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I'm sure all you hardworking writers are very much aware that the deadline for rough draft [livejournal.com profile] big_bang_hd submissions is only 10 days away (that's January 1st), but we would be remiss if we didn't mention it anyway. ;)

When you're ready to submit, please e-mail a Word or Text document to us at bigbangchallenge@gmail.com. In your email it would also be helpful if you identified 4-6 scenes you would most like to see illustrated, both by description and page number. Final, beta'd drafts are still due February 1st!

Thanks, Happy Holidays, and Good Luck to everyone who's finishing up their entries!

Date: 2005-12-22 03:37 am (UTC)
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Date: 2005-12-22 03:43 am (UTC)
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Date: 2005-12-22 03:49 am (UTC)
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Date: 2005-12-22 03:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] agnes-bean.livejournal.com


I forsee a lot of handwritten scenes while traveling, and then a few days of intensive typing to finish this damn thing up. But with any luck I WILL be done. A really rough, crappy first draft that hasn't incorporated my beta's suggestions version of done, but done.

Date: 2005-12-22 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zhonnika.livejournal.com
Not going to make it for this phase. Perhaps if you do another after this one. The last 6 months of this year have kicked my ass in so many ways and... nope, my 431 words won't cut it. I look forward to reading all the submissions though.

Date: 2005-12-22 07:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] earth-magic.livejournal.com
Because of situations beyong my control unfortunately I haven't been able to write what I'd hope for this challenge.

Sorry about this.

I'm looking forward to reading the finished versions.


Date: 2005-12-22 09:52 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] damned-queen.livejournal.com
God, as if I didn't know that and now when I see it written black on white I'm all like .

I swear I'm going to finish on time though I might drop dead in front of my pc before that. If I write about a chapter a day I will still have a couple of days left to reread and correct. Is that achievable? Fuck, I don't know. Yesterday afternoon I managed to about finish one chapter so maybe it is, but then again I wrote until 00.30AM *face-palm*

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Date: 2005-12-22 01:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaeldub.livejournal.com
okay according to the infernal electronic deathtrap that keeps taunting me im at 65,310...and im just finishing the last part of the final chapter and just a quick epilouge to write...should have it in your mail box by Saturday...Sunday at the latest...most defintitely Monday I promise...oh alright..I don't know exactly but it will be there in the next 3-4 days...(oh it's just so...torturing getting to the end.)

Date: 2005-12-22 03:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reposoir.livejournal.com
For the 4-6 scenes, would it help if I also bolded them in the text? Or not?

*needs to go over her beta edits*

Date: 2005-12-22 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stlrenwench.livejournal.com
AUGH. I'm at a point that if I buckle down and just *do it*, I'll get it done. It's that whole buckling down part that'd giving me cheek. I'm at 10,000, and I know exactly how it's going to go and everything, so here's hoping I can force myself to work on it!

Date: 2005-12-23 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scoradh.livejournal.com
Pretending you're only opening Word to have a squizz at saved stories by someone else sometimes works. It's all about fooling your mind and then leaping out and surprising it when it least expects it!

Or maybe that's just me.

Date: 2005-12-23 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scoradh.livejournal.com
*sigh* I should so not be on internets. For the sake of mine own sanity. Dial-up is so -ing slow!

I just came to register my amazement that you will see the same page numbers in the document I send you as the document I have!

Um yeah.

Well, my co-writer seems to have disappeared, so I guess I'll be choosing the scenes this time. :) Not that it matters, art is art. I'm grabby like that. Also a philistine.

Merry Hogswatch.

Oh, somebody feed me ...

Date: 2005-12-23 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scoradh.livejournal.com
There's something naughtily amusing about other people's stress. No wonder I decided to do medicine.

Don't mind me, I'm insane, and everyone knows by now. xD

Date: 2005-12-24 02:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaeldub.livejournal.com
I have a quick question...i've written my fic using Microsoft Works Word Processor...if I save it as a .txt file I lose all my italics...so can I send you both a .wps file and a .txt file for the rough draft and can you tell me if I have to change the whole thing over to a Word Doc...cause that's gonna take some time...like a real real long time...

