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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Subject:Friends Only
Time:9:48 am.
Mood: content.

Friends Only

 

Hello everyone I’m making this a friends only site. I’m not posting fanfic, just rambling about my personal life. I’m also making it online friends only- so if you know me in real life I’m kicking you out LOL! I need a place to vent free from possible confrontation.

I’m planning on posting a full update within an hour of posting this, so if you don’t see it, comment here and I’ll be happy to add you

Witchdragon
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Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Subject:Hello
Time:4:19 pm.
Mood: sick.
Music:none.
I know it has been forever since I have updated. I've thought about it but most of the time I needed to bitch and I wanted the next update to not be full of self-indulgent whining. LOL

So let's see- home is fine, kids driving me batty but all in all good :)

Work is crazy and I need to take more time off before I turn into a  psychopath.

I'm going to be speaking at the Tucson Festival of Books next month. I'm excited but super nervous. Thankfully it's on creativity, so I can bullshit how to be creative.

I am going to Dragon Con!!!! My friend and I were debating Comic Con but the lines are just too crazy long, so this year we'll be at Dragon Con- anyone else going???

I pulled Phoenix Child off the shelves to do another round of edits- I found a lot of mistakes once I saw it in paperback format. pro to traditional publishing you can mess with it once its out there you must move on. Anyway, I'm working on a new editing routine for future books. I'm imagine scantly clad grammar slaves, but most likely it'll be me reading and re-reading my MS in multiple formats.

So how is everyone else??? Any exciting news?
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Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Subject:SQUEE!!!!!
Time:6:31 pm.
Mood: giddy.
Phoenix Child is finally finally published!!! Go see-

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/133873

http://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Child-ebook/dp/B007AK6DRW/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1329539659&sr=1-3


I am so excited and I want to thank all of you for your support. Without all of the lovely reviews I got for Gypsy Caravan I never would have written my own book.  Thank you so much!
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Friday, February 10th, 2012

Subject:I have a book cover!!
Time:5:38 pm.
Mood: excited.
http://alicamckennajohnson.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/i-have-a-book-cover/


For whatever reason I can't bring up an image - don't know why it's very rude- but if you click on the link you can see my book cover- I'm so excited!
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Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Subject:((HUGS))
Time:5:46 pm.
Mood: chipper.
I missed all of you so much!!! OMG I have to behave myself everwhere else and I feel like I can't breath half of the time.


Life is good- both of my kids are bigger then I am, boy child is going to an expensive private school- thank god for scholarships! Girl child is on the verge of getting kicked out of school because the principal is an ass and she is standing up for herself, other kids, and the teacher! I'm proud of her- we can always home school again- and as long as she doesn't start shit with him I'm fine.


Book one is done, edited and soon to be formatted for e-books. Hubby is almost done painting my cover- squee! It's hard to believe that there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel, man this has been a huge project!


Book two is written and being critiqued by my awesome critique group.


I'm still working at the group home- right now I have 4 boys with ADD/ADHD/ Autism Spectrum issues/ Pervasive Developmental Disorder- and a bunch of other crap. They take a huge amount of time and I feel like we're surviving every day instead of me actually helping them.


When I'm not working or writing then I'm on social media blogging tweeting and stuff trying to build an authors platform. Which means that I have to watch what I post and how I respond to posts and be good- yuck.


For those you you who do write original fiction I want to offer the opportunity to come and either guest post on my blog or be interviewed. I don't care what you write- there's being good and pretending to be someone I'm not and I'm not willing to go that far. I have an average of 30 people per day looking at my blog- although yesterday it was over 100 :) Anyway you all have been so supportive of my and my writing that I want to give something back- even if it is just a little something.

I need to hang out around here more- to have fun, unwind, and be myself. Because no where else that I hang out could I say that I want to jump into bed naked with you all and lick everyone.
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Subject:Hello and update
Time:8:12 pm.
Mood: bouncy.
Sorry I've been gone so long- RL has been crazy busy and I've been focusing on my original fiction writing and when I'm here I spend far to much time reading you're guys wonderful stories!!

I'm still a house parent for kids in foster care- OMG some of the kids I've had have made me want to tear out my hair! One was so bad for three weeks I couldn't write because I was so upset and frustrated and couldn't think of anything else.

Okay so for some exciting news I'm going to self publishing my YA book Phoenix Child this fall. My hubby is painting my cover- I'll post it once it's finished and I get the photo taken. And my editor only has four more chapters to fix. I need to figure out how to format my book for POD and Kindle but my goal is Oct 3 because I'm part of a YA panel mid October. I'm 3/4 of the way through book 2- which is going much faster then the first book.

