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branewurms: (Vassalord - :D:D:D)


SIGH. Actually, it was a bit more than that, since I forgot to add a couple of snippets before the deadline, but it wasn't much more than that. (Shame I couldn't count my notes. I had a good 2500 words or so of notes.)

I'm going to try a different tact. I'm going to try requiring myself to write for at least an hour a day this month, not counting the week of Christmas. Automatic writing, fanfic, original, notes, doesn't matter what I write, so long as I'm writing something. (Well, blog posts and the like don't count, but you know what I mean.)

Maybe I'll post a snippet or two of what I wrote over November to my writing journal. If there's anything that isn't completely mangled and/or incomprehensible to anyone who isn't me, that is...

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SO, ABOUT THAT VASSALORD. You know how we all keep saying, "how does she keep making it pornier while still stopping short of actual porn?" Yeah.

STILL A MYSTERY.

Cut is so nsfw. )

AO3 archive = BEST THING EVER

  • Nov. 20th, 2009 at 2:27 AM
branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - YEY)
So it's been uh, over a week since I last posted, OOPS?

During this time I got myself an account over at the newly-opened Archive of Our Own. GUYS. GUYS. This is basically the fanfic archive that everyone has been saying they wanted, but that didn't exist anywhere. Only it's even better.

The simple, easy-to-use, blog-like text entry form with limited html, with the rich text mode alternative! The lack of restriction on content! The tagging system! The mind-boggling organizational abilities! The automatic processing of new fandoms (and by "automatic" I mean "somebody looks at your fandom tag and if it's a genuine new fandom makes a section for it"), so that there's no need to request a new section for your fandom in the archive! THE LOVELY, ATTRACTIVE LAYOUT. Has there ever been a fanfic archive that actually looked nice? I am not aware of one!

My account is here, and I have uploaded the majority of my fic. I'm not sure if I'll bother uploading the few I haven't yet; they're the ones that I feel less happy with. But idk.

You can sign up here to request an invite - I got my invite the very next day after I signed up, despite it estimating that it would take until Nov 22, but I don't know if they're still going out that fast. It's in open beta and thus a bit buggy, and they make no guarantees about stability, but I'm having so much fun. *_*

FYI, You can also volunteer to be a tag wrangler, which means you help streamline tags so that a) all tags are unique b) two tags that mean the same thing ("MS" and "Medicine Seller", for instance) are associated with each other and amount to being the same tag. I have not volunteered due to massive amounts of intimidation, but I am told that it is not very hard and that there are lots of people ready to help you and that you can volunteer for just one or two fandoms, if you like. To my understanding, you don't have to have an account yet to volunteer, and you might will definitely get an account faster if you do.

THIS IS THE SHINIEST THING EVER, YOU GUYS.

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In other news, mininowrimo = thoroughly derailed, as I have been hit by a stint of crippling anxiety. I intend to still try and get as far as I can, but the last couple of days I have managed one or two sentences a day. Literally. One or two sentences. OTZ.

I'd say I need a benzo, but that would just make me too drowsy to write.

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Btw, don't forget that you can leave fanfic prompts for me here! You know you wanna.

HUFFFFFFFFF

  • Nov. 9th, 2009 at 1:11 AM
branewurms: (Skip Beat - orz is over 9000)
HAY GUYS thank you for all the music recs, I am still working my way through them, and sorry I am so crap at getting around to replying to you all. orz

Nano: still steadily underacheiving!



Fff, and that's after I allowed myself to add a four or five hundred word snippet that was written beforehand to my word count. (It was getting unwieldy to keep leaving it out, man.)

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In other news, I highly recommend PageFour for those of you who are very non-linear thinkers like me. Pathetic as my wordcount is so far, I wouldn't have anywhere near it if I hadn't discovered this program shortly before Nano started. Do you think in fragments? You don't want to open new documents to jot each one down, but it's nearly impossible to keep them all straight in one document? THIS IS THE ANSWER TO YOUR PROBLEMS.

Some examples of how I am using it. As you can see, you can just open up new pages for each bit of dialogue or imagery or whathaveyou that springs to your mind, and they're all consolidated under one project, and you can move the pages around, make folders and folders within folders, merge selected pages together, whatever you want, and you can see it all at a glance there in the sidebar. Plus pages stay open in tabs until you close them, so it's super-easy to flip between them.

Of course, those of you in the Mac-using world can have your stupid shiny Scrivener. No, I'm not bitter. Why do you ask?
branewurms: (Mononoke - Odajima-mama)
branewurms

^ My nano account, if anyone wants to friend my pathetic under-acheiving ass.

I am:
- aiming for a total of 20,000 words
- counting any original prose writing, not just in one story
- not counting automatic writing and fanfiction

So far I have 1,403 words. MY GOD, I AM PATHETIC. No, really though, I'm actually pretty happy I've managed to write for three days straight, even if my output was abysmal. And I have 300% more ideas for the story that I'm working on, which, well, considering that I started with one (1) character and nothing else, isn't really that many ideas! But it's more than I started with, so!

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Re: Sacred Blacksmith ep 5, I'm seeing you talking but all I'm hearing is "TSUUUUUUUN~". Closely followed by a sulky little blushing "dere." Luke, if you keep that up I'm going to start wanting to abuse you.

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