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    Sunday, September 2nd, 2007
    9:53 pm
    September Goal
    I saw this on LJ, but someone on one of my communities suggested doing a September write-off -- the goal being 10,000 words in September. Would this work as a goal for all of us? It's maybe 1/5 of what's expected at NaNoWriMo, so could be a warmup, for those so inclined. Plus, the comm here could serve as a support group.
    Saturday, August 18th, 2007
    2:14 pm
    This could be a little off-topic (pimping)
    I just created [info]lyricoftheday. It's basically going to be a place where I post a lyric a day (uh duh) and perhaps it could help inspire people to finish fics? I know music gives me random bursts of inspiration.

    If this isn't cool to be posted, delete it.

    Current Mood: content
    Current Music: [Hero's Come Back!!] nobodyknows+
    Friday, August 17th, 2007
    9:53 am
    Intro Post
    Hello! So, I'm Becca Stareyes, aka Rebecca, and this is my intro post. My biggest fandoms are Slayers, Avatar: The Last AIrbender, Vision of Escaflowne, and Fullmetal alchemist. Currently, I'm active in the first two, as well as The Dresden Files. I like a lot more things, to be honest -- I'm a pretty big SF/Fantasy fan, and I enjoy anime and manga, as well as the occasional video game.

    My work in progress list is as follows.
    Thursday, August 16th, 2007
    8:43 am
    Discussion: Monthly Stuff
    Hello, I'm Rebecca, the founder of this comm. Sorry for the delay in updating -- work got busy and I had some family stuff to do.

    So, one thing I was thinking about is -- hey, we're all writers, and we all have our projects that we're not doing. How can we motivate ourselves to do it? There's the NaNo method -- have a deadline. On the other hand, NaNo is the writing equivalent of running a marathon -- doable if you're in good shape, but not something one does every month. I'd prefer something that's more like the runs my coworkers do twice a week -- something much shorter, but sustainable.

    Or, once a month/every two weeks, everyone could 'bring' a chapter/short story they were working on for C&C. Yaknow, like meatspace writing groups do. Most of these would be well under 10,000 words, which is doable in that time, what with school/work/family/playing video games. Plus, at least I tend to keep my WIPs under wraps until I finish (after reading one too many abandoned WIPs), so it's also an incentive to write. Plus, occasionally, you can take a month off -- I know I'll be taking November off of fanfiction for NaNoWriMo.

    I realize that we don't all know each other's fandoms, but some fics can be read as stand-alone works -- albeit ones where you're missing the nuances.

    So, what does everyone think?

    Also, intro posts are love. I realize I'm a big hypocrite here, since I have no intro post yet, but say hi and introduce yourselves and your projects!
    Monday, August 6th, 2007
    8:34 am
    Welcome to Finish That Fic. I made a bit of a note in the userinfo about what this community is about. Basically, it's a sort of small writing group for fanfiction writers. It was founded when I was looking at my list of fic ideas, and my unfinished writing pile, and I started thinking to myself: 'Self, you've written nearly 100,000 words for three successive NaNoWriMos. Why have you been working on the same fic for three years, and barely cracked 10,000 words? You like the idea, and you still want to write the fic.'

    And, I replied to myself, 'Well, it's because with the NaNos, I had people to talk to and a deadline. I wouldn't want to try and write 50,000 words every month, but something a bit more reasonable. Like jogging a half-hour every day versus marathon training.'

    So, I asked a few friends if they were in the same boat (they were) and poked around to see which journaling service to use, and here we are.

    I was thinking that doing introductions might be in order. Mostly, it might be nice to learn who's in the community, what fandoms they work in, and what fics they are trying to get done. I'll put mine up later today or tomorrow. (ETA: And [info]yuuo got hers up before I finished. And showed me that I forgot to set this community to my friendslist.)

    I was also looking for a kind of suggestion as to setting writing goals -- maybe a chapter/short fic every two weeks or month. What would folks find reasonable? I want something that people won't rush at the end of the month to finish, but also something that's doable at something other than NaNo pace. I also find it a bit easier to work in chapters/fics, rather than in thousands of words -- though it wouldn't be much of a challenge for drabble/flashfiction writers.

    Also, I'd like to keep this small, so I'm probably going to keep this word-of-mouth to friends. So, probably no ad to [info]asylum_promo. Mentioning it to friends is fine, though.

    Current Mood: awake
    Current Music: John Rzeznik - I'm Still Here
    Saturday, August 4th, 2007
    12:39 pm
    :D Hahahahahaha. NEW COMM. ::settles in:: I think I love you for this, [info]stareyes.

    So. Introduction post. I'm sure these will have better structure as time goes on, but for now, I'll try to break some ground here, though I don't promise eloquence by a long shot. It's late for me, and I'm getting sleepy. I just wanted to jump in before I forgot to.

    List of fandoms and WIPs here. )

    Current Music: Within Temptation - Hand of Sorrow
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