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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 10:40 pm
I want to post my Exchange piece to some archives, but my summary is too bland.  For the Exchange, it read:  Hermione attempts to bring Muggle appreciation to the staff at Hogwarts through Muggle literature.  I've never posted a poll before, but this seemed like the kind of thing a poll would be good for.[Poll #1802908]
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Saturday, November 5th, 2011 10:52 pm
A new round robin drabble challenge began this week at [livejournal.com profile] hgssroundrobin.  It's called "Under the Bed."  Wouldn't you like to know what is under the bed and what Hermione's mother has to do with it?  (So would I!)  I've just posted my offering.  I hope you'll go take a look.  So far, we don't have a lot of people watching this community.
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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 10:56 pm
I guess writing for the Exchange must have jump-started the Muse.

I wrote a little bit on the SSHG fic I started planning several months ago based on Jane Austen's Persuasion.  Yes,[livejournal.com profile] mollyssister, this is the fic I promised you in the [livejournal.com profile] morethanmolly community many, many moons ago.  I think I may be able to get past the block that I had encountered.  I think I will be working on it very slowly, but it feels good to be working on something.  I hadn't written anything in months before about April.  I was kind of afraid I would end up back in that state after the pressure of being so far beyond the deadline with the Exchang piece.

And in the back of my mind is a bit of plottiness for the second installment of my Severus/Minerva trilogy that I started in [livejournal.com profile] severusbigbang.  I have some revisions to make to Secrets Revealed to make the next installment work.

Don't anyone get too excited.  I don't think I will actually be publishing any of these things anytime soon, but it feels good to be stretching my brain a bit.
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Thursday, December 9th, 2010 11:57 pm

My story "Monsters and Mayhem" has posted here: http://severushermione.clan.su/forum/19-5908-1

If anyone knows Russian or someone who knows Russian, I'd be interested to know how the translation turned out.
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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 12:05 am

Day 24:  My in-laws came for a visit, and due to this, Mr. McG has been working hard on many of the items on his "honey do" list.  Maybe I'll call my MiL the next time his list builds up.  :D

Day 25:  I'm a featured author on the[livejournal.com profile] quiz_sshg .  Here is my shiny:



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Thursday, July 15th, 2010 04:58 pm

If you haven't been keeping an eye on[livejournal.com profile] hpcon_envy , you really ought to stop by and see the ficlets, icons, and art that have been produced by those of us not fortunate enough to go to Infinitus.  [livejournal.com profile] emichka84  wrote a delightful drabble for me.  Check it outhere.
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Friday, July 2nd, 2010 11:39 pm

Here is a sample of my cross-stitching to show that I am a capable cross-stitcher.  My idea for the Exchange Bingo is an HP cross-stitch bookmark.  Possibly an illuminated style letter for house affiliation, favorite character, etc.  Or your house affiliation, character name, etc. in cross-stitch script.  Or how about a favorite quote from the books (maybe something bookish that Hermione says for your bookmark)?  I'm pretty wide-open about color choices, etc.

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Thursday, July 1st, 2010 05:09 pm


This is the last week of Fred/Hermione drabbles at [livejournal.com profile] dyno_drabbles .  There's humor, angst, and romance this week here.


Stop on over and vote.


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Saturday, June 26th, 2010 04:48 pm


My drabble at [livejournal.com profile] dyno_drabbles placed as runner-up this week!  Here is my pretty shiny...
 

dyno_drabbles runnerup


Here is my drabble.  I'm married to an identical twin, and this drabble is loosely based on real life.  Con crit and comments gratefully received.  The prompt for this drabble can be seen here.


Cut to spare f-list... )


 


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Thursday, June 24th, 2010 10:11 am

The eight drabbles at [livejournal.com profile] dyno_drabbles this week are marvelous!  Go, try to pick your two favorites.  Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. (EST) Friday.

Funny, angsty, cute Fred/Hermione drabbles to be found here.
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Thursday, June 17th, 2010 11:20 am

I haven't written anything in quite a while, so I was looking for something to get going again.  I signed up for[livejournal.com profile] dyno_drabbles this month.  I figured three drabbles with a deadline would do me good.  It's Fred/Hermione month; I figured a new ship would challenge my imagination.  By the way, the first round is posted, and the voting deadline is Friday at 11:59 p.m.  EST.  So I will just encourage you to take a few minutes to vote in the first round.

As I have been working on writing the drabble, I've read a few Fred/Hermione stories just by way of research because I'd never read in this ship before.  It's a pretty rare pairing, but you can tell there are some people out there who have a great deal of affection for this pair.  There aren't as many Hermione/George fics and I was curious about that.  What is it about Fred that would make him a better partner than George?

Very early into my HP fanfic reading, I read my first SS/HG story and was hooked.  I like SS/MM and I've been known to read some Dramione and Lumione.  There is so much fic in this corner of the world that I haven't really had time to look elsewhere.  It's been interesting reading Weasley-based fanfic.  It's a different branch of the HP fanfic world, and some different fanfic norms seem to apply.
 
So that's what I've been pondering this week and was just posting to get other people's outlooks on this.  The HP fanfic world is a very big place...
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Friday, January 29th, 2010 07:16 pm
I made the [livejournal.com profile] quiz_sshg this week!  Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] morethansirius  for the fun banner.


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Friday, January 22nd, 2010 05:02 pm
Look at the pretty shiny that was made for the authors and artists at [livejournal.com profile] severusbigbang .



My story Secrets Revealed is located here:  http://severusb4.livejournal.com/11228.html.

I haven't read everything yet.  There are some wonderful SS/HG stories which most of my f-list has probably checked out by this point.  Some non-SSHG stories that I would recommend are:

[livejournal.com profile] annietalbot's Rosemary
[livejournal.com profile] juniperus 's Behind Every Good Man
[livejournal.com profile] kellychambliss 's "My Journal About My Life and Stephen and Miranda" by Adela
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Saturday, January 9th, 2010 07:52 pm
See the lovely banner and icon [livejournal.com profile] talesofsnape  made for me.  I just love the colors!  And we even have a pregnant!Hermione to go with protective!Daddy!Snape.


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Friday, January 8th, 2010 09:17 pm

SQUEEE!  The stories and art, crafts, etc. have posted in celebration of Severus Snape's 50th birthday.  I'm really looking forward to reading and reviewing!

My offering is located here:  http://severusb4.livejournal.com/11228.html.  It's SS/MM and rather angsty, both of which were departures from what I have written, but I had a lot of fun trying something new.  I hope you will have fun reading it.  Let me know what you think...

They're not big on allowing concrit on the site, but if you have some for me, let me know here.  It's the longest piece I've written, and I am open to improvements.
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Monday, January 4th, 2010 10:53 pm
If you'd care to look at my stories on OWL, the link is:

http://owl.tauri.org/users.php?uid=21521&action=stories

I am known as "Prof M McGonagall" there.

I am having a great time going back and looking at fics for the nominations.
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Friday, January 1st, 2010 11:49 pm
Finally, very early this morning, I finished my [livejournal.com profile] severusbigbang  fic.  I had originally thought it might run 20,000 words but has turned out to be about 45,000.  Considering I hadn't written any fics longer than 1,800 words before, I have been quite surprised.  I am very happy that it is finally off to be beta'd.  [livejournal.com profile] sylvanawood  has been very patient.
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 12:35 am
Hooray for Ravenclaw!


 
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Monday, November 9th, 2009 01:28 pm
Go Ravenclaw!


 
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Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 11:17 pm
Go Ravenclaw!


 
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