Author has written 17 stories for Inuyasha, Scooby Doo, Death Note, Utena, Evangelion, and Sleepaway Camp.
Yes, I’m back! (...in a limited capacity, anyway.)
Right now I’m just posting/finishing some old fics I had lying around, for the sake of getting back into the writing groove. So don’t expect much. :P
(Read the following wall of text for details... assuming you want them.)
I haven’t done any serious writing in quite a long while now. Writing and reading have always been very important to me – part of my identity, in truth – but I’ve simply not had the time or motivation to do either for a long time. And I really want to get back to the ‘me’ that lived for stories.
Frankly, I’ve been depressed for the past several weeks. I think this longstanding lack of creative energy is part of the reason why, and even if I’m wrong about that, writing has always helped me through times like this.
But it’s daunting to just jump back in. I have a couple of novels I’d like to start editing / rewriting, but I feel like I need to get my writing chops back first.
I have been making some effort to read more for the last year or so, at least, but I read silly stuff. Pure guilty pleasure entertainment stuff. (Old YA horror novels mostly. I have a sizeable collection. And quite possibly an obsession. Not exactly the kind of reading material to inspire serious writing though.)
So here I am, back in fanfiction land. Most people wouldn’t consider that serious either, but I tend to read some heavy, artsy fanfics... and a crapton of slash fics. But those categories overlap an awful lot around here. :) And artistic merit aside, fanfiction has a unique power to bring out a real passion in me. That’s something I need to find and learn to tap into again. What better way than to go back to writing fanfics for a while?
I won’t promise anything – a certain long-unfinished fic is still going to sit indefinitely. (I’m not giving it up, still. Someday.) Right now I’m polishing up and posting some old stuff I found that was reasonably complete but that I never put on FFnet before.
Mainly I’m working on finishing a few shorter Death Note stories that were important to me, but for whatever reason only got half-written. There’s a Near story with a weird twist, and not one but TWO follow-ups to “Striped” – seriously, that was gonna be a 3-part series until I got stuck in the middle of the second one! And each of those will end up being 10-15k words long probably. So look out for those!