Author has written 17 stories for Bones, Studio 60, West Wing, In Plain Sight, and Stargate: SG-1.
NOTE, June 29, 2011 - Please be advised, all my Bones fandom WIPs are currently on hiatus. I'm not gonna lie - Season 6 was bad to me you guys. I'm still writing, just not for Bones at this particular moment. I'd love to come back to Forty Weeks and I Dare You. Intend to, even. But right now I'm having a tough time finding some inspiration. Sorry for the inconvenience and I promise - when I take these stories back up, my FF readers will be the first to know! Amara
I've been writing as long as I can remember. As a young girl I wrote poetry of awful quality I delighted in sharing with my family. As I got older I started writing what I now know to call fanfiction. Back then I didn't know what I was doing. I think it's fair to say I wrote my first fanfic when I was eleven or twelve and it was about Power Rangers. I shipped Tommy and...what was the pink ranger's name? Ah, well, doesn't matter now, I suppose. It was chock full of sex. Or, what I knew of it at that time. I giggle a little now because I can still remember bits and pieces of what I'd written and it was woefully misinformed.
Later on I discovered real fanfiction at the Gossamer Project - an X-Files archive. I was thirteen or fourteen, I guess, and I used to go to my grandparent's house and sit for hours in front of their AOL reading stories. There I first discovered the wonder of UST. A few months later I discovered NC-17 stories and it was all down hill from there.
When I was 15 I started visiting the Delphi boards for X-Files. They were the official Fox forums for the shows and there lived fanfiction that people wrote and posted to the message boards. That's where I learned about writing stories bit by bit and anxiously awaited responses from my fellow readers and writers. I was Doxsgirl at that time. The two stories I completed on the message boards are available on my website, link above. Looking back neither was very good. He and I, though, had some marvelous insights for a young woman of seventeen (if I do say so myself).
Then I went to college (the first time) and started writing under the name Amara D'Angeli. I'd been watching West Wing for years by then and tried my hand at West Wing fanfiction. Some of that is available on FFN under the name Amaradangeli. I started that account my freshman year of college (I think)...wow ten years ago now. It was my second fanfiction.net account. The first was under Doxsgirl and I was kicked off for sexually explicit material - if memory serves. Even I'm sensing a theme. Anyway, the rest of my WW fiction is available on, you guessed it, my website. It's on LJ, too, and it's indexed so it should be easy enough to find.
These days I’m a late-twenty-something office manager. Somewhere along the way I got my degree in pastry arts. I completed a degree in English and have started a Motion Picture and Television/Screenwriting degree program. Look out, LA…I’m coming for you!
In the mean time I write for fun (and sometimes food). I was really active in the Bones fandom for a while and I do have unfinished Bones and West Wing stuff I’d like to get back to. I’m also percolating an idea or to for BtVS which I’m starting to think I’ll never really get to. I'm new to Stargate but completely enamored.
Forty Weeks FAQ
Yes, I feel compelled to do an FAQ for this story. Why? Well, I'm finding the same questions popping up over and over again. So, I figure this'll be a good way to keep people up to date.
Q: Are you insane? Why does Brennan have a drink while she's pregnant?
A: First of all, that's two questions. Second of all, no, I am most certainly not insane. Thirdly, there's actual science behind my allowing Brennan one measly glass of wine. You can.
Q: How often do you update?
A: As often as I can. I'm not on a schedule on this story and, during the middle section, hit a writer's block wall so hard I knocked myself out of the game for nearly nine months. I don't anticipate another hiatus that long.
Q: When will you be posting Week _?
A:As soon as it's ready. I'm not on a schedule with this fic so I write, have beta'd then post. If it takes two days, great! If it takes two weeks (or longer) that's okay, too. I'm going to try to keep it to less than two weeks between chapters, but considering how life has a way of jumping in and screwing up plans, I'm not going to make any promises.
Q: Will we have to wait six months for the next chapter?
A: No. Okay, maybe.
Q: Why do we have to wait so long for an update?
A: Because writing fanfiction isn't my full time job. Or my part time job. I do have a full time job (more than full time, most of the time) and I'm still in school - film school (for screenwriting) at that. Anyone who has ever attended an art school knows how much work they can be. And considering the money I've put in, I'm definitely going to put in the time. And writing, right now, is my hobby. So rather than make my writing an unhappy place, I write when I can. Besides, I've always prefered quality to quantity and I hold my work to a pretty high standard. Plus, I'm an adult and have adult responsibilities and commitments. The house must be cleaned, the bills must get paid and errands must be run. And, I do like a little free time on occassion (how else am I going to feed my shoe habit?). :)
Q: Is this story really on hiatus?
A: As of June 29, 2011, yes, it is. But I do intend to finish it one day - I'm just not putting pressure on myself to do so.
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