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If you're reading my fanfic and my LJ, you'd know that I've been uninspired and having a hard time writing. *coughs* see previous entry from last week *coughs*  Nothing was coming -- not Prufrock, not DA, not Confessions of a Fairy Godmother...  Then yesterday I stumbled onto a song and got inspired again.

Well, if you're following the Against Time Series, chapter 6 is done!  That's right.  Only to edit and hopefully it'll be up by next week.  Trust me, I'm probably more excited than you are to finally get it out.  I've started chapter 7 and things really start heating up.  Fortunately, I do have all the main events plotted out and hopefully it's back on track.

I didn't think I had it in me to keep going, then I heard Hedley's "Perfect."  It totally reminded me of Alec and it fits perfectly with Against Time.  Then suddenly I wanted to write for Wake... because all these images came flooding back.  And there we have it.  So simple?  Yeah right.  I wish.

I'm not an audiophile like some of my friends, but music does play a big part in my writing process.  It helps set the tone and pushes me to keep going.  I've had whole stories inspired by a single song.  I also have a knack for picking songs that will be big on TV show and movie soundtracks, so I think I'm pretty good at choosing music for atmosphere.  And that I spent way way way too much time in front of the TV as a kid.

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A/N:  This is a scene that didn’t make it into Chapter 5, but I felt like sharing it because I haven’t updated in forever and am feeling particularly guilty.  I wrote it after I wrote Chapter 5 and it never really “fit” properly into the story.


Damage Control Outtake )



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After months of running in circles, Chapter 7 of Between the Lines is finished!  It has to be the longest chapter I've written so far -- twice as long as the others.  Since the plan is for 10 chapters, I'm back on track.  The reason for the delay was because a few new ideas came to me and I had to figure out how to work them in.  I'll probably spend the weekend editing it and it should be posted around Monday or Tuesday. *crosses fingers*

I know Chapter 5 of Wake... is overdue but when it does show up it'll be pretty long because part of Chapter 4 was cut and I added an extra scene.  I've been getting requests for updates on this one and I feel guilty.  It'll come eventually.
parallax23: (words lost meaning)
Since I finished Just Another 48 Hours, I decided to take inventory of how far I've come since I started posting.

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parallax23: (hands of time)
I was struggling with the sequel to Just Another 48 Hours, to give it an actual plot and subplots.  Then I was listening to the radio while reading the stuff on last night that I figured it out.  Green Day's Wake Me Up When September Ends came on, and I realized that I'd want to pick up in September, four months later.  It would be sufficient time to establish some of the things I want to have going on, but short enough that too many things don't seem pushed off.  Then wham!  I had the entire thing outlined before the morning was over.

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