mugenmine: (John Watson)
Lavender/Lilac
Draft 0/Chapter 0-4
@ 3000

I should be writing, but I haven't blogged about writing in so long that I figured it was time to process.

Back to it for five days straight. After an extended dry period, filled with too much work and not enough life, I'm finally back to fic. I'm not sure I understand this one exactly, not yet. It started as an unexpected thing, The Escape Artist blew apart my Sherlock/John relationship so thoroughly, an unintentionally, that now this other story has happen if I'm ever going to get them back to the land of kink/ well not just kink, but if I'm going to get them back together. So this. Even before my hell job got in the way, I was blocked for months, no idea what to do with this story.

I'm not sure when I decided (or why) that trying a canon(ish) story would be the way to do it. I think I just liked the idea of placing what is canonically Sherlock/John's first case together in the middle of their faltering relationship. Having them go through all of those scenes, the dinner at Angelo's, discovering the woman in pink, Sherlock being stolen by the cabbie, all while trying to navigate all the emotional tings as well, could made for a radically different dynamic. I dunno, I like the idea of working within creative constraints, forming a new puzzle out of old pieces. I'm not sure if it will work, but it's an interesting challenge. Another challenge will be changing it up enough so the outcome might not be as expected. How to keep people guessing/interested when they know the story backwards and forwards... A challenge, perhaps a different outcome.

Anywho. I need to figure out a new title, I've already done my: "A Study in..." story... I have to do something different. Oh wait, I think I have my title...
mugenmine: (John Watson)
Walking Backwards
Draft 0/Chapter 1
@ 100


I've set the long fic aside and started on the next Sub!John story. It's finally come to me, after a good 4 months the frosted window has been cracked and I can see to the other side. Sherlock Seattle con sparked it I think. I was super stressed out on Friday, due to some work negotiation issues (now sorted) and when I went to bed that night, oddly exhauted and wired with the room spinning when I closed my eyes, the story just came. I'm not sure how I was coherent enough to focus on it, but there it was. Maybe all of that concentrated Sherlock energy put the story in me.

Yesterday, I high level outlined the four chapters and mulled over it some more and I'm secure that it's solid. It's an incredibly simple story. No kink I think. Maybe even a like M rating...?  I think I was hung up on the idea of their relationship being so fucked that it would take some jenga like machnications (that doesn't even make any sense there that metaphor, but anywho) and I had no idea how to unfuck things. But I think I realised that finding the way back to something good can be a very quiet journey if both parties want to meet in the middle. I think this is what the story is. So now it's just kind of coming out.  There are some bits I need to think about. A bit of a case write up that  need to sort out the case for, but I've skipped that little bit and dived back into the Sherlock/John interaction.

I'm not exactly sure how much time I'm going to have to write. It looks like this job might be all encompassing. I might have to try to get in words before work or just set aside 30-60 minutes in chunks here and there to get the words out. But something is something and I'm happy to just even have words.

I'd love to have this posted by 221B con but that might be way pushing it. I can't see this going too big. It's only 4 chapters! I really don't see more.

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