I'm checking with enemyoftheheir to see if she wants her shorts posted, too--for now, all the prompts are there, and my stories (the answers to the prompts) are posted. ;)
Yes, this is what we do to egg each other on. XD Over the internet and across borders.
If you have suggestions for prompts, we're more than happy to add them to our lists; new challenges are always welcome. :)
Otherwise, I must leave you for now; I've been out w/ the kids all day with activities (hiking, biking, walking, playing with clay, visiting the library) for March Break, and I must get a start on supper. Have a great evening!
Hopefully I'll have a new space set up here at home, soon, and will have a proper writing schedule again. If I have a chance, I'll try and make up a table with all the different stories in progress, and what their progress is. (Planning, writing, editing, posting, complete). I have started porting my stories over from Aff.net and ff.net to ao3.org, too, to collect everything together under one 'roof', so to speak.
I miss the studio. But hubby has said he's taking time off work over the holidays to help me fix up the office here to make it into a new 'studio' for me.
He said this years ago, and promised at the beginning of the summer it would be done. It wasn't. Autumn hit, and I dragged the spare bed & extra furniture out myself, on my own, to at least get started on it. We'll see what the holidays bring.
It could mean a significant blaze in the fireplace, if I get tired of sorting everyone else's papers again.
Happy December ^_^
Congrats to all who finished NaNo--including those who didn't meet the word count but went Hell for Leather for it anyway! :D We rock!
(I snuck in just under the gun on Nov 30 -- and wrote 15K words that day. I thought I was going to cry from anxiety. Thank goodness I had that day off work.) XD *total cheater* Tho' I did need to take a break from the office anyway and had booked the time off in advance.
If anyone is checking in here or following me for updates on "Merits", I mentioned on Twitter that updates would be coming every two weeks or so (to the best of my ability). I pushed hard to get weekly update out for you in November through the Grace of NaNo; my husband needs me back in action at home to help w/ the kids now that the holidays are upon us. ;)
There will not be an update tomorrow for "Merits", however there should be updates on:
- December 14 (Ch 47)
- December 28 (Ch 48)
New Year update schedule forthcoming; I'm waiting to hear back from work about what's happening to our office schedule there before committing to anything further writing-wise. T_T Things don't look good there... keeping my fingers crossed for minimal damage.
Also, yes, I'm going to *try* and do the 12 Days of SaiMono as I mentioned in the saiunpornium community several weeks ago. *cracking knuckles* Get ready for it!
As for other writing updates, the HP Sev/Mione ("Joy in Small Places") is nearing completion. Yes, it has been on the writing block for over a year--I didn't want to start posting anything (new) that wasn't at least within spitting distance of finished--if not finished and just waiting for final edits. I'm trying to curb my bad habit of running off on tangents on new stories and forgetting about the old ones. (Since I am really, really bad for that.)
Also, for anyone who is interested in writing professionally, I recommend you follow writer Vicki Essex's twitter. (https://twitter.com/VickiEssex) She started off as a terrific fanfic writer before moving on to write professionally, and was/is a big name in the A:TLA (Avatar: The Last Airbender) fandom. (Perhaps you've read some of her work? Yeah -- that's her!) She posts a lot of FANTASTIC references and resources for writers and editors, along with publishing opportunities, calls for submissions, and writing career job openings/ opportunities. Keep an eye on her blog & Twitter for updates -- she's got her ear to the ground & loves to share! (Especially Renner gifs--she has a sizeable collection... many are animated...)
As for me, it has been a long day at work and I could use a glass of water before I hit the elliptical to burn off the End of Day Office Stress that has accumulated. ;)
Have a great weekend, all! Expect some (writing) updates starting next week as we countdown to the holidays. ^_^
PS: Tell me how you're doing, too! :)
The studio has been a god-send. We are moving (I say 'we', b/c the studio is a shared space b/w myself and several friends) the studio to a new unit around September 1st, so it is probably a very good thing I'm nearly done, since I'll need to be packing my little corner up the week after. XD
BUT! If I can get this smaller OF done, I will finally allow myself to tackle my big projects again. (The larger, 3-part, Song-dynasty-based YA that's planned, along with finishing up the monstrosity that is a fanfic, "Merits"; maybe a few other fics I wrote but didn't finish.)
I need to finish something. Whatever this internal hurdle is that keeps tripping me up and making me stagger when I get close to the end of a writing project, I need to see *something* through so I know I can do this again. Too many issues at work (aha! targeting is fun) have demolished my self-confidence in everything I used to just *know* I was very skilled at/in; I want to know I can finish something and be good at it, again. ^_^;; *constant need to be praised? Why yes. Miyazawa Yukino am I*
But being less than 6,000 words from my word/story goal? It is amazing to feel like this again.