August Fic

Sep. 14th, 2015 08:40 am
scribblemyname: (bookish)
August 2015 (about 15.5K)

  1. Plan H (The Tactical Result Remix) (MCU, Maria + Clint + Natasha): AO3

  2. In Your Eyes (MCU, Clint/Wanda): AO3

  3. The Queen, In Exile (MCU/Narnia, Susan/Bucky): AO3

  4. Because. Reasons. (Hawkeye, Clint +/ Kate): AO3

  5. Drabble — The Acceptable Cost (of Home) (Shokugeki no Souma, Ryou +/ Alice): AO3

  6. Kin (Escape to Witch Mountain, Nellie + Tony + Tia): AO3

  7. The Room (Bad Blood/MCU, Catastrophe | Yelena Belova + Ensemble): AO3

  8. This is the Job (MI4, Jane Carter): AO3

  9. Drabble — Low, Rough (MCU, Clint/Natasha): AO3

  10. we'll take this way too far (Original - Kingdoms and Thorn, Shift): LJ

  11. go tell the world that I'm still alive (Original - Kingdoms and Thorn, Rett + Kalien): LJ

  12. scale the walls around my heart (Original - Kingdoms and Thorn, Justus/Rachelle): LJ

scribblemyname: (if this is rescue)

  1. I have officially tried big bangs. They don't work very well for me, at least not on the front of stress, fic that's high enough quality for what I like to produce, or anything close to satisfying original fiction. The more research required, the worse off I am. I have one successful fic from a big bang, and that's Transition, the tropeyiest MI4 fic to probably ever trope (friends in denial to lovers, baby acquisition, kidfic, with animal transformations). The original fic suffered badly from lack of time to push through the plotty actiony bits (you know, the stuff I suck at writing), and the other fic didn't even happen. :laughs sorrowfully:

  2. That said, due to big bangs being very much not. my. thing., I am not going to attempt NanoWrimo this year, and that's that.

  3. That said, I've been doing poorly at getting back on the original fiction pony, and [ profile] trovia's and thecatisacritic's gift fics have suffered as a result. My confidence went by way of sandusky with aforementioned failed original fic big bang fic and so I've been trying pretty desperately to get it back. A few snippets and a start on a fic off to the incomparably wonderful [ profile] in_the_blue have helped, but I wouldn't call myself out of the woods yet. So sorry, you two. I am the worst of friends when it comes to giving fic. Honestly, I'm soooo blessed you all love me anyway.

  4. Speaking of which, I swear all that fic I've promised you, [ profile] geckoholic, is eventually coming. I even have snippets!

  5. And all that said, I'm thinking if I'm smart, I'll hit my bingos and my orginal fiction in the open period between wrapping the exchanges I have and Yuletide.

  6. But there's that fic for [ profile] findthesea I've been headbanging on... And treats! And all that Rogue/Remy fic I still haven't gotten back to this year. And all that original fic.

So that's the random update on the crazy overextended plate that is my perennial lot. Love you all and hope you are wiser than I. :hugs: 
scribblemyname: (calligraphy)
Finished heroinebigbang in the nick of time. Literally. I had maybe an hour left. Honestly, I think it begins better than it ends and will run it through my beta before calling it publishable, but it's posted and I'm glad I wrote it, for all its imperfections.

Got sick this weekend and tried to do my reading for in_the_blue and Rabia Gale. No dice. Writing was worse. I'm curled up sniffly and miserable with tissues and water.

Everything I owe everyone will just have to wait.

scribblemyname: (soon is relative)
Sidenote: I need an icon for Kingdoms and Thorn.

Main note:

I've finished a decent draft of chapter two out of three, and now just have roughly 5K more to do on the last chapter to make everything to come together in a satisfying way before end of Friday so I can post before end of Sunday and there's actually no time for a real beta.

:tries not to hyperventilate:

As you were, and may your writing be less down-to-the-minute than mine.
scribblemyname: (T-Minus 2 Days: sibling!Xavier)
So I've got an exchange fic for [ profile] jukebox_fest and my [ profile] heroinebigbang fic is being exponentially problematic at 13,116 words and counting. This weekend, I'll read for [ profile] in_the_blue, then finally get back to Rabia Gale's latest book and review that, then I'll have a life again. :le sigh: Sorry, y'all. Still waaaay behind.


