Starting From Scratch

Today;s Word Count: 828 words

So I decided to scrap the chapter and start over from scratch. I was bored writing it and I just know my readers will be bored reading it.  I felt like no one wanted to watch Stiles cook Polish pastries.

So I started over and I like this draft better than the last one, but it still needs some work and some polishing up.  I’m a panster, and so I had to do some last minute world building for my witches and oh boy I wish I did that earlier. I don’t know what the hell I was thinking to let it go for so long.

I really hope that everything syncs up well when I write it.  *crosses fingers*  I’m hoping to get this update for FSOBE done by the end of the week and get started on Chain Reaction Chapter 3.

Speaking of Chain Reaction, I’m so surprised at all the favorites and comments I’m getting. I’ve just blown away that someone took the time to read my fic, which is more than a bit unconventional.

Anyway, I’m off to rest today and then tomorrow I will get back to writing.

Taking A Break

So, I have been slipping on my writing routine lately. Mostly, because I had my day job and my kids have been taking up all my free time. With 4th of July holiday in the middle of the week, I had a lot of stuff to catch up on.

Not to mention, my new blog ‘Dress Them Up’ decided to crash and burn and I have been scrambling to get everything back up. I got %80 of it back up. I still got a lot to do and God knows I haven’t been promoting it at all this week.

Anywhoo, all of my drive to write or to do anything has dried completely dried up. Today, instead of finishing my long list of duties. I have been sleeping like I’m pregnant, and no I’m not pregnant. So I’m taking this week off of writing and I will do my best to get back to my usual schedule.

I hope to have the rough draft of the next chapter of FSOBE next week, and the hopefully Chain Reaction will be up the week after.

 

 

 

Stuck in Editing Hell

Sorry, I haven’t been blogging for a while. I have been swamped with work and I hadn’t had time to write. So this weekend I have been working on editing my much an overdue chapters FSOBE and Chain Reaction.

And my beta for Chain Reaction has gone awol so I have to edit this chapter myself. With my borderline dyslexia, it’s the tenth level of hell.

I’m considering going back to using Dragon Naturally Speaking. However, I don’t really like using it. But what is making this hell that I have gone through at least three drafts to get to this point? I might do an editing and writing combo thing during my second draft.

Read it out loud and revise. I’ll tell you guys how it will work out. Anyway, I will talk to you guys later.

ETA: I have been freed from my editing hell. My beta has come through!

Pause For Beta’ing

So no word counts today, I’m actually taking a day off of writing because I have sent my latest chapters for both my fics FSOBE and Chain Reaction off to the betas.  And now, I have all these doubts about what I left out and what I should have included in that chapter.

It happens to me all the time, and honestly in the end, once it goes off to the beta I honestly don’t change things unless it’s really necessary. So yeah, the struggle is diffidently real.

I’m getting about five chapters into the end of the FSOBE and that process of starting to wrap up this story is so nerve wracking because I just want everything line up and well and end on a great note.  I think a lot of writers often worry about the beginning, but writing the end is just as nerve wracking. This will be the first story that I have ever finished. So I have that added pressure on top of me.

However, I am just bursting with ideas for Chain Reaction. I have so many ways I want to characterize Aster and all the characters but with this story I am actually trying to establish a voice for character for the first time, then making sure that this doesn’t turn into an issues fic, and then watching diligently for Aster not turning into a mary sue  was hard work.

I don’t want to overpower her, I want her to work for every reward she gets (and she will) and I’m going to whumped her and I already have. started that. I wanted her to have PTSD but I don’t think I worked more into that.

So yeah, I have a lot on my plate writing wise.  However, this process writing FSOBE and writing Chain Reaction has taught me so much about myself and my ability as a writing and my writing process.

Anway, I’m done bitching for today.  Before I go, I want to thank all of my new followers. Thank you so much for coming on the crazy train with me.

Drafting Like A Boss

Total Word Count: 1228 words

So I decided to attack my horrible first draft of Chapter 1 of Chain Reaction. I’m so much happier with my second draft. However, I’m really regretting posting the prologue and chapter 1 as fast as I did. Because now, I want to go back and add things. Especially some more characterization on Aster’s part or maybe some scenes where Aster has some British-American mishaps. And I honestly think that would be cheating and not fair to my readers. Lesigh, we all have to play with the cards we are dealt I guess.

I really love this second draft though, and honestly working on this draft really confirms my feelings that this is a story that needs to be told despite the lack of kudos and attention. Honestly, I think I need a strong grammar nitpicker and maybe a britpicker as well. However, I don’t want to ask because I’m so grateful for DLE for betaing. I don’t want to disrespect her, I might have to go over it with a TTS reader just to be sure and I’m totally going to hold off posting it until I can make sure my last chapter syncs up with my new chapter.

Anyway, I’m done for today and I’m so happy with what I got right now. So I’m going to just say ttfn and go on my merry way!

New Fanfic: Chain Reaction (Criss Cross #1)

In the midst of whining about my disappointments, I actually forgot to post the story here. *headdesk* I actually posted it on Archive Of Our Own and Wattpad and I’m considering posting it to Fanfiction.net as well.


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Title: Chain Reaction

Author: justaddgigi (Gigi Kiersten)

Rating: Mature

Warnings: Transphobia, Transgender Themes, Queer Themes, Implied Rape/Rape Threat, Mystery, Snark, Harry/Batman pre-relationship.

Summary: After a tragic and emotionally devastating mission, Aster Jane Potter decides to leave the Auror Corp and The Wizarding World and moves to Gotham City in hopes of making a new start: free from the paparazzi and the pressures of being the Wizarding World’s savior. Unfortunately, for Aster she quickly encounters a cranky superhero, insane costume villains, and a haunted building that wants to kill her.

Archive Of Our Own `~ Wattpad