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March 6th, 2010 (11:00 am)

I've finished my dracobigbang fic. It's just over 28,000 words.

And now I'm panicking because

- I'm not sure how to submit it
- it's not a rough draft, because giving anyone a rough draft is not me, but I want to read it through again so much I think I'll have to, or suffer some sort of apoplexy, and
- most of all, what if I don't like the illustration the artist makes for it? I'm so picky when it comes to art. What if Draco has huge round eyes and a little upturned nose? Waaah :-(

And now I have to start on the next challenge, which has to be a dark!fic. Double waaah.

It's all Tom Felton's fault. I should send him some hate mail.

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Posted by: kitty_poker1 (kitty_poker1)
Posted at: March 6th, 2010 11:53 am (UTC)
NF-Butterflies_starsparkle

Congrats on finishing! 28,000 words? Oh, my. *tips metaphorical hat in respect*

Can you tactfully request some changes to artwork? I have no clue about the etiquette of these things. Fingers crossed you'll love what the artist does (and she makes Draco a little bit pointy *g*).

Good luck with the dark!fic!

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: March 6th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
dramione_hearts

Thank you! I'm impressed, myself!

I'm probably worrying over nothing with the artwork, but I think you're right -- I'll have to keep my fingers crossed.

I've started the dark!fic & written 1500 words -- so I think I'm about a quarter of the way -- but, so far, I can only think of a really lame ending!

Posted by: Laura (borax38)
Posted at: March 6th, 2010 11:59 am (UTC)
Catherine and Henry

I would say (though I have nothing to do with the dracobigbang community) that if you have questions about submitting, you could ask on the author's forum, or worse case scenario PM the mods.

Don't worry about being a perfectionist. The artists know that it's not the finished product. And now you have two months to make the story as perfect as you imagined it!

Good luck with all your challenges/exchanges!

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: March 6th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)

Thanks! I've sent the mods a message :-)

Don't worry about being a perfectionist...

It's like being caught in your undies, LOL.

Thank you. I've got two due at the end of March, but they're both short, and I have two weeks' holiday coming up, so I should be OK!

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: March 6th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
suitable job for a lady

Writing 'finished' is always good, isn't it?

I have seen someone on my FL, when given artwork for her long series, saying 'Well it is not quite how I imagined them, but thank you so much for the hard work you put into this'...

(It certainly wasn't how I'd imagined them, either!)

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: March 6th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)

Writing 'finished' is always good, isn't it?

Yes! The last line is very weak, but I have two months to work on that.

That's a very elegant response! I'll remember that. My problem is that I don't really like the manga style so many people seem to use (and I can't bear poor draftsmanship, LOL).

I noticed that you've posted the next part of Winter's Tale, btw. I hope to read it tomorrow. At the moment, I'm writing my dark!fic like crazy.

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: March 6th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
suitable job for a lady

I really don't like manga either - have you've ever seen manga elves? They are just far too twee.

I've never tried really dark fic - although, thinking about it, this chapter of Access All Areas (the unfinished story S2C and I were writing together) is pretty dark - I wrote the Dawn stuff, S2C wrote the Anna stuff - I think this is probably as dark as I get.

The next chapter of The Winter Tale is not exactly shiny and fluffy - but it will make a definite change from dark!fic for sure.

Posted by: Nebride - Bishie Hunter (nebride)
Posted at: March 7th, 2010 04:15 am (UTC)
Perfect Sesshoumaru

"It's all Tom Felton's fault. I should send him some hate mail." LOL!!

It is nerve-wracking submitting a fic sometimes, isn't it? Good luck to you! *and a hug*

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: March 7th, 2010 10:30 am (UTC)

Thank you :-)

*Hug* back.

It's not so much the fic that worries me as 'the rules'. Rationally, I know that it doesn't matter, but the little girl lurking in me doesn't want to be shouted at. Rules always send me into a panic. And then, if I do get shouted at, I'm all: "Who do you think you are, telling me what to do?" :-)

Posted by: Nebride - Bishie Hunter (nebride)
Posted at: March 8th, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
Tally Ho!

LOL! I have the exact same reaction! It's as if the child in me doesn't want to do something wrong, but then the adult me in gets indignant if someone tells me how I'm supposed to do it.

I guess this just proves that most of us are a mixture of immaturity and maturity. :)

I have faith in you though. You're a good writer!

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: March 8th, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC)

most of us are a mixture of immaturity and maturity

Aren't we just?

[Thank you :-) I'm quite proud of it, actually. And, against the odds, my dark!fic's turning into an interesting story.]

Posted by: Nebride - Bishie Hunter (nebride)
Posted at: March 9th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
Perfect Sesshoumaru

Good for you! :)

Posted by: Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff (suki_blue)
Posted at: March 7th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
DC Batman and Robin Fall

Congrats!! Take a deep breath and be very proud indeed.

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: March 8th, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)

Thank you {polishes fingernails}

:-)

Posted by: silviaelisa (silvia_elisa)
Posted at: March 8th, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)

It's all Tom Felton's fault. I should send him some hate mail.

No, no, his parents!

'Dear Mr and Mrs Felton,

Your son is too hot for words. Please find Howler enclosed.'


^_^

I'm happy for you though, even if I completely understand the being-caught-in-your-undies panic.

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: March 8th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
dramione_shoulder

LOL! That's a much better idea!

Thank you :-)

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