Thanksgiving… Let’s just say it’s not my favorite holiday, and leave it at that. Seriously, since when should I be happy about having to cook a meal large enough to feed my army of children? And Black Friday shopping? Really? Because I want to buy them more stuff? I suppose I could always stop by Victoria’s Secret when I’m at the mall…or that little adult shop next door that I have a frequent buyer’s card for. A girl can never have too many corsets and hooker heels, you know.
Well, anyway, aside from my lack of thanks for the holiday, I was graced with one thing I can be thankful for this year. So, you know how some people have that little Freebie List? The one that names the five people their spouse would willingly let them have sex with, if they got the chance? Well, I don’t need one of those, I mean it would only have one name on it, and I’m pretty sure he’s shacked up in a London apartment with his little girlfriend, at the moment. I’m not bitter… I mean, if he likes that kind of thing...tennis shoes, short skirts, sparkling green eyes, clear as can be peach and cream complexions, dimples over her perfectly round tushie… Yeah, I can’t really say I blame him. *hee-hee*
Anyway, back to what I was saying. So, I don’t have a Freebie List. Instead, I have an Author’s I WANT list. I’m a very lucky girl, I’ve gotten all of the ones at the top. Well, all except for one. And she’s one of my FAVORITES! She’s one that I always run to read updates for. One that I squee each time I see tweets from her on my Twitter. One that I about passed out over when she actually replied to a few chapter reviews I had left for her. And I can honestly say, I don’t think I’m the only one that feels this way about her.
I know most people name A Rough Start as their favorite ItzMegan73 story, but not me. While I LOVE it, and The Cannabean Betrothal, my heart belongs to another. The Tutor. Oh my goodness, it’s everything I love about a good story, plus it has my favorite kind of Edward! He’s in high school, he’s rough, he’s messed up, he curses more than he should, he’s got a temper, he’s a bit of a man whore, and he needs help. Ugh…I love that. *giggle* The way ItzMegan73 writes him, the vulnerability that she gives him, is astounding and mesmerizing. I fell completely in love with him as I read the story, and with his image in mind, I moved on to her other stories, falling in love with those Edward’s, too. Trust me when I say…they are well worth the read. You won’t be sorry…
So with that said, and her newest story already in the works and serving as incentive for me to get my own writing done, I’m excited to pass along my interview with the lady herself. And, just to prove what an amazing person she is, she answered all of my questions, and those of readers, this week…even though this week is her wedding anniversary, Thanksgiving, AND her birthday!! Talk about wonderful… I’m even more in awe of her after this. If I ever had a girl crush, other than the obvious KStew one (and that might just be more jealousy over her man), then ItzMegan73 would most definitely be at the top of my list. She’s incredible, and absolutely something to be thankful for.
ItzMegan73: Reading - I just didn’t feel done with the characters after Breaking Dawn; I wanted more. I knew of fan fic for other fandoms and checked to see if it existed for Twilight. Lo’ and behold, it did!
Writing - I was always searching for this certain type of story that I wanted to read and I couldn’t find it, so I wrote it (The Tutor). When people didn’t throw rotten tomatoes at me a la the internet, I kept going.
MW: What’s the first story you read?
IM: Now I can’t remember, but I know it was on Twilighted.
MW: What’s your favorite fan fic story and why?
IM: The Mirrors. There are no words. It’s amazing. Totally Alternate Universe though.
MW: How did you come up with the idea for your story/stories?
IM: They just literally pop into my head.
MW: Who is your favorite character to write?
IM: It depends on the story. Bella is easiest because she’s a woman, and so am I, but I love writing a deviant Edward, too...
MW: How does it make you feel when people gush over you and your stories?
IM: Unworthy and grateful.
MW: Which Twilight saga book is your favorite? And what’s your opinion on Breaking Dawn?
IM: Twilight, the book is my favorite. My opinion on Breaking Dawn? Would have been better if there was no Jacob.
MW: If you could give one piece of advice to a new author, what would it be?
IM: Use your favorite story as inspiration, not as material.
MW: What is your favorite part about fan fic and the Twilight fandom?
IM: When at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. There are a ton of stories out there and if you don’t like one, you can try another!
MW: What is your favorite ALMOST curse word?
MW: If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
IM: Well done, my good and faithful servant.
Randomness with Mrs. White
MW: If you were in a beauty pageant, what would your talent be?
IM: Yeah, that’s not gonna happen.
MW: What’s your favorite drink?
IM: Vanilla Chai Tea w/soy.
MW: If you could make smexy times with any character from one of your stories, who would it be and why?
IM: ARS Edward. He knows what he’s doing.
MW: What color are your bedroom walls?
IM: Light mocha.
MW: Which Disney Princess most closely resembles you and why?
IM: Oh dear...
MW: Do you ever use any people from real life in your stories? If so, who and how did you choose them?
IM: Not yet, but I may in the near future.
MW: What is your favorite kind of car?
IM: Luxury sedans.
MW: Do you listen to music while you write? Does music inspire your stories in any way?
IM: No. I can’t write and listen to music at the same time. Don’t know why.
MW: Who is your favorite actor/actress?
IM: I have many. Patrick Fugit, Jena Malone, Sally Field, Edward Norton.
MW: If you could be any other person in the world, who would you be and why?
IM: Princess Alexandra of Hanover. She’s young, heir to a fortune, and nobody really knows who she is.
MW: Who is your celebrity crush?
IM: Make me state the obvious, why don’t you?
MW: What’s your favorite item on a relish/vegetable tray?
MW: Have you ever played football?
MW: How did you choose your pen name/username?
IM: I knew it wouldn’t forget my own name.
MW: What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
IM: Pumpkin; Gold Medal Ribbon.
And Some Reader Questions...
Jedigirl Sc: I LOVE Itz Megan Will there be any outtakes from the Tutor? :)
IM: Other than the three outtakes that are already posted? I don’t think so. Maybe.
tj123001: When is her next story coming out :) :) Need more!
IM: Well, ID is going strong. I’m almost ready to post the first chapter of Deck the Halls.
Lynn Harada Galloway: I know that she wrote a future take in her Rough Start epilogue, but, will she turn it in to a sequel....♥ that story!
IM: I hadn’t even thought about that!
Rose Masen Cullen: She writes the most realistic stuff ever. She's my idol :-)
I want to know what inspired her to write A Rough Start?
IM: That story was vivid in my head. I don’t know any other way to explain it. I had a five year old at the time who was crazy about his dad (my husband) and I just couldn’t imagine what it would have been like for him not to know his dad. Only I did imagine it, and the story was born!
Rose Masen Cullen: Where every other author writes Edwards that are so fantastical and unbelievable (even in AH stories - think Domward, Doucheward, Celebrityward, CEOward and whatnot), she wrote an Edward who was so grounded, so believable, so working class and REAL, yet extraordinary.
Why did she make that choice and what challenges did she face? :-)
IM: Bella was really the only challenging character in that story - how to make her come off without seeming like a Pollyanna.
Lynn Harada Galloway: I agree with Rose....A Rough Start's sexy BlueCollarward is one of the most believable in Twi-FF world. I also want to know about her inspiration for The Cannabean Betrothal!
IM: TCB is a twist on the restrictions Edward and Bella faced in Twilight (vamp/human restrictions). Religion and wealth are a few of the things in life that restrict us in almost the same way.
Luxure: I'd simply love to know where she draws inspiration from, considering she creates such wonderful stories with the Twilight characters. :)
IM: I’m always conjuring up “what-if” scenarios in my mind and I flush them out into stories.
Thanks so much, ItzMegan73!!
Oh, one more thing...