whatawaytoburn: ([Cityuverse] Love the city)
Someone please remind me that I do not have the time or the energy to go over Cityverse and Roadtrip right now. I am dead tired and am going to hate everything even if it doesn't deserve to be hated.

(Which it probably will but whatever).

I will not, I will not, I will not....

*goes to close tabs and find something else to do, damnit*
whatawaytoburn: ([writing]  Will write for coffee)
Progress
NaNo: 28,641
Ni90: 10,595
Other words: 14,284
Total words this month: 53,520

Randomness:
Caffeine: OH GOD, SO MUCH CAFFEINE.
Procrastination method of the day: Does traveling to California count as procrastinating? Cause I have been writing, I just...took a break. >> A break to go flying. Yeah, I don't know. XD
Music choices: Bells ringing. There are five cats around and all of them have bells on, plus my own. XD But besides that? The Magical Writing Playlist. One day i will possibly upload it, I am just lazy.

:D:D:D HIT 50K FUCK YESSSSS. This is a win, this is a total win. I'm still not winning on NaNo yet but still, I wrote 50k worth of words this month OLY CRAP!

yeah, I am kind of really thrilled about this, it makes me happy. :D:D:D

I will update on California tomorrow, I think, possibly later tonight if I am still awake but I am sleepy and lazy and want to curl up. We will see, we will see. But I defintiely want to show you guys the awesome masks [personal profile] avia made for us but I really do want to do an epic California post so yes.

Ho hum, ho hum. I just wanted to do a WC post before it got too late. So yes. Words. there have been them.
whatawaytoburn: ([Writing] Non functional)
Progress
NaNo: 28,641
Ni90: 10,595
Other words: 9,284
Total words this month: 48,520

Randomness:
Caffeine: Couple of cups. Not too much today. There's been a lot of filling up the coffee when it's half full though.
Procrastination method of the day: Everything
Music choices: The Pixie can't Sleep. Other things too but I have had that on repeat.

I have written:
NaNo
Modern!Nikola's backstory
Helen and the Autumn queen
A nice little story about Legend and History
Modernfic

I am only happy with one of these things (The story about Legend and History). I am at that point where I am just writing to write. I should probably stop but I am so close to 50K overall that I feel I have to keep going. After I hit it, i think I am going to take a couple days break and write small, pretty things on Tumbler for a day or two and then see how that goes.

'Cause honestly? I just....kind of feel like I hate everything. I would rather be reading other people's fics and stories than writing my own. I feel like it's a better way to spend my time becuase I have no business writing.

That is probably the need for sleep talking but whatever. I will be better and writing again tomorrow.
whatawaytoburn: ([Words] I deserve to enjoy life)
Progress
NaNo: 26,691
Ni90: 10,595
Other words: 6,326
Total words this month: 43,621

Randomness:
Caffeine: I'm not even sure. It's been a lot of coffee.
Procrastination method of the day: Lots of things. Stuff and thin sin fact. All the stuff and things. but I did get stuff written so woosh!
Music choices: Sanctuary? Why yes, Sanctuary. And other things. My big writing playlist of writingness but Sanctuary has been on for tonight. Even though I didn't write tonight

So I have not updated in a while because I have not written very much. Mreh. I am definitely in the week two slump but I am working on it! Hopefully now that we are at the end of week two, I will be out of said slump and be back in the writing mode. We will see. Even if I don't though, I have decided to eb proud of how far I've gotten and how may words I've managed to get in this amount of time.
whatawaytoburn: ([Words] Random sentences)
Progress
NaNo: 20,979
Ni90: 10,595
Other words: 5,052
Total words this month: 36,626

Randomness:
Caffeine: 3 cups of coffee, 2 Cokes and a caffeine pill. Yeah, I might have a problem, so what?
Procrastination method of the day: DO breakdowns count as procrastination? EVERYTHING.
Music choices: A whole bunch of stuff, though I did focus a lot on Irish rock again.

So, here we are at week two and if I was counting my total amount of words this month, I would be SO CLOSE to finishing. But alas, I am not. Still, I am impressed with my word total and that is kind of nice.

