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2009 Finish-A-Thon, here I come! - moonspinner
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2009 Finish-A-Thon, here I come!
I signed up for the Finish-A-Thon 2009. I’ve always wanted to get involved in this and I was finally able to catch it this year. The Rules are pretty harsh, e.g.:

7.2 I didn't finish. Can I have an extension?


No. If you have a Real Life reason for not being able to finish (like "my computer died" or "my mother broke her hip") then you can have an exemption. After all, it's your story, you will finish it later.

Otherwise:
A) post a 1000-word extract from what you've managed to write so far, indicating that it isn't finished. You will then get a week's grace period in which to finish or revise the story. Note that those who do not post anything by the deadline will NOT get a grace period.

OR

B) Write me a nice note saying, "sorry, I couldn't finish". The flimiser the excuse, the more grovelling required. You get a gold star for participating.

OR

C) Drop out without a word or excuse. This will get you banned from participating next time.


This will be absolutely perfect!

The completed fiction is due on the 26th of May 2009 so that’s about two months to finish whatever W-I-P story gets voted for by everyone – other participants, my F-list and the general Net-public.

These are the six WIPs that I have nominated to complete:

1. Conversations With Dead People
2. Mortal Instruments
3. The Kenobi Identity
4. The Legend of Starkiller
5. The Seduction of Luke Skywalker
6. Thwarted Fate

Out of these, three haven’t even been started yet. Kaleidoscope is not on the list for a good reason – I’m not worried about never finishing Kaleidoscope. It’s just a matter of when. These other stories, on the other hand, need more motivation.

Also, no matter what story is selected, I am still committed to Thwarted Fate. The difference is, of course, just how many chapters of Thwarted Fate I will be able to write before the end of May.

Wish me luck!

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knight_ander From: knight_ander Date: March 14th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, I read the rules and that looks... complex? Daring? Ambitious?

Anyway, it's a good idea and I wish you luck. :)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 14th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think Ambitious. :) But looking at it critically, it's twice as easy as NaNo and I've crossed that bridge.
fialleril From: fialleril Date: March 14th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow that's hardcore! Best of luck to you!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 14th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! I need a firm hand, I think. Thanks for the best wishes!
vanimy From: vanimy Date: March 14th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good luck! I wouldn't be able to do that... :o
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 14th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks dear. I'm sure you could do anything you set your mind to.
frostbit_sky From: frostbit_sky Date: March 15th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I wish you lots of luck and am looking forward to Mortal Instruments.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 15th, 2009 11:22 am (UTC) (Link)
*g* Thanks dear!
sunlit_music From: sunlit_music Date: March 16th, 2009 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Best of luck with the Finish-A-Thon! The rules look real strict. And the title of your 5th WIP looks very interesting!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 16th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love that title! It'd make a great fic in the hands of a better writer :P but instead, I'll just have lots of fun with it. :D
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