I'm having that right now. What's funny is that the ship I'm in love with might be close to canon, but there's been little progress on the story.
Most of the pairings with one half of the ship are yaoi ones with no chemistry that don't take the actual character's personality into account, so I can't even enjoy that.
My cope has been practicing getting better at art and rendering scenes between the pair I think about to use as hooks to find people who like the pairing. I've also been working on fanfiction of them. It's not very serious, but it's something.
I feel like if I put my best effort into what I'm making, it'll help build my legion.