250k pledge for 2016 "Get Your Words Out" community

GetYourWordsOut: Year Eight!
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Hi, all! I'm surfacing briefly to post my writing goals for 2016, when I have pledged to write 250,000 words.

In 2015, I managed just over 275,000, publishing The Queen's Musketeers: Books I-IV, The Horse Mistress: Book 1, and two prequel short story/novellas written exclusively for mailing list members, related to the two series. In 2016, I plan to finish Books 2, 3, & 4 for The Horse Mistress, along with Books V & VI for The Queen's Musketeers. If anyone's remotely interested, I publish under the pen name R. A. Steffan.

Wish me luck! Publishing has been a massive time and money sink during the first ten months(I'm about $2k in the whole as of the writing of this post), but I have hopes for turning the corner in the coming year.

PSA for my fellow Americans

Assuming anyone still follows this LJ...

If you're looking for a bit of Sunday evening entertainment, may I heartily suggest The Musketeers, premiering on BBC America tonight at 9pm/8pm Central?

I came to it (thanks to a VPN that lets me watch UK's iPlayer service) for the gratuitous Peter Capaldi, and stayed for the Epic Bromance between Scruffy, Attractive Men with Rapiers and Really Nice Horses (TM). I was hooked by episode three, and mired thoroughly in the fandom-- which is small, but delightful-- by episode seven.

With almost no exceptions, the ten-episode series gets better with every episode, and the production crew and cast have a great sense of humor, producing little nuggets like this for us.

I'll be dragging some real life friends and family into it when it airs tonight, but I'd love for some of the old online crowd to join me as well.


Fic: Five Times Aramis Told Athos He Loved Him (And One Time Athos Made His Own Feelings Clear)

Yeah, BBC's The Musketeers has swallowed me whole. I swear I only came for the gratuitous Capaldi, and look at me now...

Title: Five Times Aramis Told Athos He Loved Him (And One Time Athos Made His Own Feelings Clear)
Author: ponygirl72
Rating: Teen
Characters: Athos, Aramis, Porthos, d'Artagnan
Pairings: past Athos/Milady
Warnings: alcohol abuse, PTSD
Spoilers: Yes, through S01E10

Summary: Does pretty much what it says on the tin. Written for the kinkmeme prompt "Five times Aramis told Athos he loves him and one time Athos finally declared his feelings to him". OP kindly indulged my inclination to write it as BroT3/BroT4 friendship instead of Athos/Aramis romance.

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FANFIC: Five Times the Twelfth Doctor was There for River... (11/River, 12/River) PG-13

Title: Five Times the Twelfth Doctor was There for River When She Needed Him, and One Time She was There for Him
Author: ponygirl72
Characters: Eleventh Doctor, River Song, Twelfth Doctor
Pairings: Eleven/River, Twelve/River
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: swearing, off-screen sex
Word count: 7,381

Summary: Does exactly what it says on the tin.

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SIXATHON/ WHO-AT-50 FIC: Entanglements (Six, Evelyn, Suprise Guest Character) Rated G

Title: Entanglements
Author: ponygirl72
Rating: G
Characters: Six, Evelyn, Special Guest Character
Warnings: None
Word Count: 4,208

Summary: The Doctor has made it very clear to Evelyn that he is not interested in romantic entanglements. It's one of the things they agree on, actually.

A/N: My unforgivably late entry for lost_spook in the 2013 Spring sixathon. Also doing double duty as my unforgivably late entry for the Sixth Doctor over at who_at_50.

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FANFIC: Twist of Destiny (Eight, Samson & Gemma Griffin) PG-13

Title: Twist of Destiny
Author: ponygirl72
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Eighth Doctor, Samson & Gemma Griffin from Terror Firma
Pairings: None
Warnings: Disturbing imagery, non-con (brief scene of unwanted sexual attention, interrupted by another character)

Summary: Choices make the man or woman. Samson and Gemma (from the Big Finish audio Terror Firma) return with the Eighth Doctor.

A/N: I am cheating this month by reusing a fic. I originally wrote this story for the print fanzine Myth Makers #15, published by the Doctor Who Information Network ( They stipulate a one-year exclusive rights deal on works in the 'zine, and it's been... well, way longer than that. So, since it fits this month's theme, I'm releasing this baby into the wilds of the internet-- enjoy!

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