In DNA if we weren’t in Jungkook’s POV would we be 2050?
Oh man, this is a surprisingly difficult question to answer.
So when I started writing DNA, 2050 was meant as a reader-insert. The problem is that I started publishing when I only had 4 chapters done. By the time I got to chapter 8, it became clear that she really needed to be an original character not a reader insert. She’s needs a name (to the point where it became a plot issue that Jungkook didn’t know her name). She has a backstory (Namjoon is her biological brother). The whole story is told through Jungkook’s POV anyways, so its already in 3rd person. There’s no 2nd person POV in the story.
I got super stuck after I published Chapter 8 because I wanted to rewrite the whole thing but I had already published 2/3rd’s of it. Then I got the idea for Void and that story was way easier to write because I didn’t have this problem. Because Void is written from the reader’s POV, there is much less need for either a name or backstory. No one goes around explaining their own backstory to themselves.
So my current plan is that when I resume DNA, I’ll be making a couple of minor changes to chapters 7 and 8, giving her a name, and relabeling the story as Jungkook X OC instead of Jungkook X Reader. It may cost me some readers, but its the only way I can talk my brain into finishing it.
The other dilemma I’m facing is when to resume DNA. Part of me wants to resume it soon, because people have been waiting so long, but the other part of me wants to wait until Void is done to go back to it. The last thing I want is to drop Void and then have the same weird “half done” problem with it that DNA has.
Morale of the story: Whatever series happens after Void and DNA are done, you best believe that I will be finishing the whole thing before publishing any of it.
I was editing past GML chapters and was like: I should probably work on chapter 28…it’s been a couple months now since my last update– need to get back on that now that I’m back from vacation and things are less crazy, you know…so then I logged into FF.Net to check on things and glanced at the “last updated” section– and about fell out of my chair, dumbstruck. I UPDATED IN APRIL? APRIL??? WHAAA– ?? For whatever reason I had it stuck in my head that I had updated in idk June, July…? idk idk– it doesn’t change much, because really I’ve been writing whatever chance I get, and as far as I am into chapter 28, that’s as far as I probably could be– but I just feel so bad? Like, sorry guys and love you…? Geez. #itsbeen84years
I know people can change because it happens to me little by little every day. Every day I wake up as someone slightly new. Isn’t it wild and intriguing and beautiful to think that every day we are new?