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Jul. 20th, 2020 12:27 am
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Apr. 11th, 2017 12:43 pm
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Hello and welcome! If you're just here for the fic, I'm glad you've stopped by. All my fic and writing-related posts will always be public.

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So, that's that, then! Say hello, if you'd like. Otherwise, thanks for stopping by, and as always, I appreciate you reading my work <3
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First one of the year! Goodness, I have been full of fail on this, haven't I?

New words this week : 966 words which brings my February wordcount to a total of 1010 / 20,000 which is not... ideal. But I've been laid out most of this week so far with a headache, so I will take it.

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

MCU
Fandom Trumps Hate : 966 words which brings the total to 86,265 and it's all been bits-and-pieces writing, adding a little here and a little there. I think what I'm trying to make one chapter really ought to be two, and I don't really have a good feel for the pacing of it quite yet. So I've been chipping away at it and hopefully that'll sort itself out soon.
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GOALS

2019 Total Wordcount Goal : 1203 / 150,000

2019 Total Writing Days : 3 / 120


JANUARY
I started off 2019 with high hopes of high wordcounts, since I'd finally picked up a bit of momentum at the end of 2018. Unfortunately I spent most of the month feeling pretty under the weather, and didn't get much writing done at all.

January Wrap-Up : I finished the month with only 1203 words which didn't meet my goal of 10k. Most of them were editing words, adding a bit here and there as I read through an old WIP, so really not much in the way of new writing. A total of 2 WIPs got new words, with all 1203 words going into 2 HP fics.


FEBRUARY
The shine of a new year hasn't quite worn off yet, despite the fact that January felt like it took a whole year all on its own. I think that February will be easier. ::crosses fingers and knocks on wood::

February Wordcount Goal : 20k and this might be aiming a bit high, but I'm eager to try to make up some of the words I didn't make in January, and my biggest goal this year is to get FTH finished and posted (finally!!)

February Fics to Focus On
Fandom Trumps Hate : Currently 85,210 words and I've just done a bit of light editing and another read-through. I'm excited to keep going on the chapter I'm writing now, and have already begun to make some new words on it! Estimated total wordcount, 170k.

inches shy (working title) : Currently 62,224 words and unfortunately I've stalled out on it. I'm having a bit of an issue with my pacing and the ordering of some of the next scenes that I think the solution to is going to be letting this thing marinate in the back of my brain for a little bit, sigh. Keeping it on the WIP list because I really do want to get it done, and I'm optimistic that the problem will sort itself out sooner rather than later... Estimated total wordcount, 90k.
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GOALS

2018 Total Wordcount Goal : 109,165 / 300,000

2018 Total Writing Days : 180 / 240


DECEMBER
And I think this is one of the last bits of housekeeping I've still got to do to wrap up 2018. (Still need to write up a couple of fic claims, and THEN I will be done!)

December Wrap-Up : And on that note, I finished the month with 26,588 words which was a bit of a shock even though it didn't meet my goal of 30k. December has historically been a pretty low-wordcount month for me writing-wise, so having it be the most productive month of 2018 was quite a surprise! I owe most of it to writing on a deadline, turns out I'm pretty useless at getting anything done without one... A total of 2 WIPs got new words, with all 26,588 words going into 2 HP fics, one of which was started and completed this month.


JANUARY
This is always such a wonderful time of year for me, where everything feels fresh and new and where all sorts of lofty goals suddenly seem achievable. I suppose that's one advantage of being so ridiculously late on it, that now that feeling's faded and I think the goals I'm setting for the remainder of the month are pretty reasonable.

January Wordcount Goal : 10k and honestly that might be aiming a bit high considering we're nearly halfway through the month and my wordcount so far is zero.

December Fics to Focus On
Fandom Trumps Hate : Currently 84,923 words and am ready to pick it up again. I think our time apart has done us both some good, and after rereading it from the beginning I have a clearer idea of what I'm doing and where it needs to go. Estimated total wordcount, 170k.

inches shy (working title) : Currently 61,286 words and I've recently picked up a bit of momentum on it, to the point where I think I can get it finished without too much more trouble if I can just keep it going. (Just for you, Grace!) This was originally Erised Attempt #2 back in 2016, and was originally meant to be only ~30k, so you can see why it got abandoned. But I like it, I'm having fun writing it, and I'm pretty excited to share. Estimated total wordcount, 90k.
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Here we are (mostly) at the start of another new year. I'd intended to do this closer to the first of the month, but the last couple of months have been a bit of a roller coaster for me and emotionally I'm pretty much running on fumes by this point. But, we're still in January which is still the beginning of the year, so for now that's going to have to be enough.

