Tolkien, artist

LOTRFF Movement

 So my staff took pity on me and sent me home shortly after noon.  I got to my home computer at 12:30 pm and spent the next 5-1/2 hours posting each of my current (52) stories to MPTT.  Then I set up a spread sheet for Marta at MEFA to let her know what URLs had changed so that she can update my infomation.  What a chore!  I also set up a personal spreadsheet with each story, why I wrote it, and to which places I had posted it.  This will help me when I have things sitting out there that can't be publicly posted for a period of time like ALEC and a few other contest pieces.  If nothing else, this mass migration is getting me organized - LOL (that's me looking for the silver lining again <g>).  

- Erulisse (one L)
What a day! I know how much effort and time it takes to post to archives and keep track of things.
It was, and it is 95 degrees and NO air conditioning at home. But I got it done, moved, and got myself deleted off LOTROFF, so it was worth it.

- Erulisse (one L)
I had forgotten about the MEFA story links. Seems like there has to be at least one drama per season over the links to one website or another.
Yeah, it was my little moment of panic, fortunately averted with the assistance of Marta and the understanding of my staff at the shop.

- Erulisse (one L)
Bleaurgh.

Your spreadsheet comment seemed like a good idea, since I'm terrible at remembering which stories are posted (and CAN be posted) at all the different archives. An hour later, and I'm pooped.

Good idea, though! Thanks!
I do spreadsheets for lots of things - it's just one more inventory record for me. I think, in the long run, it will be a real benefit for me. Sorry you ended up wonky from it - LOL.

- Erulisse (one L)
LOL, completely fine. The spreadsheet idea had never occured to me before, but I like it already, as I currently have about twenty pieces that I haven't gotten around to publishing yet, and it's difficult to keep track.

Not anymore! :)
I put so many things into spreadsheets, I don't even think about it any more. When I want organization, I make a spreadsheet :-) I'm happy my suggestion was helpful to you.

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh, no awe from you - lol. It is a really easy spreadsheet, and really set itself up. But I found I was losing track. I wish I had made something similar years ago when I started saving fanfic to my hard drive because I have 1000's of stories and it would be really nice to know major characters, rating, and whether the work is WIP or not. I doubt I'll ever be able to get a spreadsheet set up for that at this late stage.

- Erulisse (one L)
Wow, you were *really* busy. I doubt I'll ever manage to make myself do a spreadsheet like that. *admiring to you*
:) *hugs*
I decided that if I didn't do it now, it wouldn't get done and I would want it in the future. I'm very happy that I got it done as I was moving my things off LOTRFF.

- Erulisse (one L)
Let me strongly urge you to consider HASA. Like LOTRFF, it accepts stories of any rating and content. Except maybe Real Person, I'm not sure about that. The posting interface can be a PITA, but the archive itself is solid and respectable.
I like HASA, and have supported them financially and as a reader as well as being a Nazgul, on occasion, for quite a while. The interface is a little harder, but that's not a big deal. I needed quick turn-around and MPTT was an easy load. But I'll still put my stories in other archives as well - thus the spreadsheet so that I can keep track of where my work resides.

- Erulisse (one L)