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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
Chapter 9 – In Too Deep
Chapter 10 – Can We Keep Her?

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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.~*~

From a Girl Genius story:

After a moment, Gil snapped the book closed. “You’re my best friend.”

Tarvek blinked. “You’re my best friend, too,” he said slowly, not sure where Gil was going.

“I like you.”

“Um, okay. I li-”

Girl Genius fic: Wax in the Frosting

It’s been nearly a year since time stopped, freezing his friends in the town below, but Gil doesn’t even know what day it is. Luckily, Bangladesh Dupree has his back and a cake. Written for day seven of Girl Genius Week 2018 (better late than never).
980 words | [PG]


Gil jerked away from his desk, nearly knocking his coffee onto the papers he’d been reading as Bangladesh Dupree deposited a cake in front of him. It listed to one side some and the creamy frosting was smeared on one corner where it looked like she’d helped herself to a taste. Oddest of all, twenty-three tiny, colorful candles stuck out of the top at various intervals with no discernible pattern.

“What’s this?”

“It’s a cake,” she said, plopping down in a chair across from him.

“I can see that. Why?”

She cocked her head. “What do you mean ‘why?’ It’s your birthday.” Read more…

Heaven Can’t Wait – Chapter 37

<< Chapter Thirty-Six | Table of Contents | Chapter Thirty-Eight >>

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Chapter Thirty-Seven – Confused and Conflicted

One of the girls that works in the mess hall passes out candles. Bellamy’s is in a little tin cup. Clarke and Niylah share one which means they’re going to be together after lunch. Probably going back to Clarke’s quarters.

When Clarke reaches for Niylah’s hand, he can’t take it anymore. He knows he’s being a jealous, petty ass, but it’s been a crappy couple of days, and after everything, he can’t watch the two of them together no matter how platonic their relationship might be.

“I’ve got some work to do,” he mumbles as he collects Heaven, Bae, and the scraps of food.

Clarke starts at his sudden movement. Niylah gives him a thoughtful look as usual. Her hand slips from Clarke’s—a lot more naturally than when Bellamy attempted the same thing minutes ago. She knows. Goddamnit, she knows. How does everyone know except Clarke?

Maybe if you quit being an idiot and tell her.

Shut up.

“Bellamy-” Clarke says softly, tearing at his heart. But she doesn’t say anything else so he leaves. Like an idiot. Read more…

Six Sentences on Sunday

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

From Heaven Can’t Wait:

She doesn’t move her fingers. Bellamy doesn’t breathe. Being this close to Clarke always does crazy things to him and being this raw, emotionally, is making it harder resist. The room boils around them. Bellamy can’t take it anymore. The dancing around and pretending.

November Goals

Recap from October:

Reading: Hahahahahahahah. F
Writing: Did my journal (of course). Wrote two of the Girl Genius stories but didn’t edit or post them. And did absolutely nothing else on the list. D-
Finishing/Editing: So, finished editing Attention to Detail (YAY!). Edited chapters 35 & 36 of Heaven and started 37 but have been distracted by Halloween stuff (Boo!). Only edited 3 of the Girl Genius stories (eh). And I think I finished like one of the stories from last month. C
Posting: Got three of the four chapters for Heaven Can’t Wait. BOTH of the chapters for Attention to Detail and four stories. A-

October was a horrible month for writing (for various reasons). But I survived. Onto November and NaNoWriMo. C


November Goals:

Reading:

  • read four books (fingers crossed)
  • finish reading the Girl Genius again

Writing:

  • write every day in my writing journal/keep my streak going
  • at least 1667 words every day
  • write chapters 38 & 39 and 42-70 of Heaven Can’t Wait

Finishing/Editing:

  • edit chapters 37-42 of Heaven Can’t Wait

Posting:

  • Post four chapters of Heaven Can’t Wait

October Round-Up

All things reading and writing.

Reading:

Rereading the Girl Genius comic for like the third time this year. That counts, right?

Writing:

Another craptastic month. I’ve just been feeling so down lately and uninspired. I’ve barely even tried to write, and then stuff came up the last week that has kept me from writing (I hate Halloween).

Totaled 6,743 for the month, bringing the YTD total to 217,986.

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At this rate, I won’t make my 350k word pledge by the end of the year. Sigh.

Streak: My streak is now at 669 days (since January 1, 2017)!

Editing/Finishing:

Well, I tried, that’s what counts. I did finish three other stories that I haven’t edited yet, but it’s little comfort at the moment.

