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12 September 2018 @ 09:33 am
Casual Check In #5  
We are almost there! Now don't panic if you think you may not get your story done in time, because you will. You got this!! Come tell us where you are in the story and let us help cheer you on to the finish line. On the flip side, let us know if you've completed your story so that we can heap congratulations upon you. Either way, we are all here for you!

You can either copy and paste the questions below and answer them in a comment (all questions or just some!), or simply leave a comment telling us how things are going. (Reminder that this check in is encouraged but not required.) Feel free to reply to your fellow creators and offer them some cheerleading! ;)

What fandom/pairing are you working on?
Are you going for a Big or Little Bang?
How far are you into the story? (Beginning, middle, end, etc)
How many words?
I am feeling…
Anything else:


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jesterlady: GWRobwritingsqueejesterlady on September 12th, 2018 04:39 pm (UTC)

What fandom/pairing are you working on? Eureka
Are you going for a Big or Little Bang? Big
How far are you into the story? (Beginning, middle, end, etc) End, I'm done!
How many words? Over 100k!
I am feeling…impressed, relieved, excited, and my hands hurt!
Anything else: Thank God for vacation that allowed me to keep my original vision for this fic instead of splitting it in two.
soleiltropiquessoleiltropiques on September 12th, 2018 06:39 pm (UTC)
What fandom/pairing are you working on? Supergirl (CW)/Arrow (CW), Oliver Queen/Kara Danvers
Are you going for a Big or Little Bang? Big Bang
How far are you into the story? (Beginning, middle, end, etc) Nearing the end.
How many words? I haven't counted recently, but it's probably roughly 50k and definitely more than 25k...?
I am feeling… Productive! :-)
Anything else: Not really. :)
sandy79sandy79 on September 13th, 2018 05:35 am (UTC)
YAY!! By the way, any progress on a title? (Just me, as your artist, being curious!)
soleiltropiquessoleiltropiques on September 13th, 2018 06:00 am (UTC)
Yes, there is a title! Sorry, I was going to email you and then I got a bit distracted. :)

'Through the looking glass' is the title.

I'll have part 6 for you tomorrow by the way (for some reason it wasn't cooperating with me). LOL.
Dinah Queendinahqueen on September 13th, 2018 01:29 am (UTC)
What fandom/pairing are you working on? Baseball RPF
Are you going for a Big or Little Bang? Big
How far are you into the story? (Beginning, middle, end, etc) Beginning
How many words? 7k
I am feeling… :////
Anything else: *internal screaming*
Fuckhands McMike: AND THEN THERE WAS SEX!littlestclouds on September 13th, 2018 01:42 am (UTC)
I believe in you
Fuckhands McMike: can i have your attention please?littlestclouds on September 13th, 2018 01:43 am (UTC)
What fandom/pairing are you working on? Pitch
Are you going for a Big or Little Bang? Little Bang
How far are you into the story? (Beginning, middle, end, etc) Beginning
How many words? About 3.5k
I am feeling… Okay
Anything else: nope!
backrose_17: Toshbackrose_17 on September 14th, 2018 02:39 am (UTC)
What fandom/pairing are you working on? Torchwood/MCU
Are you going for a Big or Little Bang? Big
How far are you into the story? I'm past the middle but not quite towards the end, I have a few scenes to fill in.
How many words? A little over 15k with my notes on what is to happen
I am feeling… Hopeful
Anything else: I would have been further along but the document became corrupt and I had to recreate a good chunk of it.
angelus2hot: BtVS Angel/Buffy didn't noticeangelus2hot on September 15th, 2018 11:05 pm (UTC)
What fandom/pairing are you working on? Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angelus/Buffy Summers
Are you going for a Big or Little Bang? Big
How far are you into the story? (Beginning, middle, end, etc) I'm done!
How many words? 25,042
I am feeling… Excited!
Anything else: Squeeeeee!
Patricia de Lioncourtpatriciatepes on September 17th, 2018 02:34 am (UTC)
What fandom/pairing are you working on? Star Wars, Padme/Vader
Are you going for a Big or Little Bang? Big
How far are you into the story? I'm finishing up the next to last chapter... might even finish tonight.
How many words? Right now around 42k
I am feeling… Tired, but pleased
Anything else: When will we be able to start posting on AO3?
Patricia de Lioncourtpatriciatepes on September 25th, 2018 03:17 am (UTC)
Disregard my question. I've posted, and am now just waiting for approval.
Red: mccoyred_b_rackham on September 26th, 2018 09:13 pm (UTC)
No problem!! Sorry for the delay in putting up posting info and approving fics. I just took care of the fics waiting for approval, and yours is good to go!
~Boo: Chuck - Writing Is Hardabeautifullie3 on September 19th, 2018 05:40 pm (UTC)
What fandom/pairing are you working on? Supernatural RPF-AU, Jensen Ackles/Aubrey Carter (OFC)

