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So, fic roundup for 2011!


Fics I have written this year!

A Portrait of the Mechanic as a Young Girl: 25,349 words, 16 chapters, complete. Characters: Wiress, Beetee. Fandom: The Hunger Games Thoughts: That one little word. "Complete." Holy fuck, people, I COMPLETED something!

Two tiny little things of 100 words each:

Tribute and Mentor: 100 words, complete. Characters: Wiress, Beetee.

A Good Death: 100 words, complete. Characters: Wiress, Beetee.

I enjoyed the challenge of writing these short pieces of fiction. I need to write more of them. ;)

I've got two other stories planned out for the verse I created for this fic...but right now, I soooo cannot live in Panem. It's way too bleak.

Everything else is Homestuck. :)

Clerkstuck: 16,781 words, 12 chapters, complete. Characters: as many trolls and kids as I could. John/Karkat, Dave/Terezi, Tavros/Gamzee. Thoughts: what was I even thinking, combining Clerks with Homestuck?? Still, I love the 'verse I created for the fic and I have more fics in this series. I am dissatisfied with a couple of things in retrospect, but in general, I like it.

Everything's All Right, Yes: ficlet, 1,953 words, Sufferer/Disciple, complete. One-off, written for the kink meme. Thoughts: It isn't precisely G-rated. Also, Xenobiology. What the hell am I writing here? I do love this fic, though.

Father of Mine: 4,242 words, 7 chapters, complete. Characters: Bro, mainly. Thoughts: Kind of angsty and I wrote it to get it out of my head. I like it, though, and I like Bro a lot here. It's been Jossed to hell and back but I don't even care. There's another story in the series.

Grubs: 4,618 words, 6 chapters, complete. Characters: all the troll grubs, some troll and human OCs. Thoughts: This is in the New Jersey-verse that I made up for Clerkstuck. I especially like Tavros' foster family and "Crabdad". I was striving for cute here. I think I've pretty much succeeded.

Works In Progress:

The Hunger Games

A Part Of, And Yet Apart: 5,883 words, 6 chapters, ongoing. Thoughts: This is a companion Piece to Portrait of the Mechanic As a Young Girl. It's only stalled because I am stalled on the Hunger Games universe.

Losing Time: 8,668 words, 5 chapters, ongoing. Thoughts: Sequel to Portrait. Once again, stalled till my head is in a better place and I can bring myself to write in that universe again.

Homestuck

it takes two men to make one brother: 793 words, 1 chapter. The second Bro story.

Kindergartenstuck: 10,775 words, 8 chapters, ongoing. This is the sequel to Grubs. There are certain bits of this that are diabetes-inducing levels of sweet. Seriously.

Nameless: 12,103 words, 8 chapters, ongoing. This is the story of the Disciple. I love that girl. It's also kind of sad in a lot of bits. And sometimes kind of cute. Like most of my stuff, really.

Planned fics!

Homestuck

Mallbent: It's in the same universe as Clerkstuck. Come at me, bro. ;)

There will probably be a bunch of elementary and middle-school ficlets for the Jersey-verse. And a longer high school AU story, which has some stuff written for it, but is titleless at the moment.

Bubbles: the sequel to Nameless. Nuff said.

And finally, pictures from the gone world, which will be kind of huge and daunting. There's stuff written for it. I really hope I can do it up right. It would be NICE if someone could do art for it... *sigh* Anyway, I'm taking the God-Tier thing at face value and making the new universe that the kids will be gods over and it might be really interesting! At the very least it will be fun to write... ;)

For The Hunger Games, I have two more stories planned: Mad Girl Love Song and Quell. I'm really hoping that I can do them eventually.

This has been my most productive writing year EVER, just with what I have published online. Most of the stuff is pretty unpolished, I admit. I mostly write the stuff and publish it with a few glances at it. Oh and all this is just since May, which is incredible to me. I'm having loads of fun with it and the comments and love I've gotten have been awesome.

Let's see what I can do in 2012!
tree_talking: (set my mind in motion by curtana)
So, fic roundup for 2011!


Fics I have written this year!

A Portrait of the Mechanic as a Young Girl: 25,349 words, 16 chapters, complete. Characters: Wiress, Beetee. Fandom: The Hunger Games Thoughts: That one little word. "Complete." Holy fuck, people, I COMPLETED something!

Two tiny little things of 100 words each:

Tribute and Mentor: 100 words, complete. Characters: Wiress, Beetee.

A Good Death: 100 words, complete. Characters: Wiress, Beetee.

I enjoyed the challenge of writing these short pieces of fiction. I need to write more of them. ;)

I've got two other stories planned out for the verse I created for this fic...but right now, I soooo cannot live in Panem. It's way too bleak.

Everything else is Homestuck. :)

Clerkstuck: 16,781 words, 12 chapters, complete. Characters: as many trolls and kids as I could. John/Karkat, Dave/Terezi, Tavros/Gamzee. Thoughts: what was I even thinking, combining Clerks with Homestuck?? Still, I love the 'verse I created for the fic and I have more fics in this series. I am dissatisfied with a couple of things in retrospect, but in general, I like it.

