anactoria: (the fog)
I've never taken part before, and I'm quite excited/nervous about it! Who else is doing it?

777 Meme

Jan. 16th, 2016 06:52 pm
anactoria: (the fog)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] indiachick, because I should be working:

1. Go to page 7 (or 77) of your current WIP.
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written.

WIP #1 -- Dean/Cas, human!AU, I know, I know, cancer that's killing fandom and all that. )


WIP #2 -- S10 gen case-ish fic for frozen_delight )
anactoria: (the fog)
So, I'm looking for betas again, this time for my [livejournal.com profile] deancasbigbang fic, which is due to be posted on the 28th October. As usual, I'm mostly looking for Ameri-picking and someone to keep an eye out for character voice, though obviously pointing out any glaring plotholes would also be appreciated. ;) It's about 25k at the moment, and will probably get a bit longer in edits. Summary below the cut, in case anybody's interested. Eternal gratitude will be yours!

Read more... )
anactoria: (the fog)
Well, why not? :)

I currently have 101 (eep!) works archived at AO3. Pick a number from 1 (the most recent) to 101 (the first thing I posted there), and I'll tell you three things I currently like or three random tidbits about it.

FYI, number 4 is illustrations by my DBBB artist, so I probably can't comment on that one except to say 'squee!'
anactoria: (the fog)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] frozen_delight. Reply with a number to ask the question!

1. Describe yourself how you would describe a character you’re introducing.
2. Is there any specific ritual you go through while/before/after your writing?
3. What is your absolute favorite kind of fic to write?
4. Are there any other fic writers you admire? If so, who and why?
5. How many words can you write if you sit down and concentrate intensely for an hour?
6. First fic/pairing you wrote for? (If no pairing, describe the plot)
7. Inspiration, time, or motivation. Choose two.
8. Why do you choose to write?
9. Do you ever have plans to write anything other than fic?
10. What inspires you the most?
11. Weirdest thing you’ve ever written/thought about writing/etc.?
12. A fic you wish you had written better, and why?
13. Favorite fic from another author?
14. Your favorite side pairings to put in?
15. Your guilty writing pleasure?
16. Do you have structured ideas of how your story is supposed to go, or make it up as you write?
17. Would yo describe yourself as a fast writer?
18. How old were you when you started writing?
19. Why did you start writing?
20. 4 sentences from your work that you’re proud of?
anactoria: (the fog)
So, this is me putting out feelers for betas, once again...

I've been so wrapped up in editing my DBBB that I kind of forgot my SPNJ2BB was also going to need a beta. I need to finish the Dean/Benny one first, so I won't be ready to start on this one until next week, probably, but anyway -- if gen casefic with possessed!Dean and Celtic mythology sounds up your alley, reply here or drop me a PM? It's on the short side for a Big Bang -- just over 20K, four proper chapters plus a prologue and epilogue, and my posting date is July 7th.

SPNJ2BB

Apr. 28th, 2015 08:40 pm
anactoria: (the fog)
...I have a draft! *collapses in heap*

Now I just need to think of a summary, and hopefully a less crap title...
anactoria: (the fog)
Breaking news: I have finished the draft of my DBBB. It is a huge mess and will no doubt cause major editing stress down the line, but still. Finished.

Now to collapse in a heap with Lemsip.
anactoria: (the fog)
Hey, flist! So, uh... does anybody have the time and inclination to do a quick 'n' dirty beta/Ameripick on a Dean/Cas fic I'm hoping to finish tonight? It started out as a response to this prompt on [livejournal.com profile] hoodie_time, but descended into a confused mess of feelings re. the last few episodes somewhere along the way. It'll probably be between 4-5k by the time it's finished. It'd be nice to get it posted before tomorrow night's episode Josses it, but not really necessary.
anactoria: (the fog)
...well, I signed up.

You people are a terrible influence.
anactoria: (the fog)
About this time last year, I was just getting into SPN in a fannish kind of way -- completely by accident! -- and was feeling pretty unsure about the prospect of dipping my toes into the fandom. Because everything I'd ever heard about it was WANK! SHIPWARS! HORROR! and I'm so incredibly conflict-avoidant that I'd pretty much resigned myself to maybe posting the odd fic to crickets and hiding in the corner and not talking to anyone.

