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February 2nd, 2005

05:31 pm
Having sat down to really seriously look at Heritage and Honour now, I realise that there was so much that needed to be added. My outline is growing in leaps and bounds. My original plans for a comparatviely short fic have been blown completely out of the water.

In other news, I've posted a Voldemort vignette at FictionAlley. It cries out to be rewritten, but I need to let it percolate for a while before I can return to it.

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January 18th, 2005

10:13 pm
It's amazing how much writing you can get done when you only write when you're supposed to be doing something else productive.

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January 14th, 2005

06:00 am - I ATEN'T DEAD
. . . but WOAH. University is harder than I thought. I shelved all my notes for Heritage and Honour for months, and have just got back to them. On the upside, my new outline for it has run to four pages. The last one was very spotty and not much help.

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April 26th, 2004

01:24 pm
Must stop chewing on cuticles! This awful habit has given me a nice raw wound on my middle finger directly where my pen rests. Bugger.

HaH is proceeding nicely. I finished the opening this morning, and I just need to find a way to segue into the next bit when I get home. It shouldn't be too difficult.

Before writing anything after that, however, I've got to sit down with my synopsis and work up a more detailed outline. I need to get a handle on just how long this is going to be.
Current Mood: busybusy

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April 23rd, 2004

10:48 am - Bugger. Need help.
I'm positive I read in OotP that the Dementors have left Azkaban. They have, haven't they? Can anyone confirm this for me? Or tell me what chapter it's in? I've got my copy of OotP with me, but I'm at work and haven't time to do an indepth search at the moment.

I'd post this at FAP, but that bloody proxy server . . . grrr.
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated

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April 21st, 2004

08:58 am - Plot bunnies abound:
I've just had an idea for what would most likely be a very short fic (unlike HaH, which is looking long-ish, though probably not novel-length). I hate it when my creative processes get all tangential on me.

Things to do, when not writing feverishly: Rack my brain for all those plot-bunnies it spawned when I was last writing five or six years ago. They've all converted to dust-bunnies now, I'm sure, but some of those ideas may still be worth something.
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful

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April 17th, 2004

04:40 pm
Have just watched the PoA trailer again, and am dreadfully hot for Alan Rickman-as-Snape.

That is all.
Current Mood: hornywibble

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01:18 pm
Started looking through FF.net for good TrekFic (yes, I know, but sometimes one is pleasantly surprised). So first let me say, OWMYEYES. Secondly, I did in fact find a quite good fic about Picard dealing with the loss of the Enterprise-D, but to my disappointment, the author has only posted the one story and that was in 2001. I reviewed anyway, like a good little reader, and once I get home from work will do some Googling to see if s/he's posted anywhere else.

The author's name, if anyone is interested, is A. Christopher Drown (id#69977), and the title of the fic is The Family Line. It's completely gen and G-rated.

In other news, I've gotten a proper start on the opening scene of H&H and we are proceeding apace. Work shall continue as soon as I have a smoke. Depending how much I get done this week (I really must stop writing at work, like I'm doing at this very second), I may start asking for criticism of the first few sections by next weekend.

Or possibly not. But ambition has not killed me yet.
Current Mood: not sure if I'm accomplished
Current Music: or aggravated

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April 16th, 2004

02:46 pm - Slash vs. Het.
I think it unlikely that I will ever write slash; for so many characters it simply doesn't ring true to me, thus making it inordinately difficult to write. This does not, of course, preclude my reading it, being the perverse bastard that I am. :D

That being said, why do so many slash writers get squicked out by het sex? I don't get it.
Current Mood: ecstaticperplexed

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08:37 am - Ow, my fingers.
Clearly, it has been far too long since I've done anything properly creative.

I've never been good at working directly in a digital format. Looking at a computer screen seems to kill my creativity -- probably because I've romanticised the idea of a quill pen. Possibly I'd do all right with a clunky old typewriter as well.

At any rate, sitting in the cafeteria with a legal pad and ballpoint pen for fourty minutes before my shift, I knocked out four pages effortlessly. It was slow, because I write a helluva lot slower than I type, but the words were there and flowing. Of course, now my right hand is cramped and I need to build my pen calluses back up, but damn! It's back!

I have to finish writing the scene I'm in the middle of (another page or so at most), then settle down to outlining this sucker.

Update: Outline almost finished! It's at two and a half pages right now. I ended up throwing out some of my previous plot, which is okay. This is more believable. And opens up ideas for a sequel.

Gah. Why am I thinking of sequels? I don't even know how long this is yet!

Update the second: Outline finished! And fic titled, at least tentatively, "Heritage and Honour". Also have a short list of things that will not happen in this fic, which may expand. At the moment it's 'No Draco/Ginny dating' and 'Draco will not become more than barely civil to the Trio; too much history there right now. Possibly in the sequel.'

I'll type up the outline after my hand uncramps.
Current Mood: pleasedpleased

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