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... I'm not going to close my LJ, but I'm also no longer going to post Fic on LJ. For the moment, I'm going to leave it open and use it for reflections on how my writing is going, I'm not sure how or what yet, but I'll come back to it later (I might go to a completely friends locked journal but I haven't decided yet). But actual stories will not be posted on either LJ or DW.

I'm also not sure if I'm going to leave old stories up on LJ, but I won't make that decision until after school's out for the summer.

All stories will be posted on AO3. You are welcome to follow me over there, I'm shanachie there. And you can subscribe or bookmark my page or just hang out.

For now... well I was going to be impressive and say good night in German, but I'm too tired.
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I owe a few people birthday stories. And a few more are upcoming. I'm not sure when I'm going to get these done.

The new job is kicking my butt.

Lots of information and things to do. And I start actual teaching on Monday. *head bang* 
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Because I always need more to play with.

Stolen from evil_little_dog...

Pick a number and a pairing you know I know and I'll attempt to write you a ficlet! (One per player for now please!)

Prompts )

Fic List

2/6/15 12:32
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I decided I would do a list of the stories I am going to concentrate on for the next few months. Some I've started, some I just have ideas for, but these are the ones I will hopefully finish in the coming... well I was going to say 6 months, but I think that's pushing it. So hopefully by the end of the year.

Fic To Complete )
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snagged from evil_little_dog

Give me a pairing and pick a prompt from this list, and I'll write a drabble/ficlet based on that combination.

1. roaming the forest
2. pretending to be married
3. lowered lashes
4. a lost childhood memory
5. middle of the night in a castle
6. tell me a fable
7. a drop of lilac
8. the dark things you fear
9. entwined at dusk
10. underwater
11. a long time ago
12. blackest night
13. wraith
14. a cruel illusion
15. wicked truths
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Wings128 always posts the most awesome memes :-)

snagged from her.

Just pairings you know I enjoy, please - plenty to choose from :)

Comment with a Ship and I'll tell you...

who holds the umbrella when it rains
who is the grumpiest in the morning
who worries more when the other is sick/hurt
who plays pranks on the other
who is always the first to suggest cuddling on the sofa
who insists on creating nicknames for the other
who drools on the other when they’re asleep
who says ‘I love you’ first

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I asked seven people for help in picking my stories for this (which I snagged from wings128)

When you see this, share 3 random lines from 3 WIPs.
And since I can’t pick 3 random ones, I had them each pick 5 stories. And I’m going to share a couple of lines from each… since a few of them were repeated multiple times. And no most of them had no clue they were picking the same stories!

I’m not going to tell you what they picked, nor am I going to tell you what story each line is from. If you want to see what I’m working on, here’s my fic list

Random Lines )


6/6/14 15:09
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From fellow author (and friend), Beth Cato, a commentary on the genres of writing.

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 I need some assistance, advice, opinions, whatever.

I have a finished novel. It's been edited a few times, but could maybe stand another editing (cause it's been a couple of years since I looked it over).

Should I edit it again? Or well more likely have someone edit it for me since I've read it multiple times. In which case does someone want to volunteer to edit for me?

Also what I was considering doing was publishing it on Amazon as an ebook/kindle book. Does anyone know how to go about doing this? Any suggestions on this? Is there a better place to self-publish like this?

I also have a short story series I want to do the same thing with--once I edit them a bit. Again anyone willing to edit them?

Thanks! It's all original fic so there's not an issue there.
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So I have this prompt (for lack of a better term) that I quite a while ago (Three years damn) and I'm debating whether I want to finish it or not. Anyone want to weigh in?

I won't do the RPFs now because I'm just not willing to write that, but that still leaves me seven to write. Anyone got an opinion?
shanachie_quill: (writing)

I am currently writing in (with pairings):
Losers (Cougar/Jensen)
Losers (Cougar/Jensen—adopted Beth)
Avengers’ Assistants’ verse (Clint/Tessa, Jack/Isabella)
Avengers (Darcy/Clint)
Avengers (Natasha/Clint with Ariana)
CSI teens (Nick/Greg)
CSI (Nick/Greg)
Teen Wolf (Derek/Stiles)
Sanctuary (Henry/Cee)
Criminal Minds
Mission Impossible 4
Bond, James Bond (James/Q)
Arrow (Ollie/Tommy and various)
Haven (Duke/Nathan/Audrey)

Other fandoms I might write in:
Covert Affairs
Hawaii 5-0
NCIS: LA (Kensi/Deeks)
Castle (Ryan/Esposito Sentinel verse ONLY)
Warehouse 13

Original Fic is ALWAYS an option

Pairings are most likely non-negotiable for writing but not for reading
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From Jeri Smith-Ready

The Dog Days of Something Writing Challenge is something to help writers get something done during those quiet lazy days of August.

I posted my goal today. And have started my drabbles.

