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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.
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[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] craven

Name: Aden
Writing Journal: I keep my writing on my regular journal for the moment
Genres: urban fantasy, science fiction, steampunk, gay lit
Main fandoms: Velvet Goldmine, Supernatural, Torchwood
Types: flash fiction, short stories, novels, drabbles
Favourite writing tool: Scrivener

Hello! I am finally making my intro post after lurking for a bit. (hoping that I did this right)  I am having some serious inspiration/motivation issues. If anyone has it in them to be a cheerleader, I could use a bit of help.  Right now I am just trying to get back into the habit of writing everyday. I can't figure out how not to struggle with this.  So this week I am going to try to do some prompts from different communities around DW.  Also I would really like to start scratching some things off of this massive (to me) list.

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[personal profile] majoline
So I have a lot of podfic needing to be accomplished and I need to stay on track, y'all!

I'd like to have a decent showing of podfic for [community profile] amplificathon  and need to start plotting out how to record all of the stuff for [community profile] ladiesbigbang.

I wouldn't have had a problem but I've been really caught up in other stuff and can just now get back to recording.

I need at least a cuddle? 
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[personal profile] unusualdemoness
Name: Unusual
Main Fandoms: Doctor Who, Firefly, NCIS
Favorite Writing Tool: Word. It's easy to use and I'm lazy.
Original Fiction Genres: Urban fantasy, scifi, fiction
Nearly Working On: I have a few novel ideas I'd like to get out of my brain an onto paper, hopefully soon.

I don't have any major deadlines coming up in fanfic at the moment, but I am a horrible, awful procrastinator and I need motivation in the form of a kick in the pants or possibly a lot of poking. I'm trying to focus more on original fiction at the moment, as I'm taking a class in creative writing and there are deadlines I have to meet.

Also, does anyone here know of any good comms to post fic to? I'm new to Dreamwidth in general and have no idea where to start.
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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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Today I signed up fro 750 Words which I found through suggestions here.  Mostly I just blathered, and I'm not sure how I will use it - story writing vs stream of consciousness - but I think it will be helpful.  My goal is to write every day in May, and if anyone wants to join me (or me join you if you already use 750 Words) I'd be happy to do a mutual cheerleading or prompting thing.

For other people using 750 Words, how do you like it? 

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[personal profile] fly_to_dawn
Name: Fly to Dawn
Writing journal: (if you have one) This one.
Main fandoms: Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Merlin.
Favourite characters/pairings: Guinevere, Luna, Angelina Johnson, Morgause, Romana, the Eighth Doctor, Arthur/Gwen, Morgana/Morgause, Doctor/Romana, Ted/Andromeda, Fred/Angelina.
Favourite writing tool: Textedit! No, seriously, I love it; it doesn't scream 'TYPE IN ME' like Word does (or maybe that's just me), but is like a lovely little notepad - unlined notepads being my other writing tool of choice. I like that it doesn't have a word count or an adjustable margin.

Working on:
- Modern!AU Merlin; Gwen and Merlin are producers of Morgana and Arthur's shows at Radio Camelot (3500+ words so far)
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles-style!AU Merlin; Gwen is sent back in time to protect a younger version of her husband, Arthur. For [community profile] ladiesbigbang.
- A very random Primeval/Doctor Who crossover, with Ten and Helen Cutter.

Planning:
- Fic for [livejournal.com profile] femgenficathon.

I am all a-flail right now as this is the first time I'm writing for a Big Bang, and also because I seem to have planned lots of other things. Eeeeeek. But anyway, I love writing, and hopefully this year I'll be able to prod myself more than usual. Hi! *wave*
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[personal profile] sibyllevance
Name: Sibylle
The Situation: I've never written anything fictional.
Goal: Write my first piece of fiction.

I posted something about my writing issues somewhere one day in a community dedicated to finding support for writing endeavours but I still feel the need to type this somewhere else especially since it didn't change much. I've read a lot of fanfictions since August 2009 and it's really something I enjoy. I adore reading published books as well. At this point, I just want to write something. I've never written anything fictional, it scares me, nothing feels right. I'm an English major, which somehow seems to puzzle people even more (not sure why, I analyze books, my work is exclusively non-fictional). I have several reasons for that: I want to get the ideas out of my head, I think they're actually worthy of being written, I want to be part of my fandoms more fully. I was told I should write and never edit just so I have something on the page. I did that, with positive results, so I want to continue doing that. My goals are the following:

- Finish my first fanfiction (the idea I developed focuses on Hermione from the Harry Potter fandom) by the end of the year, even if it's not to post it anywhere, I just want the idea out of my head already.
- Know precisely where I want to go for my piece of original fiction (not sure if it's going to be long or not, a short story, a novella, a novel, a series, who knows) by the end of the year. Unfortunately for me, it's historical fiction set in the 1920s, which means research and right now what I need is to write as I feel. We'll see. A rough outline at least isn't fictional, I can deal with that better.

