Ask the Author: mediaville
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|Title:||Ask the Author: mediaville|
|Date(s):||July 13, 2009|
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Usually I get my ideas for fics when I'm at the gym, zoned out on the treadmill or something, and, like, a song will make me think of some scene, and then I'll spend the next hour daydreaming about boys falling in love. Generally there's not much of a plot idea - just one or two scenes that get in my head, and then when I get back to my computer I'll make a few notes, and then I'll usually write the story in one sitting that night after I put my kid to bed.
So, shorter fics come out like that - fast and furious. I don't use a beta for the short ones, not because I don't think I need one, but because I want to post right away and just get it OUT THERE, you know?For the short ones, I usually don't know how the fic is going to end when I write it, but it generally comes to me while I'm typing. If it doesn't, then that fic just dies a lonely death in my drafts folder. I think I have four fics just lingering in there now.
I definitely write BETTER when I write sequentially. It's also why I prefer shorter fics. I wrote my Big Bang all out of order and I HATED it. I somehow thought it would be easier to write if I just broke it out into scenes and tackled each one as they came to me. But instead, it just felt really disjointed and like it didn't flow right.
I'll admit 19k in 4 days was not fun. BUT I can't write slowly! I lose interest! Also, since I tend to be inspired by actual events, it doesn't work if I wait too long to write.I think whatever works for you is a good thing, because I love your fics. However, if it normally takes you a year to birth a fic, could you just get started on the Nick/Joe futurefic now, so that I'm still IN that fandom by the time you post it.