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The frustration of a writer who wants to be taken seriously as a writer

Posted in Fanfiction, Original Fiction, Rants, Short Stories, Strauss Vampire Novel on May 19, 2009 by teamjalice1863

I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t be taken seriously as a writer until I pull myself away from fanfiction, and start listening to all the characters that are in my head for my original fiction. That makes me sad. I wonder if Cassandra Clare, Stephenie Meyer or Holly Black would understand how this feels. I’m fairly certain Cassandra would, because, like me, She started out as a fan fiction writer. I do take my fan fiction very seriously, as well as my novel writing.

What makes me even question my seriousness is the fact that yesterday, I got NOTHING written on my short story for the submission. This is not a fan fiction this submission. This submission could open a lot of doors for me! Yet, I’ve done nothing on it for several days now. *shakes head*I’m going to have to really buckle down tomorrow. I say tomorrow because today’s Gene’s b-day, and unless I take my laptop, I won’t really get the chance to work on anything. Then again… since it’s NOT fan fiction, I’m pretty sure people wound understand if I did.

So, until I can pull myself away completely from fan fiction or get published, I won’t be able to take myself seriously. What this means, is I really need to take some time out for my own writing, and get away from the fan fiction. Maybe update one fan fic a week. But spend more time with my own characters. I think that might be the issue here. I think my original muses are angry with me.


Scared Shitless…but plugging on

Posted in Original Fiction, Strauss Vampire Novel on January 27, 2009 by teamjalice1863

Okay. So, I am hitting a bump. I’m terrified. I’m terrified I’ll get published, and nothing will sell. I’m terrified that no publishers will want to read the story I’ve crafted about my Strausses and Luke and his family.

It almost made me want to quit. Something stopped me. My Twilight poster. I can’t imagine what would have happened to me, and my new friends, had Stephenie Meyer decided Twilight was too big a project or undertaking for her. I would’ve never found Jasper, and I would never in a million years be thinking about even publishing a book that didn’t heavily rely on werewolves and vampires fighting.

So now, I am still scared shitless, but I plan to keep working on it, and making my dream a reality. Some way or another, I will get a book published, even if I have to do it myself.

Thank you, Twilight, for being the reminder I needed.

The New Strauss Sections

Posted in Original Fiction, Strauss Vampire Novel on December 22, 2008 by teamjalice1863

Hey everyone. I just wanted to inform you that I have begun to post profile pages on here for my Strauss vampires. I am trying to get back stories, and ages, and dates organized. That’s what these pages are for. I will more than likely be printing out the profiles for my personal, off computer, notebook at some point.

I am having a lot of fun creating my new vampires. The hardest part for me is the math required to make sure that I have the ages right, and things of that nature. Very very difficult task to do. But i have gotten most of the ages and dates set for the Strauss vampires.

Now to deal with the Venturi Clan. Well, I’ll do that after I have the rest of these profiles finished.

I’ll check in later.

Meet the Strauss Clan

Posted in Original Fiction, Strauss Vampire Novel on December 20, 2008 by teamjalice1863

Hey everyone. So. Last night, I came up with a great idea for an original vampire story. The story revolves around the Strauss clan, a family of vampires that live an alternative lifestyle in Poolesville, MD. The family includes (tenatively) the parents, Aland and Carmen, and their four “children”, Jordan, Nick, Jane and Fiona. I haven’t figured out all of the details of who made who yet. I’m still working on all of that. But that’s why I said it’s mostly tenative.

They have been tracking a family of hunters for centuries. When Fiona befriends the daughter of the hunting family, the rest of the family are wary. But it’s discovered that she has no idea about the hunters, and has nothing but respect for the vampire race. But that leads to deadly results, when a rival coven murders her family in revenge for a lost member.

Now it’s a race against the clock, as the Strauss’ must make a decision not one of them wants to make. They either kill Charlene, or they make her one of theirs. Becoming a Venturi is out of the question.

The Strauss Clan is:

Alan- 35 (in looks)
Carmen-28 (in looks)
Jordan-20 (in looks)
Nick-19 (in looks)
Jane-17 (in looks)
Fiona-14 (in looks)

The Venturi Clan is:

Dustin- 17
Luke- 17
Charity-20 (deceased before the story)