Hello patient friends!
I thank you for being kind and waiting for this next chapter. Sometimes I wish I produced faster, because I always feels so terrible for making everyone wait. A whole month between chapters is a super long time. I’ll try to make it a shorter time frame next time - hopefully…. I would like to say life or school somewhat took over the last few weeks, but in actuality this chapter was extremely difficult to write. Everytime I wrote a particular scene, the next day I scribbled and crossed out everything I wrote and started again. For some reason I couldn’t describe what I wanted to execute. Each time it didn’t turn exactly as I planned. And then finally yesterday it all clicked together easily. And the chapter began to write itself. I hope you enjoy the next chapter as I have a feeling the end of Trouver d’Or is coming soon. Probably a few more chapters and then I think this story might be finished. I hope you have a great week. If you are fortunate enough to be celebrating Valentine’s Day I hope it is a special day. And if you’re like me and rocking it out solo again, I hope you enjoy some fanfiction, chick flicks, or yummy baked goods - whatever’s your pleasure :)
So I just realized today - during class when I should have been actually paying attention - that I forgot to list one other song that I listen to while I write Trouver d’Or. “L’assenza”(Italian for the absence) is performed by Alessandro Rinella, an Italian tenor, and Chloe Agnew of Celtic Woman. It is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. And I can’t seem to find an mp3 to purchase anywhere, it is extremely sad. I think that was one of the original reasons I vetoed it from the list I posted.
Nonetheless, even though I don’t understand Italian too well, I really feel like “L’assenza” quite literally expresses the plot of the next few episodes of Once Upon a Time and a little bit of Trouver d’Or right now. In the show, Rumple is departing with Emma to find Bae. And although he is going to be reunited with his son, I can only guess how lonely life must be without his Belle. In Trouver d’Or he’s completely MIA right now. In this case it’s noted that Belle misses Rumple mainly, however he also misses her too! Extremely, trust me. But there is a reason why he’s been hiding. Like I hope there is a reason why Belle lost her memory and broke the chipped cup - both episodes saddest days of my life.
Anyways, I hope you enjoy “L’assenza.” The link provided is an official video provided by Art Music Records via myspace, but if you prefer youtube, you can also find the awesome track here. I truly hope you’re having a great week, and have a chance to enjoy your weekend!
Hi! You mentioned in your last post that you have a rumbelle playlist for when you write Trouver d'Or, and I was wondering if maybe you could post the names of the songs in it? ^^ I really liked the song you posted too! ;)
Hi back! :D I’m glad you liked the song - I know very few people that enjoy traditional folks songs too. Song list? For you anything ;) I put most of them on 8tracks, so you can check out the playlist here. I’m a huge fan of Celtic Woman, but unfortunately there is a limit per artist on 8 tracks, so I was unable to upload all of them. The songs are ordered in somewhat of a linear fashion, following the story of Trouver d’Or. Each one is special and symbolises a part of the story. Here’s a full list of all of the songs (without the 8 tracks limitations):
- My Heart’s in the Highlands - Pur
- The Maid of Culmore - Cara Dillon
- The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun - Celtic Woman
- Scarborough Fair - Celtic Woman
- Kiss from a Rose - Triniti
- Pavane - Myleene Klass
- Black is the Colour - Celtic Woman
- The Lost Rose Fantasia - Celtic Woman
- Dúlaman - Celtic Woman
- Murder, He Says - Tori Amos
- Holding Out for a Hero - Frou Frou
- Chan Eil Ach Curam Air Gach Laimh / Green Grow the Rashes O - Pur
- Auld Lang Syne - Celtic Woman
- Perfect Day - Miriam Stockley
- Hallelujah - Katherine Jenkins
- Harry’s Game - Celtic Thunder
- Wishing on a Star - Miriam Stockley
- The Mummers’ Dance - Loreena McKennitt
- The Highland Widows Lament - Pur
- Dile - Three Graces
- The Parting Glass - Celtic Woman
- May it Be - Hayley Westenra
- Maid of Culmore - Celtic Thunder
- Beyond the Sea - Celtic Woman
- The Water is Wide - Triniti
- Black Roses Red - Alana Grace
- Black is the Colour - Cara Dillon
- Shenandoah - Hayley Westenra
- Sailing - Celtic Woman
- Mo Ghile Mear - Celtic Woman
- Come What May - Il Divo
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas - Celtic Woman
- Green the Whole Year ‘Round (Live Version) - Celtic Woman
- Auld Lang Syne / Air Sgath Nan Lomadh Linn - Pur
- My Lagan Love - Celtic Woman
- Goodnight My Angel - Celtic Woman
I hope you find at least one new favourite amongst this list!
I started writing the next chapter of Trouver d’Or last night. This might sound weird, but I use an old-school method for writing. Instead of typing on my Mac, I use my favourite Pentel RSVP pen and a stack of lined paper. Usually while I write I listen to a specific playlist on my iPod. The playlist basically consists of songs that remind me of Trouver d’Or. My Heart’s in the Highlands sung by Pur is one of the biggest inspirations behind this fanfiction. I always imagine Gold’s mother singing this old folk song to him as a child. It will be making a special appearance in the next chapter!
Happy New Year! I apologize for not uploading a chapter in over a month. I honestly worked on this chapter almost every other day. Chapter 10 was the hardest chapter to write so far. Although the story is mainly told from Belle’s point of view, this chapter goes more in depth into her thought process in dealing with another change. I thought it was important to understand Belle’s emotions at this point. I hope I was able to convey that somewhat well! Anyways, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! I wish you all the best and hope you have a great 2013!
I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted a new chapter, so I have worked extremely hard on Chapter 9. A lot happens between Belle and Gold. There were some moments where I couldn’t believe some choices, but sometimes things have to happen in order for happy endings to come true.
All of my finals are next week, so hopefully I will have an increase in free time for writing about Belle and Gold.
I hope you’re all doing well! Happy Friday, and have a great weekend!
Do you plan on writing more fics when you're finished with Trouver d'Or?
I would love to, I’m not too sure if I’m a good writer though. I have different senseless ideas running through my head, which I can’t even decipher sometimes. So we’ll have to see. If people would like to see more, I will definitely try my best to produce! :)
How long do you expect Trouver d'Or to be?
Trouver d’Or will definitely be long. I know for sure at least several more chapters. I do know how it ends, there’s just a few in between details I’m trying to figure out right now, which are the deciding factor on length. After France, I plan for there to be a trip to Scotland. So that will take a little more time as well. :)
Will we be receiving more Trouver d'Or any time soon?
Yes! :D I am so sorry it’s taken me so long to post. I have been writing a million and one papers right now. UGH Last one is due on Thursday. I’ve been receiving several amazingly kind messages that people want to see more Trouver d’Or (BIG THANK YOU!). So last night at 2AM I felt terrible for writing about nine pages on Conservatism for school. I felt like I was totally neglecting Gold and Belle. Those of you who are in college/university as well or even suffering from high school - it’s going to be over soon! After the all nighters and torturous papers we can sleep! And then do it again… -.-
I’ll try not to let too much time go by between Chapter 8 and Chapter 9, but we’ll see how finals go. So many sincerest apologies for being silent for so long, here is Chapter 8 - thank you everyone for being so patient! And I don’t think I did the greatest job at describing what Belle wore to the wedding so I posted pictures on the Inspiration page so that you can get some sort of idea of why Gold was so awestruck!
I present Chapter 7 of Trouver d’Or! Still some mature matter going on in the beginning, but not just another smut chapter I promise. I hope you enjoy it!