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12 December 2012 @ 09:49 pm
I Am Accomplished!  
I HAVE FINISHED THE BFF’S FIC!!! I honestly can’t believe it. 25,548 words. Can you imagine there was a time when I thought this thing was going to be 6,000 words long? And then every 4,000 words or so after that, I would say, “Oh, it just needs another 4,000 more words.” Yeah, I said that 5 more times before I hit the end. Man, when I say I have no concept of how long something is going to be when I sit down to write it, I mean it. 70 pages long! It’s the longest fan-fiction I have ever written. It’s about 8,000 more words than what was my previous longest fan-fic ever, which was 17,000+.

Now I have reached the point where I am unsure if it is actually any good or not though, because I’ve been working on it since May. May! Still, I like it myself, so hopefully she will too. I thought maybe the front half was action-lite but then I thought, isn’t it true that in like, say a movie, you get way more action in the second half than you do in the first half? Right?

Anyways, soon enough I will be able to reveal to you all what the crossovers are in this secret story. The BFF gets it on like the Saturday before Christmas and then after that I can tell you all about it. Given my crazy Christmas/New Years schedule, it probably won’t get posted until January anyway but still, I’ve been calling it the ‘Secret Crossover’ for so long, I thought you might be curious.

At 25,500 words, this is like Big Bang length. Which makes me think I should do some art for it. At least like a cover page. I make cover pages for The Nephew’s fics and they are usually only like 3,000 words, so I think a 25,000 word fic should get one too.

What I really need now is a beta reader. Anybody up for it? You know, the usual; typos, tense changes, tell me whether or not I need to add anything. I don’t expect any major issues with it but like I said, after nearly seven months of this thing, I can’t see straight. I’d give you (virtual) hugs. And my (real life) unending gratitude. Anyone? /puppy eyes/

Alright, off to bed now. Chicago Fire time! Gotta watch my sexy firemen/paramedics save people and flirt with each other.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 13th, 2012 04:11 am (UTC)
Beta beta....

edit: and now that I have a smidge more time, YOU KICK ASS! GO YOU!

Edited at 2012-12-13 12:44 pm (UTC)
dodger_sister: omgdodger_sister on December 14th, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
You know you're awesome, right?

I didn't want to impose during the crazy holiday season with something that long, but I was kind of hoping you'd offer - since it's a little up your alley at least.


(Honestly, I am still a little in shock that this thing is actually done).

Sending it to you now!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 14th, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
It might surprise you to know that I don't much offer to beta for anyone but you... and that's because your stories are FUN! (dark, light, romance, smut - they're just good times)

Looking forward to getting a peep at it tonight - have to head off to start the kids' exams today.
dodger_sister: thank youdodger_sister on December 17th, 2012 02:42 am (UTC)
You know, I'd never seen you beta-ing or mentioning that you beta anything ever. So the first time you offered, I thought how nice it was that you were offering and clearly doing a friend a favor, since beta-reading is not your usual thing.

But then you kept offering! Good to know that my stories keep your interest enough that you keep offering to work on them! ;)

and that's because your stories are FUN! (dark, light, romance, smut - they're just good times

Awww, thanks, babe!

I got your email(s) and I plan on setting Tuesday aside to fix it all up. THANK YOU!!!!!!(infinite)

So, if it is exam week, does it also mean it is the last week before holiday break? YAY!!!!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 17th, 2012 06:50 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome!

Ha ha, yes, it IS - and I can always tell who studied and who didn't, because my exams are EASY if you study the guides I give out - they tell you EVERYTHING that will be on the exam, and all you have to do is make sure you have the information, and then go over it a few times. Alas, with two of six classes down, students have yet to get an A on the test....

BUT VACATION AWAITS AND I AM SO GLAD AND I WILL SLEEP SO MUCH! And maybe write, but I'm not counting on that.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 15th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
All done!
Who'da thought, baby? We're civilians.dugindeep on December 13th, 2012 05:25 am (UTC)
Congrats bb!
dodger_sister: omgdodger_sister on December 14th, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
Thank you!! I feel like a grown-up writer or something...I broke 20,000 words!
lizibabeslizibabes on December 13th, 2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
well done on finishing the fic! I think it does deserve some cover art if you have the time. I'm curious about what the crossover will be.

I'd offer to beta in a heartbeat but a dyslexic bea is not a good idea, trust me.
dodger_sister: omgdodger_sister on December 14th, 2012 02:53 am (UTC)
Thank you, babe! Well, since I am done a week earlier than I thought I would be, I think I will do some cover art, yes. Idk how many people will be interested in reading the actual fic, since it is so tailored to The BFF's tastes, but I am glad to know at least some people are curious as to what fandoms it is in! :)

I got a beta offer, but thank you for the thought!
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on December 30th, 2012 10:24 am (UTC)
Congrats on finishing. I look forward to reading it!
dodger_sister: omgdodger_sister on December 31st, 2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks, babe! My goal is to have it up by the second week of January. I'm going to make some more art for it besides just the cover page too. I still can't believe I actually wrote a 25,000 word fic!