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Sterling Silver: Chapters 1-18

Chapters 16, 17 and 18 are now on Wattpad! Just a few more weeks and the book will be finished on Wattpad! Right now is a good time to catch up, so click  HERE and check it out. :) Here's a small snippet from chapter 17: Tabitha stared at herself in the mirror, smoothing out her dress and rolled her eyes at herself. She felt petty for scrutinizing herself in the mirror for the last five minutes. Fixing and re-fixing her hair. Doing and redoing her makeup and trying to decide why she loved this dress so much. She wanted to look perfect while at the same time she didn't. Not for Sebastian. She was primping and prodding herself for  Sebastian . A vampire. And yet every time she told herself she looked fine and that this wasn't a date and that it didn't matter how she looked she always ended up back in front of the mirror. Tabitha rubbed her sweaty palms on her dress, her heart racing. She'd never been so panicked or scared in her life. Not even when she hunt

Writing an Episodic Story

Hey, so my last two posts have been more stuff that's been rattling around in my brain, that I've been thinking about a lot. They weren't so much about writing, so I thought today I would talk about something that has come to my recent attention. When I was younger, I was introduced to storytelling through books. I devoured books and read more books than I do now. Back then I did watch some TV too, but my favorite stories and characters came from books. I'm twenty now and most of my favorite stories and characters now come from TV shows. When I was fifteen-sixteen I started watching more TV. I think my obsession with TV really started with The Vampire Diaries and Teen Wolf, both of which are excellently written. I devoured the stories and the characters and I still rewatch them at least twice a year. After getting into them, I couldn't get enough of TV shows. There's something so addicting about getting one episode of amazing writing every week and waiting eager

Being Present

As an enneagram 4, I guess I'm supposed to be obsessed with the past. Maybe not obsessed, but apparently 4's are supposed to dwell on the past a lot. Side by side with holding grudges from the past, 4's are also in the moment. They react emotionally to what is happening to them in the present. And while yes, both of those things are somewhat true of me, I find I think a lot more about the future than the past or present. I love reminiscing about the good times way back when. I love looking at old pictures of me and my brothers and sister when we were little. Recently, I found a bunch of old videos and pictures I had no idea I had on my flashdrive and downloaded them all onto my computer. I had a great time looking through them, laughing and smiling at many of the silly, crazy videos of my brothers when they were younger. I love swapping stories with my brothers about the past, just talking and remembering the good times. But, like with everyone else, there are some

When You're Feeling the Doubt

Before I say anything else I'm excited to say I've updated the ebook version of Weapon Icean!! It now contains a sneak peek of Project Hellion. It's also on Kindle for 1.99, so if you haven't bought Weapon Icean yet, right now is the best time to do it! So, I wrote half of this post when I was feeling stuck with Golden and just having some doubt and writer's block. Writing this post helped me to understand my own thoughts and helped me sort of move past that doubt and block... and then over the weekend I finished the post while feeling a little better, so I hope this post isn't too weird or confusing or all over the place. Anyways, so here it is. The last week or two I've been feeling this doubt about my writing. It's not writer's block or burnout. I don't think my writing sucks or that I should just give up. It's nothing like that. I'm more driven than ever before to get my books out there and to become a successful published autho

Sterling Silver Chapters 8-10

Hey everyone! Chapters 8-10 of Sterling Silver is now on Wattpad! If you don't know what it's about then here's the synopsis: The daring and spunky TABITHA STERLING is the latest in a long line of vampire hunters in her family. After her father is killed during a hunt, she is forced to take up the responsibility when none of her other siblings are willing to.  Three years later, during a regular night of hunting Tabitha bumps into a stranger, who, the next day is revealed to be the new boy at her school, the handsome, dangerous and alluring SEBASTIAN. After nearly killing him in the middle of English class, he tells her that he's there to recruit her to join the Moirai, a secret, worldwide organization of vampire hunters. He claims she must take up the spot that her father left behind, and at first Tabitha is resistant. But when Sebastian insists that he can teach her more about hunting than anyone else can, she reluctantly agrees to train with him.  As Tabitha trai

Sterling Silver: Chapters 6 and 7

Hey! Chapters six and seven of Sterling Silver are now on Wattpad! You should definitely check it out. ;) This book probably is my favorite book so far that I have ever wrote. Not even Golden can compete with the pure excitement and thrill I felt while writing this. The supernatural genre full of vampires and werewolves and hunters has been my favorite genre, one that I've immersed myself in the most since I was sixteen. I know it like the back of my hand. I know the ins and outs of creating a good vampire, a good werewolf, a good romance in that genre and just good characters. There's seriously no limit to what you can do in this genre. Anything can happen. Death, drama, betrayals and this book has every one of those things in it. Really, if you've watched The Vampire Diaries, you would like this book. In the acknowledgements of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black called that book her love letter to every vampire novel and supernatural book she read. This book was

May Monthly Wrap-Up

This month has gone by so fast! I can't believe it's already June! I feel like I've gotten a lot done in May and yet not enough... Bronze is underway and I had been hoping to finish it by, well, tomorrow, the end of May, but that definitely is not going to happen. Golden isn't even half way through revisions and Project Hellion? Well I thought it was finished but then I sent it to a new friend who blew me away with her amazingly awesome editing skills and now I realize that book still needs quite a bit of work. Anyways! Here's my May wrap up! May Writing: My writing in May has consisted mostly of Bronze. Lots and lots of Bronze. I'm 35,000 words in and still have lots to do. It's funny cuz I first started working on Golden in May of last year, feels like it came full circle kind of, especially now that I'm on the sixth draft of Golden. When I first wrote it I thought it was the best book ever, needed little to no revisions or polishing or anything. Ski