haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (Default)
Someone asked recently, so I decided I needed a reference post here.

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So I think I can write fan fiction? )
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (1_mill_words-H50-steve)
I am behind on my target word count for the year and I am trying to get as many words counted tonight (my time) for [livejournal.com profile] 1_million_words' total target of 15 million for the year, so I need your help!

If you would like to help me, leave your prompts here! Please make them 1-3 word prompts only (whole sentences/ideas tend to bring on far more than drabbles, and this is all about short fic today!), and you may suggest a fandom and/or pairing if you know the kind of things I write and want a specific fill, but feel free to just leave it open and general if you don't mind, as that will make it easier for me.

Go, now! As many prompts as I can fill with drabbles on up to comment fic-size short pieces before I hit the hay tonight is my aim, although I am at work right now and may not actually start until later this afternoon. THANK YOU!
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (johnny-haldoor)
Jeez, what am I doing here when I should be in bed?

I guess it has something to do with Being Home Alone. ALL WEEKEND! The cats and I have had the best time catching up on stuff we don't usually do. Okay, the cats usually do the same stuff every day, and let's face it, I pretty much do too ;-) but it's so cool not to have to worry about what everyone else is up to, nor put up with kids arguing, Hubby fussing about money, and everyone interrupting me when I'm trying to write.

Now, I wonder if I can write some more words tomorrow. 1192 so far this weekend, and all of it on a one-shot that's new. I have so many WIPs that it's not funny. My one aim for 2014 is to finish as many of them as I can.

Oh, watched quite a good movie tonight too: 'Devil'. It's an M. Night Shyalaman (sp?) one - he likes his twists. Okay, it's not his best, but I was intrigued and it was kinda creepy, and psychologically freaky there for a bit.

Probably time I got some sleep now! :D
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (1_mill_words-not enough)
Are you a member of [livejournal.com profile] 1_million_words? Have you been there lately? Or do you wonder what it's all about and think you'd like to check it out? Go there now and have a look:

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If you are a member already and you've written any words or made any graphics since you last visited, GO THERE NOW! Immediately! Update your 2013 figures here:

Written ~ Image ~ WIPs


We need every word between now and the 31st! We exceeded 1 million words and are seeking TEN MILLION WORDS before this year finishes! We are so close now, so come on, join in with your word and graphics count before the 31st Dec rolls over into 2014, so we can show our fearless leader, [livejournal.com profile] kaige68, what we are made of! GO!
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (H50-steve-1 mill words)
I'm WAY behind on everything again. Work is madness and home life just seems to have more things to do every day, which is not a bad thing, but it doesn't make writing or online time easy to find, but...

I'd love to invite you all along to [livejournal.com profile] 1_million_words, the comm I co-mod with [livejournal.com profile] kaige68, if you have writing time to spare and/or would like to take part in a really friendly, fun-loving, word-loving, graphics-loving, and encouraging place! Our membership is growing daily, and we've already cumulatively outdone the year's target of [livejournal.com profile] 1_million_words and are now aiming for TEN MILLION WORDS by the end of 2013, so come on over and play! There's no pressure, no imposed targets, no compulsory activities and absolutely no need to do anything unless you want to! Slash, het, gen; any and all fandoms; everyone's welcome! Check your dramas at the door and come in for while! ;-)

There's support, encouragement and resources on offer, and plenty of prompts and challenges, as well as fun and friendly people to share your fics and pics with!


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Do pop in for a visit and browse the shelves; if there isn't anything you like there, feel free to walk away, but if you like the idea of contributing to the word pile we're making and/or you need inspiration to get onto creating fics and/or pics, perhaps you'll stay and join us. We'd love to have you. There is no downside! ;-)

PS: If you're already a member but haven't contributed yet (or for a while), come on back for a visit!  There's no shame in being busy.  Any and all words you've posted somewhere count, or if you're working on WIPs you don't want to post until they're done, that's all good too. Count them in our WIP count, and add them to the posted count in due course!  
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (revenge-sunset)
Two things I'm enjoying a lot this season so far:

1. Revenge. It never stops being fun. Although if Nolan and that girl are getting together, I need a drink. God, I love that boy. I need my own icon with something clever he says on it. Not sure what yet, but I need to work on it, or ask one of you way better icon makers than me to find something PERFECT and make something pretty. Plus, so much pretty on that show. Jack ( there's always a Jack, have you noticed?), Nolan, Daniel, Declan's kinda cute in a 17 yo kinda way, and now Aiden. Oh yes. Much, much pretty. Now, Anyone got any some slash recs with Nolan and any one of the other lads, please?

