A Contest

Sep. 16th, 2013 08:28 pm
melo_annechen: (ooh)
I have been writing more often, such as another vignette of Hector's life.


The Sojourner
by *MeloAnnechen on deviantART

My story is one of several stories submitted to a quarterly short story contest.

Of the ten entries for the contest, it was selected to go to the semi-final round, the winner determined by a poll.

Rewrite!

May. 18th, 2013 06:46 pm
melo_annechen: (ooh)
Yes, I expanded on the theme for Meeting the Family with a few more historical hooks to give more of the background.

No kidding, folks, I got three single-line entry pages of just timeline and the characters keep showing up!

I'll be adding the RSS feed tonight, if my battery holds up.
melo_annechen: (ooh)
Well, things have been moving, but not in the expected directions.

Still between contracts, I have been writing, but posting the work to my account at deviantart.

Considering what I have been doing between sending out resumes, I might be doing a few reviews and such here, when it doesn't go to another source.

If something gets uploaded to another site, I will try to remember to cross-post here.
melo_annechen: (Default)
No damage to the house, the trash can was still in the same spot we left it.

Still unemployed, as most of the advertised positions are for factory engineers and accountants and paralegals.

Still writing, but most of it is for magazines in Second Life, and paid in L$, instead of USD and the current exchange rate is about L$270 = $1.

The RP outlines are all right, except when they get tangled with others. There is still the annoyance of the occasional bigot, who does not see himself as such, and gets indignant when someone points it out to him. Besides, I do not need the extra crap, the office in-world is getting busy enough without taking him to court over it.

Still working as a volunteer for Relay for Life of Second Life. My page is http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Annechen.Lowey even if the stupid site is not behaving today to let me in.
melo_annechen: (Jeng-ammit!)
When my morning commute is three times as long due to somebody dropping a house on a Hyundai, and I do not have a method of recording what is going on in my head, then I get to a time/place where I can do something about it... and it is gone.

When I keep trying to dig for smut in a fanfic short and the characters demand development and meaningful relationships.

When my characters info dump on me and then traipse off to play in the woods.

When I ask a character if she would like to write a Christmas short story and I get a giant bucket load of angst and woe instead.

Loads of fun, i'nit?
melo_annechen: (Athena's place)
We build on what we know, so why am I so reluctant to touch on the holy machine oil? WD-40 I know, is it because I am not so well versed in the orthodox side of the coin?

On the other hand, is it because I cannot include the dichotomy, as neither of the Prime Tools had been developed in our parallel timeline?
melo_annechen: (Vice Consul)
The Vice-Consul starts telling me about meeting her mother's family, and Herr Doktor Mason's da shows up before she can post it.

Well, that can stew for a bit, and maybe she'll tell me about the year she spent at University in Paris with her brother acting as her guardian.
melo_annechen: (Inebriated Muse)
No, wait - I take that back, I remember the dry spell. I'll deal.

But why in the Wide Wild World of Sparks are you insisting she would be involved in Diwali celebrations? I get that Mama traveled a lot, but sheesh.

I gotta talk to Doc about this one, better get primary source material this time.
melo_annechen: (cat mech)
I haz list, let me show you it. )

Nargle...

Oct. 2nd, 2007 12:51 pm
melo_annechen: (dash of oregano)
gotta make another list... )

Edit: "Import"? He's slipping.
melo_annechen: (SLoffice)
Only not the one I'm paid to attend. The fever was an indicator of something viral, so I'm home until I am no longer contagious, after Labor Day. If I am still fatigued and achy by then, the blood tests get done.

Greyson is much improved, and I have wonderful feelings about the new vet. The office is part of a chain, but they were very attentive, even with an emergency procedure coming in just before us. They even made a follow-up call this week. I had warned them I had a geriatric cat, and the vet was amazed he was 20 years old and still not having major failures. The dental, on the other paw, will need some work.

I have joined several groups in SL, and still do not have land. I have to get the servers to speak to each other, and it needs to happen soon. OTOH, that gives me some time to attend some virtual architecture classes. Corgi was right, I'm starting to dream in prims. There is a small Bavarian prefab I would like to use, but I cannot find the showroom.

I really don't want to write the next bit that has to be written, because it is painful. I'll get through it, but it may take a chunk of the weekend. The only problem is this isn't the sort of thing I can piece together while waiting for rez.
melo_annechen: (zombie.gov)
I have a fever (last checked at 102.2) and my knee has decided I have not paid enough attention to it.

Therefore, I am at home, on pain medications.

Sounds like an excellent day for writing; editing, eh, not so much.
melo_annechen: (vice-consul)
How horrible is it that I have spent nearly twenty hours on the computer this weekend and I haven't gotten to the kitten in the next chapter?
melo_annechen: (Gus and Marta (painting by Titan))
I spent an inordinate amount of time yestereve creating avatars for Augustus (pics to follow after I figure out the camera) and this morning, I've been pondering the question "Is it possible to code an antalgic gait animation tied to a walking cane?" for an avatar for Marta.

No, the next chapter isn't finished yet.

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