Subject: I'm always up for talking about old shames.
Posted on: 2020-06-17 22:03:10 UTC

I wrote a lot of fanfiction and original fiction in my head before I learned to type, which is where Jack and Harvey come from. I made the first of several attempts to write a novel at the age of ten or eleven, all of which failed because I didn't know anything about writing. Typical edgy, melodramatic, look-how-deep-and-thoughtful-I-am stuff. My fanfiction wasn't much better. I eventually deleted or recycled all of it. I won't even get into my poetry. The least embarrassing examples of that remain on FictionPress as a cautionary tale to my present-day self.

My most recent badfic is a Phantom of the Opera pirate AU from two years ago. As a pirate story, it might not be too terrible; as a fanfic, it's in-name-only. If someone wants to mission it, I won't be offended. I can only hope I've improved since then.

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