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20 May 2012 @ 10:16 pm
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So I finally, finally finished my first draft, months overdue. I already know I need to change a bunch of things before I can show it to my readers but hopefully it'll be quick.

I meant to be finished ages ago, but I've been so low-energy this year and then I got the flu in March and was laid up for a week and half--used all my sick days--and was tried for ages after. Turns out my iron was really low. Feeling a lot better now. Actually, I feel a lot more like myself.

I'm still not sure how things will go with my readers. A couple of my friends volunteered but neither of them reads much young adult fiction and one of them... well she reads things that make me cringe. In fact she finds my cringing very amusing and keeps threatening to wallpaper my cubicle with pages from Twilight. :/

Also there has been much playing of Mass Effect 3--in spite of its having possibly the stupidest ending in the history of gaming. But the rest of the game was amazing so I'm pretending the ending never happened. I'm also weirdly addicted to Multiplayer. Go figure.

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saffiremoon21saffiremoon21 on May 21st, 2012 02:22 am (UTC)
I'm really glad that the iron is working for you! I wish I could lend you some of my alien energy sometimes. <3
wolfraven80: Wolf Yawnwolfraven80 on May 21st, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
I know. I've been getting so worn out the past few years and had no idea why. Eesh.
nagasasunagasasu on May 21st, 2012 02:27 am (UTC)
Good luck with the draft!
wolfraven80: Blackrosewolfraven80 on May 21st, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
Thanks! Here's hoping draft two is a heck of a lot quicker than draft one was!
Samuraitersamuraiter on May 23rd, 2012 12:06 pm (UTC)
Congrats on a successful first draft!

And, as always, it's good to hear from you again.
wolfraven80: glasseswolfraven80 on May 27th, 2012 03:00 am (UTC)
Thanks! Now all I have to do is survive the revision process. :/
Lighthearted Cynic: Seriousslayerofgod on May 23rd, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
I talk to you almost every day and I didn't know any of this. D:
wolfraven80: Blackrose Pensivewolfraven80 on May 23rd, 2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
The part about my being sick or the part about my latest novel?

When I was sick I was too wiped out to be online at all. I know Roku remarked on it when I got back and I told him it was because I'd been been laid up with the flu, but mainly didn't bring it up. Same with the iron. I don't want to be one of those people who spends all their energy talking about how they don't feel well, you know?

As for the book, I've certainly mentioned it on my LJ when I was still posting regularly, but I've always been wary of talking about my writing except to my closest friends. A lot of people don't get it. They either don't understand that it's important to me or they give me "Have you tried to have it published yet?" line, which gets old. (Not to mention that it implies that a creative endeavour is only valid if it's financially successful.) I guess I'm used to sort of splitting up my life into categories: me at work; me on LJ; me on the site; etc.