So, the Beacon Hills Reboot: Part One has been up for a couple of weeks now. I’ve gotten some amazing comments on it, and more kudos than I’ve ever expected. Thank you all so much! I wasn’t sure how much people would like it, considering it’s pretty much in the point of view of a character that had died before she had any screen time. Also, it had very little smut in it, which was another thing that I wasn’t sure would go over well. (The internet is for porn, after all.) So thank you all so much for your kind words. 😀
I am deeply grateful for my amazing friend, The Barenaked Critic for editing this behemoth for me, and for encouraging me to keep going when I felt like it was silly, or badly written, or that no one would care. If it wasn’t for her, I don’t thing this dumb thing would have existed at all–and certainly not posted online.
Also, through the course of the story, I cut out a few scenes and other little tidbits that, yes, dragged the story down, but, you know, weren’t bad or anything. For example, I had originally planned for Laura to meet Allison and Lydia at her coffee shop before the game… but the scene was unnecessary and ended up on the editing room floor. I also had a whole scene about Laura’s birthday that got similar treatment.
The parts that I feel most aggrieved about cutting, however, were some of the comments that were passed back and forth between myself and M (aka The Barenaked Critic) during the editing of this monster. So, to thank everyone for their comments and encouragement, I’m going to share some of those tidbits with you. (They’re probably really dumb, but… here you go anyway! :D)