Hello!! Welcome to my first, semi-regular rundown of my writing progress and miscellaneous other bits and pieces!
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I am most comfortable in long form, but I'll do my best to keep these updates brief. I'll split up each update according to sub-headings. So rather than updates reading like an essay, they'll read like a report instead. FUN, RIGHT?
It's been a busy month. I was worried I was going to lose my job at one point, but my team has survived this latest round of the employment Hunger Games. We are part of the Precariat, but we're hanging in there.
Halloween Through the Ages
Halloween is not traditionally 'celebrated' much in Australia, but that's been changing over time. We do our best to contribute. Sadly, there will be no Trick or Treating this year :(
Writing Check-In: Oct 2021
This section of my updates will consist of the usual WIP suspects. I'll be using this to track my progress and keep myself accountable when it comes to writing goals. This will be especially handy as I'm participating in NaNoWriMo for the first time ever this year.
Hitman adventure romance (novella)
Sci-fi adventure romance
Dramione zombie post apocalyptic fic
Chps 74 & 75
Dramione fantasy AU fic
LA VIE EN ROSE
LIATOTZA alternate ending
(MF Fest 2021)
Fan Art: Oct 2021
Mab (@catmintandthyme) created 3 pieces for LIATOTZA:
This shotgun wielding, combat boots-wearing, MurderBaby!Draco.
Draco stripping for his first bath at Grimmauld Place after being busted out of Azkaban by Harry and Hermione (Chapter 5).
"Good girl, up we go." Welwyn Hospital recue/combat scene (Chapter 9).
Ginger created 3 pieces for LIATOTZA:
Chainsaw Hex from (Chapter 9)
Zombie Ron from (Chapter 14)
New Fics! Oct 2021
SLAY & La Vie En Rose
So SLAY (Dramione fantasy AU) was meant to be my submission for MF Fest 2021, but when the story began to blow out to 23k words, with no end in sight, I knew I had to pull the plug and submit something more manageable instead. The end result was La Vie En Rose, which I wrote in about three days and came in at a more reasonable 12k words.
No one knows how the Liminal came to be. It is a bridge between two words; the world of men and mages, and the world of the Elim. For centuries, witches have kept the Liminal at bay, preventing it from expanding and allowing the encroachment of the Elim into human territory. Hermione Granger's turn to guard the Liminal has come. Trouble is, the role is also a death sentence, as the magic required to temper the Liminal kills most witches within a few, short years. Hermione has no intention of dying, however. She wants to take down the Liminal once and for all, but this will require the help of the very enemy she seeks to destroy.
I commissioned Dramione Superartist, Jaxx, to make a piece for SLAY . Here it is! The first chapter is released over the Christmas break. I CANNOT WAIT!!
In the meantime, Jaxx has been making phenomenal Dramione pieces. Check them out on her Instagram.
I think that's it for my fic-related fan art in October. Have I missed anything?
Fan Fic in the News: Oct 2021
I added these article to the website. Highly recommend you read these ones in particular:
Finley, B. (2021, Oct 22), The Link Between the Best Mods and the Fanfiction Community, Tech Raptor.
Quiocho, K. (2021, Oct 15), Fanfiction on the big screen, The Daily.
Popova, M. (2021, Oct 6), How Fanfiction Can Inspire a Meaningful Cultural Activism and Challenge Social Stigmas, Lit Hub.
And that's it for October! Thank you so much for reading!