[sticky post]FAQ - things you might want to know!
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Sorry this isn't a story post (yet! be patient, one is coming [no pun] soon), but I thought I'd put some info up real quick since I've gotten a couple similar questions. :)

Q. Do you have an (insert other site name) account?
  • FanFiction.net made it clear recently that they don't like pure smut. I haven't posted anything there yet for what is probably an obvious reason based on my post content. I have a profile: Quinnis Fabray where I'll post if I ever write anything marginally appropriate.
  • An Archive of Our Own (AO3) has a very long waiting list! The original estimate for my invite was sometime in November, 2012, but thanks to a kind reader, I now have an account: QuinnisFabray where I'll cross-post (and probably eventually copy current LJ work to).
  • Tumblr seems to be a place to just reblog random things and occasionally rant about RIB or wax poetic about women's soccer teams. I haven't posted much because I'm not really sure what to do with it. I have a neglected blog: The Real Quinnis because whoever registered "Quinnis Fabray" isn't me. :)

Q. Do you accept prompts?
I'm always happy to see new ideas and I check the GKM pretty regularly, but you're welcome to message me with a specific request or to point out a prompt post. That said, I won't make promises. :) A few caveats, because smut is rather personal and I have to get into it to write it:
  • It might take me a while! Sometimes an idea gets stuck in my head and I run with it, other times I like an idea but can't manage to write anything I like for it straight away.
  • I can't write about scat, vore, bugcocks, or similar topics. It's cool if you like that sort of thing, but I don't relate to it, so I can't write it.
  • Infantilism and daddy/mommy kinks are... probably not going to work. I'll say maybe, depending on the scenario. But as above, I don't really relate to it, although I respect your enjoyment of the topic.
  • If violent rape, non-roleplay stalking, or mutilation is involved, it will be written in a criminal context.
  • The penis must be attached to an essentially female character! While I am fascinated by penises, I'm exclusively interested in women from a sexual standpoint.

A short list for now; I might add to this as we go, if other topics come up frequently. As always, thanks for your support!
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Signing off!
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I can hardly believe it's been 3 months since I last updated, but with work and life and a new relationship, it's becoming pretty clear I don't have time or motivation to write this genre right now. Although it's always possible that could change, I wanted to post back and wish you all well - I don't expect to post again in the foreseeable future, although you will all be the first to know if that ever changes.

Best of luck to everyone!

PS - spoiler for Hate to Feel: they live happily ever after. ;)

It's a Family Affair 4/?? "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
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Next up...
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So, since some folks have asked on various comments - yes, I still plan to finish all the currently in-progress series. :) That includes Hate to Feel and It's a Family Affair. I know where I want them both to go, and I have some scenes in mind. I *don't* know when they'll be written. Right now I'm thinking of some one shots (there is a period-sex prompt on GKM that is sort of percolating in the back of my mind for a 15th installment of Meeting in the Middle, but might turn out to be too squicky... we'll see!).

Life took a turn for the depressing over the last few months, nothing too horrible, but definitely enough to keep my creative spirit quite dampened. Life is better now, albeit busier, and there is still some uncertainty as I'm on a new 2 year contract and trying to sell my home (reduce monthly expenses, live closer to work, blah blah). I will try not to pull a disappearing act again, and will also try to post a story or update semi-regularly (in no small part because writing is a good cathartic outlet, and g!p in particular something of a guilty pleasure).

Thanks again to all of you who sent messages during my unplanned hiatus, and also to those who have sent such lovely messages since my recent update - it is appreciated! Life, love, and happiness to you all! :D

Show Me Who You Are 3/3 "Digging Deeper"
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Wow... (not a story yet, sorry!)
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So I just logged on for the first time in literally months and I'm a bit overwhelmed by the amount of messages I've received in the interim. I'm sorry I haven't been around, and thank you all so much for your kind words! Life got... well, lifelike. :) Work and health and housing, but things are fine now - not where I would like them to be, but I can't complain at this point, either.

It's only today that I've been able to take time to breathe and re-look at my notes and drafts; I'll admit I'm a bit unsure how to pick up where I left off, but I will do my best! The next (and probably final) instalment of SMWYA is about, mmm, 75% done and just needs bridges added. Hopefully I'll be able to do that in the relatively near future. I also know what I want to do with HtF, but that's in the conceptual stage with no real work done (yet). There are also some rather tempting prompts on GKM, but I won't even promise anything there. Thank you for bearing with me, and thanks as always for your support and understanding of the way real life gets in the way of the things we really want to do. :)

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
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Non-story update
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Hi everyone,

I've been rather absent and you're probably used to at least weekly updates, so I thought I'd pop in and let you know what's up. First off - I haven't quit! I'm struggling with inspiration and time right now; you might know my work contract ended, so I've been job hunting and studying to improve my marketability. I'm currently working a somewhat soul-sucking short-term contract for low pay while still looking for work in my field. It takes the spark right out of the day, especially when compounded by financial concerns.

I have outlines and notes and drabbles of updates to the series stories and a one-shot prompt or two... but I don't know when I'll be able to update. I hope you'll check back periodically - I appreciate all the feedback here and the kudos on AO:3 and look forward to being able to write again (hopefully soon!). I'll be lurking around on tumblr in the meantime, as usual.

Thanks all for your kind words and support so far. I hope your 2012 is going better than mine. :)

Hate to Feel 3/?? "It All Falls Down"
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No Business Like Show Business
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