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I actually have been aiming for a super pastel pink but I admit I am too impatient to keep gently bleaching my hair until it's super blonde for the light color to stick. I've almost used up my tub of red dye that my friend Krinkle gave me... and I have another half a tub from Nadine. :))

Maybe I will try to bleach it again to be blonde after this washes out. :D

(Yes, I do my own hair... although I don't think I am doing any of it properly, but short hair definitely makes the process less laborious, ahaha.)

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As you might be able to tell, I am trying to make it a habit to make more public posts to dreamwidth, as I quite miss being involved here in some way or another. *_* I've been kicked in the butt multiple times by freelance work so far, and I am exhausted, but I promised myself I'd pamper myself today and tomorrow before I go back into the full swing of it. Overall it's been all good and I think I didn't do too bad for my first foray back into the writing business on my own. :D

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There was a flash fiction contest I tried to join but then at the last minute, I decided against it, because it was so... vague. Even if it was two corporations that were both legit, all the photo said was, "submit your story to [email] and get a chance to win [x] prizes and get published in [x]!" Not even a link to a post with mechanics, or what happens to your rights after you submit... and they didn't make one, despite tons of people asking in the comments (though they did respond, it seems). I err on the side of caution that if they don't take the effort to make a page compiling their rules and copyright stance, I'll just... not risk it?

On the bright side, I have about 150 words of a seedlet for a possible new short story... about two girls who have run away... I don't know if I can pull off what I want to do with it. Maybe I can even use this for my thesis...?

So many workshops and anthologies I want to join, but one at a time, self. You've just started getting this freelance working thing down again (albeit you kind of overdid it, ahaha, tho some of that was no fault of your own)... it takes time to master something. :)

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I still need to fix my schedule for schoolwork... I definitely did not do well on that. But, progress!

How are you all? :)

Date: 2016-05-02 04:59 am (UTC)
rootsofthestories: A girl wandering down a walkway her hand stretched out (writing: red coats wander)
From: [personal profile] rootsofthestories
Hee, we have matching hair! :D

Also, oh man do I understand wanting to do all the things. I want to do all the writing things and start drawing again and start walking on a regular basis and and and....

I miss you loads and I hope that hwen I start doing more on DW again, I can manage to poke at you (Or get you on my Google Hangouts again. I don't seem to have you under the current email...)

Date: 2016-05-09 11:51 am (UTC)
rootsofthestories: A woman wandering into the forest (Default)
From: [personal profile] rootsofthestories

takehteautumnroad at gmail. :D

I'm trying. XD it gets hard when i want to do everything and I am still in a situation where I can't really do most of it.

Date: 2016-05-02 12:47 pm (UTC)
whitemage: (Birdy: Smile)
From: [personal profile] whitemage
Ah! Your hair looks cute. :)

I do my own hair, too. Mine's pretty long, it ends just a few inches from my bottom. Definitely more effort, yes.

And I don't know if I do my hair right, either. But I kind of settled on henna for myself and it seems forgiving, if subtle.

I also sympathise with wanting to do it all. I keep feeling like I need to get everything I want done now and keep having to explain to myself I have the rest of my life, right?

Glad you're making progress!

Date: 2016-05-02 01:03 pm (UTC)
okrablossom: jasmine tea blossom open in mug (tea blossom)
From: [personal profile] okrablossom
Love the hair!

I'm recovering from Camp NaNoWriMo last month and need to get back to posting here more myself :)

Date: 2016-05-03 04:43 am (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
Yay for red hair!

And that flash fiction context sounded really sketchy to me, too.

Hello!

I'm Mel, a Filipina artist and writer. I'm an MA Creative Writing student working on her own projects at the same time. Nice to meet you!