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Apr. 11th, 2017 12:43 pm
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Jul. 20th, 2020 12:27 am
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Oh man. I've actually had some good writing time over this past week, and my brain has completely not known what do even do with it.

New words this week : 642 words which brings my September wordcount goal to 642 / 20000. Which I really ought to lower to something that's more approaching reasonable, but hope spring eternal and all that.

WIPs worked on this week : 1, no new WIPs (yay!)

HP
pwp take 2 : 642 words which brings the total to 4207 words and I'm at the point where I'm not quite sure how to end it beyond "orgasms for everyone!" which, it's a pwp, that's pretty much a given.
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2017 Total Wordcount Goal : 54,794 / 300,000 Managed to get a little more this month than last month, but looking at what I've got going on and how many days are left in the year... I've accepted that I'm not going to meet my 300k goal. Frustrating because every year I've been tracking my wordcount I come within spitting distance of it, but this year has been... I feel like "relentless" pretty much sums it up, though I could certainly add a whole lot of other adjectives to that.


August
Oh man. When I wrote up my goal post for August, I went into it thinking that beginning in August and going on through September would be a little bit of a lull from the ongoing chaos of my life. Ha! I got about a week and a half into the month, most of which my parents were visiting so I had zero writing time, and then things imploded all over again and now my life is more hectic than ever.

August Wrap-Up : I finished the month with 3179 words which didn't quite meet my lowered wordcount goal of 5,000. Still, a perfectly respectable number of words and I'm very okay with that.


September
This is going to be a pretty rough month. We're going to be moving two states north and I.... am actively trying not to think of that. I have so much to do.

September Wordcount Goal : 10k because I still have the urge to write. I've got the motivation for it and the desire to get it done. I'm hoping I'll be able to find the time. I've got at least a little bit of dedicated writing time blocked out later this week, and I'm hoping the move goes smoothly (fingers crossed, knock on wood) and I get settled in and end up having some more writing time on the other side of all this.

September Fics to Focus On
pwp take 2 : Currently 3594 words. "This'll just be quick blowjobs in a closet!" said I. "I'll be able to finish this fast!" Now there's also bickering and fucking, so. Estimated wordcount, 5k. I really really want to finish this up this month.

Fandom Trumps Hate : Currently 26 words, and I've got a starting point and a loose plot and a bunch of notes and also a title! :D Estimated wordcount, 40k.


Additional Goals
...survive? Beyond that, I've got nothing.
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Life is still a thing at this point. Lots of stress, very little forward movement which means more stress. Sigh.

New words this week : 798 words which brings my August wordcount goal to 3035 / 5000. Still not going to make my goal this month, but considering everything else I've had going on IRL I'm actually pretty happy with this.

WIPs worked on this week : 2, no new WIPs (yay!)

HP
pwp take 2 : 746 words which brings the total to 3450 words. Decent number of words but not a huge increase in the fic's wordcount, because I ended up cutting about 500 words from it and shuffling them off into another fic.

Arseholes in Love (working title) : 52 words which brings the total to 4642 words. And this is where those words went, and once I was already there I did a little bit of rereading and poking at it and added another 52 words. This was actually an old WIP that I'd started for HD-Tropes back in 2014 and then quit because I didn't know where I was going with it. And... I think I know what the rest of the story is going to be now? And I kind of want to start working on it again? PWP first, though. And then FTH. ::nod::
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This week came with a lot of unexpected stress and not very many words. Sigh.

New words this week : 384 words which brings my August wordcount goal to 2237 / 50,000. And... I think I'm going to drop my August goal down to 5000 words. I feel like that's still a bit of stretch, but a doable sort of stretch, so. 2237 / 5000 is nearly halfway there!

WIPs worked on this week : 1, no new WIPs (yay!)

HP
pwp take 2 : 384 words which brings the total to 3283 words, not much more so far as plot goes (although "plot" in this case is pretty much just dicks) but there's a little bit more bickering and I made myself laugh, so :D
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Writing's been just the littlest bit easier this week. Still not easy-easy, but there were a few points where it felt like the words were just sort of coming along on their own, and fuck have I missed that feeling.

New words this week : 1738 words which brings my August wordcount goal to 1853 / 50,000. Still lagging but I knew 50k would be a hell of a long shot for me anyhow so I'm not too fussed about it. It's like starting to run again after you've taken a long break from it, right? Gotta suffer through huffing and puffing your way around the block for a while before you're up to running a 5k again. I'm still getting my brain back in gear.

