Author has written 8 stories for Inuyasha.
Hello, I felt it was time to update this thing. I am still living in Alaska with far less time on my hands than I'd like to write. So far I have only written Inuyasha Fan Fiction, I seem to be running through my take on all the "What ifs?" But I do have a few ideas for other fandoms... but not until after I finish my epic story "Taken."
I have been so well received on this site by so many readers and other talented writers. I'm going to try not to make this sound whiny, but I want to express how much that support has meant to me. I grew up in a household that was, frankly, not supportive, with family members who had no interest what-so-ever in encouraging me in my interests and dreams... and so for a very long time I lived thinking no one ever would. When I first posted here I got such wonderful feedback, even though my work at that point was still lacking a great deal of skill. Skill that I truly now belive I have improved on a great deal (still working on it), largely because I now had people to write for who wanted to read my stories, and so I in turn wanted to get better for them... all of you... though I will always be a bad at spelling.
I use to have a rather plaintive rant here about reviewing and how much it means but while I still think that reviews are very important I want to change the tone of it.
Reviews let an author know that they are doing well, that people think what they wrote was worth the time it took to write a quick "great story" comment. It lets them know that what they are doing is worth the time and effort put into it. Sure I can admit that the long reviews that tell me what parts of the chapter or story were a persons fav, what parts made them cry, what parts made them laugh, are my favs, but all reviews are treasured. The writers on this site get nothing for these stories except your feedback, be it gushingly complimentary, honestly critical, or any mix there in... that is our reward. Please comment when you can, in any way that you feel will give that author (and no I am not just talking about me) the boost they need to feel that they did well, and can become even better.
It may seem to be a very small thing to you, but I can promise you this... my, now over 500 page long story 'Taken', would never have been written at all if it wasn't for the reviews my earlier stories got, and it would never have grown to be what it is now if it wasn't for all the support I have received along the way of writing it.
Thank you for all you have done for me and keep trying to do the same for others... it does make a difference. Sometime far more of one than you could ever imagine... before finding this sight and what I have learned here, I would NEVER had dreamed I could one day be a published author... but now I have my sights set on just that. I still have a ways to go, and will need a great deal of luck as well to break into the publishing industry, but I also have a world all my own, full of people that live only in my mind and heart for now... and they have so many stories to tell. I only got to this point because of my readers and reviewers... so thank you again.
Sep 13 2011 Update
So as you may have noticed the next chapter has not come quickly. I am making progress and working on it when I can, but there have been a few real life things to deal with that have slowed me down... from working extra hours to having someone break into the cabin I rent... which led me to house hunting frantically. I didn't end up buying a house, nor am I going to do it this fall, but I did learn enough to know that I think I will be looking to do just that next year... I just want to save up more money first, and take my time looking for the right place.
Anyway sorry about yet another long wait, but with any luck the chapter will make up for it, it's going to be a packed one.
January 25 2012 Update
Hey there, so anyway the next chapter is kicking my butt, honestly I feel like I am in way over my head right now. I've never written anything like Taken before, both in complexity and length, never had a reader base before, and I am not coping as well as I'd like. I feel like I can't decide on anything, I keep second guessing myself. I so desperately want to NOT let down the story and all of you. There are a few scenes for the ending that are set in my mind... things that have been planned out for nearly the length of the story it's self... but other threads are still waving in the wind as I hesitate to weave them into place for fear of messing up and ruining the bigger pattern.
I feel as if I am always saying sorry, but I truly am sorry that I am making people wait... it's just so overwhelming to be bringing this story to an end... and from this point on that is what is happening. I need time to sort things out in my head and get the elusive words into print... a bit more confidence and decisiveness on my part would help speed things up, but in lew of that all I can do is say that I am working on the story. Even when I am not typing. somewhere in the back of my mind possibilities for this tale are being explored and either saved or rejected.
I will finish though... nothing will stop me from that... I don't just want to finish this story, I NEED to do so. I need to prove to myself that I can finish... that I can really write something complete.
