ratherastory: (Crash and Burn)
Okay, flist. I'm going to try this cool new thing tonight called "actually writing." Crazy, right?

So, comment here. For every comment I will write you 100-500 words. Anything goes. Existing 'verses, new ideas, anything. Any fandom I have written in is fair game. For the record those are, in no particular order:

Supernatural (FPF and RPF)
Hawaii Five-0
Leverage
Teen Wolf
White Collar
Avengers & related characters (mostly MCU, but I have read some of Bendis' comics)
Cracked (Season 1 only, I have not been watching S2)
Burn Notice (though only the once)
Dresden Files (I am NOT caught up on all the books, so be nice about spoilers!)

If you happen to know of a show that I watch(ed) (or a book series that I read, for that matter), and you want to prompt me for that, feel free. I'll try to list a few shows I can think of off the top of my head (I watch a lot of TV, apparently):

Haven
Person of Interest
Grimm
Covert Affairs
Lost Girl
Elementary
Farscape
Firefly
The Pretender

Uh, that's all I can come up with right now. But yeah, improvise if you want. :)

:::ETA::: There have been a lot of requests for Fusion, but since all the prompts are pretty loose, what I will do is work on a separate instalment and post that instead.
ratherastory: (SPN OMG hold me)
This is actually turning out to be a really useful way of keeping on top of things. The list is slowly shrinking, which is a heck of a relief.

I'm behind on my overall wordcount for my year-end goal, but hopefully the next few days will let me get in a lot more writing for that. I'm not *that* far behind that I can't catch up thus far.

Bizarrely, I'm looking forward to when all my deadlines will be past, because I have all these non-deadline bunnies that I want to write as well.

I am also taking part in Round 10 of [livejournal.com profile] gsd_rtfn, because it's turning out to be a really useful tool for actually getting shit done. Who knew?


A challenge to write all the words and get shit done in a week.



Lists behind the cut )
ratherastory: (SPN OMG hold me)
This is actually turning out to be a really useful way of keeping on top of things. The list is slowly shrinking, which is a heck of a relief.

I'm behind on my overall wordcount for my year-end goal, but hopefully the next few days will let me get in a lot more writing for that. I'm not *that* far behind that I can't catch up thus far.

Bizarrely, I'm looking forward to when all my deadlines will be past, because I have all these non-deadline bunnies that I want to write as well.

I am also taking part in Round 10 of [livejournal.com profile] gsd_rtfn, because it's turning out to be a really useful tool for actually getting shit done. Who knew?


A challenge to write all the words and get shit done in a week.



Lists behind the cut )

WIP meme

Feb. 17th, 2011 01:33 pm
ratherastory: (Default)
Stolen from half my flist.

The Works In Progress meme. Open your WIP file and post the names of all your documents, regardless of how non-descriptive or ridiculous. Feel free to ask about anything and I'll tell you the premise or paste you a tidbit for any of these.

Everybody ready?

Supernatural

1- alcoholic!Dean
2- chelsea_grin
3- collar
4- MS!Sam
5- This Never Happened
6- Those Who Toil To Go On
7- avatar!J2
8- ohsamchallenge1
9- gen_bigbang_fairies
10- casefic_bigbang_radiation
11- sn_cross_hawaii
12- Pamela_Jesse_Forever
13- Roses in December
14- The Angel Pin

Leverage

1- Eliot!charityfic
2- blind!Eliot

H50

1- near-drowning
2- steve/danno challenge
3- Just South of Stockholm
4- tsunami!BB


So apparently I have 20 or so WIPs, which doesn't include all the prompt tables I have. *headdesk* I am never going to be done!

WIP meme

Feb. 17th, 2011 01:33 pm
ratherastory: (Default)
Stolen from half my flist.

The Works In Progress meme. Open your WIP file and post the names of all your documents, regardless of how non-descriptive or ridiculous. Feel free to ask about anything and I'll tell you the premise or paste you a tidbit for any of these.

Everybody ready?

