|I did it! I wrote 50,000+ words of fanfiction for NaNoWriMo 2013! Thanks for your support-this is the only NaNoWriMo I've successfully completed after making many failed attempts, I'd like to think your kind encouragements are what made the difference. ;)|
They say you never forget your first Doctor, and that's Nine for me. Ten was the Doctor that I fell in love with, though-I ship him and Rose hard, if you couldn't tell! Still, I like to explore other pairings as well, and Ten and Donna together is probably my favorite pairing for the series 1-4 era. Maybe one day I'll actually do something with the Rose and 11 ideas I have floating around in my mind (Actually, I did! See Sparrows and Nightingales, Roses and Thorns).
I feel like I have to put it out there though that I'm not one of those people who thinks Ten/the Doctor's only love is/was Rose. I love the romanticism of the pairing, but I think there was just as much unexplored potential chemistry between 10 and Donna (if not more!), and many of the other strong female characters he encounters throughout his tenure as the Doctor. I don't have a problem entertaining the idea of the Doctor having other love interests, and I do and will write about them. What I do have a problem with though are people who feel the need to bash on such writings purely because they think the Doctor only belongs with Rose. I think it's unspeakably rude. Rude and not ginger. Writing is a creative outlet, and the Doctor has shown us that all things are possible. Why not write about them?
I read as much as I write, and I try to always comment at least once. We're all like Skinner's rats, eager for the sugar pellet of a good review. I know I love getting them, so I try to give in kind, too. Constructive criticism always welcomed. ;-)
On reviews, a post from creativereadingfanfiction's tumblr:
Imagine you have a coworker who likes to bake. Every week, they bring in a batch of delicious, homemade cookies and leave them in the break room. Next to the plate of cookies is a sign, “If you like my cookies, could you please just leave me a note and tell me what you like about them? The more feedback you leave about what you like, the more incentive I have to bake.” A hundred coworkers walk by and take a cookie. One person leaves a note. “Great cookies! Bake some more soon!”
The next week, once again there are cookies in the break room with the same sign. Once again a hundred people take a cookie and only one person leaves a note. “Nice! More soon!”
Week Three- Once again, a hundred people take a cookie. No one leaves a note.
Week Four- One hundred people take a cookie. No note.
Week Five- There are no cookies. Someone leaves a note. “Where are the cookies? I loved them. Please, please bake some cookies.”
Week Six- There are no cookies. Ten people leave notes. “I miss your cookies. They were my favorites. I loved the chocolate chips. My friend really liked the way you had almonds in the cranberry ones.”
Week Seven- Motivated by the wonderful notes, the baking coworker stays up late to bake the best batch of cookies they have ever made. That week, a hundred people take a cookie. No one leaves a note.
The co-worker gives up baking for their colleagues.
Please, if you enjoy not just my stories, but any stories you read, please leave a comment and let the author know. Writers pour their hearts and souls into their work, and a little acknowledgment and encouragement goes a long way.