Everything's All Right, Yes: ficlet, 1,953 words, Sufferer/Disciple, complete. One-off, written for the kink meme. Thoughts: It isn't precisely G-rated. Also, Xenobiology. What the hell am I writing here? I do love this fic, though.

Father of Mine: 4,242 words, 7 chapters, complete. Characters: Bro, mainly. Thoughts: Kind of angsty and I wrote it to get it out of my head. I like it, though, and I like Bro a lot here. It's been Jossed to hell and back but I don't even care. There's another story in the series.

Grubs: 4,618 words, 6 chapters, complete. Characters: all the troll grubs, some troll and human OCs. Thoughts: This is in the New Jersey-verse that I made up for Clerkstuck. I especially like Tavros' foster family and "Crabdad". I was striving for cute here. I think I've pretty much succeeded.

Works In Progress:

The Hunger Games

A Part Of, And Yet Apart: 5,883 words, 6 chapters, ongoing. Thoughts: This is a companion Piece to Portrait of the Mechanic As a Young Girl. It's only stalled because I am stalled on the Hunger Games universe.

Losing Time: 8,668 words, 5 chapters, ongoing. Thoughts: Sequel to Portrait. Once again, stalled till my head is in a better place and I can bring myself to write in that universe again.

Homestuck

it takes two men to make one brother: 793 words, 1 chapter. The second Bro story.

Kindergartenstuck: 10,775 words, 8 chapters, ongoing. This is the sequel to Grubs. There are certain bits of this that are diabetes-inducing levels of sweet. Seriously.

Nameless: 12,103 words, 8 chapters, ongoing. This is the story of the Disciple. I love that girl. It's also kind of sad in a lot of bits. And sometimes kind of cute. Like most of my stuff, really.

Planned fics!

Homestuck

Mallbent: It's in the same universe as Clerkstuck. Come at me, bro. ;)

There will probably be a bunch of elementary and middle-school ficlets for the Jersey-verse. And a longer high school AU story, which has some stuff written for it, but is titleless at the moment.

Bubbles: the sequel to Nameless. Nuff said.

And finally, pictures from the gone world, which will be kind of huge and daunting. There's stuff written for it. I really hope I can do it up right. It would be NICE if someone could do art for it... *sigh* Anyway, I'm taking the God-Tier thing at face value and making the new universe that the kids will be gods over and it might be really interesting! At the very least it will be fun to write... ;)

For The Hunger Games, I have two more stories planned: Mad Girl Love Song and Quell. I'm really hoping that I can do them eventually.

This has been my most productive writing year EVER, just with what I have published online. Most of the stuff is pretty unpolished, I admit. I mostly write the stuff and publish it with a few glances at it. Oh and all this is just since May, which is incredible to me. I'm having loads of fun with it and the comments and love I've gotten have been awesome.

Let's see what I can do in 2012!
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Quick rundown, things happening:

My son had a lot of fun at his first ever school dance! The teacher for his autism class went with him and his friend Matthew to keep an eye on them and she said they had a blast.

His birthday party is this weekend and he will be 12 on the 29th. Uuuugh, time goes too fast!

I auditioned for a musical last week! I think I did ok for it being my first audition for ANYTHING since college, but damn, my voice shakes so much when I'm nervous. I wish I could afford to take voice lessons. I feel good about the audition even though I did not get a callback. It won't be my last one, and I'm simply going to have to find more opportunities to sing in front of people. ...and practice acting. I have no idea how to go about that but I'm sure I can find out!

I am writing my blessed fingers off and having the best time ever with Homestuck. It's just...it's the most amazing fount of creative inspiration for fanwork ever, at least for me. It shoved Hunger Games fanfic right off my brainspace, but I'm still picking away at those fics too. They're both fun but in different ways and for very different reasons.

Homestuck, right now, is the thing that is keeping me from begging more anti-anxiety meds off of my doctor. I look at fan art and fanfic and re-read canon and I cackle like Terezi, I swear.

It's not that I'm not stressed, but man, Homestuck does take the edge off. So...thanks, Hussie. You're awesome.

I don't even want to write about the bad shit--because there is some of that--because it's just...not that bad, right now.

My voyage of self-discovery is going well, I think. And also my new philosophy of "I will not tell myself I can't do things" seems to be working out. At 42, it's about time.
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Apparently it is OK to do stuff online now at work. This is a tremendous relief to me.

Not much is happening in my life. We came back last week from a nice little vacation to Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, PA. This is the only amusement park I like...and really, I love it. It's everything an amusement park should be.

I've just downloaded a bunch of stuff from my camera and am in the process of re-naming all the pictures and stuff. When I finish them, I will upload them, and then show them off. ;)

I've been writing a great deal, mostly Hunger Games fanfic, all revolving around Wiress and Beetee. I'm having a wonderful time and I actually finished a lengthy (for me)fic...which I never do. Right now it's all on ff.net, but I'll be updating AO3 with it soon. I find the interface with AO3 sort of annoying with all the html tags and such.

