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25k! ^o^

November 21st, 2007 (12:22 am)

current mood: amused

Woohoo! I finally made 25k! ......I just have another 25k to go assuming the plot will hold out that long. (I'm a little over 9400 words behind where I should be.) >.> And in case anyone's curious about what I'm writing, it's a GH fanfic. :P I decided to do a quick and dirty (very dirty in the non-dirty sense) investigative story so there're currently tons of plot holes. (The dirt is from the holes not being filled... oh wait, that makes things sound even worse. O_O;; Umm... there's no smut. How's that for non-dirty dirty?) Once I start working on the edit (in Dec, definitely not sooner), it'll start appearing on my fic LJ. :P Those who are curious, can take a peek at the excerpt on my NaNo account.

One of the things about doing NaNo is that it's shown me a weird quirk about Mokkun: he has a tendency to switch between English and French (bilingual?) keyboards. Before, it would only happen on rare occasion while I was typing something but because I'm doing heavier duty typing at the moment, it's happening multiple times in a night. It's a bit annoying actually. >.> Does anyone know offhand if there's a key/key combo that switches between keyboard layouts?

Much to my surprise though, most of my writing for NaNo has been on my Eee (Haku). I wasn't expecting to use him quite this much, but he's just so convenient. I can type until I'm about to drop dead at night and I can type a bit first thing in the morning. :P Bad Shadow needs to seriously get herself more of a life. ^^;

Ah well. Poor Shadow also had some GH doujinshi arrive today, but is going to try to be a good girl. No reading until NaNo is complete. Ouch! That could be rather torturous since JLPT follows immediately after. >.> Yeah. Bury me now and put me out of my misery. :P Oh wait, I take that back. If you did that, I wouldn't be able to read my doujinshi. Hmm... that definitely doesn't work... :P


Posted by: harrellj (harrellj)
Posted at: November 21st, 2007 05:12 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 21st, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the tip! I'll check it out. I've never had a system flip like this so I have no idea if it's Vista, being set to Canada (English) although my keyboard is English (US), or Mokkun being a pain. :P I suppose I could always remove the bilingual keyboard since I don't actually use it...

Posted by: yamikakyuu (yamikakyuu)
Posted at: November 21st, 2007 08:54 am (UTC)

Yay GH fanfict!!!

omg...please tell me your gonna scan the GH doujinshi....Ive never seen one on the net ever!! ~puppy dog eyes~

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 21st, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)

*blink* Umm... these doujinshi are less than interesting in terms of visual appeal. *laughs* They're all text-based. Lots and lots and lots of pages of text. I supposed the covers might be interesting...? Actually, some of those aren't even interesting. ^^;

There are some interesting GH doujinshi on the net, but they're mostly in Japanese. Actually, I was thinking about one of them recently... I'll see if I can remember which one and where... (Most of my regularly visited sites are story based rather than image based.)

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: November 21st, 2007 11:11 am (UTC)
Shoumyou - spin

This impending demise is unauthorised. All demisely activities must cease & desist immediately. (Except for the Yasuhara writing - keep that up. ^_^)

*pours tea* Yay! 25,000 deserves a celebration!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 21st, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)

*laughs* Why am I not surprised about the Yasuhara writing being exempt from preventing pending doom of author? :P

*pounce* Tea! Can I make 30k today?? I'm hoping, but it's probably not likely. It'd require more words in one day than I've managed to date. ^^; Still, full speed ahead! Whee~!

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: November 21st, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
GH - Yasuhara - darjeeling or earl grey?

Because I've fallen under the shiny boy's control? (I tried to fight it. I really did. But he's so shiny!)

Good luck with the words! I want to get to read it!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 22nd, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)

*laughs* Did you, *really*?? He's a devious one that guy. :P

BTW, I think I just did something way out in left field which if I keep all of it (I need to keep some of it since the scene's for this story; but something unexpected popped in...) could result in an eventual sequel. >.> I don't do sequel writing! I try to make nice clean packages. *sigh* How did this end up happening?!

Editing for this thing scares me a bit. I've had to jot down the revised, revised, added on to plot points so I can keep track of what should be the plot now compared to what the plot was in ch 1 or elsewhere. >.>

Still, fun stuff! ^o^ (You sure there're no GH ff's coming from you in the (nearish) future?)

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: November 22nd, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
GH - Yasuhara - anything you can do

So devious.

At this point, there's no complaining about too much coming to you! (Yasuhara does try to bring sequels with him. He kept whispering to me about the little fic I wrote, but I distracted him with tea. Yes, distracted. There's no more fic-whispering. No.)

Yeah, NaNovels are pretty nightmarish on the editing front. *pets* But since I very much want to read this, there'll be no shirking that duty, miss. *fierce*

*pours tea* Back to writing, you!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 23rd, 2007 04:38 am (UTC)

Mrf! How *did* you manage to distract that guy?! I'm trying to figure out where to put him on my current day. He's sort of disappeared off the face of the earth at the moment, but I'm not sure if that's good or not. >.> Definite continuity issue. *sigh*

Editing... normally I don't mind it, but thinking about it in terms of NaNo, the only thing that comes to mind is "Doooooooommmmmmm". I wonder why... :P

17k to go. I'm feeling like The Little Engine That Could: I think I can, I think I can...

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: November 21st, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)

I can't take a peek since at work... but hope you reach your goal so you can indulge in your GH doujinshi and so we will be able to read your finished creation.

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Posted by: Necie (de311_nightluva)
Posted at: November 22nd, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)

OMG, congrats chica. And just think were you were a few days ago and how far you've gone in a short period of time. Your definitely nailing and do whatever you have to do to get those ideas out! As DIRTY as it all may be or seem to be, lol. I peeped that you had exceeded 25K earlier and saw this entry, so I decided to comment on here.

I know I plan on hitting 50K over the holiday break here but my story will be long from over :( I haven't even hit the later years of my main characters life yet. Too much emphasis in her childhood up to this point plus my side story ::sigh::

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 22nd, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)

*laughs* I'm happy to finally be seeing things fall into place and not be procrastinating quite so much although the temptation is there on occasion.

I noticed you're definitely getting up there in word count, so it's only a matter of time. Good luck getting things wrapped up! Some people out there have absolutely amazing word counts (300k??) that you have to wonder how much they're typing out an hour! ^^;

Good luck with your NaNo! ^_^

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