Jan. 11th, 2017

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So, writing? Not going so good this year. I've written a total of 200 new words, which kind of sucks when you consider that I pledged 300,000 to [community profile] getyourwordsout . Part of me wants to lower my pledge before the deadline, and part of me wants to use it as a kick in the pants to do better. 

Not sure why I haven't been able to get back into it, now the kids are back at school. It's like the two-week break just killed my brain. I'm working on a series I've plotted pretty significantly, so it isn't like I need to come up with what happens next, you know? I just can't seem to write what happens next. BLAH!

Anyway, I think, starting today, I'll simply require myself to write at least 50 words a day—even if it's crap. Just... power through, right?

Here's the list of stuff I want to get done this year (and yes, I'm giving myself the year to do it because I don't want to make myself feel worse and stop writing altogether, right?)

The Tascosa Saga—(Magnificent Seven, Supermagnificent AU) This was originally going to be a blackout for my [community profile] hc_bingo  card, but of course, that deadline is past. That said, I like the series and [personal profile] farad  has written two fics for it, and... yeah. I have three of the remaining twelve to thirteen fics in progress and I have a vid already done and a writing soundtrack (it was going to be a multimedia bingo, so... yeah) and there are the two podfics of [personal profile] farad 's work to do...  
     I'm actually thinking, now I don't have the bingo constraining me, of rolling some of these in together and maybe dropping a couple of plot points that were only there because I had the bingo to satisfy. And then I think, "but you created the series because of the bingo, so isn't welshing on that sort of... wrong?" We'll see. 

Cowboys and Zombies—(Magnificent Seven, Old West Zombie AU) Boy... this needs some serious work. I wrote a bunch of one-offs in this universe for They Came Upon a Midnight Clear, and now I have to add them to the series and reorder it and do silly things like actually finish the fic where Vin joins Four Corners, since he's already there in both Cold Snap and Controlling the Monsters... It'd be nice if I could actually finish the original plotline for that one, too. I'd like to think it'll make the wait worth it.

Star Trek: AOS fic—I like this universe. I do. I just need to find more reasons to write in it.

Original fic—Yes, I do have some. Or plans for it anyway. Last year, I told [personal profile] celli  that my plan for NaNoWriMo was to plot out an original novel before November and then spend November writing it. I want to actually try that this year. :)

To whit... Challenges and such like:

picfor1000—A lovely, short-deadline writing challenge. slodwick gives you a picture, you write an exactly 1000-word fic in any fandom. Sounds easy, right? Assignments go out February 1 and fics are due March 31. You can still join until January 31, btw... Just saying.

[community profile] ante_up_losers —Again, a nice, quick deadline fanwork exchange. I offered a few different kinds of fanwork. We'll see what I get. Sign ups are via Archive of Our Own, and the deadline for them is February 3. Assignments go out on February 5, and works are due April 21. It's fanwork exchange, though, so if you signup, you gotta do it, or else someone doesn't get a gift. :sob:

[community profile] hc_bingo —Ah bingo, how I love and loathe you! Totally undecided on whether I'll do it this year. It was fun last year, but I felt really bad at the end of it for not having finished the bingos I had in progress. I don't like feeling bad about my writing, yo.

NaNoWriMo—Yes, I'll sign up again this year. And I might even do what I told celli I'd do. Maybe.

That's all from me right now. Must go and be a mom after spending the morning being a worker. I spend a lot of time being all kinds of things, but since the new year, a writer hasn't been one of them... sigh.

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