Posted 15 January 2012 - 04:57 PM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 02:24 PM
Just wanted to say, I've been on HPFF for roughly 3 years, and have been following Masquerade since then. I love it too much not to!
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:16 PM
Thank you so much for the kind words! To answer your first question, well... Some things just pop in my head, I suppose. Sometimes it's just a little inkling that grows into something more and expands and expands until I've got something I like enough to use. A lot of my ideas start out as something completely different than what they end up being in the story, and when it comes to writing fan fiction I tend to try and take a lot of inspiration from the original world. So like the study sphere that you mentioned, I actually based that off of the Remembrall to be completely honest
Second question: I edit my stories, well, A LOT. Masquerade has been a work in progress for much too long, since the summer of 2009, and I must have edited the chapters at least 3 times and resubmitted them. Except for maybe 2 or 3 of them, most of the chapters have been completely edited and revamped as time has passed. I like to edit chapters as my writing style changes and I'm constantly re-reading to pick up any inconsistencies or spelling/grammatical errors. Get that "I can't write it" notion out of your head immediately! A lot of writers are displeased with what they write initially. If you feel like you can't do it, you simply have to MAKE yourself. Just sit down with your head, and write, write, write. Don't even pay attention to whether it's flowing well or making sense, just get your ideas out of your head and onto the paper, or computer screen, or whatever you please. You can go back and look it over and make changes afterwards.
Wow, I can't believe you've been following my story for so long >.< I'm terribly sorry for all the hiatuses! I'm trying very very hard to keep up with it again, because believe me, I don't plan on ever abandoning Masquerade. I love writing it too much I'm actually planning on adding 30k+ words onto it during the coming month (NaNoWriMo, here I come!) so hopefully you have some more chapters to look forward to?
Once again, thanks so so much for the kind words! And thank you for reading my writing, of course.
EDIT: I've also had a few of my chapters beta'd, which is very helpful when it comes to improving style and catching any errors. A beta can be very difficult to get, unfortunately, but there's never any harm in trying!
Edited by MercyWaters, 30 October 2012 - 05:24 PM.
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