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So, my socio-political NaNoWriMo novel that's all rife with political intrigue (at least, I hope it's intrigue... whatever) is going great.  I took nearly 20K out of my failed August NaNo novel and plunked it right in the middle xD  (Cheating?  Maybe.  Whatever).

The damned D/s erotic thing that is my other novel is... completely... grahhhh.  I think I hate my main character.  She's a spoiled little bitch and even though that's sort of what I was going for and I was trying to establish a bit of an unsympathetic protagonist or something... I don't like her.  *Slaps her*.

AND [livejournal.com profile] harryhetbigbang is due in *checks*  Um, six hours, and I still need to do 2K on it to make it meet the word count requirement... and also... you know... have a conclusion.  
EDIT - I'm done [livejournal.com profile] harryhetbigbang!!  *Joy*

On the bright side, the thing that's been getting me through all this writing has been @NaNoWordSprints on Twitter (I just recently joined Twitter - I'm @ThatGammaGirl if you want to read me describe my hilariously boring life in 140-character sound bytes - and it's still kind of weird to me but I'm glad I did for this alone).  I've also learned that my writing speed is - seriously - 4 000 words an hour (1 000 words in 15 minutes), so I don't know how I'm not totally owning NaNo.  I could technically be done in... *math* 12.5 hours.  That's less than a day.  That's only half a day.  I mean, granted, it would be half a day of writing at insane speed, but really, why am I not almost done by now?

Oh yeah.

It's because I keep stopping to go on LJ and do math.
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Pride: I am DONE WITH [livejournal.com profile] interhouse_fest.  HURRAH.  It's been eating my brain for days, so nice to have that finished.

NaNo Rambling: So, I've started trying to come up with names for characters, and damn, I'd forgotten how hard it is to come up with names that work for contemporary-era stories.  I think I've settled on Sarah Carter for a heroine - have any of you ever heard of anyone named Sarah Carter?  If there's someone by that name who's well-known, I'll come up with a new one.  Still rather stuck on a name for the romantic hero, though... I'm leaning towards Caleb for a first name...

Alana Grace: I was going to try to pinpoint a few lines of the song "Obsession" that make me think of Bellamort... but no, I'm just going to copy out the lyrics and give you the video.



Inside my insecurities, I hide imperfections.
I find a blurred reality inviting
Get lost in the intensity and get off on rejection,

I only feel alive when I
Can't have it, yet I want it,
Need it, breathe it, my addiction.
So wrong, that's why I like it,
Taste it, crave it, my affliction.
The longing, the waiting, the thrill of going crazy
It's my next obsession.

I fill these vacancies of mine with unhealthy fascinations.
It's so clear I'm never satisfied,
It's blinding.
Too late, no matter how I try, I can't break my fixation–

I only feel alive when I
Can't have it, yet I want it, 
Need it, breathe it, my addiction.
So wrong, that's why I like it,
Taste it, crave it, my affliction.
The longing, the waiting, the thrill of going crazy
It's my next obsession.

Suffocating in the sensations...
It's irrational.

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Who says 13 is an unlucky number? )


In other news...
  • Everyone may already be aware of this, but my Harry Potter Femmeslash Comment Fic Meme is now open and ready for business!  Rules are explained in full there, but the basic gist is to comment with femmeslash pairings plus prompts and/or write for other people's pairings and prompts.
  • I have two days to finish my [livejournal.com profile] queer_bigbang... and three to do the Scenery Competition.  Plus Camp NaNo and such.  No pressure, Gamma.
  • Much to my delight, an anonymous author wrote Fantasies of Safety - a Draco/Luna - for me for [livejournal.com profile] hp_porninthesun!  The reason that this makes me so inordinately happy is that Draco/Luna is often dismissed as an "unsexy" pairing, because... it's not angry enough, I guess?  And angry sex is hot sex... I guess?  Anyway, bottom line: there is very little that could be construed as Draco/Luna smut.  I checked the [livejournal.com profile] hp_porninthesun Draco/Luna tag - this is actually the only one.  But this was glorious, gorgeous, tragic, and quite sexy.  I'm really quite thrilled by its existence, and it's a fabulous bonus that it's very, very good...
  • I feel like I've killed everyone's Friends List today...

