My story We Defy Augury was nominated for an award! This one, the best romance/fluff category in the "No Rest for the Wicked" Awards and the rest of the stories and art in the category and overall are AMAZING...

Thank you to the person who nominated me (I have my suspicions, and THANK YOU)-- and I hope you enjoy the rest of the nominees as much as I did.
[livejournal.com profile] castofone 's The Last Two Tours, a series of a-chronological K/M vignettes that take place over ten years and tell the story of Jim and Bones' coming together and love affair-- it will (SPOILER-ISH WARNING) break your heart.

Not an easy read but in my humble opinion, some of the best never are-- so very well written and so very worth it.

Edited to add:

I absolutely did not mean to say that I don't love fluffy, funny, cracky, schmoopy or other types of fics out there in fandom, and I have certainly flailed in plenty of funny, cracky, schmoopy fics others have written.  If you read this rec to exclude one of these genres as not being "the best" because they are "easy reads" by comparison, I can only say I didn't mean it that way.  What I meant to say was that I appreciate it when an author takes the hard road and tackles hard subjects, because life isn't happy and for me, as a writer, I think it's important to see all the different aspects of life addressed, happy and unhappy.  I wanted to rec the fic to others because of that very reason-- even if I am an angstwhore myself with tendencies toward the happy ending in my own personal writing.  BUT.  It's a big fandom.  There's room for lots of "best" authors in lots of different genres, and there are lots of fantastic comic authors out there.

AND...

An entirely impromptu meta discussion has erupted in comments because you all are awesome like that on the following topics:

1)  concrit: how to give it, when, why, what it is, what it isn't, and why some people just fail at it entirely

2) personal taste in what we read and how an author's real skill often has nothing to do when/why we choose to read a fic

3) issues of control and intersection of taste on our choices to read

4) writers' projection of self and personal issues into their writing

5) requests for sequels

6) sad pugging and how AWESOME it is.

So.  Discuss.

And ... rec some awesome funny fics, if you like.  Or sad pug me.  I can take it.



I'm a lucky wench.  See, not only am I the lucky recipient of some of those snowflake cookies (and a mug of hot cocoa) that brought LJ down a few weekends ago, I also received not one but TWO coupons to upgrade my LJ to a paid account. So I that's what I did first thing this morning. I will no doubt be driving you endlessly mad as I play with the formats and styles in the next few weeks instead of actually writing. Thank you, thank you, thank you, o paid LJ account elves [livejournal.com profile] kianspo  and [livejournal.com profile] hpdm4ever , and thank you too to all my cookie and cocoa bringers galore.  You're truly wonderful, and I'm a lucky, lucky ff writer to have you.
And I wondered why I was having trouble finishing my Kirk/Spock advent calendar fic.

Anyone up for a quick/dirty beta in two or three hours?

You'd get internet kisses galore.

It's not going to be dirty.

Hell, it's barely going to be slash.

Even with all this steak, rice pilaf and broccoli now bolstering my bloodstream, I'm banging my head. Why did I agree? Oh. Because of evil amanda. Curse you. J/k. Sort of.

And now ... back to the story of Kirk, Spock and the Weasley Sweater.

URGH.

CAN'T WRITE SPOCK FOR SHIT.

That's my new journal title, bee-tee-dubs.

Edited to say: Wow. I really do have an awesome flist. Thank you so much. I will PM or email those of you who have so kindly offered. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

My Goodness!!!

Oct. 3rd, 2009 09:13 am
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I've been nominated for a Men of Middle Earth Award!  A lovely reader nominated my "We Defy Augury" for a fanfiction award from the [livejournal.com profile] mome_awards , which recognizes fiction not just in the LOTR fandom but in fics featuring characters/actors who were in LOTR-- so my erstwhile Eomer Bones got a nod!

Thank you for the nomination, I'm really delighted (and I also accidentally deleted your email so I can't thank you by name because my short-term memory's shot) and I'm looking forward to reading the other stories that end up being nominated!

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