February 27th, 2005

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My email's outgoing mail server has been broken for the past three days and I think I've inadvertently made it worse by trying to tweak all my account settings until I don't remember what was right or not. Anyway, I was using gmail to send replies to people I needed to reply to, but gmail seems to be completely down at the moment, so I'm limited to shouting at people on LJ and hope they see it.

blackholly, thank you so much for your email--it made me feel so much better just to know I wasn't the only one sitting up late working on this thing. I'm going to take your advice about changing the story emphasis--that is if I can get over my stomach acrobatics and just figure out how to write this story. It's there. It wants to come out. I'll get there. Thank you for the encouragement--I appreciate it more than I can say.

To everyone--thank you for all your comments to my last post. I'm glad you're here; I'm glad you're reading. If I haven't responded to you yet, I will after I'm done with my story. Cross your fingers for me. Trying to really get started on a story feels a bit like the last few seconds before you hit the top of the roller coaster and go into the plunge. It's too late to get out of the car and you know you're in for the long haul, and you don't know if the fall will be exhilarating or terrifying, or both.

Remind me later to rant about the Kinsey Scale.
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Which authors have you read 10 or more books by? gacked from kate_nepveu. This is a really short list.

Marguerite Henry. She was my favorite children's author when I was young. I loved her books about real horses, and I think I owned nearly all of them. Favorites were King of the Wind, Mustang, and Justin Morgan Had a Horse. I even had the Breyer horse sculptures done after her horse characters. It rocked.
Beverly Cleary. Ramona Quimby was my hero.
Georgette Heyer. Oh, Georgette.
Roald Dahl.
Judy Blume (I'm really amazed that I read so many of her books, considering that I never really enjoyed most of them, especially the ones directed at teens. I really did not get teen lit when I was a teen. I suspect this has to do with that whole being 8 years behind everybody else thing, haha.)
L.M. Montgomery.
Agatha Christie.
whoever the original writer of The Babysitter's Club was. Shut up. I was 12.

Do plays count? If they do, then I get to add:
Shakespeare
Tennessee Williams

I wonder if there's somebody else really obvious that I'm forgetting. Oh, yeah--Dr. Seuss. :)

Gah. Writing is hard. *harangues*
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