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firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
So that one night that I was trying desperately to squeeze out 500 words by midnight ended up being the only night I wrote at all.

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The week was just nuts between one thing and another. I did get some good brainstorming and idea-bouncing done. Helped that I had 2 hours each way on a train with my slash beta to toss ideas around, some of which got really cracktastic but some of which got things moving in the right direction. Whew! Now to actually get the damned thing finished.
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
Today has 21 minutes left, and so far I've written 97 words. Not an auspicious start if I hope to beat last week's word count/days of writing. Though I did at least manage to keep writing.

Just kept writing.


In other news, [personal profile] elf/[livejournal.com profile] elfwreck and I have been playing around with a Doctor Who Major Arcana symbology here.

17 13 minutes left to write at least 403 words. Erm ... best get to it then. After which I can dither about WTF I'm going to wear that works both for a nurses' meeting and to go to NYC to see Dogboy and Justine tomorrow.
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
Yeah, yeah, stuff going on. But I only managed to write one day last week. *sigh* Still, I did write something, so, I do get a motivational sticker.

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So, now that [character name redacted]'s had his say on the subject in the context of TFTWSD, can he please translate that into something that'll work for what I'm actually trying to write? *offers chocolate, preferably dark*
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
I am going to be posting a week of shame on [livejournal.com profile] 5_for_five tomorrow. I more or less managed to get some stuff done on my [livejournal.com profile] queer_fest prompt, but it's more what I have to say on the subject than what the character does or would. Character is, instead, jabbering away on, to be fair, the same subject (ish), but in the context of The Fic That Wouldn't Stay Dead.

(Yeah, it's still not dead. Can it please turn into a giant head and save New New York soon? Except no. Total ambivalence there.)

Admittedly, said character probably does have a fair amount to say on the subject in that context. I sincerely hope that whatever it is, it's capable of translating into a standalone. I should probably, then, start transcribing some of the jabbering, despite the fact that (for MONTHS now) I have flatly refused to actually write any much of the stuff the characters decide they need to tell me about TFTWSD. Clearly, that policy has failed miserably. It is still neither killed nor contained. It is still more like therapy than actual fic. Anyway, if I actually write what he's got to say in that wordvomitfictherapything, maybe then I can make some progress on the fic I'm actually trying to write.

Maybe.

/babble

ETA: As I have been reminded by [livejournal.com profile] sshg316, it was not a week of shame. I may not have met the goal, but I did write and still get a sticker:

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Whew!

Nov. 22nd, 2011 01:56 am
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
Finally have draft #1 done for my first deadline. Am brainstorming on the 2nd and chipping away at the third. If I can keep going on [profile] 5_for_five, even after the current round ends next week, I should be okay. *crosses fingers*

*shows off sticker*

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firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
I have yet to write a single word of fiction today, and I didn't succeed in my goal of finishing my M & H fic for [community profile] bowtiesnblasters, but I did meet the [livejournal.com profile] 5_for_five goal and got a cool sticker for it:

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I think I can tie the fic off with a scene or two, though, and have the rough draft done before Wednesday's art-prompt-claiming frenzy at [livejournal.com profile] who_reversebang. Then it'll be editing that one and getting it beta'ed whilst working on the others. It's good to be writing again.

For those of you who write, how has your week been? I've seen a few NaNo tickers floating around and am cheering from the sidelines.
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
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I didn't make the [livejournal.com profile] 5_for_five goal this week, more like 5 for four, but that's still 2000+ words written! All of that was on my [livejournal.com profile] tw_classic_bb and prior to getting my [community profile] bowtiesnblasters prompt for Mistletoe & Hallucinogens.

This week's goal is to get M & H fic done, as that's the shortest (or at least shortest word requirement) of the lot. At least a draft, maybe even beta-ed. Definitely hoping to submit it prior to Nov 16, the prompt-claim date for [livejournal.com profile] who_reversebang. If I can also manage another couple thousand words on the [livejournal.com profile] tw_classic_bb before picking up that other prompt, so much the better, but small steps.

Yay!

Jun. 15th, 2011 08:24 pm
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
For the first time in months, I managed to write 500 words a day for at least 5 days out of the week. That included finishing off the fic that got posted, making some headway on my [community profile] wintercompanion fic, and entirely too much puttering around with TFTWSD.

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Now if the thing that's actually got a due date looming would just show some sign of where the hell it's trying to go. :-D

Also, I made it through the "watch a gazillion videos" and "be shown a gazillion forms you will never remember" days of orientation and am on the floor tomorrow shadowing. Meep!
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The next round of the [livejournal.com profile] 5_for_five challenge is underway. The challenge is to write at least 500 words per day, at least five days out of the week. There are shiny stickers by [livejournal.com profile] sshg316 for either meeting the goal or at least keeping on writing.

