January 25th, 2016

Travis Murphy aka Paul Rudd

January Month End Original Fic Post

Hello out there in internetland! haldoor asked me to help out with the Monday original fic posts so you’re stuck with me for at least half the year.  Or, until she kicks me out of the comm, whichever comes first.

So, since this is the first post of the New Year, let’s start at the beginning with a few launching off questions.

For the newbies out there and those that are sitting on the fence about trying their hand at original work, speak up.  We’re here to help and this is a great place to start asking all those burning questions you have on your mind!  I have been doing this for a long time – and not that that means I’m any good at it, but you know – and am always willing to lend a helping hand.  All you have to do is ask!

I’ll get us started off:

Where are you with your original work?  Do you have a stockpile of WIPs like I do or are you starting fresh for January?
I’m everywhere with it to be quite honest.  I finished several multi-chapter works in two different original fandoms (for lack of a better term) and was even inspired to create a new ‘world’ during the year end drabble prompt marathon.  On the other hand, I have a mountain of half-finished and barely started original WIPs.  But, that’s pretty typical for me as I’m a rather scattered and unorganized writer.

Are you an old hand at this or tentatively sticking your toe into the water for the first time? 
Definitely an old hand.  I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember and  actually didn’t start writing fanfic until 2012.  Since the show that inspired me to write fanfic died after one season, I’ve pretty much reverted back to my original work.

What do you find the hardest about starting a new original work?  The easiest?
For me, titles are always the hardest part of any work.  Conflict is also rough for me as well because, in real life, I tend to shy away from as much conflict as I can!  But it’s necessary in a story so building that conflict and making it real can be hard for me.  The easiest, however, is the characters.  It’s odd but they seem to randomly appear in my brain one day and start knocking at the inside of my skull (which probably explains the headaches now that I think about it).

So what about you?  Step up and let’s talk!

**H, I didn't tag this because I wasn't sure if we were going with the old Monday Madness tag or not.  Let me know and I'll edit it to reflect the proper tag
  • kaige68


It's the last Monday of the month and I have 9 minutes to write this!!!!! I'm absolutely feeling the stress of the end of the month push.

So how are you doing? Have you already finished for the month? Are you on schedule? Are you behind but have big plans! How are you going to be awesome in this last week of January?

Because, inevitably, someone forgets: UPDATE YOUR NUMBERS! Counting happens next Monday! ACK!

Thanks to Crater's word wars on Saturday, I'm slightly over for the month. But it doesn't feel like I've written enough this month, so I'm not loving the few words that I'm over.

On the other hand, snowmageddon didn't hit where I am, and the dog is happily snoring, so I suppose it is a bit of a plus.

And that's my time! Happy last week of January to you all!
Brain million
  • kaige68

Daily Count Challenge February!

For all the glory, February!!

Comment here and I'll put you on the list and it's entirely possible that I'll remember to start naming contestants on the first!

It's as simple as stepping up when your name is called and doing your utmost to meet your own daily word count (whatever that may be). When you finish, write a small bragging post and call up the next contestant!

Be accountable for one day!

Who's in?

slashluv18 - No 24th
agdhani - No Monday, repeats
guineamania - No Thursday
craterdweller - No Sundays
hanorganaas - repeats

Again! Again!

Big buddy
  • kaige68

Big Buddy February!

Fantabulous February!

Comment here with the count you can reach in the month of February (remember to factor in holidays, finals, road trips, pajama days, hangovers, etc). I will check in with you every 6(ish) days to make sure you are on schedule, to push you if you aren't, and to shake pompoms at you if you are (Well, I'll probably shake pompoms at you either way).

Your count is up to you. There is no minimum beyond what you decide. But Big Buddy will be watching you! If you pledge 100 words/images, then every 6 days chime in to tell us that you've produced 20% of them.

This is not words to be done in lieu of something else. If you have a bingo, or a big bang, or a drabble-a-day, it all counts! Words/images do not have to be posted to count, they just have to be done!

Who is in?

afrozenflowerr - 15,000
agdhani - 30,000
thtwzjustadream - 18,000
slashluv18 - 20,000
fairyniamh - 2,900/29
sharpiesgal - 2,500
katleept - 23,000
erinm_4600 - 1,000/500
craterdweller - 12,000/40
flipflop_diva - 20,000
starry_wolf - 30,000
bizarra - 20
guineamania - 15,500
kaige68 - 7,247
candream - 1,500
dracosdreamer - 1,000
haldoor - 10,000
lasairfhiona - 1,000
ncisvu_lj - 10,000
weakmoments - 50,000
severina2001 - 16.700