You know you’ve made it when…

…you find your website linked in an article as an example of die-hard fandom.  The article “Scientists Accidentally Turned a Man Into a Johnny Cash Fan With a Brain Implant” starts as follows:

“Whether it’s a tendency to write Moby Dick-length works of fan fiction starring the Backstreet Boys or simply loving a piece of music so deeply that you listen to it on repeat, everyone can relate to being a die-hard fan.”

And look what website the words “fan fiction” link to… THIS ONE!!!

I’m so flattered by the mention and amused by the description.  And it’s totally true!  I actually looked up the word count for Moby Dick out of curiosity (205,052 words, apparently), and I have several stories that are the same length or longer!  Namely Code Blue (214,046 words), 00Carter (248,682 words), Curtain Call (264,205 words), Broken (300,658 words), Song for the Undead (347,941 words), and, of course, By My Side (817,774 words).

Good ol’ BMS is actually longer than any novel on that list, including War and Peace (587,287 words).  So next time someone asks you if you’ve read Moby Dick or War and Peace, you can say, “No, but I’ve read an even longer novel.”  You don’t have to tell them it was a Backstreet Boys fanfic; that’ll be our little secret. ;)

One of those super-long stories, Song for the Undead, is even longer now that Chapter 108 is up!  It’s a short and sweet chapter written by Rose.  We hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for reading, especially those of you who have made it through that many words of mine!  That’s dedication!

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