Check-In – Day 21

Feb. 21st, 2017 05:45 am
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I had a dream that I was watching Rio Bravo, the old John Wayne movie (one of my favorites, actually), but it also included a random train crash, Zorro, and a James Bond villain (Donald Pleasance as Blofeld). My brain writes its own fanfic while I sleep, I guess. *facepalm* What are you 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.

Related to the above: Do you occasionally get usable ideas from your dreams, or do you just look at 'em and go "Yeah, no" most of the time?

Check-In – Day 20

Feb. 20th, 2017 05:35 am
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And then I discover that Chrome has no immediate protection from ads. *headscratch* Looks like I have research to do. That being said, what are you doing – or, rather, what have you done – 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.

Question for today: Do you keep snacks handy for your writing time? I seem to have been hitting the trail mix again as of late.

Consider the Pun

Feb. 19th, 2017 05:03 pm
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Generally speaking, puns don't get no respect; many people seem to consider puns a very low -- or juvenile -- form of humor. But I enjoy a good pun. Partly, it seems to one of the few forms of humor that don't "pick on" somebody -- blondes, Aggies, various ethnicities. Partly, my dad started training me to like puns very early --
"Say two."

"Two."

"Say two."

"Two."

"Say twain."

"Twain."

"Say two-two-twain."

"Two-two-twain."

"Very good. When you're older, I'll teach you to say 'locomotive'."

Cut for length. )

Check-In – Day 19

Feb. 19th, 2017 11:00 am
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Firefox is too slow, lately. I think it's time for Chrome! ... Except that the Chrome version of the DW textbox likes to use the lower-case squiggle-G, and that bugs me. I'll have to fix that. But pay that no mind! What are you up to 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 question that came to mind after I danced a (fail!)jig at my desk earlier this week: Do you have any goofy little celebratory rituals when a scene or chapter has gone extremely well for you?

check in day 18

Feb. 18th, 2017 11:10 pm
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How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

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1 (33.3%)

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0 (0.0%)

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1 (33.3%)

planned
1 (33.3%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (33.3%)

dealt with life
1 (33.3%)



Feel free to share a snippet of something that you're working on or link to something that you've posted. Ask for any help that you're in need of or chat amongst yourselves.

Now I'm hearing voices

Feb. 17th, 2017 11:19 pm
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Just two lines of dialog, between Spock and Fraser.
"Illogical."

"At first glance, it might appear so. But I have found that such seeming implausibility often leads to surprisingly effective results."

*throws hands* I don't even know. But if this story ever gets off the ground, I have two lines ready to go. Well, One Bright Summer started with two lines... then stalled for several years. Even if this doesn't fizzle into the ether, don't hold your breath waiting.
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check in day 17

Feb. 17th, 2017 05:13 pm
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How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

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2 (50.0%)

sent to beta
1 (25.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
1 (25.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (25.0%)

dealt with life
0 (0.0%)



Discussion: What are you working on this weekend? Any deadlines looming?

March sign up

Feb. 17th, 2017 05:07 pm
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~mod note: I'm unavailable to host check ins for the weeks of 12th to 18th and 26th to 1st, if you can help out on those weeks at all then let me know.

It's time to sign up for the March 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 February.



  • 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.)

Voyage, voyage!

Feb. 17th, 2017 03:40 pm
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Friday! What a beautiful day, always so full of promises ♥ Work is going very well today, I'm getting All the Things Done but in a relaxed way and I appreciate it a lot. As for the weekend, we have a nice one ahead of us; we're having my parents over for lunch tomorrow and Sunday is totally free of any plans so Cookie and I might go to the cinema or take a walk or go to a coffee shop and enjoy some nice drinks and being very chill... the possibilities are endless ;)

Also, the past week, two trips abroad have been booked (a four-day weekend each time): the first one to Dublin with my sister, the second one to Stockholm with Cookie. I'm so excited! I've already been to Dublin but I love that city and the area, I'm really looking forward to going again. As for Stockholm, it'll be our first time so that's another level of excitement right there :) As a result, I've been in a very "travelly" mood recently. I've been watching many YT videos about Trip Hacks and How To Pack tips and so on, and having a lot of fun in the process :) I'm also taking notes for longer flights as Cookie and I are planning on going to our honeymoon sometime next year and we're thinking of going to Japan, so, yeah. A lot of exciting projects!

