This was... kind of a weird week. And also possibly the most fic I’ve written in a single week ever? Certainly since I started keeping track. Soooo. That happened. Not to the benefit of anything I was writing or even planning to write before this week, but yay! writing!
Words written this week: 21,997 (I KNOW RIGHT)
WIPs that got words this week:
Born in the Blood: 401
Underage Geralt/Original Witcher Characters: 649
Emhyr/Geralt Story I Really Wasn’t Planning On Writing Until I’d Seen More Than Three Minutes of Emhyr Canon But What Can You Do: 20,947, which, uh, is all of it, give or take revising (and sequels, shut up, this situation is completely under control). WHAT HAPPENED IS, I hadn’t written anything Monday or Tuesday of this week due to Life Stuff and on Wednesday I sat down and started working on some tricky stuff with my current werewolf book which turned into just being Stuck pretty quickly, so I was like “you know, this week has been stressful, I’m not getting anywhere with this, I’m gonna just let myself write down some dialogue for this Emhyr/Geralt bunny that I’m definitely not writing but can’t stop thinking about” and then what I actually did was start writing the actual story from the beginning and just... keep going for 6,000 words, after which I grabbed some dinner and went home and ... wrote another 4,000 words before going to bed. (I... don’t know if I’ve ever written 10k of anything in a day before? Ever?) And then I just... kept... going over the next few days until it was finished. So. That happened? :D?
Also in my defense the three minutes of Emhyr canon I have seen consist of (Emperor of the North and South, conquering (anti)hero) Emhyr a) getting in Geralt’s personal space to make intense eye contact and talk about how insolent he is and b) asking Geralt to track down his (Emhyr’s) daughter and sole heir, who is also Geralt’s daughter (and who likes Geralt better) because reasons, and Geralt refusing to take Emhyr’s money for the job because this is about protecting Ciri. What more canon does a pairing need, I ask you.