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I've been quiet lately; sorry! Things haven't worked out quite as planned. I signed up for NaNo, but it's not going well (combination of world events sapping my will to write, and more mundane things frittering away my time).

Currently I'm without internet access unless I haul my laptop to my parents' house or to the library. I hope to correct this situation soon, but I am Officially Terrible at anything requiring me to make phone calls, so it's taken (and is taking) longer than anticipated. With luck, though, I'll get it sorted out sometime this week or next, and be back amongst you!
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Well, my last word count post was in July (*wince*) but anyway! Here it is, back again. I went a long time where I just had zero energy or inspiration to write, but in the last week or two I've had two or three bursts of sudden WORDS ARE HAPPENING excitement. (As usual: not necessarily on anything I should be prioritising, but at least it's something!)

Document 1
last wordcount: 90,267.
current wordcount: 99,121!

Document 2
last wordcount: 10,694.
current wordcount: 12,837!

Document 2 is even more impressive because I've actually split the largest of its pieces off into a separate GoogleDoc, so that means most of its new words are divided between just two fic starts. For purposes of word counting, the GoogleDoc version shall be known as "Document 2.1" henceforth.

Document 2.1
last word count: ??
current word count: 5434.

I hit a roadblock in this one for a long time due to POV issues, but I've been slowly hammering away on them (it boils down to having to rewrite everything after a certain point), and was able to post another snippet to AO3! Next bit is giving me grief because it's hideously infodump-y, and I really really hate "we now interrupt your hawt pr0nz to bring you All The Background Info" -- so I'm having a hard time convincing myself that it's okay to post it as-is and clean it up later. (I think the lesson this story is teaching me is: No, posting works in progress is Not For Me.)
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Dug out my music and started building some playlists for the car, which I've been putting off due to the complexity involved. (True facts: I am right now using THREE computers. I took pictures.)

Once I finished burning a couple of driving CDs, though, I started poking around through all the stuff I was glad to see but that didn't end up on a disc. So much music! So long since I last heard any of it! I'd forgotten some of ~~feelings~~ attached to certain songs that I used to mainline (thank you, O Repeat button!) when in the throes of writing inspiration. (Not my standard method, but I've still used it more than once.)

Sadly, in case anyone was wondering why I've been so silent: I have written possibly 100 words in the last month or more; I'm going to spend my next day off transferring some music to my laptop, in an attempt to spur me back onto the creative track!

Can't hurt. Even if all I get out of it is a tendency to sing songs nobody recognises under my breath at work.

TL;DR End result: Earworm Attack. )
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Sort of, anyway.

Baseline/starting point word counts seemed like a good idea.

Document 1 - this is the larger one by far, with way more words and way more fic starts (and fic middles, and random scenes going nowhere, and meta/underlying headcanons for the aforementioned, copy-pasted prompts I like, and pure self-indulgent fic that will never see the light of day). Starting word count: 84,630.

Document 2 - this one's a lot smaller, because it contains only a handful of fic attempts (or, rather, three fic attempts and four prompts I haven't done anything with, yet). Starting word count: 7,078.

Document 3 - this holds one specific fic attempt, started back in the early days when I thought that writing Homestuck fic would be a one-time thing (hahaHAHA, good thing I'm not a fortuneteller). Starting word count: 4,550.

Hopefully, Monday Night Word Count Updates will become a thing! Snippets may be involved; griping about the bits I'm stuck on almost certainly will. :D
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Argh, why am I blocked so hard on the Dave/Sollux thing!?

It's not like I hate it; I just can't seem to make myself open it, never mind read it over and start typing. It's not that I don't know where it's going; there are three possible endings (fairly minor variations) worked out in my head, and I've known them for a while. It's not that I don't want it finished, because frankly it would make my week to finish the thing, and might even make my whole month! It's not even that I've lost interest, because I think about it every day, and every time I visit the kinkmeme I wish I could finish and post the thing!

All I can say is argh.
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Thank you all so much for your kind responses to my meltdown of yesterday. *facepalming*

For various reasons, some related to the job (schedule is at least finalised, and not as bad as I was expecting, though other issues are still causing me minor peeves) and others related to, uh, breaking out the double bergamot Earl Grey? The direction of the wind? The breaking of the emotional dam? Anyway, I am a lot less angry-and-hopeless today. (And I haven't even eaten the slice of chocolate pie in the freezer yet!)

I can't express how much I appreciate your comments and encouragements. I did know my frustrations aren't unique, but there's something to be said for knowing that people I know have been in the same boat. Plus they apparently expect that I will someday disembark!

In conclusion: I love all of you and will keep on keeping on, hopefully with a boost to my motivation.


Never mind working, anyway. What I really need is someone to come here and make me tea while prodding me with a sharp stick until I finish this Dave/Sollux thing. I've worked on, basically, everything else I have going that is not the Dave/Sollux thing, and it's approaching the ridiculous. *facepalming*
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The real question is, how many of those 1,416 answers are "Bob"? [/Titan A.E.]

Yuletide?

Oct. 14th, 2010 11:43 pm
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So... I'm seriously thinking of signing up for Yuletide this year. I've been yearning for some kind of writing challenge that appeals to me (my vanity, let me show you it: I go and stare at my AO3 page and wince at the tiny list of "fandoms" at the top), and 1,000 words does not feel insurmountable.

It also seems like it might be a handy way to combat AND feed my recent cravings for fandoms-so-small-they're dead. (While all of you guys are off raving about "Sherlock" and "White Collar" or whatever's on telly these days, I keep haunting the Interwebz for more Dragaera or Foreigner fanfic, with little to show for my diligence...)

Anyone out there want to talk me out of it? Or pat me reassuringly? (I'm just a teensy bit doubtful of my own abilities, especially as regards "coming up with a plot" and "including all the required characters". Just a tad.)

Yuletide?

Oct. 14th, 2010 11:33 pm
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So... I'm seriously thinking of signing up for Yuletide this year. I've been yearning for some kind of writing challenge that appeals to me (my vanity, let me show you it: I go and stare at my AO3 page and wince at the tiny list of "fandoms" at the top), and 1,000 words does not feel insurmountable.

It also seems like it might be a handy way to combat AND feed my recent cravings for fandoms-so-small-they're dead. (While all of you guys are off raving about "Sherlock" and "White Collar" or whatever's on telly these days, I keep haunting the Interwebz for more Dragaera or Foreigner fanfic, with little to show for my diligence...)

Anyone out there want to talk me out of it? Or pat me reassuringly? (I'm just a teensy bit doubtful of my own abilities, especially as regards "coming up with a plot" and "including all the required characters". Just a tad.)
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LJ's "Writers Block" Question of the Day:
What is your opinion of relationships where there is a significant age difference between partners?



AhahahahahahaHAHAHAHA! As probably 99% of my fellow-fandomers know, I can answer this in one word: HOT.

*Giggling* I never answer these silly things, but I couldn't resist this one.

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