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First Update of 2009

Guess who’s still alive? Yep, that’s right. I’m so, so sorry for the major lack of updates around here. I really don’t have any real legit excuse other than laziness and a total lack of motivation. But if I wanted to place blame, I would point in the direction of Twilight fan fiction. That stuff is like crack, and I’m having a hard time kicking the habit.

Anyway, I’ve posted Chapters Four and Five of Absolution. And I’m hoping that there are still people out there interested in reading it. Things are starting to pick up in the story now, so hopefully it will be worth the wait. If not, I’m sorry.

I feel like I have about a zillion things I need to update on as well. Some kind soul nominated me at the Hanfic Christmas Awards, and some more kind souls voted for me, earning me a win and a couple runner-up awards, so thank you so much for that. I really wasn’t expecting it at all considering my serious lack of updates last year. I’m hoping to do better in that area this year.

Also, Renee C. and Renee P. are hosting the Hanfic Genre Challenge, and it looks like it’s going to be really cool. Go check out all of the different genres to choose from, and if you’re a writer, there’s still time to sign up. I’ve decided to participate, and I’ll be writing a Mystery/Detective story. I’m really excited about it. It’s called Aftertaste. I suppose Absolution sparked my desire to try out some different genres, and I also have some plans to experiment with the format of the story too, so you can expect to see that story around the first week of February.

For those of you still holding out for an update on Solace, I swear that you will be seeing more of those this year. I got into a bit of a funk with writing – Hanfic or otherwise – last year, and things just didn’t seem to want to come, but I’ve been easing myself back into writing this year, and I feel like I’ll be able to get back into the swing of things. And I have so many little pieces of Solace in my head that once I really commit myself to it, I don’t think it will be a problem to get it out. And I just might be stepping into the world of writing Twilight fan fiction this year too. I’ve dabbled in it, but Solace will definitely take priority before I venture out into that realm. I also have a few other Hanfic ideas brewing.

I also I want to give many, many thanks to everyone that still visits the site and has stuck with me even though I completely failed at being consistent last year. And thank you to Becca, Renee (x2), Mel, Foxtrot and Hayley for taking the time to sign the guestbook. Assuming I stick with my plan to be more dependable and responsible, I should have a new chapter of Absolution next week unless I decided to wait to update it and Aftertaste at the same time, but I hope this is the beginning of regular updates! Assuming I still have readers! 🙂