Author has written 14 stories for Gone with the Wind, One Life To Live, and House, M.D..
I guess some of you know from my authors notes that my daughter is sick and has been for a long time now. Her illness was a major reason for my writing Facing the Enemy because I needed an escape from our endless months of time in the hospital. She is slowly progressing into renal failure and one day will lose her kidneys.
If I didn't have fanfiction to escape into I'm not sure I would have made it this far.
Yeah, now you know, major portions of the story were written during two month long hospital stays thus answering the question, why does she put in so much research...because when all you have to do is watch your four year old coked out on painkillers you'll do anything to pass the time.
So I am asking for a favor. If you have spent years of your time on Facing the Enemy, maybe you'll consider giving me five more minutes of your time.
Chase bank has pledged a million dollars to the charity who gets the most votes on facebook. Nephcure, which is the group I belong to, was a runner up in the first round so we won 25,000 dollars for research into curing our kids. Now we want the first prize of a million dollars or at best, the runner up prize of a 100,000 dollars.
vote for us and our children.
Years ago, when I started writing fan fiction it was for fun, an outlet for all the creativity that school didn't want from me. I had a bad day in school, I wrote a chapter. I had a fight with my boyfriend, I wrote an angst filled one shot. Then I got tired of fanfiction, thought I "grew" out of it.
Then I discovered Gone With the Wind had a healthy fan fiction following so I climbed back in. Just when I thought I was out...
I wrote here and there, finished a story called The Lady and started another one called Facing the Enemy. Then, about a year into writing the story my daughter was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, something that will be with us for many years to come. Since then she has been hospitalized so many times that I can't even begin to figure out how many times we've been guest of the state.
Hospital nights are long, as anyone who has stayed for an extended period of time can attest. It isn't necessarily quiet, sometimes far from it, but the role of the parent is greatly diminished at night. We sit in uncomfortable chairs keeping watch. In order to pass the time, and to combat the feelings of helplessness I began to dedicate more time Facing the Enemy.
It became a lifeline, a way to come to deal with what was happening and what had happened to me over the years. I am guilty of Mary Sue-ing, I know it, but I am unapologetic. We all rob from our lives, how else could we write prose that appeals to others?
I've lost a child, had my husband walk out on me days after my father's heart attack, lost multiple family members in a shockingly short period or time, and I have small children whose verbal blundering's I have appropriated.
I am a lapsed Catholic. I am a wife, I am a mother, and I am a woman who fell in love with the wrong man at fourteen, caught him at nineteen and nearly lost everything before I realized my catastrophic mistake in loving a man who I could neither communicate with or be understood by.
I love hearing from people, if you like my fiction by all means send me a message. I am very approachable.
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