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Since I’m all about the lists and spreadsheets and crossing stuff off said lists lately I thought I should make a wee one of those in regards to all the fanfic stuff I HAVE to do and soon.
And I’m putting it here, cos here is a whole lot
prettier more permanent than a torn and coffee stained piece of paper on my desk that will then get lost and/or thrown away :D
- Yuletwi’d fic to
revise/ edit/get beta’d (deadline approaches *flail*)
- Update the Canon/AU Slash List (I have a month long backlog of fics to review)
- Alec POV SSE outtake that I promised to the reviewers who pushed me over the 500 threshhold
- Probably should write some more Beautiful Dangerous…
Slowly but surely…
Well that was a very different experience from last year. What a balls up! I picked the wrong story, didn’t give a shit about my characters, wrote utter shite…
There is a salvageable story in there, though in no way will it reflect the word count I reached.
So, filing that bastard till…I dunno. February or something.
But I’m left with a bit of a lost feeling. The urge is to write, because that’s what I’ve been doing for so long, but I feel like I need to take a break. I have my yuletwi’d exchange fic drafted already, and I have to revise that, and soon (Dec 20th deadline, and it’s freaking me out). Revision and editing is a whole other thing from writing, so that should be kinda good.
Then, at some stage soon, I have a certain promised Alec POV SSE outtake to complete :D And then I better dive back in to the mindfuck that is Beautiful Dangerous O.O
I have decided to put a couple more fics in for this compilation. I’ve been sitting on a Jakeward AU one shot for months, convinced that it sucked, but I’ve pulled it out and am gonna sort it.
Also, I have the mostly completed first shot of a multi shot series I’ve been planning, so I’ll finish that first shot and put that in as well. It’s an Edward/Jasper AH, and a little bit outside the box, I think. I’ve been affectionately calling it my Bloodward, but the name of the series will be Beautiful Dangerous. The name of this first shot (or ‘chapter’ if you wanna think of it like that, though I intend for each installment to be kind of a self contained story in itself) is Sweeter.
Check out the Fics for Nashville LJ community to find out how to get your hands on this compilation.
So… Say Something Else is out there, or at least chapter 1 is, and the reports are coming in of eyes welling and tears already. That was a little unexpected. Actually the fact that reports (or reviews, anyway) are coming in at all is still a little surreal.
But yeah, dancing around all happy and shit. And maybe that good mood will help me get my house cleaned up.
So now SSE is underway (chapters will be coming hard and fast after easter, all going well, at least that’s my intention) now I really should get back to rewriting Vital Depth. If I can put my new Victorian on hold. Dunno if I can. Kinda obsessed with it.
Vital Depth. Yes. I have three months to get it to a printable state, including cover art. But I figure, if I can write 30k in a couple of weeks, I should be able to rewrite, I dunno, 90? in half that time? Hopefully less, if I get my shit together. Fuck. I don’t think that it’s that huge a story, and yet in its original incarnation it’s over 100k. So yeah, lose some wordcount would be good for a start.
And then, edit the fuck out of it, send to pre-readers, dunno if I’ll get time to have it properly beta’d, or even if my beta would be up for tackling it as a rush job…
I’m afraid. I’m very afraid.
Technically, nothing. Well, that’s the idea anyway. I have a certain birthday one shot to revise and edit.. the pairing is proving challenging for me and if I stare at it too much longer I’m gonna end up hating it again and start from scratch for the third time. That would be bad, it’s already late O.O
And my 25ker–still tentatively working titled as One Fateful Night–that just needs the paper edits transferred to the file and then I can start shifting scenes around. I’ve got a whole non linear thing going on there which adds a whole nother level to the editing process.
AND… I’ve finally got my ass into gear and am rewriting my last years nanowrimo novel, Vital Depth. I wrote it in 3rd person multiple POV, and of course I decided to rewrite in 1st person, which unfortunately does not just entail changing he’s to I’s, oh no. And there is a whole ton of alternate POV’s where somehow I have to get the stuff that happens when my MC isn’t present and relay it to him, so there will be a few extra scenes having to be written.
And I have kinda a short time to get it all done in. I figure if I rewrite 3k per day I might get there on time LOL
And yeah, feed the kids and do the laundry somewhere in there as well O.O
Ok so this is my not quite 25k word fic that kinda made necessary this blogging thing. I had it printed out the other day so I can go through it and make sure it makes sense for a start. I think the first half of it is fine, but most of the last half is probably gonna need rewriting. Bleurgh. Not my favourite thing in the world. Oh well, anyway, I’m going through it, one shiny new A4 page at a time, kinda revising and editing at the same time. I know I should concentrate on the bloody plot, which honestly, is a part of writing that I suck most at, but it’s so much fun scrawling all over these pristine pages of text that I just can’t resist.