Wednesday, February 13, 2013

reading is hard work


johnlock + tube = very happy me

I need to take better notes when I’m yanking things off of tumblr…

I’ve been reading A LOT of fan fiction lately. Too much. It doesn’t matter what the pairing is, or what the rating is. Reading the fanfic is making it easier to write my own. Writing about beloved characters is hard, and I know that I can write particularly well (after a lot of editing), but there’s a lot of self-doubt. Reading other’s stuff is making me feel better. Especially when I come across stuff like this:

Standing in front of her was the man she loved. Mostly naked and she was thinking about Timey Wimey stuff, when she had a big ball of wibbly wobbly right in front of her face… As soon as she’d removed (his underwear) The Doctors real sonic screwdriver revealed itself…

I laughed so hard and then I thanked Dog that I wasn’t responsible for that piece of “art”.  (Yeah, I’m not linking to the story. It was pretty bad.)

All I can say is that shit makes my writing look that much better. I’m becoming less scared to post stuff to FF. I just need to finish some of it first!

Posted by Matty on 02/13 at 09:53 PM