Surviving Bella - last chapter

Well, the last full chapter is up now. It's kind of hard to believe! It's been quite a little raft ride! I hope everyone appreciates the ending. I must admit, it took me a long time to get it right, and I completely re-wrote the chapter about three times before deciding on the final version. I'm happy with the results - I hope everyone else is, too.


UC and SB

Unexpected Circumstances chapter 2 is up on FFN - enjoy!

The last chapter of SB is with the beta - be patient! :)

Don't forget to go vote in the Sparklateers Awards! Surviving Bella and Judging Books are both up for awards.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!


Good week for updates

Surviving Bella is coming to a close, with both the final chapter and the epilogue completed at this point. Be patient with the beta! Chapter 17 is about twice as long as the other chapters. I considered breaking it into two, but there just wasn't a good spot for it. Don't fret though, Unexpected Circumstances chapter 2 is also about done, so it should be able to post soon as well.

Speaking of UC - have I said wow often enough? I really am shocked by the response thus far. I've received three unsolicited banners, which are all just lovely. Thanks to everyone who has sent me one - they really are awesome! I will find a place for each of them on the UC page.

Banner by Salix caprea

Banner by Melanie

Banner by Tita Hale


Longest chapter yet...

...but I think it's done. It's about midnight, and I'm going to bed. I'm going to read through it a couple more times tomorrow, then send it off to beta. Whew!

Saturday Surprise! SB Teaser!

Ok, it's not mid week, and it's not even the end of the week, so I didn't know what else to call it. Anyway - here's a teaser for chapter 17! Hopefully, it will be done and off to beta tomorrow.

I locked the bathroom door, leaned my back against it, and lit one of the Lobelia cigarettes I still had in my belt pouch. I guess I could just go buy some real fucking smokes, but I didn’t have any actual cash on me, and I wasn’t about to ask anyone for some at this point. I still didn’t even have a fucking shirt, for that matter. Shit – I’d have to get some money so I could find a fucking drink somewhere. My head was literally spinning – everything was happening way too fucking fast. I was back where I could get smokes and alcohol and clothes and a fucking hooker, if I wanted one. I didn’t want one. I didn’t want any of that shit.

I just wanted to go back home.

I squeezed my eyes shut for a minute and then took a final draw on the cigarette, which both smelled and tasted of home. Part of it was comforting, but most of it just threw it all back in my face. Everything I wanted and needed was there…or at least, it had been. Now there was nothing there for me, because she was here. But everything else here – everything in the real world – I fucking hated it all. I hated the cities, the shops, the parks, the docks, the airports – fucking hated it. And the people…fuck, I hated them the most. I tossed the end of the smoke into the toilet and flushed it down.

As I opened the door, I heard Bella scream.


Off to the In-Laws

Thanksgiving with my family all done - now time to head for the in-laws! I've got SB Chapter 17 and UC chapter 2 on the netbook, so I can work on them in the car. :)

I'm still stuffed from yesterday, and now I have to go do it all again!??!?

Hope everyone has a great weekend! With any luck, I'll having something to post on Sunday.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Warm Thanksgiving wishes to all out there who are celebrating today! Remember to be thankful for all the people in RL, as well as those in your fantasies! ;) I know I'm very thankful for all of you who follow my blog and tweets, re-tweet to your friends and generally pimp me out - thank you all so much! I'm also very thankful (again) for how well Unexpected Circumstances is being received already. Nearly 200 reviews on the first chapter!! As soon as I get the last bit of Surviving Bella off to beta, I swear I'll start working on the next chapter of UC so it won't be too long before it is out.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day! Don't eat too much! :)


Wow Part Two

I really am blown away by the response just over the last couple of days! I went ahead and gave Unexpected Circumstances it's own page. This story even has a banner already!

Salix caprea sent me this banner, which I'll get added to the banners page shortly. I think it's awesome! It really does astound me when people just send me something like this out of the blue - it's heartwarming and extremely generous. Especially for someone like me who has NO artistic skills in such realms! I'd have better luck on a horse with a lance...

