dragovianknight: a woman spans fire filled with fanciful shapes from one hand to the other (Writing - Telling Tales by the Fire)
The good: I have a solid idea for the short story I want to write for the Fell Beasts and Fair anthology.

The bad: Said idea came with enough backstory for a novel (or three)...IF I had the skill to plot and write the backstory properly, which I do not. And even if I did, the novel would suffer from a raging case of genre confusion, with elements of classic sword and sorcery, political intrigue, and icky romance cooties.

But the short story idea should work, if I can get it done by the November 1 deadline.

In other news, I have become mostly nocturnal, with my prime sleeping time between 7am and 1:30pm, and my prime writing time between 3am and 5am. IDEK.
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Default)
On the one hand, I really like this font. (fontbundles.net affiliate link)

On the other hand, I'm 99% sure I've seen it and its ilk on bad-boy romance covers, ie it is not genre suitable except for the porn I am trying to wean myself off of. (And oh, god, porn...today I purchased my first ghostwritten gangbang short, which I have no guarantee of making my money back on, but it was that or despair of ever releasing on that pen name again. Wish me luck.)

And on the mutant third hand, even if it's not really genre-suitable for what I write, that is a very good price on a very nice commercial-licensed font if I ever decided to whore myself out making covers for other people.

(Also, I really need to be writing and not browsing font and stock photo sites, but apparently my brain has fixated on "how do I market" and is stressing over that to the detriment of actual words.)
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Default)
Yeah, after a good start I just couldn't make it. Better luck next year.

In the meantime, there is this embroidery machine just sitting in our living room, and I am on the internet browsing ALL THE THREAD. All of it.
dragovianknight: a woman spans fire filled with fanciful shapes from one hand to the other (Writing - Telling Tales by the Fire)
And didn't AT ALL cause me to instantly cease writing for pretty much the entire month of July. >_>

Undaunted, I have signed up for NaNoWriMo. The fantasy/romance idea that I've been kicking around and really, really love, is going to be the sacrificial project. You can find its NaNo page here.

You can all feel free to kick my ass for words come November 1st. In the meantime, I have porn to write, ebook formatting software to learn (so I can stop letting Amazon convert my word docs into whatever the hell it feels like), Dragon Naturally Speaking to train, and another fantasy novel to pound into a rough draft so I can start polishing off the WoW artifacts (look, it was easier to placeholder name the villain Illidan and the location Nethergarde Keep than to come up with real names).

And that is what I am doing. Now, I must go make myself a suitable writing icon.
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Default)
...screw the fancy writing software, what apparently works best for me is a Penzu professional account.

One journal for each project's WORDS, one for each project's notes. Tags to keep things organized. So...exactly like my old spiral notebook and 3x5 card system, but online.

Sometimes, simple things with no learning curve are best.
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Valdemar - Magic horse)
And yet, one of my Valdemar OCs sports...a few...Linkin Park songs on his playlist.

No, I don't know either.

(Yes, I may be considering maybe possibly writing Valdemar fic. Hush now.)
dragovianknight: a woman spans fire filled with fanciful shapes from one hand to the other (Writing - Telling Tales by the Fire)
But I have to say that I'm really glad I started participating over on [community profile] writethisfanfic. It's amazing how the camaraderie of complete strangers can be so encouraging.
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Default)
Guys? I have a lot of started-and-abandoned stories on my hard drive.

You can at least pretend you're surprised, sheesh.

I am determined - DETERMINED! - to finish Enter the Dragonfly before the new Beast Wars DVDs hit my mailbox. (Remember a few weeks ago when I was determined - DETERMINED! - that this foray into Beast Wars was going to be brief? Yeah, well. That was before I knew there were DVDs coming. Shut up. I can be bought.)

But after that, there is a whole summer, filled with nights when it will be too hot to sleep outside of the wee hours. Nights I can spend writing, because if you think I'm touching yarn in a Nevada summer you're nuts. Nights when I will be utterly sleep deprived, and anything could wind up on the page.

