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[livejournal.com profile] snickfic instituted this meme, and others are following:

“I think that many of us like talking about our and linking to our work but are embarrassed to do so without excuse, so I am making us an excuse. Behold, the Seven Days of Self-Promotion Meme, inspired by another recent meme but with more categories, all obviously customizable as you see fit. Notice that the categories are very broad, so you can talk about your art or vids or meta or whatever if you don’t write fic.

The Days:
     1. Something old
     2.

Something new:

Maxima Culpa” is one of the more recent things I’ve done. I almost went with “Man in Motion”, the most recent, but — much as I enjoyed doing that one — it’s a remix, and I’ve written so many of those, I want to be careful not to highlight them to the exclusion of my non-remix fic.

“Maxima Culpa” was a story done mostly or entirely while I was out on the road, written in spare moments at truck stops and rest areas. Like so many of the stories I’ve done over the last few years, it was an idea that came to me out of nowhere while I was already actively planning to do other stories (I’m fairly sure I was actually in the middle of one), and demanded to be done right now rather than politely awaiting its turn. It was fairly straightforward as far as both the writing and the story structure, and I thought it was a respectable effort for which I needn’t feel apologetic. The reader response, however, was quite a bit more than I had expected. (Even on LJ this can be seen, but I got substantial feedback from Fanfiction.net also.) Something about the story struck a chord, and I can’t say I regret that even if I’m still slightly mystified.

Just because we write these stories doesn’t mean we fully understand them.
- - - -
     3. Something you made for someone else
     4. Something you made just for yourself
     5. Something for a major fandom/pairing/character
     6. Something for a minor fandom/pairing/character
     7. Something you’re just really proud of


And then other people can read your discussion and follow your links to your fanworks (and maybe comment on them?) and you can read their discussion and follow their links and comment on them, and it will all be lovely.”

Date: 2014-06-02 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
I love Maxima Culpa! It's a terrific story and highlights your incredible skill at filling out the corners of the Buffyverse.


Gabrielle

Date: 2014-06-03 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aadler.livejournal.com
Thank you. It seems to me, though, that you might possibly have already said as much, at the story itself. ☺

Date: 2014-06-03 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com
Yes, but it never hurts to say it again.


Gabrielle

Date: 2014-06-03 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com
I think you already know I loved Maxima Culpa, but it's a pleasure to see it highlighted again. I have yet to get around to Man in Motion - it's on my ever lengthening to read list, but it has been sitting winking at me for a while now, so hopefully I can get to it soon.

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