CarrieAnnB
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Joined 05-26-10, id: 2379090, Profile Updated: 12-04-12
Author has written 19 stories for Criminal Minds, and Walking Dead.

Hi!


12/04/12

I haven't been on this website in ages. I used to write on here actively (some might say even obsessively) for about a good seven months or so; maybe longer. Writing fanfiction for, what used to be my favorite television series, "Criminal Minds," was a way for me to get my writing out there. I used to roleplay back when I was a young teen and MySpace was all the rage, but I turned to writing fanfiction as I got older because I found it to be far more satisfying and challenging. I had written quite a few stories on here, all of which you can find below this description, and I had some really good times. Abruptly, I dropped out of this website. Not literally, but figuratively. You could even say emotionally. I stopped watching the newer episodes of "Criminal Minds," and because of that, my stories lacked progression. I had no idea what the new episodes were about, so how could I write for them? I also stopped being as big of a fan of "Criminal Minds" as I was at one time. No disrespect to the creators, writers or producers of that show; it was just something I fell out of. I also happened to lose the ability to write a decent story right around that same time.


I had received so many wonderful reviews regarding my stories on here, as well as a nomination for the "Criminal Minds" fanfiction awards. I was so honored to receive that, even if winning didn't mean actually receiving a special award you could physically own. Just having my stories recognized in such a flattering light was more than I could ask for. Despite all of the lovely feedback I'd received, I could never seem to go back to the unfinished stories on here. I had wanted so bad to; to please my readers and the people who faithfully followed my stories, but my heart wasn't in it. I was no longer a huge, dedicated fan of the show, and I couldn't put that kind of emotion into something I just didn't adore anymore. Still, I hated letting go entirely of something I once loved, so I never officially ended the stories or told my readers I wouldn't continue it. Instead, I held out hope that one day I would.

Over the summer, I barely wrote a thing. Besides avoiding Fanfiction.net altogether, I also seemed to avoid writing. My mind was just elsewhere. I was too invested in petty first-time experiences and real-life emotions to dive into my one real passion - writing stories. Whether it be fictional stories about my favorite TV series or an original story I came up with, I couldn't seem to write a darn thing worth reading. All summer long I seemed to ignore the void that was clearly there, but as fall has come around and winter is here, I cannot avoid it any longer -- it is painfully there. I need to write. It is part of who I am, and trying to push that away simply because it isn't as easy to do as it once was is no excuse. Not anymore.


I was a truly content writer and fairly pleased with my work back when I was an active member on this website. I made great friends -- all of which I've sadly lost contact with -- and I created stories that were apparently decent enough to be read. I was happy. I looked forward to reading reviews every single day, more than I can express. It gave me something to look forward to every morning. I remember hopping out of bed, and even before I scooped up my toothbrush, I checked my email for any feedback. I craved it. I didn't just want applause necessarily, I just liked knowing they were being read and appreciated. I felt alive. I felt at home.


I'm searching for that again -- that contentment with my writing. I want to reach that part of me that enjoyed writing for the TV shows I enjoyed watching. Unfortunately, as I stated above, I'm no longer much of a fan of "Criminal Minds." Although I still enjoy the first five seasons, I just could not seem to get into the last two. Which means I will no longer be holding on to that empty promise -- I will be officially ending those stories. I am so sorry. I would love to believe that I could wrap them up with a fantastic ending you believe they deserve, but I don't think my heart is in it. Please forgive me.


How can I be coming back to fanfiction if the only show I'd ever written for is no longer interesting to me? I will be writing for "The Walking Dead" now, which has become my new favorite TV series, as well as my newest -- and biggest -- obsession. My addiction to "The Walking Dead" is greater than it ever was for "Criminal Minds." I hope I can do the show justice with what I come up with -- we'll have to see!


Though I am officially closing all of the unfinished "Criminal Minds" stories, I will keep them available on my page. I don't like the idea of deleting my old work. Although there are plenty of grammar and punctuation errors I've spotted in those stories, as well as lines I cringe at and wish I could've written differently, I will not touch them. Poorly written or not, they were once something I was proud of, and I can't let that go. I use that old work of mine as a way to show me how far I've come, and how much I've grown as a writer. I hope I've grown plenty.


Here's to hoping I gain some new friends here, and maybe even reconnect with some old ones. I cannot thank each and every one of you enough for all of the fantastic reviews you had given me, as well as lovely private messages I'll never forget. I'll never forget the kindness you all had shown me when I was only fifteen/sixteen when I began writing on here. I'm now almost nineteen years old, and thinking back now, I'm still surprised how much friendliness you all expressed to that young, clueless girl who had put her heart on the line by posting her work. I was given nothing but praise, even when I maybe didn't earn it, and that meant the world to me. I hope I can find inspiration to write again, right here, and be proud of my work, just like before.


I've seen some incredible writers on here. I truly envy you for your hard work and dedication. You all inspire me.


-Carrie.

xo.

