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I first participated in yuletide two years ago and had a blast, even though my recipient seemed to have dropped off the face of the earth. I didn't do it last year because I felt I had my hands full with finishing grad school and job hunting. Now it's coming up to that time again. Things going on this year during yuletide-writing season:

1. finishing the revisions on a novel that's been in the works for years
2. starting a second novel
3. job hunting (I'm unemployed. Again.)
4. multiple knitting projects
5. other fan fics in progress that I want to finish in the next few months

I want to do yuletide but am having trouble convincing myself that I can. At the moment I'm considering just signing up to be a pinch-hitter. If I can decide in the next few days, I'll do it. If not, I'll just skip participating again altogether.

Date: 2011-11-16 02:35 pm (UTC)
winter: (portraits - desire)
From: [personal profile] winter
Pinch-hitting is low-pressure fun :) I tend to jump on requests only when I'm 100% sure I can write something in 3 hours flat.

Date: 2011-11-16 06:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amelia-petkova.livejournal.com
It sounds like it could be a good time, even though I've never used a yahoo message group before. Do there tend to be many requests for pinch hits?

Date: 2011-11-16 08:12 pm (UTC)
winter: (emote - annoyance)
From: [personal profile] winter
Yes, quite a lot. Last year I think it got up to 200 official ones to nab, and each year it's more because of more participants overall. Plus even though there's a race to be the "official" pinch hitter, since it's understood that pinch-hitters have less time to come up with something quality, people are also welcome to write other stories for pinch-hit requests, including shorter than 1000 words "stocking stuffers" you can upload in the last days/hours of the challenge.

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