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21 May 2019 @ 12:56 am
First Writers' Check-in!  
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Writer Check In


If you've signed up for aftercamlann, it's time for your first check-in! Please drop us a note to let us know how you are doing!

Nothing is due at this point, (rough drafts (15k min) & summaries will be due on June 20). For now, we just want to confirm your participation in the Big Bang and see how you are coming along. If you have any questions, please email the mods at aftercamlann@gmail.com.

This is a mandatory check in. If you wish to write for After Camlann's Big Bang please respond to this post. If you fail to do so, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating.

If there's a reason you are unable to check in during this period, please email us ASAP to let us know.

Please answer the following questions in a comment to this entry by Sunday, May 26.



If you were not prematched with an artist at the time you signed up, but have now acquired an artist for your story, please let us know under "anything else to add".

Also, if you are writing more than one story, please fill out the form for each story.

*Remember, rough drafts are due on June 20, and should be at least 15k and/or 60% of your finished story. While we expect some scenes to be missing, drafts should include at least a beginning, middle and a clear plan or outline for the end.

(This post will be open until Sunday, May 26, 2019.)




Please be sure to check out the Merlin Chat for support and encouragement as you're writing your ACBB, plus check out the many other helpful posts in the camladerie support community!
 
 
 
archaeologist_d: Merlin Emrysarchaeologist_d on May 21st, 2019 12:02 am (UTC)
I posted in the other thread that I won't be able to do ACBB this year after all. Sorry!
clea2011: arthur swordclea2011 on May 21st, 2019 12:12 am (UTC)
Writer Name(s):
Title: Untitled Gladiator AU
Characters/Pairings: Arthur/Merlin
Current Word Count: 1760
Are you planning to submit a draft & summary for artist claiming? No, I am pre-matched with LFB72
If yes, will you have a rough draft of at least 15k* ready for June 20? n/a
What do you like about the story? The concept. The fact that LFB will draw shirtless Arthur.
What are you struggling with? Getting it written, which is always a problem with me.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?

slantedknittingslantedknitting on May 21st, 2019 12:15 am (UTC)
Fic 1
Writer Name: slantedknitting
Title: untitled fic 1
Characters/Pairings: Merlin/Arthur end game with Arthur/Others along the way
Current Word Count: 41k
Are you planning to submit a draft & summary for artist claiming? Yes, either for this or my other fic (I know only one fic is allowed)
If yes, will you have a rough draft of at least 15k* ready for June 20? Yes! I currently have full first drafts for both fics.
What do you like about the story? I like the ending of this one.
What are you struggling with? I think it might be boring lol. Hopefully I just feel that way because I'm in the weeds with it.
Is there anything else you'd like to add? I'm tentatively prematched with merlocked18 to do art for one of my fics, not sure which one yet.
slantedknittingslantedknitting on May 21st, 2019 12:15 am (UTC)
Fic 2
Writer Name: slantedknitting
Title: untitled fic 2
Characters/Pairings: Merlin/Arthur
Current Word Count: 30k
Are you planning to submit a draft & summary for artist claiming? Yes, either for this or my other fic (I know only one fic is allowed)
If yes, will you have a rough draft of at least 15k* ready for June 20? Yes! I currently have full first drafts for both fics.
What do you like about the story? This one is a modern AU with magic, which I'm excited about because I've never written magic before.
What are you struggling with? I want to make sure the tone is right for this one.
Is there anything else you'd like to add? I'm tentatively prematched with merlocked18 to do art for one of my fics, not sure which one yet.
Rebeccadlanadhz on May 21st, 2019 12:53 am (UTC)
Writer Name(s): DLanaDHZ
Title: War of Attrition
Characters/Pairings: Merthur with some Gwaine/Merlin beforehand
Current Word Count: 11k
Are you planning to submit a draft & summary for artist claiming? yes
If yes, will you have a rough draft of at least 15k* ready for June 20? yes
What do you like about the story? Banter and slow burn drama
What are you struggling with? Concentrating on it rather than other projects during down time.
Is there anything else you'd like to add? Not at the moment.
darkravenwrotedarkravenwrote on May 21st, 2019 01:15 am (UTC)
Writer Name(s): Darkravenwrote
Title: Untitled
Characters/Pairings: Arthur/Merlin
Current Word Count: You don't want to know the answer to that question (waves force hand)
Are you planning to submit a draft & summary for artist claiming? Yup
If yes, will you have a rough draft of at least 15k* ready for June 20? That's the plan
What do you like about the story? That I basically get to live in the world of one of my fave animes with some of my fave characters. And I'm finally back to writing something darker and more gritty.
What are you struggling with? Getting time to write it.
Is there anything else you'd like to add? Don't panic.
schweet_heartschweet_heart on May 21st, 2019 01:20 am (UTC)
Writer Name(s): schweet_heart

