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Writing Anniversaries

I was talking with a friend about anniversaries recently. Writing anniversaries to be specific. She had a semi-important one coming up (her one year anniversary in a specific fandom) and was working on hitting a milestone number of stories written and posted in that fandom in time for it.

I commented that I didn’t think I’d ever marked my writing anniversary like she and another friend tend to. In fact, off the top of my head I couldn’t even remember when any of my writing anniversaries are. The more I thought about it though, the more I wondered when my writing anniversary (anniversaries) are.

The date I joined my writing group is easily discoverable and actually I do sort of celebrate that every year, although the group calls it a “birthday”. I simply needed to log into my account and access my information. I’ve been a proud member of my writing group since May 28, 2003.

My other two anniversaries are a little more difficult to discover. Not because I’m trying to hide them, but because the information isn’t online. One part was never online and the other has been removed for the time being.

So my next step was to discover my fanfic anniversary—the day I published my first fandom story. That took a little hunting through jump drives since I’m in the process of changing computers and moving my stories between sites. The first day I published a fanfic story was August 6, 2007.

There was one more anniversary I was interested in finding. The day I started writing my very first novel. While that novel will never see the light of day, that day is very important to me. Luckily the actual day was not just the day I started my novel, but also the first day of Operation Desert Storm: January 17, 1991. Now this isn’t the day I started writing, just the day I started my first novel.

So how about you? Do you celebrate writing anniversaries? Do you do anything special? I don’t normally, but I’m considering doing something this year. I’ll be hitting my 14, 10, and 26 year anniversaries this year. So at least one milestone this year!

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FIC Toasting Absent Friends

Title: Toasting Absent Friends
Characters: Sebastian Berger/Tommy McConnel, Eva Vittoria, Carl Hickman
Fandom: Crossing Lines
Series:
Written For:
Prompt: Tag to 201
Summary: Part of the team goes out to toast the memory of Anne-Marie.
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: Episode 201
Warnings: Pretty boys, drinking, possible conjecture at a later date
Disclaimer: No one recognizable belongs to me. Not making any money off this.
Second Disclaimer Despite being fanfiction, this is MY work and I do not give anyone or any other site permission to republish this story under my name or any other without my authorization.
Author's Note: So this was supposed to be more than it turned out, but it kinda got away from me. It’s my first time writing in the fandom, but I have one other story planned and I’ll work on that. (And make this a series once I get it done.) No beta for this so if you see any mistakes, let me know. Thanks to lillyg for catching a couple of my mistakes.



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There's another bit that's only posted on AO3. It was supposed to be the beginning of the second story, but well... I failbotted and it was badly done (not badly written, just continuity problems). So I'll rewrite it. But I enjoyed it so I posted it for y'all to read. Birthday Boy
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Current Fic List

I'm using the same list from last year, but I'm updating it with the stories I'm working on now or the ones I've added. And removed the ones I've finished. Also added the ones I'd left vague. And this is it. I WILL NOT ADD MORE THIS YEAR! (I lied...I forgot a couple of stories) (Well, I have to determine what I'm going to edit.)

Okay I want to try to finish fics that I've promised for presents (plus a couple of others I have in my head). For those that don't know, work is really kicking my butt so writing has been slow since the job started. This is my plan... taking off from my Fic List on what I will be working on.

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Beta Help

So normally I have a great crew of girls that read my stories before I post them, but I have an obession that none of them watch.

If anyone watches Crossing Lines (specifically season 2) and is willing to take a look at a couple of fics for me, please drop me a comment.

Thanks! (Alternatively if you're willing to read just to read... let me know.)

(The show is on Netflix and if you'd like to watch the episodes needed, let me know... I'm still working on the stories...)
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Goals for 2017



**To be Edited or Updated as Needed

I decided not to do Dear Me this year, but I still want to have goals and plans for this year. With that in mind, I’ve made some plans and goals for the year. This is just an outline that I will update and make more concrete plans as I decide what I am going to do.

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I've made some lists on my writing site and will be updating them there (for 2 reasons) one I don't want to clutter up this with all the different lists and two I don't want to keep repeating myself. My fic list will remain here and there, but everything else is only there.

