Woo! Summer…Update inc

This is gonna be quick and dirty, just how I you like it.

  1. I’m not much further along than I was in the last update, except that I threw out a scene and may or may not get it out of the trash, depending on how obsessed  annoyed I get with thinking about it.
  2. It’s summer and the only time, where I live, that the temperature gets above FuckingCold° (that’s 15 for you celsiusers and 60 for you farenheiters). In the summer, I’m even more active than I am in the winter because SUN and BIKE WOOOOOOO. (IE this means several things which are more explained down below in the “Maybe You’ll Like This But Maybe I’m Delusional” section of this post but in this section it just means that it’s tougher to write because, again, SUNWOOOOOBIKEOMG)
  3. WHY DOES WRITE SO HARD? WHY?
  4. I made jam for the first time today from the rhubarb plant in our backyard. Why is this relevant? Because sugarhigh and I felt like sharing that I made some progress with SOMETHING IN MY LIFE.

Okay so that’s where I am.

Here’s where I’m going:(We’ll call this section…

Maybe You’ll Like This or Maybe I’m Delusional in Thinking You’ll Like This but I Don’t Care Because Something is Better Than Nothing.

Or, MYLTMIDTYLTIDCBSBTN™, for short.

Also, I’m dedicating this section to Marleen & Kate cuz they kick my ass and I really need that right now.

 

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oh yeah baby

Okay so the dedication is mainly an excuse for an excessive number of Hiddleston gifs.

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Right! On with MYLTMIDTYLTIDCBSBTN™

I’m live writing vignettes. You can join me  for chat or editing or just general commentary. (links incoming after disclaimer)

Disclaimer:

  • These will be spoilers for Shattered Glass.
  • The vignettes are free/unedited/in the process of editing/may never be finished/are exercises to clear the way for NSI and it takes priority
  • I’m extremely active irl. This means my lack of response is because I’m:

a) at the gym venting my frustration by falling under throwing barbells around

b) I’m eating

c) On a bike ride

d) Food. It’s always probably food.

e) Taking the dog for a walk

d) Playing with the cats (but really, opening peanut butter jar)

e) Cleaning house (Also code for peanut butter)

f) Peeing (most likely reason for being afk other than eating)

g) Out with the hubs doing b, c, but not f because no

h) Eating.

i) you know who needs a disclaimer? Skippy. And Nature Valley.

 ** What my absence/lack of response does not mean:

a) I’m not thinking about writing

b) I’m ignoring you.

c) I”m not eating. I’m probably eating. All the things, but mostly peanut butter.

  • Sometimes writing will take precedence and I may not answer your chat for awhile even though you know I’m right there cuz you see me typing. This is good. You should encourage this, not be upset that you see me typing and it’s not to you =P
  • Most of the stuff I’m writing will either be non-spoilery for NSI or there will be a warning for spoilers for NSI
  • I’m not sure what this bullet point is for, is but I’m reserving the right to add to the disclaimer for…reasons that might apply.

 

FAQ

Why are you doing this?

  • I’m frustrated with certain aspects of NSI and I want to get the characters more in my head
  • One of the characters needs more fleshing out. I know his story, but it’s not playing in my mind like the rest of the characters
  • It’s fun
  • I want to get in the practice of writing every day
  • I miss interacting with y’all
  • Hoping this will kick my ass

Why aren’t you writing NSI?

  • I am, this is literally helping me write NSI (get it? Lit(heh)eral–..I’ll show myself out)

Is this taking time away from writing NSI

  • No. See above

WHERE IS NSI?

  • **bangs head against desk** I DUNNO! IT HATES ME. OR CAI HATES ME. OR KARMA HATES ME!

WHAT ABOUT NSI?

  • IDUNNOWHYICANTWRITE

I MEAN IT, ANSWER ME, DANI!!!!

  • **whimper**

Link to Google doc of the day will be on the sidebar of my website http://slashfiction.org

You can chat with me on googlehangouts if you don’t if I learn your google email: daniwriteslive@gmail.com

You can chat with me on the document itself, but others may be able to see your google user name.

