It's not as though I stopped writing longer stories in the past few months, but there's no question that my writing was dominated by shorter forms after December. A lot of that had to do with family issues that made it tough for me to squeeze in a ton more. Some of it had to do with what I felt like writing. Some of it had to do with my wanting to focus really tightly on language -- which intentionally writing short forces you to do. I wanted to see if I could write drabbles and ficlets. I've now proven to my own satisfaction that yes, I can.
Now it's time to keep pushing with the longer stories. I'm not abandoning ficlets, but I won't be posting them as frequently as I have of late. I'm itching to write long; word restrictions feel less like a challenge and more like a prison at the moment. When I say long, I don' t mean James Joyce's Ulysses long. *g* But longer than 200 - 300 words. There's still so much I want to write...
It's doubtful the volume of my writing will go down, but the frequency of story updates most certainly will. I'm here, and I'm not going anywhere. But I don't write quickly enough to have chapters for longer stories up every day. This will also give me a chance to read a bit more of other peoples' Bones fic -- and catch up on some orphaned comments and emails.
One last thing: until I write "on hiatus" next to any of the stories listed in my fic index, nothing is abandoned.
Thanks for your support.
Tagged by makd
List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to.
1. The Dykeenies - Stitches
2. Augustana - Stars and Boulevards
3. Susie Suh - Recognition
4. Jack Johnson - What You Thought You Needed
5. Peter Gabriel - Red Rain
6. Brandon Heath - I'm Not Who I Was
7. Ben Folds' cover of Such Great Heights
If anyone would like me to upload any of the above tracks, let me know.
Not tagging anyone for this meme, but if you feel up to it, I would love to know what you're spinning these days. :)
You've gotten some great recs so far; I won't repeat them. Some of the people who responded to your post are extremely modest and have neglected to mention that they themselves write gorgeous Bones fic. *grins*
So, people that haven't already been mentioned:
Some of her stories are posted in her LiveJournal, but ALL of them can be found at fanfiction.net/~tempertemper
Her stories can be found at fanfiction.net/~doc3.
Her stories are at fanfiction.net/~limone.
All her fic is up at http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1060443/cayo
Some of it's in her LJ. It isn't all happy, but it is definitely worth a read.
All of the above people mostly write Booth/Brennan.
Of Apple Skins and Sacre Coeur by minorgraces When it comes to Bones, this author mostly writes slash. But this particular story is a Booth/Hodgins friendship fic -- and it is fantastic. This woman wields words with the precision and grace of a world-class surgeon with a scalpel.
If you decide to read stories by any of the above folks and have the time to leave a comment, please do so. They are all strong writers, and I know they love to hear from readers.
Fanfiction.net is often referred to as The Pit of Voles. There are many valid reasons for that. If you frequent the site, you will sometimes want to gouge your eyes out with a rusty spoon because of the horrific writing you'll stumble upon. However, there is also some truly excellent and engaging writing over there. Sometimes it's hard to find, but I promise it's there.
Forgive me if you're a Bones author and you don't see your name on this list; I know I'm forgetting people, and I certainly don't mean to imply there aren't any other quality Bones fanfic writers out there.
Hugs and thanks to those who mentioned my stories. I'm touched and honored.