Anyway, nanodoers, take note! Apparently it's really motivating to write a lot of words if you get kind of tanked and you've got one or two people who are probably also drinking clicking "like" every time you churn out a paragraph. All this is good for my summer 100k word count self-challenge, too!
25,149 ★ 100,000
Much more than half of that is R or NC-17, nearly all of it is RPF (which is, weirdly, a lot closer to original fiction, because while the scenarios and basic characters have a lot of primary source material, there's no other fic or scripted material to draw from). 726 words of it are for my hetfic big bang so... yeah, I haven't really been prioritizing my writing time toward actual [voluntary] deadlines. (Or getting any sleep, but that's another story.)
Having a general word count goal is ridiculously fun, because I can hop around, write ridiculous nonsense that goes nowhere, poke at various stories, write things that I know will and should never see the light of day, and it all counts! I strongly recommend it. I'm not saying it's necessarily a great writing exercise that will propel you to literary awesomeness or produce anything actually good - it certainly hasn't done much for my moral character according to random people on the internet - but it's like taking a bath in childhood joy. It feels like going back to the age when I first had chunks of time in front of a word processor with no one watching and nothing specific I was supposed to do. I've made a commitment with a deadline, so I can say to people, "No, I've got to write, I have a project/deadline/I'm behind pace/etc," and it's true, but then it's all playtime between me and the Georgia 14 pt type that is my vehicle of choice these days (and some liquor, which was not a part of my childhood Kittycat and Meowsers, Cat Detectives-era writing experience, but some things change while others stay the same).
(Also, WHO KNEW that cat detectives would become such a bizarrely popular genre? There's a whole rack of just cats solving mysteries at my local superstore.)
Now, to hopefully sleep!