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I did something I thought I would never do. I gave my mom a copy of Soldier's Heart.  My Sherlock Holmes story that has explicit slash sex in it.  OMG, what have I done?  

*Face palm*

Also, I gave my sister a link to the story on AO3.  I think I'm either crazy, or incredibly foolish.

But...

My family hasn't read anything I've written except for a few essays for university and some stories I wrote when I  was, like, 12.  And I'm really proud of that story.  I'm really proud that it's almost 200 pages, and that I spent nearly 9 months on it, and that I poured my soul into it and made it as good as I possibly could.  And I think I just wanted my family to know, if only in this one instance, what I can do when I try.

I don't think my mom will be horrified. I warned her as I handed her the copy what it contained, and she just smiled and told me she didn't care. I also warned my sister when she said she wanted to read it.  So I don't know what they'll think of it.

But I hope they like it.  And they won't laugh, or tell me it isn't very good.  I want them to like it, and be proud of me.  

This is, honestly, the first fannish thing they have read of mine.  I don't know if I want to stand defiant and say, "Yes, this is me, all of me, and I'm not ashamed!"  Or to bury my face in my hands and just hope they never mention it again.

Has anyone else showed their family their writing, especially if it has NC-17 in it?  Honestly, this is the ONLY thing I've written with NC-17 content, so of course I have to give it to them.

Oh, God!
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Hi, all!  I'm sorry I've been quiet lately.  I'm trying not to let pain and depression get me down, and I think I'm starting to climb back up from that hole I was in for a while. 

I went to a sci-fi convention last weekend and had a really good time. I think it helped that I wore my belly dance costume both days, and received so many compliments.  Considering that I weigh more than I am comfortable with, it really made me feel good to have so many people, both men and women, tell me I looked sexy and hot.  I even got felt up a few times, lol!  Both with my consent!  Also, I even got a kiss!  Heeee!  Nothing is going to come of it, but it was nice to flirt and be sexy for a while! 

It was fun, being with people who accept me for who I am, and it reminded me how isolated I became when I went to work from home.  I still like working from home, but I'm really going to try and make sure I get out more and spend time with people.  

I got my vacation time approved at work, so all that is worked out. The only snag I've encountered is that my plane from England is coming in so late to Seattle that there aren't any flight to my hometown until the next day. Gar!  That means I either have to spend the night in the airport, or get a cheap hotel so I can get a few hours sleep before going back to the airport, and yuck!  So I have to see if I can figure it all out and make things work. I may end up catching a later flight on the day after I get back to the sates, and then taking the day after off.  I really want a day to recover from flying and airports and to just spend with the kitties.  

I'm really getting excited about going to England, looking forward to seeing my sister again and some of you all who I've never met in person!  I'm also getting nervous!  Usually flying doesn't scare me, but with long trips, I keep thinking, "Well, wouldn't it suck if the plan crashed!"  So I'm trying not to think about the bad stuff, and just concentrate on the good bits.

I have been searching for a new job, and found one that looked like it would have been really fun, but because it was through the VA center an the person in charge wasn't in, I think I probably missed it.  I'm not too disappointed, because I don't think the timing would have worked out, but I am going to be getting a lot more serious when the trip is over with.  

I'm trying to work on a few stories but my brain seems to have fizzled out.  I owe two people auction stories, which I am trying to get down, and some fills from a Sherlock Holmes community I'm on. There's one story, I call it the angry story, that I really want to finish, but it's very emotionally draining, so I have to give myself enough time to recover form it, lol.  

[livejournal.com profile] forcryinoutloud , [livejournal.com profile] elayna88 , Thanks so much for the gophers!  You guys are awesome!  Thank you so much!  

*Hugs to you all*  My flist rocks!

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Hello, all!

This past weekend kind of sucked, but I think it's getting better.  I've had a migraine, stomach ache and back ache the past few days, thanks to the weather going from one extreme to the other.  Every time the air pressure changes I feel it!  

On Friday my mom's pug finally died.  The poor thing was on its last legs, and she was going to have him put down on Saturday, but he decided to go on his own terms and time, and passed peacefully.  Saturday, there was a funeral for a friend's son who overdosed. I didn't know him, but my mom had been his teacher and was just broken.  She really had a wretched weekend!

Hopefully the rest of 2011 will be better.

I went on another date with my friend M, though I'm not sure I should call it a date. He hasn't given any indication that he wants to take things that way, and since I'm fine either way, it doesn't bother me.  I just don't know what to call our time together, lol.  We had dinner at Red Robin and then went back to his place, where he showed me his World of Warcraft and Anime collection.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again:  embrace the geek!  

