ellieet: (Sherlock's book)
What do I do when I haven't touched a fanfic for two years, it's two thirds done, but the thing holding it up is Chapter 5, because no matter how I shape it, it doesn't come out right? And yet the universe you've created is still firm in your heart and head and you can't let it go and you really want to write more but you can't until this story is done?

Any ideas?

AAAAAARGH.

Feb. 12th, 2014 05:14 pm
ellieet: (Sherlock's book)
I want to enter a short story competition, deadline of which is Friday and I'm keen to get it in tonight so I know it's done and out of the way and I won't keep fretting over it. I just keep going over it, changing bits and bobs so it doesn't feel natural and I'm worried I'll end up ruining the whole thing. There's just that 'something' feeling, where I'm worried that everything's not quite right. I don't know if I should hold back for a bit from submission, or just bite the bullet and send it in now, after which I'll probably be fretting that it's not right, or wait until after dinner. I'm procrastinating like crazy at this point and I just want to get rid of it - also, I want to get ahead of what will probably be a last minute rush tomorrow evening.

WRITING IS HARD DAMMIT.

Hmmmm...

Sep. 23rd, 2013 09:41 pm
ellieet: (Sherlock and John: Christmas cancelle)
Okay, what do you do when you have a particular idea for a fic's final act, if you will, and it's taking place in a real building that you have your heart absolutely set on, but you can't find a photo of a perfect venue for the scene to be carried out?

Just, the place I need is perfect, but I don't know what anything inside looks like, meaning I'm afraid I'll get the scene wrong. What's a girl to do?
ellieet: (John smiling)
I think I could really use some help, guys.

The only material I've written in the last year... )
ellieet: (John smiling)
I've actually done a bit of writing tonight. Woohoo, go me.

My brain seems to write better at night but I haven't been doing it for a number of reasons recently: other anxieties, work, just all-round sleeping badly and really too unhappy to write anything properly. Still, it's nice to get a breath of fresh air. :)
ellieet: (Sherlock's book)
Right now, my writing skills still feel a bit rusty - or maybe I'm focusing too much on the wrong things. I'm not enjoying it very much at the moment. I brought this worry up with my Dad a few nights ago and he said, 'Well, you haven't been in the mood,' which I think is right. But I face the pointless task of keeping myself up all night to write something I feel rather lukewarm over right now, just to prove to myself that I can - and it's not worth it. Better to let it return in its own time - although I hope it won't take too long.
ellieet: (Sherlock and John: Christmas cancelle)
Work has resumed on "Going Anywhere." I'm determined to finish the damn thing, but to be honest, I really wouldn't mind writing something new besides that. I don't think I'd realised it until now, but it actually feels a little weird, writing a story I started on the back of Series 1 and now really want to finish on the back of Series 2, when things have 'moved on' in the show itself; things have developed. On top of everything else, it'll just be stupid if it still hasn't been finished when Series 3 starts. And to be honest, I haven't made the most of the second Great Fandom Hiatus, which, oddly enough, is part of what I like about Sherlock.

Yeah, just to clarify, I am in fact talking about Sherlock here.
ellieet: (Being Human: What is this??)
It would be quite nice if my parents could leave me to write a fanfiction in peace and quiet, with my headphones happily in, and not question what I'm writing when I just want to be left alone. I had a seriously emotional night last night, and I need to get it down on paper. I'm in need of some comfort, and would like all the RL problems to leave me alone for today.

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