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Hey all, just posting to say, yes I am alive! I'm sure it doesn't look like it, but I have been my obsessive productive self and am still writing away, even if I have not been good with the whole regular updates on LJ thing.

I've actually worked on Spliced a lot the past couple of months, and can happily say I have completed a first draft of Part 5. It's been over 2 years in the making just to write this Part, so I'm quite happy about this! Not to say there isn't plenty of editing still to do (I can already hear my beta [livejournal.com profile] aurila saying, "Hey, it's nowhere near ready yet!") but it is definite progress! And hopefully this should also equate to more regular updates (fingers crossed).

Part 5 will be 16 chapters total--barring any sudden decisions to add/delete chapters or something--and there will be a Part 6 to conclude (whoa, scary word!) the epic saga of the Spliced boys. Don't ask me yet how long that one will be; I still need to make the outline. FYI, for those interested, it looks like Part 5 will be ~80,000 words on its own, bringing the total tally for the series so far (Parts 1-5) up to 293,000 words.

One final bit of good news, I will post a new chapter this week! Of course I wouldn't blame most people at this point for thinking, "Wait, who are these characters again?" but that's my own fault... 

Oh and a shout out to [livejournal.com profile] aurila, who helps the boys (and my writing) be as good as they/it can be--something that sometimes often takes a LOT of work! But no one is a bigger supporter of Spliced (and me) than her, so I suppose I must continue enduring her brutal honesty. ;-)

And lastly, thanks to all you readers out there who are still sticking with me despite my long hiatuses, and who still care to see where my stories go next. Your support and lovely comments make my day!

Date: 2012-05-23 05:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dark-amphibian.livejournal.com
Oh-glad to hear you're doing well! That's even better news than the Spliced update! (wait, did I really...no, no, I mean it)

Can't wait to see the boys again, and really appreciate you taking the time to send out the newsletter :-)

Date: 2012-05-23 10:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flighty-dreams.livejournal.com
Thanks! Yeah, I'm doing well, and even better soon--I'm going on vacation in a couple weeks! :D How are you?

Thanks, I can't wait to share the boys again soon! And you're welcome, I thought it was about time I put people in the loop. :-)

Date: 2012-05-23 07:26 am (UTC)
eve_n_furter: (Thawing Ice)
From: [personal profile] eve_n_furter
Woohoo! Great news. :)

Date: 2012-05-23 10:30 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-05-23 10:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mlmhm45.livejournal.com
Awesome News can't wait.

Date: 2012-05-23 10:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flighty-dreams.livejournal.com
The wait (this time) is almost over, thankfully!

Date: 2012-05-23 11:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tommyglitter.livejournal.com
I love the world you have built with those boys! I can't wait for your update! 80,000 words!!! Size DOES matter!!!! :D*hugs you hard!*

Date: 2012-05-23 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flighty-dreams.livejournal.com
Haha, in reading length size certainly does matter! Of course the boys would have their own opinions about size as well... :D

Date: 2012-05-23 01:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lab-jazz.livejournal.com
Tis good that you are sounding happy and healthy and that you are still writing up a storm.

Date: 2012-05-23 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flighty-dreams.livejournal.com
Thanks! I hope you're doing well too.

Date: 2012-05-23 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aurila.livejournal.com
Awwwww, so many sweet words about me and brutal among them :P

Date: 2012-05-23 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flighty-dreams.livejournal.com
And all of them true, including the brutal part for sure! :P

Date: 2012-05-23 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tommyglitter.livejournal.com
OMG! I just realized that I'm checking my friends page more often just in case you've posted! I know you're not posting today, but I just can't wait! :DDD

There are many comments about your health. Have you been ill? I have a heart full of wishes for you to be healthy and happy! *hugs*
Edited Date: 2012-05-23 05:52 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-05-23 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flighty-dreams.livejournal.com
Lol, glad to hear I can inspire obsessive-compulsive behavior. :D

No, no I'm fine! Don't worry. I think they were just wishing me well. :-) How is your son doing?

