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  1. I have completed the NaNoWriMo challenge!  50k words written in The Target, which still isn’t completed!  Hurrah!  Woo!

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Congratulations! Now keep going! :congratualtions:

    3. Sinfulwolf

      Sinfulwolf

      Excellently done!

    4. Tcr

      Tcr

      Thanks all!  It was an interesting experience :)

  2. Head, meet desk.  Desk, meet head.  Repeat.  Again.  Again.  Again.

    1. InBrightestDay
    2. Tcr

      Tcr

      Nah.  A non "review" of my NaNoWriMo project.  One of those times where it's just...  Arrgh.

  3. WOO!  And NaNoWriMo is off to a great start here!  I'll be posting it here as I go along, so hopefully it's a great ride along!

  4. Well, decided to go in for the NaNoWriMo this year…  I’m starting to think I like torturing myself more than I should…  lol.  But, looking forward to challenging myself, so…  Woo…  Woohoo!

  5. Feeling like rewriting some of the oneshots I formerly had up here and took down, possibly reposting them.  Maybe.  Possibly.

    1. InBrightestDay

      InBrightestDay

      I actually spotted Remembrance earlier today, and I’ll try and get a review in tonight.

  6. I think the dark pit might be breaking to see some light.  A tiny sliver, but that's enough, right?  Pull myself back through, carry on.  Despite what has happened in that time, I want to say thank you, to all you guys.  I appreciate it.  :hug:.

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    2. InBrightestDay

      InBrightestDay

      Good to know you’re feeling a little better, and always happy to help however I can. :hug:

    3. Tcr

      Tcr

      It's getting there.  And thanks, InBrightestDay.  It's what I like about AFF, the community supports one another.  :) .  Been posting, so there's something good.  :) .

    4. JayDee

      JayDee

      I hope ya keep improving.

  7. For the first time in ten years...  this depression has gotten below the worst of anyone seeing it...  It's been a long time since I've lost interest in writing...  Or anything…

    That's a scary thought...  

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    2. JayDee

      JayDee

      Shit, I know how that sucks. All I can say is I hope it gets better.

    3. InBrightestDay

      InBrightestDay

      I know what that feels like.  If you need to talk, I’m more than happy to listen, and if not, I hope you feel better.

      Joining the Hugs Brigade too. :hug:

    4. Tcr

      Tcr

      Thanks again.  @JayDee...  Last time had some antidepressants involved...  But...  Hopefully it goes in a bit.

      @InBrightestDay...  Thanks.  It's appreciated to have the option.  And thanks (:hug:to all).

  8. Woo!  Hunted has become the most viewed and Blood Prize has hit 1400!  Now...  if only reviews would come as freely.  Lol ;)

    1. Sinfulwolf

      Sinfulwolf

      Reviews are always sneaky.

    2. Tcr

      Tcr

      That they are.  They're like a myth told in dark alleyways and hushed whispers...  Oh, sorry, wrong story.  :)

  9. Whoo...  woo hoo!  Woo!  2600 views on Hunted!  YAY!!!

    1. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      :yahoo:It is much deserved. Well written and lovely.

    2. Tcr

      Tcr

      Thank you so much, InvidiaRed! :)

  10. Well...  That poor guardian angel just retired...  That's a good seven I've gone through…

    Hit an ice patch, slid into the concrete barrier...  Managed to steer away from a full head on, but sheared off a third of the bumper and the front passenger quarter panel...

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    2. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      I’m beginning to think you and winter just don’t get along. Jesus Christ, stop almost dying dude. 

    3. Tcr

      Tcr

      @JayDee: Yeah.  Didn't like the slow motion as the nose went for the concrete...  Worst part: snow pile to the left, to the right...  but I managed to get the one section with clear concrete…

      @CloverReef: Probably should...  I'm running out of angels...  I'm pretty sure they're just drafting them now...  Maybe I should stop wintering...  I hear California is nice this time of year...  lol.

    4. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      There’s definitely support group up there. I owe them some serious drinks.

      I mean three years ago just bought a car didn’t even make it home cause a roadside assistance truck California stopped a stop sign and smashed the driver's side totaling it(In hindsight, I should have sued. But hindsight has always been 20/20)

      I know mine was wearing black and yellow pajamas cause I was the only one who saw her. Or maybe it was the trauma from kissing the steering wheel. One of the two. Haha.