WIPs worked on this week : 1, no new WIPs (yay!)

HP
pwp take 2 : 1738 words which brings the total to 2899 words, and it's getting to be a bit longer than I thought it'd be (surprise). I still think I can get it wrapped up in about 4-5k total, so we'll see where that goes!
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Wednesday again, and after missing the last couple I've got something to report, hurrah! The next couple of months look like relatively smooth sailing for me (cross my fingers, knock on wood) so hopefully I'll be getting a lot more words down. Here's hoping! :D

New words this week : 115 words which brings my August wordcount goal to 115 / 50,000. Not off to the best start there, but to be fair yesterday was the first afternoon of writing time I've had in a while and I spent most of it catching up on internet things after being away from my computer for the entire first week of the month.

WIPs worked on this week : 1, no new WIPs (yay!)

HP
pwp take 2 : 115 words which brings the total to 1492 words, though not much progress was actually made. It was mostly rereading what I've got down so far, tweaking a little bit here, adding a little bit there, and then I lost focus and didn't get much more than that. Still, I don't think it's going to be too much longer than this. Maybe another thousand words? 1500 if it runs long? Certainly not more than 2000, I'm almost positive. So, with luck I'll be getting it done and posted soon. We'll see how it goes!
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2017 Total Wordcount Goal : 51305 / 300,000 Still waaaay behind for the year but I did break 50k finally so I'm going to celebrate that. This hasn't been a great writing year for a lot of reasons, and getting through 50k is enough of an accomplishment, all things considered, that I'm going to take it.


July
I knew from the beginning that July was going to be difficult to get through, and oh man was it ever. Still, I made a point of trying to squeeze in some writing time whenever I was able to, and even though I never really made lots of words at any one time, I did make a good amount of little words which added up.

July Wrap-Up : I finished the month with 1977 words which nearly doubled my very reasonable goal of 1000 but didn't quite hit my stretch goal of 2500 words. Which I am totally fine with, getting nearly 2k is a lot better than I was afraid I'd get, and that almost-2k was good, productive, useful words, so :D :D :D


August
The last few months were hard and stressful and blah, but I think (cross my fingers and knock on wood) that I'm nearly through the worst of it for a while? August and September will, I think, be relatively calmer for me so I'm hoping to try to make up at least a little of the ground I've lost so far this year. I am resolutely ignoring October, where things will pick up again and continue to be busy and stressful through the end of the year because moving, especially interstate moves, are the actual worst, and we're going to be doing it around the holidays most likely and la la la la la my fingers are in my ears and if I pretend hard enough I won't have to deal with it, that's how it works, right? XP

August Wordcount Goal : 50k because for the first time in ages I actually have the urge to write. I won't actually have any writing time until next week, but I'm feeling optimistic so we're just going to go with it. I'm almost positive that 50k is a wildly unrealistic goal to set, but hey, it's not like there are any real consequences to failing, right?

August Fics to Focus On
pwp take 2 : Currently 1377 words. Started over on the PWP and this one's going a lot better. Not even 2k yet and there are already dicks involved. Someone is mid-blowjob! Progress is being made! Estimated wordcount, 3k.

Fandom Trumps Hate : Currently 314 words but they're all notes and not actual writing. Still! A doc is made for it and that doc has words in it!! I recently finished a reread of the HP series and while that's still fresh in my brain, it's giving me some good ideas about what to do and where to go with this. Hoping to start making some real progress on it this month. Estimated wordcount, 40k.


Additional Goals
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I made some actual progress last month, and then things got busy and I let it slip again. At this point I feel a little weird replying to comments that are nearly 2 years old... but I figure if 2 years later I'm still grateful for them (which I very much am!) then it's totally okay to reply this late. ::nodnod::

Write (Almost) Every Day : I can't start this goal until the second week of August, but from there I will try to get at least 30 minutes of writing time in each and every day. Little bits add up, and I can usually get out at least 100 words in 30 minutes.
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...on Thursday. And this'll probably be my last wordcount post for a little while, because Life Stuff. Oh, Life Stuff. I am ready for you to be finished.

New words this week : 384 words and my July wordcount goal is met with 1814 / 1000. I upped that to 2500 words last week, knowing that'd be a stretch, and yep, not going to make it. I would like to break 2k, though, but this afternoon is basically all the writing time I'll have in the near future, so. Maybe?

WIPs worked on this week : 2, no new WIPs (yay!)

