Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Liebster Award!

Hello again, my lovelies. Guess what? I have been nominated for the Liebster award by Sarah from Inklined! Isn't that so sweet? Thanks, Sarah!

The Liebster award is for nominating any kind of blogger that has 200 followers or less. It's to help gain more followers and discover new blogs! Awesome, right? Okay, now for the rules:

  1.  List 11 facts about yourself.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger who nominated you left.
  3. Ask 11 new questions for those who you nominate.
  4. Choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate.
  5. Go to each blogger's page and let them know about the award.
  6. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

Now, for the 11 facts about me:

  1. I was about to type "eleven" even after typing the "11." I do that a lot.
  2. I have turned certain members of my family into fangirls/boys over The Hunger Games. Even my grandmother.
  3. I have almost completed the first draft of Changing Time (But, I wrote this yesterday --er, today, the 29th-- and I hope to be done with it by the time you read this. :P)
  4. I used to worry a lot when I was little.
  5. I share my mother's middle name (Marie).
  6. I have a psychopathic cat named Callie, who I am sure is crazy.
  7. I have spent the whole day trying to figure out what "facts" I should post about myself.
  8. I'm dramatic.
  9. I'm fiercely loyal to people I love, and I tend to baby them and "protect" them from outsiders. >_<
  10. I get really wild when I eat even a little sugar. Anything with sugar in it makes me hyper, and I type in CAPS until the sugar wears off.
  11. I have a king in my family (No joke).
Now, for the 11 questions that I must answer:

 1. If you could go to one concert for free, who would you see?
Umm . . . Kari Jobe, I guess. *shrug* I don't care for concerts.

2. If jelly stopped existing, how would you make a PB&J with something else as the J?
Well, I'd use jam, of course. Jam and jelly are WAY different. :P

3. If you could go any one place, where would you go?
Just ONE? I want to visit so many places! Wisconsin, Ireland, England, France, Italy, etc etc. One out of those? Uhhh . . . England, I guess. I'd go see the castle that my family used to own.

4. What, if any, channels are you subscribed to on Youtube?
You want me to list them all? (._.) *goes to Youtube* Um, HowToBasic (Hilarious guy!), BlimeyCow (Also hilarious), BrokenLensProductions (also hilarious), MarkLowry (You guessed it, hilarious), HGfanchannel, TheHungerGamesMovie, HGfansite, KariJobe, Musicalbasics, BethanyHouse, PaulFromStokeUK, and American High School (My school's youtube channel).

5. Chemistry or Physics?
. . . I'll probably have to do both this year. But, I'm guessing Physics will be easier, so . . . Physics.

6. Do you play in instrument?  If so, what?
Yep! I play the piano.

7. What's your favorite breakfast cereal?
Ugh. I hate cereal. But . . . Cocoa Puffs, I guess.

8. How do you like your eggs cooked?  (If you're a vegetation, how do you like your tofu cooked?)
Scrambled. ONLY SCRAMBLED. I will not eat an egg unless it is scrambled (Or deviled, but whatevs).

9. Do you listen to music while you blog?
Sometimes. Most of the time, no.

10. What was the title of your first blog post?
On here? Uh . . . I don't remember. Probably something like "Hi!" or "Hey, this is my first blog post!"

11. Why did you start blogging?  (Stolen, I know.  But it's a great question.)
Well, I was just starting out on my writing journey, and I was trying to figure out how a person gets readers. I read a webpage and it was talking about building a platform by blogging what you're going to write. At the time, I was writing Historical Romances, so I started up an interview/book review blog. But then I switched and decided I'd rather blog about . . . whatever I blog about here.

I must now ask the questions. (O_O) Forgive any awful questions:

  1. Sunrises or sunsets? Why?
  2. Favorite book/series (if you read)?
  3. Do you have a routine, or more spontaneous? 
  4. What is your favorite board game?
  5. What's your dream car?
  6. What is a TV show that you hate?
  7. Favorite food?
  8. What were you doing the last time you really had a good laugh?
  9. What is your quirkiest habit and how long have you had it?
  10.  If you could take a one month trip anywhere and money was not a consideration, where would you go? (This may have already been asked)
  11.  What song always makes you happy when you hear it?

Time to nominate! Sorry, but I can't do 11 bloggers.

Kendra from Writers and Readers 
Ummmm . . . Everyone else I can think of has been tagged already!  Well, probably not everyone, but it's almost midnight. Well . . . when I was writing it, it was almost midnight. Therefore, I'm tired. Really tired. So, I tag Kendra and anyone else who wishes to do it! Good day/night my dears!

God bless!
Galatians 6:9 KJV  

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Why people write (And other random things because I ramble)

Hi! I know, it's been a long time since I last posted. I've been so busy with writing and life . . . well, blogging just seemed to be put on the back burner, so to speak.

Anyway, I'm talking about why people write. But only kinda-sorta, because what do I know about people? (._.) Absolutely nothing, that's what. People confuse me greatly. So I try to stay away from confusing people, therefore people think I'm an Introvert, when really, I just don't want to kill my brain by over-thinking. Trust me, it can be done.