Chat with me on IRC (this is for people who can’t be arsed or don’t want to share their google sign in):

webclient(works in your browser):Go here:  https://client00.chat.mibbit.com/

Put in this info:

 

server: eris.oppresses.us

room: #daniwriteslive

port 6667

(email me if you need more info (secure port info etc) and don’t/can’t chat)

Example:

mibbit

IRC CLIENTS:

android app for irc: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androirc&hl=en

windows: mirc

Mac: http://limechat.net/mac/

IPhone: No clue, I’d probably go with trillian

 

I think that’s all…

 

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EEP. THIS IS SCARY.

PS: THE OCD PART OF MY BRAIN IS SO HAPPY WITH ALL THE BULLET POINTS

 

April Update, but no Fools

So, remember that guy who once wrote a book? Well, he’s still around. Is he still writing? Yup. If anyone out there is listening still, I am writing!

The nitty gritty: I have three scenes, not chapters, scenes, left in Not So Innocent. Unfortunately, I’ve been stuck on one of those scenes for nearly a month now. I may just scrap it.

Other than that, NSI is completed (but not edited, don’t get excited). I had hoped to finish it by today, but this one scene with Cai is just feeling wrong. Sometimes that means I should scrap it. If I do, I’m gonna guess I’ll finish NSI by the end of April or May. That’s a guess though! It could be June. Who knows!

What I do know is that, hey, I’m travling to the USA in September. I’ll be in Denver from September 1st to the 8th(ish) and then back on the 12th(ish) to the 22nd. I’ll be in Los Angeles around the 8th to the 12th! If anyone wants to meet and hang out, shoot me an email =) dani@slashfiction.org.

 

Warning: I’m loud and goofy, I have hair like Yahoo Serious and I’m hyperactive =Pand I’m hyperactive =P

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Other stuffs:

I’ve the beginnings of an outline for Darryl’s book, as well as some written (which may not be included because sometimes inspiration hits, but doesn’t fit the actual story). I don’t expect 4 years between Cai and Darry’ls books =D heh. Ofc, I didn’t expect 4 years between Austin and Cai’s. Apparently, I do not anticipate my own shithole of writer’s block very well.

Another book has been outlining itself in my head.

In other words, I’m doing stuffs and haven’t ded or been deded.

I’m gonna be answering emails and messages that I’ve neglected because of SHAME and DISHONOR and GUILT and GENERAL PROCRASTINATION, which have piled up over the past few months. If you get a random response from me after all this time, don’t be alarmed! =D

Meanwhile, here’s an update on Newb, who only appreciates me when I’m working, thus, that is when cuddle-times happen.

 

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Why is it September and I’m Not Done?

 

 

This is Newb, our new kitten. Newb is my peace offering for being gone so long. I hope he has made you feel less stabby towards me. He seems to have that effect.

Now, let’s get to updates!

I had a brain fart for most of April and May and June…and some of July. Those months I just couldn’t even look at NSI. During July, I decided to force myself to start writing every day. DIdn’t matter what I wrote or if it was just editing, I had to sit down and work for at least an hour. For some reason, that did the trick. I’d hoped to do the update at the beginning of August, but I didn’t get into a rhythm of writing until about mid-month. Now, I’m writing every day without forcing it. In fact, I’ve been getting to the gym later and later because I wanted to finish whatever I was doing at the time on NSI! This is good news for y’all, it’s not so good news for arm day. I may end up looking like a T Rex but at least my book will be done! That’s all I really have to report on NSI. I wish it was more. I had hoped it’d be more, but at least there’s good news. Right?

The other good news I have is that Sara Alva just published her audiobook for Pura Vida and her narrator is the same guy who did Shattered Glass! =D He’s awesome. It’s awesome. You should check it out. They did a kinda fun interview too.