Thank you Salix caprea!!!!



I am totally amazed at the reaction to Unexpected Circumstances! There's like...160 reviews already!! Thank you all so much! I'm glad it's being so well received! I had to finish up the first chapter and post it, because the SB end chapter is still pissing me off. I started it over. Again. Sigh.


Unexpected Circumstances - Chapter 1 is Up!

Well, it's a little early, but since you may have a bit of a wait for the last of Surviving Bella, I thought I would go ahead and get this one underway. Hope you like it!

Unexpected Circumstances


Weekend Housework

Between raking leaves and doing laundry, I've managed a bit of writing today. Trying to get everything in shape for company later this week. Chapter 17 is coming along nicely. I think the premier chapter of Unexpected Circumstances is also about ready to go up.

Surviving Bella is only about 40 reviews away from 3000! That's seriously cool! :)

Been reading Let's Get Physical, which is a good one. It's making me want to get on the treadmill...


Here's to the weekend!

Thanks for all the birthday wishes in reviews and tweets! I appreciate it!

It looks like everyone enjoyed chapter 16. No butt sex for Bella! LOL And Emmett lives!

I have been working on chapter 17, and it's maybe half done. I just don't know how much I'll be able to work on it with the holidays coming up. Yes, it's no joke - Chapter 17 is the last full chapter. There will be a very short epilogue afterward, but essentially, Chapter 17 is the end. Don't fret - Unexpected Circumstances will start posting shortly, maybe even before SB is completely done. We'll see.


Mid-Week Sneak Peek - Surviving Bella Chap 16

Chapter 16 is off to the beta, so it shouldn't be long now. Then just one more full chapter and epilogue to go! Phew!

Here's your teaser!


Her hand traces down the edge of my jaw, and I lean into the sensation. When I open my eyes, she is smiling up at me, but it’s not from happiness. Her smile is…sad? She shakes her head slowly.

“It’s all right” she tells me. “I know you would rather stay here.”

She is walking away from me, down the beach and to a small motorboat anchored in the water. Emmett and Carlisle are there, waiting for her. They help her on board, telling her she has to be careful in her condition…

I take a few steps down the beach, intending to go after her, but the engine has started, and they’re leaving me behind…



Surviving Bella Chapter 16 - almost done!

It's actually just about done. Everything's all written, I just need to go through it, change a ton of it around and edit again, then it will be off to beta sometime tomorrow. Check for an update Thursday or Friday! I should have a sneak peek up tomorrow.

After chapter sixteen, there is one more full chapter, then a short epilogue and that will be that! I think we'll have this wrapped up by the end of the month, even if I do have to cook thanksgiving dinner.

Happy Tuesday - it is Tuesday, right?

I'm having one of those months where I can never figure out what day it is...

Hopefully by now you have already checked out the latest Surviving Bella chapter. Edward is such a sad little boy, huh? And she keeps comparing him to the dog! I think that would drive me nuts, too. It does fit, though, so he's just going to have to cope with it.

Chapter 16 is actually not too far off. If at all possible, it will post later this week.

SB has been nominated for a bunch of Rare Gem Awards. Check it out! Voting begins Thursday, November 18th. That's my birthday!


Not much longer now!

With SB chapter 15 off to beta (will hopefully post sometime tomorrow), I'm now working on chapter 16. It's not going to be a horribly long chapter, and it's probably half done already, so the wait shouldn't be too bad. Maybe the end of the week, if all goes well.

Chapter 17 will be the last full chapter, followed by a short epilogue.

I know...you hate me, but I'll say it again - I'd rather leave you wanting more than dragging it out far past the breaking point and having you be bored to tears. Then you would end up skipping the last couple of chapters just to get to the epilogue and the end. And that, IMHO, would suck.

