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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.
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...
vjs2259: b5_delenn soulsvjs2259 on July 25th, 2013 10:53 pm (UTC)
The main problem with writing at home is not the time but the right time. Like, when an idea strikes or you're just in the mood but it's dinnertime. Or bus time. Or 'can you help me with this' time. Or 'we're out of cereal, what can I possibly eat' time. You're more professional about it than I am, I suspect. People who actually finish things always are.

I still read mostly at LJ. I post at DW and let it cross-post because a) you can't do it the other way, and b) I have a forever account at DW so it's my archive.
Shannon: b5 john smileskungfuwaynewho on July 26th, 2013 06:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah...I've come to the conclusion that kids may not be for me. So I'm not sure about "more professional" as much as "more unencumbered."