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Joined Mar '11

I'm Miranda, 31, married to my high school sweetheart, Joel, and mom to two wonderful boys, Fletcher (7) and Cormac (5). I live in Northern Michigan and wish, wish, wish I had friends to geek out with over Castle. Probably doesn’t help that I truly don’t know that many people… I work full-time (primarily writing and research), plus freelance on the side, so I’m constantly plagued by working mom’s guilt.

I discovered Castle FanFiction in March 2011. I am forever amazed at the storytelling and quality writing that this fandom produces. So much so, that I’m embarrassed by the start of Freeze, Thaw, Reheat. I had no idea you all would care so much about grammar and little errors when I first started, but I love you all even more for it and apologize for mine! Someday, I will go back and fix them.

I love reading what you all write as much as I like writing. For those of you wondering, I do plan to finish Freeze, Thaw, Reheat. I took Summer 2012 off because older son made a comment about me preferring Castle over spending time with them. And, as much as it pains me to admit it, he was right. I wasn’t doing things with them—things that I enjoy doing like going for hikes, to the beach or just generally hanging out—all in favor of reading and writing and watching and Castle tumblr-stalking. So, I quit cold turkey.

I’m back now, trying to be more discriminating and less wrapped up. I try to save Castle FanFic for when they’re in bed or otherwise occupied, but life is busy. I started a new story Labor Day Weekend just to get back into writing and because the idea wouldn’t leave me alone. I refuse to post that until it’s done (can't have you all thinking I'm incapable of finishing what I start), but when it is, I'll post it and finish FTR.

You can find me on Twitter @ShotsyGirl. I changed my fanfic penname from MerryMerryMe to ShotsyGirl because ShotsyGirl was available on Twitter and I’m just more familiar with it…it’s been my go-to since high school and I already had an online presence with it.

Fun Facts About Me
I drink milk when I'm sick. It soothes my stomach. I learned the hard way it has the exact opposite effect on my kids.
This isn't fun, not for me or anyone, but I'm terrified of snakes. Really, it's ridiculous, my fear. I literally threw my son when he was a baby. Thank God someone caught him. I trampled my other kid once because I thought someone said snake. I'm afraid to go to Disney World because a co-worked showed me a picture of a snake in a bush. Cement everywhere around this one bench by a bush and there's a snake? No, thank you! There's more, but you see what I mean? It's irrational and ridiculous, but genuine.
I love names. Behind the Names is the best site for names.
I play softball and volleyball whenever I get the chance.
I hate hearing people eat. Hate when people eat peanut butter around me if I'm not eating it, too. If I smell it on someone's breath when I'm not eating it, I feel sick instantly.

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