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09 August 2012 @ 09:41 pm
meme courtesy of dracutgrl  
Pick any passage of 500 words or fewer from any piece of fanfic I’ve written, and comment to this post with that selection. I'll then give you the equivalent of a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what’s going on in the characters' heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the greater context of the story, and anything else that you’d expect from a commentary track.
outtabreath in her secret identity as dracutgrldracutgrl on August 11th, 2012 12:55 am (UTC)
A question about Drive in its entirety - how difficult was it writing the amazing, endless smut in that story? It was quite a departure for you and I wonder if it was a struggle or you were all "I own this"?
robot iconography: genius at workroboticonograph on August 12th, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
It was a huge struggle. I have a hard time writing smut in general because I feel like someone's looking over my shoulder disapprovingly the entire time. Or like people are going to read what I've written and shake their heads and say, "Who would do that? This person knows nothing about sex!" or alternately, "Who would do that? This person is such a pervert!"

It was also challenging to write from only one character's POV--I kept wishing I could tell it from the other perspective at least once.

And it was tough to write without feeling like I was repeating myself--there are only so many naughty words! ;)