A day early!

Good news! I’ve finished NaNoWriMo with just a day and a half to spare. I was really unsure I would finish at all this year, so finishing with any spare time at all makes me really, really happy. The fic in question is A Lesson In Tightropes, the first story of a long, collaborative series I hope to post more about soon. Not only did I manage to write 50,000 words (and then a few), but I’ve actually finished the entire fic. The bad news, though, is that it will take me a while to get it edited and posted. I hope to have the first chapters up in January, but we’ll see.

The other bad news is that with NaNo sucking up my last month, I still haven’t had time to work on the other stories I’ve let fall by the wayside for the last few months. I had really hoped to have two or three of them finished this year, but it hasn’t happened–at least not yet. There’s still time.

To end things on a good note, though, you should all go check out this post on my LiveJournal about a special Christmas gift I’ll be working on soon for all of my readers. It’s open to the public, so feel free to leave a comment (just sign any anonymous comments so I know who you are, please) with any other little oneshots you’d like to see.

I’ll be posting those oneshots over the next month leading up to Christmas, and I’ll post a yearly wrapup at the end of it, as usual. Hopefully I’ll have some more news on my other fics by then.

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Something old & something new!

I have big, big news today. Some of you already know one thing I’m about to say, since it was actually posted a few days ago, but I figured I would combine my news into one post.

First of all, Truth is a Whisper is done! The final chapter has been posted and except for the soundtrack, Amber and I are absolutely, 100% done with that story. It’s been a long, strange trip and we’re so happy you’ve all taken it with us.

But we’re not done yet! Our newest collab, Where We Belong has been posted. It’s a tour fic featuring our favorite pairing, Zarrick, and we hope everyone who is enjoying their tour happening right now will enjoy this fic, too.

Pretty exciting, huh?

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Three quarters!

Wow! Three fourths of this year done. It’s been a pretty crazy, eventful year for me, and I’m not just talking hanfic-wise. In fact, I feel like I haven’t been very productive with my fic, but when I thought about what I was going to write in this update, I realized that wasn’t true at all.

First of all, let’s talk solo stories. The progress there hasn’t been so great, I’ll admit. I did add a little to both Cherry Lips and Kiss and Tell during Camp, and have added even less to them since then. The former is on a bit of a hiatus while I struggle to figure out how to get it where it needs to go, and the latter is very nearly finished. I’d like to have Kiss and Tell done by the end of the year, and I think that’s possible, but I’m not setting any sort of timeline for Cherry Lips at all.

Then there are my collabs with Amber…

Bled Dry is very nearly finished, although our progress on it has been slow. A little preview of the sequel to it is available on the Coming Soon page, but it will take us a while to get that sequel ready to post.

Believe it or not, we have finally, after over a year of silence, updated I Will Try To Fix You! That update was chapter nine, and we’ve planned for it to have only twelve chapters, so it’s very likely we will be able to finish it this year, too.

And last but certainly not least… Truth is a Whisper. We have only two lost chapters and one regular chapter left to post. Can you believe it? There’s no doubt this one will be done in the very, very near future, and you can count on a big celebratory post here when it is.

So what’s next? You can see that a lot of the stories listed above are nearly finished, and some will be in just a matter of days. Well, there’s not one but two new fics on the Coming Soon page. At the request of a few other fans, Amber and I have moved our full length “Zarrick” fic up our to do list, and of course, I still have my NaNo project, the first fic of a big collab series. Plus, I have a little Christmas surprise planned that I’ll post more about in the beginning of December.

It’s definitely been a productive few months, and I think these last few months will be even busier!

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I survived!

I survived another session of Camp NaNoWriMo! Here’s where I stand on a few of my fics now:

Cherry Lips is coming along pretty steadily, although I will soon run out of chapters to post. Still, I managed to write up to chapter fifteen last month and just posted chapter thirteen today. Considering the fact that I’m writing by the seat of my pants, it’s going pretty well and I’ve been happy with the response to it so far.

Kiss and Tell is coming along even faster. I’m within five to ten chapters of the end, I think. I’ll have another one posted within the next few days, and then I’ll be better able to judge what everyone thinks of the twists and turns the plot is taking. I’m still nervous for how everyone will react to the story’s conclusion…

I had hoped to work on two of my collabs with Amber last month, but I was only able to write one chapter of Bled Dry. Better than nothing, I suppose. With the two of us on different sides of the country and living pretty different lives with different schedules, it’s difficult to coordinate things and get much writing done, but we’re hoping to have at least one story done very, very soon.

And speaking of collabs… I certainly don’t need another project, but I had an idea a week or so ago anyway. It’s going to be a big series with, at last count, seven other authors (maybe more by the time it’s done). Each author will write their own entire fic, and I’ve just posted a little preview of mine on the Coming Soon page. So look for A Lesson In Tightropes, a story from the Like Ashes Series, to be posted at some point before the end of 2015!

