Friday, December 31, 2010

Cloud 11

Mood: Definatley a happy Fan girl
OMFG! So Hexbound was at my local Boarders! Do you know how happy I was????? Probably not. I was on cloud 11. Yes 11! Anyways I'm going to watch She's the Man! Just here to wish you guys a happy new year! See you next year!

XOXO

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Small Thank You

I don't know who will read this. Maybe you'll be someone I know. Maybe you'll be someone I've never met. Maybe you'll be that person I passed by at the grocery store yesterday. I don't know. I just wanted you to know you are beautiful. Don't let anyone tell you different. Especially yourself. Don't let anyone make you question your value. You're important. You don't know how much it means to me to find out someone spent the time to read my posts. And for that I thank you. You are wonderful.

XOXO

No True Train of Thought

Mood: goodish
Im currently watching Pride and Prejudice (yes you may swoon at the thought of Mr. Darcy.) I absolutely LOVE this movie. This is like my 500th time watching it. Okay maybe not 500th, but still. So I have Prom and Prejudice sitting on my chair just BEGGING to be read. I'm waiting to read it. I have a HUGE pile of books to read still. Mainly from the library, so those must be read first. Actually I have to pick up five more books today, and sadly return Pride and Prejudice. (You may boo.) This post has no true train of thought. It's just me talking randomly. Hope everyone is excited for the new year. :)

XOXO

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Resolutions and Playlists

Mood: Pumped
I decided today I'm going to FINISH a novel. That's my 2011 New Year's resolution. I know I always talk about how I have all these new ideas (which sometimes over take my entire brain.) This coming year I decided no matter what I'm going to finish this novel. It could be crap. It could be pure genius (most likely crap.) No matter what I want to finish a story. And I know exactly what story to write. I would say what it is about, but I don't wanna ruin it. Hopefully by this time next year I will at least start editing. That's the hope. Wish me luck.
BTW if anyone has some good pumping music I can add to my playlist that would be great.
So far I have:
*I Love Rock N Roll by Joan Jett
*It's My Life by Bon Jovi
*Remember the Name by Fort Minor
*Riot by Three Days Grace
*Not Afraid by Eminem
*In The End by Linkin Park
Please don't hate on my music taste. All of these songs get me pumped, so if you have any suggestions please comment.

XOXO

Monday, December 27, 2010

Movie Review (Wild Child)

Mood: hyper
I'm currently listening to my step sister play the Phantom of the Opera. Kinda depressing though. Never mind she decided to wave a lighter in the air while playing. LMFAO! Anyways I'm gonna give my short review for the second movie I rented. The second movie was Wild Child.
I only watched it because of Alex Pettyfer. Mainly to see how well he acts (he's in the upcoming movie Beastly which I'm very excited for.) Sadly to say I did not like Wild Child that much. personally I think the boarding school idea is a tad played out. But that wasn't what bugged me. This story had SOOOOO much potential. I hate saying that since EVERYTHING has potential, but this movie especially. I felt if this was written as a novel it everything could have been MUCH more developed. First of all, all the relationships Poppy had were very sudden. I mean that as one minute she hated them the next she loved them. No CLEAR transition. I mean her tone of voice changed, but it was too sudden. No real actions impacting it. Also I wished there were more scenes with Alex Pettyfer in them. Just because. Thirdly, I felt a lot was missing. I saw the deleted scenes afterwords and a lot was clearer.
I did like it though, but I think I would have liked it better if it was a book. I did like certain things, but I only listed my major problems with the movie.
Also for some strange reason I REALLY want to watch the Covenant again. It was really good. It was a good lesson on STRONG paranormal stories. Mhmmmmm I might just watch it again. :D

XOXO

Movie Guys

Mood: comme ci comme ca
I just watched The Covenant. It was okay. I really liked the plot, but I felt it was a little predictable. BUT I kinda want the sequel. If said sequel exists. I mean have you seen the guys in the movie :D I won't go girlie on you, BUT they are the kinda of guys I'd base my MC's love interest on. Yes they are THAT cute.
Nothing profound for today. I went to the library today. I got two movies (including The Covenant). I'm watching the second movie now. Not so great so far.

XOXO

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Short Review

Mood: happy!
HEY! Do you remember that shiny new idea I was telling you about yesterday??? Well.... IT WOULD NOT SHUT UP TODAY! All day thoughts of this new idea swirled around my head today whispering oh so sweet scenes for this new story. Wow I have an image of the old lady in Snow White with the apple. EAT ME! EAT ME!
The only time the whispers stopped is when I FINALLY picked up a book. Be warned I have not read a book since last Saturday. Normally I finish a book a day (on breaks) and a book a week (during school weeks). So not reading for a week is big. But, it keeps my brain quiet for two hours.
The book I read was Out for Blood by Alyxandra Harvey. I would post a long review, but I have to read Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough. Review cut short... I LOVED IT! I loved Alyxandra Harvey's other books, but this one was so good. Personally though I think one scene was just completely unnesasarey. I'm a big person on "how is this important to the plot/ charater development." I just couldn't see the importance in this one part. Also I felt the attraction was a little obvious. Not that it wasn't good. I loved the attraction (though I would have loved to see more of Quinn.) Also I read on one of the review for this book that the reader could see a possible book for one of the Drake brother's and a certain hunter. I found the two character's fairly early. I also thought the two characters would be good together. Wow. I sound like I'm typing gibberish. Anyways I'm going to reread Out for Blood real quick the Once a Witch.

XOOX

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Kids, Holiday Cheer. and Pride

Mood: pumped
Well mainly from adrenaline. From running. Today was SO much fun. I hung out with my baby cousin most of the day. She is so precious. You should have seen her face when she was opening presents. The food was good (except on my waist band). Weird conversations though. Anyways just here to say I hope everyone is having an amazing Christmas! BTW I came up with a new story idea. It's very adventurous which I've never done. Now I'm going to catch the last half of Pride and Prejudice. I missed the proposal :((((

XOXO

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dreams

Mood: tired
Good Morning wonderful readers! What? It's not morning? Well yes I know it's 12:12, BUT I just woke up so it's morning to me. I want to talk about something really important to writers. Dreams. I'm not talking about "I dream to write a book." I mean those crazy dreams that have NO plot, but you don't want to wake up from. I'm not normally a dreamer. I normally fall asleep then wake up 6-12 hours later. But lately I've been dreaming again. Most of the dreams are actually pretty good. Like I should write this good. Last nights dream was psychotic. I was a vampire. I have NEVER had a paranormal dream. NEVER. So this was SOOOOO weird. I actually really liked the dream. Like I laid in bed for a couple extra minutes to plot out the story. I think I will try to write it. Or at least the first chapter in case I get another OH SHINY idea and have to write it. Do you dream? Do you USE your dreams from ideas?

XOXO

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I'm BACK!

Mood: excited
I'M NOT DEAD! For those of you who might have wondered. I've been really busy. SAY IT AIN'T SO! I know that must come as a shocker since my life is normally pretty boring, but I have been super busy. Like so busy I haven't even started my winter writing :O BUT I was planning one of my stories. The only thing is the meeting is kinda tricky. I kinda wanna do this huge masked ball kind of thing, but it's confusing. So descriptive huh? BUT I also got some new ideas. One of my characters is especially talking to me. Mainly because I can be funny while writing her even though I'm not funny. ANYWAYS, I just finished reading a few of Julie Kagawa's teasers for her upcoming book the Iron Queen. I'm actually really excited to read it. After reading these teaser I got really into the writing spirit, so I decided to start writing. I just wanted to make this quick post before I go.

BTW do you think it's weird to eat ice cream in the winter???? When it' below freezing outside???

XOXO

Thursday, December 16, 2010

TEENY TINY CUPS!!!

Mood: glad I'm done (for the next 2ish weeks)
Yes, I'm talking about finals for those sick minded people (i.e. my "friends"). I finished my final final today. I have no more work for the rest of my break! Since my schedule is free for the next 2ish weeks I'm going to write! Say it ain't so?!?! Yes, I did say I was going to WRITE. I know this must be a strange concept for slackers like me, but yes I plan to actually WRITE something. Actually I plan to type it since my hand it STILL PO'D at me for writing all my notes this week (What can I say? I remember stuff better if I write it down). IDK what story I'll work on. I have three stories I really want to work on. One is the one with the witch named Kendra and her friend Bridgette (I love that name). Another is about a girl named Annabelle Lee. And the last one is about a girl named ____ (I don't have an official nae yet. I'm thinking about Michelle). I love all three ideas. BUT the story about ____ kinda sounds too much like another book. I don't want to seem like a copy-cat or anything. My story is different in ways, but I feel the overall plot is just too similar. maybe I think of another way to spice up the plot with a cup of apple cider. For the record I think I've only had apple cider like once. Well unless you count the time I was at the farmers market, ad the gave you those TEENY TINY cups. They have the best juices BTW. I plan on making this really cool hot cider recipe I found over the break. In case you didn't know I love to cook.
Which brings me to the second thing I wanted to talk about My Top Ten Lists. I know I said before how I was going to do them, but I never did? (Blame my commitment issues). Anyways I'm going to do that again. I don't know the topics yet, but I figure some out so be ready.
Finally I just finished reading Anna and the French Kiss. OMG! I could not put it down. AotFK is a true example of a good book without a major earth shattering plot. You know the plots I'm talking about. The ones where if (insert stupid girl MC) and (insert too good for MC guy) don't (insert earth shattering event like stopping the villain) the world shall crumble at their feet. I really get annoyed how everything is in the hands of some girl. ONE GIRL! I mean sure if you write it right than it can be amazing, but after a could of okay books like that you just want to gorge out your eyes. Sorry if you got a gross mental picture. WOW! I really got off topic. My point is it's an amazing book that I think everyone should give a try. DO NOT LET THE WORDS FRENCH KISS STOP YOU!!!!

