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Apr. 11th, 2017 12:43 pm
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[sticky entry] Sticky: Master FicList

Jul. 20th, 2020 12:27 am
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(post updated 06/14/17)

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What has FTS written recently! I try to keep this list to fics I've posted within the last 6-ish months or so.
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>>>Are you writing for me for a fest? You may be interested in THIS POST, which is a more comprehensive list of my likes and dislikes!
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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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March
Oops, totally forgot to post this yesterday. But hey, three months down! I have no idea where this year is going or how we ended up in April already!

2017 Total Wordcount Goal : 46558 / 300,000
Not quite at the 75k I should be at by the end of this month, but okay. I'm getting there, I'm catching up! This is good progress considering where I started the year and what I've had going on in my life so honestly I'm feeling pretty good about it.

March Wrap-Up : I ended the month with 33998 words which not only beat my March goal of 15000, but also met my stretch goal of 30000. A total of 3 WIPs got new words: 2 HP, 1 MCU. Only one of those was a new WIP, and it was finished and posted, so yay!


April

April Wordcount Goal : 30k I had success meeting that goal last month, so we're going to try it again in April, even though April is going to be a really tough month for me due to some Real Life Stuff so I'm not sure how well it's going to go. March was also kind of a tough month and I made it just fine, but then again I had a deadline keeping me focused and motivated and I'm not going to have that in April.


March Fics to Focus On

Fandom Trumps Hate : Currently 0 words, though I have started a doc for it and have about 500 words of notes sketched out. I'm pretty sure that I sort of kind of mostly know what I'm doing with it, and I need to send an email to my auction winner to ask for preferences on a couple of things, but after that I'll be good to go! Hoping to start working on this next week, and really excited about it. I feel like I've fallen into a bit of a rut with my fic lately, and this'll be a little different.

Don't Think Twice: Yep, this again. Let's see if it gets anywhere this month.


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.

Draco Tops Harry : This is one of my favorite fests and I completely missed it last year except for I think like 2 fics? Going to be better about it this year. I'm not sure that I'll read everything, but I'm going to try to read most of it.
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Not a great week for wording. Dentist stuff, doctor stuff, other doctor stuff. Lots of running around, lots of phonecalls (involving lots of waiting on hold), and my brain is just exhausted. Still, some progress is still being made, so I guess I can't complain too much.

Total words this week : 5947 words bringing my total for the month up to 25852 / 15000. This is a little bit misleading, because it's counting words written this week, and last night I deleted... a lot.

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

HP
Draco Tops Harry fic
: 5947 words and yikes. To no one's surprise, I'm sure, this is running a lot longer than I thought it would. I'm at the point now where the end is in sight, and I think I've got a better idea now of how to get there. I'd written out three different Confession of Feels moments and wasn't sure which one to go with, but as I got other bits written there was only one that I think felt right? Deleted the others and it's really starting to come together now. So now I just need to finish this scene, finish up the smut, and then write the climax. The ending's already done, and I've got bits and pieces of the rest so it's mostly just filling in the (fairly substantial, to be fair) blank spots and omg I want so badly to be done with this thing.
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Total words this week : 4810 words bringing my total for the month up to 19892 / 15000. I'm more-or-less on track to meet my stretch goal of 30k, but it's going to be close.

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

HP
Draco Tops Harry fic
: 4810 words and ugggh. I got an important bit worked out, figured the event that leads into the climax. And I have a pretty clear idea of what I've still got left to write, so that's good. I just feel like I'm making hardly any progress.
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This was a really good week for writing. Not... for a whole lot else, but for writing! Lots of words were written!

Total words this week : 11,137 words bringing my total for the month up to 15082 / 15000. Which, yay! I'm (optimistically) setting a stretch goal of 30k for the month.

Fic posted this week: On the Balcony (4k) Harry/Draco, Explicit. Written for [livejournal.com profile] birdsofshore's Anywhere but the Bed comment fest, for a prompt left by the lovely [livejournal.com profile] capitu.

