Hi…. I don’t usually post this sort of thing but I’m pretty sure some of you are fans of Neil Gaiman so I’m gonna post this…  Here’s a chance to win an autographed first edition copy of his book the Graveyard Book…  just answer a question and then give them your email address…  I have a friend who has entered contests there before and she says she hasn’t gotten any spam from them so it should be safe.

http://www.scottking.info/blog/giveaways/neilgaimans-the-graveyard-book-contest/?lucky=54

Good Luck!

Hi, so I had heard of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which happens in November, but I had never participated in it or anything like it.  As those of you who follow my blog know, I recently discovered that there is also such a thing as June Novel Writing Month (JuNoWriMo).  I had planned to try to finish The Vampire and His Pet (TV&HP) by participating in the event.

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However, on Friday I woke from a dream about an FBI Agent named Charlie and his best friend Lucy.  Charlie was in love with her but he watched heartsick at a dinner party as she told her boyfriend she would marry him.  That night an envelope of pictures of Lucy appeared on Charlie’s doorstep revealing that they had a stalker.  That’s when I woke.

The idea pestered me for a bit so I wrote it down intending to go back to it at a later date, but my muse didn’t like that idea, so every two seconds it seemed I’d think of something else for this story.  So finally, I decided to see where it would go and taking the advice of Becca, the woman facilitating JuNoWriMo, I decided to try my hand at writing out an outline, which I had never done for a work of fiction.

I worked on the outline from about 5pm Friday until about 9pm and finished 14 chapters worth of outlines.  Then on Saturday, I went to the movies with my mom, which if any of you like period pieces I highly recommend Far From the Madding Crowd, especially if you’re a fan of Michael Sheen… the man nailed his role… absolutely phenomenal performances all around but his was the best by far.

Anyway, Saturday after I got home I worked on the outline and at 10 pm finished the outline for the final chapter (28 at the time).  I was pretty stoked so when I woke on Sunday I worked on the timeline going through the outline and fixing things so that if a chapter started on a Wednesday and four days later I said Charlie went to work that wouldn’t work since he worked Monday through Friday…so I made those changes even making calendars in Photoshop.

Monday was the first and I’m not sure why but I woke up at 5am and wrote from 5:30am to 8:30pm only stopping long enough to eat and use the bathroom.  I wrote 29,878 words that day.  The next day (Day 02) I wrote 11,636 and then yesterday (Day 03) I wrote 13,803 for a grand total of 55,317.  The goal of JuNoWriMo was 50,000 words.

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So what that means is I finished my first draft with 26 chapters and an epilogue…  It took 6 days from the start of the idea to a complete first draft…  I was shocked, I still am in fact, but I’m so very excited.  Other than two very short fan fic one-shots I’ve never finished a work of fiction before.  And I have ideas for a sequel, so I’m working on an outline for the second book and I think this is going to become a whole series.  I’m hoping the second outline will come as smoothly as the first and I can try to write the second novel for the rest of the month.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know how I did and that TV&HP is temporarily on hold while I work on the second book in this new series.  I’m even planning to join a local writing group at the town library to see if anyone local can help me edit the first book, which is tentatively titled “A Twisted Sort of Cupid.”

I’ll keep you all posted on my progress moving forward.

-Lilly/Sera/Sarah

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I’m joining JuNoWriMo

Posted: May 25, 2015 by LilGray in Uncategorized

Hi, long time to see…  I just wanted to let you all know that I’m joining JuNoWriMo in the hopes of finally finishing The Vampire and His Pet…  the 50,000 word goal should put me just about at the end of the book (I hope! lol.)  anyway for those of you also interested in joining or just learning more here’s the link to their site… http://junowrimo.com/ I hope to have good news (that I’m done writing The Vampire and His Pet) come July first.  Happy writing to those who join in.

Chapter 005 of The Vampire And His Pet is Posted

Posted: February 27, 2015 by LilGray in Uncategorized

Hello.  I finally have Chapter 005 of the Vampire and His Pet posted for all of you to enjoy!

