Author has written 17 stories for Downton Abbey.
About me personally...
In June 2013, I began as a lurker in the Downton stories, basking in all the lovely "Chelsie"ness of it all. I was driven to seeking out Fanfiction by the deplorable lack of Chelsie in the canon series. The stories here inspired me and I thought I should contribute something. I got a little carried away.
I am American and live on the west coast, but I am a founding member of Anglophiles Anonymous. "Hello, my name is Chelsie Dagger and I have an Austen problem. It's been three weeks since I last read Dickens. I started out with a few episodes of 'Are You Being Served' but I was soon mainlining Monty Python at least twice a week..."
About me as a writer...
I have never written or published anywhere else, unless you count some really bad poems in a high school literary mag;)
When I am posting, I try to update at least every other day. I usually will not start to post until the story is at least roughed out to the end and half the content is written. I've broken this rule a few times, but still try to post very regularly.
Reviews are the manna from heaven that brings writers the energy to keep writing. I do not reply to all of the reviews, but I try to reply every few chapters of a story, usually after the more dramatic events of a story. [Note to other writers: I will try to be better with leaving comments, but I am terrible about reading and commenting when I am writing.]
I don't tweet or 'tumble', but I welcome all questions, prompts and criticisms via reviews or PMs.
I am mainly a 'Chelsie' writer, but will branch out if the spirit moves me. I definitely prefer the downstairs stories to the upstairs, but the upstairs is definitely prettier. My favorite non-Chelsie characters are Mrs. Patmore and Lady Violet, for obvious reasons.
I sincerely thank Mr. Fellowes for creating this story and these characters for us to play with. But I must say, I hope his interest in them increases for Series 5.
For those of you keeping score, the following stories are all in the same AU: Training Wheels (1902); Training Wheels: Epilogue (1902); Never Downton Land (1902); Moving Forward (1921); Moving On (1921-22); and the forthcoming Because I Could Not Stop For Death(1903); Perpetual Motion (1922)
Stories in bold are currently being written and should surface soon.
Favorite Carson moments from the series...I'll add to this as I remember.
Favorite Hughes moments:
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