I'm hoping to pop in now and then and read some lovely fics and update every one on my book. I have all for you to thank, without your feed back and support for Gypsy Caravan I wouldn't have even tried to write my own book. So thank you so much!!

I'd love it if you guys would come and check out my blog http://alicamckennajohnson.wordpress.com/ Where I review foreign songs and movies and post weird questions, quotes, and video clips.
I also have a Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1214620857
and a Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/alicamj


To tempt you over and check out my original fiction I have started several adult books both het and gay romance with metaphysical/paranormal themes. So if you feel inspired or hopefully tempted come check on by. I could really use the support.

So what's going on with all of you? I've been gone for months- new stories? RL ups and downs? Original books of your own? Stories or fests I missed and you know I'll love?
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Monday, January 31st, 2011

Subject:writing contest
Time:7:01 pm.
Passionate Ink's Sixth Annual Stroke of Midnight Contest

EXTENDED to Feb 7th - Short in ALL Categories especially HISTORICAL,
SCI FI/FANTASY and NOVELLA!

Link to Enter - http://www.passionateink.org/som-registration/

Make the first 35 pages of your novel so compelling that an editor has
to have more!

Five Sizzling Finalists in Five Categories:

Contemporary – novels with erotic elements that focus on the
developing romantic relationship in a contemporary setting. Includes
series and single-title length romances. Can also include elements of
romantic suspense/intrigue.

Historical – novels with erotic elements that focus on the developing
romantic relationship in a historical setting.

Futuristic/Fantasy/Sci-fi – novels with erotic elements that focus on
the developing romantic relationship in any setting in the future, an
alternate world/reality, or another planet. Includes elements such as
elves/faerie, sword & sorcery, aliens, etc.

Paranormal/Time Travel – novels with erotic elements that focus on the
developing romantic relationship in any setting that includes elements
of time travel, angels, vampires, werewolves or other paranormal
themes.

Novellas - novellas of 10,000 to 25,000 words with erotic elements
that focus on developing romantic relationship in any setting.

**All categories are open to alternative lifestyle entries and any
entry that reflects an erotic romance between two or more people,
straight, gay, bi, or any romantic combination.**

All entries must be in RTF format.

All entries must be at least 10,000 words in their completed form.

Link to Enter - http://www.passionateink.org/som-registration/

Judging and Prizes:

First Round: Preliminary-round judging will be completed by three
qualified judges – Passionate Ink and other RWA members experienced in
critiquing and/or published authors familiar with our genre. All
scores will be added and averaged to determine the entrant’s ranking.
Every attempt will be made to provide entrants with detailed score
sheets and judges’ comments from this preliminary round. Top five
entries in each category will move to final round.

Final Round: The top five finalists in each category will be ranked by
the following industry professionals:

Contemporary: Angela James, Carina Press

Historical: Treva Harte, Loose ID

Futuristic/Fantasy/Sci-fi: Kelli Collins, Ellora’s Cave

Paranormal/Time Travel: Melissa Jeglinski, The Knight Agency

Novellas: Lindsey Faber, Samhain Publishing

First place winners in each category will receive a free one year
membership in Passionate Ink ($25 value), a certificate, and an award
graphic for their website. (Writing teams will split the membership.)
All other finalists will receive certificates and a finalist graphic
for their website. All entries will be returned after finalists are
determined and statistical information is complete. Winners will be
announced at the Passionate Ink gathering at the Romance Writers’ of
America National Conference in New York. Results will be listed on the
Passionate Ink website, in the chapter’s newsletter, as well as have
their names published in the Romance Writer’s Report.

The decisions of judges are final.

Rules for Entry

Eligibility:

All contest entrants must be 18 years of age by the contest entry deadline date.
Contest is open to all authors with unpublished, uncontracted
full-length erotic romance manuscripts of at least 25,000 words
(except novellas which must be at least 10,000) in the category they
wish to enter.



Entry Deadline & Submission:

Entry Form and details - http://www.passionateink.org/contests/

All entries must be electronic in RTF format. All entries must be in one file.
All entries and payment must be received completed by MIDNIGHT EST Feb
7, 2011. All materials, including entries and entry fees, must be
received by that date.

Submit questions via email to som6@passionateink.org. It is the
author’s responsibility to enter the manuscript in the correct
category. All clarifications as to category should be made prior to
submission.

Entrants may enter as many categories as they wish with DIFFERENT
submissions, but cannot enter the same manuscript in two categories.
Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee either via
a mailed check or online PayPal payment.

