July 15, 2010
Volition is NOT only a period Romance it is a period Romance set in Northern Ireland during the 1970s
Here she can explain it better than I can
It's Belfast, N.Ireland and the year is 1972. Bella's worried about her brother and his best friend, Edward, and their dangerous involvement in the Irish Republican Army. Is it really wise to fall in love with a rebel? Rated M.
Bella is a young girl who's brother is Emmett his best friend is Edward she has been infatuated with him since she discovered boys. of course Edward only sees her as his buddy's kid sister and has that whole sisterly love overprotection thing going on
What happens when Edward notices her once she is old enough for him to? what secret do Emmett and Edward have that they are protecting their family from ? How does the politics of being Catholic in Northern Ireland affect their lives?
NOW you may think this is just a romance fic , and well it has plenty of elements of Romance and idealism and love in it this fic is more of an adventure of the young people living in a politically turbulent era.
Tanja was the person that told me to read this fic one day when she and I were discussing different fics we wanted to see interviewed and featured here on the blog I wanted to snag Ro for her other fic With or Without you and T said YOU KNOW she also writes a period Romance story
and of course I was all over it I went and read the fic that evening and contacted Rochelle the next day telling her I wanted her for 2 of her fics
We set up a time and had a lovely chat in skype where we giggled and exchanged dirty pictures and talked about cute boys and fic
HERE is the edited version of what we typed to each other ENJOY read the fic and leave the love!
Volition I did for the age of Edward contest (my fav) takes place in N Ireland you have a lot of conflict and a lot of action and Edward with an irish accent is really hot
and my mom is from Ireland from County Cork
Do you have a particular process when it comes to your writing, perhaps a certain mood, environment or music? Do you have any ‘triggers’ to get you in the writing mood?
i need silence when i write
words distract me, even though i love them'
so i can't have other people's when i am trying to do my own
also beer helps lol
esp. for lemons
wriitng late at night
obsolete by mutemath
Give us an elevator pitch. Say you’re in an elevator with a prospective reader for 2 minutes – what would you tell them about the story
a love story set aganist the backdrop of the troubles in NIreland but there is a lot more to it than that and this is a really hard Question
Do you picture particular actors for your characters, or are they someone else entirely? If so, who?
Rob as Edward for Bella sometimes I see Kristen but a lot of the time she is faceless mainly because it is first person so the Bella does not really "see" herself
my Bella's hair is a lot longer it is to her butt
was the story all planned out or did you do it as a fly by the seat of your pants thing?
I knew what I wanted to happen in terms of major events like a checklist and I filled in the blanks but it was not outlined
Do you have a Beta and would you like to give him/her a shoutout here?
I love her to bits she is freaking awesome
Have you got any other projects going on? Any planned for the future?
Once I finish up with or without you I will be starting a High school fic
It will be AH
I find AU and Cannon very intimidating
What was it that brought you to Twilight fanfic? What is it that has kept you here (besides your own writing) (Picture courtesy of Mimzay)
after finishing the saga for like 3rd time I could not let go of the dream I googled Fanfiction and found FFnet and Twilighted and started poking around
honestly the fandom itself and the community itself that keeps me around
and the stories
I read for hours
Do you have a background in writing?
i don't have an actual background in writing, but i have been doing it since i wa s akid. stopped for awhile during the teen years
got back into it thanks to ff
a lot of writing in HS
How about your creative self-confidence? By nature writers tend to be a notoriously insecure lot so how are you finding the online writing experience?
i love writing. as cheesy as it sounds i don't feel complete, or like i'm fulfilling a purpose, if i am not writing
the first time i posted a chapter (volition's oneshot) i was TERRIFIED i cldnt believe anyone would like it
but now i'm more confident
even though each chapter posted makes me bite my nails
i'm not going to pretend i don't care about reviews/recs b/c i so do
i'm sensnitve like that sometimes all i'll say is: "ugh. so good."
Do you tell your friends and family that you’re an online author with a devoted following, or is this something that you tend to keep for yourself?
i'm pretty open about it. :) i have no shame, lol.
mainly my close friends. like my mother has read volition
uh, yeah. knowing she's read all my lemons is a leeetle awkward
she would call me crying
: she was so proud
half drunk on wine
(her mom reading this fic had me crackin up !)
Is there a particular character in your story that you identify with the most?
she's a lot like me
except im not as shy
or wasnt at that age
Sue and she dreams of being with Rob *snicker*
Rochelle i'm a cross between e and be in the sex dept*snort*
Which RL author(s) inspires you?
stephen king, maggie stiefvater,and actually -teeheehee - maurice sendak
also ee cummings, gwendolyn brooks, pablo neruda
Did any FF authors inspire you? What was it that had you reading FF and thinking “I could do this”?
Rochelle Walker: my faves would include vixen1836 she inspires me with both her wriitng and her attitude
that's my girl <3
: black and white
angel does ah sooo well
i mean au, not ah
fave fics: with teeth, blesing and the curse, from innocence to experience, HL5
i'll never get over it
soooo amazing. written by vanilladoubleshot
What advice would you give to an aspiring fanfic writer?
set aside time for wriitng
read a lot, esp. "real" books
keep it real. cliches and pretentiousnes are obvious and yucky
Give us a Random Fact about yourself?
i'm a chocoholic.
im from the us virgin islands; st croix
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, PFach or Jackson or my personal favorite Colin.*SIGH*(taking a moment to contemplate Colin) any actor at all really
blessing and the curse
i know he's crazy
he's brooding and sexy
i'd like to roll around a meadow... or bed... with TB&TC Edward.
What is your FanFic Pet peeve?
: um... when people over do it with lemons. again, the cliches strike again and tho i know some of them mightn't realize they're overdoing it.... they are
also that's why we have betas
use them love them
grammatical/spelling errors. i know to err is human, but come on
let's aim of excellence here
going on an don about hot hot e or b is
What is your Fandom Pet peeve?
negativity. bitchiness. when people tear down instead of building up.
we don't have to be pollyannas, or unrealistic, but we can choose to see the good and work on the bad
instead of bitch and moan
anyone can criticize
esp. w/ the anonymity of the internet
i have had to leave communities b/c they literally put a bad feeling in me every time i'd go there
life's too short
What do you want to be when you grow up?
i wanted to be movie star
now i want to be a writer
: go figure
Anything else you would like to add?
not really. I'm so glad i had the opportunity to do this