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July 30th, 2005


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11:23 pm - Fic-writerly update, or, YAY! the I-man story is done!
This has taken far longer than it should.

I am a writer (and plotter, and beta, etc) for the Invisible Man Virtual Season. I volunteered to write this episode a year ago, and it was to air in January '05.

HAH.

It's just now going to beta, and hopefully to our webmistress by Wednesday. But oh my word, that is too freaking long for one story to be eating my brain. Even if our editor Suz apparently thinks it's "the most true to the show so far".



as i am typing away at my new fic:

*tap on my shoulder*

Me (distracted): What?

*throat clearing*

Me: Just a second.

Warrick: It's been a month. How much longer are you going to leave me distraught in that stinky hospital waiting room, anyway?

Me: Warrick! Sorry, thought you were Ecklie...

Warrick (smiling that gorgeous smile): OK, now I'm offended.

Ecklie: Actually, now that Warrick has your attention....

Me: Oh no. Go away. You waited this long, you can wait a little longer.

Warrick: You wanna tell that to Grissom, too?

Me (cringing): You tell him. I'm busy.

Darien: Hi! We're back!

Me: *facepalm*

Hobbes: Sorry, miss, he insisted. Didn't you call?

Me (faintly): You guys just left. I spent six months with you, dragging you through San Francisco. Why are you back?

Darien: 'Cause you had a story for us? Something about me prank-calling Jones?

Me: *whimper*

Jack O'Neill: I heard someone's free to write more fic about me?

Me: Not today, Jack. Take a number.

Jack: Who am I after? Who do you have there right now?

Me: *hiding current project*

characters gang up on me and drag me away to reveal a shabby-looking Draco Malfoy

Me (into stunned silence): It's not my fault. It's NOT!


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From:mistraltoes
Date:July 31st, 2005 08:01 am (UTC)
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LOL! I have so been there. Can't wait to see what you do with Malfoy, though. Congrats on finishing one. :)
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From:izhilzha
Date:July 31st, 2005 08:32 am (UTC)
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Thanks. Re: Malfoy, even I'm not sure what I'm doing with him. I'm deeply puzzled that he's even wanting to be written about. Remus is my HP guy for fics! *scratching head*

And he's insisting on first-person. *headdesk*
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From:mistraltoes
Date:July 31st, 2005 08:38 am (UTC)
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Hah! Well, then it will be even more interesting to see what you do. Much success. :)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 31st, 2005 11:52 pm (UTC)
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Now I feel bad bothering you about "Unity." :-)

I felt like this yesterday, when I was discussing fics with Paddy and ran across an old writing folder full of half-begun stories with all sorts of plots. When I get an idea, I generally write a paragraph or two, then leave it to die. :-)

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:August 1st, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
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Now I feel bad bothering you about "Unity." :-)

Heh. Do not feel bad. I just watched "Entity," so rereading was no hardship. :-)

When I get an idea, I generally write a paragraph or two, then leave it to die.

That's totally how I work too. For instance, after reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, I had about 5 semi-ideas for fics. To date, only two have survived into potential plots, and only one has made itself urgent enough to be worked on. I estimate about 1/5th of the fic ideas I get make it to complete story; even less of my original ideas.

As kerravonsen once said, "Write only what you would feel terrible not writing."

I use that, and an idea's longevity (I have a Sentinel novella that has been churning in the back of my brain for nearly three years. It is finally going to get written this November (I'm going to do it for NaNoWriMo).
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 1st, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
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I estimate about 1/5th of the fic ideas I get make it to complete story; even less of my original ideas.

Well, as I've now completed one fic in total and have around...20, 25 beginnings and works-in-progress, my ratio is slightly worse. :-D Hopefully with a little caffeine and inspiration, some of the old stuff might get finished someday.

(I'm going to do it for NaNoWriMo).

Nanoowhatzit?

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:August 1st, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
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National Novel Writing Month.

Basically, November is set aside for one specific novel-length project. Per their FAQ: "At midnight, local time on November 1, begin writing your novel. Your goal is to write a 50,000-word novel by midnight, local time, on November 30th. "

I don't write good polished stuff on killer deadlines, but they're awfully good motivation for me to crank out a rough draft. Hence my determination to join this year, and get that story OUT OF MY HEAD once and for all.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 2nd, 2005 12:53 am (UTC)
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Holeeee crap. What a challenge.

pondering and pondering

I may have written 10,000 words already in one of my never-finished stories....

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:August 2nd, 2005 06:48 am (UTC)
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You should do it. *pokes JD* C'mon, you know you want to. We can poke at each other all month to keep writing and so on....

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