So.... The 'hour late opening' has turned into 'stay home'. I'm torn between LOLing and doing a victory dance. Woo-hoo. Icy roads and sidewalks... hopefully people will stay home and be safe. I'm just going to enjoy a day off (probably have to use hours to make up for it, but hey...)
I"m looking forward to writing - I'm making good progress on my Supernatural/Doom fanfiction. I should be able to post something soon. I'm also working on a Supernatural AU that has, let's say, a very decided Christian slant to it. Think 'This Present Darkness' by Frank Peretti - Supernatural with Christian Theology thrown in. It radically changes some things (well, duh), but it's been fun writing it.
I picked up another little story I started ages ago but lost track of - this is what happens when I try to clean out files on my computer, LOL. It involves orphaned American fraternal twins, Japan, the Yakuza, & a closeted gay First Lieutenant. I have no idea what I'm talking about tho - but I'm determined to finish it. Because I'm bad about not finishing tough stuff. Hey, if I don't finish I can say I didn't fail... Or if it fails, I can say it's because I didn't finish... Don't laugh, I really believe that shit.
All this makes me think I'm just procrastinating my dragon story. But I really cannot decide how to do it. How do I narrow down all the ideas that float around? Which one do I want to do more? I've started in one direction (pre-industrial society, strongly reminiscent of McCaffrey's Pern), but I can't finish, so I'm looking at other directions but I need to figure out how I want to approach it. And there are not really many examples to go from, because the direction I want to go is not very well represented.
And it's not like I think I can make money off this - writing is more like who I am. It's like I have to let these things out, you know? I'm not writing in an effort to make money - I'm writing because I can't help it. Sort of like how I make lots of useless lists when I stress out. I like making lists, it makes things seem do-able somehow. But then I very often don't finish them - but then, my lists are unreasonably long - like, 'setting myself up for failure' long. And they don't seem too long when I write them. I guess I just overestimate how much my lazy ass can get done - or procrastinate.