On the flight from London to Kuala Lumpur, I wrote 22k words (chapter 21 and 22) and have not yet completed chapter 22. I like to publish at the rate of one chapter per week. While I have story arcs mapped, character and interaction maps and lists, a rough outline and my research notes, I am not sure I would say much of it is already written <smile>, but thank you for the kind compliment.
One thing I hope to never do is to hold the readers hostage for chapters. It is one of the reasons I posted chapter 20 before it was done with final proofreading - I had to get on a plane and if something were to happen... well... a type or a misspelling of a character's name will just have to exist until I get time to fix it (my apologies to all of those who are canon-spelling die-hards for the misspelling of Kreacher's name - I promise I will fix it!).
If you enjoy the story and have an account on FFNet, please favourite it. That is as good as writing a review as most people get.
--- In Thoughts_of_Pudding@yahoogroups.com, "joshua" <gamemage040783@...> wrote:
> > First off, Secret Loves is no longer available on line, apparently the site
> > the author was posting on went away, and the author had a hard drive crash
> > so the story is no longer available. I just mention that so you don't
> > waste time looking for it.
> > This is a rather enjoyable story that starts as Harry and Hermione are
> > arriving at Kings Cross at the end of First Year. I like the fact that
> > Harry and the others actually act like 11 and 12 year olds, not mini
> > adults. The story is well written, and moves along smoothly, right now the
> > pairing is Harry/Hermione/Luna, and, for those who dislike Poo! Luna or
> > Seer Luna, neither of them are in evidence, just a lonely 11 year old girl
> > who didn't have any friends, and who falls in with Harry and Hermione. A
> > warning, for those who dislike the cliche, this story contains Super
> > Grangers (i.e. the perfect loving parents), and extremely helpful
> > goblins. It didn't detract from my enjoyment of the story, but if it's a
> > pet peeve of yours, there's your warning *GRIN*
> > red
> I would like to point out, for those who are on the fence if they want to read an unfinished story or not, that this author writes incredibly fast. It's up to 171k words, and 20 chapters, but the publish time is only early january. Now i understand that much of the story was already written/thought out, but over 50k words a month is quite good compared to most writers.