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Sunday 28th January 2018 7:40 pm

I am still working on the 20,000 word Last Leg fic. It is going to take forever (it's already taken forever). I sort of just want to be done with the thing. I finished a round of edits on Friday, so yesterday I went to read through it all, because I keep changing minor plot points. I got three paragraphs in and couldn't take it any more. Perhaps leaving it alone for a while would help.

Because it's so long I wanted to write something shorter. So I started something shorter: it's currently 4500 words. And I my next round of edits is the word choice and adding description one. On the plus side, at least it's shorter than 20,000 words and is fulfilling my goal of writing longer things.

This is the reason I haven't signed up for any ficathons. In 2016 I had writer's block for a long time, Yuletide broke it, I got exchange-happy and then ended up with exchange burn-out. There were exchanges I quite fancied last year but am still not doing this year because I want to finish these things first. But since last year I quite enjoyed picking up pinch hits if there was anything I liked, I might do that, depending on how everything else is going.

I am thinking that since last year I did Het Swap and the year before I did Femslash Exchange, I should do the Gen Fic exchange and a slash one, to complete the set. The tricky part of that is that the only slash one I have seen is for rare pairings and I either like pairings that are really popular or so tiny I'll be unmatchable. So we'll see with that.

Last year I thought there was no way I could do Fandom5k because writing 5000 words is a lot and writing 5000 words for someone else to a deadline would be really hard. But then I wrote a 5000 word fic for Yuletide last year, and the year before I wrote a 4000 word fic. So I think it might be do-able and I'd quite like the challenge. Assuming I can get the 20,000 word thing done by then.


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