tommygirl: (buffy - faith)
Life has been super busy recently and work's been charging along as well. Which is good, I guess, because I do enjoy job stability, but a few minutes of rest is always something I enjoy. I've just had a lot of HR-related seminars and workshops recently, so then I'm out of the office and when I'm back in, I've got to play catch up.

I had a few things I wanted to post about, but now that I'm writing the entry, I've got nothing much to report.

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A Story Rec:

For Fandom Trumps Hate, I did some bidding with the plan to make donations no matter what, but I won a few things.

And I got this amazing story set in the Cal Leandros world - Brothers Before Souls  by [archiveofourown.org profile] yopumpkinhead  - It's set during Blackout, but it's from Niko's perspective on dealing with Cal going missing, to finding him, and to making the choices that he does for his brother.  I loved everything about this story and I highly recommend it.  One can never go wrong with Niko POV.  If you know the books, I definitely recommend you check it out.

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So author reveals occurred for [community profile] chocolateboxcomm and I meant to share the story I wrote, but again...time gets away from me. 

I wrote The In Between Moments - Walking Dead, Rick/Daryl - it's set over the course of seasons four to winter finale of current season (7) - Somehow Daryl and Rick have managed to carve something out for themselves despite the constant loss and destruction around them. At least they always find their ways back to each other. A series of moments (missing scenes) between Daryl and Rick set from the end of season four through to the winter finale of season seven.

After the initial panic I always experience before starting a project for a challenge, I had a lot of fun with this one.  It took me some time to figure out what I wanted to write and how I wanted to bring canon into it.  And I had one scene written, but I was feeling like I wanted to do more...so it slowly expanded and I'm happy with the final product.  Gotta thank my betas for keeping me on target and pointing out when things that are in my head didn't translate onto the page.  And, it was nice to sort of give Daryl and Rick a few happy moments.

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I made up my deficit from January on my word count and pulled ahead during February.  A lot of it was nonfannish writing and a few WIPs I've been tossing around in my brain (I long ago stopped posting WIPs because when/if I lose interest, I didn't want people wondering how something ends)

Currently on my fannish writing to-do list:

-my piece for [livejournal.com profile] picfor1000 - I've got this cool picture.  Now the challenge is to keep my wordy butt limited to exactly 1000 words.
-Ante-Up Losers story - I love any excuse to rewatch/read Losers.
-Just got my fandom5K assignment the other day and I'm super excited.  And this one I need to come up with something good and something that will lead to at least 5000 words of a story. 

I've also got to continue with my regular writing. 

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Not much else to report.  I joined Planet Fitness by my house because it was 10.00 a month and I figured it would help me break up my routine.  Though I do most of my working out at home or my Saturday bootcamp class...I do a lot of Jillian Michaels with her dvds or app.  But thought, this might be good for me.  Change it up.  I met with the trainer to set up a personal fitness plan...

This woman was crazy.  Like I just wasted an hour of my time.  First, she told me that I should have a heart rate of 114 when I'm working out to be in the "fat burn zone" like it's still the 80's/early 90's.  And then she just proceeds to give me a sheetful of machines to use and never showed me how to actually use the machines.  And learning the machines is the whole reason I signed up for the personal fitness plan.  It was just insane and has me rethinking this gym.  It's super cheap, but I don't know.  As part of my gastric sleeve surgery I got to use the gym's fitness center for a three month program and work with a trainer.  And maybe I got spoiled because she showed me how to do a move and then made me do it a few times to perfect my form and we moved on.   That's what I need and like.    For  now though, I think I'll just google some of the machines and go from there...or just use the gym for cardio and stick with home for strength training with free weights/body weight.

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Alright, I'm off.  I'm going to head to bed and do some reading.  I'm trying to finish up the first book in the Mistborn trilogy.  I'm really enjoying it.  It started a bit slow and it took me a little bit to catch on about the journal entries at the start of each chapter, but I find this world fascinating.  Even if the book is 600 pages long.


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tommygirl: (chuck - bff)
So far, my new favorite show of the fall television season is Chuck. It is awesome. I love Chuck. I want to marry him and have all his spy computer brain babies!

Supernatural still owns my heart, of course. And that starts this week. I am completely unspoiled (as I prefer to be), and cannot wait for it. Sam and Dean just make me so happy, even when I find myself worrying about them. And y'all know my obsession of Dean just gets worse day after day. I need therapy.

Finally watched the Burn Notice finale. That was such a great wrap-up of the first season, but I'm intrigued with where they're going to take this and I don't want to wait until next summer for more! That's just not right. I guess in the meantime, I'll have to write my Dean Winchester as a spy who gets burned fic.

Speaking of fic...I actually finished one story recently. It's a fic for the Supernatural remix, so I can't share it yet, but it didn't turn out too bad. Now I must finish the Spn/Blade Trinity crossover story. It has stalled at fifteen pages. I really need to wrap that up, preferably before new canon ruins it.

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Random: Anyone know whether you can upload a mood theme of your own if you have a paid account?
tommygirl: (gene kelly)
I'm sure y'all have been missing me like whoa and I apologize for my disappearance. I was enjoying a mini-vacation to celebrate my birthday properly. Because birthdays are meant to be week-long celebrations where you are spoiled and pampered. It would be one of my first laws enacted if I ruled the world (after declaring that people need my express written consent to drive).

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I am currently working on the remainder of the birthday fics I owe people and a crossover story that has gotten away from me. There was a time when I was productive with my writing. I mean, I've never been prolific, but I used to get some stuff done. Lately, I have no interest in it. I'm feeling blah about the whole process, including reading fic. That's not normal. Surely, I have some sort of weird fannish ennui.

