Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all my wonderful readers!  I hope you all have a beautiful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, that Santa goes nuts at your house (if that’s your thing), that your relatives don’t drive you nuts (even if that’s a short drive), the booze is good and the food is better.

Viking Hugs and Kisses and to All a Good Night!

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Chapter 30 of “Nothing” is UP!

…what good bad girls want.

These chapters keep coming fast and furious.  Nothing like having an end in sight to get the creative juices flowing.  I’m not sure exactly how many more chapters this story will take, but we should soon find out whether or not Eric is slated to die on May 3rd, 2011… Yikes!  When was “Dead Reckoning” published?  Sometimes we’d all like to forget, amiright???

*BIG HUGE DISCLAIMER*

This chapter contains non-explicit talk about rape and incest.  So, not exactly something one would run away from, but I’m all for disclaimers when the subject matter turns sexually violent.  It won’t go into detail, not even close, but I’m sensitive to triggers and I wanted to make sure nobody started reading this chapter without the disclaimer.  You will find this same message at the beginning of the chapter, for the readers who like to skip reading posts.

Along with that disclaimer comes this one: please trust me.  There is a scene in this chapter that WILL rub us the wrong way (and I wrote it!).  But bear with me and with the story.  Thank you!  Viking Hugs and Kisses!!!!

Take me to Chapter 30!

Chapter 29 of “Nothing” is Up!

 

I was super excited writing this chapter.  My muse is delivering faster than ever, and she’s serving up all kinds of goodies in this chapter.  It’s loooong, like the first chapters of this story, and it’s chock-full of information and all of it is important and relevant.  So sit back, relax with some coffee, tea, or alcohol (you might need it), and enjoy!  Meanwhile, I’ll be furiously working on the next chapter – another doozy, methinks.

By the way… I’m posting this story on Fictionpad a la Fanfiction.net (since I refuse to post it again on the latter).  We shall see how that works out, although so far, so good.  If you happen to follow me there AND here, then you might want to disregard the updates on this story that you get from Fictionpad.  Sorry about that!

Clicky-clicky for Chapter 29

The Holidays – and Chapter 28 of Nothing is Up!

Happy Everything!  I’m being bold with that statement, I understand, but there are so many people celebrating so many things and so many who take offense if I don’t say something in particular and I just want people to be happy.  Can’t we all just get along?

Actually, I had a little bit of an epiphany yesterday.  A girl (she’s very young, 19 years old) that used to help me at work and who I consider to be the most wonderful, funniest, smartest person in the world announced that… his name is now a boy’s name.  That’s not even what threw me for a loop at all.  Like not even!  I knew he liked girls, and when he made the announcement I wasn’t surprised.  What messed me up is having to use he/him.  And it doesn’t even bother me… it confuses the crap out of me!  Am I being a bad person for needing an adjustment period with pronouns?  I mess them up all the time even with no ambiguity…

Who saw Stephen Moyer singing on The Sound of Music?  Amazing, right?!  Right?!  I liked it.  Maybe I’m just a simple soul.

Festivus is coming!  Airing of grievances!  I have one: True Blood’s Casting Call for the first episode of the last season.  ‘Nuff said, because if I keep going I just might… cry, actually.

Chapter 28…Click!

Chapter 27 of “Nothing’s” is Up!

Hi, everybody!  How are you all doing this fine pre-Thanksgiving weekend?  It’s Friday, I get it.  To me it’s already the weekend.

There were some late comments on “Nothing’s” page, regarding the better endings that fanfiction affords the Southern Vampire Mysteries.  Well, this is why we have fanfiction to begin with.  As a matter of fact, I started reading fanfiction when I didn’t quite enjoy Book 5 because it didn’t address anything about Book 4.  So I found this little gem by Terri Botta (if you haven’t read it, why not?  Stop right now and go read THAT.  You’ll thank me later).  She even included her own original characters and it is one of the most popular fanfics in fanficdom.

That said, even True Blood benefits from fanfiction.  A lot of us writers stick to SVM, but some know the show better and take it from there.  I wish I read more fanfiction than I do, but if there are any interesting stories I usually “favorite” the author and/or the story itself and you can see what I like here and here.

I like to write what makes me happy, so I get where writers come from when they say that.  Usually what makes me happy, also makes the readers happy.  That’s not to say that we should ALL write fluff.  If we didn’t write about things that make us uncomfortable or draw outside the lines, this would be a very boring world.  Nevertheless, I hope by now y’all understand that I don’t mind so much that Sookie didn’t end up with Eric in canon SVM.  Sookie loves the sun, she never wanted to be a vampire, there’s no way for Eric to go back to being human, AND (something that another author pointed out recently in one of her fics), Eric is a different, dangerous being.

Sometimes – a lot of times – I make the mistake of humanizing Eric, and probably other writers do so as well… why?  Because I don’t know any vampires!  Easy as that.  Ms. Harris doesn’t either, but she tried her best to warn everybody (since Bill said that vampires turn on those they love – or whatever the heck he said in “Dead Until Dark,” or was it only on True Blood?) up until Eric did exactly that.  However, I do resent how “The Maker” (yes, she calls herself that on her website) deconstructed the character so thoroughly.  That was completely uncalled for and it feels like she did it out of spite.  The saying “cutting off her nose to spite her face” comes to mind right now, because she made so many readers so very angry and that was a move that hurts future sales.  That’s all on top of seeming like she is a cantankerous lady to begin with.  There are many famous people that I would love to meet and she’s not one of them.

Ranting done.

Hey!  There’s a new chapter for “Nothing’s”!  And, once again, I’ve switched to a new song for inspiration.  This time it’s Dutch goth group Within Temptation’s Jillian (I’d Give My Heart).  What can I say?  My taste in music is eclectic.

Click here for Chapter 27 – It’s My Fault

Chapter 26 of “Nothing” is Up!

Yay!  Another chapter in what is turning out to be another epic story.  I can now see the end, thankfully, so it probably won’t be 60+ chapters like the behemoth that is AAD.  As y’all know (because I shared the “CODA” and its antithesis “CODA THIS!“) that stupidity that was the last-last book of the SVM series has me seeing red.  So I went ahead and addressed a couple of things in this chapter, things that drove me positively bonkers, but I did it in a nice way to fit with my story – ’cause I love my readers.  That’s right, I said it.  I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU, but probably not like Eric loves Sookie.  More like Pam loves her Jimmy Choos.  Still pretty high up there.

Read on: Chapter 26 – Watch the City Burn (Part 2)

Coda This!

To help get the taste of whatever the heck “After Dead” was (train wreck comes to mind) out of our heads, Suki59 posted this gem. Please read it and support her because she actually rose to the challenge and wrote a better coda than CH. Happy reading!

Sookie and Bill