So, as I've said a lot of times before, way back when I wrote a 15,000 word draft for this fic, hated it, and rewrote all of it and it ended up being 8k longer than the first draft.
The first draft was originally handwritten. I typed it up, printed it out, and while sending it to about four people to help me beta, beta'd it myself. Just from my own judgment it was bad and awful beyond repair, which was why I ended up rewriting it. I do have the original draft though - all fifteen thousand words of it. I think it was here before, and I deleted it, but it's here again.
This was written in February 2011 and finished around the end of the month. The second draft was written in April 2011, two months after I battled every word here and just decided it was hopeless. But I like archiving my attempts and 'outtakes' and whatnot of my writing, so! Here it is :)( Read more... )