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Jan. 23rd, 2018

Update on fests

also known as, I make lists to avoid writing.

[community profile] hp_goldenage - Due Feb 18 - 80%
[livejournal.com profile] reelbbcmerlin - Due Jan 31 Done. Also the date changed so who knows when that's gonna happen. (Waiting to post)
[info]daily_deviant - Due Feb 14 Waiting to post.
[livejournal.com profile] ron_draco_fest - Due Feb 15 - 0%
[livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest - Feb 21 - DONE
[livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry - Due March 22 - 0%
[livejournal.com profile] hds_beltane - Due April 16 - 0%

ETA: I signed up for [community profile] femmefest so I'll just be waiting for my assignment. I'll probably sign up for [livejournal.com profile] hp_getlucky, I have to check 'em out to put the timeline on my calendar.

I also need to make a 2017 final masterpost for fic and audiobooks. I'm so lazy. I had a very big lunch and I'm just falling asleep at work now. SIGH. And it's pouring out and my umbrella broke -- so naturally, I made a post about [livejournal.com profile] hp_drizzle / [community profile] hpdrizzle

I hope you're having a lovely Tuesday.


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Jan. 11th, 2018

Prompting Starts Tomorrow!

Draco tops (and Harry bottoms) at the eighth [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry Fest!
Posting April 2018 on
LJ | tumblr | AO3



Art by @upthehillart.




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Jan. 10th, 2018

Snowflake Challenge Day 5-10

Thanks for reading - if you do! xoxo

Day 5

Recommend a fannish or creative resource.

I like to use powerthesaurus.org like it's going out of style. I can't recommend this enough.

Day 6

Leave feedback for a fanwork.

Oh I've been leaving feedback left and right since the reveals for most of the fests. Mostly from my phone so they weren't very long or lengthy. My most recent one was from [personal profile] enchanted_jae who wrote me this Sirius/Snape - Harry/Draco fic.

Day 7:

In your own space, create a love meme for yourself. Let people tell you how amazing and awesome and loveable you really are.

I feel like I don't really have to do that right now b/c yesterday was my birthday and there was so much love given to me yesterday on LJ / DW / FACEBOOK / TWITTER / INSTAGRAM that I am a super happy woman. Everyone made me feel really really special.

Day 8

In your own space, share a favorite piece of original canon (a TV episode, a song, a favorite interview, a book, a scene from a movie, etc) and explain why you love it so much.

This one is hard for me because of the spoiler in this show but Elizabeth and Tom are just so fucking perfect for each other. I hated Tom in the beginning and wanted him to die but now in Season 4/5 of the Blacklist — God, Elizabeth and Tom are just so amazing. They're this spy - con artist - kick ass - FBI couple and I just adore them. I want to fight battles together! And then the spoiler happened - and well - I was heartbroken.

Day 9

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created.

Hmm… 1. I'll go w/ Shatterproof Plan - I listened to a story recently that was kind of where I got the original idea from - and I hated that m/m audiobook and the author's writing style so I incorporated that initial plot line and created it for HD and I kinda LOVE IT.

2. his bad manners and his cold nose - Sirius/Charlie created for the SIRIUS BLACK fest was one of my fav. stories I wrote in 2017 and I feel like it's been under the radar b/c of this random pairing.

3. It's about time - Harry/Draco - is my fav. art of mine from 2017. I'd love more comments on it. I just love how the background came out.

Day 10
In your own space, share your love for a trope, cliché, kink, motif, or theme.

Pretend relationships, man. I fucking can't get enough. And shower sex. I'm not super crazy about taking showers with someone else but in fic - I am all over that shit.


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Nov. 30th, 2017

November 2017 - Fic and Art Masterlist

ART

+ Hugo/Scorpius: Come Closer [LJ / DW]
+ Luna/Astoria: Do What Feels Right [LJ / DW]
+ Harry/Draco: Once Upon A Time [LJ / DW]

FIC CLAIMS from anon fest or past challenges

+ Neville/Charlie: Learning to hate the dark for [info]daily_deviant: LJ / DW | WC: 4295
+ Sirius/Charlie: his bad manners and his cold nose for [livejournal.com profile] sirius_black: LJ / DW | WC: 5700

ACTIVE WRITING

click for table )
Total Word Count for November: 7, 125

Previous Month (October): 14, 180
Previous Year (Nov 2016): 14, 070

Total Word Count for all the writing and fests published, 2017.
Jan 1 - Nov 30: 192, 545



