Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I Think I Need Another Blog

While I realize I have been quite neglectful in my blogging duties, I have decided to start another for non-fanfiction things. I would like to devote this blog to nothing but fanfiction and yes, I'm sure a few other things will pop up, I'm okay with that. I have been incredibly busy the last month and am hoping to be able to update things much sooner. For those of you reading Brilliance, I apologize in the extreme delay in updates. I promise the next chapter is coming soon! I've been looking into contests and have been beta'ing, among real life duties. As it stands, it looks like we are going to have five more chapters and an epilogue to finish my first attempt at fanfiction.

I would like to explore my first story with you, if I may. Looking back on it, I am extremely disappointed with my first two chapters. There are so many things I would do differently. I also regret making Jake the antagonist. When I started, I had only read a couple fics and all of them, save one, featured Jake the Bad Guy, so I felt this was the norm. I am not strictly Team Edward, so to speak. For Bella, obviously it had to be Edward. But I love Jake. I think he's a fabulously written character and extremely lovable. He also makes a great third to the triangle, because he is rather tempting... By the way, it's okay for me to like Taylor Lautner. He's 18 and only 8 years younger than myself. Wait, where was I? Oh yes, I knew I started with my fic. I do like how I can see my progression as a writer from the beginning to end. Not to toot my own horn, but the last chapters are far better than the first. I only hope I can keep improving.

I am going to be switching things up a bit, hopefully tomorrow. I am going to add a "One Shot" section and I'd like to do a few reviews of a couple of fics. I may also see about doing an interview or two with a couple of authors. If you know anybody interested, contact me. I'd love to hear from you.

Thank you for being fabulous listeners, I have to admit, it's nice to be able to open up and express my love of this glorious world of fanfiction! Oh yeah, and if you have any recommendations for me, send me a link and I'll look into it. New fics, old fics, one shots, crack fics... I love it all!