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Hello all! 

The good news is that this week, I finally figured out the source of my writer's block. In chapter 5 of Sleep in the Snow, I was trying to fit too much in the one chapter; it was getting so long and overwhelming it became hard to manage and difficult to focus on anything else. So, I chopped it off and basically posted what I had. It was a good choice...!

That means SitS chapter five is up! It's finally been updated after two months! (yay!) It also means that I believe my block is gone and currently feel motivated to both get cracking on my bingo fics and start writing SitS 6! Progress is good, friends! I'm proud of myself!

I'm also veeeery excited about BBB coming up. I'm doing complement artwork this year AND it's going to be my first year participating. I'm looking forward to claims in June and seeing all the wonderful prompts everyone has come up with!! 

Thank you all for your support and stay awesome y'all are great! :-)
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Wow hello! Happy April Fool's Day! Time for an update!

I've been trying to write, but life has been kind of hectic. Mostly tests, studying for tests, preparing for tests, and more tests. I'm sure none of you particularly miss junior year of high school. Ugh. 

I got a little blocked up on SitS this month, so I shifted my focus to my bingo card for a month and have managed to write roughly 7k of solid wingfic. I told myself I'd just write little drabbles for bingo, why have I done this (WHYYY??)? But it's actually coming along quite nicely. I think I made it so involved because I've secretly always wanted to write a wingfic. I'm nowhere near done, but I have the rest of the story in mind, so all that's left is to write it. I'm at an awkward point where I can envision the end, but I'm still unsure how to string together the last several plot points in a way that makes sense.

I still feel terrible about not putting out any content for over a month. I promised people I would try to have SitS Chapter 5 up by yesterday, but I haven't even written it yet. And I was hoping to at least complete wingfic by that time as well, but I didn't achieve that, either. :(  So in short, I've got writer's block on all fronts at the moment, but I think I will get over this hump very soon. It's not all-encompassing. 

I also started a new art project recently, which is exciting for me! My offer still stands for BBB or any fic, really: I am willing to team up with people to make art for your fic. I love doing it, so it's mutually beneficial. I hope to get enlisted for BBB sooner rather than later so I have more time to plan my complement art. Shoot me a message on twitter (@starrymellie) or whatever, I don't bite! And my art instagram is @incubusbites. :^)

Thats it! Have a great day, lovelies!! <3
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what's up y'all. i will be documenting my BBB/bandom bingo/other fic progress here since it'll probably motivate me to do more if i've got it all written down, y'know? also cuz i'm new and i gotta say hi. hi.

my first order of business is my fics. this mainly includes SitS and my sprawling demonverse which i have yet to publish. i would honestly love to have even MORE people to talk to about them because the more people that know about my ideas,  the more people i'll have to poke me when i'm being lazy and procrastinating on finishing what i start. also it will be very mutual and if you talk to me i'll cheerlead you so hard and give you so much positive feedback that you'll probably never stop writing ever again. hearts!

secondly: for BBB this year i am going to make complement art for someone. it's my first time participating in BBB (because i am a baby) but the positive response i've gotten from those of you i've talked to has been frankly amazing. if you like my art (i'll attach some at the bottom of this post) please feel free to talk to me about it! i am willing to team up with anyone to work on fic art; bringing stories to life is such an honor for me. if you REALLY like it you can early-enlist me for BBB. i don't mind, more time for me to get planning! :D

i also got my bandom bingo card from the lovely lady_smutterella yesterday so i'm gonna be starting that soon. just to get warmed up into the community and all that jazz. i'm likely going to alternate between drawings and short fics. it's gonna be rad!!

whoever's still reading this, i love you. let's be friends. here's that art i promised--mostly just sketches but i can go as complex as needed (bg/color!).

-mel <3

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Title: soft, quiet
Word Count: 1117
Rating: PG
Summary: it hurts his heart, and god damn it, it it's still fucking snowing.
Fandom: original
Warnings: none.
Author's Notes: another one of my little drabbles. this one is more about love and loss; not loss as in death, but rather the pain of disconnection. i've been told by some friends that this story seems to them like a metaphor for the war we sometimes wage within our own heads, but the interpretation is up to you.


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Title: spirit(s) garden
Word Count: 814
Rating: PG
Summary: when it's colder inside than it is outside.
Fandom: original
Warnings: none.
Author's Notes: i'm new to dreamwidth, and while i also write fanfiction (link on my profile), i also write a lot of these little short stories and this site feels like a good place to share them. a lot is left up to the imagination in my writing-- i'd love to hear what you think. <3

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