If you're looking for motivation to keep writing steadily at whatever project you might have going, come on and join in!

Shiny!

Sep. 10th, 2010 08:10 am
firefly124: snape - bewitching your mind (snape bewitch by briarrose_icons)
I received a couple of fic-related pretties.



Song is the Snupin DH fix-it I wrote for [livejournal.com profile] skitty_kat's lovely and inspiring drawing Bribing the Ferryman during the Trading Places Challenge at [livejournal.com profile] lupin_snape. I'm tickled to learn it's a featured story this month.

Thank you, mods at TPP!

But wait, there's more!



I'm also on this week's quiz at [livejournal.com profile] quiz_sshg. This week's theme is crossovers, and the story there is Who Are You?, a Doctor Who crossover written for [livejournal.com profile] aleysiasnape during Zibitcon Envy at [livejournal.com profile] hpcon_envy to the prompt "Severus and Hermione meeting the 10th Doctor and making an entirely understandable—and incorrect—assumption about his identity."

Thank you, mods at [livejournal.com profile] quiz_sshg! Now, the rest of you, go play, and see if you can figure out which passage (if any) come from "Who Are You?" and the other featured stories!

There's actually a third fic-related thing this week, but no graphic to go with: as of Monday, I've completed a full year of consistently meeting the [livejournal.com profile] 5_for_five writing challenge of writing at least 500 words at least five times a week.

Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] lady_rhian for coming up with the idea and [livejournal.com profile] sshg316 for creating the [livejournal.com profile] 5_for_five comm as a motivator to Just Keep Writing!

That'd also make this post today's grats for the Gratitude Project, though I've got quite a lot of catching up to do with that. Oops.
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
Finished the summer round of [profile] 5_for_five. Whew! Scrolling back through my Excel file, I realized that I'm just a few weeks short of having kept up with this challenge for a year, during which time The Fic That Wouldn't Stay Dead has grown to almost 190K. *whimpers* I'm not sure if I'm whimpering because that amount is insane, because the fic itself is insane(which it totally is), or because it's grown like that to the exclusion of almost all other writing.

Sticker Chart )

Now to try and get some non-fic stuff done.
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
Winners announcemnt here.

Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who played! And don't let PJ hear me say this, but we should totally do that again sometime.

Which reminds me, huge thanks to [personal profile] pyjamapants for organizing and orchestrating this awesome challenge!

Guess I'd best get my self organized for regular [profile] 5_for_five business to resume.
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
Results are here, and ... I'm out. Congrats to [profile] everythursday, who beat me out, writing 1959 words in an hour to my 1710, and congrats to all the other winners!

Hell, congrats to everyone who has played and is continuing to play: the whole point was to get the writing going, and that has clearly happened all around. Brilliant idea, [personal profile] pyjamapants!
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
Results can be found here.

As you can see at that post, the lot of us wrote upwards of 80K this weekend, so congrats all around to everybody who took up this challenge to get their writing moving! And huge thanks to [personal profile] pyjamapants for inventing this way to get us all motivated. Thanks, too, for having the "Tortoise Cup" option for those who were eliminated in the first round but want motivation to keep writing. Great idea!

I'm not eligible for that one though, because I made it through round one! Whee! In the next round, I'm up against [profile] everythursday. This round is a single hour squeezed in somewhere today. Think I'll take the laptop with me when I go to the chiro this morning and then seek out a cafe, as that's probably the only way that's going to work. If nothing else, there's the Starbuck's in Target!

Have (mostly) marked up my brackets. (There are still some overtime rounds pending.) Wow, I suck at this. Like worse than 50% wrong suck at it. No wonder I don't gamble. :-D

In other silliness, I went to the Harp & Dragon last night with the excuse of "well, it's GDL's birthday, so I'll go have a pint." Like I need an excuse, but I digress. Partway there, it occurred to me that this might be a better choice of pub (the only pseudo-pub we've got anymore, but still) than I'd realized as I pondered the "Dragon" part of "Harp & Dragon." It occurred to me that I've seen two different flags raised outside the place in the past, only one of them Irish. Hadn't actually paid attention to the other. Neither was up when I got there, but the logo on the sign had a rather familiar looking rampant red dragon! I'd have head-dashboarded, but y'know, they really only promote the supposed Irishness of the place, what with the $2 pints on the 17th of any month if you wear green and suchlike. So while yes, I may be a bit dense, it's not entirely my fault. This time.

