I mention when describing the importance of writing to your audience as a fiction writer, a story I have been working on for the past nine years of my life. This six-part story has certain bits of it already available for reading on fanfiction.net, and I’m taking this opportunity to tell you about about my personal favorite bit thus far, part three, readable under the title “It’s For You”.
This particular story has an interesting history in it’s writing life. It’s where I started the planning nine years ago, and the rest of the parts have grown out from it. Initially I was thinking about a girl who is now called Eva in the story, although now the story is focused around her cousin, Olivia Cromwell.
“It’s For You” is structured with a few chapters of Olivia’s school days, starting in September of 1971, followed a chapter of her post-school days, beginning the summer after she graduates in 1978. It then goes back for a few more school chapters, and back and forth like that with the month and year at the top of each chapter for reference. This is because the action happens when she’s out of school (mostly), but it doesn’t make any sense if you don’t have the background of her school years, and there’s some action there as well.
Olivia is the oldest daughter of a very important wizard and part of a long-lasting line of wizards. If you read all of my stories you’ll find that she’s descended from Godric Gryffindor himself (as is Harry in this series), and there are many strange gifts she knows nothing about when she starts school. She finds out fairly early that whatever is the reason behind them is the reason why Lord Voldemort has been hunting her down since she was eleven years old, but as to what the prophecy truly says about her and the daughter she’s prophesied to have, I have yet to reveal. You’ll have to read for more information!
“It’s For You” is a work in progress, but it’s a Sirius Black/OC (the OC being Olivia), and it is the third in my series. Part one is a nearly finished story called “Man’s Greatest Treasure”, so if you want to start at the beginning that’s where you should go. This story is up for a genre award in both Romance and Hurt/Comfort genres. The results of that will be announced in February. I’ll let you know how it goes.