Howling into the void...please respond
Thursday, July 20, 2006

Flying with only one engine here. I have the end of my fic, but I have lost the map on how to get there. And I have the entire Cobb family camping out in my head while I try and work it out. This is very bad for dealing with the Real World.

Moral of this story - SpaceAnJL should not start posting until the whole thing is drafted.

I shall sit in the park at lunchtime and plot. The worst case scenario is that I will have to take some of the plot from this and write another fic or two after my crossover.

Would anyone be interested in any more?


Thursday, July 20, 2006 5:18 PM


Well...the map would have been nice, but see the loveliest things when flying by the seat of your pants;)

My advice, SpaceAnJL? Look at what the end result is...then look at where the characters are in your last posted work (or last completed chapter, whichever is more up-to-date) and think "How would these characters get from this point to that point?" Mainly gotta focus on how the crew would come up with the feng le go se that they need to enact to get out of whatever situation;)


Thursday, July 20, 2006 4:01 AM


ok just breathe and go one step at a time. SOlve each problem as you come to it and it should work just fine

Thursday, July 20, 2006 3:22 AM


SpaceAnJL - I can totally identify with where you're at, and thats exactly why I don't start posting until I have the whole fic done. Nothing worse than "writus interruptus".

As one who has truly enjoyed your Jayne fics here at, of course, I'd love to see you continue. The way you have written the relationship between Jayne and his Mrs. is SO much like the one my BigBadMan and I share - makes me smile.

When I get stuck, sometimes I can re-initiate my creative engine by asking myself some simple questions, like, "Where do I want to wind up?" "How can I get there", "What are key events I want to encorporate?" I've even gone so far as to make an outline and fill in the missing bits.

If I can help in any way or you need someone to bounce ideas off, feel free to e-mail me at

Good Luck and Keep Flyin'!


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