gracerene
09 January 2017 @ 06:34 pm
And the bitch is back in action! I managed not only to hit my WC goal for the day yesterday, but I also made up the deficit from Saturday. But I'm just barely on track, which means I've got to be on it tonight! I think I may switch gears away from my ATF for a day or two though, since I think my brain needs to switch gears for a bit. The question is....gift!fic or kinkfest....

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 2,356
Total Words So Far: 12,933

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: ATF + drafted my gift!fic + I picked the prompt I want to write for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest!

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so please feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
08 January 2017 @ 11:15 am
Fell behind yesterday. :( I still managed some words, but do to a few different factors, I wasn't able to start writing until later and then I just couldn't muster much inspiration. Hoping to do better today, as I need to hit today's word count + make up the difference from yesterday.

Speaking of, I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 795
Total Words So Far: 10,577

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: ATF

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
07 January 2017 @ 06:57 pm
Had a pretty crap writing day yesterday. But I still managed some words, and as of right now I'm still on track for my goal. But I'm hoping to get hella words this weekend to make it all up. Getting a late start today, but I'm planning on making the most of it.

Speaking of, I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 323
Total Words So Far: 9,782

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: ATF - drafted three chapters & a little bit

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
06 January 2017 @ 05:15 pm
The words, they keep a'coming. Still on track, which is AWESOME, but seeing as how I need to keep up an average of over 1,600 words a day to stay on track, I know it'll be far too easy to fall behind. Still, things have been going well, and it's been great having sprint partners in chatzy. <3

Speaking of, I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 2,324
Total Words So Far: 9,459

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: ATF - drafted three chapters + outlined future gift!ficlet + went through beta notes/finalized separate H/D ficlet

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!

Snowflake Day 6 - Wishlist )
 
 
gracerene
05 January 2017 @ 01:00 pm
I managed words yesterday, but just barely. Luckily I'd built up a bit of a buffer, so I'm still on track for the month, but it means I'll need to get my ass into gear today. I've been feeling really just blah lately, so I took a mental health day from work today, and spent the morning making cookies. IDK. But now it's time to write!

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 552
Total Words So Far: 7,135

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: ATF - drafted two chapters, part of chapter three

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!

Snowflake Day 5 - Recs )
 
 
gracerene
I was really worried about getting enough words yesterday, since it was my first day of my 50k challenge where I had work, which means less word time. But I actually had a realy good writing session. The section I worked on last night came easier than the previous bits I've been working on, which I am hoping is a sign for the rest of the fic. Thanks so much to all you lovely people who came and joined me in chatzy! It's always fun to have writing company. :D

Speaking of, I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 2,045
Total Words So Far: 6,583

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: ATF - drafted two chapters

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!

Snowflake Day 4 )
 
 
gracerene
Day 3 of my 50k Writing Challenge and things continue to go at pace. I actually managed to write a little ahead of schedule yesterday, which is good, because work started back up again today, and I have less time for writing.

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I should be there for a few hours!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 2,866
Total Words So Far: 4,538

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: Finished a chapter of ATF + almost finished another section

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!

Snowflake Day 3 )
 
 
gracerene
Heading into Day 2 of my writing challenge and so far so good. I need to hit an average of 1,613 words per day this month to hit my target and I made that yesterday. Today's goal is to get a bit ahead of that so I have some cushion going into the weekdays, when I have less writing time. I also have laundry, cleaning, and some cooking to get through today, so wish me luck!

I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints. I will probably be there most of the day, so feel free to drop by if you have some time!

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 1,672
Total Words So Far: 1,672

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: Finished a section of ATF

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!

Snowflake Day 2 )
 
 
gracerene
Hello and welcome to day one of Grace's January 50k Writing Challenge! *throws confetti*

This is also Day 1 of Grace getting her shit together, so I will be spending the day prepping healthy meals for the week, cleaning my apartment, and, of course, writing!

And, seeing as how I'm planning on doing the Snowflake Challenge again, and I want to avoid spamming everybody's feeds, I've decided to combine them for the time being. :D

Day 1 - Self Recs )

Anywho, I'm about to head into [livejournal.com profile] hd_writers srsbzns Chatzy chat room, if anybody is around and wants to join me for some sprints.

But first:

Total Monthly Goal: 50,000
New Words Written: 0
Total Words So Far: 0

Monthly Goals: draft & finish gift!fic, claim & write fic for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest, Auror Training Fic!
Projects Worked On: None so far, planning on working on my Auror Training Fic today

I'd love to hear how y'all are doing with your writing endeavors as well, so lease feel free to comment on this post and any future posts with your writing progress!
 
 
gracerene
13 January 2016 @ 08:00 pm
Day 13

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create.