Well, I think you can guess how that went. ;) Because yes, sure, wankshipwarshorror, all of those things exist. But around these parts, at least, they're massively outweighed by the sheer creativity and thoughtfulness of people in the fandom. I was feeling pretty down in the dumps about my DCBB fic last week, because my assigned artist had vanished without contacting me. But then not only did [livejournal.com profile] alexisjane step in and produce some fabulous banners/headers/dividers (which you can see on the fic), but now [livejournal.com profile] kalliel and [livejournal.com profile] amber1960 have made art of their own. Which is also awesome! Go look at it!

This is me being ridiculously happy about fandom. And in that spirit... tell me what's making you happy at the moment? Fandom things! Non-fandom things! All the things! Happy post. :D
anactoria: (the fog)
Unfortunately, one of my wonderful betas for my [livejournal.com profile] deancasbigbang fic has, through no fault of their own, had to drop out. I appreciate that it's short notice, since it's a month until the posting date and it's a long (~100,000 words) fic, but I'd really appreciate a second pair of eyes on it to look out for glaring plotholes and the like.

Summary's here if you're interested!

Beta?

Apr. 28th, 2014 12:28 am
anactoria: (queen charlie)
I started writing a fic for the [livejournal.com profile] spn_bunker bi-bro challenge a while ago, and I'm going to try and get it edited this week. It's about 5-6000 words, gen, sort of speculative about getting rid of the Mark of Cain and what kinds of decisions Sam might have to make to save his brother, plus some dream-sequence type stuff with anvilicious metaphors. (Hopefully it makes more sense than that description does. :-/) Oh flist, would any of you be willing to take a look at it for me? As always, I'm looking mostly for Ameri-picking and character voice advice, especially since I haven't written Sam's POV before.
anactoria: (the fog)
Yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] frozen_delight, because hey, it's not like I should be doing work today or anything. ;)

Put a number in the comments and I’ll answer accordingly.

The mission for those of us who answer the questions, should we accept it, is to stay positive about our writing and ourselves, but to also be fair about our shortcomings.

1. Of the fic you’ve written, of which are you most proud?
2. Favourite tense
3. Favourite POV
4. What are some themes you love writing about?
5. What inspires you to write?
6. Thoughts on critique
7. Create a character on the spot... NOW!
8. Is there a character you love writing for the most? The least? Why?
9. A passage from a WIP
10. What are your strengths in writing?
11. What are your weaknesses in writing?
12. Anything else that you want to know... (otherwise known as Fill in the Blank)
anactoria: (sherlock)
So, um, that cyberpunk AU Sherlock fic I blathered about a little while back? Would anybody on my f-list fancy taking a look at the first bit of it and telling me what they think? I'm not going to start posting it just yet, I'd really just like to know whether what I have so far is readable. ;)
anactoria: (inconvenient)
So, uh, as a break from struggling with the Cyberpunk AU Of Doom (that's the status it's currently occupying in my mind...:-/), I ended up writing some utter crack. It sort of started out as a fill for this prompt, and then went south via the moon a bit. Would anyone on my f-list be willing to take a look at it for me? (That includes telling me honestly if it's utter crap; I'm fairly sure my internal shit detector is still on the blink.) I'll probably edit the hell out of it over the bank holiday, so it should be ready to send to you sometime next week.
anactoria: (sulk)
Ugh. I seem to be having one of those phases where absolutely everything I write sucks, and I'm so absorbed in tinkering with it I've lost the ability to tell whether it makes sense or not. I really want to write this thing but...ugh.
anactoria: (watson is unimpressed)
So apparently when I said I was going to 'have a rest' after finishing my thesis, what I meant was 'write cyberpunk AU Sherlock fic.' It's threatening a plot and stuff. *facepalm*
anactoria: (Default)
I should be working. So it's time for one of those 'post snippets of your WIPs' memes again!

Snark and fairies and cyberpunk, oh my! )

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