So. Poll time! (The poll itself was created on Dreamwidth; I have no clue what'll happen when I crosspost to IJ.)

Poll #6716 What should Dragovian dust off after Enter the Dragonfly?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 12


The first thing Dragovian should work on is...

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A Dark Forsaken Road (Dragon Quest VIII) - Do you REALIZE how many years you've been one chapter away from defeating Rhapthorne?
2 (22.2%)

Bird in the Hand (Beast Wars AU) - Just keep going with Beast Wars. Why mess with success? Also, Blackarachnia and Silverbolt need to properly meet.
0 (0.0%)

Fallen Knight (Knight Rider) - If only for the angst inducing Big Reveal.
0 (0.0%)

Indestructible (Knight Rider) - You have a story with two KITTs and you even need to ask this question? Really?
4 (44.4%)

A Cowboy Needs a Horse (Knight Rider/Wildside crackover) - Angst angst angst angst crack. Sometimes, you just need a break. Besides, you can't go wrong by turning KITT into a horse.
1 (11.1%)

That Dragon Quest VIII AU where Marcello's one of the good guys.
0 (0.0%)

That Dragon Quest VIII AU where Marcello came back from the dead.
1 (11.1%)

The Terrors of Traplodin (Thundarr the Barbarian) - Ariel takes on the bad guy without Thundarr and Ookla getting underfoot.
1 (11.1%)

Something you have forgotten, but which I shall cleverly remind you of in comments.
0 (0.0%)

Ticky box...

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Has a feline beast mode.
4 (36.4%)

That's also a fuzor.
0 (0.0%)

With some kind of bird.
0 (0.0%)

Also? A flying unicorn companion.
4 (36.4%)

TICKY WILL NOT BE MOCKED, DAMN YOU!
5 (45.5%)



I, of course, reserve the right not to be bound by the poll results. On the other hand, bribery is permitted...nay, encouraged! Music recs, scent suggestions, plot bunny grooming, cookies lovingly baked in the likeness of your favorite character...why shouldn't victory go to the clever?
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Transformers - Silverbolt - The Hell)
Because I just finished writing 949 words of Terrible Things happening to him. (Okay, the aftermath of Terrible Things.)

Blackarachnia must only be my second favorite; all she got in that 949 words was zombie!'Bolt* attacking her.


*Not literally a zombie. That's for Halloween.
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Transformers - Incisive fic = hooker AU)
And that goal it to finish at least the FIRST story in my Beast Wars season two AU before the new DVD set is released on June 7.

("Dragovian," you may ask, "why do you keep linking to the DVD set?" I will tell you true: I want it to sell many copies and ensure the release of seasons two and three, because my season two DVDs are in dire need of replacement. Find a new fandom! Buy them for friends! Buy them for random strangers! Just buy them.)

In pursuit of this goal, if you know Beast Wars, please feel free to suggest character themed music. (Hell, even if you don't know Beast Wars, knock yourself out.) I have an iTunes gift card, and I am not afraid to use it.

In other news, even though this hasn't been a particularly walking/standing heavy week, I'm in so much pain I'm considering chopping my legs off at the knees. Fucking ankles.
dragovianknight: Rhinox with his head leaning against Optimus Primal, captioned "headgorilla" (Transformers - Rhinox - *headgorilla*)
Which is to say, my brain has just hit me with a scenario where it's possible - perhaps beneficial - to strip Blackarachnia's Predacon shell program (Silverbolt is for, Optimus says it's BA's choice, BA is in stasis lock and so doesn't get a vote). BRAIN! BA going Maximal is one of the things the AU exists to PREVENT; did you somehow miss that memo? Why do you do this to me?

Cut for pure, barely punctuated stream of consciousness from where I bitched about this in 750 words. Ware the run-on sentence. )

Edit: I am a sap.
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Transformers - SB & BA - Dorky gaze)
Why? Because Silverbolt and Blackarachnia have just met in my AU for the very first time.

