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Welcome to Get It Done 2013! Signups are open

This is the signups post for letsgetitdone 2013 round. The official signups period is over, but if you still want to sign up to complete something by December, drop a line below.

What is this comm of which you speak?
Get It Done is a motivation-a-thon. Kind of like Nano, but much less specific. Sign up here and commit to creating Something. Something you want to do. Something you've been meaning to do. Something you'd like to try. Something where you need the Deadline Fear to give you that little nudge into action. The deadline is a main posting week or so in early December up until 8 Dec, though you can post early if you like. So you have 5 months or so, depending on the time of your signup. The point is making that commitment to Do A Thing. Committing to a Thing is a good part of the battle to getting that thing done.

Okay, what's involved?
Sign up below, making that committment. Join the comm and receive periodic reminders that your deadline time is ticking away. Do the thing you signed up for. When you're done, please post a link in the comm and share your creation in as many other places as you care to share The Thing That You Have Now Done.

This seems a little non-specific. What kind of Thing can I Do?
Pretty much anything creative. It's not about me dictating what you want to create. You might commit to writing a new chapter in an ongoing WIP because you need a deadline to aim for. Or to trying a particular pairing or writing style which is new, or writing out a bunny that's been bugging you. Or to writing a long fic, because you've never done over 10k and you'd like to give it a shot, though you don't yet know which characters are involved. Or to creating a series of artwork, or just ten icons, or to running down the perfect image of the way Julie Benz's mouth tilts to the left and making that gif you've been meaning to do for years. Or to sculpting Andrew Wells out of paperclips. I do not judge.

I hear you're a Buffyverse writer. I'm not. Is Get It Done for me too?
Yep. Totally. Last year we were Jossverse specific, but this year we're open to works from any fandoms, including crossovers. I had one request for original fic to be included, and I can't think of a reason to exclude. Definitely welcoming all media - fic, art, vids, meta, poetry, music, fanmixes, whatever. Another person asked about writing in other languages – also absolutely fine. Ask if you have anything else you're concerned about, but I'd like to be as inclusive as possible. (If you're posting adult or triggery material, I'll ask you to warn appropriately when posting, btw, but if that's what you want to create this comm is also very much open to you.)

Your artwork still looks a little Jossversey…
Yeah. I have no art skillz, and lovely people helped me out last year by donating banners. If lovely people from other fandoms would like to help out more this year, I'll gladly mix up the fandoms a bit. But if you can live with art that is a little Buffy-centric, so can I.

I signed up last year and didn't deliver. Am I outcast?
Nope. It's about challenging yourself. Sometimes, that doesn't work out. If you want to try again, try again.

Deadlines oppress me
This probably isn't the motivationathon for you. Unless you'd like to give it a shot – in which case, do. There's no comeback. Just a date, to do a thing. If you don't, well, you didn't. Eh. There is no public shaming in Get It Done.

I am confused by the lack of rules. Give me more rules!

Okay… Be excellent to one another and to fandoms (no flaming, no trolling, concrit in generous spirit, character bashing not welcome, no inter-fandom snarking pls).

Go away and create something. Then come back and share here.

Please tag posts and warn for NSFW content.

That deadline? 8 December. Engrave it somewhere obvious.

Clear? No? There's a thread below for questions if this is baffling.

Clear? Yes? Then sign up! Reply to this post with the relevant bits of the following:

Your Name:
Type of contribution: (fic/art/something else/not sure yet)
Fandom: ('not sure yet' is an acceptable answer)

Ficcers only:
What is your minimum word count goal (if any):

Something else:
If you're signing up for something other than fic or art, what (roughly) will it be:

Anything else you want to commit to at this point: (do you know what you want to create/finish? characters? themes? Styles? Write it down now, and maybe it'll come true...)

(Remember to join the comm too, so you can post when your Thing is Done.)

* Or longer. Who knows when motivation may strike? But the idea is to give yourself a good space to do the thing you've been meaning to do.


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Jun. 30th, 2013 09:40 am (UTC)
This is a comments and queries thread. Please check out anything you want to query here.

I can tell you now that questions starting 'would it be eligible if I...' are likely to meet the answer yes. This is about enabling and encouraging fannish creation above all. But ask if you need reassurance.
Jun. 30th, 2013 09:46 am (UTC)
Example signup and yet also my actual signup. Schroedinger's signup, if you will.
Your Name: brutti ma buoni
Type of contribution: fic
Fandom: BtVS/AtS and SPN RPF
Anything else you want to commit to at this point: shoot me, because I am signing up to do two unrelated things which is probably a bad idea.

