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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.
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[personal profile] ladydreamer
Name: Jenny Wrayne aka [personal profile] ladydreamer
Main fandoms: Smallville/DC comics, Supernatural, Glee
Favourite characters/pairings: Clark Kent/Lex Luthor, Bruce Wayne/Lex Luthor, Chloe Sullivan/Kara Zor-El, Chloe Sullivan/Mercy Graves, Dean Winchester/Castiel, Quinn/Santana
Favourite writing tool: my laptop, of course

As a downer, I've had to turn down both the SV big bang and the Dean/Castiel big bang because my productivity hasn't exactly been great over the past semester. I've been having a hard time lately focusing on things, and particularly balancing between RL responsibilities and fandom. I guess I should be happy because the focus was too much on fandom before and not enough on academics.

I just got done with one of my help_haiti Clex fics today (need to edit and beta now), and this makes me happy. It was to be a 3k fic and ended up as a 26k fic. Oy! Hey, you get more than you pay for with me. It's all big bang, whether the challenge demands it or not.

Other fandom to-dos:
Final help_haiti fic- Chlark mpreg story (she paid a lot for this, but has been very understanding that it will take me a while to get there)
International Mpreg Day June 20th :D
Clexmas Spring Fling challenge (As this is my challenge, I kind of feel obligated not to punk out)- New deadline July 16th
Update WiPs asap!

RL to-dos:
Revise, expand, and update conference paper into an article for publication/writing sample for Ph.D. apps to apply in the fall
Statement of Goals for the same
Update and format CV for the same

This summer is going to be a busy one.
shanaqui: Castiel raising Dean from hell, Supernatural cartoon. ((DeanCastiel) Raised)
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Okay, so I know academic writing isn't the point of this comm, but I just finished the last of four essays and thus my second year, which if it doesn't count as finishing a writing goal, does definitely count as getting stuff out of the way so I can write.

(I wrote about the changing representation of criminals in crime fiction over the twentieth century, gender politics in Carol Ann Duffy's poetry collection The World's Wife, women in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and the relationship between paganism and Christianity in the Prose Edda and Hrólfs saga kraka. Fascinating stuff, but oh god, I am so glad to be freeeeeeee.)
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[personal profile] tanaqui
Name: Tanaqui
Writing journal: [personal profile] tanaquific for longer stories. Drabbles tend to go in my general journal ([personal profile] tanaqui).
Main fandoms: Jericho, Tolkien, Stargate: Atlantis, Supernatural, and various others where I’ve written a story or two.

Favourite writing tool: more an... environment: a private Google Site shared with my primary collaborator/beta/braintwin for the shared ‘verses we’re writing in the Jericho fandom. It’s not particularly pretty, but it’s really useful and easy to use for uploading and sharing fic drafts, storing reference material (screencaps of key images from the show, transcipts, our painfully constructed timeline) and a place to round up and keep our plotbunnies until we get a chance to write them.

What triggered my horrible addiction to signing up to challenges? [livejournal.com profile] cliche_bingo. I’d signed up for a few challenges before that, mostly in the SGA fandom, but my muse totally glommed onto those cliches! I then got a bit sign-up happy and ended up feeling a bit over-extended. I've been trying recently to pull back and only sign up for things I really, really want to do. But I like challenges because I usually work really well to deadlines and prompts. (I’ve done some self-imposed "daily drabble" challenges in the past.)

Achievement:
I’ve finished my [livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang story and will be posting that next week. \o/

Working on:
I’m currently poking at two Jericho stories in the main shared ‘verse. One is plodding along in a need-to-get-the-plot-out sort of way, before I can go back and fix the characters’ emotional arcs and figure out if I maybe have scenes in the wrong POV. The other I’ve only just started working but it feels like it’s going to be one of those stories where I write lots of disconnected scenes and then figure out how to tie them together.

On the backburner:
I have several part-written stories that I know I’ll get back to and finish some day, but where I mostly need to figure certain things out or write other stories first that will help me figure things out.

To do in the next few months:
  • [community profile] ladiesbigbang: I have an outline, but haven’t written anything yet
  • [livejournal.com profile] femgenficathon: I have a lovely quote prompt and a very vague idea about the story I want to write, but I suspect I need to get nearer the deadline for me to get properly focused.
  • Edit the draft of a 45,000-word Jericho story. This is the longest thing I’ve ever written by quite some distance, and I’m a little flaily about doing that - mostly because of the size of it and being concerned that I can’t keep on top of everything and make sure every part of it ties together as tightly as I’m used to being able to do in shorter pieces. Any tips anyone has on how they approach editing/revising longer pieces would be most welcome!
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[personal profile] birgitriddle
...

I finished all my papers for the semester. Well, except for one, but I'm getting extra time on that so I can work on it beyond the semester. I've been stressing over those papers for god knows how long and now...they're done. No more. I didn't even think I could pull it off at times.

Now I have a 10-15 research paper to do by the 31st and three big bangs to work on, plus a novel re-write. And that's not including the exchange fics, claims and challenges I'm doing. Of course, I'll finally have the free time to do all these things as well.

Tomorrow is relaxing day dammit.
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Name: [personal profile] miss_haitch or Hannah
Writing journal: See above!
Genres: Fantasy. I've dabbled with real-world fantasy, magical realism and SF, but right now what I like to write is good old second-world fantasy. I'm not sure how "epic" it is - it's people dealing with everyday problems in fantasy universes, but it's not gritty like George RR Martin.
Types: Novels. Sometimes I write little vignettes, too, but I'm not good enough at structuring to write short stories.
Favourite writing tool: Pen and paper. Yup, I'm old-fashioned. I write on paper and then type it up for editing.
Working on: Two projects, one adult fantasy and one YA fantasy. The adult one is tentatively called The Aviary, though informally I call it "the superpower story".

After a very strenuous week of typing and a LOT of backache, I have the first draft of the superpower story typed up! Phew, just in time for the weekend. Now I'm going to leave it to ferment and mature (like good wine or cheese!). I really enjoy editing, and I'm looking forward to getting my teeth into editing this one.

Anyway, hello all, and I hope you're all well and having fun!
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] 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] 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.