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Okay, so... for the rest of the rest of this year I'm going to focus on my own original fiction at least half the time. This is a fairly scary idea - not least of all because my primary writing motivation is comments and feedback, which I won't be getting while finishing this novel.

I'm just over half way through my 200k pledge for [community profile] getyourwordsout and that has been almost all fan fic so it is time to pick up my novel writing game.

I am also going to try and follow through on my quality not quantity promise which I immediately failed at during the first few months of this year.

I'm planning to do the following fests and challenges:

I currently have submissions in or coming up in: [livejournal.com profile] hp_3somes and [livejournal.com profile] femmefest. I've also got a fic about to be ready for the [tumblr.com profile] capreversebb. And I'll probably allow myself one additional femslash fest or bingo or something if one catches my eye at the right time and a very few short kinkmeme and [livejournal.com profile] rarepair_shorts fills.

Apart from those fests I'll allow myself to add to Hunters and Hellblazers when I FINALLY catch up on the last entire season of Supernatural (oops).

I'll also post the sequel to Shadows of Seduction (which was last year's Erised fic); the working title is Secrets of Sedition and it's about twice as long as the original already, typical. I've also got a lot of work done on what was meant to be my DTH fic but life happened, so I may start posting that as a WIP but I'll try have it mostly finished before doing so. Everything else should be on my manuscript. 

Now I've told the world, I have to stick to it... or at least that's the plan. Knowing me, inspiration will strike at odd hours and my muse will run away with me again in who knows what direction, but at least I'm trying!

Date: 2017-05-28 12:42 pm (UTC)
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sounds like a very organized and clear plan! I too am trying to commit to focus half my writing time on my non-ff writing for the remainder of the year. It IS hard to go back to that world of no comments and the specter of traditional publishing again. How do you decide what constitutes half the time? Do you have a word count goal for your professional writing? (I'm trying to think of something to call it other than origfic, since I really believe ff IS original work too.) I'm thinking of trying for one professional (commericial? but no, that would imply I'm actually making money from it HAHAHA) story for every fic. We'll see. good luck!

Date: 2017-05-30 03:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ruinsplume
In my experience, there will always be months (and sometimes years, ugh) when one writes basically nothing. I know it feels awful--when that happens to me, I feel both guilty and, IDK, spiritually hungry. Like really OFF in some fundamental way. But it happens...you have company! It took me eleven years to write my second novel. Some of those years I barely wrote, but it did get done in the end.

I like your method of tracking by word count. It will be very fair. I'm tracking by piece, I've decided, now that my big bang is done. So I have to write one short story for every fic I write. I did write a short story this week, and it felt really good to do it; I think I was worried I'd forgotten how, but I hadn't. And all the ff writing has definitely helped me; I can feel the difference in facility with the genre (I never wrote short fic much before I got into fandom).

I admire that you are able to write professionally and then turn around and write fiction. That's a lot of writing! What is the genre of your novel? Literary, SFF, romance, ...???

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