morbane: pohutukawa blossom and leaves (Default)
[personal profile] morbane
1. I signed up to the WIP Big Bang challenge (2nd year, new mods). This challenge is for writers who have Big Bang-length fics half-written and want extra encouragement to complete them. I signed up with my Rarewomen 2014 Black Jewels fic. On the one hand, that means I won't be posting a continuation to it until July; on the other hand, I wasn't getting much done on it on my own. The community encouragement will help. This was one of the challenges I 'budgeted' for this year.

2. Sign-ups are open for the Night on Fic Mountain challenge, a smaller Yuletide set around the opposite solstice. I am not signing up for that myself, but I am helping with a bit of admin. There are presently 42 sign-ups and I think the tag set has a lot of intriguing options in it.

3. Jukebox sign-ups are open! Jukebox is MY challenge. I'm pretty excited about the prompts I'm seeing, about the number of sign-ups, about the range of songs... Everything!

4. Got a bit done on my Once Upon Fic story today. The night is young. I have a plot in mind, but it's one of those stories where I re-write the start over and over again.

5. I got some glorious gifts for Bad Bang 4. It was a lot of fun. I think I found the right balance to strike in my comments - sort of over-earnestly encouraging, with a little bit of wank now and then. I wanted to join in the game this time, but I didn't want to be Indignant About Things.

6. I am behind on beta'ing. However, I did just finish a long-ish beta job.

7. I did not manage to post a NYR fic in March. Darn. I probably won't manage one for April either, what with various exchanges. However, most of the exchanges I've promised myself are happening in the middle of the year. Maybe I'll catch up to my one-per-month goal.

Date: 2015-04-07 11:07 am (UTC)
foxinthestars: cute drawing of a fox (Default)
From: [personal profile] foxinthestars
I was tempted by WIP Big Bang, but I'm working on my OnceFic assignment and signing up for something else too seemed like overcommitting right now, for me.

Date: 2015-04-07 12:15 pm (UTC)
inevitableentresol: plant in field, romantic (Backlit cow parsley)
From: [personal profile] inevitableentresol
I also thought WIP Big Bang looked good. Tell us how it goes, please.

Date: 2015-04-09 03:44 pm (UTC)
inevitableentresol: plant in field, romantic (Backlit cow parsley)
From: [personal profile] inevitableentresol
I have to be able to see the last scene of any story I'm writing pretty clearly, feel its emotional note, or else I lose that drive to get there. It hooks my heart and pulls me towards it. Even if I do feel that, I have trouble with stamina if the story is long.

Beta reading two long stories would be a commitment in itself. I've never done beta for a really long one. I think maybe 20k words. Even in [community profile] aceattorneybigbang, the minimum is only 10k so I might not get that experience.

It might actually be really useful to try to beta a long fic myself.

Date: 2015-04-07 01:18 pm (UTC)
ambyr: pebbles arranged in a spiral on sand (nature sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy) (Pebbles)
From: [personal profile] ambyr
I am excited! July is soon.

Date: 2015-04-07 02:22 pm (UTC)
isis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] isis
Oooh. I'm super tempted to do the WIP Big Bang as incentive to get my longfic done.

Jukebox looks interesting too, though I don't want to overcommit. I'm co-running Sutcliff Swap again this year and I want to participate in that as well.

Date: 2015-04-07 02:26 pm (UTC)
sanguinity: woodcut by M.C. Escher, "Snakes" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sanguinity
I SEE NOW. This journal of yours exists solely to tempt people into various exchanges and such!

Date: 2015-04-07 11:54 pm (UTC)
sanguinity: woodcut by M.C. Escher, "Snakes" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sanguinity
I've got two Big Bang length works that are mouldering, but I take a look at those dates, and.... Eh.

Date: 2015-04-08 01:58 am (UTC)
sanguinity: woodcut by M.C. Escher, "Snakes" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sanguinity
Yeah, both of mine are currently sitting pretty near at the 20K mark.

The one is plotted, though, and mostly researched. Even though it stalled because of internal-to-itself reasons, I could maybe bull through with it by the deadline if it was the only thing I had on. (It isn't, though.)

The second... The second is a behemoth, I'm still feeling my way through the plot, no fucking way can I commit to having it done in two months.

Date: 2015-04-07 05:42 pm (UTC)
silverr: (GKO_Count)
From: [personal profile] silverr
Sounds like you've loaded up your plate with heaping spoonfuls of fun. *g*

(I also think the WIP Big Bang looks fun, but my current WIP has 10 chapters to go: no way I could meet that deadline.)

Date: 2015-04-07 11:55 pm (UTC)
sanguinity: woodcut by M.C. Escher, "Snakes" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sanguinity
Glad to know I'm not the only one looking at that WIP timeline, and having "rough draft due by WHEN??" kinds of thoughts.

Date: 2015-04-07 11:41 pm (UTC)
benedict: (tintin)
From: [personal profile] benedict
*gets into beta position for your Once Upon* I am... ready.

Date: 2015-04-08 01:22 am (UTC)
benedict: The hamster is saying bollocks. It is a scornful hamster (Default)
From: [personal profile] benedict
One hand on the mouse, the other hand holding my chin for proper reading

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