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17 January 2010 @ 04:50 pm
I stole this writing meem from liriel1810  
I'm keeping to my New Year's resolution to write something once a day here.

So here I am!

Before I go into this writing meme I stole from liriel1810, I would like to say for a bunch of people who want me to write more in the cannibal verse, you have a funny way of showing it. LOL! I wrote a nice snippet that includes a spoofing of the infamous 'Tom Jones' eating scene and I've only received 5 comments!

I'm not mad, I'm just curious. Do you not want me to throw in new characters every once in a while? It's not part of the main story, just something to have fun with. Anywho, if you did read it, just let me know. It's the only way I know if anyone is actually reading my stuff.

I'd like to say that rosy500 made dinner for her family tonight using my antipasta and garlic bread recipe. Apparently dinner was a huge success and that makes me all kinds of happy because it was nice to know I was the cause of that.

On to the meme. If you like this meme, you can go ahead and either repost this on your own lj or respond to me with answers of your own. :)


Do you ever write something and then think, 'Whoa! Where the hell did that come from?'?

Uh, have you read my stuff?!?! Of course I fucking do! All the freakin time. In fact, I'm pretty certain my hand every so often becomes possessed and I just start writing the most bizarre stuff whatsoever. I then wake up about an hour later lying in nothing but a pair of tassels, a thong stuffed with twenty dollar bills and cotton mouth.

How do you get yourself out of a block or slump in your writing – when you just can't write anything?

I pray to Satan. Then I have Waffle perform a voodoo ritual. Of course, voodoo sometimes requires a sacrifice and I haven't been able to find Mr. Blik lately and Waffle has this guilty look on his face.

Or, it could just be that he looks like a phallus symbol and hasn't been getting any.

What is your favorite type of story?

Seriously, angst and horror. I write comedy well and dark humor even better, but I do love good horror.

What genre do you wish that you could write, but have never really attempted?

Romance. It's so hard for me to be serious writing that. I may start off that way and then it just ends up descending into humor and then downright crack. I think I almost achieved serious romance with Through a Mirror Darkly but I had to throw in the dark humor, the alternate universes, monsters and Joe.


Do you ever read over your own work months or years later and either pick it to pieces or are impressed at some of the concepts and the phrases you used?

Pfft! Hell yeah. Every now and then I'll read something from way back - or last week - and think, OMG, what pain meds was I on? Especially since I couldn't remember even getting any.

Then there are times when I read something over and think, 'wow, I was really clever there.' I must remember what I was doing then and do it more often.

And then there is of course, no matter what I read over, I always think, 'I seriously need a beta because my grammar and sentence structure suck.'

Do you have to concentrate not to use your own personal sayings/expressions in your stories? Or do they creep in, in spite of your best efforts?

Yep. I have to be really careful about not letting anything slip into my dialog that might clue people in to me and my multiple personality dis...

Um ignore that.

Yes, I'm always having to be careful that I'm not too irreverent or sardonic with my dialog.

In case you were wondering, I was actually being quite serious there. :)

Can you write out of sequence, or do you need the story to flow chronologically?

Actually yes, I can. And I have. However, when writing Through a Mirror Darkly, I had to write that chronologically because the story was hard enough to keep straight what with the two Brians, the two different worlds and the two different situations.

I have the ending of the cannibal fic already written right now as a matter of fact.

Do you ever feel the urge to rewrite a story you've read, exploring the 'missed opportunities' in the original version?

Yes, but then I don't want to because what would be the point? Most people wouldn't read it again anyway.

But there are times I've sat around and thought, 'oh shit! I forgot to put that in there!' but if I changed something everyone loved, would they want to visit it again? Seriously?

So there you go!!!
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charlie_jaecharlie_jae on January 18th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
Of course, voodoo sometimes requires a sacrifice and I haven't been able to find Mr. Blik lately and Waffle has this guilty look on his face.

