([identity profile] wrote in [community profile] ushobwri2015-11-01 06:13 am
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The NoSo Is Back, Baby!

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It’s November, Shoobies, and you know what that means: NaNoWriMo kicks off, winter challenges are going to start coming due, and here on the comm we’re ready for our second annual Miserable Fucks November Social!

So what’s all the fuss about, you might ask? Just this:

  • Daily check-ins: For the month of November we want your counts every day. But not just that, we want you! The mods and I have some interesting topics lined up for each and every day and we’d love for you to chime in even if you have no words at all.

  • Write at least 10 minutes every day: Whether you’re working on your NaNo or one of a thousand other projects, this is the month to move things along. Setting aside a daily block of writing time, even just ten minutes, is super helpful. Doesn’t matter what you’re writing – blog posts, personal journal entries, a list of all the reasons you hate writing – it’s all good!

  • Share your words: Fridays will still be Workshop days. Share your snippets, get some concrit, see what your fellow Shoobies are working on.

  • Let’s get motivated! Our main goal this month is to support each other in our writing endeavors. Cheer your fellow Shoobies on with words of encouragement, or offer a shoulder to cry on when the muse is being recalcitrant. The best thing about this community is how supportive we are of one another!

Since it’s the first day let’s do a Meet-and-Greet. Tell us a little about you – what your November goals are, what your writing headspace is at the moment (All the words? Snarling at anyone who gets too close to you? Gentle weeping?), and what fandoms you’re currently into, if any, or where your orig fic love lies.

Time to knuckle down and get serious, Shoobs! (Me especially!) Let the NoSo begin! ::clinks cocktail glass::

ETA: I've unlocked this post so that people who are considering joining the comm can get a taste for the fun and cheerleading we have here. This will be the only unlocked post.

Note from Management: I will unfortunately be at work for a chunk of the day today, in case anyone has questions or concerns. As soon as I get home, around 3:30 EST, I’ll hop on and see how everyone’s doing.

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[identity profile] 2015-11-01 01:04 pm (UTC)(link)
I haven't had this much stuff in my head wanting to come out for a long time, so all the words/snarling/occasional weeping are all possible descriptions of my headspace.

November goals: finish current kinkmeme fill which is about half done, finish my JS&MN series Over the Mountains, write some more of the poly 'verse, write some of my much neglected original fiction. maybe finally kick the sequel to Toy Soldiers into shape.

IGNORE Patterns of Light until it starts begging me to write it again, fuck it.

immediate goal: shake off the rags of my literal worst nightmare in ages, which took more than 10 minutes to write down, but I hope that's not going to be the only writing I do today.

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[identity profile] 2015-11-01 02:17 pm (UTC)(link)

Y'all almost make me feel bad about not participating. But yes, double yes, to writing 10 minutes a day. I want the writing bug back.

I'm not participating because I told myself I wouldn't start anything new until I finished my last successfully finished NaNo. I cheat a little with writing ideas and profiles, but I've been good on the whole.

So maybe this month I'll finish editing, or no - let's start smaller. This month I'll have edited all chapters from three pages to four pages. BOOM.

[identity profile] 2015-11-01 02:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, I don't do NaNo because the one and only time I tried, I got my first/worst case of writer's block ever. I think it is because the tenants of NaNo are very different from how I normally write. However, I've been poking around for the better part of a YEAR working on this bloody novel, and I want to finish it by the end of the year, so this is as good a time as any to commit to writing a certain amount every day.

The current WIP is an original story set in the 1950s. My characters have been assigned to work undercover as a married couple to investigate strange happenings in a suburb. It's Ward and June Cleaver meets the X-Files. It's a departure for me, and as such, I've been struggling with it. I'm 45 K into it and have a LOT more story to tell, and it's apparent to me I'm going to have to take a chainsaw to it at some point and do some heavy pruning. But first I have to write the damn thing.

I am resolutely (and reluctantly) avoiding fandom at the moment. No fandom for me until I finish this stinking draft.

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[identity profile] 2015-11-01 04:12 pm (UTC)(link)

I will do my best to be back. I'm doing Yuletide this year, and I really intend to not just submit something adequate but to do my absolute best.

*hugs every one of you who wants hugs*

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[identity profile] 2015-11-01 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Can I come crawling back into the fold? I haven't written all year, pretty much, but in a moment of madness I signed up to Yuletide so I really have to write something before Christmas. Ten minutes of cursing and staring at the screen and sobbing per day sounds about the right amount. I can guarantee to be a super-miserable fuck when it comes to writing.

