Sunday, 4 December 2016

Captive - Chapter Nine

Hi everyone,

It's a real quick post from me this morning, as I got in late from a concert (Richard Hawley, in case you're interested - and he was absolutely excellent) and it's now almost 3am so I really need to go to bed.

This week sees Hermione sort out her Draco problem once and for all . . . and she gets some more good news, too.

Until next week. Enjoy!


Sunday, 27 November 2016

Captive - Chapter Eight

Well it's that time of the week again, when I should be out doing interesting things but instead I'm sat at home on my own posting the latest chapter of my story.

Sadly, this close to Christmas my funds are a bit tight so concerts and cinema screenings and the like are out of the question - which is why I'm not at the Snow Ball in Edinburgh this evening enjoying the wonderful wrocking sounds of Siriusly Hazza P, Draco and the Malfoys and Harry and the Potters.

This unexpected opportunity to stay at home did give me the time to complete NaNoWriMo early - I have officially won with just under 53,000 words written. This will, hopefully eventually translate into stories, although the one I'm working on needs the first draft completing (I'm aiming to get it done by 30 November and then have a recount of my words).

Anyway, enough of that and onto the story. This week things are getting serious, but who with?

I hope you are enjoying the story so far. If you are I would love a review or even a comment on here.

Until next week, when I'll only be three sleeps away from seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and will, no doubt, therefore be as excited as I was about seeing Fantastic Beasts (which I still want to see again but can't afford at the moment).   

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Captive - Chapter Seven

Okay, so, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them . . . .

OMG this film was sooooooo good that if it hadn't been three o'clock in the morning, I would have gone straight back in and watched it again.

My twisted Slytherin heart was filled with so much pleasure: the magic; the beasts, the clothes, the setting and, of course, Eddie Redmayne who was absolutely bloody perfect as Newt Scamander - although to be fair the whole cast was excellent, and I was excited that one of my favourite female singers, Alison Sudol (A Fine Frenzy) was in the film.

Obviously, I loved the Niffler (as we all did) but my heart has been taken by the Bowtruckle - I want one so badly it hurts!

And how marvellous was the inside of Newt's case? It was just breathtaking in every way, particularly seeing it in IMAX 3D (not usually my sort of thing but definitely recommended in this instance).

I really want to see it again soon - and I can't wait for part 2 and gay Paris - how long have I got to wait? Too long, is the answer. It's like Harry Potter all over again . . . and it feels wonderful.

Anyway, onto the story and this week Draco's come to visit (lucky Hermione!) 

I am really pleased with the amount of attention this story is getting, especially the reviews. It's nice to know that people are enjoying it.

Until next week,


Saturday, 12 November 2016

Captive - Chapter Six

Evening all,

I'm just nipping on quickly to post the next chapter of Captive as I'm supposed to be in the middle of a sprint for NaNoWriMo and, of course, I'm using this as an excuse to sidetrack myself from writing.

It's actually going much better than usual. At the current time I have written 22,314 words, which is 2,314 than I need to have written by today. Let's hope the productiveness continues until the end of the month (and beyond, of course).

Anyway, on to the story and it's time for some lemons. Lucius has come to 'help' Hermione in the library.

Next Friday Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is finally released and I'm beginning to get really excited about it. Obviously, I'm at a midnight showing. Let's hope it's as good as it looks in the trailer.

Enjoy whatever you read this week, and if you're enjoying the story please consider leaving a review. I would really appreciate it, and it might help draw others into reading it too.

Take care.


Sunday, 6 November 2016

Captive - Chapter Five

Hi everyone,

Time for the next chapter of Captive and Hermione's gone to Malfoy Manor to see if she wants the librarian job Lucius offered her. Will she take it?

Only a short post here this week as I'm in the middle of trying to catch up with my NaNoWriMo word count. Before 9pm it was standing at 0 words in 5 days, now, almost 4 hours later it's at 3,443. That means I only need to write another 4,890 words tonight and I'm back on target (probably not going to happen as it's already almost 1am).

If this NaNoWriMo is anything like the other 8 I've done I'll probably do about 10,000 words by the end of this weekend and then do nothing for the rest of the month. I'll then spend the last weekend of the month working frantically to get the other 40,000 words done before the deadline of 30 November. Will I make it? Who knows. I have most years. I think there's only been 3 years when I didn't make the 50,000 words on time, which isn't bad going.

If nothing else, it gives me a good start to a new story, although whether it will get finished or not is another matter - I'm still working on last year's story which is now over 90,000 words.

If you're doing NaNoWriMo then good luck! If you're not, why not? Challenge yourself. It's fun - honestly it is.

Until next week.


Sunday, 30 October 2016

Captive - Chapter Four

Happy Halloween! 
(well, almost)

I've spent the whole evening watching horror films which has made a nice change, and now it's time to post the next chapter of Captive.

The war is finally over and it's time for Lucius' trial for his crimes as a Death Eater before and during the war. Will he end up in Azkaban or will Hermione help him escape that fate? Only time will tell . . . .

I hope you're enjoying the story so far. If so, a review or message would be great, thanks.

So, we're now less than three weeks away from the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which is quite exciting. I was lucky enough to get a copy of the limited edition version of Empire Magazine that includes technology to make the cover move (just like the Daily Prophet or New York Ghost) this article from Pottermore tells you more about it.

I hope you have good week.


Sunday, 23 October 2016

Captive - Chapter Three

Hi everyone,

Here we are again for another exciting Saturday night, and already we're almost at the end of October. 

I'm not feeling quite so loquacious this week so I'll move straight on to the story.

Chapter three, and Hermione has been picked, by dastardly Rodolphus Lestrange, to be part of the next bait group to be sent out to trap the Order of the Phoenix. Meanwhile, Lucius is busy serving the Dark Lord. Will he be able to save Hermione in time? 

I was excited to receive a review during the week and would be grateful for more.

Until next week, have fun reading.