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May. 9th, 2010 | 11:41 am

Whoa. I haven't been on livejournal since ... November? Weird. Life is busy, I have a job working 7 days a week, and I miss writing for myself. Since this is where I keep my fiction and such, that means my poor LJ went on involuntary hiatus for a while.

I'm working on an original novel, and though I started it, I realized that I don't remember how to write for myself very well. I went on a binge last year where I completed Red and started Sax Rohmer in a matter of months (and I'm rarely that motivated) and then it kind of trailed off when I went back into my RPs on IJ. I want to re-enact the binge. In fact, I posted the epilogue of Red a year ago almost to the day. I loved the way it felt to write something that wasn't in collaboration with other people, and it was a mistake to stop doing that.

I have a paper journal with prompts printed in it and now, I want to get back to writing in fandom. I loved doing it and I'm sad that I stopped. I need to go to the library and do a rather large amount of research for my original novel, and in the meantime, I need to get used to writing (on my own) every day. I work at night and have all day to myself; if I want to be a novelist, I need to have the endurance to handle it.

That, and I miss writing Peter and Matt. And I hate when things don't get finished. Even when I get fed up with writing or researching my novel, I can't let myself fall off the wagon of writing every day even when I'm taking a break, so I'm picking Sax Rohmer back up as a sort of companion horse to my novel's racer.

I'm going to quit at that metaphor before I have the chance to make another one.

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Ekki was taken. Sadface.

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from: emitly
date: May. 9th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
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Uh, hello, lurker here. I'm don't usually comment on LJ, but considering I only just revisited today to read Sax Rohmer again it seemed enough of a sign hahah.

This is really good news! I always loved Red and SR, and your Matt and Peter. Delicious drama. C:

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Various Things

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from: fred_god_of
date: May. 10th, 2010 02:45 am (UTC)
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I'm really glad you're back, I've been checking in every week or so for more Matt and Peter, so I'm happy you've returned!

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wierdbot

Y HALLO THURR

from: wierdbot
date: May. 23rd, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
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It's good to have you back!

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me

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from: surexit
date: May. 26th, 2010 01:28 pm (UTC)
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I am unbearably excited for more Sax Rohmer. HOORAY.

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from: anonymous
date: Jun. 1st, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
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yay for picking Sax Rohmer back up!

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Yay :D

from: anonymous
date: Jun. 24th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
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Wow! I'm so glad you're back! Being a loyal lurker, i've been checking your lj periodically since november... i got pretty worried and thought something serious must have happened to you :S it's so scary when someone seemingly drops off the face of the earth! so, this post is a relief. as for your writing, i hope you get your stride back soon; i really enjoy reading your peter/matt :)

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Doktor

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from: bwhahahabeck
date: Jun. 26th, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
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Just read everything today and really hoping you finish the series since I'm most definitely hooked and now a turned Matt/Peter shipper. ♥

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dPK

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from: des_pudels_kern
date: Jun. 27th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
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Busy? That I understand. Take your time. But it's good to hear you want to keep on working on SR, I'd love to read more of it. I'll sit here then and twiddle my thumbs while I wait. :)

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