April 11, 2010

Sue's interview with KatieTV about 'My Indentured Love'

This is a NEW LINK to this fic, due to someone hacking her original account. I would like to ask readers to keep an eye out for this one being copied, just in case! Thanks.

By now, my regular readers know I have a thing for period fics.

An obsession, really. I am always looking for another period fic to add to my list. I found this because of our feature Undiscovered Gems.

Yes, I do read some of them. Do not be shocked! It has been known to happen!

SO I read this fic and I like it.

The story is all about Bella, who, after a tragedy in her life, gets sent away to be an indentured servant (yes prisoners were sent away for this). She was bought to work in the kitchen on the Cullen Plantation.

So WHY do I love this fic?
Bella is tough. She is no wimp. She does what she has to, in order to survive.

She is period appropriate... at least, according to my remembrance of high school history. I like that.

Edward is... not irritating. He is Emo. But at least he has a good reason to be so (in my mind). THUS far, in the fic, it is all Bella POV. From what I read in the A/N, we get an Edward POV next. I love those little glimpses into his mind!

ANOTHER neat thing:

There is attraction, but not the instant cotton candy love at first sight thing, WHICH for this currently cynical reader makes me happy (sometimes I am in the mood for the fluffy pink stuff and other times I am not).

SO let's see what she has to say about her story:

Summary: Set in the 18th century early Colonial America. Isabella Swan is convicted of thievery and shipped to America as a indentured servant. She is then bought by a handsome plantation owner. Forbidden love, and dark romance. Rated M.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 48,700 - Reviews: 323 - Updated: 3-4-10 - Published: 12-17-09 - Bella & Edward

Sound good to you? NOW you see why I wanted to read it. Here is more about the author and her fic!! ENJOY!
You know what to do.
Read the interview.
Read the fic.
Leave the love!

1. Where did you get the idea for this story? What was your inspiration?
Oh gosh, its funny, because this is the hardest question for me to answer, because I have absolutely NO idea. lol. I have thought about this for a while because I knew you were gonna ask me this.... and I guess my answer can really only be that I was just born in the wrong time period, LOL. I always use to say that when I was younger, me and my friend use to pretend we were Scarlet and Melanie fighting over Ashley. Im also from the "Dritay South" and lets just say our history classes like to go into great detail during this time period. lol. But I honestly am in love with history, and how people struggled during this time, and the lives of the slaves, and Indentured servants,the plantation life, and also the Indians, which I haven't brought out as much but I'm hoping to bring them into my story more.... and lets just say they aren't like the Indians in twilight.... we def. wont know them on first name bases but more like the fear of the monster sleeping under your bed, or the ghosts living in your walls.

2. Why should readers read your story?
I think if someone were looking for a different setting they should read my story. Its definitely a period piece. It is a forbidden love story, and I try and bring out the intensity between Edward and Bella as much as possible. I also added in my own characteristics within the original characters as well as adding my very own characters, Annie and Caleb, who are slaves on the plantation, who I'm absolutely in love with. I'd also like to think that my story is different from any of the other fic's. You wont get the same "re-run" feeling while reading it.

3. Is there anything you would want readers to know specifically?
yes, lol.... Bella will not get pregnant... and Jacob wont make an appearance again.

(Q courtesy of Mels) Give us a Random Fact about yourself
random fact.... hmmm.... I hate to cuddle.... lol. I mean, every now and then its fine, its not like I hate the skin contact... I just hate how hot you get when you cuddle.

4. Do you do anything special while writing a chapter like listen to special music, need total silence, eat a bag of M&Ms, drink heavily, whatever…?
I need total silence. I cannot multi-task at all... I have a 2 year old, so I usually write when he's napping, or at night after everyone is asleep. I give myself goals, like "If you finish this you can have a beer" lol. I love my beer. :)

5. What do you do after you click the submit button for a chapter?
I usually re-read my chapter again, I tend to find something to fix... and then I give myself something to do, usually watch a movie, or DL a bunch of music, something that will keep me occupied and not checking my email. And then when a few hours pass I check... and I always get excited when I see how many people reviewed. I like to let the review count build... lol.

6. Do you have a soundtrack to your stories?
Not really. A lot of my chapters are named after song titles. But the song doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the chapter at all... lol. Darkness Between Fireflies, Black Wind Blowing is Mason Jennings... and Naked As We Came is Iron & Wine. Its really hard to find songs for my story considering the time period. But, before I start writing I do listen to a lot of Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Muddy Waters, Old Crow Medicine Show... and the list goes on and on... Im kind of a music junkie...

7. What actor/actress do you picture as YOUR Edward and Bella?
Its really funny, cause I don't really picture anyone when I write it... its kind of a faceless character like in your dreams how you kind of just know who the people are, but you cant see their faces (or wait, is that just me?) But then as I'm reading... I see them finally. I picture them both as Robert and Kristen, however not the Twilight version. For my Edward its of course its Rob from GQ or Details photo shoot. For my Bella its Kristen in those movie still photos from "The Cake Eaters" when she has the really long hair, and just Kristen facial expressions whenever, she has a fierce "Bitch-face" that I picture my Bella having a lot of the time.

