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Sophinisba Solis ([personal profile] sophinisba) wrote2017-01-07 01:50 pm

Oh hey fanworks after all

I posted last week that I hadn't made any fanworks in 2016, completely forgetting how much I'd struggled to eke out a fic for [profile] camelot_remix:

Title: tell me the story you'd like to hear (the picture's worth a thousand words remix)
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] sophinisba
Fandom: Merlin
Starring: Elena/Mithian, secondary Gwen/Morgana and Vivian
Rating: PG
Summary: Mithian's watched other couples come together through fandom.
Content notes: N/A
Author's notes: A remix of tell me the story you'd like to hear by the fabulous [archiveofourown.org profile] growlery. I loved this original when it was first posted and I feel that my remix had potential that it didn't live up to, and in some ways regret the negative attitudes about fannish experiences that it contains. On the other hand, omg I finished a fic in 2016!

Also last week I tweeted that, if I were to make fannish resolutions for 2017 they would be
  • post on Dreamwidth every month

  • make a fanwork

  • archive and post my old podfics at the AO3

But I didn't post that here because I've made very similar resolutions in the past and felt bad about not following through with them, and also because I didn't feel like doing the math to set specific goals for how much work I'd need to do with the podfics every week or month.

However, it did get the idea in my head, and yesterday I decided to give the archiving thing a try, and four hours later I had posted one, out of more than 100 that I would still have to do.

D: D: D:

But I also got some other stuff done during those four hours, so in the morning I was able to post another four and a compilation, aka all my Inception podfic, and that is a good feeling. I also updated my podfic index for the first time since 2012.

So whatever, fannish resolutions 2017:
  • post on Dreamwidth every month

  • make a fanwork

  • archive and post my old podfics at the AO3, five works every week until it's done

Currently feeling very optimistic that if I make it a regular thing most of them won't take nearly as long as last night's. If I stick to five per week I should get them all finished by halfway through the year and I could well finish much sooner.
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[personal profile] trascendenza 2017-01-08 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
four hours later I had posted one
Eeek! That is disheartening. But that's good that it went faster the next morning. Often getting started is the hardest part, and once you've got some momentum going the steps go a lot faster. My struggle with archiving my stuff is how I always want to edit things or delete/orphan certain works. I still haven't finished moving all my fanfic over from LJ to AO3. ._.

*waves pom-poms to cheer you on with your resolutions!* :)))