stock: typewriter

the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls

Figuring out the layout of the building your original character lives in and taking quizzes to ensure she isn't a MarySue is a type of writing. Right?

In other words: I've accomplished diddly these last few days.
Research is important, but so is the actually writing part. Eep!

I think the original stuff is more intimidating to me than the fanfic. I know how those characters should act and interact. :D