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06 December 2012 @ 02:01 am
Reluctant Fic Update  

Hello, dear readers, this is your Voice of DOOM (aka Coauthor Anissa) here with an announcement.  You see, it’s that special time of year again, the time when family and friends draw closer, when we fill ourselves with the spirit of hope and peace…

…and when everyone mobs the retail stores in a frantic feeding-frenzy to buy up gifts.  Coincidentally, it’s also the time of year when companies get greedy and try to wring out every last drop of profit.  In short, Lois is having the Opposite of Fun, and she’s pretty darn stressed.  I am fortunate enough not to work retail, but I am facing some issues of my own.  My six-person crew has lost two members in the last two months, and will likely lose two more in the new year.  We are both under some serious pressure.

Which is why, reluctantly, we’ve decided to take a hiatus from our scheduled fic for the rest of the month.  Don’t panic!  We will still be working on both Across the Universe and Love & Other Headaches to get a little ahead of our deadline, and we will also be working on some holiday fic and some future fic.  It’s just that we need to relax our writing schedule a bit to make room for things like holiday baking and tree-decorating and hiding in the work bathroom trying not to scream like banshees and assault our managers.  Besides, you’ll be wrapped up in your own holiday preparations and may not even miss us.

Thank you so much for your patience.  See you in January!

athenesolon: Fleischer Lois and Clarkathenesolon on December 6th, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
I'll be sitting here excitedly waiting. In the meantime, be careful out there. I'm kind of lucky that these days my job winds down around October and closes between January to March so I don't have to worry on that account (although I have thought about trying to get them to be open during the holidays as museums are often a place people visit over the holidays and I'm often told "there isn't anything to do around here" in part because of this.) I remember the days when the holidays meant being on your feet all day and not feeling keen on decorating. *lots of hugs, good thoughts and happiness going your way.*
Lois: Lois :: Smokingkalalanekent on December 6th, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry I had to, bb, but what Anissa didn't mention was that I've essentially taken over running the Front End [i.e. the registers and Customer service, at which I don't have enough cashiers at night] as a whole for the season. I'm just worn out every night.

Good news? Gives us more time to plan, to get my head back together, to work on my pet side-project to get it prepped for early next year [had planned to be posting it this month earlier in the year, but it just hasn't worked out timing-wise], and maybe maybe just give me some time to ENJOY Christmas this year. Last year I spent most of the season crying from frustration and lack of time. So this year Anissa laid down the law and I'm mostly taking the month off.

*all the hugs and love in the world going back* There will be at least two one-shots for the month, though. So keep an eye out.
nire135nire135 on December 6th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
I figure the more rested you guy's the more awesome the writing will be.
nire135nire135 on December 7th, 2012 12:16 am (UTC)
hoping christmas music will cheer me up
But my cats will be upset to learn they will miss reading the little secrets saga on Saturdays. I on the other hand will be so busy the rest of the month with essays and exams and work and cleaning for family visits that I should be spending my time on things besides reading any way. Assuming we both survive the holidays I look forward to reading new stories next month.
now i should stop typing this and get back to the two essays i have due next week and take some more meds for my flu. If didn't love the holidays so much i would hate it.
Lois: LS-Verse :: Kala :: Blowing Kisseskalalanekent on December 7th, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
Re: hoping christmas music will cheer me up
*evil grin* I have a question. Serious question. If I remember correctly, didn't you reeeally like a certain spoiler involving Jay that I put up a long time ago?
nire135nire135 on December 7th, 2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
Re: hoping christmas music will cheer me up
More Jay? Yay! I love that sexy bad boy. He is so getting coal in his stocking this Christmas

Edited at 2012-12-07 07:52 pm (UTC)
Lois: Lois :: Gigglekalalanekent on December 7th, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
Re: hoping christmas music will cheer me up
Go check your LJ inbox. ;)