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lourdes23
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I'm a writer first, and once upon a time I was one helluva wiz with pencils, pastels and acrylics. Alas, I've neglected the latter talents in favor of real life, though I hope one day to pick them up again. Writing is my passion, though it was not always my strongest skill (and is still in the refining process.) I'll quit that when I'm dead... maybe. ;o)

You can also find me on fanfiction.net where I'm still Lourdes23. I've got a bit more posted there, but much of it is years old and nowhere close to the standards I now hold myself to.

I've copied my favorite pieces here though.

I also post photographs I take which I find appealing, though I wouldn't call myself a photographer, or even a hobbyist. My camera is older, my skills are remedial and there are many times in which I am scolded by family for not taking enough pictures at special events. But I can appreciate lovely scenery, so if I catch a lucky shot I'll share it with the class. ;)
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Has it really been so long since I've contributed anything to this site???

Sadly, yes.

I wish that I could say I've been neglecting my writing for a fun and exciting life, fully of adventures and all of that, but really it's just been business as usual.  Work has been crazy, and I find myself growing to dislike my job more and more every day.  I used to see myself as trying to do good in an industry that isn't viewed very highly (I work for a law firm that represents major banks) but lately it just seems I'm being sucked further and further into Corporate America - a place that I admit I really hate.  I'm starting to feel like a drone in a suit rather than the fun-loving, eternally optimistic person that I've always loved being.  My husband and I would move to the country if we could afford it, but this is how we pay the bills...  

So with all of this soul-sucking BS, I've hit a dry spell.  None of my writing seems to be any good and I find myself disliking all of my ideas for new stories.  My Fable work-in-progress has also suffered because I just can't decide how I want to progress to the next part of the main plot.  All transitions that I put down I instantly hate. 

What's a girl to do?

I've heard that sometimes when you find yourself hating what you're doing, go back to what you've done.  Look at something you've written and see if you can't make it better.  People do it all the time here with drawings (those "Draw it again" pieces I see crop up in my messages from time to time.)  So I thought I might do the same. 

I don't want to touch my Dragon Age story.  I was just too happy with how that turned out.  The same goes for my last Fable story.  But my Infinite Undiscovery fic could absolutely use a polish-up.  The idea was good, the plot line works for me, but the execution was a bit lacking (it was an earlier piece of mine.)  So I've decided to do a re-write on that and see if I can't grow to like my writing again.

I think if I can remind myself that I'm a semi-decent writer I can get back into the flow of things and rediscover what it is that I LOVE doing. 

So give me some time to see what I can do, please.  I may even post the new version here for people to compare against the older version if all goes well.

I'm not going to give up on what I love, though.  This is part of who I am and I refuse to let an industry that I have always found to be nothing more than a suit-clad pi$$ing match redefine my identity!  I am a dreamer!  I am a gamer!  And I will wear my Gryffindor socks under my dress slacks on a Tuesday just because I CAN!!

 
  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Into the Labyrinth by Kraddy
  • Reading: Nada.
  • Watching: NatGeo stuffs
  • Playing: FFX Remastered (Preeeeeettyyyyyy)
  • Eating: Nope
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Spray-painting Halloween decorations and getting a screaming headache from it!  Someone come over and finish the job for me?  Pleeeeeeease????
Has it really been so long since I've contributed anything to this site???

Sadly, yes.

I wish that I could say I've been neglecting my writing for a fun and exciting life, fully of adventures and all of that, but really it's just been business as usual.  Work has been crazy, and I find myself growing to dislike my job more and more every day.  I used to see myself as trying to do good in an industry that isn't viewed very highly (I work for a law firm that represents major banks) but lately it just seems I'm being sucked further and further into Corporate America - a place that I admit I really hate.  I'm starting to feel like a drone in a suit rather than the fun-loving, eternally optimistic person that I've always loved being.  My husband and I would move to the country if we could afford it, but this is how we pay the bills...  

So with all of this soul-sucking BS, I've hit a dry spell.  None of my writing seems to be any good and I find myself disliking all of my ideas for new stories.  My Fable work-in-progress has also suffered because I just can't decide how I want to progress to the next part of the main plot.  All transitions that I put down I instantly hate. 

What's a girl to do?

I've heard that sometimes when you find yourself hating what you're doing, go back to what you've done.  Look at something you've written and see if you can't make it better.  People do it all the time here with drawings (those "Draw it again" pieces I see crop up in my messages from time to time.)  So I thought I might do the same. 

I don't want to touch my Dragon Age story.  I was just too happy with how that turned out.  The same goes for my last Fable story.  But my Infinite Undiscovery fic could absolutely use a polish-up.  The idea was good, the plot line works for me, but the execution was a bit lacking (it was an earlier piece of mine.)  So I've decided to do a re-write on that and see if I can't grow to like my writing again.

I think if I can remind myself that I'm a semi-decent writer I can get back into the flow of things and rediscover what it is that I LOVE doing. 

So give me some time to see what I can do, please.  I may even post the new version here for people to compare against the older version if all goes well.

I'm not going to give up on what I love, though.  This is part of who I am and I refuse to let an industry that I have always found to be nothing more than a suit-clad pi$$ing match redefine my identity!  I am a dreamer!  I am a gamer!  And I will wear my Gryffindor socks under my dress slacks on a Tuesday just because I CAN!!

 
  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Into the Labyrinth by Kraddy
  • Reading: Nada.
  • Watching: NatGeo stuffs
  • Playing: FFX Remastered (Preeeeeettyyyyyy)
  • Eating: Nope
  • Drinking: Coffee

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CriticalThreat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Loving "Of Gods and Heroes." I haven't been too entrenched in the Fable fandom for a couple years now, but I like to revisit it now and again. Characterization and entertaining turns of phrase are a couple of my serious soft spots. Your story made me grin so much! It was like a reunion with old friends. ^_^
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wildfire707 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hiyas, I just wanted to thank you for the llama badge, I really appreciate it. :) It's always nice to find another fan of Fable. Hope to hear from you again!
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japillar Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Thanks for the badge :)
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Tinalbion Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for joining :iconben-finn-fans: my friend!!!
We are proud to have you as a member!
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alyssacousland Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Thanks so much for the llama! :D Hug 
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indiegarona Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the llama!  :)
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b3t0n4l1c3 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Loved your DA:O fanfiction. I find myself returning to it unashamedly whenever I'm bored or in need of inspiration. Lovely, lovely work!
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NaokoYamashita Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fav^^
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PAulie-SVK Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
thanks for LL =D
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Tinalbion Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :llama:
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paola94 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:iconllamalancheplz: :wave:
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DatorVitae Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the llama. :)
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hoshizumi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the llama! :)
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BondoFox Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Llama Badge! Please enjoy a new one of your very own :happybounce:
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LaytonsAssistant18 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks a bunch for the llama~
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