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Author has written 76 stories for Higher Ground, Lizzie McGuire, Moolah Beach, Roswell, Degrassi, Smallville, My So Called Life, One Tree Hill, South of Nowhere, High School Musical, Secret Life of the American Teenager, Best Years, Life With Derek, Wizards of Waverly Place, Vampire Diaries, and Twilight.
8/25/12: I'M NOT DEAD... in case you were wondering. I'm trying to play the grown-up card and get a career together (sigh). It's so exhausting. For right now, I can't dive back into my stories just yet but it's coming ... I know I sound like a loser boyfriend who makes promises but never keeps them, but I can't go the rest of the year and not update, unless something really big happens and I lose internet access. Until then, just know that I'm not giving up on my Vampire Diaries, Twilight, Secret Life, Degrassi fics and whatever else I posted up here. Until then just hold tight. Thanks for all the reviews over the past couple of months. I just checked my email and you guys are AMAZING!!! Once things settle down and I finish 3-4 more stories, should I do a sequel to "After All You're Just the Mother of My Child"???
6/6/12: It's official. I am fictionalizing my recent drama into a new Leah-Jacob story. I just wrote out the summary and am writing more as we speak. Let's just say that womanizers wear all kinds of hats and love to play the 'friend' card if it's going to get them what they want! Enough about insecure guys. Onto the story which will be heavily fictionalized and pretty juicy.
6/3/12: I'm a terrible, terrible person ... not really, but as you can tell I haven't updated in forever. My Last Breath has a new chapter that I have to post, but it's not terribly impressive. I have been playing around with 3 new Bonnie-Jacob ideas, but only have 1-2 chapters written. I've got a new Bamon out Leave the Lights On and there's also a little Caroline-Klaus going on.
Trust me when I say, if I had 40 hours in each day, I'd update at least once a week, but with my life everything happens at once and there's so much going on! I will say that living my life outside of fanfiction has given me some great ammo to put into my stories and I'll try to block off time on the weekends, since I am finally not working 7 days a week anymore.
Songs of the month: Leave the Lights On, Stuck On You, Good-Looking Loser ... all by Meiko, Pretty Fly For a White Guy, and El Malo by Aventura!! I think my color for this month is yellow, because I feel vibrant and optimistic and my chances of being normal/boring are at an all-time low. I love your feedback, so don't forget to give it and if you don't understand my writing your loss. :)
4/11/12: I'm still alive, but super busy with my new jobs!!! I will be posting (fingers crossed) this month. I already finished another chapter of My Last Breath and am toying with a new Jacob-Bonnie fic ... still planning on finishing out 90% of these stories and thanks for the recent reviews on My Paige-Alex fic/The Cullen Imprint, etc. Maybe I'll add more to those too?? So many ideas, but too little time ... oh look, GTG!! --NL
All About Me: My life is suffocating me and I'm trying to come up from air... I think it's because I miss performing and most of my time is devoted to flipping papers and matching names, but I've decided to keep writing My Last Breath and After All You're Just the Mother of My Child in between 40 hour workweeks, job searching, and interviews. Right now, though I'm thinking about doing another Blackwater story (and they're married this time)... We'll see if that one makes it to ff.net. I have about 3 new ideas that I want to write, so that's good news for you! :)
Back to the random "about me" stuff
... I love things and people that are slightly off the norm like racially ambiguous people, people who are anomalies in their environment, (like me!), different languages--Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Japanese--people who love and embrace their own culture, diversity. I also love things that are organic and sometimes artificial, being contrary just for the sake of arguing, people who analyze and question and don't just go with the crowd. I just like people that are interesting. I love true freedom, but don't feel enough of it on a regular basis.
As far as my writing, I pretty much only write about the "minority" characters ... anyone who isn't the main character because you can open a book or watch TV to see them. I think "women of color" (like me) are so under-represented everywhere so I write featuring people like Leah, Bonnie, Claire, and Manny. When I don't, I usually find it hard to finish--hence the Lizzie McGuire/Higher Ground/Roswell/Smallville stories.
Music: Michael Jackson, Sade, the Donnas, Jazmine Sullivan, Flyleaf, Meiko
Books: Atlas Shrugged, Speak, Undiscovered Girl, The Lovely Bones
Song Obsessions (for now): Sanckens Doll (Natalie Walker) and Just a Matter of Time (Shannon Hurley)
Favorite Names: Rhiannon, Farrah, Roxanne, Leila, Samir
January Means: new job, un nombre nuevo, pago mejor/mas alto, a roommate, new place to live, nuevas aventuras y felicidad por todo el año y toda la vida
Obsessions for November/December: I'm sensing a move in my future, Adele's CD, Right Here and Sancken's Doll by Natalie Walker, I just put up a new story about Tyler from The Vampire Diaries (A Side of Lockwood, A Shot of Bennett). I really want to write a story about a divorced couple with a baby--sounds weird, but I can't decide if it should be Bonnie-Damon, Leah-Jacob, or Adrienne-Ricky ... so help me out on this one. I'm also really into colors this month and as you can tell I'm still really random.
