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*pokes head in* Yup, it`s me, the poster child for "Dude, where is my update?" I come bearing news, one good, one bad and one poll. (That sounded better in my head. *g*)

Anyways lets start with the bad news: no update of "Horseman" today depsite my promises to that regard. *hangs head*
Now onto the good news: the story is written in its entirety by which I mean the first unbetaed draft is done. So things are looking up.

Finally, the poll - and woohoo for account-upgrade -

Poll #1120668 Horseman postiness

Seeing as you had a shitload of time to wait already, how would prefer me doing this?

Post each part as soon as it`s ready
16(44.4%)
Post them together, enough of this WIP-shit
3(8.3%)
Either way is fine unless you POST already, sucker
12(33.3%)
Don`t care, have given up on the story anyhow
0(0.0%)
Ticky boxes
0(0.0%)

For future references would you like me to post WIP-style or wait till the story is finished and then post? (In that case periods of NO fic will of course be longer)

WIP is fine
11(32.4%)
Finished fic for the win
2(5.9%)
WIP is okay if there are regular updates - weekly at least
12(35.3%)
Please stop writing altogether
0(0.0%)
More ticky boxes
0(0.0%)

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legoline
Jan. 13th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
Which reminds me I still have to read the latest chapter...though to be honest I skimmed it and there was lots of sex and I think I got the point why Jensen did it so I guess I can move on from here :-p

(I always ignore sex scenes. :-) )
astri13
Jan. 13th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
though to be honest I skimmed it and there was lots of sex

It honestly was just the one scene at the end that had sex. :) Before that it`s all exposition, exposition, exposition. I almost tore my hair out in writing. :D
legoline
Jan. 13th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but it all leads to that, doesn't it? It's all "I have to keep him busy til he falls asleep so I can save the children", right? :-)
astri13
Jan. 13th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
Hehe. True. Allthewhile I held off on porn for nearly 5 chapters. :)
legoline
Jan. 13th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
That must have been hard.. :-p
astri13
Jan. 13th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
Honestly? Not to much, I am very clumsy when it comes to writing sex scenes. And this was only my second/third in total.
legoline
Jan. 13th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
Ah well :)

I actually considered offering J2 at Sweet Charity for a moment but quickly decided against it ;) I'll keep in my happy geeky Gen corner.
spinfrog
Jan. 13th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
so, you have a beta, right? 'cause I do mad fast beta work :PP

astri13
Jan. 14th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
I do have a beta but incidently I`m always looking for native speaker`s to give my stuff a once-over so if you want to be co-beta, you can get a sneak preview. ;-)
spinfrog
Jan. 14th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
Ha! kitdoor at yahoo dot com *g*



causeways
Jan. 14th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
I don't really mind following WsiP, but in terms of my own writing I am VEHEMENTLY anti-WiP. So I went with finished fic FTW because I just personally like it so much better as a writer. *g*
astri13
Jan. 14th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
Heh. I might be going this way too for the future because I can never keep my own deadlines. :)
albeitslowly
Jan. 14th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
Awws, I'm the worst person to ask, since I almost never read WIPs anymore, but as a writer, I know the continued feedback from readers can be really motivating. So, whatever works best for you. I have been waiting for it to be finished before I read, but I have been watching for that COMPLETE notice to pop up. LOL.

Erm, I dunno. Feedback on WIPs can be motivating, also a double-edged sword, because I've been sidelined on a plot a few times when people suddenly stopped commenting and I had to wonder where I went wrong and whether it was worthwhile to continue. Erm, yeah, up to you. *smishes*
astri13
Jan. 14th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks. *smishes back*

I think for the future I won`t start posting until I have enough fic finished and beta-ed to give me some breathing room and still manage regular updates.
While I do read WIPs myself, I know the feeling of excitedly checking for updates everyday. :) And it`s worse when the fic looks to be abandoned.
albeitslowly
Jan. 14th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
What? Abandon a fic? Who would do that?...*whistles* Yes, we can be a fickle lot. LOL.
xkatjafx
Jan. 14th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
Hab ich die Mail mit der Story verpasst? *g*
Btw, Beta allerfrühestens diesen Sonntag. Nur mal zur Info.
Ich muss gerade meine Wohnungseinrichtung planen *bg*
astri13
Jan. 14th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
Hab ich die Mail mit der Story verpasst? *g*

Nö. :) Teil 6 ist grad erst rausgegangen, sollte eigentlich gestern abend noch passieren aber dann hat mein Modem abgeschlafft und jetzt bin ich wieder am Ausweichcompi.
Deswegen kommt Teil 7 wahrscheinlich auch erst morgen oder so wenn ich nochmal drübergeschaut hab.

Btw, Beta allerfrühestens diesen Sonntag. Nur mal zur Info.
Ich muss gerade meine Wohnungseinrichtung planen *bg*


Kein Streß. Ich hink eh mit dem Updaten hinterher, da kommt es auf ein paar Tage hie und da auch nicht an. Und wenn du im Moment zuviel um die Ohren hast, ein Emergency-Beta hat sich schon gemeldet. Wohl eher um das Teil endlich mal zu lesen aber immerhin. :D

Btw, viel Spaß beim Einrichten und Räumen. *g*
xkatjafx
Jan. 14th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
Und wenn du im Moment zuviel um die Ohren hast,

*g* ab Sonntag sollte es wieder möglich sein. Dann hab ich erstmal wieder etwas Luft.

Btw, viel Spaß beim Einrichten und Räumen. *g*

Räumen dauert ja noch eine ganze Weile. Vermutlich zieh ich erst im April um. Aber damit im April Möbel kommen, muss ich am Samstag mal einkaufen gehen - und mein Erspartes dezimieren : /
lilieblues
Jan. 15th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
I've been burned so many times in the past with WIPs that never get finished that I tend to stay away from unfinished stories unless I get really intrigued by the premise and whether I know the author or not.
It's what happened with Horseman and I don't regret reading the story as WIP...you've been fantastic with your updates. Every day I refresh my flist hoping for the next part :) And it's actually kind of fun! *hugs*
astri13
Jan. 15th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
I've been burned so many times in the past with WIPs that never get finished

I know the feeling. Especially when I get really emotionally invested in a story and then it just stops.

It's what happened with Horseman and I don't regret reading the story as WIP...you've been fantastic with your updates. Every day I refresh my flist hoping for the next part :) And it's actually kind of fun! *hugs*

Aww. Thank you. I had planned on being finished weeks ago but sometimes real life throws in a curve ball or twenty. And of course the ending is always tricky because it`s sad to get into a fic and read the end and go "huh, well, that didn`t do it justice at all". So *wibble*

I`m so grateful for everybody hanging in there patiently. Not too long now, just my other beta having some other stuff up first and since she held my hand all through the fic I don't wanna do this without her.
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