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27 June 2017 @ 11:15 am
How's It Going? (Optional Check In #1)  
Hey guys!

We know you're hard at work writing like the wind, but we just wanted to check in. How are things going? This check in is not mandatory, but encouraged - we just want to get a feel for how you guys are doing.

Artist: sit back and relax, and recruit all your artsy friends to come sign-up here. We'll talk to you soon. ;)

Authors: Fill out the polls below, then feel free let us know in the comments below how things are going! Remember, if you're stuck about what to write, we have a "What Should I Write" post here, as well as the HBB support community, which has been much quieter than usual, so get in there and support your fellow Bangers!

REMINDERS:
-Artist, Beta, and Cheerleader sign-ups are still open. Spread the word! We always need lots of all three of those roles!
-Pinch Hit Artist Sign-ups will be coming up next month, so keep an eye out if you're interested in being a pinch-hit artist.
-The MANDATORY CHECK IN is on July 15th. For what you'll need to do for that, check this post for more info.
-If you need help with anything, questions, drop-outs, whatever, go here to Page A Mod.

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Poll #2069575 Option Check In

I am...

an author
29(87.9%)
an artist
3(9.1%)
a beta
1(3.0%)
a cheerleader
0(0.0%)

As an author, I have written...

um, you know. nothing.
5(16.1%)
0.1 - 5k
14(45.2%)
6k - 10k
4(12.9%)
11k - 20k
4(12.9%)
21k - 30k
3(9.7%)
31k - 40k
1(3.2%)
41k - 50k
0(0.0%)
50k - 60k
0(0.0%)
60k+
0(0.0%)

My story is...

Not even started
5(16.1%)
Just at the beginning
15(48.4%)
Somewhere in the murky middle
7(22.6%)
Almost done
3(9.7%)
COMPLETE, YASSSSS.
1(3.2%)

I am feeling...

On track and awesome!
5(14.3%)
Pretty overwhelmed, but I'm making due!
7(20.0%)
Nervous? Anxious? Worried!
9(25.7%)
I may throw up on you.
9(25.7%)
I have no idea how I'm feeling.
4(11.4%)
I... have to drop out. I'll tell you more in the comments below.
1(2.9%)
 
 
Current Mood: distresseddistressed
Current Music: watching "Face Off"
 
 
 
angelus2hot: Grimm Nick/Adalind togetherangelus2hot on June 27th, 2017 06:42 pm (UTC)
I can't believe I'm finished! Unlike the story I wrote for the het bigbang in 2015 this story just seemed to write itself. I started writing it the day after I signed up and managed to finish it before the end of May! Which was a good thing since RL went to h*** afterwards.
jesterlady: GWRobwritingsqueejesterlady on June 28th, 2017 03:34 am (UTC)
Go you! Isn't that amazing when it just works like that?
(no subject) - angelus2hot on June 28th, 2017 10:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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backrose_17: Tosh - Dream Onbackrose_17 on June 27th, 2017 06:49 pm (UTC)
I had a little set back do to my health but I figured out what to write and the story is coming along nicely. It's one I have wanted to write and I'm happy to have it underway.
jesterlady: danthumbsupjesterlady on June 28th, 2017 03:35 am (UTC)
Hope you're feeling better! Glad the story is coming along!
(no subject) - red_b_rackham on June 28th, 2017 05:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Meckerziege: Fucking officersgelbes_gilatier on June 27th, 2017 09:21 pm (UTC)
I'm still in the introductory stages of the story (chapter three or so) and I'm hesitant to continuing because I feel like I'm still missing a large chunk of plot :S Líke, I know where I want the story to end and I even know how the last scene is going to go but it seems like I'm very murky on the actual plot. I'm not really worried yet but I'm not sure if I might have to drop out (or ask for an extension) in the end :S
jesterlady: SPNsammyemojesterlady on June 28th, 2017 03:35 am (UTC)
Plot is sooooo hard!
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Gwenhwyfar: Digimon-TK and Patamongwenhwyfar1984 on June 28th, 2017 12:41 am (UTC)
I am very, very close to quitting. I have not written in...I'm not sure how long. I do everything but write, including working on my original novel. I think I'm bored with the fic. I'm going to try to hang on until the mandatory check in, but this is where I am right now.

Edited at 2017-06-28 12:41 am (UTC)
jesterlady: Friendsthereforyoujesterlady on June 28th, 2017 03:36 am (UTC)
:( Hope it gets better for you, whatever you decide to do!
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~Boo: Jensen - Sweater Vestabeautifullie3 on June 28th, 2017 12:46 am (UTC)
I've got my story idea, and have it all plotted out, still at the start though.
And, of course just because I'm me, I went with: "Nervous? Anxious? Worried!"

I like the story though, and am enjoying the adventure the characters are taking me on.

