James (elven_wolf) wrote,

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I've never been adept at short fiction. Yes, I make myself punch one out every so often, but it's either part of a larger universe I'm working on, or fanfic. As such, I'm not as prolific with my finished work because it takes so bloody long to write a novel.

Been idly pondering the thought of setting bellumaeternus aside for a long time on purpose, and working on something else. I feel, I dunno, stagnant. Even though the plot is finally getting thick, and the story's going where it needs to go, I keep drifting away from it, and I think it's because I'm doubting myself, thinking I'll ruin it by adding substandard sentences to what is so far working okay. Part of that is that I get absolutely no feedback. pega was my original beta and she's AWOL. Angel started reading it and then her life got complicated again so she stopped mentioning it. I dunno.

I had something else to say and I forgot.

Oh yes! Scythian is going to be at the Ren Faire the weekend of the 25th! Now, I'm going this Sunday, that's not going to change, because Albannach trumps Scythian. But now I'm wondering if I can't make it both weekends. My parents live 20 minutes from the Faire, so it's not like it's a stretch, and with my student ID I can get in at a discount, so it won't necessarily break the bank if I plan for it.

I've been reading Border Princes, one of the Torchwood novels. All I can say so far is WTF and WTF IS THIS JAMES CHARACTER? SRSLY I KAN READ GARY STU FANFICSHUN FREE ON DA INTERWEBZ KTHXBAI. And of course, in my head he first looked totally like Adam. Then I decided if this is going to be Gary Stu, then I might as well imagine I'm James because I'm a James therefore it all works out.

But still. WTF. And then of course the whole thing is totally AU so far because Gwen is there, therefore it takes place during the run of the show, therefore James couldn't possibly exist. Second, Gwen is fucking James instead of Owen. OOBER!AU. And of course totally Gary Stu. So far though, the actual plot isn't so bad, what there is of it so far. I'm not too far into it.

And I leave you with some Scythian.

Tags: books, fanfic, legacy of olympus, scythian, torchwood, vid recs, writing, wtf, youtube

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