Well, babies, I did it. I finished my Supernatural novella. It topped out at just over 40,000 words. And boy, did I learn a lot. I learned I should NOT be so ambitious with a plot, keep it more intimate and tight. I leaned I CAN write pieces of length, if properly motivated. I learned what Occam's Razor is (now, to apply that theory!), and I learned writing is hard.
Fanfiction is a helluva lot of fun! But it's addictive. I wonder if I could ever get so hooked on 'original fiction' at this point. The last series I got hooked on was Anne Rice's vampire series, which was 100 years ago. I'll probably have to wait until SPN ends, and even then...if they put out a movie...I'll be right back in the throes of addiction.
I guess until then, I won't worry about it. Life's too short to read bad books! :D Now I just have to learn to write good ones...
OH! If you want to read it, you can check out my LJ page (the art was done by a wonderful SPN bud of mine, Rebecca Johnson) which you can fine HERE. Enjoy!
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