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When I come to the end of stories, there's a part of me that thinks... Already? Am I sure? Is this right? Should I end here? But as surreal as it feels, I think this is the right place to stop.

Which means I've just finished book 2. And I'm not kidding when I say *just*. I'm posting this here because it's proven a useful touchstone to remind myself how far I've come.

From a fandom that gave me the courage to believe I could finish something, which up until then I never had, to finishing book two of a set of three original stories... I've come a long way, and hopefully this is just the beginning. Now on to proofing for book 2, and seeding book 1 plus a final proof, then... Submitting it somewhere? It's the Holy Grail for me: to be a published writer. Hopefully... But anyway - for now:

256 pages. 119,520 words.

Go me!
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OMG, I finished the first round of proofs!!!!!!!!! *dies* :-D Finally!!!!!
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Cut for being an update only... )
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Okay, I love this kind of rumor! Wouldn't that be nice? :-D
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I have a tendency to look at things as a success/failure, which isn't one of my better character traits. It also means I've been beating myself up this last week because I didn't accomplish all the things I wanted to, and have felt like I've written hardly anything. It never fails to bum me out how quickly all that downtime during the holidays get eaten up, too, which doesn't help.

Seeing everyone's Year in Review recap for all they've written made me realize that instead of just thinking I hadn't done much, why not go and actually figure out what I had done?

Very positive, n'est pas? ;-) See, I'm working on that whole positive world view thing. But hey, I write angst. So I come by it naturally. *g*

Here's what I found.
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Fandom: SPN
Rating: PG-16 (language/adult themes)
Category: Dean,Sam (gen)
Words: 5321
Disclaimer: Don't I wish! :-D
Summary: Sometimes there is nothing that can be said that can make it right. All the Winchester brothers can do is keep going forward, and try to be there for each other. Will it be enough?
Spoilers: Set after at least 2.05 (but is still on track even post-Crossroad Blues)
Previous Chapters: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3

Author's Note: So, being the OCD person that I am, I've learned up on how the boys could feasibly do the whole credit card thing and not got caught for so many years. The mentions I make of it in the first chapter will need to be tweaked just a little, because our boys don't just randomly steal stuff like that. They have a method, and typically do it in such a way that it really is pretty much a victimless crime (except to the credit card company). So bear with me. I know the early chapter or two has been wobbly, but we're rolling now. Really! *g*

Make It Right
Chapter 4


It was just a little after six the next morning, and for once, Sam had gotten more than two hours of sleep in a row. His vision headache still throbbed dully, but it was more bearable than it had been in a while, and if asked, Sam could have honestly answered that he felt somewhat human. Not that anyone was asking, he thought with amusement.

“Mmmmmph,” Dean murmured as he buried his face further into his pillow, and even though Sam was anxious to get moving, he’d already decided a few minutes more wouldn’t hurt. He wasn’t the only one having a hard time sleeping.

Continued... )
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Fandom: SPN
Rating: PG-16 (language/adult themes)
Category: Dean,Sam (gen)
Words: 4164
Disclaimer: Don't I wish! :-D
Summary: Sometimes there is nothing that can be said that can make it right. All the Winchester brothers can do is keep going forward, and try to be there for each other. Will it be enough?
Spoilers: Set after at least 2.05 (but is still on track even post-Crossroad Blues)
AN: Finally things are starting to happen. *g* I haven’t had anyone beta this, so any and all mistakes are mine.
Previous Chapters: Chapter 1, Chapter 2

Make It Right
Chapter 3


“Diana?” Sam asked, keeping his voice quiet. He’d stepped outside, far enough away from the motel room that hopefully he wouldn’t wake Dean. Ice clanked loudly in the ice machine, making him start even as he kept an eye on the door, and he sighed.

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Fandom: SPN
Rating: PG-13 (language/adult themes)
Category: Dean,Sam (gen)
Words: 1110
Disclaimer: Don't I wish! :-D
Spoilers: Set after 2.05
Notes: Starting to get a plot. Waaay behind on the November Writing Month thing, but now that I have plottage *rubs hands together*… *g* Now we’re getting somewhere.

Make It Right
Chapter 2



Sam knows he comes by his stubbornness honestly. Pig headedness certainly runs in the family, he thinks wryly and glances surreptitiously at his brother. It should be on the family crest, he decides, and knows he’s starting to get loopy.

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Okay, it's official. I've signed up to do the November Writing Month.