WIPs worked on this week : 2, one new, but no new WIPS (yay!) because that one new one is finished.

HP
Draco Tops Harry fic
: 7353 words which brings the total up to 17976. I'm hoping that I've finally reached the point where we tip over into the downhill slide to the end and ::crosses fingers, knocks on wood:: things should be progressing fairly quickly from here. Best of all, I wrote the ending this week so I know exactly where it's going to end up now!

On the Balcony : 3784, and done! First new fic of 2017 and wow does it feel nice to have something posted. I still need to give it a once-over and get it posted to AO3 as well, but yeah. Good feeling. Which, clearly I need to write PWPs more often. Also, someday I will write a PWP that's not feelsy established relationship smut, but Monday was not that day. XD
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Total words this week : 3945 words bringing my total for the month up to 3945 / 15000.

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

HP
Draco Tops Harry fi
c : 3807 words which brings the total up to 10623. This is a lot more progress than I've been making on this thing, but still not as much as I should be. I've finally got enough of the later scenes sketched out that I feel like I sort of mostly know where I'm going with this? I'm just not sure I can get there by the deadline. :/

MCU
Recovery & Separation
(working title) : 138 words which brings the total up to 7593. I don't even remember what those 138 words were about. It's been a long fucking week.
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Holy cow, we're two months into the year already and I have no idea where the time went.

2017 Total Wordcount Goal : 12560 / 300,000 Which puts me waaay behind for the year so far; I should be at 50k by now. I'd need to hit 75k by the end of March to get caught up and that is not a thing that's going to happen.

February Wrap-Up : I ended the month with 8107 words which didn't even come close to meeting my goal of 40000. A total of 8 WIPs got new words: 5 HP, 2 MCU, and 1 Check, Please! Only one of those was a new WIP, so I'm pretty pleased with that at least.

Total Wordcounts )


March Wordcount Goal : 15k Dropping this way down from Jan/Feb. Realistically I think my goal should be more like 10k but, I'm trying to be optimistic. Unfortunately things in Real Life are complicated and kind of bad right now, which is a big part of why I'm not making very many words at the moment. My biggest source of stress is something that's going to be ongoing through the end of April, so. That's a thing. After I finish DTH and FTH (goals below) I think that I might be shifting back to what I've done the past couple of years, where I prioritize making any words at all over getting fics done and posted. I mean, this is how I ended up with over 360k in unposted WIPs, so it's not exactly ideal. But making any words at all is better than making no words, even if the words I'm making are scattered over a billion different things. So I'm okay with the WIP Folder of Doom getting a little bit scarier in the meantime. I'm banking on the fact that someday I'm going to get my ability to focus back and then having lots of partially-finished things will suddenly be a great advantage, because it'll mean that I'll be able to finish and post lots of fic very quickly, and that'd be really fantastic.


March Fics to Focus On

Draco Tops Harry fic : Currently at 6455. I had a little blip of good progress on this mid-month and the rest of the time it's just been a struggle to get any words at all. I think feedback might help, though I was hoping to get at least this next scene wrapped up before I sent it to my beta. But I don't know if I should bother, since I'm starting to consider dropping, and I hate to waste her time making her read something that next week I might go, lol never mind I dropped this fest. So I don't quite know what to do. Maybe a miracle will happen and words will start flowing again. Estimated finished wordcount, omg, 30k what am I even doing.

Fandom Trumps Hate : Currently at 0, although I did make a google doc for it where I wrote down some notes. I have a few ideas I'm sort of thinking about but still nothing concrete. My goal right now is to come up with an idea and run it by the recipient to make sure it's okay, and hopefully I'll be ready to start making words on this by later this month. ::crosses fingers:: I owe at least 30k on this, though I'm not going to worry overmuch if it runs long. My recipient is being incredibly patient with me and totally deserves extra words.


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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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