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Title: Waiting for the Hint of a Spark.
Fandom: Supernatural.
Main characters: Sam, Dean, Castiel, Bobby, God.
Rating: PG13.
Contains: Angst, AU (from the end of S4).
Summary: When Lucifer rises, Dean gets blinded. Of course, that doesn't stop people from thinking he's still meant to save the world. Oh, and God's an asshole.

Read it here!

As before, I included a place to download a .rtf copy, for those with vision issues or who want it on their ereaders.
shanaqui: Wash from Firefly. Text: oh no you didn't. ((Wash) Oh no)
[personal profile] shanaqui
I have a habit of signing up to too many Big Bangs -- hence this community, really. So, this is my commitments and then a list of when I'm gonna try and get work done...

My Big Bangs this year:
-[livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang: Posted! [15,000 word minimum.]
-[livejournal.com profile] deancasbigbang: Planning stage. [20,000 word minimum.]
-[community profile] hardmode: Planned. [10,000 word minimum.]
-[community profile] kinked: Beta'd. [10,000 word minimum.]
-[community profile] ladiesbigbang: Planned. [15,000 word minimum.]
-[community profile] scifibigbang: Planned. [25,000 word minimum.]
-[livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang: Posted. [15,000 word minimum.]
-[livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang: Ready to post. [20,000 word minimum.]

-June 1st: [community profile] ladiesbigbang check-in, a third completed is recommended.
-June 7th: [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang posting begins.
-June 15th: [community profile] hardmode check-in.
-July 1st: [community profile] ladiesbigbang check-in, two thirds completed is recommended.
-July 30th: [community profile] hardmode writing period ends.
-July 31st: [community profile] scifibigbang writing period ends. [community profile] kinked writing period ends. [community profile] hardmode rough draft due.
-August 1st: [community profile] ladiesbigbang rough draft due.
-August 15th - August 31st: [community profile] scifibigbang posting schedule announced.
-August 20th: [livejournal.com profile] deancasbigbang rough draft due.
-September 1st: [community profile] kinked posting period starts, [community profile] ladiesbigbang final draft due. [community profile] hardmode posting begins.
-September 10th: [community profile] ladiesbigbang posting begins.
-September 25th: [livejournal.com profile] deancasbigbang final draft due.
-October 1st: [livejournal.com profile] deancasbigbang posting begins.

Personal schedule:
-Until June 1st: Relax, for God's sake.
-June 1st - June 15th: Draft [community profile] hardmode fic.
-June 15th - June 30th: Draft [community profile] ladiesbigbang fic.
-July 1st - July 31st: Draft [community profile] scifibigbang fic.
-August 1st - August 20th: Draft [livejournal.com profile] deancasbigbang fic.

...That's everything, right?

So, uh. Poke me? Ask about stuff? I don't know!
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[personal profile] bewize
Name: bewize
Writing journal: [profile] wizefics
Main fandoms: Marvel; Death Note, Burn Notice, various
Favourite characters/pairings: Iceman, Brand/Hank, Namor; Light/L; Michael/Sam or Michael/Fiona

Original: I write for several magazines and newspapers. I also am trying to write fiction and nonfiction for publication
Genres: Fantasy, realism, creative non-fiction
Types: short stories, novels
Favourite writing tool: anything that prods me to keep writing!

Deadlines:

* Mostly, I'm hoping to find some motivation to finish two ficathons. First is femgen, and second, and where I'm going to need the most help, is [community profile] kinked. Any help would be beneficial!
shanaqui: My Habitican mod avatar, featuring me and a pile of books bigger than me. ((Dean) Big damn hero)
[personal profile] shanaqui
And another fic posted!

Just as with my AU Big Bang fic, I decided to post my SPN Crossover Big Bang fic exclusively to Dreamwidth, so it could be a part of the [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw fest.

Title: By Pendragon's Sword the Dark Shall Fall.
Fandom: Supernatural & The Dark is Rising.
Main characters: Sam, Dean, Castiel, Ruby; Will, Bran. No pairing.
Rating: PG13.
Contains: Angst, AU, crossover.
Summary: When Dean sees Bran and Will in a crappy little diner, he has no idea how important they're about to become to his life. And if he had to pick anyone to be extra special, it'd be the arrogant albino asshole, not the mild-mannered Will Stanton. Which shows how much he knows. Will's the Watchman of the Light, and he's not at all pleased with what he's seeing.

