|Fanfic: Beg, Borrow, or Steal 2/?
|Freakshow - The Tiger Lillies|
|au, crossover, fanfic, gt&t, ncis, ncis:la, sequel, sg-1, sga|
Beg, Borrow, or Steal
Chapter 2 - Meanwhile, Back at the Farm
( Chapter 2 - Meanwhile, Back at the Farm )
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First draft anyway.
81374 / 70500 words. 115% done!
Screw the epilogue, every story should end with a kiss, y/y? Everything is the sort of long trailing off crap that really belongs in a sequel or something. And yes there's stuff I meant to stick in there that never made it, but I'm wordy and tend to stuff in kitchen sinks and outdoor sinks and laundry sinks and sinkholes if I don't watch it.
Now, where're the names of those
poor saps generous souls who were going to beta read it for me?
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79422 / 70500 words. 113% done!
One scene and the epilogue left!
Given any luck, I'll finish it tomorrow or at worst Sunday.
I think if I changed Rodney to a girl I could sell this to Harlequin. I'm not sure whether to be horrified or pleased.
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64477 / 70500 words. 91% done!
Action scene finished! Animal death achieved off-screen.
So. When do the McShep Match stories post? ::whines:: Come on, I need something good to read to take away the nasty taste left by the latest news on [as Mira puts it] SG Fuck U and the Syphilis Channel.
Whether I read it or hear it, Syfy sounds like a shortening of Syphilis and considering the crazy decisions TPTB there have made, I wouldn't be surprised if they weren't going the way of the Pepper King. I have my S5 SGA DVDs and that's the last money Stargate is ever seeing out of me.
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59459 / 70500 words. 84% done!
Writing about Christmas in August is odd, I gotta say.
Thirteen more scenes according to my outline. It might condense a little, hard to say. Tomorrow I start on the centerpiece action scene, let out my inner pyro, let my guys and gals act all heroic and be in danger, catch some bad guys and kill off a poor innocent animal.
And I just had a small idea for something I have to go back and add - gotta put that loaded gun in the room early.
Note to self, go back, have Zelenka offer Teyla his protection.
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48789 / 70500 words. 69% done!
I'd really like to get this action scene done, but I'm burning out for the evening.
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I think I said somewhere that I was looking forward to writing this scene with John and his father. Jesus. Why? That was awful.
44953 / 70500 words. 64% done!
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I'm revising my estimated completed story word count.
Anyway, here's my progress according to the old one.
43485 / 51000 words. 85% done!
And according to the new goal.
43485 / 70500 words. 62% done!
Ouch. Oh well. The outline hasn't really changed. I'll still get it done. With any luck I'll run into a few more days like today, where I find I can feed in information I'd figured to devote entire sections to establishing.
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Wheee! Action scene! It was like a flashback to the old days of Alias, only Teyla does not get weepy. Teyla handles it. And I used a trapeze metaphor.
40712 / 51000 words. 80% done!
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38023 / 51000 words. 75% done!
Oh, for the love little apples. There's no way the rest of this is winding up in around 13,000 words. I haven't even got to the fire yet. (There was no update yesterday, because I didn't write a word.)
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Brainstormed with the brilliant eretria before she had to go to work and got lovely, lovely feedback on The Water Grinds the Stone. Feel enlivened and happy now.
36508 / 51000 words. 72% done!
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34803 / 51000 words. 68% done!
LIES, LIES, LIES.
Do not believe it. There are twenty-eight more scenes to write. Though, huh, it occurs to me they don't have to be a thousand words or more long.
I still feel like I'm skimming over everything.
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33291 / 51000 words. 65% done!
Super slow going today, as I've run into a section that encompasses numerous elements and a stretch of time. It's scene setting and introducing the tiny bit of danger and conflict the story has. I could write it as separate scenes, but some of them would be so slight, it seems better to stitch them together and forego POV jumpiness.
I suspect I'll be writing this section until the end of the week, then fooling with it all weekend.
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Actually, I'm proof that you can not sweat away the pounds. How on Earth or Tattooine do people endure in Iraq and Iran? I was not bred for this. I was bred for living through famines in cold northern countries.
Palimpsest finally engaged me half way through, enough that I'm recommending it to those with a taste for elegant language and fairy tales and a hint of horror. Not blood spatter, axe murderer horror, or brain-eating zombies horror, but mannered horror, Poe or M.R. James or Sarah Monette's The Bone Key type horror, the sense of the surreally wrong, twisting reality horror. I'm going to try a couple of Catherynne M. Valente's other books anyway.
Big Bang progress is slow, so slow. I have to say though, Precious performs damn well for a laptop in 108.5º F. I suspect my sweat is eating away the finish next to the touch pad though and on my favored shift key. I'm considering waxing a couple of the surfaces taking the worst wear. What do you think?