May. 21st, 2015 03:46 pm
scribblemyname: (calligraphy)
Mentally incapable of writing today. Ah well.
scribblemyname: (buried: under the rubble)

  1. I'm in love, love, love with Trello and have started moving my docket there. We started using it at work, and I made all the grabby hands. :big grin: Can't invite anyone though because all the exchange fics proliferating and I adore getting friends for assignments. :frowns:

  2. I got my final rough draft turned in for "Transition" the MI4 [ profile] couplesbigbang fic.

  3. I'm digging into producing a final draft for "Tracing Trouble" for the [ profile] heroinebigbang. Thankfully, I got permission to turn it on Sunday, the 31st, after I'm back from camp. So I can haul along my tablet and keyboard and work at camp if I must. (I'm hoping this won't be necessary.

  4. Same date for "128 Stage", the Unusuals [ profile] couplesbigbang fic. Which currently lays claim to 214 words. :headdesk: At least, Tracing Trouble has roughly 7K.

  5. I got my Every Woman assignment and am quite pleased.

Love you all! :waves:

April Fic

May. 11th, 2015 03:58 pm
scribblemyname: (raining story and song)
April 2015 (about 8K)

  1. Reminisce (Original: Kingdoms and Thorn, Cate + Jason): Other

  2. Man, Wife, and Slinky Dress (Firefly, Wash/Zoe): AO3

  3. As Real Girls Do (MCU, Dottie + Peggy + Angie): AO3

  4. The Rule Where Falling Asleep Isn't Sleeping (616, Clint/Kate): AO3

  5. A Lucky-Eyed View (616, Lucky + Kate + Clint): LJ | AO3

  6. Date Night (MCU, Darcy/Steve): LJ

  7. Timing (Bourne Movies, Jason/Marie): LJ

  8. Dust to Dust (MCU, Clint/Darcy): LJ

  9. Hawkeye Speaking (616, Tony + Kate): LJ

  10. Safe Space (MCU, Clint +/Bucky): AO3

  11. Mend (Bourne Movies, Aaron/Marta): LJ | AO3

  12. My Bruises Are All Older Than You (616, Clint + Kate): LJ | AO3

  13. Legacy (or What's in Me is in You) (616, Clint + Kate): LJ | AO3

  14. Here Be Dragons (Bourne Movies, Aaron/Marta): LJ | AO3

  15. You and Me Both (MCU, Clint/Bobbi): LJ | AO3

So Status

May. 5th, 2015 05:33 am
scribblemyname: (calligraphy)

  1. I have an idea where I'm going with exchange fic due.

  2. I met my 2K words for [ profile] couplesbigbang that I need to produce every weekday to make my deadlines.

  3. I have an over 6K piece of organized chaos for the [ profile] heroinebigbang.

  4. I put in an hour on testing at home for work.

  5. I did not get anything more read last night but still am not behind so not worried.

Not a bad yesterday.
scribblemyname: (calligraphy)
I lost 2/3 month to downtime and am playing catch-up because of it. Those 2/3rds were originally allotted to finishing up One Good Storm and A Game for the Gods. Now, I have to write 3 bang fics this month if I don't plan to default (I don't):

Title: 128 Stage
Fandom: The Unusuals
Pairing: Beaumont/Walsh, Casey/Davis
Summary: Prostitute/Coffee Shop AU where Walsh offers Casey a cup of coffee and accidentally acquires a barista.

Title: [not sure yet]
Fandom: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Pairing: Jane/Will
Summary: They didn't mean to accidentally acquire a kid, and they certainly didn't mean to end up raising said kid together because they're just friends and everyone's getting the wrong idea.

