dean - angel dusted soul

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and whatever sky's above me, here's a heart for every fate

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In which I am the unstoppable force, and this goddamn f*$&king fic is the immovable object
interrupted, dean - noms
Every now and again, I'm plagued by a fic that absolutely does not want to be written, under any circumstances (the most notable example thus far being the four thousand word first time Wincest that came into the world kicking and screaming and digging its nasty little heels in with all its might).

It seems that, over the three months of my hiatus, my brain's filth-generator fell into disrepair and is making me pay dearly for the neglect.
I've spent the last day and a half writing 1300 words of intro/setup for a new kink!fic, and yea and verily, the course of plot establishment did run smoothly (the recent pollution of my smut by things that strongly resemble story-lines is an issue for another time).

Then, I got to the porn.
I've spent the last six hours of my life doing battle with this pesky little blighter, and I've got less than 400 words of progress to show for it.

I think this is Sassy's way of exacting vengeance for my lack of faith in the pairing's magnificence, and the resulting lack of attention I've paid to them in my writing.
It seems the Castiel in my head is mighty pissy about the fact that I've let Lucifer spend more time with Sam than him.

Whatever the reason, my thoughts on this situation are as follows:

I will finish this paragraph tonight, dammit.
I don't care if I have to stay up til sunrise to do it!

(I'm willing to bet that as punishment for my bringing its treachery and obstinacy to light with this entry, said fic will cause my brain to crash and I'll end up staring at my computer screen until my eyes cross without making a single word of progress)

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Some of my favorite quotes on writing

They're not precisely inspirational, but they are funny and laughter is the best medicine for everything.

"The trick for me is being able to tell when I really do have to go away and leave myself alone about a story for a while, and when I¹m just trying to get out of the hard work of writing, and need to be got after with a stick." -- Robin McKinley

"Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing." -- Meg Chittenden

"Writing is easy - just stare at the page until your forehead bleeds." -- Gillian Horvath

"Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot." -- Mark Twain

Re: Some of my favorite quotes on writing

Mark Twain... what an excellent man.

Those quotes are amazing, and like you said, laughter is the best medicine for pretty much anything - as far as I'm concerned, they're plenty inspirational and useful

I have so much sympathy for your brain's complete refusal to cooperate. Like it's decided you've done it some terrible wrong and once everyone is naked it suddenly and stubbornly decides 'I have no idea what people do when they're naked, none at all.' Then it gives you some angsty dialogue instead.

My brain seems to be under the impression that the best activity for two naked men to engage in is scrabble, and has shut my vocabulary generator down out of spite.
Writing porn is hard enough to begin with, what with the relative lack of suitable non-ridiculous words. Without my trusty head-thesaurus, its next to impossible.

To be fair, I know why my brain is doing this to me.
It's used to having Dean be the Winchester paired with Castiel, and throwing Sam in the mix has made it go "LOL WUT? I DON'T THINK SO."

Yes, there is nothing better for two naked men to be doing than playing scrabble, or possibly folding sheets. Any attempt at anything else will end in embarrassment and failure! /o\

Ah, the hunt for non-ridiculous words, and then realising you've run out and start wondering whether it's better to repeat some of those words or sneak in a few of the slightly-less ridiculous ones, OH THE HUMANITY!

But I see you accomplished the fic and the porn was very delicious indeed, so I feel like I should applaud you or in some way shower you with success!confetti.

*showers you with success!confetti*

I'm convinced at this point that my writing style is one of the Devil's more insidious works. I eat up all the really good words within a paragraph, and spend the rest of the time banging my head against the keyboard.

I'm really obsessive about language, and hate repeating distinctive words (I even get weird about using conjunctions too much), which makes that temptation to just take the easy way out and sneak a word in twice even worse.

So often, I resort to opening and re-opening a thesaurus over and over again in the hopes that a new word that flawlessly suits my purposes will magically appear out of thin air. The success rate of this technique is, unfortunately, very low.

Thank you so much, darling. You're one of my favorite writers, and praise from you is like the bestest cookie in the whole wide world.
*dances in the confetti*

I am also fighting with a Sassy fic. The Sassy is a fickle beast. **empathizes**

It is.
I think the Sassy-beast begrudges the fact that the fandom doesn't spend much time with it, and needs the validation of knowing that we're really willing to work for it.

Lol, I have the same problem rn. I blame that my roleplay muse and my writing muse cannot coexist peacefully. -nod nod- <3333 -loves you muchly- And I'm okay with Sam getting more time with Lucifer...cause that's who he belongs with. :O Oh Noes I said it!!! LOL Now I will have an angry Cas after you, mayhap for long enough to let you write...gotta run, Cas is a quick little thing. -runs awayyyyyyy- ^.^

-adores you forever and ever-

Awwwww, thank you so much for being willing to distract angry!Cas long enough for me to make some progress
*returns to keyboard and makes frantic attempts to get something done*


dus ewe wunt sum elp? (That's what a Welsh chav sounds like)

*ahem* Would you like a hand? My own fics are languishing in despair but I always seem to be full of ideas for every other fucker else's!

Edited at 2011-03-01 11:17 pm (UTC)

Thanks for offering, but I'm good - I've got the sex scene drafted out, I just have to find the words to bring the blasted thing to life.

I know exactly how that goes.
I can generate prompts and give advice without any trouble, but when it comes to writing my own stuff... *headdesk*

I completely sympathize with you, dear. I can't write anything right now. Well, actually I can start fics just fine. It's the finishing that is the hard part. I am currently working on Sam/Dean/Cas fic, 6000+ words later, I finally have them all in the same room and no one wants to fuck! What is wrong with my pornifying skillz??

Poor us. Poor, poor us.

Oh, you poor love!
I hate it when those boys don't cooperate. They can be such pests about that sort of thing. It's a pity that they're giving you such trouble, because I can't wait to read that fic - Sam, Dean, and Cas in your hands make me about twelve shades of wriggly.

I've had that problem for months.
I can come up with all the plot bunnies in the world, but executing them? Notsomuch.
My poor brain is going through one of those phases where it looks at my writing and immediately becomes crushed under the weight of its own crippling self-doubt. It seems the writer in me is pathologically incapable of anything that even remotely resembles stability and contentment.

I'm actually about 100 words from finishing the piece in question, now. The damned thing has fought me every single step of the way.

It stands at an eensyweensy bit under 2000, and I'll give you a hint: it's a Sam/Cas accidental-rubbing-off-in-sleep fic.

I promised my best friend a Sam/Dean/Cas threeway fic as a reward for finishing her monstrous Dean/Cas Big Bang, and I'm using your prompt as the first part of it.
I'm telling you this because I'm terribly nervous that you won't like the content if it's a standalone, since it features fallen!Cas and Dean/Cas UST... in the 5.04/2014!verse, two years before episode 5.04.

Hopefully, I'll be done with it and have it posted this morning.
If it's not what you wanted, I'll gladly write you another fic with the same prompt.
(I'll happily write you more Sassy, anyways. I'm sort of madly in love with them right now)

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