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Title: A little story convo
Post by: kevmylove on February 09, 2012, 12:50:57 PM
Hey there everyone. I thought I would try and make some convo on here. Maybe it's me but it seems to be kinda dead...

Name three stories that really caught your attention last year and why.

Did you finish or start any new projects this year?

What are you reading lately?

Recommend a story or two you think someone might enjoy! (one can be your own)

Just random things to get convo going!! I hope you guys don't mind.  ;)



Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: Carter-Orange on February 09, 2012, 01:37:07 PM
Great idea Erika!  I will be back when I've thought of my replies.


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: mare on February 09, 2012, 02:59:34 PM
Nice thread Erika. It has been dead here lately. I know feb is a busy month for me.


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: Carter-Orange on February 09, 2012, 03:33:14 PM
Name three stories that really caught your attention last year and why.
Whatever The Night May Bring by Mare
Chronos Project by Lore
Just One Kiss by Erika

Why?  Because they are all different kinds of stories but all so brilliantly told.

Did you finish or start any new projects this year?
I started a new story called Maybe Tomorow not so long ago, and have also just started my first collab with Lore called Unwinding Truth

What are you reading lately?
At the moment I'm reading Whatever The Night May Bring, Chronos Breach, The Other Side of Nick Carter, Fight Me, Underneath Your Clothes.  I'm waiting for updates on Song For The Undead and Guilty Roads :)

Recommend a story or two you think someone might enjoy! (one can be your own)
I recommend any of the above.  I hate advertising myself but Save A Prayer might be enjoyable to some.



Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on February 09, 2012, 05:03:01 PM
Name three stories that really caught your attention last year and why.
Mine are not all new stories because I've been a bad fanfic reader... bad ...

Sinister Devotion - Kevmylove (Erika) - a lot of people said they enjoyed it from the reading challenge so I thought I'd give it a try.  From reading this I have found a new fave author and friend in Erika. :)

Save a Prayer Carter-Orange (Steph)- I know I'd started, or told myself I was going to read one of Steph's stories before (Rewind I believe) and just never got around to it.  This one looked good from the get go and I was pleasantly surprised at the adventure I was taken on. Another new fave author, friend and collab partner! :)

The Other Side of Nick Carter Ritz - From the thread where she first discussed her idea for this story I was hooked! Nick and ghosts! why didn't I think of that!!!  From there Ritz has just kept me wanting to know about the ghosts and Nick and how they interact and what will happen.  I look forward to more stories from Ritz in the future and she has become a friend as well.

Did you finish or start any new projects this year?

This year I want to finish a couple of my unfinished stories, I donít like having those unfinished things sitting there.
  
I also started a new Sci-Fi story Severed Identities and of course Steph and I have Unwinding Truth that we are both uber excited to be writing together.  She and I are having a blast talking about it, planning it and writing it.
 
I did finish writing Chronos Breach just recently but itís too early in the year to have too many things completed yet. 

What are you reading lately?

I am reading: The Other Side of Nick Carter, Bound By Honor, Underneath Your Clothes, Fight Me, Maybe Tomorrow, Whatever the Night May Bring (which I think I started this year which is why I didnít list it above), What Lurks Around the Corner, From This Moment, Deadline: Valentineís Day, uh a couple others by Tri that I canít remember the names of them.  I went from hardly reading to trying to find new stories to keep me reading. 

Recommend a story or two you think someone might enjoy! (one can be your own)
Well OF COURSE I am going to tell you to read Chronos Project and Iím gonna break the rule and say Unwinding Truth too.  BUT, any of the stories Iím reading, or anything by any of the authors Iím reading will be a good read.  


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: FrickingKaos on February 09, 2012, 08:51:09 PM
Great idea for a thread, its been so dead around here. I can't think of any stories to answer the questions right now though.


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on February 10, 2012, 11:52:57 AM
Name three stories that really caught your attention last year and why.

