January 30th, 2017

Texas

Monthly Madness: Original Fic

New year, new fics?

Let’s start out with talking about what we accomplished last year.  Did you write as much original work as you had planned?  What are you most proud of from 2016?

What’s on your plate for the new year?  Are you going to continue to move forward with the same set of old friends or do you have something new on the back burner?  Thinking of trying a new genre?

As for me, I didn’t quite hit my goal for 2016, but I did post a good number of words, the majority of them all original work.  I moved my characters forward in their lives and I’d like to think that there was some character growth, even for that caveman of a cowboy.  But he’s the proverbial work in progress – the kind of guy who takes one step forward and then two steps back.

For the new year, I hope to flesh out something I dabbed with during the 100-in-100 at the end of the year.  That’s my goal for this year – to get that fic sorted and written. Hopefully it’ll even get posted before 2018.  And, of course, I’ll continue on with my established idiotic characters because well, I love ‘em all too much to let them go.

So, what’s on your plate for 2017?
NSYNC::fan for life

Word of the Day 01/30/17 Red

Red (noun)
red [red]
(previously 02-16-13)

noun
1. any of various colors resembling the color of blood; the primary color at one extreme end of the visible spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 610 and 780 nm.
2. something red.
3. (often initial capital letter) a radical leftist in politics, especially a communist.
4. Informal. red light ( def 1) .
5. Informal. red wine: a glass of red.
6. Also called red devil, red bird. Slang. a capsule of the drug secobarbital, usually red in color.

adjective
7. of the color red.
8. having distinctive areas or markings of red: a red robin.
9. of or indicating a state of financial loss or indebtedness: the red column in the ledger.
10. radically left politically.
11. (often initial capital letter) communist.
12. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of North American Indian peoples: no longer in technical use.

Idioms
13. in the red, operating at a loss or being in debt (opposed to in the black): The newspaper strike put many businesses in the red.
14. paint the town red. paint ( def 16 ) .
15. see red, Informal. to become very angry; become enraged: Snobs make her see red.

Origin: before 900; Middle English red, Old English read; cognate with German rot, Dutch rood, Old Norse raudhr, Latin rufus, ruber, Greek erythrós; see rubella, rufescent, erythro-




Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Bunny Up
  • kaige68

Monday!!!!

Well hello there!

Sorry for the sparsness, hope things are going well for all of you. I'm going to continue to be sparse for the next few days at least, but I did want to remind you to update your numbers and let you know I will be spamming you today.

So, do your best to be awesome, and happy Monday!!!
Brain million
  • kaige68

Daily Count Challenge - February

February!

Comment here and I'll put you on the list! 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!

For February, we're going to go back to the current person naming the next person.


Repeat:
xjadedgrlx - No 18th or 25th
agdhani - No Thursday
candream - No 4th, only Saturday, Sunday and Monday,
craterdweller
thtwzjustadream
2nd repeat simplyn2deep
2nd repeat severina2001

DONE:
slashluv18
simplyn2deep
xjadedgrlx
agdhani
candream
shinysylver
severina2001
craterdweller
thtwzjustadream
tkeylasunset
simplyn2deep
severina2001
haldoor
guineamania
Big buddy
  • kaige68

Big Buddy February

Fantastic February!

Comment here with the count you can reach in the month (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?

guineamania - 14,000
agdhani - 50,000
asphaltcowgrrl - 15,000
craterdweller - 16,000
slashluv18 - 25,000
sharpiesgal - 3,000
fairyniamh - 2,800
severina2001 - 23,000
candream - 1,000
kaige68 - 6,825
shinysylver - 2,000
simplyn2deep - 2,000
xjadedgrlx - 3,000