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Did I mention that I'm a failure? Have I put any of my reveal posts up on time?

*checks tags* TWO! I scored 50% on the "get reveal posts up on time" test! See? Fail!

I Saw Three Ships author reveals were six days ago, and I'm just getting this up now?

I totally just forgot, really.


I wrote Couldn't Have Done it Without You (popslash, R, slash [Lance/Chris/Nick], 2027 words) for [personal profile] pensnest. My author's notes sum up my thoughts on this story pretty perfectly:
This was, seriously, hard for me! Not only have I never written a threesome before (so, already out of my comfort zone), but I have never written any of the *NSYNCers before this story (I am pretty strictly Backstreet). This was, seriously, hard for me! Not only have I never written a threesome before (so, already out of my comfort zone), but I have never written any of the *NSYNCers before this story (I am pretty strictly Backstreet).

Another somewhat new thing for me (I think I've done it on ficlets but nothing with any semblance of a plot) was that I did the whole thing in first person. That one was all [personal profile] bellamyrose's doing (okay not all, but she was the one who said, "You should write what you know. Write it from Nick's POV. Chris' and Lance's characterization will come to you if you only have to figure it out through Nick's eyes.") and that gave me the first person idea. And I can't get through this without thanking [ profile] musicboxgirl who was my major hand holder throughout this whole thing!
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First off, Make The Yuletide Gay author reveals were today!

I wrote Difficulty Level: Moderate (popslash, PG, slash [Brian/AJ], 1226 words) for [ profile] daisiesdaily. This one was actually the easiest of the fics I had to write this year, obviously.

I just had to find a way to do it without smut, which proved to not to be a problem at all when I got 500 words in and hadn't even introduced AJ yet! (Heh. Oops.)

Also, 3 Ships fics went live! I got Reaper fic! People should go read "En Suite" (Reaper, PG-13 bordering on R, slash [Sam/Sock/Ben], 1007 words).
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Yuletart reveals were actually the fourth, but I had to work, then got caught up replying to my comments, and then kinda forgot to post this.

Yesterday wasn't any better.

But here I am!

Though it's probably no surprise, I did 'Dera's All Up in Stitches (Ugh I hate that title, but it was one of those "had to come up with something quick!" moments) for [ profile] charpieinuse (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, G, gen, cross stitch on 14-count Aida). I probably could have managed my time much better, but I was doing this on top of NaNoWriMo, so I ended up not finishing it in time, so I had to submit it in a not-totally-finished-but-no-one-will-tell state.

I'm still working on finishing it (I have an artsy afternoon planned with my best friend, hopefully I'll get some decent work on it. (I need to rewrite my symbols chart, oops! I seem to have misplaced it.)

Make the Yuletide Gay reveals and I Saw Three Ships stories later today!

Edit: Unrelated, but due to the fact I'm changing the way I use this journal, I've redone all my tags and made all my old, crossposted entries (except my Dear Santa letters), private (only because I can't mass delete them).
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I'm going to try very, very very hard to just use this account for fandom related stuff (because the username "fangirlism" is just so perfect for that!) and use my LJ for other stuff.

Stuff might be crossposted to LJ, but that'll be the exception, not the rule.

So I was originally gonna do one giant thought process post on the 6th once I Saw Three Ships stories went live and Make The Yuletide Gay authors were revealed, but that was back when I was planning on doing this on LJ. Now that I'm switching it up, I don't mind pseudo spamming this week.

Soooooo... I actually only wrote one story this year. I wrote The Three Not-So-Gifts of the Devil (Reaper, PG-13, gen, 1768 words) for [ profile] sock_me_amadeus, and with what a pain in the neck this story was, I'm not surprised I didn't write any others (the fact I had two other exchanges to juggle didn't help either.) Anyway, I needed to write an in-character (season 1 canon only) fic with a Sock and Ben focus to the prompt "the three souls at Christmas." The prompt helped me wonders (except for one thing that I'll get to later), because I was given a "no smut" clause, and the prompt lent for a longer story.

It was the "focus on Sock and Ben" and "keep them in character" parts that proved tough.

For people who don't know the canon, the characters I was assigned are supporting cast. The story revolves around their best friend, he's the big hero. How do I "write him out" so the other two get the focus. I threw ideas back and forth (thanks forever and a day to [ profile] steelneko, who was my idea bouncer/handholder), but nothing was working, until I got the idea of having this canon plot device that does exactly what I needed it to while also working well with the story plot/canon.

The other big issue I had to idea bounce was, exactly, who the three souls would be, and how could I relate them to Christmas. The first one ("Rosalie Lunsford") came to me fairly easy. The second ("Dewitt Bolliger") just hit me one day and I ran with it. The third ("Jim Solorzano")... oh I was ready to kill him a second time myself. I had such a hard time figuring out who he was and what he did and how was I ever gonna connect that to Christmas. I may have flubbed the science on Solorzano's quite a bit, but it's fiction, so I'm allowed.

I'm not 100% proud of this story. For a first try in a new fandom, it's alright, but I could have done so much better.
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