Yep... I'm sitting here in school, doing nothing productive (not that there's really anything *to* do), and started thinking about the lastest fic I've been working on.  It was sort of a dumpage of mushy goo (don't worry, *I* know what that means) and I've been trying to figure out if it's salvageable.  And that got me thinking about how long it takes me to write just one fic, either from want of perfectionism or writer's block or lack of time or whatever.  I've only actually posted four stories online, but I have so many more.

I'm wondering if I should try to give myself a deadline, of maybe one fic per week.  But I can't figure out if that'll put undue pressure on me that I don't want, or if it'll actually help me to get things moving along.  What do you guys do?  Does anyone have any suggestions?  Other than "go at your own pace". I've got that one figured out. *g*

Should I give myself a deadline, and if so, what has worked for you/people you know?

Thanks everyone! Love you all.

*smooches to all*
Hi everyone!  How are you all doing?

I'm fine, thank you for asking. *g*  My butt's still rather sore, but I'll live. ;p 

As for writing, it's going good.  The other night another bout of midnight fic-ness hit me and I wrote for two hours straight, which is a lot for me.  I'm currently trying to see if any of what I wrote is salvageable, or if it's just a bunch of drunk-on-tiredness rambling. *g*

I've also gotten many lovely comments on Convergence at Last, and the read count on ASR3 just keeps going up.  This gives me the warm-fuzzies.

That's it for now; I hope you're all doing as well as I am.  Anything new going on?

*smooches to all*
This is my Official Request for a beta (or two)!  It's TS, J/B, First Times. 

I need someone who can give me pointers on little grammar/sentence structure things, and who can help with my first 'real' (insert air quotes) sex scene. Don't worry, I don't think it's too too terrible.  Any other sort of suggestions are welcome and appreciated and begged for.

As I said in an earlier post, I'm actually rather proud of this little (8,000-ish words) fic, and I want to get it out and about ASAP, so if you're interested in helping me out, just comment below, and let me know what you can do to help! (full beta, grammar only, etc.)

Anything else you want to know about the story, just ask in the comments.

Thanks so much, and I'm counting on you, dear friends list!

*super-duper smooches to all*
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( Mar. 12th, 2009 01:24 am)
I'm gonna start posting some old poems of mine that I wrote awhile ago, just for kicks.  I haven't written any in a while, and I'm just copy-and-pasting these, so that the urge to edit does not strike! *g*

So read, enjoy (hopefully!), and comment if you want to.

*smooches to all!*
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( Mar. 11th, 2009 09:29 pm)
I'm almost finished with my most recent J/B story, and I'm having such a good time with it! (especially now that the finish line is drawing near!)

I will post an Official Request (*g* ) for a beta as soon as it is complete, with details and title and all such things.

I'm actually pretty proud of this one; it makes me think that my writing is finally improving. :)

*smooches to all*

Post a single sentence from each WIP you have (or as many as you want to pick). No context, no explanations. No more than one sentence!

Okay, most of my stuff is actually 'in progress', so I'm gonna do....5.  Yeah, that sounds good.

Little bit o' bad language )

And that's that.
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( Mar. 2nd, 2009 09:21 am)

So all this talk of pokey sticks and procrastinating gave me a bit of an idea, but this is me, so I need to know if it's workable/good/already out there. 

I thought that there should be some sort of pokey-stick community (or something) where everybody who signs up gets the name of someone to poke encourage about their writing, and in turn, their name is given to someone else.  This could probably be done partially anonymously, as long as you knew who you supposed to poke.

It could be a writer's support group kinda thingy, on a more individual basis, and maybe every month or so the names could rotate? 
This could be for any fandom, or just TS, or whatever.

So what do you guys think?  Anyone want to expand on the idea, or make it work, or am I just stupid, and it's already happening?

*smooches to all*

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( Mar. 1st, 2009 12:25 pm)

After the TS episode chat, during which we discussed procrastination, and [ profile] spacepixell waved her sharp pointy pokey stick at all the slow-mo authors there, I decided to take a look at my fics.  I'm so glad I did, because I found out something; I really, really like some of them!

So now I'm back in writing mode (yay!) and feel Good.

That's all, nothing important (as if it ever is....)

*smooches to all*

P.S.: Thanx, Space!  Your Pointy Stick of Terror is amazing!
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( Feb. 22nd, 2009 09:25 am)

So, yeah.  I am bored and nosy, so what I want to ask is how you get your fics betaed.  Do you have one person who regularly betas for you?  Have you joined a list?  What works for you?

I've just joined sentinel_betas on squidge, and I'm hoping that works out for me when I'm ready with another fic.

Feed my curiosity and tell me all!  :-)

*smooches to all*

P.S. If anyone's ever interested, I absolutely love everyone on my friends list, and would be mega-grateful to have any of you beta for me!!

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( Feb. 22nd, 2009 08:53 am)
New plot bunny-- happily bouncing along.  I got a quick little extra bunny this morning, that actually ended up tying in with last night's very well.  I am happy.

# 13 on the list (the winnah) -- no progress.  :(   I am a bad person.  It is shelved for the moment, although I might take a crack at it today.  All I've done so far is look it over and say, "Huh."