Are you going for a Big or Little Bang? Despite my word count, Little Bang.

How far are you into the story? (Beginning, middle, end, etc) Umm... typically I don't write linearly, I tend to bounce around. That being said, the story does have a basic beginning-middle-end in place.

How many words? Around 30k.

I am feeling… Dubious...as to my ability to finish in time. :-/

Anything else: I am a tryin'! Though, even IF I manage to pull this out of my ass, it'll be down to the very last second - and that'll be settling for a more condensed version of the story than I wanted it to be.

Annnd... I had posting ?'s, but I just went back and searched out last year's post on it and that answered them I do believe. Problem though. To be upfront, there is no way I'll have time for anyone else to go over it - and I see that's a caps-lock REQUIREMENT. Entirely my bad for overlooking that detail, likely because I almost always have one of my two Betas go over my challenges before posting and figured it was a personal given.
If that means I'm disqualified from submitting, no hard feelings, I understand.
That being said... Not only have I previously Beta'd for others, I always put on my "Beta Cap" for my own stories - even if someone else edits it as well. Do I miss things? Absolutely! On the other hand, I've caught errors in published books. To be blunt, I've read many a fic claiming to have been Beta'd yet, go figure, had more errors than one of my own 1st drafts!
Still, I get the need NOT to make exceptions, fairness and all. Just let me know.

I think I'll keep working on the story either way, aiming to post it at the same time even if it's not part of the collection.
If I participate in the future, I'll be sure to keep this whoopsie of mine in mind! ;-}
~Boo: Chuck - Writing Is Hardabeautifullie3 on September 25th, 2018 02:52 am (UTC)
Update:::

So, the bad news is: deadline!fail is imminent.
Which means the good news is: I don't have to worry about not getting it Beta'd! WooWhoo! LOL ;-}

Just for my own sense of accomplishment, I am still aiming to get it finished and posted on the 1st, but I understand it can't be part of the collection. Which is a bummer, but at least I tried. There's always next year to get it right!
Red: addison glassesred_b_rackham on September 26th, 2018 09:18 pm (UTC)
Ahh, so sorry for the super delayed reply here - I started second year university AND got sick, so all sorts of things have been falling through the cracks. :/

Basically: yes, having your fic beta'd is a requirement. (And I 100% hear you - there are plenty of stories out there that apparently have been betaed that do not look it, or some savvy authors who can self-edit really well). That being said, Traycer and I usually give every submission a quick look, and as long as it LOOKS clean and betaed, we can accept. This rule is in place really to prevent messy drafts and clearly unbetaed work.

Any change, or are you still unable to make today's submission deadline? YOU CAN DO IT!! YOU'RE SO CLOSE!
Nancy Drew Nickersonndnickerson on September 22nd, 2018 10:40 pm (UTC)
I just posted our story!!!!!! :DDDDD so excited!
Red: gi epicred_b_rackham on September 26th, 2018 09:18 pm (UTC)
Got it, and approved!! \o/ Congrats on finishing!
soleiltropiquessoleiltropiques on September 24th, 2018 04:13 am (UTC)
Hello...

For some reason I started posting the fic and logged out because I meant to finish posting later. But now I can't find/see what I posted earlier?

Help???
soleiltropiquessoleiltropiques on September 25th, 2018 01:51 am (UTC)
Please ignore my comment/question above: I realized I had missed part of the FAQ on how to post and how to edit the stuff posted to the collection. So I have fixed and posted the entire fic!
Red: jack smilered_b_rackham on September 26th, 2018 09:19 pm (UTC)
No worries!! Sorry for the delayed reply - your fic is approved and in the Collection now. Congrats on finishing!! :D