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Still waiting for that 39-hour day...

Last night, bktheirregular made my week with props for a fic I wrote six years ago. Like all the fannish writers I know, I need my feedback fix. Obviously, I don't get it when I haven't posted anything, because I haven't finished anything longer than a page and a half since the fic BK mentioned. *sigh* And between work and The RPG Project I Can't Talk About (which will hopefully feed the feedback need once I can talk about it and it's out there), I'm not likely to finish anything for quite a while.

I usually don't post unfinished fic, mostly because as a reader I hate being left on a cliffhanger if the author gets attacked by writer's block or a heaping helping of Real Life, and as a writer I feel the pressure not to do that to people. But I have two SG-1 fics that I've been working on intermittently for far too long -- a half-finished novel that was born two years ago come April 4, and the nearly finished medium-length piece that interrupted it about six months later -- and I keep expanding my betareader loop because I can't help bibbling about them. And need the feedback fix. So I'm seriously considering posting both in their current form at fanfic.net, and just living with the guilt of leaving people hanging. (Hoping, of course, that they would in fact care about being left hanging...)

I also need to post the rest of my past fics there -- so far the only thing on my account is the page-and-a-half Sam vignette I wrote after "Meridian". I may do at least some of that this morning. I should be working on TRPGPICTA, but that's why I take a notebook to work.

I wish for peace.

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tinagilman
Mar. 19th, 2003 01:21 pm (UTC)
Still waiting for that 39-hour day...

The one where everyone else lives in a 24-hour day and we're special and get 39 hours in our day, but we only age as if 24 hours have passed?

Yeah, still waiting for that one myself.

Last night, bktheirregular made my week with props for a fic I wrote six years ago.

Oh, Gods, that was six years ago. Somehow it doesn't seem that long. I was just thinking the other day about how I wished you'd gotten a chance to write the sequel.

Then again, those were the days where we spent hours on the SunS and/or the big Buffy list defending Cordelia to nearly the entire fandom, so I don't think I ought to get too nostalgic.

Like all the fannish writers I know, I need my feedback fix.

Oh, yeah. I crave feedback. It's why I'm on a kick to get my likely-to-be-finished WIPs done and posted.

I'm not likely to finish anything for quite a while.

I know. And I'm very sad about that, but I also totally understand.


and I keep expanding my betareader loop because I can't help bibbling about them.

That's because they're good. *g*

And need the feedback fix.

There is always that too.

So I'm seriously considering posting both in their current form at fanfic.net, and just living with the guilt of leaving people hanging.

*wince* I would advise against it, if only because, well, I hate when authors do that--especially on fanfiction.net, because it's all too easy not to finish stuff. But I think if you actually note that it's a WIP, it wouldn't be too bad.

(Hoping, of course, that they would in fact care about being left hanging...)

Let's see... What would the answer be? Oh, maybe a resounding yes. I know that I certainly avidly look forward to fic from you.

By the way, next weekend? Bring fic or other things you might have on hand and inflict it/them upon me, please?

I also need to post the rest of my past fics there.

*guilty look* I really need to finish doing so. I was going through and doing a bit of editing for a while due to perfectionist tendencies. I think I need to ignore those tendencies and just post, though.

I should be working on TRPGPICTA, but that's why I take a notebook to work.

I know that feeling. *wry g*
wiliqueen
Mar. 19th, 2003 04:33 pm (UTC)
By the way, next weekend? Bring fic or other things you might have on hand and inflict it/them upon me, please?

The word "duh" comes to mind, if only because I'm hoping to have a chance to work on them there. At this point I'm only playing in four slots, and intend to take full advantage of downtime to write and swim. (Last year with the pool closed for renovation so sucked.) But there's really nothing new to you except a couple pages of the next part of "Still Waters"; "Serpent in the Glass" has gone exactly nowhere, despite resurfacing in my brain recently.

Then there's the beta backlog I owe you, and Mel, and Kiki, and Shadow...
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