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Drawing a Line

It's been a while, hasn't it?

Things are starting to get better in my life. I'll be very busy in November writing a novel I'm planning right now. Among many things I do in my spare time is watch Angel with my family--my mother, who watched Bones first, loved David Boreanaz so much she had to watch Angel and now she's obsessed. Kind of the opposite of me. And we just finished the bit in Season 3 where this story first diverges, and I've been mulling things over. Also, JulNoWriMo is going on, and I'd like to do something for that, even if it's fanfiction.

Here's the thing, though: the story, as written right now, is tilted and weird. I've said this a couple of times before--the first few chapters were written before I knew where everything was going, I haven't known how to go back an edit them, and so on. And I've discovered that I should write a big chunk so I know where things are going while I'm editing, in this kind of serial writing.

So: I am going to re-do this from the ground up. I'm still mulling things over, but it will be the same basic story. If you liked Illyria, and Fred/Wesley, and my take on the characters, you'll like what I'll put together. If you were looking forward to Connor, never fear--Connor as raised by Angel is the second-biggest thing driving a need to write this story.

I'm going to try to get at least 32,000 words done on this (pro-rating JulNoWriMo to only be 20 days long), and while I might not get that much done, it's a decent target. That'll be a few chapters, which can then be edited and posted while I'm writing more. So there will be something to see come August!

I'm not going to promise more than a chapter a month--I have NaNoWriMo to prepare for, I am helping to run an online roleplaying game, and so on. But I'd like to see this worked on and finished. It's been around in my head for five years now. I've got to do something with it.

I'll leave the chapters up for now, and I might archive them for posterity but they might also get taken down once the new stuff's up. We'll see how I feel. Either way, I'm drawing a line here: that was the old, this will be the new.

See you in August!

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goldenapplepie
Jul. 16th, 2013 01:40 am (UTC)
I haven't posted here before, but I wanted to let you know that I did enjoy your story and I'm excited that you're going to be working on it again. I hope things go well for you!
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This is a fanfic series based on "Angel: the Series."

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Pairings: Wesley/Fred, Wesley/Illyria, Cordelia/Angel (thus far)

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