~Just three? I've got so many... :) well, July 2011 was the time came back to the fanfic world. I remember it was when I saw Tracy's twitter post about her update and asked her where she was posting her fanfics. When she answered AC, I was like I used to be there all the time and had one story there, so I checked the site again and got hooked to 'What to expect when you're not expecting'. And from there the addiction started. I checked a lot of Mare's stories (which she didn't know because I didn't leave a review even when I told myself I should... lol). Erika's stories - because I'm not into AU and I always try to stay away from it but she managed to make me interested enough to check them. Chronos Project - I had to read this a couple of times to understand the story because I can't easily follow the sequence because of the time travel scenes and being it written in english, but it is worth spending time. Save a prayer - I'm not into Action/adventure as well but Steph got me hooked. Her excellent writing skills made me enjoy the stories. And Curtain Call by Julie - I am a sucker for Drama/Romance. and Julie's writing style is just amazing.

Did you finish or start any new projects this year?

~ still working on The Other Side of NC, trying to finish it before it gets feautured.

What are you reading lately?

~ Hmmm there's a lot and I've decided not to bore you with a long answer. lol

Recommend a story or two you think someone might enjoy! (one can be your own) Tri's Deadline : Feb 14th, it's awesome... Chronos Project, Maybe tomorrow. If you browse Most recent page, all the stories are great, there's just a story for everyone. It sucks I don't have much time to read now compared to last year.

 ;)


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: FrickingKaos on February 10, 2012, 02:46:05 PM
Three stories that have caught my attention this year.....well I have read a lot of Mare's stuff. So probably What Lurks Around The Corner from her. Remember Me This Way by Rose was another favorite of mine. And The Ghost Of You and Me by Evergreenwrite r83. I have read a lot of amazing stuff recently, its hard to pick. Lore caught my attention lately as well, her stories are good too.

I finished a few stories, mostly small ones. I haven't been writing much I'm afraid :/

I like to read action and science fiction, drama and angsty type stories...and comedy. I rarely read in the genre I write in, which is romance...but I do visit the site My Confession quite a bit.



Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: Carter-Orange on February 10, 2012, 03:03:32 PM
How could I forget Remember Me This Way and Curtain Call!!!  Those two stories had me in tears quite a lot last year, but so worth it :)


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: FrickingKaos on February 10, 2012, 05:09:26 PM
Curtain Call was so good. I've read so many good fanfics lately I can't name them all.

Forgot to mention I did finish Still The one and am currently writing Not The Other Guy, and From This Moment On. I haven't had much inspiration though lately.


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: Rose on February 11, 2012, 06:49:51 AM
Awwww thank you Tracy and Steph for mentioning RMTW.

I need to reply to this, but it's early and my mind's so not focusing this morning lol.


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: mare on February 11, 2012, 04:09:55 PM
I wanted to participate in this even though admittedly, I am not really a big fanfic reader, especially during the school year. I tend to read a little more during the summer when I have more time to sit back and enjoy without feeling like I should be doing something else besides sitting at the computer reading fan fiction lol

Anyway, I shall try my best to answer these questions. :)

Name three stories that really caught your attention last year and why.

It's hard to think back to last year, but I think Save a Prayer by Steph, The Other Side of Nick Carter by Ritz and the one Rose has been writing about the Angel and Nick? I can't remember the name which means she hasn't updated it in forever lol

Did you finish or start any new projects this year?

I started working on my last fanfic, Whatever the Night May Bring which I am hoping will be complete by the end of this month if I can get my butt motivated enough to finish it off! lol

What are you reading lately?

The only one i'm actively keeping up with is The Other Side of Nick Carter and i'm falling behind, sadly. I would also include Rose's if she ever updated it and I gave up on Guilty Roads and History Repeating until they're complete. lol

Recommend a story or two you think someone might enjoy! (one can be your own)

Really, all the ones i've recommended before. I tend to read action and suspense and shy away from all else so i'd have to go with Steph's Save a Prayer and anything by Mersey. Let's not forget her, shall we? Of course the oldies are always goodies.

Ground Zero
Seven Days
etc...

