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08 October 2012 @ 08:38 pm
On Curing My Dragging Story Queue  
We have not yet reached that part of October where I will have enough time to play fandom regularly again, but I believe that I've caught up on all of your October's LJ/DW posts to date... and there's nary a drop of FK out there.  Did I miss any?  (Besides that I completely missed that spook_me, the annual multifandom Halloween ficathon, is well past underway! I missed that in September.)  Just a quiet month so far.

Unrelatedly, I have been pondering some advice from [personal profile] leela_cat, and I've decided to take it.  I doubt anyone has noticed, but I have accumulated perhaps a dozen assorted here-and-there stories — going back two years, at least — written for various deadline-driven ficathon games, but then left to moulder on the vine at whatever venue held the game, not moving them on to fkfic-l, my own fansite, or the AO3 (if the game wasn't held on the AO3 to begin with).  In each case, the deadline came all too soon, and, unsatisfied with the result for whatever reason, I determined to rewrite... but never did.  (Mostly, I was unable to find anyone to chew them over with, to tear them apart and put them back together more strongly in conversation, and reignite their inspirational fires. I write much better on a discursive foundation!)  So what was Leela's advice?  Post.  Unless a missing scene is clamoring to be written, let it go; fold each story neatly and tuck it away.  Archive as-is, get these tales off my imagination's plate, and make room for something new.

Yes, I think that I will do that... as soon as we reach that time when I have some time. :-)

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greerwatsongreerwatson on October 9th, 2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
I know that "must rewrite" feeling. So far, it means that neither Attachments nor A Dark and Stormy Night has been put on my website, let alone posted multi-part to FKFIC-L.

However, I have been thinking that, with war postponed till January, I might try getting them done now. If, that is, I don't get sidetracked...again...by ficlets, and icons, and similar trivia.
PJ1228pj1228 on October 10th, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
I agree with posting. You still have the opportunity to alter your story after posting it to your own webside or AO3, in case inspiration strikes later. Not with FKFic-L though.

If you're able to point out what you find unsatisfying, feel free to mail me. You know I'm always happy to discuss FK.
Melissa: forever knight (nick) - sleeping trunkgnosticdiva on October 12th, 2012 04:01 pm (UTC)
I've been similarly inspired to do the same. AO3 has a much easier posting interface than my own website, so I'm busy uploading all my old fanfic onto my AO3 profile.

(The upshot of that is, once I have all the fanfic up on AO3, it'll be a snap to pull the remaining original stuff down and compile it into the ebook I've been planning forever.)