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Ficathon ettiquette

So, I've never done one of these before, though I've responded to challenges. I can read the rules, and they're blessedly lenient. That said, though, what do ficathon recipients and writers alike expect from ficathons that specify something on the order of 1000-2000 word minimums? Do you expect to get a multi-chaptered epic that's finished? Would you be disappointed to receive something that was just at the minimum but fully complete? I've been watching others do ficathon assignments for a long time, and it strikes me that most of them are very, very long. Mostly, I'm just curious for the next one (and maybe kicking myself a bit for not asking the question sooner)...


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Jan. 23rd, 2004 03:56 pm (UTC)
When I do ficathons, I generally write something close to the minimum length. I think that's totally kosher...and I'm perfectly content to receive a fic that's around that length, too.

Jan. 23rd, 2004 04:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, me too. I've rarely gone more than 500 words over a minimum. Actually, I don't think I ever HAVE gone that far over. :)The challenge was originally supposed to be to write right at the thousand words, to have a complete fic that fills all the requirements set down in the request, wasn't it? Eh. That's what I try to do, anyway. :)
Jan. 23rd, 2004 07:57 pm (UTC)

You both made me feel much better. Of course, you're both so wonderfully prolific with the bunnies, I should be muchly afraid, too :-)

In truth, I'm going on version 4 at this point, and I don't know anything about the person for whom I'm writing. Fingers crossed!
Jan. 25th, 2004 09:16 pm (UTC)
Most people do the minimum, and that's totally cool. I'd rather have complete than long and incomplete, but that's just me.
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