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tanaqui ([personal profile] tanaqui) wrote in [community profile] relevant_productivity2010-05-04 10:24 pm

[Intro, achievement, to do] Hi there!

Name: Tanaqui
Writing journal: [personal profile] tanaquific for longer stories. Drabbles tend to go in my general journal ([personal profile] tanaqui).
Main fandoms: Jericho, Tolkien, Stargate: Atlantis, Supernatural, and various others where I’ve written a story or two.

Favourite writing tool: more an... environment: a private Google Site shared with my primary collaborator/beta/braintwin for the shared ‘verses we’re writing in the Jericho fandom. It’s not particularly pretty, but it’s really useful and easy to use for uploading and sharing fic drafts, storing reference material (screencaps of key images from the show, transcipts, our painfully constructed timeline) and a place to round up and keep our plotbunnies until we get a chance to write them.

What triggered my horrible addiction to signing up to challenges? [livejournal.com profile] cliche_bingo. I’d signed up for a few challenges before that, mostly in the SGA fandom, but my muse totally glommed onto those cliches! I then got a bit sign-up happy and ended up feeling a bit over-extended. I've been trying recently to pull back and only sign up for things I really, really want to do. But I like challenges because I usually work really well to deadlines and prompts. (I’ve done some self-imposed "daily drabble" challenges in the past.)

Achievement:
I’ve finished my [livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang story and will be posting that next week. \o/

Working on:
I’m currently poking at two Jericho stories in the main shared ‘verse. One is plodding along in a need-to-get-the-plot-out sort of way, before I can go back and fix the characters’ emotional arcs and figure out if I maybe have scenes in the wrong POV. The other I’ve only just started working but it feels like it’s going to be one of those stories where I write lots of disconnected scenes and then figure out how to tie them together.

On the backburner:
I have several part-written stories that I know I’ll get back to and finish some day, but where I mostly need to figure certain things out or write other stories first that will help me figure things out.

To do in the next few months:
  • [community profile] ladiesbigbang: I have an outline, but haven’t written anything yet
  • [livejournal.com profile] femgenficathon: I have a lovely quote prompt and a very vague idea about the story I want to write, but I suspect I need to get nearer the deadline for me to get properly focused.
  • Edit the draft of a 45,000-word Jericho story. This is the longest thing I’ve ever written by quite some distance, and I’m a little flaily about doing that - mostly because of the size of it and being concerned that I can’t keep on top of everything and make sure every part of it ties together as tightly as I’m used to being able to do in shorter pieces. Any tips anyone has on how they approach editing/revising longer pieces would be most welcome!
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[personal profile] majoline 2010-05-04 10:02 pm (UTC)(link)
*pompoms at the ready* And if you're worried about editing longer fics, what I tend to do is to do a really rough outline and cut the story apart and stick it on the outline. This makes really obvious what does and doesn't work. I edit larger papers like this as well.
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[personal profile] shanaqui 2010-05-04 11:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Welcome to the comm! And oh man, I'm excited about AU Big Bang -- my fic's gonna be posted on the 10th.

(O hey, you like SPN. I shall be sneaky and link you to my promo post for it, just in case. *grin* It's a silly promo, really -- I created a drinking game for the fic.)
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[personal profile] shanaqui 2010-05-05 12:38 pm (UTC)(link)
*bounces excitedly* What fandom's your AU BB?

Hahahaha, awesome!
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[personal profile] shanaqui 2010-05-05 01:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooh, awesome. My parents loved Jericho, I remember. (I never saw it.)

[personal profile] amethystfirefly 2010-05-05 02:07 am (UTC)(link)
Welcome to the community!