So my goal is very, very simple: write something. Preferably my Yuletide fic, but since I'm still reviewing canon right now that will have to wait a little bit longer, so there will have to be some kind of warm-up exercise. I guess I'll see what I feel like when I settle down for ten minutes of writing - which won't happen until the kids are in bed.

[identity profile] 2015-11-01 05:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course you can!

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[identity profile] 2015-11-01 05:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm honestly so overwhelmed by RL that I haven't had the time to stop and think about NaNo but I'll be attempting to finish my Losers/Pacific Rim fic and writing the sequel to my Tokyo Ghoul one. My main thing is going to be scheduling in writing time around working and studying but fingers crossed.

[identity profile] 2015-11-01 06:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh well .. where to begin. My head is wrapped up in RL problems - namely in finding a new job since my company will throw me out at the end of the year. As the main provider of our family that threw me a bit off balance as you can guess - it's the main reason why I have been so absent lately.

I did some writing but not nearly enough since I sleep poorly from all the worrying that keeps sneaking up on me.

I desperately NEED to write the SGA santa I signed up for and the Winter in Hawaii thing, too. (Due end of the year)

And there is that other H five-0 story that kind of wants to be told, but I have leashed it because deadlines are deadlines.

These days I'm writing SGA, SPN, a tiny bit of MCU now and then and most recently H five-0. (You have to thank Bru for that, it's all her fault)

I hope to get my head sorted out and write a bit (and hopefully manage to snag a new job soon - those who know me have told me it was good riddance with the old one, but still) and I really do need to finish that santa. That's all I have planned for November and in my opinion, that's plenty already.

So, I can't promise to be here every day, but I'll do my best to put in an appearance whenever I can, okay?
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[identity profile] 2015-11-01 07:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Good luck with the job situation and the sleep too.

I often feel like 'not sleeping should be a way of freeing up time for writing' AND YET.

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[identity profile] 2015-11-01 07:19 pm (UTC)(link)

I did twenty mins this morning, and ended up with fewer words than I started with, but at least they were better words!

In Nov, I will be mostly writing my BBC Merlin modern-day sequel, which is currently full of disaster, and I'm hoping will turn apocalyptic sometime soon. It's now at 20200 words and nowhere near an ending.

But! I have also signed up for Small Fandom Bang to write an Eagle of the Ninth story, and I have a WIP that has been languishing for some time about Cottia as a very old lady who solves crimes in Roman Britain. So I need to put some time into that as well.

BUT I have two big work projects that need to be done by Christmas AND another project that has gone sour and is eating way too much time and coping ability. I am a bit stressed about that. But still, writing things is good stress relief, yes/yes ?

[identity profile] 2015-11-01 07:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Count me in. I've had a miserable time of it lately, writing scarcely a word in any way, shape or form. Must get back into it!

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[personal profile] china_shop 2015-11-01 08:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay, perfect timing! I've spent all year writing a post-series White Collar 'verse, and I have one more story I want to get done before the end of the year (hopefully to round the wordcount out to a nice big number). I've given everyone a happy ending except June, so...

I've been feeling waffly and unmotivated and super-distractable, and dealing with various bodily aches and pains (particularly when sitting at the computer). Ten min/day is exactly the right goal. And I love check-ins!

*wishes us all luck and inspiration*

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[identity profile] 2015-11-01 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I go out for one day yesterday and come back to a week's worth of emails/LJ posts - how does that happen?

I have written 110 words plus a blog post. I'm supposed to be writing another short spooky fic, doing the washing up and tidying the floor where I dumped everything last night. And apparently I need to go to work tomorrow. Aarrgh. November was supposed to begin with me being cool, calm and collected.

[identity profile] 2015-11-01 10:13 pm (UTC)(link)
*waves pom poms*
You can do it!
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[personal profile] ashen_key 2015-11-01 09:27 pm (UTC)(link)
November goals: Don't Fail School, Which Means Everything Handed In On Fucking Time, Self.

That's depressing, but true. BUT. For a happier goal: finish a fic.

Fandom is Hunger Games, because bizarrely playing around in that world makes me happy (I'm just going to ignore One Big Thing and write canon!AUs, la). School is second term of a diploma in Library Services. Headspace is....awful. RL is being highly stressful on the fambly front, which is causing mental health flare up. But! Ten minutes a day will be awesome, as I feel so much better doing that.

But it'll have to wait until after work, as I need to leave the house in, oh, three minutes and am currently not yet dressed.

