ADORE, ADORE has been nominated for TwiFanfictionRecs Top 10 Completed Fics January 2015! Go vote for your favs throughout the month of February.
Last night I posted the final installment of ADORE, ADORE. Just in time to make my goal of completing it in 2014! Wooooo! You can read the entire story on AO3 and FictionPad. I also posted the chapter by itself on FFn, but their site is having issues so you might want to check out one of the others.
I originally posted this story in January 2011. That was four years ago. Jeebus, where does the time go? I can’t decide if I should be proud for sticking with something for so long, or ashamed because it took me that long to complete, lol.
I’m glad I expanded the original one-shot, but because it didn’t start as a full length story, and the beginning chapters were just an excuse to write something smutty, the plot and characters didn’t get the attention they deserved. That was something that didn’t bother me four years ago, but I’ve come a long way in regard to writing, and now it does. I think that’s why I had such a hard time finishing it. In my head I understand the characters and their motivations, but it’s hard to turn a story around when it’s over halfway written.
Also, writing dirty smut is hard! (hehehe) My goal was to write something super dirty and to push the envelope. I wanted people to read it and be a little bit uncomfortable, and then to be like, “Wait, I kind of like this.” Hopefully you did!
I should know better. I should know better, I should know better. Never ever talk about how great writing is going because it’s like throwing up a big ol’ road block. The last month has been crazy. So the whole finishing MALICE and ADORE thing in July… well, it’s safe to say that I’m probably not going to make the deadline at this point.
So thanks for the concern and the well wishes, but really everything’s fine. Summer is busy for me work-wise, pair that with weekends away and a giant home improvement project and it’s a recipe for disaster.
But I promise… no wait that’s a bad idea. I won’t make any promises about how soon I’ll have the next chapter of MALICE posted. *wink wink*
Until then, enjoy this song, which I have been doing obsessively and nonstop as I write in my head, since clearly I haven’t been actually writing:
Hi. Happy almost summer! I am so excited because already I’ve had more free time lately (which is strange considering there’s actually more stuff to do), and I’ve gotten a lot of writing done.
So here’s a little random update of stuff for you regarding stories and what not.
ADORE, ADORE will be finished soon! For crying out loud there is only one chapter left wtf is wrong with me? I’ve reread the story and looked at my notes and gotten into the mindframe. My goal is to have it finished by the end of June but absolutely no later than sometime in July. I’ll post it on both AO3 and FictionPad (though I don’t know if I’m going to keep my FP account), and I’ll create a downloadable version for you here as well. It will also include what’s currently written of ADORE ME, which will most likely be all there is. I wanted to write more, I really did, but I just can’t. I did my part for the fundraiser, and it’s a hard decision to walk away when I said I’d do more, but it’s what I have to do. There are a lot of stories in my head, and I think I’ve dedicated about as much time to this story-that-was-never-supposed-to-be-a-story as I can. :)
There are four chapters left of MALICE IN THE GARDEN! One is finished; I just need to do some edits. About half of what’s left in the story after that is already written, so it should be smooth sailing from here on out.
I’ve also started outlining a new story. An all human, high school, angsty little number called VELVET BEACH. It probably won’t be that long because I don’t write long stories anyway, but I want to write it all before I post any of it and do daily updates. Because I haven’t done that yet. And it sounds fun, damn it. I did make a banner because… banners.
Lettuce see. I think that’s all the news I have for stories. Still have a half-written AU but… it needs a lot of work. So. Moving on.
I streamlined my blog a bit over the weekend. I’ve removed all the stories from it. Posting in three places was getting to be too tedious, especially whenever I find old errors that I can’t not fix. Also I found I was wasting too much time messing around with the pages and what not. So from here on out, no more stories except for completed, downloadable versions. I did revamp the Stories page if you want to check it out. Just to look at it. So that at least someone will have looked at it besides me, lol.
A lot of people have asked if I’m going to TFMU this year, and unfortunately I am not. I’m really bummed about it too because I have friends in Tennessee and a lot of my fandom friends will be there and last year was so much fun. The weekend didn’t work out for me though. Maybe next year. *crosses all the fingers*
I think that is all for now. Thanks!
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