As far as mine? Eh... lol people tend to like my "W" stories most. Why I'd Do it all Again, What Lurks and Whatever the Night although I would recommend Protect and Serve for Kevin people out there!

Thanks for the mentiones guys. I am always happy to know that people are reading these stories and enjoying them! I'm looking forward to reading a bit more suspense and action fics this summer!


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: Carter-Orange on February 12, 2012, 06:09:48 AM
Thanks for the Save A Prayer mentions :)


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: Rose on February 12, 2012, 09:41:14 AM
Awww thanks Mare! I swear I'm gonna update Divine Intervention soon, it just took a bit for my writing mojo to return and I gotta churn out an Undead chapter first. (Once I'm home later today anyway lol. I'm still at Julie's right now :P)


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: Alexsgirl_ritz on February 12, 2012, 02:16:15 PM
Awww Mare, Thank you very much!  ;) Honestly, you are one of the inspiration why the other side of NC is still rolling....  ;D

and just a question what do you mean by 'last fanfic'? You didn't mean you wouldn't write fanfics anymore, did you?  :(


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: mare on February 12, 2012, 05:48:18 PM
Aww thanks, Ritz! I'm glad I could help with the inspiration. :)


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: RokofAges75 on February 13, 2012, 04:10:08 PM
Thanks for starting this thread, Erika; it's nice to get some new fanfic discussion going on here!


Name three stories that really caught your attention last year and why.

1. "Save a Prayer" by Carter-Orange
At first this one caught my attention because it reminded me of the old story "Survivor" about BSB vs. 'NSync on the reality show, which was a really entertaining read.  But Save a Prayer took a twist and turned into a real survival story, which was even more entertaining.  Steph did an awesome job with the adventure genre and the gore.  I loved it!!

2. "Fracture" by Starbeamz
I love angsty Brian/Nick stories, and Sarah is a great writer, so it was just a given that this one would hook me right away.  I just wish she'd update it!

3. "Homecoming" by Louise
Louise is an old favorite writer of mine, so it was awesome to see her reemerge with a new story!  Sci-fi's not my favorite genre, but it was nice to a see a well-written new sci-fi pop up on AC to add some variety to the most recent.  They say variety's the spice of life... well, that's equally true of fanfic!


Did you finish or start any new projects this year?

If we're counting "this year" as 2012, then no, but if the last twelve months count, I did finish Curtain Call back in October.  I didn't start any new projects of my own (at least not that made it online), but I did contribute to two new round robin projects, 1000 Ways to Kill Nick Carter and Revenge of the Slaughtered.


What are you reading lately?

Fanfic-wise, I haven't really been reading anything new, although I need to check out a couple of Steph's recent stories.  Most of the in-progress stuff I'm following doesn't get updated very often.  I reread a few old favorite fanfics back in January, when I was working on converting them to ebooks for my Kindle.  I haven't read much lately in the world of published fiction either; I think "Catching Fire" is up next on my to-read list.


Recommend a story or two you think someone might enjoy! (one can be your own)

Any of the stories I mentioned in this post are worth reading!


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: RokofAges75 on February 13, 2012, 04:14:51 PM
Thanks for the Curtain Call mentions, and Mare, it's probably a good idea to just wait until Guilty Roads is finished to read the rest LOL.  I wish I had the willpower to wait until it's finished to post the rest, but whenever I do manage to finish a chapter, I always think, "Okay, this is it; I'm on a roll" and post it, expecting to be able to keep updating regularly... and then I run out of steam again.  I haven't written anything on anything in like a month, so I make no promises at this point LOL.


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on February 13, 2012, 05:11:11 PM
I do that with Empty Julie.  I get writing and think that my muse has shifted his attention to that story, so I post the chapter and then PSYCH, my muse is gone from that story and on to another. 


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: RokofAges75 on February 13, 2012, 05:44:15 PM
Yeah, I hate that!!  I was thinking once I finished CC, which was the story that killed the momentum I had on GR at the beginning, I'd be able to focus on GR, but all that's happened is that I don't feel like writing anything now LOL.


