August 30th, 2011

book cover humor

Writer's Block: Everybody hurts

Have you or a friend ever been bullied? How did you get through it?

Yes, as the official skinny shy nerd kid I was bullied all through school. I "dealt" with it by becoming introverted: Withdrawing into myself, hiding my emotions, trying to become invisible. A few times later, toward the end of high school, I lost it and snapped back, and was surprised to find bullies generally back down when confronted ... but I never fully got over problems of self-esteem, and to this day avoid confrontation when possible.

Also to this day -- as you might imagine -- I react badly to being told what to do.
fan writers!

fanfic award nomination

It's been awhile since I had time to write fanfiction, but I've received an award nomination for a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fic I wrote earlier. She Would be Thirteen is a Xander-centric story, set about a year after the end of the TV series, and you can find it here:

Thanks so much to whoever nominated me in the "That Old Gang Of Mine" category, over at the Wicked Awards! On their LiveJournal site you can read lots of other excellent stories, in various fandoms, that were also nominated: