I wrote a little bit on the SSHG fic I started planning several months ago based on Jane Austen's Persuasion. Yes,mollyssister, this is the fic I promised you in the morethanmolly community many, many moons ago. I think I may be able to get past the block that I had encountered. I think I will be working on it very slowly, but it feels good to be working on something. I hadn't written anything in months before about April. I was kind of afraid I would end up back in that state after the pressure of being so far beyond the deadline with the Exchang piece.
And in the back of my mind is a bit of plottiness for the second installment of my Severus/Minerva trilogy that I started in severusbigbang. I have some revisions to make to Secrets Revealed to make the next installment work.
Don't anyone get too excited. I don't think I will actually be publishing any of these things anytime soon, but it feels good to be stretching my brain a bit.
Day 24: My in-laws came for a visit, and due to this, Mr. McG has been working hard on many of the items on his "honey do" list. Maybe I'll call my MiL the next time his list builds up. :D
Day 25: I'm a featured author on thequiz_sshg . Here is my shiny:
If you haven't been keeping an eye onhpcon_envy , you really ought to stop by and see the ficlets, icons, and art that have been produced by those of us not fortunate enough to go to Infinitus. emichka84 wrote a delightful drabble for me. Check it outhere.
Here is a sample of my cross-stitching to show that I am a capable cross-stitcher. My idea for the Exchange Bingo is an HP cross-stitch bookmark. Possibly an illuminated style letter for house affiliation, favorite character, etc. Or your house affiliation, character name, etc. in cross-stitch script. Or how about a favorite quote from the books (maybe something bookish that Hermione says for your bookmark)? I'm pretty wide-open about color choices, etc.
My drabble at dyno_drabbles placed as runner-up this week! Here is my pretty shiny...
Here is my drabble. I'm married to an identical twin, and this drabble is loosely based on real life. Con crit and comments gratefully received. The prompt for this drabble can be seen here.
( Cut to spare f-list... )
I haven't written anything in quite a while, so I was looking for something to get going again. I signed up fordyno_drabbles this month. I figured three drabbles with a deadline would do me good. It's Fred/Hermione month; I figured a new ship would challenge my imagination. By the way, the first round is posted, and the voting deadline is Friday at 11:59 p.m. EST. So I will just encourage you to take a few minutes to vote in the first round.
As I have been working on writing the drabble, I've read a few Fred/Hermione stories just by way of research because I'd never read in this ship before. It's a pretty rare pairing, but you can tell there are some people out there who have a great deal of affection for this pair. There aren't as many Hermione/George fics and I was curious about that. What is it about Fred that would make him a better partner than George?
Very early into my HP fanfic reading, I read my first SS/HG story and was hooked. I like SS/MM and I've been known to read some Dramione and Lumione. There is so much fic in this corner of the world that I haven't really had time to look elsewhere. It's been interesting reading Weasley-based fanfic. It's a different branch of the HP fanfic world, and some different fanfic norms seem to apply.
So that's what I've been pondering this week and was just posting to get other people's outlooks on this. The HP fanfic world is a very big place...
My story Secrets Revealed is located here: http://severusb4.livejournal.com/11228.h
I haven't read everything yet. There are some wonderful SS/HG stories which most of my f-list has probably checked out by this point. Some non-SSHG stories that I would recommend are:
juniperus 's Behind Every Good Man
kellychambliss 's "My Journal About My Life and Stephen and Miranda" by Adela
SQUEEE! The stories and art, crafts, etc. have posted in celebration of Severus Snape's 50th birthday. I'm really looking forward to reading and reviewing!
My offering is located here: http://severusb4.livejournal.com/11228.
They're not big on allowing concrit on the site, but if you have some for me, let me know here. It's the longest piece I've written, and I am open to improvements.