Story Spotlight: The Surrogate

Yet another…dude, I was trying to find a different word than awesome, but that’s exactly what it is. And awesome story. Like anything MissyDee writes could be un-awesome, but still. I get particularly gushy about this one since it was the first of her stories that I ever read. Again she does the more out there or taboo subjects so surprisingly well, it’s hard to imagine that she doesn’t have intimate firsthand knowledge of some of these things.

The seriousness and silliness of this story balances almost too well…she’s seriously one of the best writers at this particular brand of balance. The situations in this story will break your heart and have you jumping for joy. Within minutes of each other. Seriously, not even joking. Or maybe I’m just a weird duck. Which is entirely possible.

Summary
Sookie agrees to be a surrogate mother for her cousin Pam and her husband Eric. Pam isn’t as excited about motherhood as she initially let on.

Rating & Category
Mature rating
All Human // Eric POV
Family // Hurt // Comfort

Where You Can Find The Surrogate
This is another one that hasn’t quite made it onto MissyDee’s blog, but you can find it on fanfiction.net. Again, the pic in this post is all me, so don’t hate on her (Wow, I NEVER thought I’d say anything like that but whatever…).

The Surrogate

So, go read and laugh and gasp and whatever other comical actions you do while reading. Oh, is that just me that does that?? Damn.

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Story Spotlight: Crash Into Me

The spotlight on MissyDee’s stories continues with Crash Into Me.

The epitome of “Wow!” is all I have to say about this story. This relationship is so taboo and yet so sweet and innocent–it’s amazing how wonderfully she captured the feelings of everyone involved. Anytime there is a significant age difference in a relationship, there will be scrutiny. It’s a fact–usually it’s fairly well deserved, but not for everyone. I was particularly giddy the entire time I was reading this story. Now, my husband is only 2 years older than me–a respectable age difference. Slightly less so if I was the older one, but still. And yet, somehow, I could still identify with the characters. This particular talent is one that MissyDee capitalizes on all the time. She has the unique ability to write sensational and off the wall situations and yet still identify with everyone who’s reading. It’s not a common talent, and one that I immensely appreciate. And here’s a little more about the story and where to find it.

Crash Into Me

Summary
Single dad, Eric falls into an unexpected relationship with an unlikely woman.

Rating & Category
Mature rating
Eric POV // All Human
Romance // Family

Where You Can Find Crash Into Me
You can find this story posted on fanfiction.net and she’s in the process of posting it on her blog, although it does have it’s own page there.

Crash Into Me
Crash Into Me FF.net

Like I said–great story! Go read it and let her know how extremely awesome she is!

Story Spotlight: The Good Stuff

The first up in MissyDee’s story spotlight series is a one shot entitled The Good Stuff.

This is one that anyone who’s married-or even in a relationship-should be able to identify with. And if you’re not and claim that you and your significant other NEVER fight…psh. Liar. Anyhoo-this was a great glimpse inside the head of someone who just got into a huge fight with the person they love.

Marriage tends to be glamorized in today’s society, which is why (I believe) lots of people have troubles. This is just a small instance of what happens when you actually fight for what you want. And in this case, not to give away anything (although I think it’s the journey that’s worth reading about) the journey to this particular resolution is just so touching. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy.

Indeed, after reading this I had to go snuggle with my husband, just from all the nice fluffy happy feelings this short story gave me. Yay!

 

 

Summary
A quick little one shot about Eric realizing what’s good in his life and learning to appreciate it.

Rating & Category
T rating
All Human // Family // Hurt // Comfort

Where You Can Find The Good Stuff
I can’t seem to find this particular one shot on her blog, but it is posted on fanfiction.net. I do believe she’s in the process of posting all her writing onto her blog, so it may be up at a later date. Also, these pictures were my small interpretation of some warm fuzzies, so don’t go attack her if you don’t think they fit in!

The Good Stuff

Go check it out! And give someone a nice squeeze afterwards!

