I get to name things?

Naming things is hard

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WIP count…

I’ve been going through all the bits I wrote and threw into Dropbox while I was away, formatting things and figuring out what I did. There’s a fair bit of fic there :-)

I’m about halfway through writing demon!Clint fic #6. Yes, I know that there are only four parts on AO3. Heh.

And I’m nearly done with the next Pepper Potts steampunk AU fic. Just needs one last scene to tie it up.

I also wrote a short story set in one of my original novel universes (ugh, I have multiple original novels I’m in the process of writing or outlining). Over the last two days, I’ve written most of another one and tomorrow should see me writing the last scene of that. These are all set in the “urban fantasy with libraries” novel I’m planning to do for NaNo this year. It needs a better working title :-D

Now that I’m back, I really need to finish the Zombie Circus novel so that I don’t have that hanging over me in November.

And there are three fics (including demon!Clint #5) plus one library short story in the process of being edited.

I have a *lot* of WIPs to finish fiddling with.

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Anonymous asked: is it wrong to write a romantic relationship between gay characters and then have the other half die at the end of the story for the sake of character development and bittersweetness? this troubles me since many lgbt+ supporters seem to hate the idea since "gay characters have the right for happy endings just as much as straight characters do!". the story is not about their orientation and it is considered normal and accepted in this universe to be of any sexuality.



If your character dies for the sake of character development and pushing the plot along, then so be it!  It’s only a problem if your character is dying because you think lgbt+ characters can’t have happy endings or for the sake of having a character die.  If there’s a good reason for the character to die, and that’s what you feel would work best within your story, then go ahead and kill your character.  At least, that’s my opinion.


I think it’s really important that you keep in mind that no story exists in a vacuum. Just because your story is set in a universe where sexual (and romantic etc) minorities are 100% accepted, and thus are probably given a wide variety of roles and stories of their own, does not negate the fact that your story exists in a world where that isn’t the case.

The truth of the matter is, LGBTQ+ people are overwhelmingly attributed angst-ridden and tragic stories, and the fact that that’s the majority representation right now does do harm. It’s up to you to decide if you want to contribute to that majority representation or not.

To be clear, if you do choose to go that route, you are by no means a terrible human being. The fact you’re asking these sorts of questions indicates that you’re trying to write in a culturally intelligent way. I just wanted to point out that your choice here is loaded in more ways than the one you may be thinking about.

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chaosisorderly replied to your post “Cue the Imperial March music…”

You are totally not a hack writer at all. You are a very, very awesome one :)

It’s the editing :-D You do not want to see my first drafts because they really do look like a hack writer’s work. Complete with excessive adverbs, weird and wonderful typos, and some of the weirdest sentence construction possible.

And plot holes. Never forget the huge gaping plot holes.

Editing makes all of us look so much better :-)

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