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WIP Push: End of Week One!

I haven't done posts for the 8th or 9th for the WIP push, but instead I am posting this for the weekend.


How'd you do so far? Getting somewhere overall for the week? Have you met your daily goal every day, or overall for the week, or perhaps you're satisfied with where you're at so far anyway. Here's where you can let us know, ask for help if you need something the others can assist with (beta, prompts, ideas for somewhere you're stuck, anything else that you think will help!), or just to have a little moan or woohoo! Offer an excerpt if you like too, or just talk about what WIP you're working on!

I've managed 1197 words on it this week, which overall I'm quite pleased with, although my target was 1400. I hope to add a little more to it when I've finished with last weekend's reward fics (2 of which I've done; three to go!), so hopefully I can make up the missing target words, but I'm not gonna beat myself up if I don't because at least I've made progress!

Now, for all you H50 fans out there, here's a little excerpt of this week's words:

Steve closes his eyes and breathes deeply, savoring the musky animal smell that should seem foreign and unappealing but doesn't. He can't regret this; it feels too right. It's still good – being wrapped up in another man like this after sex – and Steve finds it hard to believe it's taken him this long to find out something about himself which seems so natural. He thinks about all the girls – women – he's been with, and although there haven't been as many as for some of his buddies, he can't feel that any of them seemed wrong, or that he wasn't attracted to them.

Perhaps he's bisexual, or is it just Brad that affects him this way? He's drawn back to that night with the other cadet – the make-out session that went on longer than it should have and that both of them laughed off later – and allows vague memories of firm flesh and stubbled skin to solidify into something visible behind his eyelids. He studies what he sees and he
knows the desire he felt that night was real; he's just never allowed himself to believe it before.

Now, how about you? *sits back to listen attentively*


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May. 9th, 2015 04:52 am (UTC)
today's progress was all about synchronizing the definitions/pronunciations/spellings in all six books...and accumulating all of the words from all three versions of the language (from all 6 books) into one document so I can keep better track of what I've used, what the correct tense should be, how the 3 languages are related etc. that's 16 pages so far...(6,170 words) and I'm guessing 25ish pages before its done. hoping to finish that tomorrow.
May. 10th, 2015 02:47 am (UTC)
Wow, that's an awesome achievement! Fantastic work, and good luck with getting it finished! ;-)
May. 9th, 2015 08:32 am (UTC)
So I aimed for 4000 by the end of yesterday and just got there with 4016 *pumps the air*

And then proceeded to go out and nearly kill myself with a ridiculously sized Indian meal with starters, overly sized mains, a cereal bowl full of rice and a naan bread the size and thickness of a deep crust pizza ... I am still recovering ...
May. 9th, 2015 08:39 am (UTC)
Congrats on your words! You have earned your treat ;D
May. 10th, 2015 02:48 am (UTC)
YAY! I'm thrilled you managed to shoot and score so well! Ouch to the overfull stomach, but you deserved the treat! Hope your tummy is feeling a little less full by now! ;-)
May. 9th, 2015 08:38 am (UTC)
Congrats on your words! If you're pleased with them I think it's better than achieving your word-goal. It's not that far off after all.

As mentioned earlier this week, I'm not doing so well concentrating on my WIPs. Basically, time management doesn't like me, and I like to do nothing once I come in the evening. But thank you for believing in me, H! :D

I also mentioned a WIP I'm writing, which is based on this synopsis. You can read the first part on AO3 or GDocs if you prefer to take out the red marker while you read (I don't mind editing posted stuff and suggestions are welcome).

It's a DC AU with Harley/Joker and Harley/Bruce (and maybe other pairings besides, just because) set in "a dark era" in which being accused of witchcraft can get you killed. I could use some pointers on where to start with worldbuilding, as I've never done it.

I'll also need to figure out wherein lies the conflict between Joker and Bruce, and why the Joker thinks he can "ruin" him by sending out a cute blonde girl to seduce him.

