I said I would finish up Cosmic Love on AO3 and I swear I will soon. But right now I am concentrating very heavily on getting the Christmas in July stuff written, so it’s not going to happen as soon as I originally planned. I did finish up flashes for June and as of last night started the first Christmas in July Flash but I have many more to write so for right now that is where my thoughts and muse are!
Thank you for your patience and understanding!
June 22, 2021 at 7:47 am
Always love. You’re providing us with good stories, no matter what you’re writing. Happy to wait if it means eventually we get it all!
June 22, 2021 at 8:04 am
I like to have everything scheduled in advance on here or I freak out lol It’s silly I know! 🙂
June 22, 2021 at 8:59 am
Stop it stop it stop it stop it stop it stop it stop it stop it stop it stop it stop it stop it stop it!
You are putting pressure on yourself that of all people, YOU DO NOT DESERVE!!!!!
We don’t feel that way about your writing.
Maybe if the world was all hunky dory and peace and goodwill and flowers and hearts and perfect and pain free and Disney bird tweeting songs.
(Which, BTW, have you seen that amazing/adorable new Microsoft commercial with grownups in offices overwhelmed with paperwork singing lines from “Part of that World”? Heck, it made ME almost want to run out and buy whatever piece of crap they were selling that I don’t need!!!)
We know at least some of what you’ve just been through. Hell, what the whole damn planet has been through the past 18 months. Hell, everybody has stuff of different and varying degrees, sure.
But we know what you’ve specifically gone through in just the past few WEEKS. Had I been through that, I’d sure not be writing my readers (well, if I HAD any readers) and worrying about anyone else’s reading feelings. I’d be in a puddle in the corner on the floor, rocking like Sybil and saying buh buh buh buh like Goldie Hawn.
Breathe and know we’re here and on your side. NOT pressuring you. Every piece of writing you give us is a treasured gift. Ok, maybe that’s too sappy for you, but still…it’s a gift and I think we all treat them as such. We’re not sitting here looking at our watches, thinking, ok, where the hell is the rest of Cosmic Love or whatever (well, maybe Primal, sure, but that’s just me) and when you get to Cosmic Love, you’re not going to be reading comments like, “well it’s about freakin’ time.” (OK, I apologize for all those times in the past I actually DID write comments like that, but hey…..I self-monitor now.) (I save those for the clique mean girls.) (Oh wait, I WOULD save those for the clique mean girls, BUT THEY NEVER UPDATE ANYTHING TO HAVE THE CHANCE TO WRITE THAT.) (Sorry…………………………not really sorry.)
Anyway – It’s all ok here. We’re the ones on YOUR side in this thing. And we’ll be here.
I promise. We’ll let you know if we actually really do get pissed at you! heehee (or again, that’s probably still just me). (((ducking))) 😆😆😆 (doesn’t that remind you of Chris’s crinkly-eyed giggles? See, we can say anything as long as we follow it with cute Pine crinkly-eyed giggles)
So, point being – we wouldn’t let anyone else treat you this way. Why do you think we’re up for letting YOU treat YOURSELF this way? Get off your own back and breathe. Write when you ENJOY or or need it. That’s what it’s all about in the first place!!!
June 22, 2021 at 9:04 am
(Oh – INCLUDING Christmas in July. I love it as much as or more than anyone. And I’m ok if you let it go this year. As long as you make up for it NEXT year.) (Ok, bad J. BAD BAD BAD J.) (smacking the back of my hand with a ruler. Except I don’t actually HAVE a ruler. The only thing is the TV remote control and I can’t afford to replace it if I broke it on my hand. So that smacking thing is in my spirit.) You’re welcome.
June 22, 2021 at 9:40 am
oh no no, I am definitely doing Christmas in July. I can’t manage every day of the month, I just don’t have that in me right now but definitely several times in the month, I am NOT ditching that. Nope, no way 🙂
June 22, 2021 at 9:54 am
You know, I have every one of the 25 days of Christmas emails saved and catalogued. There’s a ton of them over 2 years, so if I get desperate, I can always get a quick fix there! And…do every so often.
June 22, 2021 at 10:03 am
I actually enjoyed the different flash every day rather than just one story for the whole month, oddly enough. Not sure yet how many days I’ll do this December. Might be the 12 Days of Christmas 😀
June 22, 2021 at 10:07 am
I actually did too – but I loved last year’s way too. I’ll be happy with whatever you choose. They’re all happy celebration to me!
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June 22, 2021 at 9:39 am
You made me cry!!
And yes I have NEVER gotten to the point of the mean clique and never will.
I know it’s pressure I do to myself and I can’t help it. I do try but I think about promising Cosmic Love and think, damn. So yeah. I know I am terrible. I will definitely cut myself some slack as they say!
June 22, 2021 at 9:51 am
(Enter memorable Carol’s rotten admiral marcus dad’s comment here – you know, the “Well, S*** ” I was GOING for making you laugh. I gotta work on my delivery!!!) 😆???
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June 22, 2021 at 11:38 am
Ditto j’s first two comments!!
Don’t go beating yourself up about adhering to a self-imposed schedule. We’ll be here and we enjoy whatever you write, whenever you write it… Do what feels right!
Oh and if j insists on smacking her own hand, (who am I to judge? 🤷🏻♀️) I’ve got a couple of rulers that I could pop in the post to her. 😘
On an entirely separate note my job was giving away goodies the other day, to thank “health care heroes “ and I picked up a couple of Ivan Bars… (the name made me smile). They were really yummy fruity /seedy bars… however they were 14 points on Weight Watchers blue plan. Could ya maybe make a lower point version, Ivan?! Hmmmm?
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June 22, 2021 at 12:03 pm
Wow that’s a lot of points lol