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The 100 fanfic: Heaven Can’t Wait

heavencantwaitThe 100 | [PG-13]
Canon divergent. With the Apocalypse banging at their door, the Arkadians and what’s left of Trikru take refuge in the remains of Alpha Station and hope for the best.

Over 500 souls crammed into a tin can, but there’s only one that has Bellamy wrapped around her little fingers. Written for Camp NaNo: heaven.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Can’t Save Everyone
Chapter 2 – One Live Saved Is One Life Saved
Chapter 3 – Not Alone Anymore
Chapter 4 – Don’t Get Attached
Chapter 5 – Finally Got Something Right
Chapter 6 – A Little Sidetracked
Chapter 7 – I Think She Likes You
Chapter 8 – Baby Whisperer

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Six Sentences on Sunday

sixsentences~~ Each Sunday, post six sentences from a writing project —published, in progress, for your cat — whatever. ~~

A little bit from chapter 10 of Heaven Can’t Wait.

Eventually, Harper sits up and wipes her eyes with the tips of her fingers. She sniffles a few times while she watches the little girl suck her thumb in her sleep. A smile spreads across her face. “Aw, look at you—that’s so cute with the cuddling and sweetness.”

“Whatever,” Bellamy grumbles, getting him a skeptical look from Harper. What is it with the women in my life seeing right through me?

Heaven Can’t Wait – Chapter 9

<< Chapter Eight | Table of Contents | Chapter Ten >>

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Chapter Nine – In Too Deep

The mood kind of crashes after that.

Miller coughs. “On that note.” He looks like he wants to say more but just turns and leaves.

Bellamy and Clarke lean against the table, shoulders brushing. He fingers one of the holes in his jacket. There are a lot of them. “Lucky my mom was a seamstress, huh?” he says, hoping to break the tension.

Clarke smiles sadly. It’s clear her mind is somewhere else. Bellamy takes the opportunity to watch her unabashed.

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Stargate SG-1 fic: A Little Note of Advice

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708 words | [G]
Sam’s leading her first mission, and the colonel has quite a bit of advice for her. Given in typical Jack O’Neill fashion.


Sam nearly collides with someone as she turns the corner into the conference room. She looks up into the colonel’s mischievous, twinkling eyes. The corner of his mouth curls up in an adorable crooked smile that sets butterflies loose in her stomach. Blood rushes to her cheeks, and she has to look away before he notices. “Sorry, sir, I didn’t see you.”

“Not a problem, Carter. I was just on my way out.”

“Out, sir? Aren’t you staying for the briefing.”

“Unfortunately, no,” he says with an exaggerated sigh. “Apparently, I’m needed in Washington.”

Sam cringes. “My condolences.”

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The 100 fic: Don’t Look at Me That Way

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The 100 | 590 words | [PG]
Things are running smoother on the ground thanks to Clarke’s effect on Bellamy.


They’ve been on the ground two weeks. Despite the constant threat of grounder attack, Bellamy thinks things are running a lot smoother. Working with Clarke instead of against her probably helps the most. He went from avoiding her to seeking her out for her opinion on just about everything. She always makes him see things from a different perspective. Which is a good thing because his brain seems to only want to see things a certain way. His way.

He’s man enough to admit that the first few days on the ground were a disaster. Looking back, he’s surprised more kids didn’t die. The thought chills him. They’ve already lost so many. Too many. But with Clarke’s help, they finally have things under control. Mostly.

Bellamy crosses his arms over his chest and watches the two boys hammer out some difference. With their fists. Henry and Justin. Both fifteen. He has a feeling this fight has been brewing since long before they landed on the ground. He’s tired of playing referee with these kids so he stands back and does nothing.

Then he sees Clarke across the clearing, watching. Not the fight. No, she’s watching him. Great. Just what he needs. He tries to ignore her, but he can feel her eyes drilling a hole right through him. He glances at her again. She shakes her head, a sad look on her face. No, not sad. Disappointed. He bites his lip, brow furrowed. He doesn’t like the feeling creeping up his chest. At first, he isn’t sure what the problem is but it doesn’t take him long to pinpoint it.
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Six Sentences on Sunday

sixsentences~~ Each Sunday, post six sentences from a writing project —published, in progress, for your cat — whatever. ~~

A snippet from chapter 7 of Heaven Can’t Wait.

“Now let me look at the rest of you.”

He pushes her hands away and stands. “I’m fine.”

Abby gives him a look only a mother could pull off. He sighs, sitting back down. It’s not worth the fight he knows she’d win anyway.

