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An Introduction to Erin

Hey y'all!

If you're here, it's probably because you know me from something writing related like Viable Paradise, Clarion West, Writers of the Future, or sff.net. (Or perhaps it's from general con-going awesomeness or my intermittent long term internet writing/blogging presence. ;))

Most entries on this journal are friendslocked due to the public nature of my real life profession (burn ward RN) and because I'm an introverted exhibitionist, which means unless you're on my friendslist, you'll never see them. Feel free to msg me to say hi, or to just go ahead and friends me, k? I don't mind the company, I just prefer to keep it behind closed doors ;).

(It has been recently pointed out to me that I curse a lot. It's true. If that bothers you, don't sign on board. Or peek in, but then feel free to run away.)

Due to work schedules, I tend to drop off the face of the planet for a week at a time, every other week. I do keep up with correspondence in a timely fashion, but please give me a few days to reply.


[Edited to add -- from here on out, this journal is friends-only. It's not being updated much, but I need to lock down everything. Feel free to email me, I'm still friendly ;)]


Apr. 21st, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
Hey, just wanted to drop a note that I'm a CW05 grad, here because I like to get to know the new year's classes.

Neat icon, by the way.

Apr. 21st, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
Hi Rachel -- i added you -- thanks! :D
May. 23rd, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
Hi Erin, this is Mike, another CW 07 student. I thought I'd go ahead and add your LJ.

June 17th is coming faster than it seemed possible. I'm excited and terrified all at once. :)
May. 24th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
Hi Mike -- i've added you as well.

See you soon! ;)
Aug. 23rd, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
psst- friend me
Aug. 23rd, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
Jan. 10th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
Hey Erin, this is Sam Taylor from Paul Jessup's Broken Circles site. Just giving you a wave.
Jan. 10th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Yo Sam! Friended ahoy! :D
Feb. 29th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)

This is Elisa from BayCon programming staff and DSM's friend.

Mar. 5th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
Friended back, sorry for the slow response :D
Feb. 29th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
That's where you went
Hey Erin, this is phill from A&M. I've had your "spider song" page bookmarked for years and now I know why you stopped updating it. good thing you come up first on google:therinth.

I'll try to see what I missed after so long (didn't you used to be E.C.D.)

Drop me a line or read up on the growing gaggle of kids .

good to see you're still alive, and still writing!
talk to you soon
Mar. 5th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
Re: That's where you went
Hey Phil! :D
Mar. 8th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)
Hey, Erin! I'm glad to hear that things are going so well!
Apr. 13th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
Hello Erin,

My name's Justin. I'm entered in the second quarter for the WOTF (2008). I haven't won yet, *fingers crossed* but just looking to make some friends with similar interests. I found you off Sonia's LJ. She placed second in the same quarter.

Congratualtions on your big win!
Apr. 13th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah just noticed this original post comes from the future. That's nuts!

Apr. 21st, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Hi Erin: Saw you on ra_log. I'm a writer, obviously, and do at thing or two over at The Fix. *G*
May. 13th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
Salutations. I just read something of yours at fishnetmag.com and came seeking you out as a result. Hope you don't mind. :)

May. 13th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
No prob :D -- i think you're my first random reader here ;).
May. 26th, 2008 09:44 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!
Jan. 30th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
Don't even know how to start
You suck!
Jan. 30th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't even know how to start
Looks like someone needs to look up "ad hominem attack" in a book of basic logic.

Yes, I am aware of the irony of writing that.
Jan. 30th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't even know how to start
You know who else made a lot of ad hominem attacks? HITLER.
Feb. 10th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
Hey, this is marshaldillon (LJ), or Swamp (EA forums). I just had a question. How did you set up this post to always remain on top?
Feb. 11th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
This post is from the future, that's how ;)

I have a girlfriend who has a private future post with all her personal info hidden, just in case anyone needs it -- i liked the idea of having a placeholder there.

LJ won't show posts in your flist that have an edited timestamp tho, FYI, so it's only really useful for this sort of thing -- if you try to "pre-post" something you want people to see for real, hardly anyone will see it unless they make a practice of coming to your actual homepage.

Hope that helps!
Apr. 21st, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
Completely not related to anything, but this post.

Wow. Burn ward. I'm impressed. I don't know if I could do it. Thank you.

(I was, for a brief time, possessed of a reservation for the burn ward [and the special Gulf Stream ambulance plane] to Ft. Sam Houston's Burn Ward. Thankfully I didn't manifest a massive case of Stevens-Johnson's Syndrome)
Apr. 21st, 2009 05:14 am (UTC)
Aie! We see a lot of those. (Well, it feels like a lot, but we get them from a wide area.)

I scanned your lj some after reading some of your articles -- thank you for the difficult work that you do, as well.

Do you write fiction, or do we just happen to know a lot of the same people?
Apr. 21st, 2009 05:18 am (UTC)
We know a lot of the same people, some of whom; it seems, hold me in a high regard.

I can't write fiction. I can write small set pieces, with nice description, but the larger item, with plotting, structure and direction escape me.

I did do journalism.

If you care (and I appreciate it if you don't, shop talk and all that, the specifics of my bout with Stevens-Johnson's is here

Edited at 2009-04-21 05:20 am (UTC)
May. 24th, 2009 06:44 pm (UTC)
Good afternoon!

This is the mysterious Eric Vogt, that you met at Wiscon within the last 24 hours.

May. 25th, 2009 06:56 am (UTC)
Hoorays! *friending*
Nov. 12th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
Hello, I'm a nursing student and mkhobson suggested that I befriend you. She finds your posts fascinating. I want to find your posts fascinating too.
Nov. 14th, 2009 05:44 am (UTC)
Hello! :D
Nov. 17th, 2009 06:28 am (UTC)
Hi, I'm here because Vylar said your writing was right up my alley. So to speak. So, hello!
Nov. 17th, 2009 06:32 am (UTC)
Hello! :D
Dec. 5th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
Hallo! I can't remember how I clicked over here. :) But I knew of your work from Scott @ BCS, and saw that you have excellent taste in LJ layout spiders.
Dec. 7th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
Hooray spiders! :D
Mar. 10th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you for adding me.
Jul. 26th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
Random reader here.Saw your post on Robin Hobb's site(huge fan of hers!)and subsequently noticed you are an RN(burn ward,ouch!)in Oregon(?).I have a cousin who is an RN(I forget the term-works with newborns)in Las Vegas and wants to move up here to the PNW(I'm in Wa.).He seems to think Portland is the best bet.I was wondering if you had any advice I could give him? Cheers! (Cool LJ you have here!)
Jul. 26th, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
Re: greetings!
Hi there! Actually, I live in the Bay Area, I was just traveling in Oregon this past weekend. So I don't have any advice, I'm sorry. Portland is a great town tho, and so is Seattle. I'm not sure how cost of living and nursing pay work up there, but they're both gorgeous places to live.

Edited at 2010-07-26 11:18 pm (UTC)
Jul. 28th, 2010 05:14 am (UTC)
Re: greetings!
Ah. Well,thanks for the response.I've not yet made it to the Bay area,but i've heard nothing but good things from friends who travel there often. Good luck with your writing.I'll keep an eye out for you! Cheers!
Nov. 11th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
Congratulations! That's lovely! Kudos to you and much champagne!


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