First of all, thank you to everyone who left me well wishes for my upcoming travels. Y’all are sweethearts and I appreciate the positive vibes floating my way.
For those that don’t know it, the winners for the You Want Blood Awards were posted here very late last night (bless central time!). Can I just say that I was pretty much knocked on my ass when I saw this?
Because I was. Holy crap, y’all! I really wasn’t expecting that story to place, let alone win the category! I suppose, though, if you want some crazy drama it doesn’t get any better than LTS. It spawned some fun OCs and I remember having a blast writing it, but that was years ago. Like I put down Always For You to start that story. At least I finished it but still… haha.
But that’s not all! There’s also all these:
I have to thank Scribe and Missy as well, because they’re obviously integral parts of the Brainmates and Dirty Lemons machine. I love them both and working with each of them has been wonderful. I’m also proud of Missy for her individual wins. The first thought in placing third for the Mr. January award? I’d happily have a threesome with Wifey and Heather any day of the week!
You know what’s kind of funny to me? I won an award for doing the beta thing and I don’t even beta anymore. I almost feel like I should recuse myself from that award but I’ll just pull a Kathy Griffin and say, “Suck it, Jesus! This award is my god now!”
What a lovely thing to discover last night when I woke up randomly. This whole quitting smoking thing has been kicking my ass and I now feel like I smoked an entire carton of cigarettes in one day, even though I know it’s just my lungs purifying themselves.It has officially been a week, so this is just the pick-me-up I needed.
Naked Vikings to everyone who nominated me!
I can’t believe anyone even remembers that relic. LTS was one of my first AH stories YEARS ago and I think it marks the first story ever where readers were begging me to break up Eric and Sookie. I take pride in that, by the way. I haven’t read it in years, but it was angstastic and dramalicious. Definitely qualifies for the award it was nominated for.
To be honest, I feel a little odd about being nominated for an award for Full of Grace, if only because it was so heavily influenced by Untamed Heart. Obviously, it didn’t follow the story line exactly but it was close. All the same, it makes me happy to know that so many were touched by it. It’s one of my favorites, too.
Then finally there’s this. Getting an award for writing an Eric is just… it’s the character I struggle the most with. So many facets to this character and I always worry that I’m not doing him justice. Apparently, I’m worrying for nothing.
Thank you all so much for all of your love, reviews, encouragement and enthusiasm over the years. It really does help to keep me in this fandom. I will admit, for a little while, I thought I was done. I’d even discussed “retiring” with Missy and Scribe. The well was just running dry for me. I’ve written a lot for this fandom and I have never wanted to write the same thing twice. I’ve always said that if I’m bored writing something, my readers will be bored reading it and I don’t want that to happen.
So again, I thank you.
To vote go here.
Happy Thursday, lovers!