It’s been a very long time since I’ve used this blog for anything. I attempted to NaNo a few times since writing and finishing my first novel. And a lot has happened in life since then. Though now going into 2018 I am going to be studying at Ucol in Palmerston North doing the Creative Media course. Which opens many doors for creativity to flow. And From this, a lot of projects call for working with worlds and subjects we create. So I am focusing on working on a story of which I have had at the back of my mind for a while.
I’ve been in love with historical drama with all the Royal politics. But also the wild world of star wars and Science fiction. So I am going to mix these subjects together and work on my good old Space Opera. I have always been a lover of Science Fiction. And now is a time to work with that. I don’t know too much about the story itself. Though I have a vision for it. And I hope I can keep the motive to work with it. This story can extend as long as it wills. I’m setting no boundaries. I can mix in all genres, all stories, all characters. Just have fun with it basically.
Dear Readers (those who still remember me)
November 2014 I wrote and completed the first draft to my first ever novel Clandestine. I have done nothing more to this story but it continues to haunt me in its unfinished state. It’s a dystopian romantic, with a lot of drama and mystery.
I need to do something. I am driving myself crazy in the fact that I am so sick and have f#*k all motivation to do anything. I can’t seem to complete my online course. I live at home and I need to find a job or at least a hobby. So I’m picking this story back up. So maybe I can finish this year completing something… So for anyone interested in following this process. I’ll try and keep you all updated at least weekly here. And classicly I’m creating a new Pinterest Board dedicated to redrafting.
I’ll be starting with Alices Letters. Cause those are the key factors to the whole story. So should be fun working with those. Will dedicate August to the letters. Every so slowly I will complete this story… hahaha
I’m finally writing again. The first time in two years that I have a constant flow of ideas and enthusiasm for a project. Writing for me is a way of coping with certain things. It’s a creative outlet. Creating a world I have control over, and characters I can be friends and fall in love with when I have no in the real world. I’ve never written with the intention of other people reading. Writing for me is a like a type of journaling. It’s personal and a precious practice.
I’m picking up a project I started at the begging of this year. The first three are the origin story of this special race of gifted people. Set in late 1800’s London. Victoria Era, London (like the tomorrow people, and Xmen) A girl who can manipulate time, a boy who solves crimes, and a lot of other stuff.
This story was a random impulse. It’s Red Queen, The Infernal Devices, X-Men, The tomorrow People, Sherlock Holmes, Frankenstein, and A darker Shade of Magic, all mixed together.
So that is kinda what I will be working on. I’m going to be good and keep this blog updated on it. After moving I’m going to spend a lot of time just watching my series and writing. So should get a good number of it done. Hopefully.
I’m slowly taking a step back now that 2016 is coming to a close. We are now in December and Christmas is no more than 20 days away. I myself am still trying to come to grasps with how this entire year ever so slowly crumbled underneath all our feet. 2016 was the year of horrible break ups, savage personal attacks, and the loss of friends you thought had your back. It was a year of firsts and a year of lasts. It was a year of many lessons… lessons of trust, loyalty, and even harder, letting go and walking away. Dear 2016, you were not our year.
I live in a town which is suffocating me. It’s like just being here and walking the streets feels like there is a massive weight on my chest. The only way I can describe it is gray and flat. I have walked theses streets hundreds of times now, and now I just feel like screaming every step I take. I’ve been here six years, and now I want out.
The people drive me even crazier. Like Margo says “All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning up their future to stay warm. It’s a paper town! Can’t you see how fake it all is?” And it is! That’s how I see this place, this is why I can’t stay.
I did meet some passionate and inspiring people. I also met a lot of wolves in sheep clothing. And now I walk around this those scares. And to the small number of you, whether you be old or new friends; I just want to say I do truly appreciate you and love you all. And thank you all for getting me this far. And thank you to the others for allowing myself to grow through these hard times.
So now the year to come. A year of fresh starts and new beginnings. I’m hopefully leaving in January. Eight or so weeks before my course starts. So that means a lot of walking and exploring by myself. So should be a very interesting year to come. I’m ready and I’m not nervous or scared what so ever.
I failed NaNoWriMo for the second time in a row…
But it got me thinking. I have a lot of story ideas that all of a sudden came together. So basically how it goes, is I came up with an idea early this year. Kinda like Xmen, but an origin story set back in victorian England. I just liked the idea of how so many series were able to go to multiple different time periods with the universe that had been created. So I’m going to pick this one back up. It’s a Sci-Fi, with a bit of fantasy tied into it. I was so in love with the idea, I don’t know why I put it down… But anyway. We’ll see where this one goes.
It has been forever since I have written on my blog here. But I am not here to talk about the time I have not been blogging. I want to talk about my new obsession, and my new story.
For the past couple of months I have been working on a new story idea, not writing, but you know thinking. Over time has developed a twisted plot, and some of my most favorite characters yet. Then only a couple of weeks ago, I hear about this new Netflix series Stranger Things has just come out. So I decided to watch. And I was not disappointed! And even more so, I was taken back on how similar it was to my own story idea Monsters and Men and my sisters story We Need Answers.
Stranger Things is a science fiction fantasy drama, set back in the 1980’s. Back in the days were science fiction in film and comic were starting to take a large hold on our western society. The story is kick started by the strange disappearance of Will Byers, one of the local kids. It involves; an investigation, science experiments, a mysterious girl, a monster, different dimensions, communication through lights, and friendship. You can’t really place one genre on this, it was that good. It’s a must see if you are into contemporary science fiction.
Now this leads me on to talking about my new story Monsters and Men. The story centers around three teens, Troye, David and Milly from a small town Taunton in Virginia. Where strange things start happening after the mysterious death of one of the locals. It’s a contemporary fantasy, maybe a bit of science fiction. A mixture between Under the Dome, The Raven Cycle and Stranger Things. It involves; a haunting, enchanted forest, a kinship, monsters and men. I’m still working on the synopsis and all that. Over the course of this year I have tried to write so many stories. But I have a good feeling about this one. It might even just be because this one in particular is going to be a good outlet for me.
If you guys are interested in knowing more about this story, or more about the characters and what not. Then let me know, cause I might start sharing more on here about it. I have a Pinterest board I update on it for inspiration.
I have been gone so long. I just have no time to blog over here. I have book reviews that I need to post, writing posts I need to share, updates galore. But I just have no time… I hate having no time. But I have a small window here where I can share a little.
Favorite song at the moment.
LOVE IT SO MUCH! I honestly listen to it on repeat.
I’m currently reading the Raven Cycle Series by Maggie Stiefvater. I’m currently on the second book; The Dream Thieves. I’m actually really liking this series, it’s very different to anything I have ever read before. At some point I will be writing an entire series review.
Also it was my birthday the other day. I turned 18!!! That means that I am legally an adult.
Also I am in the process of writing something. A kind of contemporary, fantasy, southern Gothic type thing. Called Monsters And Men. Not really going to share much about it. Cause it’s more of a personal project.
That’s really all for now. Sorry that I hardly ever post. Will try to in the near future.