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Thursday 15th October 2009 3:55 pm

I am off to see the World All Round Gymnastics Finals tomorrow, in the Millennium Dome, so I have tomorrow and this afternoon off. Which is probably just as well because I'm quite dizzy and a bit snotty. I suspect the two things are related. On the plus side, when I'm recovering on Saturday there is at least plenty to watch, despite there being no Merlin (the TV series).

Everyone who signed up for the Sarah & Harry ficathon got a story in, which I am glad about. I wrote Not Just a Pretty Face. There was quite a bit of time between me putting everything into the posting box and actually coming up with a title...

I got all excited looking at fandoms for Yuletide. How I'm going to narrow it down to four, I don't know.

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It’s all about me
Sunday 6th September 2009 5:33 pm

This week hasn't been too bad a week. It helped that it was only four days long and working from home Thursday afternoon. Although I spent the whole week confused so I forgot that it was the day I buy the newspaper until Thursday evening. It is all on the website, it's just such a pain to read that way, I'd far rather have the paper.

This weekend I even felt well enough to clean the flat and go out to Sainsburys, so that's an achievement. I'd quite like to go out for a walk at some point, as I currently get no exercise. I couldn't fit that round cleaning, though, but maybe next weekend I'll do that instead.

I'm onto the head moving exercises, which are really hard. But I knew they were going to be because I already don't nod or shake my head, and try not to turn round at work when I hear something interesting from behind me.

I am working on watching all the stuff on my PVR so I actually have some space to tape everything that starts this autumn. After having had the prompt for a week I managed to come up with the whole plot for my Sarah & Harry ficathon story. I even started writing it. I seem to be on about 300 words at a time at the moment, which is about half my usual, but will get there in the end as long as I keep up with it.

For some inexplicable reason half the week's TV is on tonight (Last Chance to See, Miss Marple (who I don't like as much as Poirot) and Joanna Lumley doing something with cats. And the US Open is on the radio from tomorrow, so hopefully there'll be lots of exciting tennis to listen to and they'll get it done quickly because I really can't stay up late these days.

And now I need to have a lie down so I won't be too dizzy to cook dinner.

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Sarah & Harry ficathon
Thursday 27th August 2009 7:30 pm

The (Doctor Who) Sarah & Harry ficathon sign-ups close tomorrow! (Well, they'll be closed once I get up on Saturday).

All it involves is writing a story of min 750 words featuring Sarah and Harry by mid-October. How hard can it be?

Currently I only have four sign-ups. I can, and will, run it with only four people but I am greedy and want more stories to read than that.

So if you write Sarah and Harry, why have you not signed up? And don't think I won't be asking people on my friends list for a good excuse if they haven't signed up by tomorrow evening.

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An update on me
Saturday 22nd August 2009 8:31 pm

At the moment, with being ill, doing a normal five day week is really hard going, and that's 37.5 hours. This week I've done about 40. I managed to be able to go home an hour early on Thursday, and it was really good to be able to have a lie down before cooking dinner at a reasonable time without having to resort to eating a pot potato. Then Friday was ok, and if it had stayed like that I might have been ok. Except that I was stupidly busy from 3.30 to 6.30.

I was so tired Friday night. I wasn't too bad this morning, but I've mostly felt terrible since then. But tomorrow I am determined to be well enough to go to our community project because it will take my mind off it and maybe some fresh air will help a bit. Plus there is going to be a barbecue in the cul-de-sac tomorrow afternoon (they put a note through my door after I'd gone to bed last night!), so if I was in I'd have to close the windows against the smell, and I have no intention of going to a barbecue with people I don't know where I'd have to explain why I can't eat anything and why I can't stand up without holding onto something. I really don't have the energy for that.

But today I have watched two more episodes of Teachers (I have five to go until the point where I definitely started watching it) and I've been reading Bernice Summerfield: The Inside Story, which is big and heavy, but really interesting.

And my new mp3 player arrived, which is better and brighter pink than the old one. I just have to use Windows Explorer to transfer files, and I loathe Explorer in Vista, it's designed so you can never find anything. On my netbook I have to use Amarok, which took me ages to work out how to get it to recognise my mp3 player and transfer files to it, but that was mostly because I was looking in the wrong place.

Also, sign-ups have started for the second Sarah & Harry ficathon. There clearly needs to be a Harry ficathon too, but not till next year because this one won't finish till October and then Yuletide will be starting up. And I'll have a working internet connection for it this time!

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Tuesday 29th July 2008 11:00 pm

After dinner (and making flapjacks) I sat down and wrote the first draft of my Sarah & Harry ficathon story (which is due three weeks yesterday). There's something to be said for working out the plot in advance and writing it down (especially handy since I had forgotten some of it). And I think writing prompts helped me to get the plot down too.

I just need to go back and add in description, expand the two paragraphs that ought to be a scene and the 101 other things that need revising. But I feel more like I might actually finish in time now!

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Sarah & Harry ficathon reminder
Friday 4th July 2008 1:51 pm

Just a reminder that the sign-ups for the Sarah & Harry ficathon close tomorrow - and by tomorrow I mean once I get up and look at my emails on Sunday it'll be closed, so that'll be 10am GMT ish.

(There will be Wimbledon squeeing and photos soon, but I'm just distracted by the moment of the 9+ hours of tennis a day still going on.)

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Sarah & Harry ficathon
Saturday 28th June 2008 10:21 am

For a bit of it seemed like a good idea at the time and still hasn't seemed like a bad one, I'm running the Sarah & Harry (with optional Sarah/Harry) ficathon. Sign-ups are open till 5th July (Ladies Finals Day).

At some point I will wake up enough to post about having my tooth out and tennis, but today should have about eight hours of good tennis followed by Glastonbury and Doctor Who might have to wait till tomorrow morning when there's nothing else on.

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