[Check-In]

Apr. 22nd, 2017 06:05 pm
kalloway: (Starfoxy)
[personal profile] kalloway
This is a check-in post! You do not have to check in if you don't want to and there are no requirements for what you need to check in with. This is your space, so have at!


Feel free to talk about success, frustration, current projects, nagging projects, exciting projects, and everything else going on.


If you have a deadline, you can do it! If you need a deadline, they're available.
melissatreglia: (cursor it mocks me)
[personal profile] melissatreglia
I thought I'd resurrect an old discussion here. Two years ago, [personal profile] kalloway made a post discussing the differences between a premise bunny and a plot bunny.

Long story short: A premise bunny is a basic idea that lacks the plotty goodness of a proper plot bunny. It's the germination of an idea that resembles a plot bunny, but without having the faintest clue where it's supposed to end up.

I do have quite a few premise bunnies myself. But I'd rather hear about you guys. What's a pet premise bunny for you, and how are you working (or not working) on growing it into a proper plot bunny?
sashataakheru: (Default)
[personal profile] sashataakheru
Hello, it is time for another weekly check-in! How's everyone doing this week?

This is a bit late, because my life has been taken over by Tiny Niece and birthdays and Easter, and this week has been way too busy. But if I have achieved anything in the last week, it is finally finishing the Pasithea's City draft, so now it runs from beginning to end. :D Now I just need to finish the other two novels. I may not get all three done this year, but Camp NaNo will help me get a chunk of work done I wouldn't otherwise do, so that's better than nothing.

Mostly, I have been doing world-building and working out timelines, which I needed to do in order to keep on writing. With three novels all converging into the same timeline, I really did need to sit down and figure out how they all fit together, and what I need to work on next, so at least I'll have somewhere to go now that that's out of the way. I do not recommend trying to reconcile three different calendars based on three different methods (Gregorian, stellar, lunar), it is an exercise in yelling at ancient Greeks for not using a more consistent calendar system.

I have a few other things I still want to work on, little chaptered bits and pieces I still need to finish, but nothing is set in stone for this weekend. Tiny Niece is coming over on Sunday, so there will be one more weekend of busy-ness before my life is back to normal. I still have managed about 8.6k for Camp NaNo so far, which I'm pretty happy with, all things considered.

Share your trials and triumphs with us below., and how you've been going this month. Feel free to share the 4th last sentence you wrote last week, if you like.
misslucyjane: (touching foreheads - mmfr)
[personal profile] misslucyjane
Check-in time! This is your place to vent, brag, ask for help, ask for a deadline, ask for prompts, whatever you need. We're all in this together.

Totally optional participation challenge: From your current WIP, post your weirdest/best/favorite line of description ("The ships hung in the sky the exact way that bricks don't.")

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Mar. 29th, 2017 04:21 pm
kalloway: (FE:F f!Corrin)
[personal profile] kalloway
Since we're at the last post for the month, it's time for list revision. You are free to look over your list and remove anything that you've realized isn't working for you. There is nothing wrong with keeping all your bunnies, of course, but it is also okay to let go.


This is also a weekly check-in! You do not have to check in, of course, but if you would like to comment on the last week, feel free!


If you have a deadline coming up, you can do it! If you need a deadline, feel free to ask!

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Mar. 22nd, 2017 05:47 pm
kalloway: (FE:F Ryoma & Sakura)
[personal profile] kalloway
This is a check-in post! You do not have to check in if you don't want to and there are no requirements for what you need to check in with. This is your space, so have at!


Feel free to talk about success, frustration, current projects, nagging projects, exciting projects, and everything else going on.


If you have a deadline, you can do it! If you need a deadline, they're available.

[Check-In]

Mar. 12th, 2017 04:44 am
kalloway: (Default)
[personal profile] kalloway
(sorry this is a bit late --)


This is a check-in post! You do not have to check in if you don't want to and there are no requirements for what you need to check in with. This is your space, so have at!


Feel free to talk about success, frustration, current projects, nagging projects, exciting projects, and everything else going on.


If you have a deadline, you can do it! If you need a deadline, they're available.
misslucyjane: (long way down (steve & bucky))
[personal profile] misslucyjane
Hello, kids! It's weekly check-in time.

You can report in on progress, ask for advice, a prompt, or a deadline; or just vent about how your current project is going. Or whatever you need to do.