2. The Following. This is SERIOUSLY creepy TV, everyone. If you like your shows dark and weirdly compelling, this is the one for me this season so far. I loved American Horror Story last year (S1 only so far, S2 to come), but THIS. OH yes. Kevin Bacon is always good, but James Purefoy is deliciously evil. And there are two guys pretending to be gay (OR ARE THEY? Maybe not both of them...) on the side. Someone posted a link of Kevin Bacon & James Purefoy kissing at some press conference too - forget who, cos that's me. Was it you, [livejournal.com profile] halfdutch? Mmmhmm, I could totally get behind slash on this show too.

AND... What is happening to me? I completely forgot to find H50 online tonight and watch it. I was too busy catching up with things I needed to do here at LJ and AO3!!! Oh well, tomorrow is another day as Scallop said in Gone with the Wind. (yes, I did say scallop on purpose. I have this old joke which refuses to allow me use of her real name: 'Frankly Scallop, I don't give a clam').

And that's all she wrote tonight. Oh, but I did write 1202 words on a H50 fic today, which pleased me immensely as that series is now done and dusted, even if it was new yesterday and I still haven't finished any of those *mumblecan'tbebotheredtocount* WIPs. *sigh*
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (writing-quill)
[livejournal.com profile] kaige68 and I were talking... as we do... and we're keen to write a million words this year!

Now obviously we cannot do this alone. I have decided my target for the year is 150K, so as she says, it leaves her with 850K. There's no way Kaige can get that far (she'd die trying though! ;-P), but for anyone who wants to join in, which includes motivating, cheerleading, betaing and all other writery things in order for a group of us to get to A MILLION WORDS in 2013, this is your chance to be involved! Any fandom, any writing you want to count; it's all on!

So come on over here and let us know you're in!
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (scenes-cathedral cove)
Happy New Year everyone! May 2013 bring things you've wanted your way!

I can't seem to make myself post anything I've been meaning to, but I'm making an effort to think about it! The sun came out today, so we took the kids to the beach for the first time this summer - and everyone else had the same idea, obviously! Our favourite local beach was PACKED with cars - before we even got halfway down the metal road to it, a guy stopped his car to tell us not to bother! There were cars lining both sides of the narrow road and it was completely obvious there wasn't a point trying to find parking. So we headed for another beach past it - less well known - and it too was pretty busy, though we managed to park on the metal road and walk down without it taking an aeon. Not the world's greaest beach, but very pleasant and swimming was nice. Sat in the sun for a while after that and just lazed, enjoying the day. Home now and Hubby's got the BBQ underway and I'm sitting out on my brand new deck *beams* writing this. Very very nice, I must say!

I did get a nice swag for Christmas - all things I like/love/want/need, so very happy! I have a photo but I haven't uploaded it. Will post about that when I've sorted the pics. Also need to post reno photos and vids up to 23/12/12, which I'll do eventually too.

In the meantime, here's a writery meme that's going around )

Madness!

Sep. 16th, 2012 10:54 am
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (amusement-bigger boat)
Since when did September become such a mad month? I have no idea but it's crazy! I can't keep up with anything at the moment: so behind on LJ and Twitter, don't really FB enough for it to count, and we're rushing around at home like crazy too. Our builder may be able to start in a couple of weeks, so we've been emptying the garage and I have a ton of things lying around to be sold that I'm attempting to organise. Work is also mad - we have an appraisal period ending when Sept. does, so everyone wants their work done yesterday, which means push, push, push, and no slacking off.

Phew. The tiny bit of sanity (?) in between the madness is writing fic with [livejournal.com profile] kaige68! My darlink, you raise me up! Yes, Kaige and I have been writing more H50 with Steve and Danny. It's completely mad too, but so much fun. I squeeze in a part when I can, and it all started here when Kaige wrote THE BEST EVER cargument. We're having so much fun, even though I'm having problems fitting my parts in. We'll get there though.

