vr_trakowski: (Moon)
I just watched yesterday's CSI, and howled with laughter.

The scruffy guy with the goatee, Connor Durman, was played by Vincent Ventresca.  Who was my pick for Sara's brother right along, and who played Ed in Halfway to the Moon.

Not the role I'd have chosen, but delightful all the same to see him!  XD 
vr_trakowski: (Advent wreath)
A quick glimpse into my Halfway to the Moon universe again. 

Fandom: CSI
Prompt: none


December 13 )
vr_trakowski: (Advent wreath)
A quick glimpse into my Halfway to the Moon universe again. 

Fandom: CSI
Prompt: none


December 13 )
vr_trakowski: (Moon)
Back in early 2005, when CSI was going through an unfortunate Sofia period*, I wrote an angsty little AU futurefic, tossing in some mutated characters from Prey just for fun (mostly because I've long thought that Vincent Ventresca would be the perfect actor to play Sara's brother).  It ended on a nice note of hope, I thought--because when do I write undiluted misery--and Rollercoaster was well-received in the GSR fandom.  

I didn't think too much about it at first, but then WP1fan suggested a sequel, and I thought why not, since it obviously wouldn't be that much a longer story...   

To reiterate, hah. 

I still consider Halfway to the Moon to be one of my best longer works--and it is still the longest I've ever done, by over 65,000 words.  The reception for it was generous and enthusiastic, and I am forever grateful to the readers who cheered me on.  But having finished it and given Grissom and Sara their happy-ever-after, I wasn't motivated to do more. 

And then a couple of years ago the muse opened a drowsy eye, tossed a tiny idea in my lap, and promptly went back to sleep as soon as I'd got a quarter of the way through the new one.  This week, she finally woke up again. 





 


So here's the little coda, the proof that life keeps going into the ever-after (but don't let the banner mislead you.  Sara sticks by what she said).  Outrunning Gravity is brief, AU futurefic, GSR, and rated G.  It is also dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] cincoflex, because without her it--and the rest of this universe--would simply not exist.  ♥ 


*I have nothing against Sofia as a character; I just didn't like her messing with the GSR.  
vr_trakowski: (Moon)
Back in early 2005, when CSI was going through an unfortunate Sofia period*, I wrote an angsty little AU futurefic, tossing in some mutated characters from Prey just for fun (mostly because I've long thought that Vincent Ventresca would be the perfect actor to play Sara's brother).  It ended on a nice note of hope, I thought--because when do I write undiluted misery--and Rollercoaster was well-received in the GSR fandom.  

I didn't think too much about it at first, but then WP1fan suggested a sequel, and I thought why not, since it obviously wouldn't be that much a longer story...   

To reiterate, hah. 

I still consider Halfway to the Moon to be one of my best longer works--and it is still the longest I've ever done, by over 65,000 words.  The reception for it was generous and enthusiastic, and I am forever grateful to the readers who cheered me on.  But having finished it and given Grissom and Sara their happy-ever-after, I wasn't motivated to do more. 

And then a couple of years ago the muse opened a drowsy eye, tossed a tiny idea in my lap, and promptly went back to sleep as soon as I'd got a quarter of the way through the new one.  This week, she finally woke up again. 





 


So here's the little coda, the proof that life keeps going into the ever-after (but don't let the banner mislead you.  Sara sticks by what she said).  Outrunning Gravity is brief, AU futurefic, GSR, and rated G.  It is also dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] cincoflex, because without her it--and the rest of this universe--would simply not exist.  ♥ 


*I have nothing against Sofia as a character; I just didn't like her messing with the GSR.  
vr_trakowski: (Advent wreath)
I always wanted to do this when I was little, but never did somehow.

Fandom: CSI if you squint sideways*
Prompt: you know, I think I've kind of given up on 'em and gone freelance

December 13 )
vr_trakowski: (Advent wreath)
I always wanted to do this when I was little, but never did somehow.

Fandom: CSI if you squint sideways*
Prompt: you know, I think I've kind of given up on 'em and gone freelance

December 13 )
vr_trakowski: (Moon)
It amuses me deeply to reflect that somewhere today, in another entirely fictional branch of time, Warrick lives, Natalie Davis never existed, and Grissom and Sara are getting married

I'm still pretty proud of that one.  *grin*

vr_trakowski: (Moon)
It amuses me deeply to reflect that somewhere today, in another entirely fictional branch of time, Warrick lives, Natalie Davis never existed, and Grissom and Sara are getting married

I'm still pretty proud of that one.  *grin*

vr_trakowski: (Moon)
Fifteen months ago I started a scrap of story, not thinking much of it at the time.  It grew, so I kept working on it, idly thinking that it would be a longer story than the one that it followed, but not that much longer.  Heck, when I started posting in August, I thought it was almost finished.

