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19 March 2007 @ 05:12 am
good news - I'm not dead! :D
So, it's been a while since I posted. A month, actually, which is longer than I thought. The reasons are pretty simple to explain - I haven't been writing. Quite honestly, I haven't been able to string more than three sentences together, and while I could probably have drawn those three out into a drabble, I've been trying to get my longfic back.


Don't get me wrong, I still love the drabble form, and will definitely play with it again, but I used to write long stuff! I could describe a fart so well your nose would wrinkle when you read it. And then I discovered the beauty and challenge of telling a story in one hundred words and my prose got trimmed, my descriptors got tossed, and I started counting words in single digits instead of by the hundred. And the habit stuck.

Anyhoo, in a fit of craziness (and egged on shamelessly by tabaqui) I signed up for spn_j2_bigbang which has a 20,000 word minimum limit, and has to be finished (at least in rough draft) by May 1st.

I signed up on the 27th of January. Today I wrote my first 906 words and it flowed. It was also the opening 'scene' of my fic. It will no doubt be tweaked and rejigged a dozen times before I'm done, but for now I squee because I wrote stuff! And it doesn't suck! (Thank you for the positive affirmations, kitty_poker1 and literati *smooch*)

Sample quote:
By the time Dean is three, the ever-present and overly sibilant 'Sammy' has become a fixture in Dean's daily allotment of questions. 'Where Sammy?' and 'When Sammy come?' are repeated most often, but sometimes, possibly just for variety's sake, he breaks up the monotony with 'Why no Sammy?', or, and this is John's personal all-time favorite, a drawn out nasal whine to the tune of 'Sammeeeeeeeeeeee?', climbing in scale and pitch until John is positive he can feel the enamel on his teeth vibrating.

And yes, you read that right. Dean was asking for Sammy at least six months before his baby brother was even conceived. Hooked yet?

I also want to take a moment to thank everyone who sent me birthday wishes, and everyone who has friended me recently (and not-so-recently and, in fact, at all! thank you!) and to reassure you that I'm still into Spander, and Wincest and McShep and I wrote stuff! And it doesn't suck! YAY! *kermit flail* :D
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I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: dxt; bkb [me]literati on March 19th, 2007 05:21 am (UTC)
::flails with you::

Those 906 words have got me hooked and I don't even read wincest. ;)

::does the happy dance::

Btw, since your muse is back, can you ask it to send my icon whore, please? It's missing in action. woe.
darkhavens: dexter [literati]darkhavens on March 19th, 2007 05:43 am (UTC)
Yaaay! *smooches and dips you*

It felt soooo good to be writing again. Kinda like an orgasm, without the mess or that irritating metal-on-plastic buzz of the vibrator. ;)

*puts up Wanted posters of your muse*
Murielle: Chocolate Good!murielle on March 19th, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
Yay you! Yaaaay you! ;-)
darkhavens: hug - happy feet [literati]darkhavens on March 19th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
Thank you!

It felt good to write. It felt sooo good. *reaches for a metaphorical cigarette* :D
Madders: spn- paley corridormadders on March 19th, 2007 09:41 am (UTC)
O.o I'm intrigued!

Can't wait to read more of that... and so glad that you've got your fic-foo back *g*
darkhavens: jensen sexy back [literati]darkhavens on March 19th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
Intrigue was the plan and it worked! Yay!

Oh, I really do hope my fic-foo is back to stay. There's so much more to be written!
Madders: btvs- reach outmadders on March 19th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
*sets up hammock and waits*
darkhavens: sn facepalm [literati]darkhavens on March 19th, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC)
*rocks you gently*

Even if I finished tomorrow *pauses to wait for the laughter to fade*, I can't post until June 7th - comm rules.

But by then it will be finished and polished and all shiny. :D
Madders: jared- dorkaleckimadders on March 19th, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC)
I'll consider it a late birthday present then (mine's on the 2nd) ;o)
anyasbuttmonkey: Dean - YAY!anyasbuttmonkey on March 19th, 2007 09:58 am (UTC)
Bunny 2.0 is waiting not-so-patiently for the rest of this Dean/Sam wincextravaganza ;) And if you saw the look in his eyes, you'd get writing...

