October 12th, 2011

eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

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A day of mad work, and Merlin/Buffy watching, which lent for an odd combination of stress and relaxation.

L came over with the kids before lunchtime, and we ended up watching 4 eps - The Wish, Amends, Gingerbread, and Helpless. She's still all about Buffy and Angel, so Amends really got to her. And she was pissed at me about Helpless. She hated seeing Giles doing that to Buffy. She already massively dislikes Joyce, so having Giles seemingly betraying Buffy really upset her.

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But before and after all the TV, I had to finish a galley I had to get back to a publisher today. Between the other household stuff I needed to get done, that wasn't complete until an hour ago. :P

Oh! And in good news on the weight loss front, I finally broke through my plateau. As of this morning, I've lost 30 pounds since June 4. Go me!
btvs - spike write: sdwolfpup

Fic meme, Day Sixteen

16 – Summaries – Do you like them or hate them? How do you come up with them, if you use them?

Generally speaking, I hate them, though from writing blurbs the past few years, I don't dread them the way I used to. These days, depending on the length of the story, I just try to come up with the one or two-sentence promo blurb that I would do for original work. The random quotes from within the story trend doesn't work for me at all, either as a reader or a writer, because ultimately it doesn't tell me what the story might be about. Ultimately I create summaries for the kind of reader I am. I'm not an all-purpose consumer, meaning I don't inhale everything I can get my hands on just because it might deal with my ship. In actuality, I'm *incredibly* picky about what I'll read, and if I can't figure out what the story is going to give me from the summary (generally speaking, I don't need/want spoilers), I'll move on.

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