wilderthan: ((Dr Horrible) Status quo)
Big Bangs I'm participating in, or thinking of participating in:
-[livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang: Beta'd. [15,000 word minimum.]
-[community profile] hardmode: Planning stage. (Not signed up yet.) [10,000 word minimum.]
-[community profile] kinked: Planned and titled. [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: Beta'd. [15,000 word minimum.]
-[livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang: Beta'd. [20,000 word minimum.]

Due dates:
-April 1st: [community profile] ladiesbigbang sign-ups begin.
-April 3rd: [community profile] kinked sign-ups begin.
-April 6th: [livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang rough drafts due.
-April 9th: [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang rough drafts due.

-April 12th: [community profile] hardmode sign-ups begin.
-April 27th: [livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang posting date selection begins.
-May 1st: [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang rough drafts due.
-May 3rd: [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang final drafts due.
-May 4th: [livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang posting begins.
-May 10th: [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang posting begins.
-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.
-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.
wilderthan: ((Delirium) Fish)
Big Bangs I'm participating in, or thinking of participating in:
-[livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang: First draft complete.
-[community profile] hardmode: Not open yet. Idea hatched.
-[community profile] kinked: Planning stage. (Not signed up yet.)
-[community profile] ladiesbigbang: Planned. (Not signed up yet.)
-[community profile] scifibigbang: Planning stage.
-[livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang: First draft complete.
-[livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang: Planning stage.

Due dates:
-April 1st: [community profile] ladiesbigbang sign-ups begin.
-April 3rd: [community profile] kinked sign-ups.
-April 6th: [livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang rough drafts due.
-April 9th: [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang rough drafts due.
-April 27th: [livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang posting date selection begins.
-May 1st: [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang rough drafts due.
-May 3rd: [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang final drafts due.
-May 4th: [livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang posting begins.
-May 10th: [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang posting begins.
-June 1st: [community profile] ladiesbigbang check-in, a third completed is recommended.
-June 7th: [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang posting begins.
-July 1st: [community profile] ladiesbigbang check-in, two thirds completed is recommended.
-July 31st: [community profile] scifibigbang writing period ends. [community profile] kinked writing period ends.
-August 1st: [community profile] ladiesbigbang rough draft due.
-August 15th - August 31st: [community profile] scifibigbang posting schedule announced.
-September 1st: [community profile] kinked posting period starts, [community profile] ladiesbigbang final draft due.
-September 10th: [community profile] ladiesbigbang posting begins.
wilderthan: ((Dr Horrible) Status quo)
I haven't updated properly about progress in a while, so here goes. The SPN/J2 Big Bang fic has progressed no further than a handful of paragraphs. I've decided that my approach to it is no good, and sometime today I'm going to fit in sitting down and working it all out, including making sure there's an actual plot.

Proving that that method works for me is the AU Big Bang, which only needed to hit 15k words and is, in fact, closer to 20k, at around 18.5k, and bound to get a bit longer when I do last edits. Which, yes, I am trying to say it's finished. And edited, somewhat. It acquired a title in a burst of inspiration just before bed the night before I finished it, which is unusual for me. The title is "Right Where We Belong", but it should also be affectionately known as "The One In Which Hugs Saved The World". That isn't a joke. Hugs save the world, and everyone (except the demons) gets some hugging time. It ended up being genfic (I thought for a while it might be Dean/Castiel) and involves Ellen and Jo both being badass. Ruby even gets a line or two.

I have also jokingly created drinking game rules for it, which I think I'll post as a promo, nearer the time, like I posted the author's fanmix for the [livejournal.com profile] kink_bigbang fic.

The SPN Crossover Big Bang still has no title, but we'll see. I need to add 300 words of padding to satisfy the mods, since it came in juuust under 15k.

I've also signed up for [community profile] scifibigbang, and am eyeing [community profile] kinked and [community profile] hardmode. I'm doing an apocalyptic Firefly fic for the SF/F Big Bang, dunno what I'm doing for [community profile] kinked, and the FFX-2 cyberpunk AU for [community profile] hardmode. In theory.