What's not kind of nice is that I am having doubts about Is and Winter as main characters. I don't know if they should be the ones telling the story. I'm moreokay wtih Winter than I am with Is but just....Hi, these are the doubts I stat getting. I don't hate the stories themselves yet but that's becuase i've broken myself from looking back on things. I know there are a TON of mistakes in them but just...Yeah. I will wokr on that stuff later.

for now, I am just going to keep plugging along and hoping that I feel better about everyone tomorrow.
whatawaytoburn: ([Misc] Alone)
Progress
NaNo: 16,759
Ni90: 9,342
Other words: 3,008
Total words this month: 29,109

Randomness:
Caffeine: 5 cups of coffee and 2 Cokes.
Procrastination method of the day: DO breakdowns count as procrastination? I don't think they do.
Music choices: Lots of industrial on River.

Oh god, today is fired. Today is so fired. I am glad it's over. I feel better than I felt before I took a nap later in the night but I still feel relatively shit now that I've been up for a while. I* did get all of my words though which is all that matters, so fuck yeah on that.

Now I am...going to see if I can sleep and, if not, then curl up with a book for a while.
whatawaytoburn: ([Writing] Non functional)
Progress
NaNo: 14,683
Ni90: 6,615
Other words: 3,008
Total words this month: 24,306

Randomness:
Caffeine: 3 cups of coffee and 2 Cokes.
Procrastination method of the day: A little bit of everything. I ad kind of all over the place..
Music choices: Quickmix on Pandora.

Wrote more Nikola Tesla/Henry Jekyll today along with my NaNo/Ni90. I keep meaning to switch over to my *actual* backup projects but that just does not seem like it is going to happen. I also wrote a crack short thing that involved modern era!college AU Five because it makes me happy. I don't know why else.

I have a write-in tomorrow where hopefully I will get words in but, if i don't, I am still ahead, so that is okay. I am going to try and get a little more ahead tomorrow night just in case but I don't know if it is going to happen, as I am at the part of the Road Trip story I know NOTHING about. Not that I knew a lot about City exactly but I know the general gist of City whereas with Road Trip, I am going to be pulling out my Tarot cards soon and having them direct the story.

I kind of wanted to stay up and do more writing than what I got today but I am getting really fuzzyheaded and I think I am going to put on a movie or something and just curl up for a while. I dont know. We will see. I wish I had S3 of Sanctuary, cause I would put that on right now.
whatawaytoburn: ([Misc] In the night)
Progress
NaNo: 12,821
Ni90: 5,293
Other words: 1,158
Total words this month: 19,272

Randomness:
Caffeine: 2 cups of coffee.
Procrastination method of the day: There wasn't really much procrastinating today. I talked with people a little bit in between sprints but otherwise i was pretty good.
Music choices: Quickmix on Pandora because iTunes was being stupid and I don't know what to do about it. *sigh*OF MUSICS.

Wrote ALL THE THINGS today. All of them. I am proud of me. I might have done this becuase I think I am getting sick but y'know, whatever. I did what I have to do. I don't care.

came out to my psych doctor and that went well which is a very nice thing. And she knew about polyamory! It made me super happy and she thinks Morgan and I are Doin' It Right which, I know I shouldn't need validation but considering my mother things it's just horrible and wrong, makes me really, really happy.

I tried to go hang out at Panera but I got a bad table and I just...was really twitchy going there, so I dind't wind up staying. I need to see if I can find a spot that I cna camp out in that is not the house though, as I would like to write in places that well, are not the house. I may try the sports ba ina couple of days and see how that works. I wish I lived near other places.
whatawaytoburn: ([Writing] Non functional)
Progress
NaNo: 9,118
Ni90: 3,497
Other words: 0
Total words this month: 12,615

Randomness:
Caffeine: 4 1/2 cups of coffee.
Procrastination method of the day: Plurk, journaling sites, podcasts, chasing my dog and sleeping.
Music choices: My very small writing playlist. But it got the job done, so I don't care. I need to build it up more but I kind of stumble onto the songs, rather than am able to pick the out from my MASSIVE COLLECTION OF MUSICS.