June 2 2012 Update
Ok then... I am a terrible updater, I know it... life has been crazy. I am working on the next chapter, really I am, I have well over half of it done, but everytime I start to get in the groove and am starting to really write again... something else happens and my world is thrown into insanity. In the craziness I lose the voices of my muses. Most recently it was the unexpected death of a dearly beloved pet... I am also in the middle of buying my first house and am finding the red tape a bit overwhelming. But the chapter is still crawling forward. Anyways, rather than spend any more time updating my profile I am off to see if I can get a few more words written on the story... Wish me luck and persistent muses.
September 2 2012 Update
Ok then... so I have finally moved, and am in my new house now and loving it... but I am still getting settled. I also had a very traumatic event happen a couple of weeks ago that sent me off into a rather bad depressive state, which was not a friend to my ongoing diet... though I am back on track with that now, and have mostly dug my way free from the swamp of sadness.
I have finished the first act, or half, of the next chapter... and I have to admit that in spite of itself, it might well be some of my favorite writing to date... granted I do seem to often feel that way about my most recently finished work... LoL I have a fairly good idea about what to do with the second half of the chapter but the muses are being illusive... however I can feel them filtering about at the edges of my mind and expect to hear them singing soon.
November 15 2012 Update
I have fallen victim of the new updating program... I was trying to post an update of my last chapter... as I have nearly finished the new one and wanted to be able to tell people that I had made some changes to the previous one... but them it came up as a new chapter... and the updates didn't show up... yet... grrr... Still checking on that. Either way I will get it sorted out before I post the next... tentatively finished but not yet fully edited new chapter. Very, VERY, soon it shall be posted!
December 17 2012 Update
So... I am now undertaking the massive task of re-editing Taken from the beginning. It is my hope to finish doing so before finishing the final chapter of the story. That way anyone who wants to, can go back and reread a FINISHED version all the way through just before reading the end. I am not sure how long this is going to take, but it is something I feel I have to do... I have not gone back to reread the story myself in far too long, and need to make sure I have not forgotten anything important along the way. I am still going to be working on the final chapters of 'Taken', and there are at least a few left, but editing is what I will do when I am stumped, or just don't have enough time to get into any new work.
March 27 2013 Update
I have more than half of the next chapter written, in fact I really love the first scene... but am struggling to get the elements of the second half to fall into place. There is a saying many of you will know that goes like this... "write what you know" Sadly for me I don't really know what it would be like to invade an ant collony... so it is proving to be a strugle. But many cool things will be happening in this chapter and it will be a fun one I promise... as soon as I can finish it.
I admit it! I have a whimpy work ethic, I do sit down to write but then decide I need a snack, then the dog wants to play, then there are craft store things to deal with... once I get past all that and find myself back in front of the computer staring blankly at my story, still feeling blocked... I cave and play a game of Freecell 'to clear my head'. LOL I am up to well over 300 consecutive wins between my laptop and desktop... in fact it could easily be over 400 now. Anyone know what the record is? Speaking of craft stuff... I finaly got my online craft store opened, though with a limited inventory right now, I'll be adding more things soon. I can't advertise it or share the link on any of FanFiction's pages, but if anyone wanted the address I would be delighted to sent it through a privet message, even if you just wanted to look out of curiosity and not to shop.
July 7 2014 Update
Ok I got no good excuses, plenty of plain old excuses, but no really good ones. I get blocked then too much time goes by and the block becomes a wall, then life throws a roof on top of it and it becomes a prison. For the last several months I have been working a lot of overtime, only had one day off a week and during my shift I spend 10 hours sitting in front of a computer... made spending time at a computer when I was off something very hard to make myself do. Plus I have two young and high energy dogs that both need time to play, so much of the time I did have off was spend bringing them to fun places to run off some energy. Then I would squeeze in a night out with friends... no time left to write. However, my hours have finally been scaled back, two whole days off a week, and I have been forcing myself to open the story at lest once a day to try and add to it or at least do a touch of editing and try and keep it forefront in my mind... the chapter is about half written. And while that might sound scary I always write the bulk of it near the end of my dry spells, I do hope it have it out in the next month or two. To all the wonderful fellow fanfiction fans who are waiting and urging me on I am both grateful and sorry.