[identity profile] delphinapterus.livejournal.com
I realized it was time for a new set of eyes when Shay and I both missed a massive error because we both knew what it was supposed to say and kept reading it the right way even though it wasn't written that way.

So I'm hoping that I get somebody fresh to go over my [livejournal.com profile] house_bigbang fic for me. It's got several variations in terms of House, Wilson, and Cuddy and is a very NC-17 AU. I've gone over it many times as has my regular beta but she worked with me really closely when I wrote this so we're both getting error blind. It needs a fresh set of eyes on it.

I'm not really sure how much detail I'm supposed to give away (it seems like other requests have been fairly vague) so if you're interested please email me at delphinaptera [at] yahoo [dot] ca or comment here.

SQUEE

Feb. 27th, 2008 12:53 pm
[identity profile] hwshipper.livejournal.com
My final draft is in...

*ENORMOUS SIGH OF RELIEF AND FEELING OF IMMENSE ACHIEVEMENT*

Finally I can turn to all the other umpteen fic prompts & plot bunnies & requests for the RSL birthday drive I've been neglecting! Oh, and RL too.

Anyone want to squee with me?
[identity profile] brynnamorgan.livejournal.com
I've not only taken on one, but now a second fic to do some artwork on.

Also have some artwork due up for [livejournal.com profile] get_house_laid. In fact, I think I have two there as well.

Also have a job, attend college part-time, and my oldest rugrat is moving in with his fiance` next weekend.

But, I'm having fun. :-)

(Right? This is fun, right?)

So, do you suppose they term it "big bang" because of the sounds of authors and artists banging their heads against their monitors?
sabinetzin: (house - gettin mah walk on)
[personal profile] sabinetzin
Show me your word count, Big Bangers!

Are you finished? Are you tweaking? Are you waiting on pins and needles to hear from your betas? Are you still at ten thousand, yelling, "WAIT FOR ME!"? Inquiring minds want to know!

For the record, I'm at a very symmetrical 17017.

beta me?

Feb. 22nd, 2008 11:34 am
bell: rory gilmore running in the snow in a fancy dress (hallway of depression)
[personal profile] bell
Okay, I'm going to take a page out of [livejournal.com profile] oldblue's book and ask: anyone up for betaing my [livejournal.com profile] house_bigbang fic? I don't want to give too many details away, in the interests of maintaining S3KR1CY, but it's House/Wilson with plenty of angst and supernatural elements.

At this point I'd like someone to comment on where characterization is iffy and where the plot development is lagging.

If you're interested, comment here or email me at bellDOTmonoATgmail.com.
[identity profile] oldblue.livejournal.com
Sorry for the double-posting.

Would anyone here care to beta my story? I'd be eternally grateful to anyone willing to take the time.


Thanks so, so much!

18,000!

Feb. 9th, 2008 02:09 pm
[identity profile] oldblue.livejournal.com
And I am flipping the F* out!

I have got to make some major plot progress this weekend. Or else!  I now have total confidence that I'll get to 20,000, but there are so many things my characters have to actually do in order to make a coherent story. Also, my writing feels so utilitarian at this point, but I just don't have the time to make it great right now. *Sigh* Not that it will ever be great... because my story is dumb.

*My mom used to freak when we said 'fuck' so my sisters and I started saying 'F' instead. Now, ten or so years later, mom freaks out when we say 'F'  and has no reaction to 'Fuck'  :)
[identity profile] zulu.livejournal.com
Hey, guys!

With a week left to go before the deadline, I just thought I'd remind folks that having a betaed complete draft is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED, *meaningful stare*. If you're having difficulty finding a beta, remember that we have a list of volunteers HERE, and you can always ask your fellow [livejournal.com profile] housebigbangers--that's what the comm is for!

Hope things are going well for everyone! Good luck!
bell: rory gilmore running in the snow in a fancy dress (oh nooooez)
[personal profile] bell
~18,000 words and I’m never going to make it to 20,000 and I hate my story and the world sucks and why did I ever think this was anything remotely resembling a good idea?? (The worst of it is, uh, I do have a complete first draft, I'm just trying to stick it out to make it reach the minimum.)

How’s everyone else doing? Please tell me I'm not alone in my so-near-yet-so-far stage of panic. :D
[identity profile] deelaundry.livejournal.com
I have over 1,000 words! OK, most of them are summaries of scenes and not actual scenes, but... YAY! Word count as of yesterday was Zero, so that's something at least. Wish me luck for the next 19,000!
[identity profile] pun.livejournal.com
So, the draft is still a complete mess (the tenses don't even match. I mean, like, it's not always consistent within paragraphs let alone within scenes!), and there are several scenes only half written and some where I still haven't decided where they go, and a couple not even begun plus a whole other thread that I'm toying with trying to include, BUT, two nights ago, I broke 20,000 words!

*dances*

My longest posted fic to date is only 11,000 words, so even though I knew this story needed well over 20,000 words to tell it, I was nervous about my ability to get there.

