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It was like riding a bike - moonspinner
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It was like riding a bike
Once upon a time, two friends and I started writing a star wars fanfic called thwarted fate. Then one left to greener pastures and the two of us left took a break from thwarted fate for several reasons - real life, broken mirrors, other playgrounds...

But deep down inside, I knew that we hadn't written the last of thwarted fate. There is a time for all seasons and one day, with no forethought, no plan, the time for thwarted fate to be completed was upon me.

I just posted up a teaser for the next chapter on the TFN thread - and the next chapter is just hot off the keyboard, waiting for a beta to process it.

I feel so strange about this. Like if there's something bigger going on that just picking up an old wip. Like if returning to thwarted fate with the firm mind of completing it this time around is symbolic of certain other things in my life.

One thing that surprised me is just how easy it was to go back to that world. It's a complicated plot with carefully placed threads woven into the fabric of the story by three separate minds. But somehow, once I started writing, everything we ever planned or outlined about this story was just stark in my head. If that's not a good sign, I don't know what is. :D

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fialleril From: fialleril Date: March 8th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC) (Link)
I still need to read that fic... (And catch up with Kaleidoscope. I'm made of fail lately.)

But I think it's awesome that you feel so drawn back to this world. Isn't it amazing when you jump back into a world you haven't visited for a while, and it feels like going home? :) I'm glad you're having that experience, and good luck with your writing!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 8th, 2009 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
He he. If you're made of fail then I'm made of... more than fail. *g* I've put up a To Read list right next to be my To Write list just to keep track of how much of fail I am. :D

Isn't it amazing when you jump back into a world you haven't visited for a while, and it feels like going home? :)

It definitely is!
fialleril From: fialleril Date: March 8th, 2009 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one then. My To Read list has its own folder in my bookmarks, and it's still too long to fit on one page. :P
albumsontheside From: albumsontheside Date: March 8th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
the next chapter is just hot off the keyboard, waiting for a beta to process it.

Do you need a beta? If so, I'LL DO IT!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 9th, 2009 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks a lot my dear. I'll PM you. :)
vanimy From: vanimy Date: March 11th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, Thwarted Fate might be back! :D This is great!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 11th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thwarted Fate is back! We just need a go ahead from the beta! :D
vanimy From: vanimy Date: March 12th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! :) I love this universe.
atanone From: atanone Date: March 13th, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
some places-though only created in our minds-always feel like home..sometimes,when I remember some night-dreams I had as a kid,it surprises me I can "feel it" the same way as when I was 10 or 8..the colours,the "smell"-everything remains the same..I think some things are only "sleeping" in our minds,somehow ready to wake up..just when the time comes :)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 13th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think some things are only "sleeping" in our minds,somehow ready to wake up..just when the time comes :)


Oooh! I like that. :D I think you're right. In the words of Robin of Sherwood, "Nothing is forgotten."
From: littlebantha Date: March 14th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC) (Link)
That's a really inspiring story. Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely check out the teaser. :)

Creative writing is so weird. It's so different than functional writing. Instead of a tool, it's like it has a mind and will of its own, and merely cooperates with you when it feels like it. Isn't it interesting how a story can dry up, and months or years later, with new insights and experiences, the inspiration can just be there again. I do hate that you can't force a story. It's really irritating. I've been banging my head into a wall with a sequel to one of my fics for months now. It just isn't flowing, and I hate that.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 14th, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a really inspiring story. Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely check out the teaser. :)

Thanks for the support!

Creative writing is interesting and frustrating in its own very special way, isn't it? Which is my own way of saying that I completely empathise with the banging head into the wall scenario.


Are you working on the sequel to that L/M story that you wrote a while back where the Imperial Palace was the Devil/Dark Side?
jump2narnia From: jump2narnia Date: March 14th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, Princess Leia, my dear! =D Wow, I love how you always draw inspiration from fictional things that you enjoy. I tend to do that as well. Just recently I became a huge fan of Xena: Warrior Princess and...wow, I think I'm in love with Gabrielle. xD Her character is basically everything I've wanted to be. She's fun, a quick thinker, energetic, and spirited...with a healthy ego as well. lol ^^ I'm about to visit a young adult women's Bible study class in a new church tomorrow and so I hope to apply the good traits of Gabrielle to my own character, meaning having confidence in and learning to love myself more. =D

Have a great weekend!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: March 14th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are Xena and Gabrielle the people in your icon? They look like fun! I never got round to watching Xena - horror!shock!blasphemy!, I know! I just don't know how that happened! :D Everything I've heard about that show sounds wonderful. I really envy you.

so I hope to apply the good traits of Gabrielle to my own character, meaning having confidence in and learning to love myself more.

Go you!

Have a wonderful weekend, too. :D
jump2narnia From: jump2narnia Date: March 14th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are Xena and Gabrielle the people in your icon? They look like fun!
Yes they are and yes they are soooo awesome!!! 8D Gabrielle is like the annoying pest of the duo who idolizes Xena and Xena is the one who has to keep her in line. LOL I have over 900 pics of Xena/Gabrielle on my computer. *_* I'm so obsessed...I may just have to make a Xena/Gabby pimp post on my LJ. 8D

I never got round to watching Xena - horror!shock!blasphemy!, I know! I just don't know how that happened!
*gasp* Miss Feminist hasn't seen the show with the single greatest feminist icon in the media! =O Very shocking indeed. Hey, judging from your personal tastes, I think you'll love the show. ^^ I've only seen two episodes so far, but I'm lovin' it. I have the links for all the episodes of the first 4 seasons of the show (there's 6 seasons in all). I'll send 'em to you!!! 8DD Envy me no more, my friend! ♥
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