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Lost stories: werewolf and cheating/girl next door stories

Shatterkiss
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Those are two different stories, of course. Would be a highly unique story to fit the full description. Anyhow, lost one of them ages ago and the other more recently when I had to restore my computer from backup and I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

1) The first story is a fairly recent one where the protagonist is a werewolf or perhaps a weredog. He starts out wanting revenge on a girl but ends up rescuing her and getting shot. That's the last part I read and now I can't find it under were or transformation stories. Edit: And of course I just found it. Literally under a minute after posting. Shaggy Dog Story, by awnlee jawking

2) The other story isn't so recent, I think. Four main characters: Protagonist is the nice guy type, his "friend" the jerk former jock type, and the beautiful girl next door married to the cheating jerk. Beautiful woman moves to town and marries the nice guy, but cheats with the jerk. May have been blackmail. Nice guy ends up impregnating the GND, his wife gets hit by a car, and he marries the GND. Hope that helps.

MarissaHorne
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@Shatterkiss

2) The other story isn't so recent, I think. Four main characters: Protagonist is the nice guy type, his "friend" the jerk former jock type, and the beautiful girl next door married to the cheating jerk. Beautiful woman moves to town and marries the nice guy, but cheats with the jerk. May have been blackmail. Nice guy ends up impregnating the GND, his wife gets hit by a car, and he marries the GND. Hope that helps.


Sounds like StangStar06's Living with the Lie.

Replies:   Shatterkiss
awnlee jawking

@Shatterkiss

Shaggy Dog Story, by awnlee jawking


I apologise for the story coming to a full stop. I want to finish 'Gay!' first then I've got a mostly complete SF actioner/romance to finish before I intend to return to 'Shaggy Dog'.

My current inclination is to pull 'Shaggy Dog' and completely revamp it before finishing it and reissuing it from scratch, so I suggest you save it if you want to keep the current version.

AJ

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@awnlee jawking

My current inclination is to pull 'Shaggy Dog' and completely revamp it before finishing it


I suggest you leave it as is, note your intention in your blog, and when you've the revised version ready to go just replace the revised existing chapters when you start with the new chapters. That way you don't lose the stats for the story and it keeps people interested.

Replies:   awnlee jawking
awnlee jawking

@Ernest Bywater

Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't think that would work in this case.

The current structure is an abomination with multiple short chapters squeezed into arbitrary units called parts. As I see it, either I'm straitjacketed into continuing with the same structure, or I pull the story so I can impose a sensible structure.

AJ

Ernest Bywater

@awnlee jawking

The current structure is an abomination with multiple short chapters squeezed into arbitrary units called parts. As I see it, either I'm straitjacketed into continuing with the same structure, or I pull the story so I can impose a sensible structure.


Maybe I just see things differently. I would just leave the existing story as it is while I do the revision, then post the revised story to replace the old with the totally new structure, and just blog about the major change in layout.

I write all my stories in a chapter and sub-chapter format, but post them in groups of 5,000 to 8,000 words which often include multiple chapters or sub-chapters, which is why I usually have a ToC and explain the headings and their colours.

However, either system will work, and I know you'll do what you feel is right for you.

Replies:   awnlee jawking
awnlee jawking

@Ernest Bywater

I know you'll do what you feel is right for you.


You are what you eat. I blame all the bacon I consume for my pig-headedness ;)

AJ

Shatterkiss

@MarissaHorne

That's it. Thanks!

@awnlee jawking

I'll do that. Had too many stories disappear behind the paywall already so I'm trying to save a bunch of stories to my HD.

Replies:   awnlee jawking
Wheezer

@awnlee jawking

I pull the story so I can impose a sensible structure.


You could borrow from Lubrican and just post the reworked story separately as "version bravo."

Replies:   awnlee jawking
awnlee jawking

@Shatterkiss

@awnlee jawking

I'll do that. Had too many stories disappear behind the paywall already so I'm trying to save a bunch of stories to my HD.


Don't rush, I'll give plenty of warning via my blog before I do anything with the story.

AJ

awnlee jawking

@Wheezer

You could borrow from Lubrican and just post the reworked story separately as "version bravo."


IMO Lubrican's version bravos are different enough from the version alphas to be worth reading in their own right. Given that I haven't finished my version alpha, and the main changes are intended to be structural rather than plotwise, I don't think the same applies.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

AJ

Harold Wilson

@awnlee jawking

The current structure is an abomination with multiple short chapters squeezed into arbitrary units called parts. As I see it, either I'm straitjacketed into continuing with the same structure, or I pull the story so I can impose a sensible structure.


Or forge ahead and finish the damned thing. I liked the parts of it that I read (in general I don't read multi-pov stories). I just went off and had a look at it, and it's a great premise. FWIW, I vote for finishing it out, either as MPOV or single. If you get lots of downloads, it'll be worth going back and editing the first part.

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