Title: Tracing Trouble
Fandom: Original (Kingdoms and Thorn)
Pairing: Cate/Marc, Killinger/Hasheni
Summary: Catherine April isn't a military operative anymore. She's a member of the Special Unit, a law enforcement team dedicated to all cases in the city involving those with special abilities. But when a fledgling tracer tests his power over computer systems in the city, it hurts someone she loves and hits too close to home. She may not be an operative anymore, but she's still in the business, and she still knows how to own the game.

I don't know if I like these summaries, but it was required that I write them and the fics aren't done, so I couldn't cheat and pull an excerpt. (I'm good at that. :shakes head at self: )

And then I've got three books to read, which is not a hardship. As far as that goes, I can skip Jane the Virgin, Agents of SHIELD, and Nashville this next week and bank book time.

So that's what's up. I've got to do what I did to clear three weeks for those two original stories last time, get through the next round of deadlines in a hurry, and not let myself get thoroughly distracted by small prompts. Hope y'all's writing is just as fun! (and less hectic)
scribblemyname: (616 black widow)
So because there's a difference between hits and kudos and I'm that sort of curious (hits especially can be rereads and are always more likely to be older fics than newer), my top 10 kudoed fics on AO3.

1. Tingo (Pascuense), (MCU: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff) 167 kudos

Once again, as expected, but this time it's number one. It's funny and lighthearted and I had a ball writing it, so I'm glad it's so high up, even if I am occasionally surprised at how much attention it got.

2. Hypothetically, (MCU: Maria Hill/Bucky Barnes) 108 kudos

Written for [ profile] tielan because she prompted the pairing and I said, why did I never think of this? Yes, please! and wrote it. It has followed a continuing trend that if [ profile] beatrice_otter reads and likes and recs something of mine, suddenly the hits and kudos shoot up.

3. Call Me Phil, (MCU: cat!Phil Coulson) 101 kudos

Started life as a [ profile] comment_fic thing, then got such responses in the comments, I decided to keep going. (Funny, that's how I got dragged into 200 chapters of Whispers too). I haven't updated in a bit, but I do think I want to write some more installments). Basically, Phil is reincarnated as a cat instead of Agents of SHIELD happening. Maria adopts him.

4. One More Day, (MCU: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff) 94 kudos

One of my best fics ever, I think. This one struck a chord for me and for readers, judging by the comments. Written for the [ profile] be_compromised promptathon (and an aside, but exchanges and comms really increase visibility/readership for me), the prompt basically went every day, Natasha decides again not to kill Clint. Well, being me, that immediately spoke to brainwashing and triggers and what would make her want or need to kill him in the first place.

5. 'Til Death Do Us Part, (MCU: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff) 86 kudos

Natasha falls first, they share a soulbond, Natasha has history with Bucky, the Winter Soldier, and I blame it all on Trope Bingo. I was blown away initially by the response it got, then rolled with it and wrote two more installments: a prequel and a Clint-POV remix.

6. Taken, (MCU: Maria Hill + Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff) 82 kudos

Again with the necklace and Natasha and Maria being friends because they seriously are.

7. Learning Natasha (Again), (MCU: Natasha Romanoff) 80 kudos

The remix! This one is my most popular Natasha piece between all sites and the quality of the commentary, bookmarks, etc. It was a remix of an awesome fic by OracleGlass, and I tried to keep the Clint/Natasha readable as either platonic or romantic because that's how the original went really. I was seriously blown away by the reaction to this fic, though it still gratifies me and gives me warm fuzzies, because it's just really identity exploration and relationship building and bonding and working at socialness, which is something I can relate to but don't usually see as very popular compared to romance, missionfic, or smut.

8. Shall We Dance?, (MCU: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff) 79 kudos

I just kind of decided that Natasha deliberately got on SHIELD's radar to get to Clint because my Trope Bingo card said reunion and I thought them, and I just kept writing. I was actually really happy about how this one turned out, if it does have that slightly off vibe my first works had before I fully got a handle on the pairing for myself.

9. Made and Meant, (MCU: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff) 77 kudos

I'm not even going to ask how a fic I wrote this year got this highly kudoed that fast. I like this little Darcy tells the spysassins they belong together ficlet, but I never counted it among my best.

