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Writing and fandom round up for 2013 - athene — LiveJournal
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Writing and fandom round up for 2013
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reggietate From: reggietate Date: January 1st, 2014 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had a late surge in November and December, too, so know how you feel. I was looking at about 60-70 thousand until then. Better than my last year total, but still not as good as I'd hoped for - and then suddenly I seemed to pick up speed and my total count leapt up to 96, about 14 or so of that in the last month.

Still can't master this multi-fannish thing, though ;-)

You've done very well considering how you were struggling earlier in the year :-)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 2nd, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm really not sure what's going on with the whole multi-fannish thing. I never used to be. But now suddenly I'm actively writing for at least two, and reading and commenting in at least three others.

A couple of RL issues really threw me in Feb, and think it took a while to get back into the writing after that. At least it seems to have picked up in the latter half of the year. It sounds like a few of us had a late flourish of writing in the last couple of months. :-)
reggietate From: reggietate Date: January 2nd, 2014 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's good that you're doing it, I'd say, it probably helps your creativity to exercise different parts of your fannish brain.

Looking back, I seem to have been a lot more consistent than it felt at the time. But I do want to step up the production of words on a daily basis earlier in the year, just to see if I can get anywhere near beating last year's total. I haven't made a hugely flying start, but at least I having stalled straight away ;-)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 2nd, 2014 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think your approach of trying to write something, even if it's only 50 words, every day has a lot going for it, because it keeps the momentum up. Also, it keeps the fic fresh in your mind, so even when you're not actively writing, your subconscious can be working on it and tossing ideas around.

I know I had a lot of times this year when I didn't write anything for days, and then suddenly produced a couple of thousand words over a weekend. If I could get it to be a bit more consistent, not necessarily *every* day, but certainly more frequently and more regular, I think that would improve the word count no end.

In other news, the hurt/comfort bingo is already doing it's job, because my word count for yesterday was 1200 on an Atlantis hurt comfort bingo fic! And I've spotted another square that can be combined with someone's fandom stocking request, if I can just get it written in time! :-)
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