There is a minimum requirement of 10 entries per category. If a
category does not receive a sufficient number of submissions to make
the category viable, the category will be canceled. The entrant will
be asked to provide a second choice of categories. If the entrant does
not wish to place the entry in another category, the entry and
associated fees will be returned.

Entry Form and details - http://www.passionateink.org/contests/

Entry Fees:

Passionate Ink members: $15
Others: $25

Email payments via PayPal to: Treasurer@passionateink.org

or mail payments to:

Stroke of Midnight Contest
c/o Robin L. Rotham
PO Box 2412
Norfold, NE 68701

Make checks payable to: Passionate Ink

Entry fees must be received prior to the entry deadline.
Include your name in the subject line and the titles of your
entry(ies) in the comments box, if paying via PayPal. Include the
title of your entry in the Memo field if paying via check.



Entry Format:

All entries must be electronic in RTF format. The synopsis and entry
must be in the same file.

Send a maximum of the first 35 pages of your manuscript (20 pages for
novella entries).

Entries must be in proper manuscript format: One sided, double-spaced
with one inch margins all around, size 12 font (like Times New
Roman or Courier) is recommended.

On the first page only, title and category on top left; page number on
top right. Subsequent pages should include only title and page number.
Name of author should not appear anywhere on manuscript; the entry
will be disqualified if name is on submission.

A synopsis of up to 5 single-spaced pages (which will not be judged)
must also be included. No cover page is necessary.

Link to Enter - http://www.passionateink.org/som-registration/

Email questions to Sharon at som6@passionateink.org
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Monday, October 25th, 2010

Subject:Update the good, the sad and more classes
Time:7:07 pm.
Mood: chipper.
We’ll start with the bad-ish news first, then end on a high note- LOL.

I didn't make it into the one bite contest although I'm not surprised I didn't feel my story was that strong, but it was good to put something out there. I'm thinking of extending it- now that I don't have a word limit- and seeing if I can get it published.

I got my score sheets from the Florida writing contest and I was right the poor editing killed me. One of the judges gave me tens in every category except mechanics, which I got a one in. The other judge gave me sixes- not great but not bad- and in her comments I could see how I would have scored higher had the grammar not been a problem- it messed up the pacing and dialog for her. So I cried, and pouted, and had a good sulk. Now I’m looking at their comments and seeing how I can improve my story, at least the comments I agree with. J

I’m taking a query letter writing class and already sent in a query letter to the critiqued by Susan Ginsberg( an agent) - and I’m going to pitch to her in Nov!!!! Very exciting and I’m sure I will learn a lot.

I have three classes I’m looking at taking: one on steampunk, one on writing realistic gay characters, and one on the eleven senses. The one on gay characters and the eleven senses over laps- I totally bombed on taking three at a time, but I’m thinking I might give these two a try as they are so interesting.

I only have four chapters of hard copy edits to put into the computer then I’m done with the first book except for sending it to my critique group. So I’m going to do NaNoWriMo and work on book two plus other ideas that are bouncing around in my head. My goal is to get back into the creative flow of writing and out of the editing revision mode.
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Subject:Looking for exotic naked men.
Time:12:06 pm.
Mood: chipper.
I want to put together a basket for my writers group to encourage more exotic in the erotic and romance books. I am looking for a photography book of lovely men from around the world. I’ve found plenty with white men- I think I have something I want to collect now- but few have men of any color and those that do it’s only one or two men. So does anyone know of a book with sexy naked men that are different races? I’ll even take one with pictures of men and woman.
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Subject:16
Time:1:15 pm.
Mood: confused.
My son is sixteen today- I'm not sure about this. He's amazing, and thankfully not a slut like me at sixteen :) But still- I have a sixteen year old- I just can't wrap my brain around that- oh well at least there's cake.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Subject:FCKH8
Time:4:17 pm.
I haven't seen this posted yet- so go and check it out! Depending on where you work it might not be safe.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVwLaOtOlQ8
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Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Subject:pen name
Time:4:12 pm.
Mood: curious.
Hey all I'm thinking about entering the one bite contest with some gay romance- so now I need a pen name. Any thoughts? The one idea I have is Wendy Duncan- WD for Witch Dragon but I'm not sold on it. So thoughts? Opinions? Naughty pictures?
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Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Subject:short story conest day
Time:6:07 pm.
Mood: cheerful.
http://www.allromanceebooks.com/submissions.html

Looks like this will be a lot of fun!! Any kind of romance or erotica allowed.
Witchdragon
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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Subject:contest for original m/m story
Time:9:42 am.
The Rainbow Romance Writers, the first and only LGBT chapter of
Romance Writers of America, is proud to announce the first annual
Rainbow Awards of Excellence
(RAES) for published authors.