XOXO

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Writing has taken over my life

Mood: bien
Foi·ble
flaw; a weakness in a character

I was looking at some old vocabulary and one of my words was Foible. I didn't think about this until last night, but the definition really bugged me. This isn't the exact definition I got, but it's close. My definition said it's a flaw in a character's personality and A WEAKNESS IN OF A CHARACTER! That really REALLY bugged me. Since when is having a character flaw make your character WEAK??? I would rather read/ write about a character that has problems then has this perfect personality. I don't care if it's that they still suck their thumb, as long as it makes them real. Maybe I'm reading too much into the definition, but I got really annoyed after reading this. What about you? Does this annoy you? Do you think a flaw in a character is a weakness??? If anything I think this makes a characters STRONGER!
Also we were watching a movie in one of my classes since we finished that final already (ONE MORE FINAL LEFT!!!), and throughout the movie I kept thinking "wow there are a lot of sub plots, I really hope they develop this better" and "This is confusing if they did this ____ the story would be way more effective" or even "I love this story, but I think I can already predict the ending." Has this ever happened to any of you? BTW yes, I did say the word "subplots" during my thoughts. Is that weird???
Finally I finally came up with a name for a character. Annabelle Lee. Yes, like the title of the Poe poem. If I ever decide to finish this story the name would make a lot more sense.
BTW good luck to all of those who still have finals.

XOXO

Monday, December 13, 2010

Witches??? Pirates???

Mood: happy
So remember yesterday I was upset because people basically said they hate shy Protags. :( Which was a bummer, BUT I decided to look on the bright side. Since that comment I started thinking about my "loud" characters. Two characters came to mind: Bridgette and Kendra. They both are "loud" characters that somehow meet. It must be fate (or the very control fingers of the author YOURS TRULY) So I decided to continue writing their story. I think it's a little different than others, but still interesting. At least I hope. In case you were wondering Kendra is a witch (hence the title) BTW who is excited for the new Pirates of the Caribbean??? I know I am.

XOXO

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Quiet and Shy

Mood: down in the sand
I've basically lost most of my writing self-esteem in a matter of minutes. So I'm reading about how everyone hates reading about a "weak protagonist" one who's "quiet and shy" which is what my favorite characters are. In read no, but in writing? Yeah. I mean they are hard for me to write (mainly becuase I'm not exactly your quiet and shy type). I mean my characters don't stay shy the entire time, but they are for most of the being. They don't REALLY gain a back bone until later. So my self-esteem has been shoot. Since my newest story is about a shy girl. UGH! :(((( Maybe I'll just dapple into my "louder" characters. I mean they are easier to write.... I know I shouldn't let this bug me, but still. I give my all to my characters and stories. I might not write them for long, but I do work hard on making them real. Now I real like no matter how hard I try to make this character real people won't even give it a chance since she's "quiet and shy." Sigh. Yeah depressing.... Sorry for the post overload today. I've had a lot to say....

XOXO

Word Count???

Mood: tired kinda nervous
So to relieve some finals pressure I've been writing. Good idea right? Well at least it was. So I'm typing away on a new story. I've had this idea banging around in my head for awhile. Today I finally decided to write it. So far loving it. I THINK I have a good start creating a romance between these two characters. I'm about to wrap up the first chapter. Problem is.... I'm only 1,250 words in. I'm not done with the chapter yet. I'll probably add at least another 100 words (I'm hoping for 500, but I'm trying to keep realistic). My worry is tat the chapter is too short. Since I normally only go a chapter into a story before giving up word count isn't usually a problem, but I really like this idea. So I'm trying to write as much for it as possible. But I'm worried this chapter is too short. Of course it's only the first chapter so does that mean it's okay to only be 1,250 words??? I'm just trying to set the mood. But IDK. Any words of wisdom???

XOXO
Mood: happyish
Sorry for going into post overload lately y'all, but I've had a lot to say. Anyways so I'm writing ths story which I really do love. 'm getting into the character.

SIX STORIES IN AN HOUR AND A HALF! MADNESS!

Mood: happier (yes I know I'm being mood swingy)
I'm still annoyed about forgetting my idea, but I'm getting over it. Anyways I have like a MILLION ideas screaming to be written. Okay maybe not a MILLION more like six but that's still a lot for one time. All of them want attention. Not easy. So I'm going to write the main idea for each story then spend 15 minutes on each individually. I would spend more time, but finals are tomorrow, and I need to study. So do you think I can write all six of my stories in an hour and a half??? I hope so. BTW I WILL post some music later this week or next. I promise.

XOXO

Forget it

Mood: UGHHHH
You know what I hate???? Losing ideas. So i was looking at a few post by blogs I follow, and I came up with this awesome idea. I decided to wait until I finished reading all the post to start writing. BUT THEN I FORGOT THE IDEA! I'm totally blank. I can't remember anything. UGHHHHH

XOXO

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Planning

Mood: Happy :D
I'm finally writing again. I haven't really been writing lately since I've been so busy, but I decided just to type and type. I'm working on an old story idea that I've finally decided to write. I started off with first 395 words. now I'm kinda sorta planning. Before I start planning I decided to tell y'all how I plan a story. I plan a story four different ways. Some stories I only do one of the four others I do all four.
One of the ways is a character chart. I only make these for my MAIN characters. And a few of my secondary characters. I do NOT do this for ALL of my characters. I found this chart online, and I loved it. Here it is:
  • Name:
  • Date & Place of Birth:
  • Physical Description:
  • Parents' Names & Occupations:
  • Other Family Members:
  • Lover:
  • Friends' Names & Occupations:
  • Hobbies/Recreations:
  • Ambitions:
  • Fears/Anxieties/Hangups:
  • Most Painful Setback/Disappointment:
  • Most Instructive/Meaningful Experience:
  • Health/Physical Condition/Distinguishing Marks/Disabilities:
  • Sexual Orientation/Experience/Values:
  • Tastes in food, drink, art, music, literature, decor, clothing:
  • Attitude toward Life:
  • Attitude toward Death:
  • Philosophy of Life (in a phrase):
  • Extras:
I don't always answer all of them. Only the ones that effect the story.
Another thing I do is make a different type of character chart. But this one is for all of my characters. I can't really post it since I do it on excel, but basically I have four columns. One column says name. One says relation. This i where I put down how they know my MC. The next says personality, so I can remember how they are as a character. The final column says physical description. Where I say hair color eye color, etc. I like this method because say I'm in chapter 30 I don't want to go all the way back to the beginning to remember what I named the grandma. I record every character in order of when they are first mentioned.
My third method is pretty basic. I just type the main idea and a few key points I need to remember.
Fourth is probably the easiest (and the most fun). THis is the step I google images for scene ideas and characters. Remember my "Picture's worth a Thousand Words Challenge"? Well it's basically the same thing. I find a picture and write about it then add it to the story. Easy right?
So how do you plan for your stories? BTW if you decided to try one of those methods tell me how they work for you.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Confusion

Mood: *Sigh*
So earlier I was REALLY depresed. I don't really wanna talk much about it except for the fact that times like that remind me why I want to be a writer. I won't bore you with the details, but I decided to start a new story. Again. I still love my last story, but I can't write it. IDK. It's like I don't know how to write anymore. But this other story? Everything just flows. Which makes NO SENSE! My old story? I have everything planned out. This new story? Barely anything. Just the proluge and some of my characters. I don't even know who my MC will fall for. But in my old story? Everything was planned. I have no idea what ANY of that means. But I decided to give my new idea a chance. Maybe I'll figure it out along the way.

XOXO

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Windows to a Character's Soul

Mood: fine I guess
Doesn't my title sound like some deep, insightful line about writing??? :) Actually I'm not really talking about anything insightful today. Mostly just about something I typically do in my writing.
I have a problem. Like a serious I should be sent to see a professional kind of problem. Well not really. But I think there is defiantly something psychologically wrong with me. OKay maybe not that either. Well to cut to the chase my problem is:

My main character is always:
*a brunette (okay I have a couple of blonds, but mostly brunettes)
*are always short (like a foot shorter than her main love interest)
*are really opinionated (Like the others have shy ones, BUT they always turn out to be opinionated)
*easily hurt (not like if you cuss they'll cry more like if in a fight they aren't like super ninja awesome)

Now I also have the same problem with their main love interest is always:
*tall (like I said above at least a foot taller)
*tan
*dark brown hair
*dark eyes
*mysterious
*truly cares about his love interest
*powerful (most politically depending on the "world" I make for them)
*Beyond humanly possible gorgeous (good thing most of them aren't human)
*witty (okay at least I try to make them witty)

For my main characters I'm more lenient. But the guys? They are always like that. I think the only exception is I think I have a blond jock in one of my stories. ONE.
Anyways the point of this post is today I decided to completely change a character.
You know that amazing story I've been talking about? Well I'm changing the guy. He of course followed the check list above. No suprise right? Anyways, I decided I wanted to change my main character's love interest. Okay so he is still:
*tall
*tan
*dark brown hair
*mysterious
*truly cares about his love interest
*powerful
*Beyond humanly possible gorgeous
*witty

In case you couldn't tell the only thing I changed were the eyes. I decided to change his eyes. Big difference right??? I know it's not that big of a change, but baby steps right??? (BTW in case you haven't already please click on the link on the word "baby steps". This has nothing to do with writing, but it's a good song) Anyways the eyes are what really made me stop and love the character like my MC does.
Okay yes I might have a TINY eyes obsession. I love eyes for some reason. So normally eyes are a major selling point for me. Anyways that's all I have to say. Look below for eye pictures.
BTW I have THREE story ideas currently involving eyes.



