Author has written 22 stories for Numb3rs, Without a Trace, Supernatural, Merlin, Hawaii Five-0, Emergency, Sherlock, and Primeval.
10/2/15 - An update to anyone wondering about unfinished stories. Square Peg will be finished! I finally have what I need to do this. (thanks to a brain storming session with dHALL.) I promise I will get that rolling as soon as we have figured out where we are going to live. I am getting a divorce and the kids and I will need to 1. fix the house we live in to sell it, and 2. find a new place for just us. This effort takes a lot of times so, I have not forgotten my promise, it just may take a wee bit longer than I thought at the beginning of summer.
Thanks for your patience.
I have been a radiologic technologist since the 80's and have a love of writing. For more on me - I guess, read my stories.
I have not visited FF much as a writer over the last few years. Teenaged kids have a tendency to take up an inordinate amount of your time, money, gas, patience, etc... My eldest graduates in a month and I still have to plan and organize her graduation party. That should take up quite a bit of my free time over the next several weeks, but I have also decided that I need to spend more time on me. That means getting back into the things that I love to do. One of them is writing.
I have been taking a stab at my own work - not fan fiction - and have even posted a couple of things on the sister site to FanFiction; FictionPress. I can't completely devote myself to the original work until I tie up some loose ends here on the fan fiction side of the world. That being said, I have two open stories that will be completed. Square Peg Round Hole (Merlin fandom), and Between a Rock and a Hard Wave (H50 fandom). I have finished the open story in the Emergency fandom: Checks and Balances. I will not be finishing the story Methods of Intolerance (Numb3rs fandom).
If any of my known fellow authors would like to put the finishing touches on that story I would be happy to share my research folder and outlines for that story. If anyone else wants to take over the story, please PM me.
As to the open works that I plan to complete - I have been re-watching Merlin. I never finished the series because I found out what happened (Killing Arthur while he was young and in the beginning of his rule) and refused to actually watch that. I want to refresh my mind on the actual cannon, and then re-read what has been written on Square Peg Round Hole, possibly make some changes, and then finish the story with what I would like to see - so yeah... drum roll
The Hawaii Five-O fic is so far back in the series, that I will have no choice but to go against cannon. I SO did not see the governor as the bad guy and it blows my theory out of the water. So I will finish that fic because it is a decent piece of writing that deserves to be finished. I stopped watching Hawaii Five-O after the blonde chick/Steve love interest. I also got bored of the Kono/Adam show on the other side of the Pacific.
In any case look to see some updates over the summer 2015.
Flames vs constructive criticism. I have updated my profile here so that there is no mistaking where I stand on these issues.
Don't forget to review the stories that you read because it really is what makes the authors want to keep writing. These stories are shared freely and without any sort of financial obligation on the part of the reader. If a story is not to your liking all you need do is stop reading. If you enjoyed a story, however, please take a minute of your time and let the author know what you thought. Most authors appreciate constructive comments as much as praise for their work. Besides it's cheaper than going to Barnes and Noble! LOL
Please do not leave meaningless flames on someone's story even if it is some of the worst writing that you have ever seen. No one forced you to read it. Some of these young writers have no idea what they are doing. If you feel you must say something; rather than leaving pointless disparaging remarks that have nothing to do with the story, point them in the right direction. Tell them they need help with their writing, point out ways for them to improve, give examples; heck send them to the writer's forum Calling All Authors, but don't flame. It shows a lack of intelligence and couth on the part of the reader and robs your opinion of credibility.
Added - April 2012
I do not ever attack an author personally. I also do not gush over stories. I do not write reviews that say things like "OMG this story is soooooo good, please continue!" If I like a story I will tell the author what I like about the story. I will point out the strengths I see in the writing. Conversely, if I see a story that needs serious help I will point out what the story's weaknesses are and offer advice on what to do to improve.
If you ask for reviews and feedback then don't get upset when you get what you asked for. If you are the kind of author that only wants glowing reviews then please state that up front. State clearly that you do not want negative feedback, constructive criticism, or flames. If I give an honest opinion I will argue the point that it is NOT a flame. I did with the woman who was upset by a review I left on her story. She blew right past the fact that I told her that the story has potential, but she needed to go back to the drawing board on it. She ignored the points I made about grammar and typos, about unrealistic antagonists and poorly executed plot. She didn't ready herself when I stated up front that she was probably not going to like the review. I even said that I could get past the grammar and typos but there were other problems with the story as well, compelling me to leave the review. She has since blocked me. Frankly it is no skin off my nose. Her reaction was childish as were her PM's sent to me.
I have and will stand up against flamers. I took on Flame Rising directly and guess what? I'm still here and he is gone. I stood toe to toe with the nastiest members of the LU and guess what? I'm still here and will continue to speak out against flamers and internet bullies. I will give any author an honest reply. I am not a fan of being politically correct. I will work with anyone who asks for assistance or advice. I will send them to people who can best answer their questions if I don't have the right answers. I will never personally attack them, but I will be truthful in what I write in a review and the review will always be about the story never about the author.
DEFINITION: A flame is generally a series of insults directed at the author themselves rather than the story. There are some cases where it is impossible to tell that a flamer has even read a piece of writing because nothing about the story is mentioned anywhere in the flame. Some flamers seem to think that their mission in life is to save the rest of us from bad literature. What I say to all flamers is this: Put your over-inflated dime store egos away. I don't need saving. If I think that something is a pile of rubbish I have the option to stop reading or at least give constructive criticism, emphasis on CONSTRUCTIVE.
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