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bbb_mod ([personal profile] bbb_mod) wrote in [community profile] bandombigbang2016-04-08 01:17 pm
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Check In #3

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This is an optional activity, with no deadlines. Answer now, answer later, or skip it completely.

So, the big question is: Have you started working on your Big Bang?

Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. Putting pen to paper, typing out those first few words, doing those first faint sketches, deciding what a character should sound like; these are all the most difficult of first steps.

Take that first step anyway. Even if you end up editing it out of your fanwork later, start with that first step.

Do it now. Get out your phone, set the timer for 30 minutes, close down your browser, turn off your social media. Spend those 30 minutes thinking about what you want to create. Work on developing the idea, write a few words, sketch, create. It doesn't have to be perfect, it doesn't have to be big, but it will be a start, and that's what's important.

And once you've done that, come back and tell us what you've done. It can be specific if you want (sharing a bit of what you created) or more general (I created a partial outline of what I want my art to look like, I wrote 100 words, etc).

Start today.

from doctorkilljoy

(Anonymous) 2016-04-09 06:01 am (UTC)(link)
I started it but I am so disorganized and still have no idea how it's going to end. I did 30 solid minutes of work and while I managed to finish another scene I have no clue on the ending or how certain scenes are gonna string together.
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[personal profile] doctor_jasley 2016-04-09 09:08 am (UTC)(link)
YOU'RE STILL DOING EXCELLENT, though *waves pom poms*

from doctorkilljoy

(Anonymous) 2016-04-09 11:19 am (UTC)(link)
Aw thanks man. :-) I have about 28k of words and no idea where this is going. Like YAY progress but FUCK what do I do? At least I finished all the Earth portions, I can move on to space now.
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[personal profile] moshigami 2016-04-09 12:00 pm (UTC)(link)
I just signed up because I only found out about BBB a couple of days ago. But I did this anyway and I have what may be my introduction sketched out with comprehensive character bios on the side. I won't write the bios in, but this will help me work out how everyone will react to situations. I might have written a few silly lines that crossed my mind as well. I have no idea what will happen next.
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[personal profile] vonraphael 2016-04-09 01:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Bios are super important for characterization. It's a great start. Just keep writing. You may not know what happens next, but your characters very well might.
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[personal profile] splitdevotion 2016-04-13 09:41 pm (UTC)(link)
So five thousand words in and I used the 30 minutes to write a scene and outline the next few scenes. I feel like I might be overreaching and hope that I don't get bitten by a new story.
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[personal profile] jiksa_x 2016-04-14 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
That's massive! I find it hard to stay on track as well - am easily distracted :)
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[personal profile] jiksa_x 2016-04-14 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
This post got me to start! Have the first scene drafted and a much better indication of where it's going :)

from doctorkilljoy

(Anonymous) 2016-04-16 06:56 am (UTC)(link)
Congratulations! I hope you do well!
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[personal profile] rubytuesday5681 2016-04-17 04:19 am (UTC)(link)
So my starting has basically been reading back over the clusterfuck of a fic that I've been trying to write for almost four years. I have notes upon notes upon notes and quite a few really GOOD scenes and some specific plotting for other scenes and all together it amounts to an 8,000 word mess.
But it's okay! Because I have a plan!
I feel really directed and set upon this new plan that I've come up with and that's better than I've felt about this story in years. I am keeping a lot of what I've done, but also trashing some and I'm fine with that. I am suddenly motivated and excited! :)
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[personal profile] prophetic 2016-04-19 02:25 am (UTC)(link)
I just want to give you the biggest high five ever for having a clusterfuck of a fic that you've been trying to write for 4 years. I have one of those too. It sounds like you have a ton of direction and motivation, though, and that is awesome.

*high fives*
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[personal profile] rubytuesday5681 2016-04-26 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you! *feels encouraged* :)
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[personal profile] jiksa_x 2016-04-19 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
Oooooh, is this the massive one that you blogged about during Snowflake a while back? Must be such a relief having some motivation and excitement about it again. I've got one that I keep daydreaming/despairing about but just can't muster the energy for. So frustrating. I'm excited to see what you're working on!
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[personal profile] rubytuesday5681 2016-04-26 03:52 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, it is! I am highly motivated and excited! Now I just need to learn how to manipulate time! :)
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[personal profile] doctor_jasley 2016-04-18 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
I started a NEW idea...bc nothing else seems to want to be poked at. We'll see how it goes.
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[personal profile] jiksa_x 2016-04-19 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
*pom poms* :)
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[personal profile] go0se 2016-04-21 09:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Technically started... but the first chapter was already written, so it doesn't count. >_< I have hashed out more of the second and third chapters, though they're only in note form atm.
I have been busy with college and college-related shenanigans (first week of work placement and I haven't broken anything permanently \o/ ) but it's mostly the procrastination. I have gotten a few of my *other* WIPs done x)
I can do itttttttttttttt damnit I know I can
Edited 2016-04-21 21:37 (UTC)