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Re: Confession

Thanks for your post, Yankee. I hope I regain it one day, too.

All the best,
Debby K

Re: Confession

Dear Debby:
I'm shocked to learn of your decision to stop writing. I have read the other fanfic writers but when it came to M&S, NO ONE captured their spirit and carried on their love and family story better than you. I will continue to reread your stories. I sincerely hope that one day the love of writing and the passion that it requires will return. I thank you for all the joy you have given to me and all your readers. Your exceptional talent and your ability to interweave historical events with your stories always amazed me. As a teacher I appreciated your efforts when it came to those kinds of details and enjoyed learning about them as well. I wish you well and again want to express my appreciation for the hours of pleasure you provided over the years.
Sincerely,
Mary Dee

Re: Confession

Hi, Mary Dee.

Thanks so much for your email about my writing. I truly wish I still had the passion in me and hope that it returns one day. I'm grateful that you found the stories so true to the characters and enjoyed the historical content of my fan fiction. I appreciate your support. I hope that you continue to find the stories worth revisiting.

All the best,
Debby K

Re: Confession

Dear Yankee, dear Debby!

I have already left my thougts in the guestbook. I would like to add something to your comment that sometimes you think Debby is Beth Sullivan. I am really glad that Beth Sullivan created Dr. Quinn but what I am really thankful for, is that so many writers, especially Debby, let the caracters alive, much better than ever seen on TV. There were really some dissapointing episodes where I thougt "God, did they never read a fanfiction" - that's what fans would like to see. As you Yankee I am really sad that there will be no further stories for while but will also enjoy rereading them.

Re: Confession

Oh noooo this makes me soooo sad….
I want to thank you for keeping Dr Quinn alive for the past few years. Reading these stories was as if it never disappeared.
There is a tiny hope in me that you’ll find your spirit again. Please remember that when you decide to start again there are many people here who love your stories.
At least I can re-re-re-re-re-re-read.

What else can I say…. Hopefully you’ll let us know how you are doing.
Take care of yourself and many, many, many thanks for writing these wonderful stories which have brighten allot of my days.

Love Mirëille

Re: Confession

Dear Debby,

although I feared this moment for a while now, after reading some of your comments here, I still hoped it was just a momentary feeling. I'm so sad to hear that you decided to stop writing. Actually, I was speechless after I read your confession...
Thanks to you, the show went on for me. You even deepened my enthusiasm for it with all the new characters you added - especially Michaela and Sully's kids. I think I haven't digest yet that there won't be any new Debby stories for a long time, maybe even never again.
I still want to thank you though for so many hours of joy which I had whilst reading your stories.
I really, really hope you will find your passion again.
All the best for you, Debby!! I hope we can still stay in contact.

Marion aka Kruemi

Re: Confession

Dear Debby,

We are so chocked to read that you decide to stop writing. Through the years you have given us so much joy to let us read your stories. Can you at least give your readers just a glimpse on how the characters and our beloved M&S will evolve, and on how the Sully kids will grow up ? We have start to love them as if they were real. Please don't tell us that we will never hear from them again.
We wish you all the best, and want to thank you for all your stories.
Donna

Re: Confession

Hello, Donna. I'm grateful that my stories meant as much to you as they did to me. It would be nice to imagine how Michaela and Sully's family would look down the road, but I'm afraid I just don't have the heart to write about them anymore. I truly wish I could find that passion again.

I hope you'll stop back from time to time to read my stories.

All the best,
Debby K

Re: Confession

I appreciate hearing from you, Marion. One of the things that kept my passion for writing DQ fan fiction was the thought that it in some way it continued the show for me. That light was always there burning in me. Now that the light has flickered out, it's like the show being canceled all over again, only this time, it's in my mind.

You are a terrific writer, and I hope that more people will discover your work on the DQ official page's message board. Absolutely, we shall keep in touch. I look forward to that. Thanks for all of your support.

All the best,
Debby K

Re: Confession

Thank you for your kind words, Mirëille. I hope I find my spirit to write again, too. Believe me. The thought that I am letting down readers makes me even more sad about this. If I had it in me, I would continue. In the meantime, thank you for re-reading the stories that are here. They represent a lot of my heart and soul.

