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The 2014 A to Z Challenge is just over the horizon. Every year is worth it. I fully recommend it, whether you are looking to kickstart your writing, increase your traffic, or maybe just freshen up your blog. Consider signing up for the A to Z Challenge 2014 or pop by the FAQ on the site to learn more about this annual event. It doesn’t start until April so you have plenty of time to prepare. Come join the fun.
Many of the writers I admire talk about the importance of having the discipline to writing daily. Writing daily is an easy thing to do if you aren’t working to pay for household bills, therapy sessions, private school tuition, and music lessons. These are facts of life.
In my last #WriteMotivation post I mentioned the K.I.S.S. theory. ( Keep It Simple Stupid). I talked about all the things that have been getting in the way of writing – some legitimate interferences (work, kids) and others that could / should be set aside. I applied the K.I.S.S. theory to my #WriteMotivation goals and it came down to one basic goal for March.
Her mind screamed at her to move but for whatever reason her legs missed the message. Completely revealed, the Guardian Mech towered over her. In no way, did it resemble the shell of the statue that previous stood on this spot. None of the tales Largo told had imparted the true beauty of the deadly design of the programmed killer before her. The urge to examine it more closely glued her in place. In her mind she pried open the exterior casing and chassis to marvel at the inner functioning.
She deposited the little, metal man on the ornate pedestal, just left of the plaque. She grinned at the quirky creature’s imitation of a stretch before it waddled to the feet of the statue and began to scale it. She’d made Sietch from spare parts left in the small cargo bay that Largo let her use as a workshop.
So how does Shueisha, the company that gave us not only the Death Note Manga but the anime series as well as two live action movies celebrate the 10th anniversary of this masterpiece? Do we get a new movie based on the legendary battle of wits between Light and everyone’s favorite emo goth child “L”? Do we get a new manga series or a fresh anime season?
While skimming attacks – where a skimmer is attached to an ATM card reader to gather PIN data – which steal an individuals personal data, this attack enables the attackers to empty the ATM machine itself one fell swoop. So next to identity theft and skimming, where the reward is limited to the contents of a victim’s bank account; this type of attack is just shy of a lottery win for criminals.
“I don’t care what country, contact them! I haven’t talked to the man since I was six. You have a network of people with information. I want to know where he is and what the hell is going on!” her voice echoed off the warehouse walls. The sound was anger tinged with hysteria. She never used to sound like that. The stress was getting to her.