Fanfic Meme

Monday, 22 May 2017 12:48
paynesgrey: Clara x 12 (drwho-clara12)

Stolen from [personal profile] scripsi and [personal profile] lost_spook:

 

List the first five (or so) lines of your last 20 stories (or however many you have altogether. WIPs count). See if there are any patterns.

 1. One Quick Trip (Doctor Who, Eight, Gen) -  Muriel thought she was dreaming. She turned around the room, soaking in the impossibility of it, taking in every detail she could. If this was a dream, then why could she see so much and with so many details? Wouldn’t her vision be hazier?

 

The decor of this room, well, the control room of his spaceship, was a mixture of old-fashioned Earth Victorian melded with alien technological elements. In the corner she saw regular old books on a dusty bookshelf, and next to it a small ornate chair with end tables at either side. 

 

 

paynesgrey: Marilyn Monroe (marilyn)
Still desperate! I just had another hefty bill come through for my car, and I'm still paying off medical bills for having my baby and surgery on some complications. 
 
I am open to pretty much everything for the things on this list. Let me know if you have ideas and we can work something out.
 
Things I will be able to do:
 
Graphic design work (1-2 iterations):
- Wallpapers ($3) computer size and lower size
- Banners ($3) No more than 300x400 pixels
- Manips ($5) all sizes
- Book Covers for indie books ($10) - if I need to use my stock imagery account this might include the cost of the stock photo too.
- Logos, icons, other graphics, custom graphics - we can discuss ($3 - $10)
- Indie Publishing package ($100) This includes book cover, beta read, uploading to Amazon, Nook, or any other ebook place. Same goes for a layout for Creative Space too for a physical book.
 
Digital art, fandom or original:
 
- Pastel, Marker or Colored Pencils 8x10 ($25)
- Digital, Photoshop or Illustrator or Sketchbook 8x10 ($30)
- Black and White ink ($15)
- Coloring Book page ($10)
 
Pet Portraits:
 
- Ink ($20)
- Pastel or Colored Pencil ($25)
- Digital, Photoshop ($35)
 
Here are my portfolios to see my work:
 
 
I've done several big bangs, banners, and original award banners for lots of fandom communities. I've got about 15 years of design experience. Most of my professional work is graphic design, prototyping and web design. Painting and drawing is mostly a hobby at this point but I've done it since I could hold a pencil.
I will give a sample sketch to show you before you pay once we discuss subject matter and terms.
 
Keep in mind that I will not ask for payment until after the work is complete. I will be using Paypal only. I would feel super guilty if I got paid even a portion and could not deliver.
 
Please share if you can! Thanks!
 
PS: Another thing that would help out if you haven't bought my book Unbridled. It's at Amazon. 
Even though I don't get royalties until two months later, it would help later.
The e-book is $2.99 and the physical copy is $11.99. If you would like a physical copy signed by me, I can send you one for $10.
 
Thank you very much everyone!


(If I owe you commissions, I'm working on them and will finish them soon!)
paynesgrey: Riverdale - Ronnie (drwho-clara12-2)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] dancingdragon3 at Promotion Announcement: Cosmic Collision Prompt Fest 2016 (Please pass along...)


What: Crossover themed prompt fest.
When: Now - September 30th.
Where: [livejournal.com profile] terror_scifi
Who: Clan Terror and Clan [livejournal.com profile] paynesgrey, aka [livejournal.com profile] who_contest and [livejournal.com profile] heroes_contest.

Cosmic Collision Prompt Fest 2016 ~ Rules and Guidelines.
Cosmic Collision Prompting Post ~ Accepting Prompts now.

Universes include Doctor Who, DC, MCU, Disney, Star Wars, Star Trek, and the Whedon Verse.
paynesgrey: I ship it (reylo)
Summer Mini Challenge is open again!

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] luxken27 at 2016 Summer Mini Challenge
Today is the first official day of summer (at least, for those of us in the northern hemisphere), so that means its time once again for my


Do you want to play? See the details below! =)

THE RULES

THE PROMPTS

--> SIGNUPS <-- You have to sign up at the Dreamwidth post. You can do so anonymously or you can use OpenID to sign up with your LJ name.

This challenge is open from June 20th, 2016 through September 22nd, 2016, so you have plenty of time to play, if you want!

Have fun, stay cool, and happy writing! =)
paynesgrey: Riverdale - Ronnie (drwho-missyclara)
Well, fandom-stocking reveals are in, and I feel like such a lucky duck at all the goodies I received. I must thank everyone who filled my stocking this year. I am thoroughly happy with the thought that went into the banners, icons and fics for me! People in fandom are pretty amazing and I'm grateful to be apart of it.

