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I am hitting that point where I will be so glad to be done with Agency. (OMG, Toby's up already?) I'm at 53K words, and I'm guessing it will go to somewhere between 60-65. That's half the size I wrote last year, which is kind of nice. But since they still haven't posted the reveal list of authors that they kept saying, I wanted to email my author on my own. I mean, they need time, too, right? Even if art doesn't take that long (I have no idea how long the good stuff takes), it might take time to fit it in. Especially right now. I have no idea if my artist is a student, but if she is, that could play havoc. So yeah, I figured the earlier she gets it, the better, right? So I outlined what's left down to each scene and sent it.

I have 15 scenes to go. Yikes.

Well, not yikes, I guess. That's about a scene a day, right? Maybe a little more, because I need time for the beta. (My mom comes August 31. I'm anticipating I won't write much when she's here.) But with the writing, the betaing, and I really want to try to get the art done for [livejournal.com profile] kappamaki33's second big bang... Yikes. :)

One thing I have noticed- I really like Agency. I'm happy with how it's coming out. I do notice I don't like it quite as much as The Space Between Us. TSBU is without a doubt my favorite long fic I've written. This is one of those things that you know will happen- hell, it happens with short fic all the time. I still think my best short fic is The Touch of Your Grace, and I wrote that a year and a half ago. I think I'm just noticing this one more because of the length of the fics.

Hope everyone else is coming along! I suppose I'd better get back to writing instead of babbling. 15 more scenes.... almost there!

Date: 2010-08-19 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] plaid-slytherin.livejournal.com
I am glad I'm not the only one who's having the "Should I just contact the artist or not?" wibble, especially since the mod hasn't replied to my artist's claim confirming that they have the fic yet. No idea what to do here.

But yes, I know the feeling of having the end in sight. I'm convinced the only reason I was able to finish S&M so early is that my Internet went out, so I had nothing to do but write.

Date: 2010-08-19 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lls-mutant.livejournal.com
Scroll down :) I would contact her right away. Geek's AWESOME, and she's also taken on three stories. Give her as much time as you can!

Date: 2010-08-19 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kappamaki33.livejournal.com
Yeah, I'm not sure what's up with "officially" contacting artists. I already sent my stuff to [livejournal.com profile] nicole_anell, but I already knew her, too, so that makes things a little easier.

Yes, I'm having the same feeling of picking favorites, too, exacerbated by working on two long fics at the same time. I like "Sanctuary" a lot--it's interesting, messy, and pushing me to write things I normally wouldn't. That said, "Picture Perfect" is still my favorite. I haven't done anything exactly like it before, either, but it feels like I was "meant" to write it.

Best of luck on the sprint (or crawl, depending on how it's going) to the finish with Agency!

Date: 2010-08-19 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lls-mutant.livejournal.com
It does help when you know the artist! I can't wait to see what Nicole does for you.

I agree with you about Sanctuary and Picture Perfect. Don't remotely get me wrong- I love Sanctuary, and I've really, really, really been enjoying reading it. But Picture Perfect is... different. You used the word "special" once, and that's really what it is. And it's not even that Picture Perfect is the better story, although it stands alone outside its canon better than Sanctuary does, not that that means anything. It just hits a chord better with me, and I can really tell it does with you, too.

Of course, since we share a brain half the time, I might not be the best judge :)

Oh- and when I send you Sanctuary, I think I figured out something for that scene you're stuck on! It's a suggestion, anyway, and might tie some threads together :)

Date: 2010-08-19 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geekbynight.livejournal.com
I think the longer time they have to work on the art, the better. Puszysty and lorraine have already sent me their stories so I've had a good amount of time to read before thinking about what I want to do and not needing to worry about the deadline :)

Cheering you on to reach the finish line of Agency!
Edited Date: 2010-08-19 06:54 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-08-19 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lls-mutant.livejournal.com
That's what I figure. Thanks for the reassurance :)

Thanks!!!

Date: 2010-08-19 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] plaid-slytherin.livejournal.com
And I've just sent you mine, as well. :)

Date: 2010-08-19 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geekbynight.livejournal.com
Thank you! I've got your email(and friend add :D),and I look forward to reading your story :)

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