If nothing else, I feel comfortable being my own geeky self around him, so it's all good.

I wanted to get some writing down, but have just felt horrible.  Work is only made possible by the copious amounts of Vicoden I have taken, because sitting for too long is just agony.  But hopefully things will settle and I can get my mojo back.  I have two stories I'm writing for the Australia flood auction, one Sherlock BBC and one SGA. Also, I'm working with [livejournal.com profile] enkiduts on a story, and I have to get my section done.  I have a start on it, but haven't been really able to work on it in a while.  Hopefully that will change, as well.

What else is going on?

I saw the King's Speech.   I loved it!  The acting was brilliant, the story lovely in it's simplicity, and the fact that it was based on real events just made my little historian heart sing.  Definitely one to buy when it comes out.

Also saw Tangled, way back at the beginning of the year, and loved it, as well.  Haven't really seen anything else, though I'm hoping to drag M to see Green Hornet this weekend.  Nothing else looks really good out there right now.  

Oh, one other thing.  I'm working on getting my plane ticket to England, but OMG, the taxes are ridiculous!  The plane ticket itself is only about $400, but the taxes they apply are over $400!  Seriously, it's crazy!  I don't want to pay $800, with over half of that taxes!  So I'm hoping my sister can work her magic and find me a good deal, otherwise I'll just have to bite the bullet and purchase it now. 

Anyway, that's about my life in a nutshell. 

Yay!!!

Nov. 13th, 2010 10:55 pm
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The giant Sherlock Holmes story is finished!  I need to go back and edit the hell out of it and touch up the last bit, but the most of it is finished!  I found a beta, and just have to get in contact with her. As soon as I start beta-ing it I'll start posting.  OMG, it's  huge!  As it stand right now it's just over 85,000 words and 200 pages.  It will probably be a tiny bit longer when I get to fixing it up.  Whew!  I can't wait to start posting.  

I can't tell you how wonderful it feels to be writing again, and honestly, I think this is some of my best work.  I hope you guys will read it, if just because I think it's a pretty good story, lol.  

In other news, I saw Secretariat today.  I had no clue about the horse or anything, so I was holding my breath during the last race and cheered when he won.  Wow!  What an amazing tale!  

I think I'm off to bed now.  Have a good weekend everyone!
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Hello, everyone!  I hope you all are doing well today!  It's pretty boring in my part of the world.  Well, mostly, anyway.  [Poll #1631166]Other than that, I wrote another little ficlet, just a silly thing about 11 pages, that I'll post probably tomorrow or the next day.  I have to say, I am very thankful for Sherlock Holmes, because I haven't written this much in literally years!  It feels like my brain has come alive again!  I've even started working on one of my LoTR stories, and will probably post that in a few weeks.  

So, take care all, I hope you all have a wonderful day!
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I went to the doctor yesterday.  It was a good appointment and I hope some answers come out of it.  Apparently I'm healthy as a horse, lol, except for my stomach.  That, he thinks, might be a combination of things. 

Cut for possible TMI )

Anyway, other than that, I'm doing good.  Chores today, as it's my Sunday, and just relaxing.  Working a little more on my story, which I think is getting close to almost done.  Yay!  Then I can post it.  Wow, that's going to be a chore.  I think it's probably going to be about 15 parts when it's posted, if not more.  And the formatting.... Eek.  If I could I would post it in one lump sum, but I have no idea where I could do that at, so oh, well.  It will be an adventure!

Hope everyone has a good day!
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Just thought I would pop in and let you all know I'm still breathing. Nothing has really changed the past week or so, so I didn't really see any reason to bother you all with my whining, especially when I know a lot of you are going through so much worse.

Have labs on Thursday, and then doctor's appointment on Tuesday to go over them. Hopefully the doctor will have a few more suggestions than just "wait and see."

I'm at about 41000 words on my Sherlock Holmes story. OMG, that is the longest thing I have ever written, and I still have a ways to go. This story has taken over, and I love it! To be writing again, it feels wonderful!

I'll be posting it here when it's finished, if anyone is interested in reading it.

At work, and it's rather slow today. I see a poll in the future...
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It's pretty quiet (knock on wood) today, so I was hoping you all could provide me with some brain fodder.  Give me some ideas for drabbles, ficlets, and little snippets.  I'm mostly doing Sherlock Holmes right now, but LoRT is welcome, and I'll consider dipping my toe into any other fandoms I know of.  

So... Hit me with your best shot!  Really.  Please.  My brain cells are drying up.  They need the moisture of your love!  Or something. 

Sigh

Jun. 20th, 2010 10:56 am
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Really don't wish to be at work today.  My mouth doesn't want to talk, my stomach is hurting, and I just... hate Mondays, lol, even when they're on Sunday.