Posting:

Three chapters of Heaven Can’t Wait, the last two chapters of Attention to Detail and four stories.

Heaven Can’t Wait

Attention to Detail

Save the Last Dance for Me (Red vs Blue)
Five Kisses That Never Happened (Girl Genius)
Blast From the Past (Girl Genius)
Sacrifices Better Left Undone (Girl Genius)

Time to Get Your NaNo On!

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Yes, it is that time of year again. NaNoWriMo!

It’s currently 7pm my time so I have a few hours to kill before I can officially begin the craziest month of the year.

2018-Writer-BadgeFor those not in the know, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a worldwide event that takes place every November. The goal is to write a 50k word novel in 30 days. And, yes, it can be done. I won’t be a particularly well-written novel. Or even make much sense, but it can be written. I should know… this is my 14th NaNo, and I’ve won eight times (08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16 and 17).

This year, I’m a bit of a “rebel” in that I’m not starting a brand new project. Instead, I’m finishing Heaven Can’t Wait. I started the story originally for Camp NaNo in April 2017 and began posting chapters last November. I’ve gotten to a point where I’m editing the last of the chapters I have finished.

That means, the entire second half of the story is unwritten. And based on my outlines, I have more than enough left to write 50k words. I’m excited and nervous. Nervous because I haven’t been getting much writing done lately. I can usually have one or two good days, but they burn me out and then I don’t write anything for days.

It’s going to take a lot of energy to stay focused and on track to finish the story by the end of November. But that’s the beauty of NaNo. When you’re working alongside thousands of other writers who are just as crazy, stressed and frustrated, things don’t seem so bad.

If you’re a writer and thinking this sounds kind of interesting, there’s still time to sign up without missing anything. And if you do (or don’t), check out 4thewords.com for a fun writing experience.

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4thewords is writing gamified. Writing isn’t as daunting when it’s broken into little chunks disguised as adorable little monsters that must be beaten in a certain amount of time. There are hundreds of monsters and quests to keep you motivated and productive.

wignow_mdBut best is that November is a special event month for the site. This year, the theme is a carnival with its own area, monsters, and quests to get you to 50k words in 30 days. It’s the best time to join or check us out.

There’s a 30-day free trial, but after that, the site is $4.44/month which is well worth it. I’ve written more in the three years I’ve been a member than probably the previous ten years.

corecrystal_sm-minIf you decide to check the site out, use this referral code: WVBIY23608. If you eventually buy some c-crystals (exchanged for subscription time and other items), we both get free crystals. Who doesn’t like free stuff?

Six Sentences on Sunday

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

From a Girl Genius fic:

Gil didn’t remember cleaning up the glass, but he found it all in the waste barrel along with a lot of other broken junk. Three boxes were piled against the door, neatly packed with supplies. He glanced around the room–the mess did look a little less messy. A cold chill ran down his back. There was someone else in the lab. Either that or he was losing his mind.

Heaven Can’t Wait – Chapter 36

<< Chapter Thirty-FiveTable of Contents | Chapter Thirty-Seven >>

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Chapter Thirty-Six – Show a Little Respect

The mess hall is quiet when they get there. It’s in between meals and obvious word’s already traveled. People are in shock and scared. It’s a vivid reminder of why they’re in here. The tension in the room would need a chainsaw to get through it.

Bellamy finds Harper and Monty sitting at a table drinking tea. More like staring into their steaming mugs. He sets Heaven across from them and digs her uneaten apples from his pocket. She immediately gets to feeding Bae. Nobody says anything for a long time.

“Is it as bad as they’re saying?” Harper finally asks.

Bellamy rubs his face. “Seven dead. They were still working on Jaha when I left. It doesn’t look good, though.”

Harper huffs. “Good. If anyone deserves to die, it’s that asshole.”

Monty slams his hand onto the table, getting the attention of just about everyone in the room. “Show a little respect,” he growls. There’s a twinge of danger in his voice Bellamy’s never heard before. “He nearly died fixing the station for you. Risking his life so you can have lights. Not all of them were so lucky.” Read more…

Six Sentences on Sunday

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

From a Girl Genius story I write but decided to make chapter two of The Beginning of Again.

“You’re home early.”

Tarvek shut the door and approached the desk, hands at his sides. “Yes, father.”

“Why is that?”

“Uh-”

His father set down the paper and removed his glasses to glare. “Have you forgotten all your manners while on that heathen ship?”

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