      The Midwest quite beautiful this time of year. Snowbird syndrome is pretty common here. @Tcr rest assured your angels aren’t the only ones in need of therapy. 

  11. Well, put the first of the LFM sketches up…  Almost forgot the feeling of apprehension that accompanied that post button...

    1. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      Putting yourself out there is usually nerve wracking. Kudos.

    2. Tcr

      Tcr

      Thanks, CR! :D .

    3. Sinfulwolf

      Sinfulwolf

      Also good to push through the nerves.

  12. Been debating about posting some of the sketches I've done for some of my characters...  Not sure, though...

    1. Sinfulwolf

      Sinfulwolf

      Do it up.

  13. Well, thus ends the semester...  Now to wait to see how badly I failed to achieve the necessary mark.  But...  Now I can take some stress off and get back to writing again!  Yay!!!

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      I’m sure you did very well, but yay to less stress! 

    3. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      I have absolute confidence in you :D

    4. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      If you passed, that’d be wonderful! If you failed, we can blast Another Brick in The Wall and bitch until you feel better. Now get yo write on, boiiii! 

  14. So, did a bad thing...  Still doing a bad thing...  Posting in class...  But, two chapters of Hunted up and hopefully get to reviewing the Halloween anthology this evening...  NSFW, you say?  I say, if no one knows, no one says anything...  Lol.

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    2. Sinfulwolf

      Sinfulwolf

      Whippings!!

    3. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      You have to recite the last page of the last book you read backwards to bleed off the bad luck.

    4. Tcr

      Tcr

      I like how @Sinfulwolf immediately goes to whips...  lol.

      Well, aside from DP, who I'll read when not at work (I think that might be pushing it...  lol), reviewed.  :) .

      YAY!

  15. Well, between university and work (when I find one here...)...  It's going to be very sporadic posting schedule.

    1. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      We understand. Pwn the hell out of that there edumacation! I’m proud of you

    2. Sinfulwolf

      Sinfulwolf

      Take care of yerself! Get life solid, then come back to us!

  16. Well, after 3 weeks of disaster, finally got moved...  Four days before university starts.  Well, at least a little time to write.  :)

    1. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      I’m glad you’re finally getting a chance to get settled in before you show university who’s boss

    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Get that halloween story out of the way before the term starts!

    3. Sinfulwolf

      Sinfulwolf

      That was quite a bit of time. Hopefully the disaster is all past.

  17. Well, what might be the last few chapters for a while were just posted.  Internet is gone after tomorrow for the move, so hopefully that returns pretty quickly, but eventually I will be back (even if it involves cheekily using other internet sources...)

    1. Sinfulwolf

      Sinfulwolf

      Best of luck in your move. I’ll be reading in your absence… and hopefully writing as well.

  18. Well, after nearly seven years at the same job, that chapter is done.  And an old chapter becomes edited.  Back to university I go in a few months.

    Unfortunately, I may not have as much time to write between packing, moving and getting settled (again), so the updates may be...  A lot less in the coming months.  Apologies, and assurances, I have not abandoned them.

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      It sounds like this is a move for the better, so congratulations! Nothing is worse than working at a job you don’t like.

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Yeah, go to school until you get really tired of it (that’s what I did).  Congrats on making the change in your life, hope it works out better for you (in the long run).

    4. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      I hope this all works out well for you!

  19. @CloverReef Because I owe you and, despite saying it earlier, happy birthday, hope your day was great.

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      @CloverReef The happiest of birthdays to you! :hug: :party: :happykitten:

    2. Desiderius Price
    3. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      Thanks guys! It was nice of Pride to throw the parade on my birthday so I spent the day in the big city! And I’m totally getting mcdonalds because junk food magically becomes healthy on birthdays. It’s a law of nature. 

  20. Okay, so personal rant coming up…

    I was reading A few posts off site that a couple friends had shared and I felt absolutely disturbed by them.  It might be a few years back and all, but...  

    To have published authors who readily compare fanfic to home invasion (because (imo) free publicity is certainly the same as having someone break in and take everything), immoral  (... not touching that idea...) making them want to 'barf' (excellent wording, btw), and referring to it as adultery... 

    Are you serious?  I understand the idea of not liking it (I don't agree, but that's a personal thought process and one I can't force on others)...  But really?

