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DSSS fic check-in

I'm missing my daily writing check-in and affirmation at wrisomifu, so I'll post here and hope for some comfort and/or tough love from my f-list.

The Good News:
1) I finally found the right music to help me write this piece. Wheee!
2) I figured out what happens in between all the bits I've already written, so I now see how everything will fit together. Yay!

The Bad News:
1) I thought I was almost done. Now it turns out I'm less than half-way done. Eeep!
2) Still lots of research to be done. Or I could go about it in a half-assed way, and only a handful of readers would know the difference. Quandry!
3) The deadline is less than two weeks off. Panic!

Comments

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springwoof
Dec. 4th, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
late and wonderful is better than on time but you're not satisfied with it...
good luck!
keerawa
Dec. 4th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
Thanks, springwoof, I'll ponder that.
akamine_chan
Dec. 4th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
Okay :

1. Good! Writing music can sometimes be so important.
2. Yay! Knowing how everything fits together makes it so much easier to write.
1. But the story will be as long as it needs to be. You'll be fine.
2. Can you be satisfied with a half-assed job of researching? I can't image you would be...
3. *joins in the panic*
keerawa
Dec. 4th, 2007 06:43 am (UTC)
B2. Or maybe I'm EvilTwin!keerawa and I'll intenionally mislead you all about the intricacies of ... a secret thing that I can't mention 'cause it's DSSS.
B3. Is panic shared panic halved, or panic to the power of two?

Thanks for the reassurances, akamine!
zabira
Dec. 4th, 2007 09:58 am (UTC)
all research-desires aside, it sounds as if you are in a very good place! knowing how all the bits fit together is a great gift... :)

rah, rah, go you!

::cheerleads::

::channels bring it on::
keerawa
Dec. 4th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the cheerleading, zabira, I appreciate it!
annieb1955
Dec. 4th, 2007 11:55 am (UTC)
Keep going, mate, you'll get there. Keep plugging away on those ten minutes or more a day. I've slacked off myself the past couple of days but I plan to get moving again. I miss wrisomifu too. I need the kick in the ass it gave me. I think we need a year round one.And now you'll be thinking, "Oh my God, she followed me here from wrisomifu" *bg* but I actually likjed your DS fic a lot.
keerawa
Dec. 4th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
Hey, cool, built-in wrisomifu! I need to do some serious writing so I can hand this over to my beats this weekend.
primroseburrows
Dec. 5th, 2007 06:03 am (UTC)
I've only just started writing in earnest (whoever Earnest is). Now that I realise what I want to write (sort of), it's coming easier. It looks like it doesn't suck so far, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

I've never heard of wrisomifu. I definitely am joining next year, because I need to be bugged to write. It sounds perfect for a giant procrastinator like me.
keerawa
Dec. 5th, 2007 06:13 am (UTC)
Yay for not sucking! wrisomifu is the under-achievers' alternative to NaNoWriMo. It stands for "Write Something You Miserable Fuck." The idea is that, for the month of November, you try to write for at least 10 minutes per day. There are daily check-ins, with word counts and such. And it's a wonderful place to bitch about writing.

It was GREAT stuff!
brigantine
Dec. 5th, 2007 06:18 am (UTC)
1) Yayz! 'Cause sometimes it just does not work without the sound track.
2) In-between bits are For The Win - on account of there being an awful lot of dead air if there's nothing in-between.
1) Uh-oh. But you'll do it, you will! 'Specially as you've got all those in-between bits, now.
2) Dudette - you would know. So, yeah.
3) Ack! No, wait - *does magic ju-ju finger waggle* You will remain calm and focused... and when I say the word "sacroiliac..."

Did any of that help? How about a cookie? :)
keerawa
Dec. 5th, 2007 06:38 am (UTC)
I feel much better, now that I've looked up the word "sacroiliac", thanks! *munches on a virtual cookie and goes back to writing*
nos4a2no9
Dec. 6th, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
Don't panic! You'll make it! I promise! And yes, *cling* to that notion that most readers won't know the small differences if there are gaps in your research. That's the way I'm operating with my dSSS story!
keerawa
Dec. 6th, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
*grabs onto that life ring and starts doggie paddling* Thanks Nos!
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