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I’m in a good place writing wise right now. Which, in part, has to do with feeling a little fragile. I’ve always found writing good for the soul. And I’m stretching myself a bit, which is nice. I wrote that little ghost story which is the first piece of original fiction I’ve written in years. And I started a new versailles-fic. I never intended to write a series, but somehow it became one. And it’s interesting to write a love-story, because it’s something I only did for the first time last year. And it’s also interesting to try to make a relationship which is extremely unequal to begin with into something which isn’t, without losing the characters. It’s also great fun in writing a female protagonist with her own sexual agenda, because that is something I find rather lacking in fanfic. Especially in a BDSM context. And from a purely selfish standpoint it’s really nice to write something people actually comments on. Which, when I think about it, probably has more to do of me for once writing in both a semi-popular fandom, and a popular pairing. Or rather, a pairing a lot of people say they love, but basically only I write. So the fics would probably get attention no matter what.

I plan to sign up to The Darkest Night, but it’s a while yet- nominations are open to July 23. Remix Me seems to have withered and died, but there is a new Remix challenge rising; Remix Revival. I’ve already signed up, and there is plenty of time to mull it over if you are uncertain, as sign-ups close on July 30.

Cut for Doctor Who blather, with spoilers on the new one. )

Writing

Feb. 2nd, 2017 06:47 pm
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I have been on a good writing roll lately, for some reason, but it’s very nice. I finished my fic for Chocolate Box, and I feel I need to concentrate on my WIP’s for a while. I have five:

•A Bewildered Heart (Versailles): Lots written, but in bits and pieces. I know what is going to happen though.

•Nothing Interesting Ever Happens in Perivale (Doctor Who): Mostly written down, too, but needs to be tied together.

•Professor Keller (Doctor Who): I actually updated this recently after a year and I only have the last chapter left now.

•Mary’s Tale (Sleepy Hollow, movie): I really like this fic and I know what will happen, so I don’t know why I don’t work on it. Possibly because there are a few things in the earlier chapters that needs to be re-written.

•Dudley’s Cousin (Harry Potter): Probably the most popular WIP I have ever had. And really, most if it is actually already written…

Having written it down I now see that I have the stories all thought out in my head for all of them. Let’s pledge that I won’t start any new fics during February but only write on my WIP’s. I won’t aim too high, though; I’ll aim to finish two.
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It must be the weather, because I suddenly get another very long review, on one of my Dracula stories. This time only positive, so that was very nice. And then I noticed it came from adultfanfiction.com. I stopped posting there years ago because I find the site hard to navigate and haven't got a review from in it years. I have removed most of my fics and had completely forgotten I had only posted one chapter of Sophie there. And now I'm suddenly begged to update. So I did post the second chapter with a note saying that the complete story is on AO3.
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How do you feel about fanfic and sequels? A couple of months ago i wrote a Versailles-fic; Show Me. I knew from the start how I wanted it to end, and though it’s a fairly open ending, I feel it’s an ending. I hadn’t planned to write more. But now the story won’t leave me alone and more have been written. Even if it takes place some time after the first fic, it’s still the same story, not a new plot with the same characters. But I’m not sure if I should post the newstuff as new chapters or as a sequel. I’m not overfond of sequels myself, but I read them if I have liked the first story. What would you prefer? A sequel or new chapters, even if the “old” fic has been labelled finished?
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How do you feel about fanfic and sequels? A couple of months ago i wrote a Versailles-fic; Show Me. I knew from the start how I wanted it to end, and though it’s a fairly open ending, I feel it’s an ending. I hadn’t planned to write more. But now the story won’t leave me alone and more have been written. Even if it takes place some time after the first fic, it’s still the same story, not a new plot with the same characters. But I’m not sure if I should post the newstuff as new chapters or as a sequel. I’m not overfond of sequels myself, but I read them if I have liked the first story. What would you prefer? A sequel or new chapters, even if the “old” fic has been labelled finished?
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Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] enigmaticblues

