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Aaargh. On realizing that I'm about to have the second ficverse in a… - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003

On realizing that I'm about to have the second ficverse in a year (hell, in two months) put up against the wall and shot, or perhaps run through and cut into tiny pieces--it's inevitable; there's no way I guessed right about everything--I determined to go back to original writing, because it causes less pain. Got out a bunch of stories, all of which I sort of like in theory, and I just don't care about them. If I'm not excited about them, how would I make anyone else excited about them?

Of course, my mood is cellar-bound anyway, for no particularly good reason, so I don't really are about anything at the moment. I think I'll just go eat worms, as we used to say in the dim days of junior high.

Seriously, all the ideas sound fine. I'd read them, give them a shot, if they came across my desk as a reader. I don't know why I'm totally unable to emotionally commit to any of them.

I feel a bit...: depressed depressed

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persephone_kore From: persephone_kore Date: July 11th, 2005 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh. I mostly mind getting obsoleted because it means nobody else will care about my stories anymore, at least in HP. But then, I can't stick to a single fic-universe, either -- I'm not even going to try to count how many different versions of "Maybe it was like this for the Founders?" coexist happily in my brain.

I wonder if the thing about fanfic vs. original fic is that with fanfic, somebody else already made you love them, whereas with original you have to convince yourself and everyone else -- and if you put insecurity on top of that.... *muses*

I bet I'd like your original fiction.
barbara_the_w From: barbara_the_w Date: July 11th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I think I'd like your original-fic, too. We already know the high quality of your writing -- I know I'd be interested in seeing how you choose to develop characterization "from scratch."
daisan From: daisan Date: July 11th, 2005 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
On getting excited about an original idea: just start writing it. You have such a great mind for detail and characterization...I can't imagine how you wouldn't become emotionally invested in a character for whom you spent days discerning their childhood and motivations.

:) I'd so LOVE to buy one of your books someday. Then I'd be giving you something back for all the beautiful moments you've given me through your writing.
lyras From: lyras Date: July 11th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm with daisan on the "just start writing" idea. Or if that fills you with despair, try writing character studies for the protagonists, and see if that throws up any surprises. Just a suggestion :).
erised1810 From: erised1810 Date: July 11th, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
same here .same with m yfanfics too actualy.w.ell fics, half-baked fic wher al teh tones of voices sound wrong by now. as for fantasy plans? wel right now the facthat it wants to sound coo li nm yhead maeks it look al the mroe like it jsut sounds asi fi'm merley hopign on jkr's bandwago nwitthe same-old same.
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