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I am now more than 1,400 words into the last chapter of Hearts & Moons. I may - just - complete the story within a decade!  I've figured out what has to happen, and I'm maneuvering into place for the final action. I just want the chapter to be no more than 5,000 words.

 I'm also starting to think about fandom_stocking, wondering if it will take place again this year. It's a huge thing for one person to wrangle, and I wouldn't be surprised if she decides not to take it on again this year, but I can hope. It's the one writing-a-thon event in which I take part, and even though I bitch and moan about how badly I'm doing at writing stocking stuffers or what-have-you, I love it.


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elisi
Nov. 7th, 2017 07:28 pm (UTC)
I am now more than 1,400 words into the last chapter of Hearts & Moons. I may - just - complete the story within a decade!
Wooo! Congratulations!! (Esp as I am myself trying to power through the story I began a decade ago...)

I've figured out what has to happen, and I'm maneuvering into place for the final action. I just want the chapter to be no more than 5,000 words.
AHAHAHAHAHA! Oh yes, that. I am incapable of doing short. Good luck!
kaffyr
Nov. 7th, 2017 10:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I'll need all the good wishes I can possibly collect on this. And go, you, for your decade-long effort as well! (I'm so glad there's someone else out there with the same kind of timespan. Heh ....)
elisi
Nov. 7th, 2017 10:23 pm (UTC)
The main problem is I started writing back then, but didn't post, because I wanted to plot & write the whole thing properly.

Except I stopped half-way through and now I am trying to reconstruct it from my old notes. Some of which make perfect sense (I do remember the plot!) some of which are mystifying...

BUT I AM PERSEVERING!

However, like you said - knowing that someone else is in the same boat helps!
kaffyr
Nov. 11th, 2017 11:49 pm (UTC)
Delayed response to say - wow, you made notes! That's fantastic, and I know you can recreate it! Not the original Arda, maybe, to snatch a concept from JRRT, but something just as amazing (which isn't from JRRT, since he always seemed to think that what came after the original wasn't as good. I don't believe that.)

tl;dr: Go, You!!!
elisi
Nov. 12th, 2017 02:13 pm (UTC)
Delayed response to say - wow, you made notes!
One of the only times I ever have. Partly because - very unusually - I knew how the things was going to end, so was planning a proper arc and everything. Never happened since. ;)

That's fantastic, and I know you can recreate it! Not the original Arda, maybe, to snatch a concept from JRRT, but something just as amazing
Awww, thank you I'm hopeful. Like, I am properly committed, so it will happen. :D
stillbrainfried
Nov. 8th, 2017 09:27 pm (UTC)
You are not alone. It took me six years to finish one of my fics, and I've got another WIP I started posting in March 2011. At this rate I'll probably finish it in 2019 - but only if I can stay awake long enough after the little ones are in bed...
kaffyr
Nov. 11th, 2017 11:47 pm (UTC)
Delayed response, to tell you how much I appreciate knowing that there are people like you folks laboring in the same way I am. Here's hoping that your little ones give you some time!!
flowsoffire
Nov. 7th, 2017 08:49 pm (UTC)
Yay for you :D
kaffyr
Nov. 7th, 2017 10:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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