I’m terrible about giving regular updates, but I don’t want another situation where people think I’ve been abducted by pirates, so I’ll try to be a little more consistent about updating this page. I’ll leave the old stuff up, but I’m just going to add stuff to the first tab going forward.
To many people it seemed like I vanished after Rough Trade. I’m alive and kicking (and writing). I hit a bit of a writing slump during July. I actually wrote a lot, started many stories, but nothing was gelling. That seems to be behind me now (thank fuck!), and just in time for Rough Trade to begin.
My project for November is called Subversive, and is a werewolf AU. Tony DiNozzo/Steve McGarrett as the main pairing. I’ll also be bringing in some characters from the Stargate franchise. PickingupEllen made me some bangin’ art for that story. I expect to be pretty absent from my site during the month of November. This is pretty typical… when I’m trying to write a whole novel in a month, it’s hard to keep up with everything else.
Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of short stories for prompts on the Rough Trade Workshop. I had been keeping them on a single page on my site, but the maintenance of that is making me insane. So, they’ll go out like regular posts hence forth. Look for a flood of them in the next few hours. The master list will be updated shortly with all the links. (I’m under construction… don’t ping me if they’re not there yet. Give it a few hours and try again.)
These stories are complete as they are. There will not be new chapters or sequels. They are not connected. They are not up for adoption.
There will be a new novella-length story available on 10/26. It’s my entry for the NCIS Big Bang. It’s an NCIS/Criminal Minds crossover, Tony/Derek Morgan.
I did an email clean up recently and found a bunch of emails I’d completely missed that were sent via my site contact form. They were aged enough that I felt they had exceeded their shelf life and just filed them away. But, if you sent me an email and needed a response on something, please send it again.
It’s June, and time to prep for another Rough Trade! July used to be called Summer Bootcamp and that’s what it was for me… short stories aren’t the easiest for me, but I love doing this event because I get better at it every time I try.
There is one downside to the month before Rough Trade, it means the site has been cleared off and it’s open season for questions about the last Rough Trade project.
Of course my story will be posted here. WHEN IT’S FINISHED. Finished means edited and beta’d. That’s my deal, folks. I only publish completed works, with the exception of Evil Author Day. Asking me about it, or asking for a schedule for publication isn’t necessary. There’s nothing new about this. Please stop. It’s been multiple times a day the last 4 days and I’m already tired of it.
Okay, enough of that. I am of course participating in July. I’ll be writing three 15k Sentinel fusions. Once again this year, It’ll be the Tony DiNozzo mystery tour of fun and bonding sex. First story is a cross with Stargate: Atlantis, called Primus: The Hunt. Tony is the guide to Ronon Dex. This will be the first installment in a series with new, and I hope, original world building.
Second story is a crossover with Leverage; Tony is the guide to Eliot Spencer. It’s called Fracture. This will be an AU of Leverage, so knowledge of that show is absolutely not required. You can just read the Leverage characters as OCs. Though if you’re looking for something to marathon some weekend, I highly recommend it.
Third story is a crossover with Lucifer; Tony is the guide to Lucifer. It’s called Beautiful Decline. And, yes, Lucifer is the Lucifer, not some whacko who thinks he’s the devil. I will say that based on what I have planned, this story has the potential to offend people who are sensitive about religion. If the show Lucifer bothers you, this fic most definitely will. Please don’t read it and then bitch that you got offended. I’ve warned you, you should know if you can’t handle it, so don’t read it.
Also, even though I referenced these stories as First, Second, Third, I actually don’t know what order I’m writing them in. Right now I’m inclined to write Primus last, but we’ll see.
I decided to go with an all-guide Tony this year. I do love writing Tony as a sentinel, but while I can see Tony as either guide or sentinel, the three pairings I chose, I felt like his partner was more typecast in the sentinel role. I wasn’t in the mood to fight my initial impression, so guide-x3 it is. There is a theme in all the stories, which is that the guide pursues the sentinel in every case.
