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In non-writing topics, I have used up this year's tax return. That didn't take long, I know. And while I did get some things I didn't need, like DVDs, I also got some clothes for me and the boy, new pots and pans, four new tires for my car, and new glasses for the both of us. Plus I paid off a medical bill and paid off the storage unit. I stretched that money as far as I could!

Luckily I get an extra paycheck this month from first job, so I can put that money away for vacation in July. And get Ms. Barry fixed before she goes into heat a third time. ::shakes head::

In school news, my son is finally passing math! First time this year. I'm very excited. He also asked me to buy him books, which never happens because he hates reading. Fortuitously, the latest book report he did (using a book off the approved list) sucked him into the Ranger's Apprentice series, which he discovered he liked. So much so that he actually read the whole book before he did his report (also a first this year). I'm so happy to buy him books! The first three in the series should be arriving today.

He was also nominated by his math teacher for a week-long STEM workshop, which sounds amazing but unfortunately is so far beyond our financial means it isn't funny. Also, my boy inherited my social anxiety, so he didn't want to go even though they're doing some cool stuff. Still, it's awesome that his math teacher (you know, that class he's been failing all year) thinks he has the stuff for the workshop.

In writing news, I was struggling for a while. No words, no progress being made. But I think I've finally turned a corner. I met several of my deadlines, though the last one is giving me ridiculous amounts of trouble. I'm feeling confident in the writing, though, and that's the main thing.

If you want to see what I've been up to, here's the list!

Title: More Than Life Itself
Challenge: [livejournal.com profile] romancingmcshep
Fandom: SGA
Series: At the Movies (Ladyhawke movie fusion)
Pairing: McShep
Characters: OFC, John, Rodney, Aiden, Ronon, Teyla, Lorne
Warnings: outside POV, some pretty heavy emotional angst

Summary: All that Mouse wanted was to escape the dungeons of Altair and start over. What she got instead was to be part of a quest to reunite two lovers separated by magic and villainy, and redeem herself in the eyes of the Ancestors.


Title: Cuisin'
Fandom: SGA
Pairing: pre-McShep
Characters: John, Rodney, Ronon, Laura, Evan, Cam, Vala
Warnings: due to technical difficulties beyond my control, this fic posted three times and I was unable to delete the extras

Summary: John spends his last night at home cruisin' in his '56 convertible, looking for some action. He finds more than he expected when he offers to give Rodney a ride home.


Title: Safe and Secure
Fandom: Peanuts
Character: Linus
Warnings: implied neglectful parents

Prompt: Peanuts (comics), Linus Van Pelt, Memories of his blanket as an adult


Title: We Can Have Forever
Fandom: Hawaii Five-0
Pairing: McDanno
Characters: Danny, Steve, Grace
Warnings: emotional angstiness, flagrant abuse of Highlander mythology

Prompt: Hawaii Five-0, Steve McGarrett/Danny Williams, Highlander AU - both are immortals


Title: Walkin' After Midnight
Challenge: [livejournal.com profile] picfor1000
Fandom: MCU: Captain America Movies
Pairing: Stucky
Characters: Bucky, Steve
Warnings: memory loss, low-key angst

Summary: Bucky is staying under the radar, trying to get a better handle on his past so he can determine what his future will be. One night he gets an unexpected visitor.


Title: Voyages of Atlantis
Challenge: [livejournal.com profile] story_works Anniversary Challenge
Fandom: SGA
Pairing: McShep
Characters: John, Rodney, assorted minor OCs
Warnings: schmoop

Summary: John and Rodney are filming a movie to commemorate the anniversary of a beloved SciFi TV show, but it's not the only anniversary that needs to be celebrated.

Date: 2017-03-09 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagi-schwarz.livejournal.com
Your writing has been awesome! And so glad your boy is doing well. :)

Date: 2017-03-09 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
Thank you! ::grins::

I'm glad the boy is doing well, too. I hope it continues!

Date: 2017-03-09 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] respoftw.livejournal.com
I think you may have passed your writers block on to me!

I'm very glad your mojo is back :)

Date: 2017-03-09 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
Oh, no! ::tries frantically to take it back:: I need my regular dose of Respo fics! Gah!

Date: 2017-03-10 04:45 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] popkin16
Congrats to your boy for passing Math! I always just managed to scrape by, lol. And kudos to you for stretching your return and getting a ton of stuff done with it :)

Ugh, writers block. I'm having an attack of "Everything I do is shit, I'm not going to bother." Or maybe it's just because I'm so very tired of writing nothing but fluff...

Date: 2017-03-13 01:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
Thank you! Numbers and I have always had a rough relationship. I just don't get them. I barely have basic math skills. Once my boy hit third grade I was pretty much done helping him with his math homework, so you can imagine how I'd handle the high school stuff.

Sorry to hear about the writer's block. We need to find you a writing project that will let you transition from fluff to whatever else it is you want to write. (Although I do love the fluff!) Something with fluff AND the other stuff too. They can exist together! It can be done!

Date: 2017-03-14 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] popkin16
I'm pretty sure I've never managed to get above a C in a math class in school, so I feel you. Even now, if math is required I use a calculator, and I totally count with my fingers *shrug* Did you know you can type math problems into your address bar in chrome it'll give you the answer?

I do have this Epic idea that's darker than my normal stuff. Ironically, I have a better handle on the plot stuff than I do the McShep relationship...

Date: 2017-03-10 11:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aome.livejournal.com
Congrats on all the writing! Sounds like you got your money's worth out of your tax return. And yay for your boy's success!

Date: 2017-03-13 01:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!

I always try to do the most with the tax money. The last few years it's mostly gone to vacation and upgrading electronics.

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