Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Chapter 18 Follow Up

Happy Tuesday, Jacksonite hoors!

First, I'm a little sad that this is the first Tuesday that I won't tweet "Happy what the HELL is going on on LOST?!" It makes me for a sad monkey. If I had my way, that show would've never ended.

Second, for those of you who read C, CD on Twilighted, I'm sorry about the fake-out. I have no idea why it was posted Sunday night when it was supposed to go up on Monday morning. I knew that with the LOST finale I wouldn't have been ready with all the edits and shit to post it Sunday night. I really have no idea what happened there. Lo siento!

I take it you guys liked the lemon wedges in 18? It was definitely NOT time to bring out a full lemon. Time-wise, Jackris has only known each for 2 months, and, at the end of 18, had only had the official label thing going for 2 weeks. I'm not saying that there won't be full lemons, it's just not time for it to happen. Like fic-Iris said, "Cock is serious business." As much as she may want to get her freak on, she knows that getting down and dirty is a serious situation and she won't enter it lightly.

Now, the lemon wedges were there for more than the obvious reason. New relationships are fun and scary and involve the inability to keep your hands off of one another. I wanted them to have that normalcy. It's not about the fact that Jackson's famous and that Iris is a regular person. It's that they're two people in a relationship. Simple as that. They're trying to figure out how to go about things with all the mushy feelings and the want to bump uglies.

I hope I didn't offend anybody with the pot situation. It's not my intention to defame any of the actors. In my mind, they're regular people who do regular things. Pot is a regular thing (whether you believe in its legality or not). Most of us have seen the pic of Kristen smoking up on the porch steps. I have more than a few reasons to believe that Jackson does it, too. As I said, I don't know whether Rob and Nikki do it, but it doesn't phase me either way. Smoking pot doesn't make you a bad person, but I still hope the situation didn't offend anybody. My apologies to them if I'm wrong with my assumption.

I've already started on Chapter 19. I have maybe 3K written but I don't know how long it'll be. To be honest, I don't know if I'll continue writing these long ass chapters. I never intend for them to end up as long as they are.

Much love to my Skype Besties for being a bunch of hoors. <3s you.


Con Amor Siempre,
Iris

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Chapter 18 Extra Goodies

Mariah Carey's "Obsessed"
The Hangover
Mike Tyson's "In The Air Tonight"
Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight"
Christina Aguilera's "Candyman"
Suzy's "My eyes!" reaction (0:28-0:31)
Eva Cassidy's "Time After Time"
Vegetarian chili con carne


Forrest Gump playlist
The Doors' "Break On Through (To The Other Side)"
The Mamas And The Papas' "California Dreamin"
Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son"
Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way"
Simon And Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson"
Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama"
The Byrds' "Turn Turn Turn (To Everything There Is A Season)"

Non-Headbanging Nickel Creek playlist
Anthony
Doubting Thomas
Reasons Why
Seven Wonders
Speak
Tomorrow Is A Long Time
When You Come Back Down

Edward/Bella Fic Recommendations
Glitch
How To Save A Life
Midnight Son Of A Biotch
Son Of A Preacher Man

Real Person Fic Recommendations
Gently Go I
To Know Love

Just for shits and giggles, here's the pic of my 5 year old self mentioned in the chappy.

ANOTHER Chapter 18 Teaser!

See? I keep my promises. I said there would be two teasers, and here's the second one:

“So, you’re not angry with me or at the world or anything?”

“Why would I be mad at you?” he asked, turning his head to face me.

“I don’t know. That’s why I’m asking.”

He leaned up and kissed me.

“If I was mad at you, I wouldn’t have asked you over to calm me down.”

“Maybe you were inviting me over to kick my ass,” I laughed.

“Head, woman. Make my day better,” he chuckled, placing my hands in his hair.

“Ay ay, Captain Cutie,” I giggled.

I continued the massage for a bit and wondered if this was the time and place to have the sex talk with him. He wasn’t in the best of moods but he was apparently feeling better. Plus, it was something that needed to be talked about now that I had a key to his room. That act alone just screamed, “We’re gonna get busy sooner rather than later.” I just didn’t know if that’s what he really meant or necessarily expected.

“I hate to break up this moment of peace and reflection, but I was hoping to talk to you about something.”

“Shoot,” he mumbled.

“Sex.”

The word just kinda hung in the air for a bit before Jackson suddenly turned his entire body and looked up at me. The fucker was smirking.

I have received word from the SuperBeta that the chapter will be posted on Monday morning. As usual, I'll tweet the updates.

I'm in the middle of editing. I'm an editing MoFo right now and it's driving me nuts cuz this chappy's at/around 14K. Yep, I broke my own record. Is it just me or am I completely long-winded? :P


Con Amor Siempre,
Iris

Monday, May 17, 2010

Chapter 18 Teaser!

As promised, here is the first of the two teasers for Chapter 18. Now, when reading the following, remember that the chapter's title is "Touch My Body." *giggle*

“I’ll share my grapes with you but only cuz you’re gorgeous and I’m convinced this song was written about you and cuz I like you a lot,” I giggled.

I released the death grip I had on the bag and handed it to Jackson. He took out a couple and popped them in his mouth. He handed the bag back to me and I ate a couple, continuing to hum and dance to the music playing over the speakers.

“I love uvas,” I sighed.

“What are they called?”

Uvas.”

“Wait. Say it slowly.”

U-vas,” I said.

I noticed that his eyes were no longer on the bag of grapes but on my face, though he wasn’t looking me in the eyes. It took him licking his lips for me to realize he was staring at my mouth. I tried not to smile but couldn’t help it and ended up clearing my throat to get his attention. He placed his hands on either side of me, trapping me where I was sitting on the island, and leaned forward, finally moving his eyes back up to mine.

