Featured Article for May 15th-22nd

As mentioned in the other post, here is the featured article for this week:

In Which There Can Be One and Only One Ending

(originally published August 31, 2015 )

Please note that the article will be available starting midnight PST and will be accessible without restriction only for a period of 1 week, so you may want to access it sooner than later.

Oops! Sorry for the unexpected delay. You should be able to access the article now. Please enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

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Update: All I Want Chapter 12 (PG-13)

All I Want For Christmas

All I Want (5,596 words) by forever

Read on FF.netย or AO3

Chapters: 12/?
Fandom: Candy Candy
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Albert/Candy
Characters: William Albert Andrew, Candice White
Additional Tags: Romance, Modern Era, Alternate Universe, Prequel, Fluff and Angst
Summary:

Power and wealth amount to nothing when it comes to love, and nobody knows that better than William Albert Andrew, a man of eminent rank in the business world. Yet he will stop at nothing when a second chance at an old love appears. Can he right the wrong he did in the past and finally grasp the love he once lost?


What do you know? An update, just as the weekend approaches ๐Ÿ˜€

My apology for the lack of updates. I know I haven’t posted the featured article for this weekโ€”I’ll do that when I get a chance hopefully over the weekend. I don’t have much time right now as I need to get ready for bed. But I want to make sure I deliver this right away. I hope it can compensate for the delay.

Till next time ๐Ÿ™‚

Quick Night Rambling

I don’t have much free time at the moment, as it’s the middle of the week and I’m quite exhausted after a long hard day’s work while another one is already lurking in the back, ready to pounce on me as soon as the day springs up tomorrow. Hence, I need to retire to bed soon, or else I won’t be able to wake up on time.

But I would like to share the good news with you.

First, I’ve finished translating all the letters between Albert and Candy from the novel. Yay! I can’t believe it myself, but I was able to sail through the rest of the letters without any problem, other than the usual struggles with particles and modifiers, which can change the tone of the phrase drastically. I’m currently reviewing and editing the translated letters to ensure they’re accurate and make perfect sense in English, as there were some parts that were translated literally but sounded really awkward in English. With respect to the content, as I found with the other letters I previously translated, these ones also contain more interesting tidbits that are not mentioned in CCFS. I’m contemplating to do a head-to-head comparison of the letters of the novel vs. CCFS. I thought that may be a topic of interest for some of you avid CC fans. Yes? ๐Ÿ˜€

I plan to publish all the letters eventually, which will conclude my first translation projectโ€”the correspondence between Albert and Candy from Candy Candy Original Novel. I thought I wouldn’t be able to complete them by end of the year. So I’m patting myself on the back for that feat. At this rate, I’m considering to extend the project longer, translating the other letters as well. One that I think will be interesting to dig further is the letter Candy addressed to Anthony, which, along with the ones designated for Terry and Susanna, can be found in chapter 6, prior to Albert and Candy’s Correspondence in volume 3, the last volume of the novel. The title of the chapter is “Unsent Letters”.

Second, chapter 12 of Awakening is almost ready for release. Once it’s beta-ed and polished, it will be published. Since I’ve made you wait long enough, I’ll give you a sneak peek a day prior, but for the full version you have to read either in FF or Reverie ๐Ÿ˜€

Third, chapter 12 of All I Want is stewing. My target is to post this by end of next week, but we’ll see whether I’ll be able to achieve that. This week has been extremely busy for me that I haven’t had any time nor the energy to do anything that requires deep concentration, such as writing.

Last, yes, I know you must all have been wondering what happens with Forever and a Day. Sorry. I decided to postpone the update until all the chapters have been published in FF. Rest assured, chapter 5 is ready to be released.

Phew! That’s quite a bit of updates…

Surely, those will keep me tied up for a while. Hopefully, they’ll do the same for you as well.

Till next time,

forever

Update and Progress

Guess what?

Before I elaborate further, read the following passages:

“Somehow, it seems like I was mesmerized by your marvelous eyes.”

