I’ve already done the Hotch/Prentiss famous woman/protector man AU. I would love to do one for Rossi and Strauss, and some scenes have been going through my head recently. But how could it be different? Because there’s just no point writing the same story over and over again with different ships. It has to stand out in its own way.
When the whole idea is exploding in your head and you’re just too exhausted to write it all down…hello Saturday.
Suddenly tackled by like 5 ideas. Its a great feeling but not when I have all this other work to do. Trying to keep all 5 alive until a time when I can write them. I’m surely going to be scribbling something just to keep the memories fresh.
Walking to work, an idea from the Blood of my Blood universe that has been kicking around in my head for over a year started coming back…at least three different scenes. I know the main plot line. It would be case-fic, which has always been my nemesis but also always an interesting way to explore the characters. And I am in love with these characters and this universe.
Got an amazing Sam/Jessie idea last night from a pic on Tumblr and they dont often come to my brain. But I’m too tired to write or type a lot today. I want to cry because if I lose this idea I will be an unhappy camper.
12 pages written today of the possible new 50s gangster AU. Excitement is coursing through my veins at the possibility of this working.
Walking to work this morning the fog helped lift the fog in my brain and I actually got real conversation about the possible 50s Mafia-esque AU that’s been bumping around in there for a while now. And I realized that as much as I love music of all genres, I dont know much 1950s music and I was really going to have to rectify that if this story was going to be possible because music is so intertwined with my writing and the way I see things in my head and I couldnt just imagine Rossi listening to Rosemary Clooney but I had to listen to her too and let it get in my bloodstream and feel what he’s feeling in my head for it to work.
I’m also going to have to find out more about ladies fashion of the day and of course 1950s New York. Stories that require a lot of research dont always get written but I think this research could be fun. Also, the ethnic names of some of my favorite characters are really going to come in handy when I’m drawing lines about who’s aligned with who in this gang war. Ian Doyle came into my head this morning in Dunkin Donuts and when Ian shows up things always get interesting.
Just had an image of Emily Prentiss as an Auntie Mame type character in my head.
What if Rossi and Strauss were star crossed lovers, stuck between their fathers’ rival German-American and Italian-American mobs of the 1930s in New York? Yeah, that just came to mind as I was out freezing my ass off smoking a cigarette.