Tag Archives: vampslash

NaNo 11: Spreadsheets

Back into the planning for NaNo blogging :) Yes, I’ve been procrastinating. It’s what I do best ;)

Spreadsheets (more of a chart, really, because it’s hand drawn on two facing pages of the big red book, but an excel or Open Office Calc file would do the same job) are what I use to keep track of my threads (those subplots and not plotty enough to be subplot thingies I was talking about the other week). It’s your story at a glance, really. Everything on one (or two) page. And it forces you to not get all long winded about aspects of your plot, scenes and stuff (long winded goes elsewhere).

Depending on my story and how I’m outlining, I might break up the rows and columns by chapter, or I might break it up by day or by week. On the other axis goes the threads, which might be major events, subplots, tiny little things that need emphasis throughout the story.

Once again, I am repeating in my spreadsheet some of the stuff that I have in other parts of my outline, but it serves to emphasise the main points in my mind, and also sometimes you want to be able to see how everything fits together. The spreadsheet is one of my favourite ways to outline.

Yes, I stole the idea from JK Rowling. Her spreadsheet is below.

rowling_spreadsheet

Halloween Fest

Not long till you can submit your stories to the fest! You’ve got till 30th October to submit, so if you haven’t gone along to grab a prompt yet, do it now. Minimum word count is a drabble, and anyone can rattle one of those off easy peasy, so get involved!


Fic: Untitled Jakeward PWP

Just some hard drive detritus I stumbled across. I’m never going to do anything with it, it’s obviously something I scribbled down at some stage and forgot about. It’s unedited, but I know venis-envy would want to see it if no one else, so here ‘tis.

Seems like it could be something from the I Did That to Him universe.

Edward/Jacob, AU, <1400 words, and it’s graphic m/m sex. Continue reading


New Story: Worth the Wait

4x6-alec-volturi Summary: I came here out of a desperate need for something different. I expected to feel out of place. I didn’t expect to be skipping through the darkened streets of Volterra with a 1500 year old vampire who looked—and acted—like he was fifteen. AU VampSlash, NC-17

A/N: Written for the second round of the Twilight No Stress Love Fest. The prompt was:

Edward’s tired of spending summers alone. Without the distraction of school to fill the days, all he ever does is read or play his piano while his family pairs off and does their own thing. Perhaps it’s time for him to reconsider Aro’s offer. Or, at least spend a summer with the Volturi to see how he would fit in while trying to maintain his "special diet." But, of course, he’s going to need someone to show him around while he’s there and teach him the rules. They can each learn a little bit from each other, while figuring themselves out along the way.

The story occurs in a post New Moon timeline in an AU where Bella never moved to Forks. God only knows why Edward went to Volterra in New Moon anyway, but hey, lets just suspend our disbelief, shall we? In other suspensions, I’ve aged Alec a little from canon, for the purposes of this fic he was 15-16 years old when he was changed. Also for the purposes of the story, Edward is sometimes a little more emotionally youthful than in canon. I’m just fucking with canon all over the place :) Oh, the freedom! Oh yeah, this is total fluff, at least by vamp standards.

Warnings: Underage sexual activity… kind of. But not really. I mean, there is sex, but whether or not it’s underage is subjective. Oh, and it’s mostly gratuitous.

Thanks: venis-envy, for giving a prompt she knew I wouldn’t be able to resist; to sapphirescribe, for doing a marvellous preread for me; and to my wonderful beta, Dellaterra.

Click to read: FFn | AO3 | TwiWrite


Fic Update: Déjà Vu

I’ve just posted chapter 2 of the crazy mess that is my Say Something Else alternate universe fic where Alec comes back from the dead, all vampy :) This is the one that used to be called ‘Delusional’.

Clicky to read Chapter 2 of Déjà Vu on FanFiction.net/ArchiveOfOurOwn/TwiWrite


Holy Crap

Two months since I last posted, and a bunch of stuff’s happened. Okay, now’s the time for the epic catch up post and then I’ll be back on track…with any luck.

Fic I’ve posted in the last two months:

The fic formerly known as Delusional (I’m changing the name, but what to I haven’t decided yet. I’ll make that decision when I complete it)
Summary:
Alec is back! AU SSEverse bday request for Seren. ‘For a moment, he’s there, and he’s real, and it’s him. I see it in the way he stands, the way his hair curls behind his ears. He’s more beautiful than my memory or an image on paper can do justice.’ Slash

Lost Boys (my CarlWard entry)
Summary:
My perfect memory does him no justice. Edward is more beautiful than I remember, but he seems almost wild, in the manner the nomadic vampires often have. "I can’t bear it any longer," he whispers. "Their minds are full of depravity. It infects me." Slash.

Quickies
Summary: Three under 500 word ficlets first posted in the Quickie Contest. A couple of old things I scavenged from my hard drive and one I wrote especially for the contest.

And I added an extra/chapter 2 to Sober, my first ever slash fic (and OMFG AH E/J).

In other news, along with venis-envy, mynameisserendipity, and sapphirescribe, I started the VampSlash blog and contest. This is wicked scary, ‘cause I’m THE most unorganised person on the planet, but thankfully the other girls haven’t tossed me out on my ass for being a slacker yet.

And what am I doing right now? Well, I’m writing a little thing for the summer edition of the Twilight No Stress Love Fest. Once that’s done I’ll be diving right back into (the fic formerly known as) Delusional.

I’ll try to be a better blogger from now on, I promise…


Slash list updated…

Finally! I’m slowly getting through the urls I hoarded all through November, I’ve still got a ton to look at, but since I’ve been slowly adding to the html file on my computer I thought I might as well update the list.

Canon/AU Slash List

As ever, send me links to canon and AU slash that isn’t on the list, I don’t care if it’s your fic or someone elses as long as it’s not all human!

And if you find any dead links, let me know so I can fix them!


I think I can, I think I can…

A photo of a cup of coffee.

Insert Random Photo. Zemanta is cool, no?

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…