dianethx asked: So, since we're all here, do you ever feel guilty that you haven't posted often or soon enough? Not really. I plan to get a good portion of my story done before posting it. This way I can post regularly for my readers and struggle with writers block at the same time. ophelia asked: How do you guys force/bribe/mind trick yourselves into sitting down to an epic length fic when you really don't feel like it? God... This is a difficult question... I guess the thing that finaly convinces me to sit down and write is the fact that I want to get this story done. Don't get me wrong, I love my story and would never rush to finish it, but the sooner I finish it the sooner I can work on other epic plot bunnies like my "The War of the Ancients" Stargate plot bunny. solojones asked: How long have you been writing your current long story? How many words is it currently? How much left to go? How many words/posts do you write a week? Do you stay ahead a few posts? What's your favourite thing to do when you get frustrated/go insane from long fic stress? Lets see... If you start from when the idea first popped into my head then I've been 'working on' "Paladin Squadron" for over a year now. Most of that time involved writing notes or planning the plot or creating the characters. Only maybe 3 months of that time was spent on writing the story. Right now I have a very low Word count since I am only 3 chapters in. I'd guess 5,000 words max right now. God only knows how much longer this story will be. I have yet to post any of my story. I plan to get about half way done and then start posting. By that point I can finish my story at the same time I am regularly posting additional parts.(this will keep my readers happy ) When I start to go crazy from fic induced stress I tend to play some video games. Nothing like mindless entertainment to calm an overworked mind.