WIP meme

Jan. 30th, 2012 06:31 am
alexseanchai: quill, ink bottle, and calligraphy (Supernatural 2x02 Jo independent)
Post a random sentence (or three) from every WIP you're currently working on, even if it's very short. Then invite people to ask questions about your WIPs. With any luck, you'll get talking about writing, and the motivation to take that WIP one step closer to completion will appear as if by magic!

1) "Who are you?" she demands, and Dean recognizes her voice.

"Hi, Jess," Dean says. "Where's Sam?"

2) Jess spends an hour in the motel bathroom, admiring her new skirt suit and fiddling with her new makeup, while Sam and Dean (mostly Dean) hassle her through the bathroom door.

"Makeup is important!" Jess hollers back. "You don't want me blowing your cover because I used the wrong shade of lipstick, do you?"

3) ...I actually have no words written for my [community profile] queer_bigbang. *sad*

1 and 2 are possibly the same WIP. Doubt it, though, because 1 is headed for [community profile] spn_bitesized's Kink Meme and my [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang beta #1 doesn't want to read threesome sex.
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Somebody is reading my stories on fanfiction.net. Starting with the really embarrassing early ones. I know this because those are the ones that this person has favorited.

On the bright side, I'm 4K into my 15K minimum for [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang. On the dim side, my Law Office Management homework due tomorrow is not yet done.
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Noooo I am not signing up for the [community profile] queer_bigbang. Not. I have no ideas that would fit the theme. I am not good at long stories when I don't have a preexisting framework to work the story around, and y'all will surely be sick of me rewriting Supernatural, because I did that for Remix the other year and I did that for [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang last year and I'm doing that for [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang. Not not not.

...the differences between Supernatural as is and Supernatural if Sam had seen his boyfriend Brady die might be fascinating. I shall have to contemplate.
alexseanchai: quill, ink bottle, and calligraphy (Supernatural 4x10 Anna angel of mercy)
In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

whydoyouneedtoknow, aka Anne Walsh, and [personal profile] damkianna. Both are fabulous authors who hit my big fic kink: MOAR LADIES = MOAR AWESOME.

damkianna avoids killing or otherwise writing out canon female characters—one of her big projects, Flying Blossoms, is a bunch of Five Thingses that are either 'five women X's mother might have been' or 'five things X's mother might have done', and in every instance the mother in question is someone never or rarely seen in Avatar: the Last Airbender. And in Imagine the Ocean and Listen to the Earth, the Avatar Gang is populated by an ever-increasing number of canon female characters. Suki. Yue. There's also a friendly Fire Nation commander OFC, Yin. The central plot point of Imagine/Listen is that Katara is the Avatar; I am dying to see what happens when damkianna gets hold of The Legend of Korra.

Anne makes use of original female characters as well as canon female characters—not that damkianna doesn't, but damkianna's epic doesn't rely on the OFCs the way Anne's epic does. The Dangerverse is named for the OFC who sets everything in motion, Gertrude 'Danger' Granger, Hermione's twenty-years-older sister who has psychic abilities and who marries Remus and with his help kidnaps Harry from his more-abusive-than-canon relatives and frees Sirius from Azkaban so that Sirius can marry OFC #2, Aletha Freeman, Lily's best friend, and with her have a kid, OFC #3, Meghan. Remus, Sirius, Danger, and Aletha collectively raise Harry, Hermione, Meghan, and Draco Black—yes you heard that right; Narcissa gets a Crowning Moment of Awesome into the bargain. And from there the changes just sort of spiral.

Anne and damkianna are the two authors I tried but failed to imitate with my [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang last year, and the authors I am trying and hopefully succeeding to imitate with my [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang this year. (It helps that Anne wrote A Widow in Waiting, first of the Chronicles of Glenscar, which is the 'verse I'm crossing with Supernatural, and I have conned Anne into doing beta work for my Big Bang.)

I'll come back to day twelve.

