Remember back in about February or so I started writing the first story in what I hope will be a trilogy? Well for about 17 chapters (it's about halfway done so far) I've been writing the first draft as a Hetalia fanfic... but now I'm starting to mold the characters more into my own visions, so instead of continuing on with it like that, I'm going to convert it and continue writing it like that. Starting out with writing it like that was a good tool to keep me going, but I don't just want to keep writing dead-end FanFiction anymore so... while I WAS posting it up on there for a while now, I stopped when I started having a writing block.
I feel I need to remedy this, so I'm no longer going to post it up there, I'm going to be working on the second draft with my preliminary character names and adjust their descriptions so they don't blatantly still seem like Hetalia characters. (One tough thing will be editing out when Matthew says "maple leaf" when he'd distressed since I'll have to replace it with something else... and I still want him to be soft-spoken, but not nearly as meek as he is in the first draft, and making sure I eliminate the description of Arthur having huge eyebrows. That's just keeping it way too much like him in Hetalia... I think I'll give him [the new name I'm giving to him will be Artemis] freckles, and lots of them as a distinguishing feature in replace of big eyebrows.)
I DO have high hopes for where this story might go... and while I wanted to post it up and share it online, it's just... I'll admit that I'm afraid of plagiarism. It's not that I don't trust the people I know... it's that most of the time you can't trust anyone.
But! I may post little snippets and teasers of it the further I get along with it... hopefully without spoilers.
This story... ever since the moment the idea for it came into my head, it's been my baby. For MONTHS I stayed up late, woke up early, glued to my laptop just to type everything out as it came into my head. I would dream about writing more when I was asleep and if I remembered what I wrote in my dreams I would write it down and if I could use it, I would use it. Even now when I'm in a little writing block, I dream about writing more for it.
So when I'm not filling out job applications, I'm starting to buckle down. I don't want to be glued to my inboxes right now, I just want so much to keep writing it even if for now it's me starting out on proofreading for it. I know it might very well take me YEARS to get it manuscript ready... but it'll be worth it.
So... if I start getting a little dead on here... that would be the reason why. Hope y'all can understand that.
It sounds so stupid... but I miss writing so much. It's the one thing in the world I've been passionate about for the last nine years. I NEED to write... be it for this manuscript, short stories, plays... it's just something I want to do more then anything else right now. I hope that by working more on the second draft I'll be able to get more done, maybe even get little inklings for short stories or even side stories that take place in the same world.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I feel like I'm rambling a little now. And it's four-thirty in the morning. I need to go back to proofreading and editing, and hopefully soon I'll be able to continue on with nurturing my baby. ;w;
So, till next time guys, thanks for reading (if you even read this at all, which I'm assuming you did if you're reading this part now or maybe you just scrolled down to the bottom and saw this. Cheaters.