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tardislullabye [userpic]

I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry

June 14th, 2013 (09:48 am)
giddy

current mood: giddy

I don't know if anyone even checks here anymore, but I figured I'd post anyway.

Over two years ago, I posted that I had written a huge chunk on "Long Journey Home" and thought I might finish soon. And then nothing else.

Long story short, I wrote nearly 30,000 words -- bringing it to the end with the need to go back and fill in some spots before I posted -- and I loved it. Perfect in every way.

And then a computer glitch erased 1/3 of it.

And my heart broke just a bit. Yes, I knew what I had written, but writing it a second time isn't ever quite the same as the first time. I was so upset, I just left it. This week, after mentioning to someone I had written a bit of a fic in which Ten goes to see Susan, I read through some (all) of the stories I'd posted. And I fell in love with it all over again. I found the remains of the file, and read through it last night. I didn't lose as much as I thought. Yes, I lost a few things... but nothing I can't redo now that I have some perspective.

I will admit here -- I have barely watched Doctor Who since Journey's End. I've watched maybe six episodes with Matt Smith. I understand through bits I've picked up they wrote in a corporeal TARDIS for one episode, and they have focused on the importance of River Song knowing the Doctor's name.

For those of you who read this three years ago and before, you know I worked in those elements long before Moffat did. * grins * So I don't want anyone thinking I copied. I had the ideas first!

Anyway... I don't know when it will be, but I'll post eventually. When I fill in the spaces and wrap it up.

I'm still here...

tardislullabye [userpic]

I had high hopes... but the end will be worth it

December 24th, 2010 (04:05 pm)
cheerful

current location: Castaic, CA
current mood: cheerful
current song: Bing Crosby, White Christmas

So, I thought I might have Long Journey Home completed by Christmas, but it's not happening. Clearly. 

:-)

But, it'll be worth it, I think. I'm still working hard on it and I've written about 20,000 words more -- this is going to be a HUGE fic -- because I figure I've got at least another 15k to wrap it up.  It's not just about 'fixing' Journey's End, it's about pulling together all the ribbons and strings and teases I've dangled through the whole Unseen and In Between series. This is the culmination of all things

And from here, the story of the Doctor and Rose would go so far off the cannon trail that this will conclude my endeavor into Doctor Who fic. I want to make sure it's all right and the way it should be.

So, don't give up on me yet.

Gail 

tardislullabye [userpic]

An Update on 'Long Journey Home'

December 15th, 2010 (10:09 pm)
satisfied

current location: Castaic,CA
current mood: satisfied

I realize it's quite possible that anyone who might have been reading Long Journey Home have long since given up on the chance that I might finish it someday; but for those who are still holding out hope, I wanted to provide an update.

I haven't had time to write on this fic in a very long time, and even when I might have the time, I didn't have any clear view of what I wanted to do -- or more to the point, how I wanted to handle what I wanted to do.

In the last week, it's like my Doctor Who muse has come out of hiding and with a vengeance. It started with me listening to a Doctor Who audio book while at work, read by David Tennant. Hearing The Doctor got my juices going, so to speak.

Then, I was talking with a potential cover artist for my publishing company, and her start came from fanart. She is a big Doctor Who fan, and after talking with her for a couple hours, I couldn't stop thinking about my unfinished fic. 

THEN, a good friend of mine whom I met through another fandom 'discovered' Doctor Who this week. And she loves it. And she loves my fic, so I know she'll be reading my stuff soon. And it pushed me to think about Long Journey Home once again.

In the last two days, I've written about 8,000 words. I'm apparently writing from a certain point through the end. Then I'll have to go back and fill in the space between. This is a LONG piece, probably the longest I'll write in this series. 

My intent is to FINISH the whole thing and then post all of it at once. In one fell swoop. :-)

I'd LIKE to have this done by Christmas, but I don't know. 

Just an update. Anyone still interested?

tardislullabye [userpic]

Long Journey Home (9/?)

May 29th, 2009 (08:18 pm)
flirty

current location: The Office... as usual
current mood: flirty
current song: Gone - Daughtry

Title: Long Journey Home

Author: Gail R. Delaney

Series: The Unseen and In Between

Setting: Series 3 and 4 through “Journey’s End”. Each section will indicate which episode the particular scene revolves around either before – during – or after – as reference. This one takes place during Partners In Crime. The Excerpt is from Father Christmas from the Unseen and In Between series

Genre: Reunion/Fix-it Fic

Rating: PG-13 overall

Disclaimer: Not mine. If I owned Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant would be my own private little playmates.

Summary: More than once, the Doctor told Rose something was ‘impossible’, just to later prove himself wrong. She no longer believed in impossible because of him. Then he told her that she could never see him again – that the walls were closed forever. Yeah, well… he also said they couldn’t do something else, and she had to prove one theory wrong to show he was wrong on both.

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tardislullabye [userpic]

Long Journey Home (8/?)

May 28th, 2009 (12:23 pm)
disappointed

current location: Newhall
current mood: disappointed
current song: John Mayer - Daughters

Title: Long Journey Home

Author: Gail R. Delaney

Series: The Unseen and In Between

Setting: Series 3 and 4 through “Journey’s End”. Each section will indicate which episode the particular scene revolves around either before – during – or after – as reference. This story takes place on Pete's World immediately after Last of the Time Lords in the Doctor's Universe.

Genre: Reunion/Fix-it Fic

Rating: PG-13 overall

Disclaimer: Not mine. If I owned Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant would be my own private little playmates.

