The 2nd Annual Silmarillion Awards // Nomination Round! {CLOSED}

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{THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR NOMINATIONS AND SECONDS! ANY COMMENTS POSTED AFTER THIS WILL NOT COUNT TOWARD THE TOTAL. 🙂 }

Hello friends! Have I got a big surprise for you all! (Well, it’s not really a surprise since you probably read the title of this post…)

We are hosting our 2nd Annual Silmarillion Awards Ceremony!!! 😀

*cue applause, confetti, and general merriment*

I am so excited for this years ceremony! Many of the previous bloggers have returned to share in the festivities, but we also have two new bloggers joining us this year! Welcome Savannah and Kyle!

In case you’re new to this ceremony, here’s a little explanation:

The Silmarillion Awards have been created by DJ Edwardson and Jenelle Schmidt as a way to honor J.R.R. Tolkien as the Father of Modern Fantasy, open up a discussion about some of our other favorite fantasy works, and to have a ton of fun this summer.

When we started thinking about creating a sort of “Fantasy Oscars,” we found it difficult to fathom any award that wouldn’t be won by a character or item from The Lord of the Rings… so, to make things a bit more interesting, we decided to call them “The Silmarillion Awards” and have characters from LOTR and The Hobbit present the awards as examples of the ultimate standard for each award. Hopefully that will even the playing field a bit.

And here’s a gorgeous graphic done by the marvelous Deborah:

 

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Nominate characters in the comments of each blog post. If someone has already nominated the character you would have nominated, you may either second that nomination, open a new nomination, or do both. We will be picking the 5 characters with the most “seconds” for the final voting period, so you may also “third,” “fourth,” “fifth,” etc any nominations you particularly like.

Here are the other bloggers links:

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Wisest Councillor – Tracey

Least Competent Henchman – Kyle

Silver Tongue – Me!

Most Epic Hero – Abbey

Strangest Character – Savannah

Most Epic Heroine – Deborah

Most Mischievous Imp – Elise

Most Magnificent Dragon – D.J.

Most Loyal Friend – Zachary

Most Nefarious Villain – Jenelle

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This year, I will be hosting the Silver Tongue silmaril here on my blog. Here is the criteria I’m looking for in this character:

The winner of the Silver Tongue silmaril should go to a character who held you rapt with their words. Their voice is full of riddles, wit, and a magic all their own. They hold you spellbound with their clever speech, leaving you wanting more. They are blessed with the gift of a silver tongue, and they wield it well.

The award will be presented by an individual who may be small, but his quick wit and clever riddles have helped him out of more than a few sticky situations.

Something new we’re doing this year is a GIVEAWAY! Here’s the link for you to enter your name in the drawing:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/6c7e337d10/?

These are the lovely books you could win! However, the giveaway is only until July 9th, so enter soon!

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Just a few rules before I leave you to your nominating:

  • The Silmarils are LIFETIME awards, so previous winners cannot win them again. They may win them in a different category than before, but not the same. Since this is a new addition to the original lineup, there are no restrictions here.
  • No nominating LOTR or Hobbit characters. It would be quite awkward for them to have to present for themselves.
  • No nominating characters from your OWN books (if you’ve written any 😉 )!
  • In your nomination comment, if you could say what book the character is from, that would be very helpful to us.
  • And lastly, these are Fantasy awards, so nominations are only open to Fantasy characters. However, there is a bit of gray line running throughout all spec-fiction, so if you have a valid argument as to why your character is, actually, from Fantasy, I’ll allow it!

I think that about sums everything up! I can’t wait to see you go wild in the comments below! XD Just remember to have fun! GO FANTASY! ❤

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JuNoWriMo // What Happened?! {An Update}

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Well, JuNo is good and over and…wow. It was a lot of fun!! I may not have reached 50,000 words, but I did reach over half!

Crown of Thorns // 16,057 words

Pickpocket // 1,100 words

Wanted for Time // 2,426 words

Breakthrough // 4,870 words

Blogging (including this post, since it was prewritten) //  5,968 words

GRAND TOTAL // 36,227 words!

And, since I didn’t really share any of my writings with you last month, here are some choice picks for you! They aren’t actual prose (except for Breakthrough), but rather bullet point outlines (since that’s the format that works best for me).

