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.

[Check-In]

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?

[Check-In]

Nov. 28th, 2016 08:20 pm
kalloway: (TF Blitzwing)
[personal profile] kalloway
I didn't realize I'd missed last week-- whoops! Since there's an extra Wednesday this month, let's have the Check-In post a smidge early and use it for general November-End/December-Start things.

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.

I think by now my thoughts on the holidays are pretty clear-- do what you can do when you can, but the holiday season gets hectic and it's okay. Good luck with everything. ^_^
melissatreglia: (anne mccaffrey - talent in the family)
[personal profile] melissatreglia
I don't know how many of you know about doing "morning pages" but, for those who don't know, I'll explain.

Basically, you write 3 pages first thing in the morning of anything that pops in your head, to clear your mental blockages so you can get on with your day without carrying unnecessary mental "baggage". It also helps you develop the habit of shutting down your inner editor while writing, and to write something everyday, regardless of the quality. And doing in the morning means you're approaching it with a fresh brain too. :)

Even if the only thing you can write for your morning pages is "I don't know what to say; this is stupid and I feel stupid for doing this," just keep going based on that. You can go on whatever little tangents you want to because no one will see it.

You can also choose to do it by hand or on computer. For those of you who dread the ache in your hand that may occur and are bewildered at the thought of yet ANOTHER word doc in your comp, there's a website called 750words, where you can write and save those morning pages. Signup's quick, the site's free for the first month ($5 monthly donation after that), it's totally private, and it's even got an automatic word counter for ya. And yeah, I'm using it myself.

I've found that doing the morning pages is a huge boost to my writerly self, so I thought I'd share the idea for anybody who's struggling with writer's block and their inner perfectionist too.

And, yeah, I just finished my morning pages. Turns out my stream of consciousness has a major potty-mouth. LOL!

However you do your morning pages is up to you, but it DEFINITELY will help with your productivity.

[Check-In]

Nov. 18th, 2016 08:43 am
kalloway: (Default)
[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.

I know the world is a little weird right now and holiday-hectic might be setting in. Do what you can when you can and don't worry too much.
sashataakheru: (Default)
[personal profile] sashataakheru
 Hello, fellow writers! This is your weekly check-in, so feel free to let us know how you've gone this week, and/or vent about the US election, either will do. (This Australian hopes you are all okay.)

I've been busy with family and NaNoWriMo for the past couple of weeks, so my bunnies have been somewhat neglected of late. But I am up to 17.2k words for NaNo, and for some reason, my novel has become a Titans vs Olympians redux death match I wonder where I am getting this inspiration from. :/ :/ :/ So that's ... an unexpected turn of events. But I'll run with it. Sure! let's see where this takes me.

At least I'm ahead of where I'm meant to be, and it's better than being stuck, so. I am very much pantsing this novel, so it is going in weird directions, but it's okay! I have three characters now! I started with one! And now an epic mythical war that the gods might lose, but hey, it's getting the words down so I don't much care right now. I have other things I'd like to work on but they're not high on the priority list while NaNo's going on. But once December hits, the plan is for another chapter of a rewrite project, and to finish off the other novels I didn't pick for NaNo. One is very close to being a finished first draft if I could only get them bloody moving, so. I'd like that done by the end of the year so I can then spend next year editing it wooooo. 

Is everyone else having a productive time? Are your projects coming together? If you're also doing NaNoWriMo, what projects are you working on, and how well is it going for you? 

Optional writing prompt: We've all got WIPs that have been sitting around for ages. If you've managed to finish one, and you're particularly proud of it for whatever reason, tell us about it! Let's share our successes, and the good things we've achieved, and what it took to get them done. Feel free to share excerpts if you like. 

Check-in

Nov. 2nd, 2016 10:24 pm
misslucyjane: (let's count the reasons why i'm awesome)
[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.

(Please forgive my lateness. I had minor surgery earlier today and this slipped my mind until my reminder app did its thing.)

Optional topic: without context or explanation, post a sentence from your current project using the word "rain."

[Check-In]

Oct. 26th, 2016 07:35 pm
kalloway: (Default)
[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.

(I know it's a little soon after the last one, but we should be back on schedule now!)

[Check-In]

Oct. 22nd, 2016 12:39 am
kalloway: (GaGa Just Dance)
[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.

[Check-In]

Oct. 14th, 2016 11:17 pm
kalloway: (Default)
[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.

Check-in

Oct. 5th, 2016 08:16 pm
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[personal profile] misslucyjane
It's your weekly check-in time! If you want to report on your progress or bemoan your lack thereof, this is a place to do it.

And if you need a deadline or prompts, feel free to ask.

Totally optional: Without explanation or context, post a sentence from your most recent work containing the word "sight."

[Check-In]

Sep. 28th, 2016 07:29 am
kalloway: (GW Pair)
[personal profile] kalloway
I hope everyone is doing well!

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!

I have a take-home test that I can thankfully finish in class today because I didn't have time to work on it...

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