This is a forum in which to discuss the fan fiction stories found on Debby K's site. You are invited to talk about previous stories or new ones.
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,
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:
Everything in our modern society seems to be declined in weird abbrevs, so I've invented a new one to sum up these additions.
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!
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,