Aw, man. I had all these grand plans of getting ahead with my blog visiting, but I have been feeling exhausted since Saturday afternoon and no matter how much sleep I get, that hasn’t seemed to go away. So I’ve basically been lying around the house doing absolutely nothing. I bought myself dinner tonight because the thought of coming home and cooking was depressing. Hopefully I’ll perk up soon, and be more on the ball this week.
In other news, though still speaking of blogging, I have been thinking about the time I’ll be away over November-January. Originally my plan was to simply post up a hiatus notice, and maybe drop in for WIPpet Wednesday every now and then (because, y’know, when I’m visiting the UK and Europe for the first time in my life, I’m sure I won’t have anything better to do). But then I was thinking it might be fun to come up with some sort of series and invite other people to write some posts that could go up here. Nothing too deep, especially considering I’ve only just conceived of this today and don’t have that much time to organise it; I was thinking of “5 Fictional Characters I’d Have Over For Dinner” and then thought perhaps just getting people to do any Writing Top 5. I’m away for eight weeks, so the OCD part of my brain would prefer eight volunteers to make it nice and even, but that’s not imperative, just so long as I can do something regular. Would anyone be up for this?
Incidentally, I’ve been thinking of getting into this guest posting thing (both hosting people and hijacking others’ blogs), so let me know if you’ve got something coming up! 🙂
And now for WIPpet Wednesday. To join in, all you need to do is post an excerpt from your current WIP that somehow corresponds to the date. Then link up here and check out the other posts. I’ve been mostly beta reading this week, plus suffering from the aforementioned laziness, so I don’t have anything to share from my usual WIPs. As such, I’m going to share a bit of a fanfic I started writing today. Unlike other people who share fanfic for WIPpet Wednesday, though, I’m not writing for a well-known fandom like Lois & Clark or Star Trek, I’m going nice and obscure.
Unless you’ve managed to catch it on… PBS, I think is the American station, you’re probably not with the Australian 1920s crime drama, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Basically, Melbourne socialite, the Hon. Miss Phryne Fisher, helps Detective Inspector Jack Robinson to solve grisly murders in 1929. Well, he’d tell you she gets in the way of him solving grisly murders, but that’s a technicality. We’re halfway through the second series now, and they have a very strong bond. Constable Collins is always on the scene as well, and him and Miss Fisher’s maid, Dot Williams, have been together for quite a while now, and basically every episode I end up basically yelling at my screen, “UGH, WILL YOU TWO JUST GET MARRIED ALREADY?!” So I decided to write the fanfiction where that happened. Sort of. It’s from Jack’s POV. I could go on about this show all day, but in order to stop me from doing that, this is the scene where three of the four leads meet, and here is a music video that gives you a bit of an idea of how adorable Dot and Hugh are. They’re both only about a minute-and-a-half long. Anyway! Without further ado, five paragraphs (October 23, 2+3 = 5). And go!
Three days later, when Jack arrived at the station, he found Collins already behind the desk, wearing an ear-to-ear grin.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone so cheerful about paperwork, Collins,” he remarked.
“Oh, morning, Sir,” Collins replied, clearly trying to suppress the smile in response to the Inspector’s comment, but failing. He picked up one of the files he had sitting on the desk. “Um, the Coronor’s report for the Underhill murder came back.”
“Collins.” Jack accepted the file, but he quirked an eyebrow at the constable.
“Sorry, Sir.” He straightened his shoulders. “I took your advice, Sir, and stopped waiting for a perfect moment. I asked Dot… I mean, Miss Williams, to marry me last night, and she said yes.” He finished his announcement and the grin returned. Happy to hear the news, Jack smiled as well, though he managed to keep his a little more contained.
Aggh, this sounds silly, but it’s really nerve-wracking the first time I write something in a new fandom. I’m always worried I’m going to get something horribly wrong and all the fans will hate me. I guess that’s one thing we don’t have to worry about when writing our stories.
I have managed to finish this post a bit earlier than I normally do, so I’m going to sign off here and duck around to visit those of you who have already posted. I’ll catch the rest of you soon!