It just so happens that I've got exactly three Percy Jackson recs from Razielim's Merry Smutmas 2015. :D


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Title: Everyone Has a Tequila Story
Author: favicon razielim
Pairing(s): Jason/Nico/Percy
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 3,500
Content/Warnings: drunk!sex, dub-con, threesome, spit-roasting, bottom!percy, dirty talk
Summary: Percy’s not sure how the other two sons of the Big Three talked him into this, but here he is- a dick in his mouth and a dick in his ass. Remind him to drink less tequila.
Super hot drunk!sex fic, with a needy Percy and some fabulous spit-roasting.


Title: Are You Implying That Opposites Attract?
Author: favicon razielim
Pairing(s): Jason/Percy
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 4,534
Content/Warnings: dirty talk, D/s dynamics, bottom!percy, drunk!sex, first time, *my prompt
Summary: Now that they’re both single and retired from monster hunting, Jason and Percy are spending a lot more time together. But when they get completely trashed one night, things get a little out of hand, and they discover just how well they fit together.
Super freaking hot with Percy and Jason getting drunk, and of course it devolves into sex. Super desperate for it Percy, which just gets Jason hotter. Loved this.

Title: I'm Here For You
Author: favicon razielim
Pairing(s): Jason/Percy
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 6,303
Content/Warnings: sex toys, bottom!percy, first time, hung!jason
Summary: Percy has a problem. Annabeth wouldn't help him. All his other brief girlfriends or one night stands wouldn't help him. Luckily, his bro Jason is willing to step up to the plate and ensure that Percy is having all of his needs met.
Super hot fic with Percy wanting some specific experimentation, and Jason being more than willing to help a bro out! :)
 
 
gracerene
10 January 2016 @ 06:47 pm

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Day 8

Comment to someone you haven't ever interacted with before or introduce yourself to someone you've interacted with and friend/follow them.

Done!

Day 9

In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private.

I pretty much already did this on my New Year's Resolutions post. F-locked, since there are personal goals as well.

Day 10

In your own space, post a rec for fannish and/or creative resources and spaces.

[livejournal.com profile] crack_broom: Super awesome HP reccing community. Each month, people sign up to rec different pairings/categories, and then they post four recs throughout the month. It's an awesome resource for people wanting to get into new pairings and a great place to share the love for your favorite fanworks.
 
 
gracerene

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Day 6

In your own space, create your own challenge. What’s something you want to see more people doing in fandom? Is there something you’ve tried that you think other people would enjoy if they gave it a go? Dare your friends to try it out, and have fun with it.

I challenge all of you lovelies to create a post with your fanfic likes and dislikes, if you haven't already.

This may be cheating somewhat, as I issued the same challenge last year. BUT it is still relevant, because so many of you on my f-list don't have a likes/dislikes posts, which makes it VERY difficult when one wants to be sneaky and gift something to you... Plus, they are just super fun to create, and even more fun to sift through. I love seeing where our likes and dislikes are similar and where they are different. :D

Here's mine, as an example, but there are a million ways you can configure and organize.

also

I come to you all with yet another desperate plea for beta services. This time the pairing is Charlie/Harry, WC is about 2k, and it's explicit. I'm supposed to be posting on January 9th, so I'd need a pretty tight turn-around. Comment below or send me a PM if you're available. THANK YOU! <33
 
 
gracerene
05 January 2016 @ 03:00 pm

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Day 5

Leave feedback for a fanwork. Or multiple fanworks. It can be as simple as I liked this to a detailed list of all the things you loved about the fanwork. The key is to leave some sort of feedback.

Done! :D

and...

Since today's Snowflake Challenge isn't much of a post, I am going to piggy-back and ask if any of you lovelies out there might have the time to beta something for me?

It's explicit, 1k, due by the end of the month, and there's not really so much of a pairing exactly, but it's Sirius-centric. Let me know if you might have time to look it over for me. I will be eternally grateful! <33
 
 
gracerene
04 January 2016 @ 03:00 pm

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Day 4

In your own space, create a fanwork. Make a drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. Create something.

I just started by new job today, so I do not have time to write anything. I do, however, have some multi-fandom recs of some non-HP fics I read and loved recently.

Title: Cherry Ride
Author: [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge | favicon copperbadge
Pairings: Steve/Tony
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 9,348
Content/Notes AU: Alternate First Meeting, bottom!steve, car!sex, identity!porn
Summary: A SHIELD agent named Roger Stevens told Tony that his nickname was "Cap". Tony didn't connect the dots until it was much, much too late.
Oh this was super hot! Loved the slight twist on canon with Tony unknowing meeting up with Steve pre-avengers. :)


Title: it's so surprisingly easy now
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tryslora
Pairing(s): Eric/Jack
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 1,057
Content/Warnings: Established relationship, blow job friday 2015
Summary: Jack remembers the time before it was easy.
Super lovely future!fic with a wonderful characterized Jack and a wonderful relationship between Jack and Bitty.

