July 6th, 2014

Ten with kitten

Fanfic Writing Meme #10

I just wrote a story (for myself; it's not going to get published) and my husband read it and said it was "ok." I could tell that there was more behind that statement, so I asked him if there was any particular part he didn't like. He said yes, I liked this and this, but not this, and it would be a good story if you cut out the part from here to here. The part "from here to here" is the main part of the story, comprising 75% of it, and the whole point of writing it in the first place. Turns out, he didn't like the concept of the story.

I wouldn't have had a problem with it if he'd just said, "I really didn't like it. I didn't like the concept, but the end part was good." I'd have been disappointed, of course, but otherwise, that's what I want to hear. No one is going to like everything I write. But it bugs me that he said it was "ok" and then it turned out that it really wasn't. Is it really so hard to be honest with your opinion?

10. Pairings – Have you ever gone outside your comfort zone and written a pairing you liked, but found you couldn't write, or a pairing you didn't like, and found you could?

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