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: kevmylove on February 14, 2012, 12:27:12 AM
Yay! I'm glad you guys liked the post. It's always fun to hear from you ladies.
Also thank you so much for all the mentions. I'm glad that you enjoy reading my stories ;)

Name three stories that really caught your attention last year and why.

Chronos Project by PurpuraLipstic k: This story was very different to what I read. But Lore did a great job writing the whole jumping from one era to another. Plus, there is some romance in there too and there aren't many new Kevin fics out there. :) Glad I met her last year.

Maybe Tomorrow by Carter-Orange: So well written in the era it takes place and I just love the guys personalities and how the romance is pure like back in the days. I love the setting. It's an awesome story...I'm hooked.

The Other Side Of NC by Alexsgirl_ritz: totally unique idea she has going. I love how she develops the characters (ghosts) and their interactions with Nick. She is doing an amazing job, especially since english isn't her first language. Great job!

I know I said three, but I got pretty hooked on this one too...

It Stays With You by Mare: It's a really well written suspense that makes you go through so many emotions while reading. It teaches you that shitty things can happen to good people in the blink of an eye.


Did you finish or start any new projects this year?

Well not exactly this year, but towards the end of last year I actually finished about three stories I had lingering to end for the past three to four years. WOW!! On top of that I started two different stories Underneath Your Clothes and Fight Me which are so far gettilng written smoothly. I've talked about collabs with others, but nothing concrete yet!


What are you reading lately?

I've actually gotten much better at reading lately. I'm reading a little of everything. Deadline: February 14, Time Has a Way both by Tri, Maybe Tomorrow by Carter-Orange,  The favor by Summer03, Chronos Breach by PurpuraLipstic k.

Recommend a story or two you think someone might enjoy! (one can be your own)

I think any of the storys that I have mentioned would be good reads. As for mine I would say Fight Me...


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: Kentuckychickrk on February 14, 2012, 07:24:28 PM
Late to the party... as always  :P  But alas, here I go!

Name three stories that really caught your attention last year and why.
1)  Curtain Call -- definitely this.  I started reading this story after being diagnosed with melanoma and I'll be totally honest and say that when I read cancer I almost closed the browser and decided against.  I was going through so many emotions at the time, even after finding out that I was going to be okay that I didn't think I could read a story about someone who wasn't... but I'm SO glad I did.  Julie did an AMAZING job with the characters and the raw emotions of this one.  I loved it.

2) Something Beautiful -- Loved the story... loved the idea and Pengi did an amazing job of writing this one!

3) Song For the Undead -- Still enjoying this one... if only it were updated more  ;)

Did you finish or start any new projects this year?

I did start a new project -- "Have a Little Faith"... but things are way too busy right now with work and getting my master's degree to sit down and really have time to write.  So hopefully soon!!

What are you reading lately?  Right now I'm reading "Eat, Pray, Love" and the book "Ghost Soldiers"  haven't been reading too many fics lately because I'm always away from my computer until late at night, but I need to look into some that have been mentioned!

Recommend a story or two you think someone might enjoy! (one can be your own)  If you haven't read any of the stories above, I highly recommend them!


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: RokofAges75 on February 14, 2012, 08:55:52 PM
Thanks for the mentions, Rachel!  Song for the Undead will hopefully be updated soon... we really are planning to finish that one this year!!  And thank you so much for the compliments on Curtain Call... I'm honestly surprised you got through that one, after your scare with melanoma, but I'm glad you're glad you did; that means a lot to me.  That was a sad story to write, and it seems even sadder now that I'm looking back on it from a distance.  I don't think I could ever write something so sad again, but I guess that was the challenge that made it worth writing.  Thanks for reading it!

Something Beautiful is an amazing read too... long live the sad stories!  I haven't read Have a Little Faith yet, but having read some of your others, I know you love them as much as I do. :)


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: Rose on February 15, 2012, 12:53:42 AM
Thanks for the Undead mention! I swear I'm workimg on the next chapter lol


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: FrickingKaos on February 22, 2012, 05:56:58 PM
Yes Song For The Undead is a major favorite of mine, probably one of my all time favorite stories. Its simply amazing :)


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: Rose on February 24, 2012, 08:33:15 PM
Name three stories that really caught your attention last year and why.

