I am quite tempted to sign up for Comics Big Bang
for the express purpose of getting my shit done, aka the longfic I've been working on for quite some time. While I'm planning on finishing this thang either way, this could also scratch my itch re: wanting to participate in a fandommy shindig again.
Pros to this notion:
-I could spend the next month focusing on school/life disasters/other fiction and then finish the story at my quasi-leisure.
-I work better under deadlines imposed by others and not myself. Also, the deadline is not ridiculously close, but also close enough so I don't lose all interest in the ideas I'm working with. I also really like the month gap between the rough draft being due and the final draft being due, as I adore/abhor/adore the editing process and therefore need a lot of time.
-The story is already in the neighborhood of 20-something-thousand words, so meeting the length requirements in the time permitted will not be a problem.
-Part of me is secretly in love with the story and would love an audience for it. If I freak out about this, I can always drop out.
-PRETTY ART GRABBY HANDS.
Cons to this notion:
-I try to avoid fandom deadlines and challenges since I usually crash and burn in dramatic fashion (this may well be offset by the fact that I have more than the minimum in story already).
-Aforementioned deadline could cause me to procrastinate like a motherfucker in a way which wouldn't have happened if I were on my own deadline.
-The fic as currently imagined involves various multimedia elements (playlists, easter eggs, etc) which might be too complicated for a fic under a Big Bang banner. Feel free to correct me on this one, as I've never signed up for one before and therefore am not fully aware of what's considered to be "too much".
-The fic will be given more publicity and I still do not know if I want more than four people reading it (Please file this one under "My Issues").
-Fandom and I aren't really speaking to each other much these days, and the resulting reintroduction might be too weird (file this one under "My Issues" as well).
What should I do, oh trusted ones? I think I know the answer, but you know. The important thing is to get this baby out into the world with as little fuss as possible.