I know I’ve already done a fanfic meme, but I think they are fun to do, for my sake, even if no one else is interested. :)

Looking back, did you write more fics than you thought you would this year, fewer than you thought, or about what you predicted?
Less. But if you compare with the several year long writing lull I had before late 2014, I still wrote a lot. :)

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2016?
Quite a few new fandom. Versailles, pairing Fabien/Claudine and Fabien/Sophie. Agent Carter. pairing Peggy/Jarvis/Ana. Once Upon A Time in Wonderland, pairing Ana/Knave of Hearts and Ana/Jafar. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, pairing Arabella/Flora and Arabella/Childermass. And though I can’t tell you which fandoms yet, my treats for Yuletide are in new fandoms too. In older fandoms I have paired Fifth Doctor/Clara (Doctor Who) and Evy/Rick and Evy/Ardeth Bay (The Mummy).

I surprised myself with writing several love stories which, even if angsty, ultimately ended on a happy note.

What's your favourite story this year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you the happiest?
Probably my Agent Carter-fic, Requesting Comfort. And a short gen-fic for Doctor Who: Merry Christmas Master.

Okay, NOW your most popular story.
By kudos; Darkness and Light (Versailles.
By bookmarks; Ghosts (The Mummy.

Story most under appreciated by the universe?
Professor Keller (Doctor Who). I get why it isn't popular, it’s darkfic with the dreaded thing called original character. So it has few readers, but the little feedback I have got has been very positive and I think it’s a good story. Provided you like angst and is prepared to believe an OC isn’t automatically a Mary Sue. :)

Story that could have been better?
All of them? I can always see the flaws in my fics after a while. But The Substitute Teacher (Doctor Who) was written for a gift exchange and I ran out of time. It’s not a bad story, but in the middle it could have benefitted to have a paragraph or two to tie it together better.

Sexiest story?
I’ve written a lot less smut this year, but Show Me (Versailles.

Most fun story?
Merry Christmas Master.

Story with single sweetest moment?
Requesting Comfort

Hardest story to write?
Professor Keller

Easiest story to write?
Ghosts

Total words this year: 52476
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Do any of you have recs when it comes to free text editing tools online? I’ve used ProWritingAid for some time, but now find they have limited their free content up to a point it isn’t worth using.

I always run my fics through online editing, even if I have a beta. I know they don’t catch everything, but they usually hone in on those stupid mistakes a non-native speaker of English are prone to do. I want my English to be as good as possible and now I feel deprived!
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I’m still really under the weather, though I am better. I spend my days in an armchair and read, write and watch DVD’s. I’m starting to feel mightily bored by inactivity.

Usually the end of the year look back takes place at the end of the year. But at that point Yuletide isn’t yet revealed, and those fics are, technically, written before the end of the year, though they are revealed after. So I think I will do my retrospect in the early December, instead. As you can see.

So, since December 2015 I have posted 16 finished fics and 1 WIP in 9 fandoms:

Read more... )

In 2015 I wrote 33 fics and extensively rewrote 3 old ones, so I have been less productive this year. On the other hand I feel my writing has improved and the quality of the fics are better. I’m particularly pleased with my two Versailles-fic and Ghosts. I also still like Professor Keller a lot and I really need to finish it. Thematically I have written love stories with happy endings, which I’ve never done before. Even if most of them are pretty angsty, one way or another. I still like darkfics, but I have written less of it. As for gen and ship, I have written 7 gen fics, 8 M/F, 1 M/M, 1 F/F and 1 M/F/F. My Doctor Who-kick has clearly waned, even if I still love it, and I’m sure I will write more fic in that fandom. But I have always been a multi-fandom fangirl, and I don’t think that will change. I have participated in several fic exchanges, Yuletide, Chocolate Box, Rare Pair Fest, The Darkest Night, Fandom Stocking, Remix Me and Fandom Gift Box.

