So… really big pieces of news for me. First, my Fanfiction award!
How cool is this???? Third place All-Time Favorite Fifty Shades of Grey Fanfic! I’m telling you, I’ve really read some fantastic stories on Fanfiction and I got third place! I can’t even begin to say how honored I am to have won–to have placed at all! I really felt great being nominated because it meant that a lot of people were reading my story and liking it, but to win an award that’s kind of like “People’s Choice…” I say that because the people actually choose this–the readers! Not admin or a group of folks who do some little vote. The actual readers choose this (They like me! They really like me!). All I can say is thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to any one who voted for me, enjoyed my stories, told your friends to read, encouraged me, followed me, joined my mailing list… thank you. You don’t know what it means to me.
Volume I, Book I is becoming one hell of a monster. After editing, and more editing, and walking away, and more editing, I realized that it’s actually “Fifty-One Shades of Grey.” Yeah… no. So my baby is going through quite the overhaul. It’s forcing me to show my writing chops a bit, to take the story completely away from Fifty Shades and end up with an original work. I have to say that I’m proud of the direction, but that means that my baby still needs more surgery before it’s ready for the shelves.
BG is still hungry for the shelves, so she has another project in the hopper that basically wrote itself. It’s actually almost finished (the Devin/Jordan story) and I’m very excited about where that one is going. Drama, angst, different from my “Miles” tale, but still lots of hot sex, passion, and romance (hey, you know me). So please, stick around because I have SO many stories in me that I don’t think they’ll be complete until I’m dead.
Now on to the question everyone has been asking… “When are Ana and Christian coming back?” To that end, I have begun serious shaping of Book III to keep my Muse from jumping ship on me. She reminded me that CG and Ana were the reasons that I started sharing my writing with the world in the first place and that I had better not let them fade into oblivion–not to mention that Ana has been impatiently sitting in the corner, rubbing her baby bump going “What the fuck, Dude?” She’s already not happy with some of my plans for her, so she’s very much like “let’s fucking get the fuck on with it please!” So, yeah, I figure I better pull out the proverbial pen and paper before they all just say, “fuck you, we hate you, goodbye.” So… with the hope that I will have the first five chapters prewritten and the story well on its way, the TENTATIVE begin date for Book III will be (drum roll please!)… July 24.
That’s what’s going on in the world of BG. Love you all lots and lots and hopefully, I’ll see you in a few weeks. Those of you on my Facebook page, I’ll see you sooner. 😉
Love and Handcuffs!
(aka BG Holmes aka Bronze Goddess)