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Supernatural Randomosity
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innie_darling
Hi everybody!

(1) GLORY HALLELUJAH the first round of the PROJECT OF DOOOOOOOOOM is done at work! December will be busy, as all the ancillary docs need to be brought into line, but I will no longer be at work or on call 24/7 like I've been all November. The other newsletter girls (let's give a cheer for them, shall we?) will no longer have to cover my ass. And I missed all of you.

(2) I had a dream Friday night that Dean and Inara grew up together as (mostly) platonic best friends. WTF, brain? Inara is my third least-favorite character. I never really liked Book - thought the character was a good idea but poorly executed. And I always hated Simon. I don't know why - I'm a sucker for sibling relationships, and especially so for brother and sister pairings. But Simon just grated on me from the beginning, and there was never a moment that I genuinely liked him. Whatever. My main complaint about Inara was that she's boring. I just never got much of a read off her. I've only written one Firefly fic ("Phyxius"), and it's telling that Inara was the one for whom I had to invent the most dramatic backstory. Anyway, Dean and Inara were wee little urchins - servants in some wealthy family's house - and they totally bonded and were BFF and slept together every once in a while. It was a good dream. Maybe if I could watch more of Still Life, I'd be satisfied. Or maybe I'll write it up one of these days.

(3) I've fallen totally in love with the idea (kick-started by janissa11 one fine day) for my next big Supernatural story. If I could figure out the structure of the piece and the proper POVs, I'd be writing it already and wallowing in the idea of John as a newly single dad and the boys as wee little bits.

(4) Does anyone else get like this? Feel like once you've written a story, you just can't go back to the same scenario - something just won't let you? I feel like I couldn't write anymore Dean/Cassie or Stanford-Sam (or Sam/Jess) without disrupting the stories I already wrote. I think it's totally irrational and stupid, and yet you'd be hard-pressed to find a better description of me. Am I alone on this?

(5) A number of people have commented that my stories are hard to find. I thought my lj tags were very transparent - just click on the "supernatural_fic_my" tag if you want to find my stuff for this fandom. I use the memories feature to save my favorite stories that OTHER people have written. But enough people have made this comment that I'm thinking of making a post listing my fics. Thoughts?

(6) I haven't written anything in so long. That seems like a lie, but it's really not. As Inigo would say, lemme splain. "Devil in a Yellow Dress," my first and last crackfic, was something I'd been considering since I watched "Devil's Trap" - you can see the germ for it in my ep review. "Sugar" surprised me in that it just came pouring out - start to finish about two or three hours. I had spent about a week trying to figure out the proper starting point for it, but once I realized it wasn't going to be just porn, that Linzie was demanding that her side of the story be told, it just happened. And that's very weird for me, since I agonize over every single word usually. And scene four feels like it doesn't count because I'm ALWAYS thinking about BEN AND DEAN and it doesn't really feel like ME writing - it feels like I'm getting scenes revealed to me and then I just transcribe them. I don't know how else to explain it.

Anyway, all of this is to say that I am absolutely chomping at the bit to write again. So I think I'm going to make December my mini-NaNo month. I've got an idea for a long and plotty story - or rather, I have the beginning and some of the middle, and I need to do some research and see where the story takes me. All I know right now is that like "Sita," it will start after "Devil's Trap." I have no idea how long the story will end up having to be, but I'm going to try to write and post a thousand words a day and see where that gets me. So here are my two questions for you. (a) For anyone else who missed out on NaNo - anyone want to join me in this silly endeavor? Daily updates to a single fic? A ludicrous word-count goal? Anybody? (b) For everyone still reading this post, how should I do this? I was planning to just post the daily snippets here (each behind an lj cut, of course) and then, if I don't fizzle out, rework the whole thing into a coherent fic and post that at the end. Should I create a special filter (HOW do I create a filter?) for people who're actually interested in keeping up with this madness? I don't really want to bother setting up another lj, since this is a smaller undertaking than real NaNo. Tell me what you would find least annoying, please. Ooh! Anyone have one of those word-count bars handy?

(∞) DEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!!!!!!