Hey y'all,

Just a quick note to confirm that I am indeed still working on When Play Turns Bitter. No real excuse for the hiatus this time except that I've been trying to concentrate on
[info]spn_j2_bigbang on account of the looming draft deadline, as well as the side projects I've been doing with [info]fossarian, but I've got ~3000 words of the new chapter hammered out so far. With any luck it'll get posted soon, so - worry not!

I said I wouldn't leave you hanging, and a promise is a promise. So... promise. /o\

\o/

Mar. 3rd, 2011 05:35 pm
Just finished Chapter 3 of [info]spn_j2_bigbang - as good a landmark as any to provide a quick update. Definitely getting there!

18334 / 40000 (45.84%)
Whee, I hit the 15, 000 word mark! I'm in the middle of a porn scene, so that'll probably go up a bit by the time I'm done (or by the time someone's done, at any rate), but nevertheless I felt like this was a landmark worth sharing. :)

15000 / 20000 (75.00%)

However, since it's unlikely that I'll be finished at 20, 000 words, the counter should probably look more like this:


15000 / 40000 (37.50%)
So, durr. Back to work.

TITLE: "When Play Turns Bitter - Chapter Twelve (Part 2): In This Twilight"
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] nanoochka
RATING: NC-17 for language, violence and graphic descriptions of sex.
PAIRING: Dean/Castiel, Dean/OMC, Sam/OFC, mentions of Dean/Lisa and Cas/Balthazar
SUMMARY: “You’re happy with your world/ But there is something small in the back of your head/ Your concerns are still free/ You fall into the trap/ Without knowing what you want/ And there’s nothing left but a foolish idea/ Everything goes back into place.” Remember that play turns sour when playing with a fire; but Dean is as tired of pretending like his life hasn’t begun, as he is waiting for Castiel to notice.More, after the cut! )

TITLE: "When Play Turns Bitter - Chapter Twelve (Part 1): In This Twilight"
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] nanoochka
RATING: NC-17 for language, violence and graphic descriptions of sex.
PAIRING: Dean/Castiel, Dean/OMC, Sam/OFC, mentions of Dean/Lisa and Cas/Balthazar
SUMMARY: “You’re happy with your world/ But there is something small in the back of your head/ Your concerns are still free/ You fall into the trap/ Without knowing what you want/ And there’s nothing left but a foolish idea/ Everything goes back into place.” Remember that play turns sour when playing with a fire; but Dean is as tired of pretending like his life hasn’t begun, as he is waiting for Castiel to notice.More, after the cut! )
So... Just finished Chapter Twelve of When Play Turns Bitter. With the beta now, post soon hopefully.

11, 078 words, WHAT THE HELL.

I am truly all written-out for the day, so I'll leave you with some Daniel Faraday to describe my current state.

So, this is sort of apropos of nothing, but I wanted to make a post regarding When Play Turns Bitter. I know I have been awful about updating - I probably spoiled everyone with the once-a-week thing, heh - but I am still working on Chapter Twelve, albeit slowly. Ironically, it's pretty much all finished except for that one damn chapter (hell, even the chapter is almost done - I have over 7000 words of it written, and there's just this wee hump at the end that's giving me grief), and I have no other reason for stalling than, well... it's sad. And I've had a lot of bad news lately in my personal circle, including my best friend having cancer, so it's been a) difficult to concentrate on something so emotionally wrenching and b) beneficial to my mood to take a break with writing happy things. We like happy things, right?

Anyway, I know it's only been a few weeks, but that's the story with my WIP. I will finish, I promise, and thanks so much to the regular readers for being so patient and supportive of the process. I've been having an overactive Catholic guilt thing happening with how long I've been keeping you waiting, especially after I established the expectation of weekly updates, but rest assured I haven't given up. I just need to get my shit together a bit more before I can do it justice, since I can't justify posting something that feels sloppy or rushed, just for the sake of hitting the finish line a bit faster.

So, yeah. Sorry, I guess? It'll be a little while longer, but don't give up on me yet. And while it might not be Kurt, my [livejournal.com profile] d_hearts_c entry is due this week, and after [livejournal.com profile] fossarian and [livejournal.com profile] tracy_loo_who helped me pretty it up real nice, I'm really excited to post it. There is lots of AU cuteness and food porn. :)

In the meantime, you should go listen to the new Radiohead album, okay? It'll make everything better.

TITLE: "When Play Turns Bitter - Chapter Eleven: Electro-Shock Blues"
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] nanoochka
RATING: NC-17 for language, violence and graphic descriptions of sex.
PAIRING: Dean/Castiel, Dean/OMC, Sam/OFC, mentions of Dean/Lisa and Cas/Balthazar
SUMMARY: “You’re happy with your world/ But there is something small in the back of your head/ Your concerns are still free/ You fall into the trap/ Without knowing what you want/ And there’s nothing left but a foolish idea/ Everything goes back into place.” Remember that play turns sour when playing with a fire; but Dean is as tired of pretending like his life hasn’t begun, as he is waiting for Castiel to notice.More, after the cut! )

