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Hello one and all!
I guess I should probably introduce myself: my name is Griffin Quill (not really, but we'll go with it for now). I am 22 years old and I live in BC, Canada. I am currently doing a double major in Computer Science and Math. Should be done in roughly 3 years (I hope).
But that is the boring stuff, on to more interesting things. I really enjoy reading, listening to music (favourite band is Coldplay), playing piano and violin, swimming, video editing, and... writing! I actually found this website by accident and since then I've been hooked by several stories. Eventually, my muse decided that it was time for me to write my own. But wait, what kind of a story is that? Where's the drama? Well, let me tell you how it started.
For some time I've been playing with some ideas for an actual novel. On my first attempt, I wrote something like 60 pages by hand. I wasn't fully convinced by the story, so I decided to mull things over a little more. I tried again. The result was a partial draft of 20 something pages that looked more convincing. Still, it wasn't enough. Eventually I sort of gave up on it. Truth of the matter: the story still was too similar to the material where I drew my inspiration. By that point I was in my senior year of high school and I had next to no time to write, so I abandoned the project.
After a couple of years, I tried to get back into it. I managed to produce something that was new (or at least I thought it was), but I still needed more experience. Keep in mind that at this point in time, my longest story was a 40,000 word tale that was nowhere near as complex for what I was going for. My only other novel was 30,000 words, but this one was more focused on character feelings than story. So as you can surmise, I had no idea how to tackle something of this magnitude. Granted, I did have several short stories along with a couple of scripts for plays and movies here and there, but nothing really serious. So after trying so many times and failing, I decided that I had to try with something smaller (read less difficult) first before I actually got into the story.
Enter fanfiction.net. I remember the first story that I read was Harry Potter and the Oroborus Light. It's a good story. It definitely has its flaws, but it's a good story nonetheless. After several other stories, a light bulb turned on in my head. After doing some research, I found that Rowling did encourage fanfictions based on her story. So that got me thinking: I don't have to worry too much about the characters (save for any that I introduce), and I can focus almost entirely on the story. It was perfect! Brilliant! I was really excited... until I figured out I had no idea what I wanted to write about. By this point I had come across Harry Potter: Nightmares of Future Past, and I contemplated writing a time-travel story (the title was going to be Harry Potter and the Casket of Winters Past), but I scrapped the idea. This in turn lead to my first ever fanfiction: Harry Potter and the Elven Court. I decided to give it a go and... well, here we are!
Now, assuming that you have read all of my previous meanderings, then now you know how the story came to pass! A lot more exciting isn't it?
Anyways, moving on. Since I figure that some people are bound to ask me eventually (so far no one has, but hey, you never know right?), I wanted to get some questions out of the way.
1. What is your favourite pairing/ship?
2. Do you have any writing background?
3. What are your favourite authors?
4. What kind of books do you read?
5. There are some simple grammar/spelling mistakes in your writing. Is English your first language?
6. Why did you change the pairing of the story?
7. Is this a crossover and you just forgot to label it as such?
8. How long do you expect the story to be?
9. How often will you be updating?
10. Why don't your chapters have author notes?
If you have read all this way... thanks for sticking around. You're awesome!
Below you will find an update section, which I will try to keep up to date. Here I will give the rough status of the story, so you can keep track of things.
Anyways, I believed I've rambled enough. Please read my story and review. Comments are always welcome, and I am seriously looking to improve my writing, so any feedback is greatly appreciated!
Thanks and enjoy!
Progress Update (12/03/14): Inspiration is a fickle friend at best. It appears that in her infinite wisdom, my muse has decided to take a short break. Though that isn't too surprising seeing as how I'm heading towards the end of the term and my swimming career is taking a turn for the best. So there's nothing left to do but... grovel. I have been able to rework part of chapter 17 and I have close to 4,000 words written of chapter 18. Hopefully my muse will return by the end of the month... fingers crossed. I'll definitely keep this up to date, so keep checking back!
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