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Today's Word Goal: 11 666
Today's Word Count: 6 743

General Comments: I skipped a few days, and wrote nothing during them.  I finally got a bit written today, so, while I'm still behind... at least I'm making progress.  Still only have half of what I'm supposed to have done...

Other Projects: No
Ahead of Schedule: No
Write or Die: No
Badges Completed So Far (List here): Goed Begonnen, Double or Nothing,
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These were copied from THIS page in the NaNoWriMo forums.  I'm crossing off the ones that I have completed as I do so.

I'm so excited!  NaNoWriMo is such a high... 


Badge List Here )
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June!  It's the time for exams, for daily philosophy papers, for finishing six paintings for art... and for writing 50 000 words!  
Good plan, right?
In my infinite wisdom (well... just finite enough to make me sign up for Camp NaNoWriMo in the first place, I suppose...) I've made the decision to combine June's Camp NaNo with the [livejournal.com profile] scifibigbang. I've written just 3 000 words on my story for it (yes, so I'm technically cheating... whatever, I'll make my word goal 53 000), rough drafts are due at the end of June, and I fear that I'd never get another word done if I wasn't being pressured more.

Oh, and in August, I'm planning on doing original fiction... for variety's sake, you know? 

Is anyone else doing it?  Either month?  Anyone willing to do word wars or to sob with me while we try to get things done?
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Well, it's December now.  NaNoWriMo is over, my novel is completed, and I am now able to sit back and relax and think slightly while still trying to write 5 000 more words on The Black Princess before Sunday and complete about ten thousand other writing projects.

This was my first year doing NaNoWriMo, and I feel it is my responsibility to speak about my experience (all right, no, I don't feel it's my responsibility... I just want to)

This is what I have learned from NaNoWriMo:
  1. Loreena McKennitt is the only singer to whom I can listen while writing "literary fiction".  No other kind of music works, no matter how much I occasionally got to wishing it did.
  2. It is one hundred percent acceptable to pad the word count by having characters sing if the song is appropriate to the moment (in my case, the song was Scarborough Faire)
  3. 1 000 words is really not a lot.
  4. If I spend enough time breaking up contractions to make it past the word count, I start doing it all the time.

That is all.
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Soo... let's talk about NaNoWriMo.
Guess what I've learned?  I've learned that apparently, not only am I ambitious and crazy enough to take on NaNoWriMo in addition to school and all that other "good" stuff that makes up my day-to-day life, but that I have such an incredible lack of knowledge of my own limitations that I will also try my very hardest to do a thousand more writing projects at the same time.
Allow my to explain.
My NaNoWriMo entry is called Hope.  It is roughly 26 500 words long at the moment.
My new not-NaNoWriMo-but-NaNoWriMo-inspired project is The Black Princess.  It is roughly 3 600 words long at the moment.
I have also inexplicably decided that the time has come to put work into Ghost of a Rose and Behind Closed Doors.
I believe I may be insane for thinking I am going to finish all of these - or, rather, finish Hope and The Black Princess and write significant amounts of Ghost of a Rose and Behind Closed Doors - before December.
And yet... stunningly... I'm on schedule.  (Knock on wood)

I'm either going to completely die trying to finish everything, or I'm going to reach spectacular new heights I never before dreamed of.
One or the other.

NaNoWriMo

Oct. 18th, 2011 06:16 pm
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I am doing NaNoWriMo this November.
Accordingly, I have spent the last two weeks making sure I will have as little time as possible for writing during the month of November.
Obviously, I suffer from the delusion that once it gets to be November, my time will multiply.

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