January 1st, 2005

eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

Resolutions and New Years

Well, I made it to midnight this year. Since having kids, this has become rarer and rarer, and by the time it was quarter to, the inlaws and I were all asking, "Can we go to bed as soon as the clock strikes?" Craig stayed up. I have no idea what time he eventually came to bed. I know he was playing the new CSI games he got for the PC and couldn't stop (he beat the first one in 6 hours, playing nearly nonstop all the way to midnight).

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Today will be taking down all the Christmas decorations and cleaning up. I have to sort through Alicia's artwork as it has piled up in the past few weeks. Having Nana around seems to draw even more of the artist out in her. Last night, Alicia handed me a picture and said it was me and Spike. When I smiled, her only comment was, "I kind of noticed that you like him." lol
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eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

Thank yous

I've been hoping to post a picture, but it just ain't happenin'. So, just want to publicly thank kallysten for the gorgeous quilted throw she sent me. It's this gorgeous red and green and will go beautifully with our sectional, so I'll be able to show it off to everyone who comes over. :)

Thank you also to irishrose1 for the surprise from Amazon that came in yesterday's post. You are way too generous, girl, but you have no idea how much I love it. Anything with Joel Grey as the Emcee on the cover can't be bad, right? :)
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eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

Original fiction

OK, so here's me being proactive in trying to reach my resolutions for the New Year. :)

I've created an LJ community to post my original fiction, wordmyth. It's going to be completely friends-locked and moderated, which means the only way to view it is if I approve you. Like I said in my previous post, I *have* to be paranoid about who I let read it, so please please please don't be hurt if you don't get approved. This isn't personal in any way. I have a lot of readers who have been wonderfully supportive of my fanfic, and I value each and every one of you. I just have to protect myself.

I want people to know what they might be getting into so I'm going to post a tiny portion of the first chapter here for you to read. It's only 700 words of a 3300+ word chapter and it's out of the middle so you don't know what comes prior or afterward, so I'm not fussed about it appearing publicly, but hopefully it will give you a taste of what the novel is (will be) like and let you decide for yourself if it's something you might want to read. I characterized it as fantasy romance in my earlier post; action-adventure/fantasy/romance is probably a bit more accurate, with the emphasis on action in this particular snippet.

If you're interested in joining after reading the snippet, you have to go to the user info and ask to join the community.

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