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A couple of weeks ago [livejournal.com profile] mousewrites started [livejournal.com profile] coowipp, a community where writers could sign up and pledge to finish their WIPs in the month of August.

And, well, I did it.

I traditionally suck mighty donkey balls at making deadlines, and the only time I ever signed up for a Fuh-Q Fest I never finished the story. But I've been feeling a certain determination to get off my butt and finish the four or five stories that are all there in my head, and that I haven't gotten out on paper.

One reason I signed up was that I had a talk with one of my pals who did the Novel Writer's Month thing last year, and he really inspired me to try just slapping the damn words on the screen for once. It's not like I'm not going to go back and edit a hundred times anyway, and I think it might help me be, you know, actually productive.

Granted, productivity isn't my top goal when writing fan fiction. For that matter, fan fiction isn't currently dreadfully high on my goal list in general. But after two years of not finishing a single story, I think I've gotten to the point where I'd like to get back into the habit.

So, August it is. Wish me luck. :)

Date: 2004-07-13 10:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] graculus.livejournal.com
*tries not to laugh* Best of luck, hon. Let us know how you get on! ;)

Date: 2004-07-14 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janegraddell.livejournal.com
Thanks! :)

I should probably add, in case--being familiar as you are with my writing speed, and lack thereof--you're (rightfully) wondering if I'm insane and/or delusional, that I only pledged to finish one story. I picked the Snape/Lupin one I'm working on, because it's the most finished and the least complicated, and therefore (theoretically) the easiest to finish. We'll see. :)

Date: 2004-07-13 11:37 pm (UTC)
xochiquetzl: Claudia from Warehouse 13 (Default)
From: [personal profile] xochiquetzl
Luck!

And I'm wishing you luck partly for purely selfish reasons. ;)

Date: 2004-07-14 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janegraddell.livejournal.com
Heh. :)

And I see that you have also joined the ranks of [livejournal.com profile] coowipp (I always think "Cool Whip" when I see it). We shall strive together!

Date: 2004-07-14 05:09 am (UTC)
xochiquetzl: Claudia from Warehouse 13 (Default)
From: [personal profile] xochiquetzl
<attention whoring>Are you duly horrified by the size? I'm a 10-20K story kind of girl. Eeek!</attention whoring>

I want my brain back! ;)

Together, you and I will kick WIP ass! :)

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