  • Merrick looked at Jerrick. “Brother, you look unwell.”
  • I know that, Merri. I was trying to be quiet about it.
  • “See,” the queen said. “Merrick noticed too.”
  • “I’m fine,” Jerrick insisted. But of course, no one listened.
  • “No you’re not,” the queen said. “Jerrick Eddi Afernell, come over this moment.”
  • Jerrick grudgingly went to see his mother.
  • She was shocked and appalled at how horrible he looked. She examined him with a vengeance.
  • Don’t look at my arms.
  • “Show me your arms.”
  • “JERRICK! What is this?! You’re all burnt up!”

 ~ From Crown of Thorns

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Jake gave Jasper a weak smile. They were sitting at a table alone in the cafeteria, the meal of the day on their plates. “I’m supposed to meet someone at lunch, but I don’t know who gave it to me and I’m pretty sure someone wants to hurt me.”

“So don’t let them,” Jasper said simply. “Give’em what for.”

Jake gave an incredulous look. “Really? That’s a good idea. Scare the bully. Then everybody will really hate me.”

“Nobody hates you.” Jasper picked at his slice of meatloaf. “Just some people.”

“You should write a motivational book,” Jake said laughing. “‘Not everyone hates you, only some people.’ Really encouraging, Jas.”

Jasper grinned. “I’ve always had a way with words.”

~ From Breakthrough

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  • Rayven whirled around to look up at Jerrick in the window. “You heard that? Did I wake you?”
  • “No. I woke up myself. What are you doing out here? Don’t you know it’s dangerous outside at night?”
  • Rayven turned back around. “I know. But I’ve always loved night time. It’s so quiet and peaceful.
  • I wish.
  • “Do you love night time?”
  •  Jerrick said nothing for a moment. “I wished I did sometimes. But I fear it was never good for me.”

~ From Crown of Thorns

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◘ “Don’t you know wands are illegal here, Dril?” It was a small town, so everyone knew everyone else.

◘ Dril may have had a faint tendril of knowledge that wands were illegal for use. And Wivern had been labeled the town’s kook…

◘ “But why would Old Mage Wivern give it to me then?” he protested.

◘ Charle chuckled. “Wivern is old and stuck in his ways. He can’t remember things like that.”

◘ Dril found that this offended him. Wivern was his very good friend, and he wouldn’t have Charle insulting him so.

◘ “I hardly think it fair then. He didn’t know.”

◘ “But you did, Drilidric.”

◘ Dril stuttered for a response, but found none. He hung his head and handed Charle the wand.

~ From Wanted for Time

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“Look,” Charlie said, crossing his arms. “If you think I’m here to beat you up or something, you’re wrong. I really need to talk to you.”

Maybe it was something about Mikayla. Charlie and she were dating and just last week, Jake had told Principal Mars that Mikayla had left a nasty note in his locker. She hadn’t been too happy about that.

“About what?” Jake said quietly.

“I…” Charlie faltered, as if afraid. “I need to ask for a favor.”

Jake stared at Charlie. He must’ve misheard. “What?”

Charlie kicked at the ground. “A favor. I need your help.”

My help?” Jake was incredulous. This strong, stocky football jock needed his help? He found that hard to believe.

“Yeah…” He looked up, fear in his eyes. “You’re the only one who can help.”

~ From Breakthrough

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  • “That does not sound like a gift,” Rayven said quietly. “It rather sounds like a curse.”
  • Jerrick looked at Rayven. “It feels like a curse,” he said sighing.
  • “But you did save my life.” She smiled.
  • Jerrick felt elation rise in his chest. But he immediately shoved it back down. This was not meant to be. Rayven would marry Merrick, not him.
  • If Merrick was still alive.
  • “My court will decide if it is a Gift or Katara,” Leonardo said. “We will have a trial in the morning.”
  • Jerrick froze. “Trial? Can’t I go free?”
  •  “You may be out of the dungeons, prince Jerrick,” the king said. “But you are still my prisoner.”

~ From Crown of Thorns

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◘ Dril reached out and grabbed the chain. It was an interesting key, a very unusual looking one. It was rather flat and much wider at the top. And the teeth were sharp and jagged.

◘ “I wonder where it goes to,” Dril mused. “It’s not a key I’ve ever seen before.”

◘ Zed glanced around to be sure no one was listening. “My father thinks it’s from…the World.”

◘ Dril froze, the key dangling from the chain. “Really?” he said in fascination. He couldn’t believe it. He’d heard about people traveling to the World through portals, but he had thought them only fables.

