seedee: (Life is good)
I was a good girl and didn't sign up for any of the holiday fests. I still want to do something for Christmas and thought of a series of drabbles/ficlets that I'll post in December.

If you'd like one for Christmas, please leave a comment with a character/pairing, a prompt and one adjective that describes the tone of the story (funny/magical/mysterious/dark/odd/romantic/sexy ...).

Anything goes in HP and original.

Everyone who can read this is welcome to request.

Comments are screened.
seedee: (lazy fuck)
(I'm sorry for yelling at you, but I thought if I shouted loud enough it would make poof (or boom, or possibly splash, or maybe even chirrupeee, chirrupeee) and it's Friday. *checks calendar* Damn.)

I just checked my f-list, and there was one of those posts that remind fest participants of the deadline (in 10 days) and ask them politely to be good and turn their fics in on time. In case you were wondering, I'm totally cool and relaxed and confident that my jumbled, confused WIP that requires an online mindmap to keep track of, will be ready in time (I'm NOT panicking, sweating, wondering where I can buy a bottle of very strong liquor right now because holy shit TEN DAYS). Hey mods, look how bloody calm I am. I'm so calm, I make the Neckar look like a mountain river crashing down into a valley, crushing little animals to death that venture near its riverside. Hell, yeah.

There was also a point for this post, I think. Unfortunately I just remembered that I have no time to write it up now. There's things I have to do that have nothing to do with frantically trying to make sense of my story. Nope. Not at all.


P.S. The last two weeks have made me feel slightly less significant. Outing me through facebook won't work. I don't have one. I therefore would like to ask anyone with a grudge, please pm me so I can send you the address of my mother. You will have to do it by classic mail, though. She's not on the internet. Sorry for the inconvenience.

chirrupeee, chirrupeee, please?
seedee: (lazy fuck)
I'm at this point yet again, so I'm asking you, writers out there, what do you do?

You have this great prompt and this intriguing idea. You start writing and you're sure that it's going to be brilliant. You write and tweak the first chapters, plot like no one's ever plotted before. The characters become solid in your head and you find their voices. Things are starting to fall into place, and they're coming together. The plotting is done, the general arc is clear, the first 10,000 words are written, and you estimate that it's about a third of the story. You're proud of your little baby, and yourself, because you're awesome.

Then you take a deep breath, take a step back, and look at what you got. You get this sinking feeling that no one is going to read past the first paragraph. It's boring, pretentious, uncreative bullshit, and it's been done before. Truth be told, you think it sucks.

Have you been there? What do you do at this point?

Do you delete the whole thing and never think of it again?

Do you keep writing, telling yourself that you're too critical, thinking that you can rewrite once you have a draft?

Do you tweak and change until you're satisfied and then continue?

Do you go back to the plotting phase?

Do you procrastinate and post things to your journal instead of just sucking it up and keep writing?
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I planned on reccing my favourite stories from [ profile] nextgendarkfest. But I haven't read everything yet, and now that reveals are up, I feel slightly discouraged to make a rec list. What's up with mods who keep their timelines? You'd think that if you hand your story in late, you can expect the same courtesy.

Oh well.

On a more serious note, it was a great fest with great, kind, perfectly organised mods and great stories. If I ever get through them all, I'll post those recs. And if I ever find the motivation to reedit the one I wrote, I'll repost it here. I am, however, not unhappy with the way it turned out. By no means is it the worst story I've ever written.

Many thanks to [ profile] ridicu_liz, [ profile] annafugazzi, [ profile] tree00faery and [ profile] tiger_flame for their help. Your suggestions and comments were as always invaluable.

It's posted here:
I Am Your Everything.
Rating: NC17 (for violence)
Word Count: 10,000
Characters: Albus, Rose, Teddy, Scorpius, past Rose/Scorpius, hint of Albus/Teddy
Warnings: Character death, violence, abuse, abduction, all involving minors
seedee: (lazy fuck)
Finally, I have some time to post George-centric recs that have been collecting dust in my rec folder forever.
My favourite stories from hpgeorgecentric )

On a personal note, I've been thinking about dropping out of a fest I signed up for.

I'm halfway through the story; I have another three weeks left; it feels like it could become something good, and yet... I don't know.

I can't bring myself to write anything fannish at the moment. It almost feels like it's time to move on. My sense of obligation will hopefully save me from leaving the project unfinished. On the other hand, I don't want to finish if I can't give it the dedication it deserves.
seedee: (Default)
... who liked my story The Invisible Wall. I wrote it for [ profile] hp_yule_balls in December and now it was nominated for a Forbidden Award. Thank you, whoever you are.

Reason #1 I ought to win (yeah, I know, I'm shameless): I have twice as many characters as the other four nominees in my category combined.
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The best way to start a new week is reading The Ten Beta Commandments by [ profile] minnow_53. I just laughed so hard I almost cried, and considering that it's Monday morning, this wasn't easy to achieve.

Thank you to those who keep correcting my spelling mistakes, helping me in my Holy War Against the Tenses, and raise virtual eyebrows when I happily jump off the plot road and frolick in a field instead.

YOU SO KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!! (Sorry for the caps lock, but I found out recently - while yelling at one of those lovely mentioned persons - that it is very liberating)


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