Hell's Half Acre (hells_half_acre) wrote,
Hell's Half Acre

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Why aren't there more hours in the day?

Man, I wanted to do a double update of Damned Demented Demons this week, but I can't seem to find the time to write.

I need to keep my job, so I guess it's a good thing my connection is better here, but I miss the days back in Ontario when it took five minutes for my work applications to do ANYTHING and while I waited I could write. Sure, I was getting into trouble for having low productivity, but I was able to update my SPN/HP fic twice a week! It was sweet. Chapters 4-25 were basically written in 5 minutes-of-writing incriments. Now I actually have to set aside time to write, and that's been a little harder than I anticipated. I'm still able to get one update in a week so far, but I really wish I could get two.

I was recced over at spngenlove today for my SPN/HP story! I think it was claudiapriscus that recced me...THANKS! Your comments were very kind! They also gave me an amusing summary for my story! Haha, I don't know who was behind that, but I love it! It's one thing I realized the other day that I don't have - an overarching summary. I figure that once I'm done the story (which should be another five chapters or so - the end is in sight, though I still haven't written it), I'll write up a Master Post for it and then figure out a good over-all summary.

Anyway, I've already got a few new readers out of the rec, I think! I'm excited. I love hearing from you guys. I've noticed that if I post on a Sunday, I don't get as many comments as if I post on a weekday...very odd. You'd think people would have more time on a Sunday. I know I do. It's about the only day I have to write. Usually what happens is I post a chapter and then write another chapter by the end of Sunday night, then sit on it for a week thinking that maybe if I write another chapter by Wednesday, I can do a double update week - but sadly I haven't been able to pull that off. I'm always at least two chapters ahead in writing from whatever I post. This is so that I can hopefully catch plot-holes before I post the chapter - it's an interesting process with these later chapters, because when I started the story, I figured it would end after the Ministry, so the stuff I'm writing now is all stuff that I started thinking about AFTER Chapter 14 or so.

I'm a little bummed that I don't have the time to write - mind you, yesterday when my internet went out and I couldn't do my job, I COULD have written, but instead I decided to do more of my S4 Rewatch. That's largely because the TV/DVD player is in my sister's room, and the only time she's not in there watching TV herself is when she's at class - during the day, while I'm working...so, yeah.

But, yeah...my goal is to wrap up Damned Demented Demons sometime next month. Then take a few months off writing crazy epic stories...and then sometime between January and March 2010, start writing a sequel - which will hopefully be shorter, because damn, but I've been writing this thing since March! 

Hopefully though, in between my epic and it's sequel, I can find time to write some more one-shots. I've been sitting on an idea for a Teen!chester fic for a while now, but I don't have any time to devote to it...and unlike my other one-shots, it's going to take a bit more planning.

But seriously, how do people find time to do stuff? It seems like I finally have a few minutes to myself to get stuff done, and then I realize that it's after midnight and I'm exhausted.

Speaking of which...

Tags: in the works, life

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