HP
You Believe in Love, I Believe in Fate aka Erised attempt #1 from 2015 : 51 words bringing the total up to 19179. Used this as a warm-up again.

pwp take 2 : 333 words which brings the total to 1377 words, and there is a blowjob-in-progress. Smut is progressing! Maybe I will finish this thing sometime this year!


July Reading : As of yesterday, I'm up to 1,405,642 and I'm quitting there because I know that's not an accurate number and it bothers me. I've started to do a lot of comfort reading, where I go back to fics I've read and loved and then skip through to read my favorite bits of them. I estimated as best I could, but it's impossible to get an accurate number anymore. I might try tracking this again in a different calmer month.
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July is another busy, stressful month, but this past week has been a little bit of a lull and I've been trying to take advantage of that before things get hectic again. I got in a couple of afternoons of words, and am feeling really good about my progress!

New words this week : 1366 words and that means my July wordcount goal is met with 1430 / 1000. And I know that I set a very low goal to begin with, but wow does it feel good to have accomplished that! Upping my July goal to 2500, even though I think that's a bit beyond what I'll be able to get done.

WIPs worked on this week : 2, one WIP and one new


HP
You Believe in Love, I Believe in Fate aka Erised attempt #1 from 2015 : 322 words bringing the total up to 19128. Not many new words, I was mostly tweaking a little bit here, a little bit there. I'd only gone through this as kind of a warm-up for getting ready to write new stuff, sort of get myself back in that mindset for making words and refamiliarize myself with my own voice. I find it really helpful and I'm more productive afterward.

pwp take 2 : 1044 words which brings the total to 1044 words. Yep, I gave up on salty pwp and started over. And it's going really well! Much better (and shorter!) than attempt #1. Like 700 words into it, someone's dick was already out. I'm anticipating another 1-2k on it, and then it will be DONE and I will be very excited about that! :D


July Reading : As of yesterday, I'm up to 894,272. It's been more than a little bit eye-opening to actually keep track of how much I'm reading. I knew it was a lot, but it's sort of surprising exactly how much. Especially since there's been more than a few days where I didn't really feel like I read much, but I'd read something with breakfast, something with lunch, and then there'd be a couple of updates that came in from fics I'm subscribed to throughout the day that I'd read before I went to sleep.... and it'd end up being like 60k altogether. It does make me feel a bit guilty that I'm reading this much and not leaving nearly as many comments as I should be. Maybe that'll be a good goal for August...
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Hey, so I'm way late on this because [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry wrapped up like two months ago, but better late than never, right?

Title : You Send Me (Honest You Do)
Wordcount : 37k
Rating/Warnings : Explicit - dub-con for drunken sex, de-aging
Summary : As far as potion accidents go in general, and deaging incidents go in particular, Draco knew this could have been so much worse. Harry only lost about ten years, and all his memories are still intact. But the sight of him looking as if he’s stepped straight out of Draco’s Hogwarts memories has dredged up a whole mess of complicated feelings Draco thought he’d buried years ago, and Draco really doesn’t know what to do with any of it.
Author's Notes : Title from Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me.” A big thank you to catplusfox & capitu, for the beta-reading, typo-catching, handholding, and cheerleading. You’re the best! And a big thank you to the mods. This is one of my favorite fests, thanks so much for all the hard work you do making it run. <3


I actually wasn't planning on writing for DTH this year, but I was chatting with [personal profile] ustorycollector about the fest and, well, she is very persuasive. XD I knew the first few months of the year would be rough, and I wasn't writing much, but I figured "oh, I'll just keep it short" which, honestly, I should know by now isn't a thing that ever happens lol. Part of the length of this one came from it being one of the most wonderfully self indulgent things I've written in a very long time, which I had a lot of fun with. (tattoos! bickering! PINING!!) But wow was it hard getting the words to come. After I finished, I was sort of surprised to realize that I wrote this in very nearly the exact same time frame as There Is Always the Moon, and with very nearly the same amount of effort. Which, yikes, TIAtM is ~120k longer. Really put in perspective how difficult writing has been for me lately, which I think was actually a very good and very necessary realization to make, and I find that I'm stressing much less about this stretch of relative unproductiveness because of it.

But yeah, anyhow, I'm really glad that I let myself be talked into doing this, because I'm very happy this fic exists and it was really nice to post something, and I got very lucky with the timing of when it posted because the comments were coming in at a time when I very much needed something good. If you read and/or commented, thank you. As always, I appreciate it more than words can say <3
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Was busy busy busy this past week, but it included whiling away a couple of hours in a coffee shop and then had an evening of dedicated writing time/some fantastic writing company, so words happened! Many words happened!!

