Post by doublejay9 on Sept 30, 2020 16:14:33 GMT -6
So I woke up this morning feeling depressed due to the sheer 2020-ness of 2020. Then I read Raveneye's announcement post in the Discord server. No joke, it was one of the happiest moments of the year for me. I'd given up hope of ever finding a writer's group like the old LF again. To see this forum reignite -- I'm speechless.
Right. Sappy stuff out of the way. *ahem*
Hello, everyone. I go by doublejay9 on the internet, though feel free to call me Jay for short. I was pretty active for the last few years of the forum's previous incarnation, so I'm eager to dive back in. My genre comfort zone is speculative fiction, primarily fantasy and soft sci-fi. I dabble in prose poetry now and again. Most of my writing time these days is spent creating content for my blog Apprentice Wordsmith. It began as a place where I could go in-depth on discussion topics making the rounds on LF or give longer explanations for newbies without feeling like I was hogging the thread. During the hiatus, though, it became a place where I could post my rants and work, if only to help me overcome my anxiety about putting myself out there. Now that LF is back, I look forward to running ideas past you all and get some much-needed critique before they go public.
My day job is freelance blogging and content marketing for small businesses. The bulk of my work is contracted through an agency, though I'm slowly building a base of private clients. I'm not rolling in the dough yet -- not by a long-shot -- but I don't hate my job, and I'm feeling better about my future and life in general than I did in 2017. If 2020 hadn't been so 2020...
That's good enough for an intro post. I'm so glad to be back. Now off to explore all the shiny and get my profile sorted.
Post by Alatariel on Sept 30, 2020 16:27:10 GMT -6
Another familiar face! Welcome back. I know exactly how you feel. This year has been a rotten trash heap and this is the ONE bright spot. And it's a doozy, definitely on par with a supernova. Happy to see you again!
Post by doublejay9 on Sept 30, 2020 19:36:22 GMT -6
Thanks for all the love, everyone!
@raveneye: Unfortunately, not right now. I do have plans to start an email list that will basically work like a subscription feed. I had thought about saving that until I migrate to a new blogging platform, but I should probably move that up the to-do list. I'll post in the appropriate forum (Boasting Wall?) once it's up.
pelwrath: Thanks Jib, I started with about 2500 words of notes, created a new opening and have added to that story arc.
May 2, 2021 19:35:00 GMT -6
whaleworkforfood: I'm shocked, SHOCKED, by this Kit Kat slander xD xD There's nothing better than snapping a Kit Kat. There's nothing better than the smooth chocolatey-ness of a Kit Kat.
May 3, 2021 7:19:07 GMT -6
whaleworkforfood: My only complaint is they've switched the packaging from that paper/foil that you cut in the middle with your nail, into this horrendous plastic
May 3, 2021 7:20:01 GMT -6
Alatariel: Oh I remember the foil. Good times.
May 3, 2021 10:57:50 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: It's almost as bad as when they removed the Lime skittles and replaced it with green apple. Blech!
May 3, 2021 11:00:54 GMT -6
Alatariel: I totally remember biting into a green skittle right after they changed it and being SO confused. Had all my memories of lime been wrong? Had they always been apple? Skittles straight up gaslighting us.
May 3, 2021 13:57:01 GMT -6
Alatariel: Ugh, my brain doesn't want to write today.
May 3, 2021 14:25:55 GMT -6
pelwrath: Hello everyone
May 3, 2021 17:28:38 GMT -6
whaleworkforfood: omg! the apple skittles are the worst!
May 4, 2021 7:45:21 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: agreed! who decided on that genius idea???
May 4, 2021 10:51:06 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Congrats to the winners of our POETRY CONTEST!!! Check out the ANNOUNCEMENT to see who won what.
May 4, 2021 11:35:33 GMT -6
ScintillaMyntan: Do we get to know who wrote what?
May 4, 2021 12:36:36 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Oh crap, I forgot to edit that. Thanks, Scintilla!
May 4, 2021 12:37:58 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: there we go, sheesh
May 4, 2021 12:41:15 GMT -6
Jib: Cognrats to the winners!!
May 4, 2021 13:53:28 GMT -6
pelwrath: Well deserved congrats to the winners of the poetry contest. Cream does rise to the top and that contest was an excellent example.
May 4, 2021 14:45:51 GMT -6
pelwrath: Good evening everyone
May 4, 2021 20:44:37 GMT -6
Alatariel: More ppl need to do the 100 Word Weekly Challenge! Go go! It closes...end of day tomorrow I believe?
May 7, 2021 17:57:20 GMT -6
Jib: Aww, I think I might check it out next week. Don't think I'll have a chance to write things today!
May 8, 2021 17:52:31 GMT -6