This is me, pushing myself to write original stuff.
This is me, taking on a project even more ambitious than the apocalyptothon fic. I'm not juggling as many characters (only two right now, one of which is a horse; more to come later), but the ramifications of my major plot point may turn into an actual novel. We shall see.
Those of you here to read fanfic? That's ... probably on hiatus for a bit. I'm doing the CYA ficathon, but that's probably the only fanfic I'll be producing for awhile. It's been a long time since I've actually been excited about writing anything, and I personally think that that's been showing in both the output and quality of what I've been doing lately. This thing? I'm excited about. I can't wait to see where it takes me. I may enter it in the Writers of the Future contest (if it's under 17k words), which just began a new quarter today.
Unfortunately, you guys probably aren't going to get to read this stuff unless it actually gets published somewhere. Sowwy. :( Posting online is considered "publishing" and is a big no-no if you want to be actually published.
I always wanted to write original stuff, and have always considered fanfic a jumping-off point. So, this is me. Jumping off.
Wish me luck.
Words written yesterday: 125
Words written so far today in new paragraphs: 322
Total word count, with revisions to what I wrote yesterday: 450
I'm going to be keeping track of my output this way, hopefully every day. Thwap me if I don't.