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I've updated several of the guest fics and added stories by two new authors. "Battlestar Andromeda" is a 1x2 Gundam Wing WIP by bekkalynn. "Oath Breaker" is a complete Harry Potter fic (HP/DM, LM/NM/SS) by Goblin Cat KC (aka KC - yes, the same one who used to write in GW fandom, aka [livejournal.com profile] kc_anathema); its prologue is a gen Harry Potter drabble set centuries earlier. I hope to add more guest fics in future but have yet to contact the authors. If anyone has a really great guest fic suggestion for me, feel free to mention it as I'm unfortunately unable to find the time to really search for good new stories anymore. My guidelines are pretty basic: only my standard pairings - 1x2 and 1x2x5 for GW, Harry/Draco (with the occasional Harry/Draco/other) for HP, Jim/Blair for TS, and Spike/Xander for BtVS) - and happy/hopeful endings only. I also tend to stick to authors who aren't widely archived and/or do not have a large, stable website of their own, though I do make occasional exceptions. If someone's only archived at fanfiction.net and/or LJ (or one of its siblings such as InsaneJournal or DeadJournal), plus maybe one or two smaller sites, I'd certainly consider their stories to be eligible. I just don't see much point to duplicating the efforts of others, if a story already has a well-established web presence.

I am still working on my own stories but nothing is ready for posting. I will not be posting parts for any WIPs until I have at least a couple of extra parts completed - particularly wherever cliffhangers may be involved. The holidays were extremely busy and I did not get as much accomplished as I hoped. Writing would be so much easier if Real Life didn't keep getting in the way... :P

Date: 2008-01-14 10:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunhawk16.livejournal.com
It feels like a conspiracy sometimes, doesn't it? Like all the RL people got together and are deliberately trying to keep anything from getting written! ^o^

Date: 2008-02-04 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calic0cat.livejournal.com
That's definitely what it felt like this past weekend. Much to my shock, after a week from he** at work (in which I got absolutely nothing accomplished as I spent all my time chasing software & hardware tech support for all the service-contract-covered things that kept going wrong), the muses were actually cooperating for once - but RL just kept butting in and stealing my writing time. My mom was trying to use a computer program that she'd never used before & kept interrupting (what seemed like) every five minutes with another question or complaint.

I need a vacation. :P Preferably, far, far away from not only work but my family as well.

Date: 2008-02-04 11:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunhawk16.livejournal.com
God, I HATE that, because after about the fourth or fifth interruption, I start to get mad and then the flow is just gone anyway.
You know, a motel room really isn't THAT expense for just a night or two. Couldn't you say it was an out of town tech seminar or something? ^___~

Date: 2008-02-05 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calic0cat.livejournal.com
At one point Sunday evening, I was so frustrated that I honest to god didn't know whether I was going to scream or burst into tears. I'd just sat back down again, re-read the last couple of paragraphs to figure out where I'd left off, and managed to type about half a sentence, and my mom said, "Oops. Uh oh. Um, could you come here for a minute again?" She'd just accidentally undone her last hour's worth of work, which - thank god - I managed to recover. At that point, I just got fed up and told her I'd finish what she was working on (a photo calendar customized with all the family birthdays and anniversaries) and finished the blasted thing in about ten minutes. At least she had the common sense to leave me the heck alone for the rest of the evening after that.

Family - you can't live without'em but you sure as heck can't live with'em sometimes, either. :P

Date: 2008-02-05 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunhawk16.livejournal.com
And it doesn't really help not being able to explain, does it? *grin* The last time my mother did something like that to me I just about ended up in tears. Hubby and the kid were supposed to be out of the house for the whole day and I'd planned ahead and had all my email caught up and everything. Was all set to spend the whole day writing.
And then my Mom called me upstairs for 'just a minute' to look at this desk unit thing that she was trying to put together. Eight hours later, when hubby and the kid got home, I was still there... =_=

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