Title: never could be sweeter than with you
Author: favicon sarcasticfishes
Pairing(s): Eric/Jack
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 5,024
Content/Warnings: intercrural!sex
Summary: Eric came to a halt, finally noticing what was draped over the bare, stripped mattress. He frowned, picking it up. A jacket.
Lovely, gentle fic that had Jack and Bitty coming together after Jack graduated. The pining is lovely, as is the easy acceptance from them both that they are a thing that is happening.

Title: Drop It While It's Hot
Author: favicon esterbrook
Pairing(s): Eric/Jack
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 15,214
Content/Warnings: outdoor!sex
Summary: As soon as the screen goes dark, Bitty throws himself backwards onto his bed, pulls a pillow over his face, and screams into it. Jack is coming to visit in less than a month! Practically tomorrow! Which is a million years from now!
He's going to need more butter.
Such a sweet fic that takes place the summer after Jack graduates. Beautiful characterizations and the build was fabulous.


Title: Unplanned
Author: favicon stubbornjerk
Pairing: Adam/Ronan
Rating: Hard R
Word Count: 2,237
Content/Warnings: established relationship, praise!kink, bottom!ronan
Summary: The thing about being Ronan Lynch is that no one expects you to do something good. The thing about dating Ronan Lynch is that Adam doesn't expect him to be romantic. Or: the two times that Ronan tried his experiment and the one time it actually worked.
This was lovely. Gorgeous and super hot.


Title: i'm the one for your fire (part 8 in the Of Magic and Monsters Series)
Author: favicon venomedveins
Pairing: Agron/Nasir, background pairings
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 29,510
Content/Warnings: AU: Fairy Tale & Fantasy, creature!fic, magic!nasir, werewolf!agron, marriage!fic, rough sex, bottom!nasir, MPREG
Summary: The Wolf Festival is finally here. Agron and Nasir must deal with being newly crowned royals.
Another awesome update! I liked how the Gerulf thread was closed up, and some new villains perfectly setup for the next installment. This definitely seemed like the calm before the storm, but what a sexy calm it was!


Title: Logical Erotics
Author: [livejournal.com profile] entrenous88
Pairing(s): James T. Kirk/Spock
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 63,458
Content/Warnings: AU: Academy, teacher/student relationship, semi-public!sex, bottom!kirk, dub con elements
Summary: Just returned from a difficult space mission and about to begin teaching at Starfleet Academy, Spock chooses a logical way to relieve stress: a sexual encounter with someone he'll never meet again. But when Spock discovers his partner of one night is Jim Kirk, a promising new cadet at Starfleet, he's torn between his rational decision to avoid intimate relationships and his increasing fascination with Jim. As Spock's normally orderly life starts to spin out of control, will his obsession with Jim prove his salvation or his undoing?
Such an awesome, sexy Academy AU! Loved the teacher/student aspect and the connection between Jim and Spock was seriously hot. Fabulous read and a fantastic ending.


Title: finger on the trigger and all fired up
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tryslora
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 6,414
Warnings: AU: Omega!verse, AU: Porn, cop!derek, cop!stiles, knotting, bottom!stiles, alpha/beta/omega dynamics, omega!stiles, rimming, heat cycles, tw fall harvest 2015
Summary: Derek goes undercover to expose a drug trafficking ring running inside of a porn studio. What he finds is Stiles.
Oh JFC this was too damn hot. Omega!Verse and cops and porn shoots and basically just amazing.

Title: You're a Mess, But You're a Catch to Me
Author: favicon jsea
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek
Rating: Hard R
Word Count: 11,634
Warnings: AU: Omega!verse, alpha/beta/omega dynamics, omega!stiles, heat cycles, tw fall harvest 2015
Summary: The laws are clear: omegas are required to have an alpha guardian. So when the sheriff gets shot, Derek is roped in to stepping up as Stiles' temporary alpha while he recovers.
Derek knew it was going to be a bad idea, but he never could have predicted all of the ways that Stiles would end up turning his life upside down.
Really lovely fic with Omega!Stiles having to stay with Derek because his dad is hurt, and of course Derek is prickly and likes his space, but ends up warming up to the charming Stiles. Really sweet and enjoyable read.

Title: Come to my Window Series (4 Fics)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tryslora
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 13,315 total
Warnings: underage, mates, rimming, accidental bonding
Summary: It's all Scott's fault, but if he's honest, Stiles doesn't mind if it means Stiles gets Derek in the end. Of course, there are complications along the way.
Super fabulous series with Derek and Stiles having some kind of connection, but Derek is, of course, reluctant to seal the deal for ~reasons~/ Cue Stiles doing everything he can to come up with a loophole.

