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May. 1st, 2008

I`m dead, truly and utterly dead. I have busted the equivalent of six asses today to finish the spn_j2_bigbang deadline and have typed no less than 11.000 - in words: eleven thousand - words TODAY.

So of course the draft sucks donkey balls and will need some major polishing before I can let it loose on the unsuspecting masses. But that is a worry for another day. *crawls away*

For anybody awaiting the Horseman-epilogue, yes, that`s still in progress - just not, you know, today. :)

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legoline
May. 1st, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
YAY! CONGRATS! :D
astri13
May. 1st, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Of course my brain is numb right now. As well as my fingers. But apparently I work like a horse under pressure. *g*
legoline
May. 1st, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
You're awesome :D
astri13
May. 1st, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
I kinda wish though I had been awesome like all the awesome people who finished their like 50.000 word drafts two weeks ago. *flail*
legoline
May. 1st, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
Ah but those people have no lives :-)
blackpanther07
May. 1st, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
That's awesome, I can't wait to read it.
astri13
May. 2nd, 2008 12:12 pm (UTC)
Heh. Thanks. It will needs some major overhaul first but at least now I have another month. Phew.
albeitslowly
May. 1st, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
Yay! Congrats! *throws confetti* I'm sure it's amazing.
astri13
May. 2nd, 2008 12:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Though at the moment it really is far from amazing, simply because entire scenes are still missing, making the characters seem rather bi-polar and I think I changed somebody`s name halfway through. So right now it`s more like badfic. *g*
nachekana
May. 1st, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
Congrats! I'm so in awe with how people manage to write so long and amazing stories in this fandom (and in all the fandom in general, it's more the writing thing that I find amazing), having no talent myself. I can't wait to read your work!
astri13
May. 2nd, 2008 12:15 pm (UTC)
'm so in awe with how people manage to write so long and amazing stories in this fandom

I know some people have 50.000 to 100.000 word drafts so yeah. I just busted ass to make the magic 20k for first draft and I think in the end it might even out to 30k or so.
aizjanika
May. 2nd, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
Wow! That's dedication! :-)
astri13
May. 2nd, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
Or insanity. Jury is still out on this. *g*
multiversum_4
May. 4th, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
I´m still in awe about your last bigbang fic and it sits securely in mey "bestes" ever next to not so many others. So, if you like need some assistance with the overhaul, a beta maybe, just let me know and I´d be more than happy :-)
astri13
May. 4th, 2008 10:45 am (UTC)
Oh, I feel like I can`t take that compliment since I didn`t paritcipate in last year`s Bigbang, only in the Harlequin and the Movie-challenge. Did you think of either of those maybe?

I`m always grateful for beta-offerings though so if it still stands, I might come back to you.

multiversum_4
May. 5th, 2008 07:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, sorry about that. It was "Grapes of Wrath and other Forbidden Fruit".

Yesterday I spent more or less the whole day on the couch reading "Comes a Horseman". When it first popped up on the Supernatural newsletter I didn´t feel that intrigued. Just couldn´t imagine what might be interesting about a story set in Bronze Age.

But, whow!! Bronze Age it is ;-)

I feel your Barbarian!verse holds true potential to be turned into an original novel. So, if you ever run out of ideas on what to write next...

And yes, beta-offering has no expiration date :-)
astri13
May. 5th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, sorry about that. It was "Grapes of Wrath and other Forbidden Fruit".

No, no need to be sorry, what matters is you liked the story so compliment gratefully excepted. :)

Yesterday I spent more or less the whole day on the couch reading "Comes a Horseman". When it first popped up on the Supernatural newsletter I didn´t feel that intrigued. Just couldn´t imagine what might be interesting about a story set in Bronze Age.

Hee. I know that the summary/setting would put a lot of people off. Even myself, if I`d just encountered it as a reader, I don`t know if I`d just gone "WTF?"

But I`m glad you gave it a go and even moreso that youn enjoyed it. Yay.

I feel your Barbarian!verse holds true potential to be turned into an original novel. So, if you ever run out of ideas on what to write next...

Oh dear, if I ever found the time to write a novel... Which is my biggest problem, time (okay, and laziness) because I`m always up to my ears in plot bunnies.

And yes, beta-offering has no expiration date :-)

Very cool, thank you. Right now it`s not even beta-ready but I`m working on whipping it in shape. Need. more. hours. in. a. day. *g*
multiversum_4
May. 7th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
You know, one of the things that struck me with the Barbarian!verse is how well you pulled it of language wise. On one hand making it accessible for the reader yet sticking firmly to a language that avoided all modern expressions. Following through with this concept strictly with Jen´s internal voice, too. The balance you´ve found there has a wonderful smoothness to it.

It got me contemplating about language never being "neutral" and always existing and working in context :-)

Besides, both their characters in that verse are charismatic and in that kinda addictive :-) So, me too stands in line awaiting patiently and perseverant an EPIC follow up ;-)

Yeah, and if I were anything like Dean Winchester...I´d just say: "Quit your job. Go writing."
astri13
May. 8th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
You know, one of the things that struck me with the Barbarian!verse is how well you pulled it of language wise. On one hand making it accessible for the reader yet sticking firmly to a language that avoided all modern expressions.

Which has been an utter bitch to write because even in most historical fics common things like measuring time in years, the concept of hell or any of these things are not a problem so they always snuck in.
I even struggled with the word "bed". I actually would know an old-fashioned word for it but only in German and try as I might, I did not find an apt English translation.So, me too stands in line awaiting patiently and perseverant an EPIC follow up ;-)

Following through with this concept strictly with Jen´s internal voice, too.

I debated this because it limited the flow of information to the readership somewhat, there were scenes I wanted to tell, but couldn`t because Jensen would not have been present.

The balance you´ve found there has a wonderful smoothness to it.

*blushes and bows* Thank you so much.

So, me too stands in line awaiting patiently and perseverant an EPIC follow up ;-)

Heh. I don`t know about epic but a sequel will come.

Yeah, and if I were anything like Dean Winchester...I´d just say: "Quit your job. Go writing."

I think even if I had the talent (and luck) to support myself on writing, I`d lack the necessary writing discipline. :)
( 19 have dazzled me — Dazzle me )