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[identity profile] 2015-11-01 10:12 pm (UTC)(link)
As long as writing posts counts then I'm good. :P
RL is kicking my butt at the moment so I'm not sure I can even manage the 10 minutes a day, but imma try!
*clings to Shoobies*

As far as goals....Survive November and December? Maybe write a drabble or two? We'll see. This looks like the year where I'll be more of a reader than writer. I've already dropped out of a big fest (something I hated to do but it was necessary - I wasn't going to do it justice).

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[identity profile] 2015-11-01 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi, I'm Nea, I've fallen into Marvel and I'm trying to write a Ward/Fitz fix-it AU. Because I'm not very happy with season 2 of Agents of SHIELD so far (I'm on episode 221), and because I have a thing for height differences. And nerds..

My November goals: a) write daily. At least 100 words. I made 150 today, so all's good. b) go with the flow for the AU and catch up with season 3. c) When the flow stops, touch the Being Human crossover that I hoped to write last year.

Current headspace: I have no idea how to go from angsty to kissy in that AU in a believable way, so the flow is slow and full of doubts. Meh. But I'm not giving up.
Real life is acting up, too, out of a sudden and all I can think of is WHYYYYYYYYY? Why the hell in November, of all months?!
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[identity profile] 2015-11-01 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
i'm not going to be writing fiction for a while. i have just figured out the entirety of japanese grammar - as in, everything is Very Extremely Simple and when im done writing my book, everyone is going to be able to learn all the grammar in the entire japanese language in like a week.

no more troubles with "advanced meanings" or "nuances", no - it's all very clear and simple. no more difficulties remember how which verb changes to which form. i'm so excited i'm almost shaking. i can definitely write this entire book in november - and translate it and make my wife translate it to swedish - and make lots of money.
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[identity profile] 2015-11-02 12:15 am (UTC)(link)
Oooh, are we doing this again? Excellent!

My current headspace is mostly centered around editing a novella-length fic (Turn of the Story/Wings in the Morning by Sarah Rees Brennan, post-series) that I wrote last year and would like to properly 'finish' before Christmas! So I'm not sure how that's going to work in terms of things like wordcount, but we'll see! Maybe I can set some editing goals, hmmm ...

I am also an aspiring novelist, but the novel I'm working on has run aground and I'm really interested in testing myself around the process of wrangling long things into better shape. We'll see how it goes! Always glad to have y'all around to keep me motivated!

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[identity profile] 2015-11-02 01:23 am (UTC)(link)
Hey - I can usually get through the word counts for at least [ profile] mini_nano (the power of low expectations), so I'm really here for the booze! ;-)

Okay, I'm actually trying to do something slightly different with my fandom (which may be next year's BB, so I can't tell you exactly what it is), but it's gone pretty well so far! Yay for Day 1. ;-)
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[identity profile] 2015-11-02 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
I meant to check in earlier, but then I was away from my desk all day. Oops. Which means I haven't written anything yet, either. ^^; But between wanting to write ten minutes a day for this group, and having committed to 100 words minimum per day over at [ profile] mini_wriso, I'm hoping to get some actual words down this month. (I might've aimed for more than 100 words per day, but my office work starts up again in a couple of weeks, and that eats my life, as y'all may remember.)

Having gotten my ghost story posted for Hallowe'en, I'm currently aiming to get back to my Newsflesh psychic wolves AU. It's gonna be long, but at the moment I'm telling myself it's not impossible to get it done for mid-February. We'll see!

Good to see everyone! ^_^

[identity profile] 2015-11-02 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
Me: Married mom of two school-age kids, living on the east coast (USA). And because I'm lazy, I'm just going to use my old icon from the now-defunct Wrisomifu.

For the first time ever, I actually have a particular project in mind for Nov. Last year I had my first-ever [ profile] yuletide fic to do, and yes, that kind of qualified, but this year, about three weeks ago, I was suddenly struck by an idea for an original fic, possibly of NaNoWriMo length. I am super-excited about this project. I have two school-age kids and therefore harbor no illusions that I can crank out 50K in a month, but I'm going to give it my best shot, and see where it leads. Oh, and, yes, I have to fit [ profile] yuletide in there somewhere, as well.

I also must confess to cheating right out of the gate. Nov 1 is my FIL's bday, so there's always family stuff going on. Plus, we were visiting other friends who live near my husband's family and whom we rarely see, plus our 1:45 drive home again at the end of the day and I knew, going into Nov 1, that I would have little, if any, time for writing. So I started last night at 11:30pm in my timezone, and declared that would have to count. I managed 405 words on the original fic last night and I'm going to try to crank out a few more before I faceplant in bed tonight. [Edit: Ok, I added a bit, for a grand total of 788 words.]

