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14 May 2020 @ 11:09 am
Hello there, and thanks for stopping by! I'm no longer active on LiveJournal, but (most) everything I've written is available at my fic community, floofics.

I won't be friending or defriending or anything like that. If you want to add this journal, know that there isn't a good chance I'll update it again. Most past entries are f-locked. Anything about my stories will remain public.

Thanks for all the fish!
20 December 2016 @ 08:33 pm
Well, this just happened: I just wrote "THE END". And I've got something ready to head to a beta. So here's the deal.

Four years ago (Yup, FOUR), I had a plot bunny that wouldn't die, so I started writing it. I've no idea how much I did then, but I'd thought through enough that I wanted to start typing it out. Then there was a huge gap. And 2 years ago, the muse was kind, and I got a TON more written. But still nowhere near complete.

THEN earlier this year, I just wanted to write, so I worked on this piece. And I got it so close to finished, that I just forced myself to keep thinking about it, and then to write it all out.

AND I DID. It's DONE* (*pending beta revisions and such). It's not a giant fic, only about 25K words, but it is something new, unrelated to any previous fic of mine, and I'm feeling pretty good about it.

When I came over here to post this, I saw that about 2 years ago, I'd been working hard on an epilogue to "Heavy." And I've been thinking about that process I went through, and how I don't think I want to stick with what I'd started 2 years ago. Ha. I've also got some very basic ideas for what I want to do. I'm still hoping to write it. I even started a Word Doc for it. "Heavy epi 2." It's going to happen, I think. Just, not sure when.

I can't wait for this one, though. I definitely feel rusty. Maybe once my beta and I get to work, the muscle memory will kick in and I'll be able to fly through an epilogue. I've seriously been dying to write one for awhile now. Anyway. To anyone who might read this post, thank you!
22 November 2016 @ 09:44 am
Hello all! I'm in need of a beta for a short story (<5K words). Is anyone available?
24 March 2016 @ 09:43 pm
Is strong with this one tonight.

I want to write SO BADLY. I'm going to try it.

(invert arm flex thing)

(cracks knuckles)

(settles at keyboard)
11 April 2015 @ 10:55 pm
Has anyone on my F-list read the Divergent series? I've got a plot bunny. Just curious!
03 October 2014 @ 10:05 am
Hi all,

I am sorry that the epilogue for Heavy isn't ready. It's mostly written, it's been seen by multiple betas, and now the ball is in my court. I've got to do edits and rewrites, and I haven't touched the file in over a month. I've learned that, since having my kiddos, there are just periods of absolute silence in my writing. I'm in one of those times. It's not that I don't want to think about the story, it's just that... I don't have the brain space for it. I had hoped to finish it, or at least 90% finish, before I went on a trip at the end of August because I knew it would throw off my writing mojo. Well, I did "finish" but the edits are major in parts, so it wasn't easy to just make the changes and post.

And now, as I feared, the muse is gone. She'll return, and I'll be ready, but I have no way of knowing when that will be.

Thanks for your patience, and don't lose hope!
11 August 2014 @ 09:32 am
I sent the epilogue to Heavy off to the betas Saturday night. And something happened that usually happens at such a time: the voices in my head were silent.

I don't know how you other writers work, but for me, once I get started on a story idea, it plays in my head all the time. ALL. THE. TIME. Whenever I have spare time, the story runs on. It's awesome because when I go to write, I've usually got more to write than time to write it.

But Saturday night, there was just... nothing. I have some other ideas for fics, but I haven't fully committed to writing them (waiting to see how this epilogue goes). So I haven't wanted to spend the time thinking about them. The vacancy, though, seems to be a problem, as I've been reading fic instead of writing it since Saturday night. Like, almost obsessively. I need to leave reviews, but I've been so focused on reading that I haven't taken the time.

I will.

I just found it interesting that as SOON as I was done writing, it's like my brain needed something to fill the silence. Has anyone else experienced this or something like it? Used to be, I had two or three stories in queue and I just went on to the next one. Or I had a fest I was working on, either running or writing for.

Now? I dunno, I'm a bit... listless. My brain is used to the exercise, I guess, and normal, everyday stuff just doesn't cut it (laundry, groceries, making dinner, housework etc.). I'm used to thinking and plotting and planning during those activities.

Anyway. I'm hoping it won't last long. I'm hoping to find a balance, so that I can write one night a week on a regular basis. I imagine fic would be slow to turn out, but better than zero.

Here's hoping. #balance
09 August 2014 @ 02:00 am
Stopping tonight (or early this morning) at 24,842 words.

I've still got a few areas that need polishing, a few sections that need enhancing, and at least one spot where I've got to type what i wrote on paper.

My goal is to send this off to the betas TOMORROW. Saturday, August 9th.

*fingers crossed!*
05 August 2014 @ 08:33 pm
Hello! No one responded to my last post, but I was asking for beta help. No biggie.

Anyway, I'm having some sort of strange luck of the muse. Or something. I remembered today a story I'd started quite some time ago, a "Marriage Law" fic (Wow, Dec 2012!), and I'm anxious to finish the Heavy epilogue so I can write/finish it! So exciting! I'm just hoping that I'll (1) be able to take the time and then (2) actually take the time to expend this creativity while it's here. It's HARD with 2 little kids. I barely have time to do all of the things I HAVE to do, to say nothing of things I WANT to do. But I also know that, if I don't neglect some of the "HAVE to's" and focus on "WANT to's", then I find myself in a bad place. So, maybe this time, I'll run with my Dramione muse. It was fabulous when I wrote 80% of the Heavy epilogue in about 2 weeks. The muse dried up, though, before it was finished, and now I'm just plugging along with it, hoping that the scenes will start to flow naturally.

I so love writing.
01 August 2014 @ 04:05 pm
Hello friends!

So the bad thing about being out of fandom and then suddenly inspiration strikes is that the people who used to BETA for me are ALSO out of fandom. So I need a beta for this epilogue I'm writing for "Heavy Lies the Crown." If it were simply a one-shot or a new story, I wouldn't be too worried, but ideally I'd want someone who read "Heavy" somewhat recently, so they could help with consistency. It's looking to be about 20K words, which I know is a BIG commitment. If you or someone you know fits this description, please comment here! Thank you!