moor: Photo of me in one of my mermaid Arda wigs (Default)
Hello out there!

Happy December ^_^

Congrats to all who finished NaNo--including those who didn't meet the word count but went Hell for Leather for it anyway! :D We rock!

(I snuck in just under the gun on Nov 30 -- and wrote 15K words that day. I thought I was going to cry from anxiety. Thank goodness I had that day off work.) XD *total cheater* Tho' I did need to take a break from the office anyway and had booked the time off in advance.

If anyone is checking in here or following me for updates on "Merits", I mentioned on Twitter that updates would be coming every two weeks or so (to the best of my ability). I pushed hard to get weekly update out for you in November through the Grace of NaNo; my husband needs me back in action at home to help w/ the kids now that the holidays are upon us. ;)

There will not be an update tomorrow for "Merits", however there should be updates on:
- December 14 (Ch 47)
- December 28 (Ch 48)

New Year update schedule forthcoming; I'm waiting to hear back from work about what's happening to our office schedule there before committing to anything further writing-wise. T_T Things don't look good there... keeping my fingers crossed for minimal damage.

Also, yes, I'm going to *try* and do the 12 Days of SaiMono as I mentioned in the saiunpornium community several weeks ago. *cracking knuckles* Get ready for it!

As for other writing updates, the HP Sev/Mione ("Joy in Small Places") is nearing completion. Yes, it has been on the writing block for over a year--I didn't want to start posting anything (new) that wasn't at least within spitting distance of finished--if not finished and just waiting for final edits. I'm trying to curb my bad habit of running off on tangents on new stories and forgetting about the old ones. (Since I am really, really bad for that.)

Also, for anyone who is interested in writing professionally, I recommend you follow writer Vicki Essex's twitter. (https://twitter.com/VickiEssex) She started off as a terrific fanfic writer before moving on to write professionally, and was/is a big name in the A:TLA (Avatar: The Last Airbender) fandom. (Perhaps you've read some of her work? Yeah -- that's her!) She posts a lot of FANTASTIC references and resources for writers and editors, along with publishing opportunities, calls for submissions, and writing career job openings/ opportunities. Keep an eye on her blog & Twitter for updates -- she's got her ear to the ground & loves to share! (Especially Renner gifs--she has a sizeable collection... many are animated...)

As for me, it has been a long day at work and I could use a glass of water before I hit the elliptical to burn off the End of Day Office Stress that has accumulated. ;)

Have a great weekend, all! Expect some (writing) updates starting next week as we countdown to the holidays. ^_^

--mm

PS: Tell me how you're doing, too! :)
moor: Photo of me in one of my mermaid Arda wigs (Default)
You know that feeling you get when you want to post something you've written, just to be an attention-whore and to be fawned over for a few minutes (by complete strangers, no less) because you're a recognition-seeking spaz?

Yeah.

So tempted. I think I need to learn healthier ways to ask for attention. XD

(like go practice my guitar, which at least would amuse my kids since I play songs from "The Lion King" for them and sing in funny voices...)

*I also really need to finish what I start before I move on to other writing projects*

Ah well. Maybe I'll have a few minutes to escape to the studio this weekend for a bit. ^_^;;  I could probably eek out a chapter or two of something, if I was able to write uninterrupted for a few hours. There just hasn't been much time to do that, recently. ^_^;
moor: Photo of me in one of my mermaid Arda wigs (Default)
Had to do it sometime. :P

(plenty of sarcasm, pls ignore, I'm just b8tching)

Reviewer,

I really appreciate the time you took to read 30+ chapters of my story. I agree, yes, there could be more warnings -- but I am limited in my character space for how much I can describe in the story, and I have always mentioned in my author notes that this story is dark. I can't tag everything, nor will I, b/c that defeats the purpose of you reading it. If you didn't like it the first time it showed up in a chapter, then obviously you will not like that that particular thing either happens or is mentioned/referred to in the next 10 chapters.

Reader responsibility plays a part in writing, too.

I am not going to spoon-feed and baby you -- if I have a story that is marked 'M' or 'R', I'm going to assume you're wearing your big boy or big girl knickers.

Having said that, if I ever go back to that story again in the future to review past chapters, I'll consider putting more specific warnings in.

At this time, I'm not interested in expending that effort b/c I am writing lots of pr0n and smut and crazy hijinks for stories that I send to my friends directly instead of posting to public forums where I've already mentioned I enjoy writing such drivel. : )

Thank you for your feedback, it will be taken under advisement for future fic-posting to ff.net.

(PS: You may note that in other writing websites than ff.net, where I am able to add codings/warnings like 'dub-con' to the story separate from the story description, they are fully tagged--in fact, enthusiastically and borderline overtagged, to be safe.)

Much love & appreciation for your remarks, I do agree with certain things you said very heartily (and if I were actively working on that story, you'd see that you're damn-close to something very important, plot-wise!),


Your author,

--moor


[EDIT: And if you had left me your e-mail address, or logged into ff.net, I would have been happy to discuss these things with you directly.]

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