dizzleceezy asked: Hi, so I'm just finishing up IBTTRY, and saw in the notes there's a link to all the music from the story. However, the link doesn't work anymore. Is there somewhere I could get a list (and perhaps even links) of all the songs mentioned? Thanks! :)
I did have a list at one point, but I am currently in the process of switching/upgrading computers, so it could be on one of my back up harddrives right now. I will look though. Also, I will look into finding links. In the meantime, if anybody else has a copy of the song list, please feel free to submit it. :)
Anonymous asked: Hi, is there a finished version of The Mating Game?
madnessinthemusic asked: I remember one time I found a dropbox link with the small part of ATJ that tmf did finish, though I couldn't give you it. I had it bookmarked before my computer crashed.
Well, there very well could be more of ATJ, but, if I remember correctly, I think that may only be about to eight complete chapters at most.
But you know, new links to TMF stuff pop up all the time, so maybe that dropbox will turn up again.
Also, I am very sorry that your computer crashed! :(
Anonymous asked: Hi, is there a full link to a thousand julys? Or is it just 5 chapters? :(
It’s only five chapters, and I don’t even think I have chapter 4. :(
The only thing I could offer you is the story outline here.
Anonymous asked: Thanks for answering. Inhibitions anon here. I had high hopes for that, being a fan of YA lit but not of the usual het romances. I was hoping that even if she left fandom, she'd continue on that. Though, as much as I did like it when I first read it, I think she could have gotten rid of much of the first pages of solid exposition by just starting the story earlier and explaining things as her character met them.
I think what we got as “Chapter 1” is probably the roughest of rough drafts. When she posted original stuff on her blog, it was more to test the waters than anything. If Inhibitions is being continued and/or possibly published, chances are the first chapter is drastically different.
chiltongirlsdoitbetter asked: Personally, I will forever mourn the fact that we never got to see tmf tackle HG/Myka. She writes tortured female protagonists with a bit of an evil streak better than any other writer I've ever seen. I also mourn the fact that even if she does eventually get published, it will probably be in Australia and so I will never know of its existence.
I dunno, I think that if TMF gets published, it will find it’s way around. We just won’t know that it’s her right away. :)
Anonymous asked: Hey, do you remember the couple of chapters of an original YA thing TMF was working on? Kids at a school for the superpowered, only they don't know it because the staff's been keeping them suppressed with meds? And the main girl had a crush on another chick who was telepathic? Do you know what happened to that?
I remember this distinctly, yes. I think part of it is in the dropbox, under Inhibitions, but it’s only the first chapter. I know she had more stuff on her blog, but I don’t think anyone saved it.
seekingoutfriday replied to your post “I remember reading something on this blog about how tmf was a clairvoyant writer in some ways. And I was thinking about A Thousand Julys, which was a story she never finished. According to her outline, a big part of the story was going to be Quinn struggling with her songwriting and why she did it as it became more stressful(whether it was for herself or for others, etc). And Quinn eventually suffers a burnout. tmf said she quit writing because it became too stressful (1 of 2)”
I just miss TMF. And AoCC.
madnessinthemusic asked: I remember reading something on this blog about how tmf was a clairvoyant writer in some ways. And I was thinking about A Thousand Julys, which was a story she never finished. According to her outline, a big part of the story was going to be Quinn struggling with her songwriting and why she did it as it became more stressful(whether it was for herself or for others, etc). And Quinn eventually suffers a burnout. tmf said she quit writing because it became too stressful (1 of 2)
And that it became more about the expectation from the fandom for her than just her writing because she liked writing. It’s just an interesting parallel that I thought to bring up on the idea that tmf was clairvoyant, because it almost seems like she predicted she herself would quit through Quinn in ATJ months before she did. (2 of 2
I mean, it’s certainly an interesting coincidence, and I think it’s an intriguing idea/constant struggle that all writers face. Good writing, regardless of medium, is exhausting because it requires the writer to become an emotional conduit for a means to an end. It’s an invasive process no matter what the initial motivations are.
Perhaps TMF’s initial examination of the struggle through Quinn influenced how she perceived her writing later on. Who knows?
kaayyeahs asked: Hi, I was wondering if anyone has the third chapter of "alone above the raging sea"?
I think you are referring to the third part in that series, Living at the Edge of the World, which can be found here. As far as I know, there’s only the two chapters in Alone Above the Raging Sea.
(If for some reason that link doesn’t work, let me know.)