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Jan. 4th, 2009 @ 09:15 pm Writing Year in Review
A bunch of folks over at thedailywriter are doing these to kick off the new writing year. My achievements in creative writing during 2008:
  • I drafted about 200 000 words of fiction.
    • Half was original fantasy fiction for my NaNoWriMo novel, which has the kernel, I think, of a good book.
    • The rest was split between the beginnings of three fanfics: a Dark Angel, a Dark Angel/Supernatural crossover, and a J-Squared story.
  • I posted two short ficlets, one for Dark Angel and one for Buffy.
  • I learned that the story element that I refuse from the start to have anything to do with will turn out to be the crucial element that I have to write to make the story work.
  • I wrote the most emotionally naked scene I've ever done.
  • I wrote RPF, which a year ago I wouldn't even read.
  • I wrote furry, even though it wigged me out.
That's a much longer list than I expected. And boy, howdy, was it ever hard to stick to positives.

ETA: How did I forget the Giles/RayK bodyswap? That one MUST BE FINISHED.
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From:twasadark
Date:January 5th, 2009 05:19 am (UTC)
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You wrote 200,000 words in 2008?? DAMN, girl!! That's AWESOME!! And you have no idea how high I want to squee at the fact that a lot of those words were for Dark Angel fic!!!

I learned that the story element that I refuse from the start to have anything to do with will turn out to be the crucial element that I have to write to make the story work.

You know, this totally happens with me, too. Not so much with my fic, but definitely with my LIFE. Argh. Why, oh why??

Also, I don't really know what writing furry is, and I'm not quite sure I want to, LOL.

*skips off to read some of your DA fic now*

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From:diurnal_lee
Date:January 5th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
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lol, well, I don't claim that they're all GOOD words. My drafts are extremely drafty. And also, you'll note, incomplete. Argh.

Furry is a sort of catch-all term relating to anthropomorphic animal kinks. My original novel was about a mail-order marriage between a human man and a troll woman. Furry is so not my thing, so between the fur and the tusks, writing the sex scene really creeped me out.
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From:kronos999
Date:January 6th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
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200,000! Wow! As someone who has not matched that in the past five years, let alone one, I am awed. *is impressed*
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From:diurnal_lee
Date:January 6th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I think I've pretty much got the volumetric skills down. Next up: completion skills.
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From:njc2007
Date:January 6th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
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All I can say is WOW. That's one heck of a list of accomplishments. All I managed to do was complete NaNo and sign up for writing classes. Didn't do much with 2008 in the writing sphere.

You rock!
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