57. It feels like Friday to me ...

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Mood: busy
Music: Dirty Little Secret - Sarah Mclachlan

I feel like its Friday. I'm so behind today. I didn't get to reading any of the blogs I usually read til about 30 minutes ago, and I usually read them in the afternoon. Didn't wake up any later than normal. I did venture out to run some errands, dropped film to develop, bought a few things, and I think that is where my day just went screwy. Now I'm waiting on dinner, and talking to one of my friends on instant messenger, and he just asked me the question a writer gets to hear a lot, "How do you get started writing?" That wasn't his exact wording, but it was close enough. My first reaction to that question is usually to scream don't do it! Writing is one of the hardest things to get into. Any writer that knows that. It takes months, years, and sometimes it never happens. I've been writing on and off since I was a child, writing seriously for publication on and off since 2000, and I'm still working at trying to make something of it. I love doing it, so I push and continue onward because I don't see myself wanting to do anything else but writing. My friend writes well though, so he might have a shot at making it. I enjoy his blog entries, and I know a blog is far away from becoming a published author, but it is a start.

Last night, I came down from my cloud, and I did get some writing done. Not much, but I wrote. I was interrupted by a friend linking me to some fan fiction she was reading. I've been fighting tooth and nail to not read Star Wars fan fiction for the past couple of weeks now, but she linked me to some she had found, and it was quite good. I surfed around and found some more fan fiction sites, and there is this whole small fandom of Star Wars related fan fiction. Some written quite well. I usually read fan fiction in the pop slash and Queer as Folk fandoms. I tend to be picky with what I read. There is so much bad fiction out there. Fiction where you can tell a fan actually wrote it. Bad fiction can be found everywhere though. When you find good fiction, whether it be in print or fan fiction, you take notice. If something is good, it doesn't matter what it is. Good fiction is just that - good fiction. I'm now fighting tooth and nail to keep the plot idea I had inspired in this fandom by a prompt in the star wars fiction community I found. I saw the prompt, and the idea just came to me. I don't have time to write it! If only we had time to write everything we wanted to. It would be lovely, wouldn't you agree?

Today in my blog hopping I found an interesting post over in Jaci Burton's blog. I'd been watching some of the same controversy she writes about, and she said a lot of the things I'd been thinking as well. There are so many new erotic romance authors coming out. It would be hard to silence us. The world is changing, and we see that. People are more willing to accept it. I see the same happening with the gay fiction market. It is good to see change.


J said...

That is so weird that it feels like Friday to you. Seems like there's not a lot happening around the home and nothing to do circuit so everyone's probably out and about. Probably why it seems like the weekend already.

Thank you for letting me pick your brain about writing and everything, by the way. It helped out a lot!

Gina said...

Not a problem, sweetheart. I was happy to help in anyway I could.

It just felt like a total Friday to me. It's weird.

Nonny said...

Okay, so it's not just me... I've spent all day thinking it was either Wednesday or Friday. >_<

Suzanne said...

Oh wow, I only wish I had time to write all the ideas I have! I need to clone myself!!!

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