NaNo is almost here!

And I know what my project is going to be.

It's called SUPERNOVA and it's a young adult post-apocalyptic romance.

NaNo is all about taking a risk. Since this is my third year doing it, I think it's time I step out of my safe-zone, and do something that I haven't done before.

So what if I don't win. I just want a novel I can be proud of, one I can send off to betas with a smile on my face.

I wasn't sure about the genre. I'm calling it post-apocalyptic only because 1.) it sounds nice and 2.) it's the end of the world.

Mostly all of the stories I write contain some type of romance - preferably a love triangle.

In this project my main character, Haven, falls in love with two brothers who are undeniably sexy and I can not wait to write about them.

Now...it's time to put together a play list, outline, and make character profiles.

Then I have homework that I should have started weeks ago. *ahem*

Introducing: THE NEAR WITCH

The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.

If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.

There are no strangers in the town of Near.

These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life. But when an actual stranger—a boy who seems to fade like smoke—appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.

The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.

As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know—about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.

Part fairy tale, part love story, Victoria Schwab’s debut novel is entirely original yet achingly familiar: a song you heard long ago, a whisper carried by the wind, and a dream you won’t soon forget

And if you want to go ahead and pre-order your own copy of The Near Witch you can!

It's on Amazon!



Okay, I'll admit, it's more of an "educational" trip than a vacation, but still...it's CHICAGO.

I don't know much about the city, but I'm having fun looking at all the pictures of the skyline and the buildings and I think the one I chose to use in this post is extremely gorgeous.


I'm not looking forward to the bus ride down there, but I think once I actually get to the city, once I breathe in the windy air, and look at all the skyscrapers, and take in all the people, I'll explode.

I am only going to be there for two days, which in my opinion, is not enough time to explore. But hopefully, I'll get to take some cool pictures, and maybe a get a spark of inspiration from the change of scenery because I am desperately in need of a change of scenery.

I don't know if anyone got a chance to read my rant about school I posted last month, but just to sum everything up, my school is closing next year.

My senior year.

I can't even begin to explain how much it hurts to have to graduate from another school, but basically the school that the kids from my school have to go to is going to be a single gender school.

It's a big building so they're putting two separate schools in there. One is going to be an all girl's school, the other is going to be an all boy's school.

I am an ambassador for my school, along with sixteen other girls, which means we get to travel to different cities Chicago being the first, with single gender schools.

The school we plan on visiting is the Young Women's Leadership Charter School.

I'm not really for all-girl schools because for one, some teenage girls are annoying, and having guys around helps balance out the annoying, snobby girl ratio. *ahem* I know since I'm a girl I should be for an all-girl school, but truthfully I just like boys too much, and spending the whole day with girls would kill me. You hear me. KILL ME.

Anyways, that's the reason why I'm going.

But we do get ONE DAY to look around the city.

Not only that, but once we get back home, we don't have to go to school if we don't want to. We get passes to stay home, and... OMG this is going to be awesome.


Chicago, here I come.

RTW: My little paradise...

Road Trip Wednesday is a meme that was started by the lovely ladies over at YA HIGHWAY. Every Wednesday they present a question, and invite bloggers to answer this question on their respective blogs.
Today's Topic

You're packing for a month on a deserted island. What, as a reader and writer, must be in your backpack?

I have been camping in the middle of nowhere. I have been to a "beach" in Florida. I'm really a city girl, but if by chance I should ever get to visit a deserted island for a month.

I would bring:
  • A notebook (or two, or three, or four)
  • My iPod
  • Some books (If I can't fit all of the ones I want to take with me in my bookbag, then I'll just carry them in my arms. I don't mind.)
  • Food to last me a month
  • Water
  • A portable tent
  • A blanket (just in case there's a breeze)
  • Really awesome sunglasses
  • A pack of sparkly pink pens with the feathers on the top.
  • A camera so I can take pictures of anything amazing I see. I mean, you never know. Hot mermen could really exist.

So, yeah, as a writer, a deserted island would be my ideal getaway. I like peace and quiet when I write. Correction - the only thing I like to hear when I'm writing is my music. If someone is talking to me, or standing over me, I can't really concentrate.

Last but not least, I would take all of my writer-buddies over at AW. I know they can't all fit in my bookbag, but...there's no harm in trying right?