How things have changed.
*cough* Yes, well, anyway, I also wanted to report that I was a candy bar winner on Angie Lofthouse's Out of This World Adventure. Yay for Milky Way chocolate bars! Yay for chocolate in general! And a special yay for Angie, because when she remembered that I lived in Germany and it wasn't worth sending a Milky Way bar across the ocean, she gave me another prize instead. What a sweet, kind, thoughtful lady -- and a wonderful writer, too! *beams happily*
I am finally recovered from that strange illness, but I'm still struggling to get back into my schedule of goals. You'd think that doing something daily (or almost daily) for three months would be enough to cement it firmly in your life, but apparently not. I'm pretty good with the creative writing each day, and I even got in three walks this week, but I only managed to translate on one day. Hmm. I was also quite pleased that I was able to sit down one evening and let the words flow on my original story -- until I reached a certain point. Then the words stopped, and I realized that I don't know the "how" or "why" which is so important to the ending. Days later, I'm still stumped.
Back to the fanfic.
Don't get me wrong, I love fanfic, and I can see that it's helping me become a better writer. But there's no money and precious little glory in it, so what's all that improvement for, anyway, if you can't use it somewhere "official?"