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06 May 2006 @ 01:42 pm
I haven't been posting here since I've turned into some sort of comment slut on other people's LJs. Not sure why, but maybe I'm in a mood. And my poor neglected blog! I need to do some making up in that regard soon. There's just so many hours in the day, and only so many tired brain cells.

Plans for the weekend? Plan a menu for the next two weeks so I can complete my shopping list. Fun! And then the dreaded cleaning of the apartment. Catch up on the DVR, try to figure out how to DL torrents, eat something, drink more tea, get dressed at some point, and maybe get some writing done.

I'm really struggling with the story I'm currently working on. It needs to be finished, it really does. It's the third part of a trilogy, and there are people waiting so patiently for me to post it. So I feel guilty. It's been two years, so I deserve to feel guilty. Unfinished fic guilt! I started writing it before my nearly three year writing dry spell, and though I totally revised it when I started again in Dec. I think part of it is not being in the same mental 'place' I was when I started the trilogy. But I don't want the characters to seem schizophrenic, so I'm trying very hard to keep the mood and tones matching -- does that make sense? -- and I think that's where I'm hitting a wall. And my brain is off wandering to other stories I want to write, so that doesn't help either. There are parts I love, so I don't hate the story, it's just getting it to the finish line. I'm particularly fond of the interaction between Methos and Jack Sparrow, but no one will ever read it if I don't get cracking! Yes, I'm rambling. I have eye pain today, so I'm not focusing properly.

Which brings us back to long comments! If I'm writing comments and posting, I'm avoiding working on the fic!

If you got to the end of this post, congrats!

: soresore eyes
Music Box: nothing, nada, silence
dontkickmycanedontkickmycane on May 7th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)
Congrats and a cookie? I made it.

And I completely sympathize with the trouble you are having with your fic. I am having similar mood and character crises in one of my stories, so I wish you luck with it, Ith.
Brynna Morgan: angelfirenze dramaqueenbrynnamorgan on May 7th, 2006 03:59 am (UTC)
I got to the end! LOL!

Believe me, I understand the whole "fic avoidance" thing. I have a few waiting in the wings myself. Sigh.
Ith: Jack - Pensiveithildyn on May 7th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
Uncle Greg Lollipops all around!
enchantersnightenchantersnight on May 7th, 2006 09:47 am (UTC)
Hope you feel better soon sweetie.

This unfinished fic you mention can you point me to the first 2 chapters?

Ithithildyn on May 7th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie. Yeah, if you got to my archive, it's in the Bloodites section and the first part is "The Last Time We First Met". Down near the bottom of the page.

Are you ready for 'Deliverence' tomorrow? Or should I hold off a few days?
enchantersnightenchantersnight on May 8th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC)
Oh add another person waiting for the next story :)

very much enjoyed the first two (getting used to Star Trek crossover) but then anything with Methos will get me eventually!
Ith: Blue Girlithildyn on May 8th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC)
LOL, okay, I'll add you :) Glad you enjoyed them. Yeah, so much happened in our little universe due to being up at 3am on IRC and somone would say something like, "Hey, I wonder what would happen if a vampire tried to bring a pre immortal across?" or "What would happen to an immie if the Borg tried to assimilate them?" That is sort of what brought the Star Trek into it, though no one ever actually did the Borg thing! 6 or 7 bored women on IRC can create a lot of odd fic ideas!
pat: heartbreakerpat_t on May 7th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
fic avoidance? How about a year and a half? I so need to get back writing.

And eye pain? What's wrong? *hugs*. Hope you feel better soon
Ith: From Hellithildyn on May 7th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC)
I beat you! I avoidided writing for nearly three years [g] Heh I just started up again before Christmas. And I went bonkers, finishing 6-7 stories, but this one. Grrr!

Eye pain seems to be connected to my back injury which affects my neck which bothers my eyes. Hasn't bothered me for a few months, but it's been back for about a week now. [hums the leg bone's connected to the...]

She went that-a-way...jinxed_wood on May 18th, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC)
Ah, I know this one - I've just started writing after an eighteen month hiatus - difficult!