alexisjane: (TW - Sterek)

Chaps. I was up all night doing this...Chuck knows why...but now there are free PDF and mobi downloads of Something Beginning with "V" on my website. Coz formatting e-books is just my favourite thing in the world right now.   *coughs*procrastinating*coughs*

I'd tried to get the epub to work but the plugin was having none of it. I'll keep trying to fix that when I have a minute but in the meantime, if you want one, just email me and I'll send it over.

Anyway. Mad-panic month is nearly over! Just got to prep for UK Meet at the weekend...then actually get there and do the thing...then I'm free and clear 'til the New Year and beyond!! Cannot wait to get back to writing!

Hope you all are doing okay. Seriously miss your faces ♥
alexisjane: (humbert)

For half an hour tonight, starting at 9pm BST (1pm EDT, 4pm PDT, I think) I'll be at Victoria Sue's release party on Facebook talking about Home Is Where You Are, werewolves, and...well, whatever you want to talk about, I guess.

I've never done one of these before but I think readers just come by and ask questions and we chat...? I don't even know. So if you have time to drop by, it would be nice to see some friendly faces : )

Also, I'll be doing a giveaway of a paperback and some other swag thingies...which may or may not be an incentive : )

Anyway. That's where I'll be. Hope you can pop by xx
alexisjane: (a- Hmmmm)
Waiting for the dog to get home from her walk...

1. Do you like blue cheese? Yes. Especially in a sauce with broccoli and mashed potato.
2. Have you ever smoked? Like a chimney. Not now though.
3. Do you own a gun? No.
4. What is your favourite flavour? Depends on the context.
5. Do you get nervous before Doctor visits? Not really.
6. What do you think of hot dogs?

Random Questions... )

Dog's home! That was good timing : ) xx
alexisjane: (a- Hmmmm)
Yeah, I am. On Pinterest. Coz I joined it.

Can you tell I'm tired? I'm quite tired. Bed now.

Miss your faces xxxx
alexisjane: (sleepy dean)
...I don't get my new glasses 'til Thursday but I've built it up in my head that the new prescription lenses are going to be life changing. Bye-bye headaches, and weird vision. Bye-bye only being able to draw for ten minutes at a time, and not being able to see out of my right eye by the end of the day. Goodbye to all that, and hello to typing for hours, drawing all day, and not feeling like my head is going to explode.

I may have built it up a bit too much, but only two more sleeps!

In other news...I went to a writers meet-up thing in London on Saturday. It was fun and interesting and a little overwhelming but I talked to people, and didn't flail or fangirl too badly. Anyway, one of the things we talked about was newsletters. So, yesterday I made one...well, I set the means by which to send them out. I was thinking that I could send one once a month, just recapping some of my blog posts, doing giveaways when I have something to giveaway, or adding excerpts or free chapters of stuff. IDK I figured it was worth a try, see if people like it or not. LJ won't let me put the form on here but you can sign up for it at the bottom of the page here.

I'm kinda excited about it as I'm using Mailerlite to make the newsletters, which is such fun to use! I spent all day yesterday geeking out over it when I should have been doing other writing. I can thoroughly recommend it. Especially for procrastinating : )

Miss your faces! xxx
alexisjane: (a- huh?)
I really need to get started on my BB but unlike previous years, I haven't had anything specific in mind that I want to write. I have a few ideas, all things that need writing, but which to write!!

So as usual when I'm in a jam, I'm gonna let my better half make the better half being all y'all : )


[Poll #2039234]

These all need to be done at some point, so click away. I'm reluctant to include "Sequel to Space Alpacas" as I don't have an idea for that but yeah, I guess that's on the table too : ) xx


Dec. 3rd, 2015 09:57 am
alexisjane: (S+D - laptops)
I've been tempted, I admit it, but I work long at hard at avoiding doing this - it does probably take more effort than all the plotting and porning combined to avoid it - which is why it's probably a pet peeve of mine.

I don't actually know many writers that do this in or out of fanfic. But if you're tempted, just...please for the love of this...

#epithets #makeitstop
alexisjane: (spinning ball of death)
Darlings, please pm me your addresses for cards and such, if you haven't already. I want to get these thingys out asap.

Hope you bears are all okay xxx

alexisjane: (a- Hmmmm)
A meme! A meme!
Well, I'm not getting anything else done today : )
Stolen from loads of folks! Thank you, Folks.

Pick a number or two...

