otter_nanowrimo: (Ooh a bookstore)
So... my prologue is ten thousand words and actually completely boring. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN.

It's just a retelling of A Study in Pink. Didn't even manage to work in any of the metaphorical resonances I wanted. DAMMIT. Ugh. So... yeah. Boring!

A lot of this, then, has already been posted here, and a lot hasn't, but it's a single complete section so I'm posting it all together here so I don't have to figure out which bits are new and you, dear readers, don't have to figure out which bits fit where.

I'm seriously tempted to count the words in John Green's prologue and then try to cut this down to that length. Surely some of this shit don't matter, right?

Or maybe this can be Part One: The Strings, and the prologue will be... something else.


Prologue )
otter_nanowrimo: (Lemmings fall)
I really love what I just wrote over at my first #antidiogenes word war of the day, so I'm posting it now, public so I can share it ^_^ 534 new words, a few of them blatantly ripped off from John Green.

I jumped forward to the Fall because I hadn't yet spent the time necessary to figure out what I'm doing with the Prologue and I cannot just jump into Part One. So this is the very tail end of Part One and the opening scene of Part Two.

Clever readers will notice a tense shift :) This is intentional; do not panic.

Part Two: The Grass )
otter_nanowrimo: (I'm badass - Link)
Day 1 total of 1775, which puts me well on track for 50k, and a bit behind if I want to make 75k.

My outline is written on 50 notecards, which means that if I get 1000 or 1500 words/card, I'll be making my goals. Got exactly one card done today, and feeling good abut it.

And yes, I did stop in the middle of a sentence. I was word-warring, and time was called, and then I had to finish some other stuff. I was reeeeally busy today, so that's why I didn't get as much done as I'd have liked. Went shopping, talked to the homeowner's association about an Issue, bought uniform pieces for my man, investigated rock climbing (five bucks an hour! fuck yes!), baked and frosted a cake, cleaned the stove, and still had time to NaNo!

Drakey's kicking my ass with over 3k as of this morning O.O and I have no idea yet how Mave or Darth are doing, or if Moony is playing at all. But that's okay, because I have #antidiogenes and #innercircle to word war with.

The first NaNo #antidiogenes weekend is tomorrow ^-^
otter_nanowrimo: (Babbling)
Happy Halloween, everybody! ^_^

787 words between midnight and about 2AM, which isn't bad. This beginning is gonna be the hardest, I think; as much as I'd like to turn off the inner editor entirely, if I don't think at least some about the way I'm reframing the canon, this whole section (which will likely be about a third of the book) will be totally useless to me.

Once I get past the Fall into the new stuff, it should flow a little better. God, I'm so excited for this fic. BTW, I'm not gonna cite quotes and such when I'm posting here; I'll cite it all in the finished version that gets posted publicly. For now, assume any clever turn of phrase is John Green's ^-^;;

Here are the words so far:
The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle. )

Yeah, I know, you've already seen A Study in Pink, you know how this goes. It'll get better!... or at least newer. ...yeah, I'm excited, but scared too.

ETA: Made this section public. May make other sections public if I'm particularly proud of them. Figure, bits and pieces here and there can't hurt. If anyone wants to see the rest, just leave a non-anon comment and I'll add you to the access list ^-^
otter_nanowrimo: (I'm badass - Link)
I beat it sometime in July or... well, I dunno, maybe more recently than that. I had about 99k when I stopped counting in June, and then I wrote 11k and then 8k and then 35k and then 4k and then 5k, which puts me at like 158k for the year, and that's not even counting a bunch of little stuff. So definitely gonna keep better track next year, and also up the goal. Still got 50k of NaNo to do!

OHMIGOD GUYS I LOVE IT. Which isn't writing-related so I shouldn't squee. But the fandom is! I've gotten an AO3 account and posted two PWPs, a gratuitous h/c fic, and a 221b. One even got translated into Chinese! I was shocked and thrilled and pleased!

Right now I have two major projects. The first is my NaNo, which I'll tell you about in a minute. The other is a casefic, a first-time fic, a hurt/comfort fic, and is built around my very favorite trope, Not Talking. That's a full 35k draft, and I hope to have a beta for it soon.

And one minor project, which is a series of kinky sub!Sherlock dom!John shorts.

Breaking my personal rule of no fanfic during NNWM this year, because I've readjusted my priorities and it turns out that fanfiction is just as valid as original fiction, WHO KNEW. Anyway I'm doing a retelling of Paper Towns with Sherlock as Margo. The story is John's and the journey is John's, but in the end he winds up exactly where he started. It's a post-Reichenbach where instead of a happy reunion, John tracks Sherlock down and then doesn't bring him back or go with him, so he goes back to London alone and greiveng and not knowing if he'll ever see Sherlock again, What changes is that he now sees Sherlock as human, as someone who not only CAN love, but DOES. He no longer sees him as a superhuman/inhuman unfeeling thinking machine.

Oh, John. <3 So much angst headed your way.

So as usual I'll be posting my daily words here under access-lock, which I will open to anyone who's interested. Are you excited? I'm excited!


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