FanFiction has become one of my favorite hobbies. I never knew how much fun it would be to read about my favorite characters doing things differently, let alone writing about it. My very first story was Let Love In by Terri Botta, which spoils everybody rotten. Anybody who has read it will probably agree with me that Terri’s story is one of the best around, and I have found that many of us were introduced to FanFiction by reading Let Love In. It has certainly been one of my main sources of inspiration, and I’m not afraid to admit it. Trust me when I say that if you have not read it, you’re missing out.
After reading that story and being introduced to several others, I decided to give it a whirl. It all started with Alive After Dark, the one I call my first “brain baby.” The version on the blog has been left almost exactly as I first published it, mistakes and all. I’m sorry to make you suffer through those, but they show how much I’ve grown as a writer. Before that, I’d been working on Good Fences, but I didn’t have the courage to post it due to the fact that it’s all all-human story. We can blame Zigster for that one (she started it!). I have yet to upload Good Fences on the blog, but will do so soon.
In February of this year, Alive After Dark reached its 1000th review, and I was so excited that I decided to write its first side story. Enter Eric Reads Twilight. It’s a one-shot of… well, Eric Northman reading the book Twilight. Someone suggested he should read Breaking Dawn, but I’m afraid he would die the final death after that one. Now, now… I’m a fan of the Twilight books. They got me started on the whole vampire/paranormal genre, but one has to admit some of the stuff is pretty messed up. I’d rather deal with sex than violence any day. Maybe that’s just me.
Which leads us to Fairies & Pies: an Alive After Dark side story. I was really, really bored one day, and my muse (yeah, I’ll blame her) decided to make me write naughty situations featuring Eric and Sookie. My silly muse likes to tease me like that, and likes to take her time about it too. The story was on hiatus from late April to late September before my muse decided to offer up some more lemony goodness. I apologize to my mom who’s probably reading this…
Worth a Try is about to wrap up with four total chapters. It closes all of AAD into a nice little package… unless my muse decides to tangle me up into another plot bunny. The story starts out a bit depressing, but as usual I can’t stay away from Happily Ever After’s.
Right before writing Fairies and Pies, I started working on an alternate-universe story, the first one I’ve attempted. It’s The World is a Vampire, and will also be uploaded into the blog soon. Unfortunately that process takes forever and a day, maybe longer. Uploading AAD took me a week and hours of work. With 60+ chapters, those of you who have blogs can imagine. The World is a Vampire was inspired by the Smashing Pumpkins’ song “Bullet with Butterfly Wings,” and several times I’ve been accused of planting earworms with every chapter update (earworms, in this context, are songs you can’t get out of your head). I would say I’m sorry, but I’m not. 😀
While I was actively writing AAD and WiaV, Crisi TM and Fairyblood sponsored the “Dead After Dead Reckoning” contest, so I gave it a shot with Nothing’s Gonna Change My World. It was supposed to be a one-shot, but that one chapter received so many reviews (85 by the time I decided to keep writing), that I was swayed into writing the whole story. Winning the contest also had a little to do with it. The title of the story is a bit ironic. Nothing is certain except change, we all know this. Everything in our lives is always in flux, and it is silly for Sookie to think that nothing could ever change her world. However, in the book Dead Reckoning, she seems very upset by this fact. I’m trying to correct her perception: even the vampires, those never-changing creatures, know that change is inevitable around the world and within ourselves.
Talking of change, the latest story in my repertoire is Let’s Be Friends, and it’s actually a True Blood fanfic. Never done one before… my muse is a sick lady hell bent on throwing me in for loops. Well, per usual, I’m trying to give the kids the Happily Ever After we were cheated of during the season finale of True Blood. I didn’t want to think about it too much, I just wanted it.
And finally, I make up my own stuff too. Laurel Defense is my own story, with my own characters, my own plot, my own everything. I thank those of you who’ve had the time to read it, and for those of you who are wondering about it: it’s a paranormal romance with all sorts of fantastical creatures. The heroine, Abby, is a lightning sprite in love with a vampire, which is too bad because sprite blood is venomous to vampires.
Thank you so much for reading! Happy Weekend!