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confessions of a tardy writer

So way back when LNSB was finished, you'll recall me putting my hand up for a charity fic prompt. Well, no fault of the prompters, but it seems to have been the premise that ATE MY BRAIN. I've started and partially completed so many versions of that charity fic that the only person who can possibly conceive of how many wasted hours I've spent is my poor beta the_arc5 who's coped with my exasperated hand-waving and epic back-spacing.

Good news is, since watching Into Darkness several ideas have slotted neatly into place and I'm busy re-working large sections of stuff I'd written two years ago that I couldn't seem to knit together in any coherent way until this movie. I think it will fulfill the prompt terms, but it's opened up a doorway back into the legitimate STXI universe for this little AU girl. I'd spent so long in the LNSB AU-verse that it was hard to find my way back to canon-AU, if you get what I mean. I'm firmly there now, which is feeling fantastic.

Good news is that it looks like I'll finally cough up my end of the bargain made when several readers generously donated money to the flood relief efforts back in 2011. Bless them. I beg for their forgiveness.

It is well and truly on the road to being a manuscript I can bounce off a beta.
I have absolutely no idea if anyone even watches this comm anymore ... and rightly so if you'd wandered away permanently into other LJ pursuits, given how long it's lain silent. However, I wanted any residual lurkers to know there is new writing on the way. It'll take me some time, but it's coming.

So much has happened in the last couple of years and it's taken me out of the headspace I needed for writing. I'm happy to say I've rediscovered that well-traveled road and I'm looking forward to sharing it with anyone who's interested :)

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pimpage: help-midwest | the_arc5

Please support the very talented, very generous the_arc5 in her endeavour to help the Midwest in the wake of recent devastating tornado action.

You can find her thread here and the whole comm here: help_midwest.

She's an incredibly talented writer; I can guarantee you will get your donation's worth. Also, be a gem and give her something really unusual and interesting to sink her teeth into, yeah?
Title: Leave No Soul Behind Epilogue, 8,466 words of 240,000+
Fandom: Star Trek XI, TOS references.
Characters: Kirk/Spock, ensemble, OCs.
Rating & Warnings: Strong R - slash, language, adult themes.
Spoilers: For the 2009 movie mostly.
Disclaimer: Fanfiction and fanfiction only, folks.
Betas: the_arc5 - I'm in lesbians with you.

Thank you(s): Firstly, stripedpetunia for the prompt that started this whole shebang. Bet you never expected to get a doorstop-sized novel for your trouble! Next, if I tried to list all the regular reader/reviewers I'd surely leave someone out in my sleep-addled state, but you all know who you are because I've tried to reply every time to tell you how much your feedback means to me. Seriously, there is no way I would write something like this and stick to it without people who keep coming back to tell me what they think. I've enjoyed this story through your eyes, and your eyes alone, because it's impossible to see the forest for the trees when you're writing. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all.

And, quite honestly, this would not have been possible without the_arc5. Late nights, last minute edits, hysterics, laughing so hard we can't breathe ... you made this epic so much fun to write. *love*

If you can't wait for the free soundtrack download or you're ethical, you can buy it on iTunes right now.


Epilogue: It"s your time, it"s your day, it"s never too late to change lanes ...Collapse )
Title: Leave No Soul Behind 7.4a, 10,912 (both parts a&b) words of 240,000+
Fandom: Star Trek XI, TOS references.
Characters: Kirk/Spock, ensemble, OCs.
Rating & Warnings: Strong R - slash, language, adult themes.
Spoilers: For the 2009 movie mostly.
Disclaimer: Fanfiction and fanfiction only, folks.
Betas: the_arc5

Chapter 7.4b: continued on from 7.4aCollapse )
Title: Leave No Soul Behind 7.4a, 10,912 (both parts a&b) words of 240,000+
Fandom: Star Trek XI, TOS references.
Characters: Kirk/Spock, ensemble, OCs.
Rating & Warnings: Strong R - slash, language, adult themes.
Spoilers: For the 2009 movie mostly.
Disclaimer: Fanfiction and fanfiction only, folks.
Betas: the_arc5 who has been so much more than an editor during this process. She's shored me up, urged me on, told me the hard truth and buoyed me with her enthusiasm for this project for over a year! She truly is a great friend as well as a literary asset. There aren't enough positive adjectives in the dictionary for this girl.

Author's Note: This is written for stripedpetunia on trek_exchange. So, here it is, the final chapter. Are we excited? I don't know how to feel. I guess a little anxious, wondering if all of you are going to get the answers you want and like the answers you get ;)

the_arc5 has made a delicious fanmix that she posted over at 2ndstory right here, and I all recommend you download and listen because it made me sniffle and smile. Also, the artwork, so awesome.

sleepwalkerfish has collated the 'official' soundtrack and made gorgeous cover art, so as soon as I've given her the little indie tracks that you can't find anywhere I'll link to that so you can listen to the music I heard when I was writing this, if you like. A huge thanks to her for undertaking this project and being so independent about it. I'm just exhausted from the final phase and couldn't have fathomed doing it myself.


Chapter 7.4a: My veneers sink into you and show how twisted we can be when we waste it on ...Collapse )
So, it turns out that chapter 7.4 and the epilogue amount to in excess of 16,000 words (who knew?)

*whistles innocently*

It is in the hands of my stupendous and long-suffering beta, who will no doubt move heaven and earth to get it back to me as quickly as she can, because she's awesome like that.

In the meantime, I hope the fact that it's so lengthy makes up for the delay in processing.
Title: Leave No Soul Behind 7.3, 5,668 words of 240,000+
Fandom: Star Trek XI, TOS references.
Characters: Kirk/Spock, ensemble, OCs.
Rating & Warnings: Strong R - slash, language, adult themes.
Spoilers: For the 2009 movie mostly.
Disclaimer: Fanfiction and fanfiction only, folks.
Betas: the_arc5 who got stuck with a partial chapter to beta again, and then ... I sort of changed it on her. *looks suitably embarrassed*

Author's Note: This is written for stripedpetunia on trek_exchange. Shout out to sandyk199 whose comments on the last couple of chapters actually prompted a minor rewrite. As hectic and stressful as that has been, I'm a lot happier with a few subplot resolutions as a result. Thank you, Sandy, for the astounding quality of your feedback and thank you all for your patience with this unpredictable posting time ;)


Chapter 7.3: I tried to be someone else, but nothing seemed to change, finally found myself, fighting for a chance; I know now, this is who I really am ...Collapse )
Title: Leave No Soul Behind 7.2, 5,939 words of 230,000+
Fandom: Star Trek XI, TOS references.
Characters: Kirk/Spock, ensemble, OCs.
Rating & Warnings: Strong R - slash, language, adult themes.
Spoilers: For the 2009 movie mostly.
Disclaimer: Fanfiction and fanfiction only, folks.
Betas: the_arc5 who only got a chance to look at two thirds of this thanks to my absolute need for sleep within the last 24 hours. I absolutely guarantee that any stuff ups are one hundred percent my own and nothing to do with her. She's brilliant.

Author's Note: This is written for stripedpetunia on trek_exchange, and god damn it! I missed my posting deadline by a measly 59 minutes. Aargh! Forgive me?


Chapter 7.2: The moon rises, the plague is coming darling, the pavement keeps hitting my feet ...Collapse )

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