Something for my readers to think about. Although… I respectfully decline to be nominated, simply because my life is too stressful at this time. However, the premise is awesome and would love for this contest to be super successful. Please read and nominate your favorite authors!
Welcome to the last chapter of this behemoth of a story. Did my darling readers know that most chapters of this story average 4500 words? Some were longer and some were shorter. And those of you who read through all of it – THANK YOU! Holy Toledo, thank you so much! I apologize for the hiatus I took when life got all crazy, but I thank you (yes! Again!) for coming back. This story will continue to post on Fictionpad a little bit more often than weekly, but I’ll start working on a new story soon – or finish “Let’s Be Friends.” I’m sorry that I can’t commit one way or another. In the meantime, please read the last chapter of “Nothing’s Gonna Change My World.”
This is the one and only chapter in which we actually hear from the Viking extraordinaire. There’s a reason for that.
Hello, darling readers! I promised a nice, happy ever after, and it’s almost here! This is the penultimate chapter to the tale of what happened after “Dead Reckoning.” A lot of things happen in this chapter in quick succession, so keep your eyes peeled for the conclusions that Sookie draws and you’ll get a tiny hint of what’s to come. It is NOT as cut and dry as one might think. I did make a promise of HEA – I did not say it would be boring.
And, if any of you feel like clicking on those links that seem to be live, sorry! The final chapter has been scheduled to post next Thursday… just in case I change my mind and edit it some more.
Look at that, look at what I did. I wrote this chapter in a record three days! Unbelievable… Don’t get used to it.
I read all your wonderful comments. I will not do anything to keep our lovers separated, but I did hint at the “Charlaine-Harris-y” ending that had once floated through my mind. Read the chapter and you’ll find out. Now that it’s out like that, it’s off the table as a possible finale.
Also in this chapter, I addressed a piece of stupidity that happened in the book Deadlocked. That book never happened in this timeline, because this story happens right after Dead Reckoning, so Sookie never finds Eric feeding from another person or anything remotely nonsensical such as that. If any of you lovely readers gave up and never read Deadlocked, then you won’t really know what I’m talking about (you’re the lucky ones). If you, like me, read that piece of garbage, you will high-five me like I’m Barney Stinson and I just got a date while speaking dolphin. Legen….(wait for it)… dary!
My wonderful plans to post these chapters furiously fast went out the window when real life decided to be a pest. But, for more positive news, the end is coming! Yay… What does that mean? It means that I might actually start a new story, or finish “Let’s Be Friends.” I dunno, it’s a toss-up. I guess it depends on my fickle muse and my @sshole real life. In the meantime… enjoy!
Who are my magnificent readers? You can all raise your hands, go on! I’ve read all your comments regarding the ending for this fic: Happy Ever After it is. Although, just for kicks and giggles, I might post an alternate ending with a strong warning… NOT, not, not a “Charlaine-Harris-y” ending, just an alternate.
Actually, I’ve been able to upload these chapters several days before they actually post onto the site, which has given me a little leeway on time. If anybody has been lurking around and sees the links for the next chapter, and the link doesn’t quite work, that’s because it’s there but not published. I’m evil that way.
This fic has been up and running since May of 2011, right after “Dead Reckoning” broke our hearts forever. I’m so happy to be able to finish it soon. There are several stories running through my mind right now, and I even have an idea for a title! Isn’t that just amazing? To me it is, anyway.
Here’s to hoping that 2014 is another outstandingly good year for all our muses!
Happy Boxing Day – for those who celebrate! I want to celebrate Boxing Day too! Here in the U.S., today is the day we go back to work to get away from the family members who are invading our homes. Boxing Day takes on a whole different connotation when viewed in THAT light, huh?
About this chapter: I feel I have to give y’all a heads up that Sookie will be unlike herself during much of it. It’s obvious she’s dealing with some very heavy burdens and that shows through the things she says – yeah, she’s cursing a lot. I don’t like to write out expletives, for the most part, unless they serve a particular purpose. Otherwise they lose their rightful place and fail to shock and awe. The fact that I’m using them in this chapter has a ton of significance.
There are several endings for “Nothing’s Gonna Change My World” that are currently running through my head. A couple will produce angst for me and for my readers. One is ho-hum-blah, HEA, same ol’-same ol’. Another is completely alien, unexpected, and “Charlaine-Harris-y.” I might write them all out and try them all on for size… then I might post them all and let y’all click at your own risk. Thoughts on the matter are MOST welcome below!