Final story count: 1 assigned fic, 8 treats. There are a TON of prompts I wanted to write but didn't have time to... I may end up writing a bunch over the course of 2012. But as part of my venture back into fandom, I am pleased. And it's been great meeting fannish people IRL. NaNo write-ins are wonderful, but they don't have that same sense of community and culture. People do NaNo for so many different reasons. Some want to get published; some want to take a break from doing other types of writing; some are just sick of their mundane lives and want to do something creative. Which is FANTASTIC, but what I've loved about these Yuletide write-ins is that, even though our fandoms and the types of fic we like are so different, we're all just writing to have fun and geek out.
Before the write-in, I was feeling really gloomy because I'm beginning work on a major personal writing project and I really desperately want a mentor, but I don't know how to go about finding one. All the mentors I've had in the past kind of came to me - my professors at college, or my old supervisor. So yeah, I'm a little at sea. I want someone to talk about this project with, who isn't a friend or my mother (much as I love and value the input of both). Friends (and my mother) are companions on the journey, but what I really want is someone who knows the country.
Not entirely sure where I was going with that, but I wanted to get it out of my head. My brain is stuffed full with thoughts - project thoughts, fanfic thoughts, gloomy introspective talk-over-with-therapist thoughts... I really need to free up some space.
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