(And by the way, if anyone wants an DW invite code or a couple of codes, you just need to ask me. I give mine out randomly on twitter, so I am obviously not averse to handing them out to relative strangers.)
wilderthan: ((Gale) Demons)
I made a lot of progress today on my crossover Big Bang. The kind of progress where, you know, it's finished. Or the first draft is, anyway. And it's been looked at by [personal profile] feywood, and duly nitpicked, and my typos have been corrected. I'm now going to put it away until a week before the due date and then edit it with fresher eyes. It still needs a title, which is something I guess I need to ponder.

I'm pretty glad at how it turned out, anyway. It is more towards the Supernatural end of things than the TDIR end, but Bran and Will have their own scenes and they have scenes together and alone with the SPN characters. Perhaps if I were to write another scene, it would be a conversation between Castiel and Will. I'm not sure if I will: I might decide that when I've got a week to go and it's time for my final edits.

I haven't worked on the AU Big Bang for a while, really. I have the irrational urge to delete what I've got and start again, so I'm waiting with that one until I feel a bit better about it. I got the first paragraph or two of the SPN/J2 Big Bang written yesterday, on the other hand, so that's going to be my focus now for a while. That's the longest one anyway, so if I can get that to 10,000 words by the end of the month, or something like that, and get maybe 5,000 words on the AU Big Bang, that'll be good.

Writing marathons for the win.
wilderthan: ((SamDean) Facts and weapons)
I'm a little stalled on my Crossover Big Bang. I've done some editing and some minor adding of words, but I have a bunch of scenes I'm vaguely planning to write and nothing's coming of them. I think I'm going to give it a couple of days and then look at the plan with fresh(er) eyes, and edit it as needed -- and in the meantime, read over what I've got and streamline it or add to it where necessary.

In the meantime, and since there's a check-in on the second of February, I'm working on the AU Big Bang. I only have a handful of paragraphs so far, the opening stuff, because I'm quite sleepy this evening.

Have a tiny, tiny snippet.

Fandom: Supernatural
For: [livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang
Quality: Barely checked
Characters: Ellen, Dean

Sealing her fate )
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I just wrote the last scene of my [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang. Not because I'm actually finished with it, of course -- there are plenty of scenes left to write, and there's only 8,080 words overall, but I wrote the last scene! And the last couple of lines, I think, are already perfect. I kind of want to share them with people -- but it'll be best to wait, and let people have them in context, so I will try and contain myself.

Still! Over halfway done, now, and before long it can go to [livejournal.com profile] feywood for nitpicking and reactions...
wilderthan: ((Dr Horrible) Status quo)
I'm now up to 7,204 words, which is seven scenes. I got stuck on the seventh and eighth scenes chronologically, because I couldn't think how to frame the emotional process I needed to happen in action -- and I did want some kind of action because they're all doing a lot of talking. I'm not sure whether it's just being tired/not in the mood to really write, or whether it's because the scenes aren't really necessary, though. They aren't, technically, but they'd add a better range of character interaction and action.

We'll see. I'll try planning them more completely, and seeing if I can eke sense out of them that way.

In the sixth scene, Dean punches Bran. This has left Bran clamouring for somewhere to get his own back -- even though he acknowledges that it's his own fault. Contrary creatures.
wilderthan: ((Delirium) Fish)
The crossover Big Bang is now at 5k words, about five scenes (and the start of another). I've started working the two canons into each other -- spent a good bit of time yesterday researching the Enochian and Welsh I needed, and then ended up deciding that I wasn't really going to use either, just describe it being used (as in "he swore in Welsh" -- or whatever). Although, if anyone has links to really good sources for Enochian and Welsh, let me have them! Mostly, I need the words for "sorrow", "sword" and "sun", in Enochian: I found them, I think, but they were in situ with other words which may have modified them, and Anglo-Saxon has made me terrified of the effects of things like case...

