I Could Talk About the Moon and the June...
…but this blog is more than that. Couples who are strong and sharp(ly dressed), who do well together, who make good teams are the game here, whether Thrones or Cards, and at Downton the players are never ever made to appear ridiculous. A little bit of (Breaking) badness is always fun, but remember, "Never trust a Carlisle stan." Not ever. [Early 20th century fashion, Dany x Jorah, Mary x Richard, the Schraders, the Underwoods.]
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A: Current OTP
Mary/Richard gets all my fic attention at the moment, but we’ll see what happens after I finish SWH and GoT S4 starts. ;)
C: A pairing you wish you shipped, but just can’t.
My fandom for a happy, canon pairing that doesn’t get shit on by the other fans and has lots of quality fic!
F: What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom? What fandom was it?
I was in the Harry Potter fandom for 5-6 years, though my activity dwindled in the last few.
it’s only monday and i’m about 98% done with this week
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Still taking requests for the writing meme!
1. Of the fic you’ve written, which are you most proud of?
If I had to pick one, it would have to be A Year from Now. This fic is very near and dear for a lot of reasons, one huge one being that it was the first lengthy piece of fiction I wrote after an almost two year dry spell. A difficult pregnancy and the first year with a baby sapped my creativity, so it was good to feel the juices flowing again, learn to make the most of every spare second to write my ideas, and to stick with an ambitious project. I feel I really grew as a writer with this one, and best of all I’ve re-read it a few times since and haven’t found a great deal I’d do differently.
4. What are some themes you love writing about?
A common thread that runs through my fics is female protagonists who find their feet when the path they thought they were on suddenly dead-ends. It’s not about finding a new path so much as making their own—or fighting for it. Romantic partnership’s usually at work in my stories, too. I tend to depict couples who start out on the same team, but spend a good deal of time apart because of their own flaws, and then eventually find their way back together after they’ve grown as individuals.
5. What inspires you to write?
In the past it was minor character relationships that didn’t get a lot of screen/page time. Lately I’m more of a “road not taken” kind of gal—AYFN and A Girl in Black were both inspired by crucial canon moments where the characters came to a fork in the road and I—I took the road the author didn’t travel by. ;)
10. What are your strengths wrt writing?
Dialogue. I love to write it, and in fact I write dialogue first and structure action around it, which I think creates a natural rise and fall for my scenes. I write fairly punchy dialogue that captures the cadences of speech in a way that rings true.
Character development. In my past few chaptered fics, I think I’ve learned a lot about how to pace and sustain growth over the course of a lengthy story.
I’ve worked really hard to be better at scene setting and incorporate settings to enhance characters and story, so I hope that’s something I actually do well.
11. What are your weaknesses wrt writing?
The biggest is probably staying focused. It’s so easy to give in to distractions (*cough*Tumblr*cough) when I pause to think.Which probably means I should think less and write more. Or turn off the internet, but then how would I
look at pretty dresses research?!
Summarizing action/jumping forward in time when necessary. The reader doesn’t need a play-by-play but I feel like I lose track of a story when I don’t, and consequently I get very bogged down with unimportant things when I should just move forward.
Trusting my own instincts. I second-guess myself a lot and feel like I need to bounce every single idea off betas or writing pals. Really need to take a lesson from my four year-old and do it myself.
13. Who are your favorite writers?
Jane Austen, Carson McCullers, Jhumpa Lahiri, Margaret Mitchell, LM Montgomery