I want to congratulate all winners and nominees of the TB/SVM Fanfic Awards, and also thank those of you who took time to vote for yours truly. Although I have not been named as a winner, I feel like one, because it thrills me to write for a fandom with so many devoted authors and readers. With SVM book series over, and True Blood coming to an end, I can tell with confidence: the saga of Sookie and Eric lives on.
The next chapter of DTRT is finally up. Many thanks to amazing bwtawny for consulting me on some medical questions, and whatever I fucked up is on me and Google (almost spelled it as Giggle). I’ve run out of patience and decided not to post Annotations, so feel free to giggle up or ask me in comments what the heck I was thinking about writing this or that.
I was just informed yesterday about more TB/SVM goodness! I’m excited, and my Muse is excited, too! She is demanding that once I reblog this notification, I get right back to Chapter 20 and continue with EPOV ;)
Also, if any one of you, my dear readers, have medical background, please let me know. I need to verify some info for the chapter, and I don’t know if what I’ve found on the I’net is going to work for what I have in mind. Thank you!
Originally posted on You Want Blood... the TB/SVM Fanfic Awards:
Before we open up for nominations on May 1, we thought it would be a good idea to explain the rules we, The Authority Panel, have discussed.
- All completed fanfictions may be submitted for consideration.
- A WIP (work in progress) must have been updated within the last six months to be considered for any category EXCEPT the Pins and Needles award. We understand there are some phenomenal stories out there that are in progress, but we want to try to celebrate those authors that are continuously striving to update their stories.
- For the New Kid on the Block award, the author must have posted their first story between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014.
- For next year’s awards (yes, we are thinking ahead), the same story cannot win a category twice. For example, if Bored to Death were to win The Best of the Best (favorite fic of all-time)…
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New addition to the PMF and DTRT Character Gallery:
Meet Malcolm Ridley. This OC appears in DTRT. He is a dark horse at first. Sent to Area Five to watch Eric in an official capacity of a royal intern of the sorts, he also has another less admirable mission. But his heart leads him in ways none of his masters would predict.
I also decided a sneak peek is in order.
…Weak smells of disinfectants and chemicals reminded of a hospital, a very clean, tidy hospital. The two nurses in light blue scrubs were silent and completely detached in their professional attitude. I had to be the patient, of course.
My clothes were gone, replaced by a hospital gown. I was hooked up to machines that were beeping softly, reading my vitals. My ankles and wrists were strapped to the bed, but even if I were free, I’d be going nowhere in the near future, not on my own, at least. I was weak as a kitten. Continue reading
A few days ago Put Me First and Die Tonight; Rule Tomorrow were nominated for the Favorite Action Fanfic over at Fanatic Fanfics Awards 2014. I’m still in shock, as I am every day when I look at my stats on WordPress and see that I have followers despite the fact my writing has been less than regular. My bad, I know. No excuses. I don’t know who that benevolent person is who nominated my stories, but I thank you and all my readers from the bottom of my heart. I also want to congratulate InvertedMeridian, Kittyinaz, WhiteWolfLegend, magsmacdonald, FarDareisMai2, misscyn and other authors representing SVM/TB fandoms.
Voting starts today and will continue for two weeks. If you feel like it, cast your vote here.
As I have begun outlining Chapter 20 of DTRT (working title “Taken”), I also reread the most recent chapters of DTRT and went over my notes. Let me tell you, I’ve got a lot of notes. Hah. The good thing about a complicated mess such as DTRT is that there are many avenues to build the plot and bury the plot bunnies. What sucks is that at some point they all have to be addressed one way or another. So, I’m preparing to address the unresolved and unclear stuff, and that’s where you, my dear reader, come in. Since you guys are the best critics of my work, I want to make sure I don’t leave anything behind, ‘cause there are only a few chapters left in the story.
I would like to give answers to as many questions as I possibly can, and if you think of any loose ends, let me know. It may be anything – a trifle, or a major turn of events – whatever bothers you in this chapter or that, even back to Put Me First. Why did he say this? Who did that? Who was hiding outside Fangtasia the night Eric went tracking but heard Sookie and dropped the hunt and flew to Bon Temps? Etc. You get the idea, I’m sure. If it’s something that has already been dealt with, I’ll just clarify in response to the comment.
While I retain my right as the author to twist the story any way it takes me (the characters steer the wheel, I just hold on to it), I do want to thank you all for being so kind to me and my rants, forgiving my mistakes, and encouraging me along the way. And I can’t bare the thought of any of you walking away disappointed because there are missing or inconsistent pieces to the puzzle.
By the way, I might not post a sneak peek into the upcoming chapter. Too many spoilers ;)
I realized that when I write my story, I often have to sort of meander around other characters’ motivations, lives, etc, because of the limitation of the narrative in SPOV or EPOV. I try embedding enough clues for the reader to deduce what’s in other characters’ heads, but since I’m the author it’s always more clear to me than you. I wanted to give you a look into another small facet of DTRT – a facet that didn’t really fit within the story but would provide a very interesting insight into what happened the night of the coronation. Trust me, every time I write something that may come across as weird, there’s a whole story of its own behind it. Such as this one:
I’m very proud to present “For Want of a Stone” in today’s spotlight, a fantasy novel by Jason Alan. It is the first book in the series, and I’m hoping to see the next installment verrry soon. Meanwhile, for a limited time you can obtain the published novel for free, available on Amazon here.
[Alpha's note: the special offer expired as of 01/22/2014, and to my knowledge the book now runs at its regular price.]
Jason has kindly agreed to have Chapter I featured on my site for all of you to take a peek. Enjoy this great story, and I’m sure you’ll find yourself clicking on the links to the full version in no time.
Chapter I: Grinder
Thanks to all who has continued to read the story. This chapter has been in works for a very long time. It’s finally here, and I do hope you won’t hate me for the cliffy.
If you want to learn more about Felipe’s palace and Calat Alhambra, click here.
Help needed! If you recognize the story below, please please reply to this post! WhiteWolf has been looking for it for a while now:
Happy 2014, my lovelies! I wish you health, love, and happiness! Surround yourselves with honest people who care and don’t be afraid to say no when you feel it’s the right thing to do. Let this year be the most awesome, rocking, and exciting year for you and your loved ones.
After having 2013 kick me in the butt, I have decided to return the favor and kick a bit of butts myself. The list of butts includes finishing DTRT, and I feel I’m back on track, with the next chapter at its 7K word mark. Which means it will be up in a couple of weeks!