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 Current favorite self-quote from editing tonight (Freak Camp Part 2, Ch. 3):

If you keep the stirring, the sluggishly should not be added

I think it sounds like a demented, very proper witch trying to make a recipe with only about half her marbles. If even that many.

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Note: In case you're worried now, this quote is an excerpt from editing directions given to Lavinia and NOT an actual line for the fic. :D
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So I'm editing. Editing editing. And this chapter isn't eating my soul (and grinding it up) like some in the past, but it's slow going (like, I do about 500 words, and then I'm CONVINCED that I'm almost done, but I NEVER AM).

At one point, I realized I was deleting a lot and I thought "Oh no! What if this chapter isn't long enough?"

And then i checked how much I had LEFT to do and it was still hanging at around 4,000 words.

Bloody chapter. It will be long enough, or I'll know the reason why.
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 I made chicken soup tonight, with about eight different kinds of vegetables (onion, garlic?, potato, cabbage, carrot, green and red peppers, broccolli, zucchini, mushroom, corn...that's a bit more than eight...) and liberal use of rosado table wine, olive oil, cumin, ginger, pepper, cayenne, chicken bouillon, curry, pepper, oregano...

Chicken soup for the win! Though I have no idea how I'm going to fit it all in the fridge...

At least there is less wine left now. Because I drank about half the bottle last night might be better to note drink another half a bottle of wine tonight. Much better to transform it into delicious soup.

ALSO, Chapter Four of A Monster By Any Other Name is here. Enjoy! The darkness is really beginning now folks...
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I am not always a careful, timely, detail-oriented or on-the-ball human being. [ profile] lavinialavender can tell you that I get distracted, and the best way to actually get me to do something (say, read excellent fanfic) is to gently remind OVER AND OVER again. Yes, nagging. Works really well.

To that end, I write myself lists. Hopefully I can get through everything in this post that I had written down. Life-and-Fandom Update!

--HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! Yes, this is hideously late, but I have the excellent excuse that I was in Japan. Yes, there were Internets in Japan, but also excellent Real Life folk to interact with and NOODLES so many noodles. I’m not a huge fan of seaweed or red bean paste, but friends (and speaking English, OMG, yay!) are always wonderful.

--FREAK CAMP ROCKS! And the first three Chapters are available here and getting a REALY awesome response. Lavinia and I knew that this story rocked (no false modesty here, man, especially as it’s currently my favorite romancy novel of all time, and I’m WRITING it, which seems wrong on some level) but it has ROCKED OUR WORLD to have other people agree and squee and generally be happy about our SPN AU monster.

--Because it’s so awesome, Freak Camp gets TWO notes, but it has also been NOMINATED for best AU and best darkfic at [ profile] wicked_awards . NOMINATED FOR AMAZING. I may die in delight. The only thing keeping me from death here is that if I go, Lavinia will probably die from the shock and sadness, and then Monster By Any Other Name will probably not get finished, and that would be hideously sad. Yay!

--Aaaaand, wrote another SPN fic in the Dee universe here at [ profile] deewinchester . Though to say that I “wrote” it seems to imply that I cranked it out last night, when really it was hanging around in my “You’re almost done with this fic” pile, I added two paragraphs, sent it to Lavinia and am DONE. It’s good (though rather disturbingly hard) to write something that is not about Freak Camp.

--Though I have been writing original stuff! Like, today, Kev started getting more back story. Poor kid, I have a feeling that something horrible is going to happen by the end of this story I started scribbling today. Something more specifically horrible than the anticipated death of his mother and the realization that his father is a complete sociopath. Hmmm. Not sure what yet.

I’m currently in love with [ profile] copperbadge ’s Trace story. I love his writing, loved the original story that this story is evolving out of (maybe kinda stole it and put it in Word documents on my computer. Maybe.). Love it.

Hmmm, this post got longer than expected, and spawned itself, and generally did crazy things. But that’s okay. I do tend to ramble. And that list is done! Off to another…
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 Freak Camp! Freak Camp!

After months and months of writing (okay, about 3) and WEEKS of editing (about 3?) *laughs at self*, it has happened and [ profile] lavinialavender and I have finally begun to post the massive SPN novel that we have been writing.

