BLM-Chapter 33 AND HAPPY CANADA DAY

Happy birthday my great country! I am so proud to be canadian!!

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Chapter 33

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Who Wants a New Chapter?

Hey guys,

I am back! Yes, yes I know the fandom is dying blablabla but like I said in my last update, I will post the rest of BLM. I finally feel I am in a good place with the plot so it is time….

Now now, this update doesn’t have said chapter because I am currently re-reading chapter 32 to correct some of my grammar mistakes but I thought I would update you with a few pictures of Elfchef and I’s trip.

I promise, chapter will be posted by tomorrow night at the latest.

Elfchef and I (Jennifer is our friend in the middle)

Me teaching:

The food…


The good news is that lots of alcohol and writing happened during the trip. The bad news might be the quality of the writing bahahaha
Val

Update

Hello all!

It has been awhile….unfortunately. I don’t have many excuses other than I have, perhaps,  fallen out of love with Eric and Sookie and my real life is beyond hectic making it hard to find time to write! Adding to it that the fandom is, let’s be honest…. Dying…. doesn’t help the lack of motivation. There are, of course, the dying fans that are still reading the stories but alas, reviews are sparse and often short which makes it, for some writers like me who are not as excited about the characters as we used to be, hard to motivate oneself in writing the end of the story.

But fear not trusted companions, I will finished Bleed Like Me as I am nothing if not a woman of her words. I have many chapters written and I seriously just need to kick my butt for the last 2 or 3.

I am extremely grateful for my years in the fandom. On a personal level, I was able to better myself not only as a writer but also as a person. I learned valuable lessons that I will cherish for a long time and skills that I truly believe will help me in the future.

But I would have not been able to do any of it without the help of my betas (Kleannhouse, Nicolle, Treewitch, Lostinspace, Fairytaleamber) whom, I might no longer be friends with, but to whom I will eternally be grateful for the time they have put in reviewing my work and advising me on how to better myself. I cannot erase the past but I can take a minute to thank you for being a huge part of who I am today.

When I started in the fandom eons ago, ok maybe not that long ago. I think it was in late 2011, I had no idea what a ride it would be. I remember the first time I found Leia’s story and how much it changed my life. It was like in one epic story, she lit the fire to my Eric and Sookie cravings. Once ignited, I had searched for more stories which I realized that although quantity was available to me, quality was a different story. I eventually stumbled upon various writers we have all learned to cherish such as Kjwrit or Ericizmine. It made me realized that quality was rare and that once you found a writer you liked, you stick with them throughout their many stories.

My journey as a reader ended with a writer I not only admired but I totally developed a writer crush on: Elfchef. This woman wrote stories that not only blew up any conventional bullshit I was used to but her imagination was beyond anything I had ever read before. She gave life to these characters in a fashion that ultimately inspired ME to write my own stuff. I went from being an avid reader, to a writer only, for the exception of reading her fanfictions and getting riduclously excited anytime she posted anything.

I was a total fangirl and I was in awe with her work and if, in 2012, you would have told me that I would someday be actually friends with this person I would have laughed at you.

I mean common! She had thousands of reviews, people LOVED her and kissed the earth she walked on (ok maybe not) and I imagined she was WAY too busy and awesome to talk to this little writer who was not only starting but wasn’t making any friends at all (LOL)

But it is funny how life works sometimes and when Elfchef asked for help with WordPress; I offered and the rest is history. She gave me a chance despite my reputation and I couldn’t be more grateful.

So today, I am standing in front of my computer, excited as fuck because I only have awesome things to be grateful for and I thank the stars that I ventured into this fandom years ago. I am pumped that not only I have amazing readers that have followed me since the beginning but I have actual friends whom in real life helps me with my everyday struggle.

And as if this wasn’t enough…..Elfchef and LadyA are going on an adventure.

SAY WHAT?

You heard me, a real; IN REAL LIFE adventure…..

PUNTA CANA

There will be lots of alcohol, food and shenanigan in honour of our 30 years walking this beautiful earth.

How fucking cool is that?

I can’t promise what will be the result of this insane escapade other than plenty of drunk writing but I bet we will have some cool stories to share and maybe a oneshot partnership! Who knows.

So on that my friends, I say good day, BLM chapters are in the near future I just don’t know when EXACTLY.

Take care!

Val

 

BLM-Chapter 30

Hello Ladies!

Apologize for the delay, I have had quite the crazy hectic week (last week) and was unable to focus at all.

Chapter 30 is here.

Storytelling time:

I met this beautiful, gorgeous and hot man who I had literally everything in common including ERIC NORTHMAN (right?). I mean the guy dressed up as him last Halloween (*drool)…. He even asked me to teach him salsa (man after my own heart) as our first non-date.

Anyways, I had no delusion since he had dropped the bomb of being in the military (spec ops nonetheless and I verified his story with my friends in the military) which my judgy self decided he most likely just wanted to have fun (most spec ops are adrenaline junkies who are definitely not ready to settle, I know you… I see you). While I have absolutely no problem with one night stand, I unfortunately cannot enjoy them myself (long story). But anyhow, I was happy to just be in his company, I mean he was a geek just as much as me!!! Truth be told, once I realized after our first kiss how intense this was, I had made the decision to let him know I thought this was too intense and I wasn’t ready for it the minute he would come on to me again.

The joke is, the last date we had he gave me the breakup speech on how he doesn’t want a long term relationship and I am sitting in his car blinking completely dumbfounded! LOL

I wasn’t either!!! But of course, I didn’t respond because I was too in shock that he would just assume I was looking for long term… I don’t know if it was because I wasn’t throwing myself to him Friday but anyhow, he was a gentleman about it so no harm done. Honesty is something I appreciate, I just wish he would have been honest from the get go including the small detail he was trying to pick up more than one woman at a time (from the same village HAHAHA)

I guess the only disappointment is that being my naĂŻve self I thought perhaps we could have been friends BHAHAHAAHA I am silly little girl 🙂 It’s sad because we really did have a lot in common!!!

But I have told you guys over and over again everything happens for a reason and while that guy was too good to be true and turned out to be exactly that, he taught me that should love present itself at my door again, that I would actually be open to try…. that is a gift and something I get to look forward to, thanks soldier boy!!!

 

Val

 

BLM-Chapter 29

THE END IS NEAR

I can feel it, I can see it! It is so close, I can almost touch it…..

It is crazy to think that 18 months ago, I started this story as a challenge to myself that I could write something that was not too out there (I tend to be in the left fields with most my fics) yet different enough to be remembered. I am incredibly proud of what I have accomplished with this one and to see the difference between the writing in my first fic (A Better Tomorrow) and the writing in this one just brings a smile to my face. I cannot thank you enough for all your support and I really hope the wait was worth it.

I am excited to share chapter 29 with you. Many things are explained in this chapter and more will be in the following ones. I will be publishing once or twice a week until the end of the story…

I am currently wrapping up chapter 34 and I suspect I will need a few more to conclude the story.

Like always, I welcome your feedback.

You can thank Nicolle for the beta work on this one, she has done an amazing job and as a result, I am sure the read will be much more enjoyable!

Take care

Val