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Working on a new fic!

It's been over a year. OVER. A. YEAR.

I don't want to get ahead of myself... I've had a couple 'grand fic' ideas in the last few years that didn't go anywhere. I still think they are great story ideas, but beyond the amorphous collection of ideas, nothing really gelled.

This, however... I think I actually have a plot idea. I think I actually have a direction.

I have at least 5 to 7 discrete things I want to explore in the fic. I managed to write almost 1500 words last night - most of it dialogue - and that's just barely the introduction.

I'm guessing that if I really go to town with this, if I really flesh it out the way that I want to - some character explorations, realizations that they come to about themselves and each other - this would need to be somewhere between 30 and 50K to honestly do it justice.

At my glacial writing speed, I'll be lucky if I get it done by Christmas. Or at all.

Then again - I did once have a story idea that I had been kicking around for at least 5 years before it found a new life as an SGA Reverse bang story.

So... cautiously hopeful here.

Oh, what fandom? Pfft, what do you think? The same damn thing happens to me every time I get seriously sucked into a new (to me) fandom. It's a crossover. HP and SGA.

God help me.

This entry was originally posted at http://shaddyr.dreamwidth.org/389683.html. Please comment wherever you want.

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brunettepet
Jul. 30th, 2017 12:10 am (UTC)
Sounds promising!

*hands you a bag of muse chow*
shaddyr
Jul. 30th, 2017 06:48 am (UTC)
LOL! Muse chow, that's awesome!
helenkacan
Jul. 30th, 2017 03:09 am (UTC)
I so wish I still had my balloons icon so I could show you that I'm sending you a virtual bouquet of them. Why? Well, not only to encourage your ficiness but also to show you my pleasure for your correct use of "discrete". Go you!!!
shaddyr
Jul. 30th, 2017 06:50 am (UTC)
Words are important!

That being said, I have been guilty of using the incorrect homonym in the past, sometimes simply because I'm tired and not thinking straight.
popkin16
Jul. 30th, 2017 06:25 am (UTC)
Ooo, an HP/SGA crossover. I am excited - I've missed your fic, and it sounds like you have a very interesting idea.
shaddyr
Jul. 30th, 2017 06:51 am (UTC)
Hee! It's nice to hear things like that - thank you!

I'm at 2700 words, and I'm fairly certain I'm going to need to slash a lot of them to tighten up the story. But for now, I will roll with it.

popkin16
Jul. 30th, 2017 07:53 am (UTC)
Edits are for a later time. That's what they say, anyway~
debris4spike
Jul. 30th, 2017 12:33 pm (UTC)
I haven't attempted anything for ages - one of the many things that went missing over the last few years. However now I have had my holiday I am beginning to feel as if I can start writing soon.

Good luck with yours
shaddyr
Jul. 30th, 2017 10:06 pm (UTC)
It is frustrating and disheartening when the muse goes on an extended hiatus.

I am glad you are starting to feel as if the creative juices are flowing again!
snogged
Jul. 30th, 2017 09:48 pm (UTC)
That sounds exciting!
Good luck.
shaddyr
Jul. 30th, 2017 10:07 pm (UTC)
It kind of is! I just want to be able to finish it. My problem with longer fics is losing the plot somewhere in the middle, then wandering away and losing interest.
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