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October Release

It’s been about half a year since I last made a post. But I’m a writer, so inevitably I always end up on this blog. That’s mainly due to me releasing or in the process of publishing a novel. Earlier this year a friend inspired me to finish one of my favorite projects originally named, Love Bleeds Red but has now been rewritten as, Pretty Monsters.

The story is about a girl who was cursed by a demon two centuries before the story takes place. The curse gives her immortality in exchange for her humanity. She can never die but every living thing she encounters will fear and either run away or attack her. So for two hundred years she suffers loneliness, persecution and isolation. It seems her life will be an eternity of darkness until she meets a boy who for some reason is immune to the effects of her curse. He falls for her instantly and despite her strongest efforts she can’t seem to push him away so he can’t discover her dark secret. As she lets him in she has to keep him from getting hurt from the darkness inside of her.

This story has a lot of supernatural elements along with action and romance. I got inspiration from Harry Potter while writing the story over and over. I wanted it to have a magical and out of this world sort of feel to it. Then I added horrific elements to make it out to be a somewhat romantic and dark fairy tale. I tried to include a lot of mythical creatures (no spoilers) some already known and others I made on my own. Pretty Monsters has been requested over and over from people who either know me personally or have had a class with me and heard about the story. I’ve finished its final draft and now it’s in the revision and editing stage. I plan to release it on Halloween because what a better time to release a horror themed story on Halloween?

Aside from the story writing I’ve been up to quite a lot this year. I’m finishing up my final semester at Ivy Tech before I transfer to university. From there I plan to major in Journalism and pursue a career in reporting. I have thoughts about going back to school sometime later to become a detective. It all depends on where I’m at in life in about 4 years.

That’s it for my update. I felt like blogging today. It’s been on my mind for a while. I’ve been getting weekly views for some reason and can’t figure out from who or why. But it’s brought me back. I plan to start blogging every other day or weekly.

 

 

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First Post of the Year! Many Things to Come this Year!

Hello, followers and bloggers, writers and, of course, readers. I know that I’ve been gone for some time now. But like I’ve written in the past, writing is my dream. I don’t plan to stop. In fact, this year I plan to take my writing very serious and reach new levels of success.

Since I last made a post, I have done many things and have made many goals. I’ve written another book, I’ve had a signing, I’ve met writers and I’ve traveled across the globe to England. My trip has brought me many things.

Traveling overseas alone for my first time traveling out of the country has brought me a strong sense of independence and determination. I feel that there is nothing I can’t do as long as I work hard and stay persistent. My experience over this past year has proven to me what I’m truly capable of and what plateaus I can reach by using my strengths.
This year I am determined to gather many more feats for myself as a young and independent author.

Create My Own Comic Book.

My first goal is to create my very own comic book before the year of 2016 and participate in the Indy Comicon of 2016. I went to the convention last year and it was amazing. To say I participated in something like that and showcase my own work would be amazing.

Reach 1,000 Followers.

I want my blog and networks to be able to reach mass numbers. By doing this more and more people will see my progress and work. I will gain supporters as well as inspire more writers to pursue their goals. I truly believe anyone can do this if they work hard enough. I want to be hope to everyone who dreams the way I do. I want to inspire people to become dream catchers. I want to encourage them to never give up. No mater what. So I will definitely be blogging a lot more this year.

Complete 1-5 Drafts of Stories

I don’t want to become a slacker when it comes to writing stories. I’m not positive if I will be releasing one or two books this year. I’m definitely releasing one. Regardless I want to keep completing drafts and sharpen my writing skills.
Laugh More. Play More. Relax More.

I realize I stress a lot about things and I’m serious a lot. This year I want to be more laid-back and carefree. I want to have more fun and worry less. I want to just go for things without worrying about what happens afterwards.

That’s pretty much it as far as my goals go. I am back on my blog and I plan to make a lot of things happen this year! I will post more very soon.