I'm having more fun with this than I had with HP fanfic...which is ironic considering how much PAIN AND SUFFERING is encompassed in these novels... anyway.

I'm also getting more ideas for original fiction too...which always happens shortly before I go to Maine (in five weeks!). But this time, the novel idea takes place *in* Maine proper, on Mount Desert Island. So hooray for a research trip!

Liam is going to turn 12 in October. He's going into 6th grade. MIDDLE SCHOOL. I'm not sure how that happened. Also, he is now terribly concerned with looking 'cool'. How did this happen? *sigh*

All told, I'm doing pretty well, feeling pretty good. Go figure. I hope it lasts a while. :)
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The month of May has pretty much been a bust for anything except stress and tired. But today is my 16th wedding anniversary and we'll be going out to dinner tomorrow night. I'm really looking forward to that. I feel like I haven't seen my husband for weeks.

I'm back to focusing on my health. I know, I know, like you haven't all heard that before. But there are things I have to take care of and they'll be taken care of better if I'm as well physically as I can be.

Another thing that I'll be doing is trying to get my novel written. I just *can't* seem to finish it. Perhaps it's fear of failure...or of success. Who knows, I'm a strange duck.

I can tell that I'm worn out, though. I've got to get my imagination back in gear. I need to start playing the "what if" game and getting out for walks. I need to read books, as well.

To everyone I RP with, sorry for the flakiness. I'ma gonna do better. :)

My son's IEP meeting was yesterday. We made sure they UNDERSTOOD that Liam is not neurotypical and you can't MAKE him be neurotypical, so stop punishing him for stimming. Since he stims with sound, yes, it can be annoying but he HAS TO DO IT.

Man, sometimes people just don't get it but the woman in charge of the special education dept. was receptive to our concerns and we've got a couple of options we will be exploring for next year. Anything has to be better than this year. Liam has made himself physically ill with stress and now he HATES school. Oy.

I've rarely been more glad to see a school year end. Hallelujah.
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May has been sort of horrible. Lots of stress and lots of busy, no time to write, no time to think, no time to breathe. At least the stressful part is over. My husband and I are celebrating 16 years of marriage today. It's a good day to de-stress.

Now I'm focusing on my health, i.e., getting it back. It's been lost for a while, I think. I'm going to try to make as many good, healthful choices as I can.

So while I'm focusing on my health, I'm also going to see if I can get back into the swing of my novel: I've been writing it for years, and I'm still not sure how it ends. I need to start reading books more regularly, and playing the 'what if' game with myself. I need to get out from behind the computer sometimes and actually take a walk outdoors. Or even in the gym.

I've got a lot of imagination to catch up on. :D! I'm looking forward to re-discovering it.

And me.
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And another weekend to deal with! Tag sale tomorrow, which is good. Getting rid of a lot of books! Laundry on Sunday. More cleaning. Hopefully, if I have the energy.

We've got a guest over tonight and maybe Saturday night, so if I'm not online, that's why.

I just have to keep going till the 29th, which, happily enough, is my sixteenth wedding anniversary. Then things will calm down considerably.

I'm going to try and carve out some time for me to go away for a day or two. I was thinking over memorial day but I'm not sure about that one. Perhaps when we were supposed to go to PA--our taxes killed us this year, so we can't go, but I still have the days off scheduled.

I'm so tired, and I feel as if I've been sleepwalking this whole month. I really wanted to write on my novel and things. Pleh.

Oh well...tomorrow is another day.
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Hmmm...I suck.

I neglected to post yesterday.

ppppft.

I have to head to church now, but hopefully later....




yeah.
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But I *will* do...a LJ post every day this month. I can handle that. :D

I need to get some of the Very Important Topics out of the way. Like My Spiritual Journey, My Political Journey (which might end up going together, actually), and the Journey of Housewifely Productivity (Just made that up now, how do you like it?).

And perhaps I will blog about my fiction writing. It isn't precisely at a standstill, but some of the stories have taken Very Weird Turns and I need to get a hold on them.

There will be certain things that will happen in the beginning of November, including a picspam of my son's Halloween costume. OMG, he looks ADORABLE. :) Really.

Hey, give me some other topics that I can sort of toy with! I really want to do this, I will feel very good if I can. :)
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*clears throat*

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE SPELLING KIND:

You pore over books.

You pour syrup on pancakes.

Do not get these two confused. It could result in Unfortunate Circumstances of the Sticky book kind.

A "Whig" is a member of a colonial political party. They opposed autocratic rule. Daniel Webster was a "Whig".

A "wig" is a hairpiece.

Do not get those two confused. I often imagine that you are wearing a colonial gentleman on your head. While this may be funny, it does not make sense.
tree_talking: (It are a fact)
You LOSE something.

You turn a dog LOOSE.

You see a GRIZZLY bear.

You see a GRISLY murder.

Get it? Got it? Good.

(Sorry, it just gets to me when I see these mistakes even in semi-professional writing. Argh.)

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