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  1. Day 9 or 10 of my head cold. Awaiting GP callback. Uggh.

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Ugh indeed. I’m doing my level best to avoid getting sick this winter.

    2. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      Pooor you, that sucks! Drink a shitton of mint tea! My mother used to steam my head with mint oil when I got head colds. and the ol’ Vick’s slathered around your neck and wrapped in a big scratchy sock trick. 

  2. Happy NewYear! :wiz::balloon::chook::cheers::party:

    Hope yours goes better than the poor schlubs who made the float in Pasedena that broke down and prevented the end of the parade… :bash::coffee:

  3. Holiday cold whapping me about the head… earlier than some years.  Can I rent new sinuses?

    1. JayDee

      JayDee

      Get well soon!

    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Ouch, and fell better! Chicken soup, maybe? :hug:

  4. Anesor

    Exhaustion and Writing

    Sad when RL is determined to take away some kinds of fun… have a sand tart.
  5. Anesor

    Exhaustion and Writing

    Heh, these were ideas for boredom and block. Exhaustion from NaNo and holidays were part of it for me not lack of ideas. I have files of ideas and inspirations, and about 6 that want attention right now, and an original on hiatus until the new year. (I really don't read outside my current fandom, like I won't touch lotr or any anime) I had to skip the whole period of that collection was in the works as we had a major illness in the house and what time I had went to a college-level writing class and the anthology I’m in that just released. Some projects you just have to let pass. I’m trying to wean myself off fanfic into originals for publication, probably my new year's resolution.
  6. Anesor

    Exhaustion and Writing

    Is it a particular topic or fandom? My worst block on stories come when I’m trying to force a story and refusing to work on something else. I feel bad for stuck stories, but getting mad makes it worse. Most often I break block by working on a new story, often silly/satire. I have to be careful that these side stories don’t take a life of their own as I have too many active stories. I get really stuck when I think I SHOULD work on my more meaningful big stories and then I get stuck across the board. My muse just gets bored, frustrated, and doesn’t like being told what it should do by planning. Right now I’m doing cleanup on all the drafts I did for NaNo and one plot bunny sticking Vader in something like Quantum Leap (no Al) taht is running short and fast. Write anything, even a blog journal, to get the words moving...
  7. Anesor

    Exhaustion and Writing

    Dunno about you all, but even aside from the hectic tasks to prepare for the holidays, I’m just tired of writing. I have plenty of things I want or need to be writing (I’m six weeks behind in a writing class) but I can’t seem to concentrate for more than an hour or so on writing. Nodding off is the first symptom. I usually get some done on the actual days of the holidays as we just have a quiet meal, our big feast is the 24th and then we relax. Are you managing to get anything done right now, or are you in a hiatus?
  8. Nothing starts your day off much better than a warm and fuzzy review of a story that has been out for a while and that the reader gets the core concept...

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      And pay the favor forward with some nice Holiday stories and review them :)

    2. Anesor

      Anesor

      I already review almost every story I read. The only ones I don’t, are the abusive and/or creepy OOC ones. My profiles on sites and many chapter notes I include pay it forward requests for people to review all the stories they like. A fair percent of my days I spend more time doing reviews than writing my own. It ’s a good/bad habit.

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I’m less of a reader, more of a writer, so that’s why I don’t review often, simply because I’m not reading that often.

  9. The anthology I’m in came out a couple weeks before I got notice. So I’m trying to come up with a clever way to do a post about it… and design my Xmas cards. Is ‘Kiln People’ a thing yet?

    1. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      kiln people? Like… People baked in a kiln? And grats on your anthology!

    2. Anesor

      Anesor

      Kiln People was an award winning SF book about 15 years ago. The idea is that everyone can make insta-clones of themselves of various qualities. High quality can write a paper for work, medium can clean your closets, and low quality can mow your yard, all graded like porcelin or something. Of course, shenanigans ensue.

