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37. Talk about your current wips.

My current WIPs are little niggling demons that are always in the back of my mind, shrilly reminding me how long it’s been sine I updated them and what a horrible person I am for not doing so sooner.

(lol, but really, though).

Strictly speaking, I have three - Madness, Ex Astris, and Family Man, in that order of priority. Madness and Ex Astris are both stories that that I’ve got the bones of, but not the meat; I just need to try and find the time to flesh them out (no pun intended) and get them onto paper. Ex Astris is a little difficult to get into, largely because I started writing it such a long time ago and I’m in such a different place now - I always feel like I’m not in the right space to continue whenever I go back to it.

Family Man, since it was a one-shot I added to largely because of popular demand, is lower on the priority list, but I am rather attached to the relationship dynamics there and I genuinely want to write more of them.

Less strictly speaking, there’s a fourth WIP I’m working on, but I’ve not published any of it yet. Expect, sometime in the murky future, to see that role-swapped Human Nature fic (but Victorian, rather than Edwardian, with all the coal-dust-and-gaslights accoutrements that entails).

29. If you could write the sequel (or prequel) to any fic out there not written by yourself, which would you choose?

Oh gosh. I’ve got no idea. Most of my very favorite fics are gorgeous exactly the way they are, and I don’t really want more or less of them. That’s probably a cop-out, but there it is.

19. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement. Do you have a muse?


My muse is a very, very quiet woman whispering standing somewhere behind my right shoulder, speaking in a much softer voice than I’d like her to.

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40 Questions — Meme for Fic Writers


  1. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-fic.
  2. Is there a trope you’ve yet to try your hand at, but really want to?
  3. Is there a trope you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole?
  4. How many fic ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of them?
  5. Share one of your strengths.
  6. Share one of your weaknesses.
  7. Share a snippet from one of your favorite pieces of prose you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.
  8. Share a snippet from one of your favorite dialogue scenes you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.
  9. Which fic has been the hardest to write?
  10. Which fic has been the easiest to write?
  11. Is writing your passion or just a fun hobby?
  12. Is there an episode above all others that inspires you just a little bit more?
  13. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever come across?
  14. What’s the worst writing advice you’ve ever come across?
  15. If you could choose one of your fics to be filmed, which would you choose?
  16. If you only could write one pairing for the rest of your life, which pairing would it be?
  17. Do you write your story from start to finish, or do you write the scenes out of order?
  18. Do you use any tools, like worksheets or outlines?
  19. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement. Do you have a muse?
  20. Describe your perfect writing conditions.
  21. How many times do you usually revise your fic/chapter before posting?
  22. Choose a passage from one of your earlier fics and edit it into your current writing style. (Person sending the ask is free to make suggestions).
  23. If you were to revise one of your older fics from start to finish, which would it be and why?
  24. Have you ever deleted one of your published fics?
  25. What do you look for in a beta?
  26. Do you beta yourself? If so, what kind of beta are you?
  27. How do you feel about collaborations?
  28. Share three of your favorite fic writers and why you like them so much.
  29. If you could write the sequel (or prequel) to any fic out there not written by yourself, which would you choose?
  30. Do you accept prompts?
  31. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your fic being canon compliant?
  32. How do you feel about smut?
  33. How do you feel about crack?
  34. What are your thoughts on non-con and dub-con?
  35. Would you ever kill off a canon character?
  36. Which is your favorite site to post fic?
  37. Talk about your current wips.
  38. Talk about a review that made your day.
  39. Do you ever get rude reviews and how do you deal with them?
  40. Write an alternative ending to [insert fic title] (or just the summary of one).

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Make me choose: David Tennant in Broadchurch or Single Father

Doctor Who's Jenna-Louise Coleman quits as Time Lord's assistant

for real though?!??

that’s about a thousand more followers than I ever thought I’d have. bless each and every one of you, the sweetest and most mind-bogglingly patient loyal followers ever.

Partly because it seems like the done thing, and partly because I want to do something nice that’s not taking a load of fic prompts that I inevitably run out of time to finish, I want to do a different sort of milestone thing! you may have noticed a while back that I was experimenting a bit with podfic. I’m certainly no audiorecording expert, but I am still mulling over the idea of recording a podfic as a sort of milestone celebration. please feel free to offer suggestions re: things I ought to do if you have an opinion, or a different idea!

and finally, in the spirit of celebration, I’d also like to formally announce that none of my fics are (or will be) abandoned. :D Expect to see updates to both Madness and Ex Astris before the end of the month; ideally, I’d like both of them wrapped up before November so that I can a) work on my original fiction and b) start in on my next fic project.

and thank you all again, so much - for following me, for encouraging me, and for generally being awesome in all ways.

I’m gonna write tonight!! —Me fucking lying to myself (via biological-splicer)


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