I’m not sure what I want to write, but I feel that I have to because there is so much going on in my mind that I want to say but it’s just putting said things into words. I want to tell you about my day; I want to tell you about Christmas; I want to tell you about Sherlock and how I want to start watching Supernatural; I want to tell you about how I started a Pirates of the Caribbean story on FanFiction a few years ago and abandoned it; I want to tell you ideas for short stories that I’ve had because I’m actually good at creative writing and for the course I’m doing that is a good skill.
So, you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to talk about those things. Not in extreme detail, but just get them out of my mind and on to your computer screen.
Today I met up with my lovely female friends from my A2 Media class. We went to Nando’s like we did after our exam in the Summer and had a lovely catch-up where we talked about what we’re doing education-wise (Polly is going to work in New Zealand and Australia for a year!). They were sending SnapChats to each other so I downloaded the app myself. Most of the pictures I’ve sent are of me making myself look like a worm.
We then went to an American bar for a pitcher of Sex on the Beach where we wore cocktail umbrellas in our hair and messed around. Our next stop was the local Wetherspoons where we had yet more cocktails, sent more SnapChats and Millie and I talked about our favourite ships. Not the nautical vehicles – our OTPs. Afterwards, we went to a department store to pester Millie’s boyfriend and look at all the fancy Christmas gifts. We went our separate ways and I waited with Polly for her bus before going home. More SnapChats were sent :P
CHRISTMAS! Christmas for me is going to be a bit different this year. My grandparents are going to visit my uncle in Vegas, so we’re not going to have Nannie Jackie’s Christmas dinner this year. Well…not on Christmas day anyway. We’re going round on Saturday for an early Christmas dinner. On the 25th, we’re having dinner at my house then going over to see my Auntie and Uncle for nibblies in the afternoon. At least, that’s the impression I’ve been given.
In the Christmas holidays I’m going to meet up with as many people as I can! I was a producer for my college radio station and want to surprise the presenters I had last year. They’re all close friends so hopefully I’ll catch all three of them. My friend and I referred to them as ‘the babies’ and we treated them with food on my last day.
I was one of the millions of people who watched Sherlock Holmes ‘die’ from leaping off the roof of St. Bart’s hospital in the sixth episode of BBC’s Sherlock. He reappeared only a few minutes later, but still…
We’ve been waiting two years. A mid-season hiatus from The Walking Dead is emotionally draining enough, as is a year-long wait for the next series. Two years is enough to make any fanatic start obsessively drawing on the walls.
I’m interested to see how John Watson reacts to see his best friend appear from the dead, having moved on with his life and finding love. Also, how did Sherlock cheat death? Who knew about it? So many questions!
Oh, and Tumblr has pushed me to the edge. Having seen so many damn Supernatural gifsets, photosets, fan art and what have you, I have finally decided to watch it. Conveniently enough, I caved close to Christmas, so I simply asked for the DVDs as a present. I won’t lie – I want to see how the relationship between Castiel and Dean develops. It seems to be a ship which sails itself. I’m partial to a bit of shipping myself, so I’m really looking forward to watching it. Obviously, I’m going to watch it for the story, too (shifty eyes).
When I was about 11-years-old, when looking for stories about Robin and Starfire from Teen Titans I found the treasure chest that is FanFiction.net. I was amazed that I had actually found a place where other people wrote about their favourite T.V. shows and even wrote crossover fan fiction. Oh my God, it was heaven!
Anyway, I made an account and to be perfectly honest I can’t really remember what I wrote about. But after a short break, I changed my username and said that I would start writing better stories. I started a Pirates of the Carribbean story about a young girl who lived in Tortuga with her mother, who worked as a prostitute in order to keep them alive. I didn’t develop the story too far, but it would turn out that the girl was Jack’s bastard daughter. They would meet eventually, but, like I said, the story wasn’t developed.
The point in me mentioning this is that I have a bad habit of starting stories, then losing confidence in what I’m writing which results in me abandoning the story altogether. I think, without wanting to sound arrogant, that I am good at creating stories. I simply need to keep believing in the story I am writing. Even if the story isn’t perfect, I can turn it around by improving in every chapter. Taking my time will help, too. Giving myself the chance to constantly ‘polish’ (as my tutor would say) will make me proud in the work I produce. In the case of my POTC story, someone read my chapter and said that they thought it was well written and I feel that if I had written more than I would have received even better reviews which may have motivated me to write more. I have a friend who, as far as I know, still writes about characters she created two or more years ago. She has hundreds of thousands of views on Wattpad and people seem to love her work! That is something to be admired because she kept at it because it’s what she loves doing.
I keep having ideas for short storied appear in my head. Sometimes they don’t even have a decisive narrative, just a theme. For example, I had an idea, out of nowhere, for a crossover between Game of Thrones and Doctor Who. I had no ideas about a story whatsoever, but I thought it would be interesting to write about. I also started a short story on Wattpad about a girl who has just murdered someone. Again, no narrative, just a theme.
So, yeah. Oh god, I hate concluding! If there’s anything I’m going to finally state about my projectile word vomit, then it would be that I need to believe in myself more and continue to do the things I love doing: meeting friend; getting involved in a new fandom and getting excited over things, no matter how small or simple :)