<--- This picture I thought so cool! I love it if only I could pull of the look. :(



So this picture I forgot where I found it, BUT I love the pink and purple.--->
This one is so gorgeous.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Another Trilogy

Mood: happy
You know how yesterday I was talking about my new idea? Well I decided to make a trilogy! I've talked about trilogies before. I am horrible at writing more than one book. I have trouble making more than one book. I love the other book ideas for that series (my favorite is the third book). Just thought you should know.

XOXO

Monday, December 6, 2010

New Story and Pictures

Mood: kinda happy
So you know how I like to talk about my commitment issues??? Well I'm starting a totally new story some time this week. This is where I start to talk about how I love it and the characters blah blah blah. You've read it all before. It's all true, but IDK something about this story feels different. At first I was worried it sounded too much like this other book, but the more I thought about the more the characters and storyline spook to me. Now if I was a character in a book this is where I'd start typing out an amazing story which will ultimately lead to great happiness. Blah Blah Blah. Too bad this is the real world. Equaling to me writing the first 2,500 words then giving up. I hate to give up. Espically on a story that really does speak to me. So since my finals are coming up (GAH! HELP ME!) I can't really write 24/7, BUT I'm going to TRY to write most of my winter break. How well will it work? IDK. Will I stick to only ONE story? Probably not. But it's worth a try. With this said I do plan on writing until then. Just not like a monkey on crack. I'll probably write throughout the week. But I do need to study.
Anyways other than me rambling about my new story and finals I decided you might like some pretty awesome pictures (look below). So I have to do my homework do laundry then HOPEFULLY I'll have time to read.

XOXO

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Chrismas Ideas

Mood: ehhh sleepy *yawn*
Christmas is just around the corner. Fun right? So I was reading on of the blogs I stalk I mean follow :), and it had a link to this awesome website for gifts for other writers. I saw this, and honestly I think the stuff is awesome. Perfect gifts to give a fellow writer. My favorites are the writing journal and the "Writer's black: when the voices in your head stop talking." Love them. So if you need so Christmas stuff for a fellow writer check it out. :)

XOXO

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I'm Impatient

Mood: excited
As I've said before I'm obsessed with the show Life Unexpected. It's really sad that it might not get a third season (I think the viewers this year was too low even though I think this season is better than the last season). Anyways so I didn't get to watch last night's episode (For some reason I don't have the CW on my TV so I have to wait until Saturday to watch it). I really wanna see it though, but I have to wait. Luckily All I have to do is sleep tonight. Then tomorrow finish my homework, write, maybe even watch some TV. Then Friday I have a sleepover with friends (wow that sounds so 2nd grade like). So once I wake up Saturday morning it will be up. :D See easy right? Well not really. I don't know if I wait. Not for yesterday's episode. I think I can wait (it'll be hard, but I think I can manage). No, I don't think I can wait until next week's episode. So Lux is in court talking about how her last foster dad abused (physically and sexually). All I know is once she says her foster dad was her first kiss it jumps to a scene where Baze is trying to kick the last dad's @$$. Weird thing about it is that you can see Eric (Lux's boyfriend) holding her dad back. I mean I get WHY he did, but for some reason I was hoping he would throw a punch in. I mean HELLO he is twice YOUR age (and he's 7 years older than Lux), and he KISSED your girlfriend. IDK I was a tad sad about it. I love a good fight. Still I can't wait for that episode. I've already watch the commercial like 1,000 times on cwtv.com :D Sounds interesting right? Still I really hope they have a third season. It's a great show. Sure some episodes are slow, but it's all together a great family show. It's not often you get to see a family like that on TV. Books? Sure. TV? Not really. I like it. In case you STILL have gone against my advice GO WATCH LIFE UNEXPECTED NOW! Thanks. :)

XOXO

I'm Shy?

Mood: Getting there
I was PISSED OFF earlier today. I still kinda am, BUT I'm getting calmer. I just wanted to post today a picture (yes I've been in a funny picture craze lately). Also I decided I have MAJOR commitment issues. I can't stick with a story for more than a day. Sure I have stories I've written from about a year, but they have breaks with MONTHS in between. So I was excited about my new story talking place in Portland (I've never been, but I'd love to go. It's on my List of things to do). But now I'm going 360 and working on a different story. Mainly because I know what I want to happen. I know my characters. I know their hopes, fears, stories, everything. I really like the idea. Problem? One of my characters is very shy. IDK if I've shown it much in my blog, but if you know me then you know I'm not exactly the "sit in the corner and hide" kind of person most of the time. My character isn't either, but she's more like "just trying to get by" kinda of girl. So she's kinda hard to get into. Most of my characters are the loud, outgoing type. When I write them I talk like how I talk in my weird, psychotic, messed-up, loud, jumbled mess of a brain. They talk like I would. They have my humor (or lack of). Most of them are me. Except way more interesting, and they do things I don't think I'd ever have the courage to do. Anyways, hopefully, my story will turn out fine. I'm forcing myself to finish at least two more chapters by tomorrow night. BTW a chapter for me is like 2,500 words.
So here's that picture I promised you:
So I know I sound like dying cat. I do. But when I'm singing? I hear myself singing like all of those stars we see on TV.

XOXO

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pictures plus Writing News

Mood: kinda pissed yet somehow happy
I have a couple of awesome pictures for you plus some news on my latest writing project.
Here are some laughable pictures:

Love them, right? Anyways so my latest writing project is an idea that's been bugging my for some time now. I really want to write it because I LOVE the idea. The problem? I can't think of an ORIGINAL plot. Anyways I decided to write it anyways. I know I haven't been posting a lot lately. I have finals soon. EKKK! Hopefully I'll post more later. Wish me luck on my new story.

XOXO

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday

Mood: probably should be more tired -.-
So yeah I should SO be going to sleep right now. But I decided to post this small picture just as a "Remember this next time you have a crappy Monday." This made me smile.


XOXO

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vampires, Faeries, Fraps, and Day-Time Television

Mood: ehhh kinda upset but getting better
You know what I like about reading/ writing?? I love that i can write about a vampire, and it doesn't have to be a blood sucking monster (unless I want it to be). It can be a vampire that instead of sucking blood it can suck on Carmel fraps from Starbucks. It's my vampire. Why not right? But that doesn't mean YOU can't write about a blood sucking vampire. We can all write about vampires, but that doesn't mean they are all alike. That's what I hate about some readers even though I'm guilty of this too. So sometimes I'll tell one of my friends about this amazing faery book I read that I think they'd like. Their response? I'm sorry. I have so many other books to read first. Translation? I don't want to read a book about Faeries. They are lame.
BUT not all faery books are the same. Who says this faery isn't a homicidal faery with a love for Day-Time Television??? You never know unless you give it a try. This faery could be the best character you've ever read about. See what I mean.
Anyways my point is I want to be that author who makes a character out of nothing and make them unique which is why I like writing. There are no guide lines you have to follow. Well except maybe word count and grammar stuff, but other than that nothing. I like that about writing. :)

Okay enough with book rambling. I'm going to end this post then write a post on music. Simply because I love music, and I want to share some amazing songs with you.

XOXO

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Inspiration

Mood: tired but awake
I have a picture I think all writes need to remember:
Click on it if it looks blurry. Even though I think tis picture is metaphoric not litteral, but I read it litteraly. I read it as: Don't make this dream guy that everyone will love just because he's dreamy. Make a character everyone will love for HIM! For what he says through the page. What part of his soul the reader gets to read.
Anyways onther that I wanted to say I'm taking a break from my Picture a Day project to finish my Royal Pains story. I will continue my tumblr challenge though. So here's today's:
Day 7: 10 important people
1. My friends
2. My family
3. The people in my life
4. The people who have left
5. The people who love me
6. The people who hate me
7. Authors for making me love reading/ writing
8. Other bloggers for making me not feel like the only one having trouble wrtting
9. My readers
10. everyone in the world for just breathing

XOXO

the CW

Mood: hyper
OMFG! I love the CW! So I've been watching Life Unexpected for the last 2 or 3 hours, and I love it. OMG! I love Eric. :D There's my age difference relationship I love writing about. So I just finished Camp Grounded, and OMFG when the episode ended I literally went "AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!" then made a heart with my hands. I loved the ending. So the point of this post is about my love for the CW. Have you ever watched it? I have yet to find a show on the CW I didn't like. Of course I haven't seen them all, but still I love them all so far.
Life Unexpected? Check!
Nikita? Check!
Vampire Diaries? Check!
Hellcats? Check!
Gossip Girl? Check!
See? I love them all! I've seen a little bit of Smallville, but i never got caught p. Anyways, I love the CW. So if you haven't watched any of the shows above GO WATCH THEM!

