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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2015-12-01 01:22 pm


So I did not make 20,000 words in November: I got to 17,333 words and then went to Chessiecon and wrote nothing for three days, and I had hopes of finishing it yesterday (I've written 3000 words in a day before, easy) but work was frazzling and after work on Mondays I have a total of one hour of free time, so, yeah, that didn't happen. I got up to 18000 and then fell over.

But, you know, could be worse, and I did keep going up to the very last day instead of giving up, which is new for me. Now I need to decide if I want to keep the 666-words-a-day thing going, or give myself a break. I would at least like to push through and get to an ending for the other original story that's almost done.

And then Yuletide.


I had a ton of fun with the December meme last year - or at least my variation of it- but on the other hand it was a ton of writing that didn't involve finishing things already on my lists. So let's try a different variation of it this year: I have made a list of DW posts that I have been wanting to do/have had half-finished, and you all are going to vote on which ones you would most like to see me post, and then I will see how far down the ranked list I get in December.

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 66

What should I post in December?

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Chessiecon and CapClave reports
12 (18.2%)

It Came From The Wips File, revisited
13 (19.7%)

Thoughts on Hamilton the Musical
30 (45.5%)

How To Design Selfpub Book Covers that look like pro book covers
26 (39.4%)

How To Get Comments on Your Posts
24 (36.4%)

How To Save Money By Not Buying Stuff, the Melannen way
25 (37.9%)

I attempt to make a post entirely in Icelandic, fail miserably
12 (18.2%)

Jello Mold Updates!
13 (19.7%)

Melannen's Favorite Drunk, Cynical and/or Depressing Christmas Music Mix
18 (27.3%)

Thoughts on The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
27 (40.9%)

Notes on birth control, for fantasy writers
38 (57.6%)

On relearning piano, two years in
10 (15.2%)

Some Things I Have Been Reading Lately
19 (28.8%)

So What's Up With The OTW Anyway
35 (53.0%)

Over The Garden Wall postwatching reaction
4 (6.1%)

How To Describe Clothing In Fiction
34 (51.5%)

Thoughts on my first time traveling outside the US
20 (30.3%)

Post your scans and squee about Kingyo Used Books and Raven the Pirate Princess
6 (9.1%)

shoes and ships and sealing wax, cabbages and kings; why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings.
15 (22.7%)

some links to interesting scientific papers. And stuff.
22 (33.3%)

Stuff from old notebooks
5 (7.6%)

Things that are currently annoying me about aro/ace protrayals in fanfic
36 (54.5%)

My first year with a smartphone, or: sufficiently advanced technology
25 (37.9%)

Mayor Madeleine's 'Country' skills, this time with actual resarch
6 (9.1%)

Why I Don't Read Many Novels No More
35 (53.0%)

Questions for my Readership
21 (31.8%)

Some random meme that looked interesting
11 (16.7%)

free space
5 (7.6%)

that thing you remembered five minutes after posting this
13 (19.7%)

that other post you promised but have clearly forgotten about so I will remind you in a comment
0 (0.0%)

stultiloquentia: Campbells condensed primordial soup (Default)

[personal profile] stultiloquentia 2015-12-01 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Especially the piano, because I'm doing the same thing!
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[personal profile] neotoma 2015-12-01 11:53 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd really like you to post about aro/ace portrayals in fic.

Mainly because I love finding aro/ace portrayals, but they're few and far betwee. But also and partly because I'm trying to write a fic with a character I've headcanoned as demi.

I'm finding it very hard going, especially since I set myself the challenge of writing only from female POVs for this story (the fandom favors writing from the male characters' POVs, which I'm tired of) and since this character is male...
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[personal profile] neotoma 2015-12-02 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
It doesn't have to be super incisive, because I think the discussion in comments will be good. I will help make them good.
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[personal profile] sophia_sol 2015-12-02 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
Okay but actually I just want you to post about ALL of these things :P

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[personal profile] redsnake05 2015-12-02 05:08 am (UTC)(link)
I think all the things you post are pretty interesting, but I've voted for the ones I especially want. I still have things hanging over me from last December, but I'm thinking I might try to post every day anyway - except that it's already Dec 2nd for me! I had better catch up.
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[personal profile] snickfic 2015-12-02 03:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Can I vote for the "how to describe clothes in fiction" two or three times? Because I would if I could.

I would also be interested in something in English about Iceland / how you happen to be learning Icelandic. :)
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[personal profile] dejla 2015-12-03 06:04 pm (UTC)(link)
I didn't see you at ChessieCon -- but then I don't know your real name. I'm Devra Langsam's roommate.
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[personal profile] dejla 2015-12-04 04:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I think I remember that. I was in mufti (dressed as a mundane) although I did wear my Star Wars The Force Awakens t-shirt on Sunday.