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January 28, 2002

Stealing Scenes

I think it was Friday night. It may have been Thursday, I can't quite recall. I was just getting ready to go to sleep, when I was hit with a scene, full-blown in my mind.

The only problem is, it wasn't my scene.

It is out of a wonderful book, Loretta Chase's Lord of Scoundrels. And I had a vision of rewriting it as a fanfic scene.

It hasn't left me yet, but I can't get it to work within a story. It's just a scene, and I want it to be more. But it'll never work...needs serious rewrites.

So I'm seriously considering it. Over the past few days, thoughts of what to do with it keep running through my head. And another earlier scene in the book as well.

But I'm scared. Scared to actually put something down on paper (or rather, on the computer screen). I keep making up excuses, doing other things instead of writing. It's the main reason why I think I will never be a writer, as I just don't have that all-consuming need/desire to write.

I know writing is work. But you should want to write, yes?

Argh.

Posted by Julia at 2:30 PM

January 10, 2002

January Comes

I've just upgraded to Movabletype 1.4. I've also been asked to take on three new tasks. I was asked if I was willing to be a moderator on the dmadvice list on yahoogroups, I was asked to contribute content to Gamegrene, and I was also asked to become part of the editing staff of Dreamscribe. I've declined the latter for now, am not sure about the second, and the first I have said yes to. I have to cut things out, if I ever want to start writing.

Posted by Julia at 2:18 PM