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Good Job, Ai

Well-meant chat intended to help me brainstorm turns into me ranting about (1) certain fan interpretations of canon that I disagree with and (2) character motivation issues that mean my entire premise is borked, and I cannot see a clear path through it without involving OOC on someone's part.

*sighs* Good job, Ai. *can't keep sarcasm out of inner!voice* Go bug your husband for some reassurance or this is going to be yet another night full of anxious tossing. You've had way too many of these lately just stressing about deadlines and fic. You don't need to add interpersonal things to the mix.

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Woe

*sighs* What I should be doing is working on longfic. However, longfic is hard and requires plotting and thinking and planning consequences and chains. Shortfic/drabble is easier than longfic, because who needs planning?

T_T But shortfic is not what my deadline is for. Woe is me.

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NPT Fics to Read ^_^

I can't believe I totally forgot to post the NPT fics I got! O_o Bad Ai, no cookie. I asked for many things, but one of the things I wanted to read was Pacific Rim OC robots... and I got two lovely lesbian Jaeger pilots and the Mark-6 Jaeger California Dreamin'. <3  My anon was good to me--lesbian pilots for the win!  <3 <3 <3

And!  I got a treat, which I totally did not expect!  *more hearts*  Even better, it was Castle banter of the awesome kind for a good cause.  Charity sounds just like something the characters would say in Castle! <3

I'll post the fics I wrote after reveals.  ^_^ Cross-posted; click here to reply on Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments so far).
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I need a minder T_T

*drools at opening video for Dual Destinies*

*drools at latest Dresden book Skin Game (3-week loan from library)*

*drools at what she’s going to do for Club Imperial*

… *realizes she has to prioritize because she still hasn’t written any of the fic she actually has a deadline for (less than a month away), she hasn’t finished comnposing any of the music for the game, and how on earth did she manage to make her plate overflow with even more commitments after she clearly said she was going to take a hiatus*

T_T I need a minder.

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Ai is Impatient

Having fics betaed really slows down my posting speed, but at the same time, the fics are much better for being betaed. I will have to be satisfied with this not-quite-instant (but still pretty fast) gratification. If I ever get published, waiting MONTHS will be torture. T_T

ETA: Damn. When beta comments result in a pretty major rewrite, I have to say that I'm glad I was forced to wait. The resulting fic packs a heavier punch and is definitely a lot clearer because my betas force me to make decisions I normally wimp out on.

Writers are lucky in life to have good betas... I have a whole army of fantastic betas to draw upon. I often get reminders of just how lucky I am; this is yet another one. ♥

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2014 Word Count Update

AO3 tells me I now have written 51,100+ words in 2014 (I don't think this includes my NPT fic, though I could be wrong.) This is an increase of 6,500 or so words since the last time I posted a word count update on June 15, so that's 6,500 words in 2 weeks. As I am now entering 2Q close busy season, I doubt the word count is going to budge much in the next month or so; I am hoping I will be able to write at least 5k though, as I owe my installment of Super Sekrit Project. (Is it even still a secret? ^_^;)

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Semi-Hiatus

Taking a semi-hiatus from active fandom participation in order to:

  • get a game soundtrack composed and produced
  • deal with an avalanche of work (2Q ends June 30, I will be sleeping at the office the first two weeks of July)
  • write a minimum of 5k words of Super Sekrit Project
  • enjoy Loncon 3
  • survive tax extension season (extended corporate/partnership tax returns are due September 15.)  

(If you are going to be at Loncon 3, see if you can find me, and come say hello!)

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