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* I'm sorry for my absence the past month. I'm also sorry for being behind on answering comments and mails. Will get to that as soon as I can. Please let me know if I missed anything important!

* NaNoWriMo is over for this year. Now I'm sitting here with a monster of a first draft for a gay superhero-ish romance that is going to need a lot of editing but might possibly turn out to be readable in the end. (97.468 words in 26 days. I don't even know...)

* I have absolutely no idea what to write for [livejournal.com profile] hc_bigbang. SGA? H50? Avengers? Leverage? Suits? I'd love to write that story where Rodney keeps getting married (to other people than John) and John keeps waiting for him to get a clue. I'd also love to write that story where Danny has to go back to Jersey to tie up loose ends and there are many epic long distance calls. Or the one where Tony actually has to deal with his alcoholism before he's allowed to be an Avenger. Or the one where Harvey decides to testify against Denis Cameron after all and paints a big target on his own back. Or the one where Parker, Hardison and Eliot fight zombies. Or the one where Steve has to grieve for things that the rest of the world only knows as ancient history. Or the one where Atlantis falls and the survivors are trapped in the Pegasus galaxy on a Traveller ship. Or the one where the reason for why Danny has been such an ass this season is because he's trying to deal with losing the baby that turned out not to be his. Or the one where... well, you get the idea. (BTW, I'm very flattered that people keep asking, but I'm not writing Entangled Particles 'verse for this challenge. I feel like I've already tortured them enough...)
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Title: Shroedinger's Cat Had It Easy
Author: Zinnith
Wordcount: ~2200
Rating: PG-13

Notes: It seems like the thing to do after writing over 52K in 12 days is to write even more. Seriously, I take absolutely no responibility for this thing. It's all Baty's fault.

(Yes, this is crack, obviously.)

Summary: Rodney comes home, drops his briefcase to the floor, falls back against the door, and starts to hyperventilate, chanting, “What have I done, what have I done,” under his breath. Rodney signs up for NaNoWriMo. Hilarity ensues.

Shroedinger's Cat Had It Easy )

La la la

Nov. 12th, 2011 04:56 pm
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So, I officially won NaNo today. *whistles innocently* Now I just have to finish the story.

But I'm not going to bore you with that. I'll bore you with a meme instead:

If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately
be looking for a body in the coach. —Alfred Hitchcock

When I write a story, what do readers immediately look for?
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- Thank you [livejournal.com profile] tarlanx for the blue spider! Happy Halloween!

- We had our first autumn concert last night and it went surprisingly well considering it was a Friday evening, the entire choir was exhausted, and we sang in an unfamiliar church with slightly weird acoustics. The second concert is on Sunday and will hopefully be even better.

- Today, I'm heading up to Leksand and the NaNoWriMo kick-off. BIG YAY! There's a fair amount of WriMos a little closer to home this year and it's good not to have to go to Stockholm to participate in events and write-ins. Not that I don't like the WriMos from the royal capital, but train travel is extremely expensive these days and the city itself makes me stressed out and unhappy. So today, I'm going to a tiny Dalecarlian town I haven't visited in ten years to meet a group of very nice people in their library. DOUBLE BIG YAY!

Speaking of NaNo - what would you rather read? A superhero coming-of-age story or a superhero/ex-supervillain gay romance? As usual, I have two plot ideas for November and I just can't decide.
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I seem to have had a birthday this year too. Thank you everyone for the well-wishes and thank you [livejournal.com profile] hildejohanne for the cute v-gift! I also got a couple of beautiful stories:

[livejournal.com profile] bluespirit_star wrote Security Blanket, an awwww-inducing H50 snuggle ficlet.

[livejournal.com profile] sgamadison wrote The Best Gift of All, a birthday story set in her lovely Cabin series.

Thank you so much everyone! You really made my day :D

I've been insanely busy lately. My choir is having the annual autumn concert this weekend and there's been a lot of extra practices, plus I managed to get roped into helping to plan next year's spring concert so I've had extra meetings on top of everything. I almost had to admit defeat and go buy a cake for work last Friday and I haven't bought a birthday cake since... I actually don't think I've ever had a store-bought cake. However, I somehow found the time to bake - lemon-lime pie instead of cake, but it was delicious and my co-workers liked it.

My family came over for dinner on Saturday and I fed them salmon with blue cheese sauce and more pie. I got the latest Pratchett from Mum and a new coffee maker from dad (my old one broke two weeks ago and since I've mostly switched to tea anyway, I had put off getting a new one, but dad was worried he won't get any coffee when he comes to visit...) My sister got me a set of cheap wineglasses that I can break with a good conscience. She knows me so well. Best of all - Mum promised to pay for my dentist appointment next week! I'm having a new crown put in and I've actually been more panicked about the cost than the actual procedure. I might be able to afford to eat this month after all!


