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My story, The Heirs of English Magic, was written by [personal profile] bobthemole/[livejournal.com profile] bob_tales. Thank you bobthemole! I see our prompts for JS&MN actually had reasonable overlap: I just didn't offer to write it myself. My ambitions do not yet scale to your heights.

And now, behind the curtain

I wrote two Yuletide fics:

Calling to the wind
Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin
Tenar, Apple, Ogion, Pippin

After the wall of the dead falls in The Other Wind, names and summoning work differently in Earthsea.

Author's notes, with spoilers )

Out west
Saving Francesca - Melina Marchetta
Jim Hailler, Tom Mackee, Siobhan Sullivan, Mia Spinelli

Jim Hailler's out west, and he doesn't know what he wants, except to put off thinking about what he wants.

Set after The Piper's Son, with spoilers for it.

Author's notes, with spoilers )

Now, anyone else tempted by Looking For Alibrandi fic? Josie would be nearly 40 now and I want to know What Happened Next. And I like a bit of modern Australian urbanness! (Setting The Piper's Son so firmly in 2007 gives the Saving Francesca characters a fairly tight age: it seems they're born in 1985 or 1986. For Alibrandi I'm just working from the publication date of 1990, which would give her a birthdate of about 1973.)
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I have to say, I did eep when the reminder went up. There's multiple reasons I don't want Dec 21 to be that close.

But, I think I'm nearly done, at [something well over the minimum] number of words, although not as many as I expected at some points. Not uploading yet because I have to look up something in order to fill in a blank. I'll be part of the irritating crush of last minute folk, for that reason.

If I had known what my December was going to be like, I wouldn't have participated, but I'm glad I have, now that it's nearly done. Enjoying some communal creativity fun!

And I might, possibly, maybe, still have 500–1500 words in me as a treat fic for the other prompt I was interested in. It seems I have until Dec 24 or so for that.
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Word count: 2200-ish. It just grew a new plot. A metaphysical plot. With added [spoiler spoiler: if I said this bit it would possibly make the story identifiable] which doesn't work so well with the metaphysical.

This plot, she also wants to be a sad plot. NOT INTENDED.

Also also, my writing tends to get longer on editing too, rather than shorter. Not that I mind writing something in the triple-the-word-requirement range at all, but I wish I knew how it ends.

Yes, it's that kind of Yuletide.

Meanwhile: apologies to my writer, if you've been lurking around hoping for more info on, well, anything about me. I'd tell you exactly all about the RL stuff that I am doing for it is a saga but [spoiler spoiler: it would probably give you my real name quick smart].

Additional apologies to my writer, for I am to some extent the Christmas celebrating type, and may not be around to thank you for my story on December 25. December 26 should be go, however.
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The recipient FOOLISHLY told me to draw it out. And then I totally did.

Opening this one to the floor, if anyone wants to play. Which female HP characters should I write for the grand finale? It will probably want to be Hermione/Luna levels of schmoopy.

Yuletide I

Nov. 26th, 2011 01:05 pm
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I wrote 1259 words last night which technically means I've hit the target and can hand it in now, right?

Oh yeah.

I think there might be 2500 or 3000 words or so in the first draft and then I need to go back and think about it a bit. First beta reader says I'm writing in the style of the canon, including some of its sometimes excessive stylistic terseness, mostly where I am relying on canon to supply the backstory. I'm not sure to what extent to recap canon without it being dull, but a bit more scene setting might not go astray. It also has two separate themes which don't intertwine well in my opinion, so I need to scrap one or else come up with some kind of grand idea linking them, which might mean actual plot, which might mean going to a second rewrite.
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