Supernatural

1- alcoholic!Dean
2- chelsea_grin
3- collar
4- MS!Sam
5- This Never Happened
6- Those Who Toil To Go On
7- avatar!J2
8- ohsamchallenge1
9- gen_bigbang_fairies
10- casefic_bigbang_radiation
11- sn_cross_hawaii
12- Pamela_Jesse_Forever
13- Roses in December
14- The Angel Pin

Leverage

1- Eliot!charityfic
2- blind!Eliot

H50

1- near-drowning
2- steve/danno challenge
3- Just South of Stockholm
4- tsunami!BB


So apparently I have 20 or so WIPs, which doesn't include all the prompt tables I have. *headdesk* I am never going to be done!
ratherastory: (Writing is Hard!)
So I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] getyourwordsout and pledged myself for 350k words next year. It looks really intimidating at first, but then I went back and did a quick (or, really, not-so-quick) count of all my words last year, and, yeah, I can do it.

2010 published wordcount was ~450k

2010 total wordcount was ~505k.


So I can definitely make 350k next year. In fact, I am going to give myself a secondary goal of doubling my total wordcount between January 1st and December 31st 2011.

Yes, that's one million words, or an average of 2,740 words a day. I'm a little freaked out, but it's an exciting prospect, so. :)

I have plenty of other goals and projects for the New Year, but I figured I'd record the writing goal here, since this is where I do 99% of my writing these days.
ratherastory: (Writing is Hard!)
So I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] getyourwordsout and pledged myself for 350k words next year. It looks really intimidating at first, but then I went back and did a quick (or, really, not-so-quick) count of all my words last year, and, yeah, I can do it.

2010 published wordcount was ~450k

2010 total wordcount was ~505k.


So I can definitely make 350k next year. In fact, I am going to give myself a secondary goal of doubling my total wordcount between January 1st and December 31st 2011.

Yes, that's one million words, or an average of 2,740 words a day. I'm a little freaked out, but it's an exciting prospect, so. :)

I have plenty of other goals and projects for the New Year, but I figured I'd record the writing goal here, since this is where I do 99% of my writing these days.
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So now with the Dean/Cas Big Bang draft done and sent in, and my [livejournal.com profile] summer_sam_love fic all written and ready to be posted on Monday, I just realized that I don't have another fic due for another three whole weeks!

This is exciting!

So of course now I feel like writing a whole bunch of other things. Which is silly, because starting in three weeks I have four fics due, one of which is another Big Bang (I know! I know!), although that one's not due for a month or so.

I swear to God, it's like crack. I can't leave it alone.

I'm also thinking of de-mothballing two old fics I wrote when I was just starting out in fandom. They're rough, but I have a soft spot for them because they're the first things I ever wrote in this fandom and they never got posted to my LJ. I think I should take ownership of them even if they're not as good as I'd like them to be. I'll probably post them tomorrow, maybe back-dated so I don't clutter up my flist.

..

The rest of this post is me talking to myself about dates and stuff. You can skip it if you'd like.


I have to update my list of ongoing works, and then get my ducks in a row, fic-wise. Apart from the challenge obligations, I have a handful of fics that I'd like to write or continue in the meantime.

So, challenges and dates are, in the order in which they're due:

[livejournal.com profile] summer_sam_love: episode tag to "The Rapture," due September 11th. No wordcount limits.

[livejournal.com profile] deancastiel: Secret Angels IV fic exchange, due September 17th. Minimum 2,000 words, and I already have the premise and a rough plot in mind.

[livejournal.com profile] werewolfbigbang: 10,000 words, due September 25th. Already begun, although I'm not sure I want to keep what I have.

[livejournal.com profile] kamikazeremix: 1,000 words minimum, due September 27th. Read the fic I'm remixing, pretty sure I know what I'm doing with it.


What I'd like to write also:

1- At least a couple more chapters of RiD. Ideally, maybe one new chapter a week. Maybe I should pick a day of the week on which it posts and just stick to once a week, so it's not feast-or-famine for my poor readers.

2- I have an idea for a crack!fic that won't leave me alone. It's mpreg. IDEK. I think I have to write it and get it out of my system.

3- [livejournal.com profile] roque_clasique has kindly given me a prompt for my "Silent Night" verse, and I'd like to write it as a celebration of her finding accommodations and starting school and all that.

4- I owe [livejournal.com profile] peppervl a fic. Waiting on a prompt.

5- There are a couple of prompts over at the comment-fic meme going on at [livejournal.com profile] hoodie_time which have piqued my interest. One of them will be a quickie, but the other one may take a while.

