The Vanishing Frea

So a bunch of random announcements to throw together on this blog post, which means it's going to be a mishmash of my different thought processes.  It's really amazing that Fates is a long as it is, considering that in my everyday life, I cannot follow a single train of thought from one station to the next.  But anyway, here we go!


The next chapter will be dropping on Tuesday.  Yes, if you look at the progress bar, it says it's in beta right now, as of the time of writing this post, but I do have a lot of reasons for pushing it off.  Among them:

A) My beta and I both have other projects going on right now.  And before you get excited, those projects are unfortunately 95% school related.  It's coming up on the end of the semester, which means I have three major projects and exams due soon.

B) Work has been kicking my butt.

C) Once 48 is posted, I won't be posting another chapter until chapter 52 is almost done, so I'm hoping that between now and Tuesday, I can finish 49 and be halfway done with 50.  It's ambitious, I know, but cheerleading will get me to write so much faster than, "Why you gotta be like that, Frea?" Just, you know, a note.  And yes, I have a reason for holding those four chapters so that I can post them quickly together, and no, I'm not going to share it.

That Which is Greater:

I'm pleased to announce I've finally roped somebody into writing part of it taken on a co-writer!  Greater was never intended to be anything more than "doodle" writing, which is why it was on Tumblr and my other blog before it ever hit fanfiction.net, and I've been attempting to tempt some of my favorite writers to add to Violet Bartowski's awesomeness.  Good news!  I finally landed my big fish!  Look for the next chapter to be a collaboration between the great Course Jester, and me!


Speaking of Course Jester, have you seen his newest short story?  No?  Well, get on over there to fanfiction.net and have yourself a good read.  And in honor of his updating, I went and updated not only the format of his ebooks, but I added the new short story as well.  And he has a catchphrase now!

You can download the updated version over here!

(Early reviews are in; the book cover doesn't lie!  It IS better than a sharp stick in your eye)

Other Stuff:

I've seen a lot of people mention that grammar is something that trips them up, especially after my last post on how to format your dialogue.  While I was surfing around the other day, keeping up with the book industry, I chanced upon this great website called Grammar Girl.  She covers a wide range of topics and she does it in a clear, fun, and concise manner.  Your brain gets a new wrinkle with every page visit!  Check it out.

And that's all she wrote (until she went and worked on Fates), folks!

Have yourself a wonderful day!


  1. nnegandhi8.4.11

    Awesome that you and Course Jester are collaborating, Frea. Looking forward to the results. And good luck on your school projects and exams.

  2. Thanks for the update Frea and best of luck with the course/exams, I'm sure everyone would have understood if you felt the need to put things on hold well you focused on your studies and job. Not that I don't love Fates... Or that I find myself looking forward to a new chapter of Fates more than I do to a new episode of Chuck most of the time these days.

    Will be interesting to see how TWIG develops, I can see that project snowballing ;). TWIG is such a fresh twist it lends itself to inspiriering new ideas. Actually I had this idea the other day, Sarah & Casey being forced to babysit Violet and finger painting was involved... Sorry but the image of Casey finger painting is simply hilarious to me, question is would it be guns... F22's or stealth bombers :D . Good luck again with your crazy scedual Frea.

  3. Ayefah8.4.11

    And yes, I have a reason for holding those four chapters so that I can post them quickly together, and no, I'm not going to share it.


    Actually, forget that - you know how I love to speculate. My loose hypothesis is that those four chapters are so important to the story and tightly wound together plot-wise that you fear for your life if you were to post them days or weeks apart. And I'm sure that, as always, my prognostications are TOTALLY ACCURATE. TOTALLY.

    Good luck with your finals! I too have to get back to off-internet responsibilities now that the semester is winding down. Ew. At least my work is kicking my vocal cords more than my butt.

    "Better than a sharp stick in the eye" is my dad's way of saying "eh, could be worse". I was quite tickled to see it used here. CJ is, indeed, better than a sharp (or even a dull) stick in the eye. I can't wait to see the results of your collaboration, whenever they come.

    And thank you for establishing when the next chapter of Fates is coming; you've just saved me a weekend of checking CI 10 times a day to see if the progress bar was up to 100%. :P

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  5. I know, but cheerleading will get me to write so much faster than, "Why you gotta be like that, Frea?"

    Do I have to wear the skirt? Not that there's anything wrong with dudes wearing skirts, it just doesn't flatter my hips at all.

  6. Okay - ready - 1-2-3:
    Go Frea Go - Give it all you got - We know the next chapters are really, really hot.
    Write Frea Write - I'll be cheering you - I'll be cheering you all the way to 52!
    Yaaaaaaaa, Frea!


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