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Dira Sudis ([personal profile] dira) wrote2015-11-01 12:21 am

Hello and welcome to November

1. [personal profile] iulia's baby has arrived! Young Miss Mentis was born before my very eyes on Thursday at 1:50pm, pink and healthy and generally perfect even if she has not really gotten the hang of either eating or sleeping so far. It's early yet. Iulia herself was a total champion throughout 21 hours of labor and a couple of days at the hospital, and now everyone is home (including me, downstairs on the couch for the night while Mom, Dad, Young Miss and the faithful hound sleep upstairs (I think they're sleeping, anyway, it's quiet right now) (I hope they're sleeping)).

2. Still haven't read Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, but, after getting the rundown of important developments from Iulia... well... I feel inspired to get back to writing my Aral/Arkady series?

3. Except oh man SO MANY OTHER THINGS TO WRITE.

3a. YULETIDE IS HERE! THE YULETIDE BUNNY HAS COME! THE YULETIDE BUNNY IS FIFTY FEET TALL, I AM EXPERIENCING FEAR.

3b. Writing for money is... a thing I should be doing more of, but the last five days have been kind of distracting. NaNoWriMo starts in... oh, hey, half an hour ago, actually. So I'm hoping to do 50k of money-writing this month, and hoping that that gets me back on track. Auntie Dira needs to make some money to buy more board books!

3c. And then there's broken dick epic. And babyfic. And Ylixia's birthdayfic. And a trash fill. And someday I'm gonna write that story about Bucky who thinks he's gonna suddenly and dramatically self-destruct after the fall of HYDRA. And and and.

4. Gosh new babies are A LOT. Of EVERYTHING.
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[personal profile] lannamichaels 2015-11-01 02:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Oooh, new baby! Congrats to you and the parents!



2. Still haven't read Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, but, after getting the rundown of important developments from Iulia... well... I feel inspired to get back to writing my Aral/Arkady series?

\o/! (I haven't read it yet, either...)
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[personal profile] the_shoshanna 2015-11-01 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Huzzah for new babies! And new parents! And new aunties!
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[personal profile] mmegaera 2015-11-03 12:38 am (UTC)(link)
Congratulations and/or welcome to all concerned!

Yes, please more Aral/Arkady fic. And from a fellow NaNoWriMoer, good luck!
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[personal profile] lebannen 2016-01-01 03:03 am (UTC)(link)
THE YULETIDE BUNNY IS FIFTY FEET TALL, I AM EXPERIENCING FEAR.

I was going to ask if fifty feet is about the lenth of 17, 886 words all stretched out into a single line. And now I see that I am too late for this to look clever, as names have appeared.

Hello, I liked that story. One day maybe I will see the film or read the book, but right now I think I've read enough fic to understand enough about the plot for it to make sense :)

And I am finally getting around to adding people to my reading list instead of just lurking, so, hi, here I am. Possibly one day there will be content in my journal, but it is unlikely to ever include fic, because writing is not really a thing I do.

I've been having a fairly difficult year, and reading your fic is one of the things that has helped make it less bad. Thank you for writing and sharing!