Archive for the 'NaNoWriMo' Category

fic rec Friday

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

I’ve been spending a lot of time yesterday and today re-reading my nanowrimo novel from last year. I mean, it definitely reads like it’s a nano novel, but it’s also basically 50,000 words of me giving myself a post-election pep talk. Which I really needed this week. “We’re ready enough, because we’re here, and there’s […]

writing Wednesday

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Pretty much as soon as I finished nanowrimo last year, I wanted to write the missing scene with the matching t-shirts. So I did. Title: Matching Author: marcicat Fandom: Independence Day, Independence Day Resurgence Rating: G Characters: Jake Morrison, Charlie Miller, Rain Lao, Alicia Cade, Dylan Dubrow-Hiller Wordcount: 1000 Summary: The matching t-shirts missing scene […]

2016 Year in Review: Writing

Monday, December 26th, 2016

An easy one! I only wrote two fics this year: the Star Wars story that wouldn’t end, and my nanowrimo story. 1. This Family Just Keeps On Getting Bigger, by marcicat Summary: Han shows up as a ghost, and starts to realize he missed a lot more than he thought in those fifteen years he […]

nanowrimo 2016: posted

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Three (not really very) important things about this story! 1. I keep not checking what the dog’s name is, but it’s entirely possible I remembered it wrong. 2. AO3 bumped my word count down almost 800 words, which I’m ignoring. 3. This fic has 100% fewer explosions than the movies. ********************** Title: Downtime Curve Author: […]

word slinger

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Technique #2 for talking about fanfic at work: Yesterday someone asked me “what’s your novel about?” (More fool me for bringing up NaNoWriMo, but I was in that adrenaline rush of success!) Not particularly wanting to say, “It’s Independence Day Resurgence fanfic, because Connie was robbed of her place in the story and Jasmine didn’t […]


Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

nanowrimo: final day

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

To celebrate this final day of nanowrimo 2016, here is a picture chosen at random from the Great Florida Trip. This bird wants you to reach 50,000!

two more days

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Two days, two thousand words to go. I’ve reached that point of nano where every word seems to take immense effort. Last sentence written: “You’re joking.” (No, no I’m not. There really are two thousand words left to write.)

it’s time

Monday, November 28th, 2016

That’s right, the time has come. After having zero plot and virtually no coherent storyline for 46,000 words, it’s finally time to admit that nothing is going to change in the last 4,000. No lightning bolt of inspiration is going to pull everything together into a thrilling plot twist. No last-minute problem is going to […]

4 days to go

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Very pleased to announce that I *did* name one of the characters that I thought I hadn’t named — it was in a completely different section than I thought, and it turned out not to matter at all, but I did find it. I mean, maybe it will still matter before the end of the […]