So I haven't posted in a while and I thought I should do some kind of update. I'm not sure how many of you are burning to know the status of my stuff, but I figure there are a few readers of this blog at least mildly curious, if for no other reason than they want to know if I'll make the October 9th deadline. Well, that's what I'm here to tell you.
First, let's start with Chuck vs. the Double Agent.
After seeing the fairly tepid reaction to the last chapter of DA (the worst received chapter yet), I've come to the realization that DA has probably run its course. It has reached its expiration date. And by that, I mean, it's no longer relevant or high in the readers' consciousness. Which is fine, as there are better stories out there (like the one that draws you all here) and that's the nature of the beast. So with some prodding from Frea, I have made the decision to write all of DA out before posting another chapter. Then, when I've completed the story, I will post everything within a relatively short period, like a new chapter every three days or so. So what does this mean, really? Don't expect another DA update for some time, but this shouldn't be a problem for you guys as you should be used to long waits with my story. Heh. When you see it updated, that means the story is done.
Will I make the October 9th deadline? I'm going to be honest and say that it's unlikely. I will try my best, because believe me, nobody wishes to see Fates' Prologue from Sarah's POV more than me, but I've simply lost a lot of my desire to see DA finished. Part of it is exhaustion with the storyline, part of it is a lack of interest, part of it is being tired of having Frea make me look bad, and part of it is that my personal life kind of sucks right now and writing fanfic isn't high on my priorities list.
Next, Chuck and Sarah vs. Banality.
I know at least one regular reader of this blog wants to know what's going on with this story. Sorry I haven't responded to your PM, BDaddyDL, but I figured you might like this better.
So I'm actually working on the next chapter of this. I'm trying to take a very brief break from DA so I can do a new chapter for Banality. It's always been the story I most enjoy writing, because to me, at least, it's just so much fun. I know a lot of people don't put much stock in stuff that has smut in it, and far be it from me to call Banality a story anywhere near the same kind of quality as Fates, but I do love it. I think writing Chuck and Sarah as flirting, bantering, and having sexytimes, is the most entertaining aspect of fic writing for me. So I typically write Banality only when I need to be rejuvenated in the fandom, I suppose. Is it great writing? Nah, but it sure is fun.
Unfortunately, I can't give a date for when this will be ready. Probably not for a week or two. This will almost certainly be the longest and smuttiest chapter yet. My goal is to make Frea blush. You see, I lure her in with the promise of lots of bickering and bantering between Chuck and Sarah, and then BAM! There's the smut that she will almost certainly skim anyway.
I've decided to share with you just a very brief excerpt. And oh yeah, there are bad words and stuff here, but if you're reading Banality, this should be the least of your worries. From the chapter:
Come on, come on, hurry the hell up! She tried to send those thoughts telepathically to the pilots, but considering the airplane came to an abrupt halt (and they were not at the terminal), she figured they hadn’t heard.And that leads us to the last thing I will talk about here today. My article on How to Revise. Honestly, I would have probably finished it sooner but then Frea wrote 34, got frustrated with 34, tossed parts of it, and then started 34 all over again. I couldn't pass an opportunity like that up, so now I've restructured my article to include 34 as one of my examples of the revision process. Basically, I've revised my article on revision. It's funny how things work out like that. Expect this article to be out by Friday of this week.
She almost let out a growl of frustration, but clamped her mouth shut and exhaled loudly through her nose. Through the use of breathing exercises taught to her at the Farm, she forced herself to calm down. The plane would get there when it got there and there was no point in freaking out over things she couldn’t control.
Well, that wasn’t technically true. She could get out of her seat, walk up to the cabin, pound on the door, flash her credentials, and order the plane to the front of the line so they could taxi to their terminal already, but she didn’t think General Beckman would agree with her that her desire to see Chuck right this fucking minute classified as a national security issue.
She nearly growled again at the thought of their diminutive task master. Beckman was on her shit list. The things she had imagined doing to that woman since this whole sad separation had started would have probably made Jeffrey Dahmer blush.
It was because of the good general that she’d been forced to leave Chuck in Burbank and travel to DC. For eleven fucking days. Eleven. She could have handled the separation if they had benched Chuck while she wasn’t there to watch his back, but no, of course they hadn’t. Beckman had Chuck on some kind of highly involved, long-term undercover assignment, and she couldn’t risk Chuck being out of commission for so long while the operation was still ongoing.
And again, she could have maybe handled that if Casey hadn’t let slip that Chuck’s temporary partner on his assignment was a green agent right off the Farm. She tried to tell herself that it was concern over Chuck’s safety driving her apprehension about the other woman, but she knew that was only part of the truth. She was also jealous; seriously and completely jealous. She hadn’t had sex with Chuck in almost a month, hadn’t even seen him in almost two weeks, and had barely talked to him in days, and some other woman was getting to pretend to be his girlfriend? Was getting to touch him, dance with him, possibly even kiss him? She tried not to think about that last part too much, because if she did, she’d storm the cockpit for sure.
So that's that. Thanks for indulging me and I'll see you all later.