Finding myself in the throws of a sleepless night (and not in a good way), last night and lacking any new reading material on my iPad or Kindle to get me through the night, I recalled a conversation I had a little while ago with Crissy about, among other things, Fanfiction.
In my younger days I may or may not have a read and written some fanfic about a short-lived series on the WB (now the CW) which I never, ever published online and am sure I burned long ago (at least I hope- my memory isn’t as good as it once was). Anyway, it had been a long time since I actually read any fanfic, so after a quick search, I found all the fic fit to read- and some that wasn’t.
I spent the next hour or so, skimming through a number of stories, some one-shot, some multi-chaptered and some seried. I have to say that while I did find a few that were not (in my opinion) of the best quality, I found even more that were down right entertaining, making me want to read more from the author.
It takes a lot of hutzpah (or balls-possibly silver) to put yourself and your work out there for others to read and judge. You open yourselves to criticism from people you’ve never met and might not get what you were trying to go for with the story. I for one am impressed that so many people out there are willing to do that.
Bravo to you all! Keep it up, your either good now, or will continue to improve as you write.
What stories would you like to read more about? Maybe something about the newly growing family of Christian, Ana and Teddy, or how about a one shot spin-off of sorts about how Ms. Robinson feels now that her relationship with Christian has been outed to Grace and the family? I can go on and on about stories I want to read. What are yours?