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*shakes can* Letters, any spare letters?

Jun. 9th, 2012 | 02:22 pm
mood: giddygiddy
music: Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

Greetings, yall!

As the summer season is upon us (well, shortly will be), it is time for me to go around collecting for prompts. After all, summer is a time for writing projects of a highly structured and sort of silly nature, isn't it? ...well, it kind of is around this household. SO. I am collecting prompts by Letter. I mentioned this over on the other LJ, but I thought I'd post it here, too, just in case any of yall are inspired.

What do I need? Two sets of the alphabet, basically: 2 prompts for A, 2 prompts for B, and so on.

What have I got so far? I am glad you asked!

A - aerial, apatetic, abderian (if I can find something for it)
B - bees (possibly covered in them)
C - crepuscular
D - defenestration (the Internet hates windows)
E - echo
F - florescence (this word is spelled properly AND awesome)
G - gradation
H - haversack
I - indescribeable, ingenue
K - kitsune
L - lacksadasical
M - meretricious (now looking for an excuse to use this in a sentence)
N - nonchalance
O - origami
P - petrichor
Q - quidnunc (such a great word)
R - reverie
S - strikhedonia (seriously, look this one up)
T - tortoiseshell, tabefaction
U - Uranis, utility
V - vivid, veteran
W - wanderlust, weightlessnes
X - xylograph, xenophobia
Y - yearn, youth
Z - zephyr, Zion

So if yall can spare a word for me, that'd be great! And very much appreciated :D

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Multi fic returns

May. 18th, 2012 | 12:20 am
mood: deviousdevious
music: Do you like waffles? (yeah we like waffles)

The story of Fuzzy Britches and Lucy will continue sometime in this post?

But right now, I need to jump around chronologically some more.

Previous posts at the tag, or here and here. They get unlocked after a day or two, too.

Dude BroCollapse )

The Not N7Collapse )

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Multi 'fic bits

Apr. 9th, 2012 | 06:13 am
mood: gloomygloomy
music: Sage Francis - Sea Lion

This appears to be coming out House on Mango Street style--little vignettes, not necessarily chronological, and not necessarily fully explicative, either--which I think sort of works in its favor. Right now, it's mostly building backstory (and highly questionable--as in "question it"--backstory at that) and getting used to the world. Also, doing the silly thing of trying to explain gameplay mechanics with story, rather than ignoring them all together to write about booze and Drell karaoke.

But I'm getting there. Really.

Thanks to raynos for sitting there in chat while I went BLAH at her about the Cerberus News Network and Grandma Hazel.

Prep for the EschatonCollapse )

Grandma HazelCollapse )

The RockCollapse )

The assumption that the NN7 operate out of a station rather than a far more mobile ship is one of those things I'm still turning over in my head. On the one hand, you've got quite a few NN7 to cram onto a ship along with a crew. On the other hand, mobility is important when you're fighting something that roars through systems like the Reapers, even if you've got my handwavey secret base thing going on here. It may just be better to relegate them to the Citadel.

Grandma Hazel still wants her own station, though, thank you very much.

Oppossum SystemCollapse )

The TurianCollapse )

Yeah, I borrowed a minor character from ME 1. And why not? Dude's awesome, and it felt like you should've been able to do more with him. Well. Now he gets to do more.

For reference, Hazel's seven squaddies are: Geop, Vermillion, Valun, T'o, Dejah, Furong, and Doe (aka Bob). Most are fresh N7, and Anderson's excuse for them to be out and about is that they are "assessing population readiness in and among the inhabited systems." Which everyone else takes to mean "shake down and galactic exposure." Given they come from N7 Nu Beta--the newbie unit--it doesn't seem that odd. They tend to work in pairs--Vermillion and Valun, Dejah and T'o, Doe and Geop--with Furong as a floater. I should probably write this up as an actual Black Book entry, but they're not supposed to be that important ^^;;; (Except that Doe gives "Dude Bro" his human designation...but that's a story for another time.)

