Fic -- "Pearls"

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 09:58
melayneseahawk: (future)
And then I wrote fanfic! This is the first time I've written in two years, and the first thing I've finished in two and a half. Go me!

Title: Pearls
Characters: Jack, Daniel (pre-Jack/Daniel)
Word Count: 1663 words
Rating: G
Author's Notes: fake-cut to [ profile] writers_island; written for fund_jcollins on DW

Let me turn all the tears / That you have cried into pearls / Hand them over to me / I'm gonna keep, keep them for you ~ Ace of Base, "Experience Pearls"

( Pearls | G | 1663 words | complete )

Feedback is better than chocolate.

x-posted to [ profile] jackslashdaniel and [ profile] stargateslash and on DW


Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:15
melayneseahawk: (cursor)
980 words in one sitting. WOOOOOOOOOO

(And since it seemed to be universally most popular, I'm working on alien matchmakers. :D)
melayneseahawk: (hands)
At this point, I have quite literally not written a word of fiction (fannish or original) in years. I want to get back to that creative outlet, so I prevail upon you, my friendslist, to help me decide which of the WsIP I should dive back into. Some of these have snippets available, on request.

(Note: this does not promise anything, naturally, but I find it easier to work on stuff I know people might be interested in reading.)

Massive WIP List )

So, what do you want to read? Tell me tell me tell me.
melayneseahawk: (cursor)
Last one, minus a post of resolutions tomorrow.

2009 Writing Stats )

And for kicks, last year's.

Writing Meme!

Thursday, 6 October 2011 13:17
melayneseahawk: (cursor)
stolen from [ profile] verizonhorizon

I will post the names of all the files in my WIP folder, regardless of how non-descriptive or ridiculous. Choose one (1), and I will post a random line or two.

This is a random combination of original and fannish work, mostly Stargate and Star Trek XI, with a little Harry Potter, and maybe other stuff. The first four are the ones I'm actively working on, the rest I pick at when I'm inspired. There's also a few projects on my to-write list I haven't started yet, so that's a whole 'nother mess.

GYWO BB (defaulted)
help_japan 1 - Dionaea Muscipula
J/D Ficathon
Beautiful Mathematics

a still and silent sea
carefully taught
wibbly-wobbly timey-whimey stuff
tangled and wild
heart of stone (tamlin)
misc drabbles
hp - lily!centric
a little extra weight
"jealous" sequel
st xi ot3

Have at it!

Help Needed

Friday, 20 May 2011 18:27
melayneseahawk: (let's go again)
(Damn LJ Mobile ate this post before. Let's try it again from a real computer.)

I am in desperate need of an alpha reader for a piece of Star Trek Reboot fic I'm working on for [ profile] trekreversebang. I know what my basic plot is going to be, and I've got 2k words on the page, but I need help with transitions and making the emotional undercurrents subtle enough.

You don't need to know anything about canon except a basic grasp of the main characters. It's an AU, with an Andromeda-like android that is part of the Enterprise's systems. The fic will be low-rated Kirk/android!Enterprise, unrequited Spock/Kirk, so I can't just ask the usual suspects at [ profile] kirkspock.

Help? Please? E-mail me or comment if you think you can help. melayneseahawk[at]gmail[dot]com
melayneseahawk: (plot tribbles)
Between Remix, [ profile] help_nz, [ profile] help_japan, and other random ideas, I've still got plenty of writing I should be doing, even though I'm not going to be finishing my [ profile] stargate_summer this year. I just wish I had the brain for it.

That being said, anyone free to let me bounce an idea off of them for Remix? It would be SGA fandom; will share more details in e-mail. If you want to help, drop me a line at melayneseahawk[at]gmail[dot]com.

a writing meme

Thursday, 7 April 2011 14:30
melayneseahawk: (poker muse)
Wild horse-bunnies. When a story just gets pulled right out of you. Do you get them?

Yep. Not often, but sometimes I'll get an idea (or someone will prompt me) and I'll just sit down and then surface hours later with a complete story. It's kind of cool.

Writer's block. Have you been scourged?

Ugh, yeah. It's partially mood related, but not solely. There will definitely be days when I want to write and no words come out, or I have time to write but just don't feel like it. I wish I had better coping mechanisms to work through that, because I'd really love to write just a little bit every day.

Clean up duty. Do you like editing?

I tend to edit as I go, so usually the EDITING period is just having someone else check for typos. On longer works (*cough*Kriegsspiel*cough*), I kind of want to delete the whole thing about halfway through the editing process.

The ending. Is it hard for you to find the ending?

I usually know where I'm writing to when I get started, even if it the middle is foggy. I do tend to rush the ending, especially in longer, plottier fic, but I'm slowly training myself out of that habit.