November is getting closer and I still have a lot of NaNo plotting to do. I seem to be having the same problem as always - my group of protagonists are fine and fleshed out, but I have no idea who my villains are. Ah, well. There's still another week to go so with a little luck I should have it figured out until then.

So, what's going on with you?
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I think I just found this year's NaNo characters. Now I just need a plot to go with them. It's probably going to be an extremely silly story about superheroes who aren't really superheroes. I might be able to work in a couple of zombies too.

So, anyone else doing NaNoWriMo this year?
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Hi f-list! I just want to pimp Script Frenzy - NaNo's sister challenge. Write 100 pages of original scripted material in the 30 days of April! (Screenplays, stage plays, TV shows, short films, and graphic novels are all welcome.)

I measure out my challenges with a very small spoon this year so I won't participate, but if I was this would be the perfect opportunity to:

- Write that screenplay you've always wanted to write but never had time for.
- Write your own SGA-movie. (TPTB certainly won't...)
- Try out a new exciting medium.
- Have some fun.

Yay!

Nov. 29th, 2009 07:18 pm
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Look! *points to shiny icon*

50 761 words of complete and utter crap, but I just won my fifth NaNo. I have also managed to completely and utterly destroy my wrists.

Note to self: Writing 15k in one day may cause brain breakage, hurting hands, and insanity. Also caffeine poisoning.

At least I'm ready to join the land of 'people who have a life outside Nano' again. Long list of Big Bang stories to read, here I come!
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* Had swine flu. Got better.

* Why why why am I so far behind on NaNo? *looks mournfully at sad little wordcount*

* Today, I have put around 200 invoices in little envelopes. I also got a papercut.

*Why why why are my customers male and obnoxious? )
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I need a picture and I'm not sure if it exists. The picture I need, is a picture of either John Sheppard or Joe Flanigan in civvies. It should be a picture that could be taken out of the Entangled Particles boys' photo album, maybe the one Rodney framed and put on his desk. The one Rodney stares longingly at when John is working late. Sometimes he even reaches out to caress picture!John's face, but he will never, ever admit this.

They don't officially have a photo album... )

What I meant to say is this: I'm definitely not encouraging you to post tons and tons of pictures of Joe. I will definitely not love you if you do this.

And now I'm off to the NaNo kick-off. Yay!
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1. [livejournal.com profile] sgamadison wrote me a gorgeous birthday story - Woodstoves and Fireplaces. Thank you! *hugs*

2. McKay/Sheppard Fan Awards, 2007

If you haven't yet voted in the McShep awards, it's time to do so! There are so many excellent stories that I wish I could vote for them all!

2,5. Thank you again for the nominations!

3. NaNoWriMo starts in a week! I have a bunch of characters and a very very vague plot which mostly consists of turning my main character into a cat. Much fun to be had! Also, I'll probably spend most of November in my NaNo-LJ: [livejournal.com profile] zinnith_nano so if you're interested in my life during NaNo, come over there and join the fun!

4. How nerdy is it that I now automatically code all my stories while I'm writing them? And speaking of code... how do you do the little hearts? I haven't been able to figure it out.

Wheee!

Oct. 23rd, 2009 11:18 pm
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I got the BEST [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa assignment and I'm going to write an awesome story!

Just saying...


Also going to Gävle tomorrow to meet up with a bunch of WriMos. We're going to drink far too much coffee and talk about our novels and I really don't have time for it but I can't resist.

I think one of the reasons I keep doing NaNo every year is the opportunity to meet other people like me, people who live in the real world instead of in my computer. (Not that you, almighty f-list don't exist in the real world. It's just, you live in your own worlds, far far away from me, and sometimes you give me a glimpse of those worlds and I'm so very happy for that, but you don't live in my world, the world I spend my time in when I'm not online.)

The thing is... sometimes I feel very lonely. I call it Writer's disease, this tendency to stand aside, observe people instead of interacting with them. Everything is a story and as a writer I must remain on the outside, tell the story instead of being a part of it. It might be time to take a little break and put the words aside for a while. Spend a month or two not being a writer and connect with the world again. Maybe I'll do that when I'm done with all these challenges.

Anyway! Tomorrow I'm going to meet other writers, other nerds, people who understand me. And I really look forward to the NaNo kick-off in Stockholm next weekend. How often do you get to spend an hour or two discussing slash with people who understand the concept and don't think you're a weirdo?

