I really am around, I promise. Please bare with me as I slowly try to get back into the swing of things.
The Good News: I’m working on fanfiction again! I do like writing fanfic; it’s a good exercise in writing technique, characterization, etc. In college, I took a few poetry classes, and we were encouraged to try writing poetry in the different voices of well-known poets, which provided excellent practice in finding our own voice and technique. I view fanfiction a lot like this. I also have fun doing it, and the community is interesting and gives instant feedback. All of this makes me feel like I grow as a writer!
The Bad News: I still have a “real life” with commitments and obligations. I still work full-time, I still write my own original things, and I still have to do “adult responsibility stuff.” All of this means my updates for fanfiction will be sporatic. Knowing me, that means long hiatuses punctuated with sudden flurry of activity when I suddenly find time to post a bevy of things. You’re going to have to be patient, and for that I’m sorry.
What does this mean for Cordite Quill’s Corner? The posts here will probably be infrequent, at least to start with, until I find my stride again. Since my fanfiction writing will be sporatic, this blog will focus on books, movies, musings on writing, good fanfiction I’ve found (from a variety of source material), etc. I’m also going to start posting my stories here, so there’s an alternative source for them; not just fanfiction.net.
What about unfinished works?! Every so often I get someone asking about my unfinished work, mostly The Clockwork Heart. I will eventually post a longer blog where I talk about what happened with The Clockwork Heart, and why I’m not sure if it’ll ever be finished (I’m sorry!). For right now, though, here is a break-down of incomplete works I am still working to finish and ones I am defining as “on indefinite hiatus” (and just to provide a thorough list, I’ve included works I’ve completed at the bottom of the list):
Active (currently in the works):
“Bound and Delivered”
Indefinite Hiatus (inactive until further notice):
“A Long Layover”
“The Clockwork Heart”
Complete (read the whole thing now!):
“Candies and Pumpkins”
“State of Mind”
“The Red Thread”
“Welcome to the Funhouse”
My newest work, “Welcome to the Funhouse,” was meant to be a quick, standalone oneshot, however I began to get ideas. So, I’ve been working on a full-length story in which “Welcome to the Funhouse” will serve as a prequel. I will devote a separate, more complete blog post about each of my inactive stories, explaining where they are and why they were placed on the hiatus list. If a story you enjoyed is on the hiatus list, all I can do is apologize. I know it sucks, I hate it when a story I like remains incomplete. I just hope you don’t hate me too much…
Note: For now, find all my stories at Fanfiction.net!