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Write me a story?

So real life has taken a turn for the worse... *glares at reality* After reading about some of things that other people have going on, I really feel guilty about complaining. I suppose everything is relative though.

The boyfriend and I were supposed to go on vacation this Thursday. We were heading to our cabin in Virgina for a week. Between graduate school and the two jobs, it's extremely hard for me to get away. Now because of his serious back problem and the need for him to find a new doctor, it's not going to happen. I don't blame him because he has to put his health first. I know I shouldn't whine about it, but I was looking forward to the break. I *needed* the break. But alas, I shall continue to march.

I've got stacks of cases sitting on my desk at work and lots of school work that I've let slide that needs attention so I suppose that's what I'll be doing over the holiday break. I'm not going to take any days off from work though. I've got a strange mental block when it comes to taking time off. If I'm not leaving town, I can't justify it in my mind. I've always been weird like that. Sure, I've got over two months of leave on the books, but god forbid I take a day off. I need to work on that. lol

So basically, will someone write me a story? A drabble? Anything?

I feel like writing, but I'm afraid I'll start killing off characters. I tend to do that when I need to vent. :)

If anyone is still reading this, thanks for listening.



Nov. 20th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
I'm flattered that you're flattered! :-)

There have been times when I've agreed with him, too. I'm just glad you enjoyed the story. ::hugs back::
Nov. 20th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
I think we've all been there at one time or another. If you're working multiple jobs and juggling grad school, you'll probably be there again one day!

I definitely enjoyed the story. ;)
Nov. 20th, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
I really only have one part time job in the math department on campus, plus my three grad classes. But I tutor and I work as a church musician as well, so it feels like having at least two separate jobs. Of course, this is after doing three undergraduate degrees in four years, so it almost feels easy!

I've actually had trouble finding the inspiration to write, so your post was quite helpful in that regard. It gave me the push I needed to start writing again. Now if only I could get moving on my OT3 Ficathon story or the story I have in progress on Teaspoon... :-)
Nov. 20th, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
Oops... that was me. :-)
Nov. 20th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
LOL I do that all the time. ;)

I did two undergraduate degrees while working full time. Obviously I didn't value sleeping... Now I'm taking nine credit hours, working full time, and working a second job...for fun.

You definitely sound like you stay busy! Hopefully all of the activities keeps you happy. I complain about being busy, but you should see me when I'm bored! That's even worse!

We've got to get you inspired!! I can't have my favorite Who author losing her vision! I adore Heat Tolerance and can't wait for an update. :) All of your stories are amazing. I just can't say enough good things about them. When I'm shamelessly promoting your stories, I always describe you as a "plot rich" author. :) If there is any way I can help in the inspiration department just let me know! I've got my own Who story I need to update too. A little Doctor whumping is always good for the soul...

I'm participating in the OT3 ficathon as well. I haven't even started my story, but it's a smut request so I don't have to put too much thought into it. I'm just trying to find it in myself to write smut in the Who universe.
Nov. 21st, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
I do like being busy. After graduating college I spent three months being pointedly not-busy, but by the last of those months I had turned to writing Doctor Who fic to keep from going mad with boredom. Then I started grad school, and had to reevaluate my definition of busy. :-)

I'm a teensy bit stuck with Heat Tolerance right now. The problem is that I don't really like the story. The whole thing is setup for a scene that happens in the next part, and it feels (at least to me) like that's really obvious. I haven't used nearly as much detail as I usually do, and I've kina skimmed through the days they spent walking just to reach that one scene back on the TARDIS that happens in the next part.

My authorly excuse is that Martha's recollections of those days would focus on her patients and the Doctor. But the truth is I just wasn't interested enough in the backstory to write it 'properly' with the attention it deserves.

But people keep saying they like it, so I'm probably just being overly critical of my own work. It's a bad habit that I think we all have.

So I know basically what happens in the next part, and pretty much what I want to write for the OT3 Ficathon as well. I just have to have a free moment where I actually feel like writing. That's why your fic request helped, I wanted to write something for you so I suddenly found it easy to write. I actually wrote that fic in the comment box, and then realized it was too big for LJ and moved it to Teaspoon.

It was going to be a much shorter fic at first. Maybe just a drabble. But then the Doctor started ranting...

I'm sure I'll get going on those fics after Turkey Day, though. But if you ever have theories or ideas about something I'm in the process of posting, definitely tell me! I love creative input from readers, because if it isn't the readers I'm writing for, who is it?

::big hugs::
Nov. 22nd, 2007 01:29 pm (UTC)
It's hard when, as the author, you're not enjoying the story. It does feel like you're setting us up for something, but I don't think that's a bad thing. I don't think it feels rushed though. You were very detailed when you wrote Loophole and Sense. Perhaps it's because you've got more time constraints now?

You could always rewrite it and see if that makes you happy. Of course with your schedule, I don't you have the time. Sometimes starting a new project and leaving a problem story alone for awhile helps too. That's probably have I have a stack of stories that need to be finished... LOL

LOL We are all our own worst critics. Sometimes you just have to trust the fact that your readers think and *know* the story is good. I'd have quit writing long ago if I'd listened to myself.

I'll be sure to let you know if I think of something! I've got tons of ideas, but I'm always hesitant to share because I never know how an author will feel about input. Please feel free to do the same if you read anything I've written. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!