MommaKristine
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Joined 09-24-10, id: 2551307, Profile Updated: 08-01-11
Author has written 6 stories for NCIS, and Castle.

After ten years of not writing, I figured I had better get my butt off the fanfic reader couch and into the driver's seat to see if I could still string sentences together. I blame NCIS, namely Tony and Ziva who were inexplicably blown up in my brain and I couldn't get the thought out without writing it. However, my current love is writing for Castle. I find the characters absolutely fascinating.

I write when I can, a full time job and parenthood keeps me pretty busy. If you're waiting too long for an update, just tell me to shake a leg and perhaps the message will get me off watching re-runs and reading everyone else's fanfic long enough to type up some more of my own.

Ok, so I thought I better explain my writing style in case people ever find themselves frustrated with how things in my story turn out. So here are a few things about me and writing -

I do very little planning when I'm writing. Instead, I sit at my computer and stream of conciousness type whatever comes to mind within the context of what I'm working on. Case in point, I started my first Castle fic based on a freewrite I did during a minor bout with a lack of influence on where to take my second NCIS fic. The free write resulted in the prologue of that story.

I trust my stream of conciousness entirely too much. Once I have something written I very rarely go back and take it out. Of the almost 500,000 words I wrote from 9/26/2010 to 05/2011 I deleted where my mind took me exactly two times. One time it was so OOC that I had to scrap half a chapter. The other time I cut another half chapter and moved it somewhere else to play with later when I am not in the middle of two stories.

I do not catch all my own errors and do not have a Beta. You get what my brain filters to my fingers after a quick re-read and a spelling/grammar check. I feel bad for this sometimes, but I do not believe I could get a Beta that would ever be willing to read and edit 10,000-20,000 words every week, which is the disgustingly sleep depriving pace I have set as of late.

I will rarely post a chapter that is over 4,000 words or below 2,000. I'm long winded (that explains the 2,000) and when I read fanfic I do it on my phone. My old phone was not capable of reading chapters that were longer than about 4,000 words and that frustrated me, so I try to limit myself by that number so that I don't leave out people with older phones. Sometimes I will break that rule, but it is the fault of my brain for spewing more and more out onto the page.

I write Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and take Tuesday and Thursday off. My work-week is Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm Pacific Time. My daughter's bed time is 8pm. I start a chapter between 8 and 10pm on weeknights and post it when I am done, usually before Midnight, because I need at least 6 hours of sleep before work. I do my best to post on every day I have time set aside to write, because I am impatient when I'm reading a fic I enjoy and I don't want to leave my readers hanging waiting on an update. Sometimes I fall short or miss a day, but your reviews keep me motivated to get the next chapter up.

Despite my 'stream of conciousness' writing style, I do know where my stories are going. They all seem to start with a single event that I spend a lot of chapters working up to and then the conclussion from there forward seems to write itself for me one chapter at a time.

I may never go back and edit my old work or include things that I realize later that I missed or forgot to include because my brain took me on a tangent. Case in point, Spoiler Alert: I never explained in my first NCIS story about who shot McGee in the swamp cabin. It was the killer (in case anyone didn't put that together).

I hope this helps shed a little light on my writing style and explains a little on why sometimes I forget to mention a detail or drop a background story thread every now and then. Hopefully you do not find it too distracting and enjoy the work that is born of this type of writing insanity.

Thanks,

~MommaKristine

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Three Sizes Too Small by Kavi Leighanna reviews
It's Christmas time and Kate can't understand what's making the King of Celebrations so... Grinchy. 2010 Annual Christmas Fic Challenge. C/B. Public Award Winner 2011 Castle Fan Awards!
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 49,021 - Reviews: 912 - Favs: 325 - Follows: 210 - Updated: 12/25/2010 - Published: 12/1/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Million Dollar Question by psychadelic reviews
Something wrong, Kate?" he asked. "Do they have anything in common? The women you sleep with?" and there it was, the slight hint of jealousy.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 717 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 25 - Published: 11/29/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
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Your Last Day reviews
After a vivid dream, Beckett thinks she's been given a second chance. When she begins to doubt the reality surrounding her, there is only one person she can think of who has come up with crazier things than what she's living through.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 130,112 - Reviews: 1005 - Favs: 451 - Follows: 639 - Updated: 4/7/2013 - Published: 7/11/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Retaliation reviews
A frustrating case, a victim with more enemies than friends, mob ties, gangs and something neither saw coming. When Castle and Beckett find they are being hunted, will it drive them closer or push them further apart? Rated M for Chapters 35 and up.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 48 - Words: 141,581 - Reviews: 861 - Favs: 396 - Follows: 246 - Updated: 12/30/2011 - Published: 12/5/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Karma's Hand reviews
Castle has a Karma problem that he hopes Beckett can help him solve. Reluctantly, she agrees, but will the secret mission they embark on change more than just Castle's bad luck? J.R. Challenge fic. A little light fun for a change. ON HIATUS
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 59,536 - Reviews: 271 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 251 - Updated: 9/12/2011 - Published: 5/21/2011 - Kate B., Rick C.
To Have and To Hold reviews
When Beckett steps away from her desk Castle's curiosity gets the better of him. He never expected to be crushed by what he found in her drawer. Is it too late for them or can he convince her that he's her 'one and done? Rated M, not fluff, angst warning.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 128,289 - Reviews: 1564 - Favs: 632 - Follows: 572 - Updated: 7/2/2011 - Published: 2/11/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Explosive Repercussions reviews
When the team misses vital facts tragedy strikes Washington DC. Now it's a race to outwit terrorists and survive. Will Tony and Ziva's new relationship survive an undercover mission? Established TIVA/McAbby. Signed SEAL'd Delivered sequel can read alone
NCIS - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 47 - Words: 119,749 - Reviews: 252 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 2/8/2011 - Published: 11/3/2010 - Complete
Signed SEAL'd Delivered reviews
The team finds themselves emotionally affected on the case of a dead Navy SEAL. Meanwhile, Tony and Ziva are sent in search of answers, will they make it without their team to rely on? Case-Based Team Fic. Blossoming Tiva/McAbby. NOW COMPLETE!
NCIS - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 86,929 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 10/31/2010 - Published: 9/26/2010 - Complete