December 2nd, 2010

Xmas Penguin

More Holiday Planning...

I have a question for those of you in the know (Hi, laser_radiation!):

If you were going to make something like peppermint bark (crushed candy canes, chocolate base, white chocolate top), what would you use FOR the chocolate portions? Would you melt down chocolate chips? Create something from a recipe? What?

I've been buying peppermint bark for family gifts in recent years, but looking at the retail prices for it, I'm seriously thinking about making my own. Also possibly doing some dipped pretzel rods, so the chocolate question applies there too.


In other news, I finished two stories for Last Author Standing (I took a skip for nbc_las this round). Voting is open at usanetwork_las and fox_las through mid-Sunday.

It's Time To Vote!

There is a new challenge up at fox_las for voting! Fanfics between 100 and 1000 words based on a specific prompt. Come, read, and vote for the best/least well written.

... who will come out on top?

I've really enjoyed the challenge of writing for all three of these comms, so special note: signups for the next round of nbc_las are open now, and they'll be starting up soon for fox_las and usanetwork_las too. There's also spn_las (open now, and I know many of you might be interested in that one). Check them out!

Since there's a writing hiatus for the comms for the next couple of weeks, I'll be examining the flyby Pinch Hitting emails for yuletide. Usually I'm not fast enough, and even when I like the request I often think "Still, it's 1000 words minimum! If I was sure I could commit to that, I'd have signed up for real!" But never say never...

Which brings me to the other important thing of note: I have an invite left for Archive Of Our Own. Comment if you're interested!