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I've been a little tense about the reception of the giant fic; and it goes to show me, oh so vividly, that when you write something and you end up writing it mostly for yourself, the not-yous that read it are not going to be as enamored of it. So there's that. I was a little sad but I'm trying to feel better about it, as there are people who are very happy with it, and in fact truly seem thrilled with it. In the long run, having a few readers who are passionate about a story is probably better than having nobody reading it, or unhappy readers, right? I am just going to look at this as another learning experience and keep moving forward. At least I have another novel writing experience under my belt.

I did realize that, based on what people are saying, I've left out a key scene and I must remember to scribble in a few new lines to explain what happened to one character. I think I know exactly what to do, which rocks my socks. It's cartoonish, but hey, the show was, too. Hence why I love it so much. Truth, love for your brother, and grey jeans; it's the Riptide way.

In other news, I'm behind on everything. I have a set of eBay store stuff to prep and list, and I need to make more crafted items, and I need to blog, and tweet, and it's already 7 pm and I'm tired tired tired. I think I'm just going to do what I can do before 10 and call it a night.

In fact, I think I might cut back on some of my hours at the day job. They don't have a ton of stuff for me to do right now, and I have more stuff going on at home that I really want to work on.

Hope you're all having a good week!

ETA: And the more I think about it, the more I am amazed that people have read such a long, talky, looong fic and been so enthusiastic about it. I think I should count myself as truly lucky that anyone at all found it interesting!

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Date: 2011-03-03 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] schemingreader.livejournal.com
Riptide fic! Is there a place to post that?

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Date: 2011-03-03 01:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
Oh yes, there is lots of lovely Riptide fic in [livejournal.com profile] pier56! Honestly, we're so spoiled, because we have so many really good writers. :) We don't have much in the way of artses, sadly, just some great wallpapers and manips.
Edited Date: 2011-03-03 01:48 am (UTC)

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Date: 2011-03-03 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joanwilder.livejournal.com
Wait...did I miss it? I've been waiting for it; it's not in your LJ, so is it posted?

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Date: 2011-03-03 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
Oh dear--have I mentioned that this is Riptide and not HP? I hope I have. It's over at [livejournal.com profile] pier56. You can't miss it, it's the last eight entries, lol (and there are still six more, I can't believe it).

It's a lot of extended h/c and it's slashy and it's a slow burn. Pretty much my weapon of choice. *grins*

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Date: 2011-03-03 06:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joanwilder.livejournal.com
Thanks for linking me. I don't care that it's Riptide. It's yours. :)

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Date: 2011-03-03 11:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
Aw, you are honestly the sweetest thing ever. *giant hugs* You really warmed my heart! Thank you!

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Date: 2011-03-03 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drusillas-rain.livejournal.com
Aw, I hate that. But, I bet that the feedback is more positive than you're able to see right now.
<33333

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Date: 2011-03-04 04:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
The fb is very wonderful, and I'm amazed at how people seem to be sustaining their wonderful feedback for each entry. It's quite impressive because...well...long fic is long. *grins*

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Date: 2011-03-03 02:31 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] quoshara.livejournal.com
*chuckles* I just saw what you wrote here about cartoonishness...and I had just commented back to you about it.

(I'm a bit behind this evening, due to bebe. *switches programs from "Wonder Pets" to "Phineas & Ferb"* I'm the official bebe remote control.*

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Date: 2011-03-04 04:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
*grins* I do find such comfort in their cartoonishness on the show. But hopefully the cartoonishness of the plot in this fic won't throw people off. *crosses fingers*

And yay for Phineas & Ferb!! I adore that show.

Giant RT Fic

Date: 2011-03-03 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penball.livejournal.com
UH...I guess you have nailed your fans on their seats so far! Really...

And I have written a RT Fic a few months ago and I think I will translate it and post it asap, esp. for you...I just have to find out how to make this bastard LJ cut!

Re: Giant RT Fic

Date: 2011-03-04 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
Thank you so very much! I'm so glad that you like it so much. You're such a great reader and cheerleader!

And I can't wait to read more of your fic! Thank ou so much!

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Date: 2011-03-03 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashkevran.livejournal.com
Congratulations on completion of a big giant fiction! :-) The sense of accomplishment must be incredible! I hope you are not making yourself too crazed with all the things you *need* to do - sounds like a full plate and then some. So...deep breaths, follow your "to do" list, cross things off, and let stuff go for another day when they don't get done. I admire your energy and drive!

I so wish you wrote in the S&H fandom!

-Angel

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Date: 2011-03-04 04:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
I am totally happy that it is now Thursday night, and I have a nice weekend ahead of me. I have a little get-together Saturday, which I'm excited about, and then past that I will spend the rest of the time working on business stuff. And yes, I will be sure to pace myself!

I have thought about writing S&H--which is quite unusual, because it's rare that I ever think about writing anything but the one or two fandoms I usually write for. I might do it, though. They are so pretty! And so melodramatic, which I adore. I am majorly into melodrama. *grins*

I will point out that Riptide has been called the Starsky & Hutch of the eighties...lol!

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Date: 2011-03-04 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashkevran.livejournal.com
:-) Melodrama works! Psychdrama too! And cute cops or detectives can't ever hurt! Ohhh...someday you may jump the fence and come on over ... I am crossing my fingers. Both the guys are luscious, but I admit a certain preference for the blond in S&Hville. *hug*

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Date: 2011-03-04 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
I absolutely love Hutch, too, even though they're both lovely. But Hutch just gets to me. I remember watching the show as a kid, and being completely mesmerized by Starsky, but apparently my brain has flipped now. lol!

And did you know that there's a Riptide/S&H crossover? It's by [livejournal.com profile] tinx_r, who's awesome. Here's a link to the most recent in the series, and it has links to the earlier stories. (http://community.livejournal.com/pier56/214078.html)

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Date: 2011-03-03 05:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hardboiledbaby
I think anytime a writer puts so much of themselves out there, it's only natural to worry and wonder and feel unsettled. *hugs* I'm enjoying the fic immensely!

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Date: 2011-03-04 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valis2.livejournal.com
Oh yes, when you put out something that you've put so much blood, sweat, and tears into, it's definitely a scary thing, as you know! And I really am enjoying the comments--they are lovely, truly. *hugs*

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