alianne82: (blaine - reading)
Just a quick post to say: if you want you can vote for my book cover!

This is all kinds of exciting and the options are all SO PRETTY and I don't even know which one I want. Also, it's so WEIRD seeing my name on a book cover even if it's just a picture so far.

Holy fuck I'm an author. o_O

Hope you're all well! <3
alianne82: ((ff) river)
I'm really pleased with the way the characters in the thing I'm writing are coming along. Really. I love them, I love their stories, I can already see them interacting in my head. The only thing I can't really figure out yet is HOW to tell the story.

I mean, obviously I have a plot, or I wouldn't be bothering. I have an idea, one I'm still quite fond of, but this is where it gets tricky every time. There is point A, where they are now. And there is point B, where I want them to be in the end. And in between those two points there is ... stuff. It's not like it's all blurry, the outline isn't blank. But getting this sort of blob of a "middle" into the right order is always the most fun AND the most time-consuming part of every new project.

I mean, the middle is what separates that vague thing you play around with right before falling asleep from an actual story that you can tell to other people. Ideas are easy enough, but getting them into shape - ughhhh. *headdesk* (I love it. I just want to start writing already.)

So of course I spent my writing time today doing what any serious writer would do and first cleaned the house and then read other people's writing blogs. Where, by the way, I stumbled across this amazing piece of wisdom about what a story *should* look like that really made me laugh. Read more... ) Chuck Wendig has good advice sometimes. :) I love finding things like this because a) it's amusing and b) sometimes it actually helps untangling some of the mess that is the beginning of a new story.

But, because writing so often makes me think about reading, here's a question (that has almost nothing to do with the above): what's your preferred story to just dive into when you want distraction? Do you prefer your stories to guide you gently through the middles or do you like the occasional punch in the gut from unexpected plot twists? Or a mix of both? When I'm reading a book for fun I generally prefer the slow and quiet, tbh. Conflict is good, yes, there is no story if there is no conflict. But what does a comfort story look like for you? Angst or fluff? Fast-paced or slow and gentle? Action-driven or character-driven? Crying or laughing? Or does it all depend on mood?
alianne82: (Klaine - holding hands)
Not much time for an actual post today, but here is a meme! Play with me please so I'll have something to do tonight? :)

Give me a character and I'll tell you

1. How I feel about this character
2. All the people I ship romantically with this character
3. My non-romantic OTP for this character
4. My unpopular opinion about this character
5. One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon.

grrr

Feb. 10th, 2016 05:30 pm
alianne82: (buffy - drink)
I think the weather is drunk. We've had a storm for about two and half days and now it's raining, and basically I've been stuck inside for DAYS at this point and I'm going crazy. Over the past weeks, ever since winter decided that it didn't want to make an appearance this year, I've gotten used to walking around when I was brainstorming or taking breaks or basically just whenever I could. I've walked and I've walked and I've walked. I've walked until I had blisters (and I forgot how uncomfortable those are, ugh). And now today is the third day I'm stuck inside and I'm going CRAZY. I've been venturing outside as much as I can, but it's just cold and windy and rainy and I don't have any shoes or umbrellas strong enough for this weather.

Being stuck inside isn't good for my writing, I just go weird and all the good ideas go for a walk without me. But now I'm curious - how do other people write? Do you have your ideas in the car? Or before you fall asleep? Or do you brainstorm over dinner? When I was living in the city I had my best ideas on the subway. Anyone else have any go-to source for inspiration?

ahoy

Feb. 9th, 2016 01:47 pm
alianne82: (blaine - reading)
Others are doing it so I am doing it too - because I love LJ and because I'm doing everything I possibly can to avoid going back to one of the million things I should be doing right now (worked 12 hours yesterday, feeling a little wrung out today) - where was I going with this sentence? Oh yes! LJ! I'm saying it here so that I'll have to do it. I plan to use this place more again. I miss having actual conversations with people. Tumblr just sucks at that.

I was going to say something witty, but I'm coming up blank. Really looking forward to the end of March right now when I'm actually going on holiday, yay! I'm trying to compile a holiday reading list right now. (Well, not *right now* obviously.) In case anyone has read anything good lately, GIVE ME YOUR RECS!!

