Author has written 1 story for Lord of the Rings.
I have always loved to read and write. I am trying to write a book of my own, but sometimes something bubbles up inside you and you can't rest until you get it out. Fanfiction.net has been an amazing outlet for that.
I'm currently in grad school, so any story I start to post has already been nearly completed ahead of time. I would hate to start a new story that fizzles out, so writing the bulk of it ahead of time helps. From the day of my first post of Sweet Metamorphosis, I'd written 65,000 words of it. More will come. I expect to reach 130,000.
I am currently working on a Lord of the Rings piece. It is a fairly common concept, but I'm trying to do it my way. A woman suddenly finds herself in Middle Earth and becomes the tenth member of the fellowship. We've all seen plenty of these, but I hope you will find that mine is a little different.
I am always looking for a good Aragorn/OC pairing, which is part of the reason I'm writing this. There aren't nearly as many of them as Legolas/OC pairings. If you want to read something you can't find, you've got to write it yourself, right? I know why there aren't many. Aragorn loves Arwen. Well, in my story, Arwen did agree to sail to the west. I try to make Aragorn's grief realistic, which is why I don't jump right into the relationship in my story. I'm really showing how Aragorn and Danielle's relationship slowly buds. You have to be patient, but I promise it will be worth it ;) I've put all of my heart and hours of daydreaming into this fic.
It can be challenging to write a female character in this situation, because making her too strong can lead to Mary Sue accusations, while it is also very easy for her to be a helpless burden. It can be hard to find a healthy balance. I like to think I've made my character realistic in this sense. Danielle is no expert at anything in Middle Earth and she knows it. But she works hard, and I show these struggles as well.
Even though I've already written a fair amount, I can't post it all at once. Reading through the portions at the beginning in particular, I've found that I need to make a few changes to make it better. I'm fleshing things out a little more, now, and changing the point of view from first person to third. I'm trying to keep an eye out for those "I" suckers, but one may slip my notice, so forgive me if you spot one.
As someone who loves to write and will always continue to do so, I welcome advice and suggestions.
08.13.2015- I think I got it to work!
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08.06.2015- We're in the final stretch! I'm hoping to keep things posting regularly until the main story is done. That might be made more challenging due to a due date I have coming up... but I think I can continue my one-a-week schedule for a little longer. After that, I plan to take some time to edit some of my earlier chapters, and to add some bonus material from Aragorn's perspective.
Also, I know some people have asked questions about what Danielle looks like. It never came up naturally in the story, so I never put it in. *Shrug* I did, however, take a shot at drawing how I imagine her. I can draw, but I have trouble including the smaller details and imperfections that make people look more realistic and unique. Still, it's not bad. I've got a link to it here:
Her nose is supposed to look a little less squashed. I'm not great with noses :)
She is around 29 years old, and just over average female height (maybe around 5 foot 6 inches). Her hair is medium brown and wavy, going just a couple inches past her shoulders. Her eyes are green. The picture I posted is more what she looks like before coming to Middle Earth. Her makeup style was fairly natural, so she wasn't too bothered by leaving behind makeup. She was, however, saddened to no longer be able to pluck her brows :)