So by popular demand, Blubber is to be my next book. But I must admit, I haven’t read it yet. Sorry. I’m in the middle of reading The Stand by Stephen King, which is over 800 pages long and I average a paltry 20-30 minutes of reading time each day. I’m almost 500 pages in, which is at the point where I absolutely can not put it down..even to read something that’ll take me two hours to get through. So no book review here today.
Instead I have some questions for my readers:
Does anyone read fan fiction? Does anyone write fan fiction? What are your thoughts or experiences? Is there really much fanfic out there that’s worth reading? Is it fun to write?
See, I feel like it might be fun to write, because you don’t have to worry about character development in a short story format. But it also seems a little cheesy and hokey to basically take characters someone else has crafted and use them in your own story. I started reading a little bit of fanfic back when my son was still young enough to take two naps a day. I didn’t read much, just a few BSC and HP stories. Only one was any good. A few were eh, but the majority were pretty much so bad they were unreadable.
And you want to know what made me think of this? I saw a show on Discovery recently and there was a gay guy named Byron. And in BSC fanfic, Byron Pike is ALWAYS gay. Something just clicked, and I’m trying to decide if I might want to read some more. Like I said, most of the work was dreck, but that one good story I read, truly made it worth wading through all that dreck.
*shrugs….* Thoughts? Experiences? Comments? Suggestions? I’d love to hear from you all!
Oh…and if you’re interested here is the link to the one good fanfic story I ever read. It’s BSC related. It’s totes angsty and dramatic. But surprisingly well-written.