Breakthrough and Rambling with it….

Okay, let’s hope this is turns out to be true.

New York City SklineI have finally made my way through writing, editing, revising, and writing again- and again and again- this scene that has been giving me fits for months. I simply could not get it down from my head to the “paper”, so to speak, the way I was seeing it and wanted the reader to see it.

Sometimes I have the hardest time getting some scenes with just Jonathan and Jennifer out and down the way I see them in my head. I worry about making sure I’m getting them right. It’s easier with J.J. and the others because they’re mine; they do what I want or need them to do without too much trouble. Jonathan and Jennifer, on the other hand, have to appear to do what they’re supposed to do otherwise things can get too far off track.

Not too long ago, someone left a comment after reading “Jennifer’s Journal” that made it
clear the person wasn’t happy that I made Jennifer resistant to and uncertain at first with the idea of being pregnant. I was actually okay with that because it confirmed I had done what I set out to do, made her human.

In these stories, Jennifer is a woman who wasn’t sure she wanted children, was happy with her life with her husband as it was, and who only opened herself up to the possibility of a having a child out of her love for her man. After nearly five years of half-hearted trying, she thought she’d dodged the bullet only to find herself good and knocked up. Even though she was married to and carrying the love of her life’s child, I felt such a woman might initially feel a little ambivalent, perhaps even quite defensive, to find herself irreversibly locked in that position. The Harts are happy and in love, but let’s face it, like with any relationship, there are going to be some dark moments. I like being able to make Jonathan and Jennifer more dimensional, more true to real life.

The beauty of fanfiction.

But lately, J.J. is making things a whole lot more strenuous, I’m telling you. I used to be able to crank the stories out one or two a month. Not anymore. Not complaining, mind you, just saying. J.J. is growing up and a bit more away. She’s still fun, but she- and as a result, her family- are taking a lot more thought, effort, and orchestrating, for lack of a better word.

Well, I believe I’m out of the woods- at least the part of it I’ve been wandering lost in for the longest. limo on NY street at nightI guess I better get back to getting J.J. out of this latest pickle she has, unbeknownst to all parties concerned, gotten herself into.

Hopefully, I’ll be updating the series soon.

About Marie

Teacher, reading specialist, fanfiction author building her confidence to be professionally published.
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16 Responses to Breakthrough and Rambling with it….

  1. Carol says:

    Marie! Please, we’re dying here! Reveal of Te Teddy’s illness? JJ’s move from Willow Pobd to college? Elliott Manning’s return? Jonathan’s birth parent’s story? We need updates!!!!


  2. lisa la mond says:

    Any uupdate. Love the story. Cannot wait for what happens at the prom. Keep doing what your doing.

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  3. lisa la mond says:

    So looking forward to the next installment in the series. You have done a fantastic job.

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  4. Kimberly Wagner says:

    I have just run across your stories and I’m now addicted! You’re a fantastic and imaginative writer. I absolutely cannot put the stories down! Needless to say I’ve read practically straight through in a little over a week’s time. I can’t wait to read more, so I hope your block is totally clear now.

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    • Claire says:

      I agree – I find myself checking back all the time to reread my favourite stories and see if there is anything new posted. All your fan fic has given me so much reading pleasure 🙂

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  5. Mrs. Diez says:

    Happy you got back on track with JJ and her family. I hope your trip to NY helped you to relaxe a little more and get the words out of your head and onto that paper. You are still my heart ❤

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  6. I’m so happy for you, I love these stories, I love the way you write it. Thank you, I cant wait to read more.. 💜


  7. Judy Talley says:

    Happy you have resolved you writing block and am excited to read about the further adventures of all the characters. Do love you stories


  8. Denise says:

    Hooray! ! Yay!! 🙂


  9. Dia says:

    I love, love, love your stories! I love that they keep the Hart’s alive and that they have a basis in reality. Congrats on your breakthrough. Eagerly anticipating this installment.


  10. Well girl I knew you could do it… I’m excited for you! So glad you have had the breakthrough. Keep on keeping on you know we will be waiting. Can you hear me clapping from here I even gave you a little Julia Roberts… woooo woooo arm in the air !!!


  11. Tina says:

    I absolutely love your stories! I grew up watching Hart to Hart in reruns with my mom and I can totally picture what you have written about Jonathan and Jennifer and their JJ. Keep your stories going the exact way you are writing them. You do amazing work!


  12. Tricia says:

    I’m glad to hear we might see more JJ soon! I love the JJ series and actually enjoy the way you have written not only JJ but also Jonathan and Jennifer. The adventures of all keep me hanging on.


  13. Marcia says:

    That is why I really like your JJ Stories. You make all the characters so real and believable. We all love Jonathan and Jennifer and always will. But your stories have gave us a new way to see them. Glad to hear you will be updating the story soon.


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