If you're in need of a beta or just want to let off some steam about your progress, feel free to comment here!
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Posting will begin on December 21! Happy writing! If you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance, please just let me know!
Almost everyone has responded to their assignment email - thank you! - but there are still a few who haven't. Please respond to your assignment email sometime today, or leave a comment on this post indicating you've received your assignment - otherwise, your assignment will be re-assigned.
Thank you so much! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them here.
Your assignment should have at least one pairing in common with what you offered to create, and should not require you to create anything you listed as a squick/trigger. If your assignment doesn't meet these criteria, please let me know as soon as possible, either by email (email@example.com) or at the mod contact post.
That said, all you are required to create is a fanwork that contains at least one of the pairings (or, if gen, one of the characters) specified in your assignment - and which doesn't include anything your recipient has listed as a squick/trigger. The rest of your assignment is discretionary; you can follow it to the extent you're comfortable with. You're absolutely not required to make use of the prompts or other suggestions your recipient has offered, nor are you bound by what you offered - if there's something in your recipient's request that inspires you, you're free to run with it even if it wasn't originally part of your sign-up. Use your assignment to create the gift you most want to create, as long as it doesn't cross any of the lines your recipient has drawn.
If you'd like clarification or additional information from your recipient, please email the mods so that we can pass your inquiry along. Remember: matches are anonymous. Please do not publicly reveal your recipient until the exchange's masterlist has been posted.
Please respond to your assignment email by Saturday, November 16 confirming that you've received it. Failure to do so will mean your assignment will be passed along to a pinch-hitter. Thanks to everyone who's gotten back to me already! Fanworks are due by December 18; specific instructions on how to submit your gifts will be provided next week. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch!
This is it! If you haven't yet signed up, you've got about twenty-four hours to throw your hat in the ring! We've got some fantastic and varied sign-ups going already, so if you're looking for inspiration, perusing some of them might give you a little jolt.
Also, as our scheduling poll is still all tied up, we will be following the preliminary schedule as detailed in the sign-up post. Thanks to everyone who voted!
As ever, if you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch!
Second, our scheduling poll is at a tie, which makes me inclined to stick with the preliminary schedule as outlined in that post, with a due date of December 18. If you've signed up or intend to sign up and haven't yet voted, please vote sometime today so that we can determine our schedule before sign-ups close. The other popular option seems to be a simultaneous posting on AO3; the due date in that case would be December 23, providing an extra five days' writing time, but without the possibility of extensions.
If you have suggestions, concerns, or other input about the due date or any other part of the schedule, please feel free to leave them here, on the poll post, or with the mod.
Thanks so much to everyone who's signed up so far! I'm looking forward to a fantastic exchange!
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Sign-ups for the 2013 Sherlockmas holiday exchange are now closed. You can still offer to pinch-hit by filling out the Creating section of the template below and commenting on this post.
As always if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to direct them to the mod email - firstname.lastname@example.org - or the contact post!
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Leave your sign-ups below, and have fun!
I'm sorry for the short notice; we're on a delayed schedule this year, which is my fault. In order to minimize further delay - and any serious shortening of the writing period - a combined information and sign-up post will go up on Friday, November 1st. Because we're off to a late start, I'd love to get some feedback on how people would like the fest's schedule to look! Below the cut, please find the preliminary schedule and a poll:
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Thank you all so much for your participation and your input! I'm looking forward to Sherlockmas' 2013 holiday fest!
Below you'll find the masterlist - I've used AO3 links throughout, as that seemed to be the most common archive, but if you'd like me to switch something out, please just let me know. (And, naturally, if you run across any stupid mistakes, just drop me a line.)
Thanks so much, again, for making the summer a success - I hope you've all had fun, and that the end of summer's treating you well.
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Rating: Teen and up
Prompt: Sherlock/John: Their first case after their reunion takes them to a major US city of your choosing. Sherlock confesses his feelings in a (famous and/or touristy) public place.
Word Count: 2974
Summary: So, there are feelings, and egg shells, and public fighting, and confessions of love, and cuddling, and a meddling Mycroft.
Authors Notes: I originally claimed two other prompts that I combined into one story... which somehow turned out much longer than I had anticipated. I'm 10K words in and there's no end in sight. Sorry it didn't get finished in time. Since I didn't want to give up on the challenge completely, here's a story for a different prompt instead. :)
This Is Not the Time and Place (AO3)