?

Log in

 
 
13 October 2011 @ 10:11 am
Today's fannish plan  
RIP Creamsicle, one of our three goldfish, this morning. Poor little dude - he's been fading for days. :(

Today I will work on Black Sails, and also try to lay out my plot for my NaNo project.

this was last year's poll with descriptions of my four ideas.

I think I've decided to do the modern romantic thriller idea with genre elements. The three fantasy ideas are more problematic: one is too large to deal with in NaNo (and possibly the Dragons in the East thing is too reminiscent of GoT these days. It wouldn't be the same, but still) One is part of a world I created with others which makes it legally un-doable and therefore pointless to rewrite. The third I have a draft for it that I'd completely replot and redo but I'm just not enthused about it enough.

But thrillers mean hardcore structure and plot. Which since I don't actually KNOW the whole plot, means I better get to figuring it out! I don't even know my female lead well enough since I kind of want her to do incompatible things.

And I'm also trying to decide whether writing it as a fanfic AU (which is what it started out as) or stripping that out from the beginning (i.e. changing the names) will make it quicker/easier to write.
Tags:
 
 
 
kag523 on October 13th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
Okay - I just LOVE that you are doing this! And it doesn't surprise me in the LEAST because you are so epic! *cheers for you* I cannot wait to read what you write (and publish... so that I can brag I knew you when).

KAG Random:

I'm also trying to decide whether writing it as a fanfic AU (which is what it started out as) or stripping that out from the beginning (i.e. changing the names) will make it quicker/easier to write.

I um... thought I was the only one who did this. The ONLY fic I ever pulled offline was for this exact reason. I haven't finished altering it yet, but it's there.

Oh Liz. I love your brain! *HUGS HUGS HUGS*

(And then some Trucco grins for YOU!)

Photobucket
lizardbeth: Anders- featherslizardbeth_j on October 13th, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
oh no, you are definitely not the only one. I know there are profic novels out there with the serial numbers on the fanfic rubbed out. And my Option Two in the poll is actually a huge AU of Babylon 5 which I wrote and never put on line either.

You and me, we're like the epic twins! :D




kag523 on October 14th, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
You and me, we're like the epic twins! :D

#WINNING

Photobucket
entertaining in a disturbing way: Ellen Tigh is gleefullyssie on October 13th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAH. ahem.

I vote #1. Obvsly.

It might be easier in the short term to keep the same names, but in the long term, you can't rely on your readings knowing the emotional/descriptive short-hand for "Kara and Sam flirt all the time and have sex. A lot."

ok. Maybe not emotional per se.

But that is a thing. That we take some short-cuts when writing fanfic that you can't take in original fiction.
lizardbeth: Kara-Anders IIlizardbeth_j on October 13th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
ARE YOU LAUGHING AT MY GOLDFISH DEATH? (at least I didn't eat it like in that commercial..LOL)

but yeah, I'm thinking the fanfic names might get in the way of re-characterizing them. Not just that they have to stand on their own, but I might be tempted to keep them in their canon boxes, when they have to be able to develop naturally. Though I'm sure you and anyone else who knows, will be able to see the roots, no matter what I do. :)




entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on October 14th, 2011 12:09 am (UTC)
I was not. I'd, uh, actually forgotten that in the hilarity of PIANO-PLAYING AND ROCK STAR SCIENTISTS. ahem.

I am sorry the goldfish died.

but I might be tempted to keep them in their canon boxes, when they have to be able to develop naturally

And that's generally the crux of the problem, or so I've heard.
lizardbeth: Trucco-Kateelizardbeth_j on October 14th, 2011 02:22 am (UTC)
I knew you weren't - it was just funny since we usually reply in order. Anyway, not even kidlet is broken up by it, so it's okay if you were giggly. :)

Speaking of giggly:
I DID NOT SHARE MY NEW PLAN YET. WHICH IS ROCK STAR SCIENTISTS AND PIANO PLAYING SPIES..



entertaining in a disturbing way: Kara Sam WHAT IS THISlyssie on October 14th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
....!!!!!

That is like extreme id-crack for my brains. It is perfect.
old at being young, young at being old: Kara/Samlynnez59 on October 13th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
Ooh. Good luck with this. I think some free writing or sketching might help with the thriller plot...but also you could just see where it goes as you write and then go back shape things together as needed.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on October 14th, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
I usually keep the plot in my head as i write (I 'discover' it - to an extent, though I also generally have some kind of general idea of how it all goes), but this one's definiitely going to require a bit more effort in the plotting department.
old at being young, young at being oldlynnez59 on October 14th, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC)
No I'm like that to. I used to write a lot of sketches and plot points when I was writing original stuff but have gotten out of that since I started writing fanfic