So, yeah. Lots of projects, very little time. Story of my life! It's all good, really. The second list doesn't ALL have to get done right away. It's more of a wish list than anything else. :)
ratherastory: (Default)
So now with the Dean/Cas Big Bang draft done and sent in, and my [livejournal.com profile] summer_sam_love fic all written and ready to be posted on Monday, I just realized that I don't have another fic due for another three whole weeks!

This is exciting!

So of course now I feel like writing a whole bunch of other things. Which is silly, because starting in three weeks I have four fics due, one of which is another Big Bang (I know! I know!), although that one's not due for a month or so.

I swear to God, it's like crack. I can't leave it alone.

I'm also thinking of de-mothballing two old fics I wrote when I was just starting out in fandom. They're rough, but I have a soft spot for them because they're the first things I ever wrote in this fandom and they never got posted to my LJ. I think I should take ownership of them even if they're not as good as I'd like them to be. I'll probably post them tomorrow, maybe back-dated so I don't clutter up my flist.

..

The rest of this post is me talking to myself about dates and stuff. You can skip it if you'd like.


I have to update my list of ongoing works, and then get my ducks in a row, fic-wise. Apart from the challenge obligations, I have a handful of fics that I'd like to write or continue in the meantime.

So, challenges and dates are, in the order in which they're due:

[livejournal.com profile] summer_sam_love: episode tag to "The Rapture," due September 11th. No wordcount limits.

[livejournal.com profile] deancastiel: Secret Angels IV fic exchange, due September 17th. Minimum 2,000 words, and I already have the premise and a rough plot in mind.

[livejournal.com profile] werewolfbigbang: 10,000 words, due September 25th. Already begun, although I'm not sure I want to keep what I have.

[livejournal.com profile] kamikazeremix: 1,000 words minimum, due September 27th. Read the fic I'm remixing, pretty sure I know what I'm doing with it.


What I'd like to write also:

1- At least a couple more chapters of RiD. Ideally, maybe one new chapter a week. Maybe I should pick a day of the week on which it posts and just stick to once a week, so it's not feast-or-famine for my poor readers.

2- I have an idea for a crack!fic that won't leave me alone. It's mpreg. IDEK. I think I have to write it and get it out of my system.

3- [livejournal.com profile] roque_clasique has kindly given me a prompt for my "Silent Night" verse, and I'd like to write it as a celebration of her finding accommodations and starting school and all that.

4- I owe [livejournal.com profile] peppervl a fic. Waiting on a prompt.

5- There are a couple of prompts over at the comment-fic meme going on at [livejournal.com profile] hoodie_time which have piqued my interest. One of them will be a quickie, but the other one may take a while.

So, yeah. Lots of projects, very little time. Story of my life! It's all good, really. The second list doesn't ALL have to get done right away. It's more of a wish list than anything else. :)
ratherastory: (Crash and Burn)
So I've noticed that a LOT of people on my flist are freaking out in various ways, shapes and forms about their writing lately. A lot have writer's block, a lot are worried about summergen, a lot are simply concerned that their writing isn't any good anymore/ever.

One of my friends, an actual professional, published author, pointed me to this video of Elizabeth Gilbert, and it changed the way I though about my writing.

She makes a very compelling case for the "butt in chair" approach to writing/creating anything, and I love the way she puts it.

It's a longish video (19 minutes), but it is WORTH watching. Especially if you're a writer, especially if you're having trouble with your writing. Take the time to watch it. :)





So show up for your writing. Put your butt in your chair and your fingers on your keyboard (or your pen to paper). Even if you get only one sentence written, you will know that you upheld your end of the bargain.
ratherastory: (Crash and Burn)
So I've noticed that a LOT of people on my flist are freaking out in various ways, shapes and forms about their writing lately. A lot have writer's block, a lot are worried about summergen, a lot are simply concerned that their writing isn't any good anymore/ever.

One of my friends, an actual professional, published author, pointed me to this video of Elizabeth Gilbert, and it changed the way I though about my writing.

She makes a very compelling case for the "butt in chair" approach to writing/creating anything, and I love the way she puts it.

It's a longish video (19 minutes), but it is WORTH watching. Especially if you're a writer, especially if you're having trouble with your writing. Take the time to watch it. :)





So show up for your writing. Put your butt in your chair and your fingers on your keyboard (or your pen to paper). Even if you get only one sentence written, you will know that you upheld your end of the bargain.

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