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So, chapter 15 of Guerrilla is now done, and I am in the final stages of that fic. It's so odd to think about, that I've actually written 64,000 words in a single story, with thematic ideas and threads that weave through the entire piece. I will probably write more about it later, talking about what I view as major ideas and how the story came together for me and how I read comments along the way, but for now, I'm just amazed that I've gotten this far.

Writing Ivan like this has been a real adventure for me. I feel like his voice has come and gone, and part of that, as I reread Bujold to look for him, comes down to the fact that Ivan's voice in the canon books is less about how he says things than it is the things he says themselves. And I am pushing Ivan beyond all the responsibility-dodging and impossibilities, and forcing him to man up. Accordingly, a lot of his manned-up dialogue has been tricky for me.

Berenice has been a similar problem. I cannot avoid the fact that she is in a total Mary-Sue position -- an original character brought in to become a major character and marry my canon lead. Keeping her real and flawed without making her somehow less than the canon characters with whom she needs to mesh has been a challenge.

Chapter 15 was really interesting for me to write, because I realized along the way that other than Ivan, there were only six lines of dialogue spoken by canon characters, and a whole lot resting on my OCs. It is interesting to me that I keep forgetting who are my canon characters and who are my OCs. Berenice and her family I always remember are OCs, but I keep thinking Dy Vorinnis and General Vortala are canon characters, or that Martin Kosti is an OC. The lines have become very blurry in my head. And of course, some of them really do skirt that line. Berenice and Thomas are obviously OCs, but their parents are there in canon (though I've fleshed them out a lot), and almost certainly would have children.

At any rate, it's been a crazy adventure, and it's strange to think this fic will almost certainly be finished before Halloween. Maybe I can do the sequel for NaNo! (Hahahahano.)
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Title: Art History
Author: [personal profile] glishara
Fandom: Vorkosigan/White Collar
Word Count: 2300
Summary: When Neal Caffrey shows up at an Imperial art exhibit, Simon Illyan knows he's being played.

I kind of can't believe I just wrote this, since it is crazy in lots of ways I don't usually go in for. But it was crossover day at [community profile] fic_promptly, and this was the only prompt where I knew both canons. I was embarrassed by my lack of fandom breadth. So I wrote it.

Art History

pianoforte

Sep. 29th, 2010 10:57 am
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So, I entered myself in the [livejournal.com profile] help_pakistan auction, and was bid upon and won by [livejournal.com profile] prozacpark, who is a really fascinating blogger whom I'm glad I found. She requested Jane Fairfax/Frank Churchill fic, from Jane Austen's Emma, and I have finally completed and posted it.

It got a bit away from me, I have to admit. I had initially envisioned it at around 2000 words, and it ended up expanding and changing until it finally weighed in at just under 7500. It's my first Jane Austen fanfic, and was a lot of fun to write.

So, without further ado:

Title: pianoforte
Author: [personal profile] glishara
Word Count: 7450
Fandom: Jane Austen - Emma
Characters: Jane Fairfax/Frank Churchill
Summary: Glimpses behind the curtains of Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill's romance, in six movements.

pianoforte

Fic: Safe

Sep. 8th, 2010 09:19 pm
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Title: Safe
Words: 600
Fandom: Bujold - Vorkosigan Saga
Summary: Kareen has so many protectors. Surely they can keep her safe.


Safe
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So, now that Yuletide reveals are over, I can unveil my fics!

I wrote 3.

Title: A Path In A Garden
Fandom: Guy Gavriel Kay - Tigana
Written for: Keilexandra in the Yuletide 2008 Challenge
By: Glishara
Comments: My assigned fic. Holy cow, was writing Tigana fic harder than I thought it would be. I wrote and discarded entire 1000+ word drafts before finally hitting on a direction I was okay with. I was grudgingly satisfied with the final work. It is Brandin/Dianora.


Title: Firelight
Fandom: Lois McMaster Bujold - Vorkosigan series
Written for: TigerKat in the Yuletide 2008 Challenge
By: Glishara
Comments: Poor TigerKat did not have a fic by deadline, and was on the Treats page. I rarely need a very good excuse to write Vorkosigan speedfic, and here I had one! Aral/Cordelia, fluff.


Title: Travel Time
Fandom: David Weber - Honor Harrington series
Written for: Flora in the Yuletide 2008 Challenge
By: Glishara
Comments: Flora gave me an excuse to write Honor Harrington fic! I did this overnight between the 23rd and 24th, as I had a work-related breakdown and failed to sleep at all. It is Alistair McKeon, gettin' some lovin', per Flora's request. Het.

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