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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2014-10-02 10:20 am

Goals

Hi I am back! (Okay I was back Sunday, have just been easing back into life very... slowly.) I even got my YT noms in woo!

Meanwhile I have declared October to be Finish Yer Dern Wips month. (Not all of them, that would be nuts, just the ones that have wound up on the thumb drive I take to work.) So prepare yourself for a deluge of fic that starts well and then has an abrupt tacked-on ending. :P

Here's the first one:

The Nothing Hurts 'Verse (4591 words) by melannen
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: Les Misérables (2012)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Javert/Jean Valjean
Additional Tags: Fluff, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Alternate Universe - Everyone Lives/Nobody Dies, Dancing, Historical Reenactment, Clothing, Coming Out, Established Relationship, Self-Indulgent, Coffee, Donuts
Summary: In which there are ficlets set in an egregiously fluffy modern-day JVJ AU and there is a lot of awkward old men drinking coffee together, falling in love, slandering Marius Pontmercy and tripping over things.

There are eight more. If I finish two more of them by October 15, I get to sign up for [profile] intobar. If I finish four more of them by the end of the month, I get to do NaNo. If I finish all eight of them (or, at least, get to a postable stopping point) I get to do a NaNo that consists of the first 1700 words of 30 different stories that I will never finish, without guilting about it, as a trenchant postmodern commentary on the writing process. Yes. That seems like a reward I might be willing to fight for

Hopefully are all in the perfect state of mellow aging that the first one was, where I still remember what happens but I no longer have the passionate obsession with the story that makes me too scared to write anything down...

Here are the other eight, in order of how recently I haven't worked on them, if you want to egg me on for one of them. :P

  1. The Marius/Cosette modern day AU that's heavily based on my own experience of modern US political activism. Currently 100 words, estimated ~5,000 finished.
  2. The Enjolras/Grantaire modern day AU that's based on tlb daring me to write one in the ~true spirit~ of Victor Hugo. Currently 1075 words, estimated ~3500 finished.
  3. The next chapter of the Les Mis pirates AU, currently 352 words, estimated ~1000 finished. (finishing the chapter counts, this is meant to be A Serial That Never Ends.)
  4. The Sequel to The One Where Tony Stark and Princess Leia Hook Up, that's been in 'progress' since before the Avengers movie came out, surely space battles aren't *that* hard to write and that's all I have left, currently 5,651 words, estimated ~7500 words complete.
  5. The one where Captain America and the Winter Soldier play Frisbee on the National Mall and Maria Hill hates her job. Currently 1204 words, estimated 2000 finished.
  6. The one where Drifting makes you Not Have Sex and Newt is not happy about this at all. Currently 1982 words, estimated 3500 complete (first stand-alone-ish part of a plotted Five Times Newt And Hermann Attempt To Have Sex)
  7. The Eponine/Cosette modern day AU where they both work at an aquarium and are raising an orphaned Sula nebouxii by the name of Baron Pontmercy. Currenly 1075 words, estimated ~5000 words finished.
  8. The first part of the one where the Guardians of the Galaxy get married to each other because sure, whatever, why the hell not get married. Currently 6125 words, estimated 10000 words complete.



Counting the one I finished yesterday, that's 19674 words written, 21656 to go, 41300 words of finished fic for the month. Totally doable, right? With the one I finished yesterday I'm almost halfway there already and it's only the second day!!
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[personal profile] sylvaine 2014-10-02 03:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Um I was going to put a list of the fics I REALLY WANT OMG but then I realised it's. um. All of them. :D so instead I shall wish you all of the luck in completing your endeavour! Doing NaNo as a postmodern commentary piece(s) sounds like an excellent reward. :D
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[personal profile] kerithwyn 2014-10-02 05:51 pm (UTC)(link)
So prepare yourself for a deluge of fic that starts well and then has an abrupt tacked-on ending. :P

That...SO completely describes the wip I'm finishing right now. And yet it'll be done, so victory!

Tony/Leia yisssssss.
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[personal profile] kerithwyn 2014-10-02 07:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, that sounds good too. :)
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[personal profile] sineala 2014-10-03 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
Yesssss.
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[personal profile] sophia_sol 2014-10-03 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
I lobby for #2 because anything involving the ~true spirit~ of vhuggs is glorious. Also #3 because PIRATES. (but I mean also ALL OF THEM.)
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[personal profile] smokefall 2014-10-05 10:17 am (UTC)(link)
aQuARiUm AU~!!!111!1sklgjhalkgdsjjdg

(but also, yes, all of them! all are exciting)

(Anonymous) 2014-10-06 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
The one where Captain America and the Winter Soldier play Frisbee on the National Mall and Maria Hill hates her job. Currently 1204 words, estimated 2000 finished.

That sounds awesome.