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Update! "Sighs & Whispers": Chapter 19 
26th-Apr-2015 05:13 am
Hi All!  Chapter 19 is now posted to "Sighs & Whispers"!  You can read this story and all of my Beatles fiction at www.dasliebchenkind.com ....enjoy!
2nd-Jun-2015 06:10 am (UTC)
Thanks, Lindsey for such a lovely review. I feel terrible for missing comments both you and jay had made such a while ago! I guess I was too busy sneak-reading both of your stories when I finally had time to do anything extracurricular on the internet, it just didn't occur to me that there would be any comments waiting! I am SO sorry! Anyway, on to my response.....

>>>>What the... what.... You can't leave it there!! Where's chapter 20? I need to read it now! I need to know...!
You can't do that to The Beatles! You can't do that to George!<<<<
Oh boy! Are you gonna be mad at me! Heh!

This chapter kind of took on a life of its own. I hadn't planned on doing that to Brian and John. It just sort of happened, and, when I thought about where that plot twist could lead, I decided to go with it. I seem to be making a habit of letting people think the story is winding down before pulling something like this out of the blue. I did it a few times in "Halcyon Days" as I recall, but, there too, I deviated from the original plan. Hey, sometimes that works better, right?
I'm glad you mentioned the scene in the Whiskey as I wasn't too certain that came off as well as I would have liked. It's a key scene in that this is where we learn some essential things about LaVey and what motivates him, especially in his pursuit of the Beatles. I'm not all that familiar with the characters of the Byrds, so I had to watch a few interviews and read a few articles to get a sense of how they spoke and such. Dave Crosby was easier to write than Chris Hillman, though.
It's funny that you say that about Lightener. Jay said something similar a while back - that there was a hint that he was a bit off. It's all the more interesting because back then, I had no idea what I was going to have him do - LOL!
Poor George - he has sure been put through the wringer in this story! Then again, John has fared too well, either! I will have to be much nicer to both of them in my next story!
Well, I'm writing this immediately after I posted Chapter 20 - I hope you'll enjoy that one as well! Just the Epilogue to rewrite, and we're home free!!!
2nd-Jun-2015 09:21 am (UTC)
I think that happens with all stories - you start off with an idea in mind, and then it and the characters take on a life of their own and take things in their own direction anyway!

Yes, that must be one of your author quirks - the ole 'oh it's nearly ended - oh! Wait! What a twist!' technique (I think that is the official name for it). It works very well though! There were certainly many twists in Halcyon Days, and here too.

I liked the Whiskey scene. I thought it came over very well and the Byrds characters were very realistic too - I don't know huge amounts about them either. It can be tricky with the more exposition type scenes not to overload with info, but I think you handled it very well.

Poor George and Poor John. I will be reading the next chapter asap (as work at the mo'. Apparently reading fan fictions when should be working is frowned upon, lol!)
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