alone in the pretense

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My, Oh, My

If you could see my face, you’d know that I look very shameful at this moment. Without really thinking about it, I seemed to go on an unannounced hiatus from the Hanfic world. To be completely honest, this hasn’t been an easy year. There’s been a lot of a stress and very little inspiration in kind to do any writing.

That being said, I’m trying to jump back into things. First, I did a site update. There’s a new layout, obviously, and there were several things that needed to be update. The most notable is probably that I’ve removed several of the sub-sites for stories and have replaced them with PDFs. Most of them were either older stories or stories that have been on an indefinite hiatus. I also created a subdomain for all of my collaborative projects. Many of those stories were also converted over to PDFs. I’m considering making PDFs of the rest of my completed stories. Please let me know if that’s something you’d like to see. I know, personally, I like to read longer stories on my Kindle, so I’d be happy to do that if there’s an interest.

I’ve also updated the hostees section. I removed several subdomains for stories that are now in PDF format, but I gain a couple of hostees. Since Becca closed her domain, break-my-fall.org, she asked me if I’d host Hayley’s Hanfic, so that it wouldn’t be lost, which I gladly agreed to. The other hostee is Mel, and it was really more of an expansion. Her site is Rain Queen, and her story Lessons of a Laundry Mat Attendant can be found there in addition to her other story Queens In Castles of Beaded Lace, which you should check out if you have not done so already. She also has another one in the works that I personally love and think you will as well. It’s called Push, so keep an eye out for it!

I also had several awards that I need to add to the site from the Author’s Only, Hanficcy Awards, Hanson Only and Thieves and Liars. Many of these took place during my hiatus from Hanfic, so I truly appreciate people still thinking of me and my stories in my absence. I truly appreciate it!

Now that I’ve covered the site related updates, I do actually have some story updates too! I know, I know. Shocking, right? First, I wrote a couple of shorts. The first is a Harry Potter one that’s very short called Something More, which can be found here. It was a gift for Becca’s birthday. The second is called I Could Not Ask For More. It can be found here. It’s a Trash future-shot from Taylor’s pov that I wrote for Mel’s birthday.

And the biggest fiction update is Chapter Six of Solace. And when I say biggest, I really mean that. The chapter was a monster, topping out at 24 pages. Hopefully, that will gain me some forgiveness for my sloth-like ways this year.

I’m going to attempt to complete Solace this year during NaNoWriMo. I have somewhere between 10-12 chapters left to write, and you can expect the next Solace update to be sometime in early December. I owe Mel a huge thank you for tackling the task of editing these chapters.

Also, most of the year I’ve spent my downtime reading. If you’re interested in my diverse reading habits, you can find me and friend me at GoodReads, and if you’re interested in reading my book, movie, tv reviews, please check out Bitter Shade, my review blog.

And, last but not least, thank you to Linda, Rae, C, and Elien for signing the guestbook. I’m anxious for some feedback on Solace, so if you read, please consider taking a minute to sign the guestbook and let me know what you think!