solarcat: (Bandom (MikeC) -- =D)
I think you guys should ask me questions about any of my fics. Like, thinky thoughts (MY FAVORITE) or even "WHY ON EARTH DID YOU DO THIS, IT'S BEEN DRIVING ME CRAZY" and such.
via [livejournal.com profile] akire_yta


I am in a write-y mood, so I'm all for talking about my fics! (Plus these things seem to be where all my sequels come from... *looks at [livejournal.com profile] psuedo_catalyst* )
solarcat: (Gen -- Blue Keys)
Oh, I am woefully late. But here, at last, is my wrap-up of 2010's writing endeavors, and final, year-end wordcount! \0/


Fics What I Published in 2010 )

This was obviously the Year of Skippy, with Mike Carden/Kevin Jonas fics making up the majority of my wordcount, and of my fannish efforts in general. I am still very much in love with Skippy, and have a bunch of Skippy WIPs that I'll be working on in 2011, so it looks like this might be another Year of Skippy, though with a bit of Frank/Gerard on the side. *G*


All of which brings my wordcount for 2010 to a grand total of:

76950 / 75000
(102.6%)


76,950 WORDS!

Which means I beat my self-imposed wordcount goal for the year by ~1,950 words! \0/ GO ME!

Considering that in 2009 I only managed to write about 27,000 words, and at the time I considered that seriously impressive, I am so incredibly proud of myself. Now to keep it up! I don't think I'll up my goal for 2011; if I can hit 75k for the year again, I will count myself a successful and goal-meeting person. :)


I would post a WIP roundup, but those take kind of forever to do, and I need to go to sleep soon. So I'll post a fresh, 2011 WIP roundup soon-ish. *G*
solarcat: (Gen -- Blue Keys)
Way, way back, when I was but a wee baby!bandomer (AKA August, 2009), I wrote a little Frank/Gerard-ish fic called Vampires Will Never Hurt You (But I Make No Promises About Zombies)

This fic was, in a word, ridiculous. It sprang from this idea I had about wee!Gerard who had a disease that made him kind of like a vampire (he can't go out in the sun), and wee!Frank who thinks wee!Gerard is THE MOST AWESOME PERSON ON EARTH, and their adorable fourth-grade love. It was only 1,400 words, and an elementary school AU, and while I did get some lovely feedback when I posted it, and I was a bit in love with my wee!boys, I moved on to other parts of bandom and didn't exactly forget about Vampires, but I mostly put it behind me as a first effort in bandom, and a cute enough little fic for what it was.

Fast forward.

This evening, I posted the sequel to Vampires. It's called You Only Hear the Music When Your Heart Begins to Break, and it's 13,700 words of high school fic set in the same universe.

There is really only one reason that this fic exists at all, and that's because [livejournal.com profile] psuedo_catalyst asked me about what high school held for my Vampires versions of Frank and Gerard, and got me thinking about it, and then proceeded to be very excited every time I talked about it after that. (Which just goes to show that if you want fic from me, clearly the way to go about it is to actually ask me stuff when I post writing questions memes. XD )

Now, I LOVE that, okay, totally love that anyone would like my silly little fic enough to want a sequel that much. But I probably wouldn't have devoted a post to it, not really, but then [livejournal.com profile] isweedan mentioned something very similar tonight on Twitter, and I just felt the need to post about it.

Because it's AWESOME, of course, but also a little weird to me, that people not only read my little elementary school AU, but really did like it, and even remember it.

I'm not even sure what the point of this post is, other than that I am mystified when stuff like this happens, because I don't think of myself as the sort of person whose fics people remember, or demand sequels to. So it's weird to me, but it also means so much, and makes me so happy when people tell me stuff like that.

So perhaps the point of this post is to encourage everyone: if you like someone's stuff, comment and say so.

I'm not going to claim I'm perfect at this myself, because I'm not. But even though it's not New Year's yet, I think I'm making that my resolution. I will try to be better about telling people when I really love their stories, because I know how much it means to me to hear things like that. It's amazing what the smallest comment can do to make someone feel good and happy and valued.
solarcat: (Gen -- Blue Keys)
I think it would be fun to talk about stories, but the usual memes are like, "What happens next?" "Tell me about Character A?" Which isn't so much talking about stories as it is writing more of a story. But you know how sometimes you read something and you're like, "I got ___ out of this story, I wonder if that right?" or "What on earth was ____ supposed to be?" and it's too awkward to ask the author? Now you could totally ask!

I've heard people say that writing is hard because you have to make decisions, but we never really talk about the decisions we make with stories or why we make them. We talk about plot bunnies, but not about how we actually turn them into a story.

And it seems like a lot more fun to do that than to do working.

So, if you wanted, ask me questions! Or ask your flist to ask you questions.

What were you trying to do [here]? Why did you decide to ____? This is what I thought about xyz, is that what you were going for? What made you write ____? And so on.


Meme via [livejournal.com profile] mizzmarvel


Ask away! I kind of over-think EVERYTHING in my stories, so if you have a question, there is probably an amusing and/or "Frankie is lame" anecdote to answer it. XD
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(stolen from... everyone ever. Okay, maybe just [personal profile] akire_yta and [personal profile] mayqueen517)

Ask me either a broad question (i.e 'who is your cruelest character?', 'what is your most optimistic story?') or a specific question/request ('what world does ___ come from?', 'tell me about ___') and I will answer you. Or you can ask meta- questions like 'what was the inspiration for creating ____?'

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