One Year Ago
Has it only been a year? It feels like another lifetime ago. THIS post is the first time ever that I posted fanfic for Outlander. Heck, it was the first time I even WROTE for Outlander. The mods at @imagineclaireandjamie are amazing and were so sweet to me, even though the work I submitted was not my best.
I’d intended to write something for all of you, something special for this day but I just didn’t have the time. I have so many active series going that I couldn’t keep my promise. Instead, I’ll do this.
My life has changed so much from a year ago. Because of some of you, I wrote my senior thesis on fan fiction, which got a solidly good grade. I’ve (virtually) met some of you and talked to many of you. I’ve grown in my writing skill and my confidence in what I do and who I am. I’ve made SO MANY FRIENDS because of this. (and this kind of friendship is an introvert’s dream!) I mean, just think about it. I’m planning a trip to the U.K. because I know people there now!
So THANK YOU. Thank you for your support and encouragement through my real life craziness. Thank you for loving my work so much, because it’s a part of me that I give to you. Thank you so much for following me into these crazy AU’s and going on these journeys with me.
I cannot wait to see where this next year takes me. @thatwetwomaybeoneagain is my U.K. mum and my tumblr mum. @thescarlettpeacock knows how to make my mouth water with her amazing food descriptions. @outlanderedandoverhere is an amazing friend who also comes up with brilliant story prompts (and quite a few visuals too!!!) @diversemediums is not only a sweet person and great friend, she’s also an incredible writer. @outlandishchridhe is my never-ending source of sarcasm and witty retorts, followed by (not so) subtle requests for more SMUT (never including Fred because “ew”). @internallydeceased is another wonderful author who is so fun to talk to. @akb723 is a FABULOUS editor and a fantastic person to bounce ideas with. @tammywt has some of the greatest comments and discussions about my works. @shortiemcbealle is another great person who I’ve become good friends with. All the mods at Imagine have talked to me at one point or another and I get giddy every time. I had a fic-off with @mybeautifuldecay, watched @bonnie-wee-swordsman craft some incredible stories, and SO many others. But some of the biggest thanks has to go out to our queen, @gotham-ruaidh. It was through her prompting and encouragement that I posted anything at all. She talked me through the emotional roller coaster that came after everyone’s responses. Writing is who I am, not just what I do. So when people accepted/wanted/loved the stuff I posted, I felt accepted/wanted/loved.
I know there’s probably a lot of you I’ve forgotten to mention, and if I have, I’m sorry. It isn’t because I’m leaving you out, but because I’m tired and had a long hot day at work. But each and every one of you who reads my writing and comments, reblogs, or likes it makes my day. So thanks again!