Bring on November!
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[identity profile] 2015-11-02 07:06 am (UTC)(link)
1:05 AM on November 2nd. I'm already a day behind on the MiFuNoSo. Had a day of computer problems AND smartphone problems, so the writing I did today was in the form of troubleshooting letters to service providers.

I'm short on sociability at this point, but will be back later to participate.

[identity profile] 2015-11-02 07:59 am (UTC)(link)
Troubleshooting the computer is an annoying but necessary precursor to writing. Good for you for dealing with that unpleasantness. Hope tomorrow is a better day for the sort of writing you want to be doing.

Though I should point out that it's still Nov. 1 in Hawaii. You still have time if you want it!

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[identity profile] 2015-11-02 07:45 am (UTC)(link)
Hello there lovely Shoobies!

I've technically been a member of this comm since last year, but since I've done so little writing this year I haven't been participating here, just scrolling past posts on my flist while feeling guilty. But for November I'm going to try the challenge of writing ten minutes a day* and talking about it here. Maybe some accountability will do me good. I expect to check in rather late most days, since I'm located in California and a night owl by nature.

I have a Sherlock/MCU crossover fic I want to get finished before Sherlock actually has a new episode, focusing on Mary Morstan Watson and Bucky Barnes as friends united by a shared commitment to leaving behind their pasts as assassins. It's 33,000 words, and not too far from the end of the rough draft (I hope!), but it will need massive editing before it's ready for posting. So that's the main goal. I also have a shorter Sherlock fic of Johnlockary domestic fluff I'm working on when the big fic gets stuck. There's also a meta I want to write and an MCU plotbunny (Natasha-centric Steve/Bucky/Natasha/Sam sedoretu AU) I may work on if I need to get away from Sherlock for a while.

Today I put in plenty of time and wrote a bit over 750 words on the Johnlockary fluff fic. Huzzah!

*Except probably not Wednesdays. I work 14.5 hours on Wednesdays, plus commute time. I'll try to get my ten minutes in, but a lot of the time I just need to go to bed without firing up the computer. I'll put in extra time on Thursdays to make it up.

[identity profile] 2015-11-02 07:48 am (UTC)(link)
Hi. Off to hospital later today, so check-ins from me may be scarce, but signing up all the same.

"I Wish" Goal: 25,000 words this month.

Realistic Goal: Finish something that isn't a written-in-a-single-session comment fic, this month.

(ETA: My WiPs are currently spread across The Avengers (Marvel, 2012 film, rather than the British spy-show, though I love that too!) - three bouncing bunnies, one gen and two rare(r) pairs, Bruce/Tony and Clint/Tony with vague possiblities for either or both turning into Bruce/Clint/Tony OT3; The Professionals (the British spy show, not the Western movie) - upteen bunnies; and SGA - only one active bunny for all the docs in that WiP folder, John/Rodney, (apparent!) de-aging and kid/parent!fic.

There is also The Original Fantasy Novel That Will Neither End Nor Die (TM). But that has been going for 16 years and counting. ::sigh::)

Also, since I seem to remember an affiliation or something with [ profile] getyourwordsout earlier in the year, should we plug this there? (Mod [ profile] theemdash has approved a post via comment on my LJ. I can make the post, but thought I'd better ask the mod-team here, first. Though as GYWO is also members only, maybe none of you are?)

Also, would it be possible to have a plug post for this NOT locked, on this comm? A couple of people on my f'list are apparently wary of joining a comm without knowing more about it than I've said on my LJ. :(
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[personal profile] credoimprobus 2015-11-02 04:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I haven't written a thing since my FemmeRemix fic in July/early August, so my goal for the month is the same super-basic one as [ profile] philomytha's above, heh. 'Tis the season (for traditional renewal of inspiration)!, and all, and also, I generally figure that when my brain starts making lateral leaps to details from my WIPs at the flimsiest provocation, it's a sign that I'm ready to get back to it.

(Considering I haven't even given my wordbrain the exercise of posting or commenting in the past two months, though, I expect that whole getting the hang of wordsing again thing to be somewhat rough going. :D;)

Noooo idea what I might be writing, if I do manage to. I'll just have to see what sticks.

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[personal profile] chamilet 2015-11-02 09:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I haven't written much of anything for a year. I've signed up for [ profile] yuletide and [ profile] mini_wrimo and I've written 13 words so far...

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