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Halfway done!

Well, another year is halfway over and it hasn’t been that bad of a year for me, hanfic-wise! Here’s a quick update on my progress on a few fics over the last few months.

Amber and I have been working pretty steadily on two of our collaborations, and we’ve made some really great progress. We keep saying that both will be finished by “the end of the summer,” which is a little bit vague but the most achievable goal I think we can set.

Bled Dry is just a few chapters from ending, but we have a sequel in the works for the future. It will take some work and planning to get that sequel ready to share, so there will be a delay between the end of Bled Dry and the beginning of the sequel.

Truth is a Whisper is a little bit closer to ending, but we’ve delayed that ending some with the lost chapters we’ve been posting. Those lost chapters show the past, future and some different points of view. These are mostly quite short and fun, and we’re excited about showing them as well as finally getting to the end of the “real” story.

On my own, I’ve been mostly working on two stories lately.

It’s been pretty smooth sailing for Cherry Lips, which I debuted in May. Mostly, I’ve just been editing and posting the chapters I wrote in April’s session of Camp NaNoWriMo, but I do hope to write some new ones soon.

Kiss and Tell, though, has been effectively on hiatus since March, as I struggled to figure out how to get to the climax of the story (not to mention where to go after that!). I finally did manage to write one chapter, and while it’s too soon to say my writer’s block is entirely gone, I do feel a little better about it.

So what’s up next for me? Mostly, more of the same. I hope to add a few chapters to Cherry Lips and Kiss and Tell during July NaNo, as well as writing at least a little bit of what I have left on those two collabs. I’ve set my goal at 25,000 words, a relatively low goal, which I think is good for me given that I’ll be out of town for the first week or so of the month.

Speaking of which, if you’re going to be at Red Rocks and you spot me, say hi! It’s a little weird to get recognized in person, but it happens. And check back here soon to see my latest fic updates!

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It’s here!

Well, that was faster than expected. The first chapter of Cherry Lips has been posted! I hope to keep posting a chapter or so a week, but we’ll see how it goes. As always, if you enjoy it, please, please sign the guestbook and let me know.

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April (fic) showers!

Okay, so I’m a day late — oops! I just wanted to update you guys on my fic progress in April, even though there’s not a lot to say about it.

I did win this session of Camp NaNoWriMo, albeit with a rather small goal of 20,000 words or roughly ten chapters. Those were all on my new story, Cherry Lips. I hope to get it edited, come up with a layout and post the first few chapters in May. Of course I’ll post here when it goes live 🙂

In addition to that, Amber and I were able to get one more chapter of Truth is a Whisper out, bringing it closer and closer to the end. We missed having it done by the three year anniversary, but we knew that was a lofty goal. Hopefully we will have the next (last!) few chapters out soon. We also got a little work done on Bled Dry, so hopefully we will have some chapters of it to share soon, too.

I also plan to get back to work on Kiss and Tell in May!

As always, check here for my latest updates 🙂

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Big updates (and survey results)!

Okay, it’s been over a week since the last person responded to my survey, so I’m declaring it closed. I have to say, I was a little surprised by the responses, but mostly I was surprised by the number of them!

My het stories seem to be the most popular right now, with just a few more readers and Kiss and Tell being most popular overall. Of my finished stories, though, the Sweetest Downfall Series eked out a narrow win against Loaded God Complex. And I was surprised that Audience of One got quite a few votes as well!

But now I have one more finished story than I did when the poll went live. As of today, In the Dark is completed! It’s been a long time coming, and of course it’s always a little bittersweet to see a story end, but I’m excited to work on some other projects…

…beginning with Camp NaNoWriMo! Cherry Lips was the favorite ‘coming soon’ story by a narrow margin, and so it will be my Camp Novel. I’m setting my goal low because April looks to be a busy month for me, but I’m excited to finally get this story underway.

Look for the first chapters of it soon, along with the last chapters of Truth is a Whisper!!

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I need some help, you guys!

You’re probably used to me doing a survey about my fics each year, and I figured it was just about time for another one. I’ve taken a few questions off that haven’t changed since last year, so it’s a little shorter. But it’s actually a bit more important — your choice for the coming soon story you most want to see may help me figure out what to do for April’s Camp NaNoWriMo session.

So go vote! Lemme know what you think of my fic!

Cast your vote HERE!

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Happy New Year!

I gotta say, this has been a good year for me. Maybe not a good year hanfic-wise, but a good year nonetheless. And as it comes to an end, I wanted to post a little something to update you guys on how the year went. It hasn’t been my most productive year, nor has it changed much since my last update, so this should be brief. Still, it’s below the jump to save space and scrolling.

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