Dec. 1st, 2014 11:34 pm
dira: Allison Argent, smiling delightedly (Allison - Smile)
So the main thing is, I won NaNoWriMo! I wrote 50,000 (actually 51,352) words of underage Teen Wolf hookerfic in 30 days! Good job me!

The story now stands at 103,524 words and... is not done. But I have reached the beginning of the end! And I figured out a thing so I was able to drop a whole sequence from the end, so I only have... five bullet points left! And three of those are probably a single monstrous continuous POV scene! I AM GOING TO FINISH THIS STORY AT SOME POINT. IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. SOONISH.

Ahem. So! I won NaNo! And wrote 22,000 other words of fic on top of that! November was an unparalleled success!

I mean, okay, I also got into a car accident on Thanksgiving, on my way to my parents' house for dinner, which rather derailed my family's Thanksgiving plans, but no one was hurt, my insurance deductible fits on my credit card, and dinner was three hours late but not otherwise ruined. So that worked out a lot better than it could have.

Also I haven't started my Yuletide fic, or even canon review, yet, and holy shit it's December so there are less than three weeks left to deadline, but that's okay. I HAVE A PLAN.

So, uh, given the above I am unlikely to succeed at any kind of daily posting in December, but if you want to drop a question or post-prompt in the comments, feel free! Or just stop by and say hi--it's exciting to see so many new posts on my flist again! :D
dira: Allison Argent, smiling delightedly (Allison - Smile)
To the surprise of perhaps EVERYONE, I am actually still on pace for Nano! Yesterday's target was 30,000 words, and I ended the day with 30,724. (That's only the words that count for Nano--the total word count on the hookerfic right now is 81,253.) Even better, the end is sort of in sight! I'm into the last set of stuff that happens in the middle of the story, before the end starts kicking in! I'm not going to make it too far into the end by the end of November or the 50,000-word mark, and frankly I'm a little unclear* about how the end even works, but. Ending! It's gonna happen! I'M GOING TO FINISH THIS STORY YOU GUYS.

The thing that actually kind of blows my mind about my Nanowrimo productivity is that, in addition to writing 30,000 words in 18 days for my Nano story... I've also written about 17,000 words of other fic in those same 18 days. So in case anyone was wondering how strong is my fixation on Bucky Barnes: strong enough to compel me to write a total of 47,000 words of fic in 18 days. THANKS, BUCKY. I reward you by... having two different trash fics in progress right now. But also a story where totally nice things happen to Bucky! Um. That one is progressing slower than most, but still.

I am also also somehow cultivating a bit of a... social life? In amidst all of this? Going places, meeting people. A bunch of it is Nanowrimo-focused write-ins, but some of it isn't, it's just me actually getting out and being social. I'm a little scared that I'm going to hit December, stop frantically juggling all of this, and just collapse and do nothing at all, but... even if I do, I'll have written lots of stuff and met lots of people! So. ONWARD!

*I somehow got distracted in mid-sentence and initially typed "happy" for "unclear," which is a typically optimistic Freudian slip from me.
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
Honey, Child, to a Swarm of Bees (9948 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Rape/Non-Con
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Brock Rumlow, James "Bucky" Barnes/Hydra Agents, James "Bucky" Barnes/Alexander Pierce, Jack Rollins/Brock Rumlow, James "Bucky" Barnes/Jack Rollins
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Jack Rollins, Brock Rumlow, Alexander Pierce
Additional Tags: HYDRA Trash Party, HYDRA Husbands, Torture, Gangbang, spider gag, Stun Batons, hydratrashmeme, Self-Harm

"Just one last thing, Soldier. For the duration of this mission, your call sign is Cap."

Ha ha ha, um, so I also started this story, like, the day before NaNo started in a fit of pique because someone had said no one should write Trash Party and I thought I WILL SHOW YOU I WILL WRITE TRASH PARTY SO HARD, so the other thing messing with my ability to hit Nano targets was writing horrible unredeemed Hydra Trash Party Trash. But now I'm done with that!

...Now I am being distracted from Nano by NICE stories. (Well, and thoughts of terrible stories, but I'm only actively writing the nice one(s) right now.) (By right now I mean: today.)

...Okay also distracted by my efforts to finish reading Stephen Baxter's fixit fic of The Time Machine before we discuss it at book group tomorrow.

