So when I was 19 in '99 (thanks, Nick), I started writing fan fiction. It led me to my career in journalism and to being an award-winning journalist. Flash forward to 2017. I don't write anymore and I haven't written solidly in about two years. My site is gone (although the URL will point here) … Continue reading Countdown, back to Millennium
The past few days, I've been reading some of my old Backstreet Boys fan fiction. I know, one should probably never go back and read that stuff, but a lot of it, I'm proud of it. Some of it, I'm not. I was re-reading my story, "The Story of Us," because I've been debating on … Continue reading Thoughts you have when you read your old fan fiction
Do you ever sit around and want to do something so badly, yet, you can't really figure out what it is you want to do? That's how I've felt all day. I worked on #ProjectCarter for a bit to the point where I'm almost caught up and watched the Atlanta vs. Green Bay game, which … Continue reading Random thoughts: When boredom gets to you
I'll always remember, it was late afternoon It lasted forever, but ended too soon You were all by yourself, staring up at a dark grey sky And I was changed In places no one will find all your feelings so deep inside Was there that I realized that forever was in your eyes The moment … Continue reading Thoughts: It lasted forever, but ended too soon
There comes a point in every fangirl who writes fan fiction's life when she realizes that the magic is over - writer's block has won. For me, I haven't written substantially in almost two years for the most part. I've tried off and on for a while. I will start a new story and something … Continue reading Confession: I think my fan fiction days are over
People think being a fan fiction writer is easy. You think up a scenario with your “favorite” person and write about it. Or they think it’s all dirty Skinamax-type stories with no real substance. Or, you know, the author puts themselves in the story to live out a fantasy. It’s not all like that. As … Continue reading Thoughts: When is a fan fiction writer’s ‘career’ over?
Fifteen years ago, in a big blue house in South Georgia, a 19-year-old girl was on Christmas break from college and her best friend talked her into writing a story about the Backstreet Boys. The story was named "Back At One" (named after the Brian McKnight / Mark Wills song) and it was about a … Continue reading Thoughts: 15 years ago today, @backstreetboys fan fiction changed a fan’s life