Author has written 5 stories for Twilight.
I’m from the UK and a mother to 3 grownup children, grandmother to 5 grandchildren.
It’s taken me a long time to realise that I am now old enough to be a grandmother despite the fact that I feel like I’m still under 30 though I am closer to 60 than I’d like.
I thought I was certifiably insane to be obsessed with a character in a book but TWCS and FanFiction have proved me wrong – there are many out there my age and beyond with the same fixation.
It all began years ago, 2009 to be precise, when my daughter raved about this hot vampire love story called Twilight and so the obsession was born. I avidly read the following 3 books one after in a short space of time and even searched the library when I had finished for something else that would feed the addiction.
Like many of you out there, I longed for more of Edward, how he felt, the fade-to-black wedding night and what happens next.
Google to the rescue! I found Stephenie Meyer’s website, the Midnight Sun beginning – which by the way I would love her to finish one day – and then on to FanFiction and TWCS and all the others.
I am Edward and Bella all the way and am half in love with Edward since my ex-boyfriend is a dead ringer for Robert Pattinson though I will read Edward and Jasper and even the three together.
I am canon all the way and reading non-canon feels like a betrayal.
At first I was a little embarrassed by my OCD but since I am in good company, I am happy to confess to my family and close friends who though think I am mad, happily accept it. My mother, 20 years older than me has even become interested though my sister is more resistant and insists on those ‘other’ paranormal romance stories like the Black Dagger lot!
I now spend much of my time searching for new stories and reading one of my collection of stories, which I thought was large until I came across others with more than my 5,000.
I have always wanted to write even if it was never published and I now have a place to put myself out there.
My first story was a contest entry on FanFiction, which though it didn’t win gave me my first taste of reviews – from some fantastic writers out there that I read over and over again. I will publish that when the contest is finished and hope to get at least one person to read and review.
In the meantime, I am busy writing another one shot which I hope to expand into a multi-chapter-fic and have dozens of other ideas in my head, some of which have found themselves onto paper, though I don’t want to publish until I have a fair number of chapters complete and know absolutely that I will be able to finish.
I’d love to find a beta ready to take my scratchings on but until then I will have to trust to my grammar school education (not sure Americans out there would know what that is – a bit like your AP classes!? - but all you Brits over a certain age should) and good old Google.
Thanks for looking!!