I’m not sure when Chapter 006 will be posted but I’m currently working on fixing it up while I take a break from a massive project my mom has me working on so I hope it will be sooner rather than later.

So without further ado here is Chapter 005 – Best Not To Argue

Chapter 005 – Best Not To Argue

A Little Note About Spoilers for It’s Elemental

Posted: January 11, 2015 by LilGray in Uncategorized

My story, It’s Elemental has always had this warning:

this is an AU, which may include spoilers from True Blood through S04E01 ‘She’s Not There’ and Southern Vampire Mysteries up through book 9, ‘Dead and Gone’.
I am editing the spoiler warning as of 2015-01-11:  I am changing the spoiler warning to include the entire True Blood series and all of the books…  Although I have not watched beyond the very beginning of the second episode in Season 4 I have watched clips and read articles about the subsequent episodes, so to be safe I am changing the warning… there will at the very least be a spoiler up to S05E07 and I am guessing there will be others the further I go in my story so please keep that in mind as you decide whether or not to begin reading (or continue) my story.

The spoiler warning for the books is, as noted above, also changing to include all of the books.  While I have not read them all there is one element from the later books that I may choose to use so to be safe I am expanding the books’ spoiler warning as well.

Therefore the new warning is this:  This is an AU, which may include spoilers from True Blood through S07E10 ‘Thank You’ and Southern Vampire Mysteries up through book 13.5, ‘After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse’.

Sorry for the late notice but I was reading something about Sookie on line, and I decided I want to do the opposite of what the True Blood writers did on that issue.  Therefore, I figured I better change the spoiler warnings before I post chapter 007, which I am currently working on.   I am still not finished changing the chapter to third person past tense so I am still unsure when the chapter will be posted.

Anyways, that’s all for now, I am going to head back to Word and work on the chapter some more.

Hello.  ‘Chapter 006 – Why Can’t I Kill A Couple?’ is now posted and ready for reading.  Chapter 007 is being worked on currently but it is the beginning of the chapters that require additional editing due to discrepancies.  Therefore Chapter 007 will likely take a little longer to edit and then post.  It looks to be a long one though, so I hope it will be worth the wait… in the meantime head on over and read chapter 006.

Happy Reading!

Chapter 006 – Why Can’t I Kill A Couple?

Hi… wow I’m on a roll…  Chapter 005 – Waiting For The Pain is now uploaded and ready to be read.  You may need tissues for a couple parts of it.  I actually caught myself wiping away tears at one point, but then again I cry at the drop of a hat, so who knows…  I am unsure when the next chapter will be ready to post.  I haven’t started chapter 006 and I noticed the other day when I read through the whole story from start to finish that there were more and more discrepancies the farther I got into the story so I have the feeling the time between chapters is going to increase the farther along we get.  Plus I only have 14 and part of 15 written so far so once we get done with 14 I’ll be writing them before I get to the editing part…. duh…lol… okay that was silly anyway, the point is it is going to take more and more work to make the chapters presentable the farther into we get just so you know.

 

Furthermore, I would like to thank everyone who was kind enough to leave comments.  I get so excited when I get the email telling me I have a comment, so thank you.

 

Oh and I wanted to post part of my response to one of those comments because I’m not sure Robin or I told anyone our plans when we came up with them, so here’s the quote:

“Also I wanted to mention that this story is the first in a series partially inspired by EricIzMine’s Multi-Verse… Angela’s initial idea was so awesome (not to mention her execution was flawless) and we are so sad that Angela was taken from the world so unexpectedly that Robin and I are hoping to do something similar as our version of a tribute to a truly brilliant woman and prolific storyteller. However, instead of calling them ‘skips’ we are going to call them ‘weaves’ (The series is tentatively titled ‘The Weaves of the Moiré’.) So regardless of what choice Jason makes in ‘It’s Elemental’ we will likely explore his other options in later stories…. so even if he doesn’t choose the way you want or you want to see what would happen if he chose differently you will eventually get to read the version you are hoping for as we currently have plans for versions where Jason becomes a spirit, becomes a Vampire,  one (or more) where he stays human for the time being…” and at least one where he becomes something else.

