For quite a while I've been stricken with the odd dual phenomenon of a lot of ideas but total writer's block. A couple circumstances lifted that these past few days, namely a new prompt set over at tolkien_weekly
(how could I resist the prospect of using the theme "Blessings" as ironically as possible?) that suddenly made finishing my long-delayed responses to the "Bogey-stories" set easy, and the January Action-Adventure Bechdel Test Challenge
My finished drabble series concerning poor Gríma (two to date, each a chapter) can be found here
For the Bechdel thing, I thought I was mainly going to write Thuringwethil, but Ungoliant (Wirilomë) came and stole the show instead and I've got nearly 4,000 words done. Wirilomë is such a fun POV character for me as it turns out, because she has all these bizarre and inappropriate ideas such as might lead somebody to become a giant-ass spider. AND. It's caused me to return to my pet project of trying to reconcile Arda's given history with Earth's geologic history (this gets easier the more I ponder it over time...shoot me, I used to want to be a geologist, okay?) Thuringwethil is still going to be a major player, and my genderbent!Pallando had a cameo in a pivotal scene because any excuse to write Pallandë. This is fun times Thanks for spearheading this challenge, Aliana!