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.
First and foremost… I’m so sorry for the wait! But I have good news: I have a new computer! My sister, in the goodness of her heart (which to be honest doesn’t happen a lot – no kidding the little sis suffer from a very bad case of the middle child syndrom and thinks she is perpetually persecuted by both me and our younger brother), gave me her old eMachines mini-laptop! It sure didn’t bother her since her boyfriend got her a brand new laptop for Valentine’s Day. So I said goodbye to pen and paper and typed all I had written.
This chapter would have come sooner if I hadn’t taken a well deserved mini vacation around Saint Patrick’s day. See at my work Christmas party I won a one night stay at a nice little boutique hotel in Old Montreal by hitting my head with a pool noddle and answering pop culture questions. So anyway, I was able to get two days off from work and took my brother with me. It was… illuminating! I got wasted at a nice pub/brewery and let’s say that when she’s tipsy – cause of course I wasn’t drunk! – LaraK tends to giggle a lot and talk a lot. And guess what? Little brother is the same! Even though we have a 12 years gap between us, I feel so close to him. I told him stuff I never told anybody and he did the same.
Another reason to the lack of earlier update is a medical one. I’ve been seing my doctor a lot recently. But don’t worry, it’s nothing critical! No… In fact it’s more life changing than anything else. I’ve been thinking about it for a long while now, probably the last 5 years, and, with my 30th birthday being next May, I finally decided to do it. Jeez, I can’t believe I’m writing this when I have so much trouble discussing it with some of my close friends! Well, I decided to have a baby. Here, it’s writen for the whole Internet to read! Yep, I decided to have a baby, by myself. I always knew I wanted to be a mom, ever since my own mother brought back my brother from the hospital when I was 12. This desire to have a child has been even more present since most of my friends and cousins started to have their own kids. I always thought I would meet prince charming, fall in love, get married and have a bunch of babies and live happily ever after. But you know what they say? Lucky in work, unlucky in love. That’s me! So I’m gonna do it. I’m waiting to get an appointment at a fertility clinic and start the process for an artificial insemination. If I’m lucky I’ll have either a little Erin or a little Alexander on the way by the end of the year.
So… You didn’t come here to read about my personal life (but thanks for reading anyway!) so I guess I better give you what you came for, right? So, chapter 22 of Dead Briefs Tome 2 is ready!!!!!!! Enjoy and don’t forget to leave a comment!