Totally optional participation topic: go to your current WIP. Find the thirty-third sentence. Post it! (If you're writing a flashfic piece, post the third sentence!)
kalloway: (Plotbunny Warning)
[personal profile] kalloway
Just a reminder - this is your community, too. Feel free to use it to ask for advice, vent, commiserate, celebrate, etc.


So. We've been here all month. \o/ We have made our shiny lists and looked at our shiny lists and a few of us have possibly even despaired a bit over our shiny lists before remembering they are shiny lists of awesome things we're gonna write/draw/create/etc.


Let's talk about how things end up on those lists this week.

What makes you add a plotbunny/project/idea to your list and keep it there? Do you write mostly for bingos/exchanges/challenges? Do you take requests? What inspires you? Do you maaaaaybe keep a few more ideas than you should or realize they need a little (or a lot) more work to become a proper story?


And since we're at the last post for the month, it's time for list revision. You are free to look over your list and remove anything that you've realized isn't working for you. There is nothing wrong with keeping all your bunnies, of course, but it is also okay to let go.


This is also a weekly check-in! You do not have to check in, of course, but if you would like to comment on the last week, feel free!


If you have a deadline coming up, you can do it! If you need a deadline, feel free to ask!

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Feb. 15th, 2017 04:33 pm
kalloway: (MH Draculaura Cheer)
[personal profile] kalloway
Just a check in this week. ^_^ (Relax, if you need to.)


This is a check-in post! You do not have to check in if you don't want to and there are no requirements for what you need to check in with. This is your space, so have at!


Feel free to talk about success, frustration, current projects, nagging projects, exciting projects, and everything else going on.


If you have a deadline, you can do it! If you need a deadline, they're available.
kalloway: (MH Draculaura Cheer)
[personal profile] kalloway
So, that list you made last week? Go ahead and grab it/load it/bring it up in another window.

If it's making you want to run screaming in terror to live in an abandoned missile silo with nary a typewriter in sight, I completely understand. If it's actually not that bad, well-organized and manageable, well, that's fine too. I am, as always, a little envious of anyone falling into the latter category.

However... don't run screaming. Because it's not a scary list of things you have to do.

It's an amazing list of awesome stories you are going to write/videos you are going to make/crafts you are going to craft/etc.

Seriously, look at all the cool stuff you have planned!

If you have a list so astounding and cool that you have no idea where to start (or perhaps you want to work on all the things), take a couple of minutes and look it over.

Some of you have mentioned exchanges/fests/things-with-deadlines. While there may be something far more sparkly attempting to get your attention, stick with your deadline-shiny! I know it's hard, but I also know you can do it!

If you don't have any deadlines and have time to work on something, work on the first thing that jumps out at you. While you work on it, the rest of the list doesn't exist. You're not neglecting all those other things; they are perfectly content to wait.


This is also a weekly check-in! You do not have to check in, of course, but if you would like to comment on the last week, feel free! If you want to introduce yourself and weren't sure you wanted to do it in an individual post, feel free to use the comments. If you have any other questions or, well, anything, feel free to use the comments as well. ^_^


If you have a deadline coming up, you can do it! If you need a deadline, feel free to ask!
kalloway: (Plotbunny Warning)
[personal profile] kalloway
Make a list.

Of every fic/art/icon/whatever-bunny you have that you would like to write/create sometime in the foreseeable future. This includes bingo cards, big bangs, comment fics, exchanges, random plotbunnies, sequels, etc. This can also include other projects; I know people have added in things like knitting, semester projects, etc.

Detail it if you want to. You can be as vague as you like. No one ever has to see your list but you and if you know what 'Cabbage No. 2' means, that's good enough.

Do it either in your own journal or in a paper notebook or in the comments or whatever. In the past, I've used one of those fancy blank notebooks I bought with high hopes and then found too intimidating to write in. They're really good at holding lists. Quite a few people also use spreadsheets and GoogleDocs.

You can organize however you'd like - ficlets together, epics together, or by fandom, or by what they're for or when they're due... Or don't organize at all. But one list, in one place.

If a single listing for Super Mega-Epic Fic feels a little intimidating, it's fine to break complicated stuff down by chapter or even by section. Super Mega-Epic Fic, Chapter 3 is easier for me to think about, even if it means immediately adding Super Mega-Epic Fic, Chapter 4...

Take your time. Look through old notebooks, textfiles, e-mail, journal entries, and that dusty back-corner of your brain... Round up everything.

