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Writing and bleh

I am in a dilemma regarding what to work on next. I like getting input from other people, so if you have any suggestions I would love you for it.

First off, there's fanfiction. I have a kink meme fill that I left a while ago and really want to pick up again. There's another fill that I started writing and haven't posted yet. I'm also working on a non-kink meme smutty thing, which I'm halfway through and eager to work on/finish. In addition to those, I have at least two non-smut (!!!) ideas that I've wanted to work on, but haven't had the time/motivation/confidence to do so. And don't even get me started on the comics!

Then there's Nanowrimo. If I choose to participate this year, it'll be my sixth time after five successful years. I do have a very vague idea of what I want to center this story around, but I purposefully haven't worked out a solid plot yet. I have so many fanfic and art ideas that I want to work on, but I'm not sure if I should just skip Nano this year or not. On the one hand, I would definitely miss that feeling of pressured motivation and being a part of the Nano community, and the happiness of having written a sixth book. At the same time, I'm definitely going to be busy this November with or without Nano, and I think I would prefer waiting until the time is right than having to give up in the middle of a story. It's not like Nano is going anywhere, and at this point I could just as easily set aside this particular story until next year, or whenever I feel like writing it. I also haven't edited or completely finished the last two books I did, so it would give me an opportunity to get at least one of them ready for self-publishing, instead of adding another project to the editing pile. If I decide not to Nano this time around, I will definitely set some kind of fanfic-related writing goal instead, at least for the practice. So do I skip Nano and focus on other writings, or should I at least make an attempt and drop it if it gets too much?

Oh, and there's also the USUK comm secret santa fanwork exchange. I totally wanna do it this year, but I'm also really intimidated by the thought of directly making something for someone else without knowing what I'm getting into first. I just hate disappointing people. ;_;

That's what I've been waffling about to myself for a while. SO, WHAT DO YOU THINK??

And thanks to my own flagrant stupidity, I have an insane amount of reading and drawing to do over the next two days. Whoop whoop.


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Oct. 18th, 2010 06:02 am (UTC)
Well I'd like to see some more of your fic, but of course I'm kind of biased.

Although wow, whenever I attempt Nanowrimo I fail miserably. Major kudos, man. But idk I probably wouldn't start it unless I thought I'd manage to finish it or it'll just be yet another unfinished project.

But basically don't listen to me; write what you want to! I think you'll be more motivated if you pick up the project that interest you most?
Oct. 18th, 2010 06:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's a big concern. It's just hard to skip over something that feels like a yearly ritual, you know? Especially cause I know I'll be seeing people talk about it everywhere. But if I at least keep up with fanfic writing, maybe I won't feel as left out? Gah.

Naw, that's why I asked! I like talking these things out. And yeah, it's definitely easier for me to finish something if I'm excited to write it.

Thanks for helping!
Oct. 18th, 2010 09:24 am (UTC)
Usually for Nano you go well over the 50k, so maybe this year if you focus on keeping it shorter then you would get to participate and enjoy the maddness while also limiting yourself to the minimum since you usually reach it like it ain't no thang. Also, if you try to stick to keeping closer to 50k then you could set some kind of other goal for fan fic writing, like for every 2k you get to write some smutty fics.

idk, you could always ask Proffesor Dumbledore for a time turner.

Oct. 18th, 2010 09:35 am (UTC)
If I were to adapt the rules and change the word goal I would probably just go ahead and write fanfic for it anyway, cause the idea I had would definitely end up being full-length.

Too bad Dumbledore is turning time in hell.
Oct. 19th, 2010 07:51 am (UTC)
I had an idea today for if I decided to do Nano, but it would also be in violation of the Nano law. Also, now I'm sad about Dumbledore. D;
Oct. 19th, 2010 07:58 am (UTC)
I'm sure nano don't give a fuck. Do what you want.

I'm also sure that dumbled-ore be getting plenty o' ass as the gay wizard pimp of hell. Don't pity him.
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