Thursday, December 12, 2013


A while ago I made a post about NaNoWriMo, and I'm hear to tell you I failed miserably! Not only did I not make the mark once, I kind of somewhat gave up on it about four days in because of so many reasons.

But I'm here to tell you that I am not finished with it!

I can hear your collective "Obviously"'s through my keyboard. But I mean that I'm not just abandoning it. Tonight (meaning right now) at work I read through what I had and I actually really like it. So yay! I actually already discovered a song that really reminds me of the ending in her revelation! And you wouldn't believe it. As I'm writing this, a new song came on and it represents the beginning perfectly. Below, you can find them :)



I hope this gives you some idea for the climate/theme/vision I have of and for this book!


Friday, November 1, 2013


Yes fellow bloggers and avid readers, it's that time of the year again! National Novel Writing Month! The month of the year where writers attempt to write an entire novel, 50,000 words in just one month!

Well, we've read through my struggles and accomplishments on this blog where I modeled my own writing in a month for a class project, but we also know that I made it. So clearly it is possible!

I'm writing this to encourage you all to join me on getting those rattling thoughts shoving each other in your head trying to get out to put them onto paper and let them breath and flourish in their own right. It's fun and simple! Its ease only comes if you allow it, so good luck if you choose to join me on this lovely and lively adventure!

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Monday, April 29, 2013

I have a chapbook!

Hey everyone, I know it's been a little while since I've updated this blog, but I wanted to let you know, that while I'm still editing my book for the second time before I send it in for hopefully interested publishers, a class I was enrolled in had us write our own chapbooks.

A chapbook, if you don't know, is a collection of 16 to 24 poems that doesn't exceed 40 pages and has one theme between them all. So I put one together, as per the assignment, and I thought I'd share it with you all. Those of you that stuck with this blog, or stumble on it. You know, here it is and whatnot.

My theme is relationships, between more than just two people.

So here's the link to mine: Relatability

Hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Editing: Finished

I forgot to mention the day I finished the first round of editing for the book!

February 11, 2013 I finished physically editing my book.
February 12, 2013 I finished editing my online version.

Now we wait just a bit to forget the story and edits, and wait for my reader friend to finish it and tell me more editing things.

Then we begin editing round two!

Also, as of right now after editing, the book weighs in at:

68,679 words!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Weighing In At 118 Pages With 68,907 Words We Have A Special!

Oh hey, I forgot to mention.


That's right! I finished it! Completed it!

I'm in the editing process as we speak and there's some funny things about this.

1. I accidentally created a major parallel between the family members and it's so cool!

2. I forgot some information when I was adding on the ending so I have to go through at the end to fix it up to make complete sense.

3. I finished writing it the day the final battle was set. January 25, 2013. I had accidentally written the dates up to that so the final battle was set to that date. Ironically I finished putting the ending on at 11:43pm on January 25, 2013.

But my editing process is wonderful and I'm actually enjoying my story but you know, still criticizing myself because it's my work. However, I take pride in knowing that I have tons of people wanting to read it, and one that is so into it she hates that she has to wait to finish reading it until I'm done with the first level of editing. She also keeps telling me I'm in league with Steven Moffat and JK Rowling! :D

Yeah, I killed off quite a few awesome characters and some not so awesome ones but you know, such is life right? :)

The last few entries I make on this blog are going to be for the editing process and hopefully my submission to publication!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Lightning Strike

I am nearly finished.
I am practically on my last scene.
But there's probably a reality of three scenes.

One: The final battle.
I'm starting that now.

Two: Character deaths

Three: Explanations

The End.

I'm super excited. Especially to write one of my favorite character's death scenes.
It's going to be crushing to see him go.

Lets. Get. This. Done.

<3 Amy

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Well Then!

While I haven't finished writing the novel completely, while I was walking back from class today, a song that I can't seem to find on the internet came on. (Literally, google won't find it, Shazam can't match it, it's like it doesn't exist.)

It made me want to write again in my book. It reminded me of the songs I listened to to and from class when I had this assignment to do. But I found that without that deadline and the grade on the line, I have much less motivation to get this finished which is not a good thing.

I want so much to finish this book because the editing will be easier for me because all of my ideas are already out there to see. Not trapped in my brain because I lack the will power to write what I want. There's also the fact that because I have to go back and read the whole story again to see where I left off and what roads I went down for each character and hidden meaning it takes so much more time and by the time I'm done rereading, I don't feel the desire or need to write anymore.

It's a vicious cycle that I want to break but now that school is back in, I just hope I can find the time.