Monday, January 31, 2011

Chapter 27 Follow Up

First, lemme say I'm sorry about the weird formatting at the beginning of the chapter with the song lyrics. One of the hazards of FFn is that it likes to do whatever the fuck it wants. I can't get it to change. Lo siento.

I hope the beginning of this chapter was a bit of a surprise. Considering how I left Chapter 26, I wanted the beginning of this one to be different. I wanted her "reunion" with Jackson to be a bit more than just not having seen him in a few weeks. This was about her plans falling through, fighting with Jackson over her lying, and wallowing.

The little exchange between Jackson and Iris's dad? That was basically a "I know you're sleeping with my daughter, but I'm not gonna say anything about it right now so I'm going to reference a jail cell and hope you get what I'm really saying" sort of thing.

So, the money thing is always going to be an issue. I'll just say that now. Iris is never going to feel comfortable having people give her things. It's not in her nature to just accept them and be happy. She has to make a fuss about it because it makes her uncomfortable. What she doesn't realize is that it can sometimes hurt people's feelings. That and the lying is the source of Jackris' fight at the beginning of the chapter. It's also the reason why her parents intervened toward the end. They saw how she was when things didn't go right and then when she was with Jackson.

Jackson's nephew's name is not Jonah. I originally planned on using his real name but then thought better of it. Jonah is Suzy's brainchild, btw. It was either that or Harrison. I kinda liked Harrison more, but I let Suzy choose. LOL

The Albuquerque show actually went just as I described it. There were hardly any people there, I got to dance with Marty, and the boys got into an actual discussion with someone in the audience about red and green chile. It was awesome.

The baby talk is necessary and is the set up for something later on in the story. It's nothing big, but I just wanted you to think back to this chapter when it comes time.

For those of you who are interested in the Jackson POV I've been talking about, February 1st is when you can start donating to @FansAgainstDV to get the compilation. $10 gets you my entry (25 scenes from the first 25 chapters of C, CD in Jackson's POV) along with hundreds of other outtakes, o/s, and drabbles from people who are far more talented than I am. I haven't decided whether I'll post Jackson POV on FFn at any point. If I do, though, it will be a long ways away from now. Even so, this is an amazing cause, and I hope that you'll donate any amount you can regardless of the compilation. A lot of victims of these horrible situations will be grateful.

I've also signed up to participate in two other charity compilations. One is @Fandoms4Floods which helps the wonderful people of Australia who are dealing with the devastating floods. Because I think it'd be hilarious and quite perfect, I'm doing a Ben G POV for Chapter 28. Once Chapter 28 goes up, you'll understand why Ben G was the perfect choice. The other I signed up for is the @fandomgivesback Autism Awareness compilation. I haven't decided what I'm going to do yet for that one, whether it'll be C, CD or something different, but I'll tweet that shit out once I know.

Chapter 28 is halfway done. It's an important chapter so I'm going to be a little more careful with writing it. I'll probably go back and do ten additional edits to the five I already do. I hope to have it up within two weeks.

Thanks again for sticking with me. The few of you that haven't flounced? I owe you a year's worth of Chipotle.


Con Amor Siempre,
Iris

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Chapter 27 Teaser!

Wait. What happened to Chapter 26's teaser? Well, you already read it. Since I decided to split 25 into two parts, I decided to make part two Chapter 26. *shrug*

So, here's the teaser for Chapter 27:

“I told you I didn’t want any Christmas presents,” I huffed.

“I didn’t spend a dime on this. I swear,” he shot back. “Now open it.”

“Wait,” Jerad said.

He put down his present, and then I watched as he and Graupner put their hands over their ears.

“OK. It’s safe now,” Graupner said.

“Just a wee bit dramatic there?” I smiled.

I looked down at my present and sighed, a little upset that Jackson would get me something when I told him I didn’t want anything from him. It helped a little when he said that he hadn’t spent any money on it. And then I wondered what he could’ve gotten me that didn’t cost anything.

“Quit thinking about it, and just open it,” he laughed. “I’m pretty sure you’ll love it.”

I slowly tore open the wrapping paper, revealing a CD case. When I turned it over and realized what it really was, I screamed my head off. And then I started jumping up and down. And then I jumped on Jackson.

Extra Goodies post will be up manana. Chapter should be up on Sunday. :)


Con Amor Siempre,
Iris

Friday, January 21, 2011

FansAgainstDV Jackson POV Entry Teasers!

I still have a couple of more chapters to write and then a serious beta job to do before I submit it, but here are a couple of teasers.

