Leigh: How's it going?
Me: A thousand words tonight. On the new thing. Here, read.
Me: *highlights first two paragraphs*
Leigh: *reads* Nice.
Me: There's a loaded gun on the mantlepiece. Did you catch it?
Leigh: Let me look. *reads again* Where is it?
Me: *highlights relevant text*
Leigh: Oh, that. I thought that was too obvious, I thought you meant something subtle.
amalnahurriyeh: Sherlock: Sherlock Holmes, "thinking." (sherlock couch)
( Jul. 6th, 2013 01:12 am)
2600 words tonight. The first chapter of Truth May Vary. \0/

Now, the rough draft deadline for [community profile] queer_bigbang is August 1. Can I write ten thousand words between now and then? Absolutely. Can I write the entirety of this story? Ha ha ha the odds are not in my favor, not if I want to accomplish anything else, like, you know, my job. Plus, the posting deadline is in the first month of the school year. Yeah, let's not write a novel-length for for the first month of my new job, that's a bad idea.

I'm wondering if maybe I should dig around and see if I've got another 10K story that's about queer stuff in me that I could knock out. I mean, I know 10K sounds like a lot, but Ravish Me is 10K, you know?

Like, could I stretch the Sherlock/John story that totally steals its plot from the Fountains of Wayne song The Girl I Can't Forget to 10K? (key tag: ffs sherlock that is not what grindr is for)
[tumblr.com profile] leighnahurriyeh and I just spent a good five minutes making arm gesture diagrams of the 221B layout in order to determine if it is possible for John and Sherlock to sit on the couch together to watch television.

(Conclusion: no. But if I decide John is using his laptop to watch torrented episodes of Doctor Who that he missed because he was deployed, then yes.)

Having a live-in co-fan is super helpful.

(ps: SEE WHAT I DID THERE IN THE USER TAG.)

(pps: don't get excited, it's more Truth May Vary angst.)
amalnahurriyeh: XF: Scully from the episode Pusher. (scully pusher)
( Feb. 2nd, 2013 09:57 pm)
Would you tag a story where a character has a terminal illness, has stopped treatment, and is discussing their mortality and end-of-life decisions with a friend or family member with "major character death" if they don't actually die in the course of the story? I can see arguments on both sides; on the one hand, nobody dies. Everybody alive when the story starts is alive when the story ends. On the other hand, there's no ambivalence here: the character is going to die, and everybody is fully aware of it, so it's not, precisely, a story with no character death in it--the character death is simply in the story's future.

(I know that 'terminal illness' is a canonical AO3 tag, so there's that, if nothing else.)
amalnahurriyeh: XF: Mulder looking intrigued, with the text "Hello, internet porn." (porn)
( Jan. 12th, 2013 11:31 pm)
I have a headache, my neck hurts, and I am totally failing at writing porn right now.

On the upside, my wife is reading me banter from Mystrade fics from the couch. (Why do I hate that portmanteau so much less than Johnlock? I cannot explain this.)

OK. I'm going to find an appropriate playlist on my computer, turn the music up as loudly as I can that will not wake Mr. Cranky Pants Who Waltzed Into Our Room At Seven-Thirty AM To Explain Why He Wants To Go To Disney World (if he were only a little older it would have involved bullet points, it was an excellent presentation), and some cock is getting sucked, or else.

ETA: Dear Autocorrect, a) fellated is so a word b) changing it to felted is very, very funny, but don't do that.
amalnahurriyeh: Sherlock: Sherlock Holmes, "thinking." (sherlock couch)
( Jan. 4th, 2013 09:56 pm)
Where would one go to buy nice makeup in London? Somewhere like Sephora, with salesclerks to help you pick the colors that suit you and high quality supplies. And, in addition, what's a likely place you might go to find make-up that's less high-end, but more ubiquitous? (In the US, this would likely be a pharmacy, or a large grocery store in the suburbs.)

Look, it's all [livejournal.com profile] amyhit's fault, OK?
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