Blurb:

Simon has found himself in an open relationship for the summer – though not by choice. Instead of wallowing, he’s decided to make the most of a family vacation to Costa Rica by hooking up with the first hot guy available. The trouble is, he has no clue how to go about doing that.

Luckily, he runs into someone with a little more experience. But when the moments of lust turn into something more, Simon isn’t so sure he’ll be able to return to his old relationship. And there’s no way to hold onto this new one, either, as thousands of miles will separate them in only a few short weeks. Either way, he’ll have to learn to let go.

Over the next few days, i’m going to be answering emails and comments that I’ve neglected for the last few months (because I’m an ass and also because I felt so shitty for not having any updates!)

Update (TL;DR: No huge news)

I can’t remember when I started reading Stupid Post it Notes. It was a looooooooong time ago. If you haven’t read it, it’s sort of a rambling mess of cracky awesome teenage angst. SPIN, for short, is a slash fiction story about Seth and Tuesday. Yes, Tuesday. That’s his name and I think it says a lot about the story =D. It’s about all I can remember anyway nowadays about it. I can’t even describe what I love/d about it. I just…love it. I’m also someone who rarely reads two types of stories: unfinished ones and YA. SPIN is both of those things.

Way back before trans was something most of us in the slash reading community understood, the author of SPIN was in some kind of kerfuffle about ‘pretending’ to be a guy. I don’t know if that author was/is trans. I can say that I’m now smarter and wouldn’t question such a thing. In fact, I didn’t question it back then either. But a whole lot of other people did and it made the author disappear. I just wanted my story. I wanted my ending. I still, even though I’m subscribed to the story itself, check to see if it’s updated. I mean, I’ll be notified if it is. Fictionpress wouldn’t let me down, would it? GDI I check anyway. All the time. And every time I check, I’m disappointed. And angry. And frustrated. And a little sad.

What I’m saying is, I feel your frustration. I get it. And I don’t blame you one bit.

I’m slow. This process is slow. You have every right to feel frustrated. Angry. Done. Or whatever you feel. The only thing I can do is keep you updated and I’ve been shitty at doing that the last few months. The truth is, I had no news. I have no news now, but I remember just wondering if the author of SPIN had given up. But never quite knowing. I still don’t freaking KNOW! I still hold out hope. Maybe if they’d just come back to say, “I am never working on this again.” or “I need to finish medical school” anything, I would be so happy. (PS: Author, if you’re reading this, I am not saying that I’m entitled to that!)

Now that I read the above, I realize you might be thinking that’s what this post is about. Actually, this post is the opposite of that. I have not given up. I am dedicated to getting this story to you and I will not leave you hanging. I promise. You deserve to not wonder. No limbo for y’all!

For those interested, I can detail what I’m doing atm:

I finally stripped a chapter I was working on after trying to edit it and failing to write one word for nearly two months. That was 3 days ago. Maybe the pressure of knowing I was gonna write this update unblocked me, or maybe tossing that chapter was the trick because I woke up that night at 1:30 in the morning to hand print the scene. It just…came to me. And it works. I have to iron it out more, but it’s the right track. It feels right.

During the two months I didn’t write NSI, I took a deleted chapter from SG and rewrote it. It’s horrible. That’s not just my opinion =D But, I’m going to keep reworking it and see if I can get something to you all. It’ll be a sort of short story about Peter, Darryl and Cai before Austin.

That’s about all the news I have.

My last thing is…about yesterday’s blog post…and that email I sent to, well, you know who you are…and the other person who got my chat messages: Sorry!

 

Oh hai.

I’m really really REALLY not in the place to make an update today. I’d planned on doing it, but apparently, Ambian x 2 was a little faster-acting than I thought. The wine, I’m guessing, didn’t help. It’s taken me 39 minutes to string these babbles sentences together. Even thought I might do a vlog of it. We’ll see. The hair today was **slicks back the bangs**

*then falls off chair**

It was good. I’m gonna faceplant on the bed now. KK bai.

Update tomorrow. **nod** And also I’ll answer all the emails and stuff I’ve let back up!