End of Month Word Counts — February 2016

February was even less productive than January this time. Still no Stardate: Dammit, though I did attempt to start. But I didn’t get any farther than copy/pasting the list of things to find in the ep. I watched the episode while working on this:


rag quilts are adorable and snuggly

And that’s the main reason why I’ve done practically no writing done. On the plus side, it’ll be finished up tomorrow-ish once I pick up another spool of thread because I be empty.

On to the word and page counts! They haven’t changed much.

Betrayal at the House on the Hill
Plot Bunny: Holy shit, I love the game Betrayal at the House on the Hill. I should totally write a play in which the audience chooses the haunt/ending!
Page count: 29/120

Brigade Ship Intrepid: Maculatum
Plot Bunny: God, I love Star Trek. But I also love Dungeons and Dragons. And steampunk. Squish them together and add a character that’s like Bennett!
Word Count: 52,743/75,000

Plot Bunny: League of Extraordinary Gentleman was a fun movie. The graphic novel was better. You know what would be cool? Picking other characters from Victorian lit that aren’t as known/popular and shoving them all together, turn up the heat and then poke them with a stick.
Word Count: 37,589/30,000 — Currently in re-writes.

Funny Little Games
Plot Bunny: Hey, you know that musical you and Vivienne are working on about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigating the Jack the Ripper case? Do that, but better. Make Bennett an actual person, not a death vending machine. Also, improve the research; you know better.
Word Count: 42,751/100,000

The Haunted Mansion
Plot Bunny: The 2003 Eddie Murphy vehicle was awful. Make it better. Do the correct research.
Page Count: 40/120

The Shadow’s Gate
Plot Bunny: Holy hell, this D&D campaign is way too interesting to not write down. Also, the accidental friendship between Bob’s Tiefling and my Drow was way too awesome to not share with the world. But, you know, change things to not violate copyright. Also, make sure you give the whole group additional writing credit.
Word Count: 13,743/75,000

Plot Bunny: While playing Skyrim, a werewolf character called me Tidbit and I adored it. Also, what if the end of the world wasn’t because of nuclear holocaust or zombie apocalypse but because of magic and Elves are a thing?
Word Count: 9,928/50,000

Tulgey Wood
Plot Bunny: Alice goes back to Wonderland and teams up with the Hatter and the White Knight to save the Princess of Hearts because she’s been kidnapped. But also make it a show for 8-14 year old kids.
Page Count: 27/120

Untitled Bennett/Holmes AU
Plot Bunny: Take Bennett and Holmes and put them into new shenanigans and alter their continuity. Again. But this time, ignore Jack the Ripper.
Word Count: 40,077/60,000

Untitled Retired!Holmes
Plot Bunny: Take the Bennett/Holmes au, but make them semi-retired, add shenanigans.
Word Count: 2,439/60,000

Plot Bunny: The Salem Witch Hysteria was a really important and interesting blot on America’s history. Let’s tell that story using a fictional town, but also actual evidence against the witches. May or may not actually show interrogation torture tactics.
Page Count: 32/120

Plot Bunny: So… Alice’s Adventures Underground and Through the Looking Glass are fun. But what if other people were able to travel to Wonderland and only Alice was able to have her story written down? Now have the heroine be contemporary and, like, the Hatter’s BFF.
Word Count: 17,183/75,000


I’m also playing this a lot. I have no actual excuses this time, just a lot of weak ones.

See you in March!


About alicegracey

Writer, Actor, Advice Nerd. At least, that's what it says on my business card these days. Mostly, I just write in order to try to get my brain to shut up. I like to share what I write, but be warned, I don't do happy.
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