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May Goals

Recap from April:

Reading: FAIL! Read 0 of 4 books I wanted to do.
Writing: Win, win, win and win! Completed all four objectives.
Finishing/Editing: I’m not sure if they were one a week, but I finished seven stories. Bonus!
Posting: Posted only one story which is way less than “as many as I can finish,” and one less than my minimum two story goal. Fail. 😦


May Goals:

Reading:

  • Read four books to make up for missing April’s goals.
  • Read another four books to keep up with my Goodread’s challenge

Writing:

  • write every day in my writing journal
  • add 100 words to a WIP every day
  • maintain my streak
  • keep up with #writeastory
  • edit for an hour every day

Finishing/Editing:

  • Finish four of the uncompleted one-shots
  • Edit four of the already finished stories from April

Posting:

  • Post at least two fanfics

April Round-up

All things reading and writing.

Reading:

Didn’t get any books read this month. Camp NaNoWriMo kind of ate my brain. I did get a little bit of reading done. Just not enough.

Writing:

This is where it all happened in April. 77,854 words for the month bringing the total for the year to 182,714 words. And a 120 day streak!

apr2017wordchart

Editing/Finishing:

I don’t even know where to start. Thirty stories were started in April. Six are considered finished but unedited at the moment.

Posting:

Handle with Care (The 100(TV))

Camp NaNo April – Day 6 recap

Camp-2017-Participant-Profile-PhotoWell, it’s day six, and I finally finished one of these stories. Actually, I finished two. Oh, yeah! They just need some spit and polish then I’ll get them posted. Soon, I promise. Really… I do.

Despite that, I’ll still give you a little recap. If you’re wondering why, take a look here and here for more information.

Day 6: share

Finally. Finally, Bellamy and Clarke get a happy ending. It took six days, but finally something good happened to them. Well, good compared to nearly dying of Ebola. Then again anything would be better than that.

In today’s story–set some time in season one between episodes 10 and 11–Bellamy gets all sappy with Clarke and makes her cry. Which is not his intention at all. He just wanted to share his dinner with her before she keeled over from malnutrition.

So what if he did it in his tent. Alone. And touched her knee. And pushed that stray strand behind her ear. It meant nothing. Nothing! That’s his story, and he’s sticking to it.

Whatever. As long as it gets Clarke to smile. That’s what’s important.

The End.

Wow, look! I wrote something fluffy. Or mostly fluffy. It’s fluff-like. Whatever you want to call it, no one was tortured, emotionally crippled, or injured in any way. YAY!

Bonus:

“I didn’t ask for your food.” Her voice quivers, and he thinks she might cry. So not his intention.

“I know you didn’t ask. I know you never would. That’s why I’m offering. Actually, I’m insisting.”

He squats in front of her, fingers tapping her knee. “You do so much for us, Clarke, and we repay you with whining and complaining and making you clean up the mess on your own. You deserve better than that.”

She sucks in a sharp breath. Her hands tremble when she finally picks up the plate.

“It’s time you let someone take of you for a change.”

Aww… Bellamy does care.

For more recaps, check out these posts:
Day 1: survive (warning for mentions of mentions of torture… but no actual torture)
Day 2: redo (warning for completely absurd time travel)
Day 3: sunshine (warning for unintended groping)
Day 4: fear (warning for drunken rambling)
Day 5: inside (warning for half-naked Bellamy)

Camp NaNo April – Day 2 recap

Camp-2017-Participant-Profile-PhotoIf you’re wondering what I’m doing, check out this post about Camp NaNoWriMo and this one about my recap project.

On to the recap!

Day 2: redo

If yesterday’s story wasn’t your cup of tea, today we have a story of friendship and regret. Clarke and Bellamy are just trying to have a normal, adult conversation, but Bellamy’s conscious gets in the way. He can’t stop thinking about all of the awful things he did in Season 3. As it should be. He was a jerk, to put it lightly.

To say the least, Bellamy has regrets. More than he can count on his ten fingers. And more than anything, he wishes he could take them back. He wants a “redo.” A mulligan. A do-over.

You get the idea.

If he could, he’d go back to that day he took Octavia to the dance. The day that spiraled his life out of control. Or better yet, he’d go back to the fateful day he felt so bad after fighting with his sister that he decided to make it up to her. By taking her to a dance. Then none of the bad stuff would have happened.

But reality doesn’t work that way. But dreams do…

The End.

Yeah, sorry, didn’t get very far, but there’s a morsel of a story there that I’ve started to plot out. Something about going back in time and stopping any of them from ever getting sent to Earth. It could happen. In his dreams.

Since this recap is so short, here’s a little bonus:

He wanted to go farther back. “I’d never take Octavia out of the room. That stupid dance.” He shakes his head. “All of this is my fault.”

“Bellamy,” Clarke says, touching his arm. “You’re a product of your circumstances-”

“Don’t patronize me. I know what I am. What I’ve done.”

“I’m not patronizing.” She sits up and faces him. “You need to quit blaming yourself for everything.”

