Author has written 11 stories for Harry Potter.
If you want me to finish my stories, PLEASE don't leave a review with "more, please" or "when will you finish this" or "ugh, where's the rest", etc. Quite honestly, it does NOT motivate me to write. :( If I slaved away in a hot kitchen ALL DAY LONG to create a 5 course meal for you, would you dare ask for second helpings or ask when I'll invite you over & cook for you again -- without ever once complimenting the meal and thanking me for my trouble??? I'm glad that readers love my writing & are eager for me to write more, but an actual compliment would make me feel appreciated. I get super excited when there's an email notification for a review - but when it's just a request for the next chapter, I feel disappointed and taken for granted. Please kiss the cook! :D
Work obligations keep me INSANELY busy. I work on average 60-90 hours per week. A regular full-time job is 40 hrs. Yeah. I'm often behind on house chores. So... that's why my writing progress is slow. That, and I put A LOT of time and effort into each chapter. For each chapter I spend no less than 1 dozen hours, and often spend 2 or more dozen hours. If I rushed through my writing, trust me, you wouldn't be a fan.
To those who have given compliments: THANK YOU for feeding the bard!!!! THANK YOU!!!! I also enjoy seeing the numbers of readers who tagged me or my stories as favorites or to follow. I can't tell you how much joy it gives me to write... and to see it be appreciated. I don't always have time to reply since my jobs keep me VERY busy, but I do appreciate them. When readers tell me how my stories make them feel or tell me specific things about my stories that they love the most, it brightens my day and gives greater meaning to my writing! Compliments make me glow inside, feel appreciated, & eager to write more!
I'm a gay woman in my 40's, born & bred in Texas. I teach & help run a business. Hobbies (when I have time - lol): sewing, crafting, writing, reading, dancing, karate... My favorite stories feature Harry Potter and Severus Snape (romance, friendship, or a mentor/guardian/parental relationship). I have alot of Snarry ideas & WIP's, but work keeps me VERY BUSY. Eventually I want to write some femslash for Xena: Warrior Princess (Xena & Gabrielle), femslash for Harry Potter (Hermione & ???), and friendship/mentor/parental-fic for Harry & Severus. But first I need to finish the many WIPs and plotbunnies in my head for my Snarry fic! Don't worry, I haven't abandoned any of my WIPs!! I'm just VERY BUSY with work and home! And it does take me a long time to write because I put A LOT of time and effort into each chapter!
December, 2017: I *have* been making progress on my WIP's (and a couple new stories) this past year and a half, but haven't completed any chapters enough to publish them yet. I hope to update some of my stories during my short holiday break in Dec.-Jan.
Updates on individual stories:
The Gift. I have ideas for the remainder of the story. It looks like it'll take 1 or 2 more chapters to wrap up this one.
You Are The Half Blood Prince! Only the epilogue remains!!! I have made progress on this one, but it's not finished.
Bets & Consequences. I think this story will have just one or two more chapters. I have made some progress on it.
Broken Heart Curse. There will be three more chapters.
Don't Leave Me: The next chapter will take place on "Thur morning - afternoon". About half of it is written. The final chapter takes place at the End of the Year Feast, Thur night, and is a nice long chapter and with a happy ending. The final chapter is mostly done. This is the one of the hardest of my WIP's to write, so it'll likely be the last one I work on.
Astronomy Tower: This story is finished but I do have 2 sequels in mind. Part 2 ("the way to a man's heart") will be HP's pursuit of SS's friendship and love during the summer. Flirtation, frustration, angst, and then finally snogging! And recipes! I've already started on this, but the beginning needs the most work and I want to finish my WIP's before starting on sequels, so it'll be awhile before this is posted. To Snarry-lovers who are anxious for hot action, be patient. ;) My SS in this story has a painful back story (date rape, etc) & a low self image so it's necessary for HP to pursue him slowly and there will be no more than snogging in the 2nd story. In Part 3 (working on title) their intimacy slowly builds and they get some much needed Marvin Gaye-esque "healing" ;) I'll do my best.
I've got at least half a dozen ideas for new stories, but I really want to finish the above in-progress stories before I tackle any sequels or new stories! I have SO many ideas, I wish I had more time to write! *sigh*