samuraiter: (Default)
Another hurricane. And another. And another. My heart is with you if you are in path of any of them. ... Hurricanes aside, what have you been doing today?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

A relevant question: How many different ways do you back up or save your writing for the long term?
samuraiter: (Default)
I am going to use the Force here: You did notice that I missed a check-in for yesterday. *waves hand* There. Now! Let us continue. I will be your host for the rest of this month, and I look forward to ending September on a high note. What have you been doing today?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

And a silly question to start things off: Do you do hand exercises at your keyboard before (or after) writing?
lilly_c: (Default)
It's time to sign up for the October 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 September.



  • 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


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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.)
"Doctor's Orders"
by CB and MSL
http://archiveofourown.org/works/12110232

Garak/Bashir
6596 words
Explicit
First time

Garak has a medical problem, and Julian needs to solve it.
disgruntled_owl: annoyed owl (Default)
How is your weekend going?

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1 (14.3%)

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sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
2 (28.6%)

took a break
2 (28.6%)

dealt with life
3 (42.9%)



When did you first start writing fanfic? What was your first fandom?
wych: (02)
Intimate verses

Look! No one saw the amazing
Burial of your one final dream.
Only the ungrateful and mean
Gave you a shoulder for weeping!
Get used to the cesspit that awaits!
Man, in this miserable land,
Surrounded by wild beasts, can only stand
By dishing out even stronger bites.
Take a match – light your cigarette!
The kiss, the friend, precedes the spit,
The hand caresses – before the stick.
If someone saves you from hell,
Stone the hand that treats you well,
Spit on those who try to kiss you!

Translated by Daniel Vianna. Extracted from here.
disgruntled_owl: annoyed owl (Default)
Happy Friday!
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researched
1 (33.3%)

planned
1 (33.3%)

took a break
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dealt with life
0 (0.0%)



Feel free to post a snippet of something you’re working on, ask for help, or vent about something challenging in your writing. The weekend's almost here!
disgruntled_owl: annoyed owl (Default)
How is writing, planning/researching, or editing going today?

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2 (33.3%)

edited
1 (16.7%)

posted
1 (16.7%)

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0 (0.0%)

researched
1 (16.7%)

planned
4 (66.7%)

took a break
1 (16.7%)

dealt with life
3 (50.0%)



What’s your favorite book (or books!) about how to be a better writer?
"Hello. Don't I Know You?"
by CB and MSL
http://archiveofourown.org/works/12087984

Garak/Bashir
8036 words
Explicit
First time

Julian wants to know what a male-male relationship is like.
disgruntled_owl: annoyed owl (Default)
We’ve made it to Wednesday! If the first part of your week was super busy, I hope the second part provides more time and space to write.
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researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
2 (40.0%)

took a break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
3 (60.0%)


I’ve been making super slow progress on a fic synposis. I’m trying to lay out all of its pieces before I turn it into prose, but I wish I could get to the actual writing! How do you approach projects? Are you a plotter or a pantser?
disgruntled_owl: annoyed owl (Default)
How is your writing going today?
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researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
1 (20.0%)

took a break
1 (20.0%)

dealt with life
3 (60.0%)


What are you working on this week?
"Windows into Souls"
by CB and MSL
http://archiveofourown.org/works/12061095

Garak/Bashir
7100 words
Explicit

First day; first time
disgruntled_owl: annoyed owl (Default)
The summer is drawing to a close, and work, school, and regular life are back in swing. How does this affect your writing?
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researched
1 (14.3%)

planned
2 (28.6%)

took a break
1 (14.3%)

dealt with life
3 (42.9%)


Do you typically write your stories from a particular point of view (first, second, or third person)? Do you switch it up depending on the fandom or the length of the story?


disgruntled_owl: annoyed owl (Default)

Hope you're having a great weekend! How's the writing going?



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0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
1 (25.0%)

took a break
1 (25.0%)

dealt with life
2 (50.0%)

What helps you get in the mood to write? Music? A great hot beverage? Something else special?


lilly_c: (Default)
How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

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researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
2 (50.0%)



Feel free to share a snippet of something that you're working on, link to something that you've posted. Ask for any help that you're needing - beta, alpha, fact checker etc.
lilly_c: (Default)
How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

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2 (40.0%)

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researched
1 (20.0%)

planned
1 (20.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (20.0%)

dealt with life
2 (40.0%)



Discussion: what are you working on this weekend?
sylvanfae: (Initial)
-Name you would like to go by:
SylvanFae or Lia

-Present path or tradition:
(Ex-Mormon) Pagan hedge witch for almost two decades now, and I'm currently a Bard in the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, having finally gotten around to diving into the Druidry that has been calling me since I was a teen. Very happy to be home. :)

-Interests:
Druidry, Celtic cultures, shamanism, indigenous cultures, anthropology (my major), animism, spirit(s), pantheism, ignosticism, epistemological agnosticism, philosophy, earth, sun, moon, stars, plants, poetry, music, Welsh (plan to learn other Celtic and Native American languages later, if I can), magic, Ceridwen, Elen of the Ways, Arianrhod, Gwyn ap Nudd, Cernunnos, etc.

-Age (not mandatory):
40

-Brief Bio:
I'm a Druid / awenydd / hedge witch in Utah, USA, and I edit the print journal of a Pagan activism site. Sometimes I write for the site, too. I'm also on the copyediting team at Druid Magazine (OBOD's American magazine). I'm a mother and I'm in a polyamorous quad.

I left the Mormonism of the past few generations of my ancestors in my early 20s and became a Pagan because of course. ;) After decades of study, I think animism and other aspects of Paganism are our human heritage and the way our psyches have evolved and the way they still function, given the chance/left alone. The Religion of the Earth, basically... and humans are part of the Earth. So I've returned to my deeper ancestral roots, feeling like I'm reclaiming that heritage, and strengthening it to pass on to new generations. I work to correct the bad ideas that our culture(s) inherited from Abrahamic religions, like patriarchy and dominionism. I try to strengthen the Pagan community and its relational skills so that we can have each other and be a force for good and for protecting the Earth. I'd like to see more of an emphasis on community, even if we are a herd of cats. :D House cats evolved from communal desert cats that lived together, and look at them now... they're everywhere! ;) The more close-knit a group is, the more it outlasts other groups and thrives, and that's an anthropological fact. I think Paganism is worth outlasting many a thing, and worth bringing back to thriving.

Well met, kindred spirits. :)

lilly_c: (Default)
How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

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1 (14.3%)

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0 (0.0%)

researched
1 (14.3%)

planned
1 (14.3%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
3 (42.9%)



Discussion. distractions. What are your biggest distractions from writing?
lilly_c: (Default)
How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

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edited
2 (20.0%)

posted
2 (20.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
2 (20.0%)

planned
3 (30.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (10.0%)

dealt with life
2 (20.0%)



Discussion: challenge deadlines. Are good at meeting deadlines? Do ask for extensions? Do you ever drop out of challenges?

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