Coming up with ideas is really the least of my troubles when it comes to writing. I've got ideas a plenty, sometimes even full fleshed-out scenes. Plots, however, don't even get to be zombies. I can't do plots. In my whole short-lived history of writing, I've managed to write only one finished piece (All THings Copper
), and that sorry bastard didn't need no stinkin' plot (from me, anyway) because it was a missing-scene thing. My original fic, Hero's Manual
, doesn't so much have a plot as have a collection of random scenes somewhat connected.
But lately I've been having ( serious* crack ideas )
I have an even more cracktastic scene written out and it really has no explanantion at all. I'll try to get it on this LJ soon**.
As for all my other WIP fics, I reread through some of my Blinding Force
fic. I found out I actually like it, despite some serious Mary-Suisms that have to go. Yet the overall concept was good, and I think I caught the glimps of a plot, which is most excellent. The fic touches on very interesting concepts, I think. Sure there's echo's of Whedonverses, like Illyria and the whole soul-concept, but that's innevitable. I've got a whole load of scenes written, but they need serious rewiting and organizing. My main concern is avoiding MarySueisms.( The fic itself is about... )* As in,
"lots of" "various", not "seriously written".
** And without bursting into flames of shame.
*** Or, if you prefer, she doesn't have midichlorians. But the cocnept of the little parasites is just ridiculous in any case.