I am not even capable of being rational about this scene, I'm sorry. )

And yes, I really am going to switch POV at this point. Because I am evil. ^__^
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Transformers - Blackarachnia - Evil Laug)
..."How would Darkwing Duck narrate this?" And then everything falls right into place.

Have I mentioned I'm easily amused?
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Writing - BW - Incisive fic = hooker AU)
Look, I know it's been a bitch of a week+, and you've probably needed to indulge yourself, but let's be honest here: if anyone reads your Beast Wars fic, it will be in spite of your OCs, not because of them. So can we please stop wanking over the ever expanding cast list and actually, you know, write the slagging story?

Sincerely,
Better Judgment
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Transformers - Blackarachnia - Hot Poiso)
I find it entirely plausible that Blackarachnia would let Megatron blast Silverbolt at the end of season two.

There's an AU in that. Someone should totally write it for me. To reward me for not coming home with a puppy. Or console me for not coming home with a puppy. One of those.

Edit: And then there are days when I almost think that would have been for the best. ::smacks Silverbolt in the head::

Edit2: Not to mention the days when I think we just shouldn't let boys play at all and it's really time to bust out the damn lionesses, already. ::smacks Cheetor in the head, too::

Cheetor: Bolt? Do you...have the faintest idea why she did that?

Silverbolt: Not really, no.
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Default)
Because I'm going in to work early enough today that I don't have time for my 750 words. And I am terrified that I'll forget when I get home and break my 80+ day streak. D: If I do, I shall weep tears of blood, I swear.

In other news, I think I have worn out my fic brain and will probably not even try to fic until the replacement parts arrive. The feeling is similar too but less extreme than the burnout I get after attempting to NaNo. Presumably, this means it won't last months the way post-NaNo burnout does.

Edit: The only Team Edward shirt I have ever considered buying.
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Knight Rider - Let's Save the World)
Except honestly, I look at the scenario list and think, "Why is this even included?" more often than "Do want!" So the odds of getting a card I could write to would be...yeah.

I think the problem I was having with the next section of Fallen Knight is because I switched to Bonnie's POV. Apparently, as much as I complain that writing the POV of an indestructible talking car is hard, KITT is still the easiest character for me to write. -__- This is going to be difficult later, when I need at least a couple of scenes with... a different POV character. So, I will tackle the scene again from KITT's POV tomorrow, and see if that helps me any.
dragovianknight: closeup of a green dragon (Knight Rider classic - KITT happens)
While I was typing my 750 Words - I figured since I was up, I'd just get it all done right after midnight (KITT wishes I had slept on it, and says [personal profile] queenoftheskies is a dirty enabler) - the site slowed down, and then it showed me as having one distraction even though I actually had no breaks over 3 minutes. In fact, the one break I had was because the site was telling me it was slow, and oh, by the way, it delusionally thought my entry used to be longer, would I like to cancel and revert? That break was about 30 seconds, a minute at the outside, so I am very pissed that my streak of no distractions was broken by site error.

*sulks*

Looking at the graph, it apparently thinks I wasn't typing between the six minute and ten minute marks. And the rating still thinks I have swearing, sexual content, and violence. Swearing I can, admittedly, almost guarantee, since I cuss like breathing, but I promise there was no sex, and the only violence was, I believe, threatening to toss a cat out a window if he didn't behave. Well, there was no sex unless you count KITT getting mindfucked (CPU fucked?) by his new owners.

Oh, well, at least I still have my penguin, which is the important thing, right? RIGHT!

Despite the swearing, non-existent sex, and violence, I am apparently feeling mostly affectionate, and concerned mostly with money. Even though I never once mentioned anything money related. Oh, I do love the cracked out results the word scanner thingy gives. ♥

Here, y'all can view my swearing, sex, and violence, at least the Knight Rider portions of it. )

As I told [personal profile] queenoftheskies (who is a dirty enabler), I have to cross this with KR2008, because seriously, Billy and Zoe would have so much fun tracking down what happened to KITT.

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