Fic Update

Jun. 11th, 2007 11:49 pm
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*waves* Been a while since I've given one of these. =\

Okay - I haven't had time, to be honest, in the past couple of months to work on much of anything. I do have plans and hopefully I now have time - that's the good news. So, in case you're wondering about anything in the works - read on.

Bittersweet Love - I'm going to be honest. I have no current plans on working on this for a while. Perhaps, someday when inspiration hits, I'll work on editing and rewriting it (personally, I think it's absolutely horrid). It's rather cliche and poorly written, I think. So...I don't see any hope for it in the near future.

Ride the Wind - *huggles* I miss this one! As soon as What Dreams May Come is done, I will get back to this one! I want to rewrite the first chapters (I think, I have the first six or so written?) before I start reposting it. I really need to work out my plan, too, out on paper, before I continue. So...look for that one within the next few months.

What Dreams May Come - One More Chapter Left. It's in the works! I pulled it up today to reread what I have written and I just need to fall back into that place and I can finish it. Mands is waiting for me, so it isn't a beta's just me. Last chapter...I've never written a last chapter before! It's coming along, though. The title is self titled, What Dreams May Come and I use a quote from Hamlet (go figure which one!) to start the chapter off.

Since I'm talking about wdmc - I have a question that I'd greatly appreciate any opinions and feedback on. I've had a few requests for a sequel to wdmc and I've considered it. Originally, I had no intentions of going any further (of course, back when wdmc started, I hadn't really planned the ending). I could go further with the story - I could continue through the time of the remaining books, just written with James alive and my version. it worth it? Would any of you be interested in it? Author-wise, is it wise to write sequels? I just can't make up my mind on this and I'd like to by the time I post the final chapter.

Moments - Moments shall be a vignette that's currently in the works. I have the first of four chapters written, the final three all planned out and beta-approved. It's MWPP-era and that's all I can say until I post the first chapter. =)

Believe it or not (this HP summerfest is getting to me, I think.), I actually have three other ideas (possibly plans) for some short fics. I have a Peter based vignette in mind, a Snape one-shot, and a fic about James (of course) from a different point of view. The last one I'm unsure about more than the others. We'll see. Anyone willing to hash out some ideas with me, I'll take you up on the offer. @_@

That's all for now. wdmc will get caught up over at the UR and I'll keep working and concentrating on the final chapter of that for now. =)

Huggles n cookies!

on 2007-06-13 03:39 am (UTC)
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I've been that far away from UR that I didn't even know you'd been updating - how slack am I? :S Once exams are over, I shall have to bring myself up to speed. But generally, I don't like sequels. If it's a series I can understand keeping it going, but I don't know. I'm not overly fussed on sequels (maybe it's because I'm too stubborn to change my opinion that a second one can never live up to the first one).

Ride the Wind is coming back. :D

And me being asked the question of whether a James story should be written is like asking if the chocolate should be eaten.

The chocolate should definitely be eaten. ;)

on 2007-06-13 05:11 am (UTC)
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Aw, it's okay, I'll forgive you. You've been quite busy with school (and I'm quite proud of you, too!).

Okay, strike one against a sequel. Like I was saying, it would just be...more like my version of books six and seven, if I did. But that's not how wdmc started; the themes of wdmc have nothing to do, really, with the actual series which is why I'm hesitant on the idea myself. And I agree - one can generally figure out if a sequel was written primarily because they wanted to continue, or if the story flowed in a way that it needed to be a series. And you're right, in most cases, it does seem that sequels (as a general rule in life) don't add up to the first one.

Yes. Ride the Wind is absolutely coming back. And soon, I hope. *grins*

*laughs* Okay, okay. I see your point and I agree. It's the POV that'll make writing that one difficult. Fun, perhaps, though...hmmm...

*huggles* We don't talk enough anymore, Kirsten. *loves*

on 2007-06-13 11:51 pm (UTC)
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I'm quite proud of me, too. I haven't gone crazy yet. *laughs*

I like wdmc, I think anyone trying to write an AU story should take a leaf out of your book. A few years ago LavenderBrown wrote a Trio era series on (first story was The Book of Morgan le Fey and the second was The Final Reckoning - she also did some pretty good (from memory, if I read them again I may not like them) Missing Moments one-shots of Ron and Hermione in HBP). Extremely long, both of them, heavy in detail and plot but it made sense for the second story to come along because she'd left so much up in the air when writing it. I don't know how you plan on finishing wdmc, but if it fits and you want to write a sequel, then you should definitely do it.

