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I SUCK SO MUCH, I'M SORRY, HERE'S FANART

 
The fanart that was promised.


It's not finished, but I was hoping for a volunteer to color it once I am. I'm an amateur at digital coloring and it shows, but I'd love to see what others can do.

As for the fanfiction, chapter 8 is coming along, but not nearly as fast as I thought it would. The next chapter has to have the right touch if I'm going to pull it off the way I want to, and I think that might be intimidating me a bit. I was trying to think of ways to make these waits less long and harsh for the readers. I thought rather than posting these six page monsters every few months I could post a few paragraphs whenever they dribble out. But at this rate it'd be an average of about a sentence a week. There'd be too many tiny segments for it to be coherent.

I need to come out about this, I have A.D.D. and it's hard for me to do schedules. The only thing that makes typing interesting enough for me to bother is when the perfect scene with all the perfect dialog falls right into my creative-writing lap and that's the night (and usually into the morning) that four pages gets tapped into post-able existence, collaborated with various dribbles, edited, and sent to my Beta (the glorious TrudiRose).

I am so touched and flabergasted that my first fanfic gets so much wonderful praise, but I feel bad for my readers. I get comments from people who see the months it's been since I've updated and ask me if I'm going to finish. Yes, I will, I'm determined to. This is probably the only long term goal I've ever really committed to, but I mean it. I'm nearing the end of things, my random projection has been ten total chapters, and I think that'll probably do.

Yeah, long update, my brand of ADD makes me talk a lot (all the details are important, ALL of them) but the beautiful thing about this process (writing the fic) is how wonderful it is to read the comments of people who also think that the details are important, and really enjoy my writing because of it. It's let me look at my writing skills as a really big positive about myself, and what I can contribute to all of the fandoms I love.

I wish I could give all the lurkers out there what's been given to me, I bet there's a whole world of challenged artists that have so much to give but doubt their ability to put it out there or fear rejection. Only the welcoming people who inhabit livejournal and the fandom communities could have possibly coaxed me out of my shadowy (internet) shell.
In a word: Thanks.

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aiffe
Aug. 3rd, 2010 11:27 am (UTC)
HI WHEN DID YOU READ MY MIND? This is pretty much the Beauty and the Beast idea I had, Belle on top and everything, that I was too lazy to draw myself.
lamenthatic
Aug. 3rd, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
LOL I think there may be some sort of hive mindset that only fandom members can plug into. Your inspiration combined with my inspiration and our collaborated need to see this image MADE IT EXIST despite our individual laziness

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is shiftless at best.
rosehiptea
Aug. 3rd, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
I like the art! And I really, really need to get caught up on this story of yours.
lamenthatic
Aug. 3rd, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
I'd be so flattered if you did! :D You were one of the first fanfic authors that acquainted me with the monster luvin's.
I'd love to hear what you think.
tuff_ghost
Aug. 11th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
DAMN. DEM PICS.

glad to hear the fic's still alive :)
ksha2222
Aug. 18th, 2010 04:29 am (UTC)
Hot! ;)
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