Jan. 13th, 2014

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Day 13

In your own space, talk about setting yourself a fannish goal. Big or small, it doesn't matter. Some great examples include: complete a bingo, sign-up for a Big Bang, write that fic you've been thinking about for years, podfic that story that you love, make a fanmix for your fandom, post that bit of meta or reclist you keep postponing. Maybe resolve to be better at leaving feedback, or answering comments.

My Big Fannish Goal this year is finishing.

In 2012/2013 I wrote over 150,000 words - mostly novel-length stories - and finished only a handful of short ones. (1k-7k, mostly at yuletide.) I've never finished anything novel-length, and I'm craving the gratification of making that happen in my life.

So in that vein, I signed up for Get Your Words Out (http://getyourwordsout.livejournal.com/) with a goal of 200,000k, and wrote "write 200,000 words of fiction" on the office new year resolution board, and I want a goodly portion of that to be long-form finished work.

Over half of that is theoretically going to be in virtual season format, with a Universe Alteration for Sleepy Hollow Season 1 - what if Ichabod had wound up in purgatory and Katrina in the modern world?, which I'm Calling The AU inside my head. I'm hoping that the season finale doesn't kill my fannish love.

(This is partly in response to fandom, and partly because in my heart of hearts I love the ladies first and best.)

If the finale does kill my fannish love, I have some heretofore backburnered original projects ready to go, but I'm finger-crossing that I won't have to fall on them, because coming back into fandom feels like coming home. Which leads into my smaller goals:

* Interact with fandom more. Which I've been doing on tumblr - it's strange, since it's like a feed of everyone's comments on everyone's posts, but there's talking to people happening, and it's feeling less like shouting into a void now.

* Write every day. I started this up in October, fell off the wagon a bit, and am now back to doing, because it isn't just nice ... it's necessary, and I'm saner and more functional when I do write every day.
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Give me a category and I will tell you my five favourite things in it. (Examples: colours, songs, books read in the last year, actors whose names start with T, stories I’ve written, stories you’ve written, episodes of Buffy, what have you).

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