October 31st, 2007

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Happy Halloween! and other stuff

 It's that time again... costumes, candy, the annual neighborhood potluck before trick or treating, candy, sneaking out of work early so I can get the kids ready, candy... oh, and did I mention candy?  I'll get my annual fix of baby Snickers bars for the next month.

I had hoped to have a Halloween fic finished by now, but alas, I don't.  The reasons are many... a) I suck at creepy so my original start of the fic went a completely different way and I really don't think it's all that creepy any more, so I didn't feel compelled to finish by today. b) I have had... not writer's block so much as writer's lack of enthusiasm to finish anything.  This is very much *not*  like me.  I started one fic, a follow up to my robot!john and robot!rodney slash fic Memento Mimeographa, but never finished it (but I will eventually).  Then I went a week without writing.  A *week*!  Normally I'm crawling out of my skin if I haven't written in that long. Then I started the non-creepy but supposed to be creepy fic that is now about 2/3 complete.  I'll finish it, don't worry, I'm writing now, I just had that unmotivated spot but I think I'm over it now.  If you want a true ghost story of mine (again, not creepy but it does involve real ghosts) you can read Death and the Astrophysicist that I wrote last year.

In other writing news, I was nominated in several categories in the Skiffy Awards.  To be honest, I'm really unfamiliar with this award, but it appears to be charactercentric fics so that is pretty cool.  Besides, any award is a thrill to be nominated (if any one who reads this *did* nominate me- thanks!  And if you know more about the site, feel free to expand on it in the comments section) and from the looks of it, several other wonderful writers have also been nominated.  If awards sites do nothing else, they list links to many great stories you may have missed.  The awards are also linked to a forum with chat and challenges, etc. so go and check it out!

Finally, I spent a long weekend back at Robyn's for her birthday.  I got in Friday and we had time to watch Doppelganger before Travelers, then ended up watching Doppelganger again on Sunday just to get the linger disappointment of Travelers out of our system.  And I'll give you three quick reasons why Travelers was such a disappointment
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But we also went to dinner with some other friends, did the cake and presents thing, watched a couple of movies, a couple of eps of  Supernatural, the South Park with the stargate, and just generally vegged all weekend and had a blast.  Oh, and her friend fixed my laptop!!!!!  It is functioning again and I actually had it hooked up to the wireless network last night.  So life is happy goodness again!!!

Oh, one final thing, hotmail has sucked for me lately... I only get about half of my emails.  So, if you've sent me an email or left a comment on a fic and haven't heard back from me, it's because I'm not getting the emails/notices.  So try to send it again or let me know you left a comment.  LJ messages shows me comments left on my LJ but not on post I may make over on sga_flashfic so I might not know you even left one.

Happy Halloween!