Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

A couple of updates today:

+ Chapter 20 of Lanterns has been posted. Next chapter its word count will surpass that of November Rain, probably somewhere in the second half of said chapter.
+ I've also posted the prologue and first chapter of Three Chords And The Truth, my fic for Middle Of Nowhere's 20th anniversary - for now, this fic can be found over at Archive Of Our Own. It'll have its own home here as soon as I'm able to build a site for it.

I've also done some major editing of my Twin Souls Trilogy, in preparation for resuming work on Follow You Into The Dark at some point in the near future. I finally feel ready to pick it up again. I'll also be picking Tether up again soon, as my project for Camp NaNoWriMo next month. My aim is to get chapter 7 finished and posted by the end of July at the very least.

Additionally, last week I went and saw Hanson play two shows at Sydney's Enmore Theatre, as part of the Australian leg of their Middle Of Everywhere tour. I had a fantastic time at both shows and am very much looking forward to seeing them again the next time they come Down Under. As I've done with their last few Australian tours, I've written up a couple of show reports - these reports and the photographs I took can be found via the brand-new Tour Reports page, which features reports and photographs from all seven Hanson shows I've been to during the last twelve years. I plan to add to this page every time I see Hanson play a show.

- Aeryn

Tuesday, 24 January, 2017

Four story updates today:

+ Lanterns has been updated with chapter 19. This is now officially my second-longest story and my longest WIP in eight years, and in a couple of chapters will surpass the word count of my longest completed story - something that I'm very pleased about.
+ Braving Darker Days has been updated with chapter 13. I'm also in the process of reposting all of the previous chapters to reflect the various edits I've made as I've been writing.
+ I've also posted the first chapters of two new stories - my NaNoWriMo project, Shine My Way, and my fic for the Wintry Remix, which I've christened Love, Chaos And Other Phenomena. My Wintry Remix fic is a remix of Kiss And Tell by Bethany.

I also have two other stories I'm planning to write over the next few months - a prequel of sorts to Braving Darker Days to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Middle Of Nowhere, and a side fic to Lanterns that was requested by one of my readers. Once I have working titles for these two stories I'll add them to the Upcoming Stories page.

Additionally, I've decided to open my completed fics up to remixes by other hanfic writers, and have added a new page to the site that can be found via the Fiction page. I had a lot of fun taking part in the Wintry Remix challenge, and I'd love to see how other writers would write my stories differently. The remix that was written of one of my stories in the Wintry Remix can be found linked to the Remixes page.

Last of all (but certainly not least), I would like to wish my fellow Australian Hanson fans (those of you that celebrate, that is) a ripper Australia Day for Thursday. :D

- Aeryn

Wednesday, 23 November, 2016

After a much longer hiatus than anticipated, I have returned. Uni is officially done as of a few weeks ago - I'm still waiting on my final marks, which will be released this coming Monday. Much of my time this semester was taken up with research for and writing my capstone project for my major, which if I pass will qualify me as a librarian. This project ended up being the longest piece of academic writing that I've ever completed, so I'm very relieved that it's done. I am confident that I've passed not only my capstone project and its associated subject but also my other two subjects, and therefore I'll likely be graduating with my classmates in May next year - something I'm looking forward to immensely.

So what happens now? Writing, of course! I've missed being able to take time out to write whenever the mood strikes me, so it's good to be able to get back to it. Currently my creative focus is my fic for the Wintry Remix challenge, which is being run by Bethany of Place To Hide. I can't share who I'm remixing yet, but I'm having a lot of fun working on my story and I'm looking forward to seeing which of my stories is being remixed. I'll post a link on Twitter to both my remix and the remix of one of my fics once submissions are officially posted. I'm also hoping to return to work on Braving Darker Days and Lanterns very soon.

All of that being said, it's going to take me some time to work out the kinks and settle back into my writing rhythm. I ask that you all bear with me for a little while as I ease back into being a functioning fanfic writer, something I hope won't take me too long.

- Aeryn