In your own space, share a favorite piece of original canon (a TV episode, a song, a favourite interview, a book) and explain why you love it so much. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Supernatural 3x11 MYSTERY SPOT. This is the defining episode of Sam in seasons one through five. He goes utterly batshit crazy trying to save Dean, and when he thinks Dean is beyond saving, he shuts down into superhunter mode. I can't really explain my glee over this episode but it is beyond question my favorite of the series.
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Fic title: Dance or Die (These Dreams are Forever)
Artist name:[profile] ryuutchi
Genre: het, femslash
Pairing: Mary/John, Mary/Ellen
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Much character death. Also, brief rape scene.
Summary: Mary remembers. Mary lives. Everything changes. Everything stays the same.
Link to art: Art and mix
Notes: Thanks to [personal profile] neotoma and a beta who prefers to remain anonymous for their excellent work improving this fic. Any remaining suckage is entirely my fault for not listening to them. Thanks also to the mods of [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang for running this crazy train.

focus, trance, wake up, dance )
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Guess what I'm still not doing?

The document's open. I'm staring at it. The words are just not coming. I'm going to have to post with an apology to my beta for not listening to a word she said. Either that or take off work tomorrow, and to be honest, while the Big Bang is worth losing the day's pay to me, the Big Bang is not worth dealing with Mom's reaction to my losing the day's pay.
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Big Bang posting date is Tuesday and I'm bored. Am I editing the Big Bang? Do I have any inclination to edit the Big Bang?

Nope. Not in the slightest.

Gaaah tomorrow evening's gonna be FUN. 'Cause I gotta be posting-ready before bed on Monday, because Tuesday evening is entirely occupied by class.
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Opened my [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang file for the first time in two months. All the little things my beta pointed out are now fixed. The big things...

I am not used to this 'long story' thing. Nor to this 'editing' thing. The only other story I've ever done that was this long, I posted each section as I finished editing it, and each section was posted nearly exactly the way it was when I finished writing it. I was also a lot more confident of the characters' voices with that one. Dunno if it's because I was so much less experienced as a writer or if it's because I really did have a better grasp of those characters' voices. (Different fandom.)

I've got another three weeks to get this done, though, which will probably turn into staying up all night on the eleventh to get it done for the twelfth.
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WASTING MY WEEKEND ARGH. No motivation no NOTHING. Mountain of books to read. Big Bang to edit. Soap and candles to make, though that latter might annoy Dad, he made me put away my stuff for that earlier today. TV to watch and analyze and transcribe. And while I do have motivation to watch Elena Undone, I am not spending money on additional functionality for Windows Media Player in hopes that makes the DVD play, 'specially when the additional functionality for WMP is stuff VLC is supposed to already have.

Did sign up for [community profile] ladiesbigbang. So there's that.

ETA: Now I need to clean my room so I can get at all the books I just put in a LibraryThing collection with Jess's name on it, so I can get those books onto the empty bookshelf currently inexplicably in our library, so I can do an art that's a character study of Jess.
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July twelfth. I need to remember that. That's my Big Bang posting date.
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I know who my Big Bang artist is! \o/
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Under a thousand words. Under eight and a half hours. Give me one-word prompts, please?
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One thousand nine hundred ninety words. Ten and a half hours. I can do this.
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Three thousand words. Twelve and a half hours.
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No, seriously, can somebody do a rush-through read of my Big Bang and tell me where I need to expand? Because I know there are points needing expanded upon and I cannot find them and my other option is dropping out of Big Bang.
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Can somebody do a speedy read-through of my Big Bang and tell me what scenes you think need expanded upon? Because I have 16.6K of my 20K and I have about thirty-one hours to write thirty-four hundred words and I have no idea what to write.
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OFFICIALLY VACUUMING THE BEDAMNED CAT. These clay beads do need to get made, I have a commission, but they needn't be made when I have 5K to go on Big Bang.
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It's only 15.6K, but it's a DRAFT. And there's plenty of room for expansion in what I've got so far.


I might be able to get this done after all.


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