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2021 August Fic-A-Day Round-Up


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The 2021 August Fic-A-Day is over and I succeed! I wrote three stories this year, for a total of 36,977 words.

01. One Foot In Front of the Other
Fandoms: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV), Stargate Atlantis  
Info: General Audiences, Gen (Minor Buffy/Ronon UST).
Timeline: Post-s07e22 Chosen, s03e12 Echoes, s03e17 Sunday, s03e19 Vengeance
Summary: Buffy is sent to Atlantis upon request to train everyone in self-defense due to the real danger of the City being invaded. The training goes well, but not everyone understands that 'classified' applies to them, too.
Words: 19,112
Chapters: 15/15
Links: AO3 | FF.net | SWA | TtH

02. Burning Bright
Fandoms: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV), The Walking Dead (TV)  
Info: Teen, Gen
Timeline: Post-s07e22 Chosen, s02e13 Beside the Dying Fire, s03e01 Seed, s03e06 Hounded
Summary: Buffy and Sophia watch the Greene Farm burn.
Words: 7,279
Chapters: 7/7
Links: AO3 | FF.net | SWA | TtH

03. A Symphony of Echoes
Fandoms: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV), Stargate SG-1, Stargate SG-1: Continuum  
Info: Teen, Gen with minor past Mitchell/Sheppard.
Timeline: AU Post-s07e22 Chosen, Stargate: Continuum; Time Travel, Alternate Timelines
Summary: In which Cameron Mitchell is in the wrong timeline and Buffy is just trying to help.
Words: 10,586
Chapters: 9/9
Links: AO3 | FF.net | SWA | TtH
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Get Your Words Out - August!

August definitely made a huge difference for my word count and I ended up writing 36,975 words! It puts my YTD at 47,849. I really, really love the August Fic-A-Day, and not just because it always boosts my word count but because it produces a lot of interesting Buffyverse crossovers.

I should've written at least 100,000 words by September first, or in other words be 2/3's through my Pledge, instead I'm just under 1/3'd  through it. That means I'm 52,151 words behind. There's still a chance I might make it, but it would require me to write an average of about 25,540 words for the next four months. Given how little I've written each month so far this year, that's probably hopeful thinking on my part.

As always, practice social distancing and wash your hands properly and often. We will get through this.

Progress Statistic:
January: 3,100
February: 531
March: 1,158
April: 1,009
May: 3,369
June: 189
July: 1,518
August: 36,975
YtD: 47,849
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Get Your Words Out - July!

July was a better writing month than June and I ended up writing 1,518 words. Which is a lot less than I should've written, but slightly better than last month. It puts my total as of August first at 10,874 words.

My total word count at this point in time should've been 87,500 which means I'm 76,626 behind.

As always, practice social distancing and wash your hands properly and often. We will get through this.

Progress Statistic:
January: 3,100
February: 531
March: 1,158
April: 1,009
May: 3,369
June: 189
July: 1,518
YtD: 10,874
Stargate Atlantis

Get Your Words Out - June!

I've reached a new all-time low. It isn't zero words, but it's close. 189 words. Yes, you read that right. (If anyone is actually reading this.) *sigh*

As of July 1st I should've written 72,000 words, which means I'm 62,644 words behind.

August is coming up, which means that the 2021 August Fic-A-Day is coming soon. With any luck I'll be able to write a story each day between 300 and 3000 words. If I manage my word count will go up by 9,000 to 90,000 words. The last few years it's been between 30,000 and 40,000 words so that should help a lot.

As always, practice social distancing and wash your hands properly and often. We will get through this.

Progress Statistic:
January: 3,100
February: 531
March: 1,158
April: 1,009
May: 3,369
June: 189
YtD: 9,356
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Get Your Words Out - May!

Well, there was some slight progress in May, so I clocked in at 3,367 words! It's the most words I've written in a month this year, but the sad truth is that my overall word count so far is only 9,167, which is less than the 12,500 I should've written each month. *sigh* 

As of June 1st I should've written at least 62,500 words which means I'm 53,333 words behind schedule.

As always, practice social distancing and wash your hands properly and often. We will get through this.

Progress Statistic:
January: 3,100
February: 531
March: 1,158
April: 1,009
May: 3,369
YtD: 9,167
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Promo: A Ficathon Goes Into a Bar 2021!

A Ficathon Goes Into A Bar is open for signups!

Schedule: 
Signups: May 2 to 11:59PM PDT, May 16 (When is that for me?)
Prompts Distributed: By May 19
Posting Opens: Once signups are distributed
Last Day to Post/Notify a Mod: June 20
Masterlist Posted: Mid July


How does this work? The rest of the rules can be found here.

1. Pick a character, any character.
2. Pick one to four fandoms that you feel comfortable writing in. They cannot be the fandom that your character is from, or a fandom related to it. They can be related to one another if you choose, however.

The signup post is here!

Stargate Atlantis

Get Your Words Out - April!

I ended up writing 1,009 words in April. Which is over a thousand words, but hardly anywhere near what I should've written. If this continues then I'll be lucky if I manage 100K this year, much less 150K. *sigh*

That said, I should've written 50,000 words as of May first, but I'm only at 5,798 words. Which means I'm 44,202 words behind schedule.

I've written between 15,000 and 23,000 words in some months before so it's possible for me to catch up, but I'm not sure if I'm up for it. This writer's block is kicking my backside something fierce! :(

As always, practice social distancing and wash your hands properly and often. We will get through this.

Progress Statistic:
January: 3,100
February: 531
March: 1,158
April: 1,009
YtD: 5,798
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Get Your Words Out - March

March was a slight improvement, at least compared to February. As in I wrote about twice as much, not that it was anywhere near what I should've written, but baby steps. Right?

That said, I should've written 37,500 words as of April first, but I'm only at 4,789 words. Which means I'm 32,711 words behind schedule. If I'm going to get back on track, then I need to write 1,091 words every day in April, and that's just to break even with the three first months of 2021. *sigh*

As always, practice social distancing and wash your hands properly and often. We will get through this.

Progress Statistic:
January: 3,100
February: 531
March: 1,158
YtD: 4,789
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Get Your Words Out - February!

I thought January was my all-time low, turns out it was February. I only wrote 531 words. *sigh* Where did my inspiration and muse go? They're both clearly in hiding. :(

As of March first I should have written 25,000 words, but I'm only up to 3,631. ...which means I'm 21,369 words behind schedule.

As always, practice social distancing and wash your hands properly and often. Also, keep the required distance from other people.
We will get through this.


Progress Statistic:
January: 3,100
February: 531
YtD: 3,631
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Get Your Words Out - January!

January was not a good month as far as writing goes. I wrote all of 3,100 words, which is an all-time low since I began writing for GYWO. I've written less in a month, but still. It wasn't how I was expecting to start 2021.

According to what I should've written so far (12,500 words), I'm 9,400 words behind. It's going to be difficult to catch up. :(

My writer's block post-AFAD seems to be going strong, but hopefully my muse will be back soon.

As always, practice social distancing and wash your hands properly and often.

Progress Statistic:
January: 3,100
YtD: 3,100