This little piece of the internet belongs to me!!! Hahahahaha!!! Bow before your benevolent goddess, mortals!!!
Ahem. Sorry. I have no idea what came over me. I totally got over that little case of megalomania years ago. I have a doctor’s note to prove it.
Right, back to the stuff. I’m supposed to write something meaningful or funny. Fresh outta ideas, folks. You’re stuck with whatever I have left over from writing. Considering I’m just coming out of one of Keira Marcos’ challenges, that means I have nothing left. A month-long writing challenge will do that to a girl. Person. Being. Thingy.
Did I mention I’m an insomniac who does most of her writing after midnight? Best get that out there.
So, rules and stuff.
1. Don’t be a bitch. That’s my job. Kidding (so not kidding).
2. Don’t steal.
3. Don’t diss on other people.
4. Join Keira Marcos’ army of minions on the internet. Serious, what’s wrong with you? Move your ass!
5. Don’t bitch about my fandom or story genre choices. Don’t like slash or always-a-girl stories? There’s plenty of internet out there for you to play in.
6. I make the rules and I can change or add to them as I like.
For the record, I have been weaned on a diet of snark, sass, and bitchery. And that was before I spent years of my life on the internet. Take your chances.
I added some new artwork to my Banner and Story Art page because when I get stuck on a story I like to make pretty art to distract myself. There’s a sample at the top. Yes, I do love me a female superhero, even if it’s one I genderbent into a BAMF lady. I make no apologies for having a girl crush on my own character.
Fangirl is what happens when I start writing a slightly meta short fill for a prompt, and let my inner Fangirl air her love of geeky shit while poking at some of the shit that irritates her (and me and yes, I am talking about my own brain like it’s a separate entity but at least I don’t blame shit on a muse).
Current projects (cue hysterical laughter). Where do I start? I recently laid out all my ongoing plotting notebooks with projects that will be 25k or more (based on current writing or plot). And then started banging my head on my desk. Fortunately, all the notebooks spread across it insulated me from brain damage.
I have decided that I will not be doing a NANO project this month, or at least not a new one. I sort of decided this a few months ago, but left myself open to the possibility of doing the Rough Trade challenge, Blue Moon. If I came up with a really exciting idea for an urban fantasy novel, I would sign up. However, while I have a few interesting ideas, none of them require a full novel to explore and I’ve decided to use November (and the time leading up to it that I would need for planning) to work on what I’ve already got on my plate. So, while I hope to get a lot of writing done (my personal goal is 35k), it will be dedicated to my personal goals rather than organized challenges. Hopefully, I’ll have something (or more than one thing) to post at the end of November.
For those of you in the know, the July 2017 challenge on Rough Trade was an episodic challenge. I did participate and completed the first episode of a Stargate Atlantis/NCIS work called Rising Tides. Unfortunately, since this was the first time I had written to an episode format, I had to stop when my pacing threw off my writing. I figured out what the problem was, but it involves replotting and rewriting what I already completed. This project is still on my desk and I intend to finish it, but I needed a little distance from it before I pick it back up. The whole thing was a learning experience, and I enjoyed the whole thing immensely.
I have made a terrible mistake, folks. I Tolkiened. I know, right? I’m well aware of my own tendency to World Build, which is why I’ve avoided the one fandom that is based on the Grandfather of all World Building, Middle-Earth. And then I had a clever idea! Oh, I’ll just write this one scene. It will just be a short thing – I’ll be done in a few hours (that sound you heard is me lying to myself so badly I choked on it). Twelve hours and fifteen thousand words later … So, yes, I now have a Hobbit story on the go where I not only genderbent Bilbo, but also Legolas and Kili. It will be a series and I’ve plotted 8 – 10 episodes. Because I’m a masochist.
The second story in The Future Is My Past, The Past Is My Future series, tentatively titled Yesterday’s Tomorrow. No, I do not know when this will be done but I am actively working on it.
The First Casualty is my November 2016 NANO project. I wrote just over 50 000 words during that month, meeting the challenge requirements though I didn’t complete the actual story. I am continuing to work on this and will, hopefully, complete and have it betaed some time this year.
Rough Trade has a new forum, titled The Workshop. As part of this forum, there are two prompt threads called The Big Short. One is thematic, and responses must be under 1000 words; the other is a character prompt and tops out at 2000 words. I’ve been responding to some of these as writing exercises and as a way of distracting myself from NANO. I’ll be posting those short stories on this site as well as AO3.
As with everything on RT, you must be a member to view it, and breaking the moderators’ rules can get you booted and banned from the site. If you check it out, please read responsibly.
Fanfiction Quick Links:
The Big Short (prompt fills)
Fangirl (Harry Potter short)
A Woman’s Honour; A Kunoichi’s Heart (Naruto)
Cast Posters various cast images for my posted works
Banner Art a collection of banners for the various stories on the site