It’s been … a few months since I’ve talked about this WIP. I wanted to be honest and say a few things:
- I’m still working on this story. I’m not giving it up. I’m still very attached to my OCs and I want to share them and their story with the world.
- If you’ve been following this blog, then you will know that I’ve very recently started a fanfiction. This fandom that I’m writing for, I honestly only remembered it as a passing thought somewhere in the middle of last year. Then it started popping up in my head more frequently, until I began to see flashes of scenes in my head and occasionally fantasise about them. It eventually got to the point where I had enough of those scenes floating around that I thought “why not?” and made a one shot for one of them.
Fast forward to today where I currently have over 43k words written for the first fic in a planned series of 6 stories, about 2 of the next stories in this series planned out in rough detail, the beginnings and endings and bits and pieces of fully fleshed out scenes from the rest of the stories thought up and written down in bullet points, and 20+ pages worth of worldbuilding and main character details and side character backstories and side plots and what-have-you scattered across various documents that I’ve had no other choice but to collectively dedicate to this series because this idea was literally the only thing I daydreamed about for 5 months whenever I was tired and miserable with studying and wanted something fun to get lost in when I went to sleep at night. It just … it kept growing and growing and growing and now I’m a little bit overwhelmed (but also! excited!! very excited!!! it’s like a drug)
I … really, really did not expect to fall this deep into a fandom I was in over a decade ago. And since I have all this drive for it right now I want to wrestle with this a little more and get some of the hype out of my system so that maybe I can spend less of my every waking moment thinking about it.
- My plan right now is to complete the first fic in this series before I hop back to this WIP and complete it too. Again, I adore the OCs I’ve created and I don’t want to abandon them, but when I write for them I want to be fully focused on doing it without another story going on in the background.
There is one good thing of note that has come from writing this fic series: my writing style has gotten monumentally better, not to mention my story planning, worldbuilding, and character building skills as well - I am still reeling from all the changes I can see between the writing I’m doing now versus what I had going on in my second draft - and I’m not even half way through this fic yet. By the end of this I’m sure that the quality of my writing will have improved even more, and then I’ll be able to give all of you a story that’s better than it could have been half a year ago
and also maybe if I finish this fic that I impulsively started then I just might be able to convince myself that I am in fact capable of finishing something for once in my life
TL:DR: I’m still going to write this story, but I’m going to complete my other story first so it will be a few months before I start talking about this story again. Thank you in advance for your patience.
Taglist for the people who’ve so far responded positively to or reblogged my WIP intro post (this is a very rough taglist, please ask if you want to be added or removed):
@idreamonpaper , @sunnydwrites , @bluewritesbadly , @thewriteblrchronicles , @srazar-left , @elliewritesstories , @majesticduckie , @stellaskia , @writersblockandapotoftea , @ill-write-when-im-dead , @cometworks , @ofvisitorsthefairest, @punkrockpicsandfics , @stephrawlingwrites , @elaynab-writing , @adie-dee , @somegaywritersfactory , @mastery-in-procrastination , @abalonetea , @indecentpause , @lookslikechill , @itsyaboi-fil , @danwriterblr , @writingonesdreams , @thelysstener , @purrfectwriting , @jowriteist , @liesversusjournals