lanalucy: (WaN Kara)
GYWO Bingo Card Coding
lanalucy: (Ryan and Tiger)
I've got about 2500 words on a 2015 bsg_kink bingo card fill. I changed something major and need someone to read through and make sure I changed all the pronouns properly, AND let me know if anything else is confusing. Also if it's worth continuing. You know, the usual. :D

I think [ profile] plaid_slytherin, [ profile] singerdiva01_sk, [ profile] fragrantwoods, and [ profile] laura_mayfair have access to it already. It's on page eight of "KINK - current week," which is obviously a badly-named document. lol

Anybody else has time, ask me to add you.
lanalucy: (curvy)

GetYourWordsOut: Year Eight!
Pledges & Requirements |

This will be my third year participating. It's a wonderful community, with generous and thoughtful people who happen to write. :D

2014, I did really well, hitting my goal and adjusting upward twice, ending up with 268K words! This year, not so much. I haven't even broken 100K.

I'm going to pledge big again for 2016, though - not 300K big, but aim high, right?
lanalucy: (K L happy)
Just a reminder that I need prompts for my wishlist_fic writing this year. I've got two, and I need a minimum of six, so if you haven't dropped by to suggest something, please do.


Nov. 14th, 2015 04:08 pm
lanalucy: (porn)
Star Trek Strange New Worlds

Always wanted to tell your own Star Trek story about Kirk, Spock, Janeway, Picard, Uhura, Sisko, Major Kira, Archer, Tom Paris, Hoshi, the Borg, U.S.S. Enterprise, etc.?

Well, your time is coming, as Simon & Schuster, as part of its celebration of Star Trek's upcoming 50th anniversary, will bring back its popular Star Trek: Strange New Worlds fan fiction writing contest. The orignal Star Trek: Strange New Worlds was a yearly collection of Trek short stories published between 1998 and 2007, with the amateur writers' works chosen via an open submissions process. The new contest for 2016 will result in ten grand prize winners who will have their stories published in both print and eBook formats as part of an all-new official anthology from Simon & Schuster.

Additionally, the two first prize winners will receive a free self-publishing package from Archway Publishing.

A deadline of January 15, 2016 has been set for submissions by U.S. residents only, and the winners will be announced on March 31, 2016, with the winning stories selected by a panel (to be named in the near future). And, to make the 2016 Star Trek: Strange New Worlds a fully fan-created package, fans will soon be asked to submit their artwork for cover consideration. Visit Star Trek Books for additional details.
lanalucy: (33)
Today's topic in a writing comm was:
Over the years we have all produced fic. Some of it has been rewarded with kudos and comments. There's not always a clear reason why some fics 'make it' into the readers acclaim or why. When public acclaim is taken into account: what are your best fics? Don't hesitate to post links.

I answered based only on top fics according to AO3 stats. I don't really pay much attention to I post things there, then forget about them.

Read more... )
lanalucy: (once in a lifetime)
What is the Wishlist?

The Wishlist is a multi-fandom Christmas fanfiction fest. It is something that started very small and simple several years ago. The premise was to write twenty-four ficlets in response to twenty-four prompts, posted between December 1st and 24th. Fandom gifts, if you will. Since then it's grown and changed a bit.

The community and the rules in detail can be found here.

I've signed up to be a writer again this year. If you want to give me a prompt, please leave a comment on this entry, including fandom, characters or pairings, prompt, and your username. If you don't have an lj account, leave an anonymous comment, but make sure to give me a name.

I accept the first six prompts I am given, regardless of who you are or if I know you. (I might write more, so if you want to prompt me, go ahead. No guarantees, though.) Fair warning: if I find your prompt in any way offensive, I will disregard it and delete the comment.

You give me a fandom, characters/pairing, and a prompt. If I don't know the fandom you're requesting, your prompt doesn't count. I write Battlestar Galactica (2003) and original fiction. If you want to prompt me with another fandom, please ask, so I can let you know if I'm in any way familiar with that fandom.

Your prompts should somewhat match what I usually write. It can be a quote, an idea, a specific situation, but the more you give me, the more I have to work with. Throwing Character X/Character Y, whatever at me is going to get you whatever.

I answer the prompts in the order my muse likes best and post them in my fic journal [ profile] lucywritesfic/AO3 or in the [ profile] wishlist_fic community, probably both, one a day, starting in December.

Again, I need fandom, characters or pairings, prompt, and your username
lanalucy: (curvy)
Do you have a favorite among the fics you've written? What makes it your favorite? Give us a link!

Hmm. I probably had the most fun writing Make Me a Match.

I really love some of my shorter works, including Like a Warm Sweater on a Cold Day or Combat Ribbons or Me on My Way to You.

But I like rereading most of my fic. When it's been a while, I get to read it from a distance, and it reminds me why I write - the feeling I get when I read good words.
lanalucy: (special)
What is your current project or projects?

Ha. Way too many to count - dozens of fics in some version of progress. I'd like to finish the second half of Some Assembly Required, though. That one's languished since I posted the first half.
lanalucy: (underwear model)
Have you ever collaborated with anyone else, whether writing together, or having an artist work on a piece about your fic?