I am most certainly intrigued by this James one ... hmmm ...(details forthcoming?)

No, we don't. :( But things have been hectic with both of us for a while so it's not for a want of trying. I miss all the cookies and Starburst. hehe.

It's rather inconvenient being in different hemispheres, especially with all the squeeing that is bound to happen in a month's time. :/

on 2007-06-14 03:50 am (UTC)
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You are going to make it! You're doing so well! *shares cookies and Starburst for old time's sake*

*blushes* Thank you. That means a lot, I appreciate the compliment. I've seen LavenderBrown and I believe I've seen the first story, but I've never read either. There are good sequels/series/trilogies out there, I agree, but right - I don't want to be one of those authors who just keeps going and going and going and going and going... To be honest, wdmc will end in a way that either can happen. It can either stay done and be the end, or it can be picked up again. I suppose I'll see what happens when I post the final chapter.

*laughs* Well, I'm mostly hesitant on the James fic because of DH. The POV I'd be taking is a person that we know virtually nothing about, in fact, I believe the only canon we have on her is something that JKR said in an interview. So...with my luck, we'll find out all sorts of details in the last book and my idea will be blow to smithereens. Of course, that may NOT happen and of course, it could just become AU, but you know, we're so close...I'm just not making the decision until after DH because of that. (btw, the 'her' I mention was someone VERY important in James's life...I'll say that much. *laughs*)

Very true. At least we find times like these to find each other. =) And yes, why must you live all the way over there?!?! *laughs* I could move...the best man of my wedding lives over there, he'd be happy to have me. =)

We'll find time to squee, though. *nods*

on 2007-06-14 05:12 am (UTC)
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Gah - I typed out a response and posted it and all (through Gmail) but it isn't here! Faulty website. (No fault of my own, of course.) And I can't remember what I said earlier, although I'm sure there were plenty of unnecessary words and tangents in it (like always). :)

But yeah - female character central to James. Hmm. Guessing it's not Lily (duh). His mother???

At this point I think I mentioned something about bizarre weather patterns in Australia at the moment and the fact that I'm so cold and why would I live here when I could be in the summertime with all of you ...

Stupid winter. :( (Although when I read Deathly Hallows, it's going to be under a blanket with heaps of hot chocolate and marshmallows while the weather is absolutely horrid. It'll be a good reading day. I can feel it in my waters.)

on 2007-06-14 05:18 am (UTC)
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Ick! I hate when that happens. That happened to me not too long ago; maybe LJ's karma is catching up...and taking it out on us? How rude. Aw, I love the unnecessary words and tangents!

*cough* You're a smart cookie.

Okay, in that case, we can split our seasons up. You stay with me when it's summer here and I'll stay with you when it's summer for you? Wait - that won't work. I'll have to come back here for Christmas; I just can NOT imagine a warm Christmas. *shakes head and laughs* I'm all for white Christmas's.

But oh! That does sound like a fabulous reading environment! Lucky. It'll be hot and sticky here. Actually, I'll be reading during the night/early morning, it won't be too bad, just lots of bugs if I sit outside...perhaps I should rethink my own reading location...

on 2007-06-14 05:36 am (UTC)
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The other day I saw a bumper sticker that said "Karma ate my Dogma". I don't even find it that funny, but I laughed and laughed when I read it. hehe. Ah, small things. Smaller mind. :)

Strange, I always thought I was a pretty face instead. *hackcough* :S And a comedian to boot. :D

How can you not have Christmas under a mango tree, with a barbecue firing up on the creek bank, a game of cricket between the shed and the house (hit the tractors on the full and you're out) and fruit! Cherries, nectarines, lychees, peaches, pears, grapes, plums ... so many more delish things. And to top it off, a swim under the stars with a bottle of wine. Christmas in the tropics - stinkin' hot, but brilliant. Alternatively, it could be pouring rain and storming like all crazy, so either way you'll need your togs. And of course there's nothing brilliant about a White Christmas with sleigh bells ringing and snowmen and chestnuts roasting on an open fire or anything. Nothing brilliant at all. :(

How about we do Christmas in the snow this year and Christmas in the tropics next year? It could work ... (hope you're used to mozzies).

