September 2nd, 2010

cats - tori glare

Request regarding the new LJ "feature"

I'm sure I don't have to tell any of you this, since you're all sensible people who respect your friends and their privacy, but please be judicious about cross-posting content from this journal on other services: no crossposting of locked posts (I don't lock many, and it is always for a reason) to Twitter, and no crossposting to Facebook ever. I have kept my Facebook presence minimal on purpose, and I would prefer not to see any content from my LJ there at all. (URLs are okay, as long as those of you who know my full name don't connect the two.)

I also promise to never crosspost, from my own journal or anyone else's.

Considering that the main thing that has kept me loyal to LJ while practically all of my RL friends have skipped over to Facebook was the stronger ability to control privacy settings, you can imagine that I'm pretty irritated, here. Not irritated enough to jump ship to Dreamwidth entirely -- yet. But if things continue in this vein, well, that day may still come. We'll see.

If anyone would like DW invites, I have several. Let me know.
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August Update; September Goals

Days written: 26/31
Words written: 16,307 (134,108 for the year)
Words of fic written: 8,821
Stories worked on: 3, plus a one-sentence meme thing
Stories posted: Only the meme thing

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August goals:

1. Write at least 6 days per week (exclusive of my trip to San Diego). Yes. And I only missed two days on the four-day trip.

2. Finish something approaching a draft of the Mega Flare story. Nope. Still a lot of gaps, and no ending. Reaching the total required wordcount is not going to be a problem, however.

3. Complete in-progress Alphabet Meme fic. Draft finished and sent to beta.

4. Non-fic goals: Finish 30 Days of Writing meme and write long-planned co-review with [personal profile] renay. 30 Days of Writing complete and on schedule. Co-review postponed due to circumstances beyond everyone's control.

This is... not bad, I guess, but I wish I had done better. I made a bit of progress on the crossover. Didn't touch "Aftermath" at all.

So, September:

1. Write at least 6 days per week.

2. Finish draft of Mega Flare story. This is not just a good idea; it's required by the terms of the challenge. So you had better believe I'm going to prioritize it.

Between needing to finish my own story and the time commitment of Mega Flare modding, I'm tempted to leave it at that. But since the idea of having only two goals seems mighty wimpy to me, I'll throw in one more...

3. Write and post at least one substantial journal post per week. One of the best things, for me, about doing the 30 Days of Writing project was writing so many posts that made me sit and think. There are several topics I've been meaning to write about, and they can also make a good break from writing fic. It'll make a good warm-up for NaBloWriMo, too. Hard to believe that's only two months away...

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