So, I've been thinking. What if I started a new feature? Yes, I know you're all busy with Follow Fridays and what nots, and they are nice, but I'd like to share something different.
You see, I love fanfiction. I started writing in there, and I spent a long time reading fanfic in my computer before I got my e-reader (shelf space has been a rare commodity in my place... since I was 14), and some of the fics out there I'd pay to read them, I swear.
Actually, while I do have a hefty pile of TBR and checking my schedule sometimes induces vertigo, I find myself drifting back into fanfiction from time to time. It's the perfect way to sooth an itch, and you can find almost anything you're in the mood for.
You can even find something good, really. There are some talented people out there, and who hasn't had a "what if" moment? Perhaps you'd not like to commit to a 100K unedited manuscript when you have book waiting for you, but wouldn't you like to read about "that" perfect scene that's been playing around in your head for ages about Alec and Magnus? Or what if Tessa hadn't loved Will, but Jem?
The Hunger Games? Vampire Academy? That sucky ending of the Inheritance cycle?
And what if someone could point you straight to the good stories, without having to sort through them yourself?
Yep. That's my point. I want to talk about fanfiction, and about fanfiction writers, and to point readers to places where they can get as much satisfaction as if they had brought a new installment of their favorite series. Knowing me, mostly I'll talk about games and manga, but there'll also be books... and besides, that's where you get to help as well.
What do you say? Meet me next friday for the first recommendation?