Author has written 8 stories for Sorcerer's Apprentice, 2010, Season of the Witch, and Queer as Folk.
Hi! I'm probably the old woman here, at 49, but hey . . .
I started writing when I was 13. I was a fan of the book 'Interview with the Vampire,' plus I had a crush on a certain rock star, and I put them together . . .
But I never finished. I've been writing fanfiction probably before the term was invented. I've always liked vampires, and I've been way into the 'Twilight' saga. Started a couple fanfictions on that, but never quite got anywhere.
I finished my first novel in 2001, but it's not a fanfiction. I've been sitting on it for years. I may retire from work early, as my husband is 12 years older, and neither of us is getting any younger. Then I will sincerely try to get my novel published.
I'm horribly shy around people I don't know, and I'm a terrible salesperson, so that's why it's been sitting, though a bunch of people from my life and work have read and liked it, which is always encouraging.
I've been writing about a certain character since I was 18. My life kind of revolves around him. The second novel I'm working on is also about him, but it's basically an AU since he's basically the same age in the other novel.
What brought me here? The Sorcerer's Apprentice 2010, but I didn't see it 'til June 2011. I was in Georgia with hubby, visiting his family (we're from New Jersey), and his sister-in-law and I weren't feeling well, and they have satellite, so we sat down to watch a movie. We passed up something that looked really creepy (I'm not into horror much, 'cause a disturbing scene can haunt me forever) and basically turned 'Sorcerer' on when the puppies landed on Dave on the tracks, and that charmed us into watching the rest of the movie. It was really, really good. Back in Jersey two days later, I found I had it on Instant Watch from Netflix and, being that I hadn't seen it from the beginning, watched the entire thing. The next day I watched it again, then again, then again. It's hooked me like nothing else before. I literally watched it every day for like a month and a half, and sometimes twice when I wasn't working. I had been going through a lot of rotten stuff that summer. I adore Balthazar, just completely love him to pieces, but everything about the movie is wonderful: The humor, the characters, the cars, the Tesla coils, even the music (I'm a huge music fan)! And, dammit, it's so much fun! I don't know how I missed this when it came out, since I've since seen all the trailers on YouTube, and would've gone to the theater based on those alone. I now own the three-disk DVD set, the junior novel, the 'making of' book, and the fake Arcana Cabana catalog. I think I've seen the movie at least a hundred times by now. I have a fairly obsessive personality ('not in a threatening way', ha!) and this has really struck a chord somewhere deep in me.
So I wrote a fanfiction between Balthazar and my OC from my novel, and actually finished it, but I still didn't know this place existed.
I had found out that Balthazar's main ring was a green diamond, and not an emerald, and I was searching online for a really good picture of it, nice and big, but no such luck, but a description of the ring led me right to this site, and I've been reading 'Sorcerer' fanfics ever since. Most of them are really, really good. I've been as giddy reading some of these as when I write my own stories, so I've been pretty much floating on air all this time! So, I've finally joined. I'll read just about anything with Balthazar in it. I may spread out later and read some 'Twilight', but for now, I'm very happy with 'Sorcerer' fanfics. I'm still at a loss for all these new terms, and I know my stuff is at least fairly slash-y, from what I've seen. Even though I tend to write that way for whatever reason, I really didn't pick up on the Balthazar/Dave thing until I read some here, but I think it works beautifully. I also love Veronica.
Obviously, I've been branching out a little. 'Sorcerer' led to Season Of The Witch, which led to a few more fanfictions. I discovered both Sherlock Holmes and the BBC show Sherlock in December, 2011, just as the second Robert Downey, Jr. movie A Game of Shadows was about to come out. I'd been a fan of his for years, but somehow missed the first one, probably because my parents were old enough to be my friends' grandparents, and I'd only seen Sherlock Holmes' stories in grainy black and white films, with that hideous coat and deerstalker. I've been sporadically working on a Sherlock fanfiction, but the fact that I'm not a Brit is only part of the reason I haven't deigned to finish it. The category is saturated, probably due to the insanely slow process of putting out such short seasons so far apart, and I think that the fact that each episode is a 90-minute movie is a poor excuse. That's still only 4 1/2 hours per season, as opposed to over 20 hours for a normal US season, but nobody's asked me for my opinion, anyway. What I do know as a fellow fan of this brilliant show is that it's incredibly frustrating, and the fans are going to vent somewhere, so here they are! More power to them, I say, but I'm gun-shy. I'm a voracious reader, but I've barely made a dent in nearly nine months of wading. It's overwhelming.
It was actually somebody's tumblr that had Sherlock as one of its fandoms that led me to my current fanfiction, 'A Not-So Perfect Life.' I do know who it was, but I know they don't know who I am, and I don't know if I want to thank them, or blame them. Queer As Folk was a wonderful, edgy Showtime series that ran from 2000-2005, but I'm always late to the party. This time, seven years late. Not bad, considering Sherlock Holmes has been around for over a hundred years, and I still have no desire to actually read any of the original books. I'm reading enough, thankyouverymuch.
Bless fanfiction, and bless tumblr, and bless everyone who can be bothered to write or champion their favorite things. Just wonderful distractions in a crazy world.