linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
Sorry about forgetting to post a check in yesterday.  Tuesdays are like that sometimes!  So, what kind of a writing day has it been today -- or the last two days, if today hasn't gotten going yet?
  •     I thought about my fic once or twice
  •     I wrote
  •     I did some planning and/or research
  •     I edited
  •     I've sent my fic off to my beta
  •     I posted today!
  •     I'm taking a break
  •     I did something else that I'll talk about in a comment
Wednesday Discussion:  Tuesdays are often difficult for me to get any writing done, probably due to the fact that my schedule is different and it's more prone to interruptions.  Is there a day of the week that is regularly difficult for you as far as writing goes?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
Hello on Monday!  What kind of a writing day has it been today -- or yesterday, if today hasn't gotten going yet?
  •     I thought about my fic once or twice
  •     I wrote
  •     I did some planning and/or research
  •     I edited
  •     I've sent my fic off to my beta
  •     I posted today!
  •     I'm taking a break
  •     I did something else that I'll talk about in a comment
Monday Discussion:  Do you like to write from image prompts?

linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
Hello and welcome to a new writing week for our WIP Challenge.  What kind of a writing day has it been today -- or yesterday, if today hasn't gotten going yet?
  •     I thought about my fic once or twice
  •     I wrote
  •     I did some planning and/or research
  •     I edited
  •     I've sent my fic off to my beta
  •     I posted today!
  •     I'm taking a break
  •     I did something else that I'll talk about in a comment
Discussion question(s) for Sunday:  When you aren't writing for whatever reason, do you use these daily posts to check in and say so?  Or do you only check in when you have accomplished something?

The Struggle Is Real

Aug. 20th, 2017 07:03 am[syndicated profile] viridian5_feed
Lately I've been working on the DVD commentary for my Aya/Yoji fic "In Two" and writing my SNAFU fic "Heavy," the latest fic in the And Yet, Hayama Hayato Can Still Surprise series. The main difficulty with "Heavy" is figuring out how and when to end it since it's 15,900 words already and seems determined to keep going on.

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This summer hasn't given me as many banging super headaches as summer usually does, but my muscles all over have been locking up and spasming, which cause all kinds of trouble and new pains. Summer also always bring more expenses both expected and unexpected, and it's killing me. Civic needed a major repair to pass the annual inspection and I haven't found a decent replacement car yet so I had to add the repair costs to my ever-growing credit card debt. Plus having to pay the bi-annual registration fee, my constantly increasing car insurance costs (New York state, stop adding new taxes every six months!), air conditioning so I can be semi-comfortable, buying food for my far pickier than usual stomach (a summer thing, where my body says, "Are you going to get that out of your mouth or am I? You won't like how I do it." Alas, it seems to only want spice, salt, meat, fat, carbs, and sugar.), and more. At least the trial for my ridiculous 2016 speeding ticket was pushed forward (again) to 2018 so I don't take the chance of paying for that if I lose. The lawyer I hired last year is supposedly still trying to get them to dismiss it.

It doesn't help that the measly $4 a month raise I got from Social Security this year was immediately docked from my food stamps and then also added to the money I have to pay my trust so I can keep Medicaid. That's right, I'm getting less money a month I can use than I was in 2016 despite supposedly getting a cost of living increase. Meanwhile, everything gets more expensive.

I really should get a card I can transfer some of my credit card debt to so I won't have so much interest hitting it, but I don't know which one and worry about a hit to my credit score. It's hard to think about this when I have a lot of things plus pain weighing on my mind.

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The Struggle Is Real

Aug. 20th, 2017 02:37 am[personal profile] viridian5
viridian5: (Aya (Gone))
Lately I've been working on the DVD commentary for my Aya/Yoji fic "In Two" and writing my SNAFU fic "Heavy," the latest fic in the And Yet, Hayama Hayato Can Still Surprise series. The main difficulty with "Heavy" is figuring out how and when to end it since it's 15,900 words already and seems determined to keep going on.

