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Fic: No blood, no alibi

Title: No blood, no alibi
Author: [personal profile] forestgreen
Rating: NC-17
Fandoms: A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin
Pairing: Lyanna Stark/Rhaegar Targaryen
Word Count: 32,842
Notes: Many thanks to [personal profile] akelios, who held my hand the whole time and encouraged me to finish this one. All remaining mistakes are mine.

Summary: They call her She-Wolf to her face, and Mad-Bitch behind her back. Lyanna likes both names, is proud of them.

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iason/riki

YES! I just finished my Yuletide story

Cutting it a bit close to the deadline, but I'm done!

Now the story is by my magnificent beta [personal profile] akelios, who has the hard task of whipping the story into final shape in a very, very short amount of time.

Tomorrow, revising again and uploading.

Damn it, I just realize I still need a title. Uh... I guess "Yuletide story" is not going to cut it.

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More yuletide progress

I've written almost 6,000 words for my yuletide story, and I just realized that if push comes to shove, I could technically leave the story where it currently is.

I intend to write more, because there's more to tell, and (so far) the muses are on board. However, I was worried that if the story grew too much, I would not be able to finish it on time. Now, however, I know that this chapter makes a good ending — the kind of open-ending that invites the reader to fill in the blanks and imagine what the future would look like, and though it's not where I want to end the story, it would do in a pinch.

I have another 10,000 words ahead of me to finish telling the story I set out to write, and I want to do that. Right now, though, it's a relief to know that no matter what happens, I will not default.

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Yuletide progress

Obviously, reaching the 1,000 minimum word count is not going to be a problem.

Stopping, on the other hand...

I've already written 3,000 words and the two main characters have yet to talk to each other. This is going to be a long story, which shouldn't surprise me so. I lost my ability to write short fics somewhere in 2005 and haven't found it since.

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It lies

I'm having one of those moments in which you think you've written ten thousand words, only to have your word-count inform you that it's only been 347.

Maybe the word-count-tool is broken?

Technically, if I were to count how often I erased and rewrote the same bit, it probably would be ten thousand. Just saying...

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Fic: Tiresias's Dilemma

Title: Tiresias's Dilemma
Author: [personal profile] forestgreen
Rating: NC-17
Fandoms: Dresden Files
Pairing: Harry Dresden/Jared Kincaid/John Marcone
Word Count: 12,596
Notes: Many thanks to [personal profile] akelios, who pointed out inconsistencies and made the story better. All remaining mistakes are mine.

Summary: "Dresden," Kincaid said with pity in his voice. "There's no such thing as a bad moment for sex-capades."

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The 777 Writing Meme going around

I stole the idea from [personal profile] eleanor_lavish. It seemed like a fun thing to do.

1. Go to page 7 (or 77) of your current WIP.
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written.


Lyanna fears the mysterious moon blood everyone keeps mentioning. Even Old Nan seems to think that Lyanna will change after it comes. She can't imagine how some bit of blood could change anyone that much, and a part of her worries that they might be right. What if it does change her? She doesn't want to become some lady that only cares about husbands and children. She likes who she is. She doesn't want to change, no more than she wants to marry Robert.

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Once upon a time, I knew how to write short stories...

... I've obviously misplaced that ability at some point.

Here I am, writing a short story to warm up to the whole writing business again, and 12k words later I'm not even in the middle of it. At least I'm more than on track for my [profile] getoutyourwords pledge, even if I've no idea when I'll be done with this.

And hey, I'm having fun and writing. So, this is me not complaining.

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I just need to break the ice

This is me, breaking the silence.

Has it really been over a year since the last time I posted? It doesn't feel that long.

2015 was an odd year, with ups and downs, and although I'm grateful for the good things that happened, I'm looking forward to 2016.

I joined [community profile] getyourwordsout after [personal profile] wolfshark mentioned it, and I've pledged to write 200k words in 2016. The first 1300 words are out. A promising start after so long without writing anything.

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Pets vs. potted plants

When I read this prompt the first time, I laughed out loud, but then I started thinking about it, and apparently I have lots of thoughts on the issue.

The short answer: pets all the time.

I’ve owned many potted plants in my life, but they tend to die a lot: they just aren't active enough in their pursue of life. They stay there in their flowerpots, and don't make themselves noticeable. That works well for a while, but then one day, I wake up and realize that the poor plant is no more. For a couple of days, I keep telling myself it's just pining for the fiords, and giving to it in one day the water I should have given to it during the last month will bring it back. Sooner or later, though I have to look the truth in the eye and admit that I now own an ex-plant. At which point, my former potted plant is thrown away, and I remain the proud owner of an empty flowerpot. As I type, a shameful glance to my right shows four empty flowerpots and one orchid who refuses to die, and has by now adapt itself to desert-like conditions. I’ve owned it over a year, and somehow it seems okay with this.

Pets take a more active roll in their continuous survival, and for a scatterbrain like me, this is very important. My dog has me well trained: at 7:00 pm sharp he starts calling attention to himself, starting with subtle cues that increase in strength the longer I ignore them. First are just gentle licks or taps with his nose. Later he places his front paws on my legs, and when everything else fails, he goes for gold and puts his paws on my keyboard at which point I tend to go: "Oh, is it that time of the day again? What didn't you say so earlier?"

And then there's that soulful dog look that makes Shrek's puss in boots bow down and want to take lessons.Collapse )

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