Okay, I'll stop rambling now. What I really meant to say is that NaNo is one of the best things that's ever happened to me, and that my [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa story will be awesome. Oh, and if any WriMos in the vincinity of Gävle reads this, we'll be meeting at the new Wayne's Coffee tomorrow, October 24;th, ten o'clock. Welcome!
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How nice is it to have an entire weekend when you have absolutely nothing do to? Just laundry and dishes and NaNo planning. Oooops.... At least I think I have a pretty good idea for a plot. There will be cats! Also no zombies this year, unless I manage to work one in somewhere.

Oh, and speaking of nothing at all. There's supposed to be this The John Sheppard That Thing We Don't Talk Or Hug About meme happening somewhere. Not that it's important or anything.

ETA: I'm planning to have a SGA Marathon as soon as I've seen the final episode (I know, I know, just shut up) but I'm having a little trouble deciding which eps I should include. So, gang - which SGA episodes are your favourites and why?

TGIF

Oct. 2nd, 2009 07:59 am
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Important things:

1. NaNoWriMo signups begins today! Or will begin as soon as they have the site up and running again. Why does it have to take so looooong? *whines* And yep, I'll be ML:ing this year too. Why do I keep doing this to myself?

2. [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa signups have also begun. Again - why do I keep doing this to myself? At least I won't have to write a +50k santa story.

3. I wish this not-quite-cold I've had for the past three weeks could either turn into a real cold so I could get over it, or disappear altogether.

ETA: The site is up! November, here I come!
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Good news: The [livejournal.com profile] sgabigbang story is now at 34 122 words and it's a relief that I've finally managed to make that mental transition from 'short story writer' to 'novella writer'. I can write both, but it takes some effort to change between them. At least now I know I'll be in good shape for NaNo! I think the story might end up somewhere around 50k if everything goes according to plan.

Bad news: I'm nearing the point where I'm going to need a title to sum up the story. I can't call it 'bigbang09' forever, can I? Also, my OC:s are evil and refuse to listen to me. They all want a spot in the limelight and I have to hold them off with pointed sticks or they'll take over completely.

Speaking of NaNo - I'm beginning to get e-mails wondering if I'll be returning as Municipal Liaison this year. I wonder if I am. A lot to do last year. On the other hand - no pain this year. Maybe it's time to head over to the NaNo boards and check them out. It's August now, and soon it'll be September and then October and time to sign up again, and after that NOVEMBER!
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Unless exceptional fannish things should happen during the course of November, I can be found at [livejournal.com profile] zinnith_nano 

(And by exceptional, I mean David Hewlett turning up on my doorstep, something of mine being nominated for the McShep awards, and/or the news that TPTB changed their minds and decided not to cancel SGA after all...)

Going back to my murderious zombies now.


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Hello me dearies and thank you everyone for all the congratulations and birthday wishes! Also - extra thank you [livejournal.com profile] anyanka_eg for the bundle of gifts (can I open them at once, can I, can I?), the incomparable [livejournal.com profile] the_cephalopod for writing me the bestest EP fic: Reciprocy, and [livejournal.com profile] sgamadison for betaing it. Thank you so much!

As for my ancient self, I'm on the couch with the stress-headache from hell... I think I'll skip the birthday celebrations next year and just demand gifts ;)

In other news I can report that if you haven't signed up for NaNo yet, the time is now! If there happens to be any Swedish NaNo-ers stalking this journal, I can also report that I am one of your your friendly neighbourhood ML:s, so feel free to ambush me with questions. My NaNo-ish pursuits can be followed at [livejournal.com profile] zinnith_nano and the NaNo forums!
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Soon October will be here, and with that it's time to sign up for this year's NaNoWriMo! After cowardly backing out of Big Bang I'm really looking forward to the challenge! This is the fourth year I'm going to write a 50 000 word novella in 30 days and my poor chemically defective brain is overflowing with ideas!

So, who wants to join me? *pokes Cep*
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You might already be familiar with  NaNoWriMo - the place where mental writers from all over the world gather to write bloody awful novels each year. For those of you who are more interested in writing scripts, here's your chance!

ScriptFrenzy is a similar challenge to NaNo, but instead of a 50k novel, you write a 100 page script. In 30 days. Does it sound impossible? I assure you it isn't. A whole bunch of people did it last year! (Okay, so I dropped out... come on, I was sick, cut me a little slack here...)

So, what sort of script can you write?

Screenplays, stage plays, TV shows, short films, comic book and graphic novel scripts, adaptations of novels---any type of script your heart desires! They just have to add up to 100 pages, and be written between April 1 and April 30.

I'm not planning to participate this year since I'll be busy enough with [community profile] sgabigbang, but I really want to recommend the challenge. I had a lot of fun! Who knows, maybe some SGA-scripts will come out of it? *points at 'TV-shows' in quote above'




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