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palathene
20 July 2014 @ 10:14 am
PC  
IT LIIIIIVES!

After about two months, I have a computer again! I've been following the Promptfest off my phone which makes commenting nigh on impossible. Time to go catch up on reviewing!
 
 
palathene
21 April 2014 @ 09:47 pm
-sad face-

I just finished sorting through my wee man's baby clothes to give away (one of the ladies in work is expecting a little boy, how exciting!) and it has left me feeling very sad. How quickly they grow up! It seems like only yesterday he was a newborn, and now he is eighteen months old, hitting the Terrible Twos (or at least the Terrible Tantrums) and growing like a weed (tall and skinny, anyway). Soon he will be 18 years, not months, and a whole new world of worries will open up before me.

Time for tea, I think :'(
 
 
palathene
08 April 2014 @ 07:32 pm
Yay!

I got the prompt I wanted and it is coming together amazingly well.  I'm halfway through and hoping to finish it in time to get another shot at the prompt claiming - my second choice is also forming itself in my head!

Life is busy.  We moved offices in work and I have learned a valuable lesson, such as if you're a call centre, make sure the building you move to has phone lines. Everyone's been working off mobiles for nearly a fortnight.  Off mobiles and out of boxes, fun fun. I think if they decide to do this again I may just take a month off sick because it would be easier!

Tomorrow I have to go to the doctor and try and convince them to refer me to a therapist. I'm not looking forward to it because around here the general attitude with depression and other mental illnesses is to stick you on tablets, but I've been on tablets for 10 years and I am not getting anywhere. Mind you, it's taken me a while to convince myself to go for it so I can't blame the doctor for being reluctant when I am! Time to find that Gryffindor bravery, which is extremely difficult, since I'm a Hufflepuff at heart...

I have also started to learn how to code using LPC, which is awesome.

Right - back to Word.  Good luck and have fun to everyone else in the fest - may the Muses be with you!  xx
 
 
palathene
06 March 2014 @ 07:29 am

SSHG Prompt Fest



I've got my prompts all ready. Have you?
 
 
palathene
18 January 2014 @ 09:42 am
Someone took my prompt!

http://sshg-promptfest.livejournal.com/34772.html

Go and read, it is a lovely story, I 'aww'ed all the way through :D
 
 
Current Mood: excitedexcited
 
 
palathene
02 December 2013 @ 08:03 pm
Er..  
My 'embarrassing injuries' list is getting embarrassingly long.

On Saturday I fainted whilst using the bathroom. Embarrassing on its own, but was I content to leave it there? No, I was not! I cracked my head on the bath on the way down, then bumped it down three shelves of bubble bath/toiletries/etc, then landed in such an awkward position on the floor that I wrenched my neck and jolted my back. I only figured this out because I tore a clump of hair out on the way down and had to untangle it from the shelves, thus tracing my path of destruction and leaving a small bald spot. Thankfully I always wear a ponytail.

Not the highest entry on my list but an impressive entry nonetheless. It's a good thing I wound up withdrawing from the fest because I spent all weekend in bed resting and not therefore able to format/submit my entry.

I am however really looking forward to it starting :D

I also have a Christmas tree up and have spent today fending off children and cats. Bring on the festive season!
 
 
palathene
18 November 2013 @ 11:37 am
I have a dilemma.

My promptfest fic is turning out to be a) longer and b) harder to write than I expected it to be - the idea is solid, but making it work is proving tricky. Life is hectic - I do have time to write, but I'm also halfway through an original story that I want to get published which is taking up a lot of my time. I also have a lot of health problems atm, a stressful time in work, and lots of family problems.

I could finish something between now and the deadline, that isn't a problem, but it won't be the one I started and still want to finish.

Do I:

a) Resign from the Promptfest
b) Carry on and hope I finish in time to get it beta'd
c) Write something shorter using the same prompt, apologise to my prompter, and finish the long fic when I have time to work on it properly
d) Something else - cookies may be involved. (Eating, not making.)

I don't think B is an option - right now I'm torn between A and C, leaning towards C but trying to be practical too. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to feel like I'm letting someone down and, if I want to make it as a writer, I need to stick to deadlines - but I also need to do what's best. Aargh! Sadface!
 
 
palathene
25 September 2013 @ 08:22 pm
Yay!  
Got my first choice prompt! Two of mine have been taken! Off to write now kthnxbai
 
 
palathene
23 September 2013 @ 10:47 am
Just submitted my prompt claim!

Fingers crossed! Option one is dark, option two is comedy. Both will rock. I hope.

I can't wait for the week to be over!
 
 
palathene
11 September 2013 @ 09:10 pm
Drat, just noticed I made a typo in my Deeply Horrible commentfic this morning and I can't edit my post.

Double drat, I hate it when there's more than one prompt I really really want in a fest.

Triple drat, my banned books fic is going to be long and take ages so I won't get a banner :(
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