◘ “Yes,” Zed said excitedly. “I just found it lying on the road on the way here, actually. It was too interesting to pass up.”

◘ Dril studied the key again. And he decided he should like to have it.

~ From Wanted for Time

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○ Breathing a sigh of relief, Sydney listened as her captors shuffled into the alley, only to find it empty.

○ The leader yelled angrily, and for a moment, Sydney contemplated giving a cheeky wave down at him. But she thought better of it. It wouldn’t do for them to know she was up here.

○ So instead, she wandered the rooftops of London, feeling like a chimney sweep. So giddy was she that she started dancing to the music in her head.

○ Which in hindsight may not have been the best thing to do, because the men saw her immediately, and acted accordingly.

~ From Pickpocket

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So…there you are. Some semi-okay, probably horrible snippets. XD I had a lot of fun outlining this JuNo, and I can’t wait for you to read all the fun stuff I’ve written for the blog! Have a nice July, friends!

until-next-time-1P.S. No Character Conversation post on the 1st. I have so many other posts going up around that time! They will return on the 8th. ^_^

Pitiful Prose // The Lamp

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Hey guys! This month’s installment of Pitiful Prose is here! I wrote this when I was trying to come up with an Aladdin retelling (I was obsessed with Aladdin at the time…Can’t really say I’ve changed. XD ) I hope you enjoy this silliness! 😀

It was quiet. I was alone by the Well by the edge of our property.

I had wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle. Mother and Father had planned a big celebratory dinner for the King, and I, naturally hating confinement, ran out into the hot desert night.

I decided to head into town, see what goods the merchants passing through the Kingdom of Alyssia had brought with them to sell.

I figured if I was almost sixteen and just going to the market for a bit, it didn’t matter.

I took a sip of water from the well and started off. It took a bit to get to the city, so I was determining whether or not to ride there. I decided to walk.

Hoping I wouldn’t be noticed by the coming and going guests, I slipped onto the old road to town. Once there I smelled the wonderful food and saw all the beautiful jewels.

But then I noticed a man walking away stealthly with something in his hands.

This caught my Curiosity and so I slowly and quietly followed the man.

The man had a look to him that I didn’t like, which only made me all the more curious. He was going quite fast and I was soon almost ready to give up for muscle strain and heat, but I held on just a little longer.

Suddenly, the man stopped, me being quite thankful. I had no Idea where I was but we were in some sort of ruin with rocks scattered about. No one was around.

I was beginning to feel scared, but I just had to know what that man was doing. I hid behind some rocks. I soon saw what the man had had in his hand.

It was a beautiful lamp.

I couldn’t see quite what it looked like but I knew it was a lamp because then the man picked it up and started rubbing it.

A magic lamp!

I’d heard about them, but I had thought they were just fairy-tales. I sat hidden, watching in awe.

Well. That was interesting. I was pretty proud of it at the time. What do you think? Does it have story potential? XD Let me know in the comments down below!

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JuNoWriMo Update // Week 3

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Hahahahaha look at that I’m late AGAIN. -_- Anyways, I just have a short update for you today.

Outlines – 23,825 total words

Yeah, not very impressive, but I’m having fun! That’s all that matters, right? And writing outlines is nice because I don’t have to feel guilty doing my research instead of actually writing. Because 90% of an outline is facts and straight-forwardness. So…yeah.

  • Outline with most amount of words – Crown of Thorns: 16,057

  • Outline with least amount of words – Pickpocket: 1,100

Blogging – 4,320 total words

Blogging has been FUUUUUUN. I’ve nearly got July covered post-wise, and I’m starting to spill into August. So get excited for some fun posts! 😉

Yeah, so that’s the gist. Told you it was short. 😉 I may not win this JuNoWriMo, but it’s been a blast so far! How are you and your writing doing? Well, I hope. Let me know down below!

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Adventures at the Writer’s Workshop // +Writing Update

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I got the wonderful opportunity to go to a Young Writer’s Workshop in Minneapolis this week, and I thought I would share with you my great experience! (That’s also my reason for posting late this week. I’ll give a little update, but I’m tired, guys…It was a busy week. 😉 )

It was no Realm Makers, but it was still a lot of fun! I now have a notebook chockfull of helpful notes, and I plan on turning a lot of them into posts with tips about writing, for you lovely bloggers. 🙂

Another highlight, was that I got a one-on-one critique with…guess who? Shannon Hale! She was so sweet, and I was so grateful that I got the time with her. She read the first three pages of my prologue from Imprint and she told me I was a skilled writer. Yeah, I was happy for most of the day. ^_^ (Of course, I wasn’t picked to have the editors look over my work, but hey. I’m not mad.)

