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12 February 2009 @ 07:30 pm
I like writing to deadlines, so I like writing for ficathons and challenges and such. Unfortunately there have been no such challenges that I've liked the look of since before Christmas.

That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it :) I've signed up for the tardis_bigbang. Oh dear. That's 20,000 words over ten weeks or so in a Whonverse of my choice. I've never written a fic that is that long before, at least not lately. I did write a huge Blake's 7 epic back in the day, but I wrote it incredibly slowly over about two years, so I don't think it properly counts.

I'm really not sure about this, but I thought I'd give it a go. I'll never do NaNoWriMo because I *know* I can't write that much, that fast, and I'm usually writing for Christmas ficathons and Yuletide and stuff. But this? Maybe I can do it? And I'd like the challenge to at least try. I'll probably let myself off the 'post a fic every month' thing for the duration too, I expect, which will help. I'm quite nervous - this monster will need to be plotted completely differently to how I normally write, I suspect. But I thik I'm glad I gave in to the weakness. (I also blame derryderrydown - she tempted me in a moment of weakness :)

Ooh, and I get to use a ticker for the first time, which I find quite exciting, although it looks quite dull for now, since I haven't written anything yet.

Zokutou word meter
0 / 20,000
tiki b.: TW bw iantotikiaceae on February 12th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, awesome! I'm really really looking forward to reading your epic. YAY! Also if you write something Ianto heavy, I'll love you FOREVER!!!! *nod*
Valderys: Ianto with gunvalderys on February 13th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, I think we can safely say it's going to be Ianto heavy... *nods* :)
Gaspodia, Collector of Shiny Thingsgaspodia on February 13th, 2009 07:45 am (UTC)
I vaguely remember from exam days that putting your name and a title gets you some credit befor you type any real stuff? Good luck :)
Valderys: Janto - I love you toovalderys on February 13th, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
Hee! I'm not sure it works like that but all the titles and stuff at least add to word count :)
Egwene: dw - Cassandragwene on February 13th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
Good luck with that project!!
Valderys: Janto - I can haz Ianto?valderys on February 13th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
I'll try not to bore you too much with progress reports! :)
Egwenegwene on February 15th, 2009 10:56 am (UTC)
Awww... you could never bore me ;)

And I do find the whole process fascinating!
Etharei Helkamirë: Torchwood - Jack 3etharei on February 14th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
Good luck! I signed up for it as well, in a fit of insanity. I have every confidence that you'll finish, and I can't wait to read your fic!
Valderys: Being Human - George on forest floorvalderys on February 15th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
I hope so - it's a challenge, that's the point of it! I just hope it's any good at the end! What about you? Have you done something like this before?