November 30, 2015

Well, here we are at the end of November, and I’m not sure where the days are going. It feels like just yesterday that I decided (very nearly on a whim) to see if I couldn’t finish some of the fanfiction I had abandoned six years earlier. I was only just beginning a year long sojourn in London for a masters program that wasn’t nearly as rewarding as the year spent living in one of the most amazing cities in the world.

So much of what I write now was plotted and planned as I walked the streets of London that year, listening to the soundtracks and writing dialogue in my head.  In fact, the very chapter I’m writing in The Best Thing this week — I can really remember exactly where I was when I came up with the scene — across from Euston Station, at the corner of Euston Street and Upper Woburn Place.

Anyway, the point of this is — I know the updates have been sparse since August, particularly if you’re not following Damaged, and I apologize for that. That’s not a situation that will be changing this month as I’ll only be posting Fiction Graveyard updates.

However, starting in January, the plan is to have at least one fresh update of something accompanying the Fiction Graveyard updates. In January, the final chapters of The Best Thing. Then Bittersweet starting in February, then Damaged, Season 3 in March, and so on. I mentioned that I was going to write Bittersweet during NaNoWriMo. I had hoped to finish at least half the story by the end of month, but I ran into some problems. I had to stop and start over, so I only finished eight chapters. Still, eight chapters is roughly a third of the way through, so not so bad.  I’ll be finishing up The Best Thing, then hoping to get to the rest of Bittersweet and in January.

So why am I bothering you all with a post? Updates to the Fiction Graveyard will restart next Monday, with Tangle and Poisonous Dreams #1. If you haven’t been following Damaged, Season 1 and 2 are now completed and posted at the website. Damaged Season 1 is 11 episodes long, Season 2 is 14 episodes long. Each episode is anywhere from 15-23 pages long, so if you’ve not been reading my version of General Hospital beginning with AJ’s murder and Jason’s return from the dead, you’re missing out on 600 pages of new material. 😛 It ought to hold you over until January.

Happy holidays! Every week, I’ll be highlighting one or two of the Christmas stories already posted here. So this week, I bring up an old favorite. Always An Angel, a particularly sappy story I wrote in 2003.