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Pixileanin

Original Fiction Fall Goals: 2019 Edition

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Pixileanin

Hello all!

I know I haven't been around lately, but I wanted to share that I finally finished that OF novel first draft last week.

I finished.  First Draft.  It's 54k, mostly all handwritten, and type-in is going to be a BEAST.  But I finished.  I have pictures to prove it, lol!

Anywhoo, that just proves to myself that it can be done, even when I only have fifteen minutes every other day or so to write.  I started writing on November 9th last year, and I finished in mid-October, so I beat my one-year goal.  So THERE, TIME!  That'll show you!

*sticks out tongue to never-ending time-eaters*

*because I'm so mature.*

 

I'm eager to begin another project (and also fanfiction that I've put off while on this project), as well as cheer other people on while they set and meet goals, so who's writing what these days?  Anyone have anything to celebrate?  I'm going to run this thing through January 21st as a goal deadline, since a lot of people (including me) drop the ball during holidays in December.

What's cooking? NANOing?  CHALLENGing?  WRITING?

@galadriel What was your takeaway from the Gaiman Masterclass?  Were you able to apply some of his short story writing ideas to any of your projects?

@Rumpelstiltskin Any more chapters since April?  What's your current project?

@MadiMalfoy Doing NANO again?  Projects?

@teh tarik Did you get through revision? 

@scooterbug8515 Doing any projects these days?

@Tanda How's Ravenclaw?  I saw you posted some new FF chapters recently. Great job!

@Cassius Alcindor I know you've been killing it in RL recently.  Hope everything is coming together for you!

@Jo Raskoph What's new for you?

Anyone else writing OF?  Come and join the party!  I will try to update weekly on Fridays, but we all know how that goes.  Feel free to poke me if I fall down (which I do a lot).

:llamabanana:

 

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Elena

If you are participating in NaNoWriMo this year, they have a new site and the buddy list didn't transfer over. My name there is Elena78.

I'm trying to finish my OF this year for publication. 

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Tanda

 

@Pixileanin Great to hear you made 54k, pixi!

 

Ramen season has come. It may be a good idea to write about the noodles.

🍜

 

 

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Pixileanin

Hello Friday!

I started an OF short story for a challenge today. Hopefully, it will work out.

@Tanda I have never heard that there is a season for Ramen.  How long does the season go?

@Elena Sounds like a worthy NaNo goal!  Good luck to you!

 

Onwards!

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Tanda
6 hours ago, Pixileanin said:

Hello Friday!

I started an OF short story for a challenge today. Hopefully, it will work out.

@Tanda I have never heard that there is a season for Ramen.  How long does the season go?

@Elena Sounds like a worthy NaNo goal!  Good luck to you!

 

Onwards!

:llamabanana:

The weather gets cooler after typhoons and we long for eating ramen noodles which will warm us all with hot soup 🍜

This morning the idea hit me, HP AU, Ron went travelling in Asia with lament for Fred and then he learnt making delicious ramen noodles 🍜...

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teh tarik
On 10/22/2019 at 4:14 AM, Pixileanin said:

@teh tarik Did you get through revision? 

Hey Pix! I had to go back to the other thread to see what you were referring to - it has definitely been awhile since I wrote that story. And yep, I got through revisions, rewrites, and in the end it was about 9K - it was way too long, and I wish I could have made it shorter. I did try and submit it to an online short story magazine but was unsuccessful, and I'm guessing it's because of the length. So I've decided to leave this story for a few months before going back to it (maybe sometime next year) and will try and rewrite it as a different, shorter story. (Am going to have to be really harsh on myself in terms of word limit!)

In terms of goals, I'm working on two different OF stories now :) One is something I'm quite enjoying, though it looks like it's going to be long (again). The other is a short one, less than 1K words. And I'm going to try and do NaNo as well, though not write a 50K novel, but rather work on my current projects.

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MadiMalfoy
On 10/21/2019 at 8:14 AM, Pixileanin said:

@MadiMalfoy Doing NANO again?  Projects?

Yes I am doing NaNo again! Likely a mix of fic & OF. I’ve got some challenge entries to finish up, one of which is going to be part of my current OF universe. 

I’m also going to use NaNo to work on LMM again but I’ve gotten an idea for a sci-fi screenplay so we’ll see how that goes! I’ve never written a screenplay before so this will definitely be very very rough, but I’m looking forward to trying it out!

Either way I’ve got a lot I can work on this next month if I get stuck on one thing. 

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It's hard to find time to write in school (or maybe I'm just bad at time management oops), but I do want to at least get the next chapter of my OF written before the end of the semester! Ideally, by the end of Nano. :P It's going to be a very slow chapter-by-chapter basis, but I think I'll be really happy every single time I get one done. Hopefully I won't lose too much steam in between chapters!

7 hours ago, MadiMalfoy said:

I’ve gotten an idea for a sci-fi screenplay so we’ll see how that goes!

Madi! This sounds amazing! What's it going to be about??

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On 10/28/2019 at 4:03 PM, just.a.willow.tree said:

It's hard to find time to write in school (or maybe I'm just bad at time management oops), but I do want to at least get the next chapter of my OF written before the end of the semester! Ideally, by the end of Nano. :P It's going to be a very slow chapter-by-chapter basis, but I think I'll be really happy every single time I get one done. Hopefully I won't lose too much steam in between chapters!

Madi! This sounds amazing! What's it going to be about??

Eva! I totally thought I had responded to this already 😅 

So I don't have a complete idea of the plot yet (I'm just kind of writing and seeing what unfolds -- totally pantsing this one!) but so far it's about these two scientists who have been on a long-term, deep space exploration / sustainability mission who just recently discovered a new planet (to them) and have been given some sketchy, dark orders from their Commander. It's probs going to turn into a mystery of some kind tbh but that's about all I know so far. 

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