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Meet the loser who didn't get around to start her Bigbang draft - due today with no less than 20.000 words - last Sunday. Yesterday when I got home from work, I was at 9.000 words and despairing. This lovely Friday afternoon I'm looking loud and proud at 20.307 words (and still counting a little bit). Granted, it's gibberish and if someone would actually read that, they'd probably adivce me to break my typing fingers but it is a turn-in-able draft. Yay.

Now look forward to the editing process from hell. Hopefully my posting date will be way at the end of the schedule. *crosses fingers*

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nachekana
May. 1st, 2009 12:09 pm (UTC)
Holy crap! That's impressive!

I'm so happy you're making a Big Bang, btw. I can't wait to read it! Can you believe that I'm more excited about June and July because of Big Bang than, let's say, because of Summer?
astri13
May. 1st, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC)
And the sad thing is, I did the same dance last year and when I signed up this time I promised myself to start earlier today so I wouldn't have to type out 10k in one day. Famous last words. :D

Can you believe that I'm more excited about June and July because of Big Bang than, let's say, because of Summer?

Yeah, I'm really pumped for this. Because of work even my reading fic level has dropped drasically those last few weeks so I still have to catch up on the Disney Challenge.

Of course before that can happen I have to finish my Disney fics, plus the rom com one and poor abandoned Horseman epilogue. Summer? I guess it will be work, work, work for me. *g*
embroiderama
May. 1st, 2009 12:24 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's awesome! I wish I could have pulled that off. :)
astri13
May. 1st, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
Heh, thanks. Of course it's basically "get the word count up" and less words that actually make sense together in what one would call a cohesive storyline. But that's what editing is for. :D
albeitslowly
May. 1st, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
LOL< I'm so with you. I mean, we started ours months ago, but hadn't written anything on it since February. I wrote 6000 words since yesterday, which is a lot for me.

But yeah, it's total utter crap.

*throws confetti over you*

I'm also praying for an end post date. I hope they don't take people who've done it before and stick them at the beginning of the roster. I might have to plan a vacation and be out of town if that's the case. LOL.
astri13
May. 1st, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
Normally if I make 3000 a day, I consider it good progress. Of course then I actually take care on what I write. When I'm forced to simply type I let myself go and do it, carefully choosing your words be damned. :)

I'm also praying for an end post date. I hope they don't take people who've done it before and stick them at the beginning of the roster. I might have to plan a vacation and be out of town if that's the case. LOL.

I was kinda in the middle last year which maybe would work too. Just not the beginning please. :D
leelust
May. 1st, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC)
Go you! But poor fingers - so mych typing!
astri13
May. 1st, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
Actually my back hurts more. And my eyes from staring at the screen for so long. God, I won't write a word tomorrow, even though I have so much fic yet to finish.
lovis
May. 1st, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
If it hadn't been for your icon I'd had a bad!flail moment there. ;)

YAY, for 20.307 words in 5 days. *dances you around*

astri13
May. 1st, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
Hehe. Of course the icon could have been just me losing it. *g*

But yeah, I managed. And promise to myself again that if I do it next year, I will be more disciplined. Sigh.
legoline
May. 1st, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
I finished mine yesterday at 43,700, but your achievement is far more impressive :-)
astri13
May. 1st, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
But see, you actually were disciplined in writing it to get to such a word count and not have to make last dash type sessions. That is exactly what I wanted to do. Teach me, Obi Legolinobi. *g*
deathbymutation
May. 1st, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
For some reason the ticking clock inspired me to get writing. I had ALL last week to write and didn't feel like it. Now I do...weird.
astri13
May. 2nd, 2009 09:51 am (UTC)
Heh, yes, I totally know the feeling. I'm a "pressure"-writer, though I don't really wanna be one. *g*
aizjanika
May. 2nd, 2009 05:30 am (UTC)
Oh, yay! What type of story is it? I can't wait to read it, whatever it is. :-)
astri13
May. 2nd, 2009 09:52 am (UTC)
It is SPN slash which I've never really written before so I'm quite nervous about it. But I debated on whether going with my safe option of J2 or this and decided to challenge myself. :D
aizjanika
May. 4th, 2009 05:30 am (UTC)
:-) I'm looking forward to it. I love the longer stories.
xkatjafx
May. 2nd, 2009 07:23 am (UTC)
Gratulation *g* Wenn du was gebetad haben willst, schick es rüber.

Btw, ich war ja fest entschlossen, dieser Tage mal unser Con-Hotel zu buchen und evtl. den Flug zu checken, aber dank Schweinegrippe sollten wir wohl doch noch etwas warten... Oder was meinst du?
astri13
May. 2nd, 2009 10:00 am (UTC)
Wenn du was gebetad haben willst, schick es rüber.

Ist aber kein J2 sondern in einer Weltpremiere für mich SPN Slash. Wenn du willst kannst du ja mal im Claiming Post am Montag raten, welche durchgeknallte Summary/Titel meinem gestressten Hirn entsprungen ist. :D

Für die Überarbeitung/Umschreibung hab ich mir jetzt mal ein 2 Wochen Limit gesetzt, mal sehen, ob's was hilft. Bis jetzt gefällt mir grad mal der Prolog. *g*

Btw, ich war ja fest entschlossen, dieser Tage mal unser Con-Hotel zu buchen und evtl. den Flug zu checken, aber dank Schweinegrippe sollten wir wohl doch noch etwas warten... Oder was meinst du?

Gute Frage. Zu lange warten dürfen wir mit dem Flug zumindest ja auch nicht. Also spätestens im Juni würd ich dann buchen wollen, oder? Zumindest geht's ja nicht nach Mexico. *g*
( 19 have dazzled me — Dazzle me )