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01 December 2008 @ 10:02 pm
And thus ends Caspe-Wri-Mo...  
Hello, flist! Look, no fic postage tonight! Isn't that exciting? It certainly is for me ;) I cannot tell you how relieved I am that November is over and done with. Not that I didn't enjoy my self imposed challenge at times (namely at the beginning of the month) but just knowing that I don't have to think of/write down/post up something before midnight every night is... well it's bloody brilliant XD to be honest. I'm sure most of you could tell I was beginning to wilt a bit in regards to Caspe-Wri-Mo, and though I always endeavoured to post fic to a certain standard, the more reluctant I got at the thought of writing, the lower my word count seemed to get. But overall, I'm really quite pleased with what I've achived. I completed my challenge, proving that I am not always a lazy arse of a writer and that under the right sort of prompting, I can infact complete something like this.

The Masterlist for Caspe-Wri-Mo is as follows:

Doctor Who
§ Born to Walk Alone [Gen. Tenth | U-Rated | 200words]

House MD
§ and the damage done [Gen. House | U-Rated | 100words]
§ And Nothing Else Matters [House/Chase | U-Rated | 386words]

§ Good things come to those who wait [Arthur/Merlin | U-Rated | 540words | Coda CIN 08]
Untitled [Gen. Arthur, Merlin (Merlin/Gwen) | U-Rated | 310words | Coda: 1.03]
§ We played on horses made of sticks [Arthur/Merlin | U-Rated | 394words | Coda 1.10]
Over Troubles Waters [Gen. Arthur, Morgana, (Merlin) | U-Rated | 766words |Coda 1.10]

A Sorta Fairytale (part 1) [Dean/Sam | R/18-Rated | Coda 2.20]
§ Gone in the Morning [John/Dean, (Sam) | R/18-Rated | 393words]

Midnight Show (part 1 | part 2 | part 3) [Jack/Ianto/Andy | R/18 | 3000words total]
§ Rootless Tree [Gen. Ianto, Lisa | PG-13 | 1099words]
§ (I just) died in your arms tonight [Gen. Ianto, Owen | PG-Rated | 500words]
Hand That Feeds [Pre-Het. Gwen, Ianto | PG-Rated | 259words]
§ Not-So Perfect (part 1 | part 2 | part 3) [Jack/Female!Ianto | PG-Rated | 1730words total]
§ Romancing the Storm [Gen. Ianto, Eight | U-Rated | 1000words]
§ Wind in the Wires [Gen. Ianto, Eight (Ianto/Lisa) | U-Rated | 2000words]
With Friends Like These [Eleven/Jack/Ianto | PG-13 | 700words]
§ Don't Turn Around [Jack/Ianto, (Jack/Gwen, Gwen/Rhys) | U-Rated | 350words | Coda: 2.04]
Three minutes and forty-two seconds [Ianto/Owen | PG-13 | 333words]
Talking in your sleep [Jack/real!Jack | U-Rated | 160words]
§ Your hands are cold [Jack/Ianto | U-Rated | Coda “Plant Life” | 400words]
In Shadows of Resentment [Unspecified Characters | PG-13 | 200words]
Pretty Vacant [Jack/Ianto | R/18-Rated | 636words | Coda 1.06]
Pillow Talk [Jack/Ianto | U-Rated | 200words]
Time For Change [Gen. Jack, Ianto, (team) | U-Rated | 500words | Coda: 1.04]
Eye of the Black Moon (part 1) [Gen. Ianto/Eight, (Ianto/Lisa) | U-Rated | 1400words]

Fics Posted: 30
Fandoms Written: 5
Total Word Count: 17,800approx.
Fics marked with "§" are those I'm particularly proud of as a writer. 

I was going to talk about each piece and how/why I decided to write it the way I did, but I wasn't sure how many people would actually be interested in that sort of thing? If you are, just comment with the titles and your questions and I'll answer them as honestly as I can :)

I am very pleased with myself. I know I haven't broken any records, but it was hard at times getting up the energy to write fic when all I wanted to do was curl up in bed and go to sleep. Especially that last week where I averaged around 52hours at work and only the knowledge I was so-so close to the end kept me going. That and all you guys who were reading and reviewing and cheering me on over msn and the likes- especially those of you who listened to me moan about the whole thing and then poked me with sticks to shut me up and get me writing again XD so, thank you everyone! <33

Now, I have less than a week to write my thestopwatch entry, less than a month to finish my NVQ3 that was meant to have been completed last week (oops?), and a christmas card post to put up asap (but not tonight) since it was meant to be done at the weekend there. And probably a bazillion and one other things I'm forgetting, but don't care about because, for the rest of tonight at least, I am doing nothing more taxing than coding for the T3 Newsletter, reading copious amounts of Dean/Castiel fanfic, and OMG going to bed at a semi-reasonable time. ::happy face::

<33 more love to ya'll!
mood: ecstatictriumphant
music: are you still mad, alanis morissette
ditchwaterrosie: breathditchwaterrosie on December 1st, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
Well done...really.