All the best,
Debby K

Re: Confession

I am truly sadden to know there won't be more of your wonderful stories. The wonderful children you created for M&S with their own unique personalities will be sorly missed. I would have like to follow ther lives. I hope you find happiness somewhere

Re: Confession

Hi, Lynn

Just to clarify, I'm not stopping my stories because I am unhappy. I have many things in my life that make me happy. I have discontinued my DQ fan fiction because I don't think I can put the same heart and passion into it that I once did. It no longer fulfills me.

The way it used to be: I constantly wrote down ideas, couldn't wait to type the stories and share them with others. The way it is now: I look at the ideas I have written and say to myself, ::sigh:: I'm just not into it.

Maybe getting away from it will rejuvenate me someday. Only time will tell. I have been writing since December 1997, so it's not like I am on again/off again. I have devoted more time to writing than I have to any other endeavor in my life, other than my work. I have written when I was happy, sad, sick, stressed, tired and in the middle of very busy schedules. So now, I am taking time to smell the roses.

I appreciate your support. Perhaps I'll dream of many more adventures one day.

All the best,
Debby

Re: Confession

Hello Debby,
It makes us sad and melancholic to know you have lost the devotion to write about M&S. But we totaly understand your decision. You've made us happy through the years with your stories. Now that there will be no longer stories to look forward to, it is a bit as dying - the characters seemed to have passed away.
We like to wish you joy, love and good health. We hope the smell of roses brings you happiness.
God bless you !
Hugs,
Donna.

Re: Confession

Hi, Donna. Thanks so much for your well-wishes.

All the best,
Debby K

Re: Confession

I just want to thank you for having kept M&S alive and for having continued the show for as long as you have. I know what it means to loose your passion for writing - it's the one thing you got to have to make the stories truly come to life. To me, you not continuing the M&S saga is actually more sad than when the show was cancelled by CBS. But once again, thank you so much for the stories you have written. I will re-read and re-read and re-read them!
All the best

Re: Confession

Hi, Lina. Thank you for your understanding and support.

I would like for readers to know that if I had it in me, I would certainly continue. I tried so hard for so long to keep the characters alive for us all. I'm sorry that it has all slipped through my hands. I know it lets down many people, and that pains me. I had a bit of one chapter written for the next story, but I just could not find the will to continue.

All the best,
Debby K

Re: Confession

Thank you so much for all your stories all over these years!!!
It has been wonderful to read them and even more wonderful to listen to the beginning of one of them.

Re: Confession

Thank you, Christine. It was my pleasure.

All the best,
Debby

Re: Confession

Dear Debby:....I don't know what to say. I was SHOCK and Sad when I find out about you leaving us.
Like many of your fans no writing more about our beloved M&S is worst than when the show was finish. I wonder your site will still be here of us to come and reread your stories?
I know what you mean about spending all your time in writing stories about M&S.It does absorb you to read about them so I can imagine how is to write about them.
Well I always believe that there is a reason why things happen and always for better,who knows maybe when ever your inspiration comes back it might be like in the beginning.
I wish you the best of the best,find new things to do
enjoy life,travel,meet people,but please let us know that you are alive.
It was a pleasure to read,laught,cry,feel happy,sad with your stories.I'm not a writer but I read alot,and I think you ARE a great writer.
Have a great life and don't forget to always smile

Rosy (chacha)

Re: Confession

Hi, Rosie. I'm not leaving. I'll be right here from time to time. I receive a notification if anyone posts, plus, you can always email me (see the bottom of my main page). Don't worry. I am not dropping off the face of the earth. I do hope to pursue other interests. Perhaps in time, I'll write again. It's too soon to say.

Thank you for your visits here and for reading my stories. I'm glad they filled you with so many emotions.

All the best,
Debby K

Re: Confession

Hi Debby,
I have spent many years reading and re-reading your wonderful stories. My best friend and I both watched the series, and when we discuss the show from time to time, she doesn't remember things that I tell her happened! Only later do I realize that it was in one of your stories and not actually the show! These stories have been inspiration! Please take time to rejuvenate! Watch the entire series again from the pilot episode. By the end, I bet your mind will swirl with new ideas! Until then, know that I appreciate all the hours you have spent creating the wonderful characters and keeping our beloved show alive!
Thanks.
Brittany

Re: Confession

Hi, Brittany. I think it's one of the nicest compliments to hear that you confused my stories with the real series. I am grateful that you have followed my fan fiction over the years, and I appreciate the suggestion.

