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14 December 2011 @ 02:29 pm
Hey remember that whole publishing thing?  
To take my mind off a few things, I went back to something I've been thinking about for awhile.

So, awhile back I was talking about submitting something to be published. I had no idea what I wanted to submit but I was looking at switching one of my fics and doing it that way. One of the ones I've been considering is an unfinished Buffy/Dean one, Life With Death. I'd have to actually finish it and flesh it out and take out the Slayer talk, of course, (I figure demon hunters are common enough that I can just leave the hunter aspect but make sure it's different from what SPN does).

I've also considered Beneath A Midnight Moon since that one is already complete and I'd mostly just have to add a few more descriptions and change up names.

Huge step so I'm eyeing both of them and considering. And, probably less important since making my decision will determine what I need to do, I'm also trying to decide....use my real name or use a pen name? I'm leaning towards pen name but you never know!

I'm open to suggestions if you think a different fic would be better or if there's one you think could be expanded (I need something at least 3,000 words long). Heck, I'm also open to opinions on whether you think I should go for it with my real name or use a pen name.
Feeling: curiouscurious
sweet baby jesus: ai} alone in the darkmoirariordan on December 14th, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
i've been thinking about doing the same thing, just to get my feet wet and get some idea of what actually publishing a book is like, and i'm gonna say, PEN NAME, ABSOLUTELY. because you never know where you'll be in the future, and having the ability to distance yourself from the book might be important. so yeah, i'm definitely not going to put anything out there under my real name, just in case.
Nicole: Adorable Kris!blue_icy_rose on December 15th, 2011 07:17 am (UTC)
I started thinking of pen names almost right after I posted this and I have to say that I agree with you. Especially because you make a damn good point on not knowing where I'll be in the future and wanting to possibly distance myself from it in the future.
dhfreakdhfreak on December 15th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
Hey it's been a while HOW HAVE YOU BEEN? Wow that is just amazing. Umm... Don't really know much but I send you GOOD VIVES ...
Nicole: Malachi - adore adoreblue_icy_rose on December 15th, 2011 07:19 am (UTC)
Hey! I'm not too bad. Starting to deal with insurance and everything after the accident (nothing major thankfully) and now I'm finally getting off my butt on actually doing something about trying to get published. Thanks for the good vibes, Mel! :D How have you been?
Shane: [words] writing > realityhavemy_heart on December 15th, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
I say go for it! I would love to be published someday, so it's exciting that you're thinking of pursuing this.

I vote for pen name simply because for whatever reason, you may want to keep author you separate from real you.

Good luck!
Nicole: Cheeks - meadow picblue_icy_rose on December 15th, 2011 07:22 am (UTC)
I'm so nervous about it but I keep telling myself to just suck it up if I want to do this because the only way I'm going to get published is if I make an actual effort to do this and to go over the fics and make sure they're done and...polished, I think is the word I want.

And definitely a good point on the pen name. I think that's what I'll end up doing.
fictionfreak15: smiling Kradamfictionfreak15 on December 16th, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
I LOVED Beneath a Midnight Moon! That's the only longer fic of yours that I've read so far, but you know I'll be reading more of your Kradam just as soon as I can! I'm going to start on Ludo Usum next! Anyway, I don't know if you've made your decision yet, but I wouldn't be at all disappointed if the werewolf fic got the vote :) Absolutely no clue on the name question tho LOL Good luck!
Nicole: Adam - hand shotblue_icy_rose on December 18th, 2011 04:42 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks! :D Hey, how's your laptop? (I suppose I could go check my mail and find out if you've answered there to find out but I'm apparently lazy.) I love that fic though I know I'd have to take it down in order to get it posted. It's strange that that's the reason I'm considering the other one - I like having that one up there with the boys. At the same time, I know it's silly because, hello, published and I'd always have the fic version on my laptop (and, honestly, if anyone wanted the fic version instead, I totally wouldn't be opposed to them asking for it - I know I'm the type that likes to have both when a fic gets turned to an original work. I've kicked myself the few times that's happened and I didn't have the fic version saved so I could have both).