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Fuzzy and LucyCollapse )

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ME 3 multi fanfic speccing

Mar. 30th, 2012 | 06:44 am
mood: enthralledenthralled
music: Miracle of Sound - Age of the Dragon

Ah ha ha. Ah ha ha. Where's my IT'S ALL PEA'S FAULT tag?

'Cause seriously, this is all Pea's fault.

Cut for universe babble, speculation, and random stabs at character historyCollapse )

Oooh look, I get to start an ME tag. Yaaay~

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As requested by V...

Jan. 13th, 2012 | 03:00 am
mood: lethargiclethargic
music: Shakira ft. Freshlyground - Waka Wake (Esto es Africa)

Transferring a write-up from 'fic chat this week to an entry for her enjoyment.

Prompt was this, courtesy of teh awesome that is Thalia. The key line for me was "Just sleep together, in the most innocent sense of the phrase."

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This is one of those "dunno where it came from, dunno what it means, but it ATE MY BRAIN so I'll run with it" sorts of things.

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November 30th

Nov. 30th, 2011 | 12:29 am
mood: hungryhungry
music: Lady Gaga - Judas

It's just after midnight on November 30th, and I am eating a chocolate cupcake. Which can only mean one thing:

VICTOLY


Or it could be because, despite dinner, I am inexplicably hungry right now. But the overlap is serendipitous, too.

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NaNo Report: Week Three

Nov. 22nd, 2011 | 09:32 pm
mood: sleepysleepy
music: Janelle Monáe - Tightrope (Wondermix)

Good evening, my fellow vertebrate bipeds! It's that time again~

Personal word count: 37,065

NaNo Word Goal: 35,007

Still ahead of the required word count goal, and by more than I thought. Which isn't bad considering I felt this was a subpar week, both in terms of word count--I dug into my backlog some--and quality.

Surprises: I've stuck to my outline pretty well for the past week, so it was a bit of surprise when I completely left out an important conversation I'd moved up to another scene. Whoops. I'll either need to patch it in somehow in beta, or just figure out a way to refer to it so that readers will get the gist of what I missed. On a good note, iin writing a scene last night, I got a surprise emotional reaction that should lead to a good segue to an needed emotional reaction, provided my brain cooperates on actually writing it.

Problems: I added a scene. Now, that's not a problem in terms of word count, but it is apparently a problem in terms of structure, as the scene turned out kinda crap. It's one place where I spent some time rewriting this week, because nothing would gel enough for me to go on to the next part. Frustrating, that. Also, my Auntie Flo came to visit, which made me tired and less likely to push ahead on the writing. I did manage to get out a 2k night in there, but it was a slog. Week three generally IS a slog; as raynos put it, it's where the story stops writing itself, and one needs to actually work at it. Pain in the ass.

No-nos: See previous bit on rewriting. Pea brought up the idea of a puppy pound--where you throw the writing that's too crap to stay in the story, but you still want to count it for the month's word count--and I definitely have some chunks that qualify. But I'm just working around them for now. It's just a matter of going scene by scene until that ending is in sight. Not that I'll reach it in 50k, I think, but I'll be closer to that ending than I was or would've been had I not chosen to do the writing this month.

Which is what this month is really about, isn't it?

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NaNo Report: Week Two

Nov. 14th, 2011 | 10:56 pm
mood: coldcold
music: Iron & Wine - The Trapeze Swinger

Evening, beings of the Internet! It has been about a week, so it's time to update yall on the annual slog that is NaNo.

Word count (as of the 13th): 23, 836

Needed word count (as of the 13th): 21, 671

So once again I'm ahead of where I should be, by about a day. I'll hit 25k tonight, in fact. I didn't have as many huge days as last week, and I had an off day or two, but I did manage some ~2k nights over the weekend, so the lead holds. Here's to expanding it this week.

