Shel Silverstein

If you are a dreamer, come in

If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,

a hope-er a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...

If you are a pretender, come sit by my fire

For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.

Come in! Come in!

Apr 26, 2010

In light of recent discoveries.

As stated before I was researching vigorously the art, the elements (or what you will) of writing. I now know the art of writing a romance, a drama, an adventure in which there will be tension, nail chewing suspense and mild comedy--all I have to do is practice. Practice, another word I don't like...but presently I can't bring myself to mind it because it means...
wait for it....

I have to write a story! To test out all those theories I learned :D
So thus begins operation story elements...and stuff, in which I will document my writing of a brand, spanking new story. I will give out writing tips and blog about things I learn along the way. Sound fun? I hope so.

So here is what the story is going to be about.
It's the cross between a dark and light romance; a little Gothic but then again that is to be expected of a Vampiric novel. A bit dramatic, that is just my preference, a little humorous too because flat out dramas...well they're dramatic! :P

However there is one thing I want to make sure of before going on this journey, I hope you haven't got it in your heads that the Vampire is good??
No, no, this story shall be original, and to achieve that it must be traditional. Because lets face it how many books out there have a Vampire that is actually evil? as stated in the definition?
A person, such as an extortionist, who preys upon others.
Yes, the vampire will be the love interest but he is not in any way shape or form good!

Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, we first endure, then pity, then embrace
-Alexander Pope

Have I intrigued you? Do you wish to come on this journey with me?


Apr 21, 2010

Dreaming is cool--until you wake up.

Once upon a time there was a little girl and she had a dream, her dream you are now quite aware of, but just in case your forgot, her dream is to become a published author.
Well who doesn't?

Now just remember, this little girl was very little, and her family (well most of it) claimed that she defiantly had a potential where writing was involved. (Side note; I hate the word potential, it just drags you right down with the not yet accomplished) The girls mother insisted that the little girl study grammar and the elements of writing. However the girl thinking she was pre-gifted with the art of writing, refused to do any such thing...

...of course until the day she did.
And this my friend is how I found myself four years later on one Tuesday in April pouring over writing tips on the internet; till my eyes bugged out my head. Well not really but it felt like that, I was starting to get a computer headache and the demeaning feeling that I really didn't know much about the art of writing.

There is one thing to know, it is very useful if you learn it early on 'with great dreams comes a whole lot of work'.
You've got to work your little butt off to get what you want, so with that in mind you need to make sure that what you want is what you need.
I need to be a writer! For one reason or another I'm positively dead inside with out some form of storytelling.

So I guess that means I have a lot of research to do *sigh* I elect that life have an easy button!. Lol :D
The good news is that I'm half way to my dream...hopefully.

So whats been happening on your side of the universe?

Apr 11, 2010

In which I am terribly lazy.

I felt it only fair to warn you that as of now I am terribly lazy and shall not be persuaded to do anything today!
On that note I shall tell you what I accomplished this week which warranted a good day off. Firstly I wrote two whole chapters in Devil's Helmet and presently have nothing left to say. I know I should start writing my Napoleonic Millvalley but I've got so much research to do its daunting; so I contented myself with doing math homework. Not a good trade off.

Lastly, I was busy all Saturday and decided it was only fair if I left my Sunday completely free to do everything that I wanted or nothing at all...but before I sign out and skip off to the rest of my day I do wish to tell you something.

I had planned to post experts from Devil's Helmet up here, but when reading chapters of my second draft to my editing crew (i.e. my sis) things got a little complicated, confusing and grammatically incorrect. Not to mention half the story stayed in my head while the other half is on the page, most disconcerting and I'd hate to confuse you or taint your vision of Devil's Helmet.
However I still wish to share it with you I just need to find another way of doing that *hmm* any suggestions??