  10. Yeesh, I got sucked in by a special offer betty crocker sent me… how could that be bad? She’s a wonderful baker! :D

    It was for a free 11oz custom mug from shutterfly. My cost was S&H, which was like 10$. I made the mug with my four favorite book cover images I made.

    The shutterfly app said the imaages weren’t detailed enough. but they didn’t tell me the WxH so I could reduce the full image to boost the pixel density but forced clipping. But I still like it: The covers for 3 fanfics and placegolder from an original from an earlier NaNo. As I was finalizing I could rotate and look inside the mug, but the image on the recept was more crude. We’ll have to see how it turned out. If I had more credit, I’d order a few more and send as a ‘so there’ gift. :devil:

     

     

    1. Anesor

      Anesor

      It only took two days to get here, which I did not expect.  It looks really nice. I’m not sure whether an scanner or camera would get better image.

  11. Post NaNo reboot in progress… defragmenting. reallocating hours… writer.exe update in progress...

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      I’m going to poke the mess that is disguised as a draft, and find the three decent lines worth saving before I rewrite the whole thing.

      But first, work. Yay, gainful employment! :lol:

    3. Anesor

      Anesor

      I took yesterday totally off. Tonight I’m going to split the massive workfile into the various stories.  The original novel just required a slower process than NaNo and I hope to resume it for my class later this week. There’s three shorts and two chapters of my big story.  And some journal babbling on random topics that will be allocated somewhere. A lot of mine is good, its just RL consequences after Mom’s ulcer final end Friday morning… that was my prime writing time other years but not available this time. Next year I will title my project “Angst, Adventure, and other Tales..”

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I tried getting writing done this weekend…. I swear.  Think I just needed a short break myself, after pushing the envelope last month.  On the plus side, new pairing I wasn’t anticipating.

       

  12. Thanksgiving was good, but it did have its stories. An eager helper rubbed a bunch of pepper in the skin of the bird, for a family who don’t use it. (we keep some for guests). Also my brother said an oops! That all the leftover mashed spuds fell on the floor.

    I managed not to cry.

    Hope everyone had a less challenging meal...

  13. Reached 30k words last night.Apparantly, I'm celebrating catching up by totally lacking any ambition to write anything at all for NaNo today...

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Hooray to 30k, and if you only put up 500 words today, that’s fine. Really!

    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Just finished a chapter off today.  Which, according to my calculations, just over 25k to reach my goal.  (I’m striving for about ~74k or so, total, because its partially a rewrite.)

    3. Anesor

      Anesor

      I started a side story, semi holiday one as I got a crack idea of Yoda in a Santa cap and grinning at Dooku

       

  14. Congrats on breaking 50k! :o  And so,  so early with a week after Thanksgiving to write!

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    2. Anesor

      Anesor

      very nice. Hope you’re feeling better about it now that you got through it…

       

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Oh, I still think it’s utter garbage. I might save two or three bits, but at least it got things flowing a bit. :D

       

    4. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Wow, that’s impressive. Well done, BW!

  15. Anesor

    How do you go about developing a story idea?

    I don’t often use photos to help my stories. The images I have in my mind’s eye are usually not close enough to a real image to help the story, they frustrate. A photo can be both too close and too far and this cognitive dissonance is like chalk on a backboard. Most canon characters and events in fanfiction have plenty of images. There are two exceptions that come up in maybe 1 in 12 stories. A fan art can and has triggered a story or a scene. Or when I was trying to build up a cover art illustration for a story, I dug out a bunch of photo references. I went so far as to scrounge enough to pay for an illustration from an artist who paired representational and impression in that fandom whose style I like and had open commissions. They requested refs and then backed out. The money went to another bill then. My art skills are more photoshop than Michael Whelan. That image is very clear in my head. But only in my head. I see enough of my scenes that I forget to include important details. So looking for photos that match that is mostly a way to use the time I could be writing.