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Holy bleeping Shiznitz! I seem to have had a really productive year. Considering I started 2014 with a huge case of writer's block and decided to not sign up for fests, but instead to just do podfics and modding, I somehow wrote a total of 193,605 words and recorded a little more than 56 hours of podfic. O.O



Turn by [livejournal.com profile] saras_girl, Harry/Draco, NC-17 – 36:48:33

Where Your Treasure Lies Harry/Draco, NC-17 – 02:21:30

Wind of Change by [livejournal.com profile] serpenscript Draco, Lupin/Snape, NC-17 – 00:19:11

To Be Back Again in the Rest of the Room by [livejournal.com profile] lamerezouille NC-17 – 02:02:18

The Dangers of Trusting a Slytherin Son (and his Gryffindor friend) by [livejournal.com profile] nherizu Harry/Draco – 00:06:29

Rise Above the Moon Harry/Draco NC-17 – 01:51:55

Reasonable Adjustments by [livejournal.com profile] leemarchais Harry/Draco, NC-17 – 02:05:40

Onslaught by [livejournal.com profile] zeitgeistic Harry/Draco, NC-17 – 00:58:38

Muddying the Waters by [livejournal.com profile] emansil_12 Harry/Draco, Harry/Ginny, Harry/Draco/Ginny, NC-17 – 00:19:46

Mandrakes by [livejournal.com profile] frayach Albus Severus/Scorpius and Harry/Draco both unrequited, NC-17 – 00:44:39

If These Walls Could Talk by [livejournal.com profile] calrissian18 unrequited Albus Severus/Draco and Harry/Draco Alternate Endings NC-17 – 02:11:23 and – 02:16:31

Fathers of the Groom(s) by [livejournal.com profile] dracogotgame Harry/Draco, PG-13 – 00:22:27

Father Knows Best Lucius, Draco, Harry, R – 00:20:25

Duality by [livejournal.com profile] 0idontknow0 Harry/Draco, NC-17 – 00:19:24

The Dangers of Trusting a Slytherin Son (and His Gryffindor Friend) by [livejournal.com profile] nherizu Harry/Draco, Albus Severus/Scorpius, NC-17 – 00:06:29

Close Your Eyes by [livejournal.com profile] melusinahp Severus Snape/Harry Potter, NC-17 – 00:46:18

Bedside Manners by [livejournal.com profile] serpenscript Poppy Pomfrey, Minerva McGonagall, PG – 00:18:15

The Winner Shaves it All [livejournal.com profile] candamira and [livejournal.com profile] nia_kantorka NC17 Harry/Draco, – 00:30:17

Shelter Nico di Angelo/Will Solace, NC-17 – 03:23:22 *WiP* (chapters 1-14 posted so far)






Under Her Skin Millicent/Draco, R – 600 – featuring art by [livejournal.com profile] nherizu

Reject Me Not James/Albus Severus, R – 320

Grimmauld Horror Teddy Lupin, R – 3400

Give Me All You Can Harry/Draco, NC-17 – 4900

Dreamless Sleep Blaise/Draco, NC-17 – 3100

By Chance or By Choice Harry/Draco, R – 5400 – featuring art by [livejournal.com profile] chibitoaster

All The Feels Moaning Myrtle/ Pansy, Blaise, Harry, NC-17 – 2800

A Tricky Little Potion Harry/Draco, NC-17 – 2400

A Study in Compromise Harry/Draco, NC-17 – 1900

Cream Harry/Draco, NC-17 – 3200

Walking the Edge Harry/Draco, NC-17 – 4450

'Twas Brillig Harry/Draco, Harry/Ginny (side pairings), NC-17 – 73,000 (it may post in 2015, but it was very much written in 2014, so I'm counting it)

Percy Jackson

Shelter Nico di Angelo/Will Solace – NC-17 – 71,500 (part 1 of shelterverse) – Featuring cover art by St00pz and fan art in chapters 3 and 30 by Karou0

Atonement Apollo/Zephyros – NC-17 – 4600 (part 2 of shelterverse) – Fan art by Brunagonda is coming soon!

Devotion Nico di Angelo/Will Solace, Apollo/Zephyros – NC-17 – 7200 (part 3 of shelterverse)

Fulfillment Reyna Availa Ramirez-Arellano/Rachel Elizabeth Dare, Apollo/Zephyros – NC-17 – 2800 (part 4 of shelterverse)



Thank you fandom for being so inspiring!
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Hello f-list!

I'm sorry I've been so distant the past couple of months. I do this every year, but this year I've been feeling especially hermit-like. My time alone is really short lately and as much as I'd love to be around more in fandom, I just can't right now. Life things are looking up, but they're taking a hell of a lot of time and attention to make sure they keep going in a forward direction. I know you all will understand that. XD *hugs all the lovely people* If you're curious as to what's been happening to draw me away so much, I'll give a quick rundown in the spoiler cuts below. If you're not really interested in some areas, and would just like to know what the heck my plans are for future HP fandom participation, skip to the cut: Harry Potter Fandom.



