Discussion 2017 Fanfic Resolutions

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  1. Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master

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    Since I have just begun to attempt writing Star Wars fan fiction, I refuse to expect too much of myself to begin with. But I do want to:
    1. Get enough work done on Serenity (my planet) that I can use it.
    2. Write and post some of the fic that demanded the invention of Serenity.
  2. Grade Jedi Knight

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    I decided to take some thought of my resolutions for 2017 and decided:

    - Read a book a month. (i need to start on the new canon, but as well read other books), may start on Sklar's book Dream It! Do It!
    - Write a paragraph a day. (not very good at making resolutions like write a book. If at the end of 2017 translate in a book, then yay for me. If not well there is lot of stuff I want to write aside from a book, like fanfiction and online PBP, alternate earth history :p )
    - And achieve the goal of completing a nanowrimon, but i need to start writing a sort of timeline of the story later then September or October. If I wing it, i will be hit by writers block.
    - Start playing more games (Console, PC and Tabletop RPG), it something I very much enjoyed, but stopped for whatever reason. I intent to correct that...
    - Take more minimalist approach to my life and my belongings. I have way too much stuff that I don't use, and some of them are dust collectors. :p
    - Be a kid again and enjoy life as it is and stop complicating things.

    I think that is for this year.
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  3. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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    So far, I failed so badly. Sure, it was a consequence of having been medicated with an extreme tranquilizer that killed my creativity and could've probably killed me had I continued to take it, but still...this feels...carppy.

    I still owe @Kahara her prize fic from...last year.

    I still owe @leiamoody the rest of her holiday fanfic exchange story - OK, that one was on hiatus because, yeah.

    I still owe a cover to @leiamoody.

    I still owe a book to @Findswoman, but I made the cover, at least.

    I still owe a book to @JadeLotus, but she's MIA and she never sent me the files, so I have no control over this, I guess.

    I owe @MandrinaQ this year's prize. I told her that I was in a bad state both physically and mentally back in May, but I think that I will be able to do this soon. Plus, it's about Leia! <3

    I owe @Mistress_Renata this year's prize. That one could have been the easiest to get done, but I was out of humour for months.

    So, let's see...

    - The Before story that I crossed out and requested for it to be removed from the index is just.not.happening, it seems. :/

    - The Before story that's two stories is going reasonably well. I am aware that it was supposed to be done on the same day as the 2016 DDC, for the big reveal to take place...but yeah. Whatever. 3-4 chapters to go.

    - The conceptual story with Anjie at his worst is finished. I just forgot to post the epilogue. O_O

    - The current DDC is finished, I just have a hard time with schedules.

    - The second Ewoks epic has a couple of chapters written ahead, but I believe that I did not touch it in 2017.

    - The other epic? Well, same.

    - The Sequel Trilogy story? I actually wrote something this year, but nothing since March.

    - The far future story? Ditto.

    - The drabble challenge thread? Aborted halfway.

    - The other drabble thread? Aborted when I entered the drabble competition, but wow...seems like I have something for it that I never posted.

    The 2017 challenges and those remaining from the past?

    - Movie Quote Challenge - have had the idea for about a year, never wrote it.

    - The non-competitive Elderly Love challenge in the OTP thread - planning to incorporate it in the epilogue of one of the mid-length stories.

    - Fanon challenge 2 - see the bit about the Before story I crossed out.

    - Fanon challenges 3-5 ...just can't see this happening :(

    - The current OTP challenge - ACTUALLY WRITING IT. GOOOOO ME.

    - Memorable Memories Roulette - ruminating on this.

    - Sea Shanty/Ballad challenge - have the idea, need to develop an OC.

    - Current OC challenge - pretty hard, but tempting.

    - Previous OC challenge - unless it can be combined with something, not happening.

    #FAIL
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  4. Chyntuck Force Ghost

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    Heh. You shouldn't have brought this up, @Ewok Poet, because my own goals... let's see:
    Nope. I started a few new ones instead.
    Nope. Again, I took on a few new ones, and it looks like I'll be writing the new ones first – although that may not be in 2017 either.
    This I've mostly managed to do, with some rather long hiatuses.
    Done (I think). I may need to go back and check though.
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  5. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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    @Chyntuck - I think both you and I have a habit of starting things and then finishing them...sporadically, when the inspiration strikes. :p
  6. Nehru_Amidala Jedi Master

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    1. Get to the halfway point of "Ballad of the Winter Rose" which will have the long awaited wedding of Minerva Hektor to Grand Admiral Thrawn.
  7. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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    Did you really have to bump this? :p I was hoping to hide my epic fails for another 2 months.
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  8. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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    Yes, I did. To share my epic fails. Now you have to share yours, because we say so. :p
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  9. Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master

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    So, how did I do?