1) J2 in spaaaace - I want to explore the hooker!Jared, captain!Jensen ficlet I wrote and turn it into a longer piece, probably a series of episodes. I don't write long, as a rule, and I want to challenge myself to sustain those characters for something larger - certainly 5k but ideally over 10k. It can't be a big bang as one part is already posted, so this is my space to explore it.

2) Buffyverse: a continuation or contribution to one of my verses. I would *love* to write another episode or two for Green Card season 7, but I've been so blocked for that I don't want to commit absolutely. It may be another Rulesverse thing; my SOG this year which got stuck is something that could fit the Rulesverse. The challenge here is to go back to worlds I've created in the past and make them live again in my brain.
Jun. 30th, 2013 03:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Example signup and yet also my actual signup. Schroedinger's signup, if you will.
J2 in spaaaace - I want to explore the hooker!Jared, captain!Jensen ficlet I wrote and turn it into a longer piece, probably a series of episodes.

*lurks in wait*
*readies cattle prod just in case additional motivation is required*
Jun. 30th, 2013 11:15 am (UTC)
3 New Year's Resolution fics
Handle: Morbane
Type of contribution: Fic for the collection New Year's Resolution 2013 on AO3

Fandoms: A selection from...
The Changeover - Margaret Mahy;
Tangled/ Plants vs. Zombies;
Sunshine - Robin McKinley;
Sucker Punch (2011);
Machete (2010);
The Door in the Air and Other Stories - Margaret Mahy;
Seafort Saga - David Feintuch;
Fairy tales;
Revolutionary Girl Utena;
The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle

(all have at least one bunny)

Wordcount: 15~25k

Other commitments: 2 other fics from a goal masterlist posted 06/06/13, fandoms including:
Look Around You; Danger 5; The Replacement - Brenna Yovanoff; Black Jewels Series - Anne Bishop; Portal; Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf; Monkey Island; Charlotte's Web - E. B. White; Greek mythology; Koyaanisqatsi
Jun. 30th, 2013 02:27 pm (UTC)
Re: 3 New Year's Resolution fics
That is completely awesome. Glad to have you on board!
Re: 3 New Year's Resolution fics - morbane - Jun. 30th, 2013 08:52 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jun. 30th, 2013 03:02 pm (UTC)

Your Name: Waddiwasiwitch

Type of contribution: Fic

Fandom: Btvs/ATS

Ficcers only:
What is your minimum word count goal (if any): 15,000 words mimimum

Anything else you want to commit to at this point: I want to a do an all human story. It may or may not be a crossover of some kind. I have several ideas and plot bunnies and I just want to get one of these done. Also, I want to try and get my work in progress Betrayal finished.
Jun. 30th, 2013 06:16 pm (UTC)
Ooh, exciting! I love a good all human. (And the 'lots of ideas and plot bunnies'? Yes.)
Jun. 30th, 2013 03:15 pm (UTC)
Your Name: Noelle
Type of contribution: fic
Fandom: BtVS

Ficcers only:
What is your minimum word count goal (if any):
At least one chapter, hopefully finishing a WIP.

Anything else you want to commit to at this point: I'll sign up for exactly what I signed up for last year! Finishing Out of Reach my Spuffy season six fic.

Thanks for doing this again! I really need the motivation :)
Jun. 30th, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Power to you for a chapter *and more*...
Jun. 30th, 2013 03:42 pm (UTC)
Me: cassiopeia7
Type of contribution: Art
Fandom: SPN
As they're both gifts for others, I'd like to Get It Done before Christmas. *looks at arting schedule* LOL.

1) Boxer!Sam: More the Simon and Garfunkel "Boxer" than Rocky. If that makes sense. :)

2) Dean Winchester: Has junk in his trunk. ;D
Jun. 30th, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
Heh. I am deeply interested in seeing these completely. Welcome aboard!
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Jun. 30th, 2013 04:51 pm (UTC)
Your Name: Beer Good

Type of contribution: Fic

Fandom: Jossverse, possibly others

Ficcers only:
What is your minimum word count goal (if any): 100 (probably more)

Anything else you want to commit to at this point: Goats. Possibly.
Jun. 30th, 2013 06:36 pm (UTC)
*writes* Foamy... 100 words... Goats... Good stuff.

Jun. 30th, 2013 06:53 pm (UTC)
Your Name: Rebcake
Type of contribution: ficcity-fic-fic-fic
Fandom: Buffyverse
My goal(s):

1. Finish my WIP "Fire In the Soul". It's got about 4 chapters and an epilogue to go, so I'll estimate the word count at 20,000. Ack! That's more than I've ever written. *whimpers* Deep breath. One day at a time, my friends.

