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I have a tendency to look at things as a success/failure, which isn't one of my better character traits. It also means I've been beating myself up this last week because I didn't accomplish all the things I wanted to, and have felt like I've written hardly anything. It never fails to bum me out how quickly all that downtime during the holidays get eaten up, too, which doesn't help.

Seeing everyone's Year in Review recap for all they've written made me realize that instead of just thinking I hadn't done much, why not go and actually figure out what I had done?

Very positive, n'est pas? ;-) See, I'm working on that whole positive world view thing. But hey, I write angst. So I come by it naturally. *g*

Here's what I found.

At a rough estimate, I've written 50,676 53,854 words (and that's not including edits on existing orig fics I've been dabbling in forever). Now, that's not a ton, but it's not nothing either, as Mal would say.

ETA: Forgot about that SPN porn I wrote. Hey, I'll take the bump in word count! :-D

I participated in a round robin, did a photo drabble prompt, wrote a whole story that fit into an AU of a fanfiction, started on a whole new fandom (SPN), and have been trying, as aggressively as ever, to keep rolling with my original fics.

I also learned how to do one of those html table things (thanks [livejournal.com profile] brandywine421!), how to upload photos, how to customize my mood meme, how to use a photo as a background and how to code to hold said photo in place.

I learned something other than the garter stitch for knitting (just the one, so don't get all impressed, but I'm trying. I can't help it. I'm addicted to fluffy scarves). I took cooking classes out the wazoo, and have a whole new roster of meals my family adores. :-D I've come across a ton of new music artists to write to, and have become an Ipod playlist whore.

I lost a lot of weight, and gained a portion back, dammit (see above reference for cooking classes *g*), but that's okay, because this time I'll lose what I gained, then the rest that I wanted to (I kind of stopped when I hit a new low, and got lazy). It's freeing to realize that I can lose it. All of it. It's been a good lesson to learn.

All in all, it's really not as bad as I was thinking, and of course this one will be so much better. ;-)

It was a good year. Now, on to the next.

Happy New Year everyone!

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Date: 2007-01-01 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fredsmith518.livejournal.com
Indeed, not nothing:)
There is something to be said for looking back properly, as opposed to just sticking with preconceived misconceptions.

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Date: 2007-01-01 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fredsmith518.livejournal.com
And, of course, happy new year! Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

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Date: 2007-01-01 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quillscribe.livejournal.com
Yep, it always helps to take a good hard look at things rather than let them float around in a vague, unidentifiable cloud of murkiness. *g*

I hope your day if lovely and full of the promise of a better year! :-D

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Date: 2007-01-01 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quillscribe.livejournal.com
Hope your day *is*... Spell check still can't save me from myself.

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Date: 2007-01-02 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wishweaver.livejournal.com
*Heh* Yes, it's been a good year. Sometimes what really *did* happen is as good or better than what you *thought* was going to happen. (Hmm. Sounds like the way I plot.) ;-)

Best wishes to you always.


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Date: 2007-01-03 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quillscribe.livejournal.com
Thank you! You too! Congrats, btw, on the painting, as well!

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Date: 2007-03-31 05:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] researchgrrrl.livejournal.com
This has nothing to do with post, chica. I just wanted to give you mad props for your response regarding certain batshit asshattedness that resulted in a very good journal being deleted. My favorite bit was the "Nice going." Rarely can one so clearly hear the implied "Asshole" as I could right there.

Well done.

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Date: 2007-03-31 06:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quillscribe.livejournal.com
I've seen entirely too much fandom wank already, but this...? Just took the cake. I'm still disgusted.

People read into things what they want to see. This? Felt almost like a whisper campaign designed to malign with nothing concrete, just enough to say 'what if?' Meant to be hurtful, and wow, pretty sanctimonious, too.

The thing about fanfiction is it's a place to read some fabulous fiction - oftentimes stuff that's even better than what is canon. I love [livejournal.com profile] ltlj's stuff.

That a certain batshit someone gets to sit around feeling self important and soaking up a sudden influx of posts at someone else's feeling's expense makes me sick. That it drove a writer I respect to delete their account makes me furious.

Thank you for saying so. I was pretty astonished that so few others seemed to see it the way I did.

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Date: 2007-03-31 06:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] researchgrrrl.livejournal.com
I actually met [livejournal.com profile] ltlj when I was fifteen. We were incredibly close for well over a decade. (I was actually the co-author on a lot of the early HtLJ fic.) Life Happened and we wound up going our separate ways, but years later and I'm still pissed as hell on [livejournal.com profile] ltlj's behalf. The increasingly batshit non-apologies aren't impressing me, either. However, I'm not in the fandom and I don't want to stir up additional crap. So, yeah, I was very happy to see your comment.

I'm just bummed because I suspect this wank is going to get a hell of a lot nastier before it's done.

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Date: 2007-03-31 07:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quillscribe.livejournal.com
I'm brand new to the SGA fandom (only in the last month or so), having been turned to the dark side by my beta who has been trying to get me to watch it for years (she's finally watching Supernatural, too, so the corruption is mutual *g*).

Being so new means I get to keep unearthing fabulous new writers I've never been exposed to. [livejournal.com profile] ltlj is definitely one of those. Anytime someone does or says something to a writer that makes them *leave* a community, it makes me very angry.

The live journal community can be incredibly supportive and a fabulous place to put yourself out there. It can also be a petty, venomous, spiteful place for people eager to tear others down.

The non-apologies are really offending my sensibilities, too. I don't blame you for wanting to stay out of it. Normally I stay clear of wank, too, but this was too much.

Yeah, it'll get nastier, because that's what it was intended to do. That's why I'm so mad about it. Batshit isn't the victim here, yet they're acting like they are, and that makes me Very. Unimpressed.

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Date: 2007-05-17 06:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] speedy-crs.livejournal.com
Hey :) Got here through the homepage link on ff.net. Do you still write HP fanfiction? And if yes, where can it be read? :)

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Date: 2007-06-03 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Came here the same way and have the same question.
I love your HP-fic. And while I get how the last books might have killed the muse, I would really, really love to know where you were going with your post OotP-fic. It is just as billiantly written as NANA, and I would love to read a quality HP-fic again.

And if you aren't going to update- for whatever reason, rl or fandom-issuaes, could you maybe say so in your ffnet-accaount page. It would keep me from checking on a regular basis, only to be sad that there hasn't been an update.

This is not meant to be pressure, I just really, really love your fic :)


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