2018 Fandom Goals )


2019 Fandom Goals )
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GOALS

2018 Total Wordcount Goal : 82,577 / 300,000

2018 Total Writing Days : 161 / 240


NOVEMBER
Managing this on time for once! And now that we've finally hit the last month of the year, it's sinking in just how woefully, pathetically short of my goals I've fallen. I plan on doing GYWO again next year, and I'm going to seriously adjust my goals I think. Hope springs eternal and all that, but I'd really fucking like to meet a goal I set for myself.

November Wrap-Up : And on that note, I finished the month with 9,361 words which was close--so very very close!--to meeting my goal of 10k. I mean, I'm thrilled with 9k words for this time of year, between the stuff I had going on both in fandom and IRL, but... so close!! A total of 4 WIPs got new words, with 7,966 words going into 2 HP fics, and 1,395 words going into 2 MCU fics. (I think that technically Venom is not in the MCU, but it's Marvel so I'm just sort of lumping it in there.)


DECEMBER
I really honestly have no idea what I'm even doing this month. That's fairly typical of this time of year, though.

December Wordcount Goal : 30k which is probably fucking bananas. But I've had some awesome inspiration recently, and I finally (finally, FINALLY!) invested in a nice mechanical keyboard and it came in last week and the childish thrill of typing on clickety-clackety keys has not yet worn off. Plus, I'd really really like to break 100k for the year, and I'm hoping that if I aim high... well. We'll see what happens.

December Fics to Focus On
Fandom Trumps Hate : Currently 84,923 words and have made barely any progress on it last month ugggggh. Estimated wordcount, 170k.

inches shy (working title) : Recently have had a burst of inspiration/motivation on this one and have actually been making some excellent forward progress on it, so I'm just going with it. \o/
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Whew, another long week, hence this post coming on a fucking Saturday. Not much wordage, but most of my writing time has gone into fest stuff so my word count is really not great.

New words this week : 485 words which brings my November wordcount to a total of 2301 / 10,000 which is not great, but honestly is where I figured I'd be hitting this month.

WIPs worked on this week : 2, with 1 new WIP

MCU
smutty steggy thing (working title) : 263 which brings the total to 2091 and it's almost-but-not-quite finished. Mostly it just feels awkward and I'm not quite sure what I'm doing with it, and I don't feel like I've got a good grasp on these characters. I don't think I'm going to finish it by the end of the month.

losers (working title) : 265 on a new WIP. A few posts ago I mentioned that I was reading loads of Venom fic but hadn't been hit by any ideas? Yep, this is how long that lasted. I can't see it being more than a couple thousand words, it's more slice-of-live than plotty, but I really don't need to be writing anything new right now.
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This has been the longest week ever. Between travel and the election and all the goddamn noise going on next door, I haven't been able to get much done. But I did sort through and reorganize the WIP Folder of Doom, which was just mindless enough that I was able to get my brain to focus on it.

New words this week : 1297 words which brings my November wordcount to a total of 1297 / 10,000 which is not as much progress as I'd hoped for.

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

HP
Fandom Trumps Hate : 435 words which brings the total to 84,923 words and I'm still in Chapter 6. I'd hoped to have that finished in October, but didn't make it.

MCU
smutty steggy thing (working title) : 862 which brings the total to 1825 and it's coming along. I'm not quite used to these characters so I'm a little nervous, but I think I like what I've got so far? I'm thinking that it won't be more than 1-2k more to finish it off, so I'm pretty optimistic about getting it finished and posted soon.
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GOALS

2018 Total Wordcount Goal : 73,216 / 300,000

2018 Total Writing Days : 141 / 240


OCTOBER
A few days late this month, but I was traveling so it couldn't really be helped.

October Wrap-Up : I finished the month with 12,027 words which is the second month in a row that I've broken five digits!! \o/ IT didn't really come near meeting my goal of 30k but I knew that was kind of a long-shot. Anyhow, I'm super happy with what I've got. A total of 2 WIPs got new words, with all 12,027 words going into 2 HP fics. Less than 1k of them went into edits on FanFair, and I'm very pleased with myself for how I managed to focus on FTH for the rest of the month :D


NOVEMBER
Setting my goal a little bit lower this month. For a wild minute I thought about doing NaNoWriMo, but I know I'm not going to be able to get anywhere near that wordage and it'll only stress me out, so. No NaNo.

