Come visit me and the girls on the Fan Fictionista's Thanksgiving Blog: Pornucopia.
We all wrote a little biscuit in honor of the season revisiting some of our favorite characters.
I, of course, had to do a Jon and Tessa story.
This one is in it's entirety. Just a little biscuit.
Man, I just love writing these two.
Yep, I know it's been a LONG while, but all these cute family pix that surfaced gave me the final push to get the Christmas story done. a few more chapters and it'll be done. Couldn't quite stay away from them.
So...every once in awhile I need to write a short story and sometimes it's just easier to lock 'em all up in one spot. And since I'm obsessed with notebooks, it seemed like a natural progression for me to create a FF notebook for myself.
Oh yeah...this girl has whined, cried, and sighed through the setlists over at the O2 for the last 12 shows, but nothing comes close to what this song did to me. Hell, he hasn't played it in over 15 years.
Here's to bringing these crazy setlists over to the US.
I've been waiting for May to come around, and the shows are just around the corner now. My great friend, Kiwi is coming in from New Zealand--flying on a jet plane right now as a matter of fact! I've got another awesome friend coming in from London - YOU, VOLCANO--Stay silent!
I've been concentrating on my non-FF writing for the last few weeks--trying to get something ready to submit this summer. I was hoping for this week actually, but as usual, I can't shut up. LOL It's taking more words to get my point across--gee, I don't know where else that could have happened? *-*
But, because all I can think of is Jovi...I did manage to get a few chapters of Devotion ready for posting. First one is up now. My Jamie and Jon...*sigh* How they do love to screw with my readers...er, I mean, my head. LOL
See Chapter TEN for more details. ELEVEN will be ready tomorrow.
More Jovi fun in the blog on its way. The 3 of us will probably be blogging a lot of details about our trip--whether you care or not. LOL!
I worked like a little slave-girl today with the whole--Let's get the house organized--thing that my brother and I are doing. We know that we'll have to sell soon, and want to be a little more prepared for that eventuality.
It was good to do, but OMFG am I broken.
So, to make myself feel better I kinda lost myself in YT.
The look, the dirty little laugh? Yep. I should have been at this damn show.
I've been in the FanFiction game longer than I've been involved in the regular writing groups deal. I've always loved to mold an existing character into my wants and needs--even tweak him/her as I see fit.
But what about the character you have to design from scratch? What about the protagonist, or the heroine, or even the bad guy? How do you find that note of creativity and believability when you don't have an established RL character to work from?
A lot of us in the FF realm will make the heroine in our stories a little too close to our own image. And that's great--for our first story. Write what you know, right? But what about when you have a cache of stories and your heroine is starting to sound the same every time?
How do you change it up?
How do you make people care about your character? It's an important question and one that you should think about before you start writing a story. Far too often (ESPECIALLY ME) I start a story with an idea, but I don't think far enough ahead about what the story will become and the story starts to stagnate, to drift into that boring sort of static character that no one gives a crap about.
So tell me writers...how do you make your heroine stand up to the men we write about. This could be the Jovi Fiction that I'm most familiar with, or even another band--a TV show--whatever. When you've got a living, breathing character like the lead singer of a band, or the lead guitarist, how do you create a female counterpoint that can hold up?
A friend sent this to me at work. It suited what's been going on in my life for the last 4 mos. Life lessons really suck, but they're lessons for a reason. As a writer, I know to put them in my story to make my characters grow, as a person--you prefer not to have to learn them.
My mom was one of those amazing people that should have been on this earth far longer than I had her. How could she leave before everyone knew just how amazing she was? But when I was standing there in the receiving line for the wake, I realized that there were SO many people out there that knew. I can't express how much easier that made things for me.
Yes, I cried when I saw certain people. Yes, the pain was unspeakable. Yes, I wouldn't wish this kind of thing on anyone, but the only good thing that came out of this were the lessons learned. My mom was one of those amazing people that never had a bad word for anyone. I saw that, but the number of people that came up to me and told it to me gave me a lot of peace.
They knew. It made it a little easier to deal with losing her, knowing that so many people would remember her.
She bestowed this lovely award unto me! And it's time to pass things along--Pay It Forward if you will. ;)
These are the rules:
1. Put the logo on your blog or within the post.
2. Pass the award onto 12 bloggers whose blogs you enjoy the most.
3. Link the nominees and their award-winning blogs within your post.
4. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.
I know my writing has been less than steady lately, and I wanted to give you guys a head's up as to what's happening.
Right around Thanksgiving we received some rather scary news about my mom. Some of you know that my dad passed away from cancer about 7 years ago now...well, looks like the fates decided that our family would get one more challenge. Mom has Stage 4 colon cancer that's moved into her lungs.
Thankfully my mom's a fighter, and we're looking at our options. Thursday night we had a terrible scare with a seizure. As if the colon and lungs weren't bad enough, the mets have now moved into her brain. Right now, the only option we have is to fight the brain tumors-yes, multiples-and see where we go from there.
I'm not posting for sympathy, though I will take prayers from anywhere I can. But writing is and will always continue to be an outlet for me. With all that's happening, it just might not be a very steady outlet. I know you guys will understand, but I did want to at least give you a head's up as to why I'm absent from time to time.