Author has written 21 stories for Walker, Texas Ranger, Harry Potter, and Necessary Roughness.
It is time for me to come back. I haven't written anything (no fanfic, no original fic) in almost two years and I had practically forgotten about this site in the business of real life. In the past two years I have bought a house, changed jobs (I now work in bookkeeping for a small bank) and gotten married. Some of you might find it humorous that my middle and last name are now the same - I am Cassie Lee Lee. In the midst of this all, Jefe (my spouse) and I have been working on our debt snowball - he working long hours to pay it down as fast as possible as I took on the responsibilities of maintaining the house and keeping our four dogs out of trouble. It has been a good break, but I have had a problem.
I have missed writing. I haven't been able to string more than a few sentences together for way too long - a severe case of writers block perhaps - and trust me I have tried. So I am back. If my own creativity can't jump start itself then certainly borrowing other author's characters and taking them for a whirl will. Plus, it gives me a fantastic excuse to (I hope) finish some of these long-forgotten fics and maybe expand onto some as well. We'll just have to see where this takes me.
I know that I left some on bad terms, and I hope to make that right if at all possible. When I left I no longer needed fanfiction to blot out the reality of my PTSD, so I simply walked away leaving loose ends on the forums and in my stories. I am sorry, for what it is worth. And I hope in my return I am able to reconnect with old friends as well as make new ones - I may even get involved in some of the forums again... we'll have to wait and see on that.
As I always have I promise to try and reciprocate any reviews with one of my own. I like to think of myself as a constructive criticizer but I know that even the thickest skins can let a critique through, so I try to review as kindly as possible. If I notice that my critique is more critical than inspiring I attempt to do that in a PM - simply shortening my review to the inspiring stuff and privately letting you know the areas that I think you could work on. I personally love constructive criticism and humbly request it from any reader willing to type out a review. My main problems are comma splicing and questionably large sentences. I also have a problem with getting so bogged down in details of what I want to say that I actually make things more confusing for the reader. But, just as I hope the people I review do too, I want to let you know that I reserve the right to ignore anything in a review - particularly those focusing on details not grammar. It is, after all, a matter of opinions, and I do not always have the time or inclination to go back and change the details of a fic.
Here is to hoping for an end to writers block and a good time getting back in the groove.
May God bless you all,