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Happy, happy, joy, joy

One of these days, I'm going to comment on a friend's post, and when I want to go back to Friends Feed, I'm going to hit Remove Friend instead. (which is right below Friends Feed.) LJ gave me a song and a dance about doing something about that, so if by chance I unfriend anyone, that will be the reason why. And I'll friend again immediately. (I live in dread of this.)

As I mentioned to engarian, I'm feeling really happy, and I'll tell you why. All my Christmas cards are in the mail, as are the boxes of goodies, which are going to NY and NC.

In addition, I received an email the other day from someone who'd read I Will Meet You at Asphodel's Pit. She asked if I'd be interested in entering something in a competition. Sure, why not? I dusted off the beginning of a story which should have been the sequel to A Little Man, based on People Will Talk. It was only about 300 words (I'd lost a floppy -- and yes, it was that long ago) and I'd lost all ambition to write the story). It only had to be 1500 words, but right now it's more than 4k, so again \o/, and I'll be getting back to it shortly.

I've also gotten back to what I call my Civil War/Western, to clarify that it takes place at that time and isn't a contemporary. This was languishing in its folder since 2013, but earlier this fall, one of the main characters became chatty, and so we were off. The problem is for about half the story, it's being told by the MC's father. The third quarter will be told by MC1, and the last quarter by MC2. I'm hoping JMS will accept Home Before Daylight, otherwise I'll have to self-publish it.

Okay, back to Gaudeamus Igitur.

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pattrose
Dec. 7th, 2016 08:05 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited about you putting your story in for the competition. Good luck with that, sweetie. What is the big prize? I hope that JMS accept Home Before Daylight, also. Good luck with that too. I got my cards off too. I feel so much better now.
tinnean
Dec. 7th, 2016 09:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Patt! I think the first prize is a $100 gift card. That doesn't really matter (although it would be nice ;-) ) but I'd like to have something to offer Robb of CRV-Boy.

Good for you for getting your cards mailed.

And I hope Shannon continues to do well. *hugs*
pattrose
Dec. 7th, 2016 10:55 pm (UTC)
She seems determined so we have great hopes for her. Thanks for the hugs.
engarian
Dec. 8th, 2016 04:47 pm (UTC)
It's always good to get back into a writing groove, isn't it? Good luck on getting your story massaged to the correct word count.

- Erulisse (one L)
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