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3/8/13: I was hoping to not have to do this, but I'm going to have to call delay AGAIN due to medical emergency. Seems there's been far too many in this house the past year. Anissa threw out her back on Sunday and we've been doing what we can with doctor's assistance. We actually managed to START the chapter, but her pain has gotten worse as the week has progressed, to the point that we're going to go for an MRI. We're afraid it might be a slipped disk.
Add to that that things have been psycho-stressful at work for me lately [I don't know WHAT we're doing in there from day to day. Actually I'm not sure any of us do. It's just that time of year] and the fact that I've been needing to care for her and my FIL and it just adds up to no free time to write. I HATE delays, HATE THEM, and you all know it. I would love to be able to run on our old schedule right now, with no delays ever, but we're doing the best we can with what's been thrown at us. I promise we'll be back on schedule as soon as we can.
2/9/13: Okay, guys, I don't know what's going on. The chapter has been posted for the last eight hours over here and I still can't see it. Which is weird because I deleted it and re-uploaded a little while ago and I STILL can't see it. It must be a site-glitch. I'm going to keep this version up for another few hours and we'll see where we are. I promise you, I posted before bed last night.
1/1/13: The holidays officially end this week, so we'll be back to posting fic on next Saturday. I'm still dealing with too much drama at work to start back this week, which I expected. So expect to see the next chapter of Love and Other Headaches next weekend, followed by Across the Universe, as that was how we left things off. We hope your Christmas was wonderful and your New Year is off to a good start. See you next week!
12/6/12: 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!
11/9/12: With enough lead time to post a spoiler over on LJ, I prove that the Love and Other Headaches chapter that was lost has been rebuilt. ;) Hopefully it's half as good as what we original had for you. Also, yep, big larger plots moving forward. Just remember, guys, this is just the lead-up you're going to need for Blood Will Tell. Yep, ambition, we has it. ;) And we might just see something else from us a little earlier than next weekend. Keep an eye out.
10/27/12: Annnnnd with our usual quota on the plate, our computer ate the chapter file. All of it. About half an hour ago.
Which means that we're going to have to rewrite the damn thing.
Guys, as badly as we wanted to get this to you before we headed out on vacation, it's just not going to happen. There's no way we can recreate a chapter this size in less than 24 hours when we have a ton of last-minute running-around to do. Just zero chance.
I'm totally heartbroken about this. Looks like we'll be posting this next weekend if we can get it finished in time. If all else fails, it'll come out first instead of ATU the following weekend.
It would happen the week we're leaving for vacation, huh?
9/15/12: Rest assured, the chapter's coming, but I got in late from work tonight and then there were some computer issues. Not enough to stop us from posting the weekend. It may be coming to you late Saturday night or early Sunday, but you'll have it before the weekend is out.
Forgive the delay, all!
9/01/12: Yep, we're better. Yep, the hiatus is over! Yep, the chapter will be out later today. We just need to look it over one more time and make sure all looks well and connects. Remember, half the writing time was spent with The Sickness. ;)
More news once I get a little sleep and wake up again.
We looooove you all! And thank you for the well wishes! They honestly did help!
8/21/12: I hate posting this, but it looks as though it's going to be necessary. I'm into my second week of the pneumonia, starting to improve by degrees, but now we've run into the problem that happens to all couples. Anissa has it now. *sigh* There only been less than 1,000 words written since the beginning of last week. So I'm going to go ahead and call it now, as much as it kills me to do it. We're going to have to take another week while Anissa gets better because the current chapter has a huge action sequence in it that's going to need both of us fully on-board to manage.
Sorry, guys. I'm going to say look for the next post from us on September 1. Until then, we'll be trying to get well and plot to have things up and rolling by then.
8/17/12: Yes, it was truly pneumonia. Ended up in the ER last night straight from work. So, yes, no chapter this week. We're going to keep working working for the rest of this week, but there's no chance of having it in before bedtime at all. Sorry, guys.
