As I’ve already stated in a previous December blog post, I absolutely love reading cheesy Christmas themed novels with people falling in love amidst snow and Christmas decorations. And it’s not just published holiday themed novels that I enjoy. I also take the time to read a lot of Christmassy fanfiction with my favorite characters getting stuck under the mistletoe or snowed in together even when it doesn’t make logical sense. (Are you telling me that the witches and wizards of the Harry Potter world can’t somehow magic themselves out of a snowed in house? Well if it makes for a cute story I will totally accept that!)
This year is the first year that I have that bug. The one that has me wanting to write said holiday themed fanfiction. In fact, I already have two that I’ve started. But here is the pitfall.
I think I’ve informed all of my blog readers (if I even have any anymore…HELLO there if you are there!) that I typically like to complete an entire fanfiction before I start posting it online, even if it’s going to end up being fifteen “chapters/posts” long. That means that if I want to be timely in regards to holiday themed fanfiction I either have to write and post fast or I have to keep it short and simple. And let’s just say that keeping my writing short has never been my strong suit.
Pretty much every time I’ve planned a simple one-shot short story it’s always evolved into something epic. So let’s hope I can curb that enthusiasm or else you won’t be seeing any Christmas fanfiction from me until I pull out a dusty notebook in 2018 full of words I mostly finished this year.