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07 January 2012 @ 11:26 pm
What to do, what to do....?  
I started going through my writing folders. There are a lot of unfinished fics, both Harry Potter and Queer as Folk. Some of them I feel I could do something with, others I don't really think have much potential at all. Some I'm just stuck on. The thing is, a number of them are quite good, and I never got around to keeping going.

Now, I have couple options.

1) I could send them out to people for advice. I'm not sure how well this would work; with the QAF ones I would be probably be interested in characterization and presenting of ideas where each would go. I have a large number of unfinished Harry Potter ones that I already know where they were going, and I'm not sure I have the patience/inclination to continue, so this option isn't much help to me.

2) I could do nothing, and they'd never see the light of day. Boring.

3) I could post them as is. In the case of the Harry Potter ones, they're almost entirely Sirius and/or Regulus centered, in which case I could be evil and just bombard people with Black!fic in one big post. A couple could even be potentially treated as "finished". I'm reluctant to do this with the QAF ones, cause I'm not sure I like what I've written that much.

Of course, there are things that buried in my computer, which I am embarrassed I even thought of, and blush to even look at the file names. But it's not like we all haven't been there.

Anyway, yeah. Thoughts are nice.

aaa_mazing: pretendingaaa_mazing on January 8th, 2012 05:43 am (UTC)
Finish them, post them as is. Whatever. Just don't bury your writing. If you think I can help somehow, I'm here.
MissTeacakes: brianjustinmissteacakes on January 8th, 2012 04:16 pm (UTC)
I've been very tempted to just put the ones I know won't be finished up. I was thinking about asking you to look at a couple with potential either to give ideas on where to go or even just for encouragement. In the end, I'm really bad about finishing anything longer than one or two chapters.

Although, I think I may have hit this weird transitional period a year or two back where I lost confidence in myself, got frustrated with the quality of other people's writing, and discovered QAF. I just never quite came out of it. I think it might be about time to do so.
aaa_mazing: B&Waaa_mazing on January 8th, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
I'll be happy to help you if you think I can.
The confidence. I know what you're talking about. Sometimes I hate what I write, it seems shitty, unworthy, and then I read other people's stuff, and think maybe not that shitty, or want to stop writing at all. But I like writing, and do it for myself.
You mean out of the fandom? I don't know. I like your writing, I'd love to see more of it, and in QAF fandom as I don't read others.
MissTeacakes: three-o-eightmissteacakes on January 8th, 2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I need to work on doing it for myself.

I figured that you tend to stay within the QAF fandom, so yeah, it would Brian/Justin. I don't know many people who flip-flop fandoms quite the same way I do. (Or, at least I used to)