To the Solar Winds anon: you have no idea how much everything you said means to me. You improved my day so much I’m actually sparkling right now, it’s really distracting. Thank you SO much.
I miss it too. I miss the days when I was so in love with that story that I literally couldn’t not write it. The days when I was so in love with Glee that I churned out ten thousand words a chapter like it ‘tweren’t no thang. When I loved every character on the show and actually had faith that they would have satisfying and coherent arcs that would undermine harmful stereotypes instead of reinforcing them. When Klaine felt real to me, when just the thought of them could make me smile even when I was sad.
I wish I knew what to tell you. Fanfiction is a labor of love, and when the love evaporates, by necessity, so does the labor. I’d like to finish it, I really would, but I just don’t know. I’m sorry, anon. I really am. :-/
I honestly don’t know. I’ve been trying to force it for months but nothing is coming out, so I’ve started writing something else. Number one rule of fanfiction; it’s for fun, so write what you want. I have something else I want to get out of my system, so I’m going to write it out and see if that helps me get the ball rolling on Solar Winds again.
This is the backstory of the Air Nomad War, and a few of the Clans that are participating in it.
It started with Avatar Gaga…
That’s right, I love Ryder so much, he gets his own post. I accidentally went and developed him more than all the other new kids combined. Oh well. When inspiration strikes, you just have to roll with it. :P
Ryder Lynn, The Drafty Dodgeballer - A fun-loving Air Nomad drifter who seems to view life as a game. Dresses in dark, stormy greys, and always carries a rubber ball. Fighting style can be described as ‘dodgeball on crack.’ Uses airbending to bounce, spin, curve, boost, and blast his ball in all directions, beaning baddies with dizzying force while acrobatically avoiding their blows. Never uses his bending directly against other people; only on himself or the ball. To him, even fighting is a game with rules (and a score!).
Ryder wanders from town to town, playing with the locals and getting by however he can. He is largely adrift and directionless until he meets and befriends Jake.
More info and plot details below the cut.
I wish I knew. >_> I know what needs to happen, but there’s no telling how long it’s going to take me to get there. I do know this much— if I try to rush it, it doesn’t work. Trying to put too much into one chapter just makes me feel unsatisfied with it until it’s less crammed-together.
I’m working on it, I promise. But I can’t say how long it’s going to take. :-/
Title: Solar Winds (Avatar: The Last Airbender Fusion, 75/?)
Rating: PG-13 for innuendo, swearing, violence.
Spoilers: None for either series that I am aware of.
Warnings: Discussion of past violence and humiliation.
Word Count: ~9800
Summary: When a usurper sets eyes on the Fire Nation throne, Avatar Kurt and friends find themselves on the run with the deposed Prince Blaine in a country gone mad. Can they escape Lady Sylvester’s wrath? Or will her minions snuff them out for good? Fusion fic!
Author’s Note: Well, this certainly got away from me a bit! This chapter wins for ‘most heavily revised in the whole damn story’ because I swear I wrote it like fifty times before I was satisfied with it. There is plenty of juicy plot to be had here—and I’m not just talking about finally learning what Sebastian’s deal is. ;)
…scolding me for wasting words on characters the reader just met and does not care about yet.
Ummm… okay, but…
Isn’t that how it works?
We meet a character. Words happen. SUDDENLY, CARING.
Or am I missing something?
In all seriousness, I kind of understand where they were coming from. The Dragon Hawk chapters were way longer than I thought they would be. But at the same time, both of those chapters were basically extended punchlines. Punchlines that I’d spent the past several-hundred-thousand words setting up. I wasn’t going to not write them. :P
The reason for the latest delay in the ever-elongated Solar Winds saga is medical in nature. I just lost insurance and I’m going through a great deal of drama related to that. I have an incurable medical condition that requires medication to treat and… well, guess what I can no longer afford? :P
I’m currently going through withdrawals from having to stop one of the medications I was on and it really, really sucks. I hate fishing for compliments but if you have anything nice to say about me, now’s the time to say it because I could really, really use the encouragement. @_@
Either way, I still intend to finish and I hope you can forgive the delay.
I’m… flattered? I think?