I hit a life block. Then I had a kid, lost a parent, got a real adult job.
I took a sabbatical from writing or reading SVM/True Blood books and fanfic and read books very different from the one romance genre I had been stuck to. It did me good. So much so that when I eventually got back to reading romance (proud of it too), I read more into it, absorbed more, felt more. I have gotten back to shedding tears while reading too. That is very good. So I guess, the numb has thawed and my inspiration is back.
I have started on some new fandoms and am finishing up my older incomplete works. To the readers who have given me so much love and motivation over the years, I want to apologize for leaving you awesome people for a while and not being able to finish things I started. I am working to be a better writer and a better reader now. I hope I am at least successful in that.
On to the fanfics then…
I am fairly new to the Harry Potter Fanfiction world, been swept up in it since a couple of months. I loved the books and read them years ago. What left me pleasantly surprised was the sheer possibilities with characters I used to think were one dimensional. I am working on a Draco Malfoy-Hermione Granger story (The Dragon) which has two chapters remaining till the end. I am also intrigued with the idea of Tom Riddle and Hermione Granger. In canon, there is so little interaction between Voldemort and Hermione but as students, they had so many things in common. I was intrigued enough to write The Boy I met In the Room Of Requirement, a Tomione romance. No time travel in this story on either end, but Tom and Hermione do meet as teens. What can I say? Hogwarts is a magical castle after all. It was a one-shot but I got a number of reader requests on AO3 to extend it, so I am working on that now.
Click on the Hogwarts Insignia to get to the Harry Potter Fanfics –
I also wrote two Star Wars fanfics, featuring Kylo Ren and Rey. The potential of these two characters is so off the charts. I cried out in rage when the last movie did what it did! Must makers always ruin fan favorite pairings like this? What’s the world come to !!! So I wrote fanfiction…Because I needed something happy and wholesome in my life…Because I was cheated of a happy ending some poor souls deserved…Because I may not own Star Wars but I can certainly write fan fiction…Thank the Maker for that. Also, Adam Driver!
Anyways, here are the links to the the Ben/Rey fanfics where I am giving them different endings and plots. Sue me JJ Abrams and Disney. I am not ashamed. Click on the gang to get to the stories –
With the coronavirus lockdowns all over the world, I hope people are doing as best as they can. We are all in this together. Things are very uncertain for now. I hope all of us can survive this crisis and that our friends and family stay healthy.
Try out the new work if it interests you and please share your thoughts/suggestions/critique. Until the next post then….