You Are a Cougar
You have more strength than most people, and with it, the ability to inflict a lot of harm.
Your power gives you confidence, and you find leading others to be easy.

You believe that you need to the best, and you are very driven to excel.
Most people immediately admire you, but some people feel very envious of your abilities.

Author: [ profile] dawnofme
Title:  Not My Reality
Pairing:  Spike/Buffy
Rating:  NC-17 for later chapters

Summary:  Buffy is a single, twenty-six year old assistant manager at Bloomingdale's department store.  Buffy and her best friend, Willow, love to watch reality TV shows.  When Angel is the runner up on the Bachelorette show and then becomes the next Bachelor, Willow sends in Buffy's photo and details to the casting team.  What's a girl to do when she goes on a reality TV show to get to know a man she'd been attracted to only to fall for one of the camera guys instead?

Betas:  [ profile] mabel_marsters & [ profile] xtanitx

Previous Chapters Here



Let's take a detour from reality together... )
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( Apr. 10th, 2009 10:14 pm)

I spend the day working on a synopsis for my young adult novel.  I whittled down a 200 page book to three double-spaced pages.  After all that, I had to play with the wording to try to make it interesting and connected.  I also worked on a query letter of sorts, though it's just an email with an introduction and summary that will be going directly to the publisher. 

My head was spinning, but I got a chapter of Not My Reality back from [ profile] xtanitx and her fun style of beta'ing perked me up and I was happy to be posting my fan fic.  Speaking of, while writing this story, which happened really fast, I had the awful tendency to use "and then"  a lot.  A lot, a lot.  :)  Here's hoping I have been cured of that bad habit.  I appreciate [ profile] xtanitx bringing it to my attention and I'm sure my other betas have called me on it in the past.  But what has cured me of it is a conversation I had on the SR cbox about it.  I can't remember who it was (and if it was you, pipe up and take credit please), but someone mentioned a scene from Dude, Where's My Car, and after watching it on youtube, every time I go to type "and then", I can only hear that fast food workers voice saying "aaaaand theeeennnnnn?"  LOL!  See the scene here

I should be sleepy, but I'm not.  I may work on League of Souls, which still only has two chapters.  At the rate I'm going it will be a couple of months before I post the first chapter.  :(

The fireworks just went off at our baseball stadium.  We live at a different angle off the lake now, but we have a much better view of the fireworks as there is no huge tree in the way.  My kids are so happy.  They rushed over to climb up the tree house as soon as the stadium lights went off and we could see the fireworks perfectly, just under a huge almost full moon.  Or was it a full moon tonight?   The kids got video of it and if it turned out nicely, I'll post it for all to see.



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