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Writers Check point #2.  
5th-Apr-2014 12:19 am
This is the second writers' checkpoint for the Almost Human big bang.

About the checkpoints:

All of our checkpoints are completely optional. If you've signed up to write a big bang project and you just want to get on with writing it, that's perfectly fine. You're under no obligation to check in at all until the submissions deadline. If you aren't ready to check in your own project, consider joining in to support our other writers.

So why should you bother to check in? Well, the checkpoints are here for several reasons:

• To help writers pace themselves in writing: each checkpoint will tell you how far along you should be if you're aiming to write steadily on the schedule.

• To let the writers drop some hints about their projects - this helps everyone watching get excited about the fanworks to come, but it also gives our artists a chance to consider which stories they're interested in claiming.

• To let people compare their progress with others, ask for help, for other people to offer help etc.

• And to remind everyone that the challenge is still happening :)

Target for Checkpoint #2:

If you're pacing your writing to fit the timetable of the challenge, you should now have about 5,000 words, or one half of your project written. It's fine if you're not there yet! That's just the target to aim for.

There's no obligation to write to this schedule; the target word counts for each checkpoint are only for those who find it helpful. Some of us like to write at a steady pace; others work better in irregular bursts of inspiration. If the slow-and-steady approach doesn't fit the way you work, feel free to ignore the targets.

How to "check in":

Please comment using the template below to let us know how you're doing.

Your project:
Tell us a little about your progress:
Anything else you want to say (e.g. Do you need any help? Lacking inspiration or need a sounding board? Want to rant a little?):

Feel free to share some details about your project, maybe a summary or some hints, but please don't post actual extracts. There'll be a post for that as we come toward the end of the challenge, but this is too early.

To repeat: the checkpoints are completely optional.

A note about replying to writers: I want to encourage you to reply to check-ins. Let our writers know you're excited about their work! And if someone's asking for help, please feel free to offer it. But please bear in mind the purpose of these posts is to be supportive.

A Note about messages to mods. If you have any questions, ideas to share or problems, please contact us at mods at almosthumanbigbang@gmail.com .
5th-Apr-2014 06:10 pm (UTC)
Name: laguera25

Your project: Maldonado POV of the fateful raid. I also have a pre-series Kennex one-shot that I'm fiddling with in spare moments.

Tell us a little about your progress: Maldonado: 8,697; Kennex: 11,000.
6th-Apr-2014 03:58 am (UTC)
Wow, I'm impressed. Way to go. Can't wait to read both of them. Good luck with finishing both of them.
6th-Apr-2014 05:10 am (UTC)
I hope so, too. Maldonado is proving to be a stickier wicket, though.
6th-Apr-2014 05:26 am (UTC)
Do you need a sounding board? Sometimes that helps. :) I'm here if you need me. My address is PattRose1 at aol dot com.
6th-Apr-2014 08:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the kind offer. I think it might just be an issue of tense. I'm hopeful that letting it sit for a few days will untangle the knot.
7th-Apr-2014 04:49 am (UTC)
Name: black_sluggard
Your project: "Concept of Mind", an ensemble case!fic crossover with Heroes.
Tell us a little about your progress: I've made a pretty dismal amount of actual progress.
Completed Wordcount: 1,131 (+19 from last checkpoint)
Outline: 4,611 (+726 from last checkpoint)
Anything else you want to say: Real life got stressful the past month, and I'm trying not to be pessimistic. What that expansion of the outline mostly translates to is knowing, more or less concretely, where I'm taking the ending, which is good. I'm not going to count myself out until the deadline is come and gone...but if I don't manage to make it, I still look forward to providing artwork for those that do. :)

Edited at 2014-04-07 04:51 am (UTC)
7th-Apr-2014 04:52 am (UTC)
Oh, I do hope you can finish, I was so looking forward to it. But I also understand about real life. Sometimes it's sucks. Good luck whatever you do.
27th-Apr-2014 03:48 am (UTC)
Name: abigail89
Your project: John & Dorian roadtrip fic
Tell us a little about your progress: Getting there.
Anything else you want to say: I'm sitting right at 5000 words, more or less. Still waiting for this thing to catch fire.

I missed this post. Sorry. I guess it was one of those times when I wasn't checking LJ very often.
27th-Apr-2014 05:13 am (UTC)
Now is fine. Thank you for letting us know a little about the story. Good luck with the other 5000 words. I love John and Dorian in the car, so this should be fun. :)
28th-Apr-2014 09:12 am (UTC)
Name: PattRose and Morgan Briarwood
Your project: Running on Empty
Tell us a little about your progress: Not going along as smoothly as we had originally planned. At this point, not sure how it's going to work out.
Anything else you want to say (e.g. Do you need any help? Lacking inspiration or need a sounding board? Want to rant a little?): Just wish that there were more hours in a day to finish things, you know?

Edited at 2014-04-28 09:13 am (UTC)
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