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Harry Potter LAS is in Round 11... nearing the end. One of the entries is mine.

The moderator would love to have more people come and vote. There are only three entries, and they are each under 1000 words. Sunday at 4:00 PM Central time is the deadline for voting. If you do vote, you have to vote for the Best Written AND the Worst Written, and give reasons / comments.

The voting link is here. There is a link at the bottom of the voting link that goes to the entries.

Have fun reading!


I am still writing SPS.  Really.  I have the first two sections written of chapter 16, and am working on the second two scenes, which I wrote before some major plot developments, and now have to be rewritten, while trying to keep the same mood.  Wish me luck.  Now go vote!
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I'm participating in the Harry Potter Last Author Standing challenge (I think I mentioned).  Right now, Round 6 is in the midst of voting.  (One of the entries is mine, but I'm not saying which one...)  Anyway, the moderator is pleading for people to vote.  There are only 6 entries, and they are each under 1000 words.  Most are pretty good.  If you do vote, you have to vote for the Best Written AND the Worst Written...  and give reasons / comments.

The voting link is here.  There is a link at the bottom of the voting link that goes to the entries.
 

Have fun reading!


SPS UPDATE:
November is Nanowrimo, and again, I am using it to write madly... adding 50,000 words to this story.  They will then be edited, pared down, etc., to get chapters worth reading (grin).  I expect to be able to post a chapter in November or December, and then several after that.

K
 


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Chapter 15 is on it's way, I promise.  I've written pretty much the whole chapter except one part.  Sadly, Harry and Draco are NOT cooperating.  I've written their encounter about 5 times...

Tp help you forgive me for being so slow posting chapters, I thought I'd let you know what's been going on in my life...

I started refinancing my house in October.  It finally closed in April.  Part of that is going to pay for work being done on my house: wiring the garage for electricity, painting the house and repairing the squirrel-eaten trim, etc.

My job changed in February.  The old job taking calls at a help desk got bid out to a single vendor... I applied to that vendor and got accepted, but right about then I got an opportunity to advance.  I ended up applying for a new job, as a computer help desk manager.  Now, instead of being able to write between calls, I have to lead by example, and get stuff ready for the team.  It is a brand new service desk, and I am creating all the procedures.  Working on average 10 hours a day, sometimes 12 or more.

Got a crown (tooth) in March.

I changed roommates in April.  My new roommate is great, but another transition.

All of that, doing my taxes, dealing with health care, etc.

I stopped writing for about a month, but am writing again, making progress. 

Now, rather than take up time and space in this venue, I've decided to create a twitter account for those who want updates on where I am in the chapter, or what I'm struggling with, or RL stuff as it relates or hinders the writing.  If you don't care about that, you can stay here and get only the chapters.  If you like updates, I'll do my best to keep you apprised of progress.

The address is ImUpToNoGood_  (note the underscore at the end.  Someone else is apparantly also up to no good.)  Here's the link.

The Chapter is on its way.  Soon. 

K
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Nanowrimo is over! You can see by the userpic, that I actually managed to write 50,000 words this month.

The good news is that quite a bit of it is actually usable for this fic. I'll have 2 chapters heading off to my beta as soon as I make sure they make sense.

I also have a 6000 word piece of lemon... which may be in the SPS universe... I haven't gotten there yet. I mostly wrote it as PWP, but it assumes the SPS context. Anyone want to read it, knowing I may modify it for a (much) later chapter of SPS?

Anyway, thanks for your patience.

K
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I am doing Nanowrimo again this year for Something Past Survival.  So, while you may well not see any posts in the month of November, I expect to have tons to clean up and post in December and January.

Wish me luck!  (I really can't wait to post some of the future chapters, but I have to get there first.  I've even written some of the lemon... but they haven't even talked to each other yet in the posted chapters.  *Sigh*

Just wanted to let you all know, Something past Survival is alive and kicking. 

K
imuptonogood: (Default)
Happy New Year!!

I just wanted to let anyone reading this know what's up with Something Past Survival...

I wrote in SPS for NanoWrimo in 2008, and the story currently has more than 80,000 words, it's just that not all of them are consecutive!   However, I have a much better idea of where the story is heading, and am really happy with it.  What is posted is less than a third of what I've written so far, and I am editing and cleaning up the unposted chapters.

The next chapter is in the process of being edited and betaed, and will be posted within the month of  January. 

I have set as a New Year's Resolution to post a minimum of a chapter a month to catch you all up with the story.

Thank you for reading.  and for being patient (those of you who are still being patient!  (grin).

K

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