I'm gonna use "this year" as 2011, since we're barely into 2012 lol.

Save a Prayer by Carter-Orange. It's so reminiscent of my favorite old school survival stories. Only she doesn't hesitate to really go there with the gore, which was what I really loved about it.

Whatever The Night May Bring by Mare - this story is so different what Mare usually writes, but at the same time similar. It's weird but in that OMG I can't stop reading! sort of way. One of my favorite things she decided to do is the chose your ending deal. I just love it all around.

The Archangels by Rebellious_One I just wish she'd update! This story is deep, it's thought provoking, and it's creative. I really love it. The only thing that kills me is the lack of updates right now LOL.

Did you finish or start any new projects this year?

Yep! I finished my story Remember Me This Way which really just flowed from me start to finish. And I started my story Divine Intervention, which I likely shouldn't have since I still have another in-progress story, but oh well lol. I always have multiple projects.

Oh! And I did start up two round-robins 1000 Ways to Kill Nick Carter and Revenge of the Slaughtered lol.

What are you reading lately?

"Whatever The Night May Bring" by Mare, "Maybe Tomorrow" by Carter-Orange (which I still need to catch up on, sorry Steph!), "Guilty Roads" if my fab ZDR ever updates it... lol.  ;)

Recommend a story or two you think someone might enjoy! (one can be your own)

"Homecoming" by Louise, just because it's such an amazing sci-fi, and "Fracture" by starbeamz, which is so far looking to be like a fantastic angsty Brian/Nick fic. I'm a sucker for those.


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: Purpura Lipstick on February 24, 2012, 09:36:05 PM
ooooh I forgot about The Archangels!! I LOVE that story.  I hope she comes back and updates soon, it's a great story so far and I'm anxious to read more.


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: tiggerc128 on April 15, 2012, 12:36:33 PM
I love these questions!!  I'll try to reply after work tonight!! :) 


Title: Re: A little story convo
Post by: tiggerc128 on April 15, 2012, 10:27:47 PM
Name three stories that really caught your attention last year and why.

First: Everyday I Love You by Colorguard Queen.  I'm SO hooked on that story.  I was hooked on it's predecessor, Livin' A Love Song so when I saw she did a sequel and what it was about, I was THRILLED.
Second, Just Between You and Me by Simple Sue. ANY story that combines Nick and Donnie?  I'm all over it!!  Then when I got into it, I was completely hooked. I couldn't WAIT for updates!
Third, Home by Sapphire.  I've always been a closet AJ luster...ok, so I wasn't so much in the closet about him....from the first word, I couldn't wait to read more.   

Did you finish or start any new projects this year?

Oh my goodness, yes. For the first four months of the year, I was extremely productive. I hope I can keep it going.  I just finished posting my first ever Brian story and I currently have 3 stories going, one a collaboration, and another two ideas on the back burner. I don't know what has motivated me...ok, that's a lie, I do know...Since I've gone back to school, my desire to write has expanded to the point I want to write a novel. Writing fanfiction is helping me focus...and I'm trying to branch out into different areas.  Hence why my stories now star a multitude of characters. 

What are you reading lately?

Sexify My Love by Simple Sue, Me Without You by Sapphire, Everyday I Love You by Colorguard Queen, Home by Sappire.

Recommend a story or two you think someone might enjoy! (one can be your own)

Does He Love You...I know it's one of my own, but I genuinely love the story.  Simple Sue is such a talented writer to collaborate with. Everyday I Love You by Colorguard Queen. If you haven't read Livin' a Love Song, you have to read it first to experience the drama fully.  Home by Sapphire.  It's such an awesome storyline.  And she writes it so beautifully. I cried more than once.  And, I know this may be pushing, but I'd love it if you guys would give The Price of Fame a chance.  I don't know why, but that story was a turning point for me.  I put so much into it.  I'm really proud of how it came out.