I’m sorry that I let my small victories at round 10 of the Running with Scissors Awards slip past without note. I understand that the one success I had in recognition of my fiction was entirely due to my readership. I do appreciate your support. It’s very sweet of you. Thank you to all who were involved.
This is the award I received for my art — a rare anomaly indeed.
The other pretty is forthcoming.
It’s that time again. The winners of the 28th round of the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards were announced today. Somehow in a sea of Spuffy and Spander, pitted against names like ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and ‘Iron Man 3,’ I managed to persevere. Thank you much and bunches for that. You guys really are the best.
And thank you to that dreamy dragon woman for hosting the event. It is, as ever, one of the primary things that keep our fandom chugging along, giving us creative types a boon to look forward to.( Yay! More goodies! )
Big hugs to everyone who voted. Your support is deeply appreciated. This is like the most awards I’ve ever won in one round. I was a little surprised. They’re largely second place trophies, but still…it’s an impressive pile. *feels loved*
Thank you. You made me smile.( Click to view )
Another spuffy—er, umm…spiffy round of the Sunnydale Memorial Fan-Fiction Awards has come and gone. It went about like you’d expect. Falling down a mountain, funny how the bigger boulders mostly land on top. Take a spander—I mean a gander for yourself.
Kidding aside, thank you so much to everyone who voted. Many, many more thanks and blessings to anyone who had the questionable taste to vote for me. It really is appreciated, muches and bunchly.
Congratulations to all of the other winners and thanks to
old reliable that lovely, dreamy dragony woman for hosting the event. ツ
Thank you to everyone who cast a ballot in the The Sunnydale Memorial FanFiction Awards this round. And congratulations to all of the other winners!
Blessings to dragonydreams for faithfully hosting this little shindig. It means a lot to those of us who continue to breath life into the Buffyverse.( Click to View My Latest Pretties )
It’s funny. Real life has been kicking my butt this week, so I’m a little behind. I hadn’t gotten around to saying thanks for the pixely pretty…and skargasm, being the sweetie she is, v-gifted her congrats to me.
So, slacking actually pays off? I wish someone had told me that sooner. *giggles*
A short AU about a Butterfly Effect moment, and what a difference a simple change can make. The first person pov is also giving this story an edge well sustained by Valyssia pointed writing.
Thank you so much to the good folks at the Wicked Awards. I’m a little disheartened that you didn’t like Bloodletting, but whatever, your criteria seems better suited to judging shorter works.
You made my heart swell.
Not that one. It’s still pretty much a raisin. The one on my profile page!
And speaking of…some really, really nice unknown and well know culprits snuck me more goodies. Belated thanks to xclaire_delunex, shakensilence and the other sneaky one or ones for the virtual giftsies you left behind.( Click to see the other pretties )
First of all, thank you for this. My reserves were running pretty low.
I’ve had a lot of on my plate lately, not all of it good. I have an inherent ability to make work for myself. It’s sad. The latest pile started as a help desk ticket. I kid you not. All I did was request that something be fixed and that one small, helpful act landed a pile of work in my lap that I probably won’t dig out of for a month.
Now that isn’t a bad thing. Gods and goddesses willing, the majority of the badness has passed. I’m looking forward to accomplishing some positive things in the coming months. I can’t really talk about them now, but you should start seeing the results in the next few weeks. I’ve roped a couple of other good folks into lending a hand. I hope that what we do will inspire some people. I’d love for our energy to produce a return that makes others smile. That’s always a wonderful thing.
So basically, that ‘Monday working on BuffyWorld’ thing has been put on hold for now. I have another heap of busy work that needs to be done before we can roll this project out.
And all of that leads me to some bad news about Bloodletting. It’s been coming anyway. All of these other smaller things and more have forced the issue. I’m going to have to put the story on hold too. Now that’s just from a publishing perspective. I have one more chapter to release that still needs a little work. I should be able to get that out by a week from tomorrow, but meeting my regular production goal is laughable now. I’ve put too much into other things recently and that’s cause me to get behind schedule.
The reality of the piece is that it’s just too broken and too incomplete from here forward for me to adhere to a regular schedule. I need to dig in and finish it before I begin to publish again. I just don’t want to hang myself on it. The story has already bitten me once. That makes me leery. I hate making projections because things never turn out quite the way I want them to, but if I had to guess, I’d say mid to late February for completion.
So, if you were really into it, you have my apologies. I am willing to take on a few additional pre-readers, if you just don’t want to wait. What that entails is simply reading as the story is completed and weighing in. I listen to feedback and if there’s something that is perceived as a problem and I agree, I will do my utmost to fix it. If I disagree, I’m inclined to explain and listen to the counterargument. Communication is a wonderful thing.
I’m also grateful for any minor corrections that people offer, but that isn’t a necessary part of the job. What I want most is a sounding board.
Contact me via PM if you’re interested.
Here’s to another, better year.