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November Audiobook List

# Title Author Length - Audio My rating Date Finished
1 Well-Tailored: A Thorne and Dash Companion Story Violet, Silvia 7 hours B- Nov 05, 2017
2 More Than This Ness, Patrick 11 hours A- Nov 14, 2017
3 Lies & Diamonds & Bears (Love, Vegas Style, #2) Stone, Ethan 2 hours B- Nov 16, 2017
4 The Soldier's Scoundrel (The Turner Series, #1) Sebastian, Cat 8 hours A Nov 22, 2017
5 The Lawrence Browne Affair (The Turner Series, #2) Sebastian, Cat 7.5 hours A- Nov 26, 2017
35.5 hours


This was a pretty decent month, I thought - regarding the quality of the books. "More than this" is a YA pg-13 book that [livejournal.com profile] writcraft recommended and I have to say it was pretty great. The 11 hours just flew by and the author did a great job really getting into the main character's head. I really appreciated everything about each character and it's a dark story with a sci-fi twist I was not expecting. The surprise of the month came from my newly discovered author "Cat Sebastian" who is just pretty amazing at writing historical gay fiction. The two books in the series that I finished were incredible in their own way and I loved her take on all the characters. I'm in love with Cat's writing style.

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Nov. 16th, 2017

Audiobook / LGBT book recap - August, September, Ocotber 2017

So here’s the news… I cancelled my AUDIBLE ACCOUNT. LIKE omg. Everytime I go on audible.com, they show me this sweet message:



I HAD BEEN A MEMBER SINCE 2014!!!!

But the OTHER news is that I still have about 15 audiobooks purchased in my library that I need to get through. So I cancelled my account, but I am going to renew it in 6 months. I just don’t want to pay 15.00 dollars a month when I have an extensive library.

I also haven’t updated my list of audiobooks since July.

So below is the list for Aug/Sept/Oct 2017 and about 60+ hours of audiobooks. September was pretty low b/c I was out of the country for 2.5 weeks and then I was playing catch up on ALL THE FESTS and MOD duties. Sigh.

Title Author Length My Grade/Rating Date Finished
Fitting In (Fitting In #1) Violet, Silvia 4.5 HOURS B 8/16/2017
Skin After Skin (PsyCop #8) Price, Jordan Castillo 15 HOURS A 8/29/2017
Silken Starling, Isobel 2.5 HOURS B+ 9/18/2017
Canning the Center (Long Pass Chronicles, #2) Lain, Tara 9 HOURS C- 9/18/2017
The Rebuilding Year (The Rebuilding Year, #1) Harper, Kaje 9.75 HOURS B+ 10/12/2017
The Shape of You Stevens, Felice 6.75 HOURS B- 10/19/2017
The Undercover Rock Star (Bulletproof, #1) Galicki, Jenna 2 HOURS B- 10/20/2017
Olive Juice Klune, T.J. 5 HOURS A- 10/31/2017
Sin and the Preacher's Son Dee, Bonnie 7.5 HOURS B+ 10/8/2017
A Special Delivery Bailo, Laura KINDLE FREE EDITION B- 10/28/2017
62 HOURS


If you want, you can friend me on goodreads here.


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Free Gay Books (Is back)

Hi guys, it's been a while since I updated you on this. My quest to find great LGBT (steamy and some not so steamy romances) continues.

I got an email today...



A Whole Lot of Free Books!

The best MM romance authors have come together to bring you hot, sexy reads - absolutely free! Hurry up! The giveaway lasts only until November 26th!

FOLLOW THE LINK HERE FOR MORE INFO.


Again, as always, I'm just passing along free goodness. I get nothing from this. And they probably don't like it that I share it so much.



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Nov. 13th, 2017

New Writing Challenge, YO. (Maybe some art too)

My prompt table for the [livejournal.com profile] newyearcntdown. I'm not sure how much I can incorporate / will participate in. I kind of hate Christmas traditions (and given I don't celebrate them b/c of my religious affiliations).

Pairings are all up in the air, I'm thinking some HD, of course, Merlin/Arthur, Charlie/Neville... any thoughts?