SGA Big Bang Equestrian AU
32384 / 51000 words. 63% done!
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Uhm. Current progress, not counting today's work.
29622 / 51000 words. 58% done!
Google and I are on the outs. So there. They discriminate against Luddites and those of us without mobile text messaging phones. Bastards.
But, if I were to ever move back to civilization and give in to the necessity of a cell phone? It won't be with Verizon.
Verizon? Can bite me.
Or better yet, they can be eaten by voracious, rabid, giant crocodiles.
Also, I hope they never have another orgasm in their lives.
Meanwhile, the current heatwave has slowed my writing speed to a tortoise crawl. I'm blaming the heat and not my own lack of dedication. Still, I got the Ronon intro scene done and have moved on to introducing Zelenka. To do that, I'm having a horse die. I think I may end up warning for animal death when the story is finished. It's all off screen so far, but if I throw in some action, something might happen to one of the main horses.
It would be utterly wrong to have Jennifer Keller make a mistake that gets a horse killed, wouldn't it?
It really would.
But it's really tempting. It would be more likely for John to do it, though.
I'm currently reading Catherynne M. Valente's Palimpsest. I suspect she wouldn't be thrilled to know that so far it reminds me of Clive Barker. Yeah...I'm pretty sure that she wasn't aiming at evoking comparisons to ol' Clive. Of course, I'm not referring to current Clive Barker, whatever he's writing at the moment. I think the last book by him I bought was Imajica, when I had a two hour wait for the dentist to fit me in and pull a cracked tooth and needed something to lose myself in. Anyway, surreal cities and clockwork cockroaches make me think of horror.
Valente's a gorgeous prose stylist though, but I think it works better in her poetry (when I get around to my Post Every Damn Day poetry month again, expect to see her name pop up). I'm struggling to form an attachment to any of the characters in Palimpsest. I really want to like the book, but I can't say I do so far.
In fact, if I'm honest, I'll admit that last night, Palimpsest was put aside in favor of an epic Transformers fanfic.
Transformers. WTF? Do not even ask, do not ask.
BTW, it wasn't half bad.
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|::laughs self sick::
|au, bigbang, sga|
You gotta be shittin' me.
My Stackhouse is a groom.
Maybe he was disowned for gaying it up with Markham.
This almost makes up for all the damn rewriting and thinking I have to do now.
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Have hit one of those scenes where I know what elements are supposed to be there to move the plot forward but don't have a real clear idea of how to structure it and therefore have started, deleted, and restarted it multiple times without accomplishing anything.
This isn't helped by discovering that realistically, my time line sucks, and so I must revise, revise, revise some more and still give up on a couple of things. Including a big chunk of the last scene I wrote.
Stupid Federation Equestrian Internationale and their damn registration and qualification rules. Over a year ahead of time? I can never get John and Atlantis back up to speed through CCI* to CCI**** in the time I had allotted. I mean, I knew I couldn't get him to the 2010 WEG at Lexington, but I can't get them to Badminton or probably even Burghley either.
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25697 / 51000 words. 50% done!
Utterly misleading, because I didn't write a new scene, just edited and polished what I already had done.
I'm left with one overwhelming question, folks.
Where is the angst?
Next thing you know, imma gonna be writing fluff. Could be I already am.
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23188 / 51000 words. 45% done!
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18650 / 51000 words. 37% done!
I think I can sleep tonight.
And the last few days I've been feeling a desire to return to my original fic novel I started in January.
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17108 / 51000 words. 34% done!
Thanks to my lovely LJ flist, Elizabeth wears a blazing hot red Oscar de la Renta dress in the latest scene too.
Tomorrow I start on AU John's backstory and some of Rodney's too. This is the fun stuff.
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14407 / 51000 words. 28% done!
Yesterday and today's totals added, so I'm still holding to my writing schedule. I'll probably blow it tomorrow though. It's hitting the slog portion, where enthusiasm wanes and the writing turns to work again.
But I've got Teyla, Torren, Halling, Jinto, Jumper the Trick Pony and Pablo the Senile Lion introduced. Tomorrow, Rodney gets jealous. Not of Pablo. Pablo will horrify him when he finds out about him. That should be fun scene to write.
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8257 / 51000 words. 16% done!
Somehow, I managed to get my minimum word count done before the heat of the day hit.
I suddenly really want strawberries. Weird. I don't usually care one way or another about strawberries.
Title remains in limbo.
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|Dithering over the Big Bang
|au, big bang, sga, writing|
First of all: I'm not fooling with a special Big Bang filter. If you don't want to read about it, don't. If I get really, really long winded I'll put stuff behind a cut. Like so:
( A puzzle to my plot )
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