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As much as I love writing, I've been *HORRIBLE* about doing it on a regular basis for way too long. The one thing I've done the past few years is the SGA Reverse Bang, [livejournal.com profile] sgareversebang, which I really enjoy.

And now this year, I'm seriously considering doing the Criminal Minds Big Bang ([livejournal.com profile] cm_bigbang) - which has some major overlap time-wise.

This might just be insane. Will keep you all posted. :-P
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Taken from [livejournal.com profile] icarusancalion:

Give me one of my own stories, and a time at some point after the end of the story or before the story started, and I'll write you at least 100 words of what happened then, whether it's five minutes before the story begins or ten years in the future.
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The next few months are going to be interesting.

I've signed up for the [livejournal.com profile] polybigbang and the [livejournal.com profile] bigbang_mixup, plus NaNo. The first I definitely know what I'm doing. The second, I won't know until I pick a mix. The third, I'm debating between two or three things (good thing I have about two months to decide.)

And it looks like I'm going to be writing roughly 100,000 words between now and the end of the year. Whoo.
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The list of winners from the Bulwer-Lytton Contest (the people who do the "bad first line" contest).


And John Rodgers ("Leverage" producer/writer/director) doing stand-up:
Jokes.com
John Rogers - Bridesmaids
comedians.comedycentral.com
JokesJoke of the DayFunny Jokes
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I've seen a few of my friends doing the "30 Day Fanfiction Writing Meme" and thought I'd join in.

1 – How did you first get into writing fanfic, and what was the first fandom you wrote for? What do you think it was about that fandom that pulled you in?

I think I just kind of fell into it. The first fandom I wrote for was Buffy and I think it was the however cliched "if you don't see what you want, write it yourself".


The rest of the questions )
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How to tell I'm a writer - the top items in the frequently used portiong of my laptop's start menu are:

1. Calculator
2. Spider Solitaire
3. Word
4. Freecell
5. Notepad
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*sigh* I hate it when I have ideas for a fic, but they're not coming out. I'm going to give my [livejournal.com profile] sgareversebang one more shot before bed, and hopefully it'll help me get over that hump so it'll be easier to write.

And what makes it even more frustrating is that I've been skimming through the unfilled prompts for Yuletide and I've found a few that I kind of want to write, but now's not the time.
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Got the full picture for the [livejournal.com profile] sgareversebang and it's awesome. :-D

Now, I'm trying to do some research and convince my brain that, no, I legitimately *can't* do both options because it's just not feasible. *sigh* But, at the same time, it's fun.

...

And I think I just overloaded my brain.

Will have to go sleep on it before I actually start writing.
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Tonight's "White Collar" was awesome. :-D And I want a scenario like that again. :-D :-D :-D


Also, I want the full-sized of the art I'm writing for for the [livejournal.com profile] sgareversebang because I want to see the whole thing, so I can start writing. (Just in case the thumbnail doesn't show something I might want to include in the fic.) But I am plotting - which is good.
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Did not technically win Nano this year, as the last 3000 words elude me.

But, at the same time, I'm considering it a win because I did write 47000 words - which is more than I've written in a long time. I worked on my original Nano idea (which died, but I may try to go back and finish later), two Secret Santa fics (both of which are finished and are in various states of revisions), another fic idea (which also died and I can't decide if I should declare it or try to save it), worked on another fic that's quickly becoming crack and wildly OOC (but it's fun!) and started a 'thank you ficlet' which will be finished in the next day or so.

And here are two of the pep-talk emails that I really liked.

Pep Talk by Lemony Snicket )

Pep Talk by Dave Eggers )

\0/ FTW!

Nov. 17th, 2010 11:59 pm
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Today rocked!

I had off today because of having to work Saturday. I got up at my normal work time in order to make it to the dentist to get a couple fillings done. And this time the dentist working on me was awesome when I told him the nerve on the left side of my lower jaw is out of whack - before injecting the anesthesia, he felt my gum, then injected the two shots. And after waiting the normal time and getting what I'm guessing is the correct response, he said, "Good. And I'm going to put in an extra shot, just to make sure." And I was pain free the whole time. (This is compared to about seven shots last time and still having some pain.)

