In The Mind of a Kat

A messy journey through fandom, mental health and creative outlets

Y’all, this month is almost over, and honestly I cannot wait. No, I’m not talking about Christmas. I’m not a big fan of the ‘holiday season,’ mostly for reasons I’m not going to to into today. But what I am talking about is the finish line for NaNoWriMo 2020. And boy oh boy, am I …

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Okay. So I lied last month. I did not in fact read any anthologies. Fanfiction? Yes. Sci-Fi/Fantasy? Doubly yes. A smidge of Young Adult thrown in for something soft? You betcha buns I did.

I am so so so excited, y’all! For the last few weeks, I’ve been working on writing a fanfic, one of the longest ones I’ve ever embarked on. It’s based in a well-lored universe, and there is no limit to the information I am able to google! ‘But why is this worth all of my …

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Fanfiction is often the butt of jokes. It gets pushback not only from mainstream culture but from many of the creators of our favorite pop culture. From fixing plot holes to continuing on with a cancelled storyline, many subgenres explore the thoughts, feelings and actions we don’t see through a TV screen. It’s also a …

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