Poll: I was rereading "All the Dreams that Might Have Been" and got very angry at it. There are some things I really like, but some things which are annoying me. The question is, should I revamp and repost the beginning of the story? Vote Now!
Author has written 22 stories for Chronicles of Narnia.
I've been an avid Narnia fan since my 5th grade teacher read us the beginning of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe one rainy afternoon when she had no lesson planned. In fact, at the time (the stone age before the internet, it was) I was spinning stories about the Pevensies and Caspian who intrigued me so much. Silly me - I thought I was the only one! Of course this is not the case, and when I had a Narnia renaissance when the movie came out I was thrilled to find ff.net.
A little bit about me and my stories. I've spent a lot of time developing a Narnia universe with rooty-boots. Stories on my account that reflect that work are "The Hundred Day Winter," "Life Among the Stars," "The Artist's Tale," and "Peter's Dreams." This world contains some slash, though the slash content does not appear in every story (and for those of you who are a bit more sensitive to such things, I'll always warn you, so please read the non slash stuff). I'm thinking of writing a story set in Prince Caspian which explains this epic in story format, but in the meantime I think each story explains itself, either through the content or the author's notes. This work is particularly close to my heart; I love to hear feedback on it.
The rest of the stories are stand alone works. Some go hand in hand with others, and I think the most important of these connections is "All the Dreams that Might Have Been," which is a direct sequel to "Caspian's Queen." Also, you'll notice if you've read all my stories that there are some inconsistencies. For example, in "Children Do Grow Up" the kids' mother is not Helen but Julia (and no one tell me her name is Helen! Her name is Helen in the movie only) but in "How to Keep Well in Wartime" and "Conception" she's Helen. That explains the difference in character. Julia is one version of the Pevensies' mother, Helen is a more developed one, and I like her for that reason.
I update sporadically, in case you haven't noticed. Once upon a time I was extremely diligent about updating stories, but I have a lot of things on the burner at the moment, and I don't have the luxury anymore. Some stories it's been so long I've kind of lost the thread of where I was going. So as not to disappoint, here are updates on my current stories in progress:
"All the Dreams that Might Have Been: Redux" AsCast honored me by interviewing me regarding this fanfic and Narnia fanfic in general. It was very exciting and I was all about going on. You can listen to the interview here (and I highly recommend browsing around Narnia Fan Fiction Revolution. It is a way past a lot of the drivel.): But then life got in the way. But *then* the movie came out and now I have a fresh wave of determination. I also made a New Year's resolution to write a page a day in a notebook, which has been boding v. well for ATD. Those of you who are favoriting the original and occasionally asking for updates--I'm so flattered, really. But I like a lot about this revamp better, so I'm focusing my energy on finishing this. Maybe one day I'll go back to the first draft. I should take it down, but vanity prevents me. It has so many favorites!
"Conception" - I can't believe people liked Helen and the baby Pevensies so much. It was a lot of fun to write this story, and I'm definitely thinking of doing another in Helen's voice about her children. Thanks for all the great reviews.
"The Hundred Day Winter" is a story I'd really like to return to. I got inspired today while rewatching Prince Caspian, but I need to dig out my notes for where I wanted this one to go. I don't have any immediate plans for updating this one, but I by no means want to forget it.
"The Artist's Tale" has stalled because I need to do a major overhaul to the most recent chapter because rooty-boots and I changed the storyline a bit. I hate overhauls. Hence why I'm procrastinating. Like "The Hundred Day Winter" though, this story has never entirely left my brain.
"The Emperor and the Diplomat" - Sadly, this one is on indefinite hiatus as I forgot where I was going with it and can't seem to get re-inspired for a new storyline.
"A Reversal of Roles" - Every so often I get a review asking me to please continue. I'm so flattered, but this one is on hiatus for a bit too, though not quite as far down on the stack as "The Emperor and the Diplomat." I sort of vaguely remember where I was going with this one, but it would take a lot of recollecting my thoughts to get there. Don't count out the possibility of an update, but that would come in the distance, after I've finished the other works in progress I have on here.
"One Hundred Days, One Hundred Years" is not as shiny and new as it once was. It is far from dead though as I remember quite clearly where I was going with it. I just need to clear some of the steam from "All the Dreams...Redux" and I should get going on this again. Again, this is one I keep thinking about.
Shout out to my peeps
To everyone who reviews my stories, favorites them, alerts them...thank you. Truly. It makes me want to write more and it makes me feel good about trying to do the writing thing for real. I just wanted to take the time to say that. I don't always reply to reviews, but I always appreciate them, and I wanted to take the time to say that.
A last random thought: I wish my user ID # was 24601.