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Thanks to a wonderful donor (who shall remain nameless so as to protect them from their flist), I have a Dreamwidth account: darkhavens.

(NB: I am not leaving LJ. Not unless they kick me out. I have comms to run and a flist to obsess over!)

As per the donor's request, I have created a bloodclaim over there, which will become operational once I've imported everything and made sure I haven't cocked it up. *g*

I have also created slashthedrabble and slashtheimage, and new prompts will be cross-posted to both LJ and DW (so I don't get confused *g*).

Way back in January, once again staring at an empty page in MSWord, I decided to do something drastic: I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] findyourwords, choosing 50,000 as my target wordcount for the year 2009. That's more than I've written in the last two years combined.Wordcounts (posted fic only): 2006=53k, 2007=25k, 2008=22k. EEP!

I then continued staring blankly at various empty pages until March, when I discovered [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic and became addicted. A couple of days ago, 6 weeks on from word one, I broke the 10k barrier and decided to get myself a widget to celebrate:



*hugs you all and twirls*

on 2009-04-16 10:29 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] tabaqui.livejournal.com
Wheeeeee! Awesome. I love it when the writing bug actually *works*, and you just....go.
:)

I've been looking and looking at the DW thing and i guess i'm gonna get a journal over there. Just for 'in case', you know? I had a couple people on my flist totally go away and be on insane journal only, and i never, ever read them any more, which really sucks.

But i can if i *want* to, which helps. Heh.

I guess i'll buy an account once they're for sale. We'll see.
*twirls*

on 2009-04-16 10:36 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
I have a couple of flisters who ran off to IJ too! And at first I moped, thinking I'd never read them again, but then I remembered LJ's RSS feed page, so I made their IJs into LJ feeds and now I get their IJ posts delivered to my LJ flist. :D

*spins and twirls with you*

Words! Words, words, words! :D Counting up my last couple of years' output was quite a surprise, because I had actually written more than I thought I had. I guess I remember the wide open, wordless spaces more than the scribbling frenzies and momentary inspirations.

*\o/* WORDS! *\o/*

on 2009-04-16 10:38 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] tabaqui.livejournal.com
Wheeeeeeee, words!!
I have no clue about feeds. Heh. I am such a Luddite!!
:)

on 2009-04-16 11:17 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
Feeds are wonderful things. They bring stuff from other websites directly to your flist, or at the very least provide a link to it.

I watch several, including Quote of the Day [livejournal.com profile] qotdrss, and three 'word of the day' feeds: [livejournal.com profile] dictionary_wotd, [livejournal.com profile] webster_wotd and [livejournal.com profile] wordsmith_daily. I also have a webcomic, a couple of daily image feeds (Wiki and Astronomy Pictures of the Day) and David Hewlett's Twitter feed. *g*

There's a list (http://www.livejournal.com/syn/list.bml) of the top 1000 for perusal, and a FAQ (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=137) on how to create others. :D

on 2009-04-16 11:35 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] tabaqui.livejournal.com
Oooooooooh. I love word-of-the-day stuff.

I think there's a button/option in firefox to just subscribe to a feed - i've clicked it accidentally, heh.

I'll have to look into it!

on 2009-04-16 10:35 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] katbcoll.livejournal.com
*twirls you* yay for words!!

on 2009-04-16 10:37 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
*twirls and spins with you*

I get the urge to scribble notes on tillroll at work, which just hasn't happened in aaaaages! Words make me happy. :D

on 2009-04-16 10:43 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] txrabbit.livejournal.com
You suck!

But yay for Bloodclaim!

I can't get a code. It's very sad.

I know you can do it! *cheers*

on 2009-04-16 10:50 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
Codes are hard to come by as they're only doling them out in ones and two to a few at a time, trying not to put too much strain on the servers while they run around fixing all the stuff that us newbies are discovering doesn't work.

DW is still in closed beta, but once they open it up at the end of April, there will be more invite codes floating about and everyone will be welcome to come and play. :D

I'm at your post right now talking Merlin and recs. (Reeeeead meeeeeeeee! There's 11k+ of newish dh fic begging for your attention. Hee!)

on 2009-04-16 10:57 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] txrabbit.livejournal.com
I'm lookin' now! Pushy woman!

I fail at Mom, btw. We had a tornado warning for about an hour and not only did I not KNOW that there was a warning, my son and I did not take cover. Nor did I worry about my daughter at her daycare. I suck.

on 2009-04-16 11:04 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
*pushes and tickles*

EEP! Well, if you didn't *know*, how could you possibly have taken cover? ^^^pets^^^

I think you need to fail a lot harder than that before they take away your 'Awesome Mom is Awesome' badge and mug. ;)

on 2009-04-17 12:33 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] flaky-mod.livejournal.com
Congrats, lady! *cheers you on*

on 2009-04-17 12:41 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D

Here's hoping I didn't just jinx myself. *snerk*

on 2009-04-17 12:44 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] flaky-mod.livejournal.com
I'm a believer in your magic! *thumbs up*

on 2009-04-17 12:40 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] literati.livejournal.com
I'm glad your muse is back, baby! *smishes*

Here's hoping for more obscure pairings!

on 2009-04-17 12:42 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
*smooches you and hides the Greebo fic*

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