lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)
My ideas for stories lately have been overly abstract and difficult to realize, and also I keep forgetting to keep a notebook on me at all times. As a desperation maneuver I generated a square from [community profile] allbingo's legendary bingo square generator to try and force the issue using the old "double line" refinement procedure. It's worked for me before, but now I'm trying for original fiction (at least some of it), so the additional narrowing parameter of "what fandom is this right for" won't be on my side.

The square:

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My ideas:

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There are a lot of ideas locked in this card and I'm so glad I generated it. I don't know if I'll manage a strict double row for a bingo, but the goal is to write, and for that I hope it will suffice. Just have to jump the next hurdle, which is the threat of the blank page staring at you from the computer screen. But that's a perennial problem and not going to go away any time soon. I failed to write first thing in the morning today so I don't know if I'll manage any new words, but otherwise I feel like this is shaping up to be a pretty productive writing day. And the morning's not gone yet.

GPB

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 10:09
lea_hazel: Wonder Woman (Genre: Comics)
[community profile] genprompt_bingo just opened their 9th round. It's a great, low-stress bingo challenge with an amazing variation of prompts (conveniently sorted into groups for opt-in/out). Now, I twice signed up for it and never managed to complete a card, but that's just a "me" thing. I heartily recommend this challenge for basically anyone.
lea_hazel: Kermit: OMG YAY *flail* (Feel: OMGYAY)
You know those memes that go around periodically about posting fanfic and irrationally hoping to get instant feedback? Today I crossposted four ficlets from [community profile] fic_promptly comments to AO3. Within three hours they all had hits and kudos, and I got a gushing comment on an older fic, too. One of my favorites, in fact (even if some days I can't stand to look at it).

My apartment needs a thorough cleaning but I don't feel like doing it.

I've decided that it's time to give up on doing a blackout for [community profile] genprompt_bingo. It was a nice thought, and hypothetically feasible, but I just don't have that kind of attention span right now. I have too many projects running in parallel. Meanwhile my big bang piece has reached the interesting part and now I get to decide how intereting it's going to be.

Lots going on. Family stuff, possible job prospect. Frankly I'd rather keep blogging about fanfic and avoid thinking about it for a couple of hours.
lea_hazel: Neuron cell (Science: Brains)
I'm waiting on a post-interview call for a very interesting job, and also spoke to some HR people about new offers. And I sent about six or seven resumes out today. Sadly, I'm 95% certain that Big Company Job won't call back.

Now I'm staring down all the projects I want to do in the winter-to-spring season and smacking my forehead.

  1. [community profile] trope_bingo double line (two drafts written, one draft started).

  2. [community profile] genprompt_bingo, hopefully a blackout (but I am 3/5 for a column or a row).

  3. [community profile] purimgifts which is low stress, but still.

  4. [livejournal.com profile] dragonagebb to the tune of 10K words (draft started, see also trope_bingo).

  5. Am I really going to sign up for [livejournal.com profile] rarewomen?


What I have to think about is priorities. Putting the stuff I already started at the top of the list is a poor choice. A smarter way to approach would be to set aside drafts that don't have a foreseeable deadline and/or aren't exchange gifts. Meaning, DABB rough draft and Purimgifts top the list, unless I discover that I signed up for something else and forgot about it.

Do I owe you fic? Tell me please, because I won't know otherwise.
lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)
Tension Retirement Journeys and Quests: Map of Obelanth Taxes: How to Win the Throne and Keep It Another year older: Birthdays
Sofas, Cushions and Easy Chairs Enemies Manipulation Memory Related Mental Health Issues
Primary Colours: Cornucopia Happy Endings Wild Card Dragons Trapped!
Victorious: Victory Mix Corsets, Costumes and Dressing Up Indomitable Determined Opposite Sides of the Track
Scars Sentient Weaponry The Hermit Season of Mists (Autumn Colours, Sensations, Activities and Festivals) Road trip
lea_hazel: Kermit: OMG YAY *flail* (Feel: OMGYAY)
curtainfic unrequited love / pining au: royalty / aristocracy / feudal au: alternate professions slavefic
role reversal au: apocalypse reunion bodyswap genderswap
marriage au: mundane FREE

SPACE
trapped in a dream twenty-four hours to live
character in distress au: supernatural kidfic transformations indecent proposal
soul bonding / soulmates au: romance novel mind games road trip amnesia


Hmm. Maybe I should take a leaf out of [personal profile] owlmoose's book and try a double line.
lea_hazel: Pride flag (Politics: GLBTQ)
I'm finally reading "the gay elf book". Yes, I know I said I would finish PDS next, but the gay elves were right there on my tablet, and...

In other book news, I really want to buy books but I'm having a temporary cash flow situation. Because my finances and those of my parents are inextricably tangled up together, I need to somehow help my mother with a financial issue, while also covering yearlyproperty tax on my apartment, tuition payments to the open university, and an unusually large electric bill. Winter, you know.

