NaNoWriMo? Nooooooooooooooooo. I’m going to ship Olicity instead.

UntitledMy brain is squish. I finished writing the final installment of my cozy series for Carina Press this week. Book one in the series released last week and I finished edits on the second in the series the week before that. Sound like a lot of juggling? It was. And Deceived released a week before the other things and there was a blog tour and promo and things and stuff and ohmygoodness there were tears and crying and coffee and wine and no sleeping and I am DONE.

I’ve sworn off writing so my brain can recuperate. I’m never-ever-never writing again! Ever! Never!

This resolution lasted about as long as it took me to type the words because I’m a writer and writers write. We can’t help it. Our brains don’t care what writing does to our bodies or sanity. The brains keep making up all the things and dragging our curiosity back into What If???? mode and the next thing you know, we have a 20 page detailed outline….but that’s totally NOT writing. That’s only harmless plotting and pretending and wondering. Right?

Well, I took a stand against writing until after Christmas so I can be available for mommy things with my family. I’m now a room mom for two classrooms and a volunteer for other child things. ‘veI made mass amounts of Minecraft decorations and costumes and games for Halloween parties….it took me a few days, but now I’m back to wondering about that outline….

Except. Nope. No writing.

But… NaNoWriMo is coming. *chews nails* EVERYONE will be writing! and online talking about th writing and congratulating themselves and one another for writing and I’ll be over here not doing that and I don’t now how to deal with my life without writing.

So. I have a compromise. I’m going to write –  Jeez. Not noveling. I’m going to write some fanfiction that has been burning in my brain for a year.  I haven’t had a chance to write any fanfic because I had all these other deadlines happening, but now I have time. Lots of time and a ship in need of sailing, if you know what I mean? Eh? Fanfiction? Ship? Get it? If you don’t, it’s okay. Nevermind.

All I need is an amazing name for myself over at and then I can stop lurking and begin seeing my dreams come true. The television writers aren’t giving me the hot romance I crave, so I shall write it for myself and be all excited these two finally got together. Yeah. *lives in fantasy world* *doesn’t care* *likes it there*

My fandom for fanfic is ARROW and I ship Olicity. While the world is Nanoing, I will be exploring the world of fanfiction and planting hot ideas into Oliver Queen’s head about his brilliant and beautiful IT woman, Felicity Smoak.

*dreamy sigh*

So, I’m not noveling this year for Nano. I’m not noveling at all until after Christmas. I’m taking a hiatus for my sanity and exploring fun things that remind me why I started writing to begin with. Somewhere along the line this year, writing became stressful and demanding and lost it’s happiness. I’m taking the happiness back. *hands on hips* *cape flies behind me*

Do you guys do fanfic? What’s your ship?

2 comments to NaNoWriMo? Nooooooooooooooooo. I’m going to ship Olicity instead.

  • Fiona Fairhame

    If your fanfic is going to be, ahem, adult in nature, you should publish it over at . AFF has an Arrow section already, though it’s pretty sad at the moment – only two fics and both are incestuous. It needs your Olicity fic. NEEDS it. goes through and deletes all adult content every 2 or 3 years. It’s not supposed to be there at all, but a lot of it slips through.

    Just a bit of friendly advice from someone who used to be on and is now on instead. ^_^ (For the most part. I may still have a partial story or two up on I’m not entirely sure. I haven’t been there in years.)

  • Ilaria

    oh, I totally get what you mean! I can’t stop writing Olicity fanfics myself, they have so much chemistry I get new ideas with each new episode! I love them so much ;_;

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