My daughter: She's doing really well since we started in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). Most of the kids in her therapy group are going through it because of eating disorders or self-harm, and she's not in that boat at all, so I'm very thankful. I am attending the therapy as part of a parent group, which is really helping me a lot to brush up on the skills I learned (that really got me started out of my darkest days in the mental health system). I like that the teen group isn't allowed to talk in group about why exactly they are there (so they don't feed off each other's maladaptive behaviors, but they do also have individual sessions, so those things are addressed. I get weekly email reports from her advisor at school and since we've started this therapy, she's only had positives to report.

Exercise/Fitness: I've not been doing fantastic with keeping up on this, but as of Tuesday, I'm still heading in the right direction. Since my last measurements I'm down a bit, but not at the pace I had been going. Still, I think it's healthy to slow up every so often, let the body find its normal, then start again with the intense training. I will write up a fitness post for those on my weightloss filter in a little while. Not gonna go into detail here.

Son: My son is going to be 13 in 2 days! OMG! I can't even believe that he'll be a teen. He is my child who has high-functioning autism. I went to his student-led conference last month and then had 2 conferences with the school board about his qualifications for special services. (they do this every few years). I'm so proud of how far he's grown and how much he's improved regarding school performance since we started him at the private school. His private school is tailored for kids with learning differences and most of the kids are somewhere on the spectrum. He's recently decided he wants to wear his hair long-ish. I think it looks great. Considering my husband's hair is down his back, I have no issues with how a person wants to wear their hair. I'm loving mine short, and eventually I plan to shave it all off again, just because I can, and because I love rocking the bald head look. :P (it also grows insanely fast and the bald look never lasts long for me.)

Toddler: The toddler has been a handful lately. He's three and a half and doesn't want to potty train. He's still nursing a couple of times a day, which is fine, I have no problems with going at his pace, but I am looking forward to reclaiming my boobs as MINE. It will happen. This too shall pass. But overall, he's a smart little duck and comes up with the most interesting observations. Last night, after a drawn out refusal to go to sleep in his own bed (which he later changed his mind about) he was lying beside me and pointing at the shadow cast by the ceiling lamp. He said goodnight to me, daddy, the pictures, the window, the door, and the (fish robot) he swears the shadow looks like. XD

Housemate: Our housemate is still with us and I am glad of it. She watches the toddler while I take my daughter to our group sessions on Thursdays. My husband is also home (as he works from home) but it's a real blessing to not have to figure out child care. She was 257 on the waiting list for the women's shelter back in September and has now moved up to the mid-40s, so this too is a good thing. When she gets a spot, they'll be able to help her with getting the services that just aren't freely given in this fucked up world we live in and I'm happy she won't have been on the streets during the winter season of waiting.

Husband: Husband is plugging along, doing his thing. We chat in the evening before bed and catch up on what's what. We're dealing with unexpected expenses from my emergency root canal and an insurance company refusing to cover them, but it could be so much worse, and we're thankful and fortunate to not be in a real hardship.

The hugest time suck of my day to day is driving. I loathe driving. Ever since I was hit by a car at 18, I swore I'd never drive ... and then my mom guilted me into doing it when I was pregnant with my daughter (because you have to be able to drive if you're a mom). Anyway... Now I'm driving nearly 3 hours a day, just taking my kids to school and back.. and on therapy days, it's more like 4.5 hours because of traffic and everything is on opposite sides of town from everything else. Blah. Humbug.




The Harry Big Bang is gearing up! OMG! I'm way excited about this! I am looking forward to submissions coming in and preparing to find every single spare minute I can to start proofreading! It's gonna be awesome!

My goal for podficcing the 300+k fic Turn by [livejournal.com profile] saras_girl all in 2014 is now complete! Turn the Podfic! I've sent the sound file to my lovely hosting person and will have it posted after she gets back to me with the link. I have so many feels about finishing this project. It was a true labor of love. I think the entire thing maxes out at almost 37 hours. It took at least 4 times as many hours to record and edit (and that's being generous with estimating, it was likely more). So, yeah... Whew! *wipes sweat from brow*

And now for some sadder news. I'm going to be using 2015 as a sort of hiatus year from fests. I'm still planning to co-mod [livejournal.com profile] hp_darkarts with [livejournal.com profile] writcraft and the [livejournal.com profile] hp_podfic_fest with [livejournal.com profile] starduchess, but as far as writing goes, my muse is not on HP right now. I do have several HP podfic projects planned for this coming year, but I will likely not be taking on any more until my hiatus ends. I'm also still going to the the [livejournal.com profile] hp_uk_meetup this summer and cannot wait to meet all the fandom friends that will be there. I suspect my HP squee will be back up in full force by then! So this hiatus is really only a break from participating in fests and it will end in 2016 in time for Leviosa the Harry Potter 2016 convention in Las Vegas! I'm so there!

I don't think I'll be in my quiet space for much longer. I really love all of you on my f-list and enjoy keeping up with all your news and chatting, etc... So even though I'm taking a break, I'm not leaving.

And I sent the last of my holiday cards today, so if you haven't got one yet and signed up for one, it's on its way! And my goal of beating last year's number of cards sent was met and more than doubled! So thank you for that! Sending cards is something that makes me so happy!