Other fun things were listening to Wayne Thomas Batson talk in a class about themes in your novel, which was super enlightening and helpful because I’m horrible at working those into my books. XD

I was also in Sabaa Tahir’s writing sessions and I learned a lot about story structure, worldbuilding, and how to get your book published, (hint, you need an agent.)

And lastly, I was in a wonderful critique group with four other writers and we wrote notes on each others writings and it was extremely insightful and I feel I got a lot out of it.

Anyway, that was my experience in a nutshell. But since you’re all probably dying to know…

Crown of Thorns – 16,053 words

Yeah…I fell behind quite a bit. You wouldn’t think a workshop on writing would distract you so much from…writing. But it did. And now I have to deal with the consequences. XD

Pickpocket – …

How about we don’t speak of this. I don’t really know where I was planning on taking this, so I’m only at like…1,000 words? Maybe more? I don’t know, it’s fallen a bit to the wayside. But I’m okay with that, because I’m having a lot of fun with the other outlines, and that’s really all I wanted to do. To have fun. 😉

Wanted for Time – 2,426 words

Still painful to write, but I’m loving it all the same. Drilidric is my little precious but I just…*dons evil authoress crown* It must be done.

Breakthrough – 3,459 words

This one’s made a wee bit more process. It’s been fun, these backstories, but also kind of sad and…painful. XD Whatever, it all works out in the end. I just have to keep reminding myself. 😛

All other projects have yet to be started. Still. But it’s cool. I gave myself permission to work on them, but that doesn’t mean I will. I probably will eventually, but this week is not that week.

Yeah, so that was a little smidgen of an update. Are any of you going to any writer-related events this summer? (*cough*Realm Makers?*cough*) I hope you’re all having a lovely June thus far! ^_^

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JuNoWriMo Update // Week 1

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Hello to all! So, here’s a bit of a weekly update for you. You know. In case you were curious where I’ve been.

Crown of Thorns – 15,139 words

This outline is going quite swimmingly, actually! I love the characters so far, and the setting is a lot of fun. And hey, there are only a few near death experiences so far! So…that’s good.* Jerrick, my MC, is an absolute darling to write, and Rayven, my li’l princess, is a sweetie. Everton, my mean, huffy commander-in-chief, is…interesting. XD

*It doesn’t matter there are only more to come…right?

Pickpocket* a.k.a Magic Trench Coat – 1,100 words

This one is one is…a bit slow going. It’s just an underdeveloped little plot bunny, so I’m having trouble working on the outline when I…don’t really know what’s going on. At all. XD But Sydney’s a hilarious, snarky MC, so that’s fun. I’m trying to work out some form of a storyline, so we’ll see how much progress on make on this outline.

*Yes, I have a real name for it now! And it goes so. perfectly. with what the elements of the story!!

Wanted for Time – 1,956 words

This book…It’s killing me, I’m pretty sure. It’s just so hard, because it’s a prequel kind of thing, so I know what’s going to happen to these characters later on and I just… -_- HOLD ME. *sobs* I’m torturing myself. Help.*

*Yes, I’m that evil of an author that I manage to torture myself. Pretty amazing evil authoress skills, huh?

I have yet to start on Sciamachy or Not Found, so that’s that. I’m sure I will eventually. The nice thing about writing a bunch of things at once, is that when you get stuck in one story, you can jump to another one and let the other be pushed aside for the moment! It’s quite nice. 🙂

As for the two short stories…

Breakthrough – 2,825 words

I’ve started on this one, so you can be proud of me. It’s taking all of my willpower not to turn all my short stories into novels, so…yeah. I don’t think this one in particular will turn into a novel, thankfully. However, I’m scared Addicted will and I don’t know if I can deal with the responsibility of another novel…So, I haven’t started it yet. XD

Blogging – 492 words (a.k.a. this post)

Well. I got this post up. Is that good? XD I haven’t focused too much on scheduling posts yet, but I have some great ideas, so we’ll see how many I get ready.

