2010 MEFAs – Honorable Mention!

A Meal Fit for a King won an Honorable Mention in the MEFAs this year! A big thanks to everyone who reviewed the story! Here’s the shiny banner:

MEFA 2010 Genres:Character Study:Gapfiller Honorable Mention

That was a surprise. I’d mostly forgotten that I’d entered a story, since I’ve been so wrapped up in writing the new MEFA website. :-\

The subject (Éowyn being a terrible cook) was a Movie-verse thing that annoyed me and it apparently annoyed a lot of other people as well. I’m really glad people enjoyed my little “fix”! :-D

Mirrored from Aranel Took's Fanfiction.


MEFA Results!

The 2009 Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards has come to an end and I am proud to say that my drabble, Freedom, got Third Place in Genres: Character Study: General Drabbles!

I really enjoyed the reviews I received for this drabble, because they told me that it worked: the reader doesn’t expect Fell Beasts to be sympathetic characters, but I managed to make them so. :-D

Thank you to everyone who wrote a review for this! This is one of my favorite drabbles, so I’m very happy it did so well and received the wonderful comments.

Congratulations to everyone who placed! This was a really tough competition this year, so kudos to you all!

Mirrored from Aranel Took's Fanfiction.


Fanworks & Derivative Works

I learned about some ridiculous DRAMA! recently over the “stealing” of ideas in fanfic and my partner in crime, [info]juno_magic, has written up a “fanworks license” for her works. Since I’ve had people ask about creating derivative works of my fanfics, I’d also like to clarify my stance on the issue by shamelessly plagiarizing borrowing Juno’s text to apply to my own works (with some modifications).

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Mirrored from Aranel Took's Fanfiction.


Question Meme

Since I have no LOTR Muses at the moment, here's a meme. Maybe it will prod the Muses into coming back...

Lifted from darthbatgirl.

Q and A: A Fanfiction Meme

Ask me a question about one of my fanfictions. It can be absolutely anything in any fic and I will tell you the honest-to-god answer. Don’t hold back. Ask about major upcoming plot points if you want to. Whatever you ask, I have to answer truthfully.

I will warn you in advance if my answer contains major Spoilers and give you a chance to back out. If you then decide that you still want to hear my answer, I will send it in private LJ Since I'm obsessive about not giving out major spoilers, I will give you really strong hints instead of details if something is going to be spoilery.


Character Question Meme

Ask my characters a question! You can ask any question to any character from any fic, and they will respond. Just specify which fic and who you want to answer the question.
Writing Angst

Wanderers Revision Update

Well, since it's a new year, I figured I should let everyone know the status of The Wanderers.

I haven't started revising it yet. I'm just not inspired by LOTR at the moment and I think this would be the absolutely worst time to try to make myself work on the story. I've started writing a lot of DC Comics fic (sector_2814), and I have to honestly say it's the most fun I've had writing in a very long time. When I started out writing LOTR I had that sense of fun, but the last few months of working on Wanderers had turned into a chore that I dreaded (and it showed in the quality of the chapters I ended up posting). So I think the story needs to be set aside until I can love working on it again.

And I do want to work on it again. And finish it. I've spent 3+ years working on it, and I don't want to throw that all away. And I think it's a story that is worth finishing (though some days I will adamantly tell you it is "Teh Suck!"). It's just going to have to wait until my head and heart are in the right place to re-visit Middle-Earth.

I will post again when I start revising.

Thanks for your patience, and I'm really sorry the story has gone through all these delays and missteps.

Writing Angst

Wanderers - Closed for Revision

Well, after giving it some thought I've decided to stop and revise Wanderers.

I received some insightful critique as to where the story has gone wrong and I think it would be better to stop, fix the beginning, and then repost it. I'd like to try to win some readers back before posting the rest of the story.

I failed as an author and I apologize to everyone who was looking forward to this story. I hope the second attempt will make up for it.

The Wanderers

Wanderers Update

Well, my lovely beta reader, juno_magic, has all the chapters. I still have to do a lot of work on a couple of the final ones, but everything up until Chapter 50 has reached "First Draft" status and are ready for Beta Reading. The first six chapters are done and ready to go!

So, I will start posting on September 3 (next Monday!), with posts coming on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I will be posting here, on my website, at Fanfiction.Net, LOTR Fanfiction, Tolkien Fan Fiction and HASA. If you want to discuss anything in the story, the LiveJournal will be the best place to do so.

Yes, it is FINALLY done!

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