Antenna (antennapedia) wrote,

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I've got a theory

I'm not satisfied with how my writing has been going recently, so I'm going to shake things up a bit.

With my second summer_of_giles day, I have met the last of my fannish deadlines. My plan is to sign up for no more things that have due dates for the near future. I'll do SoG next year, just 'cause it's Summer of Giles. But any other deadlines will be gently declined until my mood about deadlines changes. I have some other theories.

Near-term plans:

  • Read all the SoG posts I missed and make sure I've commented on everything. This will be fun.
  • Finish some pieces for kink_bingo. Round 1 closes in a month, so I have a month to finish at least one line. I have a choice here of several things in progress, from angsty Giles/Xander to angsty Giles/Ethan.
  • Write tagfic for sahiya, who wants Giles, Ethan, and Buffy in the Tardis with Nine and Rose.
  • Pick something else to finish and knock off the list.
  • Lather, rinse, repeat.


  • Re-focus on craft. Practice something new.
  • Revise and re-revise. No more finishing and posting immediately.
  • Write longer stories.
  • Complete at least one longer storyline. Wipeout a WIP!
  • Start working on original fiction as well.

Title Pairing Description Progress Due Date
Untitled Giles/Xander kink_bingo "penance" prompt. G/X Atticverse. Giles tells Xander about Randall. 1K words
Untitled Giles-Buffy friendship kink_bingo "hand fetish" prompt. G/X Atticverse. Giles tells Buffy about Ben. Paternalism and murder and Watchers and Slayers. 3K words soon
"Memory" Giles/Xander kink_bingo "tattooing" prompt. G/X Atticverse. Xander wants to remember. Giles wants to forget. 3K words nearly done
"Three Firsts" (working) Giles/Ethan kink_bingo "temperature play" prompt. Blackmail verse. Giles meets Ethan. rough outline
A Broken Vessel Giles/Ethan Blackmail-verse, preseries, a bit grim. Ethan has discovered the whereabouts of a book about Eyghon. Giles has doubts. Now in three segments, all about the group of friends who'll summon the demon together. making progress ?
  "Into the Fray" continuation Giles/Ethan, Ninth Doctor, Buffy, Rose The morning after Buffy overturns his flat to cook Thanksgiving dinner, another sort of overturn happens: a blue police box appears in his courtyard. Giles knows what that means. vague notes next tagfic
That Alchemical Trap Story Giles/Buffy Buffy wakes up in a cave, next to an unconscious Giles. It's a puzzle. Lots of magic. 6500 words ?
Blackmail 3: "Liegeman" 3 Giles/Buffy Kinktastic G/B season 4 retelling, in 70 parts of about 1500-2000 words each. 2 parts posted. Remaining 5 parts exist in rough outline with some segments more written than others. in progress  
"Rough Boys" Giles/Xander Heavy kink set at end of S4. 11K words ?
The Signet Ring (working) Giles/Buffy Buffy's run away. Giles is trying to find her. So is Willow, in her way, only the spell goes a out of control and sends Buffy further than Willow expected. Further in time, that is. 11K words  
Watcher's Child verse, next story Giles/Jenny Eyghon comes back, and possesses Jenny. Giles comes clean to Buffy,, but she's not the only one with painful questions. story notes  
"Back by Teatime" continuation Giles/Ethan, Second Doctor, Jamie Giles and Ethan long for adventure, something to relieve the tedium of school. And they get an adventure. vague outline  
  Helios Hyperion, whatever the next number is Giles/Buffy Giles and Buffy wake up the next morning, and find their fake memories of Dawn are gone. They have real memories of the last three years, and a lot of questions. vague notes  
Cloud Animals, "Partners" 2 Giles/Xander Soft, gentle, post-Chosen G/X series. Wesley is grumpy. Kennedy is grumpy. Cardiff is overrun. Xander is about to screw up. 2600 words on hold
Tradition & Protocol Giles/Buffy Cracktastic season 4 retelling in progress. Next section still where it was a year ago. Outlined, half written.  
Ars Draconis 4 Giles/Buffy partnership Swords and sorcery gen season 5 rework. I have an overall story outline, but no detailed outline for the next section, and a lot of internal conflict about what needs to happen. Aside from the climactic scene, which I've had clear in my head for months.    
"Readings" guess Season 5, mix of drama and comedy. Giles does a Tarot reading to help himself end his romantic funk, but gets answers he doesn't want to hear. And then Ethan shows up. 10K words  
  Reconnection 4 Giles/Buffy Willow's on the run, but there's a wedding to plan. notes  
"Breaking Glass"-verse Giles/Buffy Aka the NaNoWriMo project, aka the Christian Watcher-Slayer bond novel. Nearly 60K words of story, starting in season 2 with Jenny Calendar dead, ending up in England with Quentin Travers, er... something. Religion, guilt, amends, prophecy, sacrifice & reward, lost artifacts, history drowned deep. Epic hurt/comfort. The story I want most to write. 60K words, about 50%  
And Wesley Makes Four Giles/Wesley, Buffy/Willow Smutty hijinks at a vacation house on the coast. Wesley's point of view. 3700 words  
"Displaced Watcher" sequel gen Crossover with the universe of Sherlock Holmes. Loose plan exists; Giles, Buffy, Holmes, and Watson, versus... Ethan and Moriarty? No way.    
Untitled Giles/Spike Buffy dies in a blaze of light and takes the Hellmouth with her. Giles is left behind with a grieving, injured, sanshued Spike. rough notes  
Tags: current projects

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