Still flying. Everything's just shiny...
Tuesday, September 19, 2006

I got my OVC, 'Finding Serenity' and a copy of 'the Killer Angels' last week. So I got a little sidetracked. (see previous hysterical gloat) Plus, friends. With issues. (also see previous)

However, in response to the e-mails I have received - there is another chapter being edited even as we speak. (type, whatever) Honestly, I'm kinda scared to open my mail, 'case I get one of the Captain's ears in a box or somethin'. Though if someone wanted to send me a gift-wrapped Jayne for my birthday...

So, really, I'm sorry it is taking so long, but I wouldn't want to palm folks off with something shoddy. I want the results to be the kind of thing that Joss would like (or even say, 'pretend I wrote that, okay?')

This is not my job, unfortunately. It's what I do in the hours around earning cashy money to pay my mortgage. (I am old and boring) I would like this to be my full-time occupation. It may be that when I have finished my FFfest (or it finishes with me) that I will go back to my original writing. But I will not leave people hanging in mid-fic. That's all kinds of bad-mannered. But if you figure that I average about 2,500 words a chapter at about one chapter a week (self-proofed and edited), and fit that around a full-time job, a social life with my husband, and running a house, you might see that I do reasonably well. Incidentally, I wrote most of 'Another Girl' whilst preparing for my wedding, and a couple of chapters by the pool on my honeymoon (husband is mostly understanding of these things, luckily). The crossover I started for the summer challenge has actually mutated, and will be a long fic in its own right. I just need to work out if it comes before or after Zen II.

BTW - has anyone got the technical skills to link music files to fics? It would amuse me to actually put the soundtrack to AGAP on the fic. (You guys did notice the soundtrack, right? If not, check out the lyrics to the songs/chapter headings. It all makes a horrible kind of sense.)


Wednesday, September 20, 2006 7:14 PM


Giftwrapped Jayne, eh? Definitely aren't lackadasical in your birthday wishes, SpaceAnJL;D\

And you are far from old and boring, my dear. Not if you can turn out some quality fanfics like "Another Girl, Another Planet" and "Cold Comfort Mountain" that is;)



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