FIC: "He Fought" (James Potter, Gen)

Title: He Fought
Author: bh_quinn
Pairing(s)/character(s): James Potter | Mentions of Lily Evans/James Potter
Rating: General - All Audiences
Word count: 610 Words

Summary: James Potter had never been much of a brawler. He would never back down from a fight – it wouldn’t be a very Gryffindorish thing to run away, after all – but he much preferred to talk his way out of situations before they got out of hand. He had charm and wit, not a wicked right hook. Part of the Years Apart series.

Warnings: Canon character death mentioned.

Disclaimer: I don’t own anything from the Harry Potter fandom other than the books I’ve bought. That said, I do own all original writing and interpretations. Please don’t steal.

A/N: This is the second part of a series, but each part stands alone, and the only real order is when I finish writing them. Please enjoy, and comment if you read. Thanks.

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Fic: He Cried (Years Apart Series)

Title: He Cried
Author: bh_quinn
Pairing(s)/character(s): Sirius Black
Rating: General - All Audiences
Word count: 578 Words

Summary: Formerly He Laughed. After killing 13 Muggles and his best friends, Sirius Black was found in Muggle London laughing. Most wizards thought he’d gone mad after his plans fell apart, but could there be more to it? Part of the Years Apart series.

Warnings: Canon character death mentioned.

Disclaimer: I don’t own anything from the Harry Potter fandom other than the books I’ve bought. That said, I do own all original writing and interpretations. Please don’t steal.

A/N: This is the first part of a series, but each part stands alone, and the only real order is when I finish writing them. Please enjoy, and comment if you read. Thanks.

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Checking In


So it's been a few months since I last updated, but I've actually made progress. Granted, that progress is extremely slow, but it's been steady and I think I can build off of it, opposed to my normal "bursts of creativity" moments of progress.

First thing is that I have finished writing all of my one-shots and I'm currently typing them up and sending them off to my betas to be reveiwed and returned. You can probably expect me to start posting them shortly. I'm also in the middle of outlingYou've Got to Be Kidding Me and Why Not for the rewrites and I don't expect that to take too long to finish. Following that, I will be finishing up the Reality series, starting with When Reality Fades. Finally, I will start and finish my Marauders series. It's all in the works and I plan to keep up momentum.

If you're a fan of the fanfics that I have co-written, my co-writer is even busier than I am. Once I finalize the outlines for my stories and have a nice set of chapters ready for posting, we'll start looking at those stories. We will be finishing our Marauder-centric story, then our Trio-centric. At the time, we had been planning a Next-Gen story, but we'll see how that goes.

As far as original writing goes, I have several story outlines in the works set in two different universes. The one I'm plotting out right now is going very well and I am nearly finished with the initial stage. After this is carding, outlining and prep work so I can start writing! I'm still working on my series, but it probably won't make it to the front burners until all of my fandom stuff is at least outlined.

My blogs, aside from this Livejournal one, are going through some changes. My Harry Potter blog, "On the Train to Hogwarts," is active and I'm currently reading the Harry Potter books from the beginning. It's an interesting process that I'm enjoying. My other blogs are still in the planning stages; I'll keep you all updated on that as it progresses.

That's it for now. I hope to see all of you on my other blogs or when I start posting my fanfics.


Did I Expect This to be So Hard?

...yeah, probably. It's why I've put it off for so long, too, but I really need to, you know, get on with it. Finish stuff and what not.

A couple of things before I get into the fanfiction. First thing is that I think I'm sick again, which sucks, but I don't feel like I'm dying. Small blessings. Second thing is that I'm making slight progress on my original fic. It's slow and taking longer than I'd like, but I have a feeling that has something to do with all these one-shots I'm working on. Thirdly, Hawaii is getting a Quidditch team! Yay! Check on Luna's Nightmarchers on tumblr or facebook if you're interested.

Now on to the fic...

I spent about two or so days (slowly) looking around livejournal for the active Potter fanfic communities. It was a lot of work, but I really do need to get on it and actually promote my fics for once. I also decided to stick with and livejournal for initial posting of all my fic. If I have the time and think it's worthwhile, I'll expand and post on, Mugglenet fanfiction, and The Unknowable Room. I'm also up for an invite to An Archive of Our Own soon, which is definitely somewhere I'll post my stories.

Although my other-than-writing skills are less than spectacular, I've decided on three things. You may not be interested.

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Now, as I promised, I'm going to go into detail about the upcoming fics. I have two more one-shots to write before I can start sending them over to my beta. I've read through KM and WN, and I've started to outline them. WRF is on hold for now. And, lastly, my Marauder fic is in the refinement stages for the complete plan. Check out below the cut for the fics.

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Done! Okay, that's enough procrastinating. I'm going to bed. And tomorrow I will hopefully finish up the last of my new one-shots. Wish me luck.
HP Books

Cautious Optimism

Hello everyone!

I have a much cheerier post for you today. Ficcage! Well, sort of. I don't mean to get your hopes up, but I have one more one-shot (or limited-fic, I should say) to finish before I am (for now) done to focus on my novel-length fics. Aside from that one, damnable fic still giving me trouble, I've been alternately drafting and typing the one-shots to e-mail to my beta and I've started outlining KM and WN. Progress!

The question now, though, is where I should post the fics. I have a account and (obviously) a livejournal account. I've been considering a Mugglenet Fanfiction account, an Unknowable Room account and a account, but I haven't been convinced, and I'm on the waiting list for an Archive of Our Own invite.