And hang onto that list. You'll need it.

[For everyone rolling along from last year, this is also a check-in post if you want it to be!]
kalloway: (GaGa Just Dance)
[personal profile] kalloway
Hi! Welcome to [community profile] onedeadplotbunny 2017! There's a sort of basic FAQ on the profile page, but if you have more specific questions, feel free to ask them here.

If you're joining at a time that's not the first week of February, that's okay! You can join at any time, post at any time, etc. Go through the archives at your own pace and don't feel stressed. There is no 'catching up' to do.

This is a motivation/support community first and foremost. I don't want anyone to ever feel bad about their backlog/signups/whatnot. I don't want anyone to feel that they have to clear out their backlog instantly, or anything like that. I don't want anyone feeling stressed, even though there might be a few tasks in the beginning that can be stressful (or fun, depending on mindset - I like the fun).

But you can do it! You really can.

Feel free to make an introduction post. Feel free not to. Feel free to ask for help unsticking a plot. Feel free to post resources. Feel free to post success! Feel free to commiserate (because sometimes you just need to wonder out loud why you sighed up for the XYZ Bingo again even though you've never written for a single square)... This is everyone's space.

Weekly check-ins, once we get on schedule for the year, will be ~Wednesdays. For the first week or so of the community, things will be very busy. Besides this post and our first activity, a lot of people choose to introduce themselves. You don't have to make an intro post, of course, just like you don't have to participate in activities, discussion, or check-ins. Or you can introduce yourself in June, if you'd like. It is all good.
kalloway: (Plotbunny Warning)
[personal profile] kalloway
Just a reminder - this is your community, too. Feel free to use it to ask for advice, vent, commiserate, celebrate, etc.


Awesome! We did it! One Dead Plotbunny 2016 is over~ Feel free to check-in with your weekly stuff or everything from the year, if you'd like!


2017 will be kicking off in a few days and I'll be doing some advertising between then and now. You're welcome to do some advertising on your own - we have banners over in this post and also, after flailing around and not being able to find the old one, it finally turned up and I reuploaded it on my own space so I can keep track of it. ^^;;
kalloway: (ToX Ivar)
[personal profile] kalloway
I think we can have a proper annual wrap-up post some time over the weekend... and start getting ready for 2017! \o/

However, I don't seem to have a copy of the old banner I used for advertising the community and it doesn't seem to be online anymore either (I peeked back thru some community promo comms just in case). Would anyone be willing to make a medium?-sized banner for the community? About 500x300 pixels should be fine. Bunny-theme encouraged but not required.

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Jan. 19th, 2017 04:43 pm
kalloway: (GaGa Just Dance)
[personal profile] kalloway
And here we are, winding down for the year! I believe we're in good shape for OneDeadPlotBunny 2017-- details in a future post. (And a most-massive thank you to 2016's moderators for everything this year. \o/)

This is a check-in post! You do not have to check in if you don't want to and there are no requirements for what you need to check in with. This is your space, so have at!

Feel free to talk about success, frustration, current projects, nagging projects, exciting projects, and everything else going on.
melissatreglia: (big wolf on campus - omg!)
[personal profile] melissatreglia
I finished writing my novel! Eeee!

The reason I'm so excited is because it was a whopping TEN YEARS in the making, with editing and re-writes galore.

Now, I can focus on my fun fanfic stuff, on shopping the novel around, and on plotting for the next book. :)
misslucyjane: (it's okay (dean w))
[personal profile] misslucyjane
Welcome to your weekly check-in, for whatever writing topic you desire. You can discuss your goals, report your weekly total, ask for a deadline, or just gab about your current project.

Totally optional: Without any context or explanation, post a sentence from your current work that uses the word "sea."
kalloway: (FMA Roy)
[personal profile] kalloway
Since we're staring down the last two weeks of the year, I'd like to give my annual reminder to relax, do what you can when you can, and don't stress out. The holidays get hectic and everything you have going on will still be there once the season has calmed down.

You may, of course, check in at any point.
misslucyjane: poetry by hafiz (Default)
[personal profile] misslucyjane
This is your weekly check-in, totally optional and for whatever writing topic you desire. For instance, you can ask for deadlines, prompts, or plotting help; or you can vent or celebrate how your latest project is going.

Optional topic: Did you make any specific goals for the year? How did you do?

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