New words this week : 1195 words and I got really really excited about this until I realized that my July monthly total is still 0 / 1000 because all of those words were written in June XD

WIPs worked on this week : 1, no new WIPS (yay!)

HP
pwp : 1195 words which brings the total to 2204 words and wow has this story gone entirely off the rails. It was only supposed to be 2-3k total and here we are at 2k+ and not only are we nowhere near anyone taking their pants off, there's still a bunch of set-up to get through. And it's somehow gone wildly off topic on a tangent about top/bottom wank and fic ratings and other meta stuff and I honestly don't even know what I'm doing with it anymore? Seriously considering just starting over because it's kind of salty and at this point I just want everyone to get their dicks out and have their orgasms so I can (finally) have something to post, and that doesn't seem to be what's happening here.

ETA July Reading : Totally forgot about this so adding it on real quick. As of July 3 (Tuesday) I was up to 290,446.
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2017 Total Wordcount Goal : 49638 / 300,000 Here we are halfway through the year and I am nowhere near halfway through my goal. \o/ Still, I'm very very close to finally reaching 50k which is a nice round number, so I'm looking forward to being able to cross that milestone.


June
Oh, June. I knew this was going to be a difficult month and wow I had no idea going into it exactly how true that would be. Still, it could have been worse. There were some nice bright spots scattered here and there—a good friend stopping by a couple of times, lots of baking, freaking WONDER WOMAN :D—and I did get to end the month on a nice high note, taking a short trip with another lovely friend <3

June Wrap-Up : I finished the month with 2182 words which almost-but-not-quite met my very reasonable goal of 2500. Even so, I'm not really disappointed about it. This was a really hard month and I still managed to break 2k!


July
I know that this is another hard month so I am a little uncertain whether I should even make a goal? But I'm going to anyhow, because I think next week will be relatively easy so I should be able to get at least a little bit done then. ::crosses fingers::

July Wordcount Goal : 1k That's it, just one thousand words.

July Fics to Focus On
PWP : Currently 2204 words. All of it so far is set-up and no one's anywhere near getting their dicks out yet. It's going in a direction I completely did not intend for it to go and I kind of want to start over. Estimated wordcount, 5k.


Additional Goals
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I'm losing some of the progress I've made because I haven't been doing it lately. I need to get back in the habit of 30 minutes per day.

Write (Almost) Every Day : Again, I want to get back in the habit of 30 minutes per day. Not sure how feasible this actually is, though.

Track My Reading Wordcount : Because I've always been curious exactly how much fic I read in a month, and I feel like my fic reading is relatively unaffected by whatever else is going on in my life. I'm off to a good start, already tracked everything I read this morning! I'll try to remember to add this to my WIP posts.
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Second week in a row with words! And I more than tripled my wordcount for the month! I will take whatever small victories I can get! :D

New words this week : 656 words which brings my monthly total to 959 / 2500. Nearly halfway there! Woo!

WIPs worked on this week : 1, no new WIPS (yay!)

HP
pwp : 656 words which brings the total to 981 so far. And omg in typical FTS fashion it's all set-up. I had estimated 2-3k for this but if we haven't even reached the smut yet I think I might up that to 4-5k instead.
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Behold, a wordcount post! Still not making a lot of words, or making words very quickly, but I've actually got something to report this week so we're going to go with it.

New words this week : 303 words which brings my monthly total to 303 / 2500. Not a huge number, but worlds better than I've been doing lately!

WIPs worked on this week : 1, no new WIPS (yay!)

HP
pwp : 381 words which brings the total to 303 so far. I think I've finally settled on an idea and hopefully I can get it to come together soon.
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Quick post because I'm already over the limit of Things My Stupid Brain Can Handle Today but the rest of this week is going to be busy and it's bothering me to leave this undone.

2017 Total Wordcount Goal : 47146 / 300,000 and I am actively ignoring how far behind my goal I am.


May
You've probably been able to tell from the lack of recent posting that this wasn't a great month.

May Wrap-Up : I finished the month with 207words because I needed a non-zero wordcount to submit for GYWO, so right at the end of the month I spent an hour trying to work on a PWP. They were garbage words and the PWP was a dumb idea and I've already deleted it, but words written is words written so I'm counting it \o/


June
Another busy, hectic month so I don't anticipate getting too much done. Fingers crossed I can make a little progress. I'm keeping my goal for the month very low because wow do I need some success in my life right now.