Stopping there because the next two tie and were on my top hits list. So there you have it. What AO3 readers say they love best of my fics.
scribblemyname: (calligraphy)

  1. Finish fic for [ profile] rarelywritten

  2. Finish fic for [ profile] heroinebigbang

  3. Finish fic post-beta for [ profile] shipswap

  4. Clean the house and/or finish articles for ministry website and/or business plan


This is what happens when you get laid up.
scribblemyname: (calligraphy)
So I completed 25,628 of fic last month. Mostly fanfic and I did headbanging against some original fiction, particularly the collab remix and A Game for the God, which yay, headway. I found my songs to work with, neither of which I would have ever guessed would inspire me and an actual arc, but behold "We Own It" and "This Town" are now running back to back as I brainstorm and scribble. I have quite the docket for April.

Hope your writing is going awesome!

March 2015 (about 25.5K)

  1. Aftershots of the Aftershocks (MCU, Jemma + Bobbi + Fitz): AO3

  2. Deep in the Throes (MCU, Maria + Natasha): AO3

  3. Only Team Hawkeye (616, Clint/Kate + Natasha): LJ

  4. Ship Swap Fic: AO3

  5. The Art of Human Relations (616, Clint/Kate/Natasha): AO3

  6. Anyone But You (Original, Felise/Enadar): LJ

  7. Crazy (MCU, Bobbi/Hunter): LJ | AO3

  8. Five Cups of Coffee and a Stack of Pancakes (MCU/The Unusuals, Bobbi/Walsh): LJ | AO3

  9. Marrying Into the Family (Original, Felise/Enadar + Malina + Lisea): LJ

  10. It's Only Natural (X-Men, Remy + Scott): LJ

  11. Speculation (MCU, Steve + Clint/Natasha): LJ

  12. When All Else Fails, Walk the Dog (616, Clint): LJ

  13. Burn Your Kingdoms Down (Original: Kingdoms and Thorn, Sear): LJ

  14. Beyond Panels Fic: AO3

  15. Can't Keep This (Quiet) (MCU, Clint/Bobbi/Natasha): AO3

  16. There Is That (Original, Felise + Enadar): LJ

  17. Mixed Feelings (Original, Felise/Enadar): LJ

  18. I'm Not a Flirt, It's Just the Way I Talk (X-Men, Rogue/Remy): LJ

  19. On the Properties of Love (Original: Kingdoms and Thorn, Justus/Rachelle): LJ

  20. Toto, We're Not in the Multiverse Anymore (X-Men/Narnia, Kitty): LJ

  21. Almost Soulmate (Original, Vred + Alik): LJ

  22. This Is the Way You Play the Game (MCU, Bobbi/Clint/Natasha): AO3

  23. Secrets (The Unusuals, Walsh/Beaumont): AO3

  24. Breeze (Original, Felise): LJ

  25. Laundry Day (X-Men Movieverse): LJ

  26. One Color (X-Men Movieverse, Jean/Scott): LJ

  27. Filling Spaces (616, Natasha + Liho): LJ

  28. Bubble Bath (616, Kate + Lucky): LJ

  29. Two Women and a Baby Shower (MCU/Leverage, Parker + Natasha/Clint): AO3 | LJ | Website

  30. Landline (616, Kate + Clint): LJ

  31. I'll Be Here When You Open Your Eyes (MCU, Clint + Natasha): LJ

  32. Picking the Family Pet: Spouse Supervision Required (Original): LJ

  33. The Wind Who Knows My Name (Original: Kingdoms and Thorn, Whisper): LJ

  34. On the Appropriate and Inappropriate Uses for Hair Care Products (MCU, Clint/Natasha): LJ

  35. Stay With Me Now (MCU, Bobbi/Clint): LJ


Mar. 30th, 2015 09:10 am
scribblemyname: (calligraphy)

  1. Updated the Docket. Much prettier.

  2. Back at work.

  3. Feeling better but not good.

Blessings, y'all. Thanks for all the lovely well wishes.
scribblemyname: (calligraphy)

  • So Scribd doesn't just have Marvel comics (if not Hawkeye and Black Widow :grumbles ominously: ), but it also had the first 8 Tortall books. Needing a break this weekend from stress, I read all the ones I hadn't yet. Unfortunately, my immediate foray toward fanfic afterward was disappointing.