1. Describe yourself how you would describe a character you’re introducing.

2. Is there any specific ritual you go through while/before/after your writing?

3. What is your absolute favorite kind of fic to write?

4. Are there any other fic writers you admire? If so, who and why?

5. How many words can you write if you sit down and concentrate intensely for an hour?

6. First fic/pairing you wrote for? (If no pairing, describe the plot)

7. Inspiration, time, or motivation. Choose two.

8. Why do you choose to write?

9. Do you ever have plans to write anything other than fic?

10. What inspires you the most?

11. Weirdest thing you’ve ever written/thought about writing/etc.?

12. A fic you wish you had written better, and why?

13. Favorite fic from another author?

14. Your favorite side pairings to put in?

15. Your guilty writing pleasure?

16. Do you have structured ideas of how your story is supposed to go, or make it up as you write?

17. Would you describe yourself as a fast writer?

18. How old were you when you started writing?

19. Why did you start writing?

20. 4 sentences from your work that you’re proud of?
alexisjane: (a- Hmmmm)
So, the epic second (third?) draft of the BB begins, and in an effort to break away from the  "He said. He said" thing, I'm making myself a crib sheet (or twelve) of words to use instead of, or in addition to 'said', so it reads a bit better.

I've taken suggestions from about five different sources and have amalamated them into a giant, vaguely alphabetical list. I'm going to try to wrangle it into something more usable at some point but I thought I'd leave it here just in case anyone else might find it useful.

If you spot any duplicates or omissions, do please let me know.

Gonna try and get some actual work done now : )

Miss your faces ♥

Long, Long, Long List of Words )
alexisjane: (TW - Sterek)

So, turns out the TW boys are ADORABLE! and I just wanted to share this gif set coz it makes me laugh so much.

I can't decide which bit I like best, Hoechlin practically trying to fold himself up, Ian's FAAACE!, Charlie/Max (sorry! Twins!) just utterly resigned that he has to put up with this shit, or JR just loving it!


source - jcjoeyfreak

Also I may ship Hoechlin and JR...just a little bit...for no reason at all... )


Mar. 4th, 2015 04:35 pm
alexisjane: (a - deamoneyes)
God, I've been meaning to rec this for ages!

Watch them all! They are just wonderful!

Adult Wednesday Addams

So many good lines...
"I suggest you move quickly. Wolves can smell petulance and body glitter"

You're welcome : ) xx
alexisjane: (Ass-hand)
Just wanted to do a quick pimp for my LiveStream thing, but moreso, the [ profile] wedraweveryday comm

If you like doing art or looking at art, come be with us! The aim is to draw something everyday, or everyday you can, and post something. There's tutorials and feedback and all kinds of art related stuff, not necessarily fannish, not necessarily drawing. Just art.

'S nice : )

Anyway, when I have the wherewithall to do a LiveStream, I'll probably just announce it on there coz crossposting is boring. But if you miss it, the videos stay on my channel for a month, I think, so you can go watch them there. I'm happy to take requests/concrit/cookies/suggestions to make the vids more interesting : )

<–– This is a button. Click it.
alexisjane: (a- huh?)
First thing I do when I wake up in the morning is check my weather app to see what's occuring meterologically so I know how many layers I need to put on to walk the dog.

Last week, I was horrified to see "Heavy Snow" but figured we should head out anyway as Lily loves the snow, sniffing and sneezing and staring at it like it's a magic trick.

However, it became clear that the weather app has never ventured outside South East England.

Heavy snow?...riiiiight. )

Anyway, hoping and praying that everyone in the path of the snowpocolypse is staying safe and warm and connected to the internet xxx

Word Up

Jan. 24th, 2015 12:03 am
alexisjane: (a- Hmmmm)
Anybody else playing Wordament? I need frenemies. I suck at it but I like it : )

If you don't know, Wordament is a word search game, played in real time against people all over the world. I have it as an app on my phone and ipad.

You have two minutes to find as many words as possible (or one long words or themed words or whatnot), then you get a minute to look over your score and stats and compare it to the other 500-1200 people playing at that time. It's frustrating and irritating and you end up yelling out stuff like "Wadlets? When in the ever loving fuck did wadlets become a word?!", and wondering how on earth other people manage to find 112 words when your finger can only go fast enough to find 20.

It' s seriously addictive. And I like to pretend it's expanding my vocabulary too.

My favourite part though is looking at other people gamertags. Most are pretty boring but then some are just..what?

vanillafrost, UnskilledTie, FrontalLion, Bum Farto, distantfungi, steffinfection, JeeringCougar, explodingduck.


