Urg. LiveJournal sent me notification that my paid account is expiring in ten days. I suspect hoping for another visit from the LJ fairy is foolish, so I'm resigned to letting my paid account lapse. Bummer. It's a silly thing, but I like all the paid features like being able to customize the appearance of my blog, and all my pretty user icons. But I really can't rationalize buying myself a paid account when money's so tight. There are decided disadvantages to not having a reliable income.
[Edit: Squee! Thank you, thank you anonymous patron who gifted me with 2 paid months!
Edit2: mouseferatu just bought me 6 paid months! Thank you so much!
Edit3: teflaime just got me 12 paid months as an early Christmas present and sartorias transferred the remainder of her paid account to me! Mwaaa! I love you all! ]
Blackberry pie v3.0 turned out quite well. I was going to take another picture, but it was so bubbly and seductive, it got sliced up and pieces devoured before I could set the camera up.
Got an email from Absynthe Muse. They've assigned a mentee to me. I feel all grown up.
New Words: -300
On the folk tale. I hacked off 300 words from the beginning and it's still over 2K. And it's still not even at zero draft yet. I debated whether I should try to keep cutting or plow on ahead. I ended up doing neither and fiddling with my writing logs instead. Cat waxing, anyone?
Club 100 For Writers
"Zero draft" is what I call it when I complete a story and hit the end but that's still too rough and raw to show to anyone but my hubby. Once he first-readers it and I give it a couple editing/rewrite passes from his input, I consider it at "first draft" and ready to upload to Critters. After it goes through the critique circuit, I give it a thorough clean-up and rewrite, and then it's at "final draft" and ready to make its way in the world.