Okay, folks: it's checkpoint time, but this one is a little different.
First things first - to all our readers, writers and artists, happy holidays
(whatever the December hol means to you), and let's look forward to a wonderful new year!
Second, the Anniversary Big Bang deadline is officially moving to fit in with the anniversary auction etc. We don't have a firm date for the auction yet, so this might change by a week or two either side, but I'm tentatively moving the deadline date to 24 June 2016
. This is for Anniversary Big Bang projects only (never posted before, stand-alone works). Art claims wil be the Monday following (27 June) and posting will be in August. Those dates still depend (slightly) on the auction so might change a little. We'll let you know as soon as the auction timetable is confirmed.
The Nostalgia Big Bang (reworkings of older stories, sequels, prequels and so on) will stay on the original schedule: final projects are due by 27 January
Since the two challenges are now on different timetables, this checkpoint is for the Nostalgia Big Bang only
. As always, checking in is entirely optional.Target for Checkpoint #5:
If you're pacing your writing to the checkpoint schedule, you should now be about done with the first draft and thinking about sending your story to beta. It's totally fine if you're not there yet - there's more than a month to go and everyone works at their own pace.
This is the last Nostalgia BB checkpoint, so this is the one where we ask you to share a taster of your story. No more than a paragraph or two - just enough to get your readers excited for more.How to "check in"
You can check in here on LJ, on the Big Bang website
or via our mailing list
Please reply using the template below to let us know how you're doing.Name:Your project title:Tell us a little about your project:
(what's the original piece it's based on, how are you changing or adding to it?)Your taster:
(a very short snippet of your project)
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. This isn't the place for criticism or negativity.
If you have any problems, questions or ideas about anything, please feel free to write to us at mods at sentinelbigbang dot com or comment on the Page-a-Mod post
. We're always here for you.