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    Gooch, you're supposed to write horror, not live it.

    Got to take care of yourself. (What happens if the brothers get a hold of you with a bad ticker? For that matter, who would get stuck hauling your body out of the dungeon? )
    There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead.

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    Thanks all! Ticker's still ticking good! New meds are done and over with, just waiting for them to pass out of my system!

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    Didn't know where else to put this, but I finished my NaNoWriMo challenge early. I was on fire this weekend and wrote 14K in 2.5 days (counting Fri night).

    Now I need to finish the novel (about 4K left) and find out if it is crap or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by callalily61 View Post
    *hides from the Brothers and their mistress, becasue I'm still in edit mode and will be for, alas, another week. Darn family and mortgage, requiring me to earn a paycheck to feed and clothe them, and pay the bills*

    I understand. Really I do.

    But, unless you did all of that barefoot, carrying your mule up-hill in a blizzard while giving birth and being pursued by ravenous giant wolves in the dark, then you don't have any excuse for not giving the Brothers MORE WORDS.

    Good news...you may have parchment to write on.
    Bad news....you have to make it yourself.
    Worse news...you have to use your own skin.

    The Brothers will help you get started
    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    500 big ones. Read 'em and weep.

    Well, some of them were small ones too.

    But at least I finished the story.

    First draft.
    Well, Haggis...

    you know that makes me happy. I mean I think it is great progress. 500 words. That's a lot for a busy guy like you. Many guys can't do 500 in a week.

    But... like the Brothers, they think it isn't enough. They think you might not want to suffer for your craft.

    So they are going to let you have some onions before they escort you back to your cell for...encouragement.
    Quote Originally Posted by slcboston View Post
    Poetry contest? Hmmm... I'm game....

    And yes, mistress, I didn't write. Well, nothing but paying articles and not as many as I would have liked. But I was packing to come home for the holidays. And then driving. And then shoveling out the car. And various other things....

    But I can write a quick poem now:

    Roses are red,
    The violets are dead,
    When the brothers get hold of me
    So am I.

    ... What? I said I was a *bad* poet.

    Oh, well, if you wrote paying articles, I suppose I have to give you some more of those turnips you like....
    ....




    ..

    Dag, the Brothers are over excited.


    BAck..Back with you!!!!

    Any way, Turnips? did I say turnips? Yes you may have those and a nice onion.

    Back to work!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky View Post
    Good luck, callalily!

    If wasn't irredeemably bad at poetry, I'd be game for the contest, too, Haggis. As it is, I'd just be happy to see what folks come up with.

    I've gotten a whole 600 words on a new short story this week, and that's it.

    ETA: If I toss in the Choklit Covered Leto Twins Pr0n I've been writing as a carrot for ScarletPeaches, my word count doubles to 1190. Woot! I do get to count that, right?

    600 words!

    I gasp at your proficiency! I think I gave away the last onion, but surely some wilted cabbage for your megar broth will suffice!

    Now, off you your drafty garret to pen murder by candlelight until you can pen no more.

    The Brothers will watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gooch View Post
    I didn't write all weekend, but with good reason!

    In the meantime, I had another short accepted on Saturday by Sonar 4 Emagazine!

    This morning, I made up for it with a roughly 1k word blog post about why I didn't write, thanks to the heart attack scare I had on Friday! Yeesh!

    The full story in case you're curious! http://www.cinemafromage.com/?p=929
    I'm glad the scare was only a scare.

    Congrats on the acceptance. Good work!

    The Brothers say you may leave the dank mouldy dungeon and occupy the dusty abandoned pantry for the non.

    But don't think you will get extra onions every week!
    Quote Originally Posted by rsmccoy View Post
    Didn't know where else to put this, but I finished my NaNoWriMo challenge early. I was on fire this weekend and wrote 14K in 2.5 days (counting Fri night).

    Now I need to finish the novel (about 4K left) and find out if it is crap or not.
    Excellent! We welcome you with open dungeontentaclesJaws arms.

    Good work.

    the Brothers can hardly punish you for progress!!!!




    We'll get you next week my pretty.....
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    I just finished a rewrite of one of my favorite short stories and sent it off to . . . a literary mag? 3400 words.

