Wednesday, May 8, 2013

WIP Wednesday: FanFiction Peeps, This One's For You!


Current Project: Albion
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Dystopian, Science Fiction
Current Word Count: 12,263
This Week's Goal: 2,000 words

Yes, that is my goal for the current project.

However! (Yes, there's a however. Please don't wag a finger at me; I get that enough from the CP.)

I've been doin' the naughty, and converting my most recent Harry Potter fanfiction--the one I took down, because I thought it wasn't fair to keep up an indefinitely unfinished story--into a real, bona fide, potentially sellable novel. That's right. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. Ha!

OK, that wasn't that funny.

The hard part about all this is the back story. With Potter fanfic, if you make it futuristic (beyond their graduation, I mean, sans epilogue), you've got 7 books worth of back story beneath your belt. That's A LOT! Not to mention most people who read fanfiction have either read the books or, in the very least, watched the movies and liked them enough to actually read fanfic.

What that means for me is that I must create an entirely new, believable back story.

Wait. Why did I choose to do this again?

To my fanfic fans--I love you!!--this is the conversion of A Scandalous Proposition, and it's because of you and your amazing feedback I decided to have a go at it. The story hooked me from the get-go, I love the characters, the setting (although I have regrettably made the decision to move everyone to New Orleans, as I'm much more familiar with our American legal system--particularly Louisiana), and most of all I love the feeling fanfiction gives that, as an author, I don't have to worry about publication for profit. It's like I'm writing for me again, and THAT, dear readers, is the mindset to which I must return.

So, prayers, please, and lots of happy thoughts!

What are YOU guys up to this week? Enjoying beautiful weather? Anyone been out boating yet or anything? Not that I can, mind; I've the skin of a vampire. Sigh.

Peace, Love, and Junior Mints,

 
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6 comments

Andrew Leon said...

I really don't understand fanfic. I just don't. I've never had the desire to read it, much less write it.

Bonnie Rae said...

"Skin of a vampire" reminds me of that time we went to Dolphin Island, AL. You got so sunburned even though you convinced me you wouldn't. =P

Today I am working on a combined author website that I was just invited too. Just wrapped up the third Nether book and waiting for CP's and beta feedback. Start line editing tomorrow - YAY...not. Line edits make me shiver like hyenas saying "Mufasa"

Lynda R Young said...

I think it always come down to that joy of writing.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Since you have so much already written, you know where it's going, which will make it easier to create where it came from. That's the theory anyway.

Alyssia Kirkhart said...

@Andrew I once felt that same way, until I read my BFF's Harry Potter Draco/Hermione ship fanfic. The rest is history.

@Bonnie Oh, you just HAD to bring that up, didn't you?! LOL--'Til this day, I refuse to spend long moments in the sun. When people say, "We're headed to the beach for vacation this year!", I'm all, "Eh... have fun." Congratulations on your forward progress! Can't wait to read!!

@Lynda You hit it right on the head, Lynda, dear. If there's no joy, then why do it?

@Alex I like your theory, Alex. Let's just hope it holds up long enough for me to convert an entire story and make it just as believable. ;)

Louise said...

This sounds awesome! I loved that plot! Can't wait to read it in full! :) xxx

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