November Wordcount Goal : 10k which still might be a little bit ambitious, considering how I've got Real Life Stuff going on, and I'm on a new medication that's turned my brain into a Depression Rollercoaster (it's interesting, the GYWO spreadsheet puts monthly wordcounts into a line graph, and you can see exactly where it kicked in by how my progress just flatlines, I only managed less than 200 words in the last week and a half of October) and Erised's deadline is in a little over a week so I'm anticipating devoting lots of my usual writing time to proofing fic. But, I know that I tend to not write very much from around Thanksgiving through the end of the year, so I'm going to try to get as much done as I can in the first week or so of November, and we'll see where that gets me!

November Fics to Focus On
Fandom Trumps Hate : Currently 84,392 words and have finished Chapter 5, sent it off to my alpha reader, and got a good start on Chapter 6. Estimated wordcount, 150k.

smutty steggy thing (working title) : Currently 963 words and this is going to be Top Priority for November. MCU Kink Bingo runs through the end of this month, not last month like I'd thought, and I just found out that people who don't complete at least one square won't be eligible to get a new card next round. Estimated wordcount, 4k.
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Real Life continues to be a thing. Adulting is the worst. And I am tired. So very very tired.

New words this week : 3366 words which brings my October wordcount to a total of 11,931 / 30,000 which is awesome. I'm really really excited about the bits I'm working on now, and my wordage is showing that.

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

HP
Fandom Trumps Hate : 3366 words which brings the total to 84,392 words and you will notice that this is a BIG difference in total wordage from last week. What happened was, I ended up cannibalizing an older fic that's been sitting untouched since 2013. I'd done it for NaNoWriMo and then put it aside to write Stop All the Clocks, and by the time I came back to it I realized that it needed a ton of reworking and I just... never got around to it, and then somewhere in the last couple of years I realized that I was never going to.

But there are a couple of subplots in it that line up with what I was already planning to write for my FTH fic, and after reading back through it I thought that I could actually salvage a bunch of it this way. I pulled out about 30k of potentially-usable words, even though I'm sure that what I actually end up using is going to be nowhere near that much. The characterizations are different, the pacing of their relationship is completely different, and I'm having to completely rewrite even the most usable parts of it... for something thrown together in a few weeks, NaNo 2013 has been pretty impressive in how tightly-constructed it is. There's so much in it that I love and want to use, and can't because it won't make sense without the rest of it. For now, I think there are about 4 scenes (of mostly-dialogue) I know for sure that I can use (albeit, with some pretty extensive rewriting) and the rest... Well, a lot of it might get thrown out entirely by the time I've written my way to the point in the story where it might go because I know how stories evolve as they hit the page. But I lumped it all into my FTH wordcount already because I think that I can keep a more accurate tally of daily wordcounts this way rather than if I keep adding bits in piecemeal as I go, even though I know that the total fic wordage might start looking a little wonky as I start deleting big chunks as I decide I don't want to use them.

So, I'm excited! We'll see how it goes!
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Last week was tough for Real Life reasons, and this week is following along similarly. Also, I saw Venom and have been spiraling off into a new fandom again. No real urge to write for it, thank goodness, but I've been reading a fair amount of fic. So, all in all not as much writing or wordage as I'd hoped to have done.

New words this week : 2876 words which brings my October wordcount to a total of 8565 / 30,000 which is

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

HP
Fandom Trumps Hate : 2876 words which brings the total to 51,343 words and I am over 50k. When I first started working on this thing, I roughly plotted it out into three arcs, figuring each one would be about a third of the story. I am still very solidly in the first arc. Even assuming I can wrap this first arc up in 30k, which I think is a conservative estimate but not entirely unreasonable, I'm looking at 80k for the first third of this fic. Which means it's going to be much longer than I thought it'd be. I am really genuinely concerned about this D:
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New words this week : 4448 words which brings my October wordcount to a total of 5689 / 30,000 which is still a little behind pace for my goal, but almost 6k!! Just a third of the way into the month!! I've also been taking some time to read from HD-Fan-Fair, which I'm also a little behind on, but still not doing bad at all for trying to balance reading + writing this week.