XOXO

10 years

Mood: very weird
I am very messed up. In so many ways. So I'm writing the second chapter of a story I started a long time ago but, obviously, never finished. In this chapter there is an intense sword fighting scene between a prince and an assassin. The prince is later going to be my MC love interest. Problem is? He's 25. She's 15. Am I weird that I'm writing this relationship. I mean in American that kind of relationship is illegal. But I love realtionships with a big age difference. No would I date someone who's 10 years old/ younger? No. But still I love writing about them. Is that weird? IDK. But I'm keeping him at 25. Even though that's a tad old. Just a tad ;) So how's everyone else's writing going? Good? Bad? I'd love to know. And does anyone else like to write relationships with huge age differences of is that just me???

XOXO

Friday, November 26, 2010

Trivial Pursuit and Other Random Things

Mood: Getting better
What happens when you put together a room rule of super smart people who've had to much to drink + Trivial Pursuit= Pure Awesomeness :) This is what my Thanksgivings have been like for the past two years. I know yesterday was Thanksgiving, BUT since yesterday was also football day for us today became our official Thanksgiving.
Sadly I missed 3ish hours of my Thanksgiving being sick. Pretty Crappy right? But I woke up just in time for dinner which were all comfort foods. :D
Anyways we are about to play Trivial Pursuit, so I have to keep this short. Since I'm the only one sober (no alcohol for the minor) I get to take the pictures which means I get to have a camera full of pictures of memories no one will remember. :D
So anyways I actually really wanna start writing so I'll post my picture and my 10 things quickly. Crap I also have to edit Day 3's story. So this has to be quick. So here's today's picture:
And today's Tumblr topic is 10 things I can't live without:
1. My books
2. My computer
3. My music
4. My phone (which I can't find anywhere)
5. a can of coke
6. A camera
7. My friends
8. My family
9. My brain
10. All my organs and stuff that keep me going

Yeah! Pretty awesome list right? I just got done with Trivial Pursuit (sorry I forgot to post this earlier.) It was fun even though I suck at it. So yeah. Other than being sick and that I can't find my phone it was a pretty good day.

XOXO

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I Talk Too MUch

Mood: lazy
I have a LOT to say, so you better be ready!
1. Have you seen the new Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles cover??? I really want to know what happens in that seen ;)
Here's the link if you haven't already seen it. And if you haven't read this series yet you should defiantly read Perfect Chemistry, the first book in the series.
2. It's Picture time! Say CHEESE! JK! I found 10 new pictures today! I know it's not a lot, BUT they are some pretty awesome pictures. So here's today's picture:
Don't you love it??? I do! My idea is kinda normal kinda not. :D
3. Tumblr time.
Today's is about 10 things I wish for.
Day 5: 10 Things I wish for
1. I wish to finish a book :)
2. I wish to find a good agent
3. I wish to get published
4. I wish to fall in love
5. I wish to be happy.
6. I wish for good health
7. I wish to have good, true friends
8. I wish that no matter what love what I do
9. I wish I could feel excepted
10. I wish people wouldn't judge me when they don't even know me
So those are my wishes. I just hope some of them will come true, but they probably won't.
4. I'm obsessed with It's my Life by Bon Jovi and Superman by Eminem :D
5. I really want to read my book, but it has to last me until Saturday (which is when I can go to the bookstore next)
6. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving

Love y'all! off to do a crap load of writing.

XOXO

Not That Kind of Girl Review

Mood: Tired
Sorry y'all for posting so late yesterday/ this morning. I was reading Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian. So here's my little mini review:

Product description:
Natalie Sterling wants to be in control. She wants her friends to be loyal. She wants her classmates to elect her student council president. She wants to find the right guy, not the usual jerk her school has to offer. She wants a good reputation, because she believes that will lead to good things.

But life is messy, and it's very hard to be in control of it. Not when there are freshman girls running around in a pack, trying to get senior guys to sleep with them. Not when your friends have secrets they're no longer comfortable sharing. Not when the boy you once dismissed ends up

being the boy you wants to sleep with yourself - but only in secret, with nobody ever finding out.

Slut or saint? Winner or loser? Natalie is getting tired of these forced choices - and is now going to find a way to live life in the sometimes messy, sometimes wonderful in-between.

Review:

I was glued to the book. I really did like it. I loved Natalie's voice. She, in her own way, was an admirable character. She was a strong and loyal character. What I really liked about her as a person was her attitude. In a way, I'm like her. We both have a "Love me or Hate me" attitude which made seeing thing through her perspective so much easier. I'm not saying I'm a feminist. Nor am I saying I'm not. Personally, I don't want to be labeled like that. But I did agree with some of her opinions.

At the same time, I agreed with Spencer. I would love to read a companion book about her. She was such a fun character. In a way, I'm also like her. I agreed with many of her opinions. I loved her attitude about life. She didn't let things get her down. Except in one scene towards the end where you really see her vulnerability. But anyways I liked how she did things for her. Not for others which even as a 14 year old, she made an admirable character.
Now for Autumn. She wasn't really an outstanding character in my eyes. I really wish she'd have done something more "I don't care what you think." In a way she did, but I would have hoped for something more interesting, but she still was an important character.
Connor. So as a character I found him a tad flat. He was well perfect which isn't fair. He should have had more flaws. And also his character in the begining? Way too confusing. He acted like an egocentric jerk which wasn't the case. I really didn't like that. I wish he would have acted the same way through out the story or at least had a better transition. I also didn't like his relationship with Mike. It wasn't until the end I found out they were "best friends." It confused me. Throughout the book I thought they were friends but not really. So I was shocked when I found out they were close.
Over all i thought it was a good book. The characters were real and fun. Hope you get a chance to read it.
BTW as plot go it was pretty predictable. I really wish the author would have gone more into the character, Mike. I really didn't get the rivalry between Mike and Natalie. I get that they are opposites, but I'd like to know more. Maybe she had a crush on him in JH, and he broke her heart. Maybe he humiliated her with a pizza stain. IDK. Anything really. I wish i saw more of their past.
So if you want to read a good book about girl getting out of her element here's your book.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

In a Hurry

Mood: ehhhhh. You know how it is.
I'm posting this while I can. My internet is unstable right now. I'm hoping it'll post. I'm going to try to keep this short since I still haven't worked on today's Picture or added to Day 2 or 3 a today's picture is a little different. I hope y'all like it anyways. Or at least like it enough to come up with an idea. BTW how has these picture been working for you? Do you hate it? Is this helping you writing? IDK. This works really well for me except I'm having trouble finding good pictures. Hopefully I'll find more later. So here' today's picture. Click on it if it looks blurry.
stories. I'm hoping to type this super fast then finish today's picture because tomorrow I have a ton of time to add to Day 2 and 3's stories. So today's picture:
And now for today's Tumblr Chllenge. It's day 4 in my Tumblr CHalenge. Here is the official list of everyday I have planned:

Day 1: 10 things about you
Day 2: 10 things you love
Day 3: 10 things you hate
Day 4: 10 things you want to say to one person
Day 5: 10 wishes
Day 6: 10 items you can’t live without
Day 7: 10 important people
Day 8: 10 of your favorite songs
Day 9: 10 ways to win your heart
Day 10: Final 10 words.

Okay so like I started typing this a couple of hours ago, but never finished (I was reading. I'll post a short review later.) I'm too lazy to start my tumblr challenge, sp I'm skipping day 4. Sorry. I need to sleep, but I decided to keep you informed. I did post the picture though (an hour after midnight.) Sorry y'all. Heading to bed. I'll blog later today. Happy Thanksgiving.

XOXO

Stuff Needs to be Done

Mood: sleepy
*Yawn* so I just woke up. Remember yesterday I said I hate waking up early? Well this is early. GAH! I was hoping to atleast sleep into 9 a.m. at the least. But no. I know "but why don't you just go back to sleep?" Well my dear reader, I'm one of the people once I walk up I'm up (most of the time). But since today is the day before Thanksgiving AND the first day of my Thanksgiving Break I'm going to be productive. *Gasps from the reader* I know this might come as a surprise, but I'm going to try. So my plans for the day are pretty boring, but they need to get done. So as you might already know I like lists, so here's a list of my things I need/want to get done today (In no particular order):
1. Cooking for Thanksgiving (I'll post pictures of the food and their recipes later in the day or sometime tomorrow)
2. Add to my Day 2 and 3 stories (those are my favorites so far even though they are the hardest to write)
3. Pack for my trip
4. Listen to almost EVERY song on my IPod for ideas (I love using music for ideas)
5. Clean the house
6. Do Laundry
7. Write Day 5 story as well as my Tumblr challenge of the day
8. and finish learning the dance to Starstruck

I'll probably have more things to do, but that's all I can think or for now.

XOXO

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

HATE & My New Idea

Mood: Kinda upset
Here is today's "A Picture is worth a Thousand words" picture. Do you like it?

