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This is me making use of LJ's new sticky posts to put a Welcome message at the top of my LJ.

To all those new to my LJ, my name is Tasha (aka Beren for fanfic purposes). I am a full time author and run a small publishing company (Wittegen Press) with my sister thwax. On this journal you will find me talking about my books, my fanfic, my favourite movies, my favourite bands, recipes and anything else that strikes my fancy.

Check out my user info or the links down the side for my fanfic listings and below are all my books.

I welcome all friends, but please don't be offended if I don't friend you back if you have nothing on your LJ or your don't post much or you're under 16. If you are new to LJ, so your LJ is empty, drop me a comment here so I know you're not a troll/spam bot. 98% of all my posts are public, so it makes no difference.

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Where to find me elsewhere on the web:
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Other Useful Links:
A page full of links to resources for Bloggers, Designers and Illustrators at my blog Tasha's Thinkings
01 December 2015 @ 12:04 Memories
Apologies, I was so busy being pleased with myself for being three days ahead on my blog posting, that I forgot to do the birthdays yesterday.

Happy Birthday to:

30th: tainted_sanzo,[personal profile] mrs_tribble
1st: clevermomi, no_pickles, vyperdd, cynicalkarma626, jess_darkwater
2nd: red_rahl,[personal profile] idaho, bbombay, wren_chan, iantorules, chera
3rd: sexxypirate, nluvwanangel
4th: cujoy
5th: oogies4u,[personal profile] ghighines, etrangerici
6th: allexandrya

Many Happy Returns to you all.
This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/333002.html.
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27 November 2015 @ 12:54 Memories
 NaNoWriMo Winner"s Banner

I finished NaNoWriMo today after I hit 50K on my Harry Potter fanfic, Defence, Pretence, Offence. Yay!
Well, technically I hit 100K because I had 50K before I started, and I still have more to write, in fact a lot more, but I still won NaNoWriMo :).
I honestly have no idea how long it's going to be in the end. I have 46 chapters at the moment, but I'm not sure if it will grow any more of if some will be combined. Only five of those chapters are still complete outlines, with nothing to pad them out, so I'm doing quite well. I just have the really tricky bits to finish up - the stuff I have to do some serious research for and the sex scenes :).
Defence, Pretence, Offence
Coming Soon

This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/332622.html.
27 November 2015 @ 12:03 Memories
  • Thu, 12:24: I have just discovered I had no idea at all how to spell 'haemorrhage' - this is why I need Word's spell checker :)
  • Thu, 17:23: Ewwww - Ruby just decided to lick my nose with stinky fish breath. Yes I know she loves me, but stinky fish breath! #cats
26 November 2015 @ 16:59 Memories
Woohoo - I am less the 3K away from 50K words and I should be able to write that tomorrow no problem (it's going to be a busy weekend so I want to finish before it).

Of course I then still have to finish the fic, which is looking about 3/4 done, but I know I can do that now. Yay!

I have so enjoyed this NaNoWriMo; it has rekindled my love of fanfiction. I thought maybe I'd lost it, even though I still love to read it, but I haven't, it's still there, it just hadn't been used in a while.

I've just reposted a new edit of Gold Tinted Spectacles to AO3 - it's just a tidy up of the previous version, but it needed it, so I took some time to do it. I will get round to posting the update here too, but I haven't decided quite how to do it yet. I think reposting might be easier, since then I can use the crosspost option rather than doing 40 chapters twice, but I'm not quite sure :).

I hope everyone else's NaNo has gone/is going well. Are you all nearing the finish line? I know you can do it.

This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/332473.html.
26 November 2015 @ 12:04 Memories
25 November 2015 @ 12:04 Memories
Writerly Wednesdays - Seeking guest posts
I am seeking Bloggers, Authors (fanfic authors as well), Cover Artists, Editors and anyone else you can think of who might be something to do with writing to host for Writerly Wednesdays. Please check out the link above for details and the form to fill in if you would like to take part.

Many thanks for reading and if you know someone who might be interested, I'd be very grateful if you would pass on the link. Hope you are having a good week.
This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/332190.html.
25 November 2015 @ 08:10 Memories
For the last two days I have been reduced to washing in front of the sink because I couldn't stand long enough to have a shower, but no more. It was so lovely be able to wash my hair this morning :). It's the simple things in life isn't it...

One day soon I think we will have to invest in some sort of fold away seat for repeats of such occasions. Unfortunately the older I get the more often they occur.

If you're wondering why - I walked 4 miles on London's concrete on Sunday - not a lot for most people, but enough to make my feet demand I barely stand up at all for the last two days. It was worth it because it was to meet up with lovely friends, but there is a reason I hate traversing London :). A very nice lady gave me her seat on the Tube back to Stratford, which is one of those things that restores my faith in humanity. It was completely packed and we had nine stops and standing was rather painful, even with my crutches.

This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/331911.html.
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19 November 2015 @ 07:09 Memories
Derek Murphy is a book designer and author who has decided to hire a European castle for November 2016 for a writer's retreat (or stay in a lovely castle hotel - depending on demand) and is running a competition for one writer to win a room at this retreat.

The competition is for:
  • authors or want to be authors
  • people who participate in nanowrimo (but it’s OK if you haven’t)
  • primarily fiction authors (but it’s OK if you want to write non-fiction)
  • people who can take a month off and get to Europe next year (travel isn’t included in the prize).

This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/331494.html.
18 November 2015 @ 15:54 Memories
So we're over halfway through NaNoWriMo. I hope all your novels are going well.

I'm trying to get a little bit ahead at the moment because I know this weekend is going to be chaotic. I've nearly finished the end and the middle is well fleshed out which mostly leaves the beginning to deal with. I have the very beginning and a few scenes, but otherwise that's the part that is a skeleton. Makes it rather hard to start posting it without a beginning, so, of course, that's the last bit to really come to me :).

How are you all doing? Is your word count going well? How's the plot?
This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/331131.html.
18 November 2015 @ 12:05 Memories