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In a much better place, I now own both Heroes and Friday Night Lights season one. There may be some more FNL fic to come at some point - I wrote one for yuletide last year - because I adore Matt Saracen. He's so damn cute. And Mr. & Mrs. Coach are just so wonderful.

So what have y'all been up to?
tommygirl: (ryan gosling - so hot)
Argh. I am stuck at work on a Saturday. I came in for a project that needs to get finished. it's now pretty much done, but I'm waiting for the Office Manager to get here (she was supposed to be here two hours ago) to stay with our IT person as he doesn't have keys as he's more of a consultant than actual employee of the company. Le sigh.

I'm going to a book sale this afternoon with the mother and then I'm going to stop by Borders to see if maybe they have Eclipse out a few days early. They sometimes put out a few books ahead of time, so here's to hoping. That would just be lovely.

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Finished the edits on my multiverse story and sent it in. A few days late, but it's done and [insanejournal.com profile] ladybug218 assured me that it did not, in fact, suck ass. So hopefully the recipient will like it.

Next up this weekend: Finish Winchester Meets Halliwell. I will not write more Sam/Dean until this damn story is done...otherwise, Jen will kick my butt.
tommygirl: (4400 - threeway hug)
A few days late but my multiverse story is finally done and to [insanejournal.com profile] ladybug218 for her magnificent beta work. Considering I went from having no idea to too many on this thing, it comes in at twelve pages and isn't too bad. I just hope the recipient ends up liking it. I always worry when I'm writing *for* someone. Like what if I suck and they hate it? Oh, that would be terrible.

Next on my list is finishing the next huge installment of Winchester Meets Halliwell. Again, this is a story idea that got away from me. I think my subconscious is trying to tell me that it misses the days of writing novel-length stories where there is plenty of time to develop things.

So much writing to do, so little time.

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Anyone know where I can find a copy of this week's Last Comic Standing? I love the show and this season it has Doug Benson in the top ten. But of course my evil DVR decided to crap out ten minutes into this week's episode and I can't seem to find a torrent for it. Le sigh. I need my comedic laughs, my friends. It gets me through a day.
tommygirl: (flight of the conchords - dancing)
My NJ State Home Rebate came in the mail last night. It was a lovely surprise and I was able to finally treat myself to the permanent account over here! No more ads! And 500 user pics! I decided it was meant to be as their prices go up in a few days (only by 10 bucks - still way cheaper than lj). Woo-hoo. So yes, definitely will be moving more of my stuff over here.

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Must finish at least one of my stories as it's DUE and while I have the extension from the challenge mod, I hate being late on things for deadlines. It's not cool and I have no excuse except my own laziness. Bad Tommygirl.

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So guys, I'm hoping to slowly catch up on my fic reading and I'm turning to y'all to help me. I'm in the mood for schmoop or angst-with-a-happy-ending. So rec me your faves in: Supernatural, heroes, Stargate Atlantis, Alias, and Roswell.

Who am I kidding? if you know of good schmoop in any other fandoms, feel free to rec it and if I know the fandom, I'll read it. I'm easy like that.
tommygirl: (orlando bloom 2)
I am trying to accomplish some writing this afternoon. It's not going to well, aside from Party TARDIS stuff that is just for me and [insanejournal.com profile] larah33's eyes at the moment. (Speaking of, Lara, do you think we should create a back-up of that over here?)

I really need to get to work on my Multiverse story, which is do in four days and finish up my Apocalyptothon piece as well. I feel bad about apocalyptothon at the moment because last year I worked my ass off on a good story (and I do think it's a good one) and I never got one in return. So while I try not to let it affect me, it sometimes does. Le sigh.

Also working on outstanding drabble, first kiss ficlets, five things, and abc pieces that still need to be finished. I have them all written down and I slowly cross them off as I go...so maybe two years from now I'll be caught up.
tommygirl: (orlando bloom 2)
I was thinking of doing some writing today, preferably on the Dean Crossover 'O Doom since I had yet another idea for who Dean can meet on his journeys and really, I need to stop. This thing is already four chapters long and running about 20,000 words. I'm way too verbose at times. I need to take a step back.

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Have drabbles to write for people. I did some and will start posting them, but I wanted to finish more before I put them up. I keep planning to work on them during my lunch break, but instead I've been reading Full Frontal Feminism. Interesting book so far. And yes, feminism *is* cool and I think more women should be proud to be feminists. That said, it's a book that's sorta preaching to the converted with me.

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I did manage to update my website on Sunday with most of my stories (drabbles not included). I hate coding, but I keep it up because I like to have a separate archive of my stuff.
tommygirl: (brokeback mountain - gah)
It's hump day, but this week is not going fast enough for my liking. I'm behind on episodes of Traveler (speaking of, is there any fic out there yet?), but started watching season six of Charmed over again because of my love of Chris. Maybe it will inspire me to get back to some of my many Chris stories that need writing.

Of course, that would mean that Dean and Sam Winchester would have to stop living in my brain all the freaking time. Especially jealous!Sam and daddy!Dean, my two favorite things in the world.

Alas I have to wait to purchase the permanent account over here a little bit longer. I totally forgot that i never sent in my check for the dinner part of Winchestercon, so I'm using my extra fun money for that this time around. Oh, to be rich.

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Writing things to try to work on today:

-Finish up first kisses requests
-Finish up drabble requests
-Work on Jen's b-day fic (it's only a bazillion years late)
-Work on Wyatt Halliwell Cop fic for Amy
-My new Dean entry for [insanejournal.com profile] voicesinmyhead

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I'm slowly trying to bring my fic over here from livejournal as another back-up (my website being my first back-up), so I apologize if it appears like I'm spamming.

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