I received several little fics that I feel I need to share. I hope you get a chance to read them and enjoy them as I did.

Doctor Who, Missy/Clara drabble by sharpest_asp. I love this little ficlet with a passion! Missy/Clara are my guilty pleasure.

Doctor Who, Love and Kisses by [livejournal.com profile] kiramaru7. River/Doctor is my OTP. Thank you!

Doctor Who, Passing Fancies - a River/Eight ficlet by muccamukk, OMG MY PAIRING. Loved this look at Eight and River crossing paths. Also, EIGHT!!!!!

Doctor Who, No, Miss Oswald, I Expect You to Die by JohnAmendAll, more delicious Clara/Missy. YOU SPOIL ME!

Doctor Who/Star Wars, Taking Relationship Advice from a Master by annariel, This was a HUGE surprise to me, mainly because I did not ask for Star Wars, and someone even went out of their way to notice that I ship Rey/Kylo Ren, and wrote a Missy instructing Kylo Ren about his attraction to Rey, which is GLORIOUS and CLEVER. And I just love this to bits. AHHHHHH! Perfection.

Agent Carter, A Married Man by [livejournal.com profile] yetanothermask, Peggy/Jarvis goodness that I rarely see because he's married, but this is PERFECT, and I just love their chemistry on the show so them pining for each other just makes a lot of sense to me.

Thank you everyone!

-- Also, I did some of my own from Doctor Who, Twilight, Jessica Jones, Inuyasha, and Marvel fandoms.
I updated them at [livejournal.com profile] paynesgrey_fics if you want to take a look.

All of this really cheered me up. I had sort of a bad day yesterday at work, so this really made up for it reading these stockings.
Wheee!
paynesgrey: TOM! (hiddles)
I did it!

Today I released my novel Unbridled!



Please find it here at Amazon Kindle! You can use it for any device that has the Amazon Kindle app or use it on the Amazon Kindle.

I'll be posting more links soon as they come for other websites.

I'd squee more but I'm exhausted. I was at a career fair downtown Chicago most of the day so I'm super tired, but I'll be promoting the book throughout the week, as well as catching up with my other stuff.

Seriously my life has been so much about this book lately my house looks like a disaster. Dishes aren't done, laundry is still not put away, and there's a cup with old coffee on it on my studio desk. Haha, does this mean I've finally truly become an author?

And OOH! I have my first review!

BOOOYAHHH!

Friday, 30 November 2012 23:31
paynesgrey: Riverdale - Ronnie (damon)
And with 30 minutes to go... LOL

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And the novel itself is finished too, so unlike the previous years where there was MORE to add.

Fandom Aid

Thursday, 8 November 2012 11:50
paynesgrey: Riverdale - Ronnie (tracy)
For fandomaid at Livejournal, I signed up for writing:

My auction for writing

I posted the fandoms I was pretty confident I could write in right away.

If you've forgotten, here's my art auction if you'd like that instead:

My auction for fan art

Please bid if you can!

:-)
paynesgrey: Marilyn Monroe (marilyn)

Chick lit this time. LOL.

I kind of gave myself an ultimatum. If I can't do this and juggle my full time job and marriage by writing a novel that I so desperately want to do someday, it may never be possible at all.
How's that for pressure?

I'll be posting, hopefully, regular updates at [livejournal.com profile] heather_madd.
paynesgrey: Riverdale - Ronnie (katdennings)
I FINISHED MISCHIEF AND TASERS. OMG YAY!

It feels so good finishing a long ass fic like that, after being so busy lately.

Whoohooo! Over 55K words too! That's alot for me, okay?

One down, twenty other billion projects to go! LOL.
paynesgrey: Marilyn Monroe (marilyn)
One of the writers I follow on Twitter posted this. I really enjoyed it and wanted to share. Mostly because I've been having this problem lately with my own work...

How to Recover Your Writing Confidence (Even if You Think You Never Had Any)

A couple of things that stood out for me;

Under "Your Peers Can Drain Your Confidence" this line: Writing is very subjective – and some people may not “get” your work simply because it’s not the style or genre that they would write. - YES.

And under "Your Loved Ones Can Drain Your Confidence" I hear this one ALL THE TIME: You’re always scribbling away. Are you ever going to finish anything?

It's especially worse if you enjoy writing fan fiction and people tell you you're wasting your time with it. I think I'll decide that for myself, thank you very much.
paynesgrey: Riverdale - Ronnie (janice-st)
Ok, so I signed up for it.

I promise to be a lot more expedient for this auction than I was for the last one.

my fic thread

my art thread
paynesgrey: Riverdale - Ronnie (glee-rachel)


@ [livejournal.com profile] avoidmynose

Hrmm... I dunno. Something might come out of this...