August 13th, 2021

  • mithen

Open Thread: Oracle Hotline

Are you planning on publishing your most recent WiP? if so, how?

I finished and posted the Mad Max crossover and am back to picking gingerly at a WiP I was horrified to discover I hadn't touched for over a year! It's a heavily-smutty piece based on the characters played by people I've actually met and interacted with so HAHAHAHAHAHAHA NO that is never getting published, to put it mildly. It would be difficult to even file off the serial numbers--I could do it, but it would be a struggle. So fic it remains.

Have you ever filed off the serial numbers and turned a fanfic into something publishable? Obviously in some cases it doesn't even need to be deftly done, as 50 Shades of Gray's former life as a Twilight fanfic proved. Would your current WiP work that way or not?