Kendrapendragon asked me if I was happy/glad or sad that it’s over.
I’m sad because that story was my baby. It’s the longest fanfic I’ve ever written. And now that journey is over.
Glad because it was so long and there were times I really struggled to get past my writer’s block and get back on track. And I don’t like having long WIPs. But mostly I’m proud that I did finish it, lots of writers never finish their fics. Especially not ones that long.
So now I plan to take a break, other than an occasional oneshot. Then I will finish “Through a Fairytale, Darkly.” That one is basically all plotted. It has about 15-20 chapters left. Another novel length fic once it’s completed!
I don’t know exactly what gave me the idea for “Love Stories.” But the thought of Moriarty being alive and playing a “dark, twisted cupid,” as one reviewer once said, was too good to resist. So I started thinking about why he’d do that, and how he’d go about it, and what the outcome would be. Then I was off and running.
At the risk of sounding conceited, I love my Moriarty. I don’t know how I write him so easily, but I do. And lots of other people apparently liked my portrayal of him too, and that’s one of the best compliments a fanfic writer can get, is being told how good you nail a character.
That, and being called Moffat. That really made my day too.
I said it in the A/N, but is bears repeating. Thank you. Every one of you who read, followed, favorited, reviewed, told a friend, or left a comment on here about it. A storyteller is nothing without an audience. I’m glad I had such a fantastic audience for that story.