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Summer/money/car/life troubles )

check in day 18

Aug. 18th, 2017 09:13 pm[personal profile] lilly_c posting in [community profile] writethisfanfic
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How is the writing going today? What about the last two days?

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wrote
5 (83.3%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
1 (16.7%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
1 (16.7%)



Discussion: what are you working on this weekend?

ot: Huge Heyer Sale

Aug. 18th, 2017 10:26 am[personal profile] filkferengi posting in [community profile] vorkosigan
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There's a huge sale on Georgette Heyer novels over on bn.com and amazon. Lots & lots of screens of e-books for 2.99 each.

Squee!

ot: Ursula Vernon in Iceland

Aug. 17th, 2017 10:31 am[personal profile] filkferengi posting in [community profile] vorkosigan
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Ursula Vernon, who just won the Best Novelette Hugo, stopped in Iceland en route to WorldCon. She was with her husband Kevin, his cousin, Amy, & their friend Tina. They storified the trip, here:

https://storify.com/RebelsHeart/ursula-vernon-and-friends-vs-iceland

There're lots of gorgeous photos & great snark.

Meliora - Transmogrified

Aug. 17th, 2017 04:15 pm[personal profile] carisma_sensei posting in [community profile] dreamwidthlayouts
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Media update

Aug. 17th, 2017 10:23 am[personal profile] china_shop
china_shop: Neal, Peter and Elizabeth smiling (Default)
Reading
Well, I now have even more books out of the library AND more new books on my kindle (In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan!), but in fact, I haven't read any original fiction this week, just Les Mis contemporary AUs of the Combeferre/Enjolras/Grantaire variety, including a very good White Collar AU: Still the Same by [archiveofourown.org profile] tears_of_nienna.

Next up, probably Kept by Y. Euny Hong, since it's the library book that's due back soonest.

Kdramas
Finished Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, about a small young woman with super-strength, who's hired as a bodyguard for the CEO of a video games company. It started out intriguingly wacky and cartoony but turned into a giant mess: endless pointless subplots and a tonally whiplashy crime plot about a serial kidnapper. Similarly, the romance began promisingly but became obnoxiously cutesy by the end. Like, to the point where the leading man's secretary, Mr. Gong, on several occasions, had to politely interrupt their cooing at each other because it was making him super-uncomfortable. At which point, the couple would go, "Oh, are you still here?" and immediately resume giggling and fawning over each other, the moral apparently being that love makes you an asshole.

Also finished Capital Scandal, which was excellent. I chased it down solely for the time period (1930s, during the Japanese occupation), since I hadn't seen anything else set then, and I wasn't at all sure what to expect, but it was adorable and fun (and appropriately distressing in places), and did a great job of balancing romance and revolution. The female leads were outstanding, and the guys eventually caught up, more or less. :-)

Started Suspicious Partner on Sunday and am now nearly halfway through. Ahem. It's about spoilers for the first few episodes. )

Next week: starting a re-watch of Goblin with J.

Other TV
Last Week Tonight. That's about it.

Films
The Midwife (French): The last of our film festival films. It was good, and I liked the no-nonsense main character, but I wasn't quite in the mood to appreciate it, due to Life Things, and it didn't make much of an impression on me.

Writing
I had a plan to write pining fic for the Disguise challenge on [community profile] fan_flashworks, but let's just say it hasn't been a fruitful week.

check in day 16

Aug. 16th, 2017 10:31 pm[personal profile] lilly_c posting in [community profile] writethisfanfic
lilly_c: (Lilly - reading)
How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

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wrote
2 (33.3%)

edited
1 (16.7%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
3 (50.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (16.7%)

dealt with life
3 (50.0%)



Discussion: reading. What kind of fics do you like to read?

Question thread #55

Aug. 15th, 2017 11:58 pm[personal profile] pauamma posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
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It's time for another question thread!

The rules:

- You may ask any dev-related question you have in a comment. (It doesn't even need to be about Dreamwidth, although if it involves a language/library/framework/database Dreamwidth doesn't use, you will probably get answers pointing that out and suggesting a better place to ask.)
- You may also answer any question, using the guidelines given in To Answer, Or Not To Answer and in this comment thread.

