Tuesday, March 15, 2016

My New Best Friend: Fanfiction

We are in the final stages of editing to Isolated! Yay! I'm super excited. This book has been finished for so long....I feel like this is probably the longest I have had to wait from finishing a book to publishing it. I am not a very patient person, so this has been a serious struggle, people.

However, the wait is almost over! Isolated should be in available before the month of March is over. :D

That aside, I have gotten into something new recently. When I say recently....it has been a year...or two...but that is beside the point.

I discovered this wonderful and beautiful world called fanfiction. Now, I have always, for as long as I can remember, changed and/or added to stories. Every book that I read, every movie I watched, my imagination would go crazy with ways the story might have happened differently, the things that very well could have happened without actually changing the story presented...

I have now found a home for my wild imagination.


I LOVE it! Where has it been all my life? Why didn't I know about this before? All of the craziness inside of my head is now free to come out and be a story that can be read.

One of my favorite parts of fanfiction is the immediate feedback. People buy my books, which I am so happy about, but I never get feedback (except from family and that hardly counts). But with fanfiction, I have complete strangers commenting on my work all the time. It is wonderful. It is also very helpful. I get to know what my readers are thinking, what they like and what they don't like. It really is amazing.

Fanfiction, for me, has become a place to practice. I absolutely love taking known stories and putting my own spin on them. Now, however, it is also a place for me to hone my writing skills, get constructive criticism, and try new things. There are many aspects of writing that I am not good at, or that I have simply never tried, and fanfiction has become the perfect place to do that!

To put it simply, fanfiction is the new love of my life. :D

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