The Prologue and Chapter One are currently up!

You should check it out because it's AWESOME.

Have I mentioned that Freak Camp is the ONLY THING that I've been writing for the last three months? Other than, say, fragments? And not only is it pretty awesome, but also nice to prove that I have actually been doing something.

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 Wordcount update on Freak Camp.


Spread across two parts, subdivided into two sections each because apparently Google Docs doesn't like documents of more than 50,000 words

Good Lord. *stares*

SPN S6.10

Dec. 16th, 2010 06:20 pm
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 I was originally going to post about 6.10 and 6.11 at the same time because I watched them both tonight. But then...I rambled and went on, so it got quite a bit longer than expected.

Spoilers under the cut )

I feel evil now.
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There may have been some tipsy editing for Freak Camp Chapter Two tonight. But the upshot of that is that now there is a Chapter 3! (each Chapter, unless it begins a Part, only truly comes into existance when the Chapter before it gets defined, editted and sent. It's very exciting to see a post-able structure developing out of the beautiful, fragmentary monstrosity. And also to see the information gaps that have yet to be filled in. Goals are good)

Tentative plans are to start posting chapters on  [ profile] freac_camp once Chapter 3 is done. Woot!

Have I mentioned this is one of my favorite books, currently? The benefits of having an awesome writing partner are almost uncountable, but one is that it's not quite as narcissistic when you ADORE what you have been working on for the last month. Adore reading it. Take out favorite parts and cuddle them.

I can't wait to share.
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 I feel that it has been ages since i posted. And it probably has been.

I have been doing a good deal of nothing. I went to Madrid (not as impressive as it sounds, currently living in Spain) trying to fly to Japan, and failed spectacularly (air traffic controller strike; rather a disaster). I then went to fairly boring place (though it was nice to actually go somewhere) and got sick and stayed home for the weekend. I have been watching Torchwood, season one (someday, there will be a post about that) and reading rather unhealthy amounts of fanfic by [ profile] copperbadge . I mean, the fic is EXCELLENT, it's just the amounts that are unhealthy. Though, without fanfic I wouldn't be able to read almost anything in English, so maybe it's satisfying a double hunger.

In WONDERFUL news, [ profile] lavinialavender and I have begun to actually post things on our [ profile] freac_camp community. Just the Prologue and the Introduction polished up for our Supernatural AU so far, but this is ridiculously exciting because it feels that we have been working on this for a long time and it has been kind of eating my soul. In October I wrote about at least 25,000 words for Freak Camp. In November I know I wrote 50,000 words because I kept track for Nanowrimo. And now some of that work is finally coming to life. It's so intense but satisfying as well.

I feel like jumping up and down and shouting "Look! See! I have actually been writing things these last two months!"

Though I guess that is what this post is. YAY! WORDS!
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 So, a while ago I bought a cardboard liter of the cheapest sangria I could find (I would have bought cheap wine, or more expensive sangria, but I hate wasting money on things that don't actually make me happy, and my taste in wines/alcohols is rather hit or miss) in anticipation of celebrating the 100,000 word mark for Freak Camp with [ profile] lavinialavender .

Well, that milestone came and went on a weekend that I went offline to hang out with some wonderful Spanish coworker/friends and I drank, and she drank, but we did not do it together, or in a spirit of togetherness, nor in honor of Freak Camp (which is currently hanging around 115,300).

So I have sangria hanging around my shelves. And now I have been drinking and do not really want to write.

Oh, in a side note, we currently have an AU of our AU. One that is even more evil, because we put Sam in a concentration camp, and then don't actually try to make his life better when he leaves. Because we are evil. It's very distracting.
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Watched Sherlock last night on PBS and now I want it. I want it BADLY.

More reasons I love it )

MUST WATCH MORE.  I drove to Chicago and back (8 hours round trip) to get my visa and thought about it off and on for the entire trip, probably for a couple attenuated hours. In contrast, White Collar got probably half an hour, and SPN only got thinking time if you count Freak Camp.

Speaking of: SO MANY WORDS.

Now, excuse me, I need to give Sam a laptop.


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