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So, I find myself signed up (or planning to sign up) for three writing things that wrap up at various times in December/January. What motivated me to do this, when the writing has been so hard for me lately? Perhaps a need to be part of fun exchanges. Perhaps the desire to have someone write me a thing. Or perhaps I'm just impulsive.

What have I signed up for, you ask? Let me tell you! ::grins::

The Sentinel Big Bang ([ profile] sentinelbigbang) I participated in the Reverse Bang, which wrapped up in June and left me a ball of stress. I swore no more challenges. And yet two weeks later I signed up for this one. But I know why. This fandom is celebrating its 20th anniversary and I want to be a part of that. Now if only I could make progress on my fic. Due date: January 27

Winter In Hawaii. I came across this on Tumblr, and it's being hosted through AO3. I've never participated in a Hawaii Five-0 exchange, and this is the first time this particular one is running. Which is maybe why I'm planning on signing up on the 15th. I could still change my mind...but I probably won't. Due date: December 31

SGA Secret Santa ([ profile] sga_secretsanta) Last year, the wonderful mods who ran [ profile] sga_santa decided to end the exchange after ten long years. I was sad, since it was only my second year participating. But then it was resurrected with a new name and new mods, because the SGA fandom will never die! ::grins:: Of the three challenges, this one makes the most sense because it's the fandom I'm most active in. Sign-ups end on the 13th, if you're interested! Due date: December 1

So, can I get all these done? Who knows. Two jobs, a boy just starting junior high, and my amazing distractibility make me a bit dubious. Not to mention all the WIPs I'm still working on, and the original piece I want to do for submission to an anthology. (Which, gah! Submission deadline is October 1st. I thought it was February. Uh oh.) Well, I'll say this. I dream big. ::rolls eyes::

Date: 2015-09-09 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
yay! go for it :-)

Date: 2015-09-09 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! I'll remember you said that when I'm in the fetal position and softly weeping. ::grins::


Date: 2015-09-09 02:12 pm (UTC)
ext_442067: (facepalm)
From: [identity profile]
I knew about the SGA SecretSanta (and need to sign up), but didn't know about Winter in Hawaii. I'm signing up for both!!!

Re: Challenges!

Date: 2015-09-09 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Does that mean I can whine to you when I get stuck? ::grins::

Date: 2015-09-09 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Go big or go home, Bru ;) You may not make all of these deadlines, but you're bound to hit a few. Just remember that THAT IS ALSO A WIN.


Date: 2015-09-10 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I will keep a positive attitude, Blythe. Thank you! ::hugs::

Date: 2015-09-10 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I will keep a positive attitude, Blythe. Thank you! ::hugs::

Date: 2015-09-09 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*cheers you on*


Date: 2015-09-10 03:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for the support! ::hugs::

Date: 2015-09-10 02:39 am (UTC)
goddess47: Emu! (Default)
From: [personal profile] goddess47
Well, the other thing to do is to eye the word minimums carefully.

The big bang probably has a 10k or 20k minimum... not much you can do there.

But I know the SGA exchange has 1k minimum.... so, even if it feels kinds chintzy for an exchange, aim to write like 2500 words and not anything epic...

And if the H50 thing has a smaller minimum, keep the fic smaller.

I know it's often said that it's harder to write short than long, but something actually finished at 2500 words is an accomplishment all its own.

Good luck with those challenges!


Date: 2015-09-10 03:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're right, I need to review the wordcounts. I think both exchanges are pretty low. Obviously I need to get more organized. ::grins::

Thanks for the advice and the hugs! ::hugs back:: Are you doing the SGA exchange?

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