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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone
24 December 2004 @ 06:25 am
smhwpf, willowmina and rileysaplank look away now...

One of the fic lists I'm in (in fact, the one I run...) is having a Secret Santa ficathon. The deadline is today.

I'm not finished my fic, it's currently standing at 2500 words and could easy go to ten times that - every time I sit down to write it, or proofread it, all these little pellets of inspiration keep hitting me dead centre.  So my dilemma is this, where I am right now is a natural chapter end. Should I go ahead and post this part as chapter one and post the rest over the next few days - or, should I carry on with it today and hope no one at work makes comments like "you don't normally type that fast when it's work related, Sho"?

One of the stipulations of the ficathon is that until all the fics are posted the writers remain anonymous, so it could be that I'm making people wait to claim credit for their work simply because I didn't start writing mine early enough.

Arghhh! What to do?!!
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone
24 December 2004 @ 12:26 pm
not 'till Santa comes, cause hey, Pagan here - my celebration was on Tuesday. Nope, I'm counting the hours till I'm not at work anymore...

Why am I here? The place is empty, I'm supposed to be collating usage stats for journals but our server seems to be on a go-slow day today meaning that my requests are timing out constantly, and I'm bored.

I can't even get into the right frame of mind to finish this fic which is annoying me right now, 'cause all this spare time watching status bars crawl to the halfway mark? Not as fun as you'd think.

Plus, Geoshities decided to do something very strange to a picture I uploaded to the Stacks Fic Secret Santa page and I'm nowhere near Photoshop to fix it. On top of that Yahoo Groups are taking hours to deliver messages...

Can I go home yet?

edit I've worked out what the problem with my fic is, it has a potentially happy ending. How did I end up writing something feel-good!?
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone
24 December 2004 @ 06:03 pm
Yes, there is a problem with message posting on Yahoo right now. As of five minutes ago, there were two fics that had been sent but not recieved (I can track them through the management settings) so you don't have to worry about re-sending them.

I would put this on the BBBFic list but chances are *really* low it'll appear this side of midnight so...
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone
24 December 2004 @ 11:54 pm
For those of you who celebrate Christmas - I wish you everything you'd wish yourself.

It's Snowing!!!! On Christmas Day, it's snowing in Scotland - it's like a picture postcard!
Current Music: Carol of the Bells - thank you Lizbeth!