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A Madness Most Discreet: Part 2

I’ve started writing part 2 :)

Thankfully, these boys haven’t abandoned me like the SSE boys did >.<

So, I’m most of the way through Chapter 1. I was going to write the entire thing and then edit and then post, but I’ve decided I’m going to post as I write and edit chapters. That’ll make for a longer break between updates, but I think I’ll get the entire thing out much quicker that way.

I am completely outlined through this leg of the story, so there’s no chance I’m gonna paint myself into a corner (my usual fear with posting incomplete stuff).

So, yeah, almost finished Chapter 1 and hoping to get that finished tonight :)


WTF Am I Doing?

Just a quick little post to say that I posted an A Madness Most Discreet extra today. I’m calling it a ‘betweentake’ because it comes in ‘between’ part 1 and part 2 ;) It’s filthy, and terribly un-PC, but it’s almost twice the length of one of my normal chapters. If you look closely, you might get the chance to prompt the next AMMD betweentake as JasperLuver48 did this time around.

Now that I’ve done that, I’ve got a one shot to polish for the Halloween Fest and some betaing to do. I’m finding myself reluctant to start another writing project so close to NaNo, which is ridiculous because I have almost 3 weeks—that’s like 35k in NaNo terms ;)

Keep your Halloween Fest fics coming in. These will post between 11pm and midnight on the 31st of October so I’m scheduling them all as they come in because at midnight on the 31st I’ll be getting ready to start NaNoWriMo!

And I got an email today from AlwaysWriteWithYourHeart about the TwiSlash Library. She’s making a video and will be using some of my fic banners in it, so… yay!

Letting Your Characters Do WTF They Like

You’re the author. You are the evil puppet master. You make your characters dance. You force the naughty buggers into the shape you want them.

 yeah right

Nice in theory, yeah. Sometimes it doesn’t work that way. Sometimes all the planning and intentions and promises fall over when the characters you’ve created don’t fit the box you had all ready for them.

I’m writing this from a fanfiction perspective specific to writing and posting serially, in which case you often don’t have the option to go back and retcon your character into the mold you require. For me, it applies whether I’m posting serially or not. My characters become living, breathing, real people to me, and I can no more force them to do what I want than I can my husband or my own children. Sure, I can control the situations they are put into (my characters, not my family) but I cannot control what they do once they get there.

Thing is, you’re not supposed to do this. You are the boss of your characters and they are supposed to do what you tell them. And yet, when I attempt to do this, it comes out forced, stilted, and I end up scrapping a chapter I’ve just written. And the more I force it, the more I end up scrapping.

I recently forced myself to ‘watch’ as a couple of 16 year olds went all the way when I was adamant that they should not be having sex at that point in their relationship. And then my jaw hit the floor when one of them had a quite moving and unexpected emotional reaction afterward. Yes, I’m the author. Yes, I choose every one of the words that make up those scenes. But I’m fucked if I’m going to not write what really happens.

Because when it comes down to it, that is what really happened.

It’s gotta be a good thing if your characters are that well realised and you know them well enough to know what they would and wouldn’t do in any given situation, right? If the story is so real to you, the author, that forcing it into an unreal form feels so incredibly wrong that you cannot abide what you’ve written if you haven’t listened to your characters, then I say listen to the bloody characters! What happens in your story might be politically incorrect, or it might be completely in contrast to your outline, or you might be breaking promises you made to your readers…

Fuck it. The story will be more real—more realistic—and better overall than if you tried to force a square peg into a round hole.

And there is my fuck-the-rules post, my NaNo blogging procrastination, and my explanation for a certain chapter I recently posted, all rolled into one Wednesday blog post :D Now, I’m off to break a few promises while I listen to my Deja Vu boys and let them show me how Chapter 6 is going to go down ;)

Fic Update: A Madness Most Discreet Chapter 8

While I’m here I had to show off my shiny new banner for this story, kindly made for me by Raggdoll of Twilight.

Clicky for Chapter 8 on FFn | AO3 | TwiWrite

Fic Update: A Madness Most Discreet

Chapter 7 now posted.


Archive of our Own


Bit of a late update. Actually, I’ve been doing exactly no writing or editing in the last week or so. New addiction by the name of Google+. I’m not a facebook fan, but G+ is rocking my socks. I loves it. You can find me here.

Fic Update: A Madness Most Discreet Chapter 6

Chapter 6 of A Madness Most Discreet has been posted everywhere I post now.



Archive of our Own

Fic update: A Madness Most Discreet (and some other important stuff)

Chapter 5 is up now on TwiWrite and Archive of our Own. (ETA: it’s now on Fanfiction.net as well)


Hey, while I’m here, I got nominated in the Twifestivals! Edward from Lost Boys got nom’d for Best Vamp, and I got nom’d for Best Angst Author, Best Blogger/Tweeter, and (OMMFG) Best All-Time Author O.O

And my venis-envy got her Edward from The Other Side of Night nom’d for Best Vamp too! This is the fic she wrote for my birthday!

Here are the nominated fics and authors, and you can go here to vote! Please do. Support the slash authors that share their stories with you for nothing more than a little love :D