paranoidangel: PA (PA)

It being November I am once again doing [info]picowrimo, which is like NaNoWriMo, only you set your own goals. I've barely written anything since the summer, so it should help me write my Yuletide fic (and Treats).

And this year, additionally, I'm doing NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), where you post to your blog every day during November, which is a challenge I quite fancy.

It's not the best time of year to be doing this as work gets busy in November and doesn't calm down until mid-December, and there's the usual Rotary, ballet and choir. And the end of year tennis thing starts next week - which I will save talking about for a separate blog post. But I can only try and we'll see if I can manage it.

Mirrored from my blog.


Dec. 1st, 2011 09:00 pm
paranoidangel: PA (PA)

For those of us who can't grow moustaches or write 50,000 words, November is [info]picowrimo. Given that last year I managed a week and then work took over my goal this year was:

I might try and finish off some half-finished fics sitting around on my hard drive.

As November started I had a fic I wanted to write for the End of SJA ficathon that would fill in two squares on my [info]fanbingo card. I not only started it, but also finished it. Mind you, it helped to have a deadline and since I was running the ficathon and had already extended the deadline, I didn't feel that I could miss it. The House That Clyde Built is a story written in emails. Which turns out to be harder than it looks, especially considering that it's all dialogue and that's the easiest bit to write.

Then there was a [info]langford_u (Stargate AU) fic I started in 2006 when the comm was still active. I came across it in March and had a look at it. I was determined to get it finished and I did. I discovered, when I got it American picked, that my American has improved a lot since then (it also helps to tell OpenOffice what language you're writing in...). The fic is Just a Game.

After that I realised I didn't have much time before Yuletide assignments went out. I chickened out of anything longer and found a short Stargate Atlantis fic lying around. Since I wrote that in 2006 I can't tell if there was supposed to be more of it, but it looked pretty done. So I edited it down to a double drabble (since it was never going to make 300 words). It's a Weir/Caldwell fic: Just Chess.

Then Yuletide assignments came out, so the rest of pico was spent on that. I can't talk about it, but I have the first draft done. Or at least it's done in the sense that I need to stop endlessly tinkering with it and get it to a second draft so I can read it without getting bored and work out what else needs adding or taking out.

So that was a pretty successful pico. This month I am writing my Yuletide assignment. I am only allowing myself to think about Treats and [info]fandom_stocking fics once my assignment is at least in beta.

(And having used the lj comm code I modified from an existing plugin for the first time, I have realised I need to modify it again now that LJ has changed the way comm addresses work)

Mirrored from my blog.

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