When did you first start writing? What was it like at that point? I'm just kind of curious because I started writing this year and I know it takes time to grow (and its personal for everyone so I'm not expecting my growth to be the same as yours) but it would be interesting to know! But if this is too personal for me to ask just disregard it lolol
I have been writing since I was about ten, though of course, it was pretty awful back then haha. I have multiple notebooks from between the ages of ten and fourteen where I have written down random scenes that popped into my head at the time, but they were never really full stories. I know I said that BTS is the first fandom that I have ever written fics for, but I realised a couple of weeks ago when I was looking back on those notebooks that I wrote snippets of Death Note fics haha! That was back when I really got into anime. I loved L too much.
I made a Tumblr around that time as well, but I never started posting my writing on it until I was fifteen. Back then, I wrote a lot for a boy who is now my ex. Actually, not a lot. I wrote completely for him. They would be stories revolving around a nameless boy and girl going through hardships, working through love. You can see some vague examples here and here – I say “vague” since they are not full stories. The full pieces were only ever sent to him. This went on until mid-2014 (even though some posts had been made after that on the blog) which is when I had completely stopped writing full stories.
When I discovered BTS in April 2015, I became really invested in them and, with creating a new blog, I discovered the world of fanfiction and how immersed the kpop scene was in it (I had been into kpop for about six years by then, yet I had never realised that fics were written for it). At that stage, I was in a serious writing rut and had not produced anything of quality for nearly a year, so I decided I would give writing fics a go to see if it would help boost my writing inspiration. And thank god it did, a damn miracle!
Since the end of June that year, I have barely stopped writing, which I believe is why I have improved so, so much from where my style and form was at back when I was younger. It certainly takes time to grow, though your best fuel for improvement is by writing whenever you can, and just doing it. Do not make it into something that is a chore, rather once you are hit with the inspiration, sit down and write it out. In the space of almost two years now, I have gone from writing 2-3K word stories that were generally pwp smuts during my time as sugascript, to full, plotted and chaptered stories that have character development and word counts reaching past 15-20K since I have become gukvory.
So have patience, plenty of practice, and I am positive you will see the improvements with time, my sweet! As I have once said, improvement is a continuous loop, it never stops as long as you insist to pursue it, so the key is to consistently believe that what you are creating is magnificent because you will always, always produce something better than what you made last. As artists, we are forever growing alongside our individual styles. Best of luck!