Today was my deadline and just in time, I finished my WIP Big Bang fic! This thing has like taken over my brain/life for months -- I'll have to figure out what to do with myself now.
Crossposting my brag post from the Bang comm:Story Title:
The Longest Night (I promise ~ I can't promise)Fandom:
Akatsuki no Yona | Yona of the DawnLink(s): at Ao3 (recommended)
; at FF.netSummary:
When Yona and her friends need shelter for the winter, Kija insists on bringing them to White Dragon Village for a traditional solstice festival honoring his ancestors. The ritual brings messages from the world of the dead, including a visit from the most honored white dragon ancestor of all — but what begins as a joyous meeting threatens to become a tragedy.Warnings:
Heavy Angst, Possible Character Death, Canonical Character Death, brief but intense violenceCharacters:
Kija, Ensemble, special appearance by GuenWhen I Started:
Not so long ago, only the beginning of this year. This grew out from my 2016 Yuletide story.How I Lost My Shit:
I don't remember if I did before signing up for the bang, although I did write a few other stories so it must have been back-burnered. Mostly, though, there were things I found challenging about this story so that I just knew I'd have trouble finishing it without some formal commitment. Embarassingly, I actually did lose my shit after posting had started
; I went out of town for a weeklong family visit and really slacked off after I got back.How I Finished My Shit
: Sheer determination, but tempered with nonperfectionism. My completely-truthful mantra for this story was "I want to do this one no matter how messy it turns out." Also setting a bunch of personal deadlines way in advance of the actual deadline was helpful --- of course I ended up blowing through all of those, but each one pushed me to get a bit more done. ^_^;
And now it's finished! My beautiful rambly angsty hurty baby! I'm so proud!
Many thanks to my artist, too!