Release time over here is 9am in the morning, so it gives me all day to read. Mum wouldn't like it much if I slept all day before the release just to stay up all night reading. She'd probably have my guts for garters, actually. Can't justify it, apparently. I could give it a good try, I reckon. So who gets booted out of bed, then? Adam on the couch, or you?

See what I mean about unnecessary words? :)

on 2007-06-14 10:04 pm (UTC)
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*laughs* I understand, it's not that funny, but it made me laugh all the same. Reminds me of the movie Dogma.

You can be all three at the same time!

Well, you have managed to hype it up for me a bit. Okay, you got me. We'll switch back and forth. It's all about the Christmas spirit anyway, right? Nevermind that having snowball fights and sitting by the warm fire while you finish wrapping your presents and inhaling the smell of the warm, fresh Christmas cookies makes your heart warm all while the snow falls and gives you a great Christmas present, a beautiful wonderland of white snow (when global warming is letting me have that, anyway) stuff.

I don't know if I'm used to mozzies...I don't know what they are!

You have to wait until 9am?!?! Crazy! 12:01am here, baby. Midnight release parties all over the place! It's my favorite part of getting the books. I go in the afternoon and get my line ticket (it's never too early in the day to get it; I was 8 hours early for book 6 and still had line number 350something). Then, I go eat and be lazy until it's time to go and claim a table in the bookstore cafe (I usually drag family members/friends who don't care about the event that much to keep my table through the night for me). Meanwhile, I roam around and watch the kiddies all dressed up and watch the face paintings, games and listen in on the discussions. Last time, a friend and I played Monopoly while we wiled the hours away. THEN, it becomes midnight and there's this excitement in the air! Three lucky people get drawn to be the first to get the book and then the lines start, they call by each 100's. You stand in line and watch everyone getting their books and's in YOUR hands and you're so excited and you want to start reading then, flipping through it and smelling the freshness of it's binding. You pay and I'm out the door, admiring the book the whole way home. Usually, Adam stops somewhere so I can have a soda (caffeeeeen) and a snack because he knows I won't stop reading for anything. The second I'm in the door, my shoes are off and I'm curled up somewhere reading. I won't talk (except to myself about what I'm reading, Loony-Luna has nothing on me) until I'm finished. And then I sit in a daze. Then I start rambling on and on, then on to the internet! Then it's rereading parts, hashing it all out...and...wait - it'll be different this time. There won't be any hashing theories to do...*frowns*.

That was a ramble. *laughs* I leave the bed for Adam. I move around throughout the night, different places to read to keep me awake and my sense at their best for reading. =)

Unnecessary words? What were you saying? *laughs*

on 2007-06-15 12:46 am (UTC)
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When I got the email notification for your reply, just about every word was strikethrough. And now ... no strikethrough. O_O There's a new mystery of the universe unravelling here ...

When we decorate our Christmas tree (which is usually only me because I'm an absolute tree Nazi) we have last year's Carols by Candlelight on the tv (Mum tapes the Sydney one every year without fail) so we sing along and drap tinsel over ourselves (random: a girl where I work is allergic to tinsel! Can you imagine how deprived she must feel come December 1?!) and just act like idiots because you're allowed to at Christmas. But there's no fire. No chestnuts or cookies, although we do have chocolate fudge and traditional English toffee, and plenty of nibblies like kabana, cheese, cocktail onions, oysters (bleh), and all that sort of stuff. Christmas Eve night we watch the carols on tv and grandma cooks this massive roast pork with all the vegetables and the gravy that you drool over all day just thinking about it. There's a 5-10 kilo allowance over Christmas in our family - we don't mind weight gain. With grandma's cooking, it's bound to happen. I'll be sure to take photos of what it looks like at Christmas this year - last year we were in drought, we may have green grass this time round, though.