...Also also by Sleepy Hollow. You guys have you noticed that Abbie and Ichabod are really beautiful? And the show has a hilariously endless stream of random macguffins to hang episode plots on but mostly Abbie and Ichabod are really beautiful. And the show knows it and gives us at least one scene per week that's nothing but them being adorable and gorgeous together. THANK YOU, SHOW.

Ahem. But! Despite all the manifold distractions, I am currently... somewhat less than a day behind on my nano word count target, so really, EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL I SWEAR. So as of right this second my current Nano word count is 13,830 (target for the end of the 9th day is 15,000), and total word count for the hookerfic is 64,359.

I have arrived at a scene I've been anticipating writing for... maybe a year and a half? Maybe longer? It's kind of weird to be actually writing it at last. I've resigned myself to it not being as magically, staggeringly hot as I thought it was a year and a half ago. *g*
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
An Act Too Often Neglected (1342 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Steve Rogers
Additional Tags: The Little Prince - Freeform, Foxes, Princes, Bucky Is James Now

The prince had always been destined to lose his fox. It was right there in the story. my NaNoWriMo report for today is, I went totally off the rails and wrote a bunch of stuff that was IN NO WAY what I was supposed to be working on. Tomorrow's another day, though...
dira: Allison Argent, smiling delightedly (Allison - Smile)
I did say I would report back, didn't I? I think I even had some adorable notion of posting every day in November, but then I had a busy weekend and then such a Monday and then Election Day (let's just... not talk about it) and, whoosh, we're on the fifth day of Nano! Nearly the sixth, it's taken me so long to get around to posting!

As of the end of day five I've got 8,389 words written, which puts me exactly 55 words ahead of Nano-winning pace and brings the current total word count of the hookerfic to 58,918. Basically every day since the first has been an exercise in doggedly forcing myself to write enough to get to the target word count, which I guess is less than ideal in terms of the joy of writing, but on the other hand it's working and I'm getting writing done and moving this story along, so. So far so good?

(Tonight's writing was mostly done at a general-purpose Nanowrimo write-in at my local coffee shop; I listened to 1989 about four times in a row and eventually did notice that I was sitting in a public place, closely surrounded by other people, frowning thoughtfully as I studied my fingers in between writing bits of a fisting scene. AN EXCELLENT AND PRODUCTIVE EVENING. PS HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT KNUCKLES ARE HUGE AND NOT VERY COMPRESSIBLE.)

My level of optimism that I'm actually going to finish this story in 50,000 words is... guarded. At best. Given that I've been on the same sex scene for like three days now. (It's a super deeply THEMATICALLY IMPORTANT sex scene, though. As ever.)

Anyway, in the spirit of not letting Tumblr have quite all the fun, here's a bit of the story that I shared over there today:

Page 111, in which Derek has asked to cross a line... )
dira: Derek Hale, alone in the woods and shirtless as usual. (Derek - alone in the woods)
So I was all set to post about how I have come up with this clever NaNoWriMo plan for this month and then noticed that I have a "pseudonanowrimo" tag and realized that, ha! I have had this plan before, EIGHT YEARS AGO, jeez I've been in fandom a long time.

Anyway, same plan, but this time I'm not in grad school and not going to New Jersey and/or Boston for Thanksgiving--oh man that time I went to New Jersey for Thanksgiving was ALSO EIGHT YEARS AGO, I AM OLD--ANYWAY.

So just like eight years ago, I have this epic fic that I meant to have finished by now and haven't, so I'm going to try writing 50,000 words of it, hopefully the concluding fifty thousand words, in a month. This time around it's my Teen Wolf Derek/Stiles underage hookerfic AU, which is roughly half written. I'm playing a little game on tumblr with people naming page numbers and me choosing a number and posting a snippet from the corresponding page--page 19 and page 33 are already out--so hopefully that will help me coax myself through the next thirty days of, woe is me, writing hookerfic porn.

(Then I looked at my outline and the next line has a date because I worked out the timeline fairly meticulously and then "fisting?" so... you know I'm not sure I've ever written that before? NEW EXPERIENCES EVERYWHERE.)

Also I am really tired--I went to my local NaNoWriMo group's midnight write-in/unofficial kickoff last night, and, see above re: being super old, I am way too old for this staying-out-til-two-in-the-morning business, I've been rather pathetically exhausted all day. Luckily I got 1700 words done at the write-in, so I'm already on track for today. Unluckily I have yet to be able to brace myself to look at what it is that I wrote last night while sitting in a Denny's at 1AM.