Gorgeous right? I think so. It has that mysterious feel. <3 it.
Now for my Tumblr challenge (sorry this post is so long, but I had a lot to say). So as you might know the challenge goes like this I write 10 things about a certain topic. Here's the official list:

Day 1: 10 things about you
Day 2: 10 things you love
Day 3: 10 things you hate
Day 4: 10 things you want to say to one person
Day 5: 10 wishes
Day 6: 10 items you can’t live without
Day 7: 10 important people
Day 8: 10 of your favorite songs
Day 9: 10 ways to win your heart
Day 10: Final 10 words.

It is Day 3 already. I know ironic that I have to write about things I hate right before Thanksgiving, but hey that's what the list says. Anyways I've had kinda of a crappy day, so this will be my release. I know "but shouldn't writing be your release?" blah blah blah. I know, but this way I can rant without affecting my writing. So sorry if you are reading this. I promise I'll keep it short.

Day 3: 10 things I hate
1. Rude comments
2. Back stabbing
3. Jealousy (I'm very jealous of a lot of people for different reasons, and I wish I wasn't)
4. Cold sores (Yes, I have a stupid cold sore that is completely bugging me)
5. Waking up before noon (I miss waking up at 3 p.m.)
6. The fact that there are NINE year olds who hate their life (Seriously? What has this world come to??)
7. Homework (had to say it)
8. When people don't so their fair share in a project (I know I'm guilty of this occasionally, but it's annoying since I normally end up with ALL of the work, and they just sit on their butt)
9. Fake people
10. The amount of abuse in this world

UGH! Sorry, but I have to add an 11.
11. WHEN MY COMPUTER ERASES ALL MY HARD WORK! So above my picture I typed out this HUGE paragraph about my writing troubles now it's all gone. Sorry I would retype it, but I still have to type today's Day 3 picture. Sorry

Okay so some are serious. Some are just me and my pity problems. This was actually really hard for me to type since I couldn't really think of any. :/ So what do you hate?

XOXO

Monday, November 22, 2010

Big News! :D

Mood: ready for anything
The amazing blog, The Blogger Girlz, has started the "A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words Challenge" which I'm excited about. Love how others are doing this! I never thought others would like this idea. Hopefully others will want to try this to. Maybe? *crosses fingers*
Any who (OMG don't you just love that "Any who" no one says that anymore) it's day THREE of my A Thousand Words CHallenge (Sorry typing out the whole thing is a pain), and it's time for a new picture. I personally LOVE this picture! I got a ton of ideas from this one for some reason. IDK y. Hopefully y'all find it just as helpful. BTW same things apply as always. If it looks blurry just click on it and blah blah blah. Okay PRESENTING DAY THREE'S AMAZING PICTURE! DRUM ROLL PLEASE! *drum roll*
Isn't it awesome? I love the whole Alice and Wonderland dress. Any Ideas yet?
Also! Today is day two in my tumblr on blogspot challenge. In case you didn't see yesterday's post the rules of the challenge are simple. Every day I write 10 things along a certin topic. Each day has a preplanned topic. Here's the list in case you missed it.

Day 1: 10 things about you
Day 2: 10 things you love
Day 3: 10 things you hate
Day 4: 10 things you want to say to one person
Day 5: 10 wishes
Day 6: 10 items you can’t live without
Day 7: 10 important people
Day 8: 10 of your favorite songs
Day 9: 10 ways to win your heart
Day 10: Final 10 words.

So as Day 2 I have to type 10 things I love. Are you ready?

Day 2: 10 things I love
1. Writing (duh or else I wouldn't even have this blog)
2. reading (kinda goes along with #1)
3. Music (who doesn't love a little music to help the creative juices flow)
4. My friends and Family (sometimes JK I really do love them to death)
5. Long breaks from school (must I say more?)
6. Cooking (Which I'll probably start blogging about sometime in the future.)
7. Dancing (Yes I finally learned my dance. Yes it took forever)
8. sugar (I'm so sweet over sour kind of girl. No question about it)
9. My teddy bear (yes I still have one from when I was 7)
10. Whoever is reading this (yes I even love you :D)

Didn't you love my list? :D

XOXO

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Busy, Busy Girl

Mood: ready of a long night ahead
OMG! OMG! OMG! Hey it's day TWO of my A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words Project. So far I love the story I typed for yesterday's picture. I'm lovin the plot. I'd finish writing that if it wasn't day two. I'm excited for today's picture because I've been dying to write this story and now I kinda have to. Here today's picture:And same as yesterday if it looks blurry just click on the picture and it should look clearer.
What do you think? Do you have an amazing idea coming from this picture? I know I do!

ALSO yesterday I said I'm doing the 10 day challenge. Those of you with Tumblrs might know what this is. Everyday I post something different. Everyday is planned.

Day 1: 10 things about you
Day 2: 10 things you love
Day 3: 10 things you hate
Day 4: 10 things you want to say to one person
Day 5: 10 wishes
Day 6: 10 items you can’t live without
Day 7: 10 important people
Day 8: 10 of your favorite songs
Day 9: 10 ways to win your heart
Day 10: Final 10 words.

See I have nice pretty list. :D Jealous much??

Okay so actually I have a ton to do so I'm going to type this as quickly as possible.

Day 1:10 things about you
1. I'm a YA author
2. I've never been published
3. I wish I was
4. I've never finished a BOOK
5. I have finished many stupid short stories
6. I really should be studying for my two tests tomorrow
7. I also should be practicing my dance I need to learn
8. I also need to type my 1,000 words for today's picture
9. I can't wait to finish this post
10. I finally finished today's 10 day challenge

Epic right? Haha! ANyways like I said I have a ton to do. Normally I'd say "I'm off to write" or something, but actually today I'm off to dance.

XOXO

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Mood: Happy
Do you think that is true? Well I'm going to prove it. I have over 90 picture I've found on the internet, and I'm going to write 1,000 words per picture. Some I'll mesh together to make a complete story. Some I'll save for a later story. I don't know yet. Each day I'll post the picture I'm using for the day. If you want to try the challenge.
This is kinda like my NaNoWriMo. Except I majorly failed at that. HOPEFULLY I won't fail at this project. What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?
In my opinion it's great for those authors with commitment issues. Like myself. Yes I can admit it. I can't stay on an idea for a long time, so this is my compromise. This way I don't have to bother with tying everything together. All I do is write short scenes. :D
AND there's music. Because I can't write without it.
So basically it's a win win for me. I mean who doesn't like music and writing. :D
Today's picture is this:
Sorry if it's blurry. If you click on it then it looks clearer.
I'm off to write today's 1,000 words.

P.S. Sorry for the blogging frenzy. I had a lot to say today. BTW starting Sunday (tomorrow) I'm doing the 10 day challenge. I think it's mainly a tumblr thing but whatever. I'm doing it.

XOXO

Movies, Music, and and Mushrooms :D

Mood: good (except for my stupid headache)
I just finished watching the movie Letters to Juliet.
So remember that post I made a couple of hours ago? About how I am like looking at every part or the story? Well I found out that happens with movies too.
I liked the movie. It was cute.
But I kept thinking how obvious it was that he liked her. I mean come on. BORING! There needs to be a TENSE but oddly interiging romance going on. Charlie had such potential! Who doesn't love an obnoxious know-it-all? Okay. Well most of us don't. Myself included. BUT they make great characters.
And the fiancee! UGH! I would never marry a guy like that! HELLO! I love cooking just as much as the next person, but you're in Italy and all you want to do is go to vineyards?!?! WTF! I'd be sightseeing and eating carbs until my pant button breaks. Okay maybe not THAT many carbs but you get the idea.
Anyways! Right now I want some Italian and to listen to Taylor Swift. Atually Right now I'm listening to David Archuleta, but I'll listen to Taylor Swift in a minute. BTW! I do NOT want people trashing David Archleta or Taylor Swift. Do that on your blog. They are both talented. Especailly David. Hehe <3 Come on have you listened to some of his songs? Like Parachutes and Airplanes??? I <3 that song. :)
Wow I got off topic. Well I'm going to eat my yummy lobster ravioli which has mushrooms (Jealous much?). EKKK! I'm excited. I mean don't you just love Italian food???

BTW in case you haven't seen Letters to Juliet you might want to. :D

XOXO

Wow! Things Sure Have Changed!

Mood: Shocked
SO when I first started reading I was reading for the fun of it. I still do don't get me wrong, but now how I read has changed. Now when I read and I look at the plot, word choice, mood, setting dialogue, etc. I remember when I first got a blogger I found a blog, and one of the post was about a girl who was going through what I'm going through now. Wow that sounds weird. But she too started looking at books through their plot, word choice, mood, setting, dialogue,etc as well. I remember reading that think wow that's weird. I can never imagine myself doing that." Oh the irony. Of course now I read like that. When I was reading The Thirteenth Chime I was notiing how the author used rather flat sentences towards the end of her chapters. Sentences like "I fell alsleep" or something. I don't remember the exact words, but I remember thinking would I haveused those words? Maybe if she used this word instead... blah blah blah. I'm not saying I didn't like the book. The idea was orginal and I really liked it. BUT while I was reading it I was looking at the plot, word choice, mood, setting dialogue, etc. I made small mental notes on most of those throughout the story. I've also done that with a few other books. Weird right? I never thought I'd do that, but look at me now? Things sure have changed.

