First off, I've finally managed to catch my breath long enough to upload a birthday present that the wonderful trystings made for me! It's cover art for my story, "By Any Other Name"! Go check it out, t'is awesomesauce!
Secondly, it's Challenge Pimping Time!
Twisting The Twilight Zone 2009 Challenge
This is a multi-fandom challenge where you write stories inspired by/based on episode (or episode titles) of the Twilight Zone. This is actually the first one I signed up for this year, and has served the purpose of kicking my butt back into gear*. It's actually rather fun -- at the very least go read through the episode title list. If you're stuck for an idea, it's remarkably inspiring.
And of course, the Challenge du Jour. I know most of you have already heard about it, but why not another little reminder?
Sign-ups for 2009's SGA Gen Ficathon are now open, until Saturday February 9th. sga_genficathon is a month-long ficathon that's run by the always lovely sholio, and is chock full of gen-ficcy goodness. Last year was amazingly fun to write for, and generated some absolutely amazing stories as well. If it sounds like something you're interested in, mosey on over to this post for more information (and sign up!)
And because I'm a giant copy cat, snurched from jadesfire's journal:
Hrm, it's... close. But I don't think I'm anti-social to the extremes the test seems to think. Ah, well!
In other news... For the past... I think maybe two months, I've really wanted to talk about writing. Or something of the sort. Like talk about characterization (re: vent about John Sheppard... again), talk about my absolute crazy ideas that I want to try (ie: "write a story completely in the future tense... and possibly in second person"), and things of that nature. But, uh, I honestly have no idea if anyone but myself would find that sort of thing interesting. It would probably involve a lot of navel-gazing, and I'm pretty much convinced that no matter how hard I try, I'll come off sounding pretentious at least once in the course of things. I think I'll probably have to put it on a filter, just in case I wind up talking about any of the original stuff brewing up in my head, and also to provide a safe arena for discussion if it happens to be a more sensitive subject.
And yes, I know I sound like a horrible copy-cat... but would anyone be interested in that sort of thing?
ETA: Oooops, all links should be fixed now.