2. Finish one or more of the "almost there" pieces I've had hanging around for a while. One with Spike and Cordelia, immediately before BtVS S7, one with Spike and Faith in AtS S5, or, if I'm really feeling productive, a return to my "Darla, Spike, and Dru in 1950s Sunnydale" epic. Hahahahahaha. (That's unlikely to happen this year.)
Jun. 30th, 2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
This resolution is *very relevant to my interests*. Almost there fics should absolutely be finished. And biiiig WIPs are just lots of little fics strung together. *pompoms*
Jun. 30th, 2013 07:27 pm (UTC)
Name: Barb C/Rahirah
Type of contribution: Fic
Fandom: Buffyverse
Goal: Finish at least one chapter from at least one of my current WIPs.
Jun. 30th, 2013 07:34 pm (UTC)
Welcome! And you can do it!
Jun. 30th, 2013 09:44 pm (UTC)
Name: Niamh
Medium: Story
Fandom: BtVS
Word Count Goal: Minimum of 10,000
When: Oh geezuz, give me as long as possible -- but realistically, only until September 1.
Jul. 1st, 2013 06:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Sign-up
Fabulous! If you want to get something done that quickly, you're more than welcome. We're here to motivate!
Jul. 1st, 2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
Your Name: LadyCallie
Type of contribution: Fic
Fandom: BtVS

Ficcers only:
What is your minimum word count goal (if any): ANY, although I'd like to have at least a rough draft of a chapter. So, maybe, 1000, but really, I just want SOMETHING.

Anything else?
My goal is to have a chapter (it doesn't even have to be the first chapter) of the fic I worked on last round. The finished prologue is linked below, if anyone is interested in it.

Title: Enchantment Passing Through Prologue
Rating: PG13
Setting: BtVS post series (very limited/no comic spoilers)
Word count: 1829
Characters: Willow, Tara, various Egyptian gods.

Summary: Following the fragments of a dream, Willow seeks forgiveness from Osiris, worried that her transgressions against the god may have compromised Tara's place in the afterworld. Osiris is humored by her humility and her power, and offers her a chance to descend to the underworld to meet with Anubis, who will weight her soul against a single ostrich feather. Hearts heavier or lighter than the feather of Ma'at are rejected and eaten by Ammit, the Devourer of Souls. If at the end of Willow's journey her soul fails, her life will be forfeit, and her spirit will be scattered across eternity. If she is judged worthy, she has a chance of being reunited with Tara.
Jul. 2nd, 2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I love that we have people coming back to continue fics they began last year.
Jul. 2nd, 2013 10:57 am (UTC)
Your Name: Shapinglight
Type of contribution: fic
Fandom: BtVS/AtS

It's my Spike/Giles season 7 story again. Either I'll finish the penultimate one, or even the final one.

I hope.
Jul. 2nd, 2013 07:39 pm (UTC)
Woop woop! Yes, that will be most acceptable.

And thanks for pimping. I couldn't resist the fledglings.
Jul. 2nd, 2013 07:33 pm (UTC)
Your Name: 0_Ruthless_0
Type of contribution: Fic
Fandom: BtVS

Goal: finish off Part one of Endings, try to tackle and maybe even finish off part two.

Then, if I've time there are a few various uncompleted that would benifit from a new chapter or two. Most were spawned when I first started writing, on that massive burst of creativity where every idea seems like a good one. I look back and cringe.
Jul. 2nd, 2013 07:41 pm (UTC)
*g* That absolutely sounds like a plan to get going on WIPs. Glad we could help.
Jul. 2nd, 2013 11:15 pm (UTC)
Okay, giving this a shot
Your Name: bookishwench (Meltha)
Type of contribution: fic
Fandom: Harry Potter, possibly BtVS/AtS
Anything else you want to commit to at this point: Oh, good heavens, no. This is actually three things. My writing muse is totally blotto, too.

1. I have been working on Muggle Fairy Tales Are Mad forEVER, and I'd really like to add three more chapters to it prior to the deadline, each a new fairy tale parody. Specifically, I want to hit Thumbelina, The Snow Queen, and possibly The Gingerbread Man, The Princess and the Pea, or The Nightingale.

2. I really, really want to put in a couple chapters of Shadowed Lives, my Hermione/Draco fic that has completely stalled. I have at least half a chapter currently written in it, but I can't seem to get it moving again.

