Fics by Midwest Max - UPDATED! 09/27/08

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Post by Midwest Max » Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:16 am

Thank you :D

Best Point-of-View Fanfiction
Winner: The Son Series by Midwest Max

Most Dependable Updater
Runner-Up: Midwest Max

Best Short Story (5 parts or less)
Runner-Up: I've Got the Power by Midwest Max

Funniest Fanfiction
Runner-Up: One Max Over the Max by Midwest Max

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Post by jbangelo » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:32 am

Congratulations!!! :D
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Post by Midwest Max » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:07 pm

Added a link to The Mourning After

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Post by Midwest Max » Tue May 15, 2007 8:39 pm

Hello everyone

I wanted to get a post out to let you guys know what I've been doing. Those of you who are reading Chasing the Son know that my updates have been few and far between. In the past, I could easily update a fic two or even three times in a single week. It's taken me since August to post only 25 chapters of CTS.

So I did some soul-searching as to why that is. Over the weekend I pulled out some of my old stories and re-read them and I realized that the reason I could write so fast back then was because I was really into the characters, full of ideas and really driven to write. For the last six months or so, it's been a struggle to make myself sit down in front of my computer and put five pages together to post. Those chapters that I have written have disappointed me.

And when I realized this, I realized that maybe my time in the fandom has come to an end. I wrote my first fic in August of 2000 and from that point until last fall, I wrote continuously. I loved doing it and I loved sharing the stories with anyone who was willing to read them. But now my muse is a little tired and needs a rest.

People here have been extremely generous with me and I'll never forget the friends I have made, the awards I've been given and the wonderful interaction that fanfic allows you to have with your readers.

For a long time (probably more than 10 years) I didn't write anything at all. Roswell and its rich cast of characters brought writing back into my life and for that I can't thank Melinda Metz and the WB enough. It's rare to have something touch you so intimately. As some of you know, I don't watch much television other than Discovery and the History Channel, so it was even more rare that this little struggling show sparked my muse to pick up a pen again. I feel like I shared in something special.

For now, I have no plans to complete Chasing the Son. I apologize to those of you who were reading that story because I know it sucks big time to get into a fic and then have it unfinished. I don't want to reveal the plot points to come because I can't say that in six months I won't want to start writing on it again. But for now, I'm not doing the story or its readers justice by trying to plow through it. I am planning on finishing The Mourning After as it only has a few parts left.

So for now I will say adieu and thank all of you for being loyal readers. As I've said before, a writer is nothing without someone to read their work. I will still be around, perhaps catching up on all of these wonderful fics on this board that I haven't had a chance to read.

It's been a blast and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Karen

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Post by cardinalgirl » Wed May 16, 2007 12:51 am

Karen,

First of all I want to say thank you for all your talent that you've already shared with us. You have definitely enriched the fandom in many ways. I've always believed (though this is totally bias of me) that the Roswell fandom has a higher standard than most when it comes to fanfics, and that's because of people like you. I've said it before, but the quality of your writing is definitely equal to and beyond that of many published books I've read. (And I'll repeat my claim that if you ever did publish a book I would not only buy it, but give copies to all my friends).

Secondly... is it silly to say that I'm glad I still have a ton of your stories to read? Heehee. But I am. (And I feel sorry for Jenny and other Karen-followers who have. lol) And while on the one hand I'm sorry to not see the end of Chasing the Son... the beauty of a prequel is that we have seen "the end" in a sense. Obviously we're missing out on a few of the in-between twists and turns, but since we know how Max and Liz (not to mention Nate and Alyssa and the others!) turn out ultimately... well it's okay. If there's anywhere to leave us hanging, that's the spot. :wink:

I'll probably continue to leave you feedback here, as I do get to your other stories... (and believe me I WILL) because from past experience your stories always make me want to gush like crazy. And while I'm sorry to see you stepping away for completely selfish reasons, as a writer I can also see how writing something you don't feel attached to can be draining and disappointing in it's own way, and fully support your decision to leave it be.

This is mostly a lot of rambling, but I just wanted to again say thank you for your wonderful stories and your great talent and for sharing it all with us!

And uh... I'm serious on that original-writing thing. I can't imagine your not meeting with success if you ever chose to follow that path.

~Lisa

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Post by Midwest Max » Wed May 23, 2007 6:48 pm

Aw, thanks Lisa :D You're very sweet!


BTW, the folks over at Roswell Heaven have invited me back for another author's chat. The information is in my sig. I hope you guys can stop by and we can chat for a while. I would absolutely love it!

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Post by Human-traffic-accident » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:32 pm

hey,
i just wanna say that your fic's are amazing,
well done
xxx
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Post by Sirio » Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:47 pm

Karen, I miss you.

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Post by Midwest Max » Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:21 am

Aw, thanks, Sirio - that's sweet :) I miss chatting with you guys, too

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Re: Fics by Midwest Max - A/N 05/15/07

Post by Midwest Max » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:31 pm

It's never too late to say thank you :D

Favorite Lead Portrayal of Maria Deluca
Runner-Up: One Max Over the Max

Best Fluff Fic
Runner-Up: One Max Over the Max

Best Series
Runner-Up: The Beloved Series

Best Conventional Couple Fanfiction
Winner: Chasing the Son by Midwest Max

Funniest Fanfiction
Winner: One Max Over the Max

Winner: The Third Cherie Memorial Award for Fanfiction

ARFC'S Most Recommended Fanfic Award
Winner: My Beloved Max

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