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Paddling Madly Against the Stream

I'm swimming madly against the stream here. I am keeping up with my B2ME writing and having fun with the stories, but I haven't posted them to any of my archives yet because time just hasn't been there. My monthly challenge fic is undergoing final editing and I'll toss that to them early next week, maybe even tomorrow if I'm really lucky. And I'm keeping up at work (barely) with getting the new items processed.

But, I desperately need some sleep. I have that nasty cold that I was fighting a month or so ago perched next to me again, ready to pounce. It rather reminds me of vultures swimming in the air above me. I am exhausted and worn down right now for a variety of reasons, and of course this weekend starts Daylight Saving Time again, so I'll get an hour less sleep tomorrow.

People-wise, though, things are looking good. DH faxed off the letter re jury duty yesterday, so that's off our backs for the time being, and he's happy he has an appt with his ENT Doctor in a bit more than a week because he really needed one. And things seem to be working out to join my cousin for a few days in Lincoln NE in early May. I'm really looking forward to seeing her again - it's been WAY too long. So, as I said, I'm paddling to keep where I am in the stream. Hopefully things will fall into place during the next week.

If you post your stuff on Faerie, could you put in one collection, please, Erulisse? It is just more fair on other authors than downloading them all as separate fics.

I think that only Linda Hoyland and I have posted B2Me on Faerie so far, and both of us are keeping everything in one collection. (as is Oshun on the SWG.)
Well, I think what I'll do is wait until the end of the month and do collections by subject in some chronology. I think it will work better then. It won't be just a single story, but it won't be bunches of them either and it will make more sense. Good idea on your part, and thanks for mentioning it.

- Erulisse (one L)
I was glad to see people creating B2MeM collections, I'm way more likely to read them than someone who's worn me out with multiple posts. What people don't seem to realise is they lose readers when they spam archives or their friends' flists, specially when there's likely to be as much posting going on as there'll be in a few weeks. Collections = good neighbourliness *g*.
Whenever we swithc to daylight saving time (which will be March 24th here), I never pay attention to the clock, but sleep as long as I need. You should do the same - especially if you fight the cold. Take care of yourself and get well soon! *hugs*
I'm planning on sleeping on Sunday morning, but eventually the light and the fact that my back hates my mattress will wake me no matter what *sigh*. I'm going to keep trying to think positive thoughts because I'm REALLY tired of being sick.

- Erulisse (one L)
Can you save up the BtME prompts and keep filling them after March? Maybe just take things a bit slower... I do admire you for keeping up with everything, though. You have so much on your plate.
I'm always backlogged on things to write, it's my nature - LOL. The B2ME prompts have certain timeframes by which a significant amount of work for the piece must be started. I don't really have problems except those rare times when I get a lot of prompts with things that just can't be combined into a single story. Other times I can combine easily, like yesterday's prompt. Much easier to write one story than three.

Thanks, hun, *hugs*

- Erulisse (one L)
I hope you are better soon. I hate not feeling well. And I think you are doing a great job with all of those prompts.

I'm actually having a lot of fun with the prompts this year - they are making me think around corners sometimes. I should probably have them beta-read, and maybe at some point I may take some of the better pieces over the LC for examination, but even though another set of eyes would be helpful I still think I'm doing OK. Thanks for your kind words and support *hugs*

- Erulisse (one L)
It's frustrating that colds keep us from sleeping just when we need it most.
Yes, more than annoying. I don't like having my general energy levels depleted - not good at all!

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh goodness, I do too. I'm so tired of not feeling well. I have a history of rarely being sick and this year has just made up for the past decade. *sigh*

- Erulisse (one L)
Thanks, I am feeling a bit better. Hopefully that will carry through and I'll be finished with this crap.

Happy daylight savings time :-)

- Erulisse (one L)