fairytalewitch: (Stories)
Milieu: Blacktree
POV Character: Sophrosyne "Sophie" Knight
Wordcount: 3,569 words

Prompt: You've been hexed by a jilted lover. What did they hex you with? )

Crunked

Feb. 21st, 2017 10:53 pm
fairytalewitch: (Stories)
Setting: Blacktree
POV Character: Sylvia "Sunshine" Knight née Jones
Other Characters: Debra "Zebra" Mitchell, Phoebe Knight, Talia "T.K" Danvers née Knight
Prompt: "A tuna sandwich" via [community profile] dailyprompt 
Rated: NC17 (alcohol and drug use, profanity, unhealthy relationship)

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What impresses me the most is her discipline in holding perfectly still for so long.


 
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This is my planning process, as it stands right now and exists for this particular story. I’ve switched to using Google Docs so I can work on all the devices that we’ve got or at the library if it comes to that. It’s working pretty well for me.

First I take the rough idea for my story through the 7 Point Story Structure (hereafter referred to as 7PSS). I love the 7PSS. It makes sense to me and it’s the only way I’ve ever been able to successfully rough out a story. What you’re looking at is the “first draft” version. It’s not set in stone. It’ll definitely evolve beyond all recognition before I’m even a quarter of the way into the actual writing process. But it gets me started.

Google Docs has an add-on called, aptly enough, Highlight Tool. To get it click Add-Ons at the top of Google Docs, then Get Add-Ons, then look for Highlight Tool. Unfortunately the Add-Ons are in no particular order and rearrange themselves every time you open them, which drives me absolutely nuts. But Highlight Tool and a couple of similar Add-Ons are there if you don’t mind going digging for them.

That’s Highlight Tool on the right. In order to make my document easier to navigate I’ve created seven different highlighter colors: People, Places, Paranormal, Events, Institutions, Other, and Note to Self. Your highlighters will be different than mine. Once the highlighters were created I went through the document and highlighted the appropriate things.* Now the 7PSS is complete and looks like an Easter parade, and I can see at a glance who is involved, in what way, where, etc. From there I go down to the bottom of Highlighter Tool where it says Export Highlights and click By Color then choose New Document. Highlighter Tool will arrange the 7PSS according to the colors of the highlighters, starting with everything you haven’t highlighted then working down the categories alphabetically while leaving the original document intact.

And there you go. An organized, easy-to-follow outline. 😍

 

 

* This is particularly helpful to me because my eyesight is awful but I can clearly distinguish color. Hence everything of mine is color-coded, arranged by category, and/or alphabetized and I lose my shiznit if it gets changed.

fairytalewitch: (Dastardly Plan)

| 100 Days |


The main focus for this month is worldbuilding on the Blacktree storyverse. My daily wordcount goals are 500 words bare minimum, 1,000 words average, 1,500 words or more when I can do it. I'm kind of curious to see if I can write 42,000 words this month (averaging 1,500 words per day) but I'll set my initial goal at 28,000 words for the month and see how it goes.
  1. 2,410 words; worked on Pinch 1 of the  7 Point Story Structure for Unchained; chased a plot bunny.
  2. 508 words; worked on the midpoint for Unchained.
  3. 2,029 words; finished the midpoint of  Unchained and got started on Pinch 2.
  4. 1,521 words; worked on Pinch 2 of Unchained.
  5. 1,507 words; finished the 7PSS of Unchained, went over it with a highlighter. I passed the 50,000 word mark for 2017. 
  6. 2,008 words; worked on a character profile, worked on highlighting the 7PSS. 
  7. 2,004 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile.
  8. 1,535 words; prompt.
  9. 1,480 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile.
  10. 529 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile.
  11. 1,702 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile.
  12. 1,964 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile.
  13. 850 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile.
  14. 868 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile.
  15. 1,736 words; worked on a Blacktree "who's-who."
  16. 956 words; worked on a Blacktree "who's-who."
  17. 858 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile.
  18. 1,962 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile, scribbled a random scene.
  19. 1,494 words; worked on Blacktree character profiles.
  20. 3,018 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile, finished the scene.
  21. 5,012 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile, changed a character's name, did a prompt from [community profile] dailyprompt , noodled a little on  TFGP.
  22. 4,076 words; prompt.
  23. 2,216 words; named a major Blacktree character, noodled; worked on the format of my character profiles.
  24. 1,035 words; worked on the format of my character profiles.
  25. 599 words; worked on the format of my character profiles.
  26. 1,618 words; prompt.
  27. 4,723 words; merged and reorganized files.
  28. 5,377 words; merged and reorganized files.