    1. I got some stuff done, but not a heck of a lot. Worldbuilding is hard.
    2. Nope.
  10. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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    So, is there anybody who didn't fail at all, or is 2017 in fanfics like 2016 in celeb deaths? :p
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  11. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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    Hey, there's still two months to go. Not that my muse is being cooperative. But at least I got 2 of my 4 resolutions done. I actually started the other two, but the muse had other plans.
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  12. Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master

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    Maybe I didn't get the things done that I wanted to, but I wouldn't consider myself to have failed. Because I did write and post something.

    My fanfic goals for 2018:

    1. Finish 2017 drabble challenge
    2. Write story for Movie Quote Challenge
    EDIT: 3. Attempt to organize waiting plot bunnies

    I refuse to expect more of myself. If I get those done, anything else is gravy.
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  13. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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    BTW, we will do a proper 2018/"how badly did you do in 2017" thread closer to new years.
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  14. Kahara Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh wow, I'd forgotten I actually made resolutions this year. Wow. This should be fun. :p

    I actually did this!!!!!!!!!!!! [face_dancing]

    Oh dear.

    It's a work in progress -- which is to say that it is a thing that could someday progress, if I would work on it. Whoops.

    Well, you never know. It could happen before January. Maybe.
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  15. Chyntuck Force Ghost

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    Heh, not really. I normally write only one thing at a time from start to finish, then I move on to the next one, but between rotten 2016 and a dormant muse in 2017 I kind of broke my pattern on these boards. But now I'm mostly on track with my current stories and I half-wrote a few one-shots, so there's progress. As long as I don't start another epic things should be fine (edit: in 2018, of course).
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  16. Grade Jedi Knight

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    I'm the same barely touch writing. Curse you... netflix... so many good shows. I do hope that nanowrimon, next month gets me started again.
  17. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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    Didn't even think about that! I failed miserably in 2014 and never tried again...could be just what the doctor ordered.

    [face_whistling]
  18. Findswoman Jedi Grand Master

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    While we're at it, here are my own:

    Well... this did not happen and isn't likely to, given that not much time is left in this year. Some other projects got started instead. I'll probably add this to next year's list again, just to make sure it stays on the radar.

    Did this. One is running right now, as a matter of fact. :)

    Ah, now, there's still time for this one! Paging @Ewok Poet —let's get this off the ground! :D

    I'm all for keeping the bar low on these things and just aiming for two, maybe three, basic things over the course of a year. This is supposed to be a fun hobby, after all! :D
    Last edited by Findswoman, Oct 30, 2017
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  19. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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    @Findswoman ....I'm up for it, leeeeeeeeeeeet's do it. =D=
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  20. Grade Jedi Knight

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    I also never thought about until my brother asked if was going to do the "nanorhino" (his words not mine), this year. Basically I'm scrambling for ideas for stories, that fit of simply wing it and not complicate things. The idea i have sort of a female Blade Runner and her veteran Blade Runner, but instead hunting replicants, they hunt force users or simply a cop story. But the idea is exploring the distopian world that Coruscant is in the lower levels.
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  21. Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus

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    I'd forgotten I'd made a resolution, but apparently I did. To finish at least one fanfic.

    DONE!!!

    But I did deliberately set the bar low. Too early to make them for 2018.

    Nanowrimo... I keep wanting to try it!
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  22. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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    By now, @LAJ_FETT would usually start a thread about it...?! And that person with the Rebel tattoo who never posts in any other thread would be the first to reply. :p
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  23. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    I'm not actually doing it this year - I've had a rough one, plus I had a nasty cold and cough from mid-September that didn't really clear up til mid October. I think somewhere in that my muse got on the first plane out. I can start the thread if you like but it might be better if someone who is doing it did.
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  24. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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    If you give me instructions on how to run it, I'll gladly keep a tally, whether I'm doing it myself or not. :) @};- I can put it up before midnight in our timezones.

    Like of sympathy for you. Sorry to hear about the rough year. Same here, but the muse shall be forced to cooperate!
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  25. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    Normally in the first post I give a brief explanation of what NaNo is, along with a link to the website and how it works.. I ask who's doing it this year and keep a list of participants and their word count. as the month goes along. When people get past the 50K I generally turn their count purple to highlight that they won. Also for those in the list if they put their NaNo user id up I add that to the list. So it ends up being something like

    LAJ_FETT - nano id lajfett - word count.xxxxx.

    I put the list in the first post as well.
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