Oh. Speaking of trips (admire the segue, you guys), so I've watched the premiere of Legion yesterday and what a trippy premiere (ha!)! But it piqued my interest enough that I watched the second episode and by then I was sold. Welcome, new show! I basically know nothing about the character and the comics (I mean apart from one major element and only because of a couple of fic that I've read in which David appeared - and wasn't that funny, btw, I was all "Hey, that's funny, he has the same name as this character from that XM fic I read. So does it mean that he was actually canon and hey, is there a connection between- OHWAIT!" Cue revelation.)

What makes me happy is that I'm back to having a couple of shows to download every week. Obviously, Lucifer is being uncooperative but at least I have The Expanse and Legion to keep me occupied. And Iron First should start around mid-March, right?

Fanfic is eating my brain

Feb. 16th, 2017 08:41 pm
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I didn't mean to just stop writing fanfic several years ago. But I was posted at a different school, with more students, that necessitated more prep hours for lesson plans. At the same time, the school instituted Medicaid billing (several hours a week,*spit*), and our IEP 'season' shifted from 2 months in the spring to spread out over the whole year. I seem to be in a continual state of testing / writing reports / getting ready for IEPs / attending IEPs -- as well as trying to maintain a consistent speech schedule.

But I didn't stop reading fanfic. Last year in particular -- I think my most stressful year EVER -- chain-reading fanfic kept me functional, but fanfic has been my go-to comfort blanket quite some time.

ANYway, when Sally MN mentioned that she'd never seen "Due South", I just had to give her a little tidbit that might nudge her to looking into it. As I described it, it hit me...
Y'know... it just occurred to me that Fraser has a lot in common with Mr. Spock -- the not-quite-getting-it as he dealt with American (Earth) society, so different from his experience in the Northern Territories (Vulcan), the unflappable disposition, the adherence to calm logic...

Oh, gee! I wonder if there's any fic where Fraser meets Spock; with Jim and Ray (either version) looking on with exasperated amusement.

All I can do is shake my head in disbelief. Where did that come from? But isn't it a delicious idea? Can't you just see it? The plot-bunny's waving his ears; maybe someday I'll be able to follow his lead -- ignoring the fact that I'm not well-versed in Due South (but I do have the DVDs, so can reacquaint myself) and haven't seen Trek since the 70's (loved Kirk then, can't stand him now), and the canons are about 200 years apart... fanfic conquers all!

I hope to retire after next school year. Till then -- or even after -- if anyone wants to adopt my plot bunny, have at it. Variations on a theme are always good.
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check in day 16

Feb. 16th, 2017 09:12 am
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How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

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1 (20.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
2 (40.0%)



Discussion: resources. Do you have favourite blogs, tumlbr, exchanges, DW (or LJ) comms etc? Other things that are useful.

check in day 15

Feb. 15th, 2017 12:50 pm
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Sorry I missed yesterday, I went back to work and pretty much flopped when I got home. How is the writing going today? What about the last two days?

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Discussion: feedback. Do you like getting comments and other feedback on your fic? Do you leave feedback?

Busy busy

Feb. 15th, 2017 06:59 am
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Woops, fell down in the posting department a bit there after January didn't I?

Work is busy. Day accounts picked up a lot with everyone wanting to know something which makes me twitch since I've been in new business land so much I'm not as familiar with the day to day on a lot of new projects. And my backup never is so is pretty much useless.

Add to that business travel today for 3 days, a new business pitch that should be being finalized this week and no one to really cover for me and being saddled with Strat team that doesn't know the field because of politics with our last strat planner, and day brands actually needing me in same time? Would someone invent cloning already?

Though it eliminates any thoughts I had of taking writing computer with me to actually try to work on my new year's resolution of writing. Cause yeah, that won't happen this weekend.

Oooh, Timeless!!! The end of season has been really hitting it out of the park. Hopefully the network will give us a season 2. I honestly never imagined a Shawn Ryan influenced Kripke show, but wow, it works. Sometimes predictable, but a lot of times, not. And consequences!! And the POC and women don't always die horrible deaths. \0/ Way to mature Kripke.

Dreamwidth news: 15 February 2017

Feb. 15th, 2017 05:35 am
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She's a Mother, all right

Feb. 15th, 2017 05:40 pm
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Poor old Canterbury cannot catch a break. Thousands face evacuation in Christchurch as a fire threatens the Port Hills. Blimmin' heck.

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/324586/live-port-hills-fire-updates-thousands-of-people-evacuated

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