Last round I personalised as many of the plaques to the story as I could, there was unfortunately one winner who I couldn't do that for as during voting the site hosting the stories went into hiatus and I couldn't read the story myself to get a feel for it. I'd like to do the same again this round - personalise them where I can - but is that just a personal thing to me? I mean, last year I not only included the pairing of the story (where applicable) but I used pictures/stills from as close to the time frame of the story as I could. In the case of crossovers I included as much of the crossover in the banner as I could without making it too cluttered and ugly. (And yes, it was a nightmare picking what particular things to include on the Journeyverse plaque!) I did get really positive responses from some of the winners to the fact they were so personalised but is that just them?
I don't plan to just throw some text over a picture, but would it be better to have the plaques done and ready for tomorrow morning and less personalised, or is it worth spending that extra few hours (or even few days) tailoring each one which will mean a slight delay in announcing the winners?
On top of that I have winners plaques for zeppo_stillness to make (although that's only four and won't take too long) and a couple of stories that are demanding to be written. (I'm writing a Willow pov. Me, writing Willow. First person POV no less. How did that happen?! Don't get me wrong, I love Willow - she's number three on my list of favourites - but I've never really had the urge to write her before now.) Plus, I'm heading out soon to go see if that tiny little music shop is still standing so that I can get new strings and a tuner for my guitar (which, have I mentioned, I love to pieces?!) And I should really either get the grass cut or accept defeat and call a professional landscaper in...
So yeah, busy weekend planned!