[personal profile] popkin16
I've been feeling so lackluster about all my fic ideas lately. I'm really not feeling the fic I started for the harlequin challenge, so I've been trying to come up with an idea that I do like, and nothing is happening. I've never been idea blocked before! It's incredibly frustrating.

Maybe I'm putting too much pressure on myself lol.

Date: 2017-06-01 01:42 am (UTC)
melagan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] melagan
Sometimes a story just needs to stew for awhile. It's frustrating but it happens. Anytime you want to talk it over, you know where to find me. Meanwhile try dusting off one of your many other gems.

I seem to recall a dragon rider au....

Date: 2017-06-01 06:51 am (UTC)
selenic76: (McShepPierHearts)
From: [personal profile] selenic76
Impatience is a problem of mine too at times :D I just want the story to be done! Then I stress both about it not being done, and not being able to write because I stress about it not being done, and you can see how this can turn into a vicious circle :)

Allow yourself a breather, don't push if it makes you feel worse. You don't want to start hating the story after all. Try that notebook thing, and doodle 'John ♥ Rodney' all over the front page ;) Or list all the things you love about Rodney, and why he has/is the perfect bottom :D Just have fun is what I'm saying :)

And like melagan said, you know where to find us! (we always have ideas for you!)
Edited Date: 2017-06-01 06:53 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-06-01 08:30 am (UTC)
selenic76: (McShepSmiley)
From: [personal profile] selenic76
Oooh, I love soulmate stories, yay! ^_^ I'm happy melagan could help you out. We can talk more about the story on Sunday if you haven't found your drama by then :)

Date: 2017-06-01 01:09 pm (UTC)
mific: (chibis on red sofa)
From: [personal profile] mific
Oh hey, and the new Whatif_au prompt is Soulmates! Two challenges with one fic?! :D

Date: 2017-06-01 04:41 pm (UTC)
brumeier: (Default)
From: [personal profile] brumeier
The AU prompts don't have deadlines, so you can definitely do a two-in-one and just post it when you get it done!

Date: 2017-06-01 06:55 pm (UTC)
melagan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] melagan
Hot damn. This mean I can still try my hand at a western au? I really need to write a lot faster.

Date: 2017-06-01 07:08 pm (UTC)
brumeier: (Default)
From: [personal profile] brumeier
It sure does! I'll update the Master Lists as new stuff comes in, regardless of when. Write that western! LOL! (I need to write mine, too!)

Date: 2017-06-02 03:38 am (UTC)
brumeier: (Default)
From: [personal profile] brumeier
LOL! That's what I like to hear!

Date: 2017-06-02 03:43 am (UTC)
brumeier: (Default)
From: [personal profile] brumeier
It's seriously like the easiest thing ever. You post a link to your fic, tag it with the challenge number, and that's it! I add you to the Master List and voila. Each month is a new theme and you can take as long as you want to fill it. Or don't fill it at all, if it's not your kind of theme. Zero obligations.

Date: 2017-06-02 03:56 am (UTC)
brumeier: (Default)
From: [personal profile] brumeier
I set it up to be pretty stress free, because I know how much I struggle with deadlines most of the time. ::grins::

Date: 2017-06-02 04:11 am (UTC)
brumeier: (Default)
From: [personal profile] brumeier
I try to motivate myself with a loose monthly deadline, because a new theme goes up every month. But if I don't, it's no worries.

Date: 2017-06-01 07:54 pm (UTC)
mific: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mific
That's the great thing with the Whatif_au comm. Soulmates will be the main prompt in June, but the prompts never close. You can add a work for them later whenever you finish the story, no need to wait for an 'amnesty' period or anything! Brumeier's the mod so you know it's a sensible set-up. :D

Date: 2017-06-01 04:48 pm (UTC)
brumeier: (Default)
From: [personal profile] brumeier
I feel you on this one. The entire month of May was like that for me. No matter what I tried to work on I was like...meh.

Sometimes it helps to read through WIPs, see if anything sparks. Or just walk away for a day or two, engage in something else creative.

Good luck with the Soulmates idea. I'm always down for that! ::grins::

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