30.1.12

i love monday

Today I really actually do love monday.

I don't have school today or tomorrow which is too awesome for words.

I know I haven't done this in a while, but if you want to check out the last "I Love..." Monday click here. I'm just going to post things that I am currently in love with and would LOVE if you guys did it too. If you do decide to participate in "I Love..." Monday just leave the link in the comments.




So...I wasn't really going to check out this show. To be honest, I didn't have any desire to. I mean...I love a good mystery. I have a Sherlock Holmes computer game and I own mostly all of the Nancy Drew interactive games that I used to play with my mom when I was younger, but for some reason I just didn't feel inclined to watch Sherlock. Let's face it, I have so many tv show addictions it's not even funny. From Parenthood to Being Human...I watch EVERYTHING. Then I saw that Steven Moffat co-created Sherlock and I was sold. Now if you don't know who Steven Moffat is, then I suggest you leave my blog for a moment and google him. If you've never seen Doctor Who then I won't say a word to you until you go and watch a few episodes.

Well anyways, this show is AMAZING. There are probably more words I could use to describe it but in a nutshell...it's perfect, flawless. Benedict Cumberbatch brings Sherlock's character to life. I love him and this show. Give it a watch. Season 1 (which is only 3 episodes) is on Masterpiece Mystery's website until February 28, so you still have time to get caught up with this AMAZING show.








Don't you just love this?

Whispers in the Dark is my new project and I'm glad to announce that I'm really actually outlining this project. I want to get this one right. I'm tired of hitting walls and not finishing anything that I start. I have the first three chapters outlined and chapter one is halfway finished. I'm so excited about this project I can't even begin to explain. I won't give anything away but WitD has a lot to do with Djinns and myths that I gave my own little spin to. And the cover art was made for me by another lovely writer from AW who is EXTREMELY good at making covers and this particular picture is currently my screensaver. It helps motivate me to finish this project.

Not only do I love this project and the cover art but I love finding pics of my characters, I have only found a pic of my main character Jo, but I'll keep an eye out.




The idea for WitD has had a chance to sit and simmer for over a year now and I really am drawn to it because I want to write something dark, romantic, and magical. Though I do enjoy writing contemporary YA as well I need a break from reality.







Did I mention that I was outlining? (That picture isn't the outline of my novel, but it's from the website which can be found here) I can't really believe it myself but...I'm outlining! I always thought I would be a die-hard pantser but Liquid Story Binder has shown me the light lol

I only have the 30 Day Trial but I'll just export all of my files before it expires, and hopefully using Word, I'll be able to continue outlining/planning and if you never heard of Liquid Story Binder, give it a chance. You might like it. You may even LOVE it.

That's all I have for you today guys. But tell me...what are you in love with today?

Thanks for reading! <3

21.1.12

i can't stop listening to this song...

So I know I haven't been posting a lot and I know that when I do post I say that but...sorry guys. Senior year hasn't been as easy as I had hoped it to be. I have Midterms to study for and I'm not doing so well in my AP Calc class so I really have to work hard to make sure I get a high grade.

I'm also trying to figure out where I'm going to college. I got accepted into both of the schools that I applied to, and now I just have to tour them before I make my final decision.

Anyways, I just thought I'd share this AMAZING song with you. You might have heard it before because everyone else on the interwebs seems to have heard it before (except for me...I live under a rock haha) but this guy's voice is so beautiful and this video is creative and the song is something everyone can relate to.




I've had this song on repeat since yesterday. Honestly, it's like I can't live without listening to it. I know that sounds a little dramatic but music is one of my favorite things in the world besides writing. I write songs and I sing (a little) but whenever I hear a song that's filled with as much emotion and depth as this one...the musician side of me geeks out.

Also, you should check out some of his other songs. The woman in the video is Kimbra (never heard of her before yesterday) but she has a song called Settle Down that is equally good and expressive and you should go listen to that song as well and...I should really get back to studying but...have you heard any new songs that has blown her mind recently?

I love all kinds of music except for country...okay that's a lie...there are some songs that I don't mind listening to especially if they're by The Civil Wars or Lady Antebellum but other than that I am not a huge country music fan.

But I'm looking forward to hearing what new music you guys have discovered!

Thanks for reading! <3
2.1.12

The 3rd Annual No-Kiss Blogfest: a scene from my new wip

Hey guys!

So this is my first post of 2012, and what better way to ring in the new year with an almost kiss scene from my new wip Chaos & Dinosaurs: A Love Story.

I haven't talked about it much here but it's a YA Contemporary Romantic Thriller (don't know if that's a genre) that is inspired by Heathers.

I just wrote this scene this morning just for the blogfest but who knows, maybe it will end up in the first draft of Chaos. If you're not sure what this whole No-Kiss Blogfest is then go take a look at Frankie Diane Mallis' blog and read all about it.

I hope you guys decide to check out all of the other entries because I've read a few and they're really good. Mine is a little short but if you want to check out a longer one that I wrote for the first No-Kiss Blogfest when I was fifteen click here and hopefully I improved as a writer since then.

Here you go:


Fox wrapped his arms around me but this time, I didn’t pull away. I don’t know if it was the desperate look in his eyes, or the way his nails delved into my skin through the camisole I wore to bed but I knew that he needed this more than I did. He smelled like a cocktail of things. Cigarette smoke, gasoline, and peppermints.

Always peppermints.

I rest my head on his chest and listened to his heart. It sounded like thunder, as it thudded against my eardrum.

“Vanessa,” he breathed, his hand grabbing a hold of my chin. His skin felt cold against mine, but I didn’t want him to stop touching me. Our eyes met and it was like they were meeting for the first time, because they explored each other hungrily. His finger found my lips in the semi-darkness of the room, and swept over it, like a kiss, only it didn’t really feel the way a kiss with Fox Rhodes would feel like. This was a boy who had killed for me, a boy who set me on fire without gasoline or matches. I ran my tongue across the tip of his finger, taking it into my mouth, hoping he’d take the hint and give me what I wanted.

“You’re killing me,” he muttered, pushing me up against the wall. Fox placed his hands on either side of my face, and leaned forward. Our foreheads and noses were making out with each other while our lips remained centimeters apart.

“Damn it, Fox.”

He grinned. “You don’t have to swear to get me to kiss you.”

“Then tell me what…”

His lips found my neck. Hot breath prickled the skin there. He was driving me crazy and he hadn’t even kissed me yet. I felt his teeth graze my throat, as his mouth carved their own map into my skin. I leaned my head back, giving him better access, waiting for him to reach his destination. He was getting closer and closer and my lips were burning with anticipation. Part of me wondered if he tasted just like he smelled.

He pulled away.

“What…” I started, looking up at him.

“This is payback,” he said, with a look in his eyes that told me that he had wanted to kiss me just as much as I had wanted to be kissed, only his lust for revenge was stronger, more potent. That's probably why we were drawn to each other. We were so much alike that it hurt.

“You’re an asshole," I breathed, as he dragged his fingers from my temple to the base of my neck, following the path he had made just moments before.

“But that’s one of the many things you love about me." His fingers lingered on my collarbone. He looked down, eyes sweeping over my body for just a fraction of a second. When he looked back up at me a snarky grin was plastered on his face.

"Do you dress like this every night?"

I pushed him away. "Go screw yourself."


Thanks for reading! <3