Random #27

Nov. 22nd, 2010 11:46 am
rodo: official NaNoWriMo 2010 icon (nano 2010)
☞ Wrote 50.000 words. Finished 2010.11.19. Will post later to show off my badge.

☞ Volunteered to rake leaves. Don't know what overcame me. Probably didn't remember that it's hard work. And that we have a big garden. With a lot of trees, most of them of the leafy variety. Only managed to rake a fragment of our sphagnum lawn. It didn't help that my mother insisted on waiting until the ground was sodden and all the leaves had dropped.

☞ Went to [personal profile] yvi's on Saturday. Had lots of fun with her, [personal profile] zing_och and [personal profile] temve. And her cats. Even though they wouldn't cuddle (the cats, I'm sure the others would have been up to it). It's always good to meet other fans, and this is the first time I went to a meeting. It's definitely an experience worth repeating.

☞ Got assigned the fandom I least wanted to write about in Yuletide. I have to admit that I don't even like the canon and I only signed up for it because it really is super rare and I watched it ages ago. On the plus side, she wants angsty and character based (which I can probably do) and says she will be happy with any fic for the fandom. And research should be relatively easy, I just hope I won't lose myself in it, because the topic is interesting. Or that I won't project too many of my issues on the character. Dear dwircle, expect to be asked to beta.

Random #26

Nov. 14th, 2010 03:02 am
rodo: official NaNoWriMo 2010 icon (nano 2010)
☞ I've got a cold. The first one in 1,5 years. It's okayish, as far as colds go (no fever, for one), except for the headache. I hope it goes away soon, because I'm not used to this much anti-pain meds (two paracetamol in a day, most people will laugh at me) and I don't know how it'll interact with my other meds (which are working surprisingly well, by the way), and because I've got stuff to do:

☞ Yuletide, for one. I signed up again, and I hope I'll manage to write something decent in a month, even though I might not get it betaed in time. That took up the most time last year. And if I don't get assigned the crackiest fandom on my list I might just write something extra for it if I find the time and the recipient. It's just so cracky. And I love it.

☞ NaNoWriMo is going well. It's also part of the reason why I was absent a lot this month and why I have the cold. I probably caught that one during the real life meeting in the city last weekend. Anyway, since I had something of a rough plot and actual planning, I might just rewrite this one (didn't I say that with the others as well?), despite the fact that it taught me something new about myself: I write very purple het porn. If I'm lucky and write a bit faster, I'll even be finished when the Yuletide assignments are sent out. With the 50k, not the story, mind you. That just started.

☞ OTW elections are ... next weekish? Anyway, I'll vote. For Hele, because she is awesome and dedicated and incredibly good at interpersonal stuff and being on time for things. Even though she'll deny it.

Random #25

Oct. 23rd, 2010 03:32 pm
rodo: chuck on a roof in winter (Default)
☞ Yes, I’m still here. I just noticed that it has been almost two months. Wow. Well, a) I was rather busy and b) I had nothing to post. I have two and a half story drafts finished, but my beta is MIA and so I haven’t posted them yet.

☞ I also will be rather busy during the next few weeks, because I will participate in NaNoWriMo again ([personal profile] jaaaarne, I added you to my buddy list). I even have something of a plan. I have no finale for the story, but an idea where the story in headed and who the protagonists are.

☞ I have a new obsession: Avatar: The Last Airbender. The series is adorable beyond belief. And the fanfic is quite good too. Well, I don’t ship Zutara, so that narrows it down a bit. Curiously enough, most of the fanfic seems to be posted on ff.net, so I spend much more time there for a change.

☞ I will also participate in Yuletide this year. We’ll see how that works out. I nominated Heroic Legend of Arslan, Main Hoon Na, Raumpatrouille Orion, Rome, Anatolia Story and Survivors. If everything goes according to plan I’ll post an entry about the three soonish. If not, there’s always Wikipedia.

☞ Also, hopefully, OTW retrospective. I’m too busy this weekend.
rodo: chuck on a roof in winter (Default)
I've finally decided on what to do for November, since I won't be doing NaNoWriMo this year. Barring unforseen circumstances I'll work on something vaguely creative for about 30 minutes a day at minimum. This means fifteen hours total, and I'll use the countdown tool on my computer to time it.

So what do I mean by "work on something vaguely creative":
  • writing stories - either first or second drafts
  • editing stories - third and subsequent drafts
  • drawing, painting, icons, manips, etc.
  • editing vids
  • translating something (if you want to throw something my way, [personal profile] lian, go for it, unless it's the dratted reply comment)
  • write meta or other lengthy and thought-out DW entries
  • write other non-fiction that requires editing
  • recording audio-fic

And what don't I mean by that (despite it being vaguely creative):
  • researching for stories, pictures etc.
  • beta something
  • figuring out how to operate a program in order to do something mentioned above
  • plotting, outlining, etc.
  • short and rather spur-of-the-moment entries
  • comments to other people's entries (unless they're fic)

Hopefully, this means that I will actually work on some of the countless WIPs, maybe that ancient Merlin story, or the Dumbledore/Lockhart fic, or the last NaNo projects. Hopefully the Yuletide story as well. There has to be something that'll be finished by the end of the 15 hours, right? Or at least closer to finished?

I'm a real underachiever this year, but since WriSoMiFu seems to be LJ-only, I'll do this on my own. Any ideas what to call this project?
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Okay, so I actually nominated a few fandoms for Yuletide this year and hope that I will be able to participate too. I would definitely love to, since I won't do NaNo this year and I would really like to have a fanfic as a present. And of course I'd like the challenge of writing something in English for someone else too. My nominations:

Four Brothers (movie)
Jim Butcher - The Dresden Files
Kings (tv)
Let Dai
Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere
Velvet Goldmine

These are mostly fandoms I'd like to read and not necessarily fandoms I'd like to write. And it isn't even all of them, but I hope someone else will nominate the rest. I'm not very obscure either. *sigh*
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Sorry flist, I had to get this off my chest. Again.

I haven't updated in a while, haven't I?

Well, I've been depressed, still am, and everything sucks. Except my NaNo story, surprisingly. I've got 30.000 words already, half of them written in an effort not to get a nervous breakdown again (failed last weekend on that).

I should do stuff for university, but I just can't. Great, just great. I could really use the support of my family right now, but I can't talk to them anymore because they seem to think the words "I'm sorry" should magically eradicate the fact that they hurt me. Well, it's not that easy, three words are just not enough for this one. And they apparently don't want to make an effort.

Urgh!

Nov. 3rd, 2008 01:21 am
rodo: chuck on a roof in winter (nano)
The NaNo website is driving me mad! Updating the Wordcount takes at least one hour. I know it was a bit difficult last time as well, but it was nowhere near as annoying, or am I hallucinating here.

Anyway, I wrote ... 6553 words so far, according to Word. Hopefully I'll be able to continue at that speed, but I doubt it.

rodo: chuck on a roof in winter (nano)
Because October 31st is not just Halloween, people!

And, as my icon indicates, it's that time of the year again. I'm going to write the sequel to last year's novel (which I still haven't worked on), and hopefully it'll work out somehow again. I still haven't started to structure the plot and I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or not. Well, I still have ... 3 hours and 45 minutes.

A few people on my flist who participate and who I haven't added to the list of my writing buddies yet?

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