Read it here!

I included a place to download a .rtf copy, for those with vision issues or who want it on their ereaders.

Basically expecting no comments because the fandom I did a crossover with is so small, but you could prove me wrong... *grin* Someone's gotta be interested, anyway.
shanaqui: Bela from Supernatural. ((Bela) Watch out)
[personal profile] shanaqui
I'm participating in several Big Bangs this time, and I'm having various problems with my artists. I think this applies both ways, though: author to artist, and artist to author.

-Introduce yourself! [personal profile] auroraprimavera was my first ever Big Bang artist. The first email she sent me was an introduction, and lo, we got on like a house on fire.
-Respond promptly! Even if it's to say you can't do [x], at least then your partner knows where you stand.
-Keep in touch. If you have a problem, let your partner know, so that if you suddenly disappear offline but you'll be back in time, they don't contact mods going "help! my artist disappeared!". If you don't have a problem, just let 'em know you're still around and doing your bit.
-If someone sends you their latest draft, it's nice to respond and let them know what you think once you've had chance to read it/see it. One of my artists received my draft almost two weeks ago and there's been silence since. Silence feels ominous, to me...
-Work together! Don't spring a massive plot change surprise on your artist two days before the deadline.
-If you promise to do something, deliver. If you promised a rough draft by Tuesday, follow through!
-If in doubt, ask.

What other advice would you have about getting on with your author/artist? My main problem has been total lack of communication.
shanaqui: Ellen and Jo from Supernatural. ((EllenJo) Dream team)
[personal profile] shanaqui
Finished my [community profile] kinked rough draft and had it beta'd. Made a request here.

Now working on my Crime Fiction essay. It's going okay. How's everyone else doing?
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[personal profile] viklikesfic
I think [personal profile] shanaqui has the right idea with a timetable.

So I finished two things, the [community profile] kirk_spock 1,000 word exchange fic and the rough draft for [livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang. Since it appears an artist hasn't claimed my fic, I'm not sure what further responsibilities I have for that one, but anyway, my priorities for now are:

April: Finish my book chapter and essay submission by the end of the month, then work on [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti fic and [community profile] random_fic_is_random alchemy fundraiser thingy fic in Helens' "Shameless" verse.
May: Finish the [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti if I haven't yet. Work on the [livejournal.com profile] het_idcrack prompt, due May 31. See if I can't get some stuff done on Trek kink meme WIPs.
June: [community profile] kink_bingo!
July: Work on [livejournal.com profile] vampirebigbang if I decide to sign up for it. Ditto [community profile] kinked.
August: Work on [livejournal.com profile] startrekbigbang if I decide to sign up for it.

I could've sworn I said I wasn't going to do big bangs anymore. *watches WIPs flounder eternally*
shanaqui: Jimmy from Supernatural, drinking. ((Jimmy) Slurp)
[personal profile] shanaqui
I completed three Big Bangs in the last month or two, but I still have four left: [community profile] kinked, [community profile] ladiesbigbang, [community profile] scifibigbang and [community profile] hardmode. They're all due at the same time, at the end of August. I also have four essays to write (1,600 words each) and an exam to sit in Anglo-Saxon, and consequently a shitload of translation work to do, not to mention research.

So. A timetable! My essays are due on the 10th and the 17th of May. Two on each date. I don't remember exactly which is which, so I might have to rearrange this...

[community profile] kinked: Get first draft done by 20th April.
Crime Fiction essay: Get first draft done by 25th April.
Women's Poetry essay: Get first draft done by 30th April.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight essay: Get first draft done by 5th May.
Myth & Saga essay: Get first draft done by 10th May.
[community profile] ladiesbigbang: Get first draft done by 15th June.
[community profile] hardmode: Get first draft done by 1st July.
[community profile] scifibigbang: Get first draft done by 15th August.

Obstacles: Anglo-Saxon exam, moving out of my flat, driving lessons, a summer job, my twenty-first birthday.

...Cheer me on? Ask questions about what I'm going to do, so I can enthuse at you and get myself enthusiastic? Poke me?
shanaqui: My Habitican mod avatar, featuring me and a pile of books bigger than me. ((Sora) Reach)
[personal profile] shanaqui
You remember this post? Where I said I was taking my best friend on holiday on the 6th, and aimed to finish my [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang fic today?

