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a brief update and The Real LJ Idol

* Sad. Worried. Tense. Things are upside down out here IRL. I can't talk about it right now. My father is in the hospital. My mother is not well. They are simultaneously selling and buying a house. I can't even begin to speak to the chaos that has enveloped all of us.

* But Life goes on, doesn't it? I want to talk to the writers on the flist - don't make me call each one of you out by name! - about therealljidol. You all know that I've been involved in this amazing writing competition for the past few years. And it IS amazing!!! Like all things, it has a shadow side, no question, but I feel that the dark aspect of Idol is worth struggling through because of all the light that will be pouring down upon you. I believe in Idol because I have personally reaped the benefits of writing to prompts, reading other amazing responses to prompts, and participating with words on a competitive level. I have seen friends benefit as well.

I urge you fellow writers to spend a few mintues reading over the FAQs and considering joining up. If you have questions - ask! If you have concerns - share!

FAQS - http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/945497.html

Sign-ups - http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/945807.html


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Nov. 4th, 2016 12:44 am (UTC)

Don't call me out, I've already announced. With a humorously edited sign, even.
Nov. 4th, 2016 12:45 am (UTC)

You are very, very close to my heart right now, dear. I carry you in my thoughts and my prayers. This is the valley David sang about, I pray for light for you and your family, as much light as you can hold. Bless you, E. I know. You don't have to reply.

Sending you love, always.
Nov. 4th, 2016 01:16 am (UTC)
I'm a text/email/call away, E. And thinking of you and your parents all the time.

❤️ you.
Nov. 4th, 2016 04:06 am (UTC)
*hugs hugs* Hang in there, dearheart; sending you all good thoughts.
Nov. 4th, 2016 04:51 am (UTC)
Sorry things are so stressful right now. *hugs*

Nov. 4th, 2016 08:07 am (UTC)
*Hugs* Feel free to message me if you need to talk.

Excellently put. Hopefully Idol can take your mind off things for a bit.
Nov. 4th, 2016 09:26 am (UTC)
Thinking of you *hugs*
Idol is quite a big time commitment and I hope you can keep up with it and even that, as someone else said here, focussing on it can give you some solace by keeping your mind elsewhere for a time.
Nov. 4th, 2016 11:02 am (UTC)
Your parents are lucky to have you as their daughter... Wishing you strength.

And I know yr LJ pitch wasn't targeted at moi! :-)
Nov. 4th, 2016 12:44 pm (UTC)
Sending you and your family continued love and strength <3
Nov. 4th, 2016 01:48 pm (UTC)
This has been an awful, awful time for you. That's a huge amount of stress, especially about your parents. You have been in my thoughts.
Nov. 4th, 2016 03:03 pm (UTC)
I'm here if there's anything I can do. You have my love and thoughts.

Nov. 4th, 2016 03:55 pm (UTC)
Sending all the hugs and good vibes to you in this awful time <3
Nov. 4th, 2016 11:56 pm (UTC)
Thinking about you and your family. The time between posts had me worried that things were not going well, and I'm sorry that's true.
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