I got my words in relatively early today and if my brain had not stated to fuck up, I probably could have gotten more. I just....no, my brain stopped working right and I gave in. I'm going to go out tomorrow and see if I can maybe get more words out if I'm at Panera and blasting my music or something. We will see.

I keep feeling bad that my Ni90 doesn't have nearly as many words as my NaNo but then I keep telling myself that its OKAY. That it is the point and I have more than what I actually nejed for Ni90, my brain is just determined to try and stress me out until I cry. *facepalms*

I have a psych doctor appointment tomorrow, so I don;t know how that is going to jive with my writing. Between that and probably doing the most writing on Anthea, assuming I go out, it will be interesting to see if it makes any sort of a difference. I'm hoping it makes a
whatawaytoburn: (Default)
Progress
NaNo: 7,045
Ni90: 2,461
Other words: 0
Total words this month: 9,506

Randomness:
Caffeine: 5 cups of coffee.
Procrastination method of the day: Plurk, journaling sites and podcasts.
Music choices: Road Trip got written to a lot of Celtic rock music and Citverse got written to the almighty shuffle.

Oh today. I am just so ready for today to be over. I've been emotionally all over the place, my family pissed me off royally, my body decided to say fuck all and stop working right and it's just been a hell of a day. I got all my words though and for that, I am fucking proud.
whatawaytoburn: ([Writing]  At work)
Progress
NaNo: 4,686
Ni90: 1,028
Other words: 0
Total words this month: 5,714

Randomness:
Caffeine: 3 cups of coffee, a half a cup of tea.
Procrastination method of the day: Other people! Oh, ohter people, you are horribly distracting indeed.
Music choices: More Halloween music. There were some musicals but it mostly stayed on the creepy playlist for the day.

So, I didn't do much writing during the day. I know that I should have done more but I was so tired and out of it that it just did not happen. And when I thought I would get writing done at the write-in, it...did not happen. I had a good time but there was little writing to be had.

I'm going to another write-in on Sunday in which i expect there will be proper words acquired but we will see.

I have started my Ni0- which is a good thing. I kind of hate it right now but I am going to try and push past that and hope to everything that it does not leave me wanting to cry and curl up like what happened last year. We will see, I suppose. Mrrrg.
whatawaytoburn: ([ASW] City Intellegence)
So, while listening to my book rec podcast, I've also been poking a bit at my NaNo. I ahve a lot of things gathered up and saved either on the computer and in my head but I realized that I didn't utilize something that was right in front of me.

You guys!

So, I come forth with a question for one and all: What are your favorite urban fantasy tropes and, for that matter, what are some of your least favorite?

My NaNo this year, amongst other things, is going to be poking at all of those tropes and twisting them around to hopefully be something new. It was supposed to be a satire but I'm not entirely sure it falls into that genre anymore.

So yes, drop by and tell me about the things you love and hate about the subgenre and help be inspiration!
whatawaytoburn: ([Cats] Citykitten)
So, I've been spending a lot of time over at DW and I've decided that I'm going to set up camp. I'm not completely ditching LJ, as it has a bigger RP pase here and I still have plenty of friends but my personal base of operations will be over at DW. In case you don't have me friended there and are interested, my DW is whatawaytoburn

Like I said, I'm also moving my writing over there, so I decided to compile a list of comms and journals for anyone who might be interested in keeping up with what I'm doing on a writing level. Anything with original content will at least be partly locked if not entirely so I advise you to join the comm/friend the journal if you want to see that. The cast lists and fanfiction will be open for anyone to see though.

Information comms:
Cast list and original verse notes: [community profile] timeisastory
(I'll leave the cast lists unlocked but any and all notes on verses will be members only)

Writing comms:
Spices: [community profile] thesumofourburning
(Story about a group of creatures that posses and take over human bodies. They name themselves after spices and try and make a go at living on Earth and dealing with the various supernatural and not-so-supernatural issues that come their way.)

Cityverse: [community profile] inthecitylights
(You guys should know this one already but for the sake of consistency: An angel trying to seek a normal life gets roped into a vampire and a werewolf's attempts at creating an ultimate urban fantasy hero. Includes crack, chosen families, narcoleptics, ghosts, strippers BDSM and an aspect of death being a tiny Asian girl.)

