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What I Think About What I Wrote Last Year, a meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] featherxquill

cut for length and lolintrospection )

And now, onto this year:

Snowflake Challenge, Day 8

In your own space, talk about setting yourself a fannish goal. Big or small, it doesn't matter. Some examples: complete a bingo, sign up for a Big Bang, write that fic you've been thinking about for years, podfic that story that you love, make a fanmix for your fandom, post that bit of meta or reclist you keep putting off. Maybe resolve to be better at leaving feedback or answering comments.

- Write another Good Omens fic.

- Write another American Gods fic

- Finish my 3 half-written Teen Wolf fics

- Write more Game of Thrones fics that aren't just porn.

things and stuff.

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 01:09 pm
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Well, I wrote a Remix Madness story last night. I like it, but I'm kind of worried it's one of those remixes that won't make a lot of sense unless you've read the original. Nothing for it, though -- the original story is charming, but it has a really tight Character A POV, and I couldn't work everything into Character B's side of the story without turning him into a creeping creeper who creeps, particularly on Character A's private conversations.

I've been eyeballing the list again, because I would like to write another one, but I'm not finding a fandom that speaks to me. It probably doesn't seem like it, with all the Game of Thrones stuff that's been going on around here lately, but I've actually written a pile of HP fics in the last month or so, they're just all tied up in fests and exchanges.

I was just reading this post by [personal profile] musesfool about writing pinch-hits. She's totally right -- the best way to write a good story with a quick turn around is to use a structure or framework you can easily slot a story into, something you already know works for you as a narrative device, instead of trying to create something completely out of thin air. It's cracking me up though, because I keep thinking about the pinch-hit I wrote for [livejournal.com profile] go_exchange in 2005. My recipient wanted a crossover, so I sat down with the intention to write something like Five Times Aziraphale and Crowley Never Showed Up At Hogwarts and Disrupted the Natural Order of Things, but what I got was 22,000 words of a second apocalypse, with bonus points for Harry Potter as the new antichrist. WHATEVER, BRAIN.

Onward to the AO3 meme, last seen by way of [personal profile] bethbethbeth:

  1. Sins of the Father - Harry/Sirius, NC17 - 969
  2. heart tree - Jon/Robb, PG - 770
  3. The King Wants - Robb/Theon, NC17 - 691
  4. dew in the grass (the garden that you planted) - Jon/Robb, NC17 - 568
  5. the archer's bows have broken - Robb/Theon, NC17 - 540
  6. Once More With Feeling - Aziraphale/Crowley, PG13 - 455
  7. restless - Robb/Theon, PG - 445
  8. peer pressure - Remus/Sirius, PG - 414
  9. A Means to an End - Ned/Cersei, R - 407
    Black Velvet - Remus/Sirius, NC17 - 407
  10. but first we live - Jon/Val, R - 380
    An Illustrated Guide - Frank/Gerard, NC17 - 380

not quite deep thoughts )

Speaking of AO3, the OTW is hosting an online survey about AO3 and some of their other fannish projects.

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