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Okay!

So this is everything on the "Finish it" list from way back in 2016. (http://aldersprig.livejournal.com/1197753.html)
It's also newer stuff that's tapered off and stuff from "More Please."
Because what I'm going to do for NanoWrimo is write 1667 words of finishing something for 30 days. (or, more likely, 2273 words of finishing something for 22 weekdays).

This is way early, yes. There may be a poll-off in October. But I wanted to give people time to decide.

Also: Links here: http://www.lynthornealder.com/2017/08/29/links-for-the-poll/


Poll #18745 Finish It November (and before) Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


What Should I finish First?

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Arisse and Chress
0 (0.0%)

Kidnappers in “Dragons Next Door.”
3 (33.3%)

Bjorn
0 (0.0%)

Clarisse
0 (0.0%)

Willard
3 (33.3%)

Shahin and Emrys
2 (22.2%)

Tilden
0 (0.0%)

Mikary
2 (22.2%)

Abrelle
0 (0.0%)

Packing
0 (0.0%)

Cúmhaí
0 (0.0%)

Space Accountant Accidental Marriage
5 (55.6%)

The Cat’s Paw. (AF)
3 (33.3%)

B is for Beryl and her Boys.(AF)
3 (33.3%)

Boy Trouble(AF)
4 (44.4%)

Charming(AF)
2 (22.2%)

The Powers that Be(AF)
1 (11.1%)

Midnight, Summer Solstice.(AF)
2 (22.2%)

How The Family Does things(AF)
2 (22.2%)

Family and Cocoa and/or Warm Visions and Warm Family(AF)
3 (33.3%)

Heroes (AF)
4 (44.4%)

An Argument of Magic(AF)
2 (22.2%)

In the Attic(AF)
3 (33.3%)

Aetheric Cleansing.(AF)
1 (11.1%)

Trash and Treasures.(AF)
0 (0.0%)

Bless the Cat.(AF)
5 (55.6%)

Legacy Cat.(AF)
5 (55.6%)

You’d Better Watch Out.(AF)
1 (11.1%)

Wild Card.(AF)
1 (11.1%)

Rumors about the Family.(AF)
2 (22.2%)

The Strength.(AF)
3 (33.3%)

I Am No Aunt.(AF)
1 (11.1%)

Fated(AF)
3 (33.3%)

King(maker) Cake, etc.(AF)
5 (55.6%)

The Hazards of Magic.(AF)
1 (11.1%)

Exhaustion(AF)
1 (11.1%)

Three Glass Beads, Peacock Blue.(AF)
1 (11.1%)

A Locked Chest is Locked for a Reason.(AF)
2 (22.2%)

Fifty Years. (Rsn)
0 (0.0%)

Rin and Girey, and more Rin, with research. (Rsn)
2 (22.2%)

Rin’s parents, and Rin’s father, and … (Rsn)
2 (22.2%)

Discovery (caves) (Rsn)
2 (22.2%)

Discovery (at sea) (Rsn)
3 (33.3%)

Linguistic Tricks. (TUn)
3 (33.3%)

Æ is for Ash. (TUn)
1 (11.1%)

Rodegard – and Esedora (TUn)
2 (22.2%)

Carrying the Spirit. (TUn)
0 (0.0%)

Skill and Dreams. (TUn)
0 (0.0%)

The Enemy’s City. (TUn)
0 (0.0%)

Road Map To.... (TUn)
0 (0.0%)

The Portal Closed.
2 (22.2%)

Take Me (UF)
1 (11.1%)

Cleaning House/Observing (UF)
1 (11.1%)

Change (Unicorn/Factory)
0 (0.0%)

Far Weston. (UF)
0 (0.0%)

Where Do Unicorns Come From?. (UF)
0 (0.0%)

The Silver Road. (UF)
0 (0.0%)

The Unicorn Bride Rebellion. (UF)
2 (22.2%)

Duty (UF)
0 (0.0%)

