NaNo 2018 Day 29

I won! I won! I won the NaNo!

On the content front, I’ve done some work on the Handcuffs segment of What If, ironically focusing on scenes that I most likely will not include when I finally upload the darn thing.
Though given how much Len is flirting with every lady he talks to–seriously, does he think he’s Jack Harkness or something?–before they even head to Russia and the intended point of the ficlet, maybe I should include it… it will make Ray’s misunderstanding all the more likely, and might make it all the funnier, when the story leads to that point. 😁 Though if I do that I’d almost certainly need to upload it as a separate fic like I did with Necropolis; each “story” I’ve uploaded directly to the What If document has lasted for only one chapter and I kinda want to keep it that way.

And on the word count front….
Daily goal: 1667 words
Day’s count: 3649
Total goal: 48333
Total count: 53051
NaNo Word Count Validator: 52924

Think next year I’ll get a similar count without all the notes…? 🤞 Or that I’ll finally finish a draft of my novel-in-progress?

Fellow NaNoers, how goes the word count?

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NaNo 2018 Day 28

Oh, geez, which fic did I spend most of my time on for Day 28? There were so many clamoring for my attention….

Well, I do recall I added a bit to Catalyst. Still not done with the “my work” section within Nanda Parbat before I need to pick up again with the “recreated-from-canon” scenes back on the Waverider, but I think I’ve picked a halfway decent point to cut off the current chapter so I can edit and upload to the various fanfic sites.

And speaking of scenes recreated from canon, I’m rewatching White Knights so I can (finally!) get to work on the What If ficlet Handcuffs… in which I explore what might have happened if Len had decided to accept Vostok’s invitation to go to her apartment. (*cough, cough*)
Question is, do I upload to the main What If document (and potentially change the rating, though the original plot doesn’t require anything, shall we say… steamy), or upload on its own (which, despite the lack of blatant steaminess, would also allow me to include it in the Since When Do I Write Sex Scenes “series”)? I will point out, however, that the Handcuffs ficlet was created long before most of my headcanon existed, particularly the headcanon suggested in the first few chapters of What Could Have Been and the mature-rated Confessions ficlet.

And on the word count front….
Daily goal: 1667 words
Day’s count: 1892
Total goal: 46667
Total count: 49402
Report card reports: At this rate, you will finish on Nov 29.

Fellow NaNoers, how goes the word count?

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NaNo 2018 Day 27

I have once again added content to the Legends fanfic Catalyst. Not enough to upload a new chapter, I’m afraid, but I have finished one segment of scenes recreated from the episode Left Behind, leading up to Len’s appearance within Nanda Parbat, and am currently working on Ra’s al Ghul’s reaction to our favorite thief’s presence. Once that’s done I’ll have one more scene to recreate, then the unexpected results of his in-canon regeneration, and that part of the story will be done! And then I can move on to connecting the fic to the events of Infantano Street.

In the meantime there are still plenty of other works in progress in the various storyverses, some which I can (theoretically) continue wherever I’ve left off, and some that still require recreated scenes from the show.
Case in point, Tracing Time, the final Changes story (at this point in time) will require rewatching Fellowship of the Spear before I can even begin to write the more “original” content that takes place within the Doomworld timeline (and then the events of Aruba, which will almost all be recreated from canon but interpreted with the context of my headcanon), whereas the likes of Phoenix and my two remaining Flash Sideways fics have never required recreated scenes at all.

And on the word count front….
Daily goal: 1667 words
Day’s count: 1723
Total goal: 45000
Total count: 47510
Report card reports: At this rate, you will finish on Nov 29.

Fellow NaNoers, how goes the word count?

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NaNo 2018 Day 26

And I’m finally back to writing chapters in Catalyst!

Well, a chapter.

During my day off I was able to rewatch and match up the last couple of scenes in Night of the Hawk and most of Left Behind so I can get back to work on chapter 2.
Now it’s just a matter of deciding where to cut off the chapter so I can upload (there were a lot of scenes in the episode that looked like they might’ve been one uncut continued event if the show hadn’t kept switching between Len’s plight and the rest of the team), finish watching Left Behind so I can get to work on chapter 3, and get started on the scenes that are entirely my own… leading, of course, to eventually needing to rewatch Infantano Street for the same reason.

And, of course, continue work on Phoenix and all the others, and catch up on the various shows purely for the sake of enjoying the shows.

And on the word count front….

