Personal Writing Challenge ~ Update

Wolf-blood is creeping over 28k now, with possible another 12k to go. Maybe more.  this could be another endless, endless wip like Fracture, lmao.  I do hope not though.

I’ve had a rest from it for a few days and started a short on space demons – with the exciting working title of Demons – which is clipping along at the moment.  This one will finish.  It’s probably a max word count of 15k.  I haven’t written anything that short in a while *grin*

So my total since I started the Personal Writing Challenge on 16 September is 260 890.  That works out as 44 673 in just over a month, which isn’t bad at all *grin*

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The Colonel says hello…

I’m writing Fracture again.  Yes, I know, I’ve been writing the bloody story on and off for about a year, now…but I am determined this month to get it over and done with, lol

It’s stands at 55 662 and I’m aiming for 80k.  And to help me along, I get to play with the Colonel again *snerk*

Colonel says...write Fracture

Odd thoughts

I was chatting last night about my Sven wips and someone asked me how I keep all the characters straight, as I often jump between wips.

I realised that the characters are just ‘there’ in my head. They seem to hang off their name. I can see what they look like and ‘feel’ their character. Don’t ask me what that means, I’m not too sure myself. I know what they would and wouldn’t say, how they feel about the other characters and what mess I’ve made of their lives, lol I know that Patrick from Fracture is a completely different entity from Cam, the hero of Pure Bond. It’s there as I think/type there name.

It also made me very aware of the fact that I am crappy at analysing my own stories, breaking them down and working out exactly what’s going on. I’m seriously envious of people who rattle off a systematic breakdown of what’s going on in every scene, how they point out how a certain section pushes the story this why or that.

I just can’t get my head around it. And believe me, I’ve tried! The plot and characters are an amorphous blob living in my head that I give shape to with words. Ask me anything more about it and I’ll just look at you like a slack-jawed yokel *sigh*

My subconscious at play…

So, I’m looking at Fracture and in a complete coincidence Sky One has started showing Stargate Atlantis again. What’s this got to do with anything, you cry?

Well, something about John Sheppard inspires the hero of Fracture and my subconscious is telling me to watch it. Honest, I have no say in it. At all… *smirk*

Anyway, as The Master slinks away to the background (no burning pyre for him, thank you very much) I get to play with Shep Icons again.

motshep icon

Interrupting the *arghghghs*

I got Lost Gods finished, the synopsis written and it all subbed. Yay

The current count for it is 50 890. So that’s two subs since Sven began on 1 March *grin*. I have an EC Jewel story that has to be in by 1 May but in the meantime I’m going to see if I can get a handle on another bugbear story, Fracture.

It would be nice to sub that in about three weeks time *grin*