I couldn't do it. Ever. I'd have lost interest on about the 9th November :P

One thing...I am so so so intruiged by In Shadows of Resentment still.
If you are indeed willing to say, who did you intend to be the characters for that? I am fascinated by how ambiguous you wrote it!

Also, I am going to say my ABSOLUTE favourite was Romancing the Storm (not just because I am an apparent 8/Ianto fangirl) It was written beautifully. I almost cry at the intensity of it all :')

Brava :D
Campaspe: Merlin // Merlin&Arthur; hugcs_whitewolf on December 1st, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you :) ...and I'm pretty suce I started wibbling around that time actually XD haha. But thankfully everyone was real supportive and made sure I kept going!

Ah yes, In Shadows of Resentment! Would you believe that on the night I write it I was actually moaning on msn to a friend about how I wanted to quit Caspe-Wri-Mo altogether? It was only her poking me with the sharp sticks that made me think- "right, that's it, write!" I was half alseep too, if I'm honest, but I just opened msword and it all just came out without much input from me.

The only thing I know for sure it that whilst writing it, I was writing it from Jack's POV. To me he was the watcher and he was watching a budding relationship between Ianto and Owen and resenting every moment they stole with one another because he himself was missing out on it. I'm still not entirely sure how or why I came to write it as it ended up, but I was rather pleased with the end result, especially the ambiguity of the whole thing which mean that my characters wouldn't necissarily be the same as everyone elses!

...I do tend to write my most thought-provoking pieces when I'm half asleep myself XD haha.

X) I cannot tell you how chuffed I am that one of the Eight/Ianto pieces was your fave. Romancing the Storm started off as a drabble I didn't know how to finish. I knew what I wanted but I just couldn't seem to put that down into words on a page until I sat down that night and decided I wanted to write 8/Ianto and damnit but I was going to write 8/Ianto! hehe. And well, yes. I'm rather fond it it myself.

thanks again, hun, for being so awesome throughout the month! <33 ::gives lots of sexby kisses::
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conjunkie: Eight/Iantoconjunkie on December 1st, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
Firstly apologies for not commenting more I have read most of your amazing output cudos to you hun.

I just have one burning question re: Eye of a Black Moon.......


Congrats on completing the challenge
Campaspe: Crossover \\ Eight/Iantocs_whitewolf on December 1st, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
That's quite alright, darling! I wasn't expecting anyone to read (let alone review) every piece I posted :) but so long as you enjoyed what you did read then I am beyond happy!

and YES! There will be more of "Eye of the Black Moon". There'd have been more to part one save for the fact it was getting worryingly close to midnight and I was falling asleep at the keyboard! heh. But yes, I will be posting more, there will be actual plot, and I shall aim to have it completed before I leave for SA :)

Thank you very much! I'm just so glad I managed it!
Georgie: Torchwood/Doctor Who - 8&Iantoindiefairy on December 1st, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
Well done hun ::glomps::

I fail at comments though, I read most if not all of them but got jealous of your talent and throw a hissy fit, and if you think I'm writing Ianto/8 after your brilliant fics then think again :p :p

Campaspe: Crossover \\ Eight/Iantocs_whitewolf on December 1st, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
::snuggles tight::

Thank you! And that's okay, heh, so long as you liked what you did read then I'm satisfied X)

and omgh don't you dare throw a hissy and deny me your 8/Ianto! :O I'm not *that* good and you know how much I adore your fic which you must continue damnit! because it's awesome and makes me flail and I'll beg if I have to!

::big watery wolfy eyes::
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Campaspe: RP \\ JB&GDL; I do believe in faries!cs_whitewolf on December 3rd, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
XD well I didn't quite manage nano standards, but I am just so chuffed that I managed to get it done without failing X) Maybe next year I'll aim for a word count or something, hehe.
absinthefairy88absinthefairy88 on December 1st, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)

Congrats on finishing wri-mo.

I loved pretty much everything you wrote. I didn't read the House ones cos I've never seen it.