Finishing/Editing Imprint.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA let’s not talk about this. This should probably higher on the priorities list but, LET’S NOT INSTEAD.

So, that’s my little update for you. I hope you found it slightly amusing and/or interesting. I’m a little behind on my word count (if you added up all the numbers) but, hey. I’m working on it. What are writing this June? Let me know down below!

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Pitiful Prose // Robots and Nonsense

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Hello bloggers! This month’s installment of Pitiful Prose is here! Fun fact: this was actually the story that inspired The D trilogy. Very hard to tell, I know. XD But it was based on a dream I had and then wrote out in elaborate detail. I hope you get a laugh. 🙂

Why had he smiled? Why did he say thank you? Wait, was he just throwing me off? he, was, I’ll bet.

Right? I couldn’t help but notice…

“May I have your ID.”

Huh? “Um, I’m not old enough.” I said turning around. It was a police man. I looked at his name tag. He didn’t have one.

“May I have your ID.”

“Look sir,” I said backing away slightly, “I don’t have one, so good-bye.” I start to walk away, but the man grabs my arm.

“May I have your ID.”

“NO!” I scream and run, but he’s still holding on.

“ID.”

“Get away! Is that all you can say?! ‘May I have your ID?!'” I push his arm away and he falls flat on his face. I gasp. The man looks up, but half his face is off! Half his face is off?

The other half looks like a robots’.

“May…..I….” and then he’s out.

He was a robot. Where did it come from? I looked around. Nobody. I move closer to the robot and see sparks coming out the back.

Panic! I have to hide it! Should I take it to the police? That could raise suspiction. But what other choice do I have?

I drag the robot all the way to the police station. Not an easy task. Especieally when you’re trying to go unoticed.

Finally, I get there.”Mr….Hanson?” I say, trying to look exhausted. “This man, er, robot was in the streets impersonating a police man!”

“And you dragged him all the way here?”

“um, well, it was close by,” I stutter.

“I’ll have him, er, it, sent to the science lab immediately.” he said. “Thank you, Alicia”

The police tem know me. Shocker.

I walked out feeling a littler better, but who was that guy, er, robot, er ARGH! Sciborg? yes, Sciborg, we’re good. Phew…

The Cringe™…*shakes head* This is actually really fun sharing these little snippets with you guys! At first, I thought it might be a little too embarrassing and boring, but you all seem to enjoy them! Let me know what you think of this snippet down below! 🙂

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Lightporter by C.B. Cook // Cover Reveal!

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Hello guys! Today I have some very exciting news to share with you. C.B. Cook’s new book Lightporter HAS A COVER!! 😀

And I’m here to share it with you!

So, without further ado, here it is!

Um, where is it? I thought I put it right here…

Oh, here it is!

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STARE AT IT IN ALL IT’S GLORIOUSNESS. *drools*

I know I’m excited for this book! You just don’t see many superhero novels around, especially ones that are clean, but C.B. Cook gives us just that with her IDIA series!

And if you haven’t read the first book in the series, Twinepathy, the e-book version is currently on sale for $0.99 on Amazon! You should definitely go check it out. It’s AMAZING.

Here’s all her linky-links:

Lighterporter on Goodreads

Twinepathy on Goodreads

Twinepathy on Amazon

C.B. Cook’s Blog

C.B. Cook on Pinterest

C.B. cook on Goodreads

IDIA Group Board on Pinterest

And be sure to share this fabulous new cover with all of your friends with this handy-dandy banner.

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Thanks for joining me today for this cover reveal! Isn’t it GORGEOUS?! For sticking it out this far, here, have a bacon cookie. (Heh, heh, inside jokes are fun. 😉 )

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My JuNoWriMo Game Plan // I’M GOING ROGUE?!

