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On writing
Monday 31st May 2010 5:47 pm

I have finished my month of drabbles a day! I really did write one a day and not get ahead at any point. The month suddenly feels like it's gone really quickly. Although I had a few days where it was a struggle to find the time to write or I couldn't think of what to write, I did manage it. And never felt the need to make any of them a double drabble either - they nearly all came in at roughly the right length. They're all on my website under the drabble a day tag. I also wrote every single prompt I was given.

I also wrote for Remix - although that I finished in April. I wrote Of Memory (The Poker Face Remix). Since I quite wanted to write Stargate I was happy to get someone who wrote Stargate. So that worked out well for me.

You might well ask what's next. Well, apart from the unfinished fics I have sitting around that I will finish one day... Now I'm going to write 100 drabbles between today and 6th September (which is 99 days, incidentally). I didn't mean to, it just came up in one of the comms I'm in. The plan at the moment is to write all of these centring around Harry Sullivan. We'll see how well that goes, but the comm has only given me 75 prompts, so I'd love some more to fill the remaining 25.

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Drabble a day update
Monday 31st May 2010 5:36 pm

The last drabbles I have written are:

24th May
Holding Knowledge
Elrond observes a discussion between Elladan and Elrohir.

25th May
Quantum Leap
Leaper's Fatigue
It’s the end of a leap and Sam’s tired.

26th May
Homely House
All the Elves in Rivendell have their duties, Celebrían especially.

27th May
Cure for Claustrophobia
Jack finds out a secret of Ianto’s

28th May
Doctor Who
Give and Take
Amy and Rory are trapped and need the Doctor’s help.

29th May
Doctor Who
No Explanation
This time Sarah doesn’t need answers.

30th May
Ashes to Ashes
Waking Up
Gene has work to do.
Spoilers for series 3, episode 8. If you haven’t seen it, don’t even think about reading this.

31st May
Doctor Who
The Importance of Being in Love
Sarah and Harry and a discussion about love

Cure for Claustrophobia came out at 161 words and I had to beat it down. Since I had to delete so many words, here's the extended version: Read more...

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Drabble a day update
Sunday 23rd May 2010 4:06 pm

Since the last update I have written:

16th May
Doctor Who
The Doctor has a plan for Ace.

17th May
Press Gang
Colin has a new scheme.

18th May
Doctor Who/The West Wing
They're both fathers.

19th May
Doctor Who
Gallifreyan Fairy Story
All planets have fairy tales.

20th May
The Bill
My Friend, My Boss
Sometimes having the boss as your friend isn't all that useful.
Although it does reference a comment by Mickey in Walk On My Grave (18th May), if you haven’t seen it this won’t spoil you for any events in that episode.

21st May
Stargate Atlantis
Leadership Debate
Elizabeth and Teyla commiserate over how hard it is to be leaders.

22nd May
Dealing with loss
Harry tries to help Wesley.

23rd May
Doctor Who
Ruby Red
River goes shoe shopping.

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Drabble a day update
Saturday 15th May 2010 8:46 pm

Last week I was a bit resentful at having to write a drabble a day, but this week I've been enjoying it. That's partly because last week I was determined to write lots of different things and this week I decided I can write whatever I want. Although this week the hardest part has been coming up with summaries...

Since the last update I have written:

9th May
Stargate Atlantis
No Return
Elizabeth has to get used to a new place.
Spoilers for The Return

10th May
Good News
Arathorn has good news for Elrond.

11th May
Doctor Who
Just Friends
Harry has to break up with Sarah.

12th May
The Best and Worst of all Things
Elrond's feelings at Arwen's wedding.

13th May
Stargate Atlantis
What's Not Lost
Jack can't give Elizabeth what she wants. This is sort of a sequel to No Return in that it happens afterwards.
Spoilers for The Return

14th May
Sarah Jane Adventures
The Right Question
Luke has a question for Sarah.

15th May
Doctor Who
Misplaced Trust
Will has second thoughts about finding out Mandrake’s secrets.
Spoilers for the Sarah Jane Smith audio Fatal Consequences

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Drabble a day update
Saturday 8th May 2010 5:03 pm

I have been good and I've been writing a drabble every day. Even today and yesterday when I've been replying on the spellcheck due to my inability to type. The hardest part has been thinking of titles...

So far I have written:

1st May
Press Gang
You Say Potato...
Lynda in America.

2nd May
The Bill
The Canley Arms
Jack and Mickey discuss the day's events in the pub.

3rd May
Doctor Who
New Tube
Donna discovers the train system on New Earth isn't quite like the one she's used to.

4th May
Doctor Who
Parry and Riposte
The Doctor and Ian practise their sword fighting skills.

5th May
As Kind as Summer
Elrond is as kind as summer.

6th May
In the Event of an Emergency...
Section D do what they do best, even under trying circumstances.

7th May
Doctor Who
Left Behind
Harry considers his decision at the end of Terror of the Zygons.

8th May
Ashes to Ashes
Gene has a problem with Alex.
Note: this drabble is set during series 3 and therefore has spoilers for series 3 as a whole, and for the ending of series 2.

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