8/16/12: Another damn delay. Well, the doctor confirmed it the other day. I have walking pneumonia. I guess it was only a matter of time, as it's been going around the job like wildfire. So, due to the fact that I'm fighting this plus still working a full week on top of it, the chapter is going to be delayed a week while I try to get myself back in working order. I'm literally coming home, eating dinner, showering, passing out for ten hours, getting up an hour before work, working eight hours, repeat.
So yeah, no chapter this week. We'll be back with Love and Other Headachesnext Saturday unless this cold gets worse next week. I'll keep you on stand-by.
7/3/12: Let me preface this with the fact that it's a birthday request.
Okay, so there will be no chapter this holiday weekend. Anissa's birthday's coming up next weekend and she's requested that we just work on easy projects, which include working on future fic and making changes and adaptions to notes. And this gives us time to plot what happens next in ATU a little tighter.
However, you will have a chapter for you before we leave for her three-day birthday mini-vacation next Friday.
Sorry, guys, but who was I to refuse a birthday request from my co-author?
Love you all!
TMI on this annoying author-type:
Name: Lois Joos (Daddy's fault for the name; doesn't help that he worked for a newspaper, Jacksonville Times-Union, does it?)
Birthdate: 12/11/78 (The day of the Superman: The Movie London Premiere. Yes, totally nerdtastic!)
Current Location: Jax, Florida. How lovely a day it will be when I can leave the Home of the Mosquito!
Mental Location: Asheville, NC or Toronto, ON, depending on the day
Favorite Film: Narrowing this down would be impossible. As it is: anything Henson fantasy, The Professional, the Reeveverse films (although I love STM and SII: DC like WOAH and DAYUM), The Lady in the Water, Firelight, High Tension, Elizabeth, Up... Really, this could go on for hours...
Favorite Musical Artist: Again, totally random and eclectic: The Moody Blues, My Chemical Romance, Mozart, The Cure, Tori Amos, Vertical Horizon, Delerium, The Alan Parsons Project, Jason Mraz, Annie Lennox, classical remixes...
Favorite TV Shows: I don't watch too many current 'series' shows. I watch Smallville, Skins, and The Tudors, but I'm more of a Ghost Hunters-Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations-Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmeran-Investigation Discovery Channel kinda of girl. Now back in the day it was all about: La Femme Nikita, Beauty and the Beast, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Remington Steele, Law and Order, Jim Henson's The Story-Teller. I think my biggest problem is just that not too many current shows have a way of captivating me. And I must be captivated to keep watching.
To see a world in a grain of sand/And Heaven in a wild flower/To hold infinity in the palm of your hand/And eternity in an hour.
Links and Such:
These are links to my various media additions to the KLK Fanfiction World. My LJ, where spoilers are given and fanmixes are posted, is. All graphics are almost exclusively the magic of or @ Livejournal. Total goddesses of all things beautiful and awesome. I can never repay the too-good-to-be-true that is this pair of marvelous women! I am a seriously spoiled lady!
These amazing writers are betas past and present for LS and/or Heirs and some are authors in their own right. Without them, you wouldn't have the fics you see here: Alphie, htbthomas, sean_montgomery, saavikam77, trekkie6, and . I really don't give all of them the love and care they deserve. We wouldn't be here if not for them. WE LOVE YOU, GUYS!
The: Lois and her vain attempts to make fanvids. They're getting better. Still trying to make something decent on WMM. A few trailers for LS and several videos for RV in general. Wish I was a better vidder. dies
: The Christopher Reeve Superman film community belonging to Rizny and yours truly. Updated semi-regularly, as both of us are mega-busy. Feel free to come over, spend some time, and share your thoughts and memories with us! The more the merrier!
Linked via RV, these are all of the current fanmix soundtracks to the. Also listed is an awesome fanmix by . That mix is absolutely worthy of the download.
Also worthy of your notice are the gorgeous videos of@ YouTube. Although she no longer updates (she's currently in school for a film degree), these videos are not to be missed!
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