Oh, also managed to get to the movies last night as a reward for getting most of the rest of our stuff out of the garage and under the house (or into the basement as some people might say), which is half dirt and half concrete, so needed rearranging and some shelves organised so precious-ish items didn't have to sit on the dirt. Phew, all done now and not too cluttered, to my great surprise. I can even still access the wood for the fire and the hay for the pets, and the bikes are also easy to reach. Stunning. I do have a wonderful husband. ♥

The movie was 'Savages' ([livejournal.com profile] crickets, thank you for the rec!) and it was very good. Of course, I'd hoped for a little more man-on-man action, since it features two guys with one girlfriend, but that wasn't terribly forthcoming (although there were hints). However, it was still a good movie which the hubby and I both enjoyed very much. Great action, neat double-crossing, and some pretty awful happenings that made us think. Beautifully stylish too, and my girl-crush Salma Hayek was awesome. ;-) Update: just ordered the book from my library!

Now, onwards! Things to do and stuff. So sorry I won't be catching up on flist right now, *sigh* but I will try to get there soon! Love and laughter to you all! *hugs*

Wow...

Sep. 8th, 2012 06:10 pm
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (writing-quill)
Serious miscount on my annual word total this year. Just realised the spreadsheet had the wrong formula on it, and fixing it means I'm even further ahead of schedule than I realised. I've just passed 120K for the YTD and my target for the whole year is 130K. This means I only have to write 577 words each week for the next 16 weeks and I'll easily pass target. I'm smiling. :D

Phew...

Jul. 29th, 2012 02:49 pm
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (bbt-insane)
Talk about madness... just got rid of the last of the mess from having two separate sleepovers this weekend, am glad to say.

I know I haven't been around much this week, but it's not been for bad reasons, though some of what's under the cut may seem like madness!

Good and bad things; craziness too, I expect! Oh, and pimping Blue Rodeo like you wouldn't believe, and I'm not even Canadian! )
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (misc-nz flag)
Man, how do I even get so behind? I have no clue, but it happens. I've made as much of an attempt to catch up as I can now, so apologies if there was anything happening with you that I should have been aware of. Also apologies to everyone who has now received randomly late comments or none at all. I have been been in and out and extremely sporadic and random with them. I can't see me managing anything past that now, sorry!

I think I did enough of a catch-up of my own happenings the other day, and seriously, these days I can't seem to find much to note in here anyway, so it's all a bit silly! I have been enjoying working on my daily photos with my girls though, despite this afternoon's outing of doom wherein LF made it all a bit of a drag. He was probably hungry, not having had any food for a couple of hours, and kept pushing arguments with his sisters. *sigh* Kids! Who'd have 'em? ;-P

Still, managed some interesting photos in the end, and he's even in the one I chose for the day.

Here's a couple of shots I didn't choose for the Day 9 shot, just because )

Oh, also, posted fic yesterday: The third in my H50 Revelations series. Still working on the fourth.

Back to work tomorrow, but at least it's a short week - I'm off for another four-day weekend then.

And that's about all I have for now ! Revenge is on! Gotta go!
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (writing-quill)
Hey, all you writers out there! Think you know enough to write well? Everyone can use a hand, even old players, and I'm taking this opportunity to recommend [livejournal.com profile] fandom_grammar, which has helped me so much in the past, and still continues to do so.

They have just posted an article on 'epithets', which is how to describe/name people (not just swear at them!) in your fics. I found the original article extremely helpful when I was new to writing, so I thought I'd pass on the link.

Really though, this comm is awesome at helping out when you have questions about spelling, grammar and all that kind of thing, as well as posting regular articles on common mistakes/confusions in writing, and just generally being a good source for any writing-type queries in this line.

ARGH

May. 26th, 2011 11:06 pm
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (amusement-bigger boat)
So many things *shakes fist at the universe*

Still, no time to go into it now. Just to say apologies to anyone waiting for Chapter 19 of 'Constant Daze'. I hope to have it up tomorrow instead.
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (Default)
Convince me, flist. I'm doing mini-nano right now and I see sign-ups for Lost HoHoHo are open at [livejournal.com profile] lostsquee. Should I? I mean, it's fun and all, but can I have something written by the 15th of December? Last year I even did two as I did a pinch-hit at the last moment, but I'm not sure how I'm coping this year since I haven't done a lot of writing recently. Which of you are doing it and do you think I should too? Vote here:

[Poll #1639411]

Pimpage!