Daily goal: 1667 words
Day’s count: 3180
Total goal: 43333
Total count: 45787
Report card reports: At this rate, you will finish on Nov 29.

Fellow NaNoers, how goes the word count?

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NaNo 2018 Thanksgiving Weekend (Days 21-25)

Otherwise known as that time where I kept writing on breaks but completely slacked off on updating the word count.

We are in the home stretch; Turkey Day has come and gone and the end of this year’s National Novel Writing Month is nearly upon us. It’s been a struggle to keep up the word count this time around–not really sure why but it happens–but there is still time to finish.

On the content front I have uploaded the first chapter of The Phoenix, a fic(let?) in which the team, following the events of Infantano Street and the yet-to-be-completed Catalyst fic, travel to Nanda Parbat in the 1400’s to the last known sighting of the, well, of the Phoenix, a figure who had long since disappeared from the League of Assassin’s history and historical records. The team’s goal is to learn the Phoenix’s identity and connection to the Elixir of the Phoenix and discover what Vandal Savage wants with both.
Though of course, if you’ve read chapter 4 of my What If fanfic, you already know more than the team does. 😉

I have uploaded the first chapter, which ends with their decision to visit Nanda Parbat… but I have written out two more, leading to them discovering the Phoenix’s identity and being more confused than ever.

And in terms of word count… well, I haven’t fallen behind, but that’s about it. There’s still a slew of notes to be edited out, but this close to the end of the month, I just don’t see that happening. I mean, I know NaNo is all about the pre-editing stage (or rather, you can choose for it to be), but just once I’d like to finish with a work that’s all story and no notes, and I’m pretty sure I’ve never done that in the last nine years I’ve participated. Oh, well, maybe next time.

Daily goal: 1667
Day’s count (day 25 taking the total for all): 6750
Total goal: 41667
Total count: 42607
Report card reports: At this rate, you will finish on Nov 30.

Fellow NaNoers, how goes the word count?

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NaNo 2018 Day 20

No, random imaginary muse, I am not uploading that recreated scene from Legends of Today in any of my fanfics. It’s too…. spoilery.

Although I suppose if I made it a later chapter in one of my fics….

Or maybe it could be another “what if” entry…. I mean that is technically the kind of thing I made that series for.

Crap. Ah, fine, you win. I’ll upload it. After I make a few more edits.

Okay, then, on the content-front, I have finished recreating a particular scene from Flash Season 2 Episode 8 Legends of Today. Specifically the part where Carter first shows up all the way up to Malcolm’s announcement about the Staff of Horus (plus a bit extra between in-canon scenes, the “what if” element that ties the chapter to my personal headcanon). And in this chapter I have… Carter having ties to the League of Assassins, which will be explored in greater detail in another fanfic entirely. Check out my “collection” titled League of Tomorrow if you’d like to see or add any other fan theories that link the Legends team to the League.
Part of me felt like ending the chapter with the scene where Malcolm collects Vandal Savage’s ashes at the end of Legends of Yesterday. Another part of me felt like extending the chapter that far would be overdoing it, either in terms of the time skip or in terms of having to recreate virtually everything that went on (at least from Carter’s perspective) in the meantime, not to mention yet more scenes to rewatch purely for fanficcing purposes and not simply to enjoy watching the episode again. I think instead that how I have Malcolm reacting to Carter’s reveal does a fair job of implying the link to official canon, in particular by providing the Dark Archer’s motivation for whatever he thought he was going to do with those ashes since the show never continued the story in that direction.

And in terms of word count, we have….
Daily goal: 1667 words
Day’s count: 2220
Total goal: 33333
Total count: 35857
Report card reports: At this rate, you will finish on Nov 28.

Now back to rewatching Night of the Hawk, Left Behind, and Infantano Street (all for Catalyst), Doomworld (to continue Tracing Time), and starting on Phoenix and continuing whichever other works-in-progress my random muse will let me complete. And eventually catching up on the shows in general.

Fellow NaNoers, how goes the word count?

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NaNo 2018 Day 17-18

And the final chapter of Necropolis is posted and every site I’ve uploaded it to has it marked as “complete.” Except deviantArt, I still need to edit descriptions to include the long-overdue chapter links.

