to go this morning, but I managed to power through and get there.

The result?
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Now that I'm more mobile I've been able to get to the gym at a decent time.  It feels good, being able to work out for an hour, shower, and still make it to work nice and early.
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So yeah, over the weekend, this happened :D

Got me some wheels for the first time in over 4 years.  Feels good to be driving again :)
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I've been busy these past few weeks, editing my novel project and getting it into better shape before getting it beta read.

I'm also working now on getting 'Outcast' ready for a limited Second Life release. It's not much, but it's a start at least.
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Keep it up Chris..........you never know!
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I could use a little advice.

A novel project I started years ago and went cold is now nearly complete (thanks to some good friends).  When I stopped writing, I also stopped podcasting (rookie mistake, podcasting a novel before it's complete), but now that I'm nearly finished, should I nuke my old audio and start from scratch, or just push through to the end and plan for a re-release?
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Awesome!!!
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Later this year, #Dragon will deliver a 3D printer to the ISS for +NASA. For the first time ever, NASA will demonstrate the potential for spare parts, and even research materials, to be printed in space.

http://news.yahoo.com/3d-printer-cleared-august-launch-space-station-195411339.html
A 3D printer has passed its final set of NASA checks, clearing the way for the device to launch toward the International Space Station in August. A series of trials at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama has verified that the 3D printer — developed by California-based startup Made in Space in cooperation with NASA, as part of a project known as 3D Print — meets all the requirements for use aboard the orbiting lab, officials annou...
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I went to a writer's meetup last night with the crew from the Fangs and Fonts podcast, a local writing show.  Admittedly I've been away from serious writing in a while, and I found it interesting that the story I used to try and unclog the creative pipes was the sequel to a fan fic I wrote for +Chris Lester 's Metamor City podcast.

It was probably the most fun I've had writing in a while.  I can't wait until next week. :D
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Ok, so...Texas.  Love the food, the people have been great so far, but I've just got to know...WHAT IS UP WITH THIS RAIN?!  Holy crap!  I haven't seen a storm like that since...well...ever.

One more night in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and it's back to Calgary.
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It's always a good day when I see a new episode of The Secret World Chronicles in my podcatcher. 
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Streets ITS Deployment Specialist
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  • Trapeze Software
    Streets ITS Deployment Specialist, 2013 - present
    Installation, configuration, and training on a sophisticated Transit Management software suite.
  • Mentor Engineering
    Transit Deployment Specialist, 2012 - 2013
  • Simo Corporation
    Systems Administrator, 2000 - 2012
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Calgary, Alberta
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Flin Flon, Manitoba - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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Podcaster, amateur voice actor, and aspiring author.
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Bachelor of Science - Computer Information Systems | Did voice work for JC Hutchins and Scott Sigler on their books | Created the website for Simo Corporation | Produced 3 video commercials for Simo Corporation | Narrated for 3 promotional videos at Mentor Engineering | Have done several guest narration spots on different podcasts.
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  • DeVry University
    Computer Information Systems, 1993 - 1996
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