Unicorn Strokes. (UF)
0 (0.0%)

Unicorn-Chaste. (UF)
0 (0.0%)

Over the Wall (DnD)
4 (44.4%)

Jin/Hostages (DnD)
3 (33.3%)

Bianna (DnD)
3 (33.3%)

Stranded in Winter (Stn)
3 (33.3%)

Matchmaker, Matchmaker (Adg)
1 (11.1%)

About That… (Adg)
0 (0.0%)

Bracken, her first year (Adg)
0 (0.0%)

Deaths in the Faerie apocalypse, a side note (Adg)
2 (22.2%)

They Were Over - (Adg)
1 (11.1%)

Together/Again (Adg)
0 (0.0%)

Then and Now (AF)
2 (22.2%)

Romance was never this convenient to handle
2 (22.2%)

Falling From Grace
1 (11.1%)

Someone Let Me Marathon Criminal Minds
1 (11.1%)

Own the Fate (AF)
1 (11.1%)

Hooked In (AF)
3 (33.3%)

Love Meme: Kai and Rozen, Autumn and Ink
4 (44.4%)

A Storm Brewing Over the Skies of … Setting
1 (11.1%)

The Monarch
1 (11.1%)

Where It All Began - the Zeroth Cohort in Addergoole
3 (33.3%)

The Princess and the Tallest Tower
0 (0.0%)

Return to Sender/Old Debts and Old Favors***
3 (33.3%)

Catbois in Cages
4 (44.4%)

What else should I continue?

Date: 2017-08-26 02:56 am (UTC)
sauergeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sauergeek
I have made many answers, though those may change based on links.

Date: 2017-08-26 02:59 am (UTC)
kelkyag: eye-shaped patterns on birch trunk (birch eyes)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
<stares at poll> Only thirty. This make take a while to narrow down. I think more than that were my fault on the finish it bingo.

Date: 2017-08-27 06:22 am (UTC)
kelkyag: eye-shaped patterns on birch trunk (birch eyes)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
Some of them have extensions already, including the one recently on patreon, and others I'd need to go hunt for. Dithering.

Link a dee doo dah

Date: 2017-08-29 08:04 pm (UTC)
kelkyag: notched triangle signature mark in light blue on yellow (Default)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag

Re: Link a dee doo dah

Date: 2017-08-29 08:55 pm (UTC)
kelkyag: eye-shaped patterns on birch trunk (birch eyes)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
Did not mean to toe-step! I was looking them up for me and figured I'd share.

Space Accountant did not make your list?
Mikary is a stand-alone.
Packing might be a stand-alone, but doesn't specify.

I suspect you don't want my "IMO" comments in your list.

Re: Link a dee doo dah

Date: 2017-08-30 01:41 am (UTC)
kelkyag: eye-shaped patterns on birch trunk (birch eyes)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
Phrase as you see fit. Your notion of what's at a reasonable pausing or stopping point may not match mine.

It really was what I was doing anyway. Maybe I'll even get organized enough to vote. :)

Possibly you listed Genique under a title I did not think to look for?

Re: Link a dee doo dah

Date: 2017-08-30 01:31 pm (UTC)
inventrix: (Default)
From: [personal profile] inventrix
"Space Accountant Accidental Marriage"?

Also, Lyn, were those supposed to be two lines? I don't read space accountant but I don't THINK it's got an accidental marriage

Re: Link a dee doo dah

Date: 2017-08-30 01:35 pm (UTC)
kelkyag: notched triangle signature mark in light blue on yellow (Default)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
Not on the checklist, on the link list [personal profile] aldersprig posted later.

A Reason explains the "accidental" marriage in space accountant.

