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23 August 2009 @ 04:10 pm
I'm having a lazy weekend. I'm listening to music, writing, and planning my week. I might make more icons tonight or tomorrow. I feel like I deserve a little time to myself. I was kinda of sick last night and only managed 3 hours of sleep, so who cares if I am a bum today?

I've come to the conclusion that I don't write the kind of fic that SPN fandom wants. It disappoints me when I think about it, but I'm not bitter. I enjoy what I do write, and I'm satisfied with the types of stories I prefer to tell. I won't change, and I'll keep writing what I like. And it actually helps keep me focused on my original stuff so I don't get too sucked into fandom. So I try to think of it as a blessing in disguise. I'm just honest about my disappointment LOL

ETA: Because I'm wondering if it sounds like I'm whining. No worries! I like what I write :)

In more writing news, I am a day or two away from finishing that Sam AU where Sam wakes up in another life. I've reached that point where I want to be done, and I'm itching to work on my wing!fic. I'm just about at the climax. It'll be hard, but I think it'll be worth it in the end.

Original fic is moving slowly, but it's moving and to me that's what counts.

What about all of you? How goes things?
Current Mood: lazylazy
Current Music: Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
kj_svala: Cam Jack Momentkj_svala on August 23rd, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
"I've come to the conclusion that I don't write the kind of fic that SPN fandom wants."

and I`ve come to the conclusion that I don`t vid what, and how the SPN fandoms wants.

so what about we shake hands, and both enjoy what we do anyway, even if only for ourselfs?

btw, I love your style of writing, and I try my best to catch up with your more recent stories.
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on August 23rd, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Oh, don't get me wrong. I am enjoying myself. I wouldn't change it for the world, just like I imagine you wouldn't. Doesn't mean I can't pull out my pouty lips ;)
annj_g80annj_g80 on August 23rd, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
Had a pretty nice weekend, too. There even might be sore muscles from walking all day :-)

And you know what? I don't care if people don't read some of my fic. I know what they're missing so :-P *giggle*

I want to write an original myself but I have no idea what it's going to be about. Meeh! Oh, and you Sam AU sounds intruiging. Did you post anything from it already or are you going to wait until it's finished?
Working for the Mandroid: Cutie Pie (Dean)moonshayde on August 23rd, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
And you know what? I don't care if people don't read some of my fic. I know what they're missing so :-P *giggle*

That's the spirit!

When it comes to original fic, I like to think that it will eventually come to you. When you get an idea that you can be really passionate about, then you'll have no problems. :)

As for the Sam fic, no I haven't really posted it. I posted a chapter ages ago, but I don't tend to post as I write. I wait until I'm finished and I post it as once. I don't like posting WIPs. I prefer to finish so I know the story is complete :)
Gategrrlgategrrl on August 23rd, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
Well, you write the kind of fic *I* like, (do I need to understand the SPNverse really well to understand the fics?) so I'll probably look them up soon.

I've done about 22 8.5x11 scrapbook pages now, most of them really simple, and I still have to add some writing and identification onto the pictures (who that is, who *that* is, etc).

And don't forget how *hard* those "popular" writers usually have to work to stay that way! There are the writers who are really good who deserve the accolades...but then there are the ones that are always meh and you scratch your head about. And who wants to write smarmy or excessive torture/hurt/comformt anyway? ;-)
Working for the Mandroid: Dynamic Duomoonshayde on August 23rd, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
I saw that you were working on scrapbooking. I think I might what to take a shot at it eventually. I just can't right now, LOL.

I honestly don't know if you need to know the show well or not to understand them. I write mainly in S3 and S4, but the canon is so tight and self-referential. I can't say. It's up to you, but I'm not fishing for readers. Just expressing some of my frustration.

It's probably for the best anyway. Fanfic can be an addiction. The more people read, the more I sway towards it because I like that good feeling that comes from people enjoying it. I don't want to get distracted from my pro stuff. Even so, I get disappointed sometimes.
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on August 23rd, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
A good way to spend it! Lord knows you need the break!!

I love your fic! But then, I liek plots, good writing and fantastic characterisations...


Pretty good, pretty good so far!
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on August 23rd, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
I glad things are good then :)
Courtneylouisiane_fille on August 23rd, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
I have a friend who writes a LOT of fan fiction. The thing she always stresses to the members of her fan fic board is that she writes for herself, not for the readers. We may not like where she goes with a story, but she has a very good instinct for what works. So I say, write for yourself. If other people like it, great. If not, it's their loss.
Working for the Mandroid: Dean Graveyardmoonshayde on August 23rd, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
That's the most important thing to do - write for yourself. I tend to believe you can tell when someone is putting effort into their work and when they just write to appease the crowd. I'm found amazing fic in different fandoms from people just having fun :)

And that is what I do. I write what I want. I'm not about to change it or anything. I just am in a bratty mood today ;)
Mara, I will fuck with your shitgirlluvsguns on August 24th, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
I am a bum everyday, sleep or no sleep!

I know what you mean about the writing....I had to just stop for a while it was a sad day.... :(
Hopeful Romantic: shinyhoperomantic on August 24th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
I enjoy what I do write, and I'm satisfied with the types of stories I prefer to tell.

This is just such a great attitude!