So, plans for next year? Well, obviously finishing Professor Keller. I also have two other WIP’s I really ought to do something about. I also have another Doctor Who-fic which is almost finished featuring Ainley!Master, Sarah Jane, the Brig and the Third Doctor. I have a half-finished Labyrinth-fic ‘d like to finish too, and a Versailles-fic; a sequel to Show Me. And, I just remember, half a Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell-fic I really enjoyed writing, but then forgot about when I had a bit too much on my plate. I enjoy doing fic-exchanges, but I felt I overdid it a little this year. I’ll definitely do Yuletide, Rare Pair Fest and The Darkest Night, and probably Chocolate Box and Remix Me.
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I’m still really under the weather, though I am better. I spend my days in an armchair and read, write and watch DVD’s. I’m starting to feel mightily bored by inactivity.

Usually the end of the year look back takes place at the end of the year. But at that point Yuletide isn’t yet revealed, and those fics are, technically, written before the end of the year, though they are revealed after. So I think I will do my retrospect in the early December, instead. As you can see.

So, since December 2015 I have posted 16 finished fics and 1 WIP in 9 fandoms:

Read more... )

In 2015 I wrote 33 fics and extensively rewrote 3 old ones, so I have been less productive this year. On the other hand I feel my writing has improved and the quality of the fics are better. I’m particularly pleased with my two Versailles-fic and Ghosts. I also still like Professor Keller a lot and I really need to finish it. Thematically I have written love stories with happy endings, which I’ve never done before. Even if most of them are pretty angsty, one way or another. I still like darkfics, but I have written less of it. As for gen and ship, I have written 7 gen fics, 8 M/F, 1 M/M, 1 F/F and 1 M/F/F. My Doctor Who-kick has clearly waned, even if I still love it, and I’m sure I will write more fic in that fandom. But I have always been a multi-fandom fangirl, and I don’t think that will change. I have participated in several fic exchanges, Yuletide, Chocolate Box, Rare Pair Fest, The Darkest Night, Fandom Stocking, Remix Me and Fandom Gift Box.

So, plans for next year? Well, obviously finishing Professor Keller. I also have two other WIP’s I really ought to do something about. I also have another Doctor Who-fic which is almost finished featuring Ainley!Master, Sarah Jane, the Brig and the Third Doctor. I have a half-finished Labyrinth-fic ‘d like to finish too, and a Versailles-fic; a sequel to Show Me. And, I just remember, half a Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell-fic I really enjoyed writing, but then forgot about when I had a bit too much on my plate. I enjoy doing fic-exchanges, but I felt I overdid it a little this year. I’ll definitely do Yuletide, Rare Pair Fest and The Darkest Night, and probably Chocolate Box and Remix Me.

On writing

Oct. 22nd, 2016 02:18 pm
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I’ve started on my Yuletide fic and have managed a couple of hundred words and a synopsis over the rest. And quite by chance I read a Yuletide letter about a fandom I know, but has never considered writing in. Suddenly I had a fully formed idea for a treat and a synopsis and 300 words down on that one too. Ooops.

So, with revising and writing and still wanting to update here, I have formed a PLAN. I will write 400 words on my main Yuletide fic ever day. And when I have done that, then I can write the same amount for a blog post. And after that, I can write 400 words on a Treat, and then circle back to my main Yuletide fic. Which means I will probably post less here, but on the other hand I will get a lot of other writing done. I hope to write at least two Treats, hopefully more and perhaps a couple of drabbles, so if I’m scarce here, you know what I’m doing. :D

Writing

Oct. 8th, 2016 11:02 pm
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Argh! I’m, almost done with my Versailles-fic. I just need a few sentences to connect two parts of the fic, and those sentences doesn’t behave. Very annoying. I have grappled with it most of the day, and now plan to sleep on it. If I’m lucky I wake up with an idea.

I’ve decided to try to concentrate on some of my other WIP’s until Yuletide start up. I won’t be able to finish them all, but perhaps one more.

