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2010-04-27 08:41 pm
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I'm an idiot

Appearances to the contrary, I am alive.  Hubby has a new job.  Things are mostly looking up but moron here forgot to update everyone.  Sorry!
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2010-01-30 07:41 am
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Rumors of my death....

... totally false.   I just did what the icon says.  Took a detour, got lost and am just now clawing my way back.  Just thought I should let you all know I'm still alive.
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2010-01-01 08:47 am
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Banner 

Good bye 2009.... welcome 2010... here's hoping the world doesn't end in two years! *grin*

For those who might be wondering, my 2009 total word count was 278,792.  It ranged from short 100 word drabbles to the 'epic from hell' which finally totalled 121,507 words.  Since that word count is only for about five months, here's hoping I can double it by the end of the year... but no one quote me on that eh?

And now, to quote Huey Lewis & the News... Back to the Old Grind!
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2009-12-11 07:49 pm

Muppets for the Holidays....

It's Animal! And Beaker!!

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2009-11-25 10:58 pm
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It is official!!

I have won!!! It has been validated. I wrote 120,887 words for NaNoWriMo... you can see my validated author page here.
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2009-10-30 10:21 pm
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It's NaNoWriMo time.... and we're going out of our minds....

Yes, friends and neighbors, it's that time of year again.  I have once again committed to the insanity that is NaNoWriMo.  And thanks to the DH I even have a theme song... I am so not amused, but I'll survive.

New Motto:  50K or Bust!!!!
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2009-10-11 02:49 pm
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Writerly Update for Early October

 Finished a couple more stories for my Torchwood AU fan fiction series.  The stories are posted on my website.  I added it up and since I started writing this series, I have written 145,840 words.  That's a total of 11 stories since mid-June.  I do believe I'm back!



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2009-10-04 05:50 pm
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Long Time, No Update

Yes, I'm still breathing despite appearances to the contrary.  I've been writing like a mad fiend on my Torchwood AU.  There's been a few updates on my website related to this AU.  I'm just happy to be writing again.   I've signed up for the annual insanity that is NaNoWriMo.  Considering how many words I've been whipping out so far this year, I should have no problem winning this years event!
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2009-08-22 09:32 am
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Writerly Update

Finished another fan story today.  Well, last night to be precise.  It came in at 23,485.  It was a right royal bitch to write, but I have slogged through it to the end.  Thank the PTBs it's over... now to plot the next story!

I'm working on an update to my website to include the newest stories on an easy to read layout.  I'll post when I've got that up.
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2009-08-17 06:50 am

Hurricane Season - Update One

Tropical Storm Claudette is heading slowly in my direction as I type this.  From the weather maps, it doesn't look like she'll actually visit here, just drift close enough to drizzle rain on me all day which is totally depressing, but much better than a direct run over.

Tropical Depression Ana is the one to watch as she's not due into the Gulf until midweek.  And even then it'll be a while before we know where she's headed as the forecast models are all over the place at the moment.  It's a wait and see thing... and everyone who knows me knows I have no patience.

And now, back to writing... 
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2009-08-03 09:27 am
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Writerly Update

Last night I finished by longest story yet in my Torchwood AU.  The story came in at 34,555 words and took 22 days to write.  It also includes my first graphic (as in I use four letter words and get into details) male/male sex scene.  It is however going to take me a bit to format it for upload to my website.  It's a very long file.  I'll probably have to break it into sections to make it easier for people to read there.  Now, now I hit the anti-Gwen story while trying to explore all the little twists and turns the boys threw at me in the most recent story.

Life as a writer is never dull that's for certain.
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2009-07-30 01:56 pm
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Attack of the Plot Bunny!

Doesn't that sound like a bad b-movie title?

Anyway, I got hit with a plot bunny today while nursing along my dying keyboard. I hate waiting on things, in this case new batteries for the wireless keyboard, but got whammied with a plot bunny for the [community profile] kink_bigbang.  It's not in anyway connected to any of the stories I did before, not even the on-going Torchwood AU I have going on my other LJ.  Oh no, this is a completely independent kinky D/s story that begins post-Countrycide and goes on from there.  I just have to decide if it's an AU or not... and how many kinks of what kind are included in the tale.  Though I know one thing that has to stay in it... the all too infamous stopwatch!

