April 21st, 2012

OfficeDean

Herding Cats! (AKA: My WIPs)

It's time for a WIP Round-up post! Posts like these are mainly for my benefit, but posting them publicly keeps me accountable:

WIP Projects that Need Me To Actually Work On Them:

1)Knowledge Timeline
-I'm still not even done the first season of this. For a while, I could blame it on SuperWiki being down, but now that excuse is gone. (I wasn't doing a rewatch for this project, but rather a transcript read-through.)

2)Demented'verse Timestamp
-I wrote another timestamp back in November, but then decided that it sucked...then I decided that it wasn't that bad...then I decided that maybe I should wait until the season is over...then I decided it sucked again. So, who knows.

3)If Clothes Could Talk
-I started getting the brand information of the clothes from one fan, with an offer from another fan to help as well...but damn if I can't seem to find the time to actually send them queries and then update my records. Also, I was starting to do the clothing by episode, but I haven't worked on that since I stopped being unemployed. I need to be two people.

4)The Novel Project
-Is ticking along nicely. I'm still only getting a chapter done every 2 weeks, but at least I'm getting that much done. I don't know how many people are still reading. I haven't heard from some in a while. In any case, the thing needs massive rewrites (in my opinion) in the second draft - which I'll probably just do personally...and then maybe I'll see if my editor-sister is interested in reading it. *shrug*. It looks like self-publishing is the way to go these days anyway, which is good news for me, because business people annoy me. :P

5)Crochet Projects
-I'm making myself another project, and then I'm thinking of maybe trying to sell some Supernatural pillows. I may do it informally from this journal (rather than through etsy or whatever). We'll see. I might just put up a survey post to see how many people might be interested. I'd have to charge quite a bit for them (IMO) to cover material and shipping costs...so it wouldn't necessarily be that profitable a thing to do.

6)Merlin
-Merlin is growing and growing on me...and maybe it's partly to do with the fact that every two years I need to find a new fandom to loot for stories. I've also started re-editing the show so that I can eventually do a rewatch without having to watch filler, or have redundant scenes. I've been listening to Merlin DVD commentary too...I also may have a small crush on Bradley James, which doesn't make any sense whatsoever. (Also, both he and Draco Malfoy are from Devon...the difference is that Draco Malfoy is fictional). Anyway, at least I can re-edit Merlin WHILE I crochet, so that's good multitasking. 

7) Sherlock Rewatch
-I want to do a proper Sherlock Rewatch - like I do with Supernatural. I'm not sure when I have the time for that though. Doing a proper rewatch of a Supernatural episode takes me a minimum of two hours, usually four. Sherlock is even longer and denser. Also, my sister still has my series 1 DVDs, and series 2 hasn't come out yet (in region 1). Mind you, I do have all the (aired) episodes downloaded, so the DVD thing is just an excuse really.

Okay...I think that's it for now...let me know if you think I missed anything...