I know it was done originally by The Zombies (great band name, by the by), but the version I have in my head will always be that of vocal group Straight No Chaser. Happy Tuesday, readers -- it's the time of the season for blog posts! And slush. Lots and lots of slush. Not sure I wouldn't prefer straight snow to this wet stuff.
Still, I can't control the weather, no matter how hard I try, so I just have to put up with it. And unfortunately, I also can't (easily) control the stories my brain tells me. I've learned how to have some control, but if I'm not inspired, if I can't see that world and hear those voices, then writing from there is going to be... a challenge, let's say.
All of which is a long-winded way of saying that there is sadly no news on originals just yet. The fan fiction is going great -- I'm getting more ideas for that all the time, including new worlds I might branch out to -- but by its very nature, fanfic doesn't pay the bills. It can satisfy other needs, including being just plain fun, but not that one.
In other news, it is also the time of the season for riding the mood swing. I am doing my best not to grump or gripe too loudly at you, O readers, because you're nice people and don't deserve that, but I've been very much up and down these last few days and weeks, and that also affects my writing. Sometimes it boosts it, but usually...
Well, I think you can guess. Experiencing the emotions I write about, or reasonable facsimiles thereof, is necessary to getting them down on paper, but I also need enough distance that I can write them clearly. And when I'm having bouts of various upsetnesses, which isn't a word but oh well, distance isn't a thing I can do.
Looking back over this post, it's very excuse-y (my day for coining new terms, it seems), but I wanted to be further along on Playing with Fire and working seriously on Snowball by now, and it annoys me that I'm not. At least the fanfic is going well... maybe I should see if there's a market out there for professional fan writers.
What do you think, O readers? Should we petition some of our favorite authors to audition fan writers, to read their existing work and hear their new ideas, and sublet their worlds to the very best for pay? Or would that destroy the niche fan fiction holds in our minds and hearts? Thoughts welcome. See everybody on Thursday, I hope!