So there we have it. It probably shouldn't have taken me this long to finish this story; sorry again for the delays. I'd also like to thank (again) those who have stuck with me from the beginning, if there are any of you left. It's been a really great exercise and it's a story I really love and always will.
I'm also super tired, though. Anne has probably been the most exhausting character to write, mostly because she's so introspective all the time. Lizzy was tiring, too, but she was so madcap that I could really write whatever the hell I wanted and it would make sense in context of her character. That doesn't necessarily mean I'll be taking a break from writing, at least not a long one, but I think a few weeks of movies marathons and stupid books should do it.
I've had a few requests to write something else on fanfiction, and I have to be honest and say that I had actually planned this story to be my last one on the site before I started writing original projects on my own. But as I got close to the end of this story, I started to realize that I might need one more practice run before I try to go pro.
This is where you come in. This is also a shameless self-promotional plug, so ignore it if you want.
The problem is that I'm not sure what I want to write. There are a few other Jane Austen stories I could adapt, but I don't want to write myself into a corner.
So I've decided to take audience suggestions. There are a few guidelines. If you have an idea for what you want to see on fanfiction from me, tell me either through personal message (if you're signed in) or review. The idea can be general ("Lord of the Rings") or specific ("Aragorn/Arwen, Lord of the Rings") or SUPER specific ("Aragorn/Arwen, Lord of the Rings prequel, first person, Arwen's POV"). The suggestion, whatever form it takes, MUST BE, absolutely MUST BE in an area that you feel has been neglected. Lily/James during Hogwarts, for instance, would not work, because of the large representation of the fanbase on the website. I'm in no way hating on Lily/James fiction, as I enjoy it, but I prefer to work in small categories. It's a personal thing.
Pick something you like but don't feel has been well done on the site up until this point. I am most familiar with TV, film, and books, and I write het fiction the best, although doesn't mean I wouldn't be willing to give other types of relationships a try in fiction form. I also really like doing complete rewrites of things, as you may have noticed.
Essentially this boils down to a challenge. I will choose the suggestion that strikes my fancy within a month of this post, and will update my profile to announce what I've chosen.
And again, if this strikes you as self-aggrandizing, please feel free to ignore me.
Thank you all for reading this story. All your feedback, all of your criticism, has been so helpful to me. I'm glad that you liked Anne as much as I did. And if you have any questions, feel free to ask me.
Most sincerely yours,