I’ve been keeping an eye of the requests on Yuletide and there are plenty I can consider writing something for. Last year I managed to write a Treat, but I had two other writing commitments during December. This year I will concentrate on Yuletide and try to write more Treats. After finishing my main gift-fic, of course. But it was a nice fluffy feeling writing Treats.
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Snagged from [personal profile] tellshannon815 I have done similar memes before, but I always think they are fun. Please snag, I’d love to read your answers!

1) is there a story you’re holding off on writing for some reason? Read more... )

2) what work of yours, if any, are you the most embarrassed about existing? Read more... )

3) what order do you write in? front of book to back? chronological? favorite scenes first? something else? HRead more... )

4) favorite character you’ve written Read more... )

5) character you were most surprised to end up writing Read more... )

6) something you would go back and change in your writing that it’s too late/complicated to change now Read more... )

7) when asked, are you embarrassed or enthusiastic to tell people that you write? Read more... )

8) favorite genre to write Read more... )

9) what, if anything, do you do for inspiration? Read more... )

10) write in silence or with background noise? with people or alone? Read more... )

11) what aspect of your writing do you think has most improved since you started writing? Read more... )

12) your weaknesses as an author I’m not good with plots. I mostly write shorter, character driven fics and even when I write something longer, the plots is fairly simple. I almost always keep to one POV and only one plotline. I know some readers think I end my stories too abruptly, but that’s usually on purpose- I like somewhat open endings and don’t always feel the need for a happy ending.

13) your strengths as an author Read more... )

14) do you make playlists for your current wips? Read more... )

15) why did you start writing? Read more... )

16) are there any characters who haunt you? Not characters so much as stories. The first fics I wrote couldn’t be written fast enough- I scribbled on anything and there never seemed to be enough time to write it all down. Some stories comes to me late at night and I can’t sleep until I get up and at least write down a synopsis. The story which had hounded me the most in the last year is Professor Keller, but also Darkness and Light, Solace and the Mummy fic I’m currently writing.

17) if you could give your fledgling author self any advice, what would it be? Read more... )

18) were there any works you read that affected you so much that it influenced your writing style? what were they? Read more... )

19) when it comes to more complicated narratives, how do you keep track of outlines, characters, development, timeline, etc.? Read more... )

20) do you write in long sit-down sessions or in little spurts? Read more... )

21) what do you think when you read over your older work? Read more... )

22) are there any subjects that make you uncomfortable to write? Read more... )

23) any obscure life experiences that you feel have helped your writing? Read more... )

24) have you ever become an expert on something you previously knew nothing about, in order to better a scene or a story? Read more... )

25) copy/paste a few sentences or a short paragraph that you’re particularly proud of

Read more... )
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Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] tellshannon815 I have done similar memes before, but I always think they are fun. Please snag, I’d love to read your answers!

1) is there a story you’re holding off on writing for some reason? Read more... )

2) what work of yours, if any, are you the most embarrassed about existing? Read more... )

3) what order do you write in? front of book to back? chronological? favorite scenes first? something else? HRead more... )

4) favorite character you’ve written Read more... )

5) character you were most surprised to end up writing Read more... )

6) something you would go back and change in your writing that it’s too late/complicated to change now Read more... )

7) when asked, are you embarrassed or enthusiastic to tell people that you write? Read more... )

8) favorite genre to write Read more... )

9) what, if anything, do you do for inspiration? Read more... )

10) write in silence or with background noise? with people or alone? Read more... )

11) what aspect of your writing do you think has most improved since you started writing? Read more... )

12) your weaknesses as an author I’m not good with plots. I mostly write shorter, character driven fics and even when I write something longer, the plots is fairly simple. I almost always keep to one POV and only one plotline. I know some readers think I end my stories too abruptly, but that’s usually on purpose- I like somewhat open endings and don’t always feel the need for a happy ending.