In other news, I'm writing. I've started a new thing, and then I started another new thing, and then I started another new thing, and ... basically I have some beginnings of some new things and trying to work out which one of them is worth spending more time on. (Some of them are fanfic, some are original stuff. Ideally I'd like to pick one of each to work on over the next few weeks/months/however long it takes to get it done.) You guys working on anything? Reading anything good (fic or books I NEEDS RECS DID I MENTION THAT?)?

And now I should do some stuff. But I'll be around. Have a good Tuesday, talk to you later, peace out. <3

ahhh

Sep. 25th, 2015 03:00 pm
alianne82: (tree)
HTGAWM is back on? WHY DO I KEEP MISSING EVERYTHING?? Okay, that means I have to ban myself from tumblr until I've managed to catch up. Already caught a few spoilers, URGH. :/ I kind of forgot that there still are shows I'm excited about after all. Though I still haven't made up my mind whether or not I'm still watching Doctor Who. Hmm. Just gonna catch up on HTGAWM for now I guess.

EDIT: I watched it. Holy fucking shit where is the Coliver fic? I almost want to write some myself. OMG I love that show.
alianne82: (tree)
Summary: When standing still is not an option, you just have to find a way to keep dancing anyway.

Rating: going to hit R/NC-17 eventually, lower for now.

A/N: Warnings for Burt being sick! Slight age difference between Kurt and Blaine (third year at NYADA and high school senior).

Syncopation, Chapter 9 )
alianne82: (Klaine NBK)
Summary: When standing still is not an option, you just have to find a way to keep dancing anyway.

Rating: going to hit R/NC-17 eventually, lower for now.

A/N: Warnings for Burt being sick! Slight age difference between Kurt and Blaine (third year at NYADA and high school senior).

First of all, I AM SO SORRY for taking so insanely long to update. And second of all, this is not the last part. There is one more. This chapter kept getting longer, so I decided to split it in two. I'll update the last part as quickly as I can. It might be another week though. But not another month, I promise!

Syncopation, Chapter 8 )
alianne82: (Klaine BIOTA)
Summary: When standing still is not an option, you just have to find a way to keep dancing anyway.

Rating: probably going to hit R/NC-17 eventually, lower for now.

A/N: Warnings for Burt being sick! Slight age difference between Kurt and Blaine (third year at NYADA and high school senior). Yes, this was supposed to be seven chapters, but the last one kept getting longer and longer so I cut it off here and split it in two. The last chapter will be up as soon as I finish it! Thanks so much for your patience!

Syncopation, Chapter 7 )
alianne82: (tree)
Sense8 is the first show in years that *could* have the potential to tempt me into a new fandom. I'm up to episode 8 and I just FUCKING CAN'T with this show, I spent half of the previous episodes with my hands in front of my face almost forgetting to *breathe*, it's so fucking amazing.

I can't even pick a favourite character. That has never happened before. I just love them all. Just oh my god if you're not watching that show yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR.

No idea how I'm going to get stuff done today, I just want to WATCH MORE SENSE8 RIGHT THE FUCK NOW, does anyone want my adult responsibilities for a day?
alianne82: (tree)
Summary: When standing still is not an option, you just have to find a way to keep dancing anyway.

Rating: probably going to hit R/NC-17 eventually, lower for now.

A/N: Warnings for Burt being sick! Slight age difference between Kurt and Blaine (third year at NYADA and high school senior).

Syncopation, Chapter 6 )
alianne82: (klaine)
Summary: When standing still is not an option, you just have to find a way to keep dancing anyway.

Rating: probably going to hit R/NC-17 eventually, lower for now.

A/N: Warnings for Burt being sick! Slight age difference between Kurt and Blaine (third year at NYADA and high school senior). In this chapter, discussion of canonical character death. I know that no one's actually reading on here, but I have started posting it to LJ now and need to finish it so that it's complete. Sorry for spamming your f-lists.

Syncopation, Chapter 5 )
alianne82: (klaine)
Summary: When standing still is not an option, you just have to find a way to keep dancing anyway.

Rating: probably going to hit R/NC-17 eventually, lower for now.

