I’m Back….

…to let you know I can really shake ’em down!

Now that I have “Do You Love Me?” stuck in your head, let’s hope I got your attention! 🙂  As stated in the title – I’m back. And no, not in the creepy Poltergeist way. I am writing again. *Cue the fanfare, rim shots, and drum rolls*

What can I say? It makes me happy to be back at the keyboard and to be tap, tap, tapping away. I am still having issues, but the days are less stormy and I am starting to see some sunshine. It is not to say the storm has completely passed…there are still days where I sit here at my desk and stare blankly at the screen trying to formulate a sentence while the muse whispers plot bunnies and one-liners in my ear. Then again, there are days where I become consumed with a scene or idea and the flow of words passes through my fingers and onto the page. The feeling to create something is indescribable and it brings me joy when it happens.

As much as I enjoy reviews and accolades for my writing, I have discovered that writing is something I really love doing for myself – for my own amusement. Though, I have to say that being able to share my stories with you and see people actually enjoy what my little brain conjures up (which Mr. Muse takes full credit for, by the way) makes me smile. I recently went back and reread my old stories and the reviews/comments left there; both here and on Fanfiction.net. Those kind words are priceless to me and warms my soul. They also give me the drive to finish the stories I have started and the urge to keep writing.

I can’t promise weekly updates as of yet, but I can promise you that updates will be coming soon and that you may see some new one-shots and short stories featuring other fandoms. I won’t deny that I thoroughly enjoy The Vampire Diaries fandom and that I truly love writing Damon. But you knew that, right?

However, I am planning on dipping into other fandoms. Some you may be familiar with, such as The Lost Boys, Charmed, Buffy, and Angel. The others, such as White Collar, you may not be.

I have decided that my Charmed one-shot, A Kind of Magic will be most likely a two-parter. I’ve been working on that and I think it’s near completion. The muse on that one isn’t sure which direction to take it. So, the first part will be edited and posted sometime soon. The second part will be posted once its finished.

I am halfway through a one-shot I started on ages ago. It’s an Angel/Bella story and that’s called Love Don’t Live Here Anymore. I won’t reveal too much of the plot other to say its rather melancholy – but the story is about life and the choices we make. Toss in evil, Wolfram & Hart, The Powers That Be, some tragedy, love and well….its a story that stuck in my head and had to be told. Plus, there will be Spike. Need I say more? Oh, and my favorite green demon will be featured, too…

I have also worked quite a bit on Ties That Bond and I think the next chapter to that is almost finished. I am hoping that will be up sometime within the next month. Keep in mind that I am working on my stories as they come to me. I worked on Spirits in the Mist last week. I already had the next two chapters to that done, but Bella demanded to be heard, so I had to rework some things to accommodate that and  the next chapter will be from her point of view. Her voice is quite a bit different from Damon’s and writing her at that point of time is quite challenging. In my other stories, she had/has already gotten completely over Edward, or was/is on the road to it. She either knows her place in the world or she is on the brink of discovering it. In this story, she is slowly recovering, but the wounds are still there, and to add to it, she’s in love with a vampire ghost. She has a lot to say, though…

I have wrote four pages of the next chapter to Not Enough Time, but that pesky thing called writer’s block has me stalled on it. I know what I want to happen and how I want the chapter to end – just tying it all together is leaving me befuzzled. I’ll let the muse work that one out and come back to it…

I have not touched The Devil Inside, yet. But I do have ideas for it, and need to muddle through them in my head before I start on it. I have no idea when that will be.

My head has been consumed mostly with my one-shots and I’ve been working on them. It’s good practice to write them for me because they have the beginning, middle, and the end all in one go and I don’t have to delve too heavily on the plot. The one that is really screaming at me is a Damon/Bella story tilted, Shades of the Past.  There are a couple others, but I am not sure if those will ever see the light of day. We shall see, eh?

As I mentioned above, I do have ideas for other fandoms and will be working on those as they come to me. I will update my current stories when I can and post my one-shots when I have them all ready to go.

This weekend, I will be posting a story that started as a one-shot for Fandom4Autism and it has grown to a four-parter. I haven’t written the final chapter to it yet, but the first part was donated to Fandom4Autism and I can now put it up here and on Fanfiction.net. I have some doctor’s appointments and my son has some appointments to go to, as well. So, if I can get the time to do one more read through of it and WordPress is in a cooperative mood, I will have the first part up for you by the weekend. That story is called Second Chances. I will put a small snippet at the end of this post, along with the header for it.

I am still battling with depression and anxiety, among other health-related issues, so please keep in mind that while I am dipping my toes back into writing and updating once again, it won’t be on a regular basis and it won’t be on a schedule. But I am back and it’s oh, so good to be here. Thank you to those of you who have reached out to me with your messages of support, good vibes and love. Your kind words mean more than you’ll ever know.

Xoxo,

Mommy4Thomas

As promised, here is the story header for Second Chances and a small snippet!

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Bella’s eyes widened, “And just how long will your blood be in my system, Damon? I don’t want to be a vampire.”

He tilted his head side to side as if in thought, “Usually, it takes about 24 hours to get out of a human’s system; but you…had a lot. So, I’d say it’d probably take about a week, give or take…”

She gasped at the thought and looked at him, “Seriously?”