Aiming to be mostly finished by next check-in. ;-)
jesterlady: AliceHattergrinjesterlady on June 28th, 2017 03:36 am (UTC)
Yay! That's always a good feeling.
(no subject) - red_b_rackham on June 28th, 2017 05:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
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jesterlady: SG1DSjesterlady on June 28th, 2017 03:38 am (UTC)
This story has not been as fun to write as I had hoped. Mostly it's RL and physical stuff that get in my way, but I also feel like I may be trying to write something that is actually a different length of story...or I'm limiting myself because there's a very similar story I want to write and I don't want to actually write the same story so I'm deliberately keeping good bits out that should be in here? I don't even know.
Red: katnissred_b_rackham on June 28th, 2017 05:56 am (UTC)
Aw, love, sorry to hear about the RL stuff. No fun. :(

Ugh, that sounds frustrating!! Is it possible to let the muse go wherever it goes? Or switch to the other/similar story you want to write? Or combine the two?
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little_firestar: wisdomlittle_firestar on June 28th, 2017 07:42 am (UTC)
I got stuck with it for a few... well, weeks, but lately I've been doing pretty doing; I've managed to write 16k of the required 10k, and I've been able to pull down a good few notes and lines that I intend to use. Which means that yeah, I'm doing pretty good and there0s a good change that I may weven finish writing before the mandatory check-in :)
Traycertraycer_ on June 28th, 2017 05:26 pm (UTC)
Go you!!! Good job of getting past the sticky part and moving on.

Could you maybe pass on some of that writing mojo on to me please? :D I really do need to get started on mine!
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shake.: always becallmesandy on June 28th, 2017 11:37 am (UTC)
Story 1 is humming along, edging to 10k and lots of story to go, yay. Story 2 is more slow, because I'm working on story 1.

Bright side: four day weekend starting Saturday.

I've also signed on to 750words.com which makes me write 750 words a day because I hate not making a quota.
Traycertraycer_ on June 28th, 2017 05:31 pm (UTC)
I'm always amazed when people submit two stories for this challenge. I usually can't even get in enough words to qualify for half of one. LOL

I'm like you though, I've already designated this long weekend as a Creative Retreat weekend, and woe to anyone who bothers me at any point during that time. :D I want to get something done!!!
(no subject) - red_b_rackham on June 29th, 2017 05:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
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demented_meidemented_mei on June 28th, 2017 02:17 pm (UTC)
I'm...having a rough time. I just moved house, haven't had internet at home for about two weeks because of that (not as conducive to writing when you were dumb enough to start your drafts in Google Docs instead of Word), and am swamped with overtime at work to catch up on a backlog. I made a good jump forward right after sign-ups on both of my fics, but now I'm sitting on unedited intros and outlines. :/ The cable company is coming to set up our internet tomorrow, so I'm hopeful that this weekend will get me back on track!
Traycer: fictiontraycer_ on June 28th, 2017 05:34 pm (UTC)
Crossing my fingers that you get your life back on track to include writing again!!!
(no subject) - red_b_rackham on June 29th, 2017 05:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Traycertraycer_ on June 28th, 2017 03:51 pm (UTC)
Still only have the outline, but hey now that I am done with my story for a different challenge, I can now focus on this one. So, I'm not at the anxious/worried stage yet. :)

I so hope I can get this one written in time!!!
angelus2hot: Stargate Jack homeangelus2hot on June 28th, 2017 10:35 pm (UTC)
You can do it!
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Tanya Reed: Jane with winetanyareed on July 1st, 2017 05:29 pm (UTC)
I've been so discouraged that I've been avoiding livejournal, so I just ran into this today. This year is worse than last year. If you remember last year, I chucked my story on June 28 and started a brand new story. (And made it!) Unfortunately, I have no back up story this year. Like my writing buddy, Gwen, I'm going to hang on until the mandatory check in to see if things get better. If not, this will be the first year I have to pull out/fail the challenge, and I've been here since the beginning.

My problem is that I am blocked. Badly. But I can't figure out what my block is, so I can't work through it. It's so disappointing because this is my favorite challenge of the year, and I was looking forward to it so much.
upoffmykneesupoffmyknees on July 1st, 2017 11:13 pm (UTC)
Is it the planning where you are blocked or just the actual writing?
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upoffmykneesupoffmyknees on July 1st, 2017 11:04 pm (UTC)
Not really sure why I put in the murky middle. I'm definitely at the beginning. I'm about halfway done with the 3rd chapter...Which will now put me over 7k. Yay!! I honestly just need to make myself sit down to write more often. Once I do it just starts pouring out of me. Although, I did manage to write out a fairly good outline to get me towards the end of the story. I still do not know where it is going to end, but I'm sure I will figure it out eventually. Lol.
Traycer: termstraycer_ on July 1st, 2017 11:27 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you are more than well on your way to getting it done. That's really great news!!!!! :D
(no subject) - red_b_rackham on July 2nd, 2017 07:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Firsaroofshadow on July 7th, 2017 09:43 pm (UTC)
I have my story thus far written in a notebook. I typed up and edited a fair amount of it only to find the file has been corrupted and I lost it all. I'm sorry, this is the pits but I don't have it in me to do all that again right now. I hope to try again next year. I apologize.
Red: bernard effred_b_rackham on July 13th, 2017 05:58 pm (UTC)
Oh no!! Oh gosh, I am so sorry for you - I've been there and it's the WORST feeling. :( I hope you're able to either recover some files or recover the words at the very least. <3