Friday, July 5, 2013

July Already?!?

Well, the year is already half over. I can't believe it! Where does all of the time go?!?

But on a more usual train of thought, I haven't been updating lately. In fact, I haven't updated since March, and I haven't even bothered to change my updating schedule. So most of you are probably wondering why I'm not updating every Tuesday and Friday like it says I will be.

I know, I know. I'm quite horrible. As I've stated before, I am seriously just not into the Twilight Saga anymore, and so it is hard for me to even think about finishing LfW right now. I really need to get it done, and preferably before the end of the summer.

I suppose this is where more pointless promises would come in, but the truth is, I'm not going to promise to update twice a week until it is done, because I know I won't do it. This is merely me recognizing the fact that I owe it to you, and myself, to see this story to the end. I am not deleting this one. I can't do that again.

What I am going to promise is that, while I may not actively be working on the next chapters, I am at least thinking about it. I am thinking about where to bring the characters, how to reach the ending I've always imagined. This ending has to be a good one, as it will be the ending to what it (most likely) going to be my last Twilight fanfiction. I might dabble with some oneshots or sequels to things *coughcough* Tier in Geist *coughcough* but nothing too serious.

So, that's how my July is going so far. Happy Canada Day to the Canucks, and Happy 4th to the Yankees!

I'm a Canuck.

Hopefully an update will come your way soon!

Remember me.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Level Up

Listening to: Toxic (Britney Spears Cover) by A Static Lullaby (link)

So this is going to be quite a short update as I just wanted to say that I've switched my update schedule for Liberty for Wolves from updating every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to updating every Tuesday and Friday. It's just a little much to write three chapters in a week. I really don't want to rush the chapters for you guys, so this way I have a little more time to spend thinking about the plot and editing it until I feel like the chapter is right. Even though I am no longer interested in this storyline, or Twilight in general, I really want to give you guys the best I can give.

Thanks!

Remember me.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Where in the World Did the Time Go?

Listening to: The Forgotten by Green Day

Explanation of the title: it's already February holy sh-.

So I've done a lot of thinking lately, and I've come to a conclusion. I am going to finish Liberty for Wolves. I am currently sitting facing the fact that my second semester of my last year of high school begins in two days, but I am determined to spend the rest of the weekend writing out what I can of the next few chapters. Hopefully, the story will be over and done with in two-three weeks, depending on how long it ends up being. I will be updating every two days until it is done.

It has taken me a lot of soul-searching and mental breakdowns to get to this point, and I am proud of myself for coming to this point.

But this isn't all. I have also decided that it is time I begin going through my already completed stories and editing them. In particular, I will be focusing on Tier in Geist, which was among my first ever-completed stories and needs a little work to bring it up to par.

Hopefully, I won't fail in these tasks. Wish me luck!

Remember me.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Dear Alia,

Months ago, I received a wonderful message from someone who read my blog. Whether it was my main blog, or my spam blog, I am unsure, but I'm going to put this on both of them so that she sees it.

Dear Alia,

First off, sorry for taking so long to reply to you! You were nice enough to hunt down a way to contact me and I couldn't even bring myself to read your message until now. Honestly, for the past six months or so, every review I've received in my inbox has just been shuffled into another folder and neglected until I could work up the courage to reply. So, I apologize for waiting this long to get back to you.

Second, thank you for liking my stories so much. The ones that are finished, I worked hard on to put up, and the one that isn't (LFW), I hope will be completed soon.

A 'Bella in Wonderland' fic would be a great read, I agree with you there. Unfortunately, I must say that I've fallen out of love with the Twilight series. I've been working to try my hand at new things, particularly attempting to focus on writing my own original stories, but I've also been dabbling into other fandoms. I'm afraid that if I try to start another Twilight fic, it will fall short of my own harsh terms I hold myself too, and that wouldn't be good for anyone.

I'm going to be completely honest with you, Alia; a year, six months, and ten days ago (can't believe it's been so long), my father passed away. The pain of losing him was much more then I could handle then, and is only growing more and more each day as I face obstacles like graduating high school and moving away from home for the first time without him. Again, I'll be honest; I went to therapy to talk about my feelings with a lovely psychologist for over a year, before deciding that I didn't need anymore sessions in August. Lately I've been feeling like I made a grave mistake, and as my heart grows heavier and heavier with his absence, I don't think I'll be making it to Christmas without having a breakdown and needing to restart my therapy. I know when you set out with the innocent thought to ensure that I knew your thoughts, you didn't expect me to share all of this with you.

The truth, Alia, is that I've been holding this back from all of my readers. My readers who have been waiting patiently for updates that may never come, and never understanding just what is going on from my side of the screen. My life has been in ruins since May 1st of 2011, and I just don't know what to do. I felt that I had to say this to someone, to get it out there and off my chest so that I don't feel so bad about everything anymore, because I do feel bad. I feel bad everyday and I don't think I'm ever going to stop feeling like this.

I'm sorry if this was too much to share, but I felt that you, Alia, and everybody else deserved it.