Winter's Chill First decorations Unusual vacations Hanukkah Spiced Cider
Mistletoe Hot water Chaos Midnight Trimming the tree
Cold feet Peace Freebie Gingerbread Hats
Lonely Hot chocolate Helpful Baking Winter fairy tales
Children Ice skating Yule Snowfall Bells



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Nov. 8th, 2017

I'm not freaking out.

see: I'm freaking out

Date Title of Fest Status
11/6/2017 hd_erised Submitted
11/27/2017 Small Gifts - Remus/Sirius With Beta
12/5/2017 hoggywartyxmas First Draft is terrible
11/12/2017 hd_owlpost (3 gifts) er... 1 down 2 to go
12/18/2017 Rare Pair Shorts Winter Exchange What Even?


New Year’s Countdown is posting from Dec 1 to 31. Slythindor100 is from Dec 1 to 25 and DracoHarry100 gives you all the prompts up front and you can just write ONE STORY w/ all the prompts. Which I’ve totally done in the past. LOL.

Things in the back of my mind that I may or may not eventually do something for: winterknights (Merlin), and mini_fest (Harry Potter).

Also – this may or may not be happening – I have like no clue and I’m not asking the mod about it (lol): exchange fest for Camelot_Drabble.

Also, things all MODS need to do: 1. Post a link to your community in your email b/c it’s easier to click on a link than go looking and figuring out how to spell your comm name – esp when it’s not something easy like “small_gifts” 2. Always ALWAYS ALWAYS INCLUDE THE DUE DATE (esp if it’s a fest) in your email. ALWAYS. It’s awful having to go searching for the due date if you’re not someone who has a calendar handy. 3. Try to link the rules page (or the header page) in your email.

Anyway, as you were. | What are you guys working on?

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Oct. 25th, 2017

LOL daily life...

When you can't stand someone and they offer hugs...



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Oct. 18th, 2017

Free LGBT [F/F] book Wednesday!

I got an email about this today and realized I've already purchased it. it's free today on AMAZON!



Can a house save the lives of the people who live in it? Can an inscription written in a book over sixty years ago change the fates of people not even born when it was written?

Beryl Gray is solid and dependable – her partner, Claire, thinks so, her family thinks so, her colleagues think so. She has a long-term relationship and a job she likes as a university librarian. Her life seems settled, content – except nothing is as it seems.

Aggie Bishop's last girlfriend left her three years ago and she hasn't had a date since. Her life now revolves around work and taking care of her great-aunt Cory who doesn't want to be taken care of. Aunt Cory still lives in the run-down mansion that the rest of the family wants to sell if they can only get the old lady into a nursing home. Aggie is all that stands between them and her great-aunt.

When Beryl finds a book with a romantic inscription dated 1945, the events that follow will change the lives of all three women forever.

Spanning decades, this enchanting tale reminds us that some loves never fade and that sometimes, home truly is where the heart lies. (approx. 81,000 words)


LINK HERE


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Oct. 13th, 2017

September 2017 - Writing Masterlist

September was a very slow month b/c I was travelling for the first two weeks and then had to come back and play catch up on all the MOD duties.

Low word count, but satisfying, nonetheless.

Title Pairing Word Count LJ LINK DW LINK Challenge?
Confusion Harry/Draco 300 LJ DW harry100
The Bookshop, Part 26 Harry/Draco 100 LJ DW draco100
The Bookshop, Part 27 Harry/Draco 100 LJ DW draco100
Round Two Neville/Charlie 2290 LJ DW weasleyjumpers
The Professor, Part 16 Neville/Theo, Charlie 100 LJ DW mixandmatch100 + neville100
The Professor, Part 17 Neville/Theo, Charlie 100 LJ DW mixandmatch100 + neville100
Living In The Now Scorpius, James, Teddy 100 LJ DW hp_nextgen100
Femmslash
Hiding Hermione/Ginny 215 LJ DW femslashficlets
MERLIN
A Warning Merlin/Arthur 150 LJ DW camelot_drabble
Car Confessions Merlin/Arthur 1200 LJ DW camelot_drabble
Conversation Merlin/Arthur 500 LJ DW camelot_drabble
Desire Merlin/Arthur 300 LJ DW camelot_drabble
Disappointment Merlin/Arthur 770 LJ DW camelot_drabble


September 2017 WC: 6225

WC for 2017 (Jan 1 – Sept 30, 2017): 165, 450

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Playing Catch Up - August 2017 Masterlist.

Catching up on "masterlists" and all that - and organizing my word count. Here's August! OMG, I'm so far behind.

