Thaaaat should not be happening. Something weird is going on but I’m on my phone so I’ll have to take a look later.
Thank you so much, friend! The easiest way to not give up is to just put in your time every day and not think about the big number. I forced myself to write at least 200 words a day… which would sometimes end up being a thousand! And maybe one day’s work would turn out complete trash because I was exhausted or something, but that’s what revisions are for. Give yourself a good buffer to work with if you’ve got a release schedule so meeting your daily goal isn’t any stress at all. Then you’re golden! ♥
Again, I’m afraid I don’t want to say too much about Jack’s motivation, but I agree with many of the points you’ve made. I’m going to have to leave it there, for fear of spoiling the people who do intend to finish the story.
Other scattered notes:
First off, thank you for your critique. There are a few points here I’d like to address and others I’ll leave untouched, because there are still about two weeks’ worth of chapters to go, and quite a lot remaining in that text which I think will address those issues without me having to explain them.
Hmmmm. I don’t think there’s really a “purpose” for fanfic, at least not on a level that goes beyond personal fulfillment. You’re writing happy endings, and that’s awesome, but not everyone is setting out to tell that kind of story and there’s no reason to expect that they should. Sometimes there’s simply an aspect of canon that’s lacking and begs to be explored further in fanworks. To use myself as an example: I hated Jesse’s slavery arc. It felt pointless as it was presented in canon, turning Jesse into more of a plot device than a character. So I wanted to find the human meaning of it. I wanted to spend time with Jesse in that place, every single day he was there, and to take that journey with him. I wanted to track his growth. I wanted to learn about these people around him, who were barely characters in canon. I wanted to sort out their motivations, to find their humanity in the same way earlier canon delivered Gus. And I wanted to see Jesse survive and save himself in some way, because I loathed nothing more than watching Walt get to play the hero in the end when he was really the villain who did this to Jesse in the first place. So I wrote 187. It may not be a happy story, but I like to think it’s a hopeful one, and most of all, I’m writing it to give myself closure.
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Thanks! It’s been mostly diagnostic stuff, but it sure is exhausting.
The entire story is outlined (as is the sequel) but I tend to write each chapter just a few days in advance of posting. Lately I’ve been in the hospital or otherwise away from my computer so my posting time’s a little erratic. I’m not even home right now, haha. I’m on my phone. So tonight’s gonna be a little late too. I’m sorry, everyone!