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Hello guys! This is that reason I hinted at when I said there wouldn’t be any CC posts in June. IT’S JUNOWRIMO TIME. *gulps*

Okay, so, originally, I had planned to write a first draft of my newest plot bunny, Crown of Thorns, but…well, that kinda fell through because I didn’t finish my outline in time. I wasn’t even close, actually. *face-palm*

So, I came up with the wonderful idea of working on several plot bunnies aside from just one. (Which is probably a good idea, considering they’re all very close to eating me alive…I FEED THEM. WHAT MORE DO THEY WANT.) So, I’m going rogue this year and writing a bunch of outlines for my novels instead of…the actual novels. *heh-heh*

I’m trying to go with a way more laidback feel, so as not to get too stressed out this summer. (I got a volunteer job at the library! So I’m trying to get my license and…yeah, it’s going to be an interesting summer. XD ) I’m super excited about it, and I thought I’d give you guys a bit of an overview of what I’m working at this June:

Crown of Thorns

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My poor little story. First it thought it was going to be a nice and simple short story. HAHAHAHAHA nope. Okay, so maybe it would’ve adjusted to being a novel, but then I actually started getting the intense, emotional FEELS about it, and then, well…Let’s just say I’m not the nicest author to this book. BUT IT WILL END WELL I PROMISE. *slaps hand over heart*

Here’s a little blurb thing, I don’t know:

All of Jerrick’s life has been him being overshadowed by his slightly older twin, Merrick, the high prince of Lauderdale. Outbreaks of a strange thorny disease have been taking people’s lives in their sleep. After a particularly dangerous accident, the king and Merrick set off to warn the Ruler of Fanastasia.

But when the king returns, Merrick is missing. The whole kingdom goes into uproar. Everyone except Jerrick. He has a feeling something is up.

So with his sharp intellect and unusual weapons, he sets off to find his brother. But the longer he’s gone, the stranger things seem. And soon, things become more dangerous than Jerrick could ever have imagined.

That probably didn’t make sense. I’m still trying to figure this thing out myself, so…

Magic…Trench…Coat…(It just sounds silly typing it out… XD )

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Oh goodness, guys, I don’t even know with this story… XD Well, I guess there’s a little backstory. I once had this really weird nightmare about a creepy old house that I was trapped in and people were chasing me. Afterwards the next morning I didn’t really think anything of it. But then, almost a year later, I had it again. I don’t know why. But this time, I managed to rein a little more control and it didn’t turn into a nightmare. At least, it wasn’t scary. And so the dream turned into this story.

That was really boring. But anywho, I don’t really have a blurb, so here’s a…little tidbit of what the story’s like:

Sydney (our main character) bumps into a man while invisible. They talk a bit.

“How come I haven’t seen you around?” he said.

Sydney said nothing.

“Oh, right, stupid question.”

“Oh, and it’d probably best if you didn’t tell anyone about me. They might think you’re…” Sydney spun a finger around her head and then realized Howard couldn’t see her.

He evidently got her meaning though. “Oh, I won’t.”

Yeah, it’s basically nonsense. But it’s fun nonsense, so I’m sticking with it. 🙂

Wanted for Time (The Six Thieves #1)

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This is one of those ideas that keeps you up at night because it plays like a movie in your head, and you HAVE. TO. FINISH. IT. O_O Needless to say, I’ve been wanting to write this thing for a long time, but I kept putting it off (because I’m a professional procrastinator. Email me for tips). So, I’m FINALLY writing the outline! It follows one of my favorite characters of my creation. He’s a character in three of my other trilogies, so I already know him pretty well. This is his backstory, of sorts. How he came to be the way he is. And it’s a very interesting story… XD

Here’s a blurb of sorts:

Drilidric lives with his family in a small village in Fanastasia. It’s a nice life, living there, going to school with his friends, and causing mischief with his unusual amount of Gifts.

When Drilidric and his friends are excepted into the prestigious school known as The Gifted, they’re ecstatic. This is what Dril always wanted, the perfect way to show his family that he’s really a good boy.

But one night, after a peculiar encounter, Dril finds a book sitting on his bed. Never before had he seen a book. They weren’t real, Dril had always been told. But there one sat before him. Curious, he takes it the librarian, who then cautiously shows him a dangerous secret. Before he knows it, Dril is spiraling deeper and deeper into a scheme he never dreamt possible. But what’s one little theft? Especially to save time?

More things that don’t make sense.

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I’m also giving myself permission to work on these two as well:

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Not Found

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There’s also a couple Wattpad stories I’m considering too. Look at me, writing maniac here. 😛

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This one’s about a guy named Drew who has a bunch of friends who like to go out and…*ahem* drink. So. Not the most pleasant setting, but it’s good, I swear! Things get interesting when a new bar opens where you can get a mysterious new substance called vuvine. Hint: it’s not good. Things start happening, and well, Drew has to fix things with the help of a man called Mr. Doctor. I may or may not have stolen this from Doctor Strange. DON’T JUDGE ME OKAY.

