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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%)

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