For a while, I pondered abusing my knowledge of Anglo-Saxon, but I couldn't really fit it in. Anglo-Saxon can't be the Old Speech, though I suppose it could come from it. Enochian would be a better fit for the Old Speech, in this 'verse, but I decided that angels and Old Ones are not that closely linked.

So far, fitting the two canons together is a little bit of a headache, but not too much. When I come to proofreading it, I might want to kill myself slightly.

Will and Bran are continuing to act up and steal the show, somewhat. I'm not arguing with that, I think it's good: it'll make for a stronger fic, since originally I wasn't planning to use them that much. Now they're getting whole scenes to themselves -- or, well, at least one.

The other thing I did was finally make a full plan. I think I know what I'm doing a bit better now. And I think I'm actually going to get to 15k quite easily, even without adding any more scenes than the fifteen I have in mind. I might be hoping for too much, knowing myself.

The first check-in for the AU Big Bang approaches. It's not compulsory, but people are flailing about it a bit, which makes me feel guilty for the fact I haven't done much work on it. I don't expect the crossover Big Bang to take me too much longer, and then I can focus on the AU Big Bang for a while, so my strategy still works, but... Maybe tomorrow I'll actually start writing the AU Big Bang and see if I can work on both at once.
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Some of the Big Bang comms have rant/venting communities, etc, and I might make use of those too, but last year I worked on my Big Bang fics quite quietly and I'm not sure many people even knew I was doing them. This year, I'm planning to document my work on them a bit better -- to look back on, maybe, and also to keep me accountable. Each Big Bang I'm signed up for will get a tag of its own.

Right now I'm signed up to three Big Bangs: [livejournal.com profile] au_bigbang, [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang, and [livejournal.com profile] sncross_bigbang. If you know of any other Big Bangs you think I'd like to take part in, then poke me -- I'm aiming for 300,000 words this year at [livejournal.com profile] getyourwordsout, and Big Bangs certainly help with that.

Anyway, I have rough plans for all of them. Some rougher than others. I've got an outline for the AU Big Bang; I've got extensive notes for the SPN Crossover Big Bang; I've got light notes/a light outline for the SPN/J2 Big Bang.

AU Big Bang: Dean grows up at the roadhouse, as Dean Harvelle. He's also mute. Along comes a Castiel... Characters: Dean, Ellen, Jo, Castiel. Possibly ultimately Dean/Castiel. Target: 15k.
SPN Crossover Big Bang: Supernatural meets The Dark is Rising. Disregards season five. The angels are trying to bring about the apocalypse; Will believes that this is a violation of what he and the others won when Bran cut the silver from the tree. Characters: Sam, Dean, Castiel, Will, Bran. No pairings explicitly intended. Target: 15k.
SPN J2 Big Bang: Dean is blinded. The details depend upon what happens when I catch up with canon. Characters: Dean, Sam, Bobby, Castiel, Jimmy(?). Possibly ultimately Dean/Castiel. Target: 20k.

Mostly, at the moment, I'm working on the crossover. I have 2k words, two scenes. I haven't planned this all the way through to the end, because I'm not quite sure how exactly it's going to go. The original plan was kind of Will-ex-machina-ish, mostly focusing on Dean, but it seems like he's likely to have an emotional arc of his own. And well, can you imagine Bran sitting pretty and not doing anything?

So far: Will likes Dean more than I expected, Dean and Bran really piss each other off, and it's awfully hard figuring out how to fit Will in with Christianity (i.e. angels).

I wonder what I'll get by way of art. It must be hard to cross a book fandom with a TV fandom in art. I haven't seen many artists around for The Dark is Rising in general. I'm looking forward to pairing up with an artist, really, at least if they're anything like [livejournal.com profile] auroraprimavera.

I think I'm going to finish the crossover before I get to work on the AU, and I need to catch up with canon before I can do the SPN/J2 Big Bang fic. At least, that's what I'm hoping to do -- I want to tie it in with canon. I might not, though, once I've caught up.

Also, if you have access to this journal/if you're friended by it, then you can see sneaky snippets, now and then.

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