One happy thing

I was over on one of the websites where I post the fan fictions I write, and I had a message from a member who had liked one of the stories I wrote. I just wrapped up this specific story last month, and I ended up writing 38 chapters and getting over 260 written reviews, and a few thousand readers with about 50,000 hits on one site. For a first try, it was surpising. I was really happy that I stuck with it and was able to write something people enjoyed. Ew! That sounded like bragging about something stupid didn’t it!? It’s like, “Oooh, you write stories about things nobody knows about. Congrats!’ Jeez…

Anyway, a while ago, this particular reader liked the story and asked if they could put together a fan soundtrack of songs that they felt went with the story. They sent me a link the other day when they finished it and I was so touched, my eyes actually watered up (Of course no crying haha). They put a lot of thought and work into it, and they actually found songs that were themes for my two main characters and songs for the main plotlines I wrote. A total stranger put together 13 tracks. It was so weird to have someone do that kind of work for something I did. I didn’t know how to handle it and I got kind of emotional which I know sounds silly. I thanked them profusely and it’s just weird now. It made me happy and kind of sad which makes no sense. Or maybe it does.


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Abuse Survivor Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) also known as Multiple Personalities
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6 Responses to One happy thing

  1. Freasha1964 says:

    Yay! No surprise, either. You are a great writer.
    PS, it is not “silly” to get emotional, but I know you had to qualify that because of your training.

  2. meredith says:

    It makes all kinds of sense, tai;

    When people feel deeply inspired, their own creativity sparks, and exchange is inevitable (on some level). We were born to create, baby! Exchanging the creativity, spinning it, poking around with it, getting silly with it… I think it’s one of the most fulfilling kinds of connection… it’s inspiring, exciting, and so tight! (I loved my years in theatre for this very reason.)

    I think it’s awesome. I think it’s exciting and wonderful, too. gush, gush…

    Okay. I love it that you decided to do something that inspired you… and that others responded, in kind. That’s truly a testament to your talent, your openness, and your will to thrive.

    Congratulations, baby!


    • CimmerianInk says:

      Creativity is really exciting, you’re right. I’ll hold on to it as a positive thing.

      The sad part is that all of that feedback from my readers makes me want to write my book but I keep talking myself out of it. I guess I’m too scared of failing maybe?

      Thanks for the congrats though meredith. Love ya.

  3. castorgirl says:

    “Oooh, you write stories about things nobody knows about. Congrats!” – remember to tell that to JRR Tolkien or JK Rowling 🙂

    You’re writing obviously connected with someone on a deep and personal level… Congratulations!!! I’d say that is worthy of a tear or two, because that story meant something to you too… that sort of connection can be validating and powerful.

    Sitting here smiling 🙂

    I hope you keep up with the writing!

    Take care,

    • CimmerianInk says:

      You know what? If I ever stop being a coward and actually write my book, I’ve always thought that you would be one of the people that I would dedicate it to. I’m not kidding, I’ve actually planned it. Well, at least in my dreams. 🙂

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