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MY KEVIN/SCOTTY AND OTHER B&S FANFIC
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7 years LiveJournal...  
30th-Nov-2014 10:52 pm
marea67
7 years!  I’ve enjoyed writing a lot. I’ve learned a lot. It has expanded my horizon. I’ve gotten a lot of nice reviews, sometimes very personal stories, good discussions, the occasional hate-mail and spam, but in general I’ve been happy with this account.

So, I can say that it’s been a good run. But all good things must come to an end.

I’ve written 346 stories consisting of 1048 chapters. 1.839.576 words…I’ve however noticed the decline in interest. There were fewer and fewer responses and this last 2 months I’ve written/posted 15 stories with a total of 41 stories, which got an total of 14 responses.

I guess it’s only natural that interest dries up. The show got canceled a long time ago. Most people have moved on and maybe it’s time for me to do the same. I’m not saying that I will never ever write Kevin/Scotty again. They’re still in my system.

Just, right now, it no longer offers me much fun to write them. English is not my native language and sometimes it takes me a while to write a halfway-decent story. Maybe I've spent too much time on writing them. I don't know.

Perhaps the writing bug bites me again when Matthew returns with The Americans (though the show is not that inspirational to be honest, so I doubt it) or when Luke shows his face in Killjoys. I don’t know.

I only know that I’ve deleted all other ‘still pending’ stories, gotten rid of all ‘don’t throw away yet’-ideas, set free the remaining plot-bunnies, finished the last stories that I wanted to post, with ‘Everything Scotty wanted to know….’ as the last one, for the time being.

I’m not saying goodbye to Brothers & Sisters. I’ve decided to finally get back to something that I’ve been wanting to do since the show got cancelled in 2011 and that is my “Brothers and Sisters archives”.  I’ve just never had the time to dedicate to it, and hopefully, now I have. Or not. I don't know.

I’m not entirely done with Matthew Rhys, though I will probably stop making the calendar pages. It’s a lot of work for just one or two interested people. On the other hand, it’s fun to play with Matthew (‘s pictures) so I’m not sure about what to do with that.

I started this year with the feeling that 2014 would be my year and in a lot of ways it was not. I’ve had some minor ups and some huge downs. There have been some tough moments this year and where writing Kevin/Scotty had once been my escape-pod, it didn’t work anymore.

So maybe it’s also the year where I have to say goodbye to things I used to love, with the hope that it will replaced by something that I will love in the future.

I want to thank the few remaining readers very much for everything. I'm so grateful for the time you've given my writing...  
Comments 
30th-Nov-2014 10:27 pm (UTC)
This makes me sad and it also makes me feel bad. I haven't been here as much as I used to, but seeing that I only joined the "gang" in 2012, I am still a rookie. You have always been an inspiration with your stories and to this day, one of my all time favorite stories I have ever read is yours. Turn a different corner.
You were one of the first to encourage me to write my own stories and once I started, I never really stopped and now I am a published author and I own so much to you.
It is true that the interest for the show has dried up considerably, but you always kept me coming back to it. It was like coming home. Nice and cozy, where you were waiting with new and exciting stories. I didn't have the time to read your last longer fic, but I will.
I read about your ups and downs this year and I hope that next year will be better in many ways.
Maybe you'll write your own novel and publish as well? You are so talented, it would be sad if you let your writing gift fall asleep.

(by the way, leaving us with "everything Scotty wanted to know", is like torture... you leave us begging for more. LOL)

But even if you don't write anymore or not as often anymore, we will stay in touch. Right??
A life without you would be plenty empty.

Thank you for a wonderful time, full of inspiration, laughter and tears too.

You are and will always stay the Queen of Kevin/Scotty fanfic.

Big hugs and kisses

Cathy

Edited at 2014-11-30 10:32 pm (UTC)
1st-Dec-2014 11:04 am (UTC)
Don't take it personal. It has nothing to do with you. I'm very happy with what you've managed to accomplish for yourself.

For me this account used to be 'nice and cozy' too, but it's not anymore. Just a cold room.

Of course we'll stay in touch. I'm on Facebook, Twitter, my other LJ... No issues. I'm not leaving the internet for good. :)

I think that there's a lot at play in my head, in my body, in my life than even I can fathom. I feel like a vulcano who's been dormant for a long time and now starts to rumble again.

We'll see. Like I said, I'm not saying 'never', if it hits me again maybe I'll write K/S again, but for now, I don't see it happening.



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