Author has written 10 stories for Dragon Ball Z, Lord of the Rings, Mighty Ducks, and Harry Potter.
PLEASE READ: My stories are going through a major revamp. I have torn down the first story (previously known as The New Z-Fighters. Now titled "Elements") I know this is confusing. JC 87 and I are working hard to go back to the beginning and rewrite these stories, making them better for our readers. As you can see in my comments below, I'm not proud of the first three stories. So while still posting chapters to the newest installment (Unpretty) I am also trying to rewrite the first story at the same time. Please bear with me. And we have lots of new stories planned, too. I think the current count is somewhere around 15. And we're currently on story 7. Yeah. I've lost my mind...
I've written stories for a few different fandoms, but my real passion is for Dragonball Z. So far, I have six stories written for DBZ; a series written to fit into the timeline around the time Gohan went to highschool. I wrote the first three stories over ten years ago - I don't exactly recommend them. They will eventually be rewritten, but I leave them up as they are for anyone who wants to get the backstory on my original characters and because they're so bad, it's comical now. I took a break from writing for a long time since life got in the way for a bit, but I came back to it about a year ago and I've been writing nonstop ever since.
If you are a brave soul, you can read these stories in order: The New Z-Fighters, Z-Girls, Fast & Furious Z-Girls, Unforgettable, Through the Storm, Forgive Me. A seventh story will soon follow (tentatively titled "Unpretty.")
Random Facts about my writing:
I began co-authoring Unpretty with JC 87 last summer. It's nearly finished now. We have written LOTS of other chapters for future stories. We jump around a lot. One day we're writing about something in the current story, the next we may jump to a story that takes place 15 years down the road (yes, we have this series planned out for that long.) Editing these pieces together into a cohesive story is what is the most time consuming because we may play with parts of a chapter at different times and then it must all be put together. I try to update as often as possible, but while editing, I am also usually writing new material at the same time. Please be patient with me.
The longest streak JC 87 and I have ever written was for 17 hours straight. We divide up the characters, decide what the chapter's going to be about, then write back and forth through a messenger system and play out their actions and conversations. There are certain characters we each always write (for example, JC 87 always writes Goku, Dende, and Bulma, while I always write Vegeta, Gohan, Sabriena, Grandma Arthusia, and several others. Some of the characters we trade back and forth depending on the chapter such as Tien, Piccolo, Seventeen, Chichi, and Goten.)
We find inspiration from real life, movies, music, and books. Many of my original characters are based on people I actually know or at least have met. (Jenny, Catie, Sabriena, Leelee, Lindsey are based on my friends and myself. Even minor characters such as the Judge, the Prosecuting Attorney, and the Doctor in Unforgettable are all people in my hometown.) The characters face issues that are not only supernatural, but every-day life problems as well, such as addiction, abuse, racism, homophobia, religious bigotry, death, raising children, marital problems, etc. Our couples are diverse - heterosexual, bisexual (in future stories), homosexual, interracial, with complex family structures.
I often title my chapters based on song titles or lyrics that fit the mood of the chapter. If you see an obscure chapter title, youtube it. There's a chance you'll find a song that fits the theme of the chapter. (Here Comes Goodbye and There is No Arizona are recent examples of this. In fact, the entire story of Forgive Me was inspired by the Evanescence song of the same title while listening to it as I went for my evening walk through the cemetery.)
The longest chapter we have planned out is currently 48 pages long (the equivalent of 79 pages in a typical paperback novel.) This chapter may be divided up into smaller ones. I haven't decided yet. (And it is OH SO STEAMY.)
Most of the spells and rituals in the stories are real. Yes, some of them are "glammed up" for a more theatrical presentation, but at their core, they are real spells that I have researched from my collection of books on Paganism and Witchcraft. Take caution if you attempt a spell (especially a simple one like the Garnet Dress that Leelee casts in Unpretty. I made the mistake of using that spell once. The results weren't quite as dramatic as I portray them in the story, but they were similar and caused me to leave a job because I became too uncomfortable working around the men there. DO NOT DABBLE. And for the love of all that is holy in this world, do not play with Ouija boards.)
I am a review whore. I get much more inspired to write when people leave me a review. Thoughtful reviews that include your thoughts on a character's actions or the content of the chapter are most appreciated! Constructive criticism is also welcomed. But even if you just wanna drop a "hey, I like this chapter" that's fine too! Just let me know you're reading and it will make my day. Seriously.
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