I've also been looking for LJ communities, but it's an awful lot of work. I have a list, though, so if I feel ambitious I'll give it a shot and join a bunch of them. I suppose it wouldn't be too much more work to cross post to communities. Not to mention that it'll hopefully get me a higher readership here.

Tomorrow, I think I'll list all of the one-shots (well, mostly one-shots) that I have in the queue to post. If you can't help yourself, about... twelve of them, I think, are posted on I'm editing and updating them for posting here and elsewhere and an update there, but that will be done simultaneously. Just so you lot know.

See you all tomorrow.

Gryffindor, Voice Shakes

Being Brave's in the Small Things

I debated whether or not to post this. Sometimes personal posts like this can make people uncomfortable or they just really don't care, but I feel like I need to post this somewhere for my own accountability. That way if I don't do what I say I'm going to, I'll have a constant reminder of my failure.

I'm a Catholic; guilt's our thing.

Then I realized that I don't have any readers, so it doesn't really matter. In any case, if you happen to stumble across this post you have a choice: click the lj-cut below and read, or ignore the rest. Enjoy your day.

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Well, I'm done. You can stop grimacing now. That was prep for all the writing and emoting I have to do now.

Wish me luck.

My Ability to Focus is Severely Lacking


I have done a grand total of... no work today. I know, I know, I really need to keep on schedule if I want to actually finish anything, but it's really hard. And I had some errands to take care of outside of my "office" (a.k.a. the desk in my bedroom), so I found it harder to focus.

I've been having trouble with my most recent one-shot. It's supposed to be a Percy/Audrey (his wife per JKR's Weasley family tree) story and I have the first scene written, but it's not working from there. In fact, it's working so very poorly that I'm considering making it more of a drabble. I don't like drabbles. Reading them's all right, but usually I have more to say.

Well, I should try to write a bit more before I go to sleep. I also need to figure out how I'm going to outline KM (You've Got to be Kidding Me) and WN (Why Not?) so I can start that, too. One one-shot in progress and three more to go afterward, then I'm done. Unless I think up something else, of course.

See you all later!
Boys In Books

Trying Something New

Hi all!

I promise I'm still working on my fics. I only have three more one-shots to finish writing before I feel like I can start prepping them for my beta reader, then for posting. I'm outlining my companion fics Why Not? and You've Got to be Kidding Me as we speak, so I can start working on them as soon as the one-shots (almost 30 of them) go to my beta. After that When Reality Fades will be finished followed by my full-length Marauder series, yet to be named.

As far as the other blogs go, everything's on hiatus. The only things that are going to be active this month (aside from explanatory posts) are this livejournal here, my twitter account and my tumblr page. However, I am planning everything out so I'm flailing a little less often and can update on time. I hate being that person who doesn't update on time, even when I actually have a legitimate reason for the lateness.

In addition to all of the other stuff up there and my real life obligations (which aren't much, to be honest), I'm still working on my original fic. The book I finally settled on working on (aside from during NaNo November, maybe) is actually the first in a long series. I'm not sure how long it'll take me to be able to start writing it, but I'm currently working on the general series outline. We'll see how it goes.

I'll keep all of you (not that I really have any readers at this point) updated on what's going on and I'll try to keep semi-regular here on livejournal.
Non-Fandom, Bunny Cookie

Finally Ready to Embark


That took much longer than I anticipated. I haven't gotten very good at regular posts on my non-lj blogs, either, but I am improving and getting semi-regular at the whole thing.

At any rate, I do have a purpose behind this post other than whinging about what I should be and am not doing. I have an annoucement! (Even if I don't have any readers yet.) I am going to start posting my fics pretty soon. Just in case you may have stumbled across it at some point, I am the author JetGriffins89 on so no accusing me of plagarizing. You can even PM me over there if you're very concerned.

It'll start with my one-shots. Newly edited or just new, I'll post one old one and one new one a week until I'm done. Since I'm currently working on my multi-chaptered stories, I don't know when they'll be ready to post. We'll have to see, but I won't wait until all of my one-shots are posted; each story will have it's own schedule and timeline.


Greetings and Salutations!

Hello to all my imaginary readers.

I'd like to think that someday I may actually get some people who like to read what I have to write, but I don't have a whole lot of hope for that. I'm a bit more shy than is conducive for truly self-promoted blogging. At any rate, I'll try my best to have some fun and see what I can manage to do here.

A short introduction may be in order here. I'm a 20-something female college student from Hawaii. I have three blogs on wordpress and a twitter account, which are the easiest ways to keep up with me. The easiest way to contact me is through e-mail and I may add my AIM (yes, I know it's old; I still have a few contacts only on AIM) and Skype contacts if you ask or I get a lot of requests.

Harry Potter is my one true love as far as fandoms go. A bulk of the postings here will be about Real Life and Harry Potter. Since I'm starting this at the end of October, it'll also include a lot of NaNoWriMo stuff (at least for the rest of this month into December). It'll definitely include some of my cooking and baking mishaps as well as some of my adventures in hiking, photography, beach go-ing, running, shopping, and whatever else catches my interest. Other fandoms include anything Neil Gaiman does, Doctor Who, Merlin, and Supernatural amongst many other dorky things.

I hope you may find my little journal interesting. If you do, stick around and drop me a line; I promise I don't bite. If you don't, then stick around and see if you might get to like me after a few more posts. I won't get upset if you don't.