Writing in: 750 again, mostly, though I've been doing a touch-up or two in my RTF. This can occasionally cause problems; for instance, I wrote an extension to a scene in the doc that I forgot about the next night, and so had to put in some primitive stitches to get the two bits to line up. My VO was very productive until recently, when it decided to jump to a story waaaay down the line >_<. But I'm coming up on part of a scene that I've been looking forward to (weaponry in a Hallmark bag~), so hopefully that'll go smoothly.

Surprises: It's fascinating to me how I can feel the plot twisting and shifting, that even with my extensive outline the story remains fluid. For instance, two characters were having a long talk, broken up by scenes from another POV. Talking to Pea, she mentioned that since those two would talk later, did they have to get it all out now? And the story instantly reshaped itself along those lines, ending up in a place I liked better. There's also a scene coming up that shifted from a house to a storage locker, and lo and behold, some set up for that crept in. It feels like what Laura Anne Gilman calls "the lizard brain at work"--when your hindbrain manages to put things in place without you consciously realizing it until it suddenly all works out.

Problems: Spontaneous research has made for good break material, though occasionally I'll fight the clock. I figured out a work around to a previous problem--not having it in mind exactly what I'd written the day before--by opening a second 750 tab set to the previous entry. It's been, as they say, SUPER EFFECTIVE!

No-Nos: Pea smacked me for rewriting, so I've mostly cut that out. Even if bits really need it. But that's for beta, yeah, yeah, I hear you, it's for beta. *mrr* The other big one is not allocating enough time for 1700 words and a break, so I kept coming up short. I think I've fixed this now, though.

Cool Things: I figured out how to set up the Media Extender between the lappie and the 360, which means I can now play my music from my TV. This still delights me, and I've been needlessly wasting my 360 controller batteries by running music off the TV instead of the laptop. But it's music from my TV, so. I think that makes my case for me.

And while I'm on cool things, check out what I earned last week:


500 Days. I'mma a SPACE BIIIIRD!

Here's to another 500 :)

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NaNo Report: Week One

Nov. 8th, 2011 | 10:36 pm
mood: workingworking
music: Muse - Assassin

Hello lovelies! (And that applies to every one of you.) I need to actually go do my writing for tonight before I fall over, but before I forget, the Week One stats.

Current word count: 13,199

Supposed to Be: 11,669

I had some good days, so for once at this point, I am ahead of things in NaNo. Trust me, it's weird on this end, too.

Writing in: I've been doing my NaNo in 750words--where most of my writing takes place--but I've been working on the pre-writing and basic planning in e-mail and a notebook. This usually happens at work ^^;;; After work or when the mood strikes, I'll do VO--basically, talk to myself as the characters--in order to start planning out dialogue and flow. I have a fairly extensive outline for this story already from earlier this year, but I've been pulling its scenes apart in chunks in order to weave the viewpoints together a bit better. Originally, this beginning section didn't have switching viewpoints at all, but I think it works better for the story that way.

Surprises: I have this OC named Uncle Jack who never fails to pull random curveballs on me. I didn't know he liked comics, for instance, and now he won't stop referencing them. He also, in pre-session VO, managed to destroy a character motivation I'd been relying on even since I started outlining. He's the kind of older gentleman who has a devilish, cherubic grin, and I think he's just going to keep crushing his scenes. Which is both fun and scary.

Problems: Dates. Dates are KILLIN' me. I have a timeline from story to story, and I keep setting the stories a little too far into it to work well. This is something to fix in beta, I know, but it annoys me when I trip over it while writing. Which leads to...

No-Nos: I've been rewriting, especially these last two nights. I know you're not supposed to rip big chunks out of the story just because it pisses you off, and so I am going to try to be better in the future. Even if it concerns timeline stuff. FIX IT LATER, right, right, I will.