Anyway, don't hate me. I write very slowly, and I'm absolutely still going to be working down to the wire. Plus, I started this story over a year ago, so 20,000 is actually pretty pathetic.

How is everyone else doing?
[identity profile] oldblue.livejournal.com
How's everyone doing?

I'm almost caught up now - back to where I was before I deleted my entire story back in December. This time around it feels stronger, though. I think it's a better story. I hope it is.

Anyway, I stole an idea from [profile] fourteencandles and divided my story up into sections according to the fanfic100 table: the whole thing ends up being 27 sections long, so not quite the full 100. But it helps so much to have a theme for each section. Sure, I know basically what I need to write for each bit, but it's nice to have a little hook to hang my ideas on.

What's getting you through the 20,000?

... besides the alcohol, I mean.
[identity profile] zulu.livejournal.com
Hi, guys!

So our first deadline has passed, and not everyone will be moving on...but that's okay! We love that we had so many participants eager to challenge themselves and write something, even if it won't be super-long or finished in a month. The important thing is, they stood up and said, "Hey, I want to try!"

We'd like to honour these valiant individuals with a spiffy gift, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] joe_pike_junior.

...And All I Got Was This Lousy Graphic

Thanks, everyone, whether you're continuing or not--you've been awesome!
bell: rory gilmore running in the snow in a fancy dress (hallway of depression)
[personal profile] bell


Given that I started writing last Thursday, I'm pretty pleased with my progress. Of course, that word count ignores the massive edits that'll likely halve what I have If anyone else wants to comment with their word count, like [livejournal.com profile] pun suggested, go ahead. :) I'm also curious about how everyone else is doing. How are y'all feeling about the project? Rushed? Frustrated? Done? Any small/medium/triumps? Anecdotes?

And! A most vital question! Would anyone care to do mutual cheerleading/beta-ing? We could read each other's fic as they develop and give suggestions and/or provide emotional support. I wouldn't be able to follow anything House/Cuddy or House/Cameron, but that aside, I'm open to everything!

If you're interested in the mutual cheerleading idea: my own fic is a House/Wilson supernatural-ish with plenty of angst.

Check in?

Jan. 6th, 2008 10:46 pm
[identity profile] pun.livejournal.com
Hello my fellows in big banging madness!

I have had a thought. (It happens from time to time.) I don't know how many of you also participated in the great [livejournal.com profile] wrisomifu (Write Something, You Miserable Fuck!) challenge this past November. For those unfamiliar with the challenge, all that was required of participants was ten minutes of writing per day. Each day, there'd be a daily check-in post where participants were encouraged to post word counts, and general kvetching, kvelling, descriptions of procrastinatory activities, lists of fattening foods consumed, etc.

Informal as they were, I found these check-ins very motivating. Just knowing that someone was going to ask me if I'd lived up to my daily goal, and that my answer would get a response gave me that little bit of an extra kick (read: guilt) that I needed.

So, if it's all right with the mods, and if there's interest, I am proposing a daily check-in post for the final 5 1/2 weeks until drafts are due.

The way I envision it is that seven members of the community can sign up for a day of the week on which she will post the check-in post. Then everyone can report their progress for the day (or not) as they wish. She would also be responsible for making sure each progress report comment to her post got an answer (although presumably the whole community would pitch in there).

ETA: Just to be clear, this would be a single post per day to which everyone would reply with comments tracking their progress. Not a bunch of individual daily progress report posts. Hence why we would need a volunteer for each day of the week.

What do y'all think?
[identity profile] madampresident.livejournal.com
I just don't think I can write that much :(
[identity profile] oldblue.livejournal.com
Somehow, this morning, I deleted my story. Along with the majority of my artwork. I'm not sure how I did it, but it's all gone. File recovery didn't turn up anything of value.

I'm still pretty much in shock about the art. I had a few jobs I was working on and now they're gone. All the high resolution versions of everything that I keep around just in case - also gone. I am pretty fucking depressed right now.

Anyway, the story was in the folder with the art for some damn reason. I had about 7,000 words written and I hadn't backed up that folder since July because I'm a stupid idiot. I'm depressed about the art - actually, I don't think I'm even close to comprehending how fucked I am as far as the art. I'm also depressed about the story. The story sucked, but I was pretty proud of what I had so far.

I'm going to try to start over. I don't know if I'll be able to finish at this point, though.

Fuck.
[identity profile] mystcphoenxcafe.livejournal.com
 Greetings!

It is truly amazing what a simple (so to speak) change can make in a story's progress from idea to pixels/paper/medium of choice. I, too, was having the Writer's Block from Climatic Extreme Places, and then I suddenly realized that two of my original ideas were in fact two halves of the same story.

The bad news is... I still have to do the research I was hoping I wouldn't have to do due to time constraints. The good news, however, is that I sit down at the computer and the words and ideas flow again, quick and free. And another piece of good news is that the power of the story has increased exponentially w/o melodrama.

So... in that, at least, I am content. :-D

-Katrina
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