AngiePen (angiepen) wrote,


I just did an Flist cut. I've needed to for a long time, and haven't wanted to for just as long.

MOST IMPORTANT: As always, anyone is welcome to keep me friended and read my journal. I've never Flocked anything here and don't foresee ever doing so. Just because I don't have you friended doesn't mean I don't want you reading my fic, or anything else I post. You don't even need an LJ to read my journal; anyone who wanders in off the internets is welcome to read whatever they like. So please don't think that because I've defriended you that I don't want you around.

Okay? :(

I've been on the ragged edge of timecrunch for, oh, the last year or two, and it's gotten to where I can't juggle all the balls anymore. I've been struggling to keep up with all the stuff I read online, and there's just too much. I cut a bunch of off-LJ blogs a couple of days ago and that wasn't enough. I have a bunch of stuff I need to keep up with on the publishing side and I can't cut there. But I've only written like 3K words in the last week and a half and that's just not going to hack it.

I don't have a job, I don't have kids, I hardly do any housework -- I should be one of those writers who cranks out three or four novels a year. Or one or two novels plus a whole pile of shorts, something significant. But I'm not because I'm always in catch-up mode. My blitz through most of Lost Boy was great but I did it by ignoring a lot of other stuff and then playing catch-up in long, overnight marathon sessions.

My husband is going nuts at work (newish boss -- real jerk) and is thinking of retiring early; I really need to get on the ball and see if I can get a novel or two out there, 'cause that's where the money is. I need to contribute to the household and I want to stay active in online fandom. I should be able to do both.

So. I cut a bunch of stuff, both personal journals and communities, most of it here because my angiepen Flist is the elephant standing in the middle of three or four spaniels. I have a feeling it's not going to be enough, but we'll see how this works for now.


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