Well, maybe not a drabble a day, but I’m going to aim for 20 drabbles over the course of the month.
Each week, I’m going to choose a particular Harry Potter character and focus the drabbles on that character. I think it should be an interesting exercise, and I hope that it will keep me writing.
This week’s character is Remus Lupin. I’ll be doing a handful of drabbles with Remus between the first of May and the seventh. When I have a bunch, I’ll post them together on the archives. In the meantime, I’ll be posting them singly here.
Drabbles are one-hundred word mini-stories. Sometimes people use the word “drabble” to describe any kind of very short story, but technically, it should be exactly one-hundred words, not including the title. There are also double-drabbles of two-hundred words, triple-drabbles of three-hundred, etc. I’m not going to hold myself to one-hundred words, but the word count of each little story must be a multiple of one hundred, and I am limiting myself to a maximum of five hundred words. If I can’t keep it to five hundred, I’ll put it aside to develop into a longer one-shot. But rather than meticulously hand-count each word and determine whether hyphenated words count as one or two words, for the sake of simplicity, I will just use WordPerfect’s word count.
Here is the first in the series of drabbles. This one is a double-drabble.
“Of the Family Canidae”
Remus sat back against the shed’s rough wood, the ground hard beneath him, the misting drizzle dampening his hair. Continue reading
The nominations have closed, and the voting is open, in the HP Fanfic Fan Poll Awards.
There are many categories, each with subcategories, so go over and check out the fics that other fans have nominated as their faves.
I’m really pleased that a couple of my fics are in the “Legacy” subcategories for a couple categories — Resolving a Misunderstanding and Death’s Dominion, for Minerva x Anyone and Gen, respectively. And they’re in very good company — in fact, my most recent fic rec, “Gin a Body Meet a Body,” is there with RaM.
Take a look at the fics in your favorite category or categories, enjoy them (or not!), and then vote for your favorites! You’ve got two months for lots of reading!
Resolving a Misunderstanding is now completely uploaded to An Archive of Our Own, as is A Holiday with the Headmaster, a story that takes place towards the end of Resolving a Misunderstanding.
For descriptions of these fics, see the listing of all my stories here, or see the full table of contents with chapter summaries for Resolving a Misunderstanding, or the table of contents for A Holiday with the Headmaster. For more information about the “RaMverse” in general, take a look at the Compendium of Information.
With the final update to Resolving a Misunderstanding, all of my completed stories are now available on An Archive of Our Own, including the first novella in the “Stray” series, which is being posted as a single, chaptered fic on the Petulant Poetess.
I am considering beginning to upload my works-in-progress, likely beginning with Charming the Scottish Garden. However, since I want to make more progress on my works-in-progress, I am not going to do that for a while yet.
My hands are beginning to get better, and I can now type for more than a few paragraphs at a time without pain, so I’m hopeful that the next update of A Long Vernal Season will be forthcoming in the next week or so!
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So the polls have closed, and here are the results.
Between the poll over on LJ and the one here on my blog, there were fourteen participants in the poll. Not stellar in terms of numbers, but sufficient for a clear outcome — and the readers who are really looking forward to the updates were the ones who participated, and so their enthusiasm will be rewarded!
In first place with seven votes: A Long Vernal Season. (Yay for Poppy and Severus! )
In second place with five votes: Charming the Scottish Garden (Johannes and Siofre have friends! So CSG will be next after LVS.)
Tied for third place with one vote apiece: STRAY and “none of the above — I’d like a new one-shot.” Well, Ro & Sirius will need to be patient, but their time will come! And for the new one-shot — I will do one! (Ask and ye shall receive, and all that — at least, sometimes!)
Sadly for Draco & Ginny and the other various characters in Draco’s Heart, their wait will be longer yet!
Anyone have any ideas of what sort of one-shot they’d enjoy reading? I can let the ideas percolate in my noggin while I’m catching up on the other fics. Leave me a comment here with your ideas and suggestions!
I have edited the eBook download page (which is located on my LJ) so that there are now direct links to each available story, rather than just the links through the doc file (though I did leave that in place for anyone who wants to download the list).
The post is temporarily a sticky post at the top of my LJ, but it will eventually be “unstickied.” You can always find it via the link here on my blog, or via the link in the sidebar of my LJ.
I’m going to be revising the Resolving a Misunderstanding formatting & tweaking the text a bit in the next couple of days, so if you haven’t already got it, you may want to wait to download it. I’ll post an “aside” here when the new & improved version is available!
Again, anyone who would like any of these in ePub rather than mobi and doesn’t know how to convert them, drop me a note, and I’ll be happy to convert the ones you’re interested in.
Anyone looking for new chapters or stories, I’m hoping to be able to write a little bit at a time and update at least one of my fics before the month of March is gone. I see a hand specialist in a few days, so I don’t know whether I will be more or less incapacitated after that! But I’m hopeful that it will help, in the long run if not in the short.