The title. Where do you get yours? Do you have yours when you start the story?

Ugh, I am so bad at titles. 99% of the time, I'm frantically rushing to find a title so I can post whatever it is, because I refuse to post things with no title at all. I usually go for single thematic or topic words, song lyrics, quotes, that sort of thing.

Plot. If you plot out your stories first, raise your hand.

LOL no. Not at all no. I tend to start with a beginning and write to the end. Or I start with a scene in the middle, write a beginning to it, and then write to the end. And then, occasionally, the fic takes a left turn at Albuquerque and I have no idea where it's going.

POV. How do you choose your POV for a scene? For a story?

Most of my stuff is relatively short, so it tends to be single POV. Stories tend to come to me with the POV and tenses pre-determined; I don't think I've ever gone "no, this isn't right" and redone one or the other. For Kriegsspiel, I based out the POV of each scene based on who the focus of that scene was, or who would make the best observer.

Challenge. Do you like them? Do they inspire you?

I love challenges. Prompt-a-thons, gift-a-thons, RemixRedux, I love it. I'm usually writing at the last minute, because I'm shit about deadlines, but I love the way writing to a prompt or a request can often be an excuse to stretch myself and try something new. Many of my most interesting fic came out of a challenge of some type.

Sex. Do you like writing sex?

Honestly? No. I know I have a rep for being a slut-tastic writer (:P), but I don't actually enjoy writing sex. I write it because it's what the plot needs, or because someone asked for it, or because--yes, I really am this shallow--I know sexy fic often gets the most feedback.

Fic Dump

Wednesday, 2 March 2011 22:22
melayneseahawk: (plot tribbles)
I've been remiss in updating this journal with the fic I've been writing, so here's a pile o' crap. Enjoy!

for [ profile] ksvalentine:
Out of Character | PG | 1033 words | complete
Star Trek Reboot; Kirk/Spock; A romantic Spock confuses Kirk on Valentine's Day.

and a sequel, of sorts:
Valentine's Day, 2236 | G | 383 words | complete
Star Trek Reboot; Sarek/Amanda, implied Kirk/Spock; Spock had to learn his romantic inclinations somewhere.

And these were written for [ profile] oxoniensis's Porn Battle XI
Experiment | NC-17 | 646 words | complete
Stargate SG-1; Jack/Daniel; prompt: voyeurism, restrained, teasing

Not on the Agenda | NC-17 | 1137 words | complete
Stargate SG-1; Daniel/Vala; prompt: impulse, academic conference, would you stop that!

Scientific Analysis | NC-17 | 788 words | complete
Star Trek Reboot; Kirk/Spock; prompt: no touch, contact, feel

Talented Tongue | NC-17 | 347 words | complete
Star Trek Reboot; Uhura/Gaila; prompt: again

Silent | NC-17 | 614 words | complete
Star Trek Enterprise; Trip/T'Pol; prompt: touch, longing

Two For the Price of One | NC-17 | 209 words | complete
White Collar; Elizabeth/Peter/Neal; prompt: some days it's like she has two husbands and other days they don't even notice she's there

Yes, I know, I wrote het (twice!), Daniel with someone other than Jack, and a threesome. The world is coming to an end, I know.

(If you have any idea where I should repost these so that people read them, do let me know.)
melayneseahawk: (poker muse)
lifted from [ profile] sidlj: Each Sunday, post about six sentences from a writing project -- published, submitted, in progress, for your cat -- whatever.

“Mister O’Neill, begin docking procedures.”

“Aye, Captain,” Jack said, hands flying over the console with the ease of practice, notifying the Tertia spaceport that the Wild Goose would be coming in for a landing. He transmitted their registration and manifest without thinking about it, already focused on what he would do when they were planetside. Once the cargo was unloaded, he’d meet up with Daniel, Carter, and T; they’d get a room at one of the taverns that dotted the ship district, and then they’d enjoy the comforts of being dirt-bound for a few days: fresh food, drinkable beer, non-recycled air, different company. Spending weeks at a time in a flying tin can got really old, really fast.
melayneseahawk: (solitaire)
Last one, minus a post of resolutions tomorrow.