For those of you who follow me on tumblr at Mab-speaks or Mab-shares will have noticed, I've fallen into a new fandom as far as writing goes. I seem to have an all or nothing muse, and I can't juggle more than one canon and set of characters at a time. I completed my first fic for the Percy Jackson fandom late last month. It's called Shelter and is 71,505 words. I wrote it a chapter a day from mid-October through November and I haven't let go of it yet. I had to end it where I did to free up December and January for the Harry Big Bang, but I have three Shelterverse one-shots planned, the first is posted: Atonement and it pairs the greek god, Apollo with Zephyros, the god of the West Wind. The next will be my first go at a femslash pairing and the last is going to be the main pairing that featured in Shelter. After that, in February, I'm planning to begin the sequel.

I have too many feels and ideas and my head is just brimming to the point I have 3 documents filled with notes, canon/head canons, and partial outlines. I've never felt so freaking prolific in my life and it's just something I can't ignore or stifle. So I'm going with it and will find out where it gets me.

And see the pretty cover art made for me for Shelter... The artist is called St00pz and can be found on tumblr.



Another artist was inspired by the fic too and created this art Nico di Angelo gets a new jacket. And I've had two other people ask permission to fan art from the fic. OMG... so much squee!



All right ... and if you made it through all that, thank you. If you didn't, I don't blame you. Please don't feel guilty. I just want to give you all a heads up as to where I've been, why I'm quiet, and what my plans are. I love you all and I hold the fact true to my heart that Hogwarts will always be home, and I can never stay away forever.
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1. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
2. Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
4. The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
5. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis CarrolI
6. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Joanne Greenberg
7. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine l'Engle
8. The Lover by Marguerite Duras
9. Hanged at Auschwitz by Sam Kessel
10. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding



He takes a breath and lets it out. It feels good to get this off his chest. To just tell it like it is instead of having to tiptoe on eggshells so as not to step on any toes.

Rolf nods and offers him a cup of tea, then takes one himself. He rocks back in his chair, and replaces the teapot and wheels back in front of Harry. "Go on. Anything else about work? How are things at home?"

Harry sips his tea. It's good. Something herbal, natural, a bit slick. "This is good. What's in it?" He's stalling and he knows it. And he knows Rolf knows he knows it too.

I tag [livejournal.com profile] writcraft and [livejournal.com profile] emansil_12

Don't feel obligated to participate. I'm on my phone so I'm posting and then coming back to edit in the rules.
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I had a day today. I escaped at last, made it to my coffee shop, have wrapped myself up in writing an owl post gift fic and of course, nobody's around anymore in chatzy.

*kicks my insomniac brain*

If you're up, wanting to write, feel like some word sprints might be fun, come and join me in the srs room! I'll be here for at least 3 or 4 hours.
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*kisses the ground*

I've had the worst mental block lately and it's been so damn frustrating. I have no problem plotting fics, but when I sit down to actually make words, I've been getting about a sentence or two down and then SQUIRREL... off my mind goes in a totally different place.

Anyway... Now that I've completed the first round of edits of Chapter twelve of Turn, the podfic, I'm finally sitting down with nothing else on my plate and words are just coming out all over the place. I'm hoping to get my glompfic written entirely tonight (took an extra ritalin right before sitting down to write) and then I'll be able to cross another thing off my to-do list of DOOM!

Okay... That's enough for now, I just had to share. I'm writing in the Harrybang chatzy room, if anybody who has access wants to join me. Or if you'd like to tempt me away to srs, I will likely follow. XD

eta: And I can officially cross Glompfest fic writing off my list! WooooooT!
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I saw this on my f-list and thought I'd borrow it. Sounds like fun, yes? If you see it here and want to do your own, link me in a comment so I can read it! XD Additionally, if you're not a writer but still want to play, just list snippets of other people's fics (credited) that fit the descriptions!

— Mab

Meme originated by vmsteenbeans. Post snippets of fics of something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.

Follow the LJ Cut )
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I didn't do the end of year writing meme and new year's goals last year and I'm kicking myself for it. So this year, I am doing one. I feel rather accomplished looking back over the past year. I took a lot of risks and feel that I have passed another mile marker on my journey as a writer.

Writing Meme )
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And as, always, even though it's hosted by a community dedicated to the H/D ship, all writers of any pairing or any fandom are welcome to participate!

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] drarryisgreen at Get SRS on Monday
srs-3
Summer's over! -- officially. For a lot of us school starts tomorrow!

Kids are going back to school. You're going back to school! Before you know it, the holidays will be here and you'll have overdue dates for all the fests that sounded like fun!

Join [livejournal.com profile] drarryisgreen (and hopefully others) on Monday, 3rd of September in the SRS BZNS starting at 9 pm EST to get some writing done.

If you've got to get some serious writing done, make sure to stop by there or for general chat and fun-having join the hdwriters for encouragement and conversation (18+).
ALL WORDS ARE AWESOME WORDS!!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! SRS at 9 pm EST (CLICK HERE TO FIND THAT IN YOUR LOCAL TIMEZONE)

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