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I did something crazy over the weekend.  Insane.  Possibly ill-advised.  Only time will tell...

I pledged to write 200,000 words next year.

Considering I wrote maybe a couple of hundred words this year, this aim seems both hopeless and overly optimistic all at once.  And yet, it comes at almost a perfect time, since I've been thinking a lot about writing lately.  Thinking.  Not doing.  But still.

However, I don't believe I should be the only one engaging in such craziness.  Forget NaNo - a mere month of writing like a possessed thing surviving on caffeine and shared suffering.  This is where it's at.  Don't just write one dodgy novella... write five!  Write a great, long, sprawling saga!  Swim in the stream of consciousness.  Or, uh, actually decide on a project and work on that instead.

Just DO EEEEEEEEEEEET.  Get your words out.

And then blame [livejournal.com profile] theemdash and [livejournal.com profile] sopdetly, because it was all their idea in the first place.

Get your words out!

Also, [livejournal.com profile] crazedturkey did this, so I'm going to do it, too...

Meme instructions:
  1. Reply to this post and I will pick five of your icons.

  2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.

  3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.

  4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

On the seventh day of Christmas, Dr Turkey gave to me...
We love our URST in LorF.  And, uh, pretty much anywhere else, really.  URST stands for Un-Resolved Sexual Tension.  Many people know it as UST, but we think the R adds something a little extra.  An R sound, for a start...

The only thing better than a bit of URST is a good cliffhanger.  And if your cliffhanger involves URST then you may just be worshipped as some sort of diety.

Sometimes, published authors just make it look too easy.  The words flow perfectly; the characters are engaging and expertly-drawn; the plot is gripping and beautifully formed.  "Those dastardly, well-paid handsome beasts!" we exclaim in hopeless envy.  "Why is it so easy for them?"

And then you read a quote like this and you realise it isn't.  Sometimes even world-famous, best-selling authors experience those moments when this whole writing business seems like a bit of a mistake really and perhaps I should just continue to rot in libraries after all.

That's why I love this quote: because if Terry Pratchett experiences exactly the same pangs of frustration as I do, then maybe there's hope for me, too.

I believe I can sum this one up very simply: YAOI FTW.  I needed to comment on a delicious story by [livejournal.com profile] erinmacha and I didn't have an appropriately slashy icon... so I made this one.

This is a cute little building in Euroa, a tiny little town in country Victoria.  For a while there, my family had a habit of meeting there for lunches to celebrate family occasions, since it's roughly half-way between where I live and where the parents live.  I was sitting there at one of said lunches and there was something about the shapes and colours of the little building and the trees that I liked, so I took a photo of it and it worked its way into an icon.  My country has cute little houses in it.

(I may have over-used the word "little" there...)

Ah, the poor, maligned and much-abused apostrophe.  Yes, I am the person who rubs out extraneous apostrophes on whiteboards and cafĂ© menus.  I am the person who flinches when someone uses an apostrophe for a plural.  I can't help it.
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