bluespirit: (SGA Team love)
I had the best time at my annual writing weekend!
It was lovely to catch up with friends (some of whom I only see once a year) & to chat & laugh.  There was a *lot* of laughing!
bluespirit: (SGA John WRITE!)
I'm getting packed to go away for my annual writing weekend.
I've known this group of lovely ladies for years & years, & this is always a fun time.
I'm not an active writer anymore - I just about manage to write my requisite story for the weekend - but I still love discussing writing, characters, plot development, etc.  Plus, I just love spending time with friends!
So, this definitely a 'happy'! *g*

I hope everyone else has a lovely weekend, too!
*hugs*

Done!

1 Jul 2015 11:49 am
bluespirit: (Buddy yay)
I finally managed to write my story for my annual writing weekend in Sept! (I sent it in with 5 hours to spare! LOL)
I wrote the first draft last week while Bud & I had a super week by the sea with various lovely friends including [livejournal.com profile] lantean_drift, [livejournal.com profile] xanthe, [livejournal.com profile] carnelianred, [livejournal.com profile] saffron1 & [livejournal.com profile] battyoldflapper.
We hired a beautiful house in Southwold, only 5 mins walk from the beach. It was smashing & so relaxing.
While there, I shocked [livejournal.com profile] saffron1 by mentioning that I'd never read any Harry Potter (& I've only seen the first 2 films. *g*)  Being the only non-Potter person there, I decided to give The Philosopher's Stone a go... I'm now halfway through The Order of the Phoenix!!  I'm absolutely loving them!

Here are a few of pics of Bud enjoying his holibobs. ♥

my gorgeous boy... )
bluespirit: (SGA John WRITE!)
The lovely [livejournal.com profile] danceswithgary has tagged me in the seven lines meme, & I'm so sorry DWG but I don't have a WIP that I can go to. :(
I haven't written anything in age - although I must write something very soon (i.e. for an end of June deadline!!!) to submit for the annual writing weekend that I go to every September. (It's just not as much fun attending, if I haven't submitted a story.)

Prompts?

9 Jul 2014 02:52 pm
bluespirit: (SGA John WRITE!)
I'd really like to contribute to the SGA... Ten years Later Fest, but you know how my creativity has been lately - well, for the past 2-3 years now. *sigh*
Anyhoo.  If anyone would like to give me a one or two word prompt, I'll see if I can maybe come up with a drabble or ficlet or something.
No promises - but I'll try! :)

Um, I don't need to mention that it'll be McShep, do I? *g*
bluespirit: (SGA McShep all I want)
So, I was up at 2am this morning having failed at getting to sleep & was online shopping on Amazon - buying earmuffs, as you do - when I got an email about some kudos on a story that I couldn't actually remember writing from the title.
So I followed the link & re-read it.  I have the usual British reticence about saying anything good about myself, but I actually thought it was pretty good.  I haven't been able to write anything in so long & it was really nice to remind myself what I used to be able to do.

If you fancy a quick read, the story in question is my contribution to the 2010[livejournal.com profile] sga_santa

Turn the world all which a way
John/Rodney, 3000 words, PG

I have a story that I've been working on on & off this year.  It's only short - a companion piece to my vampire!Rodney story.  If I can polish it up in time, I'll try & post it as a little Christmas offering.

And in a festive frame of mind, I've been doing lots of baking (as usual!) & wanted to rec this gorgeous & easy recipe for mince pies from The Great British Bake-Off's Paul Hollywood:

Scrummy mince pies

They really are delish!
I also added a splash of brandy to the mincemeat as well as apple & satsuma. ;)

Advent

1 Dec 2011 12:27 pm
bluespirit: (SGA McShep all I want)
For the past few years, I've done an 'SGA Advent' where I post something (a story or piece of art or a fanmix) every day from Dec 1st - 24th. I've loved doing it, despite there being a lot of work in creating 24 fics/graphics/etc, & have enjoyed the fun of getting into the holiday spirit.
Unfortunately, I won't be doing my Advent this year - I'm still struggling with some health problems & am having a tough time being creative. I have managed to finish my contribution to this year's [livejournal.com profile] sga_art_santa though & am currently working on my piece for [livejournal.com profile] h5o_art_santa, so that's something.
I do have a little McShep AU that I'd love to write - I'm hoping that I can do it in time & post it as a holiday gift for my flist. *fc*

So, sorry for the lack of my Advent. :(

I hope everyone is having a lovely start to December.
*hugs*
Here's a bit of festive!Bud from last year. ♥

