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There's like an ENDLESS LIST of things I need to do. Answer email, answer LJ posts, post to other LJs, stare meaningfully at this STUPID STORY THAT WON'T MOVE.

Um, right. The meaningfully staring thing? NOT as much fun as it sounds.

Things I did.

Feel Everything, final version, posted, HTMLized, even spellchecked. *g* All mistakes are mine, lalala.


Seventy Two Hours Part II. This is like shades of Sleep While I Drive, in which I am in short-burst mode. Dammit.

Hee! Go here now.

Molly is EVIL. She knows this, she enjoys this, and there we go. Evil. E-V-I-L. She even knows WHY. *looks significantly at inbox*

People I have surveyed. This is to keep track or I WILL forget by this afternoon when something shiny appears to make me go ooh!

Victoria P -- done!
Pearl-o -- done!
Molly -- done!

Four to go. *breathes* I will keep caught up. I will keep caught up. I will keep caught up....

Gotta love buggery. *g* Jack was reading my entry on sexuality in Smallville and pointed out that writing Clark/Lex fic is actually a social statement denying the power of the networks to control the audience's view of sexuality.

Oh hell yes. ANYTHING that makes porn sound like an important social statement? I am TOTALLY for this one. Vive la revolution! And that kind of stuff.

Something I realized today. I cannot CANNOT meta in the LJ yet. I worked out why. The diary gives me the illusion of isolation. The LJ has a friends list. This makes sense. *sighs* Go jenn with the stage fright.

Because the LJ addiction to quizzes seems to be something I've been missing.

Which BNF Smallville Slasher Are You?

brought to you by Quizilla

*snickers* What a surprise.

I'm mulling, for the first time in awhile, actually actively seeking out a cowriter for something. I'm not sure yet--most of the people I've worked with (Kat, Sare Liz, Beth, Andariel, Victoria P, Jack, Val, Te, et al) were for shorter stuff. This one is long, or will be if the idea pans out. And double POV, which is, I admit, not my forte by any stretch of the imagination. I just don't like juggling several different people anymore. The ultrafocus on one person works for me better.

The problem is, unless I'm ultra creative in how I set this up, the story will lose a LOT of resonance without the second POV in the equation. Or rather, it'll make very little sense or will be very, very bizarre, and frankly, it's ALREADY bizarre, so I'm not sure adding more to the equation is the hottest idea around.

The other thing is, I have never worked with someone on something with a complex plot. Part of it is my latent control issues. I don't really count my One Word prequels, because really, I just told the authors this is where everything ends up, just get them there, and then pretty much gave them free rein, with some amazing results. Which I still love. The rest of it is impatience--when I want to write, I want to do it NOW. Instant-gratification sort of thing. And I don't want to actually, well, ever stop. As any poor person who has audienced me knows, I will write up until the second I cannot stay awake. I'm not sure how anyone would take me sitting on the other side of AIM or email, whimpering.


Okay. NOW will catch up on answering things. Yes, I totally will. *nod*

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Well, for what it's worth -- I usually work with long, complex plots :) You're familiar with the length of IP, and I'm working on an original fiction series that's planned for a trilogy.

Is your complex idea the same as the one you mentioned to me on AIM? The AU. Anyway if you need a sounding board to bounce ideas off, plot evilly with, or spin more smut... I'm happy to help. :)

Is your complex idea the same as the one you mentioned to me on AIM? The AU. Anyway if you need a sounding board to bounce ideas off, plot evilly with, or spin more smut... I'm happy to help. :)

I'm not sure...the two I keep veering between are very weird. Though actually, I had planned to tell you about this one last night, because I was reading IP earlier and wanted to ask about something in the story that was related to it in a format way. But gah, now I'm can't remember.

Hmm. Be on AIM tonight and I'll chat you up about it? *looks ingratiating* I can be REALLY REALLY persuasive if you're interested. Or email is fine, either way. I just wish I could figure out where to start it. I sort of know, but I'm not entirely certain it would work out very well, though I do like that entire, toss the poor reader into the middle of things immediately sort of starting point.

I might be on AIM rather late tonight, by the time I get back -- but I'll see if you're still there, and we can discuss. Hopefully by then you'll have recalled that IP question you wanted to ask me.

*rubs hands gleefully at thought of novel-length!SV-fic*

I know how persuasive you can be, Jenn. I hold you partly responsible for pulling me into the SV fandom. :)

Okay, I'm evil?

I think not. I'm... quirky and loveable with a slightly twisted streak.

And most importantly, I have NO ABILITY TO RESIST *YOUR* EVIL.

There now. That settled, it will be in your inbox a bit later. *g* I conked out last night. Woops! And now I must shop. Am buying expensive leather coat somewhat unnecessary to my life because... because I love myself just that much. Hm.

I participated in a 2 pov novel a couple of winters ago. Whoever you find will be up with your ass many an evening until the wee hours. Writing it in a back and forth, almost roll playing structure worked well for us. I pretty much took over the Riley character and she took over Buffy. We'd just take turns writing a paragraph or a line of dialogue, use a symbol like
** to indicate it's the other person's turn or
// to indicate that what we're writing is commentary, suggestion, or off topic chatter and not part of the text.
When you get into a flow, it's spooky how much you can channel a character in that mode.

The chat transcript becomes the rough draft, and we end up editing stuff down then tossing it back and forth till it works.

I don't know enough other writers to know if this is how other people co-write, but just wanted to tell you you're in for a fun time.

Whee! Two fic links in one post! Happy, happy noises!

FE is amazing --- and precisely the scene that should have happened. Driving off to the penthouse together? Like we didn't understand that invitation!

I assume that 72H has a part three? Please?

First things first -- how much am I loving the continuation of 72H, despite the aforementioned creepiness? "bizarre, traumatizing sex upstairs that still gets him hard whenever he tries too hard not to think about it." Indeed. Plus, bittersweet chocolate buttercream cake frosting. And Lex losing at poker.

I really must continue clandestinely conversing with you, because what you seem to read is often more interesting than what I seem to have written. Slash as Important Social Statement, hee.

I'm wondering whether I've seen this WIP you want a co-writer for (and which it was if I have, since all the bits you've shown me lately have been bizarre); if it's what I think, I'm tempted to join you in that madness. And I like it when you whimper...

Let me know if you get the round robin transcript I sent last night... my mail's acting up and I'm not sure I believe it when it says mail went out.

Gotta love buggery.

Isn't that much of the point of slash?

Here's another thing you can do. ANSWER my email. I'm still alve out here.

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