SGA - Radek

Time Flies, I'm Posting and No One Is Reading

The rl project has been done for about a week and I haven't exactly much to show for the time that has elapsed since. I haven't even watched a significant amount of TV (by my standards anyway). The time just disappeared more or less.

I did start posting my 2011 NaNoWriMo novel, a Paul Temple fanfiction, and so far, the traffic stats show no readers at all for most chapters. Not that I didn't know this beforehand, what with there being no fandom to speak of, but it still is somewhat depressing to have written a novella-length story and then to see black on white that no one is actually even clicking the link to check it out.

Also, I finally finished the outline for the ending of last years NaNoWriMo novel. I had a moderate case of too many subplots (which were started to make the 50k), but I should manage to tie most of them up with the planned ending. Besides, since I haven't started posting the thing yet, I could still edit the earlier parts to remove the one subplot for which I haven't managed to find a suitable conclusion. Not sure what I'll do yet.
SGA - Time

The universe has conspired against me (or not)

Instead of working on my rl project like I should, I have been doing all sorts of other thing. Like editing fanfic, writing fanfic or deleting a few thousand youtube videos (see stick post on top). I blame rabid plot bunnies and copyright owners ;-)

At the least with the fic writing, I have something to show for the time spent: a missing scene for the Simon and Simon ep 'Slither'.

I know it's been done before, but, seriously, what hasn't? Especially in the world of fandom...
SGA - Time

Sweet Discovery

Yesterday, purely by accident, I discovered that there was a sixth and final series of Wire in the Blood which I have never seen during the show's original run. Looking forward to watching it, although I might save it for when I finish my current rl project on which I am majorly procrastinating already.
SGA - Time

Back (in time)

Haven't updated this thing in ages, mostly because I'm lazy and forgetful, but on the other hand, there hasn't been much fannish stuff going on lately, aside from watching way too much TV. Right now, I'm watching my way through various 80s shows like Simon & Simon and Magnum P.I.. Haven't started watching the fourth season of Republic of Doyle, as I'm still not through the third one entirely. Speaking of that show, I pulled my NaNoWriMo 2012 novel out of its virtual drawer and gave it another read. There are some inconsistencies in the plot (for example first Jake has a no cell phone and sometime later he magically has one), but overall, I'm pretty happy with what I have produced without the slightest advance planning. I do need to finish it and do some heavy editing if I want to post it, but I believe it's worth the trouble :-)
SGA - Time

NaNoWriMo 2012 - Wrap Up

So, I made it this year. Despite some trouble during the final week, including a two day migraine, I managed to write a 50008 word novel during the month of November. The novel isn't finished and there will be some heavy duty editing involved, but I hope to finish it by the end of the year. Maybe I'll actually manage to post it some day. I still haven't posted last year's novel.
SGA - Time

NaNoWriMo 2012 - The finishing stretch

Four more days, not counting what is left of today, before the end of NaNoWriMo 2012. Word count wise, I'm well on target. I doubt however I'll be able to type the end under the story by the end of November just yet. I have several plots to wrap up and, in fact, two main plot elements have just got under way yet. The crime wave continues unabated with two more kidnappings, several beatings inflicted on several different people, a stalking and two cases of someone being slipped a drug. I have the feeling that I should spend more time exploring the character's relationships instead of throwing random crimes at my novel.
SGA - Time

NaNoWriMo 2012 - Week 2 and Beyond

Aside from today where I spent too much brain energy on other stuff, things have been going well in nanolannd. I'm about 1.5 days ahead of schedule. I still have no idea where my novel is going to lead, but so far the plot the characters have come up with, has, while at times rather surprising, not been too crazy. It's really starting to develop a life of its own. For example, I had kidnapped one of the MCs, planning to keep him locked up for a few days. However, he would have none of that and with the help of a teenage prostitute, he is in the process of making a break for it.
SGA - Time

NaNoWriMo 2012 - Days 6, 7 and 8

Week 2 has struck slightly early this year. For those not familiar with the phenomenon, the second week of NaNoWriMo is where the going gets though for a lot of writers and it appears I'm one of them this year. After throwing a lot of semi-random events into my novel the first week, I now have to start thinking about where all this is going to lead. As always when things aren't going so well writing wise, I write a lot of dialogue.I have a heard time describing stuff, so most of what I write is dialogue and actions. This only gets worse when I'm behind on my daily wordage. Some of that dialogue will have to go during the editing process, but for the time being I need the wordage. I really want to make the 50k this year. I think I have enough plot, or at least I've started enough plots and subplots to fill a novel, but I have no idea yet how it all connects or how the characters and their relationships with each other are going to develop during the story.
SGA - Time

NaNoWriMo - Days 4 and 5

The crime spree that is my novel continues. Now with supernatural elements! Out of nowhere, I had a psychic show up and have a vision of the death of my protagonist. Of course, I'm not going to kill Jake. At least I hope not, but seeing how the story is developing a life of its own, there is no way to be sure ;-) I might however kill the throw-away character who walks in on Jake's would-be-murderer...But I haven't made up my mind yet. There will definitely be more bodies today though as the police are currently digging up the burial ground of a serial killer.
SGA - Time

NaNoWriMo 2012 Days 2 and 3

Day 2 was considerably harder than day 1, but I managed to make it to just over the target total, even though I had to stay up a bit longer than usually in order to do so. Part of it was due to me spending all afternoon in town running various errands and so having less time to write, but I was also starting to feel a little lost in my plot. I use the word plot very loosely, considering that started into this adventure with a completely fresh idea, that consisted of a couple of sentences in an office document. I haven't worked out any of the details yet. Mostly, I intend on letting the story tell itself. That worked great for me during my first NaNo, in 2003, and after a couple of years failing to make the 50k with a plan, I'm now trying without one for a change.

Today is flowing so much better and although I spent most the morning doing household chores, going to the market and taking care of other rl obligations, I have more than half the daily word count already, and it's not even 2 p.m. As for the content, my novel is turning into a crime spree. So far, I've had a threatening letter, an abduction, a homicide and a car accident under the influence.