dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
Generation Kill wolf-verse Iraq story: 80,056 words
Scenes to go in Act IV: TWO.
Acts after this one: ONE.
Things left to happen from the miniseries: ZERO.

...Which means I'm back to writing One Bullet Away fic, but the point is WE ARE GETTING PRETTY CLOSE TO THE END NOW AND THE STORY IS STILL APPROXIMATELY ON TARGET FOR THE LENGTH I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. :D
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
Generation Kill wolf-verse Iraq story: 70,048 words
Scenes to go in Act IV: 5.5 events plus a montage
Acts to go after this one: just one! not sure what happens in it, but just one.
Pairings in this story so far: 4. ish. Not counting wolves. Or things happening vaguely offscreen.

ONWARD.

DONE.

Feb. 26th, 2013 10:19 pm
dira: Allison Argent, smiling delightedly (Allison - Smile)
Teen Wolf Beauty and the Beast (ish) AU: 115,021

DONE.

(Except for first-proofreading and sending-to-betas and getting-back-from-betas and arguing-with-Iulia-about-beta-comments and sucking-it-up-and-fixing-things and last-proofreading and so on. But for now: DONE, DONE, DONE.)
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Derek and Stiles - up against the door)
Teen Wolf Beauty and the Beast (ish) AU: 110,089
Scenes left IN THE WHOLE STORY: TWO. ISH.

Odds of finishing this in the next 15,000 words: I am assured of this.
Odds of finishing this story this week: FUCK YEAH.
Odds of finishing this story TONIGHT: DEPENDS ON WHETHER SETH MCFARLANE KEEPS TALKING.
dira: Derek Hale, alone in the woods and shirtless as usual. (Derek - alone in the woods)
Teen Wolf Beauty and the Beast (ish) AU: 100,052
Events within the Big Finish left to write: THREE. WE'RE GETTING THERE.
Things that happen after the Big Finish: Five. Maybe six? seven? Let's call it twelve.

Odds of finishing this in the next 15,000 words: Mmmmmaybe?


Someday, you guys. Someday this story is going to be done. o.O
dira: Derek Hale, alone in the woods and shirtless as usual. (Derek - alone in the woods)
Teen Wolf Beauty and the Beast (ish) AU: 90,029
Scenes left before the big finish: NONE. WE ARE IN THE BIG FINISH NOW. :D
Events within the Big Finish left to write: 11. Hahahaha oh god. /o\
Things that happen after the Big Finish: 5. ish. so far.

Odds of finishing this in the next 15,000 words: Yyyyyyyeah no.


Sooooo this is now really really for real the third-longest fic I've ever written (#1 and #2 are locked down forever, I sincerely hope) and might even stay that way for a while and, uh, wow. I really was not expecting that from this fic. o.O
dira: Derek Hale, alone in the woods and shirtless as usual. (Derek - alone in the woods)
Teen Wolf Beauty and the Beast (ish) AU: 80,000 words exactly, on the word "blood".
Scenes left before the big finish: FOUR. AND A HALF. WHATEVER! YOU GUYS! THIS STORY IS ACTUALLY GOING TO END EVENTUALLY.
Odds of finishing this in the next 15,000 words: ...Signs point to no.

Also today I did four loads of laundry, filed my taxes, and vacuumed the rug. Mind you, starting tomorrow I am working seven (well, six and a half) days straight, but... today was a good day. :D
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
Teen Wolf Beauty and the Beast (ish) AU: 70,067 words
Scenes left before the big finish: 8. Which is one less than eight thousand words ago because I apparently never want this story to end.
Odds of finishing this in the next 15,000 words: I live in hope.

Also, I gotta stop procrastinating when I'm making myself stay up to write to an arbitrary milestone. That's just silly.

progress!

Dec. 18th, 2012 10:51 pm
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Derek and Scott - wolf brothers)
I failed to post this last night when it would have been a nice round number, but I broke through a wall with the writing today, and now the end is really! almost! kinda! in sight!

Teen Wolf Beauty and the Beast (ish) AU: 62,448 words
Scenes left before the big finish: 9. Which is three more than it was 10,000 words ago because outlines are bigger on the inside.
Odds of finishing this in the next 15,000 words: Yeah, no.
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Brad - Black and White)
Also this happened tonight on the spreadsheet where I track how much I write each day:




I only started tracking daily word counts (as opposed to the final word counts of posted fic, for which I have had a spreadsheet for years) a little over a year ago, so I don't have any apples-to-apples data to compare this to. At the start of this year I figured that, from my experience of my writing, it wasn't unreasonable to expect to average about 25,000 words a month; I figured I would take January off from writing goals and try for 50,000 words in November, and--assuming I would be prone to falling short--I would hope to write between 250 and 300,000 words in 2012.

