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Sep 7

66,000 words in and I’m still battling myself over geography and distances.  Luckily many of these cities still exist in Germany and the Czech Republic so even though it took like 9 million years, the geography will be pretty fuckin close to accurate by the time I’m done.  My brain will probably also be a combination of Puppy Chow and Cup of Noodles.

Sep 3

One thing I will say is that even though I hardly get to use it in the text, one of my favorite parts of writing In der Nacht Verschwunden was learning more of the German language : )

Part #592,083 of getting this fic finished:

I have to research Unsubs and some other people from canon, like random characters, so I can fill in some of the blanks in the story.

Aug 5

OK, fellow CM fans.  I need a female Unsub who wasnt too overly sympathetic and not the girl from Hit/Run, Megan Kane from Pleasure is my Business, or Sarah Danlin from Jones.  If anyone could help that would be great…its for my fic.  I’d usually just research it myself but ugh, work is really busy right now.

Aug 1

Through pure perseverance, and a little OCD, I found an even better map of the Holy Roman Empire in the 16th century that gives me all the cities I need for my fic and even more.  Yay!!!!!!  The geography is now done and I did it.

All this time I’ve been looking for maps of 16th century Saxony and Bavaria for this story when all along the journey my characters will take will be almost entirely in Bohemia (Austrian Empire), which is modern day Czech Republic.  Why did it take me so long to figure that one out?

Jul 1

I’m on page 4 of my new fic idea.  We’ve reached the point where I have to go through an old fic to find the name of something because continuity is important to me. 

At least this time I know exactly what fic it is and where to find it.  The last time I had to do this I fell down a big old rabbit hole.  I found it in the end though.

Jul 1

I got a super awesome fic idea in the last throes of a pretty shitty day.  But I’m gonna have to do some research before I can complete it.  I’m still gonna start writing, I need a boost today like you wouldnt believe.

Looking for an old fic because you know it has the answer to the question in your new fic.

German friends….

Does Gone in the Night translate to “In der nacht verschwunden”.  What I love about the German language is that Google Translate is rarely right.  Its almost as bad as the Latin there.