Tolkien, artist

Dragon Flies

I worked hard at my O-fic, "Dragon Seeks a Wife", yesterday, finally finishing up the text shortly before Aearwen phoned me for our weekly chat. We had a totally delightful hour catching up with writing, music and families, finally signing off with a promise to talk again next week. I'm already looking forward to it. After starting the next load of laundry in the dryer, making the bed and checking the mail I began editing the fic. I wanted to send it off last night, but still had three pages to edit when my eyes went bonkers at 9:00 pm. So when I awoke at 3:15 am this morning I went right to my computer and started the final edit. I was able to send the completed story to the publisher at 4:20 am this morning. Now I just hope that they enjoy the story enough to include it in the book. If they don't, I'll check out a couple of other places to submit it, but I also will have time to ask a couple of friends for beta help which would be wonderful. So if it doesn't get accepted, it's both good news and bad news at the same time. Rather like life in micro - LOL.

Zane was voted off as the first in the new season.

Last night was the first episode of Survivor Philippines. By the time I had been watching it for an hour I was already bored. I decided to switch over to watch Ghost Hunters instead, flipping back and forth during commercials. So I was able to watch Zane get voted off before returning to Jason, Adam and the Ghost Hunter crew. My DH said that Zane was really stupid, telling people that he didn't want to put out the effort for some really stupid reason. He was a character and it might have been fun to see him play, but ... really? I mean ... REALLY?

Survivor Returnees L-R Michael Skupin, Johathan Penner and Russel Swan

It was a joy to see Russel Swan (2009 - Samoa) and Michael Skupin (2001 - Australia) return, although I am totally lukewarm about Jonathan Penner (Fan vs Favorites). Jonathan always struck me as annoying and I suspect he still is. But Russel and Michael were both fun to watch in their individual seasons and I think they will pull me in to watch the show as long as it is only 60 minutes long. Then I will happily switch over to Ghost Hunters.

Ghost Hunter Adam Berry

Ghost Hunters was investigating a New Orleans bar and hotel that had been experienced an arson fire in 1973, killing 32 men. It was a gay bar and safe house and allowed Adam Berry to come out of the TV closet on camera in an easy and natural way. He's never hidden his sexual preference in interviews, but it hadn't been explored or utilized on the show before this episode, to my knowledge. He's a nice guy and a good investigator and displayed some real sensitivity to the spirits of these dead men. Now to decide on my next writing project.....
You were bored too? I actually fell asleep before the Tribal Council. But I think it's cool that Lisa Whelchel is there, as I haven't seen her in a VERY long time. We have to give "Survivor" credit for continuing to come up with new ways to do things after all these years, I guess.
I was terribly bored and all too happy to flip over to Ghost Hunters after the first hour. I like the challenges, but the camp dynamics are becoming very old folks camp vs young folks camp time after time after time. Of course luck plays a part and alliances are important, but either they get some excitement going here or this is the last season that I'll watch. I'm much happier with EVP's and shadow people - LOL.

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh your ofic is about a dragon? =D Congrats on finishing it!
Yes, it is for an anthology concerning dragons, therefore it had to have a dragon as part of it. Mine has the dragon as the central character, but that wasn't a requirement. It just had to have a dragon in the story.

They acknowledged that they received the doc, so we'll see if anything at all will come out of this. It was a nice challenge in any case, to write something outside of the Tolkien sandbox and be brave enough to send it off to a publisher.

- Erulisse (one L)
OOH, I am so very happy for you! What a wonderful feeling to be sending your writing off to a publisher, regardless of the outcome. You've got my full support and best wishes. Of course, I'd love to see the story, but at your discretion.

Storms on the horizon here. I've sent out twenty five job applications with minimal results. Hoping that I'll hear back on something in the next few days. Maybe it will all hit at once! (Now, wouldn't that be nice!)
I promise you'll get a copy to read, but I'm still going to hold it close to the chest until I hear yes/no from the publisher. It's rather like my artwork - I usually don't allow people to see what I'm working on until it is a complete work :-)


Silly people - don't they realize what a gem they would get if you worked for them? I hope things turn around for you soon. At least the kids are back in school again so your life is more under control - LOL. I'll send White Light your way to make things happen for you.

- Erulisse (one L)