Title: The Fisher King
Characters/Pairings: Merlin/Arthur
Current Word Count: 40,750 words
Are you planning to submit a draft & summary for artist claiming? Nope.
If yes, will you have a rough draft of at least 15k* ready for June 20? N/A
What do you like about the story? The basic premise.
What are you struggling with? Rewriting.
Is there anything else you'd like to add? Pre-matched with vickytokio.

Title: The Deep End
Characters/Pairings: Merlin/Arthur
Current Word Count: *whistles innocently*
Are you planning to submit a draft & summary for artist claiming? Nope.
If yes, will you have a rough draft of at least 15k* ready for June 20? N/A.
What do you like about the story? Annnngst.
What are you struggling with? The part where there are words and I have to write them.
Is there anything else you'd like to add? Pre-matched with LFB72.
Harlequinslashweaver on May 21st, 2019 01:25 am (UTC)
Writer Name(s): harlequin aka slashweaver
Title: working title "Arthur in Avalon"
Characters/Pairings: Arthur, the Sidhe, Lancelot, Freya, Elyan, Gaius, Merlin; various complicated relationships with a Merlin/Arthur endgame
Current Word Count: 6634
Are you planning to submit a draft & summary for artist claiming? no, I am already matched with the awesome altocello
If yes, will you have a rough draft of at least 15k* ready for June 20? n/a
What do you like about the story? I'm really enjoying writing this! I'm loving my Arthur, and enjoying exploring aspects of the show that have long intrigued and/or puzzled me
What are you struggling with? nothing at present {touch wood} though there is always the fear that I won't quite make the necessary word count
Is there anything else you'd like to add? long live BBC Merlin!
Jessica Dawnsatsuki_tears on May 21st, 2019 01:42 am (UTC)
Writer Name(s): JessicaMDawn
Title: Counterfeit Princess
Characters/Pairings: Merlin/Arthur, Merlin, Arthur, Gwen, Morgana, Will, Gaius, assorted others
Current Word Count: 33,215
Are you planning to submit a draft & summary for artist claiming? Yes
If yes, will you have a rough draft of at least 15k* ready for June 20? Yes
What do you like about the story? Describing medieval food for Merlin to eat :P Describing the city life and how to be a good ruler. All the banter between the characters.
What are you struggling with? Nothing, actually.
Is there anything else you'd like to add? I wrote it during the April Camp NaNoWriMo, so I'm actually done. It's been beta'd/edited by two people already, but if a beta/alpha read through this group is required, I'll do that too. Just let me know!

Edited at 2019-05-21 01:44 am (UTC)
Chernobyl Sunflower: [ AC ; Alt/Mal ; Games ]degrees on May 21st, 2019 03:26 am (UTC)
Writer Name(s): aoigensou
Title: Titles are the last thing I come up with, it's a problem really.
Characters/Pairings: Arthur/Merlin
Current Word Count: *hysterical laughter*
Are you planning to submit a draft & summary for artist claiming? Yes!
If yes, will you have a rough draft of at least 15k* ready for June 20? God willing
What do you like about the story? The dumb bants
What are you struggling with? Choosing a direction, actually
Is there anything else you'd like to add? This fandom hit me hard and I'm really excited to be here!


