So! I’ve already reached my 1000 words/week goal for the week. It’s amazing what an epic season finale of a TV show can do for your muse. Without giving anything away, the Sherlock series 2 finale reduced me to a sobbing wreck, and I started writing fanfiction as soon as I had (somewhat) recovered (I’m still recovering fully). I’ve now reached 1033 words, though it’s not quite finished yet. I’ll add a link to it on Sunday’s check-in, hopefully I’ll be finished it up by then. I’ve never written any kind of Sherlock Holmes fic before, and I’m a little bit worried that I’ve made him too, well, nice, considering he only just started warming to the other character in the fic in this final episode, but we’ll see what other people think, I guess.
Sad thing is, as involved in this fandom as I am right now, I have an awful tendency to lose interest in fandom when there isn’t any new canon material coming out on a regular basis, and judging by what happened between these two seasons, and the schedules of the two lead actors for the next year, we’re probably going to be waiting quite a while for a series three. So I’ll probably go about three weeks and then get bored.
Anyway, so since I’ve already met my writing goal for this week, I thought I might take my NaNo manuscript to work the next few days and edit that on my lunch break instead of writing or reading. Then I can reach both my goals for this week, which would be most awesome.
In terms of future projects, today two things happened. Firstly, I was feeling in a bit of a funk and missing my living-on-uni-campus days when it was much easier to catch up and hang out with people. Second, I had a strange desire to try writing chick-lit. I’ve no idea why, it’s not my style at all. But anyway. I was thinking, if I did try writing it, I wouldn’t want it to be the normal style, the literary equivalent of a chick-flick, where everyone is good-looking and things are easily solved. Well, maybe the easily-solved bit. But I want to write about nerdy characters! About file-sharing networks that spring up in the colleges (in Australia, the buildings where the students live are the colleges) and everyone working out the time differences between where they are and the countries where their shows air so they can work out when it’ll be available for download. About that guy that I used to see in the library, dressed as the Eleventh Doctor. I never spoke to him but he made me grin. Group grocery shopping and group dinners and being able to just walk out of your room and find someone to chat to, even if it’s just some small talk, and starring in college musicals and having a room over the main door and hearing people staggering back drunk at 3am on Saturday morning. They say write what you know, right?
I’m only 22 and only graduated from my undergrad last July. Should I be having these nostalgia crises just yet?