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I'm afraid I tagged on the heels of [personal profile] vieralynn and discovered Get Your Words Out at the last possible second.

I normally shun NaNo because I don't have self-discipline (or ideas for longer fics) and do have chronic health issues. I avoid gift-work exchanges, because I'm always afraid that I'll fail and let someone down.

However, this year, I have two long-form fics I want to work on, and I have definite plans for them. So perhaps this will help me with motivation, although LHAD has foundered for so many years I don't know if I can ever revive it. But I wish I could.

Dreamwidth or OpenID: Auronlu (although my first project is on my Who fandom blog.) I'm still a little uneasy about linking up my different fandom handles, so I'm not sure how I'm going to handle that project. I'll worry bout that when I have something to post.
Livejournal: auronlu but largely moribund
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Statement of writing goals: 1. Write High Hierophant from start to finish, post. (Right now it's in the planning stages with about 3200 words of draft.) 2. Write and post 100 reviews on VHSWhovian. (This is one fandom project that's going along tickety-boo.) 3. Work on LHAD, using the plot structuring/organization tools I'm learning via Story Engineering.

Date: 2016-01-22 08:45 am (UTC)
flynn_the_cat: A cat plays with a mouse (Default)
From: [personal profile] flynn_the_cat
Good luck! And have fun :D

Date: 2016-01-22 09:07 am (UTC)
flynn_the_cat: Painting of Imladris, Rivendell, Last Homely House (Imladris)
From: [personal profile] flynn_the_cat
Based on all the art I've been seeing from you, you've got a very good headstart on that!

Date: 2016-01-22 10:31 am (UTC)
flynn_the_cat: A nue pale skinned girl sits atop a broken-off Doric pillar, with red snakes instead of hair. (Medusa)
From: [personal profile] flynn_the_cat
Ha! Not necessarily! The 'rough sketch first' is definitely one of my main tricks - get the idea out, then refine it in edit, basically. The draft is *always* completely off compared to the final version.

Date: 2016-01-23 09:49 am (UTC)
flynn_the_cat: A cat plays with a mouse (Default)
From: [personal profile] flynn_the_cat
OOoh, that all sounds very useful. I recognise all those things, but they're stuff I learnt over lots of time (either by drawing stuff and going 'this works better' or by picking up one tip from a tutorial and blanking the rest because I couldn't absorb that many tips).

It's much more analytical, you have to sit down and work it out, but it does help you get to 'and then it looked nice and was fun to draw' quicker, and identify where the problems might be.

It's mostly stuff I do now, but it's so much easier once it's second nature :D

Date: 2016-01-24 11:09 pm (UTC)
flynn_the_cat: A cat plays with a mouse (Default)
From: [personal profile] flynn_the_cat
The trick is to abandon 67% of your drawings halfway :D

And yes! It's a wonderful feeling. And you're doing *really* well!

Date: 2016-01-22 10:33 am (UTC)
flynn_the_cat: A cat plays with a mouse (Default)
From: [personal profile] flynn_the_cat
Though yeah, there are definitely a bunch of measurement tricks you can learn over time - especially when it comes to anatomy (e.g. a hand should roughly cover a face, heightwise, that the corners of mouths end halfway across each eye, that sort of thing).

Date: 2016-01-25 01:27 am (UTC)
lassarina: I'm not coming out until the stupid people have gone away.  ....I can wait all day. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lassarina
yessssss, join us :D :D :D

Date: 2016-01-25 03:39 am (UTC)
lassarina: I'm not coming out until the stupid people have gone away.  ....I can wait all day. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lassarina
Yay for finishing things! *cheers you on with many pom-poms*

I have never managed to get into Doctor Who, I am sorry to say. :(

Date: 2016-01-25 03:52 am (UTC)
lassarina: I'm not coming out until the stupid people have gone away.  ....I can wait all day. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lassarina
....Wow. WOW. That sounds awesome as hell. :D

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