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WIP meme
Sunday 3rd May 2020 11:05 am

When you see this, share 3 lines from each of 3 WIPs.

Because I've actually been doing some writing. And it's entirely possible I might finish something sometime...

Doctor Who/SJA, Sarah Jane and Kate go on a date to the ballet, with aliens
There were plenty of pubs in the vicinity, so they didn't have to go far for that drink. Except they hadn't even made it inside when Kate's phone rang. She had to check who it was and gave Sarah Jane an apologetic look once she'd seen the screen.

"Kate Stewart," she said into the phone, hoping it wasn't going to be something else to derail their date.

"We've had a message," the soldier at the other end reported. "Someone from a planet called [planet name]. Said their daughter is being held hostage here and said she'll start shooting if she doesn't speak to someone in charge."

Kate sighed. Why couldn't anyone ever come just for a peaceful discussion?

This was supposed to be shippy fic with some aliens, because these are two people who can't go anywhere without aliens being involved. And then it got plotty and will be over 5000 words if I finish it, and how can I not write short any more?

Quantum Leap post-Mirror Image
Al opened the door to the waiting room, to see who Sam had leaped into this time. His eyes widened at the person he saw in there.

The young woman inside was equally wide-eyed. "Dad?"

I started this one in December and once I've written the first draft I realised there were major problems with it. I have notes about changes to fix it, so we'll see.

Star Trek Original Series/Discovery fic
"Admiral Cornwell is on her way," Pike said, once the doors closed and they were on their way. "She'll want to speak with you."

Spock nodded. "She believes I am guilty of murdering the medical staff."

Pike couldn't hold back a small smile at the calm way Spock said it. He had missed Spock these past few months. "She's a fair person, don't worry."

"I am not." There was a note of amusement in his voice. "I am innocent, therefore I have nothing to fear."

Pike opened his mouth, then changed his mind and closed it again. But Spock did know much of Earth's history and had surely learned enough to know that wasn't always the case. He let it go. "You're probably safest staying on Discovery for now." Enterprise was too stationary for hiding on right now.

"I concur." They exited the lift and stood outside it, before they went in different directions. "I do not believe you will allow any harm to come to anyone on board this ship."

Pike watched Spock go and blew out a breath.

This is an AU where Vina leaves Talos with Michael and Spock. It was supposed to be Pike/Vina, but it's complicated. And then Spock got involved and because I love Spock and the Pike-Spock friendship it's involved a whole lot of that. In some respects this is the closest to being finished because I am partway through v2. But it's also already over 10,000 words, so it's going to take a while. And looking through it, will also involve some more research as I've forgotten all the rest of the characters since I last touched it last summer...

And a fourth, because this is on v2 and is short, so might actually be possible to finish.
Randall & Hopkirk cake!fic
Jeff somehow managed not to groan out loud. This was all he needed. Marty would completely misread the situation and get into a flap, and Jeff wouldn't be able to talk him down, even if they were alone. Which they were not likely to be at any time soon.

"Jeff! What's this?" Marty gestured at the scene in front of him.

It was, Jeff had to admit, pretty damning if it didn't have an innocent explanation. Which, of course, it did. Jeff was sitting on a bed, legs rapidly going to sleep, but not daring to move them because the only item of clothing he had on was his right sock. Although he was covered in Christmas cake it merely made him feel sticky while leaving everything exposed. And it was cold in here.

No prizes for guessing that Jeff's handcuffed to Jeannie.


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Writing
Friday 27th September 2019 7:00 pm

I keep meaning to post but I seem to spend all my time doing life admin and I spent half of August ill. At some point I will post about my washing machine saga. Most people don't take four weeks to go from buying a washing machine to having a washing machine, but I managed to.

I did write two fics.

One I found when sorting out my hard drive. I'd written a whole first draft back in March and was under 1000 words, so it didn't take long to edit. I ended up with Banned Books, an Ian/Barbara fic.

And then there was Remix, which I was determined to do this year as I didn't do it last year. Having recently watched Star Trek 2009 I put it down as one of my offers. And I very handily got someone who has written stuff that's good but isn't really my thing. Which is perfect for remix, because I decide generally what it's about and go off and write something that is my thing. In theory.

The first draft I wrote was 2100 words (or 21 kittens, since Written Kitten helped me with those words). And was a sequel. Which should have been obvious while I was writing it, because I kept stopping to check details.

My first idea had been to go epistolary, but discarded it because I didn't think I could make it interesting. But I decided to try it anyway and discovered that it would make an extremely dull fic.

Part of the problem was that the original was Kirk/Bones and I was trying to find a way not to write it. Once I stopped and asked myself why I couldn't write it I found there was no reason. And I also redefined the plot from "Kirk gets given a baby, he wants to keep it" to "Kirk gets given a baby, it comes between him and Bones" which gave me the opportunity to make one big change from the original and then the fic went a lot easier after that.

I ended up with Baby, Baby (Between You and Me), a remix of Engagement by celli.

The two other good things about the fic (aside from how much I love that title) is that when I was casting about for tags to add I discovered "Accidental Baby Acquisition" which is the best tag ever. And also I have a square on gen prompt bingo called "Georgia" - the name Kirk gives the baby.

sanguinity remixed Alien Estate (aka the one where Alan tries to sell his house despite aliens interfering) into No. 36 Bannerman Road which features more people discovering why you don't want to live over the road from Sarah Jane Smith.


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