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11 March 2012 @ 10:00 pm
Ficage In February.  
Well, eleven days into the month and I am finally getting my word count up for February. I actually hit a pretty good count last month. Not quite as much as in January, but still well beyond my goal of 500 words a week.

Most of my words seemed to be Dean/Cas, but I also managed a little Firefly. And I wrote some Without A Trace fic for the first time in probably five years. I don’t even know where that came from or what just happened there. There is this image I have had in my head for years of Martin trudging up the stairs to his apartment and finding Danny sitting there, head bowed. I sat down to meet my word count and out of nowhere, the story for that image just wrote itself. After all this time, that was quite a nice surprise. I also wrote my first real Justified fic - (not counting that drabble I wrote last year and intended to flesh out but never did). Finding Raylan and Boyd’s voices took me a minute but I am really happy with how it came out.

Here is my approximate word count for the month.

February, 2012
Week One: 1,000 words of Dean/Cas AU.
Week Two: 2,700 words of Dean/Cas Valentine’s Day fic. Completed. (already posted!)
Week Three: 500 words of Dean/Cas Kissing fic. Completed.
Week Four: 950 words of Without A Trace Danny/Martin fic. Completed.
Week Four and a Half: 650 words of Justified fic. Completed.
500 words of Firefly Apocalypse fic.

6,300 words written in February!

Fics I posted in February of 2011...

Put A Ring On It:
Five marriage proposals for five different fandoms with five different pairings. Written for anyothergirl415 when we realized the absurd number of fandoms we have in common. Mike/Misha (the OTP I blame on her anyway), Josh/Sam (my first OTP ever), and three pairings I had never written before - Shawn/Gus, Spike/Xander and Elijah/Orlando. I think it’s rather sweet.

At The End Of A Brick Street:
Wherein Gabriel, of all people, is the one to help Dean bridge the divide between his old life and his new life. Written for menel’s birthday. I know we aren’t suppose to have favorites, but this one is definitely at the top of my list. It all started with the opening sentence - Downtown, at the end of a brick street, sat an old two-screen movie house.

Hookers and Blow (or W.M.L.):
Do you know what this means? It means it has been a whole year since The BFF graduated Law School! Boo Yay! The fic is utter crack wherein Dean gets Sam a hooker - Castiel - and blow for his law school graduation. Dean is adorable, nothing else matters.

I did sit down and write that Hunger Games fic that has been needling at me. I am unsure if it is any good or fits very well in canon, since it’s been awhile since I read the first book, but writing it was definitely a cathartic release that I desperately needed. And it’s Sunday today, which means I should be writing some Firefly Apocalypse fic, but I really just want to go read more Catching Fire. Decisions, decisions.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 12th, 2012 02:20 am (UTC)
You are rockin' the writin' casbah, and I especially admire that you COMPLETE things. This is very hard for me to do.

On the road a lot of tomorrow, going to and returning from my aunt's funeral. Just finished tonight's TWD. I'm in shock. Horrible, horrible shock.

You should go read the little requesty fics I've managed to complete for people, here. The fics are in the comments. They helped distract me Thursday through today. You may enjoy them. There are many crossovers. Eventually I will post them on their own, and to communities.

Off to bed for me, as I have to get up obscenely early and drive 4.5 hours to a little beyond Atlanta. My husband is coming with, but he'll need to sleep then, as he doesn't get off work until after midnight tonight.
dodger_sister: writingdodger_sister on March 21st, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you, babe! I do get a lot of completed fic but it helps that I rarely write anything over 3,000 words. lol Hell, most of the time my stuff is 1,000 words or less. I did recently get a really good idea for an X-Men fic that would be probably 6,000 words or so. I really want to write it for my sister's birthday in June.

I saw your comment-fic post, but like all things on my Flist that I want to respond to, it just got tagged and saved for when I am feeling better.

I am so sorry to hear about your aunt. I just recently saw all your posts from your horrible, horrible week. I am so sorry everything was going so terrible for you (and with the awful news about the drama club at your school). /big hugs/ I am glad the writing at least helped you through the week.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 22nd, 2012 12:21 am (UTC)
Do eet! DOOOOO EEEEEEET! Because not only your sister would benefit from such a thing, you know.

I hope you feel better VERY soon, and not just because I'm a shameless comment whore. Nope, not a bit of it!

Argh, thank you. It's not been rainbows, unicorns, or hot naked men over here. Like, at ALL. And sadly, it's not just a drama club that's been murdered - it's all of the drama classes at the school, too. Pffffft, gone.

Maybe I need to write another story like "Rose-Colored Glasses," where someone I know in real life gets just desserts in fiction. Hmmmmmm....
dodger_sister: writingdodger_sister on March 22nd, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
I am so shocked you are encouraging me to write an X-Men fic. This is not the response I expected. /smirk/

it's all of the drama classes at the school, too.

That's terrible! Why would they do that? And if it is not even a money issue - I just don't understand. Most of those kids will never be subjected to that stuff in their lives - they will never make a choice to study it on their own or have someone introduce them to it - if the school doesn't do it first. Your principal is a bastard. But I suspect you know that.

Maybe I need to write another story like "Rose-Colored Glasses," where someone I know in real life gets just desserts in fiction. Hmmmmmm....

It would definitely be cathertic.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 23rd, 2012 12:31 am (UTC)
I am so shocked that you're shocked! :)

I can't supply any reasons. I do not believe there are any reasons good enough for that. I believe that if I can find a job someplace else that's even semi-bearable, that's where I'll be next year.

No, it would be murderous. Completely, utterly, violently murderous. Murder by ACT testing pencils, I think, would be awesome. Since he's probably going to have me teaching nothing but ACT Prep next year.

The motherfucking bastard.
dodger_sister: writingdodger_sister on March 26th, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
I think looking for a new job would not be a bad idea, at all.

Murder by ACT testing pencils, I think, would be awesome

I want this story now! It sounds very Twilight Zone - (Twilight Zone was always good on people getting what they deserved in an ironic way). I would read that.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 26th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
If you get that story, it will be because my rage could no longer be contained. I swear.
ranua: squishranua on March 13th, 2012 01:24 am (UTC)
Dang! You go bb! You're a writing machine! :D

I don't know how many words I've managed lately, but I'm pretty sure it's no where near your impressive 6,300. Just you wait though, I finish this BB and I'll get going on all those little ideas that are niggling round my brain. actually, I'll be signing up for the KaneJ2 BB and letting the sequel to Skippin Stone eat my life til it's done, but I can dream right?

I'm looking forward to seeing the Justified fic. There's not enough of it out there imho. And the Dean/Cas AU! I know that will be good :D
dodger_sister: writingdodger_sister on March 21st, 2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks, darling! I haven't been doing as good this month with the writing but considering what a crappy month it has been, any words are good words. I didn't use to keep track of how many words I wrote in a month but even just keeping a word count has helped me feel inspired to keep on writing.

You are signing up for another Big Bang! /claps hands/ I am excited! I was worried the Gabriel BB would dry up all your words.

Wait...you are excited for my Justified fic? Really? I never would have guessed that. /big smirk/