Advent

1 Dec 2011 12:27 pm
bluespirit: (SGA McShep all I want)
For the past few years, I've done an 'SGA Advent' where I post something (a story or piece of art or a fanmix) every day from Dec 1st - 24th. I've loved doing it, despite there being a lot of work in creating 24 fics/graphics/etc, & have enjoyed the fun of getting into the holiday spirit.
Unfortunately, I won't be doing my Advent this year - I'm still struggling with some health problems & am having a tough time being creative. I have managed to finish my contribution to this year's [livejournal.com profile] sga_art_santa though & am currently working on my piece for [livejournal.com profile] h5o_art_santa, so that's something.
I do have a little McShep AU that I'd love to write - I'm hoping that I can do it in time & post it as a holiday gift for my flist. *fc*

So, sorry for the lack of my Advent. :(

I hope everyone is having a lovely start to December.
*hugs*
Here's a bit of festive!Bud from last year. ♥

bluespirit: (SGA McShep true kiss)
I woke up this morning to lots of smooches in my profile! ♥
That was a really lovely start to the day - thank you to everyone who laid one on me!!

~


A few tweets that made me smile:

@ActuallyNPH Neil Patrick Harris
Had a wonderful afternoon with the great @stephenfry today. It involved cameras and took place in my living room, and for once wasn't porn.

LOL! I'm looking forward to seeing that at some point!

@wilw Wil Wheaton
Listen, guys: OF COURSE I reversed the polarity on the router. OBVIOUSLY I ran a level 5 diagnostic. Jesus, This isn't my first rodeo.

An earlier tweet said that his internet was playing up, & I assume that lots of people had tweeted him with ideas. *g*

@dhewlett David Hewlett
Our pool heater went crazy and boiled the swimming pool...we're cooking hotdogs in it right now! Over 100 degrees!? #burnmoneyburn!

As it's DHew, I'm not even sure that he's joking about the hotdogs! LOL

~


My current 'must do' list (as opposed to the very long list of fics/art I hope to get to *g*)

+ art for the Five-O Fiesta at [livejournal.com profile] h5oartvalentine (posting date: 11th July) Done!

+ art for the SGA Shindig at [livejournal.com profile] sgaartvalentine (posting date: 14th July) Done!

+ art for [livejournal.com profile] mcshep_match (deadline: 3rd Aug) Go, Team Sheppard, go! *\o/* Ideas & research material but no actual art yet.

+ fic for the H/C fic exchange at [livejournal.com profile] sheppard_hc (deadline: 1st Aug) About 2,000 words done - probably another 3,000 ish to go.

~


Hmmm, I could have sworn that I had something else to say but my memory is like a sieve these days. (I think it's related to this abrupt shift into menopause after the op. Well, I hope that's what it is! *g*)

So, I'll just wish everyone a happy Thursday!
*hugs*
bluespirit: (SGA McShep true kiss)
I woke up this morning to lots of smooches in my profile! ♥
That was a really lovely start to the day - thank you to everyone who laid one on me!!

~


A few tweets that made me smile:

@ActuallyNPH Neil Patrick Harris
Had a wonderful afternoon with the great @stephenfry today. It involved cameras and took place in my living room, and for once wasn't porn.

LOL! I'm looking forward to seeing that at some point!

@wilw Wil Wheaton
Listen, guys: OF COURSE I reversed the polarity on the router. OBVIOUSLY I ran a level 5 diagnostic. Jesus, This isn't my first rodeo.

An earlier tweet said that his internet was playing up, & I assume that lots of people had tweeted him with ideas. *g*

@dhewlett David Hewlett
Our pool heater went crazy and boiled the swimming pool...we're cooking hotdogs in it right now! Over 100 degrees!? #burnmoneyburn!

As it's DHew, I'm not even sure that he's joking about the hotdogs! LOL

~


My current 'must do' list (as opposed to the very long list of fics/art I hope to get to *g*)

+ art for the Five-O Fiesta at [livejournal.com profile] h5oartvalentine (posting date: 11th July) Done!

+ art for the SGA Shindig at [livejournal.com profile] sgaartvalentine (posting date: 14th July) Done!

+ art for [livejournal.com profile] mcshep_match (deadline: 3rd Aug) Go, Team Sheppard, go! *\o/* Ideas & research material but no actual art yet.

+ fic for the H/C fic exchange at [livejournal.com profile] sheppard_hc (deadline: 1st Aug) About 2,000 words done - probably another 3,000 ish to go.

~


Hmmm, I could have sworn that I had something else to say but my memory is like a sieve these days. (I think it's related to this abrupt shift into menopause after the op. Well, I hope that's what it is! *g*)

So, I'll just wish everyone a happy Thursday!
*hugs*
bluespirit: (SGA omg!Joe)
[livejournal.com profile] sheppard_hc exchange fic:

words this morning: 0
words now: 1,800 & counting...

\o/
I've finally managed to make a start & it's flying along! Yes!

