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I had already decided to do new things before the Pool Party challenge came around, and that just facilitated the whole shebang. I've been keeping this up on my personal journal but obviously since July is now over I'm posting it here now so you guys can check me out lol.

the challenge:
A) do something new every day in July
B) apply this to the 1-million-words Pool Party challenge
C) let myself feel good about it.

notes: originally I'd put links and word counts and stuff but I stopped doing that, sorry. I'm pretty sure all the works I mention are either on ao3 or in posts on my journal or at femslash100 but if you actually want to find something and can't, feel free to ask.
there are a couple things below that might be triggery for people with mental illnesses or addictions, jsyk.
side note at my mod friends: am I allowed to tag this "woohoo!" or no because I see that's an actual tag.


7.1
1. Started RPing on LJ
2. wrote my first work for the 100 (200w)

7.2
3. made my first graphic in a long time (for a challenge!) and posted it
4. wrote Anna/Ruby as a pairing in a work instead of as extraneous characters (250w)
5. wrote my first Amy/Clara work (152w)

7.3
6. wrote the TARDIS as her human!character self (100w)
7. wrote a Bad Blood MV/MCU Crossover (also feat. prev. unwritten characters & ships) (692w)
8. made a pair of graphics of clara
9. wrote an hp work with non-central characters as the main characters (365w)

7.4
10. wrote my first "shippy" sam/steve work (555w)
11. made a rec list as well as a fic for fan flashworks
12. made and used my own sig tag for a comm

7.5
13. made my own banner for my blog

7.6
14. wrote my first steve/tony work (1,240w)
15. wrote my first upon a time work (250w)

7.7
16. wrote drabbles with previously unwritten ships/characters (100 x 5 = 500w)

7.8
17. wrote my first princess mechanic work (250w)

7.9
18. finished a work w/ anna jarvis (previously unwritten character) as focal character (first work finished for my first exchange!) and made her Jewishness focal (and apparently did it well!)
19. finished my first jon/sansa work
20. finished my first hunger games work

7.10
21. wrote a meta poem for supernatural (80w)
22. finished my first slashy kingsman fic

7.11
21. wrote my first dramione work since march '13 (100w)
22. wrote my first non-arrowverse dcu work (100w)
23. wrote my first swan queen work (100w)
24. wrote my first bela/ruby work (100w)
25. wrote my first catelyn/cersei work (100w)
26. wrote my first carmilla work featuring characters introduced in season 2 (also first night vale work) (100w)
27. made a graphic for one of my (upcoming) works

7.12
28. wrote my first straight-up dramione smut piece (500w)
29. beta'd an ao3 fic (fourth fic beta'd ever)

7.13
30. joined deviantART
31. made a graphic for the birthday of a friend and posted it on deviantART and facebook

7.14
32. wrote my first Girls Like Girls work (150w)
33. WENT TO A TAYLOR SWIFT CONCERT!!!!!!!

7.15
34. wrote my first Supernatural work actively shipping Charlie (250w)
35. made my first post for dove-drabbles (written 7.14)

7.16
36. posted a dramione work to ao3 (only ao3-posted work that wasn't brought over from ff.net, there is 1 like that from '13)

7.17
37. made a eureka graphic and posted to ao3 because I felt like it (first completed Eureka work)

7.18
38. wrote a drabble that included kate bishop and lucky (first time writing comics-only characters from any comic fandom)

7.19
39. gave in to my friend's request to co-run her lesbian intimacy blog with her
40. and picked the theme/made tags page for that

7.20
41. took and passed an exam in college for the first time
42. wrote a drabble and made a graphic for a space opera!Agent Carter verse
43. let my dad take a picture of me while eating and didn't let myself feel bad about it

7.21
44. TURNED TWENTY
45. started my own comm femslashagenda
46. ate cake by myself and didn't throw up
47. 1 year tobacco-free
48. made an accomplishments post about the last year on tumblr
49. wrote Sherlock Holmes (the character) for the first time
50. wrote RPF for the first because Taylor Swift

7.22
51. wrote/posted/had someone beta an hp femslash smut fic

7.23
52. wrote first ginny/luna smut work - also first hp smut where I actually wrote the characters as underage and in canon 'verse (and first work featuring public sex where the participants are actually seen by an onlooker)

7.24
53. worked on and almost finished a work with a few firsts (my first leverage work, first with many characters, first purposely gen work)

7.25
54. posted above-mentioned work
55. as well as kinky + pretty cracky marvel work (cracky content yet another first)

7.26
56. wrote Arya/Asha which I'd never considered shipping before (and something with Arya actually being in Braavos)

7.27
57. did the asking when arranging to see a movie with a friend
58. bought myself a movie ticket for the first time, and without asking my dad first
59. withdrew from a bang and dropped out of comms because I knew I was putting too much pressure on myself

7.28
60. participated in a ficathon not run by a community I've been in rather than letting myself be convinced I'd be intruding
61. with a bellatrix/hermione smut work in a stream-of-consciousness sort of format, totally different than any I'm used to

7.29
62. asked for a needed extension on a college paper (take-home exam) for the first time
63. used femslashagenda to host a legit masterpost

7.30
64. had lunch with my stepgrandmother, just the two of us, for the first time
65. ate vietnamese food for the first time
66. got stuck in the rain by myself and had to ride the bus(es) home in a totally soaking dress and even fell and got hurt but didn't let myself freak out about it until I was safely home
67. saw ant-man by myself

7.31
68. let my stepsister and possible future sister-in-law get me some groceries
69. joined teaspoon
70. wrote Blair/Jenny for the first time and also GG's perspective (oops I totally shoulda left it at 69 things lol too bad)

AND WITHOUT FURTHER ADIEU....AUGUST IS UPON US!!!