Uvas,” I smirked.

And then Hottie McGreenEyes attacked my mouth.

I'm still writing, and, so far, I still have two major scenes to get down. I have no idea what day the chapter will go up, but I'll tweet that out the moment I have a clue. Thank you all for not killing me! <3


Con Amor Siempre,
Iris

Chapter 18 Update

Ok, so I don't know if you guys are going to tar and feather me for this. I'm actually kinda nervous and scared to say what I'm about to say. Jeez, I never realized how much you hoors rule me.

Alright, well... As much as I want Chapter 18 to go up this week, it doesn't look like it's gonnna happen. More than likely, it'll go up early next week. For the past few days, I've been rushing and typing and actually not getting any sleep in an effort to get it posted. Thing is that I absolutely HATE writing under pressure. And, to be honest, I have so much shit to write for this chapter, I probably wouldn't get it completed in time for a Wednesday post, which is what I was originally going for.

Since some of you are hardcore about this story, I'll give you some goodies while you wait. In case you missed it, the title of this chapter is "Touch My Body." Take what you want from that. LOL! Also, instead of just giving you the usual one teaser per chapter thing I always do, I'll give you guys TWO teasers. I also have a little something else I'm working on for this chapter as part of the Extra Goodies post. It's nothing big but it'll go well with a particular scene and it'll make all you Jacksonites have knicker explosions. As far as word count goes, I'm not even halways done and I'm currently 6K words. I don't know if I'll break my 13K word count record, but, with the way things are going, I just might. Hope that helps a bit with the wait. :P

So, with that said, please don't kill me. I know that there are some authors out there that loathe getting PMs, emails, and tweets asking for an update, but I adore them. It lets me know that you guys really do like mah little story. You have no idea how much that makes me giggle. Thank you, as always, for being fuckawesome readers and friends. <3


Con Amor Siempre,
Iris

P.S. I may or may not have added the following pics in an effort to keep you guys from gutting me. o.O



Sunday, May 2, 2010

Chapter 17 Follow Up

You know what I love? Getting emails and reviews from peeps telling me that they read my story at work or with their family nearby cuz the gasps and "Oh, my God" comments make people look at them funny. Just sayin...

Yay! Jackris is officially a couple. Neato, huh? And it only took 17 chapters to get there. LOL! It's about damn time, if you ask me.

So, I know the hotel scene was muy dramatic. It had been part of the outline since Day 1 so I knew it was going to happen. But I think that, because, I wrote it in the aftermath of FBW, it came out a lot angrier than I originally intended. I hope that the final result was OK with you guys.

If I'm not mistaken, I believe it was SweetSunnyRose who reviewed quite a few chapters back and was wondering if Jackson had given Iris any indication as to what he thought of her physically. I purposely left that out until this chapter. You, as the reader, didn't see it which meant that Iris didn't hear it. I wanted that declaration to Iris to be a punch in the gut. When you spend your life with the knowledge that not even your family members think you're attractive, it's difficult for you to comprehend that someone, anyone thinks you are. It's near impossible to accept when it's someone you have strong feelings for, especially when that someone is as gorgeous as Jackson.

So, now begins the craziness that is a relationship. We're going to learn a lot more about Iris' past regarding boyfriends and Jackson's way with the ladies and how both are going to be obstacles for them. We've also got time apart. Mind you, the time apart isn't going to be long, but long enough for it to have an impact. We've got Comic Con 2009, "Girlfriend" shoot, TCAs amongst other things. They won't all be in the next chapter, but they'll still make their way in there.

So, now that the girlfriend status has been established, does this mean there will be lemons? The answer is "Yes." I don't feel like I'm giving anything away by telling you that, because I kinda set it up already with the ass-grabbing, the whore-moaning, and the virgin declaration. Does it happen immediately? Come on... This is me. LOL! It took 17 chapters to get them to use labels, for crying out loud. Jumping into bed isn't an instantaneous thing for someone like Iris.

So, the final voting round for the Faithful Shipper awards went up last night. C, CD did not make the cut. I'm not surprised, though. The usual suspects made the cut (something I have a strong opinion about but won't mention here). Do your civic duty, as J would say, and click HERE to vote.

I don't know when exactly I'll have 18 up for you. I got hit with some RL crap last night and work is starting to get on my last good nerve. I'll probably start writing in a few days. I kinda just wanna take some time and read other fics.

Before I go, lemme just give some shout-outs. @kitty_cullen: You were the first person to rec me and I adore you for it. Thank you for saying what you did and letting me know that I'm doing an OK job. @tellme_thetruth: L, I don't even know what to say. To be rec'd by you, an author I admire and adore, is like nothing else. I'm so grateful for what you said about C, CD. Plus, I can't wait to read your two new stories. I'm sure, just as VC was, it will be nothing short of amazing. TheFakeDean: You, sir, are my favorite pussy. Hands down! Thank you for using your celebrity status and pimping out this fic cuz your Daddy's in it. Just meow to the boys that if they can get their butts back to Albuquerque, they'll be fed and you shall have a whole mess of tuna to eat. Bring Gus, too! Mira: I adore you. Thank you for helping me with the research aspect of this story. And thank you for making me write that night I was drunk. I can't wait to use it! <3 Kirsten: Oh, woman, what the hell am I gonna do with you? First, back off mah man! And stop saying "Crotch shot." It makes me think dirrty things. And believe it or not, FBW: It's people like you that make me thankful that I'm nothing like you. You're such a desperate, pathetic human being. Yeah, you may be thinner and prettier than I am (cuz who isn't, really?), but at least I have my dignity. You have ER. I have Mira and Kirsten. I got the better end of the deal. A present from me to you: THIS


Con Amor Siempre,
Iris