Me,every day during summer:
I'll meet my friends every day, go out, workout, learn new hobbies, meet new people, eat healthy, sleep enough, don't spend to much time in front of my computer, start living life at its best
Also me, every day during summer:
*counting down days until hiatus ends, while making tumblr edits and rewatching all seasons of my shows*
We all have that one fandom. That fandom that saved us. That fandom that taught us to be who we are today. That fandom who gave us hope when we had none. That fandom that was there for us when no one else was. Those characters who’s lives changed our own. The characters who helped us accept who we are. Those stories which taught us about bravery, friendship, determination and love, more then any text book could. We all have that fandom. That fandom who’s characters and stories inspired us. Inspired us to be better. Inspired us to create. Inspired us to live. Do not let anyone tell you that fandom is meaningless or silly or stupid or immature. Because fandoms save us.
So I may be judgmental and choosy about what I consume, but I am absolutely firm in my belief that everyone who wants to try writing should do so. I will encourage anyone I come across to write fanfic. If I see your post about trying out a story or working on a chapter, I will like the shit out of that post. I’ll probably comment. I don’t care if you ship my notp: you should write that fanfic right now, tonight. Even if it’s your first time trying to write fiction. Even if you’ve only got a few lines of dialogue in your mind. Even if it starts as just an outline.
I think fanfic can be a beautiful act of creative expression and I felt that in my bones even when I started writing as a nervous tween. I feel it on days when I can’t write yet but I’m building up to the day when I will. I feel it now. And fucking trust me–you deserve to feel it too.
No one else can write the story that you can write. No one else has the words you have. That movie running in the back of your mind, that moment of a character experiencing a dramatic revelation, that mental image of the grandest first kiss you can imagine… That’s yours. You can write it, you can create it, and nothing can take that power away from you.
I’ll cheer you on if you need cheering. I can’t promise to read stuff but I’ll listen and I’ll tell you to go for it and I’ll whoop when you say you had a good writing session. Encourage you to love those OCs, that OTP, the long building twist, the narrative poem.
Fanfic is fucking amazing. Art is amazing. You can start any day you want. It’s here for you.