Biggest distractions: The cats when they want my lap, and Assassin's Creed II. I have been feather hunting (an item collection quest that has emotional payoff) prior to writing, and it's hard to make myself stop and go write. I currently have ONE DAMN FEATHER to find and then I'll be done and can go on to the final sequence and oooh, that's not annoying at ALL.

So that's the first week of NaNo. Here's to keeping this pace up AND moving the plot along, two things I've definitely struggled with in the past.

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Opening NaNo report

Nov. 2nd, 2011 | 12:18 am
mood: mellowmellow
music: Oh Land - Helicopter

This is not my first year doing NaNo. I did it the first year it came out, and I've worked on stories in various ways in other years, too. But it is possibly the first year I'll get anywhere close to the actual NaNo goal: to write (and finish) a 50k story.

Of course, it's fanfic, so you know, still not quite there.

But I've been working up to it. I've been writing towards 50k goals in 750 all year, and while not all of it has been fiction, I've actually managed that pretty consistently. The plan, right now, is to not necessarily write towards the 1,667 goal each night, but the 11k+ place you're supposed to be at the end of each week. That gives me a little flexibility for nights when things aren't entirely working in the story, and I know I'm good for it. I don't want to get too far behind, but dropping back a little isn't going to kill me, either.

I'm also working on this idea of taking breaks in the middle of writing. Weird thought, but I figure it might help stave off some burn-out and the need to research stuff. Tonight, I took a break to look up plane flight times and to watch some Demo Friend, and that worked pretty well. My overall word count was a hair over 2k, which isn't a bad start to things.

I probably won't be posting about NaNo every night, but I do intend to do some sort of weekly report on my progress, what I've been pulling my hair out over, how the breaks have been going, etc. As you do when you embark on a big ole project like this.

And to the rest of my compatriots working on this: GOOD LUCK! RA RA RA! *\o/*

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Meme me-meme meme meme, baby (super bass~)

Aug. 16th, 2011 | 06:50 am
mood: sillysilly
music: Nicki Minaj - Super Bass (*face*)

Err, wow, I did not mean to go this long without a public post. Whoops! And I have badges to display and everything.

But for now: MEME. Stolen from raynos, who got it from andraste on DW, it's question time!

Give me a pairing/threesome/moresome and I will tell you:

1. What they most commonly do during sex
2. Who has prettier hair
3. What they argue about most often
4. Who'd cope best if the other one died
5. The happiest plausible happily-ever-after I can think of for them.
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Feelin' like a meme...

Jan. 15th, 2011 | 08:02 pm
mood: restlessrestless
music: SHINee - Forever Or Never

I was roving around LJ last night and found this meme, and thought it'd be fun to take a stab at it again.

Give me a title for a story, and I'll give you a general overview of it: summary, characters, approx word count, etc

Bring it on! I have a lot of math and backstory to do this evening, and I could use the crack. :)
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Badge update

Jan. 12th, 2011 | 10:52 pm
mood: embarrassedembarrassed
music: Junko Iwao (Itsuko) - Sono Mama

Pea--that is, raynos--keeps reminding me that I need to do the word count update and story breakdown for the past year.

Problem is, that's...kinda a complicated process, especially if I didn't put in 2010 lines on some stories. I love writing in 750, especially since it has an Export function, but I need to comb through all its files and break out the fiction, as well as decide what counts as fiction schtuff (for instance, outlining vs. actual in-story words). Not to mention how many times I rewrote things. So I'll break out the arcane mathematics and word counting this weekend to try and figure it out, but here's a minor update.

(That sounds so...whiny...but is meant to be a factual statement of stuff, really. I would've never become a grad student or a temp if I needed to whine about organizing text in files.)



That's the last two and a bit months in a nutshell, right there.

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The new BSSM story

Nov. 5th, 2010 | 12:23 am
mood: dorkydorky
music: Amanda Seyfried & Dominic Cooper - Lay All Your Love On Me

'Cause the original "In the Bath" turned out better than I thought it was.

Darnit.