My goals:

Okay. I wasn't prepared yesterday but I think I am today. My August goal is to finish 2 of my 6 stories in my Leave Universe. I've been working on this for *coughs* 16 *coughs* years (wow did not realize it was that long) and I'd like to finish it. It's a series of short stories I write for my sister so I do have some done. I'd also like to finish my 5 words stories which is a "game" I've been playing with some writer friends.

So 2 short stories. And 4 drabbles (minimum) by the end of the month. I think that's doable.

Anyone else wanna join? Come on over
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Heisted from charlies-dragon

Here's how it works. You comment here with a letter. I respond with five words that begin with that letter. You write a drabble (or more) using those words. It can be any fandom or original. Hell, it can be anything you want it to be.

Simple enough, right?

(So we're clear, a drabble is 100 words. And it can be any rating from G all the way to NC-17)

Who want's to play? (And who's going to repost this so I can play too?)
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from Wings128

This is so totally anyone who is a writer, aspires to be a writer, or knows anyone who's a writer...totally. Or at least it's me. Except maybe the crying part. I'm not a crier.

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 I have been writing for years. Decades really. I wrote my first novel when I was in 8th grade (and before you ask--no you cannot see it, no one can see it). I've had moments--days, months--when I haven't written, but for the most part I've always written.

With that being said, I used to write in notebooks and on random sheets of paper. So I have a ton of started stories that I no longer have any clue where I was going with them.

We're trying to clean out and pare down on what we have (for a variety of reasons) so I made the decision to get rid of a lot of my old writing. I have no idea what most of it was about so there's no sense in it taking it up space.

I'm keeping my three novels that I finished (assuming I can find all the pieces of the one) and the series I was working on with my sister. But everything else is going, going, gone!
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Sort of.

Well it works anyway. I'm a member of a group on word press and a couple of months ago, they asked for stories for one of the mods for her wedding. It's been published as an E-book on smashword and you can download a copy! We've got some very talented authors there (much better than me even) and then me :-)

I'm on page 238 of the online version or you can just download it. (It's free right now.)

Dark Fairy Queen Writerly Bridal Shower
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So one of my goals this month is to work on my writing space. And I'm not really sure what I want to do with it, other than, make it more conducive to writing. So I thought I'd take a picture. And show everyone. And see if anyone had any suggestions.

The TV and printer really have to stay where they are (as does the computer), but I'd like to put up a board or something to keep notes on. And I don't know. I've got very little wall space by my desk.

Anyway, you can see for yourselves.

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So a little bit of an update of things around here on writing and the like:

A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That )

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Okay. I feel I need to let everyone know what my plans are for the next couple of months so you, my readers, know what to expect. I have been writing heavily the last few days (yay me!), but on a new series not on anything old. (Which might disappoint some of you.)

So. My plans for the next two months (or so).

For the rest of October: I plan to continue writing “My Private Nation” which is my CSI teens verse. I have a total of twelve stories planned for this verse and at this point I don’t plan on adding any more to it. It should terminate with the last story in that verse. I have four stories in that verse posted under the MPN CSI on DW/LJ and also on AO3. I have six more to completely write, one more started, and one other one finished. My goal is to finish the series before the end of the month.

For the month of November: I plan to work on my original fic. I’ve got a list of original ideas on my List of Insanity that I’ve been planning to work on and I’d like to use Mini-Nano to get them done. So during November my main focus will be those stories. My goal is 200 words per day and hopefully I’ll accomplish something during that time.

For the month of December: I’ll go back to working on some of the stories I owe people and see if I can finish off some of the things on my List of Insanity. I know there are stories that some of you want to see and I am planning to finish them, it’s just going to take me a while to get to them.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me, but I can’t promise I’ll get to anything any sooner just because you ask!

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So most of you have seen my massive Fic to Finish list.

I have been trying to complete things on it and with that in mind, I am setting more concrete goals so that I have ideas and plans of when I should finish things. Sometimes I will have dates because things have actual due dates (such as for birthdays and such), but most of the time they will be self-imposed. [ profile] illfindmyway has already volunteered to crack the whip and attempt to keep me on track and make sure I finish by the dates. At this point, I don't have anything planned as rewards for achieving the goals, but maybe I'll get to it soon. I've got a calendar so that I can keep track of things. Each month I'll pick a group of stories, no more than five, to finish within a set amount of time and set the dates. Then I'll post them. You're free to ask me how I'm doing, but please don't berate me or ask for specific stories. Thanks!

The stories and dates for this month:
Nano Anthology Story (266 words so far)
Honolulu verse--beach story (1326 words so far)
Leave: Tristan's Story (3076 words so far)
[ profile] charlies_dragon 's--Jensen is Awesome! (birthday story--around 500 words--nothing started yet)
Jensen/Cougar story--stuffed animal--
[ profile] irishjeeper (around 500 words--nothing started yet)

For now we are saying September 30 for all of the stories.

Happy dances around the room. I have three stories DONE!!!


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