Yep, I've been in hiding cause, frankly I was suffering MAJOR writers block and nothing I did managed to break me out of it. I think I'm doing better now. I finally got tired of staring at the same last line of stories I'd put on hold for about 11 months, and decided to try something completely radical to break me out of the rut I'd been in.
I wrote fan fiction. Yep, I know. It seems very 12 year old fan girlish, but I think I got some good out of it. First of all, in the last um, lets see, about 13 days maybe, I've written over 106,000 words. CRAZY huh? And okay, so maybe only a small percentage of that was on something I'll ever be able to publish, but it was fun, and I got to practice writing sex scenes by doing a few short "Porn without Plot" stories. It also let me work out the kinks that had built up not having written for so long. Wait, not kinks as in kinky, naughty things, but as in the wrinkles. Well, you know. I swear, for the first 20K or so, I had completely forgotten how to put a sentence together.
So, am I working on actual salable material now? yes and no. I am working on some, but I'm also playing around with fandoms because it reminds me that writing is fun and not all deadlines and paranoia over quality. I may post the fan fiction I wrote on one of those websites that has sucked away so much of my time over the summer and fall, just to say I did something with those 100K.
Anybody out there read fanfiction and have favorite pairings? I know Kim's been asking me to try an Angel/Jack O'Niell and I think a Ba'al/Daniel Jackson would be fun (Having the evil and self-serving Ba'al fall for Danny's boyish charms hehehe) My favorite is Harry/Draco though. Such cuties.