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Poll Results for the Next WIP to be Updated

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! :D)
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!

eBook Downloads

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.

WIP Updates

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.


BBC News – Hardtalk – David Hare: Writing ‘has now become my life’. A bit of a twitterish post here, but I thought that anyone who writes might be interested in seeing this snippet of an interview with David Hare, … Continue reading

What is Harry Potter “canon”?

The Pottermore conundrum for fanfic writers.

PottermoreNow that details are being revealed from the new Pottermore site and the new info that JKR is making available there, all kinds of previously held canon facts are being thrown into question. For example, Minerva McGonagall was always estimated as having been born in 1924 or 1925, and that she began teaching at Hogwarts in her early thirties. (This was based on a statement Rowling made in an early Scholastic.com interview, in which she said that McGonagall was a “sprightly 70,” presumably in the then-current book, Goblet of Fire, which took place in 1994-95. Subtract 70 from 1994 and you get 1924, and since her birthday is in October, Minerva would have been 70 for most of the 1994-95 school year if she were born in October 1924.)

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On this day, four years ago . . .

Thoughts on Deathly Hallows, Writing, and the Muse

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows adult edition cover artOn 1 August 2007, I was still reeling from having read Deathly Hallows in a marathon reading session a little over a week before, and was recovering from my shock and disappointment. As I was reading, I kept waiting for the book to get better, kept waiting for it to feel like the Harry Potter series I had come to know and love. Continue reading