Good Morning, how are you? How is life treating you? Life for myself has been a little crazy; however, I am choosing to ignore the storm clouds I see on the horizon and ignore the voice in my head that says I’m not good enough. I also decided a few days ago to participate in something called Fictober. Now Fictober is a term for fanfiction writers where they write a story every single day of October. I am going to attempt to write a story every single day!!! Oh yeah if you want to join this journey with me here is the link where you can find these stories. https://archiveofourown.org/series/1503431
I will warn you though, I am totally an Ellick(Borres)shipper, and probably all the stories will revolve around these two characters.
Now those long-time readers know that I love to write. Poetry, forms for work, short stories, blogs, anything involving word I love it. However, Fiction writing is very different than blogging.
I started this blog with the hope of just processing things that I couldn’t say out loud, things that bothered me or things that I couldn’t handle. I also wrote this blog so that my loved ones know what I am struggling with without me saying the words. Sometimes I can distance myself enough without saying the words.
Furthermore, fanfiction is very different than blogging. There a few similarities; the process is the same, getting rid of the nagging feeling when I watch a tv show or movie that left me dissatisfied. There is a community with fanfictions as well.
The significant differences are with fanfiction and blogging, fanfictions I can change the story. IN Blogging its often with my blogs especially, what you read is what you get. I also know with Fanfictions it’s much easier to write because I am can distance myself from the words on the page. What I mean is, the character might be going through the same thing I am, but it’s not Danie going through it, It’s Ellie, or Astrid, or Rogue going through it.
Fanfictions are always easier to write, then blogging because blogging I use a lot more filters. If I am struggling with something that someone said to me, I often refer to them as just a friend, trying to keep their anonymity a secret because I value them as a friend but also as a human being. Another filter I use is how much I share because there is a line for privacy. If I am struggling because of a health issue or lack of sleep issues, I might not tell you, my readers, precisely what is wrong. Finally, there are moments that God tells me to write, and I have to come up with the most positive way to write it without you thinking I’m a mental case. There are a lot of gymnastics involved, and blogging some days are hard.
In My fanfictions, I often put the character in the worst situation rand write them out. However, I realized that I cannot write action sequences. When I start writing about Bullets flying and punches getting thrown, the dialogue suffers, and then I feel like it becomes choppy.
All of my fanfictions come from a nagging feeling much like the voice which tells what to blog for the day. Unlike blogging, where I struggle how to say what I am feeling, fanfictions come pretty quickly. I used to write every day for college, so this challenge is not that daunting. Except when it is, for fanfiction and fandom, the fears of not liking a character or not reading fanfictions or never being able to write again are a little daunting because I am so wrapped up in the community.
One of the main reasons I challenged myself to write a story every single day was to see if I could write every single day.
Well, I gotta go, I have a story to finish. And probably another to start. Thank you for listening and remember even the smallest challenges to oneself have the most significant impact.
5 1 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
TTFN and God Bless you and keep you