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Many years ago a fic was started about James Potter being alive and his story as he re-entered the wizarding world and his son's life. And then updating became sporadic. And then two years went by until it was finally updated again, with a promise from the author that the fic was not and would never be abandon. 

Four years later and said author is hardly even around online, let alone updated the fic. 

Said author fails at fanfic life, y/y? 

Well, there's news. Good news, even! I never took divination, but I'm seeing an update in the near future. 

Long story short, after I re-thought out the entire plot and point to the story, I put myself in a situation where the next few chapters are basically really important to the continued path of the fic. In other words, the decisions I'm making for these chapters essentially set up the remaining chapters. And I'm really bad at making decisions. I like to claim writers block, and maybe that's a part of it, but... not really. It's making up my mind on a few things and I can't continue without being decisive. 

And so, I'm forcing myself to be decisive. I'm almost satisfied with chapter 15 and I'm (seriously!) currently in the middle of reworking chapter 16. I have a start on seventeen and 18 and 19 are pretty mapped out. I just want to finish a bit more so that I'm sure of my decisions (really, I'm about to the point where I just say eff it and go with it, generally the way I make decisions) and the next chapter will be posted. Which will also mean the next chapter will be close to finished...and so forth. 

There is an outline. The story will finish through to the end of the war. It won't always be pretty. I'm sure it'll be angsty and hopefully continue to tear at your heartstrings some. I know that Tiffany and Erica aren't favorite characters, but they are important and there will be just a few more original characters (one of the areas I've struggled in making decisions). I've left a lot of questions and there even a few things that may appear to be mistakes (well, I'm sure there are plenty of mistakes) and all will be answered.

In the mean time, I just really really want to thank everyone who has read. It really means a lot. Thank you to those who continue to find wdmc and add it to their favorites and alert lists. And a massive thank you to all who have reviewed. You guys all rock my world. 

So here's to the soon to come update. I'm excited. 

Huggles n cookies!
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Yes! Contrary to what I know you're thinking, I am still writing! As usual, life has been busy and I've decided I want to be well ahead of the game before I start updating once again. The good news is that we're getting closer to an update.

For those interested in What Dreams May Come

Chapters 15, Second Chances, and 16, Love's Direction, are both written. I'm currently working on chapter 17, which is still untitled. The really good news I can share is the entire fic has been outlined. Here's the part that floored me; we're going to be around for a while longer. To my best estimate, which isn't absolutely certain as the chapters themselves aren't outlined (and have a tendency to take on a life of their own each time), there's approx. 30 to 40 more chapters left of this story. If I can keep myself from adding any other side stories or running off on a tangent, it should be closer to the 30 mark, but knowing me, somewhere in the middle (and I can almost see the areas that will be trouble for me), I might hit that 40 mark easy. Heh.

So, the story is set, I've had plenty of time to plan it out and it's finally down in outline form and unless one of my betas persuade me due to plot holes or just downright silliness or horribleness, things won't change no matter reactions. I can tell you this much - the story will remain as close to canon as I can make it. It will, of course, deviate from that often enough to stand out, as it is an AU to begin with. It will get dark; there will be character deaths and injuries. You'll be introduced to some new characters, there will be romance, adventures and plenty of drama.

It'll be a little bit longer before any updates will start rolling in. The ever wonderful [ profile] firstlightofeos  (and somehow I've pulled the also, ever wonderful [ profile] christycorr  into the mix) and myself have been quite busy and I haven't put a rush on any beta reading. Plus, I would like to stay ahead by a few chapters. That way, in my often times of not being around, or having the time to write, I can still have something to update with.

In the mean time, somehow, [ profile] christycorr  convinced me to sign up for this year's Fic Exchange at Unknowable Room, so I guess I'm doing that. I fear deadlines, so this may not have been the best idea ever...

Hopefully, I can finish chapter 17 soon and get a good start on 18. When I get that far, I'll start putting pressure on my betas and by the time I get 18 done, I can update with 15 and stay a good three chapters ahead of my posting. I've said this before and I still mean it, with or without any readers, I will finish wdmc. *grins*

Happy reading!

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I meant to come home tonight and catch up, comment and update. I have, as usual, a thousand things to say, I even have a thousand things I should be doing (flisting and LJ-ing in general on the list) - - -


I'm actually writing...

wdmc fans don't get too excited, it's not that. It's not even RtW. Yeah, great job, Mis, take on a new project when you have old, unfinished projects just sitting there. The news I'm hoping for is that this little piece (whether it's garbage or not, because it most definitely won't be multi-chaptered) will lead to working on those.

And yes, this is a major big deal. I've been struggling with the very idea of writing for a while now and Adam's been hounding me to it. So...if this keeps up and I actually keep writing and follow through - thank Adam.

