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promises, promises

Okay, if anyone is wandering by and also happens to be reading In the Light, I wanted to let you know that I'm working on Chapter 7. I promise. I'm going to be later than my two-week posting "guarantee" and I'm really troubled by that. When I'm reading a fic, I hate waiting. So, I'm sorry I'm making others wait (if indeed they are).

It used to be easier to cram everything in, but these last few months my rope of life has gotten a bit frayed and I'm now trying to weave it back together. I finished my last Virtual Season story, so I only have my own fic to concentrate on when work and life demands aren't pulling me in random directions.

And it's not like I imagine I'm the only one who struggles with multifaceted demands -- I just hate not fulfilling promises. So...I probably shouldn't make them when it comes to fanfiction, huh...

Anyway, it's in progress and will if all is well with my beta, will be posted by the end of this week (only a couple days after the two-week deadline, but... still...)

*slinks off sheepishly*


( 7 Tall Tales — Tell Me A Story )
Apr. 2nd, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
"And it's not like I imagine I'm the only one who struggles with multifaceted demands -- I just hate not fulfilling promises."

Oh yeah...know how that goes. Hence why I run from vid requests cause I hate having that promise thing looming over my head...It pretty much chokes the muse and renders him unconcious ;)

Seriously, no worries girl...no doubt it will be well worth the wait.
Apr. 4th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
*weak smile*
Thanks, lady. I read this post about a dozen times as I was working through Chapter 7, not allowing myself to respond unti it (the chapter) was done. It's off to the beta as of yesterday and so if all goes well, I shall post soon.

I am moving directly into the 8th and final chapter, so, yeah...

But then, after that -- it's all downhill. :) In a good way. I can peddle as slow or fast as I want and not worry about VS schedules or the responsibility of letting anyone else down in a co-write. La-la-la!!!!

*goes to check Lsketch's page for more fun vids*
Apr. 2nd, 2008 07:12 am (UTC)
Okay...I'm so lame at this, but I didn't want to post 'anonymous' again so I tried to set up an account so my username would at least show, but I think I screwed something up when doing it, so here's to hoping at least you can see it's me, the Spleen. I'm really a smart girl, technology's just smarter sometimes. =0)

Just wanted to say...saw your entry on 3/28....and then decided SO much to say on that so I'll leave that for later. Then I laughed at the audacity that you have to think that you can let real life get in the way of you finishing chapter 7 for ITL? LOL! Your loyalty to your friends, (your fans)goes without saying...loyal to a fault, according to how you've been feeling lately, yes? because your heart is always in the right place. No matter what twisted way people turn your intentions into that fits them, those who KNOW you always know where your heart truly is. And it's a much bigger heart than some may give you credit for it seems. So with that said....

"Music is the only thing that makes sense anymore. Played loud enough....keeps the demons at bay”. I'll consider this our new rock sister mantra, yes? LOL!
Apr. 4th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
LOVES the mantra
*cranks up music and rocks to the sound of a soul*

Thanks, girl. And I LOVE that you signed up so that I can see you!! I hope to see you here often. I adore your avatar. Nicely done.

Chapter 7 is now off to my beta and I'm crossing my fingers. I wrote it in like... 6 hours. Just wrote and wrote and wrote and didn't read back through it before I sent it to her, so who knows what a tangled mess she's wading through... *bites nails*

Talk to you soon -- did you get the email about my dream? Hee.
Apr. 2nd, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
Hi, you don't know me - I found my way here via the SN genfic list. I'm very lousy at giving feedback, which is awful of me because I know how much any writer values it, and how much I value it myself. But what I wanted to say was that I've been following In The Light over on fanfiction.net, and have been thoroughly enjoying it, as I always do your stories, but not to worry about deadlines and keeping people waiting. I know how much pressure I always put on myself with self-imposed deadlines, but Real Life has to come first, and readers will always understand. At least, they will if they are even halfway decent. And if the story is good enough, which yours are, there will always be readers, no matter how long they have to wait.

So...I'm looking forward to the next installment, especially as the story is really building up toward the climax now, but it really doesn't matter how long it takes to get it out. Life comes first.

Thanks for the stories!
Apr. 4th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, llywela! I was so excited to see this post -- I love knowing that you've read my story and that you're enjoying it. I hope this next chapter doesn't disappoint. I got into a "zone" writing it and now that it's with the beta, I find myself running different scenes over in my head and wondering if they "work."

When I write I kind of just let the words fall on the paper and hope they stick. I have an outline and a plan that I work from, but as I'm bringing the outline to life, I just let go. My poor beta. I hope she doesn't hate me right now.

Well, two more chapters to go, and ITL will be complete and I'll be moving on. I hope to see you again, I truly do.

Apr. 4th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
Second guessing oneself the moment we press 'send' is, I think, the curse of any writer of any kind! I know I always do, although I don't write much fic any more. But whether whatever piece I was working on has gone to a beta, or been posted, or whatever, the moment the button has been pressed, that's when I instantly spot about a dozen typos/grammatical flaws/logic holes, etc that were absolutely invisible to me beforehand.

At least, they look like flaws to me. Nine times out of ten, no one else notices - or at the very least they are too kind to comment.

That was a roundabout way of saying I'm fairly sure your beta is more likely to be enjoying a good read than cursing your name! *G*

Happy writing.

( 7 Tall Tales — Tell Me A Story )

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