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Marvelous - for a Monday

I hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes, but since Monday's marching on I thought I'd share a post. If I am, feel free to stomp on my toes right back! *extends foot* Ha.

I'm not a huge Monday fan (who is?) but I must say that this one has been a cut above, so far. Work's been smoother than expected and moderately entertaining. I have a plan for the week that's pretty much on track. And I have hope for words this week.

I've been reading some of my old stuff on AO3, and wondering how I ever managed to put out SO MUCH FIC for a while there: 220+ stories in about 4.5 years' time. Some are short fics, but others are 10-15 chapters and 30k to 124k words! Wow. I'm not churning out anything like that these days- every fic is an effort. But the two I published last month went over well, and one of them has substantially higher clicks and kudos and comments than I expect from the fandom it's in. I'm thankful for that.

This week I think I'm going to pick up a couple of WIPs and see if I can give them some attention, move them forward. And I think I'd also like to try to get something short and quick written for my three pairings, in an effort to not only focus on longer stuff. Short can be good. Said the short girl.

What is your plan for the week? Have any projects taking a turn for the better or eating your brain? Any new creative windmills to tilt at?

Here are some links for inspiration!
August Rush Posts
Words of the Day
This week's Weekend Challenge
Numbers Challenge
Wednesday One Image
August Daily Count Challenge

And I'll leave you with a flash challenge- deadline Tuesday PM, the reward is having achieved words or art! 
Flash Challenge:  Here Comes Trouble!


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Aug. 20th, 2018 08:47 pm (UTC)
I don't exactly have a plan this week...
I'm still planning/plotting for NaNo; that will be ongoing.
Maybe some RP stuff if I get the chance.
I have a short bit I want to write up that JUST literally came to me as I'm typing this, lmao
And dealing with fire-related issues at work.
Aug. 20th, 2018 09:04 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the planning. I really want to do up NaNo right one time - maybe November will be it, but my guess is April's more likely. It did help me generate words last month - just not on my project, lol.

Yay - glad inspiration hit; maybe this post accomplished a little something. Ha.

Hope things start to calm down there soon. :|
Aug. 20th, 2018 09:07 pm (UTC)
I've been trying to think of things I can work on between now and NaNo beyond planning...I don't want to start a big project but want to make words...and my RP peeps have been fairly quiet lately.
Not sure why this bit popped into my head...except my angel muse has been pretty vocal of late ;)
Aug. 20th, 2018 08:54 pm (UTC)
Definitely not, we appreciate all the help we can get! And now I'm just wondering if it was my Monday or not. Hmmm...

HOORAY for such a wonderful Monday! I'm starting this week off better than last because the kid's financial aid came through and covered her whole first semester. So, that's a huge load off my mind!

I was driving into work this morning and an old John Anderson song came on the radio (Straight Tequila Night) and gave me an idea. Which, as it turns out, I had already started writing something similar last year. So, it's been dug out of the archives and open, waiting for more words.

Um... I'm babbling, I'll shut up now. Hahaha.
Aug. 20th, 2018 09:10 pm (UTC)

So glad you had good news! Unexpected good news is a beautiful thing, for sure. I hope she loves college - I remember the excitement of starting something so big and challenging at that age. A wonderful time of life, despite the stresses that come with it. These days.... I mostly want small and unchallenging. Ha.

Maybe it's WIP week! Everyone dust off a WIP. :) Oh wait...that's September, right? Maybe?

Aug. 20th, 2018 09:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And luckily, she's going locally so she'll be staying at home. I'm praying that helps lessen the stress of being an adult. :D

YES! Let's make it WIP week. :D
Aug. 20th, 2018 10:52 pm (UTC)
It was my turn, actually, but Mondays have become harder for me as that's the night I go swimming with my kids now, so I am extremely grateful you jumped on board! I was just opening things up to start a very late post when I saw yours, so THANK YOU! In fact, if you want any other of my Mondays between now and the end of the year that would be fine too; just let me know!

My week has started out with a couple more forum talks about my job (I had to do a couple a few weeks ago, and thought that was it!) that I wasn't expecting - blerghh - but yesterday's went okay, so I'm not expecting trouble today. Plus I get lunch provided for doing it, and they've been great, so no complaining needed!

I did a bunch of GoT icons last weekend for August Rush, so I'm feeling pretty good about that. Not posted yet, but I'm going to put them all up together at the end of the challenge.

And... I should try writing something again, but I'm not sure if that will happen this week or not. I do know I'd like to start making the jacket I bought material and a pattern for over a year ago, since y'know, it can't sit around forever (says she who has other material that has been sitting around unmade for 30+ years...)
Aug. 21st, 2018 02:24 am (UTC)
Sure! I can do a Monday or three in September/October - let me know some dates.

Glad the job discussions have been good. We are going through something similar, and they're really ramping it up from what we are used to. It's fun a huge drag. But at least I'm not miserable alone, and hopefully it'll be just another speed bump in our rear view mirrors soon.

Congrats on the icons, and good luck with the projects- whichever ones you pick. :)

Aug. 21st, 2018 08:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, you're so wonderful; thank you! I'm on for the 10th Sept, and the 1st and 22nd Oct, so let me know if any of those suit you.

Oh yuck, I sympathise with you! They are always making changes in our work, but somehow we ride it out. Thankfully the forum was not really about that; instead I had to talk about my job to a bunch of people from other areas who would probably have little idea what it involves.

Thanks! Hopefully I'll find some time to at least LOOK at what needs finishing. I could really use clearing out the WIP folder.
Aug. 20th, 2018 11:13 pm (UTC)
I'm counting down the days until my church's family camp this weekend. We just did the online registration, now it's just waiting until we leave Friday afternoon.

I've scheduled all my posts for this week, so I hope LJ does what it's supposed to do. Worked on today's August rush and maybe I'll get some outline work done for the story I mentioned a few weeks ago. I think it's going to be my BIG story to work on for 2019 - either the H50 version or the TW version. I haven't decided yet.

Today seems to be the day for re-reading our own fics. I did that late last night/early this morning. My thoughts on some have been "OMG why did I write that for this pairing!?" to "oh man! I love my fic so much! I can't wait to write the timestamps for it!"

But right now, I want to take a nap.
Aug. 21st, 2018 02:29 am (UTC)
Have a wonderful time at the camp! Sounds like a great tradition and I hope it's a lot of fun.

Ha- I know what you mean: There were a few of mine I read which really don't work for me anymore. I'd 'orphan' them, but... IDK, I hate to do that. Others I read and really enjoyed.

Have a good time, and enjoy the story planning too.
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