Nov. 22nd, 2013

kaydeefalls: raven smiles brilliantly (raven hearts you)
Catching Fire was really, really excellent. My friend and I agreed that it was better than the first movie. Also, I have a massive crush on Johanna already, so having her played to perfection by Jena Malone was made of awesome. I think I exhausted all my thinky-thoughts in our post-movie RL discussion, and now I don't know what to say about it anymore, but it's REALLY REALLY GOOD, guys.

I quit the temp job of endless data entry, thank god, because the extra cash just wasn't worth the misery. And it freed me up a bit to actually WRITE, which has been awesome. I'm 3000+ words into Secret Mutant with no end in sight. Like, my plot outline for this one has a whole chunk labeled "save this for the sequel", which doesn't mean I will ever actually WRITE a sequel, but, y'know. It's that kind of fic. I really wish I had someone to talk about it with right now, actually, because it's making my brain explode a bit. Maybe I should be preemptively looking for a beta or two? The whole anonymous exchange thing makes me wary of spilling too many details here. Let's just say it's not my usual XMFC POV character, plus some other complicating factors. Um. But I'm having a lot of fun building the 'verse for this.

I keep side-eying the next chapter of Queen's Gambit, too, because I was finally making good progress on that one when the wave of seasonal challenges hit. Maybe I should hop back and forth between Secret Mutant and that, it might save me from the hours of playing solitaire while rolling over plot issues in the back of my head. At least the plot part is no longer my problem with Queen's Gambit. (My sticking point there, for the moment, is worldbuilding what a Limbo that isn't in Dom Cobb's head would look like. I don't actually think I have a strong enough grasp on Raven's subconscious for this shit.)

Then there's Yuletide. I attended a Yule writers' meetup last week, which was fun. I only got one paragraph written, but at least now I know what story I'm telling for Yuletide, which is a massive step forward. Beyond that -- the deadline's not until weeks after Secret Mutant, so I'll leave it be until December. It's not going to be a super-long fic, and I'll do better under imminent deadline.

And I still need to do my massive revision for the Sleepy Hollow exchange fic, which is due in a week. Hmmm.

LOOK LOTS OF WRITING BLATHER NO ONE CARES ABOUT, LA LA LA. I've been tragically neglecting the blog-every-day-for-a-month meme, but I find it hard to care. I'll pick it back up again eventually.

...seriously, though, if anyone's willing to chat about the Secret Mutant fic and maybe beta when it's done, I would very much appreciate it. I hate making that request without being able to provide more details about it, but I'm trying not to throw all anonymity away this early in the game, and it's not like I'm writing one of the many "Erik/Charles holiday theme!" prompts for this exchange, so it really will be obvious if I say anything else about it. It will likely hit 10,000 words before it's done. It is slash, but more emphasis on plot than romance. It is AU. Anyone? I always feel like I'm imposing on people when I want to talk about my writing process, because that just seems so selfish to me, you know? But I'd absolutely be more than happy to reciprocate writing chat/beta for your own fic, if that helps.

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