P.S. You really should read the Thirteenth Chime. The plot was really good. :)
XOXO

Thursday, November 18, 2010

OW! My Toe!

Mood: pain
So I was dancing. Barefoot. Without stretching. in a croded space. on carpet.
You can see the problems, right? So long story short. I was dancing, and I had to do this twisty thingy where I spin and turn and slide and bleh. SO anyways while I turned I twisted my big toe. Not like OMFG I have to go to the hospital now bad, but like **** where's the ice? So yeah. I still have to learn the dance. BUT I have to learn it sitting. I know. I'm doomed.

XOXO

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

:/

Mood: UGH!
I was in such a good mood earlier. Everything was going great. I was joking around with a ton of people from school. People were complementing my writing. I was laughing with my brother about turkeys (you had to be there). Everything was going great until now.
Let me start of with my positives. I know my positives must sound lame, but they weren't to me.

The joking with my class was good because I'm new. Even though I already know were I stand here. It felt good to feel excepted. I know lame, but I needed that.

People were actually complementing my writing. I know as a writer this should be nothing, but it meant a lot to me. I have a serious fear of people reading my work. Call it a fear of rejection. I knwo horrible fear. One I need to get over if I ever want to be a writer, but it's still my fear. So today people had to read a story I write and to say the least I was scared ****less, but everyone said they liked it. Lets just say I was beaming.

Then there was the turkeys and my brother. I love my brother to death. I haven't talked to him in a while since I moved. IDK why. We just grew apart for some reason. Just the other day he messaged me and ever since we have been talking like crazy. It felt good to laugh. :D

And now for the bad. I know about a wee ago I posted about how my friend has a blog. Well I asked her about it. She avioded it. It's been this way since I moved. I hate it.
I hate moving. She posted today abouting wanting to move. But I know she doesn't. I know her. I know what it's like to move. What she want is people to notice. But moving isn't the way to get notice. All you get is broken promises and forgotten. :(

XOXO

Sunday, November 14, 2010

You and Me

Mood: Hyper
My Imaginary Conversation with YOU!

Me: Who is excited for January 4th????
You: What is January 4th?
Me: Well just one of the most anticipated days in history.
You: Your birthday?
Me: Even better. If that is even possible.
You: Give Julie a present day?
Me: Don't I wish. But hey if you want to give me a present that's cool too. I won't complain. ;)
You: Ummmm. What is better than those to AMAZING days?
Me: The release of Hexbound! Duh! Wow. Have you been living under a rock all this time?
You: Maybe.... But still what IS Hexbound? A CD? A movie? Preferably with Johnny Depp. Have you seen him?!?!
Me: Better! It's a book! One of the best books ever for that matter. But sadly there is no Johnny. :(
You: What's it about?
Me: It's this amazing book by Chloe Niell about Repers, vampires who steal your soul. and the good guys.
You: Woah, Julie. Such a great description. -.-
Me: SIGH! I can't give the book justice. Go look it up.
You: FINE! *Opens Internet (which should already be open if you are reading this)*
You: OMFG! That's sounds so awesome!
Me: I know right?!?! But wait you have to read the first book first.
You: What's it called.
Me: Firespell. It's amazing.

*5-6 business days later pus time it takes to read the book*

You: OMFG! That was AMAZING!
Me: I hate to say it but.... I TOLD YOU SO! Wow I feel like a 5 year old. -.-
You: I can't wait to read Hexbound now. :)






Didn't you love our amazing conversation. I bet you did. Anyways the point is Hexbound by Chloe Niell is coming out on January 4th, and it's a must read for the coming year. In case you haven't read the first book GET OFF YOUR LAZY BUTT AND READ IT! Just kidding. Well not really. But still you must read it.

Hope to see you all counting down to January 4th. I know I am.

Wow this was a lame post.

XOXO

Friday, November 12, 2010

Secrets

Mood: depressed
Have you ever felt like you didn't really know someone? One of my "close" friends has a blog. I randomly found it today. I didn't know about most of thethings on there, and I'm not even done reading all of it. Why don't I know any of it? I ask her all the time how she is and how she's feeling. She always says she's fine. I don't believe her most of the time, but I try not to push her. Now I feel like a horrible friend. Why can't you tell me? I'm here. I promise.

XOXO

Monday, November 8, 2010

24 hours? That's it?

Mood: Bleh
You guys are so lucky I liked y'all. So for the last HOUR I've been working on my Top Ten: Fictional Crushes. Which you would think would be easy right? Well it's not. It's taking a lot more time than I hoped. And I still have to do my homework, work on Royal Pain, finish my Top Ten list (I'm only on #7), and work on my quote book. I know. I know. We all have the same 24 hours a day, but mine always feel short. Plus I have eight hours of school that I have no control over. SIGH! I'm going to finish my Top Ten. Hopefully I can get everything done. I hope.

XOXO

Top 10: Fictional Crushes

Mood: exhausted
We all fall for a characters in books, movies, TV shows, etc. It's bound to happen at least once. When I was planning this post I thought I'd have this HUGE list and wouldn't be able to pick ONLY ten crushes. But when it came down to it I realized I'm picky. Like really, really picky. Most of my literary crushes are bad boys with a soft side. But not to soft. Some aren't total bad boys (cough cough #3 & 10 cough cough), but I still love them.

My Top Ten: Fictional Crushes

1. Magnus from the Mortal Instruments. Weird I know, but I absolutely love him. He's funny, charming, sarcastic, there to save the day, and hey who doesn't love a guy who can work some magic. Wow that sounds really wrong. HE"S A WIZARD! In case someone reads this and has to burn their pretty eyes cause they think I mean it in a wring way. I know. I know. Magnus is dating Alec., BUT he did date that vampire in The Clockwork Angel. I totally forgot her name sorry. So yeah maybe I have a chance??? Probably not. :(




2. Adrian from The Vampire Academy. OMFG! I hated him in Frostbite. I have no idea why. Maybe I was just SO in love with Dimitri I totally didn't see Adrian's amazingness. He's a sweet, caring, there when you need him, he'd do anything for you kinda guy. Which I know isn't normally my type, BUT on Adrian he can pull off that sweet, nice guy act and STILL be a pain in the butt sarcastic "got to love you" guy. I mean who doesn't love that. It's really sad that Rose doesn't see that. Well I guess she does, but I think she's gong to pick Dimitri. :( But hey if Adrian is available I wouldn't mind taking him off Rose's hands. :)


3. Jeff from Some Girls Bite. So in the first two books I wasn't really "Team ____" anyone. Which is really odd for me since I always have a main guy I like. But when I read Some Girls Bite I didn't read it in order. I skipped around in the book. The parts I read while skipping around made me LOVE Morgan not so much Ethan, BUT when I read the book from cover the cover I found I actually liked Ethan. I was caught in the middle. It wasn't until the second book I feel for Jeff. He's funny, can take care of himself, and so much more. He really is awesome. AND hello? He's a were. What's not to love?



4. Damon Salatore from The Vampire Diaries (the TV show not the book.) Personally I hated the books. I think they are poorly written but had so much potential. PLEASE DON'T KILL ME VAMPIRE DIARIES FANS! BUT I do love the TV show. In my opinion Stephan bores me. But Damon doesn't. He's interesting, fun, you never know what he'll do, crazy, and OMFG HOT! I mean have you seen the guy??? He's so cute. He's my dream guy. Dark brown hair. Tall. Total bad boy. With a soft side for his girl. Dangerous. You never know what he'll do next. He's like everything. I could go on, but I don't want to bore you. Anyways as you can tell I love Damon. I even based one of my characters off of him *blushes*. YEP! Before I say anything else that would be embarrassing. BTW did any of you see last weeks episode? OMG! The whole "I love you seen" made me wanna cry. When can I find a guy like that??? WANTED: SUPER AWESOME GUY WHO IS LIKE DAMON SALATORE! :D

5. Ethan from Some Girls Bite. As I said earlier I love Jeff. And I still do. Of course. BUT Ethan has found his way into my heart. After Twice Bitten it was unavoidable. Even though he's a jerk I still found room for him. I don't have much to really add about Ethan since he's so had to pin point AND most of what I was going to say was in Jeff's. So yeah I'm kinda blank. SORRY!






6. Mr. Darcy from Pride and Predjudice. Who hasn't had a crush on him??? I've loved him ever since I read about him three years ago. I don't know why I love him I just do. Maybe it had to do with my real life crush at the time. Wow I sound like a elementary kid talking about her first crush. But anyways Mr. Darcy was like the guy I liked in more ways than one. There were TWO similarities. But they both had that "I'm so much better than you" attitude. They both ended up doing something nice for their girls. :) And I always dreamed that we would end up like Elizabeth & Mr. Darcy. Obviously we didn't or this post would be completely different.

7. Jace from The Mortal Instruments. For some reason when I think of well writen fictional crushes I think of Jace. He's perfect. Which is why he is #7 not #1. He's a little too perfect. It's scary. If I was dating him I'd be way to intimidated. I mean he really does sound perfect doesn't he? I love him. Yes. BUT I don't think I'd ever date him if he were real. WAIT! Scratch that. I totally would. He might be too perfect, BUT he is still perfect. What's not to love? OMG so I looked up some of the City of Bones quotes, and my stomach hurts. I totally forgot how funny Jace is. ANOTHER bonus. Sigh is he bad at anything?


