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09 May 2015 @ 08:07 pm
Vive moi !  

It only took me three years, three weeks and two days.

"Finished" is a slight exaggeration because the story still needs to be edited - duh, of course, like I can write a fic without spending a ridiculous amount of time editing it! - especially its last third that's a bit rough/first drafty. But it doesn't change the fact that I wrote THE END at the bottom of the page.

Also, I thought it would be about 10.000-15.00 words tops. Of course, I also thought I would be done with it within a couple of months... Anyway, it's over 58.000 words, which makes it the longest thing I've ever written in English. (I know it's not that long. It just is in comparison to my usual stuff.)

*does little dance of joy*

And I'll say it again, but lot of thanks to anna_tarawiel and obviously (!!) tuesdaeschild for their help and support
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Maz (or foxxy!): Cocktailtuesdaeschild on May 9th, 2015 06:15 pm (UTC)
Quickly for now...*pops open a bottle of Champagne* Great news and well done!!

More from me later...
*hugs you tight*
Clair de Lune: divers - freeclair_de_lune on May 10th, 2015 03:46 pm (UTC)
*pours some bubbly*

The silly thing is that I hadn't touched the story since last August, and all it took me to wrap it was 2300 words. Who needs eight months to write 2300 words? *sigh* But I have it so yay! I'm even not displeased with the ending, which has been hell to write!

*hugs back*
Maz (or foxxy!): Blessingtuesdaeschild on May 10th, 2015 04:14 pm (UTC)
*clinks glasses*

So in the end it came in a rush?! Then it was meant to be! :) But even if the end has been hell to write it had to be worth it if you're not displeased with how you wrapped it up...I'm hoping, of course, that the end will be relatively happy. ♥

Clair de Lune: ecriture2clair_de_lune on May 10th, 2015 05:18 pm (UTC)
Kind of. Some last week, some yesterday, I'm adding a bit more today.

I'm not super happy with the ending, but given the time and effort I put into the fic, I don't think I can ever be totally happy with said ending anyway. It's more detailed than I planned since I have a whole chapter of Michael reuniting with Sara and Lincoln - initially, it was only supposed to be Sara and Lincoln watching him walk toward them on the beach.

It is a happy ending of course *g* A bit too happy, I would have liked it a bit more bitter-sweet, but I guess than depending on how you read it, the last sentence is bitter-sweet...
Maz (or foxxy!): A Little Joytuesdaeschild on May 11th, 2015 12:09 pm (UTC)
It doesn't surprise me that you're not 100% happy with everything in SoF...having said that as long as you're not unhappy with the ending and as long as it's not completely unhappy I'd say you've achieved more or less what you set out to do. I'll find out once you have it ready to beta, of course!

I shall look forward to reading the last sentence to test for bitter-sweetness! *hugs*
Filthy Bunny: Goldfishfilthy_bunny on May 10th, 2015 03:05 am (UTC)
WOO HOO! Congrats! Obviously you were waiting for my return to LJ to finish your masterwork. ;) I very much look forward to reading it!
Clair de Lune: text - i knowclair_de_lune on May 10th, 2015 03:46 pm (UTC)
Obviously! I mean, it can't be a coincidence!
I still need to edit it and have it beta *looks up hopefully at Foxy* so it may take a little bit more, but after spending three years on it, what's a couple of weeks or months?!
Maz (or foxxy!): A Little Joytuesdaeschild on May 10th, 2015 04:16 pm (UTC)
No, it can't possibly be a coincidence! The timing is too perfect, don't you think, ladies?!!

And your hopeful look is duly noted! I'm not missing out now!! :D
Anna: writinganna_tarawiel on May 11th, 2015 01:04 pm (UTC)
You did all the work, so no need to thank me ;) I can't wait to read the last part. It's the time of the year where I'm not that busy, so don't hesitate if you need me to read anything!
Clair de Lune: ecriture1clair_de_lune on May 13th, 2015 05:06 am (UTC)
I did the work... but your and tuesdaeschild's comments/support/cheerleading helped a loooot and often (re)motivated me!

I can always use your take on the fic - thank you for offering :D It's a bit rough but the gist of it won't change; since editing it can take me a little while, if you don't mind reading it in a not-quite-finished state, I'll mail it to you as it is :)

Edited at 2015-05-13 05:07 am (UTC)
hybridxlove: Tbaghybridxlove on June 16th, 2015 07:52 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! You must feel so accomplished, I wish I could do such wonderful things! I hope to see it as well <3
Clair de Lune: divers - freeclair_de_lune on June 17th, 2015 08:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Yaaay!
Thank you :D I'm happy (and relieved) I finally managed to complete it! I'm still polishing a couple of things, but the plan is to send it to beta by the end of June and then post it as soon as possible \o/
hybridxlovehybridxlove on June 23rd, 2015 12:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Yaaay!
I'm sure it'll be worth all the wait and hard work! Can't wait to read this magical fix-it piece!