What does this mean? I intend to write. A *lot*. But... Here's the catch. Instead of just trying to do one thing, or just do original work, I'll be hitting the stacks (of outlines). Old stuff, new stuff, whimsical, whatevs... Just to get me back writing.

After all, I've come to realize the best way to overcome my internal evil editor is to overwhelm the bastich, so to speak. ;-)

To those of you also going for it - I wish you the best of luck! As for me, if I make it, I figure I'm well on my way back to writer recovery. *g*
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Title: Make It Right
By: [livejournal.com profile] quillscribe
Fandom: SPN
Rating: PG-13 (language/adult themes)
Category: Dean,Sam (gen)
Words: 994
Disclaimer: Man, one of these days, I'd love to be able to say these are mine. ;-) But not today.
Spoilers: Set after 2.05
Notes: Just playing so far. What do you think? Does it have potential?

“Dude, are you gonna eat that or what? It’s not getting any fresher,” Dean says and shoves Sam’s ham and cheese sandwich nearly into his lap.

They’ve stopped for dinner in one of those towns where, if he blinked, Sam would miss it. One coffee shop, two restaurants, a local grocery store that also sells hunting supplies and farm equipment, and two churches. If they’re lucky, Pudunk will also have a motel, but the way things have been going lately, he’s not willing to lay money on it.

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Why oh why am I so prone to fangirlish addictions? My newest smack? Supernatural. Dear God in Heaven those boys are hot *fans self*.

So, that being said... My original stuff? Slow as molasses.

Trying to force the Muse is the equivalent to trying to push a burro from behind, and most likely just as foolish, too. The more I try, the more I freeze.

And when I can't write - I organize! Which means I now have an awesome little journal (okay, not so little), with all my plot outlines set into separate categories and divided by tabs and color coordinated and... Oooh shiny.

I'm saying all this 'cause, I think it's time to dabble in fandom again. I'm starting with Supernatural, so yo. Deal. This is for the Muse. And we don't want to piss off the Muse any more than I already have. After that? I have a notebook full of plot outlines for half finished stuff that, yes, I do want to complete. I am a bit of a closure nut. *shut up* ;-)

Stay tuned for more from this not so exciting corner of the lj... *g*
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Is anyone else having problems getting their "Friends" page to refresh? Mine seems stuck at August 3rd unless I hit the Navigation Bar "View" button that allows you to specify filters (such as Journals Only, or Communities Only). *glares at lj* Don't mess with the addiction, man... :-D

ETA: Found the problem! I had to clear out my browser cache in Firefox, and now all is well. *ah, blessed closure!* Thanks to everyone who commented!
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I've posted the Never Runs Smooth series in its entirety in both [livejournal.com profile] sushi_fic and [livejournal.com profile] mal_inara (just finished it today, in fact) but decided it belonged here as well. *g* It's set in the Firefly universe, and takes off after a series of Firefly fanfics that captured my imagination (and has since become a universe all its own).

In the summary, I reference links to where in the time line this takes place, but if you're determined to read it without the history, I think you'll get the gist soon enough as well (but you should read them if you like Firefly. Go on *shoos reader* ;-) .

That being said, this story (which was supposed to be small) was done in request to [livejournal.com profile] terimaru's request for a little angst in her version of the Firefly universe.

If you're taking the time to read it, I hope you enjoy. I felt vulnerable with my fan fiction floating out there in the verse but not archived on my own site, so here it is... *g*

Chapters: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8
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I came across an article yesterday (found here) that I became completely intrigued with. I finished it within a couple of hours. It was fascinating, and definitely a walk down memory lane for a variety of reasons. It's specific to the Harry Potter fandom, so if you're still interested in the ramblings of a nostalgic HP fanfiction author who misses the magic fandom had to offer right after Goblet of Fire, keep reading.

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Title: Never Runs Smooth
Rating: R (for the xes *g*)

Summary )

Chapters: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8

Chapter 8 )
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Title: Never Runs Smooth
Rating: PG-13 (for mild cursing)
Summary )

Chapters: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8

Chapter 7 )
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Title: Never Runs Smooth
Rating: A Harder R - a first for me
Summary )

Chapters: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8

Chapter 6 )
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Title: Never Runs Smooth
Rating: PG-13 For Angst
Summary )

Chapters: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8

Part 5 )
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Title: Never Runs Smooth
Rating: PG-13 For Angst
Summary )

Chapters: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8

Part Four )
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Title: Never Runs Smooth

Summary )

Chapters: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8

Part Three )