So yeah, I had the beginnings of the idea for years, long before I ever read a single word of any of Angela’s stories but reading her stories and then finding out she had passed away solidified the ideas in my mind… Robin had a similar idea and then when we shared with each other we realized the ideas meshed perfectly.  Our story will be different… the nature of the weaves will be slightly different as will the back story, which I have been working on since before I ever read a single word of Charlaine Harris’ works… so back in 1996 or 1995.

The point is this is just the beginning and if any of you have any requests for versions of Sookie and Eric or any of the other characters feel free to leave them in the comments and we will see what we can do.  Oh and just to mention The Viking’s Pet is one of the Weaves… I get a lot of requests for it to be reposted..  I took it down to fix up with the intention of reposting it when we were done with it.  Robin and I did a lot of work on it before we got the idea to turn it into an original story but I just want you all to know that it will be fixed up further and then reposted as well…  I might read it over when my muse gets tired of It’s Elemental and see what Robin and I are working with since it’s been so long since I read it.

Thank you for reading this far if you reached this point….

So, without further ado,

Chapter 005 – Waiting For The Pain

Chapter 004 of It’s Elemental Posted

Posted: January 7, 2015 by LilGray in Uncategorized

Hi y’all, I posted Chapter 004 of It’s Elemental.  I also went back and updated chapters 001 through 003.  The story is no longer in the first person present tense.  It is now in the third person past tense as I was having issues telling who was speaking/thinking.  You know you have problems when the actual author cannot tell who is doing what.  I hope this new format will eradicate those issues and ultimately make the story significantly easier to read and understand.

I also added some more dialogue to a number of the scenes in chapters 001 through 003 so if you have the time and inclination you might want to go ahead and reread those chapters.  I do not think you will be horribly lost if you do not reread them, but I think the additions, well, add to the story…lol.

I am working on chapter 005 right now and The Vampire and His Pet is being edited by Robin so I hope updates will be coming for both stories in the near future.  Until then, happy reading.

Chapter 004 – Come Quick!

Hello, so I am a week later than I anticipated… I got caught up in this awesome fan fic with 127+ chapters about Alexander Skarsgard and Luke Evans based in the world of the Citadel RPG which is a fictitious Exclusive BDSM, D/s, kink club with locations all over the globe…  I highly recommend the story and now I started another story set in the same world about Sam Worthington and Ryan Kwanten…  for those of you who like Real People Slash I will post the links below but be prepared to fall behind on other things because the two stories are addictive and they sucked me in without my even realizing it… so the links are…

Citadel: Luke Evans and Alex Skarsgard

Citadel: Sam Worthington and Ryan Kwanten

Citadel’s Journal

Citadel’s Old Journal

Character List for Citadel Stories (has links to the characters’ pages which list all the posts in that character’s story)

Anyhow Chapter 004 of the Vampire and His Pet is now posted.  Part of the reason it took so long is that my good friend Nora (Hi Nora! *Waves*  thanks for the help) pointed out that my sentence structure was a mess so I went back and tried to fix it in chapter 004 and I will go back at some point down the line and fix it in the first three chapters…  I am unsure when chapter 005 will be posted as I need to focus on designing my Yule and Christmas gifts for friends and family.  I hope to have them done by the first week of December so Goddess willing I will be able to post chapter 005 shortly after that.  Until then here’s the link for the Notes and Glossary which has the link to chapter 004 at the bottom of it.

Notes and Glossary

 

Enjoy!

 

Edit 2014-11-03 @ 12:12PM: edited the links for the Askars and Sam Worthington stories with links that have all the chapters and in order.  Also added the character list for the Citadel Game which has links to each character’s page of posts

Trying to contact DaenerysSedai

Posted: October 26, 2014 by LilGray in Author's Notes

Hi… I am trying to contact DaenerysSedai but I am unsure if the email address I have is still active or if my emails are getting put in her spam folder… so does anyone know how to get in touch with DaenerysSedai…  My sentence structure needs major help and I need my old grammar guru to come save the commas…lol.  Any help getting in touch with her will be much appreciated!

-Lilly