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Joined 07-31-07, id: 1339902, Profile Updated: 06-20-08
Author has written 15 stories for Kim Possible.

Someone criticized me for my miserable profile. Wow, thanks, so this line especially goes out to you, you who know who you are. I'm changing it, so there!

Anyway, that aside, I'm taking a look at the numbers, and I am sort of amazed that I've gotten almost this far. Well, truth be told, it's been almost a year since I've set foot (cyber foot?) on FF.net, and I've written a grand total of... Bah, nine stories? That's weak for a year's worth of work isn't it? Considering that three are still incomplete? That averages like what? A story every month and a half? I used to hate authors who update their stories once a year, and now that I'm much more familiar with the writing process, I sort of understand what happens.

Other than the typical problems of writing blocks and real life interruptions, I guess I've learnt that sometimes a story can become too much to handle. It just grows out of proportion sometimes that it needs re-envisioning. And with every subsequent chapter, further options become less and less, and they sort of dwindle down to the conclusion and finale. So yeah, it's really hard to write especially if I don't know the end in mind, and praying that someone would lead me there is just as hopeful as hoping that global warming would fix itself. (Who am I kidding? It does fix itself! Only through tumultuous climate change which we might not survive from!)

Okay, there goes my political speech. Back to me. Since this is my little cubby hole on the Internet and I can say what I want here (within the limit of FFnet omniscient censors). So yeah, anyway, I'm really sorry for the long updates sometimes, and it's between weeks, I know. So here's a little brief of how I work.


Day 1 - Brainstorm. Which usually means watching television, lazing around and showering. Most of my ideas come to me while I'm in the shower. Which is why I'm not providing a video diary of how I work. So I get this idea in my head and bounce it around a bit, before roughly imagining where I want to start, where I want to end. It's a roughly drawn picture in my head that usually gets put on paper.

Day 2 - I procrastinate some more, and maybe get started by stop surfing the Internet and trolling for good stories to read, and toss down a paragraph or two. This is one of the hardest part of the process. Getting the first paragraph down is so hard. I usually scrap a couple of first paragraphs before one comes out that sounds nice. This usually annoys me as it sets the tone for the rest of the chapter, and it's kinda important.

Day 3 - Through the miracle of sheer persistence and perspiration, I manage to roughly bang out the rest of the chapter. I aim for anywhere between 4,000 to 6,000 words, with liberal allowances. Also it helps that I think as I type, and I have actually clocked myself at over seventy words per minute. So writing a full chapter might take me anywhere from an hour and a half to three? It depends on how the creative juices flow. Sometimes it's agonizingly slow, and with sufficient interruptions, it might take up to five hours. God, where do I get all this time from?

Day 4 - After my own first pre-read, I drop it off in my beta's shared folder, and patiently wait. It is here that I usually look back and address my previous work's reviews. Here, I find myself typing a hecklong reply to most reviews. Though it's usually proportional to the review you leave me, but content matters a lot too. Opinions are greatly valued, and while I am disinclined to reply to a "You suck and your story sucks too!" I do find that this community is generally supportive in their criticism. But I'm apt to be defensive about certain remarks. But wholly receptive, nonetheless.

Day 5 - I take a break. I watch some more television, and I whine about the fact that other people haven't updated their stories in a long while. I whine. A lot. One of my pet peeves is having to read a summary that goes along the lines of "i st8ink at summaries. plz r&r." My first unkind thought is usually, if you stink at summaries, you probably stink at writing too. Especially if you don't properly punctuate. I have a secret, I stink at summaries. But thing is, I don't let people know that. Shh...

Day 6 - My beta gets back to me with a first pre-read. Now if there's a problem, I might have to rewrite certain huge parts, but those incidents are by large, few in between. But then again, he gives me a damn good job, and I accept most of his changes, and we proceed on to rehashing the more difficult parts. Namely to do with flow and consistency.

Day 7 - After sending the fic back and forth a couple of times, I finally add in the Author's Notes, my one little blurb of complaints that I feel entitled to after so much effort. And then a final pre-read and it's ready for posting. And the cycle begins anew.


Now, this is how each chapter should be produced in a perfect world. But then again we all know that this is not a perfect world, and we don't need red-headed cheerleaders to tell us that. So I end up slipping a couple of days here and there, or a terrible writer's block stumbles, or I make a major mistake and I need to re-evaluate where I'm going.

So instead, I do the smart thing and have backup chapters in the pipes. I feed in a couple of chapters at first, and hopefully, I'll still manage to get things out on time. But then again there are problems with that. I'm currently working on four stories, three of which are on my profile, and the last one is a shared one with my beta. That makes a lot of chapters to write, read and pre-read and if I devoted equal time among the four, I would eventually have a story update once a month. Which is far too long. But then again it's impossible to do it any sooner, right?

And yet I find time typing out this long profile. Gee. I'm such a hypocrite.

Anyway, I'd amuse you guys with some numbers. So far, just before I wrote this, I checked my total number of hits on my stories, and I discovered it to be 44662 hits. That means I have, I dunno? One enthusiastic reader who just happened to refresh 44661 times? Thanks whoever you are.