13) your strengths as an author Read more... )

14) do you make playlists for your current wips? Read more... )

15) why did you start writing? Read more... )

16) are there any characters who haunt you? Not characters so much as stories. The first fics I wrote couldn’t be written fast enough- I scribbled on anything and there never seemed to be enough time to write it all down. Some stories comes to me late at night and I can’t sleep until I get up and at least write down a synopsis. The story which had hounded me the most in the last year is Professor Keller, but also Darkness and Light, Solace and the Mummy fic I’m currently writing.

17) if you could give your fledgling author self any advice, what would it be? Read more... )

18) were there any works you read that affected you so much that it influenced your writing style? what were they? Read more... )

19) when it comes to more complicated narratives, how do you keep track of outlines, characters, development, timeline, etc.? Read more... )

20) do you write in long sit-down sessions or in little spurts? Read more... )

21) what do you think when you read over your older work? Read more... )

22) are there any subjects that make you uncomfortable to write? Read more... )

23) any obscure life experiences that you feel have helped your writing? Read more... )

24) have you ever become an expert on something you previously knew nothing about, in order to better a scene or a story? Read more... )

25) copy/paste a few sentences or a short paragraph that you’re particularly proud of

Read more... )

AO3-meme

Jun. 28th, 2016 02:01 pm
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After all the excitement yesterday I mainly good around. I took the dogs for a long walk before it got too hot and now we are all (but two of the cats) relaxing on the patio. I have done some drawing and next I plan to finish a biography over the Princesses of Vasa, the daughters of Gustav I Vasa during the 16th century.

I’ll try to answer comments on my own LJ, but in general, commenting will be bad from me this week. However, i couldn’t resist this AO3-meme I see many of you are doing. I’m a sucker for fanfic memes.

Read more... )
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Spoilers as per usual, especially for Outlander which has spoilers even for episodes not aired yet.

The Mummy )

On writing )
Orphan Black )

Penny Dreadful )
Outlander )

Game of Thrones )

Lie To Me )
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Spoilers as per usual, especially for Outlander which has spoilers even for episodes not aired yet.

The Mummy )

On writing )
Orphan Black )

Penny Dreadful )
Outlander )

Game of Thrones )

Lie To Me )
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If you think I watch more shows than usual right now, you are right. Partly because I was laid low with tummy troubles last week and partly because I spend a lot of time hand-sewing right now as I’m making a 1916 outfit for an event next week.

As usual there are spoilers under the cut.

Outlander )
Versailles )
Of course this tiny, tiny fandom made me want to write fanfic, which is nice. But typical- who want to read it, I wonder. I checked AO3 and they have a whopping 29 English fics. And, predictable most of them are Philippe d'Orléans/Chevalier which I don’t feel interested in at all. Not because of the slash- Philippe d'Orléans vastly preferred men, but because I find Chevalier utterly repulsive. Oh well, a girl’s got to write what a girl’s got to write.
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Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] sallymn Perhaps it will help me to shake my fic-writing fingers into action again:

Tell me about a story I haven't written, and I'll give you between one and three sentences from that story.

Fandom I written in, for now, are Doctor Who (classic & new), Penny Dreadful, Peter Pan, Sleepy Hollow (the Movie), Harry Potter, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Historian/Dracula, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrel, Elizabeth of the New Moon and The Mummy. I probably could wringe out something in Grimm, Blacklist and Once Upon A Time too.
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Suddenly it’s just 10 days before Chocolate Box is due. Eeep! Well, I have my fic lines up and the lower limit is just 300 words, so I don’t feel too stressed out about it. But I have ideas for at least two treats which I would love to be able to finish too.

Apart from that I’m still rewriting Professor Keller at odd moments. I also have a Jonathan Strange € Mr Norrell-fic I don’t have the time for right now, but really want to finish. And a Doctor Who-fic I have tried to get around to finish since last summer. And then, of course, I have signed up for [profile] dw_guestfest, though I have a month to finish that one.

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