This one, I tweeted a couple of nights ago and is from Chapter 12:

My dick had grown little arms and fists, trying to punch its way through my zipper.

This one I wrote about five minutes ago, and it's from Chapter 22 (The "They Finally Did It" Chappy):

Oh, shit… Oh, fuck… My dick… It can’t breathe…

Don’t fucking move. She could be in pain.

Oh, Jesus, my dick’s in heaven. Fuck, she feels good.

Remember, you can only get the entire thing, 25 scenes from 25 chapters which approximately is looking at about 20K words right now, if you donate to @FansAgainstDV. Go HERE to find out how you can do that and get this Jackson POV submission along with hundreds of others from authors who are far more talent than I am.


Con Amor Siempre,
Iris

Monday, January 10, 2011

Chapter 25, Part Two Follow Up

Mad late blog post, I know. I got to watching New Moon and then I just got distracted by the non-abs of the wolfpack and Mr You Know Who having the best line in the movie.

First off, because of some serious ego issues over at Twilighted, I'll no longer be updating there. I'm gonna pull a Forrest Gump and say that's all I'm gonna say about that.

I know I haven't replied to reviews in forever, but I'm gonna try and get to it this weekend. I haz shame.

Other than how the chapter ended, there's not really much for me to say about it. I wanted it to end on a happy note for a couple of reasons. One has to do with the opening plot line for the next chapter. The second being that Jackris has already had to do the separation thing. And, yeah, Iris is totally mildew on the inside about having to take off, but she knows that they've done this before and will have to do it again. Plus, she understands the demands of his career and blah blah blah. You get my drift.

I have the next three chapters completely written... in my head. After that, I have a general idea of how C, CD will end. The next chapter, though, will take a bit to get posted because of the FADV entry.

For those that don't know, I'm donating a Jackson POV entry for FADV. I'll take one scene from every chapter and write it in his words. Some scenes may overlap with what you've already read while others will be completely new scenes. I will say that there will be an outtake of the post-cello playing sex scene included. *wink wink nudge nudge* Again, if you donate $10, you get this entire submission along with at least 100 other entries by some amazing authors. It's a great cause and I hope you can help out. You can follow FADV on Twitter HERE and get even more info on the blog HERE.

The Hidden Star Awards are currently accepting nominations. They are one of the few awards that allow RPFs to duke it out for an award. If you feel C, CD is worthy, please head HERE and nominate it.

In case you didn't know, my ass runs a Jackson/100 Monkeys fansite on Facebook. I just recently moved it to a new URL where I have even more photos and videos than before. I'm talking like 24,000 pics and almost 600 videos. Yeah. I'm that serious about it. :P I'm currently running a contest in which you can win Monkeys merchandise. Head HERE to check out the site and head over to the "Notes" section to see how you can enter and win.

I'll update more on Twitter about when I'll have the next chapter up, as always. :)

Personal, mushy note: Thank you all for sticking with me this long. I started C, CD over a year ago, and I originally figured to have it done a long time ago, but real life's a bitch and gets in the way. For those of you that have been with me since the beginning, thank you for not flouncing. Thank you to all for continually reading and reviewing. It means a lot to me. <3


Con Amor Siempre,
Iris

Friday, January 7, 2011

Chapter 25, Part Two Teaser!

I hope it didn't take me as long as I think it took me to get this chapter out. I still have to work some on it, but I'll have it completely done by Sunday's post.

As voted, here's your #BenMuthaFuckinJohnson teaser for this chappy:

Everyone but Jerad and Kristina went out to Swingers. The atmosphere was completely relaxed, and Uncle Larry kept picking on us for having hangovers. Benny was really quiet, not unusual for him, and I casually mentioned it as I bit into a fry.

“I think you intimidate people.”

“You think so?”

“You’re very quiet and calm. Plus, the Beard Of Doom might have something to do with it.”

“Beard Of Doom?” he asked, raising his eyebrows.

“Oh, yeah. I like to think Chuck Norris lives in your stache, ready to dole out punishment to those that upset you.”

“Oh, wow.”

“But you can work that to your advantage.”

“How?”

“Staring contests. I’m sure you’ve never lost one,” I laughed.

Just to prove my point, I challenged him to one. Brit and Graupner did their best to make one of us fuck up, and, even though I could’ve stared at Benny for hours, the man is beautiful after all, I lost thanks to Jackson shoving fries down the back of my shirt.

“We should probably go before we’re thrown out,” I heard Papa Rathbone tell Randee.

The Extra Goodies post will be up tomorrow.


Con Amor Siempre,
Iris