    And I found out this weekend that I have 3 stories in the "worth a second look" pile at three different markets. Awesome markets. And now I feel sick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tburger View Post
    I just finished a rewrite of one of my favorite short stories and sent it off to . . . a literary mag? 3400 words.

    And I found out this weekend that I have 3 stories in the "worth a second look" pile at three different markets. Awesome markets. And now I feel sick.
    A "literary mag?"

    A "LITERARY MAG?"

    CODE BLUE IN AISLE TWELVE. STAT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    A "literary mag?"

    A "LITERARY MAG?"

    CODE BLUE IN AISLE TWELVE. STAT!
    LMAO! I know. I don't know what came over me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tburger View Post
    I just finished a rewrite of one of my favorite short stories and sent it off to . . . a literary mag? 3400 words.

    And I found out this weekend that I have 3 stories in the "worth a second look" pile at three different markets. Awesome markets. And now I feel sick.

    Don't worry.

    Be happy.

    ***What's that...I'm not Susie?***
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    I'm who?

    I do what?



    REALLY?



    AHEM:

    Although you have made progress, there are no beets to give you. No turnips either.

    Therefore, to bid you welcome you may have ink, and an escort to the mouldering, dank, dungeon which is to be your home.

    New week...new words.
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    Please, Mistress, may I have some more wilted cabbage?

    Thanks to a glitch in my OpenOffice, the last 3.2k of my NaNo book disappeared. Therefore most of yesterday was spent in a feverish haze of typing to make up the difference. I had to rewrite my ending again! I ended up with a total of 3.7k for the day.

    Cabbage! Cabbage! And ink for my pens, perhaps? I'm running low and I've got a murder to write by candlelight.
    W.S.F.A. today! (Write Something F***ing Awesome)

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    *slips Cranky some of her wilted turnip leaves through the cracked stone in the corner of their connecting dungeon walls*

    And I've found that opening a non-essential vein and mixing my blood with the grime on the walls makes a usable ink.

    BACK UP YOUR STUFF, miss! Email it to yourself at the very least.

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    Suh-weet! Thanks for the turnip leaves! *hugs* And thanks for the tip about the ink, too.

    And I did send it to three (count 'em!) email accounts. The problem was that there was an error in the save, I think, and OpenOffice said that the document didn't exist. Hardcore suckage. Told hubby I'm buying a thumb drive on Friday...I've lost too much work in the last month for my peace of mind.
    W.S.F.A. today! (Write Something F***ing Awesome)

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    I heard a rumor Pike will be back soon-- and actually missed being around you bunch of weirdies-- wait I am a weirdie too-- darn when did this happen?

    I'm not asking you-- Boston!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DL Hegel View Post
    I heard a rumor Pike will be back soon-- and actually missed being around you bunch of weirdies-- wait I am a weirdie too-- darn when did this happen?

    I'm not asking you-- Boston!
    You've been spending too much time with the bad cats. Come back to the dark side.

    You too, Pike. Don't make me come and get you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neurotic View Post
    I don't know, mighty Tigress. You've presented some fine alternatives, but Boston and Rob are the little-black-dresses of blame. You know. Classics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DL Hegel View Post
    I never left
    True, but the cats are a bad influence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by callalily61 View Post
    *slips Cranky some of her wilted turnip leaves through the cracked stone in the corner of their connecting dungeon walls*

    And I've found that opening a non-essential vein and mixing my blood with the grime on the walls makes a usable ink.

    BACK UP YOUR STUFF, miss! Email it to yourself at the very least.
    This is good advice. Everyone who is reading this should do it. Twice. NOW!


    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky View Post
    Suh-weet! Thanks for the turnip leaves! *hugs* And thanks for the tip about the ink, too.

    And I did send it to three (count 'em!) email accounts. The problem was that there was an error in the save, I think, and OpenOffice said that the document didn't exist. Hardcore suckage. Told hubby I'm buying a thumb drive on Friday...I've lost too much work in the last month for my peace of mind.
    I love my thumb drive so much I'm turning it into a piece of jewelry.