I've written the next 2 chapters of My Last Breath and have 1 more to write for After the Hurricane ... can't wait to post it, but I'll wait until you guys want more.
Warning, my profile is a bunch of random posts all jumbled together. I just looked back at my stories and I have way too many. Some of it is horrible, but it all shows my writing journey, so I leave it up here. For anything of substance, look for the most recent things that I've written. Be warned, I am somewhat of a flake on these so if I'm over the story, forget about it, or get no love (i.e. reviews/hits/etc.), it will just float around in fanficville. I'm so close to completing my last So-Called-Life story, but I just don't have the right words to say yet.
The Truth Is ... I'm writing two alternate endings on this one simultaneously because I can't figure out how I want Ricky and Amy to relate to each other. And making them start a romantic relationship is just so easy that I want to try something else. After the Hurricane is just easy for me, meaning ... it'll be amazing. I'm on this Jacob/Leah, Bonnie/and anyone kick right now so you'll see a lot of these popping up. If you have comments about my chapters, tell me. Don't wait until the end and be like ... 'you ruined it.' That's helpful. But I think my strong-point is making one-shots and maybe turning them into something more...
I'm finding my way with South of Nowhere, breaking Boys with Girfriends up into little stories to post and urge those into Jacob to check out my crossover Make You Feel My Love (semi-AU, High School Musical ... and don't judge me). It starts as a one-night stand and then gets interesting and VERY NON-TYPICAL.
Obsessions for September/October : Being awesome in everything and ... any other ideas? Oh, and congratulate me on finally getting a full-time job. I've been part-timing it for way too long (years) ... now I'm just like the other sheep, working for the causes of over-paid greedy men who make bad business choices or none at all, but that's life in America for you. Don't get me wrong ... I'll take this job to no job at all!
I am revamping After the Hurricane so I know how I want the Jacob-Leah hotfest to end!! I'm also tweaking the ending to The Truth Is and giving it an alternate spin since it did go from dark to introspective to common fan fic, which was not my original intention. I just wanted to finish it, to be honest and I did the Ramy thing, but after they Ramied up the show, I found the pairing to be just plain stupid. No one ends up with the guy who knocked them up in high school while they're both still in high school!!
In ATH: Seth isn't the one who walks in on Jacob and Leah ... and that's all I'm going to say.
in TTI: I'll start from where Chapter 1 left off and not do the whole Ricky suicide attempt thing. I'll try to focus it more on Amy and the fact that she's completely messed-up/mental in my new version. This one isn't big on pairings, but it'll be interesting.
So Hard to Make Them Fly: Is ... almost ... done ... I'll put it up with updates from a bunch of other stories
Pavement: I just looked back on this and will finish it begrudingly, but if you Youtube Cassie Steele's song Pavement, that's what it's about, hence the name.
I'm thinking about making just getting the following stories over with asap: You Weren't there When I Was Scared, A Girl Can Dream, and A Perfect Lie because the interest isn't there.
Oh, and I have a really juicy 1st chapter that I wrote about Jacob and little Miss Gabriela (High School Musical) inspired by Heart's song All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You. The first chapter is REALLY GOOD, but I don't want it to fizzle from there. Plus, I have to hold off a couple of weeks before I can write anything scandalous.
Obsessions for August: finding a new job where they aren't trying to keep me trapped, working on my spirituality, using the Wii as an exercise tool, trying to make my plants produce more tomatoes, Taylor Lautner, my Ke$ha Pandora station (embarrassed about this one), Kat Graham's songs from YouTube, MTV's Awkward (...waiting until the end of the month to catch up on these though) and balancing out everything better.