I wonder what shenanigans adventures I'll get up to THIS month...*winks*

edit: forgot to add my word counts for the month oops
all words posted on ao3 in July: 29,287 words
all words posted on ao3 so far in 2k15: 173,986 words
words not yet on ao3 (unrevealed exchange works, etc.): 3,567 words

total published words so far in 2k15: 177,553 words

Comments

( 24 comments — Leave a comment )
guineamania
Aug. 1st, 2015 07:18 am (UTC)
Well done you!
So many words and other important things too :)
You go girl!
clarahow
Aug. 2nd, 2015 02:33 am (UTC)
thank you!!! xx
starry_wolf
Aug. 1st, 2015 07:28 am (UTC)
Nice one! :D
clarahow
Aug. 2nd, 2015 02:34 am (UTC)
*does that little rockstar pointy thing where I agree with you and wink*
swan_secrets
Aug. 1st, 2015 08:11 am (UTC)
Amazing achievements in words and life!
clarahow
Aug. 2nd, 2015 02:34 am (UTC)
Thank you!!! :D It really was quite the month!!
severina2001
Aug. 1st, 2015 09:47 am (UTC)
Wow, that is incredible. You should feel very proud. You definitely deserve that woohoo! tag. :)
clarahow
Aug. 2nd, 2015 02:35 am (UTC)
Thank you :D I am indeed proud and enjoying the woohoo! tag so far!
fluffybun
Aug. 1st, 2015 11:40 am (UTC)
This is amazing! Great job :)
clarahow
Aug. 2nd, 2015 02:35 am (UTC)
Thank you!!!!
craterdweller
Aug. 1st, 2015 01:03 pm (UTC)
Wow! You didn't just splash in the pool - you OWNED the pool!

Well done!
clarahow
Aug. 2nd, 2015 02:36 am (UTC)
I always *was* very good at butterfly...;)

thank you!!!!
asphaltcowgrrl
Aug. 1st, 2015 03:39 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday!

Score on the Taylor Swift concert!

And congrats on having such a wonderfully productive month! You should be proud of yourself every day, but definitely you deserve to feel good about this, too. :D
clarahow
Aug. 2nd, 2015 02:38 am (UTC)
Thank you!!! Yeah, the concert was my dad's present (more proof that he's the best there is lol) and it was amazing!!!

I started out knowing it would be productive but I really surprised myself!!! :D
asphaltcowgrrl
Aug. 3rd, 2015 04:58 pm (UTC)
Hah! Dad for the ultimate win. :D

That's always a wonderful thing right there!
clarahow
Aug. 3rd, 2015 05:18 pm (UTC)
It really was :D
haldoor
Aug. 2nd, 2015 01:57 am (UTC)
Absolutely you can use the woohoo! tag -this can be used by anyone, anytime, and you definitely deserve it!

As this is quite a long post, can I just ask you to put an LJ-cut in perhaps just before the dates start, and you could close it after they end. No worries if you can't; just a thought to save some space on the page!

WELL DONE, again; you have rocked this challenge!

Edited at 2015-08-02 02:00 am (UTC)
clarahow
Aug. 2nd, 2015 02:10 am (UTC)
NICE

edit: just saw your edits. I shall do that. and thanks for adding the tag for me :D

Edited at 2015-08-02 02:12 am (UTC)
haldoor
Aug. 2nd, 2015 02:25 am (UTC)
YOU'RE WONDERFUL!

No worries, you should have all the tags! ;-)
clarahow
Aug. 2nd, 2015 02:40 am (UTC)
heffermonkey
Aug. 2nd, 2015 07:12 am (UTC)

Amazing! Well done you, thats a fabtastic accomplishment and all in a month! Words, life, everything in between. You must drink from the bottle of awesomesauce every day!

clarahow
Aug. 5th, 2015 06:06 am (UTC)
Actually, I'm not old enough to drink yet.

but yeah, mostly just lots of work with a lot of fantabulous results!
kaige68
Aug. 3rd, 2015 01:27 pm (UTC)
THIS IS SO FREAKING WONDERFUL!!! There is nothing you can't do! So terrific and empowering! I'm so very proud of you!!! :)
clarahow
Aug. 5th, 2015 06:07 am (UTC)
Well, I wouldn't say nothing...

thank you so very much!!! :D
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