Unexpected Circumstances will start posting the week after Surviving Bella comes to a conclusion. I think you'll like it, even if it isn't EPOV. :) He'll still have a really big cock - I swear.

SB Chapter 15

All right - it's pretty much done now. I haven't done my own editing yet, but should have it off to beta within the next hour or two. Hopefully, it will post tomorrow!


End-Week Sneak Peek - Surviving Bella Chap 15

Yeah, I know. I'm late with a teaser, but I have made progress on the chapter! It's coming along nicely, and as soon as I get the kids out of the room so I can write the smut, I should be about done. I don't know exactly when it will post, but I'll get it up as soon as I can. In the meantime, here's a sneak peak, as well as a couple of nice write ups on Surviving Bella and one on Judging Books!

Fictionators Judging Book Review

Twific Pimps - Surviving Bella

SYTYCW - Surviving Bella <--this one has some LOVELY pics to go with it - get the young ones/boss out of the room before viewing! LOL

And now for the sneak peek!


“Do you think anyone’s ever going to find us?” Bella said out of the blue.

“Yeah, eventually,” I said automatically, and then wondered if I believed it. I thought about it for a minute, and decided I did believe it. Considering the fuckers who attacked her had been in a small-sized motorboat, we couldn’t really be that far from civilization. We obviously weren’t in any kind of shipping lane, or we wouldn’t still be here, but eventually someone who wasn’t an asshole would have to come close enough to see us. As long as someone came close enough, we’d eventually be picked up.

Then what?

I could get another ship, and Bella could come live on it with me, but would she even want to? I had spent years on the water, but Bella had just been taking a vacation. Considering how it turned out, she might never want to get on another ship again, and I wouldn’t blame her. So what would we do? Go back to the states, and set up house somewhere? Then what? She could go back to school, but what the fuck would I do?

Buy a fucking huge-ass bottle of vodka, that’s what. Nice.

That’s when it hit me.

I didn’t want to be rescued.


Surviving Bella Stuff

I don't have a sneak peek for you yet, but wanted to let you know I am working on chapter 15 of Surviving Bella, a bit of chapter 16, as well as the epilogue. Yeah, I'm just like that. I'll try to get a sneak peek out Friday. I guess it will be an end of week peek, then, won't it? Ah well, whatever works.

I'm glad everyone seemed to like the last chapter. I couldn't leave Edward's leg in such sorry shape for too long, so no cliffie. hehehe. Of course, he's always got that "other leg". I'm pretty sure it's big enough to stand on if necessary. ;)

If you haven't checked out the forum on twilighted, you should. Those ladies come up with some...um...interesting video clips!!!


Updates! Updates! Updates!

Two updates in under twelve hours! Woot! :)

Surviving Bella Chapter 14 and Judging books Chapter 5 (final) are both up.

I hope everyone enjoys the end of Judging Books. Remember, it was supposed to be a one-shot! :) It ended up a lot longer than that. Will it ever be expanded? Probably. Not soon, but probably eventually. I can't guarantee anything, because as you know (if you've followed this blog for a while), I'm kinda ADD and flighty. hehehe

And yes - SB is coming to a close soon as well. Ever read one of those FF where it just kind of goes on and on and on, and even though it was really interesting the first 20 chapters, after 30-40 of the same thing you no longer give a shit when it's updated? Yeah - I don't want to write one of those. I might end up leaving you wanting, but I'll try to never leave you uninterested, indifferent and bored.


Blog Updated

If anyone actually checks out any of the other pages, you know I haven't updated them for quite some time. I finally took a break from other stuff and got all the pages updated with current information. Check them out, if you like!

SB chapter 14 is off to beta. At a guess, I would say it will post sometime Monday evening.

Surviving Bella Update

With Judging books pretty much done (just waiting for the last bit back from beta), I can concentrate on Surviving Bella again. I've been working on chapter 14 a bit through finishing Judging Books, so it was already pretty far along before this weekend. I've got it mostly done, I just need to read through it 2-3 times before I send it to beta. Then it shall be posted!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!