My first fic ever -- I've finished another edit of it, and I'm thinking that I've done all I can on paper, and the next step is to type it up and send it off to betas.  But the problem is, it needs SO MUCH WORK.  It *was* my first, after all.  *sigh* And not to mention, it's over 14,000 words long (estimate) -- I don't wanna type it up!! :(

So basically, I am a lazy fic writer.  But they're moving along, and maybe I'll actually get something finished this week.  One can only hope.

*smooches to all*
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( Feb. 21st, 2009 07:20 pm)
I got a plot bunny, I got a plot bunny! *dances plot bunny dance*  Hee!  Sooo happy!  :)  I don't usually post about every little bunny that visits me, but this one is so special!  *pets cute bunny adoringly*  Yay!

Ohhh, it's so...just so....*makes strange noise* there's just no words for how happy this little bunny just made me.  I thought all the bunnies had run away, but it turns out I just had a bunny-force-field up, and as soon as I let it down, this delightful fellow hopped up!

He's dark, and angsty, and about a theme that I've been wanting to see more of.  I just never thought it would come from me!  My muse must be depressed.  I am glad.  I wonder who kicked a puppy in front of her.  Whoever you were, thank you!  I think I'll name this bunny Bob.

Happy squees to all!

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( Feb. 18th, 2009 10:10 pm)

lucky number 13!!  thanks to the votes of [ profile] maaaaa  and [ profile] spacepixell of LJ and some random girl from school.  Not to mention that it's my all-time favorite number EVER!!!

Thanks to all who voted!!  Read below the cut for a quick tiny synopsis of the fic you picked! :D


Thanks again, and when this is ready, I'll be begging for a beta, so be prepared, f-list!! *g*

Love you all! *smooch*
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( Feb. 18th, 2009 03:14 pm)
Only a few hours left to Pick my fics!

Enjoy your chance to decide my writing fate!  =D

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( Feb. 17th, 2009 07:24 pm)
Come one, come all, and join the Great Day of Making Katherine's Decisions For Her!!!  This is a rare opportunity to exercise the puppeteer in you, and to tell me (indirectly) what to do! Sounds like tons of fun, right?  Thought so. 

Here's what you have to do:  Simply comment below with a number between 1 and 60 (any number-your favorite, your birthday, etc.) and I will use these numbers to decide which of my fanfics to write next.  I am completely unable to make this simple decision for myself, so I am leaving it in the capable hands of my F-list and fate.

Tell your friends!  Tell your enemies!  Spread the word!  I'm looking for gads of numbers here, people, because I need help! (Yes, I KNOW I need professional help, too.) *g*

You have until ten o' clock eastern time on Wednesday to decide the fate of my plot bunnies, so hurry up, before this golden opportunity passes!  I'm counting on you, Dear Friends List!

*smooches to all*

Edit: Oops!  Forgot to say ten o' clock Wednesday to give me your numbers.  My bad!
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( Feb. 16th, 2009 10:03 am)
Just letting my meandering thoughts shuffle their way onto my LJ.  That's what it's here for, right?  So, thinking about my writing issues, I've come up with this Theory of The Day:  I think that a lot of my reluctance to write at the moment has to do with my style of writing vs. the type of things that I'm reading right now.  For the most part, I write fluffy bits of nothing that float away upon the winds (don't mind my weirdness today).  However, I'm not in a "fluff mood" lately, preferring to read things with actual plots, and character development, and all those wonderful things that come with Real Author-dom.  But I'm not a Real Author, IMO, because I'm just starting out, and I don't think I could do justice to a Real Story. 

So there it is, Theory # 852 (heh).....*shrugs* I'll get there eventually, I guess, but for now I stare wistfully off into the distance at the pretty, shiny status of GOOD.

Thanks for reading! *smooches all*
Serious internet withdrawal is a bitch.  But, unfortunately, it is an unhealthy part of my life that occurs regularly, as my father's house does not have the Internet.  Sigh. 

However, I am now home, comfortably mired in my Livejournal, fanfics, and downloaded episodes of the Sentinel. 

Right now, I'm watching Storm Warning.  Four minutes in, and they're *so* together that it makes for squee!pants.  Life is good.

The End

P.S.-- inane ramblings are fun.

P.P.S.-- I am currently in a state of mild euphoria, so I am no longer pulling my hair out over my poor Sentinel Thursday story that went astray.  I swear, it wasn't supposed to happen, but (UGH) my freakin' muse is sooo disgustingly sappy that sometimes I just want to kick a puppy in front of her.  That'd teach her.
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( Feb. 1st, 2009 01:20 pm)

I made a boo-boo when I posted my newest story, The Big Purple Dinosaur of Love, on ASR3.  I am special.  I fixded it. 
and I'm sorta surprised.

ramblings on my writing )
I'm gonna start putting my stories online.  I need a beta.  I figured I'd ask my flist first, then go elsewhere if no one's interested.  Read below the cut if you're interested, or you just want to hear what the story's about.
Read more... )
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( Jan. 14th, 2009 10:17 pm)

Okay, so I'm into fanfiction from The Sentinel, and that's why I got a LJ.  Read more... )