This contest, sponsored by RRW, will recognize the best in published
LGBT romance. The contest is open to all authors published in novel or
novella length romantic fiction during the 2009 publishing year as
long as the story in question has an LGBT romance as its focus and
fits within one of our seven categories.

The contest categories are:

list of 7 items
• Contemporary
• Paranormal
• Romantic Suspense
• Historical
• Sci-fi/Fantasy
• YA
• short/novella (10,000-20,000 words)

All entries must be submitted electronically and will be accepted
beginning June 1 2010 through August 31, 2010. The entry fee is $15
and is payable through Paypal. Entrants need not be members of either
Rainbow Romance Writers or RWA. All heat levels are welcome from sweet
to sizzling.

Any questions regarding the contest in general or submission procewss
in particular may be directed to the contest coordinator, Sara Bell,
who may be reached
at: wavyscribe @ aol . com (spaces removed).

For more information, or to submit an entry, please visit our web site at

http://www.rainbowromancewriters.com/2010/04/contest-2010-rainbow-romance-award-for-excellence-in-romantic-fiction/???

Kimberly Gardner, RRW President
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Subject:Finished!!
Time:9:20 pm.
Mood: ecstatic.
Okay I know there is still alot of work to do and half of it is first draft, but I finished my novel, its just under 90,000 words!!!
Squee
I'm so excited!!!
Just wanted to share.
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Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Subject:Coming back
Time:1:29 pm.
Mood: nerdy.
Hello everyone! I’ve missed you all. I’m still off fanfic- trying to get things together, but I miss you too much. So I’m going to try and just socialize. My journal is going to be friends only and posts are going to be RL only. So if you de-friend me I understand. If you want to stay here, that would be great.
Hope everything is going well with everyone.

Love Witchdragon

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Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Subject:Missing all of you!!
Time:5:16 pm.
Mood: bouncy.

 

Hugs and kisses to everyone!!! I miss you all so much. How is everything? Jobs, kids, houses, pets, partners?

Life is good, I’m needed to watch my spending- I got a speeding ticket- my first ever- it was $211 – sucks.

I’ve lost ten pounds- yeah!

Work is work- one of my favorite girls left Friday to a foster placement. I’ll miss her. That night I was watching my eight-year-old rage and actually hoping at one point she’d go far enough so I could call the police and be done with it. Not so much fun that.

I have done a ton of writing- I have three chapters to show for it and a ton of drafts that needed to be altered. I’m looking at started a writers group with a couple of friends.

Did I mention I miss all of you? I hate not knowing how all of you are *squishes*. I’ll post again soon- let me know how things are- you can even link me to rl posts, no porn yet *pouts*

Love Witchdragon
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Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Subject:My kids
Time:3:51 pm.

Okay this was done by another house parent, but it you can see some of my kids and my daughter. It’s one of those moments that keep me doing my job and not running away screaming! LOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ODnbwqqtpA

 

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Subject:Update
Time:8:03 pm.
Mood: depressed.

Hello everyone- I just wanted to say I’ll be gone for a while. I’ve tried to cut back on how much I read- as some of you know, but really moderation and hot boys having sex just doesn’t work for me, so I’ve had my son remove the internet from my home computer and  I don’t  read porn at work- I work with kids and that is just wrong. Anyway you can still email, and I might pop in now and then to post, I’ll miss all of you, but I really need to do this right now.

Hugs, kisses and licks to all of you!!

 

Witchdragon

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Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Subject:25 things
Time:12:59 pm.
Mood: cheerful.

I got tagged with this on facebook- and decided since I had already written it I might as well post it here too.

 

1- I have written a 83 chapter fanfic novel.

2- I got over 2000 reviews on my story from all over the world.

3- I'm very high maintenance.

4- I got my belly button pierced- but it didn't heal so I took it out after nine months.

5- I spend some time every day reading gay erotica.

6- I gave birth to both of my kids at home.

7- I hate confrontation.

8- I've been investigated by CPS (false charges)

9- I've been certified in CPR and first aid since the fifth grade.

10- I have a life coach *waves to Dawn*

11- I do yoga.

12- I love foreign cartoons.

13- My favorite shows are British.

14- I'm a vegetarian.

15- My husband is 17 years older than me.

16- My step-sons are one and three years younger than me.

17- I don't consider myself a hippy.

18- I drink red wine cold.

19- I only get hit on by guys at gay bars- WTF?

20- I love to go dancing.

21- I have at least four book ideas milling about in my head.

22- I want to write books for teens, and gay and straight erotica.

23- My right thumb is longer than my left.

24- I'm much more of a control freak than I originally thought.

25- I've had an article published in a magazine.

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