Author has written 3 stories for Dukes of Hazzard.
The Diaries Series:
Diaries of Circle M Ranch Complete
Return to the Rafter G Complete (undergoing edits)
Greetings FanFiction Readers and Authors!
I'm a big fan of the Dukes of Hazzard and love our talented Fanfiction writers. I've been reading stories on this site for over a year and in June of 2012, I had a conversation with a few DOH FF authors and the idea for my first story was born. One particular author has become a kind friend and mentor. Her work continues to inspire me to this day. With her encouragement and that of others, I started to pen my first piece of fiction. While I've received several awards and honorable mentions for my non-fiction work, this type of writing opened a whole new world of adventure to me!
In general, my stories focus on the character of Enos but I've recently branched out in my second and third story, where ALL of the characters are involved. I love Enos and Daisy together, but I have an open mind. I created an OC in my first story that has developed into quite the love interest for Deputy Strate. In my second and third story, a new and intriguing family has moved to Hazzard County and as the third story begins, life will get very interesting for everyone in Hazzard, including Rosco and Boss. Even Lulu will have her time to shine! The town will come together and oust the criminal element that has attacked Enos's world.
Once my trilogy is done I'm looking for plot ideas for a Daisy/Enos story. There is a back story spinning around in my subconscious for Rosco. I'm not sure which one will be written next.
ABOUT THE DIARIES OF CIRCLE M RANCH AND THE SERIES
I completed my first story over the summer of 2012 - Diaries of Circle M Ranch. It centered around a secret that was slowly revealed to our favorite deputy (Enos) through the diaries of a deceased woman. He befriended this older woman over the summer of 1981 and the two had a beautiful friendship before her death that fall. Six years later, he learned that she had left him all of her diaries...along with a substantial amount of wealth and property. Enos was sent on an adventure in Wyoming and was told to read her diaries and perform specific tasks that seemed odd at the time. He had even more surprises waiting for him in Wyoming and while he was on his trip, he encountered a mysterious woman. He dealt with a whole range of emotions during his trip and experienced, incredible excitement, nursed a broken heart, uncovered a crazy conspiracy, deepened life long relationships, developed new friendships and found a whirlwind romance. He learned new levels of trust, sacrifice and unconditional love in a way he never expected. When he returned home, he had a new confidence and even more changes awaited him. He's still our lovable, honest, sweet Enos and true to his character...just a bit more confident in himself. I'm presently working on the third and final story in this series.
I'm very pleased with The Diaries of Circle M Ranch and plan an edit to enhance the quality and deepen the "feel" as soon as I'm finished with my current fanfic. I'd like to review the way Daisy is written in the first adventure and move her closer to canon. While her circumstances explain certain behaviors, after a year of writing I'm convinced there is always room for improvement! Regardless, Diaries was extremely well received and I'm thrilled at the feedback that continues by way of repeated visits (on all three stories).
More miscellaneous about me as a writer:
I have a blog and have received editor's choice awards for some of them (my non-fiction work).
I'm a horrible speller, my grammar can stink sometimes but I'm working on it. If it weren't for my word processor I wouldn't be here.
I may read the same chapter 10 times before I post it and then "listen" to it through the speech program as well to make sure I haven't missed anything. By listening to it I can hear the flow and make sure there are no inconsistencies. I don't catch them all, but I try. Reviews are helpful!
I appreciate reviews and constructive criticism, I hate nitpicking. If you find a problem in a story, by all means share it. That's how we grow and become better authors. Just share your concrit in a respectful and positive way. Find something positive and sincere to say, no matter how small. Encourage rather than crush.
I love all Dukes of Hazzard characters and I respect the authors right to create their story and original characters that THEY see in their mind. If Daisy and someone other than Enos want to fall in love (or vice-versa) go for it! FanFiction is just that...fiction. We are free to go above and beyond the story and develop the characters further while keeping their basic morals, principles and personalities, true. I would NEVER attack another author for having a different opinion or outlook on a character. I am NOT a "fangirl" nor a "hater" when it comes to Enos/Daisy or Enos/OC pairings.
Better to write for yourself and have no public,
About OC's: Original Characters are very precious creations to any author. A canon character has already been established. An OC that plays a large roll in a fanfic is something the author birthed. They breathed life into that character and put a little piece of their heart and soul inside.
Respect for ourselves guides our morals
While I encourage the sharing of ideas, I DETEST outright plagiarism. It's disgusting and shows a lack of talent and creativity. I believe in crediting an author in our work if we have drawn on their inspiration. It is the honorable thing to do.
He that respects himself is safe from others;
My timelines aren't always accurate, but the idea is still there so maybe everyone will forgive a lot and just enjoy the story line since I'm new. I'll get better at it.
"Strive for perfection, but be prepared to fall short if you plan to grow."
You'll see my love of horses inserted into the fanfics that I write - at least the first three.
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