I also went to the bank and put my jar of change through the coin-sorter and got about $75.

And I kicked Nano ass today and did *a lot* of writing. The Nano site, when I plugged in my updated word count said that I'd written 10,000 words. I think it's not quite that, but it's pretty damn close. Either way:



31700 / 50000 words. 63% done!

And I think everyone should watch A Single Man. It's fantastic and amazing! (Okay, and a bit of a tear-jerker, but still awesome!)
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Header and such found in Part One.

And continuing with the story....

Remember (Every Morning), Part Two )
sam_gamgee: (Sweet Nov OT3)
Title: Remember (Every Morning)
Author: Adrian/sam_gamgee
Rating: hard R
Warnings: None
Summary: The start of freshman year causes some unexpected anxiety.
Note 1: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] polybigbang.
Note 2: I received an awesome mix and some awesome art from [livejournal.com profile] little_missmimi. And many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] exbex for beta-ing for me.


Remember (Every Morning) Part One )

Go to Part Two
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Taken from [livejournal.com profile] nyxocity:

Name any story I've written, and any character in it, canon or OC. I'll tell you (at least) three things about that character that I didn't put in the story.
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I'm about ready to kill my muse. I have a bigbang due on Monday, I'm about 3200 words shy of the minimum, and it decides that I need to change the story's pov. *sigh* This is the second time I've made a major change to this fic.

I guess it's good, then that I'm working three nine-hour days this week. Therefore, I'll get out on Friday around 12:30, and I can go hole up at Panera or the library or somewhere for a while and work on the fic.
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30. Final ques­tion! Tag some­one! And tell us what you like about that per­son as a writer and/or about one of his/her characters!

This one's hard, because I know so many great writers who all have great characters. So I'm not going to pick anyone.

The list )
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*headdesk*

I'm working on a bigbang.

The minimum requirement is 10,000 words.

I'm at 17,500+ words and I'm just now getting to the good stuff. (And no, I don't mean sex.)

Somehow, I feel like I'm doing this wrong.

*headdesk*
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2. How many char­ac­ters do you have? Do you pre­fer males or females?

That I'm *currently* working on/with? Three. If you want to include past and/or future (aka in the works), a lot more. I don't think I have a preference for writing men or women. Sure, I've written more men because of where certain... interests lie at the moment, but writing women can be great too.


The list )
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1. Tell us about your favorite writ­ing project/universe that you’ve worked with and why.

I think that so far it's doing the "Rodney epic" (as I affectionately called it while I was working on it) "Gaijin" - which was a *huge* SGA fanfic. And it's because I hadn't thought I could write Rodney, or do the amount of world-building that I did, or write something that huge. But I did all of it.


The list )
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Got this from [livejournal.com profile] justhuman

Why I Write

I write to hear my voice,
because there are places of honesty
and beauty that I go in my writing that
I can’t always go in my life, and I must.
When I write, I let the parts of me that hold
my breath, breathe. I write to let light into my
being and let darkness out, to own myself, capturing
the rhythms of my cycles; journeys into the abyss,
travel through glory. I write to allow myself to feel,
climb inside my emotions and explore their reaches and
textures, summon my tears, let them wash me hot and
clean then drain me empty and free. I write myself alive and
reborn, whole and holy to experience myself transformed. I
write because I hurt and because I love, and so I won’t lose
anything. And because I am lonely, sensual and spiritual,
and I need to make contact with the divine, and writing
for me is like touching: it is rubbing and rolling my
body against the divine until my boundaries dissolve
and I no longer know where I start and where I stop:
I become part of the universal hum. I write to make
myself eternal, leave a piece of me stained into the
ethers. I write because I believe Goddess listens
for the places where we love and own ourselves.
I write to keep myself company, keep
myself honest, keep from watching TV.
I write to keep my Muse intrigued
I write because I can’t draw.


By Meredith Heller, 2003
As published in We’moon 2010 – Reinvent the Wheel

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