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The writing process

I was thinking today of what makes me a productive writer.  Apparently I haven’t been doing it lately, as the last bit I wrote was a while ago.  Well, completed anyway.  Lately all I’ve been able to write have been short segments, never a true story.  I start, delete and repeat.  Occasionally I save, only to a few weeks later open it again and delete it all.

Sometimes I’m inspired by other fics.  Sometimes other fandoms.  Occasionally its the music on my Ipod. 

Its not getting ideas thats the problem.  Its actually writing them down in a way that I feel satisfied with. 

For example. I have several stories going on in my head.  There is one where John Sheppard had a daughter he wasn’t aware about.  Cliche, I know.  It morphed into a repeat of POV (SG-1 episode) where Anya came from another universe.   She’s about 22-24 in my head (born when JOhn was about 19 years old).  She’s an astrophyiscist.  In her universe she’s the daughter that Dora lost in my fic “THe Baby Room”.  Instead, Dora died in that universe.  So Anya was raised pretty much by John by himself, till he joined the Stargate program and she kinda gained family in the people her dad worked with.  She likes to annoy Rodney by calling him Uncle Roddie (Which is normally a nickname for Rhodri but still).  She happens to have a thing for men in uniform, dating Aiden Ford on her side of the portal, and has a crush on Lorne in this universe.

In my head I’ve already had several scenes completed.  Went to the computer and nothing came out.  Some of you might be thinking ‘Thank God, no more children fics”.

I have to admit, I wish I would get ideas that weren’t children fics.  For those of you wanting to know what I’m talking about, they are also known as a Baby!fic although since my characters usually aren’t small children, but rather in thier late teens or older I don’t think it quite fits.  But it even gets to me after awhile.

Oddly enough, my original fics don’t have the same tendecy.  They do deal alot with families though.

Anyway, back to the point of this whole post.  Why can’t I write anything?  Why do I get blocked?  I read one author who claimed it was procrastinating.  Perhaps thats it, but I don’t think its the complete truth.

Lets see….I have over 30 WIPs, not including the several I want to write but haven’t started.  Most are fanfics.

We won’t get into my backlot of art projects.

I have three stories for Harry Potter that are essientially the same story, told from different avenues.  One of which I know excatly what happens.  I’m just having trouble filing it in with stuff between the bigger events. 

I have a House/Greys fic that is probably burnt out because of my dissatisfaction with the actual shows.

1 Star Wars story with a major Mary Sue Problem.  THere is also a Stargate Atlantis fic with a simular problem

I think part of the problem is I don’t have a regular beta.  So I don’t have someone going through adn asking  “Why this?”  or whatever they would ask that might spark that second go.  And then when I do get so far I look back and get discouraged due to the fact I don’t see what I wrote as being any good.  Because I don’t have someone saying “Hey wait a minute…Mary Sue alert!”

I’m going to stop writing this right now because its becoming less-self anylasis and more self-pity filled.

fanfiction · writing

Fic Post: Angels (Harry Potter)

I decided to post a fanfic today, one thats complete.  Its one of my favorites of what I have written.  Its not canon compliant because it was written before all the books in the fandom were released.

Title: Angels

Summary: Narcissa Black-Malfoy had many Angels appear in her life. This is her story.

Rating: PG

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Art · writing

My Writing: A Self-Analysis

I made myself promise to write in this blog at least once a day.  I plan mostly to write about my writing, and my artwork/graphics and not my personal life since I already have an online journal for that. 

So what about my writing?    I write mostly fanfiction, and a little original.   I’ve been nominated for awards twice, but haven’t won, both for the same fandom (Stargate SG-1/Stargate Atlantis).  Most of what I write is one-shots because while I can have full length novels running around in my head, it has a hard time translating to words on a piece of paper or Word.  I sometimes write better when I’m on a computer then when I have a blank notebook in front of me.

I’ve always liked to write.  My earliest stuff that I can remember were poems and homework assignments for Creative Writing class (Short stories) in 9th grade.  I think the first story I wrote that I still have is a story called “The Wing” which was in responce to a challenge in CW to write a horror story since it was almost halloween.  In my story the main character moves to England and finds her next door neighbor, and the father of the guy she likes, is a Vampire.  Its not that good (It goes too fast), and one day I’ll rewrite it into a better and longer story.

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