June Wordcount Goal : 2.5k That's it. 2500 words. This is reasonable and good and I'm hoping I can do this.

June Fics to Focus On
Fandom Trumps Hate : Currently 0 words. My goal with it for the month is to get a loose outline hammered out. Estimated wordcount, 40k.

PWP : Currently 0 words, though I think I've finally settled on an idea? If I can get this done this month I will be beyond thrilled. Estimated wordcount, 2-3k.


Additional Goals
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I actually made some decent progress on it last month. I'm still working on it.

Write (Almost) Every Day : There'll be exceptions to this because I know I've got some days coming up where I won't have time. But even if it's just one sentence, I want to get back to making words every day.

WIP Wednesday Posts : I've fallen out of the habit of doing these because, well, I haven't really had anything to report. Hopefully with the above goal, even if it's small I'll be able to say I've done something.
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April
Well, you've probably guessed from the lack of posts from me recently (I think I've missed 2 Wednesday posts?) that this month wasn't a very productive writing month at all. I sort of was prepared for that possibility going into it, since I had some pretty difficult things I was going to be dealing with IRL, but I figured it'd be an all-or-nothing month. Either I'd make a bazillion words because of stress, or I'd make almost none, also because of stress. I was hoping it'd be a bazillion....

2017 Total Wordcount Goal : 46939 / 300,000
...but it was almost none. Barely any change from March's total (46558) and I'm even farther behind for my yearly goal.

April Wrap-Up : I finished the month with 381 words which... honestly, I think I only did one afternoon of writing and those 381 words were spread out over something like 5 hours. My wordcount spreadsheets are just long strings of zeros. And now we're a week into May at this point and I still haven't written anything else.


May

May Wordcount Goal : 20k This is probably reaching too high, because I have the feeling that May is going to be just as tough to get through as April was, and my writing's going to continue to suffer, but. I'm trying to be optimistic. We'll see what happens.

May Fics to Focus On
Fandom Trumps Hate : Currently 0 words, though I've got a pretty decent idea of where I'm going to go with it now. It's going to pick up almost immediately postwar, so I'm still reading through the end of Deathly Hallows to try to get all the details straight and get into the right headspace to tackle it, but, yes. Ideas. Excitement. Estimated wordcount, 40k.

PWP : Currently 0 words, though again, lots of ideas. This will also be for my FTH recipient, as a combination thank-you-for-being-patient-with-my-slow-butt and also a I-promise-I'm-not-totally-flaking-out-on-you sort of thing. Feelsy established relationship smut is usually something I can knock out in a single afternoon of writing, I just need to get my brain to a point where I can, you know, actually sit down and do it. Estimated wordcount, 2-3k.


Additional Goals
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I'm still making progress on this, little by little. I'm going to keep working on it this month.
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As always happens right after I submit a thing for a fest, I find myself sort of at loose ends for a while. Plus blahblah stress and Real Life Things going on, so, yeah. Not a whole lot got done writing-wise.

New words this week : 381 words which brings my monthly total to 381 / 30000. Clearly we are off to an excellent start.

WIPs worked on this week : 1, no new WIPS (yay!)

HP
Pride Goeth Before a Frog
: 381 words which brings the total to 7635 so far. This is just a ridiculous little thing I started last summer when I wanted something that'd be quick and easy and light, something I wouldn't have to think too hard about writing. Basically, Harry gets turned into a frog while on an Auror case, Draco is the Curse-Breaker assigned to change him back, and hilarity ensues. It's very silly.
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A good amount of words this week, but not very many days of writing. I finished DTH last week and then my brain sort of went, 'okay, so we're done writing now, right?' and that's pretty much been that. XD I've poked through a whole bunch of WIPs but didn't add anything to them because I couldn't get my brain to engage, so I've mostly decided that this'll be a little break for me. Looking to get back to making words later this week, though.

New words this week : 8146 words which finishes off March with a total of 33998 / 15000, and begins April with 0 / 30000 so far.

WIPs worked on this week : 1, no new WIPS (yay!)

HP
Draco Tops Harry fic
: 8146 words and DONE!! :D :D :D Very relieved, very excited. The ending came together in significantly less words than I thought it would, so I'm also very pleased about that even though it is always a weird feeling when that happens. My brain is still all go go go we've got to get this finished! and the rest of me is sitting there like, but... we're done? It's done??

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