3. Many moons again, I started a fic called The Quartet in the BtVS/AtS fandom, based on the fanged four. Darla's story was told (and ended up being freaking enormous), though perhaps not resolved, and I never really got into Liam, Drusilla, and William. I'd like to at least play with this again at some point.

If I get crazy, I'll finally do the Loki/Tia Dalma section of Worlds of Chaos. Which I also need to wrap up. Because I know how it ends and I just can't quite get there.
Jul. 3rd, 2013 07:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Okay, giving this a shot
Fabulous! That's ambitious, but really good to see a deadline helping to challenge yourself (and I will read anything in the Fanged Four, btw).
Jul. 4th, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
Your Name: Aaronlisa
Type of contribution: FIC
Fandom: Dollhouse/Glee Crossover

What is your minimum word count goal (if any): minimum 5K

Anything else you want to commit to at this point: I have this Dollhouse/Glee crossover that I began for a Big Bang that I'd like to finally finish.
Jul. 6th, 2013 06:39 pm (UTC)
Huh, I'm not sure I've ever read those two crossed. Interesting! And welcome!
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Jul. 6th, 2013 06:26 pm (UTC)
Your Name: sparrow2000
Type of contribution: Fic
Fandom: BTVS

What is your minimum word count goal (if any): no idea at this point

Anything else you want to commit to at this point:
Hmm, I'd love to commit to one story - I've had a Halloween idea pootling around my head for three years and haven't actually written it yet!
In the fantasy world in my head, I'd love to get some traction on my sequel to Cracks in the World - I have the best part of 5 chapters written, but now it's just sitting there like a lump. Sigh, I may have to creep up on it when it's not looking, but the damn thing has eyes in the back of its head! (We'll see what happens with that one!)

Jul. 6th, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC)
Either would be wonderful. Welcome aboard!
Jul. 14th, 2013 05:24 pm (UTC)
Your Name: Miss M.
Type of contribution: Fic
Fandom: Les Misérables

Ficcers only:
What is your minimum word count goal (if any):

Anything else you want to commit to at this point: I want to write the (AU) story of how Jean Valjean stopped Inspector Javert from committing suicide, how Javert struggled to adapt to his changed worldview, and how the two of them became friends and, eventually, lovers. (I've written so much established-relationship fic by now that it's about time...)
Jul. 14th, 2013 06:53 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! Lovely to have you aboard, and that sounds a fairly amazing project.
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Jul. 14th, 2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
Your Name: stripysockette
Type of contribution: Fic
Fandom: SPN and SPN RPF

What is your minimum word count goal (if any): 10K for one of them, 15K for the other, 3K for a third.

Anything else you want to commit to at this point: 1. Project Redacted currently WIP,
2. Finish Missing Piece of the Puzzle (SPN RPF current WIP) in a way that wraps neatly
3. Finally get round to an idea I've been planning to write for about eight months, Orpheus and Eurydice/SPN fusion.
Jul. 14th, 2013 08:11 pm (UTC)
Fabulous! I like ambitious targets, classical myth and RPF. Combined is even better. Welcome aboard!
Jul. 16th, 2013 10:35 pm (UTC)
Your Name: lady_yashka

Type of contribution: Fic

Fandom: Supernatural crossover fic and original fic

Ficcers only:
What is your minimum word count goal (if any):
I need at least 10K on my deancasbigbang. For the original fic I'm looking at a minimum of 30K.

Anything else you want to commit to at this point:

1.) I want to finish my deancasbigbang fic. I have to turn in my rough draft by Aug. 15th. It's a crossover between Neil Gaiman's short stories January Tales from A Calendar of Tales and October in the Chair from Fragile Things.

2.) I have an original fic I want to finish. It's an urban fantasy story set in the 1920's. It has vampires, mob wars, and bootleg whiskey.

3.) The other original fic I want to get started is another urban fantasy story about a thief who steals the wrong sword.
Jul. 17th, 2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I love the sound of that 1920s fic especially. Good hunting!
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Jul. 17th, 2013 12:18 am (UTC)
Your Name: zubeneschamali
Type of contribution: fic
Fandom: SPN RPS

What is your minimum word count goal: 20K

Anything else you want to commit to at this point: This will be part 3 of a trilogy about winged!Jared and cop!Jensen that's been hanging around for a few years now. This should be good motivation to finish it!

