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The wedding threw me off my writing groove. I'd been reading all of these books 'n stuff...and then a week ago I just had this urge to drop it all off a cliff. =P I've wanted to write, but I have this regular schedule now, and it's all days with weekends off. ZOMG! So, all the time I'd normally be writing while the boys are at work/school is taken up with...work. And dammit, I'm a newlywed! I don't want to get lost on the computer while my husband is home.

Anyway, I ended up rereading CCS...I picked up the Dark Horse omnibus editions but never got around to reading the whole thing. And that got me thinking of old fanfics...

And last week I just sat around and reread old fics I've written. Finished ones. And...they're still good. Not GREAT or anything, but very much worth the read. Kinda fun if not too involved or convoluted. Interesting twists, fast paced, etc...

Well, that made me want to go back and reread other things I've loved. Last night I finished rereading The Labyrinth by Peacewish. Oh, I had forgotten just how good that one was. In fact, I don't think I stopped and appreciated all the detail she put into her stories before. I am a HORRIBLE person, and I used to have this terrible habit of skimming or skipping large blocks of text...and I was guilty of that in too many of her stories. And what I found this read through was GLORIOUS! What a treat. :D

I really need to finish Zettai Daijobu. Like...now. Before I keep adding large blocks of text to Elemental. I owe Peacewish, and any other fans who have patiently waited for that fic. And anyone who will find it only after it is finished. The chapters are so short and easy, from my current perspective. I have NOTES! (Seriously, this fic was a huge turning point for me. Planning and I never used to mix. At all. Ever.) (We're talking oil and water. For reals.)

So, yeah. I can do this. I WILL do this. And I will finish it and put it out on LJ for folks, and then ff.n and maybe Tsukimine Shrine, and...this will be a good thing. This fic and Riding the Wave have been hanging off my back, holding me back, dragging me...I will finish them.

And then revisions on Elemental will be a piece of cake.

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Date: 2013-04-16 06:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] butterflydrming.livejournal.com
Yay! It's pretty amazing to go back and read old stuff and find that it's good. The best part is remembering how it felt to have writing NRE. Remembering the fun is actually making it feel more fun again now.

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Date: 2013-04-17 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacewish.livejournal.com
Well look who woke up from her hundred-year nap and smiled prettily at the prince. What is it with CCS nostalgia lately? Last week, out of the blue, an old regular reader of mine decided to dig up The Wedding (god knows even where she found it) and reviewed it chapter-by-chapter as she read. I was stunned. I haven't thought about that story in so long, I couldn't even remember half the scenes she was referring to. Talk about time capsules. Then I got a message from someone trying to kickstart a ten-year anniversary party for the opening of Tsukimine Shrine. It doesn't make me unhappy, but I do wonder what brought it all on at once.

Anyway, glad you liked the Labyrinth second time around, that was so freakin' fun to write. (and I belatedly smack you on the wrist for skimming over big chunks of text, smack!) Did you ever read Return to the Labyrinth? It was the only sequel I ever wrote, and I think it turned out even better than the first (biased, though, that was because the sequel has SxS). If you're still in a reading mood, you should try it. If you're in a writing mood, though, I'll take some ZD. I still remember exactly where you left off. You could take a decade to update, and you just might, and I'll still read it.

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Date: 2013-04-17 08:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamchronin.livejournal.com
I think a huge part of why I gave CCS a re-read right now is because of my own wedding, which made me think of your fic. I thought about reading that one again, and I do have a copy of it saved on my computer, but it's very long and I want to spend time writing more than reading...at least in theory. u_u It doesn't seem to work out that way, but I keep trying! hehe

I still get reviews for some of my fics, about once a month or so, and it blows me away every time. I almost want to delete all my WIPs so I don't lead anyone new into disappointment, but then I start thinking I could just work on them again, finish them...and never do. Oops!

I never read Return to Labyrinth. I don't remember what was going on in my life at the time, but I remember being excited about it, thinking that I HAD to read it as soon as I had a moment, and then it completely vanished from my list of priorities for some reason. The break-up? Going back to school? My job? I don't know. Where can I find it? Reading some SxS in that setting might help me get the gears going stronger! At least, I hope so.

Speaking of hopes, I sincerely hope that finishing ZD doesn't take a decade to update. I, um, added a sentence to it. I've got the wheels turning in my head right now about what has to happen next. I'm rusty, but I really want to get back into the swing of things. What I really need to do is stop trying to write on a computer where I have FB access. That sucks more of my time and attention away from writing than anything else ever has.

On that note, I'm dragging my laptop into the living room, while I still have the will to move. @_@ Send me a link to that fic, please! I'm looking forward to reading it at last! :D

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Date: 2013-04-18 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peacewish.livejournal.com

It's at aff.net, not so much because it has any smut, which it hardly does, but because that's where I found a permanent home for the first one and I figured its sequel should be there too. We all know Labyrinth left a lot of unfinished business between Yue and Touya, and a lot of business that didn't even get to start between Sakura and Syaoran, so it was a big relief to me to finally get this thing written. I bet you'll like it. Who needs Facebook when you've got me to tempt you away from writing?


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