My faves were With Friends Like These (obviously XD), Born To Walk Alone, We Played on Horses Made of Sticks and Romancing The Storm (you've made me <3 Eight/Ianto)
Campaspe: Merlin // Arthur; hair rufflecs_whitewolf on December 3rd, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you, hun! ::smushes back::

And I'm so glad I've converted you to the Eight/Ianto love. It is the ultimate OTP for sure X) hehe. (remind me to tell you about the time my friends and I introduced Gareth and Paul Mcgann to one another!) and it must be shipped by everyone!

CWM game me a chance to write Merlin fic for the first time, which I'm rather pleased about. "We played on horses made of sticks" is one of the ones I'm rather proud of too, so I'm glad you enjoyed that one :)

Oh! You'll never guess what I found in a notebook that I'd totally meant to write for CWM!! Merlin fic featuring the line "Our Merlin's a gay man now" XD ...maybe I'll get round to finishing that one, haha!!
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galaxy_song: andygalaxy_song on December 2nd, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
oh well done love that really is a achievement I still need to catch up on some but so far my fav has to be Romancing the StormXD

Oh would love to give it ago but just looks to stressful.

Campaspe: Doctor Who \\ 8 Hee Jellybebbies!cs_whitewolf on December 3rd, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
YAY! I'm so psyched that everyone's loving "Romancing the Storm" ::smushes tight:: it's my first 8/Ianto and thus I am ridiculiously pleased with it and everyone's reaction to it, heh.

Lol. Well I'm pretty sure that's me till next year! But maybe I can entice you to join me next November ;) hehe. You'll have fun, (mostly!)!!
daylyn: Fireworks_kcwriterdaylyn on December 2nd, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
Woo hoo! Go you! So, so many brilliant fics (and lots of them so wonderfully poignant). I will miss your postings, but I really enjoyed them. Well done indeed!!!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.01 \\ XD stopwatch!cs_whitewolf on December 3rd, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
::grins:: thanks, hunni! It was challenging, I cannot lie, but at the end of it all I have this sense of satisfaction with myself that I *can* do this sort of thing. Which is ace. XD

I've got one, maybe two, fics coming this month, but after that nothing more from me till the new year methinks. I'm like all mojo'd out atm, lol. But it was totally worth it!

Ian Cochrane: (M)  Good On You!lankyguy on December 2nd, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
well done!
Campaspe: Merlin // Merlin; smirky facecs_whitewolf on December 3rd, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU! X) ...I appreciate the fact I was doing it all the more now that it's over. lol. funny how that works!
mrs_cj_harknessmrs_cj_harkness on December 2nd, 2008 08:05 am (UTC)

Well done hun! You did a fantastic thing that very few can do! <3 ::hugs you::
Campaspe: Merlin \\ Merlin Approvedcs_whitewolf on December 3rd, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
::takes a bow::

thank you, mi'dear! X) but hey, don't sell yourself short- come next year, I'm recruiting the flist ;) tehehe. See if we can't all have a (insert-your-name-here)-Wri-Mo for the month of November!! ;) something to look forward to, eh? lol.

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em615em615 on December 2nd, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
Brava! I admire your tenacity as well as your talent! I haven't had a chance to read them all yet, but I've enjoyed what I've read so far. Well done!
Campaspe: Torchwood \\ 2.10 \\ Shared Smilescs_whitewolf on December 3rd, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
X) Thank you very much! I'm so glad you enjoyed the stories you have read :) it makes it so much more worthwhile knowing that I had readers who actually liked my fic.
will this do?: little heart // ianto & owenmosquitosong on December 3rd, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
Aww, I loved Caspe-Wri-Mo. But it must of been so hard writing so much, so hats off to you.
I think three minutes and forty-two seconds was my favourite, because you write Ianto/Owen so well.

Campaspe: RP \\ GDL; u rock my soulcs_whitewolf on December 3rd, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
It was very hard, yes! It wasn't so much the thinking of something to write, but the actual getting it onto the page and then up onto LJ before midnight that got to me. Some nights you just want to get home and curl up and forget about everything (you know?) but with CWM I didn't really have that option, which was a bit of a bummer. But, that said, now that it's over I am very proud with myself for having completed it! heh.

And thank you! That one was a complete spur-of-the-moment omg-I-have-less-than-30minutes-to-write fic. haha. I literally put up a post around half 11 at night saying the first person to comment with a pairing/prompt got a fic, and it just so happened that a Ianto/Owen fan got there first. I do heart the pairing, though I never play with them enough. I may need to sort that out at some point ;)

thank you, hun!