So, I had a moment of panic

Jul. 19th, 2017 05:48 pm
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Mostly because I'm still not finished ACBB, but I'm almost there, though I have to go back and Fill In The Blanks, and I have two more extra bonus!scenes that I want to write, too, though those will be short.

Then the panic went away because, hey, no problem, I'll be done by August 1st.

Only for the panic to freak its shit out, because I don't have a beta, and the person who had volunteered to Britpick hasn't responded to my email, and fucketyfuckfuckfuck.


So, um.

Would anyone have the time and willingness to do a beta and a Britpick?  I generally turn in a mostly-polished draft, since very few people see my Draft Zero, so SPAG is really at a minimum.



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It's sad but true -- I'm just too busy at work to take breaks or even spend more than a few minutes with people to talk about anything other than work.  For that reason, a lot of people, even the ones who have been there nearly as long as I have, have absolutely no idea what I'm really like.  In particular: I'm really fucking inappropriate.

One of my colleagues found this out some time ago, one morning when she showed up early to make up some time and caught me while I was impatiently boiling water for my tea, so I had a few minutes to chat about Random Things.  This means, however, that she delighted in the discovery and does everything she can to out-inappropriate me.

This morning, I was nursing a headache that painkillers couldn't break, and it showed.  She came to my office to ask me a work-related question, paused when she saw that I looked like death, and asked if I was okay.

Me: Yeah, I'm all right, my head just can't decide if it wants to spend more time torturing me before it finishes me off.

Her: Oh, that's awful.  You know what I heard?  Sex really helps with headaches.  All those people who say they don't want sex because they have a headache?  That's bullshit.  You should have sex, it'll get rid of your headache.

Me (without missing a beat and completely serious): Oh yeah, I heard that, too.  So, are you offering?

She spent a few minutes spluttering, forgot what she came to ask me for help with, and muttered something under her breath that I didn't catch, but probably wasn't very flattering toward me.  That's understandable, because she has yet to win this game.

(She never did remember what she came to ask me about, which is kind of fantastic.)


A little after lunch, I ran into a different colleague, who was wearing a new shirt.  I commented that it was nice and it suited her, she shrugged off her cardigan to show that it was a tank top.  Incidentally, she's one of the few people who know what I'm really like, but she never thinks of it in time to save herself.

Me: Oh, yeah, because your section is still really hot, right?  They still haven't fixed the ventilation?

Her: Nope.  So when I go down there, the sweater comes off.  It all comes off.

Me: All of it?  It's that warm?

Her: It's ridiculous.  I walk in there and have to start taking my clothes off.

Me: All of it?

Her: All my clothes.  I take them off.  As soon as I walk in.

Me: I guess you have to do what you have to do.  Oh, hi, boss!

She started to laugh, thinking I was pranking her, but then she saw the little innocent smile on my face.  She closed her eyes in I hate you so much irritation, and slowly turned around.  Sure enough, our (new) boss was right there, blinking at her as if trying to make sense of what he just overheard while walking past.  He shook his head, clearly deciding that he didn't want to know, and kept walking.

By that point, I was long gone, so she couldn't kill me.



This week in writing, 7/16

Jul. 17th, 2017 01:39 am
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Still not great, but better than last week! 

WIPs currently active: 5

Words written this week: 3,259

WIPs that got no words this week: 0

WIPs that did get words this week:

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 104, still inching along. I probably just need to hit a scene break soon, but then I’m going to have to figure out what happens next, so…?

Born in the Blood: 821, and it is distinctly possible that every one of them is terrible, but I haven’t figured out how to make them less terrible so for now I’m just going with it.

Dragon!Bucky/tribute!Steve and Learning to Be a Good Citizen: 490, including realizing that I needed to insert an entire chapter before where I initially started writing. 

All Eternals Deck #2: 598, possibly all getting deleted when I redo the beginning because i figured out that I was doing it wrong…

Slavefic #6: 1,246, DIRELY in need of a POV change. Soon. Yes. 

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This week in writing, 7/9

Jul. 10th, 2017 01:25 am
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(I missed a week there but I also missed a week or more of writing, with all the things finished and going out into the world, so we’ll call it a wash and start fresh, huh?)

WIPs currently active: 6, because I started altogether too many new things while trying to coax myself back into action after more than a week just not writing at all. (It’s a lot for me! It was unsettling!)

Words written this week: 2,280

WIPs that got no words this week: 0

WIPs that did get words this week:

Codename: Aluminum Bastard (aka broken dick epic): 133. This sure is a story in which stuff is happening. I should probably… reread the last couple chapters and try to remember where the fuck I was going with this in the previous geological era when I last worked on it.

Born in the Blood: 389, and hooboy I hope you did not want a lot of detail about [significant lifetime event taking place in this chapter] because the whole thing happened inside those 389 words.

Less-Sad Sequel to “Ring the Bell Backward”: 567, and struggling not to feel like, spiritually jossed by Spider-Man: Homecoming even though this story obviously occupies a fairly drastic alternate universe from canon.

Dragon!Bucky/tribute!Steve and Learning to Be a Good Citizen: 133, haha oh look I started a sequel how did that happen??

All Eternals Deck #2: 308, oh hey look I finally figured out how to start the next Bucky/Bruce story, too! :D

Slavefic #6 (Steve Learns Some Stuff about Sex): 555, picking up literally about three minutes after the end of The Sacrifice Play. :D

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