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The Novel Project: Sign-Up Post

Today is my birthday, so I figured it was a good date to announce my original fic project...which is aptly named: 

The Novel Project

I've been trying to write a novel for a while now. I constantly, however, find myself unmotivated and procrastinating. I couldn't quite understand it, because between 2009 and 2010, I had absolutely no problem writing the two novel-length fanfics that make up the majority of the The Demented'verse.

So, I asked myself: What made the demented'verse so easy to write?

1)Deadlines - when writing Vile Violent Vacations, I posted 4,000 words every single Wednesday - which meant that I had to WRITE 4,000 words every single week. And there were people WAITING for an update, so I HAD to deliver.

2)Instant Feedback - When I was writing "To Being Half a Person" I was unsure of it the whole time. I really didn't know if I had just written something good, or something that was utter crap - I posted it, and people confirmed it was the former, and I was relieved. I was also thankful for the chance to have feedback at all, because even if they had hated it, I would have known then what worked and what didn't and it would have helped improve future writing.

Therefore, I decided that the best way to write my novel would be in a similar style. Except, I don't want to post it to the internet...so...

How The Novel Project Works:

Sign-up for the Novel Project with your email address, and every two weeks, starting Nov. 9, I will send you a chapter of my novel. You can then reply to the email and tell me what you think!

I'm starting Nov. 9, because I want to give myself time to finish cataloging S6 clothes first. Too many projects! :P

Why Your Comments Are Important:

The Novel will not be as polished as the Demented'verse - there are aspects of it that I'm still unsure about. I came up with the general plot and idea in high school - which makes some components of it a little...overly dramatic and far-fetched. Also, the over-all theme of the novel has changed as I've changed over the years, so it might be a little unfocused in parts. Your feedback will help me work through these issues, hopefully.

How You Sign-Up:

Either leave your email address in comments below, or PM me with it if you don't want anyone to know what it is. (All chapters will be sent Bcc, so no one will be able to see anyone else's email addresses).

You can use anonymous email addresses or your real ones - it doesn't matter to me. In the interest of making my life easier, I'm going to be using my real email address - so everyone who signs up has the added bonus of learning my last name. :P

What Is The Novel About?

Good question. It's about family being a choice. It's about love. It's about a guy falling out of an airplane. It's about a forest that may or may not play mind games. Or perhaps it's about something else entirely - but a guy still falls out of an airplane (at least in this version).

It's also got gay boys and brothers (no incest though), so it may just appeal to you Supernatural fans - though, fair warning: I do have female characters too.


Questions? Please leave them in the comments!
 

Comments

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cordelia_gray
Oct. 5th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
hells_half_acre
Oct. 5th, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
lelaro
Oct. 6th, 2011 01:54 am (UTC)
yay! i'm really looking forward to this, that forest of yours sounds pretty spooky!

my email's roblesleila@ymail.com btw

:)
lelaro
Oct. 6th, 2011 01:54 am (UTC)
Also, Happy Birthday!
hells_half_acre
Oct. 6th, 2011 07:28 am (UTC)
Thanks! I had a very lovely birthday. :)
hells_half_acre
Oct. 6th, 2011 07:19 am (UTC)
Yay! You've been added to the list. :)
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hells_half_acre
Oct. 6th, 2011 07:16 am (UTC)
Yay! Feel free to send me feedback on the chapters too - if something I write is completely stupid or accidentally offensive or something.

I'll probably be sending you more questions as I write, or perhaps just writing what would be most convenient for the story, and waiting to see if you write me and say "um, that's stupid/unbelievable/impossible."

Thanks for the birthday wishes! I had a nice relaxing one. :)
borgmama1of5
Oct. 6th, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
Count me in, you have my email already! This should be interesting!
hells_half_acre
Oct. 6th, 2011 07:01 am (UTC)
You've been added to the list! :) Hopefully you like it!
farfadine
Oct. 6th, 2011 09:27 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!!
Your ovel project seems really interesting. Here is my email farfadine@hotmail.fr
hells_half_acre
Oct. 6th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
You've been added to the list! Thank you! I hope you like it. :)
fannishliss
Oct. 6th, 2011 09:39 am (UTC)
I'd like to read your novel! Can I be the bad cop reader? :P

It reminds me of the old listserv days when all the fanfic was on email. :)

fannishliss at gmail-- I'll reply from my real name email :)
hells_half_acre
Oct. 6th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
You've been added to the list! And you can be whatever kind of reader you like. ;)

focaccina
Oct. 6th, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC)
Ooh, happy birthday!

And sign me up for your novel too! I can't wait ;)
(becky.k0331 at gmail)
hells_half_acre
Oct. 6th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

You have been signed up! I'll do a test email a couple of days before the first chapter comes out just to make sure everyone's email is working. :)
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hells_half_acre
Oct. 6th, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
Got it! Thanks :) You've been added to the list.
akadougal
Oct. 6th, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC)
ME! akadougal@gmail.com
hells_half_acre
Oct. 6th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I'll send an email out a couple days ahead of the first chapter, just to test out everyone's email address and make sure it's all going to work. :)
elsewhere_kels
Oct. 7th, 2011 08:08 am (UTC)
Happy belated birthday! <333 Hope it was a very nice one

I'd love, love, love to be a part of this, I'll PM you my email address! <3
ikira
Oct. 7th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday! I hope you got lots of cake!

If you don't mind a random stranger reading your novel, and if you still need more readers, I'd be interested in helping! Just let me know and I'll PM my email
hells_half_acre
Oct. 7th, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
I got lots of pie, which is even better! ;)

I don't mind a random stranger reading my novel at all! The more the merrier. :) So, go ahead and PM me your email and I'll add it to the list.
franztastisch
Oct. 7th, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
You have my email. I signed up ages ago in fact (I think) so this is to tell you HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :D
jennytork
Nov. 2nd, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday!

jennytork@gmail.com
hells_half_acre
Nov. 2nd, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
You've been added! Check your inbox :)
missyjack
Nov. 2nd, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
Hey - sign me up!
hells_half_acre
Nov. 2nd, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Done! I've forwarded you the email from earlier too. :)
sher1663
Nov. 4th, 2011 04:07 am (UTC)
Novel project
I would like to be a part of the Novel Project but do not want to put my e-mail address out here, not sure how to message privately. Please send me your e-mail address if that is acceptable or possible. I enjoy your fics and journal entries. Thanks :)
hells_half_acre
Nov. 4th, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Novel project
Check your LJ inbox. I've sent you a private message that you can just reply to.
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