“You first.”

Check out the other recaps:
Day 1 – survive (a torture story)

Camp NaNo April – Day 1 recap

Camp-2017-Participant-Profile-PhotoThe other day I talked a little about Camp NaNoWriMo and why you should just do it. Today, I’m going to talk a little about my own Camp project.

Last year sometime, I signed up to do a challenge at fanfic50 on LiveJournal. The challenge works like this: I choose a fandom and pairing (if I want) and a list of prompts. Then I write. Pretty simple.

Yeah, well I haven’t been doing it. I’ve been writing, but not the prompts. So Camp NaNo is going to change that. My goal is to take a different prompt from the list (chosen randomly) each day and start a story, writing at least 1,000 words. Easy-peasy.

Now–if I remember–I’ll come back each day and give a little update about which prompt I’m working on and what evil things I’m doing to the characters.

And day one truly was evil.

My fandom is The 100 (TV), and my pairing is Bellamy/Clarke (and I will die before I use Bellarke to describe them… *shudder*).

So here goes.

Day 1: survive

Oh, I should probably put a trigger warning in here for mentions of torture and violence.

In the “survive” story, poor, poor Bellamy has been abducted by a rogue Grounder clan. Their commander is a sadistic bastard who enjoys inflicting pain on people.

Bellamy’s not sure how long’s he’s been held captive. He’s not sure he even cares any more. And he’s not sure if he’s seeing things or not when someone shoots an arrow through the commander’s head in the dead of night.

He’s pretty sure he is hallucinating when Murphy breaks him out of his cage. Finn, Monroe, and Miller are there, too. And a big, hulking guy in a skull mask that sends chills down Bellamy’s spine. The hallucinations don’t give him much of a choice other than to go with him.

Despite his very severe injuries, the group manages to get Bellamy back to the “Art Supply Store,” as Clarke has taken to calling the bunker she discovered with Finn. Bellamy is barely conscious–broken and battered nearly beyond recognition.

Bellamy questions his sanity when he finally focuses on Clarke. And he knows this is definitely a dream when she starts to run her fingers through his hair. The Grounders probably drugged him. It wouldn’t be the first time. But he’s too tired to care, and Clarke’s gentle touch calms his frayed nerves.

He’s in an out of consciousness for a while. Vivid flashbacks haunt his sleep. Each time, he wakes unsure what is real, and Clarke has to go through the process of reassuring him.

“You’re safe,” she whispers over and over.

Reality starts to sink in. This isn’t a hallucination. Clarke is really here. He really is safe. He doesn’t even care if Clarke sees him cry. But reality is harsh. Clarke insists she catalog his injuries and since he won’t tell her what the Grounders did to him, she has to investigate on her own. Much to his dismay.

She starts at his feet and works up his body, mentally charting his wounds. Her fingers elicit unwelcome reactions that Clarke is sure to notice eventually. He kind of wishes he could go back to the other kind of torture.

She comments on his sliced up feet. On the bruises that mar every inch of skin. On the broken ribs and burn marks. On the flesh rubbed raw around his wrists and ankles. And his missing fingernails.

When she finally reaches his face, there are tears in her eyes. This is why he didn’t want her to know. She runs a finger along the puffy, raised skin on his cheek where the Grounders branded him their bitch. She lifts his hair and takes in the missing ear. He closes his eyes because he can’t stand the pain in hers.

There isn’t a single part of his body that doesn’t hurt. Except maybe his hair when Clarke slips her fingers through it.

The End.

Okay, not really. That’s a taste of the story. In case you’re wondering, it diverges from canon around season 1, episode 7 (Contents Under Pressure). The delinquents are never able to contact the Ark, and they’re left to fend for themselves on Earth. This takes place months after they land.

My goal was at least 1,000 words and the start of a story. I ended up with over 2k by the end of the 1st. And added another 6k between midnight and 5am on the 2nd.

Tune in tomorrow to see what Clarke and Bellamy will get into next (hint: it will have nothing to do with this story, although if I do write more of this story, I might have to come post an update on my evilness *insert villainous laugh here*).

April Goals

Recap from March:

Reading: Actually read two books.
Writing: Continued my streak (now 90 days), haven’t missed a day of my #writeastory story, wrote every single day in my writing journal and in my new prompt journal which means I also filled a few prompts from my prompt book. That’s 4 out of 6.
Finishing/Editing: I finished and edited two fanfics to post. I also got really close to finishing the second draft of that novella-length fanfic. (1.5 out of 4)
Posting: Posted two stories! (1 out of 2)


April Goals:

Reading:

  • Read at least one book per week to keep on track for my Goodreads challenge.

Writing:

  • write every day in my writing journal
  • write every day from a list of prompts for Camp NaNoWriMo
  • maintain my streak
  • keep up with #writeastory

Finishing/Editing:

  • Finish at least one Camp NaNo story a week.

Posting:

  • Post as many stories as I can finish for Camp NaNo. Or at least two.

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