Edited at 2013-07-17 12:18 am (UTC)
Jul. 17th, 2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, faaaabulous story - I look forward to reading it! Perfect project for this comm, too.
Jul. 18th, 2013 02:04 pm (UTC)
Your Name: baudown
Type of contribution: fic
Fandom: BtVS/AtS
Minimum word count: 4,000?
Anything else you want to commit to at this point: I'd really love to finish one of several abandoned stories languishing in my files. One is a summer after season 5 story in which Spike discovers the plan to bring Buffy back, and gets the group to agree to hold Willow off until he determines whether Buffy is happy wherever she is; another is a season 2 Spike kidnaps Xander story; and another is a kind of history of Xander through the lens of his romantic/sexual relationships.
Jul. 18th, 2013 07:19 pm (UTC)
Awesomeness! I look forward to reading one of them when you get it done (and you will).
Jul. 18th, 2013 08:21 pm (UTC)
Your Name: just_ann_now (Ann)
Type of contribution: fic
Fandom: Ssssh! It's a secret!
Minimum Word Count: 1000 words
Anything else you want to commit to at this point: I started this story for Yuletide two years ago. Fortunately, the recipient has made the same request two years running. If she makes it again this year, I'll be ready! Otherwise I'll post it for her as a Yuletide treat. In either case, I'll link back here in early January.

I started out today with 231 words. Now I have 231 words, a rough outline, and a cast of characters, which is more than I've had for the past year and a half.

Edited at 2013-07-18 08:22 pm (UTC)
Jul. 18th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
Welcome, mysterious and non-specific project! Two years of not writing something you want to write is definitely a Get It Done kind of thing :)
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Jul. 20th, 2013 08:23 pm (UTC)
Your Name: consumedly
Type of contribution: fic and art
Fandom: Twilight; Teen Wolf; BTVS/ATS

Ficcers only:
What is your minimum word count goal (if any):
on the Twilight one I'd like to get 10 000
on the BTVS/ATS maybe 2 000 +

Anything else you want to commit to at this point: I already know what the Twillight one will be about because I tried to write it for werewolf big bang and failed :( I guess that writing in Bulgarian would do the trick and I;ll write my fingers off! ;D The claim on TW is unclear for now but its going to be art, maybe I'll make covers for someone elses fiction maybe an AU... maybe bot ;D And last but not least the idea fo rthe whedonverse's fic has been in my mind for maybe 3 years now ::ughh:: I'd like to finally write it down!!
Jul. 20th, 2013 08:51 pm (UTC)
Go, go, go! Awesome stuff. So glad you have signed up!
Jul. 20th, 2013 11:59 pm (UTC)
Your Name: Delwyn (but I answer to DC and Del)
Type of contribution: mostly fic, but one project will probably be multi-media before it's done.
Fandom: Buffyverse/Teen Wolf & Stargate: Atlantis/Buffyverse

Ficcers only:
What is your minimum word count goal (if any): Well, the SGA fic only has maybe 2000 words left to finish. I'd like to hit 30,000 on the Buffyverse/Teen Wolf fic.

Something else:
If you're signing up for something other than fic or art, what (roughly) will it be: The Buffyverse/Teen Wolf project is starting to consume my life and it wants to have associated playlists and maybe a constructed reality vid or two to go along with.

Anything else you want to commit to at this point:
The Buffyverse/Teen Wolf story is massive in scope, probably ultimately a series, because it's just too much for one long story. Xander and a couple of new slayers in Beacon Hills is pretty much the set-up. Completely AU following Season 1 of Teen Wolf, though it does incorporate a lot of the Season 2 events and characters (and absolutely none of Season 3).

The Buffyverse/SGA crossover was started...just looked it up, actually started in 2007, yikes. I've had the last two chapters or so to finish for more than a year and it has to happen pretty much now. It's post-series for both Buffy & Angel, but set during that brief time when Samantha Carter was in charge in Atlantis. Wesley didn't die, he ascended. Later he came back.
Jul. 30th, 2013 07:58 pm (UTC)
Eeek, I didn't get a notif for this - sorry to be ignoring you. But you're very welcome. Sounds like you have more than enough on your plate; hope we can help you to get it done!
Jul. 30th, 2013 07:52 pm (UTC)
OK, I give in. Only threats and terrors seem to make me buckle down to work that's not MA essays these days, so threaten me...

Your Name: gillo
Type of contribution: At least two more chapters of my interminable WIP.
Fandom: ('not sure yet' is an acceptable answer)Buffyverse

Ficcers only:
What is your minimum word count goal (if any):3,000 (min - I hope to do more, but I'm deliberately setting the bar low.)

I'd really like to finish it, but that may be too much to hope for.
Jul. 30th, 2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
Spppleenddid. Just what we like to see!
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