Thanks for the warm fuzzies!
Thursday, June 9, 2005

I've just posted the most recent fic...Desperate Times ( Delia Cycle #6). Please feel free to leave your ratings and feedback!

Since posting my personal email address, I've gotten several great waves on the Delia Cycle. I'm so glad you all love it as much as I do. It's so nice to know that my fic is understood and welcomed. Who knows...maybe Joss is out there reading them!
I thought it would be easier to post this in a blog rather than respond to the emails individually. I apologize for the blanket explanation!

My fanfic started out as a mere writing exercize. I write non-fiction...magazine articles mainly, on spec. Over a year ago I encountered massive writer's block. I found an exercize meant for non-fiction writers. You take characters from a TV show or film that you enjoy and write an episode for that show. Being a huge Firefly fan, I tried "Saving Graces" was born. The more I wrote, the more I got into it. I've had these stories on my hard drive for a long time. I've tweaked them, over and over, until they were woven together with some very tight thread.

Recently, I began a new series on Zoe's life right before she joined the Independents. I felt the need to repost my previous writing. I'd been to many times previously but had never registered. Now, you are seeming my work, most of you for the first time.

I've written a lot. 958 KB worth. My stories are long, almost novellas. I don't like to write in small chapters. Hence, the delay in my next installment in the Delia Cycle.

One word of note. "Mary Sue" fiction this ain't. Delia and I are night and day different, and I didn't model her on myself. Nor would I presume to insert myself into the 'Verse. I started this from three words : "Everyone Needs Someone." Zoe has Wash. Kaylee has Simon. Book has God. Who does Mal have? Not Inara. Who does Jayne have? Hence the creation of Europa.

At a certain point in my writing, I started crying. I realized Delia had to go. She couldn't exist in the pre-existing canon of Firefly forever. She fit...but only so much.

It has been incredibly gratifying to receive the response you guys have had to my writings. Thanks to you all, especially Ambobell and Nutluck for leaving great feedback for all to see. To those of you who have taken the time to privately email me with your praise ( and critique! ) I thank you as well. I'll keep writing if you keep reading.

On a more personal note...I will answer a few questions I've received.

1. I live outside of Washington, DC in the Maryland suburbs.
2. I am married. My husband and I were separated for a while last summer, but we have since reconciled.
3. The tattoo is on the small of my back.
4. While I personally find Adam Baldwin attractive, I wouldn't kick Nathan out of bed for eating crackers...unless he f'ed better on the floor!

Thanks again, all.



Thursday, June 9, 2005 6:57 AM


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Thursday, June 9, 2005 6:57 AM


Where in the suburbs of MD? I live just south of Baltimore aroung BWI.

- Soul


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