blue_soaring: (walter // redhead)
I've had a 4k Nite Owl II/Rorschach bit of angsty hurt/comfort fic languishing on my desktop since November. It is dying a slow, slow death. Is there anybody out there in Internetsland who wouldn't mind giving it a proofread and/or beta? I could possibly drabble in thanks which sorta sounds like I either have a special new kink or a dysfunctional bladder.
blue_soaring: (daken/mac // and hearts?)
In my quest for Writerly Self Improvement (note the Very Important Capitals), I've been amassing a collection of books about, related to, or in the same general vicinity as that writing thing. Said collection so far is teeny, but I'm going to toss out The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: A Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager and the Doomed by Karen Elizabeth Gordon as an amazingly fun romp with grammar (I KNOW, grammar, fun, who knew?) and a handy refresher, Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life as an interesting and minus-the-cheese inspirational read that had some genuinely excellent tidbits in it, and The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot by Charles Baxter, which I'm only halfway through but it really gets me thinking, and reading it has definitely made me more aware of how small things can make a huge and subtle impact on what my words are actually saying.

If you guys have some good, great, weird, inverted or just plain interesting books on the subject, I'd love to hear about them! I have a bunch on my Amazon Wish List that either caught my eye or have been recommended, so any comments you might have on those would also be very cool. There are so many bloody books out there that deal with the art and craft that it's tough to wade through them all to get my greedy little paws on the real gems.

Also, my birthday is not until September. But feel free to buy me stuff anyway. :D

Boy, I'm chatty today.
blue_soaring: (Default)
The very worst thing about slapping a period on the most delicious sentence you've ever written (to date) is when you're sitting there with the little cursor blinking expectantly at you and you're thinking, "Awesome. Now what the hell is my follow up?"

Being a writer is either the last incarnation before Nirvana, or punishment for being the bug that dared splatter on someone's windshield in the previous.

Moan.

Feb. 8th, 2010 04:24 pm
blue_soaring: (holmes // writing is hard)
Cleaning up first drafts is hard. Whine whine, cheese and whine. I feel awesome when I make some progress, but augh, making the progress. Augh.

Icon!Holmes feels my pain.

I do love my new mood theme, though, omg. Tony~
blue_soaring: (joker // how the hell should i know)
It seems to me that when you actually manage to finish a story (and 'finish' here is going to mean 'I can't work on this fucking thing one minute more'), it should title itself. Self-titling stories, that's what I want.

And then, THE WORLD. MWAHA.

Or just a title, really. I'd be okay with that.
blue_soaring: (gideon)
Okay. I'm going to take a moment and be proud here, dammit. I am going to feel good about my accomplishment.

Somehow, even with four solid months of writing nothing at all (torture!), I've managed to break 300k for this year.

310,000 words, approximately.

Evil twin, I demand cookies.

And a magical editing wand. OH WAIT THAT'S YOU. :D

For my own interest, a breakdown. )

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