I'm riding on a high right now, but a few hours ago I thought my heart was going to fall out of my chest, I'm so all over the place. But yes, I actually have been writing this month. Ramadan Mubarak. :)
YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE ME!! I just found the countless mini-stories I wrote for Boys with Girlfriends and thanks to a little love from a reviewer, So Hard to Make Them Fly will have another update before the new year!! I will try to update more often, monthly to bi-monthly but that really depends on what's going on in my life and if my stupid wrist/shoulder thing doesn't flare up again. But honestly, I think the only why I'd stop writing is if my hands were cut off. (But I'd just learn to type with my feet instead). Let me know which ones are your favorites so that I can give you an update before the New Year.12/13/10
I think I owe you guys another update so I'll try to do that within the next couple of weeks and I'll do one story for the shows that people are still reading: Degrassi, the Vampire Diaries, Twilight, High School Musical, the Best Years (maybe), My So-Called Life, The Secret Life of the American Teenager and maybe Lizzie McGuire. * 1/23/2011
Update 4/15/2011: Even though I am working two jobs and attending school, I am still writing when I have time. All of these ideas are swimming in my mind, but I just need more TIME! If you're wondering, I am working on Get Over Me since I'm on the Dawn-Devon kick. A couple of weeks ago I was working on The Truth Is and So Hard to Make Them Fly ... who should I make HIV positive? I started a Bamon story based on 'The Scientist' by Coldplay about a month ago but I decided, whoever gives me the most recent reviews will get the updates first! I may try and do one-shots only in the future since I take forever to get my stories out there. Love!
7/24/11: I've updated 8 chapters, finished 2 of the stories and 2 more will be done with one last chapter. My current mission is to take my stories and start finishing them. No promises, but I'm hoping to give you another "super update" by sometime in September, but between then and now, review and suggestions for my stories are appreciated. I do read the reviews believe it or not. :)
Obsessions of the month (July): My organic garden, Hayden Christensen, Strawberry gum, Vampire Diaries, Skinny Love (Birdy remake) and trying to become Christian Siriano! I'll update you guys when I'm a little less depressed. I'll try to churn it all out at the same time so that I can put up more consistent posts.
I am working sporadically to give you more updates. I have a couple of story ideas swimming in my head, but it's difficult to balance school and work. I might be able to make a little time tonight though! At the very least, I know how I want to finish my MSCL and The Secret Life stories. Love and kisses and no more wars! --NL
The latest: I lost a couple of chapters of my stories. It's been so long since I've updated that I don't know where to find them and I've looked all over!! This mostly affects my Twilight stories and possibly The Truth Is and A Perfect Lie. I'm still looking for them since I really don't want to have to re-write anything. :(
I'm not dead, just caught up with life. I've been sucked into the world of work and school, trying to come up for air. I will do what I can to have some updates for you again by next month and will try to do another big update again before the year is over. Other than that ... I make no other promises.
Disclaimer: If you like anything that I've done on this site, then you should thank O-Town (a boy band from 2001ish) because I started writing about them first and then started writing about Higher Ground and Lizzie McGuire once ff.net banned stories about celebrities .. lol
In case you don't know, I LOVE feedback. In general, reviews really make this whole process worthwhile. Sometimes it's so hard to get motivated or I don't know where to start, but when I see what someone's written about me (whether it's good or bad) it allows me to focus long enough to upload something new to my stories.
I'm trying to find something new to write about besides love, heartbreak, death, depression, abuse, self-hatred ... if you have any ideas, spread them around to me. I'm working on a fic for HSM based on a Cassie Steele song (Pavement), a Life with Derek one-shot based on a song I'm in love with (Almost Lover), and some The Secret Life of the American Teenager fluff called The Truth Is.! Maybe I'll do a story on suspense or about a serial killer ... something away from teens and love, I hope. After the Hurricane features Jacob and Leah and in South of Nowhere Jacob flees Forks to find himself in Mystic Falls (from the Vampire Diaries TV show) and has to decide which world he belongs to. H.A.T.E.U. explains how the Sam-Leah drama went down. Boys with Girlfriends is a series of one-shots about Twilight and Vampire Diaries characters, mostly Jacob and Bonnie but also Leah, Damon and maybe a little bit of Sam. I'm also working on a Heart-inspired fic (All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You-- song name) about Gabriela Montez from High School Musical which should be short and sweet. It's a crossover, which is all I'm going to say that will be called Make You Feel My Love.
My personal favorites that I've written are: Los mejores (de mis propios cuentos) son...
1. After All, You're Just the Mother of My Child
2. False Self (Complete)
3. Double Standard (Complete)
4. After the Hurricane (Complete but alternate ending TBD)
5. Truth Is (Complete)
6. Fool of Me--(Complete. A/N: I really grew as a writer from these song fics, alternate ending)
7. Wild Horses/La Tortura (Complete)
I hope to give you all a New Years Present (for 2011) by uploading a new chapter of at least one story in every category I've written in. I've got MSCL (So Hard) , Twilight Crossover (South of Nowhere) , Higher Ground (Crazy in Love), High School Musical (Pavement), Degrassi (A Perfect Lie, A Girl Can Dream), and Roswell (This is My Reality) done. Once I find where I wrote the alternate ending of Fool of Me, I'll post that too ...
Loving The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars!!
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