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23rd-Jun-2013 05:07 pm - It is official
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Okay....fanfic is in my past. I am sorry. It was a fun distraction, but a distraction none the less. My editor has pushed, insisting I have an official author page. I am halfway through my first book. So, if you are interested in keeping up with news of that book, with me as a writer, not a fanfic chic, then just go like my author page... www.facebook.com/JCRayvin 
6th-Mar-2012 02:11 pm - I Will Be Published
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Okay...so to those that sent me stuff to read, I have not forgotten you and still have the files.  I have had a bit of a wrench thrown in my plans as of late.  My boss has been put on leave of absence so I've been working more and my Assistant Manager has put in her notice so guess who gets a promotion!  Me!  So I've been busy.

But on the writing side, any fanfic will be slow coming, but for a good reason.

Just yesterday I was working on Blood & Trust and told Twin I wasn't sure if I wanted to post the official prologue or any of the chapters as they come.  She made a brilliant suggestion.

She said DON'T POST IT.

Between us, we each have a  Nook and a Kindle and we love downloading Independent Authors.  You can find some real gems.  Guess what?  I will be taking her advice.  I am going to get it written in its entirety  and then I will be publishing it on the Nook and Kindle.  So, hopefully by this time next year I will be posting the announcement that it is now up for download.  And thanks, Brin!  She will be the  artistic genius that will be designing my book cover!

So the first  of the Monogatari Series will be published! 

Twin, you are absolutely brilliant.
10th-Jan-2012 12:12 pm - Update
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So, as of yesterday I started writing.  I have been so busy, I just haven't had the time :(  I worked on the new Rui/Yuki/Soujiroh that was bouncing in my head and in the next few days I will be working on Tattoo and 13 Envelopes.  Hopefully you guys have not given up on me :) 

On a side note, this weekend I am to deliver my FIRST birthday cake for actual payment.  So nervous about this! 
16th-Aug-2011 10:49 am - Remember Iris?
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Okay....I need you guys' help.  She can NOT get away with this.  Remember Iris....the fanfic I first put the story of the Monogatari family in?  Well guess what?  In 2010 some girl decided to claim him as hers:  http://www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofile.php?id=75946   It is the story of the Monogatari and the Shadou!  For real!  We must let her know she has been found out.....I clicked on begin reading and went down to the bottom and posted a smart ass comment....please help me guys!

UPDATE:
I contacted the website and asked that her "story" be removed.  I also contacted the website  I had (couldn't remember my login stuff) and asked them to freeze it and allow it to be  deleted.  The only place you will find ANY information on Kuro Monogatari and the rest of his family and world is HERE...under a locked post.
10th-Jun-2011 12:34 pm - Birthday!
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Well...14 years ago today, my daughter was born.  And despite all the odds against her, she grew up to be a very caring and loving girl.  This is the cake I baked for her.  Ignore the messy table...it was still covered in powdered sugar...lol
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16th-May-2011 07:04 pm - Fanfic Frustration
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I'm having quite a time.

A frustrating time actually.

Now that I am back in the swing of writing, and trust me...I've gotten alot done in the past few days, I've wanted a good fanfic to read.  Yuki/Soujiroh, Dramione, Theo/Hermione...whatever.  But it seems I can't open one and be satisfied.  And before anyone wants to get defensive, don't worry...this isn't about anyone on my flist.

I can't find anything to read.  Why you may ask?  Because it seems so many fanfic writers are soooo concerned with having smut in their fic from the go, that the plot becomes lost.  Yes, lost.  As in I'm reading....and wondering where it went cause suddenly the whole story is just about the couple having sex...over and over again. 

It's frustrating.

To me the smut is simply a bonus in a story.  If you have a great plot and you are telling that story and you are telling it well, you don't have to have the smut there.  It isn't a necessary part of the story. 

Its frustrating.

Are there any good stories out there?

Don't get me wrong....I don't mind the  bonus of smut...as long as its a bonus and not the story...cause the summaries I read don't say:  Hermione wonders where they will have sex at today. 

Sorry....had to vent a bit....now off for the search of the great fic.
10th-May-2011 07:00 am - Plot Bunnies
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OMG....the plot bunnies are eating me! I need help!
18th-Apr-2011 09:56 am - FYI
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This post is more for those who are reading my LJ and NOT on my flist.  Those of you who are on my flist
already know this.  

It is VERY rare that I post anything anymore that is not friend locked. I have my reasons for this that range from spammers to random people who well...just like to be mean with veiled insults and people who out right like to take things that aren't theirs, not to mention that only my flist gets first view at specific writings.  It just came to my attention the other day that there were people reading that aren't on my flist so they weren't really getting to read anything at all.
2nd-Feb-2011 05:10 am - An Update
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A lot has been going on lately and it seems I struggle to find time to write, but don't worry....I AM still writing.  I have the next entire chapter of Tattoo outlinedand have some of it even written....a surprise is on its way with that story!  I am currently trying to decide which Monogatari character to do a next sample writings for....Kuro has been done...so your input would be great.

