Status of This Means War
Jeconais posted on Friday 18th November 2005 5:19am
As it's the single top question I get asked, I figured I'd make a statement about This Means War
The story is NOT abandonded. However, it is on hiatus until I get the motivation and desire to write the final part.
I refuse to compromise the quality by rushing it, so until I want to write it, I'll continue to write the stories that interest me.
Wooster posted a comment on Friday 14th July 2006 1:11am
Uh, yeah...I just wanted to say: no pressure. At first I was a little irritated because I loved your story so much and knowing you only had one more chapter to write was driving me crazy. But now that I write more fanfic myself I kinda see what you mean. I'm terrible at updating and sometimes I just want to forget that I even know HOW to write and end up reading other people's stuff instead. Then I feel more like writing and come out with better stuff or get out of my slump...
So I guess what I'm trying to say in my ridiculously round-about way (give me a break...I shouldn't really be up this late!) is sorry for being irritated (even though you didn't know I was) and good luck with re-capturing your muse. If crappy-but-fun '80s Olivia Newton-John movies are any indication, try looking for her in a disco roller-rink.
MilkaZen posted a comment on Saturday 10th June 2006 2:36pm
Oh i just saw this statement and i am really happy that you did not abandonned this story. Take the time you need and don't worry we'll wait as we wait for the seventh book ;-) I think that if the muse make us wait is for a good reason and i am sure that this last chapter will be wonderfull ^_^
The Resident posted a comment on Sunday 9th April 2006 1:37pm
I love all your stories, but I think this one (TMW) most of all (with Wild Horses running a close second - there are numerous similarities between the two). I do hope that your muse comes back from wherever they took vacation. Your stories entrance and entrap people in the various worlds you create. You are able to touch the emotions and the senses as only very few authors (fanfic and commercial) can. You have a rare gift and I feel privileged that you share the fruits of this gift with us, your readers.
Thank you once again for your gift. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate it.
Astrid posted a comment on Wednesday 8th March 2006 8:07pm
I'm glad you've made a statement. I've read what you have now three times already. It's one of my favorite H/G, so I'm glad it's not abandoned. I hope your creative juices inspire you in a TMW direction soon!
fudi posted a comment on Saturday 18th February 2006 7:23pm
Glad to see that you aren't going to abandon it, TMW has quickly become my favorite FF story that I've read yet. Looking forward to it when you have a chance to continue.
Terry Chang posted a comment on Saturday 28th January 2006 1:45pm
honestly, waiting for tmw is what makes me read your other fics. i didn't want to ready the pansy/potter fic, nor the hope fic. now that i have, i'm more than wiling to wait for fics. on tmw alone, i can see the writing improvement (not that i'm a professional critic or whatnot, just my humble opinion). i saw it in pansy, and now in hope. i'll wait for this means war for as long as it takes simply because you seem to be able to come up with some great ideas, and are able to execute those plot bunny with an excellent touch.
then again, maybe you wrote all these stories out of order and i'm just babbling around making all you insiders crack up. Either way, i'll wait for the next potter story no matter which story line.
cyd posted a comment on Saturday 14th January 2006 11:01am
Well, let me put it this way - i got hooked on fanfiction just before OotP was released (a friend gave me the first part of Barb's Psychic Serpent trilogy and that set the standard for me). In the months following the release of OotP i scoured the web for fanfic websites, reading them avidly. I don't quite remember where exactly it was that i stumbled on TMW, i am tempted to say that it was PhoenixSong, but i sincerely don't remember anymore. What i am getting at, however, is this - i have followed this story since its fairly early on (i think i read the first six chapters in one go), and i don't plan to stop now! :) No matter how long it takes for you to get your inspiration back. :)
p.s.: i have read several stories featuring some form of mmail, but yours is by far the best. the only other that comes close to it is, frankly, 'Albus Dumbledore's Inbox' - a story i would love to revisit, but alas, it seems to be no longer posted anywhere on the web :(
Ryan88 posted a comment on Friday 13th January 2006 12:12am
well it has been awhile since you last updated and hope it will be soon, i really love your story. my favourite actully. i hope this will not be abandoned as my last favorite was.
bgoldnyxnet posted a comment on Wednesday 11th January 2006 12:22pm
I'm concerned that the long hiatus may mean that you've written yourself into a box. Not necessarily anI can't think of a way for the characters to get out of mess
box, but athe characters really didn't want to go here, and they are taking their revenge by not telling me what goes next
It's possible that you are just temporarily more interested in other situations (Hope, Perfect Situations, WNGQ), but it's also possible that you need to rewrite part or all of "Harry Potter's Day Off" before you can continue the story.
This has happened to me at times. I'll write up to a certain point and find I can't go any further. The characters have "gone limp" on me. Then I have to go back a few paragraphs (or more), find what isn't working, and rewrite it before I can go on with the story.
Not necessarily the case, just a thought. HTH.
william1 posted a comment on Monday 9th January 2006 4:05pm
Frankly you have so many great stories I'm not going to worry about which gets attention next.
Not that I won't wait for TMW w/ baited breath.
(Or any of the fascinating Buffy AUs... Wild Horses would be beyond sweet.)
Thanks for sharing of your time and talent.
Lisa posted a comment on Sunday 8th January 2006 6:08pm
Funny you comment on that. I just read that story for the first time today (1/8/06) and was blown away. It was a complete and total blast to read!! Honestly, so long as one day a conclusion is made I could care less when it happens. Sometimes anticipation for the end product (as with book seven of JKR's masterpiece) is just as much fun as getting said end product.
Jarrod posted a comment on Friday 6th January 2006 9:01am
Figured I'd join the train and keep reminding you that we do like your stories and wish to urge you into finishing them in your own time but before we are all old and gray.
Lincoln posted a comment on Thursday 5th January 2006 10:12am
I realise that your TMW train of thought is running a little behind schedule. I trust it's like King George's train during WW2 that still made it through, no matter what, as opposed to the trains these days (at least here in Sydney) that just get plain canned
Shaurya posted a comment on Tuesday 3rd January 2006 10:55pm
So have you got the motivation yet? After all, its been about 2 months since your statement and 7months since you last updated.
Pity really - It was the best fan fiction I';ve read so far and I have read almost all H/G fan fictions that there are from all sites.
Bobmin356 posted a comment on Tuesday 3rd January 2006 4:18pm
Well since you obviously wanted people to comment on your comments. Here's a few words.
Do you feel motivated yet? :D
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