November 27th, 2003

Due South

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I'm still anxiously awaiting Tuesday. I've everything finished and handed in except my English essay. Now I just have to get through two exams and one quiz - but I'm thinking I might blow off the quiz. It's the best two out of three, and on the last two I've got 17 and 20 - both out of 20. We'll see how stressed I am.

I don't know if the stress/constant thinking about school is the reason, but for the last few days I've been feeling very blasé about the whole fanfiction thing. I mean, I've been writing a bit, but I'm not really caring about it.

Okay, so I'm having a bit of fun writing MHT3K again. But most of my other stuff is either 100 words here and 50 words there, or else me rambling in free writing. I think I just want to finish something for once. But then, of course, is the whole editing and perfecting stage that I really don't want to think about. I'm blaming it on all the papers/academic stuff I've been doing. But not wanting to do it = not doing it = not finishing anything.

Then, of course, is the fact that despite my good intentions, I will not have finished a single part for either Summer at Lyonesse or Nightmares as I had hoped. Okay, so Summer I've written almost 3500 words, but that's for several parts. Nightmares, I think, I've written 10 words in. I really, really want to finish some of these unfinished, posted stuff hanging over my head. And never, ever post without finishing ever, ever again.

Then I'm considering cleaning up some of my stories and posting them at Fiction Alley. But I hate their genre system. Take Crossword Puzzles for example. Where do I put it? Riddikulus (I don't care about spelling tonight) is for light and fluffy stuff - the ending certainly isn't. The Dark Arts is for drama and angst - the majority of it certainly isn't.

There's a reason pretty much all of my stuff over at ff.n is listed as "General" for their genre.

I took a break from everything last night and part of today and read Tom Robbins' Skinny Legs and All. It's hardly any surprised that I loved it. I mean, Tom Robbins is one of the best authors out there in my opinion. If you haven't read him, you should pick him up.