June 27th, 2007

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To Ignite the Stars: Chapter 5 -- A Web of Secrets

Title: A Web of Secrets
Fandom: Star Wars
Characters: Padmé, Anakin, Obi-Wan
Word Count: 3,420
Rating: G
Summary: Padmé and Anakin are transported to Naboo, where Padmé speaks with Queen Jamillia.
Author's Notes: First off, my apologies for not posting this sooner, I know a lot of you were eagerly anticipating the next chapter. I had intended to write and post Chapter 5 last week, but due to various real life circumstances (my aunt visiting, me putting in a lot of overtime at work, and a couple of personal issues that had to be dealt with) I unfortunately wasn't able to get it up until now. I'll try my utmost to be more prompt with Chapter 6, which I've already started working on. This one isn't as spicy as the last chapter, it's mostly Padmé and her thoughts with a bit of immature!Anakin sprinkled in for good - or is it bad? - measure. I'm already itching to write the scene that takes place right after Geonosis, but I guess my muse and I will just have to be patient. ^_^

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Writer-y Ranty Stuff Or, I Wasn't Really Planning To Stick To My Outline Anyway!

(Much of this is crossposted from my personal journal, so my apologies if you see it twice. But I thought it applied here as well since it's basically about writing.)

I usually consider having an outline to be a good thing. As I mentioned in the writing meme I did recently, it helps to give me an idea of where I'm going and is absolutely essential for long fics. Now, granted, To Ignite the Stars is my first long fic in quite some time, so I'm sort of out of practice at writing outlines. Specifically, I've forgotten how damned much they can change from one chapter to the next of actually writing the fic.

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No doubt this outline will be rewritten another dozen times before this fic is finally complete. And hell, I haven't even really finished the outline yet. I have a general idea of what's going to happen in the time between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, not to mention after that period, but nothing's written down yet. Meaning it could and probably WILL change from now until I actually write it.

And, as I remarked in my Author's Notes for Chapter 5, I am itching to write the scene between Obi-Wan and Padmé that takes place immediately after Geonosis. As in literally going crazy wanting to get it down. The past few nights I've lain in bed and the last thing I do before falling asleep is to picture that scene and how it will go, again and again and again. It's fun in that I can iron out all the details of who's going to do what and say what and all that, but the flipside is that I'm now desperate to get started on it but can't, because the methodical part of my brain would object. Sooo I ended up pouring some of that latent desire into a new scene for 50scenes, which I'll probably post tomorrow.

Now I get to go to bed, and re-imagine After Geonosis again ... and again ... and again ...