calm

In which I am completely dissatisfied with my progress.

Today was Iceland replotting day. Why oh why did I get myself tangled up in writing a travelogue for a country I've never been in? And what is this, the third redraft of the synopsis? The synopsis itself is longer than most of what passes for fanfic on LJ. (Says the woman craving epic BG in a terrible way right now.) It's definitely in novella territory.

Giles/Xander is, in comparison, going okay. That's set in a coastal California town. I can cope with that. I don't have to read about the history, literature, geography, and geology of anything in particular for it. I'm not feeling the smuttiness on this one, though. I've got snark, rain, and tea. Do I have to have smut for completeness? I know what you're going to say.

Apparently I'm only capable of writing quickly if the fires of a hellish deadline are pursuing me. So perhaps I will create one for myself.

Have been completely detached from all things fannish for the last week. Is anything interesting going on? I have vague ideas in my head for Sherlock fic, which is not all that surprising given that Holmes is one of those lifetime fandoms for me. But if I do commit such an indiscretion, it'll be written in isolation from whatever the fandom is doing, because I haven't been reading it. (There's too much! Too fast! I don't have the time to sort out the crap from the good stuff! Is there a recs comm?)
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Those recs were excellent! I just read all the gen stories she pointed to and was happy. Thank you!
I would write you some novel length B/G fic, but I've come to the conclusion that I just can't get their voices right and I'd rather not write OOC bad!fic if I can help it.

As for fannish stuff, I don't know if you'd be interested, but A Ficathon Walks into a Bar is starting again. It's got a fairly quick turnaround time and you only need 500 words. It's a fun excuse for doing a crossover you might not have done otherwise. For instance, it was responsible for the SGA/Muppetshow crossover I did last spring. If nothing else, I'm hoping it will provide a nice distraction from homework when I need it.
Right now I will take any new BG at all. I'm reduced to demanding only that it be written in complete, grammatical English sentences. *sniffles into hankie*

And woah, actually, that ficathon looks cool.
Hmmm, perhaps I'll polish up and post the drabble that's been sitting in my google docs for over a year.

Sign up! You know you want to. *applies peer pressure*
No, you don't need smut or porn to make a story complete. Most of my favorite stories have no smut or porn to them at all. If the story needs it, then put it in. If the story isn't calling for it, don't.
I'm afraid this one will be smutless. Well, I'm not actually afraid of it. It's okay sans smut.