November 12th, 2010

SCC:  Sarah "This Girl"

Two Weeks In!

It's been one of those weeks where NOTHING goes right. With a cross-country house-hunting road trip planned in a few weeks, the brakes in one car suddenly go out, and the transmission in another starts acting up. All this on a day when EVERYONE had appointments to get to, of course. FUN.

After having no car to get to NaNo write-ins repeatedly, I gave up on the idea pretty much. I feel like everyone would have already met at this point, so it's just awkward and awkward makes me stressed, which I don't need.

Whether or not I'm going on the road trip is the source of much debate. It would be nice to get out, but planning trips with me is much harder and less reliable, and they need to get to a lot of places, so I'm leaning toward no. (Plus it's the closest thing to a vacation my parents are likely to get, and we can't afford extra hotel rooms, so I think they should get some alone time.)

NaNo is chugging along. I kind of have plot issues, but rather than try to fix them I'm just skipping around writing the scenes I know I want to write, which is working for me for now.

It stands at a sort of. . . mushy middle state though. I know where I want to start, I know where I want to end, I know a lot of what I want to happen, but how to actually transition it is stumping me. I'm used to fanfiction, I think, where most of the time you're dealing with a pre-set, finite timeframe. You're either writing within a set timeline (Marauder's Era HP, 2nd movie X-men, etc.) or using a time frame someone else set up to define yours. (Between this episode and this episode, or post-canon, or whatnot). So even if you're writing something plotty, that timeline to hang it on is already there. With original stuff, I have to frame the plot and time myself and find a way to transition that isn't "AND THEN TWO WEEKS PASSED AND THEY ATE CORNBEEF AND BUILT A HOUSE" sort of thing.

So yeah, hard. I'm at.
1. Beginning
2. Conflict Begins
3. ACTIONY STUFF
4. FURTHER CONFLICT
5. ???
6. Resolution
7. . . . Profit?



On the plus side, my werewolf matriarchy lesbian werewolves are insanely fun to write. And my fae character has developed a personality, which they were lacking to start with for a while, so that's good. Also I think I found a use for a random idea I had a while ago.

When I'm not writing, I've been working on bios for some PSL characters with [personal profile] banesidhe, and bettef, who I never get to write with anymore, so I'm glad about that. And I've been WoWing a lot, since it's a nice break from writing. Collapse )

I've been behind on my TVage. I've watched a few episodes of the second season of Fringe on DVD, and have seen a couple of other things. I'm up to date on the Vampire Diaries, which I still love, and on Glee. Which I do not love, but watch for the musical numbers and in the vain hope that someone will drop a house on Schuester.

Also yuletide is gearing up, and is already spawning wank, which makes me sad. It made me sad (and also a bit ragey) last year when people started bitching because of glitches. (Like there hasn't been glitch issues every year. It's part of the tradition. They were just a NEW TYPE of glitch.) But anyway, Collapse )

I'm combating my grumbling about things by catching up on Reasoning With Vampires, which is HILARIOUS, and also true.

Tomorrow, I think I'm going to write the anti-love scene which is, in my head at least, hilarious. (Hilarious TO ME. MY MEASURE OF FUNNY IS PROBABLY VERY OFF.)

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