8. Is the story all planned out or do you do it as a fly by the seat of your pants thing?
My story is completely planned out. I don't have it written down, which I prob should do. But I know exactly which chapters come after the other all the way to the end. I don't think I could write not knowing where I was going with a story.

9. Do you have a posting schedule ? If so what is it?
I don't mean to have one, but I have noticed my updates coming between every 7-10 days.

10. Do you believe in HEA?
I believe your Happily Ever After comes from what you make of the situation. I do believe we all find peace at some point in life, and even if horrible things happen after that we are still able to remember those times and find that peace again. I think its how most of us survive after losing someone very close. Our happily ever afters lie within our hearts.

11. Give me a list of your current projects.
lol, I try and take on one project at a time. Having a 2 year old keeps me pretty busy.

Do you have any more fic plans in the future?
I have an idea of one I'd like to write.... possibly another period fic.... taking place in the mid 60's early 70's... Like I said, Im a music junkie, and just the music from that time inspires me to want to write.

12. What brought you to fanfic? To Twilight?
lol, my little sister introduced me to Twilight, before the movies and Twilight craziness. FanFic... I was just playing around on the computer one day and I found a Blog "According To My Sources" Its a Kristen Stewart blog that's soooo funny that me and my friend spent a drunk night reading the whole blog. We then fell upon the "FanFiction Galore" section and I started reading Wide Awake (I think that's almost everyone first fic).... and then I needed more, and I started reading more. Now Im reading so much FanFic its taken over my life. But its definitely saved me TONS of money... I use to drop so much money into B&N and Amazon...

13. What is your background in writing?
My background in writing *snort* Hold on, let me go get it... its my journals in my closet.

If you could have 15 minutes with any Edward FF or SMs which one would you choose and what would you do?
(If you do not LIKE any of the Edwards feel to substitute an actor here. Rob, Kellan, PFac or Jackson)
Oh gosh... I'm gonna make a list.
Rob- Id seriously just rape his face for 15 minutes. LOL... and we could go get coffee listen to music, he could play me the guitar while I finger his hair...
Kellan- Id wanna rape him also, and really I think it would be fun to have him teach me how to snowboard.
Jackson- AKA "The Bone" I'd also rape him... and then he could play me the harmonica.
I'm such a whore!

15. What is your FF pet peeve?
I cant stand re-runs.... were I feel like I'm reading the same Fic just a different title.
I love brooding Edwards, but I'm tired of the same background stories.
I also love smut... but if that's all you write in every chapter it gets soooo old after a while. I feel like I'm interrupting a personal moment with the author's fap session fantasies. (Google fap)
I also don't like when a story drags, and has a bunch a fillers just to bulk up the chapter count.
(I'm kinda picky about my literature, I'm sorry, lol)

16. What is your Fandom pet peeve?
My personal fandom with my fic? Or the Twilight fandom? I'll just answer both...
My personal... I cant really say, I don't know if I really have a fandom. lol. But I don't like when people tell me how I should write my own story. Not constructive criticism... I love that... I'm talking full on telling me that I did it wrong, and I should have done this instead, and that to fix it I need to make Edward do this, and Bella do that. I think there's a fine line between having an opinion, to invading my personal space as a writer.
Twilight fandom... I hate the "title" twilight fans get. I loved the books, and the movies. I'm not a crazy fan screaming at the top of my lungs, chasing down celebrities... but when I mention that I like Twilight to people, they automatically put me in that category.

17. Which character do you identify with the most? Any character who would you like to see yourself with? Either as buddies or more?
I guess I'm a little like all of the girls mixed. I'm like Bella because quiet and I hate attention being brought to myself... I blush like its going out of style... I'm like Alice because sometimes I get so excited about things I annoy myself, when I was little Id get too excited about things like Christmas, and going to Disney that I'd actually throw up cause I was so anxious lol.... and I'm like Rosalie because, lets face it people... I'm a bitch, and I honestly don't give a shit.
I'd probably end up being best buddies with Emmett... I'd crush on Jasper.... but I cant help but love my Edwards.

18. Which RL author inspires you?
I don't recall ever really being inspired by one specific author. I have too many I love. That's like asking what my favorite song is, its just not possible, LOL.

Did any FF authors inspire you?
FanFic itself inspired me to write. To me Fan fiction is like discovering a band that no one knows about yet. There's sooo much talent out there just waiting to be heard.

19. If you could ask any Twilight Cast member a Question who would you ask and what would your Question be?
I love me some KStew. I'd ask her the question all of us girls wanna know.... "How big is Robs peen?"

20. Anything else you would like to add?
Yes! I'm in major need of some banners for my fic. If anyone wants to make me some I'd truly love you FOREVER :)!


1 comment:

kagen-mo said...

Anyone know to where KatieTV and My Indentured Love disappeared?

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