So I am reading gay elves to cheer myself up. And trying to cross-reference my two bingo cards. Which reminds me, I should post my second card for easy reference. The other card is the first thing that comes up when I type my DW URL into Firefox.
lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)
Steeping myself in creative pursuits is very satisfying and makes my days feel empty. I'm a little anxious about getting too comfortable being unemployed. I do have some avenues to pursue on that front, but the uncertainty is starting to unnerve me. Right now having all this free time is pretty nice, but in the long run I'm going to pay for it.

Probably what will happen is that I will start looking for QA work in Jerusalem (which I am technically overqualified for, but). I'm pretty optimistic about the work itself, because I think going down a step in the hierarchy may end up having various advantages. The trick is to leverage myself, and initiating action is always difficult for me.

On a brighter note, I got a [community profile] trope_bingo card, so now I'm working on two cards simultaneously. #lifestylechoices

Bingo Card

Sunday, 8 December 2013 21:09
lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)
I got your bingo card right here (via [community profile] genprompt_bingo).

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Troping

Sunday, 24 November 2013 11:58
lea_hazel: Kermit: OMG YAY *flail* (Feel: OMGYAY)
I finally made my trope_bingo amnesty post. It also made me think back to my out-of-date trope checklist.

Part of me itches to have another card. the card framework really helps me focus my thoughts, for some reason. Not like I don't have plenty of WIPs to keep me busy, I have at least three or four right now. Not mentioning my unfinished Twine game and every other project I've left to simmer. But I find it hard to focus.

FFS, I should be able to write like a normal person from now until January, shouldn't I?

Whatever. I'm still pleased with the amount of tropefic I wrote in two months, even if I didn't make a bingo.
lea_hazel: The outlook is somewhat dismal (Feel: Crash and Burn)
Cut for sanity.

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There's other things I might do. Amnesty is technically until January. The question is, do I want to lay this behind me, or keep at it until the bitter end?

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Saturday, 2 November 2013 15:01
lea_hazel: The outlook is somewhat dismal (Feel: Crash and Burn)
I could still write that bed sharing story I was brainstorming and complete an amnesty vertical line. But after this week I never want to write again.

(I will have to write because [community profile] femslashex is due next week, but I'm not thinking about that for the next few hours.)
lea_hazel: Kermit: OMG YAY *flail* (Feel: OMGYAY)



against all odds fake relationship au: mundane mind control au: college / highschool
secret twin / doppelganger soul bonding / soulmates language and translation transformations rites of passage / coming of age
au: alternate gender norms twenty-four hours to live FREE

SPACE
forbidden fruit in vino veritas / drunkfic
kidfic immortality / reincarnation mind games au: crossover friends to lovers / friends with benefits
trust and vows unexpected friendship slavefic au: historical sharing a bed


lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)
I spent this month stressing over job interviews and writing fanfic. There are four complete works on my AO3 account dated October. There are also unfinished works and old works that I uploaded and backdated, and some anonymous meme fills. I may be suffering from fanfic fatigue, but I'm pretty proud of my output.

Bingo card behind the cut: Read more... )

ETA: Whoops last second fill completion.

Sniff

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 09:32
lea_hazel: A frowning white theater mask (Feel: Sad Face :()
My nose will not stop producing liquid phase materials. It is super gross and the skin all around it is red and irritated. I'm filling bags with used tissues (which I need to take out nowish). And I'm tired of leaking. I got a decongestant but it's the kind that requires logistical maneuvering to apply.

Also I'm am super likely to fail to complete [community profile] trope_bingo.

This is my tale of woe. No matter, I'm sure I'll feel much better about myself when the OTCs kick in.
lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)



against all odds fake relationship au: mundane mind control au: college / highschool
secret twin / doppelganger soul bonding / soulmates language and translation transformations rites of passage / coming of age
au: alternate gender norms twenty-four hours to live FREE

SPACE
forbidden fruit in vino veritas / drunkfic
kidfic immortality / reincarnation mind games au: crossover friends to lovers / friends with benefits
trust and vows unexpected friendship slavefic au: historical sharing a bed




  1. Drunkfic: ~600 words out of 1000, or 1 out of 5 things.

  2. College A/U: ~1400 words (over the minimum), probably ~75% done or more.

  3. Language: 8 out of 10+ songs, probably add at least 4 more, then rearrange order and make cover "art".

  4. Bed charing: Need to replay canon for inspiration.

  5. Yellow squares will proba-hopefully happen, eventually, unless I finish the first column and ask for a second card.


Postage stamp wise, the whole western border is super messed up.

weak as i am

Thursday, 3 October 2013 11:13
lea_hazel: Kermit: OMG YAY *flail* (Feel: OMGYAY)
I'm just going to sit here all day, having feelings about Long Live the Queen.

My [community profile] trope_bingo offering for this fandom (Dolorous Violet) is, as far as I know, only the second fic ever in the fandom. I made my brother read the first version for me and that's when I realized that, even though I only included a tiny bit of the convoluted canon, it's still really hard to follow. Wait, who executed who? Who's the Lumen Queen? Who drowned at sea?

I'm so glad this game is showing up on Steam and going to get so much new content. I just love it on every level and I have no doubt that the new dialogue/epilogues will be amazing. If there's any way to find other games like this, someone's gotta tell me about it, because it's the most amazing game ever and my best entertainment spending yet.

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