I know, I know, I’ve used this blog more in the past week than I have in the past year. Sorry about that. I’ve been playing in the Avengers fandom. You understand, don’t you? Natasha Romanoff is just so shiny. She’s damaged and stoic and can kill you with her pinky. I appear to have a type.
I also have News. Not just news, but News.
That’s right, I have finished That Which is Greater. The original story that kicked off, to date, eleven other stories involving one Violet E. Bartowski and her crazy adventures with her father and her father’s fake-or-maybe-not-so-fake girlfriend. And there are still three stories to come, two unwritten and one partially written.
But the original is done. I finished the first draft of the last chapter a little over half an hour ago and I’m still sitting here in shock that soon I’m going to be able to take that “WIP” status off of my blog. One more story to mark “Complete” on ff-net, to reach its 13/13 chapter status on AO3. To finish up on the ebook.
Wow, I offer this story in a lot of places. Huh.
Okay, I imagine there are some questions, so I’ll answer what I can.
How do you feel, Frea?
Kiiiiiind of like death warmed over because I haven’t slept in three days. I laid awake for an hour last night and then rolled over and wrote Chuck and Sarah’s final fight in the story by hand, which hurt them more than it did my right-hand ring finger (which is a lot).
How many chapters?
Three. For once, I got my count right when I guessed.
They’re not a thousand words long each, right? Right?
No, put together, these three chapters make up 40% of the word count for the thirteen-chapter story.
What are they called?
Is there a lot of Violet in them
Not too much in chapter eleven, but twelve and thirteen are chock full of her…and maybe some other Bartowskis? I’m not telling.
Where does it end?
You’ll have to read and find out.
When can I read these chapters? Now? Now, right? It’s now. Please tell me it’s now.
Chapter eleven will be posted on Monday, July 22nd. Which is one day after the thirty month anniversary of the fic, actually. And one day after my brother’s half birthday. Two days before my mom’s birthday and three days before my parents’ anniversary. Which is also my dad’s birthday. Next week’s kind of a big birthday, O’Scanlin-wise.
Hold up. You said there were only two more stories after this first one, including Winter Break. Now there are three. What gives?
Heh, well, funny you should ask. There’s a story that’s sat in the back of my head since the first time I came up with Greater that I didn’t want to tackle because it would have taken too much. I decided that it wasn’t important, so I cut it. However, with the way I’m ending the original story, I realized that leaving that story out means not closing a very important loop. So I’ll be using it to fill a prompt on my Ladies Fic Bingo Card and writing it.
The prompt is “backstory.” Make of that what you will.
When will we get these other fics?
I don’t know, but I appreciate your patience. I will announce when I’m working on them, and which one I’m writing next. Hopefully it will be about a certain redhead’s visit as referenced in the New Year’s Eve story. And because every other story has a holiday or vacation attached, this one will, too. Good luck figuring out which one!
But what IS next, seriously?
Sorry, hopping back over to Avengers because I signed up for a thing called CarolCon. There’s a Pacific Rim fusion calling my name.
SEE YOU MONDAY!