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"Merits" update schedule 
6th-Dec-2012 08:30 pm
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 updates 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. ^_^


PS: Tell me how you're doing, too! :)
7th-Dec-2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
YOSH!!!! I can't believe you pulled off 15k words in a day!! xDD You're freaking amazing. I can empathize with the anxiety attacks, though. =__= Still:


I managed to finish with a few days to spare but my novel isn't even anywhere finished... *nervous laughter* I'm still actively working on it and I plan on doing so till I'm done. Gotta force myself to keep up with the writing momentum even if it isn't up to NaNo levels.

Also, thanks for the Vicki Essex link. Stuff like that is always useful... and examples like her are what keep one going!! *pumps fist*

Hope you have a great weekend too! ♥
13th-Dec-2012 03:42 am (UTC)
OMG, I'm sorry, I thought I replied to this same-day! 0.o (Sorry for the delay)

I think *many* of us keep writing post-NaNo; it's kind of a rite of passage. XD

Glad to share Vicki's stuff--she is a lot of fun and very knowledgeable about publishing after working in it for so long. :) She's a fantastic person in real-life, too!

Thanks for the well-wishes, hope your week's shaping up well! :) *yay hump-day!*
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