Hello, I’m a teacher and love to write.
I write mostly fanfiction about True Blood and The Southern Vampire Mystery series. I used to be reticent about sharing my creative pieces, but since I’ve posted Back and Forth, my first story, my reviewers have bolstered my confidence as a writer. I find that I love to hear what others have to say about my work–as long as comments are constructive. It makes me feel like I have a big ol’ support system out in the cyber world. It’s very nice.
Also, I very much enjoy reading what others have had to add to the stories of my favorite characters. My favorite character is ERIC NORTHMAN, and I am a lover of the Sookie/Eric pairing.
Because I tend to change a lot in the revision stage, I usually don’t begin posting a story until it is pretty much done – except for the editing. If I were to begin posting before I completed the story, I know that I would hit myself later when I wanted to radically change a plot point. I also tend to begin writing in the middle of the story and then work my way through different scenes until the whole thing gets solidified. Then I go in and write chapters that tie everything together.
That means that once I start posting a story, I will generally be able to post pretty steadily – since all I’m doing is editing. I’ll try never to leave you hangin’ for too long.
However, I do make some exceptions, such as my story, Who’s Your Daddy?
Because of my process, I rarely had a beta in the past; however, now I’ve gotten spoiled by Kleannhouse, who now generously looks at most of my stuff before I post it. Her eagle eyes have caught many a proofreading error. Moreover, she often offers a suggestion or comment that makes me change things.
However, I am responsible for any errors you see. Since I teach college English, I try very hard to make sure that my writing is edited perfectly, but any writer can tell you that there will be mistakes in a manuscript, so I apologize in advance for any that I make. I try to limit my errors, but be aware that some of them are intentional. For instance, I love the intentional fragment.
I’ve been told that I’m a little “wordy” by some readers. I hope you will forgive me for that, however. My hope is to develop characters, but I know that my style doesn’t appeal to all. I’ve tried to incorporate additional shorter works into my writing rotation. Hopefully something I do will appeal to you.
I hope that you enjoy my stories! Thanks for taking the time to read them!