And then of course....I so want to work on t he new Yuki/Soujiroh I have floating in my head......what to do?
9th-Nov-2010 01:19 pm - I Need My Readers' Help!
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My new story.....
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I want to post  and to do this I need a cool summary....I have three in mind...so please....help me choose!  Two songs inspired this fic and you might see that in the summaries....lol

1.  It didn't matter what path he chose...one thing remained the same...he just wanted to be by her side and he'd fight friend or family to have his storybook ending.

2.  He only wished she wasn't his friend....so he could hurt her in the end.

3.  The dark wizard looked between the two young wizards kneeling before him.  "So, tell me.  Which of you is willing to kill for her and which of you is willing to die for her?"

24th-Oct-2010 10:53 pm - Stupid People Irritate Me!
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Girl: How do you spell "squirrel?"
Me: Look it up in the dictionary (hands her the dictionary)
Girl: I don't know how to use a dictionary.
Me: (blink)
Girl: Don't laugh it's not funny
Me: I'm not and no it's not....I'm actually frightened.

21st-Oct-2010 07:40 pm - The New One!
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Okay....so Twin surprised me with a banner for the new story today....

Okay okay okay....I wouldn't leave her alone until she got it done for me....what I can I say....I'm excited and anxious! 

So, I have the banner to share...made by my wonderful evil twin trinitylayne  and a summary....and yes....we have changed the title....after I write the story I will do a post of  "Things I Didn't Tell You" in reguards to the story....so here we go!
 
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19th-Oct-2010 08:40 pm - Yuki and Soujiroh
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Okay...figured out why I'm having trouble getting back into writing what I already started....they are all stories my mother was reading when she died.  Sounds crazy I know...but I will get back to those...just give me time.

BUT....right now, my evil twin is working on the banner for a spanking brand new Soujiroh/Yuki/Rui love triangle story!  I'm way excited about this new adventure!

The title you ask?  Smile Empty Soul (yes, so named from the band).

Anyone interested?
22nd-Sep-2010 10:39 am - Curious Yet?
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Four more words for you:

Ana Holender 

The Petrovskaia


22nd-Sep-2010 12:50 am - You Know You're Curious
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Two words:  Nikolai Rosenthal

Now whose curious enough to ask?
4th-Sep-2010 12:39 pm - News and Junk
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Well...first I'd like you all to know that I have not given up writing.  I have the first character profile done....just waiting for that wonderful graphic to go with it.  And also I've been working on finishing up the next chapter of Tattoo...yes...that is right.  I will be posting that soon enough...just a little rewriting here and there...another read through and the chapter will be ready! 

Now on to other news.  I have such a wonderful daughter.  My daughter, Juliet wants to do this charity walk for breast cancer.  I need to call this week to get the info...like to find out if I need to do it with her being as she's under 18 and if there is a form she needs for the donations, if there is a registration fee and if so how much, ect.  That sort of thing.  This is the link about the walk: 

http://www.universityhealth.org/body.cfm?id=38767&fr=true

So proud of her for wanting to help!
26th-Jul-2010 11:57 am - Characters
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Well, just wanted to keep you guys up to speed.  The first character profile I will post will be Kuro's...seems only right considering.  So, you guys need to tell me which of the Monogatari you want next.  I already have the Kuro part written that will be posted with the profile. Just need a character banner  (hint hint twin) and I will get it all posted.
12th-Jul-2010 10:37 pm - Book Help
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Okay....despite my English degree I have a fascination for history.  It kind of goes hand in hand....you must know the history of when something was written in order to truly understand it.  Anyway, my point:  I have a fascination with certain pieces of history as well.  The Romanovs--yes totally fascinating to me and I find it a playground for possible fiction from me later, not the "this is the life of the Romanovs," but something different I have in mind....but more on that at a later time....

Right now I need your help.

I  to read a few books on the Romanovs...not fiction either.  Does anyone know any good reliable books on The Romanovs?  Please?  Pretty please?
2nd-Jul-2010 11:43 pm - Love This!
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Okay...have to share....this song I LOVE...and every time I hear it I think about the cursed boys in the Monogatari family.

Tell me what you think!


 




2nd-Jul-2010 10:54 am - Welcome to The New Lighthouse!
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Well here it is!  My new LJ!  It's always been called the Lighthouse, yet I never had that in a header for it before!  LOL....Thanks trinitylayne  for fixing me up with a header!  As you noticed all the guys on the side bar are gone.

Don't be sad.

I sat down one day and thought to myself "why did I start a LJ?"  To have somewhere to post my writing.  And I don't mean Fanfic.  I lost my way it seems and needed a change if I was going to finish my book.  That doesn't mean I'll never work on the fanfic I haven't finished...just means right now that is just not my priority....it can't be if I plan to keep my promise to my mother.  And most of you have supported me in my writing and even encouraged me by telling me how well I write....well I hope I can continue to have your support with my books as well.

Now some of you, if you actually go to my LJ, will notice in the side bar there s a "character of the month" section.  I think that is self explanitory.  There will be a character of the month with a little mini bio in the sidebar.  With this will come a short piece (whether it be an excerpt from the books or a small stand aloe short story) about that character.  If any of you read Iris and know who the Monogatari are and their friends and enemies....let me know who you would like to see as the first character!

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