Hah. 

Well, it's late May, over a year later, and now it's done

"Halfway to the Moon" clocks in at forty chapters.  163 pages at Verdana 8 pt.  And a whopping total of 162,954 words.  That's bigger than my Prey novella, and took much less time to write.  Of course, there are longer stories out there, but this is definitely a first for me. 

Writing HTTM has taught me that I can in fact handle a long story, that I can generally manage at least 3,200 words or so per week if I push myself, that I can keep characters true even when they're off in an alternate universe, and that I never never never intend to start posting again unless I have everything finished but the tweaks. 

This story has been a challenge in many ways, but it's also been a joy.  I've had the humbling pleasure of many kind reviews and much support.  Trialia, Eileen, Ligaras, Jpsets, Anne, Ricker, CSINut214, ATrueParrothead, Jtbwriter, Smrozier, Wobbear, DaVinci13, Susanmary and many, many others have kept me going on this.  Thank you. 

And thank you to Cincoflex, the Queen of betas.  She has patiently helped me refine HTTM even when I should have been doing other things, has put up with my whines and worries, and gently polished my ideas.  I quite literally couldn't have done it without her. 

Thanks for reading, folks.  Thanks for putting up with all the OCs, and the AU, and the time it took to get Grissom and Sara together.  It's a bit of a relief to have the pressure off, but I know I'll miss the writing too... 

...And I reserve the right to more stories in the RC universe.  *grin*  This is not a promise, mind you, just an option. 
vr_trakowski: (Moon)
Fifteen months ago I started a scrap of story, not thinking much of it at the time.  It grew, so I kept working on it, idly thinking that it would be a longer story than the one that it followed, but not that much longer.  Heck, when I started posting in August, I thought it was almost finished.

Hah. 

Well, it's late May, over a year later, and now it's done

"Halfway to the Moon" clocks in at forty chapters.  163 pages at Verdana 8 pt.  And a whopping total of 162,954 words.  That's bigger than my Prey novella, and took much less time to write.  Of course, there are longer stories out there, but this is definitely a first for me. 

Writing HTTM has taught me that I can in fact handle a long story, that I can generally manage at least 3,200 words or so per week if I push myself, that I can keep characters true even when they're off in an alternate universe, and that I never never never intend to start posting again unless I have everything finished but the tweaks. 

This story has been a challenge in many ways, but it's also been a joy.  I've had the humbling pleasure of many kind reviews and much support.  Trialia, Eileen, Ligaras, Jpsets, Anne, Ricker, CSINut214, ATrueParrothead, Jtbwriter, Smrozier, Wobbear, DaVinci13, Susanmary and many, many others have kept me going on this.  Thank you. 

And thank you to Cincoflex, the Queen of betas.  She has patiently helped me refine HTTM even when I should have been doing other things, has put up with my whines and worries, and gently polished my ideas.  I quite literally couldn't have done it without her. 

Thanks for reading, folks.  Thanks for putting up with all the OCs, and the AU, and the time it took to get Grissom and Sara together.  It's a bit of a relief to have the pressure off, but I know I'll miss the writing too... 

...And I reserve the right to more stories in the RC universe.  *grin*  This is not a promise, mind you, just an option. 
vr_trakowski: (Moon)
Chapter 39 of HTTM is up now.  And I want sleep.   : P 

Everybody have fun tomorrow! 
vr_trakowski: (Moon)
Chapter 39 of HTTM is up now.  And I want sleep.   : P 

Everybody have fun tomorrow! 
vr_trakowski: (Moon)
I do intend to update HTTM today, but due to an obligation it's going to be pretty late, EST. I will do my best to get it in before midnight, though!
vr_trakowski: (Moon)
I do intend to update HTTM today, but due to an obligation it's going to be pretty late, EST. I will do my best to get it in before midnight, though!
vr_trakowski: (Moon)
HTTM's Chapter 37 is up, with lovely fanart by DijitaruHana!  It's so gorgeous.  :D
vr_trakowski: (Moon)
HTTM's Chapter 37 is up, with lovely fanart by DijitaruHana!  It's so gorgeous.  :D
vr_trakowski: (Moon)
Chapter 36 of HTTM is up, despite my sneezing!  Ugh, I hate it when the trees get amorous. 

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