I have a brainstorming document, if anyone would be so kind enough to help me. Either leave me your e-mail address or send me a poke at silksuitedparasite at gmail.com - it is much, much appreciated!
May. 10th, 2015 02:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, I agree. I haven't got back to do more words yet and I'm still busy today so might not get more in until later in the week, but I'm still happy and know I will definitely do more before the month's out! ;-)

Of course I believe in you! I know you can do it! I checked out your story and was very impressed with how it starts! I don't think you need to worry too much about the world-building; what you have begun with seems great - you have given enough of a glimpse of how things work to build on naturally, and it all makes sense so far.

The conflict between the Joker and Bruce is harder for me as I don't really knew the original Batman 'verse you use particularly well, but I would suggest you build on whatever you know of their conflict in that world - in other words, don't take things too far from what their 'verse describes, just amend it slightly to fit in with your new 'verse, if that's possible? And maybe the ruin is simply in being associated with a witch?

I'm hoping others might like to jump in with suggestions, as unfortunately I'm so behind on so many things I can't really offer to help out with brainstorming at this stage, but if things clear up at my end, I'll do what I can - and definitely if any odd things crop up you can ask me if I have any thoughts on them. I think you have my email address. ;-)

May. 11th, 2015 01:05 am (UTC)
You can do it! I'll be trying to write three sentences every day. Hopefully it will be on a WIP, lol.

Thank you so, so much for reading my WIP and commenting on it. It's very helpful and a huge weight off my mind :D

And maybe the ruin is simply in being associated with a witch?
That's an interesting idea! That would work even if she's not a witch, because she's been accused of it.

Thanks for the brain fodder and for offering to help out! I have a lot of things to catch up with as well, so this WIP's not too important. But I like keeping the idea engine running ^^
May. 9th, 2015 01:27 pm (UTC)
My week wasn't good because of work, the German rail strike and "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (since 24th April). So I wasn't really in the mood to keep writing. :o( But I plan to today or at least tomorrow. I also have one day off from work on Thursday and don't have to work next weekend. So I really want to write and write and write.

But: Feel free to leave me some prompts. (I asked in my Journal for prompts but nobody commented. So maybe here?) Big Bang is about Wanda Maximoff (Marvel Cinematic Universe).
May. 10th, 2015 02:59 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you had a rough week in terms of writing, and that work and the rail strike slowed you down *shakes fist at them*, but at least you had the Avengers' new movie to make things a little better!

I don't really know enough to offer prompts about the Marvel 'verse or your character, but I hope others here will help you out - feel free to make a post in the comm (use the tag: help!) if you think it will be useful and gain more prompts that a comment in the WIP post like this. I know there are plenty of Marvel fans out there, and they're probably happy to help! ;-)

GOOD LUCK for the week ahead and doing more writing!
May. 14th, 2015 01:13 pm (UTC)
[...] but at least you had the Avengers' new movie to make things a little better!

It was more the other way. :o(
May. 16th, 2015 10:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. *hugs*
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May. 10th, 2015 03:02 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you for the comment! That was so nice of you - I'm thrilled it seems to work for you! ;-)

Get to work on those MMoM drabbles! And whatever else this WIP Push can poke you towards! Good luck with finding a small fandom to play in as well, before you get back to your favourites! ;-)
May. 9th, 2015 10:40 pm (UTC)
other than maybe minor clean up and addition of any new words created, the Elyri to English dictionary is complete.
The reverse dictionary is going to have to wait for a day when my brain is less fuzzy. added another 2k to it, so my count's still hanging above where I want to be.
May. 10th, 2015 03:03 am (UTC)
WOOHOO! I knew you could do it! And the reverse dictionary will come in time, so don't worry! If you're ahead of your goal, then it's all good, right? ;-)
May. 11th, 2015 04:32 pm (UTC)
Congrats on all the words! And your little excerpt there is highly intriguing!

I don't know if I made my goal or not, I can't remember. But, my WIP is at almost 4k words now, which is a beautiful thing. I think I might be able to finish this week (especially with my boss leaving for France on Thursday).
May. 13th, 2015 05:05 am (UTC)
Thanks for both of those comments! ;-)

And obviously you've finished your WIP, which is hugely exciting! YAY, you! :D
May. 13th, 2015 05:02 pm (UTC)
Anytime. :D

Aw, thanks! I was excited. LOL
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