Merlin, Harry Potter, and other surprises! )


WORD COUNT FOR AUGUST: 7750

Compared to last month/last year:

Last month: July 2017: 24,625 (damn!)
Last year: August 2016: 14,520

YTD WC Jan 1 - August 31, 2017: 159,225

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Sep. 20th, 2017

Feelin' Stupid

I have a new favourite song! | This song gave me so many feels today, and for all my ships. Drarry. Stucky. Merthur.

I am DYING... I won't bombard your feed with it... so under the cut.

Somethin' Stupid )

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Aug. 30th, 2017

Free Gay Book Wednesday



Free on amazon today. I bought this book a couple of years ago when it was free and then read it while waiting for Jury Duty. It was a fun read w/ lots of hot sex and some drama and slight mystery.

If you're feeling bored, you should pick it up. I know now it's on audiobook also but I wasn't crazy about the narrator so I didn't get it in audio yet. However, it's def. worth the $0 today.

Link here.

Jon Beatty thought he’d found the best man for him until Craig walked out. To add insult to injury, Craig's got a new lover—a woman—and wants Jon to be a different kind of best man…at his wedding.

Reasoning that the only way to get over one man is to get under another, Jon heads out to Wilde’s, the night club on Capitol Hill famous for its hot clientele and hotter bartenders. Jon just wants to get drunk and get laid, and bartender Liam Sable is more than willing to help with both.

Their one night stand turns into a rebound fling, but as Jon moves on with Liam, Craig starts having second thoughts about the break-up. His tiresome antics are the least of Jon and Liam’s worries, though. The least annoying, and the least dangerous…


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Aug. 28th, 2017

2 things.

1. I am at work can't log in but does anyone know if there's a WC limit for BBTP?

2. Tell me about something beautiful that you read, saw, heard, tasted, felt, smelled, or otherwise experienced this week.

Have a wonderful Monday!

click here for cuteness )

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Aug. 24th, 2017

Download free LGBT fiction through August 27!

Awesome news. Check out these free e-books. I am totally excited for them!



LINK HERE!


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Jul. 31st, 2017

July 2017 (art/fic) masterlist - digthewriter

And...July has come to an end. Not bad for this month, regarding the Word Count. Also did quite well in some Art Claims:

ART: Together - Pansy/Ginny/Luna for [livejournal.com profile] femmefest
Art: Make Me Feel - Luna/Pansy for [livejournal.com profile] hprarefest
ART: I happen to like nice girls [Fleur/Tonks - G] for [livejournal.com profile] hprarefest

FIC CLAIM:
MERLIN:
A bit of lunacy. A bit of destiny. [Merlin/Arthur] for [livejournal.com profile] camelotremix

Here's the list of ACTIVE WRITING for July 2017: 24K+ Words. Quite a few Harry/Draco fics and drabbles, so yay for OTP!

July Masterlist for DIG )

Jul. 26th, 2017

Random Ship(ping) and Random Ship(s)

So Rogue One is on Netflix and I've been watching it, and thinking a lot about the other characters. I've got quite the obsession with Chirrut and Baze but now I have all these feels for Bodhi. I think he might just be my favourite character in the entire movie, actually.

So naturally, with Bodhi Rook, comes shipping him with Cassian. The former Imperial Pilot that defected and the man that's been in this fight since he was 6 years old.

I have to legit stop myself from imagining all kinds of War!AU scenarios where they'd get together.

Oi vey.



Be still my beating heart.

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Jul. 24th, 2017

What I'm working on...

When the deadlines are fast approaching:

July 31 – [livejournal.com profile] hd_cliche – 500 words, no big deal, but they never actually send you a confirmation so like, I didn’t have it in my “projects due” folder for the longest time.
August 13 – [livejournal.com profile] hd_cliche | art [haven't started]
August 14 – [info]daily_deviant [No clue what I’m doing]
August 15 – [livejournal.com profile] hp_drizzle [DONE DONE DONE]
September 15 – [livejournal.com profile] hd_familyfest (We have like less than 10 sign ups for this fest so I have to do *something*)
September 20 – [livejournal.com profile] merlin_canon [I have one of the early dates of posting]
October 1 – [livejournal.com profile] hp_creatures [Haven't claimed a prompt, though]
November 8 – [livejournal.com profile] hd_fanart [Hoping to do more than one]

Oh yeah, and that original fic I need to be working on.

This puts things in perspective so I guess I did forget to sign up for [livejournal.com profile] hd_fan_fair & I have to bang out the last couple of chapters for Marketing Malfoy’s as people are getting impatient. [By people, I mean like 1 person who emailed me asking for more]
OK THEN, back to work!


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