Mozzies are mosquitoes. :)

We get the books at the same time you do - you're midnight is our 9am. :) But there aren't any parties or anything that I'm aware of. People just queue outside the shopping centres from 7am with their McDonalds breakfast, shoving each other to get one spot in front when the bookstore opens. I take a much calmer approach. I fall out of bed at 8.45am, throw on some clothes, rush to Big W at the shopping centre, laugh at the silly dears lined up at the bookstore, walk to the main display at Big W, pick up my book, straight to the cash register and then home, stopping no where and talking to no one. Do you reckon it's too late for me to organise a passport and get over to the US so I can go to a midnight party too? I should put in a special request to the Department of Foreign Affairs: this is my last chance for a Harry Potter midnight release party. Give me a passport!

Forget the unnecessary words - this is almost like a mini essay. :)

on 2007-06-15 03:05 am (UTC)
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*listens for ghoul-like sounds coming from lj* Weird.

Aw! Your Christmas sounds like fun. Now I want to experience yours. And grandma's cooking sounds delicious! I'm hungry now. =p *laughs* As funny as it sounds to me to be disappointed over non-green grass for Christmas, I understand. I don't have white Christmas's as near often as I did when I was younger. Yep, we need to take turns with our Christmas's, my dear. *nods*

Oh! In that case, I'm quite familiar with mozzies. Right annoying, they are.

I see! No parties, though! That's horrid! Although, your way sounds quick and painless, and that can be nice. Get in, get the book and get out.'s at least worth a try. If nothing else, perhaps we can sneak you over? I mean, the Department of Foreign Affairs should understand, this is a big deal! Do you know any criminals that can fake a passport? Hmm...

on 2007-06-13 06:44 am (UTC)
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Love, Amanda

on 2007-06-13 06:49 am (UTC)
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Well, I'll take that as if I wrote one, you'd read it and be interested?

*laughs* *hugs*

on 2007-06-14 05:45 pm (UTC)
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Just a little. *blushes*


on 2007-06-14 10:04 pm (UTC)
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*grins* *loves*

on 2007-06-21 07:29 am (UTC)
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Follow those directions.

on 2007-06-21 01:13 pm (UTC)
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If I worked anywhere near Plaza Drive, I surely would. *laughs*

What Dreams May Come Sequel

on 2007-07-13 02:23 am (UTC)
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Hi! I've just read What Dreams May Come, and first of all, I am itching to read the last chapter. And second of all, I would like to add my vote to having a sequel. Granted, I don't know what will happen in this last chapter, but I do know that you've left a lot of subplots left unsatisfied. For instance, what will be the reactions from the rest of the wizarding world as a whole? What will Voldemort do? What will training be like with James? What will James' reaction be to seeing Harry fly? What will happen between Harry, James, and Tiffany? How does Ron feel about it? Seems Ron would be quite jealous, as the only thing Ron's ever had over Harry was family, and now Harry has that too. Will James go back to being an auror? And what of Hermione and Ginny? If you do do a sequel, it would be nice to see Harry talking to his Dad about Ginny, should you choose to make that the pairing...

Anyway, I beg and plead and bake you cookies -- Please write a sequel. I'll be sure to read it, even if the updates are few and far between. =0)

Re: What Dreams May Come Sequel

on 2007-07-23 04:28 am (UTC)
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I do apologize for replying so long after you left this - I've been, of course, sucked into all things DH and DH only. Still, no excuse to leave a comment hanging, so I do apologize and offer cookies.

First, thank you! I really appreciate you reading and I'm very glad that you enjoy it. I'm itching to write again and I'm hoping that within the next couple of weeks I'll be able to have the last chapter out (now that I've dealt with a 'last', I think I can bring myself to writing the last chapter).

*accepts offered cookies, but does insist in sharing* Thank you for your opinion on the sequel. I think I was waiting to read DH before coming to any final decision, even with quite a few people telling me to do it.

I think I've decided.

I think I want to finish the series through wdmc - in other words, I think I would like to write the remaining two books with James along for the ride. I think it would be interesting and fun. I can't say that I'd stick well with canon, but twist it for my own plots.

So having said that - I do look forward to you continuing to follow and I really will try and not take so long between chapters in the future!

Thank you for your comment!!!

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