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11 June 2008 @ 03:23 pm
Writing Confusion  
*sighs* So, I'm slowing down. I thought I needed a break from Ancient Greece, so I figured I'd go read Ouran Host Club fanfiction. There's a little problem is that my OTP is slashy. I have so few altogether, and only small number are het (for the most part I'm very apathetic about this stuff. Like with Lily/Snape, I wasn't thrilled in either direction--it was more like "Wow. I was wrong.") And the problem with that is that I have a het couple to write. I haven't written it in....well, many years. It's a little sad, if you think about it.

So I've actually tried writing an Ouran fanfic. I'll get it up later. But I was terrified to write this fandom for a long time, and I'm still nervous. There's actually a history in there, too.

I am actually organized enough that I have a notebook for everything. I have an In all but Blood notebook, a general mythology one, and an original one. I found it a little odd, though, that I don't have a fanfiction one. I'd been writing everything on looseleaf, and got tired of losing the stuff, so that's how I got them. Anyway, I've taken to writing it on a legal pad.

Not only that, but I've gotten rather...disorganized when it comes to what I'm writing. I'm still trying to keep in a consecutive way, so I can keep updating. But there'll be a periods where things come slowly, then all of a sudden there's gonna be a flood of stuff. It should be rather interesting. This is the problem with getting too ambitious with a story, is that there'll be major stuck-sections. And yes, this was a very ambitious thing to choose.

Actually, I'm tempted to start posting parts as one-shots, and then it'll eventually come together. Except that I'd have to put them all in order when all is done. And Achilles is turning surprisingly insecure. I always saw him as something of a baby, but....anyway, there's really only one person that really sees the insecurities. I'll have to think this through, although part of it may have to do with me not having written a "manly" Achilles yet. Or rather, not much where he's actually over the age of nine, yet.

I'll think about it tomorrow.
See you later, instigator: Bad Education2oudeteron on June 11th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
I'm always disorganized when I write. It's either procrastination or work-work-work. It's a nice accomplishment you actually got separate notebooks - I just scribble all my notes in one, or in a random .txt file when I'm too lazy to get off the computer.

Anyway, better get over Achilles's insecurities now than having him struggle with them all later... in a way that's noticeable to more people than one. Considering where you are in the story, you still have time!
MissTeacakes: heeoduomissteacakes on June 11th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
I got tired of trying to sort the papers that I had everything written on. And I found these really nice notebooks with Japanese block prints on the covers. I actually covet notebooks, which is kinda weird.

From what is said in the Iliad, he would go off an cry by himself, I think cause he didn't want anyone to see. But I think Patroclus always knew and comforted him...