A/N: Warnings for Burt being sick, especially for this chapter and the next! Slight age difference between Kurt and Blaine (third year at NYADA and high school senior).

Many thanks to Sandy for reading it over for me!

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3

Syncopation, Chapter 4 )
alianne82: (klaine)
Summary: When standing still is not an option, you just have to find a way to keep dancing anyway.

Rating: probably going to hit R/NC-17 eventually, lower for now.

A/N: Again, warnings for Burt being sick and a slight age difference between Kurt and Blaine (third year at NYADA and high school senior). Further warning for a very brief mention of canonical character death (Finn).

Many thanks to Sandy for reading it over for me!

Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Syncopation, Chapter 3 )
alianne82: (klaine)
Summary: When standing still is not an option, you just have to find a way to keep dancing anyway.

Rating: probably going to hit R/NC-17 eventually, lower for now.

A/N: Again, warnings for Burt being sick and a slight age difference between Kurt and Blaine (third year at NYADA and high school senior).

Many thanks to Sandy and Emily for reading it over for me!

Chapter 1

Syncopation, Chapter 2 )
alianne82: (klaine)
Summary: When standing still is not an option, you just have to find a way to keep dancing anyway.

Rating: probably going to hit R/NC-17 eventually, lower for now.

A/N: In this fic: Kurt's in his third year at NYADA while Blaine is a high school senior (slight age difference), and Burt is sick. There is angst, but also fluff. I'm still writing this and will be posting the parts as I finish them. It's probably going to be around four or five parts altogether. I just really wanted to put this out there now and share it, I'll try to get the next parts to you quickly as possible.

Many thanks to Sandy and Emily for reading it over for me!

Syncopation, Chapter 1 )
alianne82: (klaine)
What has Glee meant to me? I don’t know how to even begin answering that question. But today, as we are waiting for the final episode to air, I’m sat here crying as I type this. Because it has meant a lot to me. And, you know what? It’s going to keep meaning a lot to me.

I have been in this fandom pretty much from the beginning. I posted my first Klaine fic during season 2, and it wasn’t my first fanfic, but it was the first thing I had written in quite a while.

You see, I have always been writing. Original things first, pretty much since I knew how to write. And then when I was at uni I stumbled upon my first fandom (Stargate Atlantis) and started writing and posting fanfic. And then about a year or two before Glee came into all of our lives, I stopped. With the fanfic, and the original. Things weren’t good, for a number of reasons. I was frustrated, I was stressed, and I was disillusioned. I swore to myself that I would never write again. And that could have been the end of it.

Only then, I was sitting at home one day, I had just finished a big freelance project and I was tired and I was bored and someone on LJ mentioned something about this pilot episode of this show about singing teenagers that sounded ridiculous enough for me to want to check it out.

It took me about five minutes to fall in love, and four episodes in I was addicted. I loved this stupid show, so much that I started looking for fandom online even during season one. And when Klaine became a thing, there was no going back anymore. I started looking for fanfiction. I stopped lurking and started making friends. I started writing again. And then in June of 2011 I posted my first fic in years. And it felt good. And suddenly, I was writing again.

So, this is just one of the things Glee means to me. But it’s a big one. Because I was ready to give up, and then a bunch of teenagers sang Don’t Stop Believing on my TV, and I … didn’t. And now I am writing again. I am trying again. And maybe, one day, I’ll even get one of my original things published. In the meantime, getting to share my words with all of you here in this fandom is such an honour and a pleasure and I am so happy that I got to do it, and I’m not going to stop now.

And then, of course, there are the many wonderful friends I have made, all of you, I love you. I am so grateful for every single one of you. Oh, and while I’m at it, those people I annoy almost daily with my random emails every time my brain comes up with something I have to share right this minute: completelyunabashed, mailroomorder, wheretheshadowslie and bluecloudsupabove, you know you guys are stuck with me for the rest of forever now, don’t you?

In conclusion: Glee means a lot to me. It will always mean a lot to me. I have writing back. I have made amazing friends. And you guys, I am so grateful for all of you, thank you for everything, it’s been fun! And if you want to, I’ll still be here, let’s keep loving this show together for a long time, okay?

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