Books
  1. Deadline, by Mira Grant.
  2. Girl Genius  (catch-up)
  3. Murphey's Luck, by Benjamin Laskin
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Books & Writing January 2017


Well. My writing year started off with a bang. On average I wrote 1,392 words per day, ending up with 143.85% of my original 30,000-word goal. That's taking into consideration all the days I only did my minimal of 500 words per day.This leads me to believe that for the rest of 2017 I could bump up my wordcount goals to 1,500 words per day.

I did a lot of character profiles from the Blacktree storyverse. I'm pretty sure I've got all the major characters that will be appearing in Unchained and some extra just in case. They're not 100% complete character profiles (there's no such thing) but they'll more than get me started.

Every now and then I took a stab at the world I've dubbed The Fairy Godmother Problem. I didn't focus on it but it was there to give my brain a bit of a rest while allowing me to make wordcount and feel productive. I'm almost sorry that this story is set in a fairy tale version of the 1600's because the phrase "bippity boppity fuck you" is awesome and I'll never get to use it. (At least, not in The Fairy Godmother Problem...)

To wrap up January I started working on the Seven Point Story Structure for Unchained. This will definitely be getting scrapped fairly early on but it's allowing me to get an idea of which characters are involved, what settings will come into play, and the aspects of worldbuilding I need to focus on for this particular story.

My streak of consecutive days writing was at 72 days at the end of the month. That's... damn....


January Reading
  1. Malice in Wonderland, by Lotus Rose
  2. A Red Rose Chain, by Seanan McGuire
  3. Indexing: Reflections, by Seanan McGuire (reread)
  4. In Sea Salt Tears, by Seanan McGuire
  5. Forbid the Sea, by Seanan McGuire
  6. No Sooner Met, by Seanan McGuire
  7. Once Broken Faith, by Seanan McGuire
  8. Feed, by Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire)
Um, I'm sure y'all are starting to see a pattern, here.

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| 72 Days |


This month I'm still going to be focusing more on research and character development than on word count. I'm setting the usual 1,000 word per day goal for myself, but at the very minimum I need 444 words per day to maintain a streak on 4thewords.

42. 2,175 words; finished one Blacktree character profile and made good progress on another; worked on the research index. Read Malice In Wonderland by Lotus Rose chapters 1-2.
43. 1,063 words; worked on Blacktree character profiles and the research index. Read A Red Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire chapters 1-8.
44. 514 words; pecked listlessly at a Blacktree character profile.
45. 578 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile, research pertinent to another Blacktree character.
46. 1,438 words; nearly finished the Blacktree character profile. Read Indexing: Reflections by Seanan McGuire chapters 1-7.
47. 1,108 words; finished the Blacktree character profile, noodled on The Fairy Godmother Problem because I needed to shift gears.
48. 661 words; began a new Blacktree character profile. Finished reading Indexing: Reflections.
49. 556 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile, worked on unfucking my Pinterest. Finished reading A Red Rose Chain.
50. 1,074 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile I already know I'm going to have to completely redo dammit. Read "In Sea Salt Tears," "Forbid the Sea," and "No Sooner Met" by Seanan Mcguire.
51. 515 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile.
52. 1,502 words; revised and completed the Blacktree character profile; worked on unfucking my Pinterest. Read Malice In Wonderland chapters 3-6.
53. 1,062 words; worked on a Blacktree profile. Finished reading Malice in Wonderland.
54. 557 words; worked on a Blacktree profile. Read Once Broken Faith by Seanan McGuire chapters 1-11.
55. 5,301 words; worked on Blacktree profiles.
56. 2,025 words; still plugging away on Blacktree profiles. Finished reading Once Broken Faith.
57. 490 words; worked on a Blacktree profile. Worked on setting up my new tablet.
58. 726 words; worked on what has become the zero draft of Vipers & Pearls. and setting up my new tablet.
59. 1,082 words; worked on a Blacktree profile and setting up my new tablet.
60. 2,095 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile, the zero draft of Vipers & Pearls, Worked on setting up my new tablet.
61. 988 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile. Pretty much finished setting up my new tablet.
62. 543 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile. Read Feed by Mira Grant (chapters 1 - 12).
63. 1,195 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile. Finished reading Feed.
64. 1,520 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile.
65. 2,908 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile.
66. 984 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile.
67. 1,708 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile.
68. 492 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile.
69. 491 words; worked on a Blacktree character profile.
70. 3,398 words; finished the last profile I'm probably going to need for Unchained.
71. 992 words; worked on the Seven Point Story Structure for Unchained.
72. 3,395 words; worked on the Seven Point Story Structure for Unchained.
 
January 2017 in Review
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