Sunday, July 15, 2012

Short Story Contest And Some Exciting News

So I've decided to try and enter in a short story contest which involves me having to write a horror/thriller by September 30th.
I have this idea that I was going to use for an anthology contest but now I'm using it for this one.
Here's my idea:
When some colledge students get stranded they are picked off one by one as a monster prowels the forest with red beady eyes and fur as black as a starless night. Up until three students are left, seeking protection from each other as they attempt to stay hidden from the monster that killed their classmates.
I'm a bit excited about this, but also have no idea how to start my story. I've had an idea but decided not to use that until later on. So now I'm stuck with this storyline with no idea how to start it. Ummm...some help?
The other day I had won a random drawing contest (yay!) with one other person. We had won an complete trilogy within one book by Joseph Beekman. I was so excited and can't wait for the book to arrive! I've been wanting to read this series and now I can.
Also earlier today I've discovered I won an Amazon gift card for being the 150th liker to a page called Authors on Air on Facebook. I've never, and I do repeat never, won anything like this before in my life! So you can imagine my excitement.  

Friday, July 13, 2012

Me Myself and I

Here's a little bit about myself:
I was born on September 26, 1995. I'm the only child between my parents who had gotten a divorce about a year afterwards in 1996. Not long after that I'd gotten a step-dad and mom.
Now I have three siblings: a step-brother (16), and two half sisters who are 12 and 7.
I completely love animals and can't help myself when one needs my help-I just have to take care of it. I have a beautiful guinea pig named Henry who I've had for about six months, maybe more maybe less. I also love spending time with my family and my best friend, texting, and buying books.
I fell in love with reading in sixth grade when my reading teacher got me interested in a series-I don't remember the name. But the minute I started reading the first book I was in-love. And one thing lead to another.
I got interested in writing towards the end of Twilight. I had decided I wanted to make others feel the same way I did when all that bad stuff was happening to Bella. I wanted them to actually feel the characters emotions like I had. Once I finished Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead I wanted to become one even more, and Evermore by Alyson Noel sealed the deal.
At first my writing was pretty much nonsense (now one of them doesn't even make sense to me) and I could never finish a story. I'd always go from one to another. Not until I got this amazing idea about what it was like to have every power you could ever want, and with that my Magic series was born.
I got really excited with this idea I had to stop with the other book I had been working on and start that one immediately. Of course, though, I had no idea how to start this book. For awhile I had been staring at a blank page, trying to come up with something. But once I did I never gave up on that book.
I had finished it at the end of the school year in eighth grade-I was so so excited I finally finished a novel-and almost immediately started on the second. Writing became one of my three loves.
Every once in a while I'd get an idea for the story I'm either working on or a book I plan to start once my series is done. But I also get other random ideas for new novels-single and series. I love those moments.
Music mostly gives me them. If I'm away from my computer my music usually always gives me a brand new idea. A new scene.
Writing to me is like a movie playing in your head: you can see every detail. The only problem is having to put those images down on paper the exact way you see it, but I've grown to know how to add those.
At first I planned on trying to get my first book published my freshmen year, but then decided against it. The school year was hard enough as it is with all the homework I got. But I've decided-since I'm suppose to be out of high school then-I'm going to try my senior year. I only have a few more years until then in which that time I'll spend writing as well as everything else I'm suppose to do.
Anyways, I'm currently writing my third book in my series as well as a single novel I just started a few months ago, and editing/rewriting my first-ever-completed book.
I love writing essays as well. For my freshmen year I had to write two of them-maybe I'll share those later-and I just loved it. I also had to do a writing assignment and I must say I absoultely loved it. It's just so fun and at times addictive.