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Challenge September is WIP Month! (Finish WIPs, get colors!)—Entering our final hours!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Findswoman , Aug 20, 2023.

  1. Findswoman

    Findswoman Fanfic and Pancakes and Waffles Mod (in Pink) star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    All righty doo, gang...

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    WIP Month is officially ON! Good luck to all of our awesome participants on your goals, be they big or small, and be sure to keep us posted in the thread! :D
     
  2. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fiendish Fanfic & SWTV Manager, Interim Tech Admin star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    So excited that WIP month is officially upon us[face_party]

    It's Labor Day weekend here in the US, and I had the day off work, so to celebrate, I wrote 2798 words on my next chapter of Henry from the Hollow.

    Which means that I have met my medium goal of writing 2000 words on that story[face_dancing]

    Labor Day weekend is great for giving me a good starting momentum apparently!

    Good luck, everyone! May your muses be very cooperative!
     
  3. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One star 6

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    Yes and I have written this yesterday and this morning I wrote 1170 words to finish my medium goal with this one shot mini-games Greek islands challenge by @Chyntuck with this story Rocks
     
  4. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    This challenge is the most challenging challenge to me. I find it really hard to get back into the brain-space where I was when I started these stories five or six years ago!

    So, having failed to write a single word, I switched to reviewing mode instead and left reviews on Henry from the Hollow by devilinthedetails and Rocks by earlybird-obi-wan. Review goal 2/10.
     
  5. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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    @Chyntuck raises a very fascinating conundrum that I have often wondered about. How does an author get back into that space and be able to write on a story that's been sitting on hold for so long?

    [face_thinking]
     
  6. Findswoman

    Findswoman Fanfic and Pancakes and Waffles Mod (in Pink) star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Some wonderful progress already, and some goals completed already—great work! =D= @devilinthedetails @earlybird-obi-wan @Chyntuck I have updated your index entries accordingly. :)

    I haven’t got much to report myself yet (as my Labor Day weekend is turning out super packed and busy), but it’ll happen! Does cogitating and outlining count? :p

    @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha that’s a very good point for discussion, and since I’m by way of in that very boat myself I have a few things to at least offer. My return to work on The Book of Gand was partly thanks to en external stimulus: one of those “tell us about your WIPs” games on Tumblr, where one person asked me about the file that happened to be BOG. That led me to go back to that file to look it over and see where I was, and it also encouraged me to try to get the files in better order, and as I did that things started coming back to me a bit, and I would add a sentence here or a sentence there—and that helped me get back into something resembling a groove.

    So I guess that’s what I’d recommend trying: go back to that older WIP, look it over, get a read on where you left off, and then try writing just one sentence more to continue. Sometimes that can lead to more! :cool:
     
  7. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    For me step #1 is to switch gears. Instead of starting with the story that's been neglected longest, I'm going to start over tomorrow when my mind is frustration-free, and I'll try one of the one-shots that I half-drafted earlier this year, just to find my writing mojo again. (The fact that I didn't write in August isn't helping me right now.)

    Then I'll go for an older story that's already mostly written in its word-vomit form and I'll discipline it into something worth posting.

    And then, I'll go for the story that was neglected longest and get my brain to focus on it.

    If all else fails, I'll go water the plants and hope that it helps.
     
  8. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The (FavoriteTM) Fanfic Mod With the Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    All right! Between yesterday and today, I managed 2,538 words on A Kingdom Where My Love Can Stand - and I figured out where I'm going for my Starset Challenge fic and blocked in the bare bones. Which is really exciting, because I'm trying something a bit different with it, to say the least. So, all good things! [face_mischief] [face_dancing]

    Now, to see if I can finish a few reviews today and tomorrow, and I will call that a most excellent start for this WIPmonth. :cool:


    Good luck on your goals, everyone, and may the muses be with you! [face_dancing] =D= [:D]
     
  9. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Chosen One star 10

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  10. JediMaster_Jen

    JediMaster_Jen Force Ghost star 4

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  11. Findswoman

    Findswoman Fanfic and Pancakes and Waffles Mod (in Pink) star 5 Staff Member Manager

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  12. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One star 6

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  13. amidalachick

    amidalachick Chosen One star 5

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    Reviewed Rocks by earlybird-obi-wan.

    I haven't actually written anything yet, but I did open up my docs for the first time in a few months and just kind of sat with them without getting upset or anxious. So I'm counting that as progress.

    Good luck to everyone, and happy reading and writing! :)
     
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  14. Findswoman

    Findswoman Fanfic and Pancakes and Waffles Mod (in Pink) star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    @earlybird-obi-wan and @amidalachick I’ve got your reviews indexed now! And I too have now reviewed the very enjoyable Rocks. :)

    EDIT: I also realized that my link to BOG in the index should probably be to the fourth part that I’m working on now rather than parts 1–3 that are already finished, so I updated and clarified that as well.
     
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  15. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fiendish Fanfic & SWTV Manager, Interim Tech Admin star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Lovely to see everyone's continued progress as both readers and writers=D=

    On my own behalf, I am happy to report that I have finished a oneshot:

    The Legend of Pelican Mothers

    Which means I am halfway to my large goal of writing multiple oneshots this month[face_dancing]
     
  16. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One star 6

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  17. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    [face_dancing]I FINISHED A GOAL!!1![face_dancing] 300 words on The Cat Came Back (314 to be exact ;) ) I know that’s a really tiny goal, but it’s more than I’ve written in weeks, so I’m quite happy that I was able to accomplish it this soon.
     
  18. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    @Raissa Baiard Does the cat who came back have a hat? Inquisitive minds want to know :p
     
  19. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

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    Nicely done all who've met their goals small or medium ;) =D=
     
  20. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    The cat does not have a hat, at least not at the moment. He first has to convince a very reluctant Mandalorian to let him stick around…
     
  21. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fiendish Fanfic & SWTV Manager, Interim Tech Admin star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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  22. Findswoman

    Findswoman Fanfic and Pancakes and Waffles Mod (in Pink) star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Wow! You people are really going to town–just four days into the month, and already several goals have been completed and/or exceeded! @earlybird-obi-wan @Raissa Baiard @devilinthedetails I have updated the index with your latest achievements. :)
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  23. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The (FavoriteTM) Fanfic Mod With the Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    *cracks knuckles*

    Alrighty! I am happy to report that I've finished another 1,461 words on A Kingdom Where My Love Can Stand, for a new total of 3,999 words. And I am now 425 words into my unposted Starset Roulette fic. So yay, progress! :D

    As for reviews, I have one review to put towards my goal, with Reclamation, by @Gabri_Jade! [face_love]
     
  24. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One star 6

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  25. Findswoman

    Findswoman Fanfic and Pancakes and Waffles Mod (in Pink) star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Yay! Such a joy to see the great work continuing apace. @Mira_Jade and @earlybird-obi-wan , you are now updated. Looking very good!

    Earlybird, this means that you have now completed three of the four short mini-games stories you were planning, right (“Jedi Ferry,” “Rocks,” and “I Am a What?”)? Please confirm—I can list all the completed ones in your index entry.

    As for me, I am pleased to report that I am 1207 words into a new chapter of The Book of Gand, Part the Fourth, and all is going great! :D