I am, the big bang site reminds me, going to need a beta for this thing. If someone could just point out any daft mistakes, that would be fantastic. Anything beyond that would earn you oodles of appreciation.
What you would be letting yourself in for: The deadline for a rough draft is September and the final deadline is October. The minimum word count is 10,000 words. I don’t know if I’ll go over that, but the longest story I’ve written only made it up to 15,000. It’s a sequel to The Child Takers, but with no crossover elements, focusing on Natasha joining SHIELD and becoming the woman that we see in the Avengers. Maria Hill plays a large role and it will either eventually be Clint/Natasha or at the point where Clint/Natasha would be a possibility. The rating, I suspect, wouldn’t go over R/15 and currently you’d be looking at no worse warnings/triggers than for The Child Takers. (If triggers are a problem I can warn properly before sending you anything.)
I’m British, so catching anything that needs Americanizing would be good. I love being corrected on anything and everything, but I might sometimes argue back. I am not easily offended. Ideas bouncing would be fun, but not necessary.
So, if none of that has put you off, drop me a comment, a message, email, whatever. If in the unlikely event that there are many of you I will love you all :D
In other writing news, I should not have watched Serenity and gone into Firefly mode whilst neck deep in the Avengers, because now? Now I have visions of Steve having been made into a super solider for the Alliance and then used for propaganda and then finding out what the war was actually like on the front lines and fighting anyway, but having issues and then afterwards he leaves and gets his own ship. He takes jobs, not always strictly legal, but only ones that he thinks are good. Tony is their engineer and he’s installed an AI on the ship. He keeps updating stuff and doesn’t tell anyone for ages that he’s actually a billionaire who’s left Pepper Potts running his company back in the Core and has this thing in his chest after a terrorist incident… Clint and Natasha are space married and Natasha may or may not have also been altered by the Parliament as part of an Academy programme where she escaped before they could do too much damage and Bruce, their doctor, may or may not have been part of a failed super solider programme after Steve’s ‘creator’ was killed… Then there’s Thor. He’s from a world beyond the ‘verse where things are different and came looking for his lost brother, who may be causing trouble, but the Alliance don’t want people to know that there are people beyond the edge and how different they are, how alien, and Jane has gone on the run with him…
Remember that list of other things I’m working on? Yeah, I didn’t need more crossover thoughts, thanks *head desk*.