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It Sure is Monday

Guess what?  It’s me again!  And it’s time for another Monday, like it or not.  I don’t know about you guys, but we’re fully into the summer swing here in the Mojave.  No spring for us I suppose!  But that’s okay – the shorter the spring, the less pollen we have to deal with, right?  Not much worthy of reporting going on in my world, so let’s just jump right on into the good stuff.

Reminders:

1. Flash Challenge!  Your flash challenge prompt is: sunburn.  Give me 100 words or a graphic and I’ll reward you with my undying love and admiration.

2. Last week’s challenges:


3. Big Buddy 100%!  How are you doing?  Are you on track or woefully behind like I am?

asphaltcowgrrl – 15,000
simplyn2deep – 5,000
agdhani – 50,000
cmk418 – 1,500
candream – 2,500
craterdweller – 2,000
csichick_2 – 15,000
flipflop_diva – 8,000
lesbiancleophas – 15,000

And don’t forget to sign up for May here!  Additional note: You can sign up for the Daily Count Challenge here as well.

4. April Challenges are almost done, but you still have time!  You have until May 7th to complete the challenge and win fabulous prizes!  Or something.  The first is a WIP Push.  Grab those languishing WIPs and let’s make them into something great.  The second is a Crossover Challenge which is always fun.  I don’t know about you guys, but I love crossovers (but only when they’re done well).  I’m currently crossing two of my original fandoms and causing chaos.  But chaos is normal whenever a certain cowboy is involved.

Here’s to another great week everyone!  Shout out and let me know what kind of awesome has been going on in your world. Anyone seen Avengers: Infinity War yet (other than our fearless K, because I know she has)? 

*Since I'm pretty sure no one gets the reference in the title, if you're interested you can find it here.  Still fitting after all these years.

Comments

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sharpiesgal
Apr. 30th, 2018 11:35 am (UTC)
I'm with Mark. It sure is Monday...ugh

I think the rabbit finally made his way home, because I finally got an inkling for a sequel for a story I wrote for K in December.

So, Happy Monday...
asphaltcowgrrl
Apr. 30th, 2018 04:11 pm (UTC)
90's country was so much more relatable. :D But yeah, it sure as heck is Monday today.

HOORAY! Hopefully his backpack was stuffed full of good ideas.

Right back atcha. Here's to finishing my crossover fic this week. :D
simplyn2deep
Apr. 30th, 2018 01:13 pm (UTC)
I haven't done any fannish writing since I finished up and posted my H50 Big Bang Fic a couple weeks ago. But at that point, I was already at 6,385 words.
asphaltcowgrrl
Apr. 30th, 2018 04:00 pm (UTC)
That's awesome! And those big bang fics can drain you. :D
simplyn2deep
Apr. 30th, 2018 04:22 pm (UTC)
Definitely, especially since I had asked for an extension because I was editing and adding until the night before I posted it.
asphaltcowgrrl
Apr. 30th, 2018 04:27 pm (UTC)
That's rough but YOU GOT IT DONE! :D
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org
Apr. 30th, 2018 03:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm really glad the WIP push has another week on it- I am *so* close to actually finishing a fic. And I want to attempt some ficlets for this current weekend challenge so... glad there's still time to try.

Not much to report on this end, either- just keeping on at work and looking forward to a burst of warm, summery weather we are getting this week. It looks like it won't last, which is all the more motivation to get out and enjoy it while we have it!
asphaltcowgrrl
Apr. 30th, 2018 04:07 pm (UTC)
You and me both! I probably could have finished it this weekend, but my bingo was due today so I worked on that instead. I am happy for you though! YOU CAN DO THIS!

Bummer that Mother Nature is still being so weird out your way. It's been mid-90's here for two weeks but Wednesday's high is supposed to be 67? There must be a storm a comin' or something. Hopefully your warm weather finds you and decides to stick around this time!
kaige68
Apr. 30th, 2018 05:35 pm (UTC)
Anyone seen Avengers: Infinity War yet (other than our fearless K, because I know she has)?

HAHAHAHA!!!! We all know me so damn well!

IT WAS PHENOMENAL!!!
asphaltcowgrrl
Apr. 30th, 2018 05:39 pm (UTC)
WE DO! (But I also think you told me you bought tickets hahaha)

WONDERFUL! I'm excited. :D
kaige68
Apr. 30th, 2018 06:22 pm (UTC)
HE WAS SO PRETTY!!!

