Ok maybe I should finally put something here. Hello all, I'm Wendy Ann (yes, that is my real name and no, I'm not that original at times) and I'm thrilled to be posting at Twilighted. More, I'm thrilled to be a beta here!
Fair warning: I am something of an erratic writer. If things are flowing I may put up 50 pages of chapters in the space of 3 days. Or it may take 3 weeks for me to update. That's because I'd rather post something I actually like instead of updating for the sake of updating and not liking where my story is heading. But I do love reviews and PM's asking me about the story because they sometimes help me through the plague of writer's block!
Broken is my first fanfic and the first thing I've ever posted like this, on a forum with feedback. I'm amazed and a bit in awe at the response it has gotten and the strong women that have emailed me or left reviews about their own personal stories and struggles. They keep me going when the story really drains me.
Note about Broken:
Yes, Broken is a "Bella gets raped in Port Angeles" story. Yes, I realize that this storyline has been done before, and sometimes not very well. I believe (probably arrogantly) that my take is different. I know this is a sensitive subject for many people and I want to address some of the concerns I've read. Broken, though a work in progress, is a story that will be about triumph over tragedy and growing as a person. Yes, what happened in my story is awful, but it's not the theme. Bella isn't going to magically get better. She is going to have to fight to find herself and come through something this painful. It won't always be easy to read but I don't think it demeaning to rape survivors at all. In fact, I hope it will become a tribute to the bravery they each have in living every day. It is my hope that every rape survivor gets the help he or she needs and has the support to overcome the trauma.
I'm nice, I promise, so feel free to leave a review or email me!
Finally! The links to the photos for Broken.
Main album with Broken's banners: http://s948.photobucket.com/albums/ad326/twilightedwendyann/Broken/
Willow Tree Statues: http://s948.photobucket.com/albums/ad326/twilightedwendyann/Broken/Willow20Tree/