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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] tanaqui
I posted my AU big bang fic. *flails excitedly*

Like [personal profile] shanaqui, I posted my story exclusively to Dreamwidth so I could make it part of Three Weeks for DW.

Title: New Day Rising
Fandom: Jericho
Rating: General
Warnings: None
Words: 15,970
Summary: A time-travel AU, sequel to [personal profile] scribblesinink’s Times Like These. Sent back in time, Jake Green has successfully prevented the September nuclear attacks. Armed with the memories of nearly a year of events that haven't happened, he must pick up his life and find a way to fix relationships that are once more broken. (Minor crossover elements with Supernatural.)

Read it here, where you can also find links to the lovely art that [livejournal.com profile] optimouse made for it.

I'm also very happy that my muses are all excited about writing id-pleasing fic for my beta's birthday and doing a good job working out the plot hole issues. (Also, for those who haven't seen it, [personal profile] strina wrote a great post about id-fic - probably NSFW language, depending on where you work....)

I'm hoping that finally posting the above fic and having freshly excited muses will mean they're all cooperative for the two ficathons I've signed up for....
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[personal profile] shanaqui
FIC POSTED! *runs around with arms in the air*

I decided to post my [livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang fic exclusively to Dreamwidth. It's easier than splitting it into parts for LJ's post limit. And I could make it Three Weeks for DW content, too. Buuuut I don't have as many readers on DW, so I'm really really hoping I still get comments over here. *grin*

Title: Right Where We Belong.
Fandom: Supernatural.
Main characters: Dean, Ellen, Jo, Castiel, Sam. No pairing.
Rating: PG13.
Contains: Angst, AU, violence, a happy ending.
Summary: When John dies, Dean ends up at the roadhouse and is brought up by Ellen as Jo's big brother. Growing up there is no protection, though -- not when the apocalypse is about to start.

Read it here!

You'll also find links to all the extras (including two fanmixes and a drinking game!) on that post. 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] 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] 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] sashataakheru
Hai, I be Sasha. Saw [personal profile] amethystfirefly  pimping it and decided to rock up. Might help me get things done for once.

Fannish:
Writing journal: (if you have one):

[community profile] 3evilmuses (90% fanfic/10% original) (DW);wolfanfics (fanfic) and sashas_nano (dumping place for NaNoWriMo stuff and random bits of original fiction) (LJ)
AO3 Archive: Sashataakheru (which only has selected works there)
Main fandoms: I am often a fandom of one. I am engaged in a journey to find/discover/found the most obscure RPS fandoms in existence and write fic for them. Basic groups are Australian comedy, Australian politics, and obscure bandslash.
Favourite characters/pairings: Ohh, um. Well, it changes, depending on what I'm writing. I've never really had favourites.
Favourite writing tool: Currently falling in love with little WordPad-like program called Jarte. It is everything I wished WordPad would be. Okay, I only got it for the wordcount thing, but still. XD OH. yWriter 5. I luffs that program. <3
Working on: I've got fic for [livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang to finish editing - I'm also doing my own soundtrack and leet grafix. I've signed up for two prompts for [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest (I'm a fulltime uni student, why do I do this to myself? D:) and I'm writing various pieces for [community profile] musing_way (for three muses, no less), amongst other things ranging from one-shots to novels. Etcetera.

Original:
Writing journal: (if you have one): ...See above. Well. See [community profile] 3evilmuses . That's got the most original fic.
Genres: Dystopia, sci-fi, queer fiction, steampunk
Types: (e.g. novel, play, microfictions): Novels and novellas, mostly. Not that I've finished any of them yet. >_>
Favourite writing tool: See above. XD
Working on: political queer dystopia titled Wild West Heroes/Rainbow Nation*, a vague sci-fi trilogy thing involving space pixies, and other various things I'm too tired to remember at the moment. Possibly a sign I should go to bed. XD

* This is what happens when you end up having two seemingly separate stories tell me they are actually part of the same universe. I have title issues, amongst other things. D:

ETA to add tags as my keyboard is made of fail tonight and posted before I was ready. DX I think they're the right ones. Add/fix as necessary. And now it hates my LJ links. Fine. *fixes*

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[personal profile] viklikesfic
Name: Viktoria, or Vikki
Writing journal: [personal profile] viklikesfic (not just writing, but it's all there)
Main fandoms: Lotrips, actor RPF, Star Trek 2009. Lately, I've been in a mood for figure skating RPF.
Favourite characters/pairings: I'm kind of known for being that person who will write any pairing. I care more about the kinks/the genre/etc. than the pairing. Lately I've been on a Spock/Uhura kick, and also on a Johnny Weir/Stéphane Lambiel kick.
Types: Fanfiction, short stories, novels, poetry, academic writing, blogging
Favourite writing tool: I'm trying to make myself use tools more. At this point, gdocs. I'm trying to get into using Scrivener effectively and haven't so far.
Most difficult part of writing for me: On the fanfiction side, I'm trying to force a transition in style. My current style is very productive, by the seat of the pants, etc., but I've been using it for years and I'm kind of tired of it. It's good for witty repartee and hot sex, but I want more plot, more description, and more UST. Thus, for an upcoming challenge I'm trying to write slower, do more substantive editing, etc. For original fiction and poetry, the challenge is getting myself to sit down and do it and not hate it from the moment I start. I'm much more self-critical with original stuff.
Working on:

  • The last 1,000 words of an au_bigbang story (Trek RPF vampire AU)
  • A 1,000 word [community profile] kirkspock exchange story that I haven't even started because the prompt's a challenge
  • A het_idcrack response that I also haven't started but the deadline's later
  • I want to write something for the [community profile] queerlygen staying up late challenge
  • Drabble responses to a request meme (one of five done)
  • Want to try to write some prompt responses with a pair of new original characters
  • Want to wrangle some WIPs and edit some co-written stuff to post
  • May 1 deadline on a book chapter submission for an academic volume
  • [community profile] napowrimo


Coming up:

  • Trek big bang story with that new writing style mentioned, Spock/Uhura
  • Kink bingo!
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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...