Oct. 6th, 2010 08:13 pm
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (writing-quill)
Okay, time to get your drabble hats on! [livejournal.com profile] demonqueen666 is running a Drabblethon for Sweetest Day again this year. The deal is you can leave a prompt for one drabble and you can fulfil a prompt for someone. You don't have to write to receive, nor do you have to receive to write. It's all in the name of goodness and giving. The master post is here, so come on! Make it fun by joining in now with a prompt! ;-)
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (amusement-qi)
Yesterday, I met [livejournal.com profile] alicambs, who is a new LJ friend. We had a really nice afternoon chatting about this and that, including non-slashy things, and we seem to have quite a lot in common. She is really nice - she and her family have just moved here from the UK - and we probably could have talked for hours more! Thanks again, Ali - it was a really fun way to while away a rainy Saturday! I met her husband and son too, which was lovely, and she trusted me enough to loan me her dvd of 'Ultraviolet', which was a short British TV series made in the late eighties. Hubby and I (he fell asleep, typical!) watched an episode last night - couldn't resist! - and really liked it. Jack Davenport stars and Baby!Stephen Moyer is in it briefly too - he's so cute at 20 (ish)! Haha. Very well-done and I am really looking forward to watching the rest. Borrowing it is a good excuse to get back together too - we're hoping to maybe have dinner together (with hubbies in tow) before they have to move out of the place they're renting.

In other news, the weather is still lousy (come on rainmaker, we've had our share for this winter!!!), I'm still on dial-up speed (so apologies especially to the CSI RPG people, but it's making me crazy and my brain just isn't there. I will catch up after the 13th though), and work continues to keep me busy.

Oh! We did have a couple of builders round yesterday - we've been thinking about adding on to our house instead of moving to somewhere bigger - and we liked these guys. They are going to arrange a meeting with an architetural draughtsman (simple job; doesn't really need an architect), and hopefully... hopefully, we might start to move on this. We currently have a fairly standary Kiwi three bedroom house, and we hope to add on another bedroom, a second bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe at one end of the house, with possibly a garage or carport, and a covered deck off our lounge at the other end. I'd like to hope that we might actually stop procrastinating, and have something happening by the summer!

Today, we've started slowly... had a cuppa in bed and Hubby's watching some programme about male grooming (!) while I do this. My intention is to get on with finally finishing my last luau fic! However, breakfast might be in order first! Oh, and the sun is actually shining... we'll see how long that lasts! ;-)
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (writing-quill)

I write like
Stephen King

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!




I tried a few different snippets and got this three times, so let's go with it. My gayest bit had me as Raymond Chandler though; what's with that? I wonder about the Stephen King though too... none of it was horror! ;-P
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (Default)
Multifandom AU The Price of Love set in Victorian San Francisco’s finest ‘specialty’ parlour house has been updated. Step inside Freeman’s Private Gentleman’s Club: [livejournal.com profile] price_o_love, and discover with us

Who will pay…
banner by lookingglassf1

Warning: Chapter posts will not contain conventional FIC headers, warnings, etc. This is based in a parlour house. Expect Adult rated m/m sex at every turn, and passing mention of bi and/or het activity. Tags for each entry will list the major players featured in the chapter. Chapters may contain BDSM, which we will acknowledge in the specific chapter’s subject line.

Antics to date (check Cast of Characters if needs be):

Previous Chapters

Chapter 71: A Theft in Time, Another peek into Hugh's past with Colin, with the lads around 27
Chapter 72a: A Chance Meeting, Back at Freeman's Sean's past and present meet, features Karl/Orlando/Eric
Chapter 72b: Demonstrations and Memories, Two men and a randy boy, Oh My! Features Karl/Orlando/Eric

Latest round of Hanky-Panky:

Chapter 73: Making the First Move, White Wing takes matters into his own hands, features Far Rider (Viggo), White Wing (Tatanka Means), Wind in the Grass (Adam Beach)

Quick Query

Dec. 5th, 2008 10:12 pm
haldoor: Kaige and I like to jump off bridges one after the other; not always in the same order (Default)
Lost fans: Re a fic I'm writing. About the Swan Station. Which characters have been there? What could be seen on all the monitors (which locations and where specifically in the hatch)? Has Sayid been there?

Thank you!

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