Title: Alone Together
Author: favicon asocialfauxpas
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 16,277
Warnings: AU: Royalty, AU: Fantasy, prince!derek, mermaid!stiles, wolf!derek, tw fall harvest 2015
Summary: Derek has lost his pack. Stiles has lost his pod. They find each other on the high seas.
Really lovely fic with Prince!Derek and Merman!Stiles and some exciting piratey action! Great characterizations and connection between Derek and Stiles.
 
 
gracerene
03 January 2016 @ 11:01 am

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Day 3

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.

I posted a lot of stuff in this past year, and it's kind of hard to narrow things down, but..

1. What I'm Waiting to Find, James/Teddy - This fic was kind of a big deal for me. It's the longest thing I've ever written, and it was a fic that had been living in my head for a long while. I am pretty proud of how it turned out, and I've been having fun working on the prequel. :D

2. Trouble, Lily Luna/Ron - I had a lot of fun writing this one! I don't write much het, but I saw a prompt that spoke to me and I was ~inspired. It's super dirtywrong, which I love. Turns out I really like writing het as long as there is an element of wrongness to it. :D

3. Number One, Bitty/Jack (Check, Please! Fandom) - I am obsessed with the Check, Please! comic on tumblr, and a few days after reading I had to sit down and bang this one out.
 
 
gracerene
02 January 2016 @ 02:52 pm

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Day 2

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts.

Hmm, this one is always hard. I know there are things I want, but they are either abstract, or I can't really think of them right now. :/

1. Icons! I'd like some more Next Gen character icons. Particularly a Scorpius and one of the girls. Maybe Lily Luna or Rose? Oh, and a Dumbledore icon. I also want a new default icon, but IDK what... :/

2. Fanart! For one of my fics! :D I love fanart, and it's always super amazing and exciting to see fanart for your words.

3. Read/Comment/Guess! The anon masterlist is up at [livejournal.com profile] hd_erised, and I'd love to see some more comments go up for the creations before reveals on January 8th. You all have been really wonderful and supportive, but some of the later posts could use some more love. Some of my absolute favorite pieces from the fest posted in the last two weeks. And for those of you who love to guess, we have our guessing poll up for the year as well. :D
 
 
gracerene
16 January 2015 @ 08:00 am
Day 1: In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.

Posting day 1 at the end because I hadn't had three works not-anon at the beginning of the month. I barely have three fanworks now. I, in fact have...six posted works at the moment. But I wanted to do the full challenge, so here are three of my favorite posted fics.

Personal Fic Recs )
 
 
gracerene
15 January 2015 @ 08:16 am
Day 15: In your own space, create your own challenge. What’s something you want to see more people doing in fandom? Is there something fun you’ve tried that you think other people would enjoy if they gave it a go? Dare your friends to try it out, and have fun with it.

Okay, this is actually perfect! Because I thought of something a few days ago that I want more people to do, and now I have an excuse to ask ya'll to do it!

I'd love more people to make a fanfic likes/dislikes/preferences post. It's super helpful if anybody ever wanted to make you a secret amazing gift, but mostly I am just very nosy, and I find it so interesting seeing the likes we have in common and the ones that we don't!

If you are unsure of what I'm talking about, or are looking for some examples, [livejournal.com profile] birdsofshore has a lovely post here, or you can check out [livejournal.com profile] firethesound's post here.

I've been working on my own and it's been a lot of fun thinking about all the things I enjoy reading. So if you've been wanting to make one, but have been putting it off for some reason, now's your chance! Blame it on me! :D
 
 
gracerene
14 January 2015 @ 09:24 am
Day 14: In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create.

I recently finally made the plunge and read Starfighter (thanks, [livejournal.com profile] firethesound) and then immediately had to go and find fic. I've only read a bit so far, but I figured now was the time to post.

Though, can somebody please explain to me the sex appeal of Deimos? I honestly thought his character was a girl until Chapter 3 when Cain calls him a "he" and he reads like a limp fish to me, so I was surprised to see how much fic there was with him and Cain and/or Abel. I don't see it. Am I the only one who finds him negatively sexually appealing? On the flip side, I thought there would be more Abel/Praxis, because Praxis can get it.

In the Warnings section of each entry I have different tags, so if you are looking for something specific (like "underage" for example) just ctrl+f and enter your tag and it should highlight the relevant entries!

♥ = favorite

updated January 14, 2015

Abel/Cain )

Abel/Praxis )
 
 
gracerene
13 January 2015 @ 08:38 am
Day 13: In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing.

Last year I wrote this post about [livejournal.com profile] firethesound.

This year, there are about a million people I could make this post about, but I'm going to go with [livejournal.com profile] dicta_contrion.

Long rambling about the awesomeness that is dicta-contrion )