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Sterling Silver Chapters 26, 27 and 28!

Heey! Chapters 26, 27 and 28 are out on Wattpad!! I started working on the sequel that I'm calling Blood Brothers for now and it is by far one of the best books I've written. I'm loving every second of writing this book, of writing more of Tabitha and Sebastian's story and I can't wait to share it once I'm finished! For now though, Sterling Silver is on Wattpad and we only have a few more weeks before it's finished, so catch up while you can! Right now it's also ranked as #37 in the vampirehunter tag. :) Here's a sneak peek from chapter 27: Tabitha followed his line of sight and found Keller getting to his feet. The angry vampire growled through clenched teeth and clutching his healing stomach. "Don't touch her again," Alistair commanded. Keller snarled something nasty under his breath, grabbed his drink and stalked off into another room. Alistair gracefully swooped down and grabbed the bloody knife from the floor. He didn'

What I Learned from Writing a Serial Novel (Update #2)

So I've officially finished all ten episodes of my serial novel! Since this was my first attempt at a format like this and I already shared how I've decided to write my serial novel, I thought I would share what I learned from it. First of all, all the blog posts and articles that said how fun it was to write a serial novel was true. Almost every author who wrote a serial novel and wrote about it said how fun the experience was and they were absolutely right. If you're having writers block or if you just want a change in pace, I definitely recommend trying to write a serial novel. Ten episodes isn't that much, especially if you do less of a word count than I did. My episodes were supposed to be exactly 8,000 words but since I'm a pretty wordy writer, they ended up being over 8,000 words but under 9,000 words. Except for the tenth episode. I thought it was appropriate for the final episode to be 9,000-over 9,000 words since it's the big finale and all that. Anywa

Sterling Silver: Chapters 24 and 25!

Chapters 24 and 25 of Sterling Silver is now on Wattpad! I can't believe it's had 150 views and is rated 56 in the vampirehunter tag on Wattpad! I'm so excited for the next few chapters because after these two, things start to get intense and interesting. Also I've finished my fantasy serial, which I am calling Easthallow or maybe the Chronicles of Easthallow (I'm still not sure yet) either way it'll have the word Easthallow in it since that's the place where most of the action happens in the series. I finished episode ten yesterday and it was so much fun! Writing climaxes are always the most fun for me. The action and the tension and all the terrible things you can do to your MC is always so fun to write. Anyways, now that I'm finished with season 1 of Easthallow, I finally, after almost three years, am going to start working on the sequel to Sterling Silver. I've had a lot of time to think about and formulate and plan out the sequel to Sterling S

My Writing Process as Told by Captain Cold Gifs

So Captain Cold is one of my favorite characters on The Flash and Legends. I know he's sort of gone now... but I still love him and so, because of a friend telling me I should do a blog post inspired by Leonard Snart's saying: Make the plan, execute the plan, expect the plan to go off the rails. Throw away the plan, that is just what I am going to do because that has become my new writing motto. Get the Brilliant, Shiny New Idea  Start Writing Shiny New Idea  Add caption Inevitably run into the muddy middle because I always dive into a project head first without a plan cuz I love making life hard for myself Someone help  Decide to finally write a skeleton of a plot because I realized the muddy middle is actually quick sand and my shiny new idea is sinking fast My motto for writing Execute the plot Add caption Realize that the plot I've written out isn't good enough and deviates from the plot Again... someone hel

Sterling Silver Chapters 21-23

Chapters 21, 22, and 23 is out today! Go check out Sterling Silver which is ranked #120 in vampirehunter! I am so excited that Sterling Silver has gotten 113 views and I hope you all are enjoying the story and the characters and just where the book is going. I plan to start working on the sequel right after I finish the first season of the serial I'm working on right now so stay tuned for more info on that! Here's a sneak peek from chapter 21 and a little taste of Sebastian and Tabitha: Tabitha was just getting out of her car, trying to staunch the thoughts whirring through her head when someone tapped her shoulder. She jumped and spun around, fist out. As if a punch to the face could stop a vampire attack. Who she found instead simultaneously made her stomach drop and her heart skip a beat. Sebastian folded his arms and grinned, cocking his head. Tabitha sighed and grinned back, letting her trembling hands drop to her side. "Jerk. You scared me." "

Friday in Review: Goodbye to 12 Monkeys

o I discovered 12 Monkeys last year and it quickly became one of my top favorite TV shows, right up there with TVD and Teen Wolf. I know there are quite a few Doctor Who fans that would disagree with me, but I have to say, for me, 12 Monkeys is the best time travel show I have ever watched. I love it! It is so complex and it blows my mind how how incredible the writing is. Like if I could be half of the creator that the creators of this show are I will be happy. Last week on Friday, the final two episodes of the series aired and I just thought I would write an appreciation/goodbye post. Like I said, the plot is incredible! If you love good writing and time travel and timelines that are so intricate and amazing, then you will definitely love 12 Monkeys. It has everything: action, stakes, romance, friendship, comedy, deep themes, lots of twists and turns. *Heads up there may be minor spoilers and a a lot of 12 Monkeys gifs ahead* The whole show started with one character: James C

How to Write A Serialized Novel Update #1

So I've only written four episodes of my serial and am on the fifth one, but I feel like I've learned so much from just working on these four along with watching a bunch of TV shows for research on how they're formatted. I'm not going to say I'm an expert on it, but while I was looking up serials and how to write them and the format and all that, I realized there aren't a lot of articles or blog posts on them. There are plenty that speculate when or if they'll have a come back or about their historical roots, but there aren't many that give you the craft and art of writing a serial. Not like how you can Google how to write a novel and there are a million results. So, I thought I would share my limited wisdom and knowledge of serials and just sort of walking through my process of how I came to this idea and how I've been creating a story and crafting episodes. So first thing's first, I've always wanted to write a serial. I mentioned that i

Sterling Silver Chapters 19 and 20!

During the Fourth of July Sterling Silver hit 100 reads!! I know compared to others on Wattpad that isn't much, but to me it's huge. When I put Sterling Silver up there I didn't really think I would get a ton of reads, so I'm pretty excited that I hit 100! Even though I'm still working on Golden and Clarity and still figuring out Project Hellion, I'm already starting to plot out book two for Sterling Silver. If I have enough people who keep reading Sterling Silver by the time all the installments are out, then I'll definitely be putting book 2 up on Wattpad as well. Right now it's also ranked at 971 in youngadult! Anyways, here is the link Sterling Silver:

Happy Fourth of July!!

Happy Fourth of July everyone! I hope you all have a great day! I completely forgot to do a monthly wrap up for June, so I thought I would share a few things on this post even if it is four days into July. In June I did a lot of experimenting with my writing. Not only was I reading through Golden and working on revisions for that, but I did a whole lot of research on serialised writing. I talked about that in my post from last week and I think I'm getting a hang of it. It's sort of life writing a TV show only with really short 8,000 word episodes. It's been fun and a challenge and something new to discover and has allowed me to stretch my writing muscles. I plan to do a post on how to write a serialised novel... or at least how I've been writing mine. I'm also doing a lot of research on the best way to put it out to the world. I wouldn't mind making some money but I'm not sure if that's the best avenue. I could put it on Kindle, each episode .99 cent