No, this isn't a blog about meeting my husband in a cult and all our cultish adventures--THAT I don't have the energy for!
Years ago I wrote Spuffy fan fic (that's Spike and Buffy fan fic). After the end of the show I moved on to paranormal original stories for publication.
Over the years I've taken down two fan fics. One was an alternate universe fantasy with the Buffy characters, I plan to use that fantasy setting/plotline someday. The other was a fluffy Christmas fantasy I took down tonight. I felt terrible taking it down, but part of the paranormal plot and non canon characters fit so slick in a new plot idea, like my subconscious planned it.
Funny, those fan fics got thousands of hits/reads, far more than anything I've written for publication.
I've spent the past two weeks recording new ideas, something I haven't done in a while. Mostly these past months I've been editing several stories. Needed a break!
You know what? I don't hate my fan fics. Yes, I found errors--but the stories still evoked emotions, took me back to that short fan fic 'golden time' when the fan fic community was so vibrant for me.
The rest of my fan fics will stay in the archives. They were so closely tied to the show/canon and characters, the stories wouldn't make sense out of that context. I mean, you had to know how the character of Giles had changed to 'get' one of the stories--they were a form of commentary on the show...how I thought the show and characters should go.