Mine is terribly boring, alex.jane.7140. Maybe i should change it...
alexisjane: (Ass-hand)

Okay I don't have to post my [ profile] smpc til next month but I have six, yes! SIX, fannish art deadlines to meet before then and I cannot be arsed to decide what to draw.

So...prompt me.

- it must be J2 or Sam/Dean
- must be NC-17 obviously
- don't mind who tops
- can be for a fic if you want

The only thing I won't draw is extreme underage. I prefer the boys to at least look 16.
And poop. No poop.

Throw some suggestions at me or maybe some ref pics, I might even do a poll so you can vote on the favorite! I love polls!!

In conclusion. Porn.
alexisjane: (a- Dean looking down)
Snaffled from [ profile] wings128 who snaffled it from gaffsie and veronamay

Pick a date in December and give me something to talk about. Give me a question or topic-- I'm going to say anything goes, either fannish (TV, movies, books, comics, music, fandom, ships, fictional characters, actors, writing, arting) or real life (if you touch something I don't want to talk about, I'll tell you and you can pick something else). Whatever comes to mind!

1st Dec: [ profile] ephermeralk - Favorite Mexican food/ what would you want to try if you were actually IN Mexico and/or an ode to nachos
2nd Dec: [ profile] kiltsocks - the best Christmas present you ever received or the gift you enjoyed giving the most :)
3rd Dec: [ profile] wendy - How do you drink your coffee?
4th Dec: [ profile] milly_gal - proudest moment
5th Dec: [ profile] locknkey - what one thing would you ask for, for yourself, if you could have it
6th Dec: [ profile] laurathelurker - Are you a pet person, how many have you had over the years and which was your favorite?
7th Dec: [ profile] casey28 - 3 favourite books?
8th Dec: [ profile] wings128 - the "why art?" question : )
9th Dec: [ profile] dizzojay - Which is your favourite character in Supernatural and your least? Why?
10th Dec: [ profile] brightly_lit - How did you get into painting, and how did you develop your skills?
11th Dec: [ profile] matchboximpala - What book do you think you should read, but likely never will?
12th Dec: [ profile] debauchedsock - Why don't you want to eat kale?
13th Dec: [ profile] alycat - something that inspires you?
14th Dec: [ profile] toratio - What was the first fic you ever read? Was it awesome? Was it awful? Did it get you into ficcing? Aka losing my fic-ginity : )
15th Dec: [ profile] septembers_coda - Describe the deepest love you've ever felt. Who was it for?
16th Dec: [ profile] firesign10 - if you were going to illustrate a favorite book, which one would it be?
17th Dec: [ profile] tifaching - What is your dream vacation?
18th Dec: [ profile] majestic_duxk - what is your favourite non british main meal to eat?
19th Dec: [ profile] emmatheslayer - How did you get in to the supernatural fandom ? and where you a fan from the start of the show ?
20th Dec: [ profile] blackrabbit42 - Please share your favorite art-related website
21st Dec: [ profile] sophiap - what is your favorite thing about this time of year?
22nd Dec: [ profile] jj1564 - what is your favourite Christmas movie or song
23rd Dec:
24th Dec: [ profile] meus_venator - If you could only choose one boy (Sam, Dean, Jared or Jensen) to help you survive the Zombie apocalypse, which one would you choose and why and how would you spend Christmas together?
25th Dec:
26th Dec:
27th Dec: [ profile] brightly_lit - How do you organize your day/what's a typical day look like? (dammit)
28th Dec:
29th Dec: [ profile] fufaraw - If you could have a whole day to do whatever you want--and adequate time before to plan it, what would it be?
30th Dec: [ profile] astarloa - A scene from a book or film that's stuck with you - for good or for bad.
31st Dec: [ profile] big_heart_june - got any special plans?
alexisjane: (TW - Sterek)
Nano is kicking my ass... )

Sterek all the way... )

If you didn't know already, there is a fanauction to help [ profile] cillab42. She and her dogs really really need our help and pretty quickly too so if you can help in any way please do.

Please go here: Fanwork Auction

*****I am offering fic here and art here. *****

I really want to contribute but have zero funds right now, so please place a bid, no matter how small. I really couldn't bear the thought of Cillab having to put her dogs in a shelter, especially just before the festive season.

I'm not putting it on the comm but if you want podfic instead of fic, just buy now in the fic offer. Just for friends : ) Coz you guys are the bestest : )

Also, I was reminded of this clip earlier. I know the boys have talked about how they first met at the audition but in my head, I kinda see it being a little more like this.

Adorable J2 this way!!

Hope y'all have a lovely weekend ♥ xx


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