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01 June 2005 @ 02:11 pm
typing away  
After a not so good time over the weekend and on Monday, I'm feeling better now.

On Sunday the parentals came back from their mini-vacation in France. They have bought wine and a painting. The painting is pretty nice. I have no idea what the kind of style is called, it's geometric shapes. It just clashes with most of the other ones we have around the house, which are mostly landscapes and various renditions of local churches and chapels. My father refuses to hang up the portraits of several generations of ancestors. There were several artists back there who painted and scultped quite productively ;)


My writing poroductivity has suffered while I was not feeling so well. I have only gotten through the prologue and the first chapter of the mpreg challenge fic. It has been hard work. I dicthed my first take at the prologue entitely and started over. I think I can live with how the second attempt at it turned out. The first chapter, well, not too happy with it. It's too heavy on description. I prefer writing dialogue. But the events in the chapter don't make for much dialogue.  I have Elizabeth trying to comfort Rodney in this chapter. Although I can see her try to do this, this is not how I would typically write her. Elizabeth, as I usually write her, is more the solitary leader and through the choices she has to make, sometimes even acts as the antagonist. Another issue with the fic: I'm not sure whether to make it slash or gen. I have left that open in the first chapter which only provides introduction to events during which the story is set. The challenge was set on a slash list, with probably slash in mind. Space Pirates was initially a slash fic project (in the first chapter anyways, there was talk of love at one point), but I didn't pursue the point, and won't in the rest of the story. Never Mind was supposed to be preslash, but I had some problem with my then beta-reader over this. She found the charcaterisations in the gen version better. These days I go without a beta reader. If anyone wants to give it a try, I'd be delighted.

Generally I don't worry about reviews too much. I like it when people review what I write, but I'm not bothered when they say negative things, mostly about my grammar and spelling. But I'm wondering about the mpreg fic. It's probably going to get me flamed to hell. It should be obviously that it's not a serious fic, but there are always fangirls and would-be purists who don't get that fanfic is there to have fun. There is no such thing as an inherently bad idea in fanfic, I dare to say. There are just a lot of poorly executed ideas.

Space Pirates is now in the works again. I'm not entirely finished with the research for the upcoming parts yet. Among other things, I'm still waiting for one book from the library that I wanted to check.
 
 
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(Anonymous) on June 1st, 2005 01:09 pm (UTC)
I have read most of the Fan fiction that you have written, yes there are grammar errors etc in it, but I don't care. Neither should you. You have the talent to write, and you should not waste it. I would kill to be able to come up with just a quarter of your ideas. I will be reading your fiction and think to myself where the hell did that come from, and how. Please continue to please yourself with your ideas and writing, because at the end of the day you are writing for your own creativity. Will get off my soap box now. I love your stories - but then anything with McKay and Sheppard in it rocks.
Suzyximene_xuxa on June 1st, 2005 09:50 pm (UTC)
I have not read many of your fics recently, but I would have to agree with the above person's comment. And if you need a beta, I'd be happy to help.

Suzy
(Anonymous) on June 2nd, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
SPACE PIRATES
Someone wrote is KAZ, which is me, it would not let me type in a name with that comment. I have just read chapter 12 of Space Pirates on Fanfiction site - so glad you updated. I really like this story, your stories are quite original and differ greatly to the run of the mill stuff. As I said above, you have a talent and you should not waste it. Really pleased that you have carried on with this, intrigued. Thanks.
Illmanillman on June 2nd, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC)
Re: SPACE PIRATES
Thanks. Glad that you like the story Space Pirates. Considering that I made the six months mark with my update today, I'm amazed that there are people still reading the story. Hopefully I'll be able to update more frequently now. I've rewritten most of my lost notes for Space Pirates. Again, thanks for the review.
(Anonymous) on June 3rd, 2005 10:43 am (UTC)
Re: SPACE PIRATES
FROM KAZ Looking forward to more updates.