Author has written 12 stories for Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles.
About the Author My name is Russell. I am a 49 year old, single adult male. I've worked as a draftsman in various fields, including architecture, civil engineering and electrical engineering. My preferred field is Electrical Engineering. I've also spent a lot of time building and rebuilding computers. In my twenties and thirties I dedicated a lot of time renovating my home, framing, plaster repair, drywall, insulation, electrical. I have Associates Degrees in Architecture and in Electrical Engineering and diplomas in Computer Service and Repair. Late in 2009 I began accepting Social Security Disability as arthritis was making it harder and harder to do the work I was trained for, and impossible to do the only other jobs available to do at the time. It is not something I readily admit to but I feel you should know and perhaps come to some better understanding of who I am.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is my absolute favorite TV show. It deserved better treatment than it got. When season 2 concluded in April 2009, I was inspired to write. As I wrote, more and more images appeared in my brain like an internal movie that just wouldn't turn off. I put all these vivid images down on paper (metaphorically speaking) and created my very first fan fiction, Reunion. It was in the midst of writing this story when the word came through that TSCC was being canceled. That made me depressed and angry. It made me determined to make the first edition of Reunion as good a story as I could make it. However, as much as I enjoyed writing my story and reading all the nice things you said, I wanted to be rejoicing at the news of the upcoming broadcast of Season 3 of "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." We've now just marked the TEN year Anniversary of the premiere of TSCC and still no new season, movie, novels, or even a comic book series. We don't always get our dreams fulfilled. I just hope that my story, Reunion, will fulfill your dreams of what Season 3 could be. If not, well there are plenty of fanfics to choose from.
I am not a professional writer. The original edition of Reunion, written in 2009 & 2010 and later replaced by the revised edition 2010 - 2012, was the first fictional story I had written since I was 13 years of age and in middle school. I have a deep appreciation for the excellent work put into Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles by the writers and actors, and an appreciation for good stories. I am an avid reader and enjoy stories with complex plots, with twists and turns, and good character development. It was my hope that Reunion would be respectful to the TV series that inspired me and maintain the style of writing that I like to read. It was not my intention to write what I expected or wanted for a season 3 of TSCC, or to write a story in the style of the shows writers. My only goal was to write a story that would be entertaining. It was a pleasure reading all of your reviews. I look forward to writing more and reading more of what you think of my work.
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Some Favorite Quotes:
"Just because no one has been fortunate enough to realize how wonderful you are, doesn't mean you shine any less." - Summer Glau, in a letter to my twitter friend Sammy9578.
"Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they've stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments." Kevin Costner
"Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given." Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Russian dramatist and writer
"Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances; sometimes it’s now or never." Alan Bennett, British screenwriter, playwright, author & actor.
"Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected." William Plomer
"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do." Dale Carnegie
"If you read a story with a preconceived idea of what it should be about, then you will never fully enjoy or understand what the author has written." Me
When I asked if anything happened while I was away, Ottovonw on Twitter said, "The world ended... but we found the receipt. So its all good." I nearly died laughing.
"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is life, fight for it!" Mother Teresa
"With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton
"Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought." Henri Louis Bergson
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." Scott Adams
Updates on Stories currently in Production
"What Are Dreams?"
May 26, 2018: Work on "What Are Dreams?" was put on hiatus while I finished up my pencil edits to the synopsis for "Resurrection" and transferred them to my computer files. Work will resume on WaD after I complete revisions to Part 9 of said story. (See Below.) I feel very confidant that I will make some great headway on "What Are Dreams?" afterward as the ending is quickly approaching. There is just some plot threads to tie up as we move ever closer to the climax. The end is already written.
Feb. 01, 2018: I've recently made some awesome progress on this story. It currently ends at Chapter 13. I've recently completed the rough drafts of chapters 14 thru 17 and I am starting on Chapter 18. I had planned on a 20 chapter story, and recently began to think it might be as long as 22, but now I'm thinking it might be closer to 24 chapters. Updates for chapters 1 thru 13 were created in 2015. These updated chapters consist mostly of small corrections, removal of dated author notes, and updating format of chapters to match my current styling. Once I complete the rough drafts to all the new chapters, I will begin replacing the existing chapters with the updated ones. By the time I finish that, the first set of new chapters should be ready for posting.
"Resurrection" - A sequel to Reunion
When Resurrection is ready to be posted, I will make an announcement. In the meantime, please enjoy the rich collection of fanfics written by TSCC's many fans.
Since completing the first draft of the synopsis, I've been working off and on writing notes and making edits on the printouts of all 100 plus pages of the synopsis.
May 26, 2018: I've completed making all the changes to my synopsis files based on my penciled notes on the printed pages of my Resurrection synopsis. I'm going to have to do more revisions to the Part 9 synopsis. That was the last part conceived in my mind as all other parts had been floating around in my mind for several years so were better developed. Not much to do other than rearrange some scenes add some information. That sounds very simple, but then you don't realize that all the major plot threads come woven together for the conclusion. I can't work on one thread without also working on the other threads simultaneously. So I think I will work on Part 9 and then resume work on "What Are Dreams?" The break will do me some good.
