Thursday, 1 May 2008

Yes, fan fiction.

When I first found out that I liked writing, I had tried writing a fan fiction. The reviews were mostly negative. The idea was a good one, but the writing wasn't. I was disheartened then. I stopped writing.

I continued reading books. I guess after that I got better at writing. A few people I've showed my writing to gave positive comments. And after reading that an author should always be open to criticisms, and that criticism will always be there.

So, I gathered my courage and started venturing into another fan fiction.

The reviews were positive this time. I was overwhelmed. I was excited. I was happy. So I continued writing it. A few more reviews came in, mostly positive ones. But I knew that one day I might still face negative reviews.

But I wasn't prepared for what was to come.

The reviews stopped coming.

So I started getting less and less disciplined.

After writing another one or two chapters, I stopped altogether.

So I guess I'm not a very disciplined author after all.

Then again, that was before I found any writing competitions. At that time I wanted to gauge how good my writing was, and writing a fan fiction was the only way to do it free.

Now I've heard of a few writing competitions. I've joined one or two. I've been to a writing workshop. And blogging satisfies my need to write from time to time. So I really don't need to write fan fiction anymore.

Nevertheless, I still feel attached to my work. I still would like to write another chapter in my fan fiction. I really want to at least complete the story.

I don't want to leave another fan fiction half completed. I don't want to be labelled as an undisciplined author.

So I'll really have to start thinking of ideas to continue my fan fiction. Hopefully I can finish it.
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