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31 May 2017 @ 08:36 pm
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.
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nifferaka_niffer on June 1st, 2017 01:38 am (UTC)
In the vernacular of my youth, "bummer!" I'm sorry you're not feeling the story. McShep Harlequins are a guilty pleasure of mine. I'm not big on romance novels usually, and haven't read many, but the harlequins are a bit over the top, and just fun. I hope you can find something to engage you. You could probably use the distraction from Real Life.
popkin16popkin16 on June 1st, 2017 01:43 am (UTC)
I loooove harlequins, too! Which is why I'm bummed I'm struggling so much. I want to write something that has *some* angst to it - I'm tired of writing pure fluff - but plotting this is hard. I don't want to put it off for too long either, because I write slowly and will need all the time for the writing.
niffer: pic#126113658aka_niffer on June 1st, 2017 02:20 am (UTC)
If you need someone to bounce ideas off of, You've got lots of people who would love to help including me 😁
popkin16: ☂ close my eyes just to look at youpopkin16 on June 1st, 2017 02:24 am (UTC)
I think I've settled on what I want to write, but I only have part of it plotted out. Are you on tumblr right now? I'll send you a message and we can maybe chat about it there...
niffer: pic#126113658aka_niffer on June 1st, 2017 02:55 am (UTC)
Yeah. I'm on Tumblr now.
Captain Awesome von Baconpants: personal - facepalmsquidgiepdx on June 1st, 2017 04:02 am (UTC)
If you ever want to bounce ideas off me, you know I'm game! You know, maybe we should have a Squee Weekend chatroom available 24/7 - for brainstorming and squeeing purposes. :)
popkin16: ☂ close my eyes just to look at youpopkin16 on June 1st, 2017 04:38 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! I never know when you're online, though I do know if I sent you a message you'd get back to me. I ended up going through some old WIPs and found something I think will work - a soulmate AU. Just got to find a way to add some drama/angst to it, now!

I would LOVE a 24/7 Squee Weekend chatroom!
Captain Awesome von Baconpantssquidgiepdx on June 2nd, 2017 08:23 pm (UTC)
Lemme see what I can do! :)
popkin16: ☂ by your side i'll make itpopkin16 on June 3rd, 2017 02:38 am (UTC)
You are amazing ♥
Selenic76: CoffeeLaptopselenic76 on June 1st, 2017 06:58 am (UTC)
The chatroom would be awesome! Do you have any idea how to set that up? I know there's plenty of chat option available, but how to set up one that's open 24/7? (this might be something we could use for the other comm too, I meant to post about that as well...)
Captain Awesome von Baconpantssquidgiepdx on June 2nd, 2017 08:25 pm (UTC)
I can set something up. It'll just require a webpage. Should it be password protected, just to keep it for us?
Selenic76: CoffeeLaptopselenic76 on June 3rd, 2017 10:25 am (UTC)
I think so, both for the Squee and for WoOO. We rely a lot on trust with these things, so having unknown people pop in wouldn't be good.

It'd be awesome if you can do this, thank you! ^_^
timespirt on June 1st, 2017 04:13 am (UTC)
Anything John/Rodney can't go wrong...

popkin16: ☂ a love like thatpopkin16 on June 1st, 2017 04:38 am (UTC)
Very true ;)
timespirt on June 1st, 2017 04:49 am (UTC)