I'm going to go beat myself up now.  Too many ideas, not enough time!
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2009-07-29 12:28 pm
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Writing Debates

Well, my fan fiction series is cruising along at speeds to rival Cardiff residents running away from weevils or, for you non-Torchwood fans, as fast as a gazelle attempting to escape a cheetah. Either way you call it, my brain is in write mode and it won't shut up for love, money or sleep even! I guess that's a good thing.

I signed up for the [livejournal.com profile] tw_bigbang using one of my series stories as the entry. I should be ready for the longest one by the time the rough draft is due in, but we shall see. That's a 15k story with a draft due date of 28 September. I think I can manage that as the current story in the series is 26k and counting. Go me!

I'm debating writing a story for the [community profile] kink_bigbang. That one is 12k and due by 15 September.  I just can't decide what to do for it or if I even want to attempt it.  So that's up in the air.  I've always wanted to write a proper dark and kinky story, just never really had incentive to do so. Wonder if I have to bribe myself to work on that one.  I'll think on it.

Look at it this way though, if this keeps up, no worries on getting NaNoWriMo done this year!
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2009-07-23 07:51 am
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I think someone's trying to tell me something...

I think someone's trying to tell me something. I discovered an interesting horoscope on My Yahoo today:
You're not known for doing anything 'just a little.' As far as the rest of the world knows, that mostly pertains to fun things, but in truth, you can't do anything 'just a little.' At this particular moment, then, while some folks might feel a tinge of conscience, if you don't know how to stop it, you'll feel a very big pang of guilt. Don't let that happen. Forget about the past. Look to the future, and think in great big positive terms. That's always your sign's best bet.

Now tell me that's not someone trying to get me off my lazy ass and back to writing for the big boys and not just fandom?  My fan fiction is cruising along very well, spawning lots of new plot tribbles every time I work on it, so the writing gene has gotten reactivated.  How I don't know, but it's back in business.  Good for my brain, bad for my fingers.  Poor, tired fingers. *grin*

So, I'm letting a plot tribble grow a bit, see what develops.  Maybe a bit of kinky m/m erotic romance with a bit of suspense tossed in for good measure.  I may already know what I'll be doing for NaNoWriMo 2009.  


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2009-07-13 09:46 am
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Website Update

There are two new stories on my website:

  • We Need a Miracle
    This is the crossover fix-it story for Torchwood's third season. Major spoilers for Children of Earth Day Four.
  • Remember Me
    It's one thousand years later. This is my in-line with season three epilogue.
Hope you like'em.


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2009-07-12 07:54 pm
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Farewell, my show...

 My favorite show ended its week long miniseries in the UK last night.  I'm told it had phenomenal numbers, but the plot and characterization took a nose dive along the way.  I have seen it.  I liked parts of it, hated others, and out right loathed one portion.  Rumors on the net, some from the stars themselves, have said that there will be another season if the numbers are good enough - they likely will be at that - but it won't be the show I fell in love with.  They lied to me about what it was going to be... and now the show runner is gloating about the backlash he's getting from the fans.  He also moved to Hollywood this weekend in an attempt to get a place on American television.  Somehow, I don't see that going well for him.

So, farewell Torchwood... I hardly had time to know you before you were gone.


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2009-07-05 10:19 am
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Website/Internet Archive

While on my self imposed vacation, I thought carefully about my domain name and what I should host there.  After a good three months, I finally decided to make the domain my internet library.  It's now my personal archive of anything and everything I write be it fan fiction or original fiction.  If I do get professionally published again, I will likely do so under a pseudonym for which I can purchase its own domain name.  If you wish to visit, the site is linked at the top of the page and here:  Scriptoria Mea.


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2009-07-04 05:40 pm
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Still Alive....

Despite everything, I am still alive.  If anyone out there cares that is. :)  I decamped from the internets for the most part by either deleting accounts or changing accounts to avoid a mess I didn't, and still don't, really want to be involved with... in the long run, no matter what I believe, I may never know the truth of the matter.  I honestly don't know what to believe at this juncture and so am re-starting my internet life anew.  I'm hoping it'll be better this time around.