    Thumb Drives rule. Everyone should have 3 or 4. They are so ridiculously cheap right now. I mean 19.99 for a Gig? I remember when you were lucky if your desk top had half of that.


    Now, excuse me...I hear the '80's calling.......


    Which is no excuse to shirk output. You folks need to put the quill to the vein and pull out your parchment!

    Example...I've gotten a good start on Book the Four. I need a better title now that I'm actually working on it.

    I'm trying to write parts of this from the Alien's point of view...
    and I'm trying to figure out how to off some characters.

    I only offed one 'loveable' character in the last book. I have to off another one here. If I do two, then I get to kill off a number of 'naughty' characters in an equal ratio to those I kill off when I off one.

    That could be a blood bath.
    I write mostly science fiction, I swear.
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    w00t!!! Edits are FINISHED and the vampire book is on its way to betas.

    Mistress, I'm going to lock myself in my cell and finally READ some books! Tell the brothers they can have at me, oh, sometime next week.

    *waltzes off with several paperbacks and a pile of turnip leaves*

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    *peeking in to see if anyone left the Corona and chips from the last time I was here. Spits. Stale. Shit.*

    I need some extreme beatings here. Finally back on line and I haven't done nothin' worth talkin' about. Reality boiled my balls and fed them to my Muse so we need a kick start. Glad to see the old gang is still at it. Damn, I missed you guys. And that's not just the booze talkin'. I'm going to make a pledge to kick out a good 500 words by tomorrow night. Anything from any of my projects just to get back into the swing.

    BTW - I know this isn't Horror related but Quantum of Solace was a blast! I actually snuck out of the house to do something for myself and caught the flick. Damned fine film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pike View Post
    *peeking in to see if anyone left the Corona and chips from the last time I was here. Spits. Stale. Shit.*

    I need some extreme beatings here. Finally back on line and I haven't done nothin' worth talkin' about. Reality boiled my balls and fed them to my Muse so we need a kick start. Glad to see the old gang is still at it. Damn, I missed you guys. And that's not just the booze talkin'. I'm going to make a pledge to kick out a good 500 words by tomorrow night. Anything from any of my projects just to get back into the swing.

    BTW - I know this isn't Horror related but Quantum of Solace was a blast! I actually snuck out of the house to do something for myself and caught the flick. Damned fine film.
    So, you think you can come sashaying back in here and we'll act like everything is peachy keen?

    Damn right you can.

    Welcome back, Pike.
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    Yay, Pike's back!

    Sadly, I'm in the midst of a slump. An I-suck-so-bad-it's-not-even-funny slump. Ew. I hate these, they take forever to shake off. Will be working on a new short this week, I have a goal of 1000 new words on that. I'd like to also get 500 on the other, and at least 1000 on the NaNo book rewrite, whether it sucks or not.

    Seems I do better with ludicruous goals than I do with reasonable ones. Maybe I should up that to finish the first draft on both shorts and 15k on the rewrite.

    I can feel the brothers chewing on me already...
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    *squeezes Pike and surreptitiously hands him a blanket without too many holes and a secret stash of turnip leaves*

    We love our new Mistress. Really we do, Pike. Trust us.

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    Look, Pike's back!

    .... oh, you ate the chips we left out? Umm... those were intended for someone else. You might want to venture down to the ER. Just saying.
    There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead.

    Answer the Question of the Week.* New questions found on the last page of the thread.

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    Not to worry. Us wolves have cast iron stomachs. Hell, sharks have nothin' *burrrp* on us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pike View Post
    *peeking in to see if anyone left the Corona and chips from the last time I was here. Spits. Stale. Shit.*

    I need some extreme beatings here. Finally back on line and I haven't done nothin' worth talkin' about. Reality boiled my balls and fed them to my Muse so we need a kick start. Glad to see the old gang is still at it. Damn, I missed you guys. And that's not just the booze talkin'. I'm going to make a pledge to kick out a good 500 words by tomorrow night. Anything from any of my projects just to get back into the swing.

    BTW - I know this isn't Horror related but Quantum of Solace was a blast! I actually snuck out of the house to do something for myself and caught the flick. Damned fine film.
    Welcome back Pike
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