Saw A-team with brother and his fiance last night.  It was just as good the second time, lol.  Still cheesy and silly and full of the crack that made it such a fun series.  Could have done without the forced romance, though.  That had me rolling my eyes and just wishing for those parts to be done with already.  I'm an incurable romantic, but it seems that most movies are just sex, sex, sex, and the women usually have me wanting to bash my head in.  I'm sorry, but you don't need to be a bitch to be strong and powerful.  If you switched genders, half the time what is supposed to come off as perky and smart is just downright vicious and sexist.  It drives me nuts. 

OK, mini rant over, sorry. 

Mom is doing some landscaping, and it has become a family affair to move rocks around and help plant flowers.  Now the weather is mostly cooperating we're trying to get it all done before it begins to get hot.

I'm working on a Sherlock Holmes story now.  It feels so good to be writing again, even if I still doubt the quality of it.  I'm trying to write at least 3 or 4 pages a day, and keep reminding myself that I can go back and edit and add and change things.  So far, I'm pretty happy with the results, and hope I can do the idea justice.  

Not really much else going on.  I got my movie and book, and loved Without a Clue.  It was cracky and silly and fun, and just a good laugh. 

What are you all planning for the rest of your weekend?
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I'm at work for 12 hours today, from 8 to 8, and I've had 2 customers.  It's going to be slow today, and I'm bored.  Can you all rec me some good stories?  Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek, SGA, LoTR, The Sentinel, Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the A-Team... Need I go on?  I have so many fandoms it's kind of astounding I'm ever bored, but there you go. 

Or, even better, any story ideas?  My writing mojo is slowly coming back, and I'm trying to nurse the muses along.  So far I've been working on a Sherlock Holmes piece and Shirebound's story, but I'm open to any bunnies that may be hopping around.  Ficlet length, preferably, but you never know what might explode. 

Trust me, I'll be here all day, lol. 
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Hello, all!

Not much going on today.  My mom has a friend who is getting a new couch, so I am getting the old one, yay!  The couch I have now isn't bad, but it's about 4th generation hand me down, and the cushions are starting to show their stuffing.  So new furniture, yay! 

Also, I started a story last night, for the first time in a long time, and this gives me hope that I'll be able to finish Shirebound's story soon.  Sorry, hon, I'm working on it, I promise!!  I'm hoping that with the new writing my brain will be jump started and I'll be able to really get back in the flow.  

Only bad thing is physically this isn't a good weekend.  My stomach was really bothering me last night, and today I'm so dizzy I'm having to use my cane to keep from doing a face-plant.  My hands are really shaky, too, which I know is a side effect of my medicine.  I'm not doing too bad, overall, so I'm not complaining.  It's just kind of annoying that the cure has it's own drawbacks.  I want to be healthy, darn it!

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a great day.  We had sunshine yesterday, but today we're back to the rain.  I'm so sick of rain right now.  I live in a desert for a reason!  

Take care, have a great day! 

Relief!

Jan. 24th, 2010 09:52 pm
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I feel so much better today!  I think taking massive doses of Vicoden is responsible, but for the first time in almost two weeks my stomach doesn't feel like it is trying to dissolve itself.  The only bad thing was that I was very sleepy at work, and probably could have fallen asleep at my desk if I had wanted.  

Still, to be without pain -  YAY! 

Have a tiny little plot bunny hopping around inside my head, which I hope to start writing on Tuesday.  Shirebound won me on the Help_Haiti auction, so expect some hobbits soon.  

Take care, all.  I hope you are all warm, safe and dry tonight.  
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Post a single sentence from each WIP you have (or as many as you want to pick). No context, no explanations.

So, for your enjoyment, here are the things I have sitting on my desktop, just waiting for me to finish.  Nobody get their hopes up, though, as the writing muse has once again left the building.  

LoTR

“I’m –“ Pippin growled, twisting his arm in a vain attempt to free it, “ – not-“  he twisted some more, grimacing as Merry held on the tighter, “-upset!”

SGA

Satisfied that Sheppard was once more concentrating on the matter at hand, or rather at the little gizmo in his hand, McKay turned his attention to the woman who was sitting suspiciously closer to his lab table then she had been several minutes ago.

Torchwood

“It looks like a green squid with legs!” Tosh mused loudly as she warily stepped around the bench, stooping after a moment to pick up a walking stick covered with a dripping, congealing blue slime that repelled the rainwater.




All of these are mostly done, but I'm at the point where I'm not quite sure how the heck to finish them.  So, who knows?  Hopefully I'll be able to get one of th em done sometime soon. 



