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31 July 2007 @ 06:13 pm
Hey there!

The project is done and the conference is over, so I'm back again. I've also finished Deathly Hallows, which has of course made this story slightly AU (as HBP did the first time...grr...if only I was a faster writer...), so I'll be reworking some things a bit there, but nothing in this next chapter. And some stuff will just be AU, to hell with DH. :)

--Susie Q
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15 July 2007 @ 11:23 am
Don't get panicky--I'm not doing the disappearing act again. But I'm not going to be able to write anything for the next couple of weeks. This summer research project has basically consumed my time, or more time than I'd thought it would, and now I'm down to the wire. I present at the end of July, and my speech still sucks, to put it mildly, so everything else has gone on hold. I'm hoping I can pick up again after that, beginning of August. But fanfiction has definitely not been my top priority at the moment.
Current Mood: stressedstressed
18 June 2007 @ 12:52 pm
So I've been spending just a bit too much time in the last few days watching old episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh!...it's kind of a long story, but if you've ever seen Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series by LittleKuriboh at YouTube (well, moved to Dailymotion now), you might understand.

As a consequence, I have wasted all free time watching a stupid kiddie anime series (with dialogue that really did make me put my hands over my ears at parts) instead of writing on a story that was probably much more worth my time. But hey, fun times all the same.

My computer has also been acting kind of funny lately. Our antivirus program here at school is crap, so I'm a little worried I've got a bug in there, or at least that it needs to be cleaned out a little more thoroughly. Most of my important files are on my USB drive anyway, but you know, no one wants to see their computer crash while they're in the middle of a research project.

And never fear for my story--FoD is safely tucked away on my USB drive. If only I could drag myself away from the damn show long enough to write on it.
13 June 2007 @ 12:40 am
Can't even update my bio at FF.N 'cause they're doing some kind of update...it looks like my update on FoD went through, though, so that's taken care of.

I'll post this on my FF.N bio ASAP, but just a note on here:

  • Besides uploading chapter 3, I updated all previous chapters (prologue-chapter 2). Just minor changes, spelling/grammar stuff.
  • No ballpark estimate on revised chapter 3, but I'll let you know as it comes along.
  • A text-only "collector's edition" (fancy term for the whole story) is in progress. If you want all the completed chapters, for some weird reason, in one document, they'll be available in text-only format as I complete them. The entire file will be posted when I finish the story. If you want the in-progress one, email me and I'll get it to you. I don't write my stories in MS Word, so there is no .doc file available. Sorry. I ripped the .txt idea off the X-Files community. They're just easier to transport--smaller and more universal.

Other questions? Comments? Concerns? Email me!

Hope you're all having a great summer.

--Susie Q
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12 June 2007 @ 11:39 pm
Hey guys,

FINALLY I have started revamping chapter 3! As you know, I've been trying to do this for, oh, months...well, I lost my original idea for a revamp and didn't have the heart, time, or creative energy to think of a new one, but at last, I did!

So I hope hope hope that it will be coming to you soon. In the meanwhile, the original rejected version is still at my community, theqfiles, where I hope you will go and read it and comment--because, even if I've rejected it, I still value your feedback on elements like characterization and such. I'm always worried about that, especially of Tom (who, sadly, does not appear in chapter 3...either one. Never fear, you will have plenty of chances to get your fix in upcoming chapters! I think his absence might have been one of the reasons I had so much difficulty with this one).

Let me know what you think. Thanks in advance--

Susie Q
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27 December 2006 @ 12:29 am
Hello to all,

I'm very sorry for the delay. Those who have read my FF.N profile know this story, but for those who haven't:

I had just completed chapter 3 and was reading over it for the last time, about to post it. That was when I decided I couldn't do it. The motivation, which I had never been entirely sure of, now just fell apart for me, even when I wrote out my reasoning. So I decided to go to Plan B. Unfortunately, Plan B requires a fairly extensive rewrite, and term begins again on January 2nd. I'm definitely not happy, having been so close to being finished at last with this horrific nightmare of a chapter, but I hope the reward will be worth it.

Versions of this chapter will be posted as they come. The rejected version is now up on theqfiles for your viewing...ahem...pleasure. I really wasn't totally dissatisfied with it; I'd worked a lot with it (obviously), but I just didn't think the motivation was strong enough, and I knew I had a stronger plan on reserve that I was happier with, so why not use it?

I hope to get some feedback as I go. Beta still wanted.

Happy Holidays to all,
Susie Q
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Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Current Music: "Faithfully" - Journey
13 December 2006 @ 04:10 pm
08 December 2006 @ 05:11 pm
Yes, I promised that I would update soon, and I still promise that...but I'm still working on my timeline, and I've been trying to sort out some things for my original story, too, which my Muse has suddenly decided to resurrect after so long.

Happy holidays to all! Good to be back among the living.

--Susie Q
Current Mood: pensivepensive
24 November 2006 @ 03:40 pm
Some more touch-ups on chapter 3...fixed some stuff with the timeline, worked with the ending a bit...going to do one last read-through and then take the dive, I think.

Might be moving from FF.N soon, though. They're starting to scare me.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
23 November 2006 @ 10:55 pm
Hmmm...now I'm having timeline issues...but other than that, I think chapter three is done!

I think I officially hate this chapter.
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