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SGA Reverse Bang Submission COMPLETE!

Finally, a few hours past deadline (at like 5am or so) I got my story off to the sgareversebang mods.

I had lovely artwork by antares04a for inspiration.

The required word count was 10k. I finished with ~18,700 words.

Even with 2.5 months lead time, I was still writing it down to the wire.

OMG, someone plz 'splain to me *why* I do this to myself?

MY BETAs ARE AWESOME and HERE'S WHY!

It must be said that outsideth3box is my most staunch and loyal cheerleader. She held my hand and listened to me whine and let me bounce ideas off her, then came in with an 11th hour save as I fretted over the direction to take. She diligently beta'ed and pointed out typos and missed words and inconsistencies. She is entirely responsible for the fact that I am still sane. And that the ending is as strong as it is.

From all the way back to my Buffy days, gables has beta'ed for me when she was able. She takes no prisoners and offers no quarter, pointing out with brutal efficiency when things do not work, when tenses change, when POVs shift and when characterization is off. It's that good kind of hurt. I slashed at least 800+ words because of her, and it makes for a tighter story.

Of course, I realized after I sent in the fic that there were a few thing I was supposed to change that I forgot about, but - eh. Most of them were fixed.

Now I just have to wait for the posting date and then bite my fingernails while waiting to find out if people liked it.

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neevebrody
May. 23rd, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
I will second the "outsideth3box is awesome" and will be looking forward to your story and the art!

Great job finishing!
enigmaticblues
May. 23rd, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
I finished mine, too! I'm more than a little nervous, but... Ah, well. It's submitted!
sgamadison
May. 24th, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)
Looking forward to this so be sure to give the heads up when it goes live!
duncanmac
May. 27th, 2011 06:06 am (UTC)
OMG, someone plz 'splain to me *why* I do this to myself?

You aren't alone. It's known as procrastination, and everyone I know, including yours truly, is prone to it. My articles for Apaplexy always are shorter than they should be -- 95% of the time, they are last-minute affairs.

[pounds head on desk] :-(
duncanmac
May. 27th, 2011 06:24 am (UTC)
Er, that link to "Apaplexy" is broken, sorry about that ...
duncanmac
May. 27th, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)
I should mention that I wouldn't mind being a beta-reader for you sometime. [I'll include the caveat that I'm not nearly as much into SGA fan-fic, so a lot of subtleties may just sail over my head.]
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