Summary: More than once, the Doctor told Rose something was ‘impossible’, just to later prove himself wrong. She no longer believed in impossible because of him. Then he told her that she could never see him again – that the walls were closed forever. Yeah, well… he also said they couldn’t do something else, and she had to prove one theory wrong to show he was wrong on both.

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tardislullabye [userpic]

Long Journey Home (7/?)

May 26th, 2009 (06:55 pm)
cranky

current location: SoCal
current mood: cranky
current song: Kane - More than I Deserve

Title: Long Journey Home

Author: Gail R. Delaney

Series: The Unseen and In Between

Setting: Series 3 and 4 through “Journey’s End”. Each section will indicate which episode the particular scene revolves around either before – during – or after – as reference. This falls during The Year That Never Happened - between The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords

Genre: Reunion/Fix-it Fic

Rating: PG-13 overall

Disclaimer: Not mine. If I owned Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant would be my own private little playmates.

Summary: More than once, the Doctor told Rose something was ‘impossible’, just to later prove himself wrong. She no longer believed in impossible because of him. Then he told her that she could never see him again – that the walls were closed forever. Yeah, well… he also said they couldn’t do something else, and she had to prove one theory wrong to show he was wrong on both.

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tardislullabye [userpic]

Long Journey Home (6/?)

May 25th, 2009 (05:26 pm)
accomplished

current location: SoCal
current mood: accomplished
current song: John Hiatt - Have a Little Faith in Me

Title: Long Journey Home

Author: Gail R. Delaney

Series: The Unseen and In Between

Setting: Series 3 and 4 through “Journey’s End”. Each section will indicate which episode the particular scene revolves around either before – during – or after – as reference. I guess you could say this particular portion happens in Pete's Universe just before Sound of Drums in the Doctor's Universe.

Genre: Reunion/Fix-it Fic

Rating: PG-13 overall

Disclaimer: Not mine. If I owned Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant would be my own private little playmates.

Summary: More than once, the Doctor told Rose something was ‘impossible’, just to later prove himself wrong. She no longer believed in impossible because of him. Then he told her that she could never see him again – that the walls were closed forever. Yeah, well… he also said they couldn’t do something else, and she had to prove one theory wrong to show he was wrong on both.

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tardislullabye [userpic]

Long Journey Home (5/?)

May 25th, 2009 (05:05 pm)
exhausted

current location: SoCal
current mood: exhausted
current song: Michael Buble - Song for You

Title: Long Journey Home

Author: Gail R. Delaney

Series: The Unseen and In Between

Setting: Series 3 and 4 through “Journey’s End”. Each section will indicate which episode the particular scene revolves around either before – during – or after – as reference. This particular part happens immediately following Blink

Please note - this section was posted a few months ago under the title Singing This Song For You. It could stand alone, which is why I posted it then... but it was intended to be a part of Long Journey Home, so I'm posting again where it would fall in the flow of the overall fic

Genre: Reunion/Fix-it Fic

Rating: PG-13 overall

Disclaimer: Not mine. If I owned Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant would be my own private little playmates.

Summary: More than once, the Doctor told Rose something was ‘impossible’, just to later prove himself wrong. She no longer believed in impossible because of him. Then he told her that she could never see him again – that the walls were closed forever. Yeah, well… he also said they couldn’t do something else, and she had to prove one theory wrong to show he was wrong on both.

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tardislullabye [userpic]

Long Journey Home (4/?)

May 23rd, 2009 (09:37 pm)
giddy

current location: Same as Usual
current mood: giddy
current song: Dangerous - Ghost of the Robot

Title: Long Journey Home

Author: Gail R. Delaney

Series: The Unseen and In Between

Setting: Series 3 and 4 through “Journey’s End”. Each section will indicate which episode the particular scene revolves around either before – during – or after – as reference. Please note that the 'memory' referenced is excerpted from Driving Lessons in the Unseen and In Between series.

Genre: Reunion/Fix-it Fic

Rating: PG-13 overall

Disclaimer: Not mine. If I owned Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant would be my own private little playmates.

Summary: More than once, the Doctor told Rose something was ‘impossible’, just to later prove himself wrong. She no longer believed in impossible because of him. Then he told her that she could never see him again – that the walls were closed forever. Yeah, well… he also said they couldn’t do something else, and she had to prove one theory wrong to show he was wrong on both.

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tardislullabye [userpic]

Long Journey Home (3/?)

May 22nd, 2009 (03:33 pm)
discontent

current location: SoCal
current mood: discontent
current song: Garth Brooks - Shameless

Title: Long Journey Home

Author: Gail R. Delaney

Series: The Unseen and In Between

Setting: Series 3 and 4 through “Journey’s End”. Each section will indicate which episode the particular scene revolves around either before – during – or after – as reference. This particular bit would be placed in the Doctor's Universe after 42 and before Human Nature/The Family of Blood.

Genre: Reunion/Fix-It Fic

Rating: PG-13 overall

Disclaimer: Not mine. If I owned Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant would be my own private little playmates.

Summary: More than once, the Doctor told Rose something was ‘impossible’, just to later prove himself wrong. She no longer believed in impossible because of him. Then he told her that she could never see him again – that the walls were closed forever. Yeah, well… he also said they couldn’t do something else, and she had to prove one theory wrong to show he was wrong on both.

A/N... Nope, I don't care for Martha Jones. At least not while she was traveling with the Doctor.

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