*goes back to notebook and pen to keep writing*

(the originally intended update shall come)
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Five weeks after my last comment made...


are I say that if I've learned anything in the past couple months it's been that time is your one constant companion. It's bruttle and honest, always pushing you, occasionally giving you what you need and sometimes not slowing down so you can breathe. And once some time has passed and you look back, it can be rather amazing at all that traveled either with you or past you.

Alright, since I'm sure not everyone wants to read everything I have to say, LJcuts:

A personal Catch-Up )

FanFiction-ing... )

Peronal thought )

Point is - I've been busy, exceptionally, but I love you all. I miss you guys when I'm not around. It'd be almost silly to say that I hope I can manage more time on here - I never follow through with planned plans ... but here's to hoping time will be willing to be my friend a bit more in the coming year now that I've accepted it more graciously.

Hope you all are well. My love to you all. <3


p.s. some things never change, and I fear, my babbling tendencies will forever be one of those.....*giggle*
p.s.2. Did I just giggle?!?!

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*maniacal laughter*

It's working. It's working. The muse has risen. Perhaps I just needed some nudging. That and let my insomnia lead me blindly into letting my fingertips type a mile a minute. It feels so good to just write. I love it. I'm a dork, I know, I don't care. *giddy, dorky grin*

The only sad thing is I know I have so many other things I need to do, people I need to talk to, catch up with, discuss things with - but I need to write. Anyone ever just...get that feeling? Just, this need to write? *laughs* Insomnia, I'm telling you.

So I've officially begun Chapter Twelve of What Dreams May Come. And I'm happy about it. I did change my outline, so it won't be the original 16 chapters I thought it would be, it'll only be 15. But it works so much better this way. This story doesn't need to be long. It would spoil the magic I hope it's creating. And I'm actually excited, at the moment, to only have these last four chapters to write.

Wow, writing this has been amazing. I've gained so much for it. I'm so thankful. Seriously.

Okay, enough gushy-ness. *grins*

Not a whole lot is written for this chapter yet, but it's so there, in that place between my mind and my fingertips, and it's coming out grandly. The chapter, although I do hope it holds plenty of emotion in it, is more of a placement chapter - setting up for the dramatic final three chapters.

Want a tiny snippet?

A tiny snippet of Ch 12, WDMC )

Love till next time. Cookies, of course, too. <3

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I promise that in the midst of everything that I've been doing and that's been keeping me busy, I've been trying to write.

I really am. I'm trying to write, but it just...won't come out. At least not right, at all.

I need a muse.

And it so slipped past me that WDMC is a year old now. Awww.

I so really, really wanted to have been finished with that by now. I think I may revise the outline which may make it a chapter (or two, but probably just one) shorter than what's planned now. We'll see.

Weddings and work and pre-school stuff and friends and family and avoiding. And eating. Trying to write...

Yeah...that's all. <3

Somebody make me giddy.


Aug. 11th, 2005 03:51 am
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I write the best when I'm not actually writing...
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Well, what do you know, I am still alive. I was beginning to wonder...

Anyway, after a break from the computer and being online (not that I chose to take this break...) I'm back and I'm ready to pile on the work.

Oh, that sounded so good in my head, but now I'm scared that I said it outloud. LoL.

To the tgbmods, I'm sorry for my disapearing act, and you don't know how much it warms my heart that you are so understanding. I grinned when I read the email from Holly asking if I was still alive. =) Everything is sounding so great! I'm very excited for this site! I can't wait until we get it all up and going, it'll be wonderful, I just know it.

Hmm, anyone reading concerned with my writing...(ha...) well, that went on break for a while, too. All that's been done is two possible chapter titles and about three or four possible quotes have been typed on a blank Word document for the next chapter of wdmc (look, omg, I don't even remember what chapter number I'm on...*shoots foot*). I do have the chapter outlined in my head, so it's just a matter of actually writing it. =) See, I'm half way there. However, my concentration, I plan, will be given to tgb and the new site. Then we'll post away. ^ ^

I attempted, a few weeks ago, to look over some of my original writings that are collecting dust on my computer. Agh, it was harsh. Simply editing and doing some re-writing would not be near enough. I think I'm currently going through one of those phases where nothing I write is very good in my eyes. I'm sure I'll kick myself out of it soon enough. I do have one 'novel' written, in desperate need of being rewritten, edited, and expanded mind you, that's incredibly cliche, over used and filled with corny themes, un-nessisary soap-opera like scenes, and  probably some Mary-Sue characters - but I love it all the same. *giggles* I have "four" stories, novel length, or close to, completed, and this is the only one I can stand. LoL. The others are all connected and basically the same story with different characters (all related to the previous stories) anyway, so one of these days it'll just be a matter of piecing all that together.

In the mean time, I do love my HP fandom. I keep getting plot bunnies for fics that deal with themes and story lines that I'd like to attack with original characters someday, but I can picture them in use with Lily/MWPP story lines for now...

We'll see.

At any rate - I'm alive. =)[profile]

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