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No, that subject heading is not misleading. This post is about WRITING. Namely my own! That is to say, I WROTE STUFF TODAY. Well, I wrote stuff last week, too, but it was awful maudlin Sam/Jack. I mean, really terrible. You don't believe me, do you?

Okay, fine. I'll prove it to you:



"I'm done," he says, but really he's just thinking about saying it. He imagines what would happen if he gave those two words volume, the startled look Carter would give him.

He wonders if she'd be able to read his expression and know what he meant. I'm done pretending I don't love you, he thinks. It sounds maudlin, even in his head.

Most of the time he can't imagine anything past saying that. Sometimes, though--sometimes he imagines waking up to Carter in bed next to him and just watching her sleep. Sometimes he imagines how he'd use his immense backlog of bad jokes to make her smile, or how they'd cook the least nutritious beer omelets in history. He imagines their stupid inside jokes that would drive Daniel crazy, or how he'd drive Carter crazy by using nicknames like "honey," or "schnookums."

It's the ordinary things he imagines when he's fed up with strange, dangerous, and unbelievable.

***



You see why I can't post that, right? Right?

I'm putting it out there because it's WORDS and because maybe it will help me get over my fear of failure in writing.

Anyway, I not only wrote that bit up there, but today I wrote over 1,000 words that I didn't immediately want to delete! That's not saying that they'll ever see the light of the internet, but still! Words!

I also wrote a drabble for the Hand-Kissing Promptathon, which I think is a fabulous idea but I had no idea where to even start. Apparently my brain decided to go with Daniel/Vala. IDEK. You're allowed to think and/or tell me the drabble is terrible. I'm really not so sure about it myself.

Anyway... WORDS!

Date: 2011-01-17 01:47 pm (UTC)
pepper: Woman writing (Writing)
From: [personal profile] pepper
Heh. I don't think that's maudlin - or not maudlin for long. I think you and I are like Jack: incapable of staying Seriously Maudlin for long periods. And I love the last line.

Date: 2011-01-17 05:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cassievalentine.livejournal.com
I dunno, I liked it. I even snickered at the end, the part about the beer omelets and bad jokes. GO GO GO DAMNIT!

Date: 2011-01-17 06:57 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Hee! Well, it's a start, at least, after far too long.

Date: 2011-01-17 07:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeanniewal.livejournal.com
Oh, you can post that :D That was very very Jack!

Date: 2011-01-17 06:58 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Hee. I'm just glad to be writing again.

Date: 2011-01-17 09:25 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] la-tante.livejournal.com
ah crap that's just freakin' adorable. fear of failure be damned! write on!

Date: 2011-01-17 07:10 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-01-17 12:50 pm (UTC)
ext_2542: (sam and jack)
From: [identity profile] gabolange.livejournal.com
Well, it is maudlin. But it's also sweet and lovely and believable. I say you should keep writing!

Date: 2011-01-17 07:32 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Hee! Yes, very maudlin. Poor Jack. *g*

And writing is very exciting. :-)

Date: 2011-01-17 02:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ivylore.livejournal.com
Woot. My only criticism is the beer omelets. Beer Omelets!!!! Ugh.

There must be something in the water these days.

Date: 2011-01-17 02:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ivylore.livejournal.com
I should have used this icon.

Date: 2011-01-17 07:35 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Heh. Well, it's a very Jack thing to do. Someone actually said they'd tried it and it wasn't horrid. *shrugs*

Date: 2011-01-18 02:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ivylore.livejournal.com
Onions, garlic and basil sauteed with butter and white wine make a pretty awesome omelet filling (with extra old cheese too!) or slow scrambled eggs. I wonder what would happen if I switched out the wine for beer?

Date: 2011-01-18 03:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ivylore.livejournal.com
And you know I'm only picking on Jack and not you. :)

Date: 2011-01-18 03:55 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
That filling sounds AWESOME. *scribbles down notes*

Date: 2011-01-17 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] supplyship.livejournal.com
OK, so maybe it's a bit maudlin, but I think Jack tends towards the maudlin in his head. He just doesn't let anyone see it. Anyway, yay for your words! Keep going!

Date: 2011-01-17 07:36 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Keep going is DEFINITELY in the plan... though maybe not on this particular fic. Or at least not in this format.

Date: 2011-01-17 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kedd.livejournal.com
I like it... I think Jack's often maudlin in his head. We already know that he's got a guilty/self-blaming tendency, and I don't think it's much of a stretch to have him brood a bit. And S8 was a brood-y time for Jack.

(Also, it kinda sounds like half the stuff I write for Jack, so you know, obligated to defend it. Ahaha.)

Date: 2011-01-18 03:57 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Hee! Jack does seem to have that kind of tendency...

Date: 2011-01-19 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annerbhp.livejournal.com
Those seem like perfectly readable and postable words to me. So stop teasing us and write more. :)

Words!!!

Date: 2011-01-20 12:11 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-01-21 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizbet0.livejournal.com
I can totally see Jack thinking this when someone's in the infirmary for the nth time & he's keeping watch through the long night. (Oops, that sounded a bit maudlin, too!)

I say post away. I love your stuff and I was very glad to see your post!

Date: 2011-01-24 05:13 am (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Hee! Thank you for the encouragement! I hope that I'll write something with, you know, an actual storyline sometime. *g*

Date: 2011-01-26 03:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizbet0.livejournal.com
I understand, but keep in mind that real life doesn't usually come with an actual storyline. {grin} There's no harm in seeing the same in our favorite characters' lives (so long as we're prepared for it to be a moment-in-the-life vignette.)

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