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Currently, the "Adaptations" series—my attempt to bring medical realism to Chase's spinal cord injury (hereafter SCI)—has been taking priority.  I've been fortunate enough to have [ profile] resourceress7 and [ profile] enigma731 join me as co-researchers (giving me the benefit of superlative organizational/editorial skills and a neurorehab background, respectively), because SCI and rehabilitation is an expansive, complex topic.  Their help has been invaluable, and it's thanks to them that I'll be able to get the next story in this series posted before January break.  (Grad school permitting, I hope to post again in September, but I know better than to make any promises.)

"Acute Management" has been revised slightly to reflect continuing research.  Next up will be a reworked version of House's apology, now brought to you from the ICU to reflect the fact that Chase won't even be able to handle serious physical therapy for at least a month.  After that, "Step Follows Step" and "While You Were Out" (which I willingly admit I wrote without knowing nearly enough about the medical details involved; their current incarnations should be considered beta versions) will be edited to align with all previous events, and I'll be able to move forward properly.

This is going to be a long road for both Chase and House.  I look forward to recording where it leads.

Date: 2012-08-23 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Glad to hear you are continuing this, although I may wait until your next post to re-read what you've done, since your anticipated posting date is months away!

Date: 2012-08-23 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Actually, I'm hoping to post the next story in September, grad school permitting. Having others to help with the research speeds things up considerably.

Date: 2012-08-23 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So happy to hear you're expanding this! Posts like this are the best answer to those who assume fanfiction is worse than usual fiction. Thank you (and all your team) for the effort you take, and I'm looking forward to reading whenever you're ready.

Date: 2012-08-28 06:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you so much for commenting! (I'd have replied sooner, but I've been having some Issues viewing my comments lately, thanks to a JavaScript error on LJ.)

I'm a perfectionistic, detail-oriented creature, so both overall quality and medically accurate portrayal are Very Important to me. I want to be able to write what my characters know--if that means a crash course in neuroanatomy, spinal cord injury and all the complexities of rehab, then so be it. (Also, the research is just incredibly fun.) And I can't understate how important my co-researchers have been to that process: teamwork, for the first time in my personal experience, has quite a lot to recommend it.

Initial draft of the next chapter, titled "No Such Thing as Absolution," has been sent to my beta reader, so you can expect that sometime in September.


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