Please check back often to see if I have added any new author's notes. Since the guidelines state I cannot add author's notes as chapters, I am going to have to add any updated notes here.
Author's Note 1:
After finishing the Darkangel Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce, I was left without a feeling of closure. I was completely disappointed in the ending, being that I am a sucker for a happy ending. I searched the internet for fan fiction that would put my disappointment at ease. I found this site, but I did not read any of the fan fiction published, choosing to read the reviews first. With most of the comments and reviews asking the authors to finish, I realized that reading the fan fictions would not bring any closure to the story because none of them were complete. So without reading any of them, I decided to write my own.
I am writing my story based on the world the author created as I perceived it...a world set upon Earth's moon. I researched information about the moon, learning that traditional maps placed east on the left hemisphere and west on the right. That is why, in the trilogy, the sun sets in the east and rises in the west. If facing the south pole of the moon, the sun would still rise to the left, but it wouldn't be called the east, it would be called the west. I also learned that an entire day on the moon...sunrise to sunrise...equals approximately 28 Earth days, and that is why the author uses term daymonth. There is two weeks of darkness (two weeks being called a fortnight), and two weeks of daylight. As a result of this, there isn't really a correct term to use equivalent to what we'd call night and day (example: I went to bed and slept through the night. In the morning, I cooked myself some breakfast.) Therefore, I'm using the terms night and day in my story just as we normally would for lack of terms to use as substitutions. I created a map of Westernesse (our moon, the author's world), placing the regions where I could best guess they would be. I use this map to guide me as I write of directions. I'm sure they all won't be right, but I will do the best I can.
I hope you enjoy my fan fiction. It is not finished yet, not even close, but I promise you that I will not allow loads of time to pass between chapters. I write every day, proofreading as I go, re-reading and editing. I will continue to write my story until it is done. I would appreciate any reviews, positive or negative, as I will be checking back frequently to see if anyone has left any. Thank you, and happy reading.
Author's Note 2:
I would like to apologize for the delay in publishing the next chapters. I have been writing often, however I've come to find I'm not sure the story is going the way I had originally intended. When I first began to write Awaken, I knew exactly how the story would end. I did not, however, realize how lengthy the story would be to get there. This is my first time writing a story, so I was thinking I could type it up in 20-30 chapters. Wow, was I wrong. My story is looking to be the length of a novel.
There may be some changes to previously published chapters, I'm not sure yet. I'm currently writing chapter 8, but I'm going to write a few more before I decide if I'm going to change a few things in the first 4 chapters already published. I need to see how the story unfolds on the screen before I decide. I'm also wondering if it's not best for me to complete the story before I publish any more chapters...I don't like having to go back and make changes to words already read by ya'll. Please, feel free to send me a message and give me your opinions on what would be best for the readers...do I continue to publish chapters written, or do I wait to publish when Awaken is complete?