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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 15:52
lea_hazel: Kermit: OMG YAY *flail* (Feel: OMGYAY)
Finally starting to catch up on my reviews.

Work.

Friday, 7 July 2017 13:39
lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)
My work agenda is getting complicated. For one thing, I want to finish my editing, proofing, changes and additions to my route on BookSLEEPer so I can pass it on to the rest of the team, finalized. I have some story drafts laying around gathering dust, which I need to decide what to do with and/or where to submit. I've started putting together an outline for another game, in Twine form, and it's looking good but still needs a lot of work before I can treat it as proof of concept. I still need to get Wreath of Roses to an editor, too, and I have a short story critique I need to make a decision on.

Then there's all the books and games that need reviewing.

All in all, though, having a lot of work to do is actually a good sign. I just need to keep reminding myself of this.

Control

Saturday, 24 December 2016 18:56
lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)
I feel a little more on top of things now since I accomplished some important errands that had been haunting me. I've also started repopulating the blog, which has been mostly dormant since my queue ran out early in NaNoWriMo. And work is going well, too.

My apartment is quite cold so the weather's been getting me down, but from here on in it should be getting lighter every day, and hey, I got my raincoat back from mending just in time. Uni is also going all right, I manage not to panic if I just break things down into manageable pieces. Instead of expecting to accomplish everything in one intense cram session.

Social has been a little off. So often I'm too tired to leave the house when I get home from work, and even on the weekends my overwhelming urge is to huddle under the covers with a hot water bottle. Israeli fandom should organize a meetup, we haven't had one in like a century.

Merry Christmas to all my friends and followers who celebrate Christmas. And Happy Hannukah too, since tonight is first candle.

This has been a life update. I am living. That's the update. Is everyone else living, too?

Greatest Hits

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 12:00
lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)
Some of the posts on this blog receive very regular hits, regardless of how old they are. Hits from Google, or from social media of the shareable kind, where someone might decide to revive an old-ish post and give it second wind. It’s easy enough to trace my most popular posts through this method, as well as by the hit-count which WordPress provides. It’s almost as easy to get to the bottom of why these posts in particular receive more attention than others.

Read more... )

Crossposted to hazelgold.net.
lea_hazel: A frowning white theater mask (Feel: Sad Face :()
I have a couple of short blog posts queued for this week and next. No big, substantive reviews. Part of me still wants to get that aromantic post out of my system but I'm not sure how well I'd weather the process. Meanwhile I have been playing a lot of 7KPP and Affairs of the Court, which I probably still should review, at some point.

Other things in my tabs: Why Being a Writer is an Exercise in Cognitive Dissonance from Kameron Hurley's blog (via Goodreads). Coffintree Hill has a whole bunch of magazines and anthologies calls for submissions. I have been reading a fair amount of Asexual Agenda posts and links, lately.

Soon I will have a cellphone again.
lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)
I had a fantastic idea for a new meta post for my blog while I was at the coffee shop, and as soon as I left I forgot it. Bah!

Now I have to brainstorm recurring ideas that I can't let go of, but haven't addressed in writing yet. There's... a whole bunch of those.
lea_hazel: Don't make me look up from my book (Basic: Reading)
Last night was sort of the pits of the funk I've been in lately. I talked it out with someone and I feel a little more optimistic. It's the feeling of being trapped into a course of action that gets me down more than anything else. fortunately with enough forethought and creativity I can usually come up with an alternative. And so that's what I'm trying to do now.

Yesterday was also the deadline for Strange Horizons' special queer issue. To which I did not submit a story, as a cause and consequence of the funk I mentioned. I did write yesterday, though, and something I am fairly pleased with. And this morning I drafted my next blog post, the one about writing disability that I've been mulling over for so long. I dread the possibility that it will expand into a series of posts.

Now I have a short break in the workshop which hopefully will allow me to catch my breath a little. And there's Olamot over Passover which is OMG! SO SOON!
lea_hazel: Wonder Woman (Genre: Comics)
I made a professional call that I have to seriously step up my self-promotion efforts, if I want to continue nurturing my writing career. Like a lot of people I know (a lot of people in the creative milieu) I find this daunting. It's something that I have to keep insisting to myself that I must do and I will do, or else I will easily let it fall by the wayside while concerning myself with other things.

By far my largest following right now is on Tumblr, so that's where I'm concentrating my efforts.

I want to drop some links here, too, because I know that there some bloggers on Dreamwidth who never took to the fandom style of social media.

My blog: Hazel Gold, science fiction and fantasy reviews. Also found for easy following on Facebook and Twitter. My unfiltered personal Twitter account is anthologyofwhat (the name of my old Tumblr blog), and of late I also have a Pinterest board. Please click the links if you wish to support my writing endeavors. Cross-posting to Dreamwidth is not automated, so following the main blog really is the best way to stay up-to-date on my new reviews.

Speaking of which, I should get back to generating content...

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