Shipping till dead: 1,000 Follower Competition →
accidentallyshipping: Okay, like, what the fuck. There’s a thousand of you. Prolly more by the time I actually announce the winner/s (we’ll see. Depends how popular this gets). Okay. So, like or reblog this as much as you want but it will altogether count as one so try not be complete dicks about it. Have to be… Well, colour me curious.
mxdp: It’s May 25. Do you know where your towel is? Are you wearing lilac?
Anonymous asked: Whenever you post previews I just get all giddy and excited. It like seeing previews of your favorite show and you just can't wait but you're gonna wait because you know it's going to be awesome. Your fics are always worth the wait and I'm never disappointed. :)
Anonymous asked: I'm sure you've already gotten a lot of support re: asshole anon, but I just wanted to say that I love your stuff and totally don't mind waiting. You aren't getting paid. I happily wait YEARS for a new novel from a fave author. Abuse is not cool.
I Have A Problem
Notebooks. it’s ridiculous, really. I don’t even write on paper that often. But I see notebooks and I want them. I see new pens. I want them. Stationary, files, folders… I want it all. And it needs to stop, because it’s just cluttering up my house with stationary. No more notebooks until I’ve used all the ones I already have.
Anonymous asked: You're a simply fantastic writer, don't forget that or let any entitled imbeciles make you feel any different. Your writing is truly art, it's absolutely wonderful that you can spin words into a fabric so rich and full of life. It's really such a talent, you just do what you can do and know that all of your best fans want you to be happy!
Anonymous asked: In response to your comment on that drawing, you do create things like that, but with words instead of paint.
Anonymous asked: What do you think of horror movies?
Thanks for your thoughts on stonehenge age, guys. I did know the answer - as well as any archeologist currently reports anyway. I was curious if it was sort of general knowledge or not. For those unsure, it’s primary stages were believed to be constructed in around 3000 BC, making it 5000 years old. Sometimes I find it hard to get my head around that. I mean, you know it’s old, and...
Okay, just a weird quick question thing. WITHOUT LOOKING IT UP, how old do you think Stonehenge (in the UK) is? If you dont know what stonehenge is, have never heard of it or whatever, don’t worry. It’s a totally benign kind of question. I’m curious is all. =)
That’s really all that can be said for today, though there was a nearly fainty moment in the post office . Exciting. No editing got done alas. I re-read The Quiet Man instead. On the plus side, wine makes tonsillitis hurt way, WAY less.
Gird Your Loins
Thursday. Parents coming over for dinner. House to clean. Dinner to cook. Virus to thwart. Can’t you just feel my enthusiasm? Maybe if I work hard and the effort doesn’t kill me, I’ll have some time to sit and edit later on. Right, paracetamol, cup of tea. Don’t swallow any more than I have to. Try and ignore how much the tonsillitis is making my eustacian tubes...
Anonymous asked: Petition for everyone to start calling you Queen Bee-auitifulfic.
For me, one of the saddest things about life is that it’s a terminal condition.
I love how you’re all too polite to call me out on the fact that, over the course of a long piece of fanfiction, my average chapter length pretty much triples. MBS Ch1: 3794 MBS CH 14: 11,500
Anonymous asked: Can I just say I absolutely love how you take down rude anons? You're like a queen bee, just shoving them off to the side. Like... "You have no power here, be gone!" and just going on in your awesome way. This wasn't nearly as intelligent-sounding as I had wanted. But anyway, you're awesome.
Anonymous asked: I just wanted to tell you that there have been several times while I've been reading MBS that I've stopped and said out loud, "This is a really awesome fic." And it truly is. All of your works are. You have so much talent and I'm glad you share it with us all!
All Things Inherit Preview
The world changes in a moment. John’s a surgeon; he sees it every day. Sterile operating theatres or sand-swept Afghanistan, it makes no damn difference. Life and death, all in the toss of a coin. Heads: The world goes on as normal. Tails: Well, you never think that’s going to happen to you. However, it’s not a bullet that throws his existence into disarray; it’s a...
livveh asked: PSA to all the rude anons: Beautifulfic can drop this fic more quickly than she can write the next chapter. Don't be mean, be patient, because harsh comments and demands can change writing from a labor of love to an absolute shit storm and I personally would like to read something that the author enjoys writing - not something that caused them anything less than satisfaction.
Anonymous asked: You need to remember that you're great, like now. I think you've heard it before, but I'm getting worried the rude anons are getting to you. Also, your updates are so wonderful and worth waiting for and I love following your process on tumblr. (hope this balances things a bit, thank you so much for what you do)
You need to get this finished, like now. I think Ive been patient, but its getting stupid having to wait. Also, it needs more lemon. Right, I’m a bit poorly, so you’ll have to excuse me if I’m over-sensitive, anon person. However, I’m not writing this thing to anyone’s timetable but my own. It’s not like I’m sitting around trying to work out how best...
I Hate That
I hate it when people change stuff. It’s like, we had a plan. it was a good plan. Now you are fucking with the plan and I disapprove. Saturday’s visitors want to come on Sunday instead. And I know my knee-jerk reaction of “That’s not the damn PLAN.” is a Bit Not Good, but don’t they realise I need to be told three months in advance, in writing of when people...
owlcitymordred: stagdoeandfawn: catully: brigwife: latitudeoctopus: brigwife: wait you mean you don’t use the word ‘fortnight’ in america??? Wait what? Then what do they use? they don’t have a word what do you mean they don’t have a word what kind of uncivilised people are they?? the fuck is a fortnight It’s a word for ‘two weeks’ As in “fourteen nights”
Poetry in a Play List
Stay home, dear lover. My little drop of poison, my all star. This is how I disappear: Not with haste, nor storm. A careful escape. Miracle and hallelujah, I’m no angel. Numb; my battle of one. Let this go; live and let die. It’s an ordinary day to find my new way home. ———- Stay home - Self, Dear Lover - Foo Fighters, Little Drop Of Poison - Tom Waits, All Star -...
