lady_songsmith: owl (owl)
Hey, we haven't done this one in a while!

Give me the title of a story I've never written, and feedback telling me what you liked best about it, and I will tell you any or all of: the first sentence, the last sentence, the thing that made me want to write it, the biggest problem I had while writing it, why it almost never got posted, the scene that hit the cutting room floor but that I wish I'd been able to salvage, and possibly a short excerpt as well.

Any fandom welcome. I thought about putting a list here; it got long.

In other news, I'm attempting to write 100 words a day minimum for the entire month of May, and may be spamming your journals and/or tumblrs with the results.
lady_songsmith: (rather read)
Because Twitter is not the forum for prolonged or nuanced discussions, behold a forum for all of your Mary Russell related thinky thoughts.

In the interests of not influencing the direction of discussion, I'll take mine to comments too rather than putting them here. :)
lady_songsmith: owl (truth stranger than fiction)
To judge by the way I've been bending reviewers' ears on this story (and I apologize for the lengthy discourse if you are one of them), I have many Things To Say about it. Thus, fic commentary! I've never done this before, really, though I've thought about it and I've talked some about the writing process of other stories. This is exciting!

There are 2,700 words back here. This is why I write fic instead of meta. )
lady_songsmith: owl (worldbuilding)
So. Some of you have seen my map project, but as I think from the lack of posts there that the shine has worn off the G+ for most of you, I'll shall trot this over here.

I have to adjust some geography for plot purposes - specifically I wrote in something about a river-as-border - and then I started looking at where exactly that border was and, er, got kinda frustrated with relative size and placement of countries.

So, behind the cut...

this way to the geekery )

Thoughts?

The End

Nov. 10th, 2011 09:26 pm
lady_songsmith: owl (nightmare queen)
Biggest spoilers here, except for the part where there are all kinds of fuzzy handwavey bits. Help! Also it sort of broke the episode format where it got fuzzy.

THE END )
lady_songsmith: owl (writing - instigate)
So, I want to sign up, but I still have no plot. (Yes, [livejournal.com profile] snitchnipped , I'm aware of your preference. Have a cough drop.) I went through the prompt post today, and there's definitely a couple of themes emerging from the ones that made me think, "hmm, I might be able to do something with that..." But there's still no plot premise.

It's definitely going to be something during one of the bad periods - the Winter or the Telmarine oppression. It might be from the villains' POV, or at least someone who works with/for them.

Uhm. Is that enough to sign up with, y'think? I've gone into the fic exchange with less of an idea what I was going to do with my prompts.
lady_songsmith: owl (writing - instigate)
So, I want to sign up, but I still have no plot. (Yes, [livejournal.com profile] snitchnipped , I'm aware of your preference. Have a cough drop.) I went through the prompt post today, and there's definitely a couple of themes emerging from the ones that made me think, "hmm, I might be able to do something with that..." But there's still no plot premise.

It's definitely going to be something during one of the bad periods - the Winter or the Telmarine oppression. It might be from the villains' POV, or at least someone who works with/for them.

Uhm. Is that enough to sign up with, y'think? I've gone into the fic exchange with less of an idea what I was going to do with my prompts.
lady_songsmith: owl (golden1)
NFE reveals are up, so now I can talk about my story here, instead of just nattering the ears off those patient souls who encouraged me through the process. I decided early on that the title was going to be "If You Only Walk Long Enough" from an Alice quote, but as this story wound on to deadline, I started thinking it ought to be titled "if you only write long enough." I did actually have it finished by deadline if not beta'd, so that's an improvement over last year - perhaps next year I will actually have it turned in by deadline. (Crazy talk, I know.)

So about the story itself.
Meanderings continue )
lady_songsmith: owl (golden1)
NFE reveals are up, so now I can talk about my story here, instead of just nattering the ears off those patient souls who encouraged me through the process. I decided early on that the title was going to be "If You Only Walk Long Enough" from an Alice quote, but as this story wound on to deadline, I started thinking it ought to be titled "if you only write long enough." I did actually have it finished by deadline if not beta'd, so that's an improvement over last year - perhaps next year I will actually have it turned in by deadline. (Crazy talk, I know.)

So about the story itself.
Meanderings continue )
lady_songsmith: owl (flirt)
Drawing  --  Sketch  --  Doodle
    Fic      --   Ficlet    --     ??

I don't think it's a drabble. I'm a bit of a purist for that term; a drabble is as structured a form of fic as a haiku is of poetry. (True purists would say it has to be exactly 100 words, just as a haiku must be 17 syllables, but I'll give you +/- 5, especially once you get into things like does 'a' count for a word (yes) and should you hand count (yes) or take the word processor's number.) In any event, it has a rigidity that a doodle does not. Do we have a word for a doodle-fic? We need one!

In any event, whatever you call one, these are them.

At a fort on the border )

A noble manor, much later )
lady_songsmith: owl (flirt)
Drawing  --  Sketch  --  Doodle
    Fic      --   Ficlet    --     ??

I don't think it's a drabble. I'm a bit of a purist for that term; a drabble is as structured a form of fic as a haiku is of poetry. (True purists would say it has to be exactly 100 words, just as a haiku must be 17 syllables, but I'll give you +/- 5, especially once you get into things like does 'a' count for a word (yes) and should you hand count (yes) or take the word processor's number.) In any event, it has a rigidity that a doodle does not. Do we have a word for a doodle-fic? We need one!

In any event, whatever you call one, these are them.

At a fort on the border )

A noble manor, much later )

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