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17 September 2011 @ 07:25 pm
Little Red, Middle School Dropout  
Shocking no one, I'm dropping out of het_bigbang! I might actually finish The Road to DIAMONDS!!11! by the end of the month anyway, but someone was like "oh hey, this is the last weekend before it's due!" and I was like "what in the WHAT WHAT?" I'll be honest: I put work ahead of fic this past week. And drinking. I also put that instead of fic. And then having a migraine for like four days, which I would not intentionally have put ahead of writing, but sort of shouldered its way in there anyway.

I don't know if failing to write a 25,000 word fic about Dancing With the Stars is more or less embarrassing than signing up to write one in the first place, but at this point I'm so far in red as far as coolness goes that I probably don't need to sweat it. Other ways I am not cool right now:

1) I gave my blog address to someone I know through work after mentioning that I'm A Writer On the Internet. My most recent story on here is an awful DWTS pro-dancer orgy that was written in facebook comments when I was drunk off my face and not subsequently edited. I think the reaction will be something like "... well, I don't think we need to worry about losing her as an admin to the exciting world of bestseller publishing." Never. Getting. Promoted.

2) After mainlining the truly awe-inducing archives of Baby-sitters Club Book fashion moments on the epic blog What Claudia Wore, I now think 80s crop-top sweaters, giant homemade jewelry and neon are viable fashion choices (okay, I always kind of thought that). Pardon me, I'll just be over here being 29 years old and borrowing that entire series from the library.

3) I'm a little scared that I might actually explode into a cloud of glitter when Dancing With the Stars starts up again on Monday.

Next up: ... well, finishing this fic anyway, but I now have until the end of September instead of the 25th because...

Next next up: sparktober!

And after that, NaNo, wherein I plan to write a totally non-autobiographical snark-fest about the Secret Lives of Admins! So many other things I can also quit redeem myself with! (Besides, you guys know I won't quit anything having to do with sparktober, since it's basically my high holidays. Actually, go ahead and re-friend that community now, because I'm about to post some September Is Really Just Sparktober Eve planning posts.)
fyca: NaNo2006 got plot?fyca on September 18th, 2011 04:54 am (UTC)

I'm sorry... did you write anything else? I seem to have forgotten...
Little Red: b5 - talia pretty lie - thatfangirlmylittleredgirl on September 18th, 2011 07:05 am (UTC)
I think if I ever actually finished that fic, you'd stop being friends with me. You'd be like "You know, now we have nothing to hint broadly about, and that just doesn't work for me." I still feel really really guilty about that and never post WIPs ever because of it, true story.
fyca: NaNoWriMofyca on September 18th, 2011 07:14 am (UTC)
(I don't think my meaning was clear. I was simply implying that I had read nothing of your post other than NaNo. Because, really, what more is there?)

(I still heart you, even if you never finish AFR. And your coworker is an illiterate douche. You could totally be a writer. Unless s/he is reading this comment, and in that case, I'm sure s/he is a wonderful, erudite, literary expert.)
Little Red: peanuts - dark and stormy nightmylittleredgirl on September 18th, 2011 07:19 am (UTC)
Hahahaha, my coworker has said nothing to me. That was just my reaction upon realizing that my most recent fic involved a hot mess of pronouns and a lot of minor celebrities drunkenly fingering each other in a hotel room and calling it a bridal shower. I USED TO WRITE THINGS BESIDES DWTS PORN. I DID.

And I always assume you're busting me for AFR even when you aren't. :) And yes, NANOOOOOO!!! It just occurred to me that last November my mom was in the hospital and the November before I was - so THIS NOVEMBER, no hospitals, only words! WORRRRDS!
fyca: George office boredfyca on September 18th, 2011 07:21 am (UTC)
You can always seek revenge and send your characters to the hospital for various admin-related injuries.
Little Red: trek - ani hailing - rightoniconsmylittleredgirl on September 19th, 2011 05:15 am (UTC)
Those electric staplers are no joke.
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Little Red: established factmylittleredgirl on September 18th, 2011 07:04 am (UTC)
This! This is why I love you!! <3 <3
anranr on September 18th, 2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
ugh, migraines evil! I hope it's all gone now!

I'm sad that you didn't get to finish your stars fic, but total props to you for attempting nonetheless. Any fic written is an achievement, even if it's not complete! :)
Little Red: arithmeticmylittleredgirl on September 19th, 2011 05:12 am (UTC)
Yes!! I was trying to keep track like you of all the words I wrote this summer on various things but I got distracted. I'm going to just call it "a lot of words."
anranr on September 20th, 2011 07:51 am (UTC)
"a lot of words" is a perfectly fine descriptor in place of any silly actual numbers! :)