Post by Siana Blackwood on Jan 31, 2015 4:44:51 GMT
An unexpected thing about the characters in one of my big 'WIPs-from-hell' in the last few days (possible thread on the nature of 'heroes' coming soon...) made me realise that this particular story seems to start demanding attention around the same time every year. February rolls around and suddenly the Dispersion characters wake up again.
So I was wondering if this happens to anyone else. Do you have a time of year when one plot bunny is particularly hard to resist? Or maybe some other 'bunny wake up call' - music, weather, a certain state of health and so on.
Post by Jᴀy A. Rᴀᴍᴀ 💀🐍 on Jan 31, 2015 5:33:00 GMT
It's not cyclical across the board like that for me. Dark Arcana wakes up like clockwork every autumn though. During the hot, dead, heavy months, it sleeps, but when there's a nip in the air, and NaNo comes round the corner, the amber and green of Arcaen paint themselves across my mind, and my irritating DA characters suddenly demand attention again. It's gotten so that I almost can't write anything else during that time of year, and I have to schedule everything else around it. This year the only reason I could write Darkspace during NaNo was because it's set in the same Arcaen universe, being that Arc city is Arcaen's future.
"Be excellent to each other...and party on, dudes!" - Bill and Ted
Post by Danielle Wayland on Jan 31, 2015 5:42:20 GMT
I got something like that.
When it starts getting warm/Springtimey and especially when I walk the dogs in it, a story I started back in March 2009 called Over the Rainbow starts to refocus. It was my first time writing in 1st person and the first story I posted on fictionpress.net, and in the beginning it was a huge success (by ch20 I had 300+ reviews). Then I got dumb and couldn't make up my mind, rewrote big chunks of it into oblivion, took it down off the site, deleted a bunch of stuff, floundered, wish I could buy a time machine so I could beat myself silly with a dead fish, and gave up on it. I've since put back up the first 4 chapters, as those are the only bits I left untouched, and though I yearn to dive back into it, I get scared and back off. I fear I'm not funny enough for it, that I'll overthink things like I did last time and disappoint everybody
Sometimes if I watch a show or movie that I haven't seen in a while, something in the back of my mind will wake up and go, "Whatever happened to that fic you wrote for this? Do you still have the disc? Can you re-create it somehow? Do you remember enough of the plot to rewrite it from the beginning?"
Never mind that the number of unfinished stories I have on ff.net is almost twice my age. When inspiration strikes, I'm off!
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