Heaven Can’t Wait – Chapter 8

<< Chapter Seven | Table of Contents | Chapter Nine >>

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Chapter Eight – Baby Whisperer

Bellamy glares at Abby. “You don’t say.” He turns his attention to the little girl, tucking her hair behind an ear so he can see her face. Her eyes flash up to his. “It’s okay. Abby’s going to take good care of you. She’s got a bed and some food. It’ll be nice.”

She can’t understand the words, but he thinks she gets the meaning because her grip tightens and her lower lip starts to quiver around her thumb. Prying her fingers loose from his neck, he sits her on the table. She reaches for him, but he gathers her hands in her lap and squats down in front of her.

“You’ll be safe here. Abby and Jackson and Clarke are my friends. They won’t let anything happen to you. I promise. I need to go to work, okay?”

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Get Your Words Out

If you’re like most writers, you made a New Year’s resolution to write more words. Or write more consistently. Or just write, period. Easier said than done. I know.

One way to keep you motivated and on track is Get Your Words Out at dreamwidth and livejournal.

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GYWO challenges you to write a certain number of words in a year (or a certain number of days). There are different pledge levels from 75k to 500k. I personally pledged 350k this year after easily killing my 250k pledges the last two years.

There’s an active support group at dreamwidth if you need encouragement. You don’t need an account there to participate, you can log in using a wordpress blog through OpenID, and I’m sure many other sites.

The only requirement is to update your word count at the end of each month. It’s a simple form. That’s it.

Here’s the catch: You have to sign up and pledge by January 15 if you want to play. After that, you can’t join the fun. So, if you want in, you need to head over to the comm right now before it’s too late.

You get a nifty spreadsheet to record your progress if that helps.

If you do sign up, consider coming over to 4thewords to keep you on track. Fight monsters and go on quests to boost your word count. It’s a fun site with a great community behind it.*

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If you decide to join up, use this referral code: WVBIY23608 so we can both get a bonus.

*full disclosure: I’m a forum mod so I might be biased. 😉

Monthly Goals

Recap from December:

Reading: I read all the books. Since I finished my Goodreads goal I get an A++.
Writing: Did my journaling every day. Got at least 100 words each day. Kind of forgot about the outlining. Two out of three ain’t bad, right? B
Finishing/Editing: Yeah… I didn’t finish the story and only edited 4.5 chapters. Derp. C
Posting: I only got 4 chapters of Heaven Can’t Wait posted. I guess that’s actually kind of good. B

I think December was a solid B. I got almost everything done that I wanted to do (we’ll just ignore the whole book review thing).


January Goals:

Reading:

  • read five books for my Goodreads challenge

Reviews:

  • finish reviews for the books I finished in November and December
  • finish reviews for each book read (seriously).

Writing:

  • write every day in my writing journal/keep my streak going
  • write at least 100 story words every day
  • work on rough draft of Boys Like Mine

Finishing/Editing:

  • finish and edit 5 chapters of Heaven Can’t Wait

Posting:

  • post five chapters of Heaven Can’t Wait
  • post one other fanfic

Monthly Round-Up

All things reading and writing.

Reading:

W00t! Well, I made my Goodreads challenge goal which means I read 21 books in December! Some of them were pretty short. Apparently, 250 pages is becoming a typical YA romance. But they’re cheap…

 

Reviews:

I wrote and posted a couple reviews for books I read in November if that counts (and I’m counting it).

Writing:

December was a pretty good month for writing. It was up and down with numbers because of having to finish so many books, but a good month overall.   Total: 24,452

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Total for the year: 425,810!

Streak: 356 days!!!!! I made it the entire year without missing a day. Now onto 730 days!

Editing/Finishing:

I kind of fell off here. I managed to finish and edit several chapters for Heaven Can’t Wait, but not enough of them. I got too stressed with the holidays and reading. But I did do some at the beginning of the month.

Posting:

Heaven Can’t Wait – chapter 2
Heaven Can’t Wait – chapter 3
Heaven Can’t Wait – chapter 4
Heaven Can’t Wait – chapter 5

Six Sentences on Sunday

sixsentences~~ Each Sunday, post six sentences from a writing project —published, in progress, for your cat — whatever. ~~

From a rewritten scene in my 2015 NaNo novel:

Harry’s gaze slides to mine. I’ve never seen him look that way before. Wounded. Like I’d broken him. “Why, Sky? Do you hate me that much?” he asks almost so quiet no one can hear him.

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