January 26, 2018

Setting off on the write foot

So here's what's on my mind currently.

I've made up my mind and I'm getting back into a world where writing was my everything. I'm still a bit hesitant and shaky, but I was so much happier when I was writing and sharing my writing with the world, so here goes.

The odd thing is where I'm starting off.

I used to be heavily into fanfiction - which is odd, because I am something of a canonwhore.  I mostly wrote fix fics where I attempted to connect all the plot fragments and inconsistencies I found.  I was NOT a shipper, no way, no how, no sir!  I preferred leaving things the way they were written if at all possible.  Canon was sacred to me.  I know how I'd feel if someone completely altered my work.

Over the years, I've found myself slipping more and more out of that mindset each time I read new fanfics.  I still value plot, characterization, grammar, and decent storytelling above all else...but some of these pairings left me screaming at the screen! 

For my birthday, I decided to treat myself with an invite request to a fanfiction site.  I still have a few weeks before I might get one, so I'm debating with myself whether or not I should throw my hat into the ring and live vicariously through fictional characters like so many others do.  I'm happy to report that I'm sailing popular ships - there's nothing worse than being marooned out there insisting, "No, you guys, I think they really do like each other!!!!"

Also, since I love to rant, speculate, and lecture, I'll be doing that here.  Posts will be tagged FANFIC so you can skip them if you like, to distinguish them from the normal OT posts I occasionally make a few times a year since I've forgotten to blog so much...*ahem*!  It will also keep that site free of my many moods.

How this will affect my original writing, I'm not sure.  I feel as if I need to stretch my literary muscles before attempting anything for profit.  I just hope I'm not overwhelmed with horrible comments as soon as I post anything.  I'm also worried about my writing schedule.  I tend to write in spurts of madness and have a few dry spots in between.  I suppose I should take this month to put something together so I can post fairly regularly.  I can't afford to have anything resembling a schedule right now.

Well, I hope to be blogging and writing more in 2018.  Wish me luck!

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