kangaroo, Quigley

Writing Challenges

You know what? It's NaNoWriMo time again and this year I'm writing a StarWars fic. I've written the same original story for the last three NaNoWriMos but this year I felt like a change.

I'm finding it a challenge writing Jedi smut scenes. It's alright for Jedi learners who I feel can get away with a little more passion but for the first time I'm trying to write a scene involving a calm and serene, experienced Jedi Knight having sex. It's also his first time. *sigh*

I'm sure others have done but it's not quite working for me at the moment...

I've also started working on a Yuletide draft - I'm going to cheat and count Yuletide words towards my NaNoWriMo count. This is one of the things that has always slowed me down, I think - stopping to think, plot, write and edit a 1000 word story while trying to write 50 000 words of another story.
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kangaroo, Quigley

Dear Yuletide Santa

For the first time in a couple of years I've joined up to Yuletide again. Usually in the stress of planning for NanoWrimo I tend to forget to sign up...

Dear Yuletide Santa,

I'm sure I'll love anything you give me but if you'd like some more guidelines or inspiration, I'll try and include some more here. Original characters and romance (including slash and het) are both okay. Prefer no major character-death, dark-fic or incest. Angst and violence is fine.

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  • Current Music: Chandalier - Sia
Tomb-Raider

I keep losing stories!

You know what? I've spent a lot of time working on long novel-length stories. Some of these have been drafts for so long that they outlive my laptops. My laptops get used daily for uni work and personal stuff, and carted around each day so they get pretty hammered. I save back-ups on hard-drives and on cloud services.

Problem is that I've been using a couple of really good dedicated-writing programs (used to be YWriter but now is Scrievner). These don't save stories in a single file, they save them in a project (a series of folders which includes formatting, attached research, planning and story notes). Every time I have re-loaded my new laptop with the old software and tried to open the saved projects, the software keeps telling me that the project no longer exists. BUT ALL THE FOLDERS ARE THERE. There has got to be a way to tell the program that the folders exist but so far I can't find it.

This has happened to a Lie-to-Me/Supernatural crossover, a Star Wars epic, a Batman/Resident Evil cross-over and now my original novel. And I'm grumpy :(
Ratrap, Dinobot

Star Wars: A Galaxy Not Their Own (8/33)

Star Wars: A Galaxy Not Their Own (8/33)
Rating: T for teen, involves canon level of violence
Spoilers: Spoilers for the movies and some minor EU references.
Summary: Stranded in the future, Anakin and Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon struggle to work together to complete a mission for the New Republic.
[Included Pairings]Pairings: Obi-Wan/OFC, if you squint hints of Anakin/Obi-Wan pre-slash
Disclaimer: Most of the Star Wars universe belongs to George Lucas, Twentieth Century Fox and Disney - I'm not quite sure but it's definitely not me. This author uses these works without permission and for non-profit purposes.

Emalda swept her hair into a ponytail and forced her heartbeat to slow.Collapse )
Ratrap, Dinobot

Star Wars: A Galaxy Not Their Own (7/33)

Star Wars: A Galaxy Not Their Own (7/33)
Rating: T for teen, involves canon level of violence
Spoilers: Spoilers for the movies and some minor EU references.
Summary: Stranded in the future, Anakin and Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon struggle to work together to complete a mission for the New Republic.
[Included pairings]Obi-Wan/OFC, if you squint hints of Anakin/Obi-Wan pre-slash
Disclaimer: Most of the Star Wars universe belongs to George Lucas, Twentieth Century Fox and Disney - I'm not quite sure but it's definitely not me. This author uses these works without permission and for non-profit purposes.

