So I think what I’m going to do for April with the MWF flashes that begin next week is connect the flashes into a Starfleet Academy/Riverside Fic. So the story will post April 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23. 26, 28, and 30. They may not post at any certain time of the day if I don’t get the chapters done ahead of time, but for now that’s my goal.
In the meantime, here are some recent personal pictures.
I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas or other holiday if you celebrate something else.
I hope you enjoyed my very sentimental story, Let Nothing You Dismay. For those who might wish to download it to keep, I will be uploading it to AO3 at some point this last week of December.
I know there are some of you I owe a flash story to as your title, Let Nothin You Dismay, was chosen. We’ll get to that in 2021.
And that leads me to the bad news for at least some of you.
I’m taking this last week of 2020 off from posting here (after this post obviously). I will return in some limited capacity January 04, 2021, but until that time I am taking a much needed break.
Writing this December’s 25 chapter fiction was more challenging than I anticipated to be honest and a bit stressful. I don’t think I will be repeating that effort for next December, but we shall see what I do for that month 2021. That’s a long way off now.
From January 04, 2021 to January 17, 2021, my posting will not be that frequent. No every MWF flash from that period. I will post some but not all. I will be giving my full attention to concluding My Devotion. I plan to post the very last chapter January 17, 2021, the exact 5th anniversary. I hope you are all as excited as I am about this.
I don’t know yet what the rest of January will be. But I will return to my regularly scheduled blog stuff for sure February 01, 2021.
I thank you for your patience in advance.
Now I am going to suggest some of my works for you to read the rest of this week if you are interested. If not, that’s okay too.
I am so very grateful for those of you who have stuck with me and I can hardly believe we finally are about to make it through 2020. When I was sent home to work from home from my employer on April 01, 2020 I never imagined in a million years I would still be here on December 26, 2020 and beyond. And despite this very trying year, the time has flown by for me.
I have written and concluded many stories and started more than I should have. Hopefully there is more to come in 2021.
As of now, I have only two more things to write for February, as all flashes but the one for February 28th are written and scheduled. I have that one to do as well as the sequel to Every Four Years, my Leap Year story.
I updated The Vulcan Who Fell to Earth as everyone knows. Next week I will try to update Cadet Ashayam.
I haven’t started writing my T’hy’la Bang story yet, but hope to at some point soon. I’d like to have the February stuff done before I even begin to tackle it.
I re-posted the lyrics for my perfect Spirky Spock Love Song if anyone wants to check it out. That’s gotta be a fic title one of these days.
Today is the Lunar New Year, so we decided it would be fun to have a Chinese food fest tonight so the cousin is coming for that. M is making the food and there will be wine for me. HA.
Okay so, as you know, the 31 Days of December Flashes are over. It was really fun and I am seriously considering the same for next December.
But this brings me to what’s planned for 2020. I was going to have it be a surprise, but in all honesty I am terrible with keeping surprises, so for January Friday Flashes are back. One will premiere tomorrow.
In February I will start up with Wednesdays as well as Fridays again. I have already written and scheduled a Valentine’s flash for TOS and intend to do one for AOS also.
Now that the holidays are over I hope to get back to some neglected fics. I’ve already had someone on AO3 ask me to get back to Nine Lives, so obviously that’s on my schedule. There’s also the Vulcan Who Fell to the Earth, My Heart Wants to Sigh, Orchestral Maneuvers, My Devotion, Our So-Called Life, The Space in My Bed, and on and on.
And those are the ones I’ve already got going. There are still others in my head, like a sequel to Best Friends, the continuation of Every Four Years (it IS a leap year), etc.
Should be another crazy year.
But that brings me to some other things that need addressing.
At work there were three of us doing the job I do. My good friend who I have worked with for a number of years posted for another job, a promotion, in our department, and got it. That means there are now only two of us doing the job and it’s wicked busy. I honestly don’t know if they are going to replace her, but she certainly hasn’t been yet, so work is well…difficult right now. And I did a LOT of my writing at work. That’s not going to be as possible as it used to be. Fair warning.
Up this weekend is taking down my sister’s decorations.
I have made reservations for going to Morro Bay toward the end of March for two days so wish me luck that I actually get to go this time! I made it weeknights instead so it’s a bit cheaper.
So anyway, that’s the report for the start of 2020. Thank you for your continued support, reading, and friendship.
I’m back from Solvang/Santa Inez but super exhausted. Got back about an hour ago.
Solvang was so gorgeous this time. Not a bit of wind there. Just stunning. We had pastries at our favorite bakery and then did some wine tasting at a couple of places. Had a lot of fun.
Then we checked into the Chumash Casino for overnight. Had planned to have some wine on the balcony but it got down to 37 at night and so we decided nope! Had a nice dinner at the restaurant, put the mother to bed (she poops out fast at 93) and then went out and played some more. I won $1,000! Pretty cool since I didn’t have to pay for any of it. And that $1,000 goes to my property taxes due soon. I was wondering how I was going to come up with the money but God came through for me in this case.
We had fun! Then we got some Swarovski crystal this morning, played some more, where the mother won her own $1,000, and then we stopped at the Ventura Harbor for a lunch of fish, shrimp and chips. Great time and great weather.
Of course tonight we are in for another “Wind Event” all the way until Noon on Halloween. Sigh. Which probably means more brush fires. Many of which are started by some freak! Grrr.