Re: Link a dee doo dah

Date: 2017-08-30 01:39 pm (UTC)
inventrix: (Default)
From: [personal profile] inventrix
Oh! Well then. XD (I thought it was an accidental mashup of space accountant and the toxacatlfjgsbngf marriage thing

Date: 2017-08-30 04:57 am (UTC)
inventrix: (Default)
From: [personal profile] inventrix
Is Daxton finished, I can't remember but if it isn't I vote for it

Date: 2017-08-30 01:28 pm (UTC)
inventrix: (Default)
From: [personal profile] inventrix
I thought so but I wanted to be sure (and I could have just... done a search....)

Date: 2017-08-30 01:32 pm (UTC)
inventrix: (Default)
From: [personal profile] inventrix
Don't you dare start continuing your few completed stories too XD
Edited Date: 2017-08-30 01:33 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-08-30 02:07 pm (UTC)
sauergeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sauergeek
Whee, linkery! Reading and editing checkboxes...

Date: 2017-08-30 02:19 pm (UTC)
sauergeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sauergeek
I fully expect to vote for 30. But which ones? I had two checked that were at a good break point, and two others that I'd forgotten about that I'd like to see more of. And all the (re)reading to figure out which to check and which not...

Date: 2017-09-02 05:05 am (UTC)
kelkyag: eye-shaped patterns on birch trunk (birch eyes)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
Because all of us dithering at you is somehow better? But, draft up. Very drafty. Argh. All the things?

Date: 2017-09-02 08:27 pm (UTC)
kelkyag: notched triangle signature mark in light blue on yellow (Default)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
But I need to get more people to vote...
Yes, that's the problem. Even after assembling a link list, there are so many things to review. And then with so many choices, and a quirky distribution of choices, what am I actually saying with my votes? If I vote for both of the named segments of a story, is that extra weight for it, or is a vote for the less-chosen segment wasted? (Did I by calling out that A was a part of B in a couple of cases eliminate those as meaningful options? Is that good or bad?) What about distribution across verses? There are a *lot* of Aunt Family choices on the list (whyyy are people voting for bless the cat and legacy cat over cat's paw?), and I want them all; there are not so many Dragons Next Door choices, and a couple of those are at reasonable chapter-end points, but I want that 'verse just as much; there are no Fairy Town or SCIENCE! (or Planners, but I probably would've let that slide anyway) options on the list at all. (Science is mostly stand-alones, but then there are the giant chickens, and Jason and his roses, and ...) Unicorn/Factory and Things Unspoken both have loose ends all over the place that I'd love to see followed up, but they're both creepy sometimes reading, not love-them-all-the-time. Then there's balancing the stand-alones, that might actually finish as single storylines instead of becoming sprawling webs, against the 'verses with a lot going on, and the more or less developed ones against each other. I picked Mikary, Space Accountant, and Portal Closed, which are in very different phases of development, and all older, but that involved coin-flipping vs Arisse and Chress, the Princess in the Tower, and other stuff (that mostly didn't make the list); but even if it weren't coin-flipping, would it make more sense to vote for the things with more recent activity or interest rather than the ones that seem pretty much forgotten?

Flailing!

Also, comparing choices with [personal profile] sauergeek was entertaining, but not as influential as I expected. :)

Date: 2017-09-03 03:22 am (UTC)
kelkyag: eye-shaped patterns on birch trunk (birch eyes)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
Well, some possible sub-questions: do you want to get a sense of distribution of interest across 'verses, or across specific stories? Do you want a priority thread in each 'verse? Do you want to bias towards things that are already close to finishing, or perhaps have a separate poll to prioritize among things that are within spitting distance of finished? Do you want to take [personal profile] eseme's suggestion and prioritize things that have good publication potential?

<pokes at list> <considers a more opinionated round of commentary>

Date: 2017-09-03 01:27 am (UTC)
eseme: (inkwell)
From: [personal profile] eseme
I voted!

Um, mostly for Aunt Family and Dragons Next Door. Cause, me. But you know I like those.

I was surprised to see only one from Stranded, I will HAPPILY vote for more of the siblings, I love them all, I adore Summer's triad and Spring and her theater friends. Winter and the woman with her kids - did that one get finished on Patreon or back channels? And Autumn, I do want to know more. Anyway, much yay on that setting.