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If you happen to be working on some creative writing project, fanfiction or NaNoWriMo or what have you, post exactly one sentence from each of your current work(s) in progress in your journal. It should probably be your favourite or most intriguing sentence so far, but what you choose is entirely your discretion. Mention the title (and genre) if you like, but don't mention anything else -- this is merely to whet the general appetite for your forthcoming work(s).

Story 1:  Hope

The image looking back at Pippin from the mirror scowled darkly, nimble fingers tugging and pulling on his tunic with an irritated air.  His frown darkened as he turned slightly to the side, eyeing his stomach critically. 

 

Story 4:  Safe in my Heart

 

Bilbo’s aged eyes crinkled with his smile as he turned his gaze back to the first letter in his hand, reading very softly the first paragraphs that Pippin barely remembered writing all those years ago.

 

Story 2:  In a Heartbeat

A good deal of it, Pippin knew, was that neither of them had slept much the previous night, Pippin kept awake after being talked into a game of chess with Frodo that lasted until well into the wee hours of the morning, when he had finally won, and Oren due to his new daughter, who was colicky.  

 

Story 3:  More Things in Heaven and Earth

 

.  The stairs, made slick as ice by the rain, were briefly illuminated, and Pippin saw to his horror that in his exhausted state, he had taken the wrong path, and had ventured down a staircase that had been damaged in battle. 

 

Story 5:  Cold Days and Winter Nights

 

Though not the voracious reader that Frodo was, Pippin had taken to reading as a fish to water when he was very young, thanks in part to Bilbo and Frodo’s teaching, as well as his attraction to illness that had left him bed ridden more than a few times. 

 

Story 6:  A Feast of Fools

 

Pippin strode purposefully over to Frodo’s side, arms crossed over his chest, and stared down at him for so long that the older hobbit finally became uncomfortable

Story 7:  Eye of the Beholder

Without even realizing what the Wizard was doing, Pippin inhaled the scent of Old Toby, knew that his friend had lit his pipe, and allowed the fragrance to wash over him and banish the last vestiges of the nightmare

Story 8:  Blackberry Surprise

Warmth seemed to surround the two of them as they began to sway in time to the music, a gentle movement that reminded Pippin of when he was younger and his sister Pervinca had asked him, tearfully, to dance with her, as none of the hobbit lads had asked her that night

Story 9:  Spoken From the Heart

Legolas flung himself upon the door, crashing it open, and the King, Queen, and Prince of Mirkwood stood in open mouthed astonishment at the scene before them

 

Well, there are more than these, but I figure that 9 was more than enough to wet your appetite.  Tell me what you think.

A question

Aug. 18th, 2004 01:44 pm
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Hello, everyone. I have a question I am throwing out to all of you. Would anyone be interesting in reading an original fiction piece I have been working on for the past several years? There are no hobbits, but there is an elf and a priestess and a noble. Along with some gypsies and very bad men.
So, if I post it up here, would anyone actually read it?
Love ya all! Take care of yourself.
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Read more... )

Posting

Apr. 1st, 2004 10:05 am
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Hello, everyone! Yay, I have just posted my first story on Stories of Arda. Squee, I can't believe how technical I am becoming, first lj cuts and now Stories of Arda! Lol.
Anyway, I am going to try and post the rest of my stories over there as well, so if you want to take a look, let me know how it looks.
Hugs!
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Well, I just finished another story and am tweaking it a bit. Hopefully it will be up tomorrow, though I may work it a bit first. It will definately be up by Sunday at the latest, though.
So, for those of you who wrote such kind words before, if you could find it in your heart to do agian, I would forever be in your debt.

Long day

Mar. 3rd, 2004 09:18 pm
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Well, another day closer to the weekend. Just a few days left. Thank goodness. It rained all day today, and it was so very cold. Yuck. I love snow, but I can't stand the rain! Unless its warm rain. That isn't too bad.
Anyway, still looking for plot bunnies. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!

Wow!

Mar. 2nd, 2004 08:58 pm
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Wow! Thank you, everyone, who have sent such sweet words about my story. And thank you, Marigold, for letting people know about it.
I am hoping to post another soon, though right now I am very tired due to a broken foot and illness. Hopefully, though, I will have inspiration strike again soon. If anyone out there has any story ideas they would like me to write, I would love to hear them.
As it is, I think I shall try and find a way to weave my own misery into something coherant. After all, if I have to suffer, why shouldn't they?
Oh, and to those of you who know of my struggle with my pt test, I am proud to annouce that I passed it today and am to get my E4 on April 1st. Sigh. Just my luck to get pinned on April Fools. Oh, well.
Thanks to everyone, agian, and have a wonderful day!

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