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23 July 2013 @ 11:25 am
Writerly thingies.  
For starters, I need to get people's dreamwidths!  Since it seems a lot of people have moved over there, and I'll need to start being more active there, too.  Throw 'em in the comments!

So I was going through and organizing my flash drive into folders, and I found the first page and a half of a John/Delenn story I started so long ago I don't even remember writing it!  I'm going to dust that off and try to finish it for B5 love month.  And I have like 70% of the next chapter of Metamorphoses done, and it's been at 70% for literal months, so my goal is to sit down and rewatch the relevant episode this weekend and finally frakking finish that.  (Feel free to yell at me for encouragement/shame.)  And I had a comment on Alma Mater over on FFN asking if I was ever going to finish that, so yeah.  Will try to get to that, too.

(It sucks, because I'm no longer allowed to write at work when I'm on the desk, which is where I had been getting so much writing done.  Sigh.)

And in other writings, I'm trying to restart working on both of my partially-completed novels, on which I've only written the most sporadic dribs and drabs for like more than six months now.  I really need to, like, schedule myself a dedicated writing time at least once a week.  Ostensibly I do already have one scheduled, as my local writer's group has been meeting every Friday evening for a couple months now to write, but we do a lot of chatting.  :(

I miss living close enough to Starbucks to just drive there in like three minutes, and I miss my Starbucks rewards that made it financially feasible to actually purchase Starbucks.  The only place that's really close enough to my new house to go to is a Wendy's, and like...yeah.  Wendy's, man.  You're probably all saying, just write at home!  Hahaha.  Oh, ahahahahahaha!  Seriously, that's hilarious.
Halima: ★ we are star stuffcartography on July 23rd, 2013 04:58 pm (UTC)
Dreamwidth! I am in love with it and thus approve of you thinking about switching. That said, I believe we're already friends over there (I'm [personal profile] congo). :D

Yaaaaaaay for B5 fic! I haven't figured out what I'm going to do for my love month entry. :|||| any plot bunnies you want to give up for adoption, by any chance? Prompts? Anything? Also, you and I should have word wars or something. I haven't written anything in ages because I have no one to write WITH. sigh.

I've never really understood people who go to coffee shops to write. :| but I have faith in you! Just turn off the Internet and phone etc and GET WRITING!
Shannon: b5 darkness and light grabskungfuwaynewho on July 25th, 2013 02:57 pm (UTC)
Yes, we are DW friends - oop. I'm literally never on DW, but I'm going to have to change that obvs.

Random prompts I have just thought of:

--Start with just your icon above, not even necessarily from the actual episode/scene it's from, and end with a kiss.
--Borrowing clothes.
--Sneaking around in the gardens.
--The first year of David's life.

Ooo, a word war would be fun! We've have to coordinate time zones, but I'd be up for that just about whenever - though a weekend would probably work best for me, as long as I'm not working.

Yeah, I know, I should be able to buckle down and write at home. I just always find something else to do, and if my house is messy/dirty I have to clean first, so. When I'm up against a deadline I can be diligent and awesome and sit down at my kitchen table and write, but it's not always easy. It's a dumb psychological thing, I know, but I like going somewhere with no distractions and no excuses.

I'm hoping that SOMEDAY we'll finish a couple rooms in our basement and I'll be able to have a little office/study in which to write. SOMEDAY.
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pausitapausita on July 23rd, 2013 05:51 pm (UTC)
please, please, please, more john/delen fic! :)
Shannon: b5 transitkungfuwaynewho on July 25th, 2013 02:57 pm (UTC)
Soon, I hope! Definitely sometime in August for love month, no matter what. ;)
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hearts_blood on July 23rd, 2013 06:07 pm (UTC)
I'm on DW! Same username as here. :)
Shannon: b5 darkness and light handkungfuwaynewho on July 25th, 2013 02:58 pm (UTC)
Cool cool cool!
Ms Dref: Heroes - Bliss - Noah/Clairebeardref22 on July 23rd, 2013 06:25 pm (UTC)
Hehehe my username on DW is also dref22. :P I'm using it as a mirror LJ! :D
Shannon: drh cantkungfuwaynewho on July 25th, 2013 02:58 pm (UTC)
Martinela_loony on July 23rd, 2013 07:59 pm (UTC)
I have the same name at DW, but I never use it really. It's my backup and even as that I don't use it much, I think the last time I imported stuff from LJ is quite a while agoXD

I can imagine how it's a whole different thing to write at Starbucks then at home. I mean only thing I write for the next weeks is my BA and I assume I will get more stuff done when I have to sit in the libraryfor he writing cause I can't take the books I need home with meXD
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 25th, 2013 03:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I definitely always got more studying/reading done in the libraries at school than in my apartment!
Icepixie: [NX] Maggie/Joel magicicepixie on July 24th, 2013 12:26 am (UTC)
I'm on DW under the same name. I crosspost, so you can read/comment either place.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 25th, 2013 03:03 pm (UTC)
Added you!
sallycandance on July 24th, 2013 12:42 am (UTC)
My DW ID is the same as my LJ ID!
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 25th, 2013 03:04 pm (UTC)
Cool, gotcha!
МилаMila Epshtein on July 24th, 2013 03:46 am (UTC)
Really wonderful plans! Will wait impatiently ;)
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 25th, 2013 03:04 pm (UTC)
:))) I signed up for August 2, so I'll have something, fic or otherwise, by then.
vjs2259: snoopy writer 1vjs2259 on July 24th, 2013 10:22 am (UTC)
I'm the same on DW. Cross-posting is so easy now I post there and let them do the LJ posting. Commenting is weird cause I forget which one people use (I read comments on my phone mostly) and you can't get people talking to each other. Not that they do that much. I need to expand my horizons over there myself, start reading more.

Writing at home is about my only choice. But OMG the interruptions!

Yay for more fic! I desperately need to re-watch some S4 episodes for Delenn/Anna but have managed to limp by with checking times and dates in the chronology.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 25th, 2013 03:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I had noticed that you had started cross-posting from DW. It seems like the easiest option, but I think most of y'all are still reading your LJ flists so I'm not sure if I'm going to c-p myself just yet. Adding you!

When I lived at home with my parents, writing at home was nigh impossible. It's easier in my own house for sure, but I still end up distracting myself...
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Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 25th, 2013 03:06 pm (UTC)
Adding you!

Me too. I signed up quite some time ago because I got an invite, but really haven't done much with it at all.
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lytab5: B5 | One of those dayslytab5 on July 26th, 2013 07:45 am (UTC)
Seems like I'm the only person who is not on dreamwidth and also has no real ambition to move there (since I barely keep up here, tbh).

Your writing things all sound very exciting! Good luck and may procrastination stay clear of you! :-)
Forever alway YAY for new John/Delenn though. ♥
Shannon: b5 logicallykungfuwaynewho on July 26th, 2013 06:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have one because I got an invite code once and wanted to have it just in case, but I've never used my DW at all. But a few people on my flist have made it so you can't comment on their LJ cross-posted entries anymore and can only comment on DW, so I want to at least have everyone's URLs. But yeah, I'm happy enough here for the time being, though I'm not sure I'm going to keep paying for it.

Ugh, procrastination. Let us not speak of it.
ghanima sun: karaghanimasun on July 29th, 2013 02:36 am (UTC)
Late comment to say I'm on dreamwidth too, same name as here!