September 14th, 2006
I just thought I'd drop in so that you'd know that I, well, still exist and all. And to apologize profusely for the severe lack of updating. My profuse apologies. And stuff. ;-)
So, I kinda spent the summer battling with an attempt to write a novel. I wasn't quiiiite as productive as I'd hoped I'd be -- I'm about approaching being halfway done with the first draft, so, heh -- but I have gotten quite fond of the characters and situations, and hopefully I'll manage to finish it someday.
However, focusing all of my writer-y attention on this kinda inevitably made me . . . abandon poor Auriga. And I'm just not cool with that, because, as I have stated many times previously, she sort of owns liberal amounts of my brain, and things eventually get very empty when she's not rambling away in my head! (Wow, that makes me sound far crazier than I like to admit I am.)
So, I was just sitting and eating lunch maybe an hour ago, and realized how very, very much I really do miss her. And so I'm kind of tempted to do something that I've wanted to do for at least a year, and start revising the existing parts of the fic. The first five or so chapters really drive me nuts, because that was when I was still finding Auriga's voice and who she was as a character, and . . . you can really tell. Really, really tell. To the point where it sort of hurts to witness it. Honestly, every time someone reviews with something along the lines of, "I just read this whole story straight through," I'm amazed just because . . . how did they make it past the first few chapters? If this applies to you, props to you all! Because ouch.
So anyway. I think I might endeavor to rewrite some stuff toward the beginning of the fic, in the name of character consistency and similar mighty things. And so I don't have to start twitching whenever I think of the first few chapters. Sure, the twitching is bizarrely appealing on Snape, but I'm afraid I just can't pull it off with the same sinister finesse.
I'm kinda adjusting to the college lifestyle right now -- I've been here for about three weeks -- but I'm starting to realize that my course load really isn't too devastating, and I suspect it might be better for me if I stop my incessant YouTube watching (which as of late just involves watching random scenes from Grey's Anatomy and then getting really upset because MCDREAMY, YOU SLEAZE, YOU DON'T DESERVE YOUR WONDERFUL WIFE. Poor, poor Addie.) and get into the writing game again.
This is all really a lengthy, roundabout way of saying that I haven't written anything, but I will. Someday. Almost certainly.
Don't give up hope!
Also, feel free to guilt me into it with comments. At this point, I could use some guilt.
Current Mood: determined
Current Music: I'm Your Villain (Franz Ferdinand)