“If you were going to be this busy, it wouldโ€™ve been better for you not to reveal yourself, isn’t it, โ€œLittle Bertโ€?”

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Featured Article for April 14th-21st: Prince on the Hill The Beginning and The End

Yay! The weekend is finally upon us. Do you have anything planned? We’ll most like do some spring cleaning. We’ve postponed the chores long enough since the last few week it still felt more like winter than spring, so waking up in the morning has been a big challenge and we preferred to sleep in and linger in the bedroom doing nothing productive ๐Ÿ˜€

Anyway… I don’t want to bore you too much with my random rambling.

As mentioned in the last post, I’m going to feature one Reverie article per week starting this week.

The first restricted Reverie article that will be available for access beginning midnight PST is:

Prince on the Hill: The Beginning and The End?

(originally published May 25, 2015 )

The post will appear on the blog at midnight PST. So you may want to keep an eye for that since the article will be accessible without restriction only for a period of 1 week.

Weekend Updates

Thank you for being so patient with me. Yep, I come bearing an update, and it’s just right in time to welcome the weekend.

I know it’s not much. But, hey! Better than nothing, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope you enjoy the small treat, and happy weekend all.

Till next time,

-forever-

Status of Updates

Happy Tuesday (or Wednesday to those on the other side of the world)!

I hope your week is going well so far.

My apology for not posting for more than a week.

The reason is the following:

Work and family events plus lots of traveling = exhaustion = no time to dedicate to any leisure activities.

These past weeks, I guess I must have been pushing myself a bit too hard. Now I’m stuck at home for the rest of the week, fighting extremely vicious flu bug. Fever, persistent coughing, runny nose, sneezing, wheezing, yep all those nasty symptoms, I experience them all. Joy ๐Ÿค’๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿคง

The good news is since I’ve been strapped to bed with no work tasks and deadlines to badger me and no duty or obligation to worry about, I have plenty of idle time. Amazingly, the inspiration well that has been completely empty for so long is running again, new ideas trickling in by the minute. I suppose my being sick is not so bad after all, if it somehow managed to rouse my dormant creative cells ๐Ÿ˜‰

So what have I been working on? Everything. OK, maybe not quite everything. But I’ve gone through all the incomplete stories that are on the top of my list, such as All I Want, Forever and a Day, and Awakening. Yes, Awakening. Finally, there’s progress. I don’t know when I can release it but at least I’m moving in the right direction. I know many of you have been begging for an update for that particular series. All I can say is that I’ll do my best. In the meanwhile, chapter 11 of All I Want is nearly ready to be released. Not too far behind that, there is chapter 5 of Forever and a Day. So stay tuned for those.

On a different note, I want to apologize for those who are waiting for the Reverie account activation. I haven’t had time to process any of the requests. But I plan to perform some maintenance works on the blog very soon. So I could probably review and activate the accounts at the same time.

Till next time,

-forever-

Midweek Update Special

Happy V day!

Are you planning to do anything special tonight to celebrate with your loved ones?

As for me, nothing out of the ordinary has been planned. The day falls in the middle of the week, so we’ll be too busy and too exhausted for a night out in the town. We’ll postpone the real celebration to the weekend.

For those who will celebrate V day tonight, enjoy.

As for the rest of us, I’ve prepared a small treat for you. Yep, it’s an update.

I’ve been working on this since last weekend to make sure I’ll be able to release it today. I’m happy that I’ve managed to accomplish that target. Although, it’s a tad late as I wanted to post it early in the morning so that those of you who live in the eastern hemisphere can still get it before the V day ends. Oh well, better late than never, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway, I hope you would enjoy the treat. It’s Chapter 10 of All I Want

Even though it’s not much, I hope it could tide you over a bit. I know that some of you have been waiting forever for me to update this story. Once again, my sincerest apology for the long delay. I’ll do my best to deliver as much as I can, but I can’t promise new chapters will keep flowing. Then again, I’m somewhat motivated to continue writing. So, at least that’s one positive news we all can get behind ๐Ÿ˜Š

Till next time,

-forever-