So, I have an fan fic story I started writing in June and I haven't updated since the beginning of September. I loved the story when I was writing it and I don't want to leave it unfinished, but I have no motivation or inspiration to finish it.
It's called "Extra Baggage" and it's posted on fanfiction.net at the moment. It's gotten a lot of favorites, follows and reviews and I want to finish it for the people who have started reading it. I think the problem for me is that the story is an AU of sorts from the end of season 7 for Lexie at least, but the other events on the show took place the same. And, that's where I can't get back into writing. To finish the story, I need to write about Callie, Arizona and Sofia. Ugh........
I hated the events of season 7 and season 8 was just complete crap. And, I don't want to go back there. Ever. But for my story's sake I have to. There is no way my story makes any sense if those events didn't happen.
I have 9 chapters written and Lexie and Mark just got back together. However, there are many issues that still need worked out, namely Lexie's relationship with the three people named above (and I can't stand any of them anymore). So, I'm at a loss.
My other big problem is I love to read more than I love to write. I like writing and I'm surprisingly good at it. But, my favorite thing to do and has been since I was a small child, is to read. I can read for hours upon hours and not get bored. And, I read really fast so I can read lots of stories in a short time. I started reading fan fiction again back in March and I've been obsessed with it since then. I love having it at my fingertips at all times. I don't like reading electronic books. I love the look and feel of real printed paper books. But, with fan fiction, I can have it on the computer or my phone at any given time.
So, I think I'm going to have to find some time to drag myself away from reading and finish this story. Easier said than done.