So I dug into my mental ideas folder and came up with this...

Two storiesCollapse )

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Word Count: First Two Days

Nov. 3rd, 2010 | 12:42 am
mood: lethargiclethargic
music: The Click Five - Catch Your Wave

Because it's not really NaNo without a word count meter.

3919 / 50000 (7.84%)


Even if I'm not actually really NaNoing, more "using the month to rewrite/finish some short stories." Which, if I ever figure out how to do this posting thing in a non-annoying way, I'll get up here for flocked perusal. Unfiltered Ten: now with 25% more craaaappy dialogue.

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It's poll time!

Oct. 25th, 2010 | 09:50 pm
mood: chipperchipper
music: Fink - This Is the Thing

Given that it's now a week 'til NaNo (NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month) starts, I thought it'd be a good time to deface this journal with a poll...

Poll #1636340 The Great NaNoing

So! Are you doing NaNo

Yup!
2(18.2%)
Nope!
1(9.1%)
Are you crazy, it's in NOVEMBER
4(36.4%)
I could only dream to be so mad
2(18.2%)
Cheese
2(18.2%)

Whatcha writing for it?

Origific, as intended
0(0.0%)
Fanfic, 'cause I can
3(30.0%)
Both, somehow
1(10.0%)
Something I will explain in the following text box
0(0.0%)
Tomato sauce
6(60.0%)

Here's your text box, do tell

Have you prepared for it, writing wise?

Of course
0(0.0%)
Sorta
3(30.0%)
I have a vague idea
0(0.0%)
Pff, prep.
0(0.0%)
...I was supposed to prepare for this?
2(20.0%)
Mushrooms
5(50.0%)

Do you feel mentally prepared for 1667 words a day?

Of course, not a problem!
1(10.0%)
It's a little daunting, but I can do it
0(0.0%)
Yeah, sure, 'cause you can totally prepare for MADNESS
4(40.0%)
...how many words again? ^^;;;
0(0.0%)
Green pepper
5(50.0%)

Not a good time to mention my nightly word count, huh?

Exactly.
1(10.0%)
Right.
1(10.0%)
YES.
1(10.0%)
Shut up, Ten.
3(30.0%)
Onions
4(40.0%)

Okay, so here's the big question: what should *I* do for NaNo?

Finish something long!
3(27.3%)
Finish something medium sized!
1(9.1%)
Finish a couple of short things!
0(0.0%)
Just freakin' finish something!
6(54.5%)
Crust
1(9.1%)

For those favoring the long thing to be worked on (I make no promises), pick your poison

Their Song (Torchverse, V/K)
4(36.4%)
The Necklace (JBS, V/K)
2(18.2%)
Space Station Elysium (SPACE!, multiple pairings)
4(36.4%)
That Office Romance one w/the panties and the football (mostly V/K)
0(0.0%)
Something you told us in 'fic chat
0(0.0%)
One of those epics you worked on in That Other Fandom over the summer
1(9.1%)
Something I will tell you in a text box
0(0.0%)

Here you go, your text box

For those of you favoring the short, which should I finish first?

Bad Romance
2(18.2%)
Creeper
0(0.0%)
In the Bath
3(27.3%)
The Spies story (Six Ways IV)
1(9.1%)
One of the Six Ways CT stories
1(9.1%)
One of the unfinished Ficathon stories from last year
1(9.1%)
Five Hickeys
0(0.0%)
Slinky!
0(0.0%)
Something I will tell you in a text box
0(0.0%)
Parmesan cheese
3(27.3%)

Your text box again, dears

Did I not cover an option? Tell me here.

Would you actually need snippets to properly answer those poll questions up there?

Duh.
1(9.1%)
It'd be nice.
6(54.5%)
Um, sure.
0(0.0%)
Not really.
1(9.1%)
I'm V or Ray, and I can see *everything*.
3(27.3%)

Anyone else hungry for pizza now?