    Sorry, just a little growly over this...

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      I think more authors are becoming open to fan fiction. However, there is still a huge stigma dating back to the Marion Zimmer Bradley legal issue (which remains unclear to this day, IMO). Many authors won’t read any fan fiction of their work because they are afraid if anything they write resembles that fan fiction, they will be sued. It’s tainted the relationship between fan fiction writers and authors for some time.

    3. Tcr

      Tcr

      Now, this is a humble opinion of a delusional madman here...  But if I was published and I saw some fanfic of it on here (he'll, if someone contacted me and was like "I want to write in the universe of Blood Prize" I'd be feeling pretty complimented and flattered by it.  Admittedly, I'm kind of weird that way, so…

      But I do understand the approach and thoughts behind it of staying away, too.  Nowadays, it seems like people will sue over every little thing (Not to say it does happen, but with news and stuff, it has that stigma)...  And no author (I hope) wants to be accused of plagiarizing, even without that knowledge.  It does wonders for a career if that happens, I hear.

    4. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      I used to looove Marion Zimmer Bradley. Now I gotta google it. 

  21. Well, now, today...  Yesterday?  What day is it?  DAMNED night stalking...  I mean, stocking...  yes, exactly what I meant...  Dipped a toe into a vast lake of uncertainty and so far, no piranhas...  A possible megalodon, or maybe a Dunkleosteus (if any knows what I'm talking about, I commend you...)...  Now to wait for the publisher to get back regarding the novel submission...  Fingers crossed...

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      ::crosses everything::

    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I’d have replied sooner, but I was too involved in base building myself….. :)

  22. My apologies to those reading any of my stories.  It's been a rather long and unplanned hiatus thanks mostly to schedule changes at work.  (Sucks working nights and a sudden change...).  Here's hoping Friday can see some posting again.

    1. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      I feel ya.  My schedule has been all over the place for the last damn year.  It’s horrible.

    2. KassX

      KassX

      The dreaded ‘H’ word, happens to the best of us. I hope you get back on it soon! 

  23. Well, this a strange burst of creative inspiration...  8 chapters in the equivalent time of approximate eight hours across two days...  After so long of not feeling it, I'd almost forgotten what a rush it could be.  :D:D:D:D

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Quote

      Although the toaster says I'm sane...)

      Would you like some toast?  Or, are you more of a muffin man? :)  (And :2tubs: if you recognize the source)

      2016 was even slimmer, so this *is* an improvement.  I’m guessing that people are just a bit busier over the holidays, so they don’t have that much time to write/review.

    3. Tcr

      Tcr

      Today is good, thanks for asking :whistle:.

      Yeah, it's probably just the holidays...  But I've absolutely no life, so...  lol.

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I left work last Friday for the staycation, and likely won’t see another person until I get back to work next week.  So, yeah, its me and my cats for the holidays.  My family’s far enough away that makes it fiscally and logistically tough to visit (not to mention that recent oil boiler purchase didn’t help the budget).  Other people, though, likely resemble National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

  24. To friends, fans, and everyone in between:

    Merry Christmas.  Hope everyone's able to enjoy it with family.

     

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Merry Christmas to you and your family from the lot of us here at the lair! :hug:

    2. pippychick

      pippychick

      Merry Christmas, and a good year to come, Tcr! :)

  25. Anyone else ever just feel like pulling everything they have posted or is it just me?  I feel like it might just be me...  Hmmm...  Probably is...

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    2. Tcr

      Tcr

      PippyChick: Yeah, I notice that myself and that's probably the reason now.  Just posted something new and yeah...  While I know comparing does nothing, I've found it happening with this one…

      DP: I wish I could say it was a big check...  I'd pull it there.  Still thinking no publisher will take the one I'm prepping...

       

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      I did once pull everything I posted from AFF. Unfortunately one of the stories wasn’t backed up like I thought and I lost it. I can’t remember why, but I had ‘em back up before too long so it can’t have been too serious.

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Ages ago, I talked one author out of a complete withdrawal, (due to serious medical issues), pointing out that their fics (non-AFF) were a nice legacy, something that his nephew (who started him writing HP fanfic) would eventually treasure.  I know the lack of reviews/response can be frustrating, or the self-doubts gnaw, I struggle with those too, however, stories are tales, generally enrich us all, and can be a good legacy once we’re dust.