Mindless babble

It’s been a strange week. I don’t even know why it’s been strange, it just has. Working without email for four(ish) days has set the mood. On the positive side, there’s less work thanks to the email blackout, but but… I don’t actually like calling places, and that’s what I’ve had to do. Calling people and actually printing stuff on paper. Hm. 20th century anyone? Aren’t we supposed to be in the 21st?

I’ve written some (like updated The Intern), but not much. Mostly I’ve been sparring with a few plot-bunnies for my (numerous) WIPs. I know, I should just get the stories finished. Especially Sunsets, which is the first story I’ve ever written. It’s fanfiction in case you hadn’t figured that out yet. It only has a few chapters unwritten, and I’ve been avoiding writing it for ages. I don’t know why it’s so difficult to finish it? I have the plot outlined, so I don’t even have a problem figuring out what will happen, just with writing it.

Come to think of it, I have difficulties finishing a lot of stuff. Diets, knitting, cleaning… I could go on.

So to make procrastination even worse easier I’ve started playing Candy Crush on FB. I really, really need to deny myself all games like that. I’ll never get anything done, for crying out loud. If you are on my friend list, I apologize for the requests I’ve sent lately. I always used to frown upon game requests, and now I’m the one sending them.

One of the better strange things about this week is the fact that yesterday someone posted the Fifty Shades of Grey film on YouTube. I managed to watch it before it was taken down (I won’t post the link, because it’s not there anymore). I have to say, I enjoyed the film much more in the privacy of my own home than at the cinema.

So, now I’ve seen it four times. Yes, I’ve definitely done my share for the box office numbers. I would’ve gone again, but my husband said enough is enough. So, then I pre-ordered the DVD. I know, I’m obsessed. Have I ever claimed not to be? As for the DVD, like with all good things, I have to wait for months for it to be on sale here. I don’t understand why the release date can’t be the same as in the states? That irritates me, almost as much like the fact that the Grey intern app only gives goodies to people living in the US. Hello Universal?! You do know that the fandom has a huge fan base that’s spread all over the globe, right? Talk about first world problems, right! Sheesh.


Melting in the heat

Yes, it is summer and I know, that I’m not supposed to complain, but damn it’s hot. I live in Finland, and let’s face it, anywhere above 20 degrees Celsius is really warm, so when it goes to + 30 C it’s agony. People on Facebook are pointing out that we should stop our bitching, because let’s face it, 16 more weeks and we’ll probably be shoveling snow.

Maybe it’s the heat that’s melting my brain, but I can’t stop listening to Weird Al Yankovic’s Word Crimes. Love this song!

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Weird Al Yankovic – “Word Crimes”

I hope I’m not doing too many of those crimes, because most of them bug me beyond belief. I prefer this to the original song, actually.

Anyway, back to my rambling. It’s been months since I’ve blogged anything, sorry about that btw, because life has been insane. Ok, I didn’t die under a pile of boxes while moving, but it took a month or two before we got them emptied (and no I’m not talking about those untouched ones that hide in the basement.). All of that mixed with crazy busy work and kids’ hobbies, not to mention my writing muse jumping at me with a sledgehammer… Well, you get the picture. May and June were insane.

My fanfiction stories currently on Fanfiction.net: Sunsets, A Strange Dinner, Fifty Shades of Christmas, Paradise and Fifty Shades by the Pool
My fanfiction stories currently on Fanfiction.net: Sunsets, A Strange Dinner, Fifty Shades of Christmas, Paradise and Fifty Shades by the Pool

If you are following me on Fanfiction you might have read my new stuff, not just Sunsets and the Christmas one shot that’s also posted over here. I’m in awe to the reception of these new stories. Humbled and happy that people are enjoying the fruits of my labor (always wanted to use that phrase). I find my self more and more playing with the idea of sending my work to a publisher, just to see what they would say. Self-publishing is also tempting, but then there’s a ton of other issues to tackle. And the biggest of my problems that still remains unsolved, is the lack of time. I’m thinking 24 hours more per day wouldn’t be enough.

Picture from www.confessionsofabookaddict.comI’ve been on vacation for the last few weeks, and as I thought not having to work would free up time to write, it has done the opposite. All muses were totally silent for weeks, but luckily now as the last week of vacation is coming to an end, they’ve finally raised their voices again. Maybe recharging my batteries while laying on the beach with my feet in the sand has helped too.

Hey, long time, no see!

I guess I should start by apologizing for not blogging more often, but honestly… I don’t think anyone wants to read that. Yes, it’s been a while. I know. Trust me, I know.

So what have I been up to? Well, I’ve tried to get my fat ass off the couch, which means dragging myself to the gym a few times a week instead of sitting at home writing. I’m not trying to get into bikini shape (I’d like to see that body in a bikini, said no one ever.), just getting a bit healthier… Weight loss would be a nice bonus though.

no-junk-food-challenge[1]Besides going to the gym, I’m also trying to watch my eating. I took on a No Junk Food challenge for 21 days, and on day 7 still going strong. I’m thinking, that if I do this for 21 days, then I could take a day or two (no more!) break before doing another 21 days. It’s easier to think about this whole thing in three week stints than thinking that this is what I have to do for the rest of my life (which would be quite accurate, if I want to lose this weight and keep it off). I wish it wasn’t so fucking black and white though, that I could find that middle ground… but for now I’m going with all or nothing.

And besides that, life swooshes by going through stuff while packing, driving kids to their hobbies, trying to write… For the ones following Sunsets – these last chapters have been very hard to write – the thought process behind just a few pararaphs takes a lot of time.

Hey! Speaking of Sunsets, it just reached 1000 reviews on FanFiction! Yay!0328-woman-cardboard-box-sm[2]

I suspect that the next months will be crazy busy, but maybe, just maybe everything will settle after that.

So, in case I’m not around, I’m probably stuck behind piles of boxes… No need to send a search party though, I’m sure my family will dig me out eventually.

A small step for mankind, one giant leap for me.

ImageSo here I am, taking my first fumbling steps in the world of blogs. As you can see I’m trying to navigate through the corridors of wordpress to get up a blog of my own. So the layout and all might change about xx times before I finally get it right, but hopefully I’ll get it done sooner than later.

Who are you and what are you doing here?

Well, those are some valid questions. I was an obsessed FSOG reader who stumbled into the world of FanFiction and decided to pick up a keyboard and start typing. So now I am a writer of sorts, and it seems the more I write, the more ideas I get for new stories and plotlines.

The question what am I doing here? Will probably be left unaswered, as I barely know that myself. In general online I’m bugging the admins of a certain website by posting pictures that are obviously “against their policy”. I’ve got a thing or two to say about such policies. If a little bit of sensuality, skin and heat bothers you that much, well, that’s too bad for you. Especially when at the same time you allow totally grose stuff to be published.  (Oh, btw, if you’ve got issues with sexuality in general, this blog might not be the place for you then. You know the saying if you can’t stand the heat – get out of the kitchen.)

I’m here to share my stories, my thoughts and whatnot.

Alright, enough about me. How are you doing?