Re: Voting: Best FanFiction [February 2014]
Time... It flies by fast indeed, doesn't it? For those of you that have been writing here at the Base for everything between 1-4 years, have your view on your writing changed over the years or is it still the same? For me personally and probably also the reason to why I'm asking this, is that I personally don't view my writing the same as I did. Like, some times you write for yourself, because you are passionate, bored or simply have a lot of spare time, other times because of your readers or because you don't want to leave something unfinished. After not having written anything since last year, I feel like I'm writing only because I want to see my plans through. The joy and the passion is still there, but it is not what it once used to be. As I've picked up writing my Series Finale again for my almost 4 years old story, I'm starting to believe that perhaps I might have dragged what originally was suppose to be a three chapter long joke, to something far more ambitious and perhaps out of my own desire. I don't know what the future will bring, but as far as my writing in general at the Base might go, I might be looking at a... Silent retreat sometime during this year...
As of now, I got the Series Finale and one more One-Shot to do, and that might be it. If I was really serious about my writing, I would perhaps have done my story in half a year's time rather than spending four years on it, which really is quite long. Due to this, I'm starting to think that the idea I've had for an original work with 60 + chapters, will simply take too much time and effort to pull off (especially knowing how long each of my chapters are, that the idea and the first chapter of it has been shelved since 2011, and knowing how NB has changed over the years).
I'm not saying that I'm going to "retire" as a writer (ironically, this thought started to come to me as I brought up that I would soon retire from this contest as well), but that it might soon be time to try for real or spend my resources elsewhere.
So, what about you guys? Are your writing spirit still strong, or are you writing as a mean to settle your thoughts?