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18 July 2011 @ 08:54 pm
Big bang, publishers...an update! Finally!  
So, I'm working on big bang still but I'm not going to lie - a huge part of me wants to say screw the Kradam fic right now and focus on these other ideas I have. Some are original het stories and some are how I could convert some of my other fic into original stuff because, damn it, I want to at least try to get published.

I've been looking at online publishers - mostly to get an idea of what/who is out there but also because I haven't fully figured out what I want to do yet. Use my own name or a pen name? Am I going to be writing het or slash? Or, if I can find a publisher that does both in regards to romance, both?

I guess I've just reached that point where I'm tired of just saying I want to write. People know that if they've talked to me. But I haven't really done anything. And I know that there's a chance that I'll submit something and be told hell no or work on your writing or whatever but at least I'd be working towards it, you know? At the very least, I'm going to start carrying my notebook around with me the way I used to. I got out of the habit and lately it's been driving me nuts since I'll get an idea and have nowhere to write it. Or I'll get inspired for a new chapter and have no way to get it down.

If I ever did luck out enough to have someone pick up my submission, I'd make this journal completely friends only and have a separate one that would have to do with that writing so that I could still just do whatever on this one. If that makes sense.

But first, I need to finish big bang because, damn it, I'm not dropping out just because. It'd be different if I didn't have the time but wanting to work on something else is not going to be an excuse. Wish me luck! At the rate I'm going on this one, I'll need it! LOL.

Oh! And if you guys know of online publishers for romance, point me in the direction? Can't hurt to check out!
Feeling: frustratedfrustrated
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Nicole: Dianna looking gorgeous!blue_icy_rose on July 19th, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
LOL! Great minds think alike! :D

*waves pom poms for you* Back at you, bb! *\o/*

Ooooh, good! I thought I was going crazy because I kept checking and it wasn't there and I was like "Seriously, I know it's been awhile but how did I miss that?!" LOL.
shakespearsgrl2: Sammy 'n' Deanoshakespearsgrl2 on July 19th, 2011 06:27 am (UTC)
Luck! I'm having the opposite problem right now--I have ideas for fannish things, but not for original fic. Which makes me a little sad, because the entire point of my even being *in* fandom was to work toward being able to sustain my own characters over a longer story arc.

But yes! Carry the notebook around! And don't let the laughter bother you when you insist on using your own pens because you refuse to write with anything that isn't a papermate--oh, wait, that part's me. :P I'd be interested to see what you can find online, publisher-wise. I am not planning to write romance if I go the route of being genre-specific, but that's just the way I write--I like stories first and genre doesn't really matter so much.

And yay, for not giving up on something, just because you'd rather do something else!
Nicole: Jazz hands!blue_icy_rose on July 19th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
I really need to finish the fannish stuff just so it's not there on my mind all "You have a deadliiiiiiiiiiiiiiine!" and stuff. Then I can maybe work on whatever I can sit down and focus on. (Honestly though, there's been prompts for fannish stuff on memes that have me wanting to write with my own characters so that might work.) And I totally understand that - I always thought of writing fic as my way of working up to longer stuff. Then I got sucked in and I haven't written anything original in a long time. Gah.

Haha, no I totally need to use certain pens. I don't even care that it makes me sound weird but I do. I remember I had the notebook out once on my desk and someone came and just wrote a quick message in the middle of the page I had already started writing on and I totally flipped on them, lol. My crazy, I own it. Publisher-wise, I'll see what I find. And LOL, no worries I get it. I'm looking at romance specifically because I tend to write about people falling for each other even if there is some other plot going on - like I started one a few years ago about two people starting to fall for each other but a huge part of it is that she's being stalked. Or this one I started outlining where they meet because his dreams of her past lead him to her so they can solve her mother's murder. It was a whole thing and I never got to flesh that one out as much as I wanted to so I might revisit it.

:D I can't just ditch Kradam where they're at - the drama's building! But, lol, nope, sticking with it!
shakespearsgrl2: Sammy 'n' Deanoshakespearsgrl2 on July 19th, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
See, I'm having that right now with Vampire BB. I need to finish it so it's not hanging over my head making me be all--deadline, deadline, must write! When I do see prompts on memes I think would be better with OCs, I tend to ignore them. Maybe I should stop doing that and see what happens. And oh yes, fandom *totally* sucks you in and won't let go.

I am so relieved someone else does the pen thing. And no one in my family is dumb enough to look at what I'm writing, let alone write in the middle of it. Last time someone even tried to touch one of my notebooks without permission it was like nuclear war. I'm very protective of my writing. And my computer. My BFF will be all, "Hey, can I borrow your computer? I want to look up X" and I'll glare at her, and she'll be like, "But you're not using it!"

I like romance, and I like writing it, but it's not the genre I want to get known for writing. Besides, the stuff I want to write is a lot more sci-fi than romance right now. Mostly the one story I really want to write, my main character is being totally uncooperative right now and refusing to tell me 1) her real name, 2) if she has any motivation besides "Honor" an 3) if *she* is magical or if the magic she performs is only part of her job. Totally frustrating. I keep thinking about writing a quick, fannish version of the story (because there's a character in one of my fandoms that looks exactly like the male version of her), but since she won't tell me her real motivation, I feel like that's cheating.

Yay! Excited to read!
Shane: [words] writing > realityhavemy_heart on July 19th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
Good luck! I'm more focused on original work right now, too, which isn't so good because I just signed up for another challenge.

But with good time management (what's that?), you can do both :)