Three years ago, I wrote this post about taking a detour around my haunted head.
I was writing a story I have long since scrapped (or, let’s say, I
saved it for later). Instead of concentrating on the main plot, I wrote a
30K piece about the villain and the heroine getting down and dirty with
each other. And all of a sudden, writing happened almost magically and
on its own. Before, I struggled to get my daily word count goal of 300
words down. When I finally gave in and wrote what was basically a wild
AU fanfic for my own, unfinished story, I wrote 3000 words a day.
This was before I started writing actual fan fiction. Now my little
detour has turned into a rather extensive trip. But that’s not a bad
thing, really, and here is why.