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January 31st, 2011


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05:23 pm - Quick update
Hey, all. I'm still in job limbo. Hope to get back to the job I had this fall, which I loved, but also applying to other positions (notably, Eureka is looking for production assistants) while I wait.

Trying to write, but not find that remotely easy.

Does anyone have suggestions for getting motivated to write? I have projects I'm working on, and will be starting another spec script in mid-February, but it's easy to get distracted by household chores or the internet and not get much of the writing done.

I also wouldn't mind really solid genfic recommendations. I'm having a bit of a rough time keeping my spirits up (keep being reminded of the past couple of years), and good stories always help. :)
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From:ladybrick
Date:February 1st, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
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Avoid going to animal shelters and bringing home new friends.
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 1st, 2011 07:17 am (UTC)
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Aw. :)
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From:kerravonsen
Date:February 1st, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)
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Set aside an hour each day to write, and try to get away from the temptations by being in a different environment. Me, I get a lot of my writing done on the bus to work, because there's nothing there except me and my laptop (and no internet connection). Is there a local library you could hole up in?

As for some really solid genfic recommendations, I shall see what is in my backlog, and perhaps post something tonight or tomorrow. No guarantees; I know what I've been reading a lot of for a while has been Harry Potter romances, which would not count as gen for most people. But there have been other stories in there too.
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 1st, 2011 07:18 am (UTC)
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I do have a coffee shop (2, actually) that I use for this purpose. Libraries are hard for me to write in, because I... um... tend to talk to myself when I'm writing fiction. Not so noticeable in a coffeeshop, but very much so in a library. Heh.

I'm reading that HP AU you reviewed, right now. Not normally really my thing, but I do very much like how committed the author is to this AU. Very interesting.
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From:kerravonsen
Date:February 1st, 2011 10:27 am (UTC)
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You mean the AU where Harry is brought up by Sirius? Yes, the author tries to get things right, make them plausible, and there are some very good OCs.
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 1st, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
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Yes, that one! I'm done with book one, and I see she has the whole thing finished, so when I'm ready I can keep going. :)
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From:vertigozooropa
Date:February 1st, 2011 06:25 am (UTC)
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Have you moved to Vancouver?
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 1st, 2011 07:16 am (UTC)
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No, silly, the writers work down here, and apparently they don't have a more appropriate name for their PAs than... PAs. I don't know. :)
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From:tree_and_leaf
Date:February 1st, 2011 09:26 am (UTC)
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Well, I just found a nice DS9 genfic Birthday Girl (Kira and Dax). And I bookmarked a few good fics on the AO3 recently, you could have a look there. "A Gallifreyan at Blandings" is really good, if you care for cross-overs.
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From:jhall1
Date:February 1st, 2011 10:24 am (UTC)
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I was just about to suggest that almost anything by PG Wodehouse would be a good choice if one needed cheering up, and that crossover sounds like it could be great fun.
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 1st, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
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Sweet! Aw, DS9 genfic, not as common as I wish it were. Thank you, thank you!
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From:whitemartyr
Date:February 1st, 2011 09:01 pm (UTC)
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Have you applied for the Eureka job yet? If not I found a great site with advice on writing CVs for TV. It's a great way of doing it. It might help :)

With regards to writing, can you get up and write at a specific time? Or make a schedule to say I will write from 12-3 or 10-12 at least. Something like that? I find telling myself even that I need to work on writing for at least 2 hours a day helps as often those 2 hours get longer... also try writing away from the internet.
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From:izhilzha
Date:February 3rd, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
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Yep. Turns out I jumped the gun a smidge, as Eureka is not actively looking for PAs yet. :) But they seem cool that I was so eager.

I would definitely like to see that site with the CV advice! Could be super useful.

I think you're right, I do need to try and make a schedule and stick to it. Pray for my motivation?

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