deannie: (WM-Freakin)
So, I got my [community profile] ante_up_losers submission in just under the wire last night and then inspiration hit and I added a bit to it today. Might tweak some more over the weekend, but it's done! YAY!

Moving on to the next thing, which is finishing the Tascosa Saga, while maybe diddling around with my [community profile] mag7bingo card to help with inspiration. I REALLY need to start writing again, but I've been hired on as a full-time SALARIED employee now, so I don't know how much time I'll have to write. Just know I need to.

Therefore... On to torturing Buck! Because it's fun!

Look, Ma! Only 294,000 words to go in my [community profile] getyourwordsout pledge. Yay? :headdesk:
deannie: (WM-Freakin)
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.
deannie: (WM-Freakin)
There's... a lot to review.

So, prior to 2016, I'd never done a yearly challenge, nor really thought about writing a specific number of words a day nor fics a month. I just wrote.

This past year, I knew I needed writing as a pressure valve, so I set myself a goal by going to [community profile] getyourwordsout and pledging what I thought was an ambitious 250,000 words. That was 600+ words a day, which, come on, I surely couldn't write, right?

Except that I ended the year with a word count of 380,333 and a posted fic count of 89. Yes, you read that right, 89. 

I'm really just flabbergasted. But a little peeved at myself, too.

So, I do [community profile] hc_bingo every year, and I usually get at least one bingo written. This year I got four completed and started three more. And I did all but one of the extras. So why am I peeved at me? Because I should have been able to complete at least one of those incomplete bingos. I really should have. I just let myself be distracted by new shinies all over the place and, well, that happened. Sigh! 2017 is the year of completion, darn it! I say it every year, but I totally mean it this time!

Anyway, I'm not going to post a link to every fic because, dude, did I mention there were 89 of them? Instead, I give you a link to a search on AO3 of all the fics I completed and posted there last year: GO FORTH AND BROWSE!

My goal for 2017 is to actually finish things. The zombie bingo I was writing doesn't need to be finished, and neither does the crossover one, since neither was a series in the classical sense—just unrelated fics sharing a related theme—but the Supermagnificent AU blackout bingo MUST BE FINISHED. I really like it, I've worked with [personal profile] farad on it extensively (she's written two fics for it and is letting me podfic them)... It must be done.
Also to finish, Cowboys and Zombies. It needs some extensive work, but I want it done as well.

I've pledged 300,000 words for [community profile] getyourwordsout this year. We'll see how that goes. I'll write a separate post about my plans for 2017, but I'm hoping I'll still be churning out lots of fic. Good fic, if possible :).

Now I'm off to bed, because I needed to sleep today, but I haven't had a minute's screen time in a week, it seems like. Three kids home on Christmas break is something we've never done before. It's a lot!

Cheers all!


deannie: Jarvis Call (dom_cooper)
So... I done fixed Nanowrimo's little red wagon! 51,554 words, my friends. IS AWESOME!

It turned out to be one whole bingo, two random fics, and five Supermag blackout fics. I'm really planning to finish the Supermag blackout by the end of the year, and I'm working on They Came Upon a Midnight Clear (which is also a blackout, I hope), and...

Anyway, here's a rundown of everything as we head into the last month of the Year of Writing...

A rundown on the writing of me... )

I'm trying to find time to write every day between now and when the kids go on Christmas break. We'll see how much I accomplish...
deannie: Don't Bother Me (Hemingway)
So, on the good side, I'm just shy of 33,000 for the month of November, just over 327,000 for the year, and lots and lots of fics into hc_bingo.

On the bad side, I have two series that are both for hc_bingo and both superfun to write and... neither is allowing me to finish it.

Add to that, I haven't even started ONE fic for They Came Upon a Midnight Clear. (PLEASE PROMPT ME, BTW!) and I have only three of 10 Crossover Cross fics done... MUH. Need more hours in the day, yo.


A rundown on the writing of me... )

I'm really frustrated, actually. I'm trying to get the Supermagnificents Blackout done, but it's hard going. And I don't want to post the prequel (that's the straight line extra that's complete but unposted) until I've got the rest ready to go. And I'd like to get the Star Trek Reboots out because I like them, but again, the series is an actual series, and I want them all written.

And then there's They Came Upon a Midnight Clear. Which I really want to do again this year—and RIGHT this time. 

BLAH!  I need to have some inspiration and a few uninterrupted weeks of writing.




deannie: Don't Bother Me (Hemingway)
So, I'll be writing not a novel, but a connected series of Supermagnificent Seven stories for nanowrimo this year. Check me out here.

Also, I'll be putting up a request for zombie prompts for a new season of Christmas Zombie fics I like to call They Came Upon a Midnight Clear. I'll try to at least start slotting those in during writer's block moments in November. The goal, as always with zombies, is to have one zombie fic for each day between the first of December and Christmas. It'd be cool to slot them all into my hc_bingo card, but that might stretch me too much. I failed miserably with Comfort and Joy and Zombies last year, so I'm trying to get a jumpstart on things this year. 

I've completed my [community profile] getyourwordsout  goal of 250,000 words already this year, but this MONTH, I've only written 9000 words. Not good. I'm hoping to finish one story at least by Halloween. Can't decide if it'll be a Cowboys and Zombies story or just something spooky, but I must write something!

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