I really do feel that there is enough Aunt Family that you could spend some time finishing stories and tying up some of the threads, to put out a book of stories.

Date: 2017-09-03 01:40 am (UTC)
eseme: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eseme
Yay! I do love those settings, and stranded. I added that to the comments.

Date: 2017-09-03 03:30 am (UTC)
kelkyag: eye-shaped patterns on birch trunk (birch eyes)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
<looks mildly guilty> I think you pulled from my suggestions in blocks, though, which got you all the Aunt Family links, and only a few of the DND ones, as [personal profile] sauergeek got to those before I did, and none of Fairy Town or SCIENCE! or most of the standalones. IIRC I was annoyed about Stranded at the time for some reason I've forgotten, and so left that one for sauergeek to pull together, and apparently only picked a couple from Planners. But yeah, I skipped past Addergoole and Tir Na Cali and Vas's World and Facets of Dusk (though sauergeek got that one, too), but [personal profile] wispfox and [personal profile] rix_scaedu picked up some of that ...

Date: 2017-09-03 01:40 am (UTC)
eseme: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eseme
STRANDED. Please! Erm, not able to dig up unfinished ones now, cause getting caught up. But I do love stranded.

Date: 2017-09-03 05:39 am (UTC)
kelkyag: baking sheet of home-made white and dark chocolate chip cookies with ginger (cookies)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
<shameless plugs>

You put Scheffenon in for the "other" category. "Linguistic Tricks" in the poll is part of the R is for Ritual, Linguistic Tricks, and Finish It: Scheffenon sequence which is sort of the main Scheffenon story, though there also others (not in the poll). Black Coral is one such standalone, if you haven't found it yet and/or don't mind skipping around while catching up.

For Stranded, [personal profile] sauergeek had some suggestions here, if that'd be useful (though being from the Finish It bingo those are all at least a year and half old).

Date: 2017-09-03 06:42 pm (UTC)
kelkyag: baking sheet of home-made white and dark chocolate chip cookies with ginger (cookies)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
The poll was already SO HUGE! The bottomless list needed some sort of filtering. I was just baffled as to what you were filtering by.

People will be opinionated, or not. You will write some stuff. It will be good. :)

Date: 2017-09-03 05:32 pm (UTC)
eseme: (abyss)
From: [personal profile] eseme
I have... been away from LJ and DW since late last November, and didn't realize that Linguistic Tricks was Scheffenon, and only read Scheffenon yesterday, LoL.

So I voted for whet I could remember liking. I bet there will be another poll and I know Lyn reads comments. I am still doing a lot of catch-up on a lot of reading (between Lyn and ysabetwordsmith, a LOT of reading).

Date: 2017-09-03 06:46 pm (UTC)
kelkyag: baking sheet of home-made white and dark chocolate chip cookies with ginger (cookies)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
Welcome back! That is a ton to catch up on. (And if your icon (<3) is any indication, you have [personal profile] tkingfisher's writing to catch up on, too.)

If you have a system, please don't let me distract you from it. There's a reason that was labeled "shameless plugs". :)

Date: 2017-09-03 07:19 pm (UTC)
eseme: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eseme
I know the date I late read LJ. From there, it is one entry at a time, and keep hitting the Next button. Then bookmark or jot down where I left off.

I am so far behind on Edally Academy that I will save that for later (possibly an e-bbok when the serial is done?).

Date: 2017-09-03 07:39 pm (UTC)
kelkyag: notched triangle signature mark in light blue on yellow (Default)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
Straightforward and effective. :)

The first two Edally Academy novels are done! [personal profile] aldersprig says there will be a third in that sequence but has not started yet. (It showed up on a recent short-term writing prioritization poll but was not a top vote-getter, being beaten out by more recently active threads.) I hope there will be ebooks, but can see where waiting for the trilogy to be complete first might make marketing sense.

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