I’ve done about 20 banners this month and we’re only four days in. I hope to get all the art wrapped in the next couple days so I can focus on writing the rest of the month. Why? I have the Extreme Big Bang to finish this month, so June is all about my Psychic!AU. That’s coming in Mid-August here and on AO3.
I think that’s about it. Prepping for Rough Trade, doing art, writing my AU.
Final thought, I’m willing to discuss my work, I’m not willing to explain myself. I don’t owe anyone timelines or sequels or anything else. If you have a question about a fic, ask. If you have a question about when a fic is happening… please don’t.
Mid-month addition – I participated in a plotting exercise with Keira Marcos on her radio show on Friday night. The challenge was to get a prompt and come up with a plot on the fly, live on the air. It was a lot of fun. Between us, we came up with 3 or 4 plots in the two hours. The one we did the most work on, my first plot idea, I really like and do plan to pick it up as a story some day. The purpose of this was to give people insight into how different writers work and observe different styles of plotting/planning/creative process in action. Keira hopes to continue the series, called Plot Drift, with other authors. If you’re curious, please check out the radio show!
I’m late getting my May update done. April was REALLY busy and it trickled over into May.
In April, I posted my SGA Reverse Bang story, Anomaly. It’s a soulmate AU and about 10k.
I’ve finished my NCIS Reverse Bang project and it’s off being beta’d. I had to take a break from If Found… in order to complete the writing. It was weird juggling two NCIS fics last month. Especially weird once Tony’s name changed to Alex in If Found… that wasn’t the easiest thing to do—go into one story and write about Tony, go into another story and write about the same character set, but call him Alex.
After I get the last of the RT project done and my Reverse Bang story posted, I’ll be working hard on getting my Psychic AU finished before RT in July. So the latter half of May and all of June is devoted to that story. There is no option because my posting date is in August and I have three other fics to write in July!
Speaking of July… I’ll be participating in Rough Trade, of course. My three main fandoms this go around will be SGA, The Sentinel, and Hawaii Five-0. All the stories will be related to one another, much as Keira did with her Alpha Chronicles ‘verse. I’ll also be using Tony DiNozzo from NCIS in my SGA story (is anyone surprised?), and Eliot Spencer from Leverage in my Hawaii Five-0 story. I’m not giving out any further details about my new verse until project files go up in June.
I’m plotting madly for November. I have too many AUs at this time, but I love world building, so it’s enjoyable to have too many ideas.
My project for the Mulligan challenge on Rough Trade next April will be Slytherin Black. It’s the only story that fits the criteria for the challenge. That means the timeline for the completion of Slytherin Black has been set. Now you know. Don’t bug me about it.
Other things I’m working on as time and inspiration permit:
- NCIS TTB Story
- Sequels to my sentinel stories
- De Novo (see EAD 2016)
This page used be organized by project and date, and I tried to update it weekly. Like that didn’t happen! Monthly is much more likely. So, we’ll see how this goes.
Rough Trade is in full swing. My project this year is called, If Found, Please Return. I’m borrowing some of Keira’s Sheppards and making Tony the long lost son. It’s only a few days in, but it’s going well.
Also, I’m working on the NCIS Reverse Bang story, which is due at the end of the month. So I have two fics due this month. My estimate is 40k and 25k respectively. 65k in a month is very doable for me, but I’ve got a lot going on in April so it’s going to be a tough haul. Rough Trade months (April, July, November) are bad months to be poking at me. Actually, I don’t like to be poked, but I’m writing all month those months and you’re might just throw me out of my groove.
If you head on over to Rough Trade to read the work in progress, please be mindful of the site rules. I don’t want anyone coming from my site being an asshole in Keira’s playground.
Status of Sequels
Emergence – Alpha of Atlantis, the next part in the series, is up on my site. Most of the first episode of the sequel is available through the Evil Author Day page under fiction. I don’t anticipate getting back to Emergence for a little while, so please be happy with the EAD glimpse and let it be.
Journey Home – The four chapters of the sequel are available on the Evil Author Day page. Not sure when this will make it back to the top of the pile
I Wasn’t Waiting for You – I’ve plotted the sequel but it’s just pending me being ready to pick it up.