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

HP
Fandom Trumps Hate : 4448 words which brings the total to 48,643 words and I'm coming up on the end of Chapter 5!! Pushed through the part I thought I'd have trouble with (which did in fact turn out to be a little bit of a slog to get through) and am now solidly into the parts that I've been super excited to get into. Chapter 6 is going to be so much fucking fun to write and I'm almost there!! :D
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New words this week : 4093 words which finishes off my September goal and brings my October wordcount to a total of 1241 / 30,000 which is only slightly behind for 2 days in, but most of those days were spent on rereading my FTH fic after having set it aside for a while, so I'm hoping to make up the difference once I actually get to writing, which is going to be right after I finish this post!

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

HP
Fandom Trumps Hate : 253 words which brings the total to 44,452 words and I just finished rereading what I've got so far. I think some time away from it was the right call because I've got a heck of a lot more enthusiasm for it now than I had when I'd put it down a few weeks ago.

hd-fan-fair : 2666 which was the last little push to get everything wrapped up on it. I won't say any more about it than that, because anon fest, but I'm very pleased to have gotten it finished and turned in and off my plate.

MCU
redamancy (snippets doc) : 186 words and I'm not counting the total on that one. This is the word doc where I throw snippets I've written that I haven't figured out what fic to frankenstein them into, and bits of fic ideas that aren't developed enough to get their own docs yet. This is a new fic idea, but I haven't played around with it yet and rather than starting a new WIP I just tossed it in there to deal with later while I focus on other things that I should be writing now.
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GOALS

2018 Total Wordcount Goal : 62,177 / 300,000

2018 Total Writing Days : 125 / 240


SEPTEMBER
Meant to do this yesterday but got distracted halfway through and forgot about it. Still, one day late is better than I've been managing lately, so... that's a partial success?

September Wrap-Up : I finished the month with 13,658 words which is AWESOME and more than clears the goal I'd set of 10k so I'm all sorts of fucking thrilled about that! A total of 4 WIPs got new words, with 13,229 words going into 2 HP fics and 429 words going into 2 MCU fics, one of which was a new idea. I also finished and submitted my Fan-Fair fic, and wow does it feel good to have finished something!


OCTOBER
Setting my goal a little bit higher this month, even though I don't have a deadline to help keep me motivated. But I'm not sure that I'm going to have quite as much writing time in November, so I'm trying to get ahead on some of the words that I'm not going to be making from skipping out on doing NaNoWriMo.

October Wordcount Goal : 30k which is probably bananas, but one day into the month and I'm already over 1k, and after I post this entry I'm going to try to hammer out the next scene I'm working on in my FTH fic.

October Fics to Focus On
Fandom Trumps Hate : Currently 44,020 words and am still pushing through Chapter 5. I have a couple of scenes that I think are going to take some wrestling to get pinned down the way I want, but there's a partially written scene that I've been eager to get back to, and then starting in Chapter 6 is a lot of the sort of magical theory-type stuff that I've always loved writing best. Estimated wordcount, 110k.

smutty steggy thing (working title) : Currently 963 words and I'd like to get it finished and posted this month because MCU Kink Bingo only runs through the end of October, and I'd kind of feel bad to have taken a bingo card and then not do anything with it. It's probably close to a quarter written, I'd say, so I just need to find the focus to sit down and fill in the unwritten bits and then get it posted. Estimated wordcount, 4k.
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GOALS

2018 Total Wordcount Goal : 47,531 / 300,000

2018 Total Writing Days : 108 / 240


AUGUST
Finally getting around to posting this halfway through the month, which probably says everything about how things are going this month so far. Siiiiigh.

August Wrap-Up : I finished the month with 4599 words which didn't make my goal of 6k but A) came pretty darn close, and B) is more words than I've been making recently! A total of 5 WIPs got new words, with 4149 words going into 4 HP fics and 275 words going into 1 MCU fic which was also a new thing.


SEPTEMBER
Boosting my goal a little bit for this month, since I've got FanFair due soon and I've been making some decent progress on it. Plus I've been feeling more inspired on my FTH fic, so I'm hoping to get some more words down on that one as well.

September Wordcount Goal : 10k which is more than I've been writing lately, but I'm hoping FanFair's deadline will give me the kick I need to get it done.

September Fics to Focus On
Fandom Trumps Hate : Currently 44,020 words and am solidly into Chapter 5 now!! That's right, Chapter 4 is finally finally finished!! Taking a little bit of a break from it to work on FanFair and I think some time apart is doing us both good. Hoping to get back to it later this month. Estimated wordcount, 110k.

HD Fan Fair : Currently ???? words and I have no idea honestly how many words it is because I've been writing big chunks of it longhand.
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No words this week--I was out of town Friday-Monday, and the day before was spent with laundry/packing/cleaning, and the day after was spent with laundry/unpacking/cleaning, so there went 100% of my writing time.

