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the artist formerly known as oneangrykate ([personal profile] riseupwithfists) wrote2010-01-11 12:45 pm
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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.


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.
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[personal profile] merelymine 2010-01-11 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I signed up, even though I told [personal profile] glitterandlube a few months ago to NEVER EVER let me sign up for anything else, ever again. :/ I decided that since I have an idea for a story that I really really want to write, I might actually be able to finish it. I have it half-plotted out at this point, and want to write it anyway, so I'm hoping this will speed me along.

Generally I don't do too well with deadlines. I procrastinate my butt off until the week before, and then panic madly, but I'm really in love with my idea, so I have a little faith in myself. Also the promise of art is really tempting!

I don't know, it sounds like it would be easy enough for you to do, given that you've already gotten so much done. And I don't really think that you can do too much, as far as multimedia and all that is concerned. I mean, it's your fic, right? It's not the same as when you're writing a story based on someone else's prompt. I would think you've got a lot of free reign. Of course, I've never participated in one of these either, so... I don't really know that I'm all that helpful.

So my response would be to DO IT, but that's because I'd selfishly love to read your story. :D
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[personal profile] glitterandlube 2010-01-12 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
YOU DID NOT SAY YOU SIGNED UP SO I COULD STOP YOU! But oh, you are writing the thing I really really super want so go forth.

Oh shit, I think I should sign up for that too. But with what.

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[personal profile] merelymine 2010-01-12 05:59 am (UTC)(link)
I KNOW. I AM BAD. I'm not so worried about it since it's my idea and all. I think I had trouble with the other thing because I was writing for someone else and that was hard.

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[personal profile] merelymine 2010-01-13 10:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay! I am excited too! :D
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[personal profile] haunted 2010-01-11 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't think there's any limit on what other media you add to your big bang (I've certainly never seen anyone complain about extras! :D) but I'd imagine it might add to the pressure of finishing everything? I guess since you're well over the word requirement already you might not feel that so much. And weighing up loving your story vs. discomfort with fandom is definitely an issue worth considering.

I'm thinking about signing up, even though I just dropped out of another big bang (although that was mostly due to disillusionment with the fandom I picked) and I'm kind of crap with deadlines and requirements and PRESSURE (although I did manage an 1800 word pinch hit for a challenge without much bother). It's been pointed out to me that signups don't close until the end of the month, so I think I'll try to scrape together a plot outline and see how I feel by then.
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[personal profile] gloss 2010-01-11 09:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't think your inclusion of multimedia elements will be a problem; I *really* wouldn't worry about that.

And! Since you already have the wordcount, maybe joining the challenge would be all carrot (that is, ARTS!) and no stick (fear of deadline failure)? That would be aces.

I hope you do it. Your fic sounds amazing.