I also figured I would complete the GK wolf-verse before Yuletide got going and write an original novel and, uh, I guess Teen Wolf happened? In any case: I've done a lot of writing this year, I think probably more than in past years, and upon reflection that pleases me. :)
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Ray - Ready to Go)
1) I have not only lured [personal profile] kass into reading and watching Generation Kill, now she's written fic! Check out her awesome Nate/Brad combat jack porn: Fantasy.


2)

Oh yeah, that's the 750words.com Nano badge and it is MINE. I wrote 50,000 words in 27 days, writing at least 750 words every single day. \o/


...I am still not even close to being done with ANYTHING. /o\
dira: Derek Hale, alone in the woods and shirtless as usual. (Derek - alone in the woods)
Yeah, so this is also happening right now.

Teen Wolf Beauty & the Beast AU: 50,084 words
Things in the outline before the Big Finish: 6
Odds of wrapping this up in 15,000 more words: still not good

Apparently I am in the land of Exploring Exciting New Story Lengths this year. \o?
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Brad - Black and White)
...No I mean the other wolves. GK wolf-verse!

60,050 words!
I'm in Act IV! One more act to go after this!
THEY'RE ACTUALLY IN IRAQ YOU GUYS. :D :D :D
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Derek and Stiles - up against the door)
But this one is mine. :D

Ahem.


Beauty and the Beast (ish) AU: 40,312 words.
Events in outline before Big Finish: 12
Number of them labeled "montage": none!

So I think I just have to accept that I have some kind of weird pacing instinct for stories around 65,000 words, and this is one of those stories. And I am probably not going to get the next 25,000 words written this weekend.
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Stiles - open-mouthed)
Teen Wolf Beauty and the Beast (ish. extremely ish.) AU: 30,488 words.
Internal time elapsed: 100 hours.
Events left before Big Finish: 8, sort of. Everything between here and the Big Finish is labeled 'Montage'. IDEK.
Events contained in the Big Finish: 11, so far.
Events that come AFTER the Big Finish: 3, so far.

...So I can totally wrap this up in fifteen thousand more words, right? ...Right?

/o\


Sooooo, who wants to beta this ridiculous monster?
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
Wolf-verse fic: 55,473 words

BUT! HERE IS THE THING!

I HAVE FINALLY GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE I AM WRITING ABOUT THE TIMESPAN OF THE MINISERIES, YOU GUYS. I'M NOT WRITING ONE BULLET AWAY FANFIC ANYMORE.

:D :D :D
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Derek - Red-eyed)
Teen Wolf Beauty and the Beast AU: 20,155 words.
Stiles: still doing all the talking.
Outline: still nonexistent.
End: still not actually in sight.

I have sort of a hazy idea of the next several things that happen, and I know most of the things that need to happen in order to wrap the story up, and I'm feeling quite blithely unconcerned about getting to all those things in the proper order, but it feels a little bit weird to be writing something which has, now, definitely attained the size of a Serious Story without having an actual outline for it. I can tell that I'm in the middle part now, and that there is a late-middle part coming up soonish, and then a cascade of events which will constitute the end, but I'm not really sure how long any of it will take. Huh.


In somewhat-related news, yesterday I scored a personal Writing Bingo, in which I managed to add at least a paragraph to all five of the stories I currently have in progress. (Two Teen Wolf, two Generation Kill, one Vorkosigan.) So that was ... something.
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Stiles - open-mouthed)
My Derek/Stiles Beauty and the Beast (ish) AU topped 10,000 words today.

I am pretty sure the story has actually started now.

...Oh God this is going to go on for a while. /o\
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Brad - Black and White)
...Although not my position in the chronology of the story, since they still have not gotten to Iraq, let alone shooting anybody.

ANYWAY. Hey, look, I am writing GK wolf-verse! :D


50,025 words.
5.5 (ish) scenes left in Act III.
2 acts after that.

The fact that this story is ten thousand words longer than at last update without getting any closer to the end of the outline pretty much reflects how the last two months of writing have gone. But whatever. ONWARD.
dira: Derek Hale, alone in the woods and shirtless as usual. (Derek - alone in the woods)
1) If you take five thousand people from all over the world, from infants to old dudes on motorized scooters, and put them all in a hotel together for a long weekend, and no one is sleeping enough or eating right and a pretty large proportion of everybody is drinking every night, con crud happens! And if you are in a prominent public-contact position like the information desk, it will probably happen to you!

Alternately, if I hang out a lot with [profile] daveamongus when he has a cold, by the end of the weekend I will probably have the same cold.

2) The Derek/Stiles fic full of pack feels that was not any of the things I meant to write last week is now over ten thousand words and the porn has not yet actually commenced. But I am still convinced I can finish it tonight.

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