I find talking about it to people I already know is actually very hard because it always comes with expectations, even if they have the best of intentions so here's hoping this community is the key :)
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[personal profile] miss_haitch
When I'm in the mood, deadlines are a good motivator. Of course, sometimes they can be nightmarish, but I'm going with motivating for now! My Ultimate Deadline is September, as that's when I'm going to be starting my teacher training and I'm going to have a lot less spare time.

What I want to do by then is:
--Complete the first edit of the novel-first-draft (colloquially known as the superpower story) I recently finished. It's currently lying around so I can distance myself from it enough to look at it with clear eyes.
--Aim to reach about halfway through the novel-first-draft I'm now working on (colloquially known as the deathworm story). That target gives me a lot of leeway for days when I'm too busy or just don't feel like writing.

I've never drafted while editing something else (or edited in a methodical way, really), so I'm feeling a little apprehensive for when I start. I think it's going to be a challenge switching between editing-mode and drafting-mode, so fingers crossed for that one...

I also want to write at least four short snippets for Three Weeks for Dreamwidth. I've done one so far for [community profile] stayintheroom, so I feel cautiously confident about that.

Do you folks have any editing tips -- or, conversely, tips for switching off your inner editor?
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[personal profile] sugar
Name: Kath
Writing journal: will be my regular journal, [personal profile] sugar. I tried the whole dedicated-journal thing, but it sort of killed my writing confidence, so I'm scrapping it.
Main fandoms: Buffy, Angel, Supernatural, CWRPS, Lost, Dollhouse, Gilmore Girls
Favourite characters/pairings: It changes all the time. The characters I find most interesting to read or write about are probably Whiskey from Dollhouse and Spike from Buffy. I am very fond of Emily Gilmore and Paris Geller. And Hurley from Lost and Lorne from Angel are my heroes.
Favourite writing tool: OpenOffice for fiction, CeltX for screenwriting. Both free :)

Working on About to work on:
- 3000+ word How I Met Your Mother slash fic for my still-unfilled [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti request.
- Freaks and Geeks gen fic for [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest
- my postponed ScriptFrenzy script, which, as of now, stands only on the rickety premise of "Clerks in space".

I have been finding it very hard to write without the help of some sort of stringent structure (like drabbles) lately. Hopefully this comm will help me out with that, through sheer output and peer pressure! :)
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[personal profile] cesy
Name: Cesy
Writing journal: (if you have one) None.
Main fandoms: Stargate SG-1, American Idol RPF, Garth Nix Old Kingdom, Mercedes Lackey Valdemar.
Favourite characters/pairings: Daniel Jackson, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, various OFCs.
Favourite writing tool: AO3 and Notepad. And Excel, to make pretty graphs of wordcount when the writing is not going well.

Working on: Currently struggling to get any words out at all. My main target at the moment is to get even some tiny ficlets written, and odd scenes from my longer works-in-progress.
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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*
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[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?
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[personal profile] hopeoubliette
I figure I should probably post a to-do list, mostly to focus myself for today's big writing push. Here goes:


[community profile] scifibigbang - Need to finish plotting it out and begin the solid writing, though I've already done around 1000 words of it.
[community profile] overlooked - Signed up to write a set based on Rhyme and Sachs in the Lincoln Rhyme Series. I hope to get the first one done today.
[community profile] yearofhope - Time to start fresh and hope that nothing else happens to completely derail me.

I must also write a eulogy for my maternal grandfather, who died this last week. It needs to get emailed to my mom by tonight.

I'd like to finally finish His Wedding Ring in the Hey Arnold fandom, since it's already plotted out.

Today's plan is to spend 3-4 hours writing, in blocks of roughly 30 minutes each. I want to spend one of those blocks tackling the eulogy (two, if need be), and at least one block on each of the comms listed. It doesn't look like much, but for me, it feels like a lot right now.
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[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...