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This is shameless marketing. I write a fic. It's called Every Day Play. It starts slow, it continues rather slow, and it's kinda cute and kinda funny when you get into it. Simply put: I and my cowriter (Lovely Nepece) wanted to take the tropes we like and slowly boil them together. The keywords here are slice of life, character study, intricate (slow moving) plot and carefully built relationship. Expect no 'love at first sight' here.

If you're picky about fandom and characters (like the most of us are) its Kingdom Hearts, Axel and Roxas, and rated T (because anyting rated higher will have to appear here. If I'll ever write something. I might be tempted, you never know) and AU (funnier if you know canon, but canon knowledge not necessary)
Now to the real content. I have been proofreading EDP tonight, and yesterday, and even the day after that. It's a work of love, and horrifyingly enough, soon five years old. That said, I'm glad that it's almost over now. Right now we're at chapter 18 out of 21. Every single chapter has been written, there is an ending, and I am just applying finishing touches. Or... Well... these finishing touches have now taken over three years. The fic has not been the priority all the time, so to say.

I'm feeling a bit sad. Yesterday, I wrote a new scene to make on point clearer and that was the first time in four years I've written anythinh new. Now I want to write more in this universe, but I can't. Not really. The story has been told, and finished with a nice bow by chapter 21. That feels kinda awesome, and so very sad.

This is my first fic. I came into fic writing from original fiction. Travelled a road less taken. I haven't put writing original stuff aside for a moment, could never do that, but there's something magical to fic. I guess it's the community and the fact that you know you will find readers (if you write for a popular ship which I do). It's not like I'm swimming in praise, but the few words here and there are nice. Really nice.
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I'm working on my camp nano (and avoiding the writing part right now). The nano started as a rewrite of a story that I wrote ages ago and has evolved into something I really, really like. My favourite thing about it? I have actually managed to make an interesting main character. His name is Nasir, he's determined to the point of excluding himself from his peers and borderline anti-hero with his ignorance of issues that are not directly related to him.

I don't even know where to start with this sprawling epic. At the moment it's 100k long, and I'll definitely try to keep it under 120k. There's stuff that needs to be trimmed away. It's my kind of fantasy: pseudohistorical take on the early mechanisation of the wars AKA people are starting to move the weight of the army to guns. It's partly a mystery, partly a love story, and mostly a story about growing up.

A lot more about the story under the cut )

theoriesontales: Picture of a teel coloured deer on a background of text too tiny to be read (Writing down dreams)
Can't wait for the writing to start already!

This time there'll be no reason to be terrified that there'll be no plot whatsoever: I found a plot-bunny hiding in a corner a few days ago and after a short visit to TvTropes it's ready to get going and pretty much finished. Well, as finished and carved in stone that a nano-plot can be. I don't now how it all will end, but I sure as hell know what my heroine wants. And if she get's her will there'll be something just short of an acocalypse. And I like the sound of this. I really do like blowing stuff up.

I have the silliest crush on my star puppet. I just can't wait to get to know her better. She's not my usual clisheéd heroine, has some backstory and backbone to her and is a mad android/humanoid/mess who'll be sure to prevent the story from lacking action. I is so excite! I have no idea why tattoos and fauxhawks are suddenly a good thing, but I don't care. I love the way she looks.

My first nano (-07) was melodramatic piece of historial inaccuracy (with a male lead). Nano -08 got the facts right most of the time and had more of a plot and was a murder mystery where the murderer got away (with a male lead). Nano -09 was about to get epic but didn't have the time to even start before time was over and the finish line was crossed. It had a fantasy setting, an anti-hero, a male lead and dragons and this year I'm trying to include hopefully two of them.

In nano -10 I'm aiming for a world that is rusty, broken, burning and dying and it's going to be scifi. I haven't really worked out how the world is built - where's the part of it that isn't all about empty houses and broken glass, but virtual realities and spaceships? Where are they who are the reason my main character even exists? I'm not worried: I have a week time and enough of plot-bunnies.

Why can't it be Nanowrimo-time already?
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I almost hate the fic I've been writing for almost two years now. I've forgotten what it feel like to just tell a story and not edit something that is almost finished. Would this look better this way? What about leaving that out, adding something else there? Gah. I don't like editing. I'm never pleased with something if I wasn't pleased with the original draft - hell, even then I'll see ways to improve and if I allow myself to start editing...Well, here I am complaining.

Every Day Play is at moments brilliant - I mean, I do like it. But there are moments when it does not work. And I'm going to fix everything. And I don't feel like working with it anymore since my goals are so far away. There's so much to fix!

It didn't help losing all the subtle changes I'd made these last three months. I said there weren't that much that was lost, but the truth is, I'd forgotten how much I'd done, a word here and there, half a chapter rewritten once in a while - Partly it's still in my head so I can fix stuff again, make them look something like what I'd already made them look like, but it's not the same.

I'm just whining here, sorry. Just needed to rant.

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