What?
0(0.0%)
--generally yeah, but why?
2(18.2%)
Yes. Thanks, bitch.
3(27.3%)
Yes. Thanks for making it veggie!
4(36.4%)
No. Where's the damn meat?
2(18.2%)

Well, for finishing this poll, you totally get a pizza. What do you want on it?

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Goal: Accomplished

Oct. 4th, 2010 | 12:10 am
mood: energeticenergetic
music: Bic Runga BIRDS album



It just took a day for the badge to show up.

The Turquoise Horse is the badge I got for completing my monthly challenge for September.

Now--onto the Year badge. Don't know what that is yet! But I'm gonna get it~

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ART Challenge Report: Final Week

Sep. 18th, 2010 | 07:45 pm
mood: dorkydorky
music: Dave Matthews Band - The Last Stop

And fi-nal-ly.

I'll spare you the silly way of putting together a report, though I have had many, many ideas, especially after sugarcross's Company Report. But I'll just stick with the old style format for now.

Word Count: This is--variable. See, I wrote about 6k of smut this week that I, uh, lost. I don't know how I lost it--the writing program I use saves CONSTANTLY, so I had to have deleted it, but I don't know how I did it, in my sleep or some shit--and while it's words produced, I'm not sure it counts towards the actual word count. By some arcane formula, the word count I came up with ranged from 25,428 words to 30,206 words.

Hey Ten, What Did You Spend Most of that Week Writing?: Lots of smut! and an octopus god. And before you say anything, I can totally see a terrible resemblance between those two, too! *face, meet palm* All of it involved the same lady, too, so...apparently phallic symbols + her = powerful writing impetus.

*oh palm, how well you hide my stupid, stupid face*

Stories Worked On: Tricky 1.5, the remnants of Fine Out (which is where I lost my big smut scene), Cracky and Slinky. Of those four, only Cracky and Slinky were smutless. I had a plan, yall! And that plan was, uh, smut. Heh heh. Heh heh. Heh.

Medium used: Me and the lappie were buds as usual. As was sort of my MO for the last couple of weeks, I would pick up a scene in 750, then carry it into a doc to pick at while I talked to raynos. After she left, I'd hammer at it some more until I finally crawled into bed. And sometimes...even that didn't stop me. THE BUG, IT GOT ME.

Music of the Week: I can't actually go back and look at Last.fm and see exactly what I was writing to, but I believe this was the week I created the "Emo Yet Awesome" list, which consists of Jen Titus's "O Death," Lupe Fiasco's "Solar Midnite," Evanescence's "Eternal," and Snow Patrol's "What If This Storm Ends?" And then I would loop it, over and over. It's a list that's a little over fifteen minutes long, so it also gave me a good gauge as to how long I'd been writing. I'm pretty sure Cryoshell's "Creeping in My Soul" was popular that week, too, not to mention the string "Mr. Brightside," which, oddly enough, is great for writing smut to. Who knew?

Writing Thoughts: Omg if you're used to using your writing journal as a back-up, and you're actually fairly happy with a smut scene for once, then YOU SHOULD BACK IT UP ON YOUR WRITING JOURNAL. *ahem* Just. Just a thought. To keep in mind for next time and all. *cough*

And thus the ART Challenge came to an end. Though I still need to do that final report. Think it'll take another month? ;)

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750

Aug. 31st, 2010 | 09:31 pm
mood: crankycranky
music: Evanescence - Even in Death

It occurred to me recently that during the ART Challenge reports, I kept talking about writing in "750" without explaining exactly what the hell "750" is. I've mentioned it on the other journal a few times, but I thought I'd take you guys on a tour of what it is.

NOTE: This is not a pimp post. I've enjoyed the use of this website quite a bit, and I may have babbled at people enough for them to try itl, but this is more me illustrating this thing I'm a bit obsessed with than trying to get you to use it. Because in my life, pimping anything leads to suffering.