  • There wasn't a new episode of Nashville this last week. Not happy but at least the season's not over. Just must be patient.

  • I got in my noms for [ profile] ficmountain.

  • I have two unrevealed exchange fics done and three assignments open, none of which are due this month.

  • Which means, I can focus on [ profile] trovia's fic. It's been coming, but I kept headbanging on a couple sticking points in plot (the dreaded waterloo), and am now off to knuckle down and get it into an arc for the characters.

scribblemyname: (calligraphy)
for new prompts anyway

I've got some writing left to do.
scribblemyname: (calligraphy)
Several fics in progress, ideas percolating, but brain is sleepy, so I'm off to bed and write more tomorrow.
scribblemyname: (calligraphy)
So in the final analysis, for completed fics, I wrote about 20K in February. The goal for the month was about 38K. Not bad.

  1. Recruitment (MCU, Bobbi + Clint): Not posted yet

  2. MCU Ladies Ficathon Treat: AO3

  3. The Truth Now (MCU, Bobbi/Lance): LJ

  4. Solidarity (MCU, Bobbi + Melinda + Skye): AO3

  5. Made and Meant (MCU, Clint/Natasha): LJ | AO3

  6. A Valentine's Day Win (MCU, Clint +/ Natasha): LJ | AO3

  7. Lost Bet (MCU, Clint/Natasha): LJ | AO3

  8. A Box of Valentine's Cheer (MCU, Clint/Natasha): LJ | AO3

  9. Clint's Hugs and What Natasha Finally Did With Them (MCU, Clint + Natasha): LJ | AO3

  10. Third Purim Gifts Fic: AO3

  11. MCU Ladies Ficathon Treat: AO3

  12. Untitled (Original: Splintered, Bridhë/Yaden): LJ

  13. A Light Would Pass (MCU, Clint/Natasha): AO3

  14. Catch My Breath (616, Clint/Kate/Barney): AO3

  15. Purim Gifts Pinch Hit: AO3

  16. Hobbies (MCU, Clint/Natasha/Bucky): LJ

  17. Cold Comfort (616, Clint + Barney): AO3

  18. Unearthly Green (MCU, Darcy/Steve): LJ

  19. MCU Ladies Ficathon Treat: AO3

Italicized pieces are commentfic and generally very short. Bolded pieces are for unrevealed challenges or collections and will be updated later. This does NOT include any WIP fic at all.

I may come back and talk about some of these in particular (okay, I probably will), but this will do for a brief summary. I'm tracking all completed fics for the year here.
scribblemyname: (writing is promiscuous)
So I've been clipping along at about 25K a month, mostly on short stuff and fanfic, though there is behind the scenes progress on the original stuff.

My goal for the year is about 500K and that will take me to about 300K.

Honestly, I'm pleased that I'm that high without the success and time I want to put toward all of this (we won't discuss the mitigating factors just now), but I really want to write a lot more and want to get some headway on my original fiction projects and quit having so much trouble when I'm trying to write anything by times and heading off for easy flash fic instead. I want to write my big pieces.

That said, I am trying to learn techniques from the pieces I'm working on now. I've raised my general word count by a few thousand words, so hopefully after this, I can apply those lessons to my two big pieces, then maybe get on to the whopping backload of WIP original stories I keep itching to run off and finish.

:le sigh:

Hope you're doing well with your writing goals!


Feb. 22nd, 2015 07:09 pm
scribblemyname: (buried: under the rubble)
So I wrote my [ profile] purimgifts pinch hit today, after getting a lot done (and have more work yet to do :crocodile tears: ). I got attacked my a not-plot bunny for PWP (which I never write, mind), and I am eyeing the matter of my two original projects, which I will have time to actually do something with if my work's VPN continues to be non-functional. But that's not a good thing if it doesn't connect at a decent internet speed either.

:head on hands: :sigh:

Hope you're all having a wonderful day.


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