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12 January 2008 @ 04:06 pm
I'm for sale ...  
Okay, folks:  I'm putting my word processor where my mouth is. I am officially pimping myself out as a Sweet Charity Ho in support of the Writers Guild Foundation Industry Support Fund.

For those of you not familiar with the concept, Sweet Charity is a fandom effort to support various charities in which people willing to sell their skills (affectionately known as "Ho's," for obvious reasons!) put themselves on the auction block. Buyers who want to take advantage of those skills bid on them, and the winning bidder gets what s/he wants from the Ho. The proceeds of the auction go not to the Ho, but to the charity designated as the beneficiary. This time around, that is the Writers Guild Foundation Industry Support Fund, which provides assistance to people in financial distress because of the writers' strike. That being a cause near and dear to my heart, I couldn't fail to pick my pencil up while certain other pencils have to remain down.

I've put myself on the block to do a 900+ word Supernatural  story. Winning bidder provides the prompt, I write to the length required to make the story happen. Angst, humor, hurt/comfort, mystery, terror, love, wee!chesters -- winning bidder calls the mood and the tune. I'm a canon writer and I can't write what I don't believe in, so I don't do character slash, but apart from that -- I'm a Ho!

Wanna be a Ho yourself? Wanna bid on me when the auction starts? Visit the Sweet Charity website and learn all about it. If you're here on LJ and want to be alerted when the auction starts (which will be 18 through 26 January 2008), you might want to watch the LJ community sweetcharityhoThis isn't limited to Supernatural fandom, by the way: you can find Ho's doing other fandom fic, videos, graphics, and whatnot, or become a Ho yourself offering multiple fandoms, if you wish. I'm sticking with Supernatural even though I've written a little in others over the years simply because I write where my mind and heart are, and we all know where that is these days.

And if you're really interested and determined, start thinking about what you'd like to have me write ...
Current Mood: creative
Current Music: "I Shall Not Be Moved" by Mississippi John Hurt
psychoactivtoad: spn - I heart spnpsychoactivtoad on January 13th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
This is great, Mary! I may have to bid on you.
bardicvoice: Ninja Love Tackle by <lj user=cakehole_cbardicvoice on January 13th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, goodie! Bidding war!!

Seriously, the thing that concerned me the most when I threw my hat in the ring was the possibility that no one would choose to bid. Hate to be all dressed up with nowhere to go, you know? *grin*
bardicvoice: jerkbitch by <lj user=katriel1987>bardicvoice on January 27th, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
Tee-hee - well, the bidding's over and unless something funky happened at the eleventh hour, I think you won me, Toady: I'm your Ho. Now you get to think up what you want me to write!

Thank you for bidding on me!! I'll try to do justice to what you choose ...
psychoactivtoad: up to somethingpsychoactivtoad on January 27th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
I won! Awesome.

raputa and I were discussing what I should ask you to write if I won. I'm not 100% sure what I'm going to pick yet, but I've been leaning towards something specific since you announced you were for sale. You may hate me for it.

I have no doubt whatsoever that you will do it justice. I LOVE your fic - and I'm not even into fanfic.
bardicvoice: Burning Mary by <lj user=janglyjewels>bardicvoice on January 27th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
Sneaky-devious, colluding with Rap ... now I'm going to be running scared! (In a good way ... *grin*)

You've got me wondering what fate you have in mind for me ... (says the woman on fire ...)

Edited at 2008-01-27 07:22 pm (UTC)