story of the past

vinceous  asked:

Hey, can I ask you how your book is coming along? I'm super exited about it :D

This message was sent to me in early 2016, so at the time, I was about two months from finishing re-writes on the book. (I was at draft 3 at that point.) I sent it out to about 20 agents after completing it, and I felt good about it! I got a ton of rejections from agents, as you do, but got six who wanted it re-written. It was a difficult process because they all wanted different things from it: more science fiction. Less science fiction. Make it one book. Make it five books.

I ended up going with instinct, which was the fear that I’d tried to do too much in one book. I threw out all the sci-fi and all the plotting to make it a trilogy, and ended up with a much more thrilling and streamlined story that was now a YA contemporary.

I got an agent this past January, DongWon Song, who is doing the hard work of trying to sell the book. I’m very pleased with it, and I’m eager to get it out in the world. In the meantime, I’ve started to work on my second book, also a YA standalone, and I hope to have the plot outline finished TOMORROW.


There’s a great mammal in the ocean known as the 52-hertz whale. All year, he practices his love song for the female. Travels thousands of miles to find her. But when he finally gets the chance to serenade her, she doesn’t give him a call back. Why? His love ballad is sung at 52 hertz, a sonic signature one note higher than the lowest sound of a tuba. The average female hears at 10 to 15 hertz. So she never hears his song.

DGHDA WIPs You Should be Following

Disclaimer: I have neither the time nor the attention span to follow all the wips. I wish this were not the case, but as it is, please know that your wip is probably lovely even if I don’t mention it.

That said, here are 5 wips that I think are worth following.

1) I Will Roam if You Say Roam, by @lavellington

This is such a great story, I can’t even. It’s Dirk and Todd navigating their relationship, sharing beds, solving a mystery and traipsing about in London. It’s delightful. It’s fun. THERE IS SO MUCH PINING!!!!!

Current WIP status (6/10)

2) life is a habit that’s hard to break, by @gentledirkly

I started this story with trepidation, because Todd was a ghost and I wasn’t prepared for that level of devastation. I am glad, however, that I moved past this, because the story has turned into something that’s so much more. There’s mystery and romance and sibling conflict. I don’t want to give too much away, but I’m loving how this is coming together. I suspect it’s going to end a long-time fav.

Current WIP status (6/?)

3) A Pattern of Errors, by @coloursflyaway

Oh. The sweet, lyrical fic that’s so layered with nostalgia for me. I LOVE road trips. I LOVE road trip fics. And I especially love it when my OTP go on road trips in fics. And then fall in love. And then get caught up in the romance of being away from home. This is such a lovely take on all that. @coloursflyaway writes such beautiful prose.

Current WIP status (7/?)

4) Make Them Gold, by @acegently

I come from a comics background. Superheros delight me. Superhero AU fics where Dirk has (realistic and plot relevant) wings delight me. Dirk is Icarus, Todd is his sun. This story is layered with meaning, so much of its beauty sitting just beneath the surface. It’s the very best kind of story and I adore it.

Current WIP status (2/?)

5) Orbit, by @inkyfishes

If Douglas Adams was alive and writing fic for DGHDA, this would probably be the story he wrote. It is very obvious @inkyfishes knows this canon. The way elements from the books, the television series (possibly the radio dramatisations?) and the show come together astounds me. I’m constantly delighted by this story.

Current WIP status (4/?)

So there you have it. 5 of my favourite DGHDA wips. There’s nothing quite like following a wip. The excitement of waiting for a story to update. The quiet hush of watching a story slowly progress. For as much as I’m anticipating their conclusions, half the fun of these stories is enjoying the ride.

anonymous asked:

☮️ and 707!

☮   - What do they like to talk to their s/o about late at night when they both can’t sleep?

  • SPACE!!!
  • “do you ever think about how everything on this planet was once the inside of a star?”
  • he would explain the dramatic life cycle of a star, his eyes twinkling the whole time
  • he figures it will bore them to death, but the way he gets when he talks about space is so captivating
  • talks about probability of aliens
  • explains very clearly why pluto got demoted to dwarf planet
  • ALSO!!!
  • his past
  • tells dramatic stories of his undercover work, though 85% or it is probably fictitious
  • “i was such a bad ass back then”
  • Seven is a fantastic story teller, especially at 3 am

after midnight headcanons?

Supergirl Plot Theories Anyone?

Getting past ships and onto the real story line does everyone believe that Kara and Mon-el will stay together? Does anyone have a guess of how the storyline will go? What is going to happen that will make Lena be in the rest of Supergirl episodes (maybe she helps with inventions to stop a big threat) and what is going to happen with Mon-el’s parents…

honestly im curious about what people think is going to happen

anonymous asked:

Is Nier Automata an open world full of side quests?

No, not in the sense of open world that’s popular these days. Compared to other games it’s rather small, there are different areas with different atmospheres, but they are not huge. There are no outposts to overtake, no towers to climb and no collectibles to gather. There are no 28474 points of interest marked on the map. The sidequests, with the exception of a few, all have an interesting story connected to them and don’t feel copy&pasted, so I actually enjoyed doing them since many also contributed to the plot. And there aren’t too many overall.

