Author has written 30 stories for Castle.
Yeah, I've not done much lately. I'm sorry. Those who took the time to offer me feedback, both positive and negative, thank you so very much for that. I cannot put into words just how much your responses have meant to me. Even the seemingly simple act of choosing to "Favorite" one of my stories gives me a thrill. Thank you.
I have no idea if I'm ever going to have more to publish here. I've had a few little things in the Highlander 'verse swimming around in my head but they've never gotten past the outline stage. Maybe if I get inspired I'll take another shot at it. For now, Castle has ceased to be an influence on my imagination, I've lost touch with the characters and while I would love to finish my "Gift From Beyond", I don't hold out much hope for it. I have two more chapters that are in very rough shape and are not fit for publication and they're taunting and teasing me without much resolution. I've tried and failed. I'm sorry.
There's been a different and strictly fictional story floating around in my brain and it may take root and appear in FictionPress but I don't know for sure. I'm not a writer, just a hack who assembled some words in a not so unpleasant manner. (I have learned, thanks to my attempts here and the feedback I've gotten, to not start writing until I have the story really and truly mapped out and linked the story threads that need resolving.)
So. I may keep reading but my writing career may very well be at the end. Or is that a beginning?
Here's where I got the icon/avatar from:
FanFic is an uncharacteristic thing for me to do. So, because of that, "who I really am" won't be coming out. However, I welcome conversations. I'll say this. I'm a married guy, over 50, and a Browncoat.
Thank you for reading. I now understand why someone commented that reviews are like crack. Thank you to everyone who's left a review!
I guess I'm sort of a high-wire act, no beta-reader, just me, a keyboard, my trustie speelling checker, and the marsh between my ears.
About my lack of updates (1/15)
I'd love to be able to say something witty here but the fact of the matter is, I'm buried by my own life and have been working on the next chapter to my story since close to six months. I'm trying. I will update it if at all possible.
Now a comment/plug/suggestion: (4/2014)
Anyway, this software comes from a company with the clever name literatureandlatte and it is available for both of the more common operating systems. You can find it using this obscured URL: literatureandlatte(dotty)com(slash)scapple(dotty)php
I get nothing out of it. I just find it incredibly helpful to map out my stories on it and I've been enjoying using it and I thought I'd share.
I also use 'freeplane' which is free from www - freeplane - org and that allows you to do some neat mapping of ideas.
To those who have reviewed a story of mine.
In the meantime, if you'll accept it from me, I offer a grateful thanks for you taking your time to review/comment on my work. I will be responding. Thank you again.
Another note about reviews and replies.
A quick note to those who have favored one of my stories: (Jul/'13)
Then came the payoff. I started to really poke around following other stories and other people's profiles deeply and then, one day, I sat here, reading through someone's "Favorites" list and lo-and-behold, there it was. My nom de plume. I just stared at it. Someone out there, read something I wrote and clicked the "Favor" button. (Yes, I'm aware that more than one has done it but this is the first time it hit home with me.)
It was like a bolt of lightning. I felt it hit me when the realization of what that meant finally sank in. Someone really liked something I wrote and thought enough of it to want to know if I updated it more.
I have no words to explain the gratitude that this has given me. I'm truly stunned and humbled by this simple act.
To those who read/favor/follow/review the stories people write here, all I can offer you is the simple phrase "Thank you." It says a lot but it still feels insufficient to express my true feelings. Thank you thank you thank you.