Lists! Lists! All the Lists!
  • Current Location: MY HOUSE!
  • Current Mood: determined determined
  • Current Music: Emerald City
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Mini-NaNo Banners!

Back in November, I participated (as I have the last few years) in Mini-NaNo here on DW/LJ. Our banners have finally been released and I earned all of them!

Look at me go!
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If you’d like to participate this coming November, please join us at Mini-NaNo on LJ or check it out on DW (sorry I don’t have the link for DW).
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To Do List (Updated)

I have two and a half days left for my vacation :-(

Granted my first two days back are meetings and no kids, but still. It’s been nice and relaxing. Today I’m home and waiting for “snowmagedeon” (really, not thinking we’re gonna get much since it’s over 40 degrees right now, but everyone is panicking.)

I did pretty well on my to do list for vacation so I thought I’d redo the list for these last couple of days since there’s some things I need to do instead.

This is the list I’ve written today and then I’ll add the things I didn’t get finished at the bottom… we’ll see how much I get done over the weekend:

1. Finish writing goals for the year
2. Holiday stories
3. Check transcript—list ed courses
4. Check to do list
5. Gather embroidery pix
6. Take down Christmas stuff
7. Connect with irishjeeper on fitbit
8. Make cake

9. Upload mini-nano banners
10. Frost cake
11. Dishes
12. Answer comments
13. Look for fabric and patterns for T
14. Review for car


And from last week:
15. Whogeek’s blanket
16. Whogeek’s box
17. Write hair story
18. Valdosta essays
19. Look for work
20. QBA data?
21. Review Magic book
22. Decide on Fire character
23. Lesson plans?
24. Work on other sewing gifts--finished Dragonydream's part one
25. Continue working on birthday gift for B
  • Current Location: MY HOUSE!
  • Current Mood: contemplative contemplative
  • Current Music: NCIS
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Fic Round Up 2016

I wrote a total of 65 stories in 2016; 54 fanfic and 11 original stories. In addition I published my first story on Amazon When the Prince Didn’t Come in Time I don’t have a total word count, but I fell off towards the end of the year because of my new job and other stressors.

I haven’t decided on goals quite yet for the New Year, but I’ll be doing them in the next few days and hopefully be sticking to them. I haven’t decided if I’m going to do “Dear Me” for this year or just do goals.


Original fic: 11 stories, forums, etc
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FanFic (All links are Dreamwidth, stories are mirrored to LJ and should also be on AO3)
By the Month and I dropped off towards the end of the year due to the new job, etc.

January 8 stories
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February 7 stories (comment fic counted as one)
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March 5 fics (Comment fics counted as one)
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April 9 stories (Comment fic counts as one)
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May 8 stories (Comment fics count as one)
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June 2 stories
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August 1 story
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October 8 stories
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November 1 story
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December 5 stories
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Happy New Year!

 Hey y'all. Hope you're having a safe and happy new year. I'll post a fic round up and goals and such tomorrow or the next day.

Right now I walked over 5K steps today at the Infantry Museum with illfindmyway and now we're snacking and watching movies to ring in the new year.

Have a happy one!
  • Current Location: MY HOUSE!
  • Current Mood: cheerful cheerful
  • Current Music: Mr. Right
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Happy Holidays...who wants fic?

Idea snagged from daria234.

So I know I'm not going to finish the stories from my fic list before the holidays. I'm still working on them, but meanwhile...


If I know the fandom and characters, I'll do my best.

Post here with:

Fandom:
Character or pairing:
Your ao3 name if you have one:
Prompt:

Prefer no requests on grief, injury or serious illness, scat, watersports, bestiality, underage, parent-child incest.

If you don't have a specific prompt, at least answer:
Which of these genres do you like: Banter, crack, fluff, angst, hurt/comfort, porn, gen, established relationship, pre-relationship
Do you want sexual content: Yes/no/either way
If yes or either way, how do you feel about kink? Yes/no/either way


I'm going to try to keep the responses under 500 words. I reserve the right to tell you no OR kick the prompt back if you don't use the right format.

Happy holidays!

Prompt requests will be closed December 31st.