Date: 2012-05-24 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tommyglitter.livejournal.com
My son is still improving daily! He has come so far! Thank you for asking! I'm glad to hear all is well with you, also! :DDD

Date: 2012-05-23 07:41 pm (UTC)
ext_33229: replace fear of the unknown with curiosity (Default)
From: [identity profile] tuawahine.livejournal.com
Go you! That is a scarily impressive word count, btw.

Out of curiosity: Did you write the other parts as a whole before posting, too?

Date: 2012-05-23 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flighty-dreams.livejournal.com
Thanks! I know, it kind of freaked me out too once I calculated it...

No, I've usually written a few chapters ahead of where I'm at in posting, but this is the first time I went ahead and decided to finish writing the whole Part before updating again. I usually have an outline or at the very least a general idea of where things are headed though.

How are you doing? How's life, how's work?

And I can't help it, at the moment I have this image of Gill in my head, being disgusted with your neglect of him. "Another silly girl, daydreaming instead of working!" *grin* Although in your case, it's probably the opposite--busy with work instead of writing! Maybe he needs some restraints to remind him not to get too snarky? ;-)

Date: 2012-05-28 08:55 pm (UTC)
ext_33229: replace fear of the unknown with curiosity (Default)
From: [identity profile] tuawahine.livejournal.com
I'm mostly good. Life is good, work is good, writing is still non-existent. I am still trying to get back into it and I'm sure as hell not quitting, but damn am I good at self-sabotage.

Lol, that is a very lovely image indeed. *gg* Do you know those writer's block fics where the author of the not-continued-WIP writes the characters being annoyed at being left hanging? I sort of wrote one of these in my mind when I read your comment. :D (I do as a matter of fact have my fic folder open right now. And promptly got distracted in the best of ways by my plot bunny file. Damn, I have to get back into writing, if only to one day commit that NCIS/Gilmore Girls crossover I made notes for...)

Date: 2012-06-02 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flighty-dreams.livejournal.com
Glad to hear you're not quitting! It can be hard to get motivated sometimes, that's for sure, so I hear ya.

Yes, I do remember those fics! Haha, I would love to hear Gill's ~thoughts~ on the situation you've left him in. :-)

Oooh, I inspired some looking at past writing hmm? Don't let the opportunity slide past!! Lol, NCIS/GG is a very odd combo, but I've no doubt you could make it work. :D

Date: 2012-06-06 06:45 pm (UTC)
ext_33229: replace fear of the unknown with curiosity (Gibbs <3)
From: [identity profile] tuawahine.livejournal.com
Lol, NCIS/GG is a very odd combo, but I've no doubt you could make it work. :D

Just imagine it for a moment... Gibbs and Emily Gilmore in the same room, with opposing goals. Or "Emily meets Abby" for that matter. And Tony would flirt with Lorelai. And Gibbs and Luke would get along beautifully (and silently).

(Btw, psst, I don't want to jinx it, but it has been sort of a good week in the motivation department. Long train journeys for the win is all I'm saying.)

Date: 2012-05-24 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiyadreams.livejournal.com
I am both excited and girding my loins. I have been thinking of poor Matt recently.

Glad you are back.

Date: 2012-06-02 04:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flighty-dreams.livejournal.com
Lol, sadly I think you are one of the few who thinks of him as "poor Matt"!

Don't they get the man is just overwhelmed and confused and trying his best? Sigh! ;-)

Date: 2012-05-30 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deadshiroi.livejournal.com
Oh yesss! It makes me so happy to hear this will be completed one day :) Don't push it, we are willing to wait as long as we get it someday ;D Also, loved the chapter 7, thank you ♥

Date: 2012-06-02 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flighty-dreams.livejournal.com
Yeah no worries, I'm not giving up on it! :-) And thanks for your patience! I'll get there, eventually... Glad you liked the chapter in the meantime though.
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