Making Progress!

I am definitely making progress on the next Surviving Bella chapter. It's coming along nicely, I think. And I haven't received more that a couple of death threats after that cliffie/teaser. :)

Judging Books got a new installment today, so go check that out. As soon as I get the second half of that chapter back from beta, I will post it as well. Look for it Sunday, at a guess.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Mid-Week Sneak Peek - Surviving Bella Chap 14

Chapter 14 is still only about half way done, but it is coming along, at least. Here's a little sneak peek, since I haven't given you guys much for a while. :)

A couple people asked what I did for a real job, since I worked such crazy hours. It's nothing very exciting - I'm just in IT support, so when things break, I have to be there. And a lot has been broken lately!!!

Just remember....you wanted a sneak peek. Sneak peeks can be cliffhangers, too. [insert evil laugh]

I forced my eyes open again. The sun was too fucking bright, and it was making my head hurt. Why the fuck was I rocking back and forth? I realized Bella’s cold hands were on my shoulders, shaking me roughly.

“Edward, I don’t know what to do.” Bella’s voice sounded to small and so far away. I tilted my head a little, trying to get a better look at her face, but everything was blurry. Even through my blurred vision, I could see her anxiety. Even without my vision, I could feel it in her. I didn’t want her to be upset about anything…I wanted to tell her it was all okay.

“Don’t…” I tried to make words, but they just didn’t want to come out. My throat was dry, and I coughed once. Bella’s hand was suddenly on the back of my neck, tilting my head up and pouring water into my mouth. I drank it greedily until she pulled back the container. I coughed again.

“Don’t be sad,” I finally got out.

“You’re so sick,” she said quietly. I first I tried to figure out if I had made some off-color joke, but I didn’t think I had. I narrowed my eyes, trying to understand. “You’re leg was hurt – cut, I think. I stitched it up like I did your eye, but it’s really red and swollen up, Edward. I think it’s infected, but I don’t know what to do! You told me how dangerous…”

Her voice cracked and I watched her hand move up to cover her mouth.

“Infected?” I heard myself mumble out loud, as my brain tried to remember what the fuck that meant.


Judging Books - last chapter...?

The last chapter of Judging Books is complete, and off to the beta. Yeah, yeah - I'll probably write some more with those two later, but it won't be before Surviving Bella is complete. It's still when it was supposed to end.

Once I get it back from beta, I'll post it. If I get the first half back first, I'll post it as it's own chapter, even if she's not done with the second half. Does that even make sense?!?

Anyway - it's been a long week, and it's only Wednesday. I'm going to bed. :)


And now a Word from our Sponsors

I don't actually have a sponsor, but here's a word or two for you. I'm pretty much done with Judging Books at this point. The chapter is insanely long, and I may still end up posting in two parts, though very close together (probably within a day or two). I have to do some of my own editing first, which I will do tomorrow, but then it will be off to beta and should hopeful post soon.

Thanks to all the twitterbugs out there that sent my lovely Rob pics to give me a little inspiration tonight!

And after that posts - all my energy will be focused on Surviving Bella!


Progress has been made!

All right! Despite some smacking around of the children, I have made some progress of Judging Books this evening! I'm down to one last bit o smut to write, and then it will be off the beta. I probably won't get it done tonight (it's getting late, and there's this laundry to be done...), but I should have it done tomorrow. Give the poor beta a day or two to get through it - it's a long chapter and she has a life, too. :)


My workday that started at 8:00am Thursday officially ended about 2:00pm Sunday (not 100% of the time, but darn close!!). Needless to say, I didn't get any writing done this weekend.

The first half of Judging Books part three is in the beta's hands, so we are that much closer. I'm still working on the second half, and I'll get it all out there as soon as I can!

Thanks for all the well wishes. Yes, my "real" job can get a little crazy, but it doesn't happen too often. Hang in there! I will get an update of something out soon!