Currently I am working hard revising my first novel a YA Paranormal romance, recently I hit up my editor with a few questions, and also needing reassurance if it was normal that as things change so will my novel, she said it was normal and it is a scary feeling knowing the revision I made a year ago will not end the way it looked in my mind, and I am okay with that. I feel this means I am growing as a writer I am getting better because I am working hard at executing a great story that will hopefully not mimic what's on the shelves, my ediitor told me as well to let myself get in the world of my characters and normally I am a stubborn person but the funny thing is the characters that we spend so much time with because they are talking to us in our minds at times do take the wheel and steer the story, I came up with a new character that I never expected but I went with it because that is what the story needs, now I have to figure out how will he mesh with the main character, the antagonist to continue the plot, conflict etc.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
1 Corinthians 13:4–8a
(English Standard Version)
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.
Friday, February 3, 2012
THE WAY WE FALL One of the best things about being an aspiring author is supporting fellow authors and it gives me great pleasure to spotlight the talented Megan Crewe. I first heard of Megan when I went to a workshop few years ago and the facilitator handed out samples of queries that worked and gave a break down of why such as the hook etc. I was captivated by Megan because it was the only YA query and I am a sucker for paranormal novels plus she had a unique twist that I never saw in other teen novels before.The query was for GIVE UP THE GHOST.Here is the blurb for THE WAY WE FALL: When a deadly virus begins to sweep through sixteen-year-old Kaelyn’s community, the government quarantines her island—no one can leave, and no one can come back. Those still healthy must fight for dwindling supplies, or lose all chance of survival. As everything familiar comes crashing down, Kaelyn joins forces with a former rival and discovers a new love in the midst of heartbreak. When the virus starts to rob her of friends and family, she clings to the belief that there must be a way to save the people she holds dearest. Because how will she go on if there isn't? I can't wait to read this book, it will be the top of my book list when I go on my book spree next week at Chapters. I hope you pick this book up and if you are Canadian please support this amazing Canadian writer.