You will have all read Somebody’s Knocking on AO3 my latest Song Fic. Otherwise I’m currently tired and still working on December flashes. Next up for AO3 is Cadet Ashayam, but we will see when that happens.
The usual flashes are coming for the week, including the last October flash.
Please see Super Flash 3 before reading this (and Super Flash 1 and 2)
The last of the super flashes before their story continues beginning October 04, 2019 and continuing every Friday through December 27, 2019.
Hopefully I have you eagerly waiting for more!
got closer again and immediately reached for the hand he had been holding
before. “Is this all right?”
Jim searched Spock’s eyes. “I thought…I mean when I said I loved you, well, you
didn’t say it back.”
did not allow me to finish. I merely thought it was not the time for us to
declare such deep feelings. I never intended to imply I didn’t feel them.”
Spock paused. “Jim, everyone on the ship knows of my affection for you, how could
opened and closed his mouth. Opened it again. “Uh. I don’t know. When were you
going to tell me?”
it became relevant. As it just did.”
rolled his eyes. At least they didn’t hurt. “Not funny by the way.”
leaned in to kiss him again. “I apologize,” he murmured, kissing Jim’s lips
this real?” Jim asked, breathlessly.
break it up, you space boyfriends.” Bones pushed Spock aside and gave Jim a
Jim winced, but honestly the pain wracking his body was worse than any shot pain. “Thanks. I think.”
smoothed the hair off Jim’s forehead. “You’re lucky to be here. We’re lucky you
glanced Spock’s way and then back to Jim. “Worse. This doesn’t leave this room
or the three of us, but let’s just say I was lucky to have a serum or two left from
a certain someone.”
was still good?”
it in deep freeze and yeah. Stuff is practically indestructible. But you aren’t.
So cut it out, will ya?”
Jim breathed out, glad it didn’t hurt quite as much as before thanks to Bones’ happy shot. “What’s the bad news then?”
stepped forward. “We were forced to inform Starfleet Command of your injuries,
“Komack wants you to take a leave,” Bones said.
leave of at least three months,” Spock explained. “Your choice of locations.”
jaw tightened. “This is bullshit. He can’t take my command away from me!”
not, Jim. He’s not. No one is being named captain in your place.” Bones patted
his shoulder. “Jim, I am telling you, your injuries were bad. You’re not even
getting out of this bed for another three weeks.” He held up his hand. “No
arguments. None. I’ve had it, Jim.”
bit his lip.
reached for and took Jim’s hand in his as Bones stepped back. “Jim. The Enterprise
will be out of commission for those three months. It will be a leave for all of
us. Considering the missions we have endured lately, it was highly recommended.
And the ship can use some repairs, according to Mr. Scott.”
they really aren’t replacing me?”
are not. They could not. The crew would mutiny and I have no desire to command
while you are away. I hope to spend your leave with you.”
closed his eyes and sighed. “Okay.”
you know where you wish to spend that leave?”
Jim admitted, opening his eyes to look at Spock. “I can’t believe you’re really
here. And that you’re saying all these wonderful things.”
am grateful you are here. Doctor
McCoy did not exaggerate, Jim. If you had died…”
didn’t,” Jim said softly.
now, ashayam. We have time to decide where our leave will be.”
Jim smiled, feeling suddenly rather loopy. “And to start our life together.”
Spock leaned down to kiss him once more. “Taluhk nash-veh k’dular.”
Did update My Devotion. I still love that story so I’ll be continuing it for a while.
I haven’t written a word on Chapter 9 of I Will Follow You. I know what I want to do though, so that’s next because I need to get it scheduled for Wednesday.
After that, for this week, I am doing Didn’t We Almost Have it All and Orchestral Maneuvers. If I have the strength or time after those, The Space in My Bed.
That’s enough, I think.
I know I have other stories to update but I will get to those when I can! Promise.
Speaking of Didn’t We, what do you think of this picture of Chris for it? Yum right
Other than writing, just plugging along with writing, I’ve got work. Don’t know yet about a movie yet. It’s hot and ugly so it’s hard to be motivated to do much of anything else! Even go the movies and there’s not much out I want to see. And there’s lots to watch at home. I am sooo lazy!
Today is the last day of the week for me at work. I had to drive my own ass in today too because M gets off 2 hours early from his job since for them, tomorrow is a holiday. For me it’ s a vacation day.
Our plans are to sleep in, then go to breakfast. Then I need to make a trip to a candy store to finish off my Easter baskets. After that it’s home so that M can put our new light fixtures in our bathroom. The ones in there now over the vanities are original from when our townhome was built in the 1980s. They started going bad a while ago and now none of them work at all. They are all the same in our bathroom, the spare, and the one downstairs. We bought four new ones, two for our bathroom, and one each for the others as they all needed replacing. Anyway, wish us luck because obviously we are not electricians!
As you know, Sunday is Easter, and I’m going to the family’s that day. Not sure yet what my plans are for Saturday other than sleeping! Ha.
I updated My Heart’s a Virgin, so that’s something. I also got the first flash for May done. I’m hoping to get another flash for May done today. We’ll see how that goes. Next up in regular updates is still All I Ever Wanted. But I am in no real hurry to update it, so that’s a wait and see also.
And that’s basically where I am at right now. Hope everyone has a good weekend and Easter, etc.