So anyway, that's my November NaNo adventure so far. Will report back.

Also, not super relevant to the above but I got my Yuletide assignment and I WON AT YULETIDE ASSIGNMENTS THIS YEAR, THIS IS THE BEST EVER, I AM SO EXCITED. At least when I am not about to curl up on [personal profile] iulia's couch and fall asleep, anyway. I am excited in spirit. The flesh is ooooold.
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Charlie - : ] by sophiesly)
1) Okay, so, yes, clearly pseudonanowrimo did not work out. Stupid November. Am still plugging away at the epic, trying not to be waylaid by any of the (many) worse ideas for how the story could have gone that would, you know, require me to rewrite the whole thing. Because no.

2) Heeeeeey, so Friday's episode! Spoilers for Numb3rs 3x08 - Hardball )
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Megan - Weapon Out by delgaserasca)
Words Tuesday: 34. Here they are, with some redactions to prevent spoiling.

[Redacted] nodded. "So [redacted] [redacted] you for a while, huh? [Redacted]?"

[Redacted] shrugged and didn't say anything.

"Okay," [Redacted] said briskly, and [redacted] looked up to see [redacted] ticking off points on [redacted] fingers.

...yeah, I'm going to go delete most of last night's work of staggering genius now and try to replace it with. Something.
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Larry - Little SHOES by delgaserasca) least, I think I did. On the one hand, yay paper ballot! On the other, provisional just has such a ... questionable ring to it. Also, I was my precinct's first provisional ballot of the day, so I caused a certain amount of confusion--they seemed to get it down to a science by the time the third guy joined me at the table, though.

In other news:

Words Monday: 898
Nano words: 6,773
6-day average: 1,129
Words off pace: 3,227

New total: 188,201
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Larry - Little SHOES by delgaserasca)
Words today: 1,882
Nano total: 5,875
5-day average: 1,175
Words off pace: 2,460

New total: 187,306
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Megan - Weapon Out by delgaserasca)
Words Saturday: 791
Nano total: 3,993
4-day average: 998
Words off pace: 2,675

New total: 185,543
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Megan - Weapon Out by delgaserasca)
Words Friday: 238
Nano words: 3,202
3-day average: 1,067
Words off pace: 1,798

New total: 183,863
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Don - Happy! by meletor_et_al)

Except, zomg, I am already getting nervous. YULETIDE OH GOD.

Also: I am already behind on pseudonanowrimo. There were. Issues. And I had class tonight! And it's hard being me! Anyway.

Tonight's word count: 1,079
Total Nano word count: 2,964
2-day Nano average: 1,482

New total: 183,628
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Larry - Little SHOES by delgaserasca)
Starting word count on November 1: 180,581
Words tonight: 1,885
New total: 182,466

Reason for stopping: Hit my word count goal! And wanted to work on That Story I Was Supposed to Finish Before November, oops.

Then there was a short detour for running out to the 7-11 to buy Downy after starting laundry and then realizing I was out of dryer sheets, followed by the slightly longer "wait, how does fabric softener work again?" adventure. Which has hopefully ended well.

But now: more writing! on the other thing! whee!
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Larry - Little SHOES by delgaserasca)
So today is October 31st, which means today is not only All Hallows Eve but also Nanowrimo Eve. And I have (cunningly!) formed a (diabolical! or psychotic! or both!) plan to do something I am calling a pseudonanowrimo, mainly because I find pseudonanowrimo to be a fun thing to go around saying.

Pseudo in the sense that I'm not starting anything new tomorrow: I'm taking a deep breath and jumping back into the goddamn Numb3rs epic, which I have been idling on lately, with the intention of busting out the last 50,000 words in a month (or however many it winds up being, however fast is humanly possible--what genius decided on November for this? Thanksgiving weekend road trip to Boston via New Jersey, I AM LOOKING AT YOU. To say nothing of school.)

Anyway: Numb3rs epic. 50,000 words in a month, or something like that. In the spirit of (pseudo)nanowrimo I'll be posting word counts every day, so feel free to defriend/filter/spend the next thirty days rolling your eyes and scrolling by really fast/heckle when the whole plan collapses three days in. Wheee!

Furthermore, I have a shiny new Larry icon (my first!) courtesy of [ profile] delgaserasca, and in my head this all goes together. We are lacing up our shoes, Larry and I. We are getting ready to go.


dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
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