|Keep Hoping Machine Running (thefourthvine) wrote,|
For example, it might help you to know that the first time I signed up for Yuletide, I had never written fan fiction at ALL. And yet I survived! Yuletide is really great for pushing you to write a story; I have had many years where my Yuletide story was the only one I posted. For me, it works because I know I'm writing in a fandom so small that my contribution is likely to be a significant fraction of the total available word count, which makes me feel less pressure to be GREAT. (I mean, I'm in small fandoms. I know that when you're desperate, you're thrilled with anything.) Also, the deadline makes me finish AND SUBMIT the story, even when I don't think it's perfect (and I never think it's perfect or even good enough). And stalking my recipient motivates me to write, because - there's this specific person! Waiting for a story! LET'S GET WRITING.
So at least for me Yuletide is a great way to get back into writing. Plus, yes, it's fun.
And clearly your hindbrain is READY TO YULETIDE. You don't want to argue with your hindbrain, do you?