Lately, I've been fandom hopping.

Well, so it's all K-pop. However, [community profile] getyourwordsout has this Yahtzee game, and I've been playing. For the first time actually using the prompts and writing and everything! I'm on my third set, which is a complete shock.

The first set was a crossover, Ateez/Onewe. I dealt a lot with the one member of Ateez out for anxiety (but there is good news, he joined the group at least for their vacation, so there is hope). Those went pretty well.

The second set is where I started going elsewhere. I took a look at VAV (thanks, [personal profile] blue_ant) and absolutely love their stuff. No bias yet (although some of those boys have legs that go forever), so I mostly just... played around with the prompts and trying to get to know the group. Totally OOC, but they were fun. I had fun with them. Fandom, not so much. Ah, well. They weren't long and they weren't particularly good.

This time? K.A.R.D. Got an idea and it really took off, so I think that's the next one. They actually fit the... requirements of the idea. Which is new, because usually I have the characters first, and then the idea sort of grows out of this. This time, it was the idea, and they fit. So... yeah. Sadly not E'last, but maybe next time. If i get this going in time.

That's what's going on in my writing world.

In DRL? My oldest graduated on Thursday, so there's that. She's done with high school. My second one has her second vaccine, my youngest got his first on Tuesday. School is almost out. We probably still won't go out much, but hey, at least now I don't feel like things are going to explode if we do. Still not going to visit my friends who won't get vaccinated. Anyone else? A good possibility. It still feels weird to not have a mask, when I go without, so I'm going to keep wearing one. Thank goodness people are okay with it here. So far.

That's where I stand now. Stuck on The Untamed: in Space, because I want it to go like Lynchpin, and it can't. And I don't know what to do about any of it, or if I could change it, and I don't know. Maybe I'm done? I'm still doing research, which is fascinating. Way too fascinating. At some point, I'm going to have to stop with the research and get writing.

Why did I do this again?


The past week, I've done some deep diving into space. Specifically, what living in space would look like, and some of the forms a space colony (not station) might take. I think I've figured it all, and then... I got a new idea, so maybe I'll work on that.

Anyway, so there's that - I'm doing more research for this ridiculous rewrite than I ever did for my original stuff! Which is just... weird.

So I'm leaning about O'Neil cylinders, and Lagrange Points (which means "Upon a Fiery Steed" might actually make more sense, so I need to read that again), and all sorts of interesting things. There's probably more I could look up, but for now, this is enough.

I have a TON of books from the library, so this weekend, I'm going to do a read-a-thon, as much as I can, anyway. I have a couple of audio books, and a pile of books to read. So I'll go and listen to the books while I do laundry, and then settle in and read.

So, of course, I'm going to write, also. Because that needs to be done. And maybe do the dishes. I don't know. I have a lot to work on, and none of it sounds good. Hey, pandemic, right? It's nice enough I might go sit with my book on the porch and read out there.

So, yeah, I'm almost caught up to where I need to be, so I can spend some time on writing, and some on outlining, and maybe get something done today. Here's hoping.

Day 19: I Don't Wanna Fight Right Now - BTS, So What

Yesterday - it was just really late last night when I finished writing.

Words today: 1692
Total Words: 20,842/30,000
Finished Chapter 07!

First Line: Jiang Cheng looked at him, concerned, and Wei Wuxian smiled.

Last Line: "Chenqing."

I am not ready for chapter 08. I'm really not. I'm going to have to do some serious outlining before I can keep writing. I have so much more to do....

Day 18: I Can Believe I'm not Alone - Park Jungmin, Not Alone

Words today: 1256
Total words: 19,149/30,000
Chapter 07, Scene 07, 08, beginning 09

First line: Wei Wuxian sighed almost soundlessly in relief when they got back to Lotus Cove.

Last Line: Caught off guard, although he knew he shouldn't have been, Wei Wuxian looked down at the flute and adjusted it.

Yep. Spent more time figuring out VAV than writing. This has got to stop....

Day 17: Dead End - Dreamcatcher, Sahara

Words today: 1089
Total Words: 17,893/30,000
Finished Scene 06!

First line: "Lan Zhan, we just met again after a long separation.

Last line: He had no idea how to feel about any of it.

I meant to do this earlier than i did, and I failed. maybe tomorrow.

In other news, I fell down a VAV rabbit hole. Possibly the first time I felt a change from the dark and grungy to light and cute was a good thing. And one of those boys has LEGS forever....

Day 16: I'm Mad at You Can't Calm Down - After School, Nappeun Nom (Bad Man)

Words today: 784
Total Words: 16804/ 30,000
Still working on Scene 06 (it's LONG).

First line written today: Wei Wuxian still didn't look at them, and Lan Zhan didn't know why.

Last Line: Jiang Cheng moved to stand next to Lan Zhan, but he noticed that Jiang Cheng's attention was on him, not on wei Wuxian.

This is such a mess.

Day 14: Find Me in This Lost and Found - MYNAME, Robot Boy

This is actually for yesterday.

Words Today: 1428
Words total: 14,066/30,000
Chapter 07, Scene 04, 05, Beginning 06.

First line: Jiang Cheng didn't wait, gesturing his disciples, the few he'd managed to find or recruit, to open the gate.

Last Line: "Your wounds need treatment or you'll die."

I meant to do so much more yesterday, but it didn't work out.

Day 13: My Mind is Twisted - UKiss, Time to Go

Words today: 1733
Words total: 12638
Chapter 07, Scene 01, 02, 03, started 04

First line: "Wei Wuxian," he heard, and struggled to open his eyes.

Last line: It was dark, made of dark wood, no lights burning, and the talismans plastered on the gate stood out against the dark wood.

Well. That's fascinating.

I'm about 4k behind as far as words go, and hopefully tomorrow I'll get the chance to do some catch up.

I'm tired

No actual writing today, but I'm almost finished outlining chapter seven, so I'll start on that tomorrow. I outlined for 2,761 words today, so I've made some progress.

only a couple more scenes and I'll be done, and then I can work on transcribing eight and nine, and then get back to work on ten. Not too much, right? Hah.