So, the general overview:
750 Words is a private writing site based around the idea of "Morning Pages." Some book I cannot be buggered to look up recommends that writers should do, before they really get started, about three pages of unfiltered, free form writing, which equals about 750 words. The idea is that this lubricates the brain, gets thoughts flowing, and allows one to channel creativity for the rest of the day (or something to that effect--I haven't read this book I cannot be buggered to look up). The website 750 Words is thus an online version of that notebook. The goal is to get to 750 words--preferably in one sitting, though that doesn't necessarily need to happen. It's completely private, and there's no need for it to be something creative; the point is to sit down and hit 750 words in some way, shape, or form. You can write fiction. You can write non-fiction. You can write lists (there's a list function included, too). As the website says, you don't even need to write in full sentences--just write. The site autosaves as you do so, and after you're finished, it generates all manner of interesting information (that we'll look at in a second). You can also export it later in monthly chunks.

I got started on it due to raynos going, "Hey, doesn't this look cool?" I agreed that it did, and decided to try it out. Right about that time I was getting heavily into Comps preparations, and having a place where I could whiiiine as necessary was really helpful. Eventually I started using it for fiction, too, so I have pieces of 'fic ranging from planning the characters of Space Station Elysium to Sunny's World to writing up a synopsis of the DCverse (thank you, Giant Bomb Deadly Premonition Endurance Run) to world building and plotting and sometimes even actual story, too. Much of the Summer Fandom work I've been doing has been centered in 750, especially once I figured out how to go back and look at earlier entries. And it's still great for whining, too! I'm a little addicted to the site, to be honest; it's a fixture in my day in a way I could only wish for, say, an exercise routine.

But enough about me.

No, I take that back--we're gonna look more into me. Because one of the fun things about 750 is that after you're done writing, you get a whole page of stats on that writing. So why don't we take a look at what that looks like, ne? COME WITH ME IT'LL BE FUN really.

I'll go ahead and divide them into parts, too. JUST IN CASE.

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So that's a general overview of 750 and its spiffy stats. Such a useful little tool, and one I've found to be tremendously helpful to my typing speed, if not my writing overall. (Or at least, making myself write to meet a word count even when my head is all fuzzy; like Nano, it may not be good prose, but it's PROSE, and it's out of my head on a "piece of paper" where it belongs.) References: EXPLAINED!

ART report: Coming this weekend, whether I like it or not. Rest assured, I wrote a ridiculous amount of words to make up for losing a...slightly less ridiculous amount of words. (My smut scene. That I apparently erased in my sleep. SNIFF.) I would like to give a shout-out to sugarcross and pts, for bein' rockin' first time participants who kicked the challenge's butt all over the place. (And who, when given penance, made it AWESOME. And how else would I get Automata 'fic out of HZ, I ask?) You can see bits of Sugar's writing up at her journal (along with her Company ART report, which I approve of wholeheartedly! and have had conversations like at points in my life, heh heh), and HZ used his time to produce a Roller Derby Avatar Big Bang, which I HIGHLY RECOMMEND, because, come on, it's an Avatar Big Bang about roller derby. For which one of the tags is "Eighties Sports Movie." And this has nothing to do with the fact that I heard the playlist and plotting in person at times, nothing! NOTHING I TELL YOU.

And now...for more writing. :)

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I love the bones of you, that I will never escape~

Aug. 25th, 2010 | 07:23 pm
mood: predatorypredatory
music: Elbow - Bones of You

So! I started this meme on the last days of June, and I'll...finish it in the last days of August. Go me! I can really make, uh, that thirty days last. *sheepish*

But it's been fun! Challenging, too--I don't think I answered half these questions the way they were supposed to be answered. And for all that I didn't quite keep up, I did fill in the cracks with a ton of writing (on things no one will probably ever see? but it still counts), which seems appropriate.

I hope I haven't bored yall too much. :)

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And thank you again for reading. <3

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