Aerden (aerden) wrote,

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Memorial Day Weekend Update

Writing: I spent most of this past weekend working on "Resistance," a Potterverse short story dealing with issues surrounding what the DE did to Frank and Alice Longbottom. It is longer than I expected--an astonishing 21 pages in 12-pt. type, at last count, and I am not yet finished. The last word count I did yielded 5,129 words. I am flabbergasted.

It bothers me a little, to be writing such a long fan fiction piece. I know fans commonly write novels these days, not mere stories. They post them by the chapter in the various fan fiction archives. But my goal has always been professional publication, so spending so much time and energy on a piece that can never see the professional light of day is irksome. I never expected it to be longer than about 2000 words. It being more than twice that is just mind-boggling and strikes some corner of my brain as a supreme waste of time.

But I really, really want to write this, so... I will write just about anything if it has Paul Graves in it. *rolls eyes* Oh, great. Now Aerden's jealous.

I will be posting it at Harry Potter Fan when I am done. I'll request beta-readers before posting it to the site. I jumped the gun a little, last week; I thought I'd complete the story over this past weekend.

Paul is mildly irritated that Frank Longbottom saved the story, not he. And Frank keeps wanting to ask Paul and Bellatrix, "So, how long have you two been divorced?"

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