*peer pressures you*

Yey on the long-form writing though! I still haven't gotten into the proper drabble habit, mine usually end up about 500 words *g*
darkhavens: jensen guh [literati]darkhavens on March 19th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
*offers carrots of appeasement to Bunny 2.0*

May 1st is then we have to submit the first completed draft, but the actual posting doesn't happen until June 7th, so I'll just keep those carrots coming, k? *g*

I took to drabbling like I was born for it, which was both a curse and a blessing. It took over my brain and everything I wrote came out in drabble form, compressed and tight. It's a good skill to have but a hard habit to break.

But now I'm getting my descriptive groove back on. *boogies*
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darkhavens: jensen the sex [literati]darkhavens on March 19th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I think wee!Dean would have been able to out-stubborn most other three year olds and if whining was what it took, he'd do it! *g*
dancetomato on March 19th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
Hello pumpkin. I was meaning to ask, did you get a belated bday postcard from me in your email? I think it maybe didn't go through. In other words, not only did I send you late bday greetings, I'm also making you work for them by reporting to me on the reception of said greetings. For lo, I am high maintenance Dancetomato!
darkhavens: smoochdarkhavens on March 19th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
Hee! I do like your icon. ;)

I just checked my spam box and lo! Kinky card! Thank you so very much for my little bondaged dude, all shaved and on tippytoes. (Did you notice that his ankles are more finely turned than the maid's? Obviously a kept man. :D

Thank you, darlin'! This makes today an extension of my birthday! (See how I turned that right around there, huh? :D)
tabaqui: william/oldtimestabaqui on March 19th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
Whoooooooooooooot!!
Hell, yes, i'm hooked!
More, more!!
*bounce*

And i take *all* the credit. More long fic!
Wheeeeee!!!
darkhavens: sn hunting [literati]darkhavens on March 19th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
Hee! You would have got to read all 900+ words last night but you didn't answer my ping. (How dare you eat/sleep/do other things when I'm feeling needy?! *g*)
tabaqui: s&droadhousebylady-octaviatabaqui on March 19th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
I know, damn my real life!!
*smoooooch*
katbcollkatbcoll on March 19th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
First off *HUGS* I missed you!!

Hooked yet?
YES!!!! *makes grabby hands*

*hugs tabaqui* Thank you for prodding her!

*bounces briefly then freezes* Dude, you realize I'm probably gonna be hyper now, right? *bounces off*
darkhavens: sn comfort [literati]darkhavens on March 19th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
{{{hugs you back}}}

It's been a long dryspell. I had words but they just... wouldn't come out in any recognisable order! Until now. *touches wood, knocks skull, sacrifices small furry critters to a dozen different deities* :D

*watches you bounce* Have oodles of hyper, hyper fun!
kitty_poker1: NF-Kermit Yay by unknownkitty_poker1 on March 19th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
Yay!!! Well done, you. I loved it and I don't even read SPN. Not a trace of suckiness!

A 20,000 word minimum? Eep. Shall I send a bottle of the good stuff and cookies to fortify you? ;)
darkhavens: hug - happy feet [literati]darkhavens on March 19th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It doubled in size from what you saw and then I had to stop and come down from the 'OMG!I'M!WRITING!AGAIN!' high. :D

Cookies and the good stuff? Now there's a plan I can get behind! LOL! Maybe after breakfast. ;)

And yay for your Kermit flail icon!
your royal pie-ness: joyce iconentrenous88 on March 19th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
HI! Yayayayay to your 900 plus words!

You know? I wonder if part of the whole you haven't posted because you haven't been writing works the other direction too. So maybe the writing has been on the slow-going side at least in small part because you feel a little cut off from the community/flist because you're not posting as much.

Stick around. We could be good for your creativity! <3
Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff: Angel clap by kazzy_ceesuki_blue on March 19th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!! Well done, hon! Major pat on the back. :oD