FAQ: How long will Lord Charming be?

Ever since I jumped back into fandom’s playground and resumed Lord Charming, people have been asking some variation of this question:

  • How long will Lord Charming be?
  • How much longer are you going to drag this out?
  • Are you trying to reach 1,000 chapters?
  • Will you ever complete this story?
  • I hope it never ends!
  • I love the courtship rituals!
  • You ruined everything with the courtship arc.
  • Where are the lemons?!? There had better be lemons!!!

Yes, this story is long. No, I’m not purposefully dragging things out. I’ve always known that this is the direction the story would take, but I wasn’t exactly sure how long it would take me to spin it all out. (I’m three parts pantser, people. This is me having fun.) Continue reading

Lord Charming: Curbing

I’m sometimes asked to explain references in Lord Charming because the reader doesn’t remember details I wrote about months (or even years) ago. Most of the time, I recommend a reread. Stories have more impact when they’re happening. Explaining what happened is just so … anticlimactic. But I have to sympathize with this reader because “curbing” was coined back in 2012.

In a review for Lord Charming, Chapter 692, “They Waited,”  Kalaharia wrote:

Okay for the life of me I cant remember what curbing means. Could you possibly explain?

Rather than explain, I’ll take you back to the pertinent chapters: Continue reading

Lord Charming Prompts

At the footer of every Lord Charming update, I record the original posting date, the writing prompt, and the word count. The notations are a relic of my involvement in everything from the IYFG & LJ contest communities to Dokuga’s Drabble/Drawble Nights. But ever since I started updating Lord Charming again, I’ve had nothing but a lonely “N/A” on the prompt line. Let’s change that. Continue reading