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Fic Tally - June 2014

Wow, can't believe it's July already! Yikes! Three weeks to go before I get a week off work, which I really, really need. But enough about that.

I wrote 60,000 words in June. Not only that, but my total of completed, that's completed fic word count, is just over 3,000,000. I posted a while ago about making the 3,000,000 word count mark, but that included completed and WIPs. My current WIP list is just over 425,000 words. I have a little while to go before one of my WIPs gets up to the same total as my highest completed fic. That one was the Truth About Men and Women. The WIP is Kryptonian Consort.

I'm still writing mostly Smallville, even though no one comments on it anymore. Not even my faithful fans comment, sadly. While I have plot bunnies coming out my ears for Smallville stories, I think I'll just finish the WIPs and then just stop posting, only because I hate to leave anything unfinished.

Anyway, I wrote a Supernatural story, set post Season Nine. Yes, it's a het. While I do admit to reading some SPN slash, I just can't write Dean and Sam together like that. I'm not squicky about it, I just can't do it. The story I wrote is a het, but it's not a crossover with Smallville. Much as I like the idea of Chloe and Dean together, it just didn't fit with the picture I had in my head.

I pretty much obsessed over that story for three weeks, posted it, then decided it was complete crap. The writing's fine, just the story itself. So while I might write episodal fic, I think I'll just stay away from the original stuff.

Other than that, I posted a chapter each of two new Smallville stories, only because the plot bunnies just wouldn't shut the hell up, and I did make a promise a long time ago to someone about writing one particular story. I would say those WIPs will take the longest to resolve.

I'm losing my enthusiasm for writing fanfic, actually writing in general. It's not like anyone really cares about my stuff, so it's becoming rather pointless. This is why I'm not posting any new chapters on my old stuff until they're finished, then posting pretty much in one hit.

Well, you guys don't want to hear about my sucky life, but yeah, my job sucks, my hobbies suck and I pretty much suck. So there you go. Yes, I am depressed, why do you ask?


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Jun. 30th, 2014 09:49 pm (UTC)
Oh! *pulls you in for a long, long hug* I'm sorry, sweetie. I wish I could help you feel better. I haven't been reading hardly anything that's not on my books to read list as I work to catch up on it. (Yours is next, I swear!) You're not a bad writer, not at all. It's just the summer doldrums, I think. (at least up here it's summer) All sorts of commenting falls off June through September.

*snuggles you* I won't say don't give up because if writing isn't making you happy then there's no reason to do it. But I hope you won't. You're a great writer and a wonderful person. I'd hate to see you go away.
Jul. 1st, 2014 06:31 am (UTC)
Thank you, Mary. Your support means a lot. Forgive the long rambly email I just sent you.
Jun. 30th, 2014 11:27 pm (UTC)

I hope you'll reconsider, hon. I know it's tough to write stuff no one comments on (I have that problem with Public Enemies) but if it makes you feel good, that's the important thing. If it doesn't, then it's time to put the quill back in the inkstand. :) Still, LJ and the Internet in general is quiet for so-called social media. People used to comment all the time and then just stopped. You can't tell here on LJ but I bet you get a good number of hits.

It's up to you, of course, whether to write or not. I just don't think it's anything personal, just general laziness. :)
Jul. 1st, 2014 06:34 am (UTC)
The thing is, I'm used to the fact that I get hardly any comments. Most people don't like long plotty stories. I get that. It's how I write and I'm not going to apologise for that. But there's a lot more than just lack of comments on my stuff going on. I keep asking myself a lot lately, if there's no payoff, what am I doing it for? And it's not just the fanfics, it's everything. *shrug* I dunno.

The hug is very much appreciated.
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