Thank you to every one that has shown concern this week for me and my migraine issue. I also appreciate all the advice that people have tried to give me. So far, I’ve learned that yogurt and caffeine are my triggers. On the plus side, I’ve learned that I can have at least one Coke a day. Thank God!
Also, thank you to all the wonderful people who voted for my stories in Kelpie‘s Get Inked contest. I read all the comments and love how much you all loved the story. I’m adding both contest entries to my one shot page.
There is still time to vote in Kittyinaz’s January writing contest. There are a lot of great entries. She also has posted a prompt for her February writing contest. Unfortunately, I think I will have to pass on that one this time. I’m having enough problems keeping up with my current rotation of stories. I think I’m going to focus on one story at a time for the next few weeks. My writing process has slowed down considerably since I am writing everything by hand to reduce my time on the computer.
In case you missed it, earlier this week I posted a challenge for everyone in Facebook. I would like for everyone to try at least once a week to leave a review for an author that you don’t normally follow. I admit that I have not been reading Magpie Tales’ Crash and Burn because I know it is full of angst. I wait to read angsty stories until they are finished. That being said, I’ve been following the story through the reviews people leave. I was completely sickened to see the reviews people have been leaving for her story. One reviewer went so far as to thank her for being the reason they leave the fandom. What I cannot understand is why do you read an angst story and then bitch about the angst?!?!?!?! I was so incensed on her behalf, that I took a moment to leave her a review thanking her for her creativity and wonderful story (even though I’m not yet reading it). It’s such a little thing to leave encouragement for someone, but it can mean the absolute world to the other person.
And now to pay it forward, I want to mention to new (well new to me) authors that you should check out: Natsgirl and Malmo722. I started reading stories by both of these authors within the last week, and they are both very good. Like I’m so angry I didn’t think of these concepts myself good. 🙂
Kleannhouse, my beta extraordinaire, is an amazing woman that I cannot begin to thank enough for everything she does. I am truly blessed to have her in my life, and I don’t know what I would do without her. It’s a hard business trying to find a good beta, and I was blessed the day she offered to help me. So thank you from the bottom of my heart, my dear; I couldn’t do any of this without you.
Here are your updates for the week: