Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Polyjuice (the Epilogue again)

Evening everyone,

As you know I've been slowly adding all my stories published elsewhere to my AO3 account so they're all in the same place for easy reading.

As I've almost finished, I have finally managed to get round to putting up Polyjuice, which was one of the first stories I ever posted to AFF.Org back in 2008. 

The epilogue of the story is a series of newspaper articles which I am currently unable to post in the format I'd like (probably because I'm an idiot that can't work out how to post pictures on AO3) so over there the articles are just in the usual text version. However, below I've posted them in the way I actually visualised them. They have been updated from the original version that appeared in my old blog to use the 'real' Daily Prophet logo as designed by Mina Lima in the Harry Potter films.


Sunday, 16 July 2017

Legend of the Wolf - Chapter Ten and Epilogue

Morning all,

I'm running extremely late today due to all sorts of stupid reasons, so I'll keep it short as I really should be in bed.

We've finally made it to the end of the story and Hermione's life with the werewolves is coming to a close. A sad ending possibly, but there's new life and hope too.

I really hope you've enjoyed reading this story. I certainly enjoyed writing it, particularly as it was a pairing that was completely new to me. 

As always reviews or comments would be gratefully received.

I'll be back in a few weeks after my holiday hopefully all refreshed and raring to go, with new stories to tell.



Sunday, 9 July 2017

Legend of the Wolf - Chapter Nine

Morning everyone,

So we're almost at the end of Legend of the Wolf, as I'm sure you'll have realised with last week's unfortunate event (this is how Kermode and Mayo used to refer to the death of Albus Dumbledore in the Half-Blood Prince film).

This week, Hermione and her friends are trying to get over their grief at their respective losses in the Battle of Hogwarts - but it's going to prove much harder for some. And has the enchantment been removed from Hermione at last?

As always I'm keen to hear what you think of the story so far so kudos, comments or reviews are always welcome. I received a lovely review last week which had me bouncing around feeling good about myself all week, so thank you to the person that posted it. Good reviews (even those that are constructively critical) really do make a difference.

Next week I'll be posting both the final chapter and the epilogue. Part of the reason for this is that the epilogue is relatively short, so I feel a bit bad making people wait a week for it, but also because I'm off on holiday again the Monday after - back off to sunny Spain for a couple of weeks of swimming, writing and drinking (not necessarily in that order nor all at the same time, probably) and if my internet connection is dodgy it means you wouldn't get to find out what happens until I get back at the beginning of August, which I know would be really frustrating (as a reader of fanfic myself, I really hate WIPs that are delayed).

I am hoping that being away will inspire me to do a bit of writing as I've not been very good at it recently, and maybe get at least one of my outstanding stories finished so I can start working on getting it edited and work on rewrites.

I've almost finished uploading all my stories to the A03 archive now, with only a couple left to publish, including one of my first ever stories, Polyjuice. It has taken a bit of work to get it up as there are a lot of chapters, but I'm hoping to publish it before I leave for my holiday. 

Those who read the story originally (it was first posted in 2008) will remember that the epilogue involves a whole series of newspaper articles. At the time it was published I linked to my (old) blog, where I had produced a more realistic version of the articles as AFF wouldn't allow me to post pictures, but looking at AO3 it appears the opportunity to add pictures exists - I haven't yet tried it so I don't know for sure - but if it doesn't work I am intending to re-post an updated version on here so people don't have to try and find my old blog.

When I get back I have a large story that I'm hoping to start posting, assuming all goes well, which will take up most of the rest of the year. It's a Lucius/Hermione story and is quite nasty so it will be hosted on AFF & AO3, (so over 18s only I'm afraid).

I do have a few other things in the pipeline but we'll get to those nearer the time; if they work out as I'm hoping.

Anyway, I think I've said enough for one week. Enjoy the latest chapter of my story, enjoy anything else you're reading (I'd just like to recommend the YA book The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas as it's one of the best things I've read this year), and I'll see you next week for the end of the story.

Take care


Sunday, 2 July 2017

Legend of the Wolf - Chapter Eight

Good morning everyone,

I've managed to make it before 1 a.m. so I'm feeling virtuous, and nowhere near as tired as I was last week.

This week, Harry and Ron have returned from their Horcrux quest and the Battle of Hogwarts is finally upon us.

*WARNING* - Major character death mentioned in this chapter. Sorry, folks but it had to happen at some point.

As ever, I hope you enjoy the chapter and are enjoying the story. Kudos, comments and reviews are always welcome.

So, I survived the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with nothing more than 2 new copies of the book (Slytherin editions, obviously), a Hogwarts wall clock, a pair of Slytherin low tops, a Hogwarts travel mug, a Hogwarts colour changing glass, a Hogwarts lamp and a set of stickers - lucky I wasn't celebrating, eh?!   

Until next week.


Sunday, 25 June 2017

Legend of the Wolf - Chapter Seven

Morning everyone,

I've been busy editing and didn't notice the time, which is why I'm posting this chapter at stupid o'clock in the morning. For this reason, my blog post is going to be short and sweet as I'd like to get to bed by 3 a.m.

This week, Fenrir tells Severus what has happened to him and Hermione and asks for his help to put things right. But will the Potions Master turned Headmaster be able to assist or are the werewolf and his mate doomed?

I hope you're enjoying the story so far. If you are a comment, kudos or a review would be greatly appreciated.

I'll see you next week when I might be slightly more organised (although probably not, knowing me).


Sunday, 18 June 2017

Legend of the Wolf - Chapter 6

Morning all,

I've managed to post before 2 a.m. for a change so I'm feeling quite virtuous.

So this week marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone being released (amazing eh?) To celebrate, swanky new 'House' versions of the books have been released and, of course, I had to buy them.

How cool are they? Unfortunately, the lighting in this position doesn't show that the edges of the paperback are the same green as the hardback - my favourite is the hardback, though, with the Slytherin scarf motif. I love these versions!

Presumably, the others will be released as and when they hit their 20th anniversaries so I'll end up with another 2 full sets of the books - to go with the 2 full sets I already have and the illustrated versions that I am collecting as they come out (they really are worth buying as they're beautiful) - obviously I'm ignoring the Kindle and iTunes versions which I also own, along with both UK and US versions of the audiobooks (addicted, me? No, of course not).

Anyway, let's move onto the story. Hermione has made her choice and now she has to honour her agreement with Fenrir. But will it help her in the long run, or will she still be Lucius' captive?

As always, a quick plea from me that if you're enjoying the story I would really appreciate a comment, review or some kudos.

Thank you for reading. I'll see you next week for the next chapter.


Sunday, 11 June 2017

Legend of the Wolf - Chapter Five

Good evening everyone,

So we survived the election, although right now I'm not sure if it's better or worse than it was before - better, I think, at least hopefully in the long term (and I'm talking by the time of the second election that must surely be only a few months away). 

Anyway, enough about all that let's get on to the important stuff, shall we?

This week in Legend of the Wolf, dastardly Lucius is really putting poor Hermione through it, but will she finally crumble and give in to his demands? Read on to find out.

There seem to be a fair number of people reading the story, despite it not being a traditional pairing, but sadly, as usual, I'm not receiving much feedback so I don't know if people are enjoying it or not. 

Hopefully, the fact that I haven't received any critical reviews or trolls means they are. If you're enjoying the story I'd really love a comment or some kudos. That sort of thing keeps us writers going, you know, and really cheers our day.

After that shameful plea, I'm off to do a bit of writing before bed.

I'll see you next week when the outcome of Hermione's choice will be examined in greater detail.

Have a good week and enjoy reading.