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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.
 
 
 
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.
Halima: ★ no wonder you are crankycartography on July 25th, 2013 05:44 pm (UTC)
Obvs! ;) If it's just about posting, you can set up crossposting super easily. Then you'd have to type your posts on DW, but they'd automatically end up over here, too.

Wheeeee these are great prompts! Blessings on your whole family, blessings on you, blessings on your cow, etc. Gonna save those and hopefully have something written by the end of August.

Time zones are a bitch, but I can stay awake most of the night if need be, so that should work, right? Do you work this weekend? I'm out tomorrow evening, though I guess I'd be home by the time it was your evening, lol, and bf's birthday is on Sunday, but again, probably more during the / my day than at night, so I should be around loads this weekend. Hopefully writing. How would we go about it, though? Do you have an instant messenger? I have Yahoo and MSN / Skype.

Ah yes, that I understand. I can't relate to it because I get distracted everywhere, and my anxiety at being by myself in a coffee shop would prevent any writing from getting done, but I do get why it'd be different for other people.

THAT would be great! How unfinished is the basement now? Could you not just set up a temporary desk down there for now? Or is it, idk, still dirty and gross and cold and whatever else basements usually are?
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 26th, 2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
I don't work a weekend until Aug 17th, so we should be good to go. I only have Gchat, but I could probably sign up for a yahoo IM thingy quickly enough. I have my weekly local write-in tonight, but I'll be home I think all day tomorrow! And it looks like I'm not proofing next week (yet...), so most of those evenings/nights would work.

Ugh, the basement is nasty-pants right now. There's no way I could write down there unless I wanted to feel like I was writing in a haunted asylum or some shit and was going to be killed at any moment.
Halima: ★ then say nothingcartography on July 27th, 2013 03:45 pm (UTC)
Excellent! Well Yahoo would be awesome because Google is my nemesis. It's almost 6pm here right now, but I only just turned on the laptop because it's like, a million degrees here today. But I will probably be online for the rest of the night, so. My Yahoo IM is the email address I always email you with. /cryptic

Ahhh I see, yeah, that wouldn't be fun. Might be worth trying if you ever write about a haunted asylum?
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 27th, 2013 04:24 pm (UTC)
All right, I downloaded Yahoo IM and signed up and have IMed you but we're cleaning right now so I'll prob only be on sporadically for a bit.

I think haunted asylum is probably next on my list, tbh.
Halima: ★ isil'zha veni—in valen's namecartography on July 27th, 2013 05:25 pm (UTC)
Huh, I didn't get anything. Can you try adding me again? Or I can try to add you. Did you use the email address I have to sign up? And gotcha!

Wow, what a list that must be.
Shannon: b5 john smileskungfuwaynewho on July 27th, 2013 06:01 pm (UTC)
Haaaaa I wonder who I IMed then...

I signed up with my brand-new Yahoo email, which is kungfushando! But we are going to visit my Gramps right now. :( ttyl tho for rill.
Halima: ★ a minbari not born of minbaricartography on July 27th, 2013 06:03 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha, who knows!

Okay, gotcha, gonna add you now and talk later hopefully. :D Have fun at your Gramps!