On Saturday, I went to Central Park's annual Pumpkin Festival and tromped around with Gus taking in the sites. My main motivation was the food vendors and I wasn't disappointed. I bought pumpkin cookies and blueberry/apple pie home. There are lots of lovely pictures, which I'll post later tonight. I also relaxed and saw Raging Bull for the first time. I know it's a classic, but I was not a fan. Too little plot, too much cursing, too much domestic abuse. Poo on you, Scorsesi.
Yesterday I spent a few hours working on my iwry_marathon</lj> entry. I've got all the plot points down, so I've gone back and am going through the fic chronologically filling in scenes. I'm having some difficulty with pacing and general flowiness of the prose, but I still have a little under a month to smooth all it out, so I'm not worrying yet. It still seems like quite an undertaking for me - tackeling a day and a half of story scene by scene. I also have to weight if less is more in this case. How in-depth do I want to go? How tight are the POVs going to be? Currently I'm very Buffy-focused, but I think Angel needs a say too.
I've also got some betaing to do for only_passenger</lj>, who is dusting off the next chapter of one of her WIPs. And eowyn_315</lj> and I had a great brainstorming session last night about a possible story she might start. I love sharing in the creative process, so that was cause for excitement. It's a great concept and I can't wait to see if it goes anywhere.
For those that don't know, indigo_crypt</lj> is taking award nominations until November 12th. There is still room and they especially need SPUFFY nominations. I know a lot of you read Spuffy, so go contribute to fandom and nominate a great story. There must be some good fics that were generated through seasonal_spuffy</lj> , right?
I also have an awesome fic rec courtesy of Pass. Check out As Dark Things Are Loved by redbrickrose</lj> . It's a stunningly beautiful Angel/Nina, Angel/Buffy post-NFA one-shot. The characterization is spot on, but most impressive is the careful crafting of the story, so that all the points come full circle.