Then I have 4214 hits on my profile! Which means there are over four thousand of you who'd like to know me a little better! Or looking for more stories of mine to read! Yay! That's always a good sign!

Then I got a total of 602 signed reviews for 38 different chapters! That's like, 15.8 reviews per chapter! Yay! That's another fantastic plus!

Of course then again I only wrote a total of two signed reviews this whole entire year. So yup, I'm pretty much a hypocrite and undeserving of these reviews.

Then on my author profile, I got 41 favorites and on the alert list of 59 people. Which means I still have this little gap of 18 people to sufficiently impress before they would consider putting me down on their favorites list and hence pumping my ego a little.

So all in all, there's room for improvement, there's a lot of things that could be done, and I hope that in the coming year, I'd finally finish that one long multi-chapter fic and embark on new projects. I do really enjoy my conversations with most of you out there, and I thank you humbly for a warm reception into this community.

With that, thank you all very much, and yup, there will be an update this weekend!

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The Last Dragonslayer reviews
Sometimes even the greatest legends could hardly tell of the true stories behind a Kingsguard, his woman and the last dragon on Earth.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 43,727 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 5/9/2011 - Published: 4/3/2011 - Ron S., Shego - Complete
Dark reviews
Three years have passed since Ron's disappearance. Three years since she has searched for him. But three years changes a lot of things, and she didn't expect what she would find.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 20,450 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 5/2/2011 - Published: 8/28/2010 - Kim P., Shego
Apologies of the Garden Gnomes reviews
She has so many things to say, but will he ever listen? Do garden gnomes ever listen in the first place? The conclusion to the Sequel to Truth is a Garden Gnome.
Kim Possible - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,908 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 10 - Published: 8/28/2010 - Ron S., Shego - Complete
Of Fanboys and Fiction reviews
Kim discovers the dark secret that Ron's been hiding from her in his basement for days... Now it is up to Kim to save her blond sidekick from a fate worse than death, and bring him back to the light.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,156 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/18/2009 - Ron S., Kim P. - Complete
The Human Element Book II: Synthesis of a New Life reviews
After freeing herself from the shackles of the past with her blond knight, and helping to save her knight’s flame haired love, Shego realizes she can start afresh. But old ghosts are hard to bury, and starting over may be harder than she ever expected.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 171,826 - Reviews: 270 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 9/16/2009 - Published: 2/4/2008 - Shego - Complete
Dance of the Garden Gnomes reviews
How do garden gnomes dance? They don't, of course... Sequel to Truth is a Garden Gnome
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,473 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 16 - Published: 5/13/2009 - Ron S., Shego - Complete
Mismatched reviews
Tara broke up with Josh? Well, what’s a best friend to do? Set her up on the best date of her life, of course! But like so much in Bonnie Rockwaller’s life, things don’t quite work out as she expected them to...
Kim Possible - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 37,156 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 3/7/2009 - Published: 1/19/2008 - Ron S., Bonnie R.
Truth is a Garden Gnome reviews
The truth can be wonderful, it can set you free. Just ask Ron Stoppable... But will that truth help him ask the girl that’s been filling both his dreams and nightmares to Middleton High’s Spring Fling dance?
Kim Possible - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,941 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 18 - Published: 3/2/2009 - Ron S., Shego - Complete
The Iron Man Project reviews
A Ron is only as good as the suit he wears. A KP/Iron Man Fusion.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 58,197 - Reviews: 231 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 11/30/2008 - Published: 6/13/2008 - Kim P., Ron S. - Complete
Square Pegs and Round Holes reviews
Ron's battling in the fight of his life against none other that Shego! And this time the stakes are higher than ever. The price: Kim's love. A look at the quintessential K/R vs KiGo argument that all authors must ask themselves: who deserves Kim more?
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,165 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/3/2008 - Ron S., Shego - Complete
The Human Element reviews
Ron is trapped along with Shego when the lair came down around them. They talk while waiting for help to arrive and Ron learns a little more about Shego. Completed.
Kim Possible - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 137,516 - Reviews: 408 - Favs: 160 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 12/23/2007 - Published: 8/10/2007 - Shego - Complete
The Days and Times of Middleton County reviews
My submission for Zaratan's Guess the Author 4 Contest. This is a repost. It's Kim and Ron's wedding day, and they are about to be interrupted in every way possible. World domination plots? Alien invasions? Guess again. It's a soap opera, dammit.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,735 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/19/2007 - Kim P., Ron S. - Complete
Like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid reviews
After the award ceremony, what are Drakken's thoughts? What are his plans for the future? And where does this leave Shego? Or more importantly Shego and him?
Kim Possible - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,556 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/14/2007 - Drakken, Shego - Complete
Man to man reviews
Ron decides to talk to Mr. Dr. P about Kim and marriage. Just a conversation.
Kim Possible - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,707 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/6/2007 - Ron S. - Complete
I Hate You Ron Stoppable reviews
Brief oneshot into what would happen when Bonnie's Food Chain turns on herself. Mild adult language.
Kim Possible - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,886 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 24 - Published: 8/3/2007 - Ron S., Bonnie R. - Complete