RIGHT. Like I was saying, why do people write? Well, people write for many different reasons. Some write to get their thoughts and feelings out of their way. Say, someone really doesn't like someone else, they might write them into a story and then completely destroy and mutilate their character. I've been known to do this.

Others write for fun! You know, to create crazy and silly stories that they keep only to themselves. Well, they might occasionally write a sweet little story for someone they care about.

A few might write as their career (Say, multi-millionaire bestselling writers who have already established themselves). I would love to do nothing more than to write and edit and do writerly things all day. Perhaps when Changing Time becomes a bestseller and makes thousands, I shall (Hey, Veronica Roth hit bestseller on her first book. I'm pretty sure it's not all that impossible).

Some people (coughmecough) write to rid themselves of their psychopathic/sociopathic and schizophrenic tendencies. You can know their writing by how many people they kill (This is mostly bestsellers. And they ALWAYS kill that one, unsuspecting, poor person two pages before the end. RIP Surprisingly killed characters).

Some people (coughmeagaincough) write because they are really a bunch a different people inside, and they're trying to be one person. So they choose who they want to be and then write the rest onto the pages of a story.

Okay, so there are a few of the many reasons people write. Now, not everything I say should be taken seriously. Okay, 98% of what I say shouldn't be taken seriously. So, yeah. (o_o)

You may be wondering why I wrote this worthless blogpost. All I can say is that I needed to post something. And I got this idea. Aaaaand. . . . that's all.

God bless!
Galatians 6:9 KJV

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Next Big Thing!

Hi y'all! I was tagged by Cynthia P. Willow. Check out her blog here. And her books here. She has two books (That I know of), out right now. They are Christian Fiction with a touch of Fantasy. Check her out!

So, Miss Cynthia tagged me in this Blog Hop, called "The Next Big Thing." So, I'm going to blog about the my latest work in progress.

Title: The Girl Who Couldn't Cry (working title).

Where did the idea come from?
Well . . . I was sitting in the bathtub. And I've always had a fascination with the water and waterdroplets. So, I was watching the water drop from my fingertips back into the water, and watched it ripple. And my crazy brain started twisting the idea of water falling. Soon, it became teardrops. And then I came up with the idea of a girl who couldn't cry, and if she did, she would die. I wanted to write it for some time, but Changing Time was taking my time and I had to focus on it.

Genre: Uh . . . Sci-fi/Fantasy

What actors would play your character in the movie version?
Ugh. I have no clue! You see, I just started, and I haven't really thought of my dream cast. Not to mention I don't have a (real) villain yet. So . . . . Well, let's say the dream cast will most likely change with time. 


So, with that, I would have Alex Mills or Josh Hutcherson as Greg (AKA Thyril) Landers. I can't pick, because I can imagine both of them as Greg (Thyril) so easily. But I don't think I would want Josh Hutcherson (as wonderful a person as he is) playing my womanizer, jerk of a character Greg.

Now, I can't choose between Kiera Knightly, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nina Dobrev for my Ritia. They all have that look to them. Fierce, determined, tough. So, one of these three for Ritia would be fine.
So, I'm stuck between Dianna Agron (I think that's her name) and Reese Witherspoon for Ritia's friend, Courtney. Jennifer Lawrence is a blonde, too, so she might fit this part too.

So, I'm not sure if this girl is famous or whatever (I'm not even sure if she's played in anything. I'm getting all of these pictures off Google Images because I was too lazy to think up any real actors/actresses for my characters), but this is Karen Gillan (or so Google says), and I think she would be perfect for my character Ginger, who shall become bigger to the plot later on (Like, Book 5 or something, if I even get that far).
So, Alex Pettyfer or Taylor Lautner for Greg's best friend, James. Neither of them look very much like him, but hey. Beggers can't be choosers, and I could find NO ONE else that even faintly resembled the image in my head.

Donald Sutherland would probably be the best for my villain (the one I think I have). He looks like the evil scientist, "I-want-to-control-the-world" type. My villain HAS NO NAME, though. (._.) YET.
Short Synopsis: Greg Landers can never seem to catch a break when it comes to relationships. He's never been very good at staying with one person for too long. He's what his friend, James, calls a heartbreaker. After another breakup, Greg meets Ritia Mason, a mysterious girl who seems to be stalking him. Little does he know, he happens to be her assignment. Ritia Mason is a girl that was medically altered by the Russian government before she was even born. She was brought to America by a kind-hearted employee at the facility where she was kept as a child. Now the Russian government is looking for her, fifteen years later. But it's not only Ritia that they're after . . .
Agency Representation: None yet. I hope to have one by next year, though.
How long did it take to write the first draft?
Well, I just started two days ago, on the 1st. So, it's no where near finished. But I hope to be finished with the first draft in no more than a few months.
What other books in this genre compare?
None that I know of . . . I haven't read much Sci-fi/fantasy in a while.
Who or what inspired this WIP?
The bathtub and water.
Anything to add?
Check out Virtious Girlhood's blog here! She's been tagged!
God bless!
Galatians 6:9 KJV