8. Alex from Perfect Chemistry. Hello? He's in a gang. Everything about that screams dangerous. I never thought I'd like the book since it was about gangs. I normally stay away from books about major violence. But I saw the Rules of Attraction video, and I loved it. I just had to read the first book in the series and I fell for Alex. I love Carlos too, but he's not Alex. Alex is dangerous, loyal, smart, and an over all awesome guy.





9. Christophe from Strange Angels. OMG! So my heart totally broke after that scene where Dru gets shot and Christophe was like "she never caused me this much agony." *swoon* He's totally protective. Which is so cute. But the whole "I liked you mom" thing is kinda creepy. OMG. So I read somewhere that Lili St Crow is Team Graves not Team Christophe I nearly screamed. She likes him cause hes the underdog or something, but come on how can you NOT love Christophe. No offense but Graves is annoying.




10. Jordan from Two-Way Street. Two- Way Street was one of the first YA books I ever read. I loved it. It was fun and compelling the whole time. I loved reading through Jordan's perspective because it's obvious he loves Courtney. I love Jordan becuase he's normal. He's not a vamp, or a were, or a wizard, or a demon hunter. He's just Jordan. It's always good to have a chill character. Also Jordan is the most like normal teen guys. Which is always a good thing to capture in YA. I feel like I read so much Fantasy I forget about normal books. Jordan brings that.




I SEE THE LIGHT! OMG! I can't believe I finished. SIGH! So much more to do before I can sleep. Hopefully I won't die of exhaustion.

XOXO

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I HATE MY NANOWRIMO!

Mood: upset
I HATE MY NANOWRIMO! For some reason everything just sounds so UGH! Everything sounds to rehearsed. When I started my NaNoWriMo I was so excited. I loved my idea, characters, everything. No I hate it. The guy is a totally boring (I hate to say that, but he's so boring.) An dI have no idea how to ritavive the story. :( So for now I'm giving up on my NaNoWriMo. *gets pelted with tomatos* I'm sorry, but I feel like the story has no hope. BUT on the bright side I have Royal Pain to fall back on. :) I promise if I can find ANY way to make my NaNoWriMo any better while I'm at school or something I'll do it, but currently I think the story is dead. RIP NaNoWriMo. But on the bright side I've written about 2,800 words today! I'm going to start writing chapter 2 of Royal Pain now.

XOXO

2,500 words! Done!

Mood: Happy (it's actually kinda scary)
I just finished chapter 1 of Royal Pain (a side story to work on when my brain is overloaded with my NaNoWriMo.) Is it weird to say I'm kinda anxious to find out what happens next? I mean I know what's going to happen, but I kinda want to just write it to find out? Wow, I probably sound like a psychopath. But seriously I really wanna know what happens. I have to admit my ending is a major cliffhanger. I kinda dropped my jaw (even though I planned exactly what the ending was going to be like for the last 5 hours.) I know I sound obnoxious, but I don't care. I love where my story is going. Sadly I need to work on my poem then my NaNoWriMo before I can even TOUCH Royal Pain again. But mainly I'm proud I wrote all 2,500 words for Royal Pain. If only I can do the same for my NaNoWriMo (which currently does not have a name.) AHHH! I really want to work on Royal Pain, BUT I have other things to type. I'm going to get those other stories typed so I can work on Royal Pain that much faster.

XOXO

Almost Done!

Mood: Happy
I'm almost done with the first chapter of Royal Pains. :D I know. I know. I should be done with writing for the day, but sadly I am not. Around three o'clock I was running round town. I got my nails done (I know it wasn't a MUST but hey my toes look cute now^.^), went grocery shopping, picked up two books (The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff and The Misguided Angel by Melissa De La Cruz), and went to Office Depot for a calculator. Fun right? Anyways so that took up a good 2.5 hours. I'm FINALLY home and ready to write. My plan is to finish my Royal Pains chapter then a poem (it's for school and due tomorrow, so I kinda sorta have to finish it. BUT thankfully I have it mostly finished all I have to do is edit it.) After all that NaNoWriMo! So bottom line my night is going to consist of me typing on my computer. HELLZ YEAH! Nothing can ruin my mood. Well maybe if a 5,000 lb elephant fell from the sky crashing my computer making me lose all my work. But what are the odds of that happening? *Knocks on wood just in case*

XOXO

Cliffhangers!

Mood: OMFG!!
I just watched last week's episode of Hellcats, and I think i dropped my jaw. *Beware spoiler* I mean I KNEW her laptop was going to get stolen, and I KNEW Marti and Dan were together/ liked each other, and I KNEW Savannah and Dan wouldn't sleep together but STILL. UGH! I really want to know who stole the laptop. I don't think it was the furniture guy, but I don't know who yet. Anyways my rambling has a point. So this week's Hellcats episode has a MAJOR cliffhanger like most of the CW's episodes. And so I want to talk about cliffhangers. I once read that EVERY hapter should end in a cliffhanger. I try to do that. Sometimes I succeed sometimes I don't. But after watching last week's episode of Hellcats I'm going to try harder on good cliffhangers. Since today is Write Your @$$ Off Day I'm going to use my new cliffhanger motivation. Hopefully I'll be able to write an amazing Cliffhanger. Like that's going to happen. I'm off to write. 4,253 more words to go. YAY! Sigh.

BTW don't you just LOVE the picture. I think everyone loves Wilie E. Coyote. AND the picture fits perfectly with my post.

XOXO

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Write Your @$$ Off Day!

Mood: Pumped
I've seen this on a couple of bloggers on Sundays, and I decided to give it a shot! It's midnight right now, and even though I SHOULD be sleeping I'm going to start writing! Mainly because I've been a slacker all day and a most of Friday. On Friday I only wrote 500 words (I normally try writing at least 1,000 words a day.) So I have to make up those extra 500 words PLUS 1,000 words from Saturday PLUS 1,000 words for today PLUS I want to write the first chapter for a new story (which will probably be about 2,500 words.) So for you kids playing at home that's 5,000 words in 24 hours. Joy!) that's been on my mind constantly. So I'm going to start writing. Luckily I've just finished an amazing book (which is always a good motivator) and listening to some awesome music. Both of which are always good writing helps (that and coffee, but I'll stick with tea for now.) I'm off to write! Wish me luck!

XOXO

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Yay! Yikes!

Mood: weird
Today has been very odd. I've thought about writing two old ideas for some reason. IDK why. Both ideas were ideas that I loved at the time, but thought were stupid later. I decided NOT to type them because the only story I want to think about is my NaNoWriMo. I know this probably won't work since ideas come from all over the place (I think most authors would agree.) ALSO I came up with a new idea not even three minutes ago. Which I plan to write while I'm editing my NaNoWriMo in December. Actually I should start writing now. :D I have the next two chapters already planned so HOPEFULLY I'll type 2,000 words. At least that's the plan. I have no idea how well it'll work out. Especially since I'm tired, and I still have homework. Yikes. But I already made a commitment to finish this story. It might suck. It might rule. But it needs to be written. I like this new positive mood. Way better than my depressed mood earlier. This is the PERFECT mood for writing. Wish me luck. ALSO good luck on you word count other NaNoWriMo writers. I know how hard a word count can be (I'm only on 3,000 words, BUT I hope to change that tonight.) Best of luck to all.

XOXO

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New! New! New!

Mood: tired. YAWN!
So I've typed about 830 words. I'm going to try to finish the last 170 words. SIGH! My eyes feel so heavy for some reason. BUT I plan on typing 3,000 words tomorrow. :D AT least that's the plan. We'll see how well it works out tomorrow. I also wanted to mention I'm planning on doing two NEW post ideas. Mostly I talk about writing and random stuff. I'll keeping doing that of course. BUT I'm going to start making Top 10 lists. YAY! Like "Top Ten Favorite Books", "Top Ten Favorite TV shows", etc. I'm also planning on doing monthly overviews. This is more for me than you. I'll list the books I read that month, favorite songs, etc. I'm not doing that for October since I don't remember, so I am starting this month. YAY! SO I'm going back to writing the SLEEP! Yeah!

XOXO

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

HAPPY!!!!

Mood: HAPPY
OMG! I'm so HAPPY! I wrote 2,050 words! That's WAY more than I thought I would write. I thought I'd stop around 500 words, but I kept pushing for my goal. AND GUESS WHAT? I made it! I took breaks. Well a lot of breaks. BUT I finished :D. I'm so happy. So anyways I'm making this short so I can continue to write before I have to go to sleep. :D AHHHH I'm so happy!

XOXO

EKKKKKK!

Mood: HAPPY!
I've already typed 1,000 words. I'm really happy. I'm hoping I'll be able to type all 3,000 words today, but I'll be happy with just 2,000. OMG I'm so happy! Okay. Okay. I'm going back to my writing. :D

XOXO

UGH

Mood: PISSED
You know what I hate? When people decide to piss me off when I'm writing. Is it to much to ask for for some alone time? Do you HAVE to barge in and disrupt my writing zone? So I was in the zone until *a nameless person* comes in and decides it would be wonderful to make me upset. THANKS A LOT! Now I can't write. Well I can, but I don't LIKE writing while pissed unless I'm writing a scene ABOUT people being pissed off. Which I'm not. Nor am I planning one YET. So yeah THANKS A LOT!
BTW I've only written 400 words. :( BUT a lot of my story requires research. :/

XOXO

THREE THOUSAND WHAT?!?!?