TITLE: "When Play Turns Bitter - Chapter Ten: Putting the Damage On"
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] nanoochka
RATING: NC-17 for language, violence and graphic descriptions of sex.
PAIRING: Dean/Castiel, Dean/OMC, Sam/OFC, mentions of Dean/Lisa and Cas/Balthazar
SUMMARY: “You’re happy with your world/ But there is something small in the back of your head/ Your concerns are still free/ You fall into the trap/ Without knowing what you want/ And there’s nothing left but a foolish idea/ Everything goes back into place.” Remember that play turns sour when playing with a fire; but Dean is as tired of pretending like his life hasn’t begun, as he is waiting for Castiel to notice.More, after the cut! )

TITLE: "When Play Turns Bitter - Chapter Nine: Touch, Feel and Lose"
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] nanoochka
RATING: NC-17 for language, violence and graphic descriptions of sex.
PAIRING: Dean/Castiel, Dean/OMC, Sam/OFC, mentions of Dean/Lisa and Cas/Balthazar
SUMMARY: “You’re happy with your world/ But there is something small in the back of your head/ Your concerns are still free/ You fall into the trap/ Without knowing what you want/ And there’s nothing left but a foolish idea/ Everything goes back into place.” Remember that play turns sour when playing with a fire; but Dean is as tired of pretending like his life hasn’t begun, as he is waiting for Castiel to notice.More, after the cut! )

TITLE: "When Play Turns Bitter - Chapter Eight: The Bones of You"
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] nanoochka
RATING: NC-17 for language, violence and graphic descriptions of sex.
PAIRING: Dean/Castiel, Dean/OMC, Sam/OFC, mentions of Dean/Lisa and Cas/Balthazar
SUMMARY: “You’re happy with your world/ But there is something small in the back of your head/ Your concerns are still free/ You fall into the trap/ Without knowing what you want/ And there’s nothing left but a foolish idea/ Everything goes back into place.” Remember that play turns sour when playing with a fire; but Dean is as tired of pretending like his life hasn’t begun, as he is waiting for Castiel to notice.More, after the cut! )

TITLE: "When Play Turns Bitter - Chapter Seven: Sometimes the Blues is Just a Passing Bird"
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] nanoochka
RATING: NC-17 for language, violence and graphic descriptions of sex.
PAIRING: Dean/Castiel, Dean/OMC, Sam/OFC, mentions of Dean/Lisa and Cas/Balthazar
SUMMARY: “You’re happy with your world/ But there is something small in the back of your head/ Your concerns are still free/ You fall into the trap/ Without knowing what you want/ And there’s nothing left but a foolish idea/ Everything goes back into place.” Remember that play turns sour when playing with a fire; but Dean is as tired of pretending like his life hasn’t begun, as he is waiting for Castiel to notice.More, after the cut! )

TITLE: "When Play Turns Bitter - Chapter Six: Tiger in My Tank"
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] nanoochka
RATING: NC-17 for language, violence and graphic descriptions of sex.
PAIRING: Dean/Castiel, Dean/OMC, Sam/OFC, mentions of Dean/Lisa and Cas/Balthazar
SUMMARY: “You’re happy with your world/ But there is something small in the back of your head/ Your concerns are still free/ You fall into the trap/ Without knowing what you want/ And there’s nothing left but a foolish idea/ Everything goes back into place.” Remember that play turns sour when playing with a fire; but Dean is as tired of pretending like his life hasn’t begun, as he is waiting for Castiel to notice.More, after the cut! )

TITLE: "Hellblazer" - Chapter 8
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] nanoochka
RATING: R for violence, gore, swearing, and UST
PAIRINGS: Dean/Castiel
SPOILERS: None, unless you mean Constantine, in which case… all of it.
WARNINGS: Constantine-AU, pre-slash, violence, blasphemous themes, multiple character deaths (sometimes repeatedly!), borderline crack given the nature of the work.
WORD COUNT: This part 3,238; overall WIP, but prolly more than 30k, since the screenplay is almost 25.
SUMMARY: Castiel Constantine, an irreverent supernatural detective, has literally been to Hell and back. When Constantine teams up with skeptical police detective Dean Winchester to solve the mystery of the death of Sam, Dean’s brother, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldly events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.
More, after the cut! )

TITLE: "When Play Turns Bitter - Chapter Five: Fitter Happier"
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] nanoochka
RATING: NC-17 for language, violence and graphic descriptions of sex.
PAIRING: Dean/Castiel, Dean/OMC, Sam/OFC, mentions of Dean/Lisa and Cas/Balthazar
SUMMARY: “You’re happy with your world/ But there is something small in the back of your head/ Your concerns are still free/ You fall into the trap/ Without knowing what you want/ And there’s nothing left but a foolish idea/ Everything goes back into place.” Remember that play turns sour when playing with a fire; but Dean is as tired of pretending like his life hasn’t begun, as he is waiting for Castiel to notice.More, after the cut! )

