I have participated in various fests and Big Bangs. I have also organised and ran a few fiction exchanges for Gibbs/Ducky and also Rare Pairs.
When I first got into fandom on LJ, I took part in a Christmas exchange for three different fandoms. Whilst I enjoyed writing stories for other people based on their wishes I hadn't realised how stressed and upset I would get over the fact that the stories were posted by the organiser, thus making them anonymous until the big reveal. I hated not being able to personally thank the people who wrote my stories. I know it sounds silly given everyone was in the same boat and everyone knew the rules, thus they wouldn't be expecting a 'thank you', but it really troubled me and thus spoilt the whole experience. I vowed I would never take part in an anonymous exchange again - and I didn't. It's a shame as I always loved writing stories for other people, but given how I felt I wasn't going to do anonymous ones again.
I really loved running and organising the exchanges I did even though that was very stressful, especially on the occasion I ended up having to write three (it may have been four) stories due to people having to drop out for various reasons.
I think the Big Bang I enjoyed most was the NCIS 2008 one. It was a multi-pairing Big Bang and all authors were matched with artists who would do some artwork for the story. I wrote My Son's Boyfriend (Gibbs/Ducky) and it was illustrated by moregoth. The story was over 45,000 words long and given I'm fairly sure G/D was not a pairing moregoth read/liked, the fact the artwork showed the story had been read, it wasn't just generic banners really added to the pleasure and fun of the whole experience.
22 – Have you ever participated in a fest or a Big Bang? If so, write about your favourite experience in relation to one. If not, are there any you've thought about doing? And if not, why not?
23 – When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?
24 – Betaing – How many betas do you like to use to make sure there aren't any major flaws in your fic? Do you have a beta horror story or dream story?
25 – Music – Do you listen to music while you write? Do you make playlists to get into a certain 'mood' to write your fic? Do you need noise in general? Or do you need it completely quiet?
26 – What is the oddest (or funniest) thing you've had to research for a fic?
27 – Where is your favourite place to write, and do you write by hand or on the computer?
28 – Have you ever collaborated with anyone else, whether writing together, or having an artist work on a piece about your fic?
29 – What is your current project or projects?
30 – Do you have a favourite fic you've written? What makes it your favourite? And don't forget to give us a link!