Mood: exhausted
SIGH! I've been walking all day in converse. Which in case you don't know has ZERO arch support, and I have high arches. So yeah not my desired shoe wear. So remember how yesterday I was sad because I didn't have a story idea? Well I came up with one. I'm so happy. I really like where the story is going. I was planning it out on my way home. I must say I can't believe I thought of it. I'm going to start typing now (actually first I have to finish this post then upload some pics onto my comp BUT after that then I shall start.) After I'm done typing I plan to reward myself with reading and possibly a couple of Bones episodes. ^.^ BUT I have to type 2,000-3,000 words today first. I'm HOPING to type 3,000, but 1,500 is more likely. Also I have a question. How do you write like a guy?

XOXO

Monday, November 1, 2010

:(

Mood: depressed
so I didn't do NaNoWriMo because I couldn't think of anything. BUT tomorrow I plan on getting home ad writing 2,000 words. At least that's the plan. :/ I wonder how well (or is it good I can never tell the difference) that is going to work out. Hopefully ideas will come to me.

XOXO

Help!

Mood: depressed
I'm out of ideas. I have no idea what I'm going to write for NaNoWriMo. I used to be full of ideas, but now I'm blank. IDK what to do. And my head continues to hurt. UGH! Help!

XOXO

NaNoWriMo! And Other Random Stuff!

Mood: all over the place
I'm completely unstable right now. My moods have been like a roller coaster. Whch is why this is the best time to write (in my opinion) just because I never kow where my writing will go. I know that sounds weird, but I plan to just type. Nonstop. I'm excited. I'm going to put together a play list (maybe even make a Pandora radio), and wing it.
I think I'm going to do NaNo. Or at least try. I know a ton of blogs are doing so WTH? Might as well try it. Wow by saying WTH made this post sound kinda pissy. I TOLD U I'M UNSTABLE! JK! But I plan on starting my story. :) Who's ready?
Anyways on a side note Wednesday is a Career Fair for my school. I was looking at the list of occupations and NONE of them applied to me. In case you don't know I plan to be a publisher. Wow I feel like I just posted my deepest secret into Vogue. But it is kinda a secret. My parents have no idea I want to be a publisher. They think I'll be a lawyer of something. :/ But yeah none of the jobs are close. I was at least hoping to see a sales person of something but zip.
And finally my last comment. I just finished Brightly Woven! I really like it! Especially North. ;) Just saying. Well of to make my play list.

Btw I have a headache. Just thought you should know. ;)

XOXO

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Endings!

Mood: tired
How do you end your stories? Do you end your stories in:
  • A cute, romantic scene between you main characters? (like at the end of Twice Bitten by Chloe Niell)
  • A new oppertunity for your main character (like at the end of Rampant by Diana Peterfreund)
  • killing a main character (like at the end of Van Helsing the movie)
  • in a realization (like at the end of White Cat by Holly Black)
I could go on, but my brian is fuzy. I'm too tired to list more. But still. How do you end your stories? I never get past the first comple of pages to even right an ending. I normally have the IDEA for the ending already planned out though. In my IDEA I normally end with a romantic scene just because I love romance. :)

XOXO

Happy Halloween!

Mood: comme ci comme ca
As all of y'all know it's Halloween today! YAY! Which means free candy! It also means little kids ringing your doorbell every two seconds, but hey what is childhood without a memory of getting candy on Halloween? Annyways since it is Halloween I'm spending the day 1) writing (since I keep prcastinating & what better day to write on than Halloween?) 2) go shopping (I forgot to get candy and I also need duct tape ^.^) and 3) eat the candy :D. Sounds like a fun day right? Well Happy Halloween! Don't forget to play the scary maze game today!

XOXO

Saturday, October 30, 2010

24

Mood: Happy
I found this song that fits PERFECTLY with this book idea I had. The idea came from this really weird dream. From the dream I just kept building onto it. Until I had a big ol' snowball (metaphorically.) I really haven't worked on it lately just because I have so may ideas that are scremaing to be written. But I might touch on it later today.
So anyway that song that fits with my story is 24 by Jem.
the lyrics are:

Been given 24 hours
to tie up loose ends
to make amends
His eyes said it all
I started to fall
and the silence deafened
Head spinning round
no time to sit down
just wanted to
run and run and run
Be careful they say
don’t wish life away,
now I’ve one day

And I can’t believe
How I’ve been wasting my time

In 24 hours they’ll be
laying flowers
on my life, it’s over tonight
I’m not messing no I
need your blessing
and your promise to live free
please do it for me

Is there a heaven a hell
and will I come back
who can tell
Now I can see
what matters to me
it’s as clear as crystal
The places I’ve been
the people I’ve seen
plans that I made
start to fade
The sun’s setting gold
thought I would grow old,
it wasn’t to be

And I can’t believe
How I’ve been wasting my time

In 18 hours they’ll be
laying flowers
on my life, it’s over tonight
I’m not messing no I
need your blessing
and your promise to live free
please do it for me

In 13 hours they’ll be
laying flowers
on my life, it’s over tonight
I’m not messing no I
need your blessing
and your promise to live free
Please do it for me

I’m not alone, I sense it, I sense it
All that I said, I meant it, I meant it

And I can’t believe
How much I’ve wasted my time

In just 8 hours they’ll be
laying flowers
on my life, it’s over tonight
I’m not messing no I
need your blessing
and your promise to live free
please do it for me

In just 1 hour they’ll be
laying flowers
on my life, it’s over tonight
I’m not messing no I
need your blessing
and your promise to live free
please do it for me

Awesome song right?

XOXO

Misc

Mood: Happy
OMG! So I'm watching The Corpse Bride on ABC family for the first time EVER. Sad I know, but when I was younger I thought it was scary. Anyways I'm only watching it because of 1) it's almost Halloween so I kinda have to 2) IT HAS JOHNNY DEPP! I <3 him.
Also I'm watching Hocus Pocus for the first time ever tonight. I know both are belated, but better late then never right?
But other than watch Halloween movies I plan on writing. And what better motivation than watching movies.. and reading an expert of Hard Bitten? I read this expert Chloe Niell just posted and LMFAO! I could not stop laughing. It was HILARIOUS! Love it!
So back to writing and Halloween movies.

XOXO

Friday, October 29, 2010

La. La. LAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Mood: still tired
SO right this second I'm listening to Airplanes 3.0 by Travis Garland. LOVE HIM! If you haven't heard of him look him up :). Anyways it's a truly beautiful song. I LOVE it.
I actually read a book and this was the song I listened to just becuase it fit perfectly with the story.
So that's the topic of this post. Songs.
Do you ever get story ideas from a song? Or is it just me? The way I think of it as someone out there had a story to tell. They just don't write it like I do. They put it into a song. Which I think takes talent. I can't write music very well. But anyways I got a tad off topic. They are telling their story. About something that is real. Most songs have a true meaning and can touch a person if you pay attention. That's what I like. I love to write story based on songs. What about you?

XOXO

Friday 5

Mood: tired, exhausted
I've never done a Friday 5 before so sorry if I do it wrong. So the first 2 I'm writing on my way to school. Joy right?

1. So this morning I was drinking coffee & I suddenly felt SUPER hot. I was wearing long jeans and OMG I was burning up. But anyways so I was in a hurry to get out the door, and the second I get out the door I'm welcomed with a nice cool breeze. :)

2. So in my enjoyment of this wonderful fall breeze I didn't notice this HUGE SCARECROW my neighbors put up for Halloween! Yeah saying I was creeped out is an understatement! HELLO! they are like clowns and sticks! NOT a cool combo.

3. Okay so I got this amazing new nail polish in the mail from Hot Topic :D Anyways so when I bought it, it said that it smelled like Jawbreakers. I'm thinking "That's so awesome! I want it!" So when I got it today first thing I did was smell it. It smelt just like regular nail polish. BOOOO! >:( But then I tried it on. It's now dry and it DOES smell like Jawbreakers. :D So happy.

4. So you guys know how I was SOOOO excited for my new books I got in the mail? Well one of the books (Firespell by Chloe Niell) was MESSED UP! Not the plot or anything (which I really liked. Well the part that was actually IN the book.) my book went from page 120 to 89 then 120 to 153. ANd when I saw it I wa sthinking "Oh it's just a typo." WRONG! Page 120 stopped mid sentence and then 153 was a new PARAGRAPH! It really pissed me off. So now I have a defective book. Oh the joy!

5. Halloween is coming up! I don't think I'm doing anything though. :/ I kinda wanna see what all the little kids are wearing this year. Wow I sound like a creeper. But when I was little everyone was like princess and superheros. But I think a lot of people are going as Lady Gaga. That sound be interesting.

Now I had two other things I was going to put as this wonderful Friday 5, BUT I decided I'll mke a full post for both. Lucky you. So I'm going to go write those.

XOXO