Origianl fiction: [personal profile] thisisnomyth
(Miscellaneous orrigianl fiction)

Fanfiction: [personal profile] amythorthree
(What it says on the tin)

If you have any questions or want to poke me about a verse or anything at all, feel free. I love to ramble about writing and god knows I could talk for days about any of the stuff linked.
whatawaytoburn: ([Words] Boringness)
Today was unexpectedly good, i was made to go out but Sofu bought me a lufa spider and really nice cream from Bath And Body, so it was kinda worth it.

I've been itching to write for the City kids but I've not acted on it yet. I don't know what I'm going to do with them but I really want it to be November so I can start on the first book. I'm going to have the whole thing planned out before then, just because I'm jumping out of my skin to write it.

I still haven't done the edits yet but I started filling out the papers for my psychologist, so that's a good thing.

Tomorrow we're supposed to go to a flea market if the weather isn't bad and going to the bookstore if it isn't. So tomorrow probably won't be too bad a day which is nice.

I sort of want Monday to come just so I can talk to the case management people and figure out what I'm doing with my life. They're supposed to help me find living arrangements amongst many other things and getting that started would be really nice. Sofu is open to me moving before January which was half the battle, so no i just need to figure out what the hell it is I'm doing.

I...don't have too much else to say, honestly. I'm going to go and try to write in a few minutes and if that doesn't work, perhaps work on the edits because I've been working on them in my head all weekend. First though, I am getting coffee. Coffee is key to a productive evening.
whatawaytoburn: ([Writing]  At work)
[community profile] inthecitylights

Yup, just like the LJ!

I'm going to pick through the fics I have and post them up soonish but right now all four cast lists up and anyone ca see them if you want to poke around.

The premise is that there's an angel who gets roped into being this urban fantasy hero when all he really wants to do is make sure the world turns. It has werewolves who'rre scared of bugs, personified locations, a narcoleptic vampire, strippers, bakers, actors, faeries, zombies and a while mess of other stuff.

Things to note: If you do join, please note that atn least two for the relationships that get written about are kinky. I"m sure there will probably be the general sex and violence warnings but I can promise you for dead sure there will be some D/s relationships that I plan to explore.
whatawaytoburn: ([Writing] Evil vs the narration)
Group went better today than it normally does. I'm definitely keeping Caraway closer to the front because I forgot how calming he can be when he's around. Anyway, there were about seven other people there and I did well, I even talked unprompted@ So my thanks go to that man and his sheer awesome.

I'm going to talk to a case manager tomorrow about several things, two of which are transportation and my medication and how I'm going to get it. I think if I can get that stuff worked out, my mother is going to be more comfortable with me moving out before January. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping it goes well.
And then I rambled about writing. )
Oh! I managed to do my words today! *dances* THree days in a row is a pleasing thing, I have to admit.

I should go shower and get my clothes together for tomorrow. Actually, I should really go to bed but I haven't swapped out my music yet and I really need that shower, so it will probably happen later. Plus I'm really in the mood to try and write something, even if it's not Cityverse or edits.
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[livejournal.com profile] inthecitylights

Take back The City is an original project I've been poking on and off since May. It's half a spoof, half serious work of urban fantasy and, if my brain works right, would be executed in a series of books.

The summary is basically this: All the angel Israfel (not the famous one) wants to do is live out a peaceful life and make sure the world keeps turning (quite literally). He, however, happened to make friends with Cassandra, affectionately known as Can, a vampire who, besides suffering form narcolepsy, is a big fan of speculative fiction. She sees Israfel as the one who is meant to protect the city and, with the help of a young werewolf who's afraid of bugs, a fae who's obsessed with technology, an extension of Death, a merry band of strippers of varying species and various personified locations, tries to turn him into the ultimate spec fic hero and save the city from various supernatural threats.

If you'd like to follow the comm, feel free to join and comment on anything you'd like. I'm going to be working on the first novel for NaNoWriMo this year but I've been writing drabbles and short pieces that I would really like to have looked over. So, instead of spamming all of the nice people who said they would beta for me, I decided to set up the comm.

Anyway, i hope you enjoy the fun and please, if there's anything you like, comment and let me know what I'm doing right.

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