2009 Writing Stats )

And for kicks, last year's.
melayneseahawk: (ship)
I don't usually post WsIP, but I wanted to get this one in before the end of the year. Something a little spooky to end the year on. :D

A Still and Silent Sea | G | 1243 words | 1/3?
Stargate SG-1; Jack/Daniel; It is the still and silent sea that drowns a man. - Norse proverb

I have the rest of this basically planned out, but I just have to sort out the details and write it down.
melayneseahawk: (headdesk)
Dude, I have been incredibly remiss in linking completed fic over the last few months. Have a fic dump:

for [ profile] jd_ficathon:
(Don't) Look at the Princess | PG | 1285 words | complete
Stargate SG-1; Jack/Daniel; It began with an alien princess.

for Halloween:
After the Party | NC-17 | 1325 words | complete
Star Trek Reboot; Kirk/Spock; Academy AU; Kirk meets Spock at a Halloween party.

for [ profile] help_chile (pinch hit):
A Little TLC | NC-17 | 4565 words | complete
Star Trek Reboot; Kirk/Spock; This is Jim's least favorite part of being captain.

for [ profile] imaginarybeasts Book #24: Flight:
Medical Marvel | PG // X | 1018 words | complete
original; a story about transformation

for [ profile] ksadvent:
The Gift | G | 1062 words | complete
Star Trek Reboot; Kirk/Spock; Kirk actually makes a special gift for Spock. Because it's personal, according to Vulcan tradition, he sees it as a declaration...and accepts.

Feedback is better than chocolate.
melayneseahawk: (plot tribbles)
I <3 [ profile] muck_a_luck. It's not even her fandom, and she's letting me bounce ideas off her. This is what I came up with, posted here because it just amuses me too much that I outlined the climactic scene of this story in scraps of dialogue and emoticons.

jim gives spock the sweater, starts babbling ("gaila taught me how to knit...i know you wear blue all the time, but it's a good color on you..." etc)
and then spock says "yes"
jim: "yes? to what?"
and the spock kisses him
and jim starts looking for mistletoe
spock: "I do not understand how a small flowering shrub relates to the circumstances at hand"
jim: "but you kissed me"
spock: "you were not [some vulcan phrase that i will totally look up that will mean proposing]"
jim: O.o o.O
spock: [blah blah cultural differences blah]
jim: "um, ok then" *pounce*
and then there was sex


:D You know you love me.
melayneseahawk: (cursor)
So, my [ profile] jd_ficathon fic is either done, or half done, and I need someone to take a look at it and help me decide. Any takers?


mini update

Monday, 14 June 2010 16:30
melayneseahawk: (vent)
Fic is done. Still in need of a beta. Details here. Would greatly appreciate it.

I'm not usually heavy on the social anxiety, but it definitely gets worse when I'm depressed. And, since I've been a wreck for the last three weeks or more, I've been spending most of my time in my room. And then I spent a little too long trying to socialize this weekend, so I'm feeling rather back at square one. It's very, very aggravating. I'd been hoping to work out the work situation this week, but I'm really not feeling like I can go back to work right now. *insert usual complaints about money and parental pressure*

I'm just so tired.

beta needed

Sunday, 13 June 2010 21:03
melayneseahawk: (deadlines)
So, I'm thisclose to finishing my Stargate [ profile] lgbtfest fic, which I need to have ready to post on Wednesday (yay, Amnesty Day). And I need a beta.

details under the cut )

It should be done and ready to be sent out tonight. Comment here if you're interested in helping out.
melayneseahawk: (plot tribbles)
I think this is everything of the fanfic contingent. This doesn't include original fic, which has its own list.

Mel's Extended Fanfic Works in Progress List
working title
Mel-amuses-herself title

this is rather intimidating )

subject quote by Ray Bradbury
melayneseahawk: (hair)
1. Used public transit to get to class today for the first time since the snow. Was easier than I might have expected, though I did fall into a snowbank up to my thighs when I stepped on a spot that was not as solid as I'd thought. Oh, my poor coat. I will treat you to a trip to the dry cleaners once it gets warm.

2. Speaking of spring, it is my intention to cut my hair in April or so. It's currently down to my waist and still growing...and covering the house. Maybe if I start thinking about what to do with it now, I will have decided by April. :P

3. Thing #6283 That Annoys Mel: people who walk excruciatingly slowly down a pathway that you can't pass them on (hip-high snow on either side, yo).

4. My writing prof is an asshole, but at least he seems to realize when he's wrong. He keeps penalizing me for the fact that I'm not actually registered for his class yet (paperwork issues), to the point where it looked for about two hours today that I was going to have to turn in a final draft of my first short story with no outside editing at all. We got to the last 45 minutes of class, and he decided that I was going to be the one workshopped, which was fantastic (except he felt the need to point out that I didn't have copies for the class, which was kind of of obvious, and his fault, anyway, for not responding to his goddamn e-mail). But, I got helpful comments (eventually, see below), so at least I have something to work on.

4a. And then I traumatized the class with my Little Gay Story. The story ends with a kiss between two people who happen to be male, and I finished reading the story aloud, looked up, and silence in the theatre. I had to do a little rationalizing of my existence ("I'm a lesbian. This is the world I live in. This is what I know."), but once people got talking they mostly had helpful things to say. But wow, you'd think they'd never met a gay person before. :(


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