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23 November 2007 @ 04:32 pm
Prison Break Fic Exchange Signups Open!  
Signups are open for Round 6 of the Prison Break Fic Exchange. Details are here, with stories due back Jan. 27. Check it out!

I've been up late night after night, creeping through a few words at a time for mini_wrimo. I never have alone time to write during the day anymore, and I'm always falling asleep at night. So I doze off, and come to later than I want to be up. I've been off this past week, getting only work around the house done and nothing else I wanted to. And listening to the kids carp at each other the last few days. :(

However, my late nights have one advantage: Craig Ferguson is a total loon, now I wonder why he can't be a loon about an hour earlier so I can watch him more often? I'd trade him for Letterman, truly.

 
 
 
The Good, The Bad and The Lana: smilie priyankathelana on November 24th, 2007 11:30 am (UTC)
I'm so glad that you are doing one again. Have you gotten any sign ups yet?

Quite a strongly worded entry post :D

pbfic_exchange2 - not for sissies!

You should get that iconized :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: M/L postcoital crawdadshalfshellvenus on November 24th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Four signups so far, and I'll be joining in myself since my muse is not dead. I seriously had thought about skipping it last time around. :(

Quite a strongly worded entry post :D
The last round featured three last-minute dropouts, one of whom ran off to Greece on vacation without a second thought about the story she had due, another of whom strung me along forever on the idea that she was resurrecting her lost story, and held up the finish of the exchange for about 5 extra days. And if you remember, I did a considerable amount of beta work on the stories, which I've said again and again is not my part of the deal. It was awful.

So... I want to discourage the flakes up front. ;)
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on November 24th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
No problem. I just noticed that it sounded a bit self-referential. Like it would make sense to somebody who knows the history, but it might sound strange to a newbie.

But your rules are pretty resonable:

- Be flexible in what you ask for rather than just asking for one thing and that thing only
- Be precise in your "Won't Write"s
- Don't sign up if you are not read/able to write a story (let's face it, signing up to get a story you would like written and being unwilling to write one yourself is beyond assy)

Four signups so far,

Well that's still a very managable number. :) You probably don't really want too many sign ups, though I'm guessing a certain number is probably necessary for the whole thing to be fun/interesting.

I seriously had thought about skipping it last time around. :(

Awwwwww :( Glad to hear that the muse is not dead this time around :D Who is your "at least two chapters" thing coming along? Still giving you headaches?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Final Hughalfshellvenus on November 25th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
- Don't sign up if you are not read/able to write a story (let's face it, signing up to get a story you would like written and being unwilling to write one yourself is beyond assy)
Falling off the face of the earth is worse than anything-- I even send nag emails, and it would help just to know that I'm going to have to find a backup writer, for crying out loud!

- Be precise in your "Won't Write"s
Which gets harder the longer the show goes on, because S3 has a whole bunch of new characters now that some people may not have a feel for but could forget to specify as a "no." Though listing "Michael/Sara" as one of my few "Won't writes" in Round 2 is how that Lincoln/Sara story landed in my lap, and though it was tough to write it was worth it.

How is your "at least two chapters" thing coming along? Still giving you headaches?
I've settled on what to write, but it's just creeping, and part of it got written and then scrapped.

I've been off since the Saturday last week, but I'm never alone in the house, and so all my writing time tends to be 10pm onward. Which... *snorzzzzz* does not work out so well. :(
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on November 25th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
Awwww :( *roots for you*

Though is people aren't feeling the characters, that hopefully means that they won't be requested a lot either.

I even send nag emails, and it would help just to know that I'm going to have to find a backup writer, for crying out loud!

Yeah, it definitely seems more honest to just admit it and say you can't hand it in. And if the person in question really feels that guilty they can still write the story and send it to their person later when they have finished it. You should have a cut off date. If they haven't handed it in by then, then you just start looking for a backup writer, regardless of what they have.
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Final Hughalfshellvenus on November 25th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hold off so long! I was hoping to re-read them and make a decision, but that was days ago.

I'm going to go with "Bound By Love" and "Paradise" as the two stories.

*crosses fingers*

Sorry to keep you waiting so long. :(

And you know you want to sign up for the fic exchange again. ;)
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The Good, The Bad and The Lana: smilie priyankathelana on November 25th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC)
See, maybe the exchange could precisely be inspiring for that muse. Or at least a good reason to give her a kick in the butt.

Plus, the chance to get something that interests you written by another person :) Maybe that too can be inspiring for the muse.

*dangles hypnotic pendant in front of you* *tryyyyyyyyyyy! tryyyyyyyyyyyy!*

More authors = More fun. Plus, more different types of requests => More fun. (well and more work for halfshellvenus, but we'll tastefully ignore that ;p