Qui-Gon awoke and was instantly alert and ready.Collapse )
Ratrap, Dinobot

Star Wars: A Galaxy Not Their Own (6/33)

Star Wars: A Galaxy Not Their Own (6/33)
Rating: T for teen, involves canon level of violence
Spoilers: Spoilers for the movies and some minor EU references.
Summary: Stranded in the future, Anakin and Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon struggle to work together to complete a mission for the New Republic.
[Included pairings]Obi-Wan/OFC, if you squint hints of Anakin/Obi-Wan pre-slash
Disclaimer: Most of the Star Wars universe belongs to George Lucas and Twentieth Century Fox - except for the Ekash. If George Lucas wants to borrow the Ekash, he may. Anybody else has to ask first. This author uses these works without permission and for non-profit purposes.

Emalda opened her eyes, her night vision filtering the view of the darkened cabin through shades of green and black.Collapse )
Ratrap, Dinobot

Star Wars: A Galaxy Not Their Own (5/33)

Star Wars: A Galaxy Not Their Own (5/33)
Rating: T for teen, involves canon level of violence
Spoilers: Spoilers for the movies and some minor EU references.
Summary: Stranded in the future, Anakin and Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon struggle to work together to complete a mission for the New Republic.
[Included Pairings]Obi-Wan/OFC, if you squint hints of Anakin/Obi-Wan pre-slash
Disclaimer: Most of the Star Wars universe belongs to George Lucas and Twentieth Century Fox - except for the Ekash. If George Lucas wants to borrow the Ekash, he may. Anybody else has to ask first. This author uses these works without permission and for non-profit purposes.

It has been five months since the Jedi accepted a mission from the New Republic Senate to track down the missing Ekash weapons scientist Dr Rivea Colash.Collapse )
Ratrap, Dinobot

Star Wars: A Galaxy Not Their Own (4/33)

Star Wars: A Galaxy Not Their Own (4/33)
Rating: T for teen, involves canon level of violence
Spoilers: Spoilers for the movies and some minor EU references.
Summary: Stranded in the future, Anakin and Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon struggle to work together to complete a mission for the New Republic.
[Included Pairings]Obi-Wan/OFC, if you squint hints of Anakin/Obi-Wan pre-slash
Disclaimer: Most of the Star Wars universe belongs to George Lucas and Twentieth Century Fox - except for the Ekash. If George Lucas wants to borrow the Ekash, he may. Anybody else has to ask first. This author uses these works without permission and for non-profit purposes.

Anakin stood on the landing pad, watching the techs prepare the Fahren for launch.Collapse )
Ratrap, Dinobot

Star Wars fic: A Galaxy Not Their Own (3/33)

Star Wars: A Galaxy Not Their Own (3/33)
Rating: T for teen, involves canon level of violence
Spoilers: Spoilers for the movies and some minor EU references.
Summary: Stranded in the future, Obi-Wan, Anakin and Qui-Gon struggle with each other as much as the mission given to them by the New Republic.
[Included Pairings]Obi-Wan/OFC, if you squint hints of Anakin/Obi-Wan pre-slash
Disclaimer: Most of the Star Wars universe belongs to George Lucas and Twentieth Century Fox - except for the Ekash. If George Lucas wants to borrow the Ekash, he may. Anybody else has to ask first. This author uses these works without permission and for non-profit purposes.

Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn stood by the window, the landscape of Coruscant familiar enough to make the changes all the more disturbing.Collapse )

Star Wars fic: A Galaxy Not Their Own (2/33)

Star Wars: A Galaxy Not Their Own (2/33)
Rating: T for teen, involves canon level of violence
Spoilers: Spoilers for the movies and some minor EU references.
Summary: Stranded in the future, Obi-Wan, Anakin and Qui-Gon struggle with each other as much as the mission given to them by the New Republic.
[Included Pairings]Obi-Wan/OFC, if you squint hints of Anakin/Obi-Wan pre-slash
Disclaimer: Most of the Star Wars universe belongs to George Lucas and Twentieth Century Fox - except for the Ekash. If George Lucas wants to borrow the Ekash, he may. Anybody else has to ask first. This author uses these works without permission and for non-profit purposes.

Emalda watched from the cockpit as the cargo ship raced above the canopy of a purple rainforest.Collapse )
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