;)
asphaltcowgrrl
Apr. 30th, 2018 06:31 pm (UTC)
That makes it all so worthwhile, right?
kaige68
Apr. 30th, 2018 06:32 pm (UTC)
Well the story was good, but the pretty makes it that much better!
asphaltcowgrrl
Apr. 30th, 2018 06:38 pm (UTC)
I'm happy to hear it. My husband is really excited to see it.
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org
May. 1st, 2018 04:35 am (UTC)
Which 'he?' Inquiring minds want to know, lol.

I've seen so many people on Tumblr begging not to be spoiled, and I get where they're coming from. I can't say any of the movies but Ironman has captivated me, but.... I do love the Stucky gifs on Tumblr. I'm pro-Stucky, for sure.
kaige68
May. 1st, 2018 08:33 am (UTC)
They are really all so very pretty, but Sebastian Stan kind of guts me with the pretty and the sympathy he conjures.

Stucky is gorgeous to look at, but not my otp. However, there is some great fic!
asphaltcowgrrl
May. 1st, 2018 07:59 pm (UTC)
He is adorable! :)

Hahahaha... funny how that works, huh? I don't always get the pairings, but I can understand the feelings that go with them.
cmk418
May. 1st, 2018 12:11 am (UTC)
I wound up with 1764 for the month, and considering how the month has gone writing-wise, I'm pretty pleased with that.

Things are just fine here. It's starting to warm up a bit and the sun definitely helps my mood. I'm very slowly catching up with the most recent season of "Game of Thrones" - I get my mom the DVDs for her birthday and we watch an episode or two when we have time. It'll be nice to be on the same footing with everyone else from that fandom pretty soon. I actually wrote my first drabble for GoT this week which was nice, but I kept having to look up how to spell character names. I wish George R.R. Martin would have given the characters names like Bob and Ed and Mary rather than some of the ones he has laid out there.

Have a great week!
asphaltcowgrrl
May. 1st, 2018 08:30 pm (UTC)
Wonderful!

I still find it crazy that people in the US are having cool/cold weather. Although it's been rainy here in the desert today, we're already dangerously close to triple digits. But I'm happy that you are getting some nice weather. That's a sweet thing you have going with your mom! I've not seen anything past the first half of the very first episode - we quickly discovered it wasn't something we could watch with the kids around. Hahaha. Now that they're both teens, I think I might take it up again soon. Hooray for writing in a new fandom though. That's always exciting (and scary)!

Thanks - and you as well. :)
agdhani
May. 1st, 2018 03:28 am (UTC)
What a month April has been...
I'm exhausted.
Started the last day with emergency brake repairs...the first day back after an emergency trip to my daughter's about 4 hrs away for a few days...with the boss' first day back after surgery so he tried to stuff a weeks worth of work into a 6hr day...
But I got a good review on my book from the boss' wife...made my word count (even though I didn't get the editing finished)...and I'm about 90% done with my class project...so the day's okay. I'm not even going to hazard a guess what the rest of the week will be like.
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org
May. 1st, 2018 04:37 am (UTC)
Gah. That sounds like interesting times, indeed. I hope you get a break from everything going at that pace- i.e. some peace and quiet, soon.
agdhani
May. 1st, 2018 12:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I hope so too! lol
asphaltcowgrrl
May. 1st, 2018 08:33 pm (UTC)
I feel you. Real life has been kicking my butt since last November. I keep hoping once the older kid graduates later this month that it'll get easier, but probably not (since she's starting college this fall).

Good for you though for holding it together and accomplishing so much! Sounds like you had some excellent progress. Happy May to you!
agdhani
May. 1st, 2018 08:48 pm (UTC)
I seriously wish I could afford to quit the day job and just write.
But since that's unrealistic I will soldier on. ;)

Now if only my daughter's life would straighten out and everything else would chill.

Happy May to you too
asphaltcowgrrl
May. 1st, 2018 08:52 pm (UTC)
You and me both. It sure would be less stressful, huh? But I'd miss SOME of the guys I work with. :D

I hope that she can get things settled soon, for everyone's sake. :)
lesbiancleophas
May. 1st, 2018 03:56 pm (UTC)
I ended up 2500 short of my goal, which actually considering how much real life interrupted writing this month is way better than I expected X)
asphaltcowgrrl
May. 1st, 2018 07:18 pm (UTC)
That's excellent! And believe me, I wasn't sure I was going to even get close to my goal for April.
katleept
May. 16th, 2018 04:37 pm (UTC)
Angel, Angel/Cordelia, Pain, 626 words, PG/K+
asphaltcowgrrl
May. 16th, 2018 07:48 pm (UTC)
Awesome! :D
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