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One of the most depressing things I've encountered recently was a review for ABP that described it as "abandoned".  Its not, although i understand why people would think so.

Bug and I talk about it often, and try writing in fits and spurts. 

Those that have followed us closest might remember we've been dealing with things like both of us having pain issues (joint disease for me, while Bug was diagnosed with MS a couple yrs ago).  So there's the stress and anxiety and depression with that.  About 2.5 yrs ago we moved to our first house we bought.

I know there is lot sof stuff between then and now, but to be honest, I can't remember.  Heck, if you asked me to list our stressors just inthe past month, I'd not remember half of them, let alone put them in chronological order.  Its just like before we have finished with stressor A, stressor B hits us.  We finally take care of A, only to have C hit us, before we are finished with B, and so on.

I'll have to write about the current shit we'll dealing with for anyone who is interested, but not now as i have to get to bed very soon and that needs to be flocked anyway.

Anyway, back to ABP...

For a while, I had been resolving to get the current book finished... and since is was so long since an update, i figured that since people would likely need to re-read to remember WTF was going on, I might aw well just make it one big update - like "update: book finished!"  yeah, that worked well, didn't it?  I mean, just give myself an impossibly big task, with no positive feedback as I went along, while life continues to throw shit at me... why i thought that was a good idea, again, i don't know.

So, new idea!

i'm going to go back to posting updates- even if just a few pages at a time.  I can't promise they will be regular, but I should actually make some progress instead of just falling into despair at my ongoing failure, and hopefully prevent any further encounters of "warning: abandoned fic". 

Date: 2013-05-14 04:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] krait
It's so good to hear from you! I'm sorry that you've been swamped by RL things and stress, though. D: I haven't forgotten ABP, but certainly didn't want to nag you guys about it when I knew you were having some tough times ("nagging" seems to be the current multi-fandom bugbear! it's a contagious attitude).

Keep on working out those stressors, and keep on writing as much as you are able! Best of luck to you both. ♥

Date: 2013-09-14 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lamlinh
Hi you.

I'm the one who asked you the permission to translate your fanfic "A bittersweet Potion". I have just finished the work with the book I. As your request, I have sent you the copy of the translation via your email address
agangi@rodentfancy.com but I am wondering whether my email has reached you or not. If you have received it, please confirm me.

Nice day!
Lam Linh.

Date: 2013-09-25 03:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] paean
I am delighted to hear that it is still in progress. I just read the whole series over the last week on [personal profile] perverse_idyll's rec, and despite having strayed to other fandoms, it re-kindled my love of Snarry. Your Severus is brilliant and terrible and fascinating. I look forward to seeing more from you when you do have time to write again.

Date: 2013-05-15 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-creepy-doll-x.livejournal.com
whatever works, I'm just glad to be hearing from you!

Date: 2013-05-19 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quietish.livejournal.com
I was just thinking I'd like to go back through and reread anyway.. :) (I just re-found livejournal. I've missed y'all.)

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Date: 2013-07-29 09:03 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Really looking forward to reading more! Your fans are still out here and we miss you!

I'm happy to see you posting!

Date: 2013-09-07 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daifan.livejournal.com
I've reread ABP about 4 times this summer after having forgotten about it a few years ago, and it's been an absolute thrill. I really love this story and coming back to it as an adult (I was a teen when I first read, and now I'm in my twenties...) has really enhanced the experience. I can understand some of the tensions better, and I relate to Severus more now than I used to.

I'm so sorry to hear that things have been difficult for you. I'm hoping things will smooth out for the both of you. I used to lurk and read your blogs all of the time. You two are really interesting, amazing, and brave people. I was excited to look you up on google just now and see that you made a blog post this year.

I'll admit to be one of the people who describes the fic as "abandoned," but I'm glad to hear that's not true. I look forward to reading more. My anticipation for the next chapter has been renewed and feels more intense than it did when I was young.

If there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know.
Edited Date: 2013-09-07 04:20 am (UTC)

I was looking for this

Date: 2013-09-10 03:53 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hey,

So, I was reading fan fic way, way back in the day. I've read nearly everything now in the Harry/Snape world and I could give a lot of people a run for their money in other fandoms as well. And I have to say that I skipped ABP for a long time. I loved the word count (that length is love at first sight) but the animal/animagus thing isn't my cup of tea. So I read a few chapters and went on to read something I loved over again. I am a busy girl, I tend to reread old favorites when the mood strikes.

Recently, however, I came back to it. I came back to it and I pushed past the cat thing (which I do love....I just missed where it was going at first). And now I'm just about to start the WIP book and I just wanted to let you know that I'm here. I'm reading. A lot of my favorite things aren't finished and may never be finished and may someday surprise me and I'm cool with that. I have a whole library of 'finished' things, that doesn't stop me from picking up a WIP with a promise and a wink.

I am sure you have a thousand and one fans begging, but I am just enjoying. I am totally heartsick over your writing but in a way that's completely different than the way I get heartsick over other things. It is so twisted but without over doing itself. It is so full of real reaction, which is rare.

I just wanted to say you have a new fan in the last couple of weeks. I should be working. I should be reading the books I'm assigned to read for Grad school or paying attention to the housework and not living at my computer screen. Sigh. But here I am, writing to you, to say I like it. I find writing like this is a gift to the world. No money, no glory, just people like me drinking whiskey, foregoing sleep, wishing on the margins.

update

Date: 2014-02-11 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
OMG christmas came early this year :,D

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