March 12, 2018: I've finally finished going through my 100 page synopsis for Resurrection with a pencil, making corrections and notes for changes or additions to be made. Its taken a while as I've worked on it between other things. Soon I will begin making the changes to the files on my computer.
It is now April 2, 2017. Over this past winter, I've not written anything of consequence. Its been one of those winters where I've just ached continually and its not easy to concentrate when you are either aching from the arthritis or lack mental focus from the drowsiness caused by the medication and poor sleep. I have mulled over my full story synopsis and have decided to rearrange some of the events. In one section, to increase the tension, I had two simultaneous actions being carried out by Connor and Co. I've since decided that these two events should occur separately and would allow better development and presentation of both. I've also decided to move a scene from the prologue to the end of Part 1 of Resurrection. It is a very good scene and I've decided for greater impact it should occur later rather than sooner. So, even though I've not committed anything to paper, or to hard drive, I'm still thinking about the story. My lack of writing will soon change, but first I've got to update the operating system on two computers to something more current (anything other than Windows 8 or 10) and I've got to build my home file server and replace my telephone distribution panel for the ground floor. The dampness has ruined some of the devices on the panel in the crawl space and its time to update the entire panel to something more manageable and accessible on the ground floor.
Nov. 13, 2016: After sending my story synopsis to my Beta Reader the first week of June 2016, I came up with a brilliant new epilogue to the story that both mirrors and completes the story begun with the prologue. This both required a revision to the end of Part 8, and the writing of a synopsis for a new part 9. Part 9 bridges the gap between the events that lead up to the original end of the story and the new ending.
The first draft of the epilogue was completed on July 6, 2016. On Saturday, November 12, 2016, I completed the synopsis to Part 9. It eliminates the more open ended conclusion set up in part 8, and brings to a close a great series. T1 -> T2 -> TSCC -> Reunion -> Resurrection - END
I've decided not to create an outline. I know the complexity of the story should require it, but I'm hoping the synopsis will be sufficient. I'll work on the timeline as I work on the story, that way any conflicts that come up can be fixed at that moment. Finally I can look forward to breaking down my synopsis into its individual sections as separate documents to aid in sorting all the scenes and notes I've written in the last six years. Yeah, there is a lot, just not enough to complete the story. There is a lot of writing to do, but I'm going to cut back on some of what I had planned to simplify the story, just to simplify the story.
October 2015 I began work on an organization chart, a precursor to an outline, that basically describes the story from beginning to end. It breaks down the story into eight parts, and those eight parts into 4 plots. Two major and two minor. From section to section these four plots will change, but for a re-occurring thread which will end up tying everything together.
Unknown Date: I've been asked repeatedly about the sequel to Reunion. It was put on hold after completing the revised edition of Reunion in late 2012. I was burnt out and needed a break from writing.
During this repose from writing, I unexpectedly became involved in a campaign to bring back TSCC which occupied most of my time in 2013 & 2014. In August 2013, I became the administrator of a wiki focused on Arrow and its spin-offs which I became heavily involved with until the end of the 2015-16 TV season. I did manage to work on a short story, but very little on Resurrection.
On April 7, 2015, I was elevated to admin status on the original TSCC wiki, sarahconnorfans-dot-com, just as I began phasing out involvement in all my extra-curricular online activities so I could focus more on my writing. There's irony for you. ;-) My back has gotten progressively worse and impacts my time I can spend sitting at the computer. I am even contemplating quitting twitter as that has become a major distraction, despite it also becoming a resource of news, entertainment, inspiration and encouragement.
Resurrection is a complex tale involving multiple characters, in many plots over the course of many years with flashbacks and side-trips. It isn't an easy story to write and you could say I'm only just beginning.
Please do not reproduce my work in any format or on any device without my permission and especially not for profit. I claim all rights to my stories and the characters, situations and dialog of my creation. All rights regarding characters, names and situations belong to those who hold the rights to Terminator and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Right now there are only four people who have my permission to reproduce my stories. Steve's Place, who was converting my story into a format that can be easily read by text-2-speech software for the blind; Marcia Litman, who was translating the first edition of Reunion into Portuguese on this website; and Martin who along with some friends has translated Reunion Rev. Ed. into Czech; and recently Guido Echeverri of Argentina has begun translating Reunion Rev. Ed. into Spanish. Any person wishing to redistribute my work should ask my permission first, as these people have done.
Since beginning writing in 2009, and even since starting on the revised edition of Reunion, portable electronic books like Kindle have entered the market, plus software that emulate these electronic books on portable computers, tablets and other mobile devices. I realize said devices and software make reading stories easier and more convenient. I have no problem with readers downloading my stories onto these devices so long as they are not edited for content, other than removing "Author's Notes." I expect my work to be respected as I would respect yours. Thank you.
Spanish: Link will be posted once story is available for posting!
Thanks for reading my stories. I hope you will also read some of the author's and their stories on my favorites lists. There is a lot of good talent on this site. Future writer's of TSCC would do well to peruse some our work for any future productions of TSCC. And they'd better give us the credit and damn nice check too. ;-)