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mellowcandle
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Anyone? Bueller?
Would anyone be interested in participating in an informal writing challenge with me?

Even though it's a dead community, I've decided to challenge myself to complete one of these 13drabbles theme sets, meaning, duh, that I'm going to try to write between 100 and 500 words for each of thirteen prompts. My goal is to have them done by the end of the year.

Would anyone like to do this with me? Pick one of the sets and try to write all thirteen by the end of the year? I know some of you have a lot on your plates right now, but this seems like a doable goal.

I'll make a promise to anyone who wants to do this with me: I'll read and comment on anything you post for this challenge, regardless of whether I know the fandom. I know what it's like to work hard on something and not get any feedback, so even if I can't comment on canon/characterization, I'll still say something, even if it's just "Good work!" (And if you don't want to write for a fandom, I'll be glad to read/comment on original works, too.)

I think something like this is more fun and motivating when you have someone to do it with, you know?

So, anyone up for it?

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umilingual From: umilingual Date: August 27th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure. I like Gamma Theme. I can't promise, as I'm really not writing anything right now, but I'll try! I think I can manage 100-500 words. At least I can give you feedback on yours, and maybe this will crack my mental block or something.

So I guess I'll do these:

#1 - Ocean
#2 - Follow Me
#3 - Glow
#4 - Fear
#5 - Quirky
#6 - Avarice
#7 - Tell
#8 - Heartbeat
#9 - Dance
#10 - Time
#11 - Power
#12 - Down
# 13 - Desserts
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: August 27th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! ♥

I just think it'll be fun to have a few of us doing this than just doing it by myself. Even if we're not able to complete it, just doing anything is good and gets us writing. And I'll feel like I have to try (rather than going "Eh, never mind, don't feel like it") if I make it official like this.

I'm going with the Delta set.

#1 - First Time
#2 - Difference
#3 - Similarity
#4 - Eyes
#5 - Health
#6 - Food/Drink
#7 - Memory
#8 - The Past
#9 - The Future
#10 - The Present
#11 - Dreams/Nightmares
#12 - Something/Someone Missing
#13 - Unexpected
projectfri From: projectfri Date: August 27th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
i'll do it!
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: August 27th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool! (Do you have a fic journal or other place I should bookmark to find your stuff, or can I just friend this account?)
projectfri From: projectfri Date: August 28th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC) (Link)
just friend this account, lol.


i used to follow your stuff on ffnet religiously! i really look up to you. your writing is fantastic.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: August 28th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much! I really appreciate that ^_^
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: August 28th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Question

Do we have to abide by the community's rules or just use it as a framework? I'd like to be able to post each drabble as I finish them, and not limit myself to one pairing in one fandom.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: August 28th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Question

No, I'm not using their rules. I'm just using the themes. Write them all for one pairing, write them for all different series, doesn't matter to me. Post all at once, post one at a time, I don't care. Whatever works for you.

I'm going to try to write all mine for Natalia, just to see if I can, but if that doesn't work, you may get some T/T after all this time.
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: August 28th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Question

Well, knowing that I'll have one substantive reviewer is pretty good incentive. I'll probably spread them between CCS, Code Geass, and perhaps a few for other fandoms old and new (Bakemonogatari?).

#1 - First Time
#2 - Difference
#3 - Similarity
#4 - Eyes
#5 - Health
#6 - Food/Drink
#7 - Memory
#8 - The Past
#9 - The Future
#10 - The Present
#11 - Dreams/Nightmares
#12 - Something/Someone Missing
#13 - Unexpected
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: August 28th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Question

Copycat.
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: August 28th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Question

Yeah? What are you going to do about it, grouch boy? *Slings arm around Natalia*
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: August 28th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Question

I guess I'll just bitch and moan and be all emo about it.
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: August 28th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Question

I just realized who Natalia's biological father is. Thank God for selective trait inheritance and that blond and pretty is a dominant trait.

If you had to make it work, how could one go about shipping Legretta and Asch?
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: August 28th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Question

I told you that! And she apparently looks just like her birth mother, fortunately for her.

Oh, good grief, that would make my head hurt. Something to do with Van would be my first instinct, maybe some sort of rivalry. It could be one of those hatelust things? Yeah, head hurting.


I don't know why I have a Legretta icon. I don't like her much. I guess it's for things like this.
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