The Next Big Thing

Friday, November 30, 2012

Hey everyone :) I was tagged in a writing tag by Jamie over at Through Two Blue Eyes. Since I love writing and tags.... It should be really fun! :)

What is the working title of your book? Right now, it's called Blood Red and it is book 2 in the Rebel Trilogy. I probably won't keep the title, but it will have to do for now.
Where did the idea for the book come from? I started to think about where our country could be in 50 years. What could happen? What has happened to other countries in the past? I decided to write about what the future could bring.
What genre does your book fall under? YA Fiction.
What actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? This is a tough question. There are some characters that I can't find the right actor for. But I do have actors for others.

Hayden Christensen as Riley Kale.

Alexander Ludwig as Seth Bowen

Diego Boneta as Vince Mason

Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Aaralyn Scott

Jake Abel as Jay Murry

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book? Haha, one sentence doesn't seem long enough... After war is declared, the Rebels realize that all their secrets have fallen into the hands of the Government, and it is only a matter of time before the worst happens--but there is no possible way to prevent it.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? Once I'm done with Blood Red, I plan on sending it to some publishing houses and *hopefully* it will get accepted. Of course, the first book in the trilogy will have to be accepted first :)
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? I haven't finished it yet, but I'm guessing it shouldn't take too much longer.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Haha, I have no idea.
Who or what inspired you to write this book? Nothing really inspired me to do it. I just got the idea for it and thought... "Hmm, I should write a book about this."
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Like I said before, this book is the second book in a trilogy and takes place after... well, after the first book :p (Six months after the first book, to be exact)  The trilogy is set about 70 years from now in a country that is totally corrupt. A group a Rebels decides to rebel against the Government and take back their country. This is the continuing story of their struggle.

And since I'm really hungry and need to go eat... I'm just going to say that anyone who wants to do this tag can :)

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22, 2012

An Anthology of Thanks | Hannah NicoleHappy Thanksgiving everyone! I'm off to spend the day with my wonderful family (and eat some turkey :D) Before I do, though, I wanted to take some time to make a list of things I'm thankful for. So, I'm going to link up to Hannah's A to Z anthology of thanks.

a--apple sauce. the super-sugary kind
b--brand new Christmas cds for me to listen to
c--cousins. some of my best friends in the world
d--driver's permit. yes, I've been waiting so long to have it
e--evenings spent with my family
f--favorite sweatshirts
g--godly friends who I can be myself with
h--hot chocolate. sprinkled with cinnamon
i--icicles. the long kind that sparkle in the light
j--Jesus. I'm so thankful that He came to die on the cross for my sins
k--keeping in touch with my cousins. 
l--laughter. the kind that makes your sides hurt
m--making new friends
n--nice people who make you feel at home
o--opening a letter from a good friend that moved away
p--photo albums. looking at how everyone has changed
q--quiet afternoons in the woods
r--reading through old original songs with my band
s--spending a whole saturday in the mall trying on dresses with friends
t--teachers who see all that you can be (thanks, momma)
u--understanding math more than I did (or at least feeling like I do)
v--visiting my grandparents
w--watching movies with the cousins after Thanksgiving dinner
x--extra chessy lasanga
y--youth leaders. and the nine years that they were at our church. I miss them
z--zeal. having a strong passion for something

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone :)

Just Because

Saturday, November 17, 2012

For all you Avenger-loving NaNos:

If this doesn't motivate me to write... Well, then I don't know what will!!

The NaNo Craze

Thursday, November 15, 2012

It seems like I've been off the blogsphere for ages. I guess that I have, thanks to NaNo.

The first week, things went pretty rough. My novel gave me lots of trouble, and my characters decided be stubborn in just about every way imaginable. But this week has been better. I stayed up past midnight a few times and finally boosted my word count up--I'm still behind, but not as badly as before.

So, since I'm still in writing mode, I thought that I'd raid the Beautiful People archives and work on some character development for my main character, Brynn (in case you didn't know, my NaNo novel is actually the sequel to my last novel, Beginning of the End--which I finished last month! Yay!) Anyway... Without further delay, here's a little bit about my character,

Brynn Mason

What is their biggest accomplishment? 
 Brynn feels like every act of defiance against the Government is a huge accomplishment--there isn't any single moment that she considers more spectacular than the others.

What is one of their strongest childhood memories?
The day when her best friend's father was killed.

What is their favorite food?
Brynn adores anything with coffee in it. Especially if there's chocolate in the coffee.

Do they believe in love at first sight?

No. Brynn scorns people who believe in love at first sight.

What kind of home do they live in?

Brynn lives on the second floor of a two story house. The first floor is the Headquarters for the Rebel leaders, and sometimes Brynn has a hard time falling asleep because of all the noise below. Home life isn't much of a life. Brynn's older cousins and guardians, Erik and Vince, are never around--and when they are, it isn't for very long.

What do they like to wear?

Light brown leggings, boots, a green tank-top and a black leather jacket. Brynn usually ties her hair up in a knot on her hand, to keep it out of the way.

What would they do if they discov
ered they were dying?
Considering that Brynn is a soldier, and faces the possibility of dying everyday, she probably wouldn't do a whole lot differently. Except maybe go into the Government an attempt to assassinate the Dictator.

What kind of holidays, or traditions do they celebrate?
The most celebrated holiday in the Rebel camp is Independence Day. Every July 4th, Brynn joins her brothers-in-arms to remember their country's independence--and what they're really fighting for. Other than that, the only traditions that Brynn practices are little things that only she and Riley value--like going hunting, or sharing a cotton-candy every 4th of July.

What do your other characters have to say about them?

People only ever have good things to say about Brynn--mostly because they tend to overlook her faults. The only person who says anything critical or judgmental of Brynn is her cousin, Erik.

If they could change one thing in their world, what would it be?
The Government. If the Government wasn't so corrupt, then all of Brynn's problems would disappear--she might even have both of her parents with her. All of the horror in Brynn's life is due to the Government, and she would give anything to change it.

Are you doing NaNoWriMo? How's your novel going?

Dear NaNoWriMo...

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Dear NaNoWriMo,

It seems that you and I have gotten off to a bad start. I wasn't able to write Thursday (I forget why), I didn't write a lot of words on Friday, and on Saturday, I had to go to the store. Don't even mention today. Between church, taking family pictures and Christmas cantata practice, I barely have time to write this (as it is, I just realized that I have to leave in 20 minutes... Prepare for a short post).

I feel a little better when I remember that last year, I hadn't even heard of NaNo until it had been going on a week--I just jumped in. And I still won.

But I've been planning for NaNo 2012 for weeks. So why is everything happening at once? I guess that I'll just have to accept the craziness and work along as best that I can.

This week is going to be different, though. I'm going to make it different. Hopefully.

              A Frustrated Writer.

Are you doing NaNo? If you are, how is it going?