And I am still jumping around in scenes in Catalyst, as well as trying not to rewatch Legends of Today so I can get to work on the short (short, darn you muses!) fic that is The Phoenix.
Unfortunately one of my muses thinks Phoenix needs me to recreate a scene in Today (I’d forgotten how much of a jackass Carter was when he first showed up ^^’ ) when the bulk of the ficlet takes place in 1438 and none of it (except that recreated scene) takes place in Flash. And speaking of jumping around, Phoenix follows immediately upon a specific scene late in Catalyst. Theoretically I could keep things vague enough to let it relate to nearly any fic I’ve written so far, or else vague enough that it follows up on the Infantano Street episode (which is roundabout where it occurs in the context of Catalyst) without requiring a link to my other fics… but I can’t actually post the ficlet until I’ve made that decision, which I don’t expect to do until I’ve written (and uploaded) more of Catalyst.

And on the word count front….
Daily goal: 1667 words
Day’s count (for day 18): 2581
Total goal: 30000
Total count: 30574
Report card reports: At this rate, you will finish on Nov 30.

Got a lot more to write if I want to get my buffer back…. and very little time in which to add to it.

Fellow NaNoers, how goes the word count?

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NaNo 2018 Day 15-16

Ah, more full shifts this weekend, a little less time to write…. and more to the point, an increased chance that I simply forget to update the website to track what I have written. (Whoops.)

So let’s see… on the content front I’m still making changes to what looks like it actually might be the final chapter of Necropolis (no more divisions for unexpected length?). Story-wise it actually is completed, right now I’m just at the point where I’m trying to decide which scene makes for a good ending. But in any case, the final chapter would be the return to official canon as the team makes their plans to infiltrate the group of terrorists in Legends of Tomorrow episode 2.
And I’m also continuing to jump around in Catalyst, a few scenes here and there that would technically occur mid-Infantano Street, and a lot of content that appears well after Len and Barry parted ways. (Anything else in that area still requires extra time to rewatch episodes.) And I really ought to get working on the scene that follows up on Left Behind… and my assorted other works-in-progress.

And one of these days I’m going to remember to write the “Handcuffs” short (short!) fic (which is an alternate version of a scene in the episode White Knight) that was technically the first “what if” I’d come up with long before any of my other headcanon even existed…. though naturally I plan to make a few (minor?) edits to account for that headcanon.

And on the word count front….
Daily goal: 1667 words
Day’s count: 2113
Total goal: (for day 16): 26667
Total count: 27993
Report card reports: At this rate, you will finish on Nov 29.

Fellow NaNoers, how goes the word count?

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NaNo 2018 Day 13-14

It happened again. I didn’t get home from work until nearly midnight on Day 13 and rather than update my count then and there I just kept writing until I was ready to go to bed. And on day 14 I continued writing until I completely forgot where I’d previously left off.

The result…? Yet another update that combines days. Yeah, I didn’t expect to get the “update every day” badge, anyway; that ship sailed very early on.

On the plus side, chapter 5 of Necropolis is finally uploaded. Whether I have only chapter 6 to go or more depends on how much I divide up the rest of the content once it’s done.
On the minus side, soon I’ll have to decide which fic to continue next! I’m leaning towards Catalyst, but here we have yet another fic that requires rewatching key scenes to make sure I have dialogue etc down accurately. I can skip ahead again to the events that happen outside of the context of the episodes (I have notes for events following both Left Behind of Legends of Tomorrow and Infantano Street of Flash), but that makes it a little harder to properly track the word count when I’m trying to upload as I go.

And on the word count front….
Day’s goal: 1667 words
Day’s count: 5084
Total goal: 23333
Total count: 25880
Report card reports: At this rate, you will finish on Nov 28. (One of these days I’m going to get in enough of a buffer to actually edit out those pre-existing notes and make the count and report more accurate. Or is it one of these years…?)

Fellow NaNoers, how goes the word count?

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NaNo 2018 Day 12

Amid a doctor’s appointment, lunch while we were out, and I honestly don’t know what else kept me from the computer most of the day, I managed to reclaim my buffer and add to it just a bit. Yay!

Content-wise, I was finally able to rewatch key scenes in Legends of Tomorrow episode 2 (and might have been distracted by the temptation to simply continue rewatching the whole episode), so I can finally try to finish the Necropolis storyline. Chapter 5 is done and ready to upload, chapter 6 has finished the point where I needed the in-canon details and is just waiting for me to decide how I want to finish the whole thing off.

Daily goal: 1667 words
Day’s count: 3803
Total goal: 20000
Total count: 20796
Report card reports: At this rate, you will finish on Nov 29.

Fellow NaNoers, how goes the word count?

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