I swear I am working on Healing Chapter 33. I have about 2000 words of it done and KumaDaPuma and I stuggled tonight to make the dialogue sound believable. And I do mean struggled. I don't write Charles well at all. This is a difficult story to wrap up and as of this post I'm not sure how the story ends. 33 will be the absolute final chapter. Then there's a ton of end notes where I basically bitch about writing every single sentence and placing all the blame for anything crappy in the story on my inexperience. I also make several lofty unfulfillable promises to improve.
There will be a sequel that picks up right where Healing left off. I'll probably start the sequel during November - national novel writing month.
Till then I have several upcoming medium-long stories (nothing as long as Healing at 120,000 words. never again). I'm thinking probably a Magneto/Mystique and a Rogue/Logan. I may also expand out and write something in a different fandom. Although I doubt it. The effort I had to go to learn about the X-Men and specifically Rogue and Magneto was vast. I put in a lot of hours researching these characters and gathering resources to write about them. It's hard work. Hey, does anyone know if there's an LJ community devoted to the Magneto/Mystique pairing and if there isn't why not?
Also if you're artistically inclined and feeling generous you can help me by making a cool banner for Healing featuring Rogue and Magneto. I would love you forever and ever. I don't really need it. I just feel like a Healing banner would be cool. All my love to anyone who is still interested in Healing. I will happily field inquiries and suggestions. Please comment to this post. Send ideas. Help an author out.