But instead of skipping WIP Wednesday entirely, I thought I'd go ahead and make a post about my submission to this latest round of Firewhiskey Fic! I've been wanting to participate but the timing of the last few rounds never worked out for me, so I was totally thrilled when this one did! It was so much fun and I'd definitely like to play again. Plus, it's a really really REALLY good feeling to have written and finished and gotten something posted, even if it is a ridiculous typo-riddled mess of a fic. I might try to get it cleaned up and posted on AO3 at some point, but it needs enough work that I'm just leaving it be for now.

Title: ‘a nice day for coming in malfoy face.
Pairing(s)/Characters/Fandom: Harry/Draco – Harry Potter Fandom
Challenge: Rogue Bludger, Stormy Weather
Summary: blowjosbs
Rating/Warnings: blowjobs
Word count: 1400
Author's Notes (if any): oh my god
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New words this week : 1793 words which brings my August wordcount to a total of 1793 / 6,000 and omg I think that I might actually achieve the goal I set out to make this month??

WIPs worked on this week : 3, with 1 new fic

HP
Fandom Trumps Hate : 360 words which brings the total to 44,020 words and Chapter 5 is coming along. I lost most of my writing time to mod stuff/beta stuff/real life stuff so I've probably only put in a couple of hours on it this week, so that's actually not too bad.

firewhisky fic (working title) : 1433 which finishes it off. This was my first time doing FWF, even though I've wanted to for a while. And I had a really really good time! It was really nice to sit down and just write something and know that it didn't have to be good, it just had to be done. (Being pretty sozzled probably helped with that, too.) So, yeah! It's a good feeling to know that I'm going to have finished at least one fic this year :D
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New words this week : 2356 words which brings my August wordcount to a total of 2356 / 6,000 and so far so good for the month! I'm feeling especially good about this wordcount because it has been fucking hot and fucking humid here and I have no AC and my place is miserable, so mostly I think I deserve lots of credit for not just lying down on the floor and refusing to get up again until October.

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

HP
Fandom Trumps Hate : 1556 words which brings the total to 43,779 words and Chapter 4 is FINISHED!! :D :D :D I'm not entirely happy with all of it, especially with one part in particular, but it's done and I can go back and fix it when I edit. I'm now into Chapter 5 and already had 3,001 words down on it, so it's pretty easy to see the shape it's going to take and what I'll need to do to finish it off. The first part is going to be some pretty heavy introspection which I think is going to be slow to get written in a way I'm satisfied with, but the second half is all magical theory which, a) I enjoy writing a lot, and, because of that, b) I tend to write fairly quickly. So. We'll see how that all shakes out.

hd-fan-fair (working title) : 800 which brings the total to 1102 words and I've got the whole thing plotted out! I know exactly where I'm going with it and what I'm doing, and because of the way I'm structuring the story it is absolutely for-sure NOT going to be a million words long. It's going to be SHORT and then it is going to be DONE and that's going to be so fucking fantastic I can't wait.
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GOALS

2018 Total Wordcount Goal : 42,932 / 300,000

2018 Total Writing Days : 97 / 240


JULY
I am more excited than I probably should be to be posting one of these things actually on the first of the month. I choose to believe that this is a turning point.

July Wrap-Up : I finished the month with 3682 words which didn't make my goal of 8k but it's just a smidge more words than I did in June, so I'll take that little bit of upward progress. A total of 2 WIPs got new words, with all words going into 2 HP fics.


AUGUST
Lowering my goal for this month again. I think August might be a little calmer than July has been, but I'm not going to count on it.

August Wordcount Goal : 6k which is still more than I've been getting each month, but not a huge amount more so maybe?? I hope???

August Fics to Focus On
Fandom Trumps Hate : Currently 42,223 words and I will finish Chapter 4 this month really honest I swear I mean it this time. Estimated wordcount, 110k.

HD Fan Fair : Currently 302 words and I haven't done any more work on it, though I've been thinking it over. Still waiting for inspiration to really grab me. Estimated wordcount, 7k.
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Long week, busy week. Lost nearly all my writing time to other things and my wordcount shows it.

New words this week : 163 words which brings my July wordcount to a total of 3618 / 8,000 and that's it for July.

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

HP
Fandom Trumps Hate : 163 words which brings the total to 42,223 words and I have no idea why this is so hard or taking so long. I have half a scene left.
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