What do you guys think of my new theme song? Kind of perfect, right? You can all thank Chris Lane for recording it. That song is absolutely addicting…
Okay, I’ve got a few things to say today. For all of my amazing True Blood fans, I know you’re jonesing for a TPMK fix, but I still haven’t been able to scrape together the funds to get my notebook looked at. I’m hoping to take care of that soon. Actually, that’s something I wanted to talk to you all about.
Chances are, if you guys read my A/Ns, then you already know I have a whole heap of medical problems. In fact, last time I updated To Protect My Kin, I just had a procedure done on one of my legs. I hate it when authors just disappear and leave their stories unfinished, so I feel incredibly guilty for going MIA on you all like I did, but 2016 was just not my year. I literally had a medical procedure every single month last year and I was just too damned tired to write. Now that I’m finally getting back into the swing of things, I would love nothing more than to finish my TB story. Unfortunately, the notebook I was writing it all on and have all of my ideas saved to is still broken and I don’t have the funds to fix it.
Since I’m in the process of trying to get disability, it doesn’t seem likely that I’ll be able to scrape those funds together anytime soon. At the beginning of every year, the costs of my medications go up and every dime I have has gone to medical expenses.
It’s insane, actually. It’s at times like these that I get so angry at pharmaceutical companies, who charge thousands of dollars for their products. After I hit the $3k mark on out-of-pocket expenses, things should be more manageable. But for now? I’m really struggling with everything financially. That’s hard for me to admit, but it’s also true. I don’t see that notebook getting fixed without a little help.
That said, I was actually talking to my mom (that sounds so weird, but she’s my bestie) the other day about whether or not I should set up a donation link. Later that same day, one of my readers over on FFn left a review telling me to go set up a Fundme page and she’d make a donation.
I’ve taken that odd coincidence as a sign.
I talked to KittyinAZ about her PayPal donation link and 4padfoot helped me set up one of my own. If you’re willing to donate, you can find it on the sidebar of my homepage. If you’re like me and read everything on your phone, scroll down past the comments section and you’ll find an area that says, “Donations Welcome.”
I love the fact that fanfiction is free, I truly do, and I’m not charging anyone for the opportunity to read one of my stories. Donating is completely voluntary and you will not offend me if you choose not to. It’s up to you. I would, however, be extremely grateful to any of you who are willing to donate.
As hilarious as it would be to picture me saying this while I evilly twirl a mustache, I’m not holding my future chapters ransom (lol, can you imagine that?), it’s just an unfortunate fact of life that I won’t be able to post more of TPMK until I can get my notebook fixed. It’s been so long since I’ve updated it that I can’t remember what all of my plans were for the plot. I need access to my notes in order to keep writing it.
Saving it all to the notebook and nothing else was definitely not my smartest move.
What can I say? Hindsight’s always 20/20.
Finally, now that that’s taken care of, “Chapter Nine: Guardian” of Stepping Out of the Shadows, my Twilight/Avengers crossover, has been uploaded to WordPress, thanks to 4padfoot. It’s also up on Fanfiction.net and Stars Library (TWCS). Click on the link below to be taken to the chapter.
4padfoot has been hard at work this weekend, adding all the pretties, and the amazing KittyinAZ created a banner for it, so check it out when you get the chance.
There were a couple of glitches with the chapter links on the story page, so if any of you started reading SOotS from Chapter One, you might want to go back and check out the Prologue. The amazing 4padfoot has already fixed the links, so everything should be fine now. I would’ve fixed it myself, but then the links would probably end up taking you somewhere different altogether, like a random video about a cat facing off against an alligator over a pile of frozen chicken. I swear I’m not joking; my tech skills are really that awful. It’s a little frightening, actually.
In case you’re wondering… yes, that video does exist.
The cat won.