I'll start off by saying that I never had a thing for fanfiction. I commend those who can sit there for hours and leaf through so many crappy, overdone, poor written stories to find a gem in all the crap, because I just didn't have the patience for it. But before the end of last semester I decided to try again, though I wasn't very hopeful... Hell, especially since my high at the moment was South Park and still is I might add! But seriously, I wasn't that hopeful to find anything decent other than cheap butt sex.
There were a few good ones, a couple cute ones, and one that I liked a lot but then got deleted to the bane of my existence. Then finally I stumbled on one that seemed so out there, an emotional roller coaster, an AU that I entered. It's called Leave the Pieces, by Hollycomb... I was floored after the first chapter. To think, this author wrote a fanfiction so... detailed, so compelling, so life like and just for the sake of enjoyment! Yeah, it's weird seeing the boys as adults and falling for one another because of course that's pure fandom, and I'm guilty of such fandom, but I just stopped giving a damn after reading that fanfic. How... realistic it was, her descriptions in such mundane, every day things that brought me into the story, how gripping the emotions were, the sadness, the desperation... and the raw affection. How intricate the story line was, how everything just pieced together and fitted in a content note that wasn't cliche. The author knew how to write in and out of situations, she has such... control of her craft! The reviews of course were well over 200 - a few submitted from me of course! People just went nuts over it and for good reason... Man. To be able to write like that just for the sake of enjoyment, and to write so well! What a great way of living.
I made a New Year's Resolution to write the first draft of my book this year. Who knows how far I'll get, I just want to take my life more seriously. Getting my story out there, and improving my skills all the time to be able to tell the story as it should be told. I can't wait!