Author Spotlight: MissyDee

Hello my lovely readers! Good day to you! Continuing our author’s spotlight series is an author who is a hilariously funny contradiction, as you will see in her interview. (Especially the bottom!) I LOVE her work! She chooses topics that may not be the most kosher or the easiest to write about, yet somehow you feel so in touch with the characters. Even if you can’t imagine some of the situations or story line actually happening…you can identify with them. Let’s hear (okay, let’s READ) what she has to say.

So, tell me a little about yourself.
I’ll be 32 next week, a Leo, I like long walks on the beach… nah, I don’t actually like sand/dirt on my feet. I’m an odd duck, I don’t like shoes and socks, but I don’t like dirt on my feet. I’m usually pretty quiet until you get to know me and then I don’t know how to shut up. I make terrible jokes and I say “that’s what she said” more than any normal girl should. I spoil myself, a lot.

What do you do when you’re not writing?
Usually working, these days I can also be found at the gym or asleep. I also try to get a little reading in too.

Do you pull experiences from your real life into your writing?
I do, quite a bit. My characters usually have bits of myself in them. Some real life situations find their way into the mix too. None of my stories are flat out based on true life stories – well one is loosely based on something that happened to me.

How do you come up with your titles?
Usually song titles. Makesmyheadspin and I have coined the term “namestorming”. We put our heads together and go through every song we can think of that applies to the story.  Suddenly a light bulb goes off and the story is named – except for MailBoy, I thought I was being funny talking to StoriesforEvy and that happened. 

Ultimate girl question: chocolate or vanilla?
Depends  – If we’re talking ice cream vanilla anything else chocolate

Besides SVM, do you have another series of books that you love or that you’d ever write fanfics for?
I think I could only WRITE for SVM. I am however a Black Dagger Brotherhood lovah… Gah, those boys are just too much! 

What is the best compliment you’ve received on your writing?
“I search my inbox hourly for updates on your story. I could have 10 other updates, but always look for yours first.”  That is just one that I can remember right now, it really stuck with me because it truly blows my mind that people like what I write.  For someone to say they’ll read MY stuff above all others, knowing there are people that write so much better out there is just mind boggling and awesome.

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Get a beta – my beta when I first started was the best thing to ever happen to me. Write what you know. Have someone you trust to bounce ideas off of. Stay excited about what you’re writing. 

What sort of Starbuck’s concoction would your characters order?
Hmm, since they all have tastes like my own I’ll go with a peppermint mocha during the winter (I know they’re around all year, but winter they taste better) for Eric. For my Sookie’s a skinny hazelnut latte. Always hot, even in the summer. 

Tell us something random about yourself.
Hmm… I have StoriesforEvy’s lips tattooed on the inside of my left wrist. Along with 11 others.

What kind of environment do you write in?
I do 99% of my writing on my phone using Google docs. So I usually lay on the couch or in bed before I go to sleep. If I’m feeling spunky I’ll actually sit in my office and listen to music.

Tell the truth. Do you ever write naked?
Never fully naked. I’ve been known to write in bed with minimal clothes on, but never naked.

Where can you be found online?
http://www.facebook.com/home.php
http://missydeeff.wordpress.com/
http://missydee-ff.livejournal.com/
http://www.fanfiction.net/~missydee

Anything else you’d like to tell?
I think the funniest thing is that in real life in the world I do NOT cuss. I wouldn’t be caught dead using half the words I use in my stories. Also for as dialogue heavy as my stories are I really don’t talk that much – sometimes I can get chatty, but usually I’m pretty quiet. My office has pictures of A.Skars on the walls… and… that’s all I can think of.

Ah, a woman after my own heart! (Never understood that phrase entirely, but I do believe it fits well.) I just love the tattoo! Anyhoo, this wonderful lady is an awesome inspiration for me and I can’t wait to get her alerts!

She was so kind to give you the links for where to find her, but I’ll tell you that I prefer reading her blog over fanfiction.net. That site is a turd in my cornflakes! But however and wherever you find her, please enjoy!

I have to send out a HUGE thank you to MissyDee for participating in this author’s spotlight! All my love!