Linstead Thoughts

Okay ep doesn’t come for another three hours but I got a warning from a good friend in Canada half an hour before the episode airs for eastern time. I’m in Hawaii. All I have to say all this drama, Jay’s wife it better bring his military background. And I hope he lets Erin in and tells her about it. That’s the only way they can make this story right. And actually know about his military past. I wish Mouse was here since he lived through the horrible times with Jay

anonymous asked:

I loved your opinion about the Asgore. But now I'm confused. If you know all this and you like the character. Because so far in your story, Dad Goat has not appeared? I swear, if you tell me it was because of Soriel. I do not know how to react. Undyne who considers him father had amnesia over him.

I actually really don’t like the Soriel ship. I had it in there to remove any Frans shippers. And I still regret having Soriel in the story. As for Asgore’s lack of appearance, I don’t know honestly. He just didn’t fit in this story. However, when I’ve written Gaster’s past, Asgore will certainly make an appearance.

Write all the Words, 3/22

I made significant progress on Midnight tonight, even though it didn’t feel like it because I kept deleting just as much text as I wrote. (If you’re wondering how that happens, before I start writing these stories, I copy and paste the entire transcript into my document. It lets me go much faster when I’m writing, since I can pay attention to blocking and facial features, not dialogue. But if I cut a scene, or there’s a bit of stage direction, that’s lost words.)

This section will parallel the corresponding section in But Being Spent more than any other bit, I think. And that means that today’s excerpt is Rose teasing the Doctor with a telepathic snapshot of herself in the bikini she’s wearing. 

Word count:

FANA: 2099
Deleted: 1361


The Doctor seemed happy, and Rose reached out to him as she opened up the suitcase. Having a good time, love? Are you impressing all the other passengers?

To her surprise, he turned a little sheepish. It was a bit of a rough start, but I think we’re getting along well now. I might have turned off the onboard entertainment so we’d be forced to actually talk.

Rose pulled out her bikini and wrap, shaking her head at him. That sounded like him, but she was familiar enough with this century’s ideas of entertainment—a constant bombardment of noise—to guess that most people were actually grateful.

What are you up to? he asked.

A sly smile crossed Rose’s face. She quickly changed into the suit and pulled her hair up in a messy bun, then looked at herself in the mirror and nodded. Just getting ready to go swimming with the girls, she told him casually. A second later, she let him see exactly what she looked like, in her skimpy red bikini with tendrils of hair framing her face.

Oh… that’s not fair, he groaned.

Rose closed her eyes and focused on the bond, and a moment later, she was standing in front of the Doctor. She pressed a finger to her collarbone and traced a line down to the deep v of her halter top, and his eyes tracked her movements hungrily.

Just a tease, since you can’t be here to enjoy it in person, she told him.

The Doctor reached for her, and the feeling of his cool hand on her bare skin sent a shiver down Rose’s back. He leaned down and nipped at her earlobe, then whispered, Rose Tyler… you know I love it when you tease me, love, but you also know that I return your teasing, with interest.

Rose drew in a shuddering breath when the Doctor brushed his nose along her jawline, his lips close enough that she could feel his breath. He finally pressed a lingering kiss to the corner of her mouth before lifting his head to smirk down at her.

I’ll see you tonight.


Hey guys, there may be no story tomorrow… I’ve had a shit past few days. One of the girls that I used to be friends with tried to get me in trouble with the teachers. And a restorative was set up between us where she verbally attacked me for 40 mins. I’ve had many anxiety attacks. And I’m not in a state to write. I’m sorry guys…

I love you all

anonymous asked:

letters + 1?

1. what inspired you to write the fic this way

Well…. @neda-5555 sent me an innocuous, probably fluffy, prompt about someone giving love letters to their ex after a long separation, and the idea just kind of grew from there. I realized that to show the relationship I needed to be able to see inside both Raven and Lexa’s heads (they both write letters to the other in this story) as well as present day and the past. So a lot of the format was born out of necessity to showcase all the things that were right and wrong between the girls and how misunderstandings boiled up and over into the breakup.

send me a fic title + a number

I’ve been seeing a man in my backyard for the past two nights

Story by reddit user Opinionson

To start I need to give some background:

I am a male who lives in relatively nice neighborhood

It’s your average small town run of the mill suburbs area with not a lot of people.

I am a college kid who’s home on break while my parents have gone away which doesn’t help at all.

I have a two story house

I do not have gun nor do I have any real weapons other than kitchen knives

I am not on any medication and I have no record of schizophrenia or any other mental illnesses

I barely have any relationships with my neighbors most of whom are elderly and the rest I have minimal contact with

I do not have any people in my neighborhood (that I know of) who have reasons to attack or harm me

Now, let’s get into what has been happening. About two nights ago I woke up very late in the night and I went to the bathroom to go take a shit. Now, my second story bathroom has a window that can see the entirety of my backyard. Directly behind it is a cul de sac which you can see directly into. There is a group of trees and pile of rocks and mulch that divides it. Usually I can see everything in my backroom without turning on my because lights from my neighbor’s house dimly lights the room.

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Cute past!Ardyn with his black chocobo *_*
I want to know more about Ardyn’s past life before he became evil guy…


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