*happy dance of writerly joy*
bluespirit: (SGA omg!Joe)
[livejournal.com profile] sheppard_hc exchange fic:

words this morning: 0
words now: 1,800 & counting...

\o/
I've finally managed to make a start & it's flying along! Yes!

*happy dance of writerly joy*

So...

22 Jun 2011 08:17 am
bluespirit: (SGA John is stuck chibi)
Okay, I'm struggling to make anything work for my [livejournal.com profile] sheppard_hc exchange fic.
I've had several ideas - none of which have made it beyond a few scribbled notes - & I've finally realised something... I don't really write h/c. A fact that seemed to have slipped my mind when I signed up for this challenge.
*sigh*

I do angst, humour, romance, etc - but I'm not really a specific h/c writer.
I think I'm going to have to acknowledge that & write something that's probably more comfort than hurt & just really hope that my recipient likes it. (If my recipient is reading this - though you won't know you're my recipient, of course - my apologies. I'm going to try really hard.)

~


And a quick reminder: voting closes on the McShep Match Icon Challenge today.
Please do go & vote!

Go, Team Sheppard, go, Team Sheppard! \o/

So...

22 Jun 2011 08:17 am
bluespirit: (SGA John is stuck chibi)
Okay, I'm struggling to make anything work for my [livejournal.com profile] sheppard_hc exchange fic.
I've had several ideas - none of which have made it beyond a few scribbled notes - & I've finally realised something... I don't really write h/c. A fact that seemed to have slipped my mind when I signed up for this challenge.
*sigh*

I do angst, humour, romance, etc - but I'm not really a specific h/c writer.
I think I'm going to have to acknowledge that & write something that's probably more comfort than hurt & just really hope that my recipient likes it. (If my recipient is reading this - though you won't know you're my recipient, of course - my apologies. I'm going to try really hard.)

~


And a quick reminder: voting closes on the McShep Match Icon Challenge today.
Please do go & vote!

Go, Team Sheppard, go, Team Sheppard! \o/
bluespirit: (SGA John Hey Rodney!)
I haven't been writing much lately (stupid health issues... grrr) & what I have has been mainly H5-O.
I must knuckle down to my Sheppard H/C challenge fic, but I think I need to 'flex' my John & Rodney voices first. *g*
I'll take the first three prompts please - McShep only - & I'll write a drabble or short ficlet. :)

And just because...

A McShep pic spam! \o/



oh, boys! )

So, prompt me? ♥

EDIT: Yay! I have prompts! Thank you. :)
bluespirit: (SGA John Hey Rodney!)
I haven't been writing much lately (stupid health issues... grrr) & what I have has been mainly H5-O.
I must knuckle down to my Sheppard H/C challenge fic, but I think I need to 'flex' my John & Rodney voices first. *g*
I'll take the first three prompts please - McShep only - & I'll write a drabble or short ficlet. :)

And just because...

A McShep pic spam! \o/



oh, boys! )

So, prompt me? ♥

EDIT: Yay! I have prompts! Thank you. :)
bluespirit: (5-O Danny 'okay' face)
Huh.
I haven't been able to concentrate to write lately & then a totally insistent Danny popped into my head earlier & refused to shut up until I'd written a little snippet.
Just a tiny bit of fun, but it's a start, yeah?

Sending it to [livejournal.com profile] lantean_drift for a look & a 'cool, post it' or a 'are you mad? Burn this & never speak of it again. Ever!'.
We'll see... *g*

~


[livejournal.com profile] xanthelj has started posting her latest incredible NCIS epic, 'Two Wolves' - a Gibbs/DiNozzo story - & I'm so happy to have made the title graphic for it! ♥

My graphic is here at my fic & art journal (with a link to Xanthe's story).
Or, if you can't wait to run over & start reading, here's a direct link to the notes page of 'Two Wolves'. \o/

~


A very happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] jimandblair!
Hope you have a wonderful day. ♥
*hugs*
bluespirit: (5-O Danny 'okay' face)
Huh.
I haven't been able to concentrate to write lately & then a totally insistent Danny popped into my head earlier & refused to shut up until I'd written a little snippet.
Just a tiny bit of fun, but it's a start, yeah?

Sending it to [livejournal.com profile] lantean_drift for a look & a 'cool, post it' or a 'are you mad? Burn this & never speak of it again. Ever!'.
We'll see... *g*

~


[livejournal.com profile] xanthelj has started posting her latest incredible NCIS epic, 'Two Wolves' - a Gibbs/DiNozzo story - & I'm so happy to have made the title graphic for it! ♥

My graphic is here at my fic & art journal (with a link to Xanthe's story).
Or, if you can't wait to run over & start reading, here's a direct link to the notes page of 'Two Wolves'. \o/

~


A very happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] jimandblair!
Hope you have a wonderful day. ♥
*hugs*
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