One more exam to go... Tamil Literature Paper 2 on Wednesday, and then in the next two days I will have to clean the large house, bake some snacks, and do henna for myself, my sister, and my friend who wants to learn (she is Chinese) before Deepavali on the 17th.
And I also have a HUGE reading list for after the exams, involving the entirety of DC Comics: Lucifer
, the collected works of Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen's Emma
and Northanger Abbey
, Titania Hardie's The Rose Labyrinth
, Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol
, Milton's Paradise Lost
Also, I have bitten off more than I can chew for the Good Omens Holiday Exchange 2009, methinks. Note to self
: Next year, do not get overexcited about the new fandoms you have discovered and stick every single thing in the 'What you're willing to write' field.
If you want to add cameos from Dream or Delirium or John Constantine or Shadow or Odin or Gabriel, then just add them in while writing. Don't advertise it in the application.
Obviously, I am pretty excited about my prompt, as I was last year (this is only my second time participating). I love writing. It's just that thus far, most of my work is oneshots. Fluffy oneshots, at that. My two longest works are Recuperation
and Cassandra's Prophecy
, which are also probably the only things that actually have an actual setting-buildup-climax-winding down sort of proper plot. Any chaptered works I attempted are abandoned.
And now I am working on a prompt/assignment that calls for plot things, and cameos and crossovers/settings within a certain 'verse (I don't know the recipient, so I doubt she'll be seeing this, and anyway I'm trying to be vague). Now, while I am obviously familiar with most of those canons I have never actually properly written for them before, and the first plot idea I came up with and stuck with for a while made extensive use of Hellblazer
canon which I am only slightly familiar with. In the end it would leave too many loose ends and angst issues so I abandoned it and am now trying to think of a bloody plot
which will fulfill the first part of the prompt. The rest I can handle, eventually, but the first part of the prompt is a little problematic.
I have a vague idea, but... now I'm trying to think of something, and the things I come up with usually end up consigned to the metaphorical wastepaper basket. Damn writer's block. Damn the fact that I was always too lazy to do actual plotty things.
On the bright side - plot practice! I may try some practice pieces, which is bad news for my poor betamuse steadfast
. (Prepare yourself, Jen!!) And now I have no excuse not to write plotty things.
Now... *goes back to scribbling plot ideas on paper, drawing outlines, and crossing things out* Yes, I still write in longhand, on paper ;PEdit: I completely forgot that Scepticism and Of Promises and Warmth actually do have plots. Maybe I'm not completely useless after all. xD I never thought the day would come when I had so many stories written (relatively speaking) that I'd forgotten half of them. *dance* Also, thank you for the support, Jen! *points to comment thread*