nianeyna: Morgana from BBC's Merlin (Default)
meme, ganked from [livejournal.com profile] lemniciate!

When you see this, post an excerpt from as many random works-in-progress as you can find lying around. Who knows? Maybe inspiration will burst forth and do something, um, inspiration-y. Or maybe someone could kick my arse into gear because at least one of these has to be finished by the end of the year. :/


In my case I have set a personal goal, this auspicious NaNoWriMo, to finish or at the very least make significant progress on at least one of my wips - since, as you'll soon see, starting new things is really not a problem for me. Finishing them, on the other hand... well, that would be why there's not much fic posted to this journal.

If you guys could like, tell me which of these if any is not a total disaster and would be worth continuing on with, that would be lovely. ♥

Merlin, Mercedes Lackey, Hobbdom, Hornblower, and Supernatural fic excerpts below )

That's not actually all of them (and ohgod, let's not even get into the topic of my original fic wips, because they are many and full of failure), but it's almost all of them and I'm tired and have work in the morning. So, thoughts? tl;dr?
nianeyna: Morgana from BBC's Merlin (Default)
Okay so, basically, writing Foolfic is hard

It is hard for many reasons, but one of the main ones (for me at least) is that the Fool is so pretty.   I'm doodling along, right, fic is being written, and then just as I'm getting to the good bits about thick brown hair and slim elegant hands, my pen sort of slows down and then stops moving altogether (yes, I write my drafts longhand, because I am Old Skool) while I stare off into the distance with a truly stupid smile on my face.

Another reason that it is so hard, of course, is that the Fool is so, you know, elusive, which is what we love about him but it does make him difficult to write.  But the number one most annoying thing about this fic that is currently EATING MY BRAIN is that for some absurd reason I thought it would be a good idea to try to write Fitz first person.  I want to stab my eyes out.  I can't seem to summon up the necessary angst and idiocy, but then I'm also afraid that if I try too hard I'll go off the other end and overdo it, because really, Fitz isn't all that bad, and also I have to allow for a certain number of years of him maturing, and presumably getting more mellow, but how much mellowing is really plausible?  Argh.  Apologies to those of you on my teeny flist who have no idea what I'm talking about, by the way.

Also miarr, if I ever finish this dratted thing would you be willing to beta it?
nianeyna: Morgana from BBC's Merlin (Default)
Title: Apricot Brandy
Author: [personal profile] nianeyna
Characters/Pairings: Fitz/Fool, Fitz/Molly, Dutiful, Kettricken
Genre: futurefic, angst
A/N: So, I dug another one of these out of my notebook for y'all. And, um, I'm not going to say anything else except that when it comes to Hobbdom I seem to be constitutionally incapable of writing anything longer than 500 words. That is all. Have fic.

This fic has been moved! It is now at AO3.
nianeyna: Morgana from BBC's Merlin (Default)
Title: The Dragon and the Serpent
Author: [personal profile] nianeyna
Characters/Pairings: Amber, gen
Genre: character study
Wordcount: 300
A/N: I wrote this partly because I always wondered about Amber's earrings, and partly because I wanted to get inside the Fool's head (don't we all). So without further ado - here.

This fic has been moved! It is now at AO3.

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