This led me to scrutinize the menu a bit for anything trying to be Welsh amongst the Colcannon and corned beef. I already knew their "chips" were a joke. (Beer battered shoestring fries, seasoned waffle fries, and a blank look at requests for malt vinegar = you don't know what actual chips are meant to be, so far as I can tell. Maybe that's just me being an Anglophile though. Would that be normal in an Irish or Welsh pub? Anybody know?) Thanks to a convo earlier this month with [profile] saracen77, I finally twigged that's probably why every other menu item has leek sauce, which is very good but probably doesn't need to be on everything. Subtle. LOL

Have a bit of a sore throat this morning. I'm ordering it not to progress into anything more. We've already got one clinical day to make up, which will be done next Monday. (So I won't be catching my friend's reading in NYC that evening after all. Bummer.) I don't need another make up of my own that'll end up being in May.

Anyway, enough babble. Hope everyone's week is off to a good start! Happy Passover to those celebrating it!
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
If any of my clients pick my writing slot tonight to melt down on me ... well, that'd just be Murphy's Law. Barring that, I'm writing against [profile] princessteradia from 5-7am GMT (1-3am my time). May the most verbose writer win! LOL




  • Computer up and running. Check.

  • [profile] 5_for_five spreadsheet open. Check.

  • Document I plan to start working on in 35 minutes open. Check.

  • Folder with all the rest of the files for TFTWSD open in case the Muse decides I need to be working on other scenes instead or as well. Check.

  • Playlist and headphones. Check.

  • Work phone close enough to hear over playlist through headphones. Check.

  • Iced green tea and cookies. Check.



Should be good to go. Wish me luck!

ETA: Aaaaand ... done! Whew, that was fun!
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
Borrowing from [personal profile] pokeystar's post, as I'm too lame to think something up on my own today. I have signed up to participate though. Anyone up for writing against me either in the wee hours of the morning or from the other side of the globe at much saner hours? LOL

Does your muse need a nudge (or a cattle prod)?

I hereby invite you to sign up for MARCH MADNESS!

http://community.livejournal.com/5_for_five/15416.html

You can write anything: fanfic, o-fic, poetry or (dirty)limericks

Strictly for fun. But, you should know I've offered cookies as a prize.

Let's get writing!









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The ribbon is technically for the [profile] 5_for_five challenge to write at least 500 words at least 5 days out of the week. I had thought I might not make it last week, but TFTWSD gasped back to life. Again.

However, I also met another challenge. Curves had a "No Gain Campaign" challenge for the holidays, in which you had to weigh in before Thanksgiving and weigh out last week. Ten of us successfully did not gain either weight or body fat over the holidays, and some folks even managed to lose a bit. I'm just happy not to have gained! Weight loss isn't my main goal, but not gaining any more is definitely pretty high up there.
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I have actually met the [profile] 5_for_five challenge for all four weeks of September. For that matter, if I manage to jot down the dialogue I've been babbling whilst driving around doing errands today, I should be off to a good start for this week. I still have no idea whether this will ever be worth trying to connect all the disjointed scenes and clean up for posting, but it seems to be doing a lovely job as a safety valve for all the school stress, and the [profile] 5_for_five challenge gives me the external nudge to actually "do* it rather than let the scenes run around in my head until I'm just tired of them, which is nowhere near as therapeutic as writing them out. And so, I have shiny stickers!

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week 5

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The really amusing thing about this fic-that-would-not-die? Apparently I have no problem writing a canonically uptight character like Snape having all kinds of sex. However, given a character who is probably the most canonically oversexed being of any species in any fandom? The sex scenes all have placeholders. *facepalm*

This is also probably the closest I'll manage to a fic wrap-up for the month, considering I haven't actually posted anything anywhere, as I can't seem to wrestle my Muse out of bloody Cardiff. Hell, my inbox is overloaded with fic notifications, because I can't even seem to read any other fandom right now, which is a bit weird for me.
firefly124: fanfic writing is my therapy (writing therapy by savine_snape)
... but apparently the amount of writing I get done is inversely proportional to the amount of time I have to actually do it. Go figure. Most intensive school week I've had in recent memory, and also the highest word count. Granted, I'm fairly certain most of it is crap, but hopefully there's something salvageable out of those 6732 words. As those were written in bursts of at least 500 words per day, that means I actually get a sticker for the first week of the Fall 09 [profile] 5_for_five challenge. W00t!

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Already over 1200 words for today too. Good grief. There'd best be something salvageable out of this. At the moment it's all scattered scenes with only the vaguest idea of how they're connected. It'd also be nice if it didn't take the next 3 years and over 150,000 words to call it done, but as this process feels very, very familiar (right down to, "Dude, school just got insane, and I'm compulsively writing in every spare second now???), I won't hold my breath. Ah well. Even so, it seems to be a stress release valve, as I swear getting possessed by lost in this story is the only reason I got out of last week passably sane, so whether it ever turns into anything postable (oh yes, other familiar thing? "Batshit fandom I had no intention of getting sucked into." *shakes head*) it's still all good. It would be nice if it would let me write some of the other things I ought to be writing, especially as they're smallish, but so far, no. Funny. I hadn't pegged Jack as the jealous type. *facepalm*

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