Sometimes editing is like surgery. It’s gentle, careful stitches pulling together paragraphs, scenes, sentiments to make something whole and beautiful. Other times it’s like a jigsaw puzzle, turn the pieces until they slip together, locking to form the picture you desire. Then there are the dark times, the worst times, when the prose is like the Berlin wall. It is a barricade, ugly...
Thank you for your messages of encouragement and support guys. I’m still feeling pretty grotty today, but paracetamol has been taken. By the time I get the kid to school it should have kicked in. We’ll see if I can marshal enough brainpower to get productive things done.
Edited chapter fourteen. No. Lies. Tried to edit chapter fourteen. Got three pages in before losing the will to live with the crapness of it all. i’m hoping (praying) it’s low energy and general grogginess from whatever thing virus/bug/invading horde of little shits is currently rendering its assualt on my system. It’s not that the writing is bad, (I hope) it’s that my...
Did You Know?
If you want someone to believe a compliment or a statement, address them directly as you speak. Say their name, then the compliment or statement, and it acts as an emphatic modifier improving your perceived sincerity. For example: “Sherlock, that’s brilliant.” “John, you’re a conductor of light.” It’s especially effective when it’s unnecessary, for...
Oh, at last. Chapter 14’s first draft is finished. It’s a mess. An absolute MESS. However, with any luck I can edit it down and clean it up. (hopefully). 11,900 words.
Dear Chapter Fourteen. Any time you feel like, you know, ending? That would be great. I would actually like to finish Midnight Blue Serenity before the Summer Solstice. And there’s probably two, or maybe three chapters after you. And maybe an epilogue. Because of reasons Also, are you going to be longer than Another’s Path? is it some kind of sibling rivalry thing, because you...
Anonymous asked: Hi B. Just a note to say hi really :-) Been thinking about you and wanted to let you know. Love SassyVW xxx
Acceptable things for guests to bring: Wine, Chocolate, Food Of Any Kind, Gifts
Unacceptable things for guests to bring: The Plague
11a9il4 prompted me with toffee. Er, this is really only vaguely relevant to the prompt. But never mind, eh? ~~~ John quietly nudged his way into the bedroom as he prodded at his face: half-numb, thanks to the dentist’s work. A toffee had ripped out a filling yesterday evening. The inconvenience was a blight, but it was the I-told-you-so expression on Sherlock’s face that still...
shedreamsaway answered your post:Was scarred for LIFE by Sherlock tentacle porn. Spent my weekend crying mostly…. PLEASE HELP ;~; Oh no! I’m so sorry you were scarred for life. Try reading something sweet and fluffy. That could help!
It’s been a bit quiet lately. You guys okay?
Anonymous asked: Updaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate! Please? Im in need of ch 14 of MBS so bad!
nohika asked: How did you get the Current Fanfiction Progress box up on the top of your tumblrblog thing? I kind of want one... Oh, and out of curiosity...did you code your theme yourself?
hushedjournal6 asked: Lovely writer, I am absolutely in love with your latest chapter on MBS. AMAZING!! It was one of those moments where I actually shout out "Oh, shit!" aloud when I got to the end. So wonderful, thank you!
Anonymous asked: *hug*
Anonymous asked: Just finished the latest chapter of MBS, holy hell. SCREAMING. It's brilliant! And you're brilliant and I just want to hug you tight and gush about you all day.
Nine-fifteen am, and already I’ve had the first sobbing-of-frustration break-down. Have I mentioned how much I loathe being hostess to visitors? The people themselves are fine, but the sheer inconvenience of tidy house + good food + being a chaming individual (ha!) is horrid. Went to open a drawer, handle came off in my hand, temper got the better of me, threw handle at wall hard enough to...
Eenie Meenie Miney Mo
I have five works in progress at the moment, which is… unexpected: 1. Midnight Blue Serenity 2. Gilded Cage 3. Guard of Diocletian 4. Monochopsis (working title) 5. AO3 winner’s fic. Only one is a published WiP, but the fact that the others aren’t officially out there yet doesn’t make them any less tangible. This isn’t what normally happens to me. I’m...
Anonymous asked: Just wanted to say I was delighted to find out that I CALLED IT. I GUESSED WHO THE KILLER WAS. I was simultaneously elated, crying and laughing and my face still hurts from all that smiling. I love the small clues you gave without making it obvious!
Anonymous asked: So...I just kind of wanted to say thank you! Reading your fanfiction was one of the primary reasons I got back into writing and I'm currently editing the first chapter of a long piece I just finished the first part of. So! Thank you for being an inspiration to writers everywhere. Oh, and for posting up how you edit. ;) Me and my army of highlighters thank you!
Wow, I woke up this morning with a “Oh, God, let me write!” itch (always a good thing) Also, for some reason, really achy legs. Did I run a marathon in my sleep? Perhaps. Let’s just hope the motivation survives through th rigmarole of getting my kid to school. Wish me luck!