First, I would like to thank each and every one of you that follow my blog. Holy ducking Batman!!!! My little blog has over 400 followers. Y’all know how to make a girl feel special. 🙂
Now, as many of you know, magsmacdonald is one of my betas. She is a fantastic writer; her story Nowhere to Now Here is one of my all-time favorites. I have lost track of how many times I’ve read it. Anyways, when I passed the twenty chapter mark in writing A Different Life, I began to realize I needed a beta. I put the message out on fanfiction.net that I needed help, and Mags was the first one to respond. She volunteered to reread my entire story and create a character list and chapter summary for me to help with my writing; believe me, I used both tools MANY times to keep myself straight. While working together, I discovered that Mags is a kindred spirit; she has a sharp wit, always willing to listen when I need to vent, and is always encouraging me. She has become a great friend, and I’m so lucky to have gotten to know this wonderful woman.
HOWEVER . . .
That doesn’t mean we don’t like to tease each other
some . . . er, all the time. I would like to point out that she was the one to start our online bickering by sending flying monkeys after me for having a double cliffhanger in ADL.
I calmly pointed out that she has cliffhangers in Make a Wish, but she said that my crime was more severe since I did a double cliffhanger. THEN, if the flying monkeys weren’t enough, she threatened me with frying pans!!!!!! I feared for my fanfic life, so I had to enter the Authors’ Protection Program. But that didn’t work; she still found me. So, I enlisted the aid of 4padfoot to create this.
Our bickering has gone back and forth; my page, her page, Facebook, email, and now I can only imagine what our text messages will look like. Thank God I have unlimited texting with AT&T. 🙂 She’s even gotten other readers to threaten me with frying pans. . .
She has threatened me with flying monkeys, frying pans, flaming Cheetos (still waiting to see what this looks like), and now she has flying gorillas. So imagine my surprise when the last several chapters of MAW have ended with cliffhangers. A petty person would gleefully point out the cliffhangers. A vindictive person would shout from the highest rooftops that flying monkeys were heading in Mags’ direction. But I am neither of those; I opted to take the high road.
And do you know what I get for trying to take the high road? She makes fun of me.
That hurt, Mags. It really did. And to make matters worse, she then harasses me for an update of In His Honor.
You’re lucky I love you Mags! You should know by now that I’ll do almost anything to make you smile. I wrote a story roasting anonymous reviewers for you; I’m planning to go to Coachella with you to stalk Alexander Skarsgard; and I’m willing to give in to your demands for a story update. 🙂
Thanks to kleannhouse and mags for checking this chapter over.