Yes. I have collaborated on an as yet unfinished BSG fic with [ profile] newnumbertwo, and I've done Round Robins with several BSG fic-writers for [ profile] bsg_epics.

When it's at full strength, my beta village is a pretty collaborative place. We are in and out of each other's docs and we make comments and suggestions, which sometimes make it into that fic, and sometimes turn into prompts for something else. I've gotten some really fantastic prompts from random comments on a fic in progress.

For my Het Big Bang fic, Without a Net, I got art from [ profile] lotrspnfangirl, and it was beautiful! I love the little section dividers, and the icons, and the header art of Kara and Lee. I understand now why writers love to get art for fics.
lanalucy: (wonder)
Where is your favorite place to write, and do you write by hand or on the computer?

I generally try to be comfortable to write. I have a very expensive office chair, which I purchased way back in the days of jobs and money, and it has held up well. I've gotten my money's worth out of this baby.

I have a card table set up in the living/dining area, and for now, that's where I write. Eventually, I'll get back in my room, but I'm currently reorganizing.

Mostly, I write on my laptop. My typing speed can almost keep up with my muse when I'm really in the zone. However, when I need some extra energy, I will go and sit in a restaurant and eat or have a snack, and write in a composition book, of which I have easily half a dozen, because I use them for many, many things, not just for longhand writing of fiction.
lanalucy: (Ryan and Tiger)
What is the oddest (or funniest) thing you've had to research for a fic?

I don't remember research anything truly odd. I've had to spend a great deal of time on battlestarwiki, but nothing really outrageous. Most of my fics involve something I've actually done or felt or see or heard, so personal experience is my main research tool. Except for smut. Though I've been somewhat adventurous, I've never been as adventurous as Kara, so I have a special sexpert for when I need to write something I've never experienced.
lanalucy: (once in a lifetime)
Music: Do you listen to music while you write? Do you make playlists to get into a certain "mood" to write your fic? Do you need noise in general? Or do you need it completely quiet?

No. No. No. Yes. :D

I cannot write while listening to anything with words or lyrics. It drowns out the voices in my head, and makes writing way too much work.
lanalucy: (Helo)
Betaing: How many betas do you like to use to make sure there aren't any major flaws in your fic? Do you have a Beta horror story or dream story?

I have a village of betas, including [ profile] newnumbertwo and [ profile] laura_mayfair as my long-time betas, and [ profile] singerdiva01_sk and [ profile] fragrantwoods as welcome extras, and [ profile] red_b_rackham as out-of-fandom beta. I am very fond of my beta village.

I have a couple of horror stories about betas I DID, but not betas anyone's done for me.
lanalucy: (Helo)
When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?

I post everything to AO3, no matter where I get the prompt and whether or not it's BSG. Most of my BSG fic also gets posted to my fic journal, unless it's too long. I hate the formatting part of posting as regards to LJ, so if I have to break a post up into parts, it feels like way too much work.

I post very rarely to ff, and only G or PG things. I much prefer the tagging capabilities on AO3, so anything above PG gets thoroughly tagged when I post it.

I post commentfic to [ profile] bsg_kink and [ profile] bsg_epics and to other comms when I'm responding to a challenge.
lanalucy: (K L happy)
Have you ever participated in a fest or a Big Bang? If so, write about your favorite experience in relation to one. If not, are there any you've thought about doing? And if not, why not?

I've participated in many challenges. My first Big Bang was this year. I had fun, though it was also stressful. I got art for the first time ever, and I love the story I started.

This is my second year in [ profile] getyourwordsout, and that is a great experience all the way around.
lanalucy: (Ryan and Tiger)
Sequels: Have you ever written a sequel to a fic you wrote, and if so, why, and if not, how do you feel about sequels?

I love sequels!

I have written sequels, both intentional and unintentional. Sometimes I write a fic, and don't realize until I'm done that it actually fits into a particular verse. And sometimes, I go into a story knowing it is in the same timeline as something else I've written.

I love reading sequels, too.
lanalucy: (33)
Do you ever get plotbunnies from other people's stories or art in the same fandom?

Yes. One of the first stories I wrote, Careless Whispers, was a followup to [ profile] olaf47's I Am Related to My Enemy, which frankly, I think is much better than my story.

I've written other things that follow on or happen in someone else's verse, but I can't remember any of them right now.
lanalucy: (Ryan and Tiger)
When you have ideas, do you sit down and start writing right away, or do you write down the idea for later use?

It depends. Sometimes, I get a prompt, and I know it's going to become a story, but I don't get anything at first other than the idea. Those I set aside in a prompts doc.

Sometimes, the characters start talking, and when they're done for the day, they go away, or a different fic's version of those characters replaces them.

Basically, I write what's in my head - it's all about the voices in my head - and I rarely write the same way twice.
lanalucy: (K L happy)
I have signed up for [ profile] wishlist_fic, which is a multifandom holiday fic thing, with fics posted December 1st through 24th. If you'd like to leave me prompts in November (the rules say I can't take prompts before then), be thinking some up.

BSG would be preferred, obviously, but I watch other shows, so if you really want me to try writing in a new fandom, November's your chance to poke me.

I'll post again when I can start taking prompts.

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