This next part, again, is not just for you; it's for everyone. I know that you specifically went to FF.net to find a surefire way to contact me. I'm going to let you, and everybody else, know that there are a couple of ways of contacting me, and you are free to choose whichever method you wish to do so.

Email: xlaraconners@live.co.uk
Twitter: @XlaraC
FanFiction: fanfiction.net/~xlarac
FictionPress: fictionpress.com/~xlarac

So, if you, Alia, or anybody else wishes to share their thoughts about my stories with me, or even just wants to say 'hi' every once in a while, feel free. My inbox is always open to each and every one of you.

Alia, I hope you see this. You're message, while simple, made me think of a lot of things today. Thank you, sincerely, for you message.

Remember me. xx

Most Lonely Face

Listening to: Most Lonely Face by the Holloways

Explanation for the title: see above song :)

I promise I'm going to have a chapter up later tonight, guys.

Seriously. I promise.

Remember me.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Balls

Listening to: I Want by One Direction

Explanation of the title: my last tweet had the hash tag #writersblocksucksballs in it and yea

Hello, everybody! (Which is practically nobody because that's exactly who reads this blog - nobody). I just felt like checking in over here, putting into words again my current plans for FanFiction - which is very little. I seriously have no idea what I'm doing with my writing anymore. I have had writer's block for over a year now and it is seriously stunting my creativity. I honestly wish I could go back in time to when I first started writing 'Play the Fox' and just suck all the writing ability out of my head at that point and bring it to me in present time. I know I've mentioned this somewhere before, but I was so interested in 'Play the Fox' when I first started writing it that I popped out seven chapters in less than half an hour. I am incredibly jealous of the writing talents of my past self.

Currently I have about a hundred or two story ideas running through my head, and like I discussed in my last post, hardly any of them are Twilight related. I just can't find it in my to be interested with Edward and Bella right now.

How many people would kill me if I decided to either put 'Liberty for Wolves' on official hiatus or take it down all together? I really don't want to do that because it seems like whenever I find myself in a hard place with a story I give up and take it down.

You know what? That's all I'm writing for today. I've completely depressed myself with my thoughts, and I don't even have ice cream to make it better.

Remember me.

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Monster at the End of this Book

Listening to: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift

Explanation of the title: I just finished watching the episode of Supernatural with the same name.

Well, well. It has been a long time, hasn't it? Considering the last time I posted on here was in February, I think everybody would agree with me. I decided it was about time that I fixed up the blog and let you know what I've been working on in my absence. I haven't fully planned out what I'm going to be writing about in this blog, but hopefully I'll remember to touch on everything.

1. As you might be able to tell, I've updated the blog template. It's not as involved as my old one, what with there being no banner and no 'about me' section, but I really enjoy the robot. It's part of my efforts to start posting more often on here. Keep our fingers crossed that it works!

2. Writing. Right. The only current story that is an official work in progress is Strange Imprints: Liberty for Wolves (thisisalinkthisisalinkthisisalink), and I haven't been able to update that since May because of my writer's block (yes, it's still here). I've been dabbling with a few stories that I had taken down, and by 'dabbling' I mean I recently reread all I have written of Edward's Inferno (man, does anybody even remember that story?). So, there's that. I'm hoping to be able to finish Liberty for Wolves soon, so that I can just leave it behind and move on with my life.

3. On that note, the Strange Imprints series is going to be coming to a close when I am finished Liberty for Wolves. I just don't have it in me anymore to write what is basically the same story over-and-over with a different animal, even if you guys like it. That doesn't mean I will never come back to it or anything, I mean, I am still interested in writing some Before the Imprint stories revolving around A Lion Sleeps and Rose in May, but what it does mean is that I will no longer be trying to come up with story ideas for the series. I'm sorry, I know you guys like it a lot, but I'm just no longer interested in it any more. If I'm being completely honest, the only one I truly enjoyed writing was the first one, Play the Fox. So I'm putting an end to it after Wolves.

4. So this point speaks about Twilight in general. To tell you guys the truth, I'm not really into it anymore. Lately I've been focusing on my other interests, such as Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and even One Direction. It's becoming harder and harder for me to think about ideas involving the Twilight cast, so I don't know how many more I'm going to be able to write. I mean, I have so many ideas that are just sitting in near-empty folders on my computer that I would love to branch into, but that would be hard with a dwindling interest in the characters. We'll just have to see how this goes, I guess.

Some Ideas:

A while back, I got an idea in my head about Edward mating with Victoria. I would still happily write that story. Don't have much more than that, never really got around to writing a summary of it or anything. Hopefully I will have some more information than this up on the Spam Blog (thisisalinkthisisalinkthisisalink) soon.

Other than that, I was thinking of starting up Afterglow again - you know, the story with Bella as the vampire and Edward as the human? It's a little overdone, but, well, I'd just like to work on something easy for a change.

Anyways, that's all I have to talk about, really. Hopefully something new will be up soon, either story-wise or on the Spam Blog.

Remember me.
 
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