Saturday, January 13, 2018

This month marks twenty years since I began writing fan fiction. My very first story was Hanson fanfic, written by hand in the back of my Year 7 English notebook during my summer break from school between Year 7 and Year 8. I no longer remember what that particular story was called or what it was about, but I do remember being rather upset that I had forgotten to pack my notebook when my family went on our annual summer camping trip. At the time I didn't know the stories I had started writing had a proper name - that came much later.

Being as I've now been writing fanfic for two decades, I felt the time had come to give Tabula Rasa a much-needed update. The layout has been given a makeover, I've ditched the splash page, and I've updated the following fics:

+ Tether, with chapter 7
+ Braving Darker Days, with chapter 14
+ Love, Chaos And Other Phenomena, with chapter 2 and its own site

I've also updated the Remixes page with the addition of a remix of The Basement Tapes, titled Hope It Comes Soon, from the 2017 session of the Wintry Remix. It's a fantastic story so far and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out. The Upcoming Stories page has also been updated, with the addition of my project for April's session of Camp NaNoWriMo.

Not only this, but I've also finally added downloads of my completed novel-length stories to the site, in PDF and two different ereader formats. This project has been a long time in the works, and I'm pleased to be able to offer these downloads for those who have requested them over the years. They can be accessed via the Fiction page. I'm able to convert into other formats on request.

I'm going to try to keep to a more regular writing schedule this year. For various reasons I wasn't as productive during 2017 as I would have liked, so I'm hoping that the creative goals I've set for myself this year will go a fair way toward getting a whole lot more writing done.

- Aeryn