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Breakthrough

This one’s about my boy Jake (from The D). It’s a little backstory and it’s basically heart-wrenching, but I love it anyway. Because I apparently love having my feels punched in the gut. Am I alone? Okay. It’s hard to explain without being spoilery, but there’s a car accident, and thankfully Jake survives, but…things are different now. Yeah.

Blogging

I’m going to try and schedule a bunch of fun posts ahead of time, so I’m not scrambling this summer to get you guys content. I have lots of ideas, so there’s something.

And I’m also going to be sharing my experience and possibly some horribly unedited snippets this JuNoWriMo.

I also plan to post about my time at the Young Writer’s Workshop that’s being held in Minneapolis. I’m super stoked, because one of my all-time favorite authors is going to be there…Shannon Hale!! 😀

Finishing and Editing Imprint

Yes. I need to do this at some point in my life. Let’s hope it’s this June. XD I’m so close, and yet I keep putting it off. Like I said, professional procrastinator here.

Yeah, so those are my June plans. They’re really loose, so hopefully I’ll feel more relaxed about it, since I’ll be busy working at the library this summer. Wish me luck, and I hope you have a fabulous June! ❤

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Character Conversations // Bastien

Character Conversations

Hello all! This week’s character is a…well, he’s an interesting character. You’ll have to see what I mean. XD (Also, it might help if you know a little Spanish. 😉 )

Bastien:

Me: Hello, Mr. Edaurdos.

Bastien: Hola, senorita. Just Bastien is fine.

M: You speak Spanish, then?

B: Si, I grew up in Texas, but my roots are in Mexico. I speak Mexican Spanish.

M: Interesting…I…I can’t help noticing…

B: Mi ojo, si? It was an accident. I was trapped outside in a lightning storm and I was struck in my left eye. It’s forever green and does strange things.

M: Um…cool. What kinds of strange things?

B: It sees through the lies of this world. I know when people don’t speak the whole truth to me. I know them as they truly are.

M: *slightly freaked out* That’s…nice. So, you’re a Super, then, right?

B: Super? I suppose, si. Ever since I was struck, people treat me different. I get in trouble more. But it is no matter. They do not know the real me. *looks down* Maybe they never will…

M: *sadness* Do you have a family down in Texas? I heard that you’re only here in Fallcoast on a…business trip.

B: Si, mi familia. They live down south. I miss them. Mi hermana, Valeria. She’s the light of my life. *eyes become unfocused* But she doesn’t feel the same way.

M: What is this business trip really for, Bastien? *squinty eyes*

B: *says nothings for a moment* To take care of things so bad things don’t happen back at mi hogar. It is the only way.

M: *curious, but doesn’t push it further* Let’s talk about something…not so depressing. I heard you study meteorology.

B: Si, I do. *eyes sparkle* I have been fascinated with it ever since I was a niñito. I especially wanted to learn more after I was struck by lightning and survived. I learned a lot more than I thought I would.

M: How so?

B: *smiles* After the accident…I think a little part of the weather was stuck inside me. I nurtured it and it became a gift. I learned to control it and use it for myself.

M: You can control the weather? *AWESOME*

B: Si, puedo. Sometimes it is more of a curse than a gift. Like when I was sentenced to jail for three years.

M: …You were what?

B: I escaped though. *mischievous smile* And then I disappeared. For a while, anyway.

M: Wow…Fallcoast must be a dangerous place for you then, huh?

B: Si, lo es. I must be very careful what I do around here. La policia are not too kind here.

M: You can say that again…Okay, here’s a few parting questions. What’s your favorite food?

B: Macarrones con queso.

M: Is that a fancy Mexican food or something?

B: *laughs* No, it’s macaroni and cheese.

M: Oh. *blushes* You speak English well. Where did you learn?

B: Mi madre was Spanish, and mi padre was English. I spent my young life with her, and later grew up in the cities with him. I had to learn it.

M: Huh, interesting…Okay, do you know Jake and Lena?

B: I do, but I don’t think they know me. *mysteriousness*

M: Well, thank you Bastien for answering my questions!

B: De nada, senorita.

So…What’d you think? He’s a nice guy, a little strange, but I like him. 🙂 Let me know down below! And also, just a heads up, I won’t be posting any CC posts in June. I’ll explain in a later post, don’t worry. 😉

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