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"If I get it all down on paper, it's no longer inside of me, threatening the life it belongs to. And I feel like I'm naked in front of the crowd, cuz these words are my diary, screaming out loud, and I know that you'll use them however you want to." -2am Just Breathe
"I only do this because I'm having fun. The day I stop having fun, I'll just walk away." Heath ledger
Those two perfectly represent my writing. It's not just a job to me, it's fun and it's who I am. If it were to stop being that or exciting and fulfilling, I'd stop. But I don't see that ever happening.
My name is Jaimey, but Jae Bee is my pen name, and will be for my entire writing career. Jae has always been my nickname, and Bee is what I call my brother, who is by far my biggest fan. I'm twenty two years old and have a bachelors in English for Creative Writing. I'm hoping this is the time my life begins.
I've been writing twilight fan fiction since December 31st, 2009. Deciding to start posting it is probably one of the best decisions I ever made. It started with my being bored over Christmas break of my sophomore year in college. I like the twilight books (the movies not so much. those people need to smile more) but I thought there were a lot of stories left untold within the saga, so if I was going to write any sort of FanFic, it was going to be through Twilight. I had never posted any of my writing before then. I was surprised not only at how quickly I got readers, but also how easily the writing came to me. I finally found what I'm good at, and what I'm supposed to do.
That doesn't mean I want to write fan fiction all my life. Since then I have started writing for my University's newspaper, and magazine. I also am a freelance writer online-though I'm making next to nothing. But it's fan fiction that helped me fuel my writing capabilities, and give me the confidence to be sure I'll be an author one day.
It hasn't all been easy though. No one ever told me how attached a writer get's to their characters. I was in tears any time I killed a character, or ended a story. It was like the end of a part of my life. I now can look back fondly on each story, but I still get a little twinge knowing I'll never tell the story of those characters again. Characters, who are so vivid in my mind.
Another difficulty has been having people not support what I do. I'm sad to say I have friends who think that way. They hear twilight and automatically say "gay" and don't take what I do seriously. At first it was very painful whenever friends made fun of fan fiction, and never bothered to read what I had created. Then as time went on, I got more defensive with it, and didn't bother to hide what I wrote. I now say to them, at least I am doing something to further myself, and get myself in the right direction, to what I want to do. It's better than doing nothing at school but watching tv, partying, and playing video games. I bust my ass to be the writer I want to be.
So I encourage anyone who has the same problem with haters that I have, to just look them straight in the eye and ask them what they wanna do with their lives, and what they've done to accomplish that. Then turn on your heal and bid them adieu.
The very best part of fan fiction, has been the fan part. I never expected such feedback and support, like I get from my readers. It's been more than flattering, and motivating. It's them who give me the confidence to know I'm legit, and will be published one day.
I am currently no longer writing for fanfiction. I finished my last project, a rewrite of the saga, exactly 3 years after the day I first posted on this site. I thought it was a good way to end things. Now I'm in the process of my first novel, but I will still respond to messages/reviews.
In the mean time I do have a short story published on amazon. It's cheap and I'd appreciate the support if my readers got either the print or kindle edition. Either way, it would mean a lot. Just type in Changes by Jae Bee, and you'll see the different versions there. Thank you!
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The trailers for I'm His Lobster, I'm Running Away So You Can Make Me Whole, and We Are Breaking Dawn
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http:// www .youtube .com /watch?v=SGwR8XMR LIE&feature=youtu.be
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