26 July 2014 @ 10:44 am
7 Days of Self Promotion - Day 7: Something you're just really proud of  
Last day of self-promotion :-/

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Day 7: Something you're just really proud of

I've always said that I'm very proud of Bookstore AU, and I'm also incredibly proud of all of my WC 'verses. I said it earlier in this meme, but I never thought I'd ever be inspired to write a 'verse, and now I have a few that are on-going and all very different.

I've talked about most of the AUs in the last few days, so I'm going to go back in the archives and promote a little fic called, Am I Missing. This was written for a prompt about Neal being kidnapped and hidden away in a box with a camera so that Peter can see him but Neal's in the dark. I gave them cell phones so that they could communicate, but it was most interesting that Peter needed the comfort of seeing Neal alive and moving and Neal needed the comfort of hearing Peter's voice.

My favorite thing about writing the fic was switching POVs back and forth with the locations and cell phones. Peter had other people around him and things going on, but Neal was alone and injured and in complete darkness. Then, the scene in the hospital after Neal was rescued was a lot of fun too - Neal was a bit sedated and clingy to Elizabeth, Peter was a bit clumsy, and Mozzie was silent but present. It's one of my favorite fics that I've written. :D
24 July 2014 @ 08:42 pm
7 Days of Self Promotion - Day 6: Something for a small fandom/pairing/character  
Another day, another self-promotion! :D I got a little verbose this time, so I'm putting these behind cuts.

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Day 6: Something for a small fandom/pairing/character

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23 July 2014 @ 09:31 pm
7 Days of Self Promotion - Day 5: Something for a large fandom/pairing/character  
I keep forgetting to thank [ profile] embroiderama for starting this meme. It's been a lot of fun!

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Day 5: Something for a large fandom/pairing/character

I've never been in any large fandoms, and I can only handle one fandom at a time, so I'm going to skip on to pairing. (Side note: I was briefly in SPN fandom but it was a side effect of being in the Jensen fandom, and I had no part of the craziness involved in the fandom.)

Pairing: Peter/Neal

As far as pairings go, the most popular that I've written in WC is Peter/Neal. Good Deeds Unpunished is probably my favorite of my P/N fics. I had been wanting to write drugged!Neal for a while, and when the Get Well Fest for kanarek13 came up, I knew that it would be something she would like - drugged Neal and comforting Peter and declarations of love. :D

Character: Neal Caffrey

Neal is such an amazing character. I have honestly never been as inspired by a character before, and I truly love exploring him in so many different scenarios and AUs. I've written 74 WC stories, and I can only think of two that don't include Neal as a character (but he's there in spirit in one of them). His mysterious past, his fascinating personality, his questionable morality, and his ability to be a gorgeous woobie all inspire me in various ways. Also, he whumps very well, and H/C is my favorite genre.

I couldn't possibly name a favorite fic that I've written that featured Neal prominently - most of them do - but he will always be one of my favorite characters to write.
22 July 2014 @ 07:41 pm
7 Days of Self Promotion - Day 4: Something you made just for yourself  
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Day 4: Something you made just for yourself

The Neal Hughes 'verse is a series that I've been working on for a long time. I've already talked about how it originated, but it's one of the few stories that I've written that hasn't been for a prompt or that came from a chat discussion or anything like that. I had the idea, and I thought it would be something different and exciting and interesting, and I think it's hit all of those marks. It's really been very fun to plot and write.

Redraw the Lines really was a labor of love. There were several points where I wanted to scrap the whole thing, but I got so much encouragement from my friends in chat that I couldn't give it up. I'm so grateful to them for that.

Since I have a separate post discussing the 'verse, I thought I would share the original beginning that I wrote for it. This was written before I hit on the idea of Hughes' daughter needing a bone marrow donation. It has also not been edited since I went a different direction with the story.

Deleted Scene/Original Beginning – Neal Hughes )
21 July 2014 @ 08:36 pm
7 Days of Self Promotion - Day 3: Something You Made for Someone Else  
Aaaaand, on to day 3 :)

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Day 3: Something you made for someone else

I love getting the chance to write a story for someone else... almost as much as I like planting plot bunnies in others' heads. :D

One of the things that I participated in last year was the surprise birthday stories for [ profile] embroiderama. We each picked an age and wrote a story where Neal was turning that age and gifted them to her, and it was so much fun. I loved reading everyone's stories, but I also really enjoyed writing mine.

When Neal was Fifteen was set in the Stand by Me/Lost Boys 'verse, which I really love to write in, and featured a sick Neal trying to act like he wasn't sick and then clinging to Peter. I know how much E likes sick!fic, so that was my focus when I started it, but it turned into a cool fic. Most of the characters didn't get a chance to say or do much, but I feel like I got to show a little piece of each of their personalities. It's a challenge to write the characters as teens but with their fundamental personalities - it's also been a lot of fun.
21 July 2014 @ 08:13 pm
7 Days of Self Promotion - Day 2: Something New  
I'm behind because I couldn't get the internet to work at the hotel last night. I'm going to do two posts tonight to make up for it. :D

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Day 2: Something new

I've posted a To Do list on my LJ, but I'm definitely working on a few things. One of them is a 'presumed dead' story that takes place in the future where Neal is off-anklet. He and Elizabeth are on their way to Connecticut to visit El's sister when their train derails. Elizabeth is the presumed dead character here, so there is a lot of angst and Neal feeling guilty. I've been working on it for a while, and I hit a wall there for a bit but I'm working through it.

Story Cookie Under Here )

Other upcoming stories include the Bookstore story where Matt gets mugged while Tim is out of town, a Neal Hughes story where Neal goes undercover and he may or may not get shot (*cough*he does, he definitely does*cough*), a Stand By Me/Lost Boys story that focuses on teen!Peter and teen!Elizabeth having to make a very tough decision... I have all kinds of random story tidbits floating around in my WIP folder. One of these days I might have to declare WIP amnesty on some of them.
19 July 2014 @ 06:55 pm
7 Days of Self Promotion - Day 1: Something old  
This looks very interesting and fun, and I finally have time (and the brain power) to sit down and work on it :D

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Day 1: Something old

My first fanfic no longer exists on the internet thanks to the great purge of Geocities (who remembers Geocities?!). Though, to be honest, I don't remember the name of it. I started off in the General Hospital fandom, dabbled in some others, set up camp in Dark Angel for a while and now I'm here, torturing Neal on a semi-regular basis. :D

So, back to something old... I've always loved 'verses, but I never thought I'd really be able to write one. I had never been inspired despite loving some seriously scifi/supernatural shows. However, White Collar has inspired some fun 'verses, and the first one that I ever started was the Will 'Verse. I know, it's not a particularly inspired name, lol, but it's very dear to me.

I love the Neal/Sara pairing, and I like the idea of them having a baby (in fic land, not necessarily on the show). The first story, No More Secrets, also satisfied my interest in a post-Most Wanted world where Neal was a little more injured that he had been on the show. (Side note: I didn't remember, when I wrote the ending, that Neal and Peter had already had a 'no more secrets' exchange on the show.)

I do plan to write more in the series. I got hit with writers' block on the story I had been working on, but I will get through it and get more posted. I think there will be some time jumps too so that we get to see a more interactive Will. That will be fun :D