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I know a couple of you asked about this, so here's the link to all the voting info, etc. for the SS/HG awards. The Quality of Mercy is nominated for Best Drama and Best Action/Adventure, and I was nominated for Best Author.

In other news, we have totally psychotic parrots swarming around my house. I felt like I was re-enacting a scene from The Birds when I walked to work this morning.

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It turns out that QoM was also nominated in the Drama category for the SS/HG awards. I just got an email from one of the mods letting me know that they'd forgotten to include that category in the notification email they sent me.

Am feeling slightly better, but still icky. Viruses suck.
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...just to be nominated. :-P

Seriously, I'm sort of flabbergasted that I'm a nominee in the third round of the SS/HG awards. The Quality of Mercy is a finalist in the "action/adventure" category (I'm also a little surprised it ended up in that category, since I think of it more as drama, but hey, I'm not going to quibble), and I've also been nominated for Best Author! It's a little shocking, considering this was the first SS/HG I've ever written. I don't know what all the rules are for voting, but you can go to [ profile] sshg_awards to get the details.

So does this up my value in the "Support Stacie" auction now that I'm a nommed author and everything? ;-)


Oct. 6th, 2008 08:58 pm
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Whoo-hoo! Just finished Quality of Mercy! Seriously, there were times when I thought I would never finish writing that damn story. Actually, I shouldn't say that, as I quite like it. But there were definitely a few Pits of Despair and Sloughs of Despond in there.

Of course, now I feel sort of strange, because I don't really have any WIPs to be working on. I'm going to attempt the Snape/Sinistra fic for Nano, so I can't start on that until November (and I just realized I scheduled a party for the first day of Nano. Oops). I just finished my contemporary last week. Guess it's editing time for me.*

*'Cause God forbid I should just sit on my ass and not write anything for a few weeks. I'm such a dork.


Sep. 30th, 2008 05:33 pm
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OK, so it took me four months, but at least I finally did get around to updating The Quality of Mercy.

You think that's bad? I think I dropped Mandalore's Son for almost a year before I finally finished it. The writer's block, she is no fun. Actually, I can't even say it was normal writer's block in this case, as I did manage to write a whole novel in the that time period. It's just that QoM is quite angsty, and this summer was sucky enough without having to keep digging into the Bad Place in my brain.

Thankfully,  I'm almost finished and will have a clean slate when I dig into NaNo. Of course, there's a tiny little monkey wrench with that, since I just found out I'm tapped for frigging jury duty starting on November 10th.

God? We need to have a few words...

(Although all will be forgiven if Obama is elected on November 4th...)

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Somehow I survived summer at the Teen Center (I came close to suicide/homicide a few times, but hey, what job doesn't drive you to want to start randomly shooting people?). Anyhow, with that experience under my belt and the hope that I might soon be able to become a fully functioning human being again, I'm thinking ahead. I love to make plans...whether they all come to fruition is another thing. Ahem.

Anyhow, since it's come up in several online conversations I've had lately, I'm stewing over whether to do NaNoWriMo this year. Yes, I crashed and burned spectacularly last year, but I'm still two out of three. However, I will only participate if I finish both the contemporary romance I'm working on right now and The Quality of Mercy. Although my actions may sometimes indicate otherwise, I really do hate leaving projects unfinished. The good news is that I'm more than two-thirds done on the contemporary and probably only have about three chapters left on QoM, so this is all doable as long as I'm able to maintain a somewhat even keel. However, I also know that I'd better not push it for NaNo, which means if I do participate, it'll probably be fanfic. Not sure what yet. Maybe my long-postponed Snape/Sinistra fic. I think that might be easy-going  enough to keep me from ripping my hair out. We'll see.

Also, wee bit of a warning here -- I've mostly avoided discussing politics on this journal, but I don't think I'm going to keep it that way. For those of you who might be offended by my p.o.v., I'll try to put any rants behind a cut so you can just politely skip over it. I just know that I'm not going to be able to keep my mouth shut (much the way I got in a drunken screaming match with a dear friend of mine last night when he tried to defend McCain's choice of Anti-Abortion Barbie as his running mate).

So anyway. As the Chinese proverb goes, may you live in interesting times....

Also, food for thought.

Holy crap

Apr. 27th, 2008 07:48 pm
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I think it's a new record: 4,800 words in five hours. Don't ask me where that came from, as I was feeling blocky once more and then...boom!

So yeah, Quality of Mercy has been updated. I thought I'd write half today and the rest some time during the week, but somehow it all came pouring out this afternoon. Have no idea whether it's any good, but at least the chapter is done.

Now I can cheerfully have steak and cabernet. Yum.


Apr. 7th, 2008 06:42 pm
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Well, it took me two and a half months, but I finally managed to update Quality of Mercy. I feel so much better now. Writer's block sucks major ass. Of course, now I have to keep it up until I actually finish the story, but I think it probably only has about four or five chapters left in it anyway.

Still, it's nice to move something else off my "to do" list.


Feb. 1st, 2008 09:33 am
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Should I feel offended or amused when someone complains about a sex scene coming "too early" in the story when it's about 90,000 words/300 pages in?

The world is a lol-worthy place, my friends.

Nano Eve

Oct. 31st, 2007 12:41 pm
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...otherwise known as Halloween 'round these parts. ;-)

Very quiet day at work today. I think most of the little kiddies are gearing up for trick-or-treat and probably aren't going to be dropping in to the Teen Center. Just as well, because we close early today (yay!). Ostensibly we'll be shutting our doors at 4:30, but if it's really dead (NPI), then we'll probably close up earlier. I hope so, because I still have a few things to take care of before the munchkins start arriving on my doorstep.

Luckily I was able to finish one last chapter of my Snape/Hermione fic before I get immersed in Nano. I'd really love to get one done some time during the month, but if last year's Nano is any indication, that's probably not going to happen. Oh, well -- at least I warned everyone that it would be awhile before my next update. Here's hoping they don't get bored and wander off. Then again, I did leave that chapter with an evil cliffie. ;-)

I'll probably be hanging out more in my Nano LJ for the next month, so look for me at [profile] badvibrationsla if you want to see how all that is going.

Unpleasant dreams! :-)  

ETA best pumpkin ever!!!:


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