Edited at 2019-05-21 03:26 am (UTC)
Chernobyl Sunflower: [ AC ; Alt/Mal ; Games ]degrees on June 17th, 2019 02:20 am (UTC)
Oh I should probably let you know that I'm now prematched with jo10702 :)
Bunnybunnysworld on May 21st, 2019 03:40 am (UTC)
Writer Name(s): bunnysworld
Title: (Untitled is fine at this point) The Prat Whisperer
Characters/Pairings: Merlin/Arthur, Gwaine/Percy
Current Word Count: about 10k
Are you planning to submit a draft & summary for artist claiming? if I can't find an artist before that, yes
If yes, will you have a rough draft of at least 15k* ready for June 20? yes, I will, at least I hope so :D
What do you like about the story? the research challenges me
What are you struggling with? the research LOL
Is there anything else you'd like to add? yay for ACBB!
jesuisursinejesuisursine on May 21st, 2019 04:21 am (UTC)
Writer Name(s): amuk, smaknp
Title: Fág a' Bealach? (wip)
Characters/Pairings:Arthur, Merlin, Gwen, Morgana, Mordred, Lancelot, Gwaine, Percy, Tristan, Elyan, Leon,
Current Word Count: 0
Are you planning to submit a draft & summary for artist claiming? Yes
If yes, will you have a rough draft of at least 15k* ready for June 20?yes
What do you like about the story? I'm actually writing a story with plot and conflict, and not a series of oneshots. Also having the characters adapt and living in the present with a mixture of their past and current memories.
What are you struggling with? Plot. XD I JUST WANT TO SKIP AHEAD TO DIFFERENT POINTS.
Is there anything else you'd like to add? May I properly pace myself this time and not just cram it in at once. XD
hoban_harperhoban_harper on May 21st, 2019 06:43 am (UTC)
Writer Name(s): 1917farmgirl (hoban_harper on livejournal)
Title: Untitled
Characters/Pairings: Arthur/Gwen for pairing. Arthur and Merlin for main characters.
Current Word Count: um...*shifty eyes*
Are you planning to submit a draft & summary for artist claiming? Yes
If yes, will you have a rough draft of at least 15k* ready for June 20? I hope so.
What do you like about the story? I really like my basic plot and premise. I think it's unique.
What are you struggling with? Figuring out the catalyst event that gets it started, as well as narrowing down the exact scenes I want so it doesn't end up too long. I know I don't have time to write a huge novel.
Is there anything else you'd like to add? Just hope I can do it this time!

Edited at 2019-05-21 06:44 am (UTC)
k1mvladimir on May 21st, 2019 08:28 am (UTC)
Idk wtf
How do I become a member of your community?
ac_modac_mod on May 23rd, 2019 11:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Idk wtf
Hi k1mvladimir, you need to click on the blue banner along the top of the community and there should be an option to join the comm there. You can also subscribe to the comm as well and specify if you want email updates there as well once you join the comm.

sdewan6: pic#128875066sdewan6 on May 21st, 2019 09:46 am (UTC)
Writer Name(s): sdewan6
Title: (Untitled is fine at this point) I'm alternating between 3 of them
Characters/Pairings: past Merlin/Gwaine, past Gwen/Arthur, eventual Merlin/Arthur and some minor background relationships. All the knights of the round table, some minor characters from the original legend, one-two OCs, Merlin, Arthur, Gwen, Morgana, and Uther is mentioned :)
Current Word Count: 1K (I had more, but then I accidentally deleted that and now I have to start again :(
Are you planning to submit a draft & summary for artist claiming? Yes
If yes, will you have a rough draft of at least 15k* ready for June 20? Yes
What do you like about the story? That I can finally put down that idea I had in words! And that it'll soon have art too! I'm so excited for the fest!
What are you struggling with? I'm not sure how to continue-- it doesn't seem that good anymore...
Is there anything else you'd like to add? not much :)


Edited at 2019-05-21 09:50 am (UTC)
Endora: pic#128549114sidhe_faerie on May 21st, 2019 12:46 pm (UTC)
Writer Name(s): sidhe_faerie
Title: Untitled
Characters/Pairings: Merlin/Morgana Arthur/Gwen
Current Word Count: 2k ish
Are you planning to submit a draft & summary for artist claiming? Yes
If yes, will you have a rough draft of at least 15k* ready for June 20? Yes
What do you like about the story? its a spy fic
What are you struggling with? Motivation
Is there anything else you'd like to add? Nope