126. And the rain comes falling down

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Posting a bit later than usual today. Yesterday, my mouse once again died on me. The brand new wireless mouse that came as part of my wireless mouse and keyboard set. The keyboard gave me no trouble at all. The batteries in the mouse will hopefully not die, and the keyboard will work too. The keyboard that came with the other set actually gave me no problems at all. When I was out, it began to rain. Yes, it does rain here in Arizona. We have a storm brewing overhead now, and I should probably think of signing off because we do have lightning and heavy thunder overhead. I love the rain. I hate storms. I hate thunder. Always have. If I could have the rain, ad not the thunder then I'd be happy as a clam, but we can't have what we want all the time.

Yesterday, I got my second assignment from ERRW. This one is a gay western novel. I'm about 30 pages in now, and I'm enjoying it so far. Check back in a week or two for that review. Last night, I posted a short ficlet based on a scene in the last episode of queer as Folk. I expanded on it a bit, and put it up in a Queer as Folk community over on live journal and on my fiction blog. By the time I went to bed last night, someone had taken the story, translated it into what I think is Hebrew and posted it on a foreign language fan site for the show. I've received a few other comments as well. all positive, so I'm glad people liked it. I used to write fan fiction years ago, but I've never written fiction in that fandom up til now. The two pieces I wrote in just the last week have been liked. It gets me writing.That is the important thing when it comes right down to it.

As Jill mentioned in her blog just last night, we all have our own way of doing things. We do what works for us. I want to write more. Last month was a hard month personally, but I stuck through, and this month has been a lot better so far. I've written nearly 8000 words this month between nonfiction and fiction pieces, and it is only the 9th. i need to work on something to submit to Torquere's contest coming up on deadline soon. It's for a flash fic, so I should be able to. Right now, it is getting really stormy out and I'm needing to go grab dinner now, so I'm going to cut this short.

Have a great night everyone.


Kelly Parra said...

Contests are always fun--good luck!

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