LOL. This has been a very interesting amusing insight. I think I will try this mem out.
Maria: Waffle Carmen Mirandaslave_o_spike on January 18th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
I just don't know about Waffle. *shakes head*
Amelia Ohoh_amelia on January 18th, 2010 01:46 am (UTC)
Just thought I'd tell you that I tried your garlic bread recipe tonight. It was sooooo good. YUM!
Maria: Severen Finger Lickin Goodslave_o_spike on January 18th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
Woo Hoo! It is, isn't it? LOL! Thanks for letting me know.
snow_white79snow_white79 on January 18th, 2010 02:10 am (UTC)
LOl You're too funny. I haven't read your latest Cannibal verse BTW... going to check it out now!
Maria: Bigfoot - I believeslave_o_spike on January 18th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
I'm really not that funny...
1islandinthesea1islandinthesea on January 18th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)
I love your cannibal verse and Justin's Baby, you know that, but with only qaf characters. Don't mean to offend you at all, just a blunt Saggie here. ;)

*hugs*
Maria: BJ cuddleslave_o_spike on January 18th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
No that's totally okay. I like it if people are honest about it. I just wanted to know.

*hugs you back*
liriel1810: BD kissliriel1810 on January 18th, 2010 03:11 am (UTC)
snork! I would think you wonder that for all your writing, Maria. You're definitely cracked, but adorably so.

I'm always astounded at anyone who can write out of sequence. My brain freezes like a bunny caught in headlights when I attempt to write out of sequence.

I think people got confused about the last question... I really meant did you ever read a story written by someone else and want to write it over exploring missed opportunities. *g*

Thanks for playing with my little questionnaire, sweetie! *smooches*
Maria: Baby!Orli (Underage)slave_o_spike on January 18th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
Adorably cracked? I like that. :)

I'm writing one of my original fics out of sequence. But I know what you mean.

And yes! Now I get the question. Yes! Yes! I've read Spangel in the early days thinking this is how it should go and then I was left kinda disappointed with the way it ended. Same with some Orlibean I've read. I was thinking, oh if you go this way, it would be awesome.

*glomps and hugs*
rosy5000: BJ French Kissrosy5000 on January 18th, 2010 04:41 am (UTC)
Thank you again for sharing your recipes. :D I'm definitely going to start keeping the canned ingredients for the salad on hand. It was the easiest thing I ever made for dinner and soooo very tasty. :)

*giggles* Your answers to these questions are priceless. Especially the first one.
Maria: Listening to Satanic musicslave_o_spike on January 18th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that first one, see? I'm not even sure how I answered that one. But I am $100 richer. :)

And yay! It is a great salad to keep the ingredients handy for.
mdlawmdlaw on January 18th, 2010 04:44 am (UTC)
Sometimes I get lazy with commenting. m :I
Maria: BJ cuddleslave_o_spike on January 18th, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
LOL! That's okay. Me too. :)
flamencanyc: J pets B 117flamencanyc on January 18th, 2010 07:03 am (UTC)
Well, I'm very psyched that you're writing again, I just won't have time to read it for awhile. I'll comment further when I do.
Maria: B/J cha cha chaslave_o_spike on January 18th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
Hey you!

Glad to hear from you. And don't I now about time! I can totally understand that. Hope to hear from yo again soon.
Jackie: Orlijackieville on January 18th, 2010 08:17 am (UTC)
Love your answers! *g*

*squishes and loves*
Maria: blinking owlslave_o_spike on January 18th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
LOL! Yeah, I had nothing to do with it.

But I did wake up with another $50...
Dorian: Matttdorian on January 18th, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC)
"I have the ending of the cannibal fic already written right now as a matter of fact."
*grin*
*BIG grin*
*BIG EVIL grin*
I'm SO gonna pest you now...gonna bite your ass for the rest of the story until you have to ban me from your Lj !!!
I WANT THE WHOLE STORY WOMAN !!!I want it with the force of 100 people and I also put 100 comments...Aida
Maria: Frodo doesn't live here anymoreslave_o_spike on January 18th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
See? I knew I shouldn't have said that. LOL!

You have become my new stalker.

And stop grinning woman!