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The Lip Gloss War by TheSecretCity reviews
Direct sequel to 'With Sprinkles'. What is it that JJ doesn't want anyone to know about her and lip gloss? Makes sense with or without reading 'With Sprinkles'. I hope. Now complete.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 8,734 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 6/26/2010 - Published: 6/13/2010 - Jennifer J./JJ, D. Rossi - Complete
First Date Jitters by Thn0715 reviews
Hotch has a first date and is a nervous wreck. Enter David Rossi to try to calm him down. A fun little one shot. And, of course, I still don't own Criminal Minds. Bummer.
Criminal Minds - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,136 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/6/2010 - A. Hotchner/Hotch, D. Rossi - Complete
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Spilling Blood reviews
Taking place at Woodbury, when the Governor shoved Daryl in the "fighting ring" with Merle. The Governor encourages Merle and Daryl to fight 'til their death. Written in Daryl's point of view. Rated M for language and descriptive violence.
Walking Dead - Rated: M - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,428 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/4/2012 - Daryl D., Merle D.
Roll With It reviews
Emily was raped. She doesn't tell anyone. After finding out she's pregnant, she immediately runs from it, planning to resort to abortion after the one she had when she was fifteen. Hotch seems to think it's a bad idea, and being Hotch, tries to help.
Criminal Minds - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 17,616 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 10/19/2011 - Published: 2/19/2011 - E. Prentiss, A. Hotchner/Hotch
Right For Me reviews
Set in the year that happened in my story Wrongfully Accused that I passed through. You don't have to read Wrongfully Accused to understand it; at least I don't think so. In JJ's prospective, just like in WA. Rating may change to M.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 62,882 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 10/19/2011 - Published: 12/9/2010 - Jennifer J./JJ, D. Morgan
Wrongfully Accused reviews
Reid is found dead in his basement at his apartment. It appears to be suicide, but JJ and Morgan particularly refuse to believe it was suicide. They work together, with the help of Diana Reid, to prove that theory wrong.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 42,055 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 10/19/2011 - Published: 10/23/2010 - Jennifer J./JJ, D. Morgan - Complete
Right Outside Your Window reviews
Strauss advises Emily to keep a very close eye out on Hotch. She agrees with strong reluctance, but soon becomes highly intrigued with Hotch's daily activities, outside of work. Soon she becomes an enemy to herself, somehow addicted to watching him.
Criminal Minds - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 719 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/19/2011 - E. Prentiss, A. Hotchner/Hotch
Scout's Honor reviews
JJ and Hotch story. A story about the chemistry and romance between them. STORY IS CLOSED.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 44,062 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 3/18/2011 - Published: 9/27/2010 - Jennifer J./JJ, A. Hotchner/Hotch - Complete
Tick, Tick, Tick, It's Over reviews
Emily is facing a depressive episode, which is no stranger to Hotch. Extremely dark and depressing story, just so you're warned. I'm no good at descriptions, so you'll just have to read the story. Ha!
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,913 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/23/2011 - E. Prentiss, A. Hotchner/Hotch
Miracle Growth reviews
Rossi takes Viagra and has an unfortunate side effect. At the same time, he's got to go into work on a serious case. Just a one chapter story, but hopefully full of comedy. Warning: Semi-graphic use of words and description.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,425 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/23/2011 - D. Rossi - Complete
What Would You Say? reviews
Reid cuts ties with JJ, fearful that things'll get messed up and he'll lose their friendship forever. What he learns he had to learn the hardest way possible. Following after JJ and Reid's football game date...which means Will and Henry do not exist.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,083 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Published: 11/16/2010 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
I'll See You in My Dreams reviews
Written in Hotch's point of view. Emily is shot and killed by an UnSub and Hotch won't stop seeing her in his dreams. He learns more about her through the dreams, and more about himself.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,109 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 11/14/2010 - Published: 11/4/2010 - A. Hotchner/Hotch, E. Prentiss - Complete
Why She's Changed Me reviews
Short story. Hotch thinks about everything, down to the simplest of things, that Emily does that he loves.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,016 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Published: 11/11/2010 - A. Hotchner/Hotch, E. Prentiss - Complete
You Oughta See Me Online reviews
For a song prompt! Reid meets a girl online and the team tries to help him.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,755 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 11/5/2010 - S. Reid - Complete
Late Bloomer Sequel reviews
A followup of my story "Late Bloomer". In Hotch's point of view this time.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,182 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 13 - Published: 8/13/2010 - A. Hotchner/Hotch, E. Prentiss - Complete
Just What I'm Missing reviews
If JJ had given birth elsewhere...
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,475 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/23/2010 - S. Reid, Jennifer J./JJ - Complete
Late Bloomer reviews
Prentiss is the narrator. Idea came from the episode Haunted where Prentiss walks Hotch up to his place, except they obviously didn't do all of this. Review and enjoy.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,200 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/16/2010 - E. Prentiss, A. Hotchner/Hotch - Complete
The Beauty in Laughing reviews
Takes place after Hailey's death. It's only one chapter because I've felt like writing a Hotch story randomly. Only took a little while, hope it doesn't suck. "You always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it." - Norman Schwarzkopf.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,363 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Published: 6/23/2010 - A. Hotchner/Hotch, Jack H. - Complete
When I Went Out Last Night reviews
Morgan takes Reid to a bar. Just a funny little story I randomly thought up.
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,995 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/21/2010 - S. Reid, D. Morgan - Complete
Goodnight, Alaska reviews
Idea from scene on 5.21 Exit Wounds where the team have to share bedrooms. It's just my imagination taking over :D
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,141 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/13/2010 - Complete
Fan The Flame With Water reviews
Quick story of a funny scene I would love on Criminal Minds. Morgan and Prentiss had to cancel their date plans because of a case, and now their discussing it...in a bathroom. Enjoy. :
Criminal Minds - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,591 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/8/2010 - D. Morgan, E. Prentiss - Complete