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2012: A Review

Well, 2012 is coming to a close. Can’t really say that I’ve missed it, although I haven’t really been one to linger long in the past. I’m one of those annoying optimist types, after all.

I have done several things this year that have made me feel proud of myself. I have found new, gainful employment (January) with a wonderful boss at a fantastic place to work. I have moved into my own place (June)–I love my parents, but um.. yeah. So glad to be out of the ol’ nest. I had the honor of watching and helping my two best friends marry (July), and soon I will help them welcome to the world their first child. (And of course, spoil the thing rotten. Oh yes, your Aunt Eris will be your favorite!)

I have completely fallen in love with superheroes–Marvel in particular. THANK YOU AVENGERS. My life will NEVER be the same.

I finished NaNoWriMo at plus 50,000–a first ever for me. That in itself is a hell of an accomplishment. And in doing this, I have half of a truly excellent novel.

And, last but not least, this year I have done something I’ve never really done before–I have put together my own writing group and contest: FanFicWriMo. To me, it was just this silly idea, but it’s really taken off the ground now. I have booked rooms in my own local area, with local writers pledging to participate. I’ve set up a chat room for it, and I’m currently working on possible prizes for a door raffle at the end of the month.

I have never done anything like this before. And really? I don’t think I’m doing too badly.

*knocks on wood*

Anyway, 2012. It’s been a good year. Here’s to another great twelve months! 2013, I look forward to meeting you.

See you on the other side, my friends!

-Eris

The FanFicWriMo chat room is up!

Alright guys! I’ve got the FanFicWriMo chat room set up! I’m limiting this chat to FanFicWriMo participants ONLY. Please comment on the original blog post for FanFicWriMo your intention to join. Also, to help with security measures, email me at eris.oreilly@gmail.com and I will send you the link and the password to get in.

And I will be setting up a separate FanFicWriMo page, accessible through my blog, so we can keep track of each others’ works and progress throughout the month. If you’re ready to commit, you can email me (again, eris.oreilly@gmail.com) your “username”/pen name and your chosen fandom. (i.e.: Mine would be “Eris O’Reilly / The Avengers (movie-verse)”). I’ll add your info through the page, then throughout the month, I can update the page your word count or any excerpts or links to published fics you’d like for me to add. Sorry that I can’t make it any more user-friendly like NaNoWriMo, but I just don’t have the budget to hire a web developer to code all that for me. This will have to do for now.

But it’ll work! I know it will!

That’s all for now. I know I promised a longer post earlier, but the story behind that is a post all by itself. 😛 I’ve had a crazy week, that’s for sure.

See you all later!

-Eris

The Post of Exclamation Points

Well, NaNoWriMo is over.

Most of you are thankful that December is here, ready for the slow and steady plod through editing and second drafting (and third and fourth and fifth) until it’s time start it all over again in November 2013.

Others are apparently crazy nuts like me.

A moment of digression, if you will. As you can see, I am a fanfic writer. Yes, it’s mostly Supernatural and Okage: Shadow King fiction, but that will soon change. (Oh boy, will that change). And one of the things I thought to myself as I prepared for NaNo this year was “Damn, I’d really like to do a NaNoWriMo for only fanfics. It’d be like month-long convention of awesomeness!” I considered writing a fanfic for the November’s NaNoWriMo, but alas, I had a great idea for an original work that was beating on the inside of my skull to get out first. But I didn’t give up the idea…

Anyway, even though November is only days behind us (and Christmas looming), I feel the need to jump into the writing frenzy once more. I also want to drag as many of you out there with me.

So, a proposal for the fanfic writers out there: I present to you…

FANFICWRIMO!

Starting in January (that’s right, JANUARY 2013), join me in 50,000 words in 30 (*cough-one-cough*) days! Choose your fandom! Write like the wind! Churn out those fanfictions like never before! Length doesn’t matter, only total word count contributed by the end of the month!

Got an epic romance for your OTP just burning to get out? WRITE IT IN JANUARY!

Have a series of drabble length character studies for your favorite television show? WRITE THEM IN JANUARY!

Did you hate the end of a movie and you just KNOW you can do better? WRITE IT IN JANUARY!

Join me, writers! Join me in the epic craziness that is fandom! Join me in FanFicWriMo!

I hope to see you all there!

 

-Eris

 

PS: Details on a public chat room/forums are coming up… as soon as I figure them out. -E