Wednesday, February 27, 2013
This picture above is a picture of my editing process. A notebook for notes in the middle, character notes to the left, and to the right is the document.
I just discovered this lately about being a writer that I really cannot go that long without doing something creative at all. I really can’t stop writing period end of story I have not been writing as much, and once I stop I start to not really feel like myself. I get so much joy from writing that I am really in a better mood once I get some time in since I love doing it. I love creating worlds too I have been world building with my stories, and crafting the world they live in deciding to have two realms for all my stories The Canama realm which is a realm for humans. The Melodian realm is for supernatural creatures, and I plan on exploring different regions and cities in both the Melodian and Canama realm in fact the Canama realm is where the Killer Contract Agency is located since some of the operatives and hits are human. I am loving the world at times wishing it was real. I used to think my thoughts and the characters in my worlds are the same it is not the case at all.
Paperback update: The paperback is expected to be out by August 1st. And the ebooks will be out once I am done getting them back from my critique buddy, and then I am letting a professional editor edit it before publishing it. Why so far for the paperback? Well, it is my last semester of community college, and I work part time too. I have Mondays free, Tuesdays and Thursdays after 3:45. With time in between working on the weekends. I am busy going out places, and I want to give myself time to properly edit my book before unleashing it on the unsuspecting world. I plan on getting another paperback out too, but it will be sometime after I get done with getting settled in my new college. I plan on having these stories in the first one:
The Killer short starring the first operative of The Killer Contract Agency, and it pretty much has her getting even with the group who tries to bully her to the point where she winds up in the hospital almost dead until she is rescued, and able to get her revenge.
Retail 1 Vampires in Retail Sucks where Scarlet Summers the star of the second killer book goes undercover as a retail employee working for Fiona's Corner and Cafe to solve the case of the girls that went missing from a local werewolf pack, and the first chapter of the Second Killer novel will be in it too.
Boyfriend Missing Ex is a Zombie which is abot a girl that gets revenge on her ex with a spell only to have it back fire on her. Boyfriend goes missing after he spends days going over metaphysical books to look for a solution.
Donnie's Demise where we meet Sapphire a shapeshifting witch, and her psychic vampire Storm, and on her day off gets called into her detective agency to go undercover as a waitress at a strip club to clear Hanna's name, and solve the crime of who killed her evil ex. Then I am including the first chapter of Psychic Vampires, and Witches oh my.
The last story going in is Obsession Spell which is about a girl named Jenna who is a witch who broke up with her ex Jerry, and is now going as far as to break up his current relationship to get him back into a relationship with her.
It is urban fantasy, and I loved creating the story. I had issues with the fact that stories feature girls, and first loves with no mention of second loves. I have stories that focus on exes and what happens if it does not work out, and ones that involve getting even with the ex sometimes him dying. I have come to terms with the fact that I love revenge and violence more then anything with strong language not to be vulgar, but my characters are sassy pottymouths with attitudes.
The last thing is I restored my Reviews for Writers blog, and the link is here:
I have so many writing books and ebooks that I decided to write a review about a book once a month or more depending on how much time I have, and how fast I can read it with everything going on. I love reading!
Until next time,
Monday, February 25, 2013
They say people never marry their high school sweethearts, and sometimes that is true some people do marry them. The majority of people don’t because let’s face it people change. I always wonder why relationships don’t work out when both parties could have worked on it, and distance does not mean anything at all when there is love. I think about this as I write one of my characters, and see everything she has been through in her eyes. Sometimes things don’t work out because one decides to give up, and honestly if it does not work out with your first love then they obviously could not handle it at all. I now know what a real relationship is like, and it means having them around enjoying their company. It means fighting is healthy, and if it does not happen then something is wrong. It means working out no matter what, and no giving up when the relationship gets rough. Relationships are hard sometimes, and you have to have compromise in them. Relationships involve trust and telling the truth even when it hurts. It is like that with friends too, and it means communication. I am really happy in the relationship I am in now since we communicate, we talk, we tell each other the truth even if it hurts. We enjoy spending time with each other, and I hate being away that is one of the key elements in the second killer novel I want to put in. People always write about first loves, but maybe they should think about it the second time around too. Each relationship prepares you for the next, and learning and loving is what life is about.
What about second love?
Until next time,
Monday, February 18, 2013
I left at 4am Friday morning to ride to a hotel to stay at with my boyfriend, and then make a 10 minute drive to Maryland for Katsucon:
A convention for people who love Japanese animation, movies, tv shows, and films even people who love video games, swords and knives, and graphic novels.
Here is my knife:
I loved all the knive booths, and there was a gaming room, Artists Alley, Merchant Room, and various events going on throughout the day.
I even picked up new gauges and a key Chain:
I loved it there it was so much fun! The most amazing thing about it was inside the hotel there were two cool water fountains:
I loved going inside since it looked like a mall too will all kinds of shops, and tons of conference rooms.
The best part of the trip though was the amazing costumes, and this is mine:
Here are all the Costumes I took picture of and with:
Lee as Alucard..
The back of the tall bumblebee costume it was a person on stilts!
Here is the front.
This is a picture of my friend Jessica as Queen Chrysalis.
This is me with a guy from Fallout.
This is a guy from Halo.
This is a picture of Jason and the Rae gang.
And this last picture is of Jason and the Scotsman.
All in all I really enjoyed being at the convention.
I also ate at McCormick&Schmicks for the first time. I really loved their Clam chowder it was the perfect thing on a cold day. I even shared the Ultimate Mixed Grill: Stuffed Shrimp, Grilled Shrimp, Seared Scallops, Grilled Salmon. It was not that bad, and I even loved the Scallops when I don’t mind them. The second restaurant I tried was Public House. I ate the Maryland Crab Cake sandwich, and it was so good I could have asked for another!
Oh boy was it cold to the point where I wore jeans for the last two days. I am hoping to go back this time to Otakon with friends to make the experience more enjoyable then it already was, and I made friends there too. I talked to a book reviewer with her own channel on Youtube, a few screenwriters who are filming a movie, and a few cosplayers.
That is all for now until the next con. I will be getting back to writing blog posts, and find the Samsung Galaxy review too.
Until next Time,
Monday, February 11, 2013
I have not worked on the edits for the killer short which might turn into a novella at this point or the retail one since I am waiting for my critique partner to give me his feedback. After I get it back then work on the edits I will send it to an editor to go over a few times then get the cover, and publish it still it is not a short process at all. Not by a long shot in fact it can be downright a waiting game, but it will pay off in the long run. With the writing process you learn to be patient when it comes to waiting like things get in the way like for me work and school can make writing be temporarily put on the back burner thanks to it being my last semester there is even more pressure to make sure school work is done before I even think about writing. I am still set on a Summer release for the paperback, and the re-edited killer and Retail story. It just takes time to produce a good book, and I am working on the second killer novel too while doing research for the Fang and Fur of Love book. Writing the world I am doing takes time, and I am self-publishing my ebooks and paperback which means I do all the work by myself. I really love being able to control it by myself to an extent which is why I did it by myself. I will write on more topics in the future since I plan on reading several Indie books about writing a novel, and how to survive in the world.
Until next time,