Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Finding a Good Cover

Well another rainy day. Dang, I think the clouds assume this is Washington State not Nebraska. Unfortunately I didn't get any writing done today, just kind of moped around the house, and eventually got out and delivered my papers. Yes, I got soaked. No, I was not happy about that. Somedays life smiles down on you, other days it laughs at you, but its always worth living for.

Lately, I have been working on the cover of my new book. I searched through my picture files, looking for the best picture to edit. Then when I found nothing, I started snapping pictures of things around my room. I even set up mini photo shoots, arranging rocks and seashells, it didnt end up working. I actually finally got the perfect shot, of my art collage. I will post the final cover on my blog.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Pen Is Stronger Than The Sword

Don't you just love the new layout and design of my blog? I even added pages and everything!! Whoo! Since It's rainy outside and I pretty much have nothing better to do, I fell asleep on the floor, several times this morning. Then I woke up and started writing and messing with my blog and such.

I am on Chapter 3 of Life Without Me, and I know, I know, thats not very far, but compared to my usual attempts at book writing, its pretty good. Its only been about a week and I already have over 3,500 words. In order to showcase it on Inkpop it has to be 10,000 so I have my work cut out for me. I have it all planned out, and organized so I know exactly what to do. Thanks to my wonderful English teacher Mrs. Shoe, I have really started getting my focus and haven't lost interest yet.

This book is different then all my others. Fallen Angel and She Dances Alone, never got very far, because I couldn't relate to them. They were about adults, and I am not an adult I can't write about experiences I have never had. Life Without Me, is something I relate to and know very well. The girls have gone through things that I have. I have used my failures and accomplishments to give life to them. It isn't a sappy love story either, it is so much more. It's about sacrifice, family, friends, and giving up everything for those you love. I hope to finish it by the end of the summer. I will keep you all updated how it's going and let you know when it will be done. Hope you all enjoy it!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sneek Peek of My Latest Book

I have been so busy the last few months with school functions and homework that my blog has been sadly neglected. Sorry for keeping you all waiting. I guess it's true that the human mind is truly never satisfied. This is my 5th new blog, lets see how long this one lasts. So far this is the lists of my blogs from the beginning.

1. My Very Incredibly Unique Life
2. Girl of a Thousand Heartaches
3. Adventures of a Teenage Romantic
4. Dear God
5. Life Without Me

It is dedicated to the latest book I am working on. Life Without Me, is a heartwarming tearjerker about finding yourself and being truly selfless. Ashley O'Neal is your typical teenage girl, with a dark past. She is an ex-cutter that had a suicidal episode in her Junior High years. Now she has grown up, met new friends and she thinks that part of her is gone. However, she failed at burying her past, and after an unfortunate incident she falls back, she makes a wish that life would just go on without her. Ashley tries to run away from home one rainy night, but ends up crashing her car over a bridge. She is pronounced dead on the scene, but what no one else realizes, Ashley is still around. She was given a chance to see what life would be like without her.

Ashely now spends her days wandering around her small town, following her old friends to school, and walking past her own grave. She realizes that she was given a mission to help everyone, and by dying she has let them down. She begins to help all those around her to get over their grief and get on with their lives, even if it means saving her crush's life and getting him to fall in love with her best friend. Ashley has the hardest decision, to leave everyone she loves behind, or go back in time before her accident and start over. Only the author knows the ending. Muahaha(:

Well, I have lots of writing to do, as soon as I have the 10,000 word minimum to showcase it. I will post the link to it on here, so you all can go read it. Wish me luck.