Should I hide? Change my name? Move to the South Pole (and hope ASkars visit again)? I am so so so sorry for the long wait since my last update. Summer this year is a b*tch at work, worst summer in my 10 years in the hospitality industry. I guess the weakness of the Canadian dollar as something to do with it… Anyway, I’ve been working overtime most of the time and when I’m off all I want to do is sleep. I hope you won’t held it against me.
So without further ado I give you a brand new chapter of Dead Briefs. Chapter 24 ended up being a b*tch to write and not because I was suffering from blank page syndrome, no I knew where I was heading and what I wanted to write… Except all my idea came to me in FRENCH! As I once said, for a native French Canadian living a town where the population is almost completely French I have a very English mind (I think in English most of the time). So not only had I to find time to write, I had to translate everything! But don’t worry for chapter 25, all the notes I made for this next chapter are in English ;)
So click HERE to access the new chapter
Voting is open for the First New Blood Awards! And yours truly is nominated but the competition is ferocious ;) Some of my favourite fanfic authors are also in nomination like the Great (yes Great in bold and with a capital G) Mistress Jessica. So do your Trubie fanfiction reader duty and VOTE!
Also I owe you a deep apology. I still haven’t finished chapter 24 of Dead Briefs Tome 2… Don’t worry I do not suffer from the white page syndrom, in fact it’s quite the opposite. I’ve been getting bits and pieces of this chapter all the time and compiling them in my aptly named ‘Bits and Pieces’ Word doc before writting them in the actual chapter. But those bits and pieces came to me both in French and in English! For a native French speaker, I have a very English mind. With my work as a hospitality worker in a very touristy town I tend to think most of the time in English (yep, that’s what happen when you spent a year working in a Rockies resort town of a little over 4 000 inhabitants where less than 200 of them are native French speakers) and I even dream in English. No need to say that I watched True Blood only in English (really the voice they’ve chosen to dub ASkars was awful – but then it was dubbed in France and not in Quebec, but that’s a story for another time). So it is quite weird that this chapter came to me in both languages.
So anyway, VOTE! And hopefully the next chapter of DB will be up… soon… hopefully… Say a little prayer for me, will you?
Voting is open!.
6 days left to nominate your favourite new author and their stories. FYI you nominated me and my stories in 4 out of 5 categories: for the Newcomer Award, New Blood Award (best story) for DB Tome 1, DB Tome 2 and YPSLH, Saucy Award (best Sookie) for DB Tome 1, DB Tome 2 and YPSLH and the Viking Award (best Eric) for DB Tome 1, DB Tome 2 and YPSLH. All I have to say is THANK YOU!
6 days left!.
Tears of joy, that is. The nominations for the New Blood Awards are starting to come out and apparently you love me and my work ;) Early readers must remember how I doubt myself and my writing, especially since English isn’t my first language. But to receive not one, not two, but three nominations out of 5 categories? WOW!
So you decided to nominate me for best newcomer and to nominate Dead Briefs for best story and the Viking award – Best Eric. Us Quebecers have an expression for what I’m feeling right now: Je suis sur le cul! – litteraly I fell on my butt, allegorically I’m completely flabbergast! I’ll keep you posted as when voting will be open, but nomination are open until June 12th.
And now about an update… I’m working hard on the new DB chapter. Today is my last day of vacations, but don’t worry I’ll have it out by the end of the week. My 2 weeks off of work were… a roller coaster! I had my first appointement at the fertility clinic and everything went amazingly well. My doctor is a real jem and answered all the questions I had and gave me some answer to questions that I hadn’t thought of. I have some tests I need to go through (routine Health Canada tests, nothing to worry about) then a visit with a psychologist (also a routine visit demanded by Health Canada) and if everything goes well by the beggining of fall we should start the treatment. I have been warned that since I have Crohn’s Disease (an inflammatory bowel disease) any pregnancy will be high risk and I would most likely be sent on preventive withdrawal from work. My brother joked that being on preventive withdrawal will give me time to write my ‘stories’.
Then there was my 30th birthday party… I had expected a small dinner on my birthday – May 26th – with my parents, my sister, my brother and my two brothers-in-law since my Uncle and his wife’s (who’s also my mother’s best friend since birth) birthdays are on May 22nd and May 24th. And so on Sunday the 24th my sister and I went shopping then she and her boyfriend drove me to the restaurant where we were supposed to celebrate my Aunt’s 49th birthday. But… Surprise! It was a birthday party for me! Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and best friends were there for me. Lots of tears (always of joy) and laughter that night.
So… I’ll let you go. Afterall I have a chapter to finish!
I’m starting to sound like an old broken record with the ‘life gets in the way’ chorus I’m giving you each time. But it’s true. But… In two weeks it’s vacations time!!! Yep, in fourteen days I have two work-free vacations weeks! And I promised to write and write and write many new chapters of both DB and YPSLH… Well in between my appointment at the fertility clinic (I got my first appointment on May 21st) and celebrating my 30th birthday (which is on May 26th). So you see I have a lot planned!
And now for this chapter… Well one of the reason it took me a while to write it apart from real life was that I was struggling writing it. I wanted to stick close to the original material, but not too close if you get what I mean. Anyway I hope you like it.
Oh and did you see my brand new author banner? Pretty cool, isn’t it? Well I have to thank the wonderful Gyllene for that amazing work! I think it represent me quite well. My favourite couple and my hometown castle ;)
So don’t forget to to leave a review or a comment. They always give me a boost.