September sign up

Aug. 15th, 2017 10:56 pm[personal profile] lilly_c posting in [community profile] writethisfanfic
lilly_c: (Exhausted pigeon)
It's time to sign up for the September WIP challenge!

Some people join the challenge midmonth, or comment on check-in posts without signing up, which is fine -- I'm glad there's a way for the challenge to be useful in a variety of ways.

But for those of you who find the commitment of signing up useful, please leave a comment with the below information.

Signups will be open until the end of August.



  • Level of challenge: 1 chapter, 1000 words, 1 fic finished, whatever you like
  • Fandom(s) involved: if you know at this point
  • What you're looking for from the challenge: this could be as vague or specific as you like: someone to be accountable to, someone to remind you to write, someone to bounce ideas off, etc.
  • What you could offer other participants yourself: ditto!
  • How people should contact you: DW message, e-mail, IM etc.
  • Time zone: useful for seeing who might be up for a writing session at a time convenient to you


Copypaste below:



I couldn't continue to run this challenge without assistance with the daily check-in posts. Many thanks to everyone who's helped with the check-ins before!

Please let me know if you'd be interested in helping out. A week per person would be ideal (I usually assign weeks running Sunday-Saturday just for consistency). I'm happy to help come up with suggestions for discussion topics (& Friday or Saturday is usually the general chat/snippet/beta-seeking etc. post).

(& if you've completed a fic through the challenge, don't forget our collection on AO3! If you need AO3 invites, let me know.)

check in day 15

Aug. 15th, 2017 10:52 pm[personal profile] lilly_c posting in [community profile] writethisfanfic
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How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

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wrote
1 (25.0%)

edited
1 (25.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
1 (25.0%)

planned
1 (25.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (25.0%)

dealt with life
1 (25.0%)



Discussion: midway. As were roughly halfway through the month (give or take a day), how are you getting on with your goals?

check in day 14

Aug. 14th, 2017 09:24 pm[personal profile] lilly_c posting in [community profile] writethisfanfic
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How is the writing going today? what about yesterday?

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Today I

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wrote
6 (75.0%)

edited
2 (25.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
4 (50.0%)



Discussion: when life gets hectic can you write? do you wait until things calm down?

check in day 13

Aug. 13th, 2017 08:24 pm[personal profile] lilly_c posting in [community profile] writethisfanfic
lilly_c: (Alex - notebook and drink)
Sorry about disappearing last week, RL kind of imploded on me and all of those things had to be bumped up to the top of the list. I'll definitely be around this week, even if RL decides to implode again. I'm not around from the 23rd to the 30th with travelling but I think one or both of those weeks are already covered.

Anyway, I'm rambling on. How is the writing going?

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wrote
3 (50.0%)

edited
2 (33.3%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
1 (16.7%)

had a cheeky break
1 (16.7%)

dealt with life
3 (50.0%)



Discussion: what are you working on this week? any deadlines?

A few things

Aug. 13th, 2017 08:11 pm[personal profile] china_shop
china_shop: Neal, Peter and Elizabeth smiling (Default)
하나. [personal profile] ride_4ever pointed out that I currently have exactly equal numbers of White Collar and Due South works on AO3 (243 each). This is a) awesome!!, b) an incentive not to post any more fandom White Collar things, which I will undoubtedly ignore, c) [redacted whining about my thirst for a new fandom].

둘. [personal profile] kanarek13 made an amazing gorgeous (NSFW) artwork in response to my White Collar P/E/N ficlet last week. *wins everything*

셋. I just read In Defiance of All Geometry by [archiveofourown.org profile] idiopathicsmile, a Les Mis modern AU about Enjolras/Combeferre/Grantaire all falling for each other, and it was adooorable, especially the getting-together scene, which made me laugh.

넷. I am 1.5 episodes from the end of Capital Scandal and about to finish it off.

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