Anonymoushello gorgeous! hope you don't mind me asking, but how is Matchmakers coming?? have a nice day!
It’s coming along! I sort of took a long holiday break and didn’t work on it for a while, but I’m back in the saddle again, I promise. The whole thing is written in script format, now I just have to complete the laborious process of translating it into prose. It would be so much easier to just post as-is, but I know a lot of people don’t like to read in that format, and it’s also against the rules on FF.net. I’m trying not to agonize over the prose too much and to keep it in a simple, stripped-down style.
I still haven’t decided whether to post in three or four chunks, or just one massive chapter. It depends on how insanely long it gets. But I’ll try to put the first few sections on here soon, as a preview.
Again, sorry my tumblr is such a sad, neglected orphan. One day I hope to join civilized society and have truly unlimited internet usage.
AnonymousHi! Are you still writing Brittana?
I am! I’m sorry I haven’t been around much, I’ve been having a very low-tech summer, and I’ve also been sick a lot from allergies. I’m still working primarily on the Set the World on Fire one-shot (I decided to do that before the AU.) I’m hoping to have it finished before the end of summer, since it actually takes place during the last week of summer. Cory’s death slowed me down quite a bit, I had to take a break - it was too painful to write comedy, especially involving Rachel. But I’m getting back into the swing of things. It’s a fun, fluffy chapter - my outline wants it to be very long, but I’m trying to keep the scenes dialogue-heavy and punchy.
So this definitely won’t have an epic feel to it, or much interior monologuing. Just the characters having fun and interacting with each other. Right now I’m working on a scene with Brittany and Santana on a matchmaking spy mission, complete with walkie-talkies and Santana in a pink Sydney Bristow-inspired wig. And as I think I mentioned before, there’s also a Pezberry plot and a Kurttany plot.
Anonymousdo you really burn that bacon candle??
OMG noo, it’s not mine! LMAO, it’s from their web site. I don’t even like the smell of real bacon cooking, let alone fake bacon wax. I just thought it was hilarious that such a thing existed.
I am addicted to Yankee Candles, though. I have like 25. Right now I’m burning Black Coconut, because it’s Friday night and I like to mix alcohol and open flames. That’s how we party down South.
AnonymousI'm rereading Set the World on Fire for the third time and I can't stop smiling. I love this fic, it's my absolute favorite :)
Aww, thank you! Right now I’m working on the summer one-shot, and it’s so much fun to be with these characters in this world again. Currently the four of them are at the Splish Splash water park to which Santana received free season passes, and I’m still just as entertained by their interactions in my head as I was at the beginning.
But at the same time I’m doing research (actually Eli’s doing research for me ;) for a Brittana fic that is VERY different in tone, darker, much more of an epic shipper fic that will be worlds away from the comedy and fluff and friendships of the other one. It’ll probably feel like it’s written by a different author. I think my writing muse may be just a bit bipolar.
AnonymousHey, do you ever see yourself writing current canon Brittana? As in, the one where Brittany's at MIT and Brittana aren't together, together?
Hmm… never say never, but I kind of doubt it. I wasn’t a big fan of much of anything about S4, and to write canon fic based on it, I feel like I’d have to go back and watch the eps again, and that’s something I really don’t want to do. And I feel like it would be confusing for me to try to write two separate Santana/Kurt/Rachel canons - the Set the World on Fire one, and the post-S4 Glee one. Also, I’m not a big fan of the MIT plot for Brittany, like, AT ALL. I’m really hoping that if Brittany comes back in the future, it’s because she realizes she actually doesn’t want to spend the next four years in a room with mathematicians and engineers, writing random numbers.