Author has written 1 story for Twilight.
I am mom of 2 elementary school aged kids. I am an executive assistant. I have a husband, a house with a picket fence, one dog, 2 cats. I drive a minivan. Yeah, I'm DULL.
Last year I read the Twilight series to see if they were appropriate for my 10 year old daughter to read. I was beyond hooked. It was like Stephanie Meyer wrote about my life at 17 !!!! OK OK the human portion at least. I drove an old pick up truck to school. I was beyond shy, loved to read, had a job at the local grocery store (the only place there was to work), and always thought I was average looking. I didnt play sports and was pretty clumsy. I lived in a place very much like Forks, Washington, with parents who were much like Charlie.
As a Junior in HS I finally got a boyfriend - a Senior who had wild bronze colored hair, was very pale like me, whose parents owned a large business, who drove a fancy car. He was top of his class (ended up going to George Washington University). He loved music and would make me mix tapes of songs that reminded him of me. He was a complete gentleman, played sports, class president, and looked up to by his peers. Like Twilight my Edward was rich and he adored me... when his family went on vacation during the summer he would have one rose delivered by a florist to my house EVERY day with a card that had a note on it. When he gave me a pair of beautiful gold and pearl earrings for Christmas, I remember being mortified when I blurted out "are they real?", while his family laughed at me and said "of course". But, also just like Twilight, he was controlling and a bit paranoid about me.
I also had a best friend, who was in my grade. We had known each other through childhood - through church classes and events. We could talk about anything. He was part native-american (yes, really) with gorgeous brown eyes and brown hair. Even more ironically like Twilight, he was "sort of beautiful" - dark skin and very physically fit. He was more the outdoors type and we went snow mobiling and hiking. His parents were care takers of a large local estate and they lived in a small apartment on the estate. They didn't have much, but didnt want for much. AND he drove a brown VW Rabbit. (yes, really)
My Edward didnt like my Jacob. (surprise surprise) I look back now and realize what a fool I was. When I got the job at the grocery store - they did too! Both of them. (Like my Edward needed a job...ha) I had worked my way up to front end supervisor by the time I as a senior in HS and there were night shifts where I would see them stocking shelves from the stoop in the "office" which overlooked the entire store. When my Jacob knew I was looking he would walk right up to Edward (and yes my Jacob was bigger and taller than my Edward) get right in his face and say something (who knew what?), and to break it up, I would have to call one of them up front on the speaker system to the office to get them to stop. My Jacob would be smug if he got my Edward in trouble, and my Edward would get him back by kissing me in the parking lot and "staking his claim" that way.
When my Edward made plans for us to lose our virginity to each other on a weekend that his parents were going to be away, I went to talk to my Jacob. He had had a fight with his parents and was living outside in a tent (which was kind of funny because he and his parents were very close). I told him what my Edward was planning. I told him I really didnt want to do it, but I supposed I should get it over it, and that I owed it to my Edward before he left for college. My Jacob said I shouldn't do it unless I LOVE him. I didn't answer. I whispered that I wished it would be him instead. He didn't answer for a few minutes. Then he said he would do it. (He was VERY attractive and he dated other girls while I dated my Edward. I assumed he had already - we didn't talk about that one thing. But he was also dating someone at the time of this conversation.) So he said he would do it. But not right then. (I mean, damn we were in a tent and all!) A few weeks later, I did it with my Edward. My Jacob said I must really love him then, and our relationship was damaged forever.
So... that is what drove me to fan fiction. I read New Moon and was emotionally and physically distraught that Bella didnt choose Jacob. I sat down and wrote what I thought should have happened. Then it occurred to me - were there other crazy people like me out there who did the same thing?? I searched the internet and that's how I found fanfiction.net and Jacob Black'n'Pack. I am hooked. I am "unconditionally and irrevocably in love" with fan fiction. I spend way too many hours reading, writing, outlining potential stories, dreaming about potential stories. My husband thinks I'm addicted, and my kids think I'm crazy. I don't care. I still get my normal human duties done and I'm not on drugs or alcohol. And I feel alive again. OK, too much???? Yeah, yeah, I know. I'm addicted.
Thank you for reading my backstory. Thank you for reading my stories. I know they are not perfect. PLEASE BE GENTLE. I am a newbie at this. I love all of your comments - even if they are constructive criticism - it gives me the opportunity to relect on the stories and make them better. Loving all of the crazy people out there who love fan fic as much as me!!!!