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05 December 2004 @ 11:43 pm
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Long day with lot's of waiting, but I'm finally home. Finished up packing in the morning, then took the bus to the airport where I killed 5 hours waiting for the flight. Spent most of that time writing fic. I was too beat to be nervous about the flight and wrote on the fic through most of it. Mom and bro picked me up. The first thing they said was that I should have let them know the details of my travel plans earlier (I figured that 12 hours in advance was sufficient, besides I would have been okay with taking the train home). We weren't at the car yet when Mom got starteed on me looking physically unwell: too pale with dark shadows under the eyes, and too thin. I have no idea how much I weigh, but I think I'm thin, maybe even skinny, but definetly not too thin. Mom insisted that I have dinner even though I had half a sandwich on the flight. Then I finally got to retreat to my room. People interaction overload.

Totally different topic. In the 8th week of college as work had started to get less, I started writing fanfic again, but somehow ended but not produing one readable result. Those who have read my fic (allegedly someone atually has) know that I'm a sucker for intricate plots. I write complicated casefiles, conspiracies and have even attempted to write a fic involving time travel, but that one is unfisnished to this day. But all my plot ideas lately are plots that either will make readers wonder what drugs the author was on or, even worse, start off fine, but then suddenly go off the rails completly. But the fics want to be written.
 
 
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kimberlychapmankimberlychapman on December 6th, 2004 01:32 am (UTC)
Complicated is good as long as it's done well. I like complicated plots. I like multiple threads that weave together and apart, forming interlinking cause-and-effect chains. I have had to flowchart my plots before. This is how I end up with 330,000 word tomes. :)

That's how life is. Nothing exists in a vacuum. Sure, you can push a lot aside for fiction, but really, complications matter in real life. Look at the WAT thing...the whole Maria-Jack-Sam-Martin thing is hugely complicated with twists and turns and backstabbing and shoulder-crying and whatnot, but that's why we like it.

So write, dear. Write out your complicated plots. Anything that wants to be written should be. Afterwards, you can keep it private if you don't like it, but do please write it in the first place. Always write. It's good for you. Honest.

*hugs*