Author has written 4 stories for Bridget Jones' Diary, Parks and Recreation, and Pride and Prejudice.
Hi and thanks for stopping by! I'm newer to fan fiction than many, but I've enjoyed reading all of the fantastic works people have put out. It amazes me how talented so many of you out there are! I'm not lying when I say I've even sometimes enjoyed fan fics more than original books, shows, etc. I personally try to keep my lists of favorite authors and stories to only ones I would recommend, so if you're looking for some good reads, I'd recommend you check 'em out.
Recently, I've started writing and found it to be thrilling, terrifying, frustrating, and rewarding, all wrapped together. I appreciate beyond words all feedback - praise and constructive criticism alike - since it encourages me and helps me grow. That said, I do try to have reasons for my choices in my stories, so if you offer constructive feedback I may write back to explain my reasoning - doesn't mean you have to agree, but I think it's only fair to be able to have a dialogue. Also, I really try to respond to every review! I feel that if people take the time to leave one, it deserves a reply (if PMs are enabled) and I appreciate other authors who do the same. I'm not going to claim I'm perfect at this, but I try :)
Ships I love (in no particular order):
Ben/Leslie - Parks & Rec
Arthur/Gwen - Merlin
Bridget/Mark - Bridget Jones' Diary
Elizabeth/Darcy - P&P
Edward/Bella - Twilight
Nathan/Audrey - Haven
There are occasionally others I've read and enjoyed, but these seem to be the most prevalent. I also seem to go through phases of what I'm into and now that I'm working on a multi-chapter story, I have a lot less time to read as much. Also, a story being well-written (and I include grammar, spelling, and typos, in addition to plot) is very important to me. I have had to abandon stories before because there were so many mistakes I could not enjoy the story. Not to jump on a soapbox, but truly, FFN has beta readers so I really feel there's no excuse for multiple, obvious errors. A comma missing here or there? No biggie. But not knowing the difference between "defiant" and "definite," for example, can just get to be too much. If the errors pull me from the story in order to decipher what's happening, I will give up.
I'm also on livejournal as halo_221. There are a couple older fics there that I have not posted here, but otherwise, I'm on here more than there. (To be honest, I really haven't been on LJ almost at all since I started Overheard)
And, in case I forget to put a disclaimer on any of my stories, all my fics are solely for enjoyment, I'm not making any money nor do I intend to infringe upon the rightful owners of any of my stories in any way. That said, the parts I've made up myself are mine, so please don't steal or reproduce without my permission.
December 22, 2014 Update:
I have NOT abandoned Overheard and I will not. I'm trying to get the next chapter written, but I'm seriously slammed with RL responsibilities. Nothing bad, like major illnesses or anything, but I have a very demanding job plus quite a few personal commitments, was travelling a bit, and now the holidays are taking their toll. It's completely unintentional that I've left the story hanging for so long and I am sorry! I PROMISE I am working on it and will not leave you all hanging any longer than necessary. Thank you so much for reading, reviewing, PMing, lurking, stalking, sending thought vibes, etc! I love that people are enjoying my story and eager to continue with it! I promise to keep working at it until the story is done! :)
February 3, 2015 Update:
Sadly, I am still plowing my way through Ch. 28. I've got maybe half of it written, but I'm not decided yet that it isn't complete crap. This chapter has just not flowed for me, no matter what I do (including re-reading the entire story so far all the way through). Again, I thank you for your understanding and patience. I'm trying, I promise!
April 12, 2015 Update:
Just thought I'd report that I'm still alive and have not given up on Overheard. I'm most of the way done on Ch. 28 and hoping to post it soon. I had an outline once, but I've sort of gone rogue with my story and characters and am struggling to find their voices again. If anyone is feeling like helping me out with some pre-reading, I'd love to have a friend with whom I could bounce my ideas back and forth. PM me if you're interested. Meanwhile, please know I am still working to get the next chapter out and the story completed. I will not abandon Overheard, I promise.
July 23, 2015 Update:
No progress since my last update and I know it's been over a year since my last chapter. Just to give a rundown on what's going on with me: bought and am renovating a house, working full time (and my co-worker is out on maternity so I'm covering, which means double duty!), my sister is getting married, my best friend had a baby, and I'm on two different boards that each need time and attention. It's all good stuff, but it's A LOT so I've been a bit overwhelmed. I have so appreciated the offers of help and plan to contact those of you who offered as soon as I have a few minutes! All that said, I STILL promise I'm not abandoning Overheard. I just need to be inspired (and I suspect more than a few hours of sleep per night and a bit less on my plate would help that along). Thank you all for your continued love and support! I will not let you down but I do need your patience. Thank you!