All the best,
Debby K

Re: Confession

Hello Debby,

hope and pray you wll find ideas again. Please take time to rest.
Perhaps you will find new ideas for writing after long time summer vacation ? perhaps let Dr. Mike and Sully and the children a couple of years further and then tell us how they grew up ? I think your stories were even much better than the series themselfves. You are a wonderful writer ! Please let not your readers down ? You have made us so happy to continue the saga of M& S ! Thanks you very much ! I think you didn't get the appreciation you deserve because you think of much better stories than the series. I wish you all the best ! I hope ans pray you let not us readers let us down. Thanks you from the bottom of our heart for making so many fantastic stories.
Also here in Russia your stories are loved ! Hope you find happyness again.

Please stay in touch !

Ninotchka.

Re: Confession

Hi, Ninotchka. Thanks so much for your kind remarks about my stories. I appreciate your dedication to my stories and wish you all the best,
Debby K

Debby, you MUST read this!

A new post has been added to a forum thread which celebrates 10 years of your writing, which I thought you might like to read, just in case you missed it:

http://forum.drquinn.us/viewtopic.php?t=5561&start=25

I'll add that I wholeheartedly agree with all those who've posted in this Confession thread: knowing that your saga won't be continued had the same devastating effect on me than knowing the TV series would stop after six seasons.
During these years, even if I discovered your saga only in 2001 it was soon enough to deeply fall in love with this extended family you have created, and with all the new townies as well. Above all, I will treasure all your "fanfic kids" lines, which always made my heart melt.
I still receive dozens of questions from fans worldwide, some are discovering fanfic only now (and a few were still in diapers when you published "How do I love thee"!) a lot of these people have stumbled upon my database site, a bit lost because there's so much to be discovered, then they're asking me "what should I read first?" you won't be surprised to know that your name and associated site is always mentioned at the very top of my "essential Quinnfic reading" list.
Thanks for all, Debby!

Re: Debby, you MUST read this!

Hi, Sylvie.

I appreciate your letting me know about the 10th anniversary thread and reactions to my stories. Please convey to all who have posted on the DQ Forum that I am grateful for their encouragement and support over the years. Feedback is always appreciated.

Writing DQ FF has been a very important part of my life. It brought me comfort when the series was canceled, enabled my imagination to soar and gratified me when people took the time to read them.

I truly wish that I could regain my enthusiasm for writing again. Sometimes I think about it. However, the time commitment needed to research, plot out and write each story is overwhelming. Just putting out my only story this year, "Gunfight," took many months. I still care about the show and its characters (along with the ones I added), and if the desire to write ever returns, I'll gladly create another adventure.

Thanks for all you have done to promote Dr. Quinn fan fiction over the years.

All the best,
Debby K

Debby: we haven't forgotten you - but we do MISS you

Sorry this reply here comes so late, Debby.
I've been posting references to the recent messages here in the forum thread which you already know, entitled "Celebrating 10 years of Debby K.'s stories" - and this is now a cross-reference to the replies which have been posted there:
http://forum.drquinn.us/viewtopic.php?t=5561&start=26

Everything in our modern society seems to be declined in weird abbrevs, so I've invented a new one to sum up these additions.

WAMY, Debby.

It means We All Miss You

I especially enjoyed a comment made by Linda just before my addition, in which she admits mixing up some situations and events involving our beloved characters: "did that happen in the show or in a Deb K story ?" IMHO this sums up in one single phrase the importance of your 10-year saga in the heart of thousands of fans!

Re: Debby: we haven't forgotten you - but we do MISS you

Thank you for the cross-reference, Sylvie. I am truly moved by the many people who have contacted me on my message board or in private regarding my decision. Now, with the added comments on the DQ Forum, it further fills me with appreciation for how my stories were received over the years.

In many ways, it's like retiring from one's job. You forget what it meant to you when you first started until you see an old photograph or hear from people who remember you way back when you began.

With DQ being shown on the Gospel Music Channel four times a day, I believe more people will discover what a quality program it was. Perhaps they will even visit my stories and other fan fiction out there.

I think that Michaela and Sully have said many times that as long as we remember in our hearts, nothing truly leaves us.

All the best,
Debby K