Date: 2005-12-24 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bookshop.livejournal.com

Do you have Semagic? The livejournal client? Because one thing you can do is paste the works document as it is into the livejournal client in the rtf editor.

Then after you've done that, switch the editor over to html code format, and you should have it pre-coded for you. :D

You can also do something similar with FrontPage but Semagic is SO much easier to deal with. Let me know if that solves your problem, or doesn't. :)

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Date: 2005-12-24 03:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] furiosity.livejournal.com
Quick question -- do you need HTML formatting in for this part? Because we haven't got any HTML formatting in right now, but if I have to set aside time to do it, I still could.

yaye almost there! :D

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Date: 2005-12-29 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] agnes-bean.livejournal.com
A quick question: If/when we submit the first draft, do we need a title? And if we do, can we change it later? Because while I may be able to finish before I have to go away to the land of no reliable computers, the likleyhood of my coming up with a good title in that time is kind of slim...

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Date: 2005-12-29 06:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stlrenwench.livejournal.com
Er, this may be a doofy question, but if the draft we submit is 50,000 but the beta'd version is, say, 49,982, does this disqualify our fics?

Date: 2005-12-29 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kowaiyoukai.livejournal.com
So I need to know desperately if the final version can include scenes that were not in the version due in two days. Please say it can. Because I think I won't be able to write the end as I'd like to otherwise.

Also, my version is very rough. Like, very, very rough. Is that a problem? How rough is 'rough'?

Date: 2005-12-29 06:27 pm (UTC)
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Yes, the final version can include scenes not in the rough draft. Just keep in mind that they won't have a chance to be illustrated, and any scenes that you *cut* from the rough draft may have artwork already done for it. Very rough is fine, we understand that a whole lot of polishing can be done in the course of a month, and will look forward to your finished product!

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Date: 2005-12-30 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reposoir.livejournal.com

Just to let you guys know I have sent my rough draft in now. :)

Date: 2005-12-31 03:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] furiosity.livejournal.com
The entry from myself and [livejournal.com profile] imadra_blue (cowritten) should be in your inbox now, if I've done everything right. I'm just posting here so you can let me know if for whatever reason you didn't get the e-mail.


Date: 2005-12-31 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kowaiyoukai.livejournal.com
Hey. My entry was sent to you today, hopefully you've gotten it. Just let me know if something's wrong, and I'll try to fix it.

Thanks! ^.~*

Date: 2006-01-01 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stlrenwench.livejournal.com
I hate this, I hate this, I hate this.

Not the challenge. Oh, no. The challenge is going great; I've written more in the past week to catch up to where I ought to be than I've written in an entire semester of college courses -_-'''

No, the problem is the same problem I always have: I'm within 2,000 words of finishing. That's easy. I can do that in just over an hour...except I can't, because it's the last 2,000. I could crank out more than 15,000 words in a day and be pleased with every single one of them, but invariably when I get down to that last final stretch, I can't do it. I get restless, I need to pee, I'm thirsty. Anything to keep me from siting down and putting "The End" on whatever I'm writing. I'm the same way with really good fanfic that I'm reading, too. I refuse to close off that world, even if I've been there for two bloody months and am so close to the end I can taste it. I'll read until the last page or two is left on the scrollbar and I'll just...stop. I can't make myself go on, because when I open my laptop, there's Solitaire. There's e-mail, message boards, even other fanfiction--all excuses to keep myself from closing off that world forever.

.::groans::. Somebody kick my arse for me. It won't go any more.

But I refuse to stop. I refuse to quit after 48,000 words, over 20,000 of which were written in the past two days. I won't let myself give up!

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Date: 2006-01-01 09:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skarch86.livejournal.com
I sent my rough draft almost 20 hours ago. I hope you got it...
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