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Please heed all warnings and ratings!

See the stories . . . )

Beware - It's long and opinionated. I'm not saying my preferences are "right", just that it's what I happen to like.

What makes me love a fic )

What makes me cringe )

fantasyfiend09: (Rain Postcard Red Rahl)
I was supposed to be writing fic this afternoon. Instead, I added a Likes/Dislikes to my Masterlist post. I'm proud of myself for carving out some fandom time, but it's never enough to do all of these:

- Read Friends Feed, including fics posted, and then comment.

- Update my Masterlist and upload more fics to AO3.

- Write my Erised fic, finish and edit my Ginny/Pansy fic, make use of the many ideas bouncing around my head.
fantasyfiend09: (Rain Postcard Red Rahl)
So today I finally replied to the comments on my Owl Post fics. Yep. Three months later. *sigh* I haven't done Erised either. And I fear there might be a fest or two from before that I'm forgetting after so many months. *sigh*

I understand why some people just don't reply to comments at all, but I love my comments. It makes writing and posting worth while to feel like someone else enjoyed and related to what I wrote. I want them to know that and to thank them for the time they took to tell me. Of course the time I spent replying and now posting this was the time I'd allotted to write for the next fest, so it feels that one thing is always at the cost of another.

Muse Wars

Jun. 1st, 2015 11:25 pm
fantasyfiend09: (Rain Postcard Red Rahl)
I feel like I have this conversation a lot.

Me talking to my Muse )
fantasyfiend09: (Rain Postcard Red Rahl)
Fandom is love. Seriously. I was so sick this weekend, but I'd signed up for the Word War and felt like I couldn't just disappear. You guys posted kind words and fabulous recs that kept my spirits up, and then were supportive about the words I managed to write for the Word War. I love you guys. <3

I am pretty much healthy now. It's hard to tell how much of my lethargy is lingering recovery and how much is the time change and that this crazy winter is still going! I usually like winter, but this one has overstayed its welcome. *looks at winter* *looks at the door* *nudges*
fantasyfiend09: (Rain Postcard Red Rahl)
I did some solid work on my Owls today, so that deadline is slightly less terrifying.  Slightly.

I figured out that checking my email through my ipad and phone is really not working.  I don't know if it's yahoo or my app (anyone else have yahoo!mail experiences to share?), but emails disappear and reappear in an alarming way.  It's better on a computer, so today I went back through the past few months and tried to make sense of it all.  The good news was that it led to me doing some (incredibly overdue) comment replying.  There is still more to do, but starting feels good.

And [ profile] randomandom motivated me to look at my Masterlist for the first time in over a year.  Yeah, that needs updating.  But now it's on the mental to do list!

I'm sending you all wishes of plot bunnies and helpful muses.
fantasyfiend09: (Rain Postcard Red Rahl)
Bottom!Draco reveals went up and I still haven't replied to the comments on my stories. Hell, I haven't finished reading other people's fics that I have bookmarked in my 'Catch Up' file. Also bookmarked are most of the Draco Tops Harry fics I have yet to find time to read. And I still have about 20 tabs open in my browser, despite my efforts to bookmark and close tabs I don't have time to read yet.

Oh, and then there's the Smoochfest fic that's not going to write itself!

Basically, RL is getting in the way of my fandom. :(


Nov. 24th, 2012 06:18 pm
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I'm 3,500 into my Bottom!Draco story and 2,500 into my Veelafest story.  It's rather weird for me as I usually don't multi-task in writing.  I had planned to write one story and then the other, but this seems to be working for me.  If anything, I find myself wanting to start a third story.  Maybe this is how my muse is working these days.

I love fests with lots of time between claiming and submission because they let me experiment with my writing style without risking a missed deadline.


Apr. 5th, 2012 02:16 pm
fantasyfiend09: (Draco Cries and Harry Panics)
Why, oh why, can't the style guide writers of the English-speaking world get together and make a final decision on the correct usage of an ellipsis!  So far, I have found support for each of the following:

"I . . . I was going to go . . ."
"I . . . I was going to go. . . ."
"I ... I was going to go. ..."
"I . . . I was going to go . . . "
"I...I was going to go. ..."
"I... I was going to go..."

Writing HP

Mar. 9th, 2012 12:34 pm
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I have been reading tons of H/D fan fiction.  I have a pretty good idea of what I like, what I need to be in the right mood for, and what I don't want to read.  I've been obsessed with the Harry Potter books for years, so I shouldn't have been surprised when I got into HP fan fiction.  And once I started reading it, stories began to write themselves in my head.  But none of it has been good enough to publish.  Or I am being too hard on my writing.

I decided that writing for fests is the best way to help focus my writing and force myself to publish.  Deadlines are good for me.  So now I am excited and scared shitless.  Yay.

First Post

Jan. 28th, 2012 04:12 pm
fantasyfiend09: (Harry Draco heart)
I am new to Live Journal.  I created an account originally just to be able to read fan fiction.  Now I am getting more interested in communities, so I thought I should try to do a bit more with the site as a whole and my page in particular.  Previously, I was only following Dragon Age fan fiction, but I am now hooked on Harry Potter fan fiction, as well.  I've been obsessed with the Potter books for well over a decade, so I really should have seen this coming. 


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