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21 April 2006 @ 08:13 pm
Anybody wanna beta the BDF?  
Big Damn Fic, that is. It's the story I work on when I'm not writing BSG Helo/Sharon angst.

My writing partner and I usually beta each other, and now that we're writing together, we've gotten sort of stuck for an outside view.


Distorted Reflections
While searching for the Lost City, SG-1 is trapped on a strange and frightening alternate Earth. Fifteen years ago, a plague wiped out all the adults, leaving just the children to fend for themselves. But now those children have grown up, and there is a war brewing over who will control the future. SG-1 finds themselves in the middle and have to choose sides, before they have a hope of finding a way home.

Crossover with the series Jeremiah but no knowledge of the series is necessary. It's a gen, team-focused, action adventure, with no romance or sex. Some violence and language. And a large cast of characters.

It is novel length (and we're talking epic fantasy tome length, not category romance), so it's kind of a committment. But we're only looking for big things: places it runs slow and/or confusing, mostly. We nitpick our own grammar and spelling just fine, so we don't need that sort of fine-toothed comb. We're in no particular rush either. Heck, we've spent two years writing the thing, and several months editing and re-writing it into a second draft, so we know how long things take when RL interferes.

If you're at all interested or have questions, please let me know. :D

Just thought I'd throw it out there...
weissmanweissman on April 23rd, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
I would be interested it would give me something to read on my trip to NM on the 15th.

lizardbeth: DR iconlizardbeth_j on April 23rd, 2006 04:22 am (UTC)
cool! I'll take you up on it. :) Plenty of reading material, I assure you.

Do you know the series Jeremiah at all? If not, that great, since that's one of the main things we need to test. If you do, that's fine too, I just need to know how much basis you have coming into it.
weissmanweissman on April 23rd, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
I watched a little bit of Jeremiah, didn't think it was that bad, and enjoyed the epes I did see. Obviosuly I love SG1.

weissmanweissman on April 24th, 2006 11:35 am (UTC)
OH let me now what you need from me

lizardbeth: Helo-Sharon fanficlizardbeth_j on April 24th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I almost missed this. I'm in the middle of rewriting the finale (technically I'm writing the last part of Five Senses, right this second, but after that, I'm working on DR). But after I've whipped the end into a more readable form, I can mail it to you. Depending on how you want to read it -- we have it in eight Word files right now. You can have all of them at once, if you want, or I can parcel them out.

As for what I'll want from you -- places where it's confusing or drags too much. We're both somewhat wordy writers, and we are very much in love with our shiny world to play with, so we go into quite a bit of detail that may not be (gulp) all that necessary.

What else? Where we need to clarify what's going on or who people are. Um... any problems you catch regarding our use of guns, explosives, and suchlike, since neither of us are engineers or military.

It doesn't matter *how* you tell me. You can write as you read in the files themselves, use color-coded highlighters in Word, or in a separate file by page... You can read it all first and go back through, marking the things that struck you as poor. Shrug. Whatever's easiest for you. Like I said above, we're looking more for the "big stuff", not a line-by-line edit. So don't worry about spelling or grammar or other nitpicky things (well, if something bugs you, feel free to mark it -- it's not that we'll refuse the help or anything, I'm just trying to keep the job manageable). And we're in no rush so take your time.

Hopefully that's enough direction, and not too vague! :) Feel free to email me
lizardbeths_tale (at) yahoo.com too, if you have questions now or during reading, if something comes up.

Thanks again for volunteering! The more eyes the better. I probably won't be ready to send anything until at least May 5th, since I've got parents in town and a wedding. I'll let you know.
weissmanweissman on May 1st, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC)
I was at Ft. Benning all week with limited access to e-mail, you can mail it to me at