Lets be honest… I love fanfiction! I used to write it all. the. time. I mean, I had notebook after notebook (only the composition kind cuz ringed ones hurt my left-y hand) of horrible ideas for fanfics and my go-to in publishing them was Fanfiction.net.
Y’all, I sucked ass! I wrote like any other 12 year old fangirl would. If I ever got comments, they were either people telling me I needed a beta reader (70%), someone being cruel (20%) and someone actually liking my story (10%). Not that I blame the 70%. I come across stories on Wattpad that kill me because the storyline is good but the writing is awful. Still, this rarely stopped me from writing. I’ve definitely come up with better storylines and my writing may not be impeccable, but the beta-reader comments have backed off. Thing is, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve written things down, less. I just started letting the stories play out in my head and moving on. I haven’t written a fanfic in some time.
And then that’s where ‘rona comes in. I’ve been thinking of ideas for a while now for a few Witcher fanfics and I finally forced myself to type them up. So far, I’ve have 2 stories. A Jaskier x Reader and my own rendition of Geralt meeting a mermaid for the first time. I have another idea or two but who knows if I can push myself to type those up. I’m just hoping my first post back on Fanfiction.net won’t be full of the same comments I used to get. Hell, even with the mean comments, I was just happy to even get any. There were several stories I had that would get maybe a handful of views and that’s it. I’m actually iffy about having the Jaskier x Reader because he wasn’t even a character option when I was setting up the story. This tells me either this is a new category or it isn’t a highly viewed one. Either way, we’ll see.