TITLE: "When Play Turns Bitter - Chapter Four: It's Only a Paper Moon"
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] nanoochka
RATING: NC-17 for language, violence and graphic descriptions of sex.
PAIRING: Dean/Castiel, Dean/OMC, Sam/OFC, mentions of Dean/Lisa and Cas/Balthazar
SUMMARY: “You’re happy with your world/ But there is something small in the back of your head/ Your concerns are still free/ You fall into the trap/ Without knowing what you want/ And there’s nothing left but a foolish idea/ Everything goes back into place.” Remember that play turns sour when playing with a fire; but Dean is as tired of pretending like his life hasn’t begun, as he is waiting for Castiel to notice.More, after the cut! )

TITLE: "When Play Turns Bitter - Chapter Three: Rabbit in Your Headlights"
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] nanoochka
RATING: NC-17 for language, violence and graphic descriptions of sex.
PAIRING: Dean/Castiel, Dean/OMC, Sam/OFC, mentions of Dean/Lisa and Cas/Balthazar
SUMMARY: “You’re happy with your world/ But there is something small in the back of your head/ Your concerns are still free/ You fall into the trap/ Without knowing what you want/ And there’s nothing left but a foolish idea/ Everything goes back into place.” Remember that play turns sour when playing with a fire; but Dean is as tired of pretending like his life hasn’t begun, as he is waiting for Castiel to notice.
More, after the cut! )

TITLE: "When Play Turns Bitter - Chapter Two: Don't Get Lost in Heaven"
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] nanoochka
RATING: NC-17 for language, violence and graphic descriptions of sex.
PAIRING: Dean/Castiel, Dean/OMC, Sam/OFC, mentions of Dean/Lisa and Cas/Balthazar
SUMMARY: “You’re happy with your world/ But there is something small in the back of your head/ Your concerns are still free/ You fall into the trap/ Without knowing what you want/ And there’s nothing left but a foolish idea/ Everything goes back into place.” Remember that play turns sour when playing with a fire; but Dean is as tired of pretending like his life hasn’t begun, as he is waiting for Castiel to notice.
More, after the cut! )
TITLE: "When Play Turns Bitter - Chapter One: Gone Man"
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] nanoochka
RATING: NC-17 for language, violence and graphic descriptions of sex.
PAIRING: Dean/Castiel, Dean/OMC, Sam/OFC, mentions of Dean/Lisa and Cas/Balthazar
SUMMARY: “You’re happy with your world/ But there is something small in the back of your head/ Your concerns are still free/ You fall into the trap/ Without knowing what you want/ And there’s nothing left but a foolish idea/ Everything goes back into place.” Remember that play turns sour when playing with a fire; but Dean is as tired of pretending like his life hasn’t begun, as he is waiting for Castiel to notice.
More, after the cut! )
This morning I finally, finally posted my [livejournal.com profile] spn_reversebang - affectionately titled Not All Dogs Go to Heaven - BEFORE those bastards from Kripke Enterprises poached my title (or, I guess, poached the title I bastardized from the kids' movie). All that notwithstanding, let me just say: I am over the freaking moon to be finished with it after several weeks of frantic writing, procrastinating and general deadline avoidance.

It was definitely a cool experience, and working with [livejournal.com profile] miki_moo was grand and a total breeze, and resulted in some fun art (seriously, go check it out), but writing for a deadline was encroaching upon uncomfortable gradschool flashback territory. I suppose I can't deny that it was effective, because we all know how fantastic I am about finishing things the rest of the time, and I didn't really expect to finish up a fic at all by the cutoff date, much less one that was frighteningly close to 25, 000 words in length. (Wait, you mean to say that the challenge wasn't called [livejournal.com profile] spn_reversebang? Now you tell me.) I'm actually pretty happy with how it turned out, all things considered. It feels really good to have produced something with a decent wordcount, that doesn't make me want to run to the bathroom to puke (this is a recent development, after much talking-down from [livejournal.com profile] sansday and miki).

That being said, let's have a gander at all the WIP shit that I still need to finish up, including stuff I haven't posted yet. Shall we?

- Life on Earth
- Hellblazer
- Black Light: porny Dean/Cas outtake from 6.05
- Generals: Dean/Cas/Balthazar filth
- Infinite Riches: 5x17 outtake featuring everyone's favourite archangel, Mikey
- When Play Turns Bitter: Dean/OMC, Dean/Cas post-S6 epic!fic
- Yet another D/C fanmix that I've been planning since August
- Did I mention Life on Earth and Hellblazer? I feel like I should be sending out hand-written notes of apology to everyone who has been patiently waiting for the next installments. Jaysus.

Anyway, I hope this more or less provides some insight into what I have coming up in the near future, as well as an explanation for why I've been so remiss in keeping up with the major WIPs on my journal. I hope to have Life on Earth tied up by the end of the year at the latest, because it's kind of getting to the point of ridiculousness now (especially since there's only 1 or 2 parts to go, max), and it would be great to get the ball rolling on Hellblazer again, considering I was posting at a rate of 1 part per day at the beginning.

Thanks to everyone who has shown an interest and pestered me to keep writing. It really is motivating to know there are people out there who are eager to read my work, and I need the occasional poke with a high-voltage cattle prod to keep me on track. In the meantime, validate the slavish writing I did over the last month, and go read Not All Dogs. I even made a fancy PDF for y'all. Now shoo.

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