He chuckled, shrugging. “Seriously!” he mocked. His mouth formed into yet another smirk, “Here’s a tip…don’t die! That is, unless you change your mind about the whole undead thing. Otherwise, we’d just have to find a vein for you to tap. Viola! Brand new baby vamp!” He then snapped his fingers while she glared at him.

“How can you be so blasé about dying and living for eternity?” Bella asked, with incredulity in her voice.

He pursed his lips, “Easy! I didn’t have much choice in the matter…”

She shook her head and wondered for a moment exactly what his statement meant. She glanced anxiously towards her bag and was rather stunned he had actually went to the truck and retrieved it for her. More like stole it, she thought. There were so many questions she wanted to ask him, but she just knew he wouldn’t give any answers, at least not directly.

Damon saw her peeking at the bag and took the phone and the menu from her hands. “Go get a shower and I’ll see to breakfast.”

She arched her eyebrow at his demand, but said nothing. She got up from the bed, tugging at the ends of the t-shirt to make sure everything was covered.

He snickered, “Oh, stop that! I saw it all last night, sweetheart. Believe me, there’s nothing there I haven’t seen before!”

She placed her hands on her hips and with a huff of annoyance asked him, “Has anyone ever told you that you’re an ass?”

He smiled, “Maybe…once or twice.” He then winked cheekily at her.

“Well, you are!” she replied snappishly, deciding to blatantly ignore him while she dug through her bag to get her clothes.

His expression was rather amused as she stomped past him, heading towards the bathroom with her clothes in tow.

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A Devil of a Time

Boy! I’ve had such a devil of a time lately…Sick kiddo, anxiety attacks, and a pain-in-the- butt of a hubby. Then there was a heat wave, thunderstorms, and some bickering birds at my bird feeders…*giggles mischievously*

Are you about to tell me to shush, yet?

Okay, okay, okay….I guess I will tell you it is update time for The Devil Inside. It is a bit longer than the other chapters in this story and Mr. Muse was quite the little devil and I have to pop this on here… LemonCautionClicky-click on the picture below to take you to it.

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To my fellow Americans- I hope you, your loved ones and your friends all have a happy and safe Independence Day! Enjoy the BBQ’s and the fireworks!  Happy Birthday to the land of the free and home of the brave!

Until next time-

Mommy4Thomas

I’m Feeling Devilish…

Yep, I’m in a ‘devil’ of a mood and have been tapping away at chapter four of The Devil Inside. I am hoping to get it finished and published for ya sometime this week. In the meantime, I will tease you with a little snippet:

Elena Gilbert was never a soul to leave well enough alone. She thought that she was being clever and as she tip-toed through the Boarding House.

Damon had been expecting her to try such a move at some point or another. He cocked his ear from where he stood in the kitchen, hearing the splashing of liquid in a bottle. Blood, he thought. He reckoned Elena never truly learned her lessons after, all…

The last time she tried that maneuver had been when Katherine was in the tomb, when she was trying to pry information from the evil bitch. He guessed that this time, she was trying to play good cop to his bad cop routine and besides, little Miss Gilbert couldn’t help herself when it came to meddling with things she had no business meddling in.

He smirked, then thought on it for a minute while he took a healthy swig from a blood bag. He decided not to interfere. He’d enjoy the little princess biting off more than she could chew. Isabella was most definitely not the sweet and shy pushover Elena was used to. He didn’t think she realized that. She probably thought she could simply talk to her and persuade her to turn her emotions on. After all, his Iz had been truly selfless at one time and would do almost anything to please others.

Hope you liked it! Remember, things may/may not change in the final edit, but I think this part will stay pretty much the same. Happy Father’s day to all the Dads out there and I hope y’all had a great weekend! Remember to vote in the Fanatic Fanfics Awards, if you haven’t yet!

See you soon!

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

I found out last night that I made it through round two of the Fanatic Fanfics Multifandom Awards. I didn’t make it through every category that I had been nominated for, but four of my nominations made it to the second round and I am so tickled pink about it!

THANK YOU to all of you that voted for me!! It made me smile and do a little happy dance in my desk chair when I found out! Nope, not embarrassed to admit that, at all!!

I am in the running for the following:

Favorite Undiscovered Author

Favorite Undiscovered Fanfic

The Devil Inside

Ties That Bond

Favorite One-Shot Fanfic

Reflections

As happy as I am to have made it through to round two, I am completely stunned at the same time! I’d probably go into shock if I make it through the final round!

Congrats to my fellow authors that made it through this round, as well! So happy for you all and I wish you luck!

Voting for the next round starts today and ends on June 22nd. Winners will be announced on the 25th. So…Please, run over and vote for your favorites. Clicky-click on the banner below to take you to it!

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A Devil Of A Story

Hello Everyone! I just published the first chapter to my new story, The Devil Inside. I had intended it to be a one shot, but the muse keeps pushing for more, more, more. What can I say? He’s a devil, that one is!! 😉  So, now this will be a short story. Much like A Christmas Dream turned out to be.

So with a little bit of nervousness and fanfare,I present Chapter One of The Devil Inside. Click on the picture below to take you to it! I hope you like it. It’s a little different from my normal flair.

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