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To all those that celebrate it:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Just testing out my marquee skills for next year :D

I hope you all had a wonderful time and celebrated the day (or not) in a way that brought you joy.

This is the last check in for the year. If you have time, please check in and let us know how you are going. I expect that very few of us got any writing done, but it is always good to hear from you.

It will be 2014 by the time I post the next check in. So if you want help with accountability for goals, now is the time to let us know what those goals are.

I hope that the new year treats you all kindly and brings lots of books and inspiration.

Date: 2013-12-29 02:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] little-lynnet.livejournal.com
Glad to hear the pain levels are under control! Is there anything else you can do about them to keep them manageable?

Date: 2013-12-30 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nihiriki.livejournal.com
Glad to hear a massage helped! You seem to manage gatherings very well despite being an introvert, though I hope you will have some quiet time, too. :)

My house, too, is full of good food at the moment. I have to get out for some exercise, I think. XD

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Date: 2013-12-28 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sidheblessed.livejournal.com
My week has been full of Christmas celebrations and spending time with family. It's been good but also exhausting.

Date: 2013-12-28 03:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladylight.livejournal.com
I have had an utterly rubbish holiday period, and the chaos will continue next week. On the plus side, a) I got 1 day off for Christmas and b) as soon as I clear next week I'm on leave for two.

Of course, that whole fortnight will be spent packing up one house and painting/fixing up another. But still! No idiots (own company excepted) and no bosses to deal with!

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Date: 2013-12-30 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nihiriki.livejournal.com
*waves* Had a pretty relaxing week, with a quiet Christmas and a good Xmas haul. One more week of holidays and then it's back to work - too bad I left all the most odious chores to the end XD Next week I'm looking forward to meeting some friends.

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Date: 2014-01-02 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] exoeternity.livejournal.com
Happy New Year to everybody! This week has been really relaxing. I have had tons of time to visit friends, read books and play way too much Skyrim. Sadly it is all over, as classes start back again tomorrow.

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Date: 2013-12-28 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladylight.livejournal.com
No time at all this week ... even sleep has been cut back to 4 hours a night for insertion of necessary tasks like going to see The Hobbit on Boxing Day evening ;D. But I'm itching to get back to it, particularly after the side-by-side portrayals of really good elves (Thranduil was terrific, and Legolas infinitely better than the Lord of the Rings version) and really not-good elves (Lilly Evangeline - I saw your Facebook comment but still wasn't prepared for how excruciatingly awful she was).

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Date: 2013-12-30 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nihiriki.livejournal.com
Feeling somewhat stuck this week. Not sure why, although some of it has to do with having reread NaNo 2013 and feeling none of it makes sense. My 'basic recipe' - i.e., the easiest way to come up with a fun story - tends to fall back on tropes like having an evil god/demons invade the good guys' homeland, but I can't use any of this stuff of NaNo 2013, and writing is that much harder. Without it, I'm slightly confused. XD

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Date: 2014-01-01 01:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annarti.livejournal.com
A bit late to the party, but as far as WIPs go, I've finished the all-important chapter-by-chapter outline for the third book of Silent Harmony, all shiny and ready to start writing from, well, a couple of hours ago. There are few things more exciting than the beginning of a new book.

I'm marginally worried that my narrator (the prologues are all first-person) is being overly talkative. I'm going to read back on this and know at least half of it needs chopping because he's NOT this verbose and helpful.

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Date: 2013-12-28 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sidheblessed.livejournal.com
For Christmas my parents got me The Diary of Anne Frank: Revised Critical Edition. I've been a little obsessed with it ever since. The original diary is inspiring enough but this edition has the diary as she first wrote it, the diary as she edited for publication and the eventual published version. It's quite interesting to see all three along side each other. The book also includes all of her short stories and about 200 pages worth of discussion about various topics to do with Anne. It's quickly become my favourite book to do with Anne Frank, WWII and history in general.

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Date: 2013-12-28 03:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladylight.livejournal.com
Against all advisability, I went to see 'The Desolation of Smaug' on Boxing Day (followed by 3.5 hours sleep prior to a 10 hour shift, but hey). I liked it, and thought it was better than the last one, but so far I think both of 'The Hobbit' instalments are noticeably weaker than all of 'The Lord of the Rings'. The pacing is all over the place and the characterisation definitely goes begging in deference to some stock movie cliches. I remember cringing in places where some of the Lord of the Rings dialogue was audibly filled-in with something from the Random Action Script shelf, but this is just infinitely worse (probably because they've had to make up so much of it themselves).

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Date: 2013-12-30 04:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nihiriki.livejournal.com
Currently reading C.S. Friedman's Feast of Souls, which I'm enjoying well enough, despite some random typos (it's been a while since I've seen this many typos in a published book...) and some doubts about certain parts. One of my goals for 2014 will be to read at least one fiction book a month.

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Date: 2013-12-28 03:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladylight.livejournal.com
Please note that I will be a silent partner in this endeavour until the weekend. I anticipate no time to post before then. :/

Writing-goal-wise, I've decided to get out my broom for 2014 and clean house a bit, since I'm already going to be doing it in person with my flat. ;P I may deviate from time to time, but my main task will be to complete 'Cometfall and Corpseraker' and two similarly plot-critical short stories that come after that.

This will not only bring me to the point where I can stare down Isaille and company in 2015, but it will allow me to return to other post-that-point scribbles I've been working on from time to time through this year.

I am a little regretful to shift focus away from the newer thing I've been working on, since dwarves, goblins and hobs are proving quite interesting, but since it moves in short bite-sized pieces I may still have time to visit occasionally.

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Date: 2013-12-30 04:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nihiriki.livejournal.com
I'm thinking of trying a 'mini-NaNo' in January - the goal being to write daily. Wondering if a small 300 words a day for a month goal would work. I mean, just to keep up with the challenge, I would need to write *sometime*. Regularly would probably be best. Thoughts? Experiences? Advice?

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Date: 2013-12-30 01:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saiena.livejournal.com
I'm not really here, so this is just the ghost of my presence, but there was one thing about this little scheme of ours that I've been wondering about.

The critical feedback/support. I'm wondering if we should all issue our own guidelines/disclaimers about what we're looking for when it comes to feedback. This is mostly because if I edited anyone else's work like I do mine you'll probably all stop speaking to me. Not that I would ever be as mean to anyone as I am to me, but still.

This is all because I've been burned before, putting a lot of time and thought into critting someone's work only for them to get offended and/or ignore me completely. This became a common problem towards the end of my time on Elfwood, where someone would rip into my work (which I was happy about), but would get all upset if I returned the favour. To the point where I stopped leaving anything but the most basic comments unless I knew the person well.

So, what do people want from this exercise? If it's support and encouragement, great, fine, fantastic. But if they want critiques too, I'd like a guideline for how in-depth they're willing to support. Personally you all can feel free to throw books at me, since I have areas I know I need to improve on and would like honest feedback - especially about my so-subtle-everyone-missed-it plot moments. And if I sulk about it, I promise to do it off line ;D

However, I also understand that there is such a thing as being too honest, which may sometimes seem hurtful, even when it isn't.

Any thoughts, or am I just paranoid?

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Date: 2013-12-28 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladylight.livejournal.com
Just testing out my marquee skills for next year :D

... It's a thing of beauty TvT;;

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