Finished, titled, beta'd, and ready to turn in. Still a rough draft, but I'll only need to look it over once or twice more.

Made a request, here, for something Merlin-ish. Hope to see more activity (requests and replies) on the request pool soon...
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[personal profile] majoline

Hello everybody!  I found this pimped and decided to join up, as I don't always succeed at finishing things and I need all the help I can get.  I was not in the best of health for a while, and now with access to the internet and awakeness, I have decided to start small and work my way back up to accomplishing things! 

Fannish:
Writing journal: (if you have one):  I live at  [personal profile] majoline
Main fandoms:  I read Harry Potter, Jeeves and Wooster, SGA, (sometimes NCIS, Smallville, Supernatural)
*****But my current obsession that I am actively involved in is:  Star Trek: TOS/Reboot 
Favourite characters/pairings:  Don't really have favorite pairings provided you can sell me on the characters interacting.
Favourite writing tool:  Word Perfect, but I'll take Open Office cause it's free!
Working on:  Podficcing lots of stuff! I need to get a move on and actually start posting. Mainly Graduate Vulcan for Fun and Profit and my Gaila list for [community profile] ladiesbigbang 

Original:

Writing journal:  Same journal
Genres:  autobiographical
Types: (e.g. novel, play, microfictions):  Poetry
Favourite writing tool:  same as above
Working on:  [community profile] napowrimo
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[personal profile] shanaqui
Completed, edited and submitted my [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang. I submitted a request to the pool here, although there's also one here. ♥

Now to write some fics for my girlfriend and then work on my [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang fic.
shanaqui: Naoto with a gun, from Persona 4. ((Naoto) Boys and their toys)
[personal profile] shanaqui
*takes off the mod hat again*

I have a feeling I'm going to be posting a lot today, but hey, it's all in the name of getting this community off the ground and making people feel comfortable posting. Right?

Anyway, so I have my [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang fic to do. The target is 20k words. Technically, I have until the end of April for my rough draft. Practically, because I want to get on with writing other things, and because my exams are coming up, I'm planning to finish it by the time I take my best friend on holiday.

That's the 6th of April. I started work two days ago.

I also have to finish my edits on my [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang fic today, and come up with a title and a summary.

Keep poking me until I say I've done it? (Poking by comments or PMs is fine. If I don't reply, I'm writing, sleeping, eating, or hiding my head in shame...)
shanaqui: Zell from Final Fantasy VIII, not looking so good. ((Zell) Urk)
[personal profile] shanaqui
*whips off the mod hat*

Name: Nikki/[personal profile] shanaqui.
Writing journal: [personal profile] edenbound.
Main fandoms: Supernatural, Firefly, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy X-2, Kingdom Hearts, The Dark is Rising, Merlin...
Favourite characters/pairings: Oh, god, too many to list. Dean is my favourite character in SPN, Simon is my favourite in Firefly, Seifer is probably my favourite in FFVIII, Gippal or Baralai in FFX-2, Axel in Kingdom Hearts, Bran in The Dark is Rising, Merlin in, well, Merlin...
Favourite writing tool: Write or Die desktop edition. It's seriously good at just kicking your ass into writing.

I'm mostly here for support doing Big Bangs. They're my addiction. I do the writing part due to utter lack of artistic skill.

Big Bangs I'm participating in:
-[livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang: First draft complete. Supernatural AU, in which Dean is brought up by Ellen, is mute, and saves the world with hugs.
-[community profile] hardmode: Idea hatched. (Not open yet.) Final Fantasy X-2 cyberpunk AU, focusing on the Crimson Squad.
-[community profile] kinked: Pending idea. (Not signed up yet.) Supernatural Dean/Castiel fic, I think.
-[community profile] ladiesbigbang: Planned. (Not signed up yet.) Supernatural Dean/Cassie fic, in which Cassie kicks a lot of ass, mostly Dean's.
-[community profile] scifibigbang: Planning stage. Firefly apocalyptic fic, in which everything goes wrong.
-[livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang: First draft complete. Supernatural AU/The Dark is Rising crossover, in which Will and Bran try to guide Dean, Sam and Castiel into not starting the apocalypse.
-[livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang: Planning stage. Supernatural AU in which, at the end of S4, Dean is blinded.

I've also got claims at [livejournal.com profile] centi_porn, [community profile] overlooked and [community profile] 3x3.

Oh my god, how many tags am I going to need now...