Author has written 6 stories for Romance.
Until I started posting the High Maintenance series in January 2018, it had been a very long time since I posted anything to this site. My first two stories were written when I was a teenager, and that was a very long time ago. I'd like to think that my writing has improved since then. I've been posting some stuff over at Fanfiction.net, but now I'm back at Fictionpress (I haven't left Fanfiction.net completely).
I did post another couple of stories years ago, but I deleted them again as I never got around to finishing them. That has been my main issue for years, but I finally found a way to break through that 'wall' of not being able to finish more than 2/3 of a story. Nowadays I don't post anything until the story is complete, though.
English is not my native language, and I make lots of errors. If you find any really awkward ones, please let me know, and I'll do my best to correct them (don't bother with my first two stories - they're more than ten years old). The same goes if you see the same error over and over again.
My inspiration is music and nature. Those two things really spark my creativity. If I'm stuck in a chapter, I'll just put on my headphones and go for a long walk with my dog in the woods, listening to music. Most of the time rock music, but I like a little bit of everything. When I get back I won't be stuck anymore. And I don't even remember the last time I was stuck. The words come much easier to me than they used to. I kinda love that. ;)
So far most of my novels and one shots have been in the romance genre. I read almost every genre, but I prefer to write romance. I am leaning more and more towards some heavier stuff, though (so far only in my head and notes), but there's
I have a dog, a horse, and a small cottage in the country. I'm an introvert, and I like my solitude. Not all the time, but most of it. I do thrive in my own company, and writing recharges me more than anything else. If I don't get my daily dose of writing (or at least plotting or editing), I become stressed out and cranky.
Anything else you'd like to know, just ask! I love private messages (And reviews! I love reviews!). ;)
This series is my first big project in a very long time, and it's the first one I've ever worked with for so long and so intensely. It's also the one I've learnt the most from writing.
HM I - Don't Do Anything Stupid (Theo's story) is now complete and uploaded. I have learnt so much from writing this, and there are things I would've done very differently, if I were to write it now. However, I won't be changing it anymore, as I'm very much done with it. I've probably read it at least 20 times by now, and though I love this story for teaching me so much, I kinda don't feel like reading it again anytime soon. XD I'll just take everything I've learnt with me to future stories. :)
HM II - Flames to Dust (Jack's story) is complete and will be updated with one or two chapters a week depending on my work load. When I wrote HM I, I never intended to write a sequel until Jack came alive, and I felt like I had to write his story. He's my little baby, and if you hurt him, I will hunt you down and make you pay! ;)
HM III (Angelo's story) is also complete, but I haven't started editing yet. This story was written while I was under a lot of pressure (personal stuff), and it very clearly needs at lot more editing than the prequel did, and right now I have no idea how long it'll take me to actually turn it into something worth reading. But the hardest part - writing the first draft - is over. :) Edit: I don't think the first draft is complete afterall. Thanks to you guys and your reviews of HM I, I got an idea that I think will work much better than what I have now. It won't be a complete rewrite, just a very extensive addition to the existing manuscript. :)
HM IV (Mick's story) is somewhat plotted, and I'm still plotting and outlining almost every day. I have the premise and the main plot, the beginning and the end, and a few scenes outlined. I'm counting on finishing the first draft this autumn, but we'll see. :)
None of the characters in the High Maintenance series are based on real people. In my mind, though, they're as real as anyone else. I hope I succeed in passing that feeling somewhat on to the readers.
All High Maintenance songs are my own. I may or may not upload them someday. For now, though, they're just for my own reference when writing - just like the characters' back stories are.
YOU GOT VALENTINED: One-shot written for a Valentine's themed fanfic competition in February 2018. It will be the last time ever I write fanfiction about real people, 'cause it just feels so wrong. Whenever I try, I feel like I'm intruding on people's privacy. Wesley isn't the real name of the person who inspired it.
BLUE, BLUE EYES: Romance one-shot written in April 2018 because someone took my breath away and I had to do something about it. The only thing inspired by that person, though, is the colour of the hair and eyes. ;) Not exactly my best fic, but it had to be written.
ADAM: Short YA romance novel written when I was a teenager, I think. It's in my native language, and though I've learned a lot about writing since then, I still sort of like it. It makes me smile, when I reread it every five years or so. ;)
MISTLETOE AND WINE: Originally a fanfiction about a real person. I wrote it years ago, back when editing was not something I thought necessary. ;) I did write MAW II and MAW III as well, but they were too hard (and too bad - I reread them a few months ago - yikes) to edit into original fiction. I kept the story on Fictionpress because it had some really sweet reviews.