Monday, December 31, 2012

Poetry Slam #16

Let the Author Turn the Page

One chapter is ending
As another one begins
There's a memory in each letter
But let the author turn the page

A hero's story ends in victory
Though the journey comes with falls
He carries on and grows from them
When the author turns the page

Find your strength from every conflict
And your hope from scenes gone right
Remember them and keep high hopes
For when the author turns the page

Let the words be in our past now
Not forgotten but let go
Because each sentence forms our future
Let the author turn the page

Happy New Year everyone.  :)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Blog Tour: Treason by S.M. Boyce

I'm happy to be one of the blog tour stops for S.M. Boyce's new book Treason!  Here's some more about it.

About Treason:

Ourea has always been a deadly place. The lichgates tying the hidden world to Earth keep its creatures at bay—for now. Kara Magari ignited a war when she stumbled into Ourea and found the Grimoire: a powerful artifact filled with secrets. To protect the one person she has left, she strikes a deal that goes against everything she believes in. But things don’t go as planned.  Braeden Drakonin can no longer run from who—and what—he is. He has to face the facts. He’s a prince. He’s a murderer. He’s a wanted man. And after a betrayal that leaves him heartbroken, he’s out for blood.  To survive, both Kara and Braeden must become the evil each has grown to hate.

Now let's meet the author!

S.M. Boyce is a fantasy and paranormal fiction novelist who also dabbles in contemporary fiction and comedy. Her B.A. in Creative Writing also qualifies her to serve you french fries. She updates her blog a few times each week so that you have something to wake you up in the morning.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

And the NaNoWriMo verdict is...

...that I WON!! :D

It took me to the very last minute but I got there.  You probably know that I write my NaNo by hand but when it got to 10 pm and I was still about 3k words away from the 50k I got on the computer and typed the last bit up in the last hour and 15 mins.  Lol.  I couldn't let myself not finish when I was that close!

FINAL word count: 50005/50000


So I didn't finish the entire story yet but I think that I will.  I want to do a little outlining first I think but the very last sentence that I wrote was in the word document: (*Marcia* was my 50000 word I think)

They had to figure out a way to get out of trouble or to at least to not look like they were being suspicious and so they found a wall and Adan cornered *Marcia* and started to kiss her!

So how did my fellow Wrimos do?  Did you make your goal?  It's December so have a rest now everyone.  You deserve it!

(Huh, just noticed that this is my 100th published post.  Appropriate!  :D )

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Just a little further...... Day 29

Word count: 38029/50000

Only 11971 left to do.  In 2 days...  Can I do it?  I think I can!  Or am being overly optimistic?  I guess we'll find out by December.  Cue dramatic music!

*da da dun....*

(Now the cheesy announcer voice.)

Is it only a dream or will she make it a reality?  Join us on December 1st to find out if Sarah wins NaNoWriMo!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Day 16?: Long time no Type

Word count: 17069/50000

I have not been doing as much as I should obviously.  I WILL catch up though!  I'm chasing the elusive 5k day today.  We'll see how that goes.  How's everyone else's doing??

P.S.- Who went to see Breaking Dawn Part 2??  Am I the only one who was about to have a heart attack?!?!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Day 5: Still Alive

Word count: 5593/50000
Didn't get a whole lot done on it today but at least I wrote.  I'm suppose to be at 10000 tomorrow.  Hmmmm.  I'm wondering if I can't pull off a few of those thousand word hours tomorrow that I know I have in me now.  We shall see.

Line of the Day:
She rolled over and started to watch the fire upside down knowing that she would never get to sleep tonight.

That's the last sentence that I wrote tonight.  I chose this one because it was honestly the only one that I thought was interesting enough.  Lol.  The rest was seriously pretty much just her building a fire and making a bed outside.  Seriously.  Oh, boy.  When NaNo needs words it doesn't care at all where it gets them from.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Day 4: With Pencil-breaking Speed!

Word Count: 4621/50000
I went to my first write-in this month today and, oh my goodness, my hand probably could have fell off!  I wrote a little over 2000 words in two hours!  That's about 1000 an hour!  HAND WRITTEN!!  Ehem, sorry.  That just makes me really happy.  :D

Line of the Day:
She didn't want to freak him out, because she would totally freak out if she woke up somewhere strange without an article of her clothing no matter how good the intentions of the person who took them were.

And that could be taken out of line...  Lol!  At this point our main male character is still passed out and our Female main character was thinking about trying to do something about his scrapes and bruises.

And that's the end of the first weekend.  Let's see if I can't keep up the momentum through the usual weekly duties.

Day 3: Third day's the Charm

Word count: 2512/50000
I nearly wrote the amount of words I'm SUPPOSE to write everyday!  Yea getting in the stride of things!  Now I just have to get the actual amount of words plus some.  Lol.

Line of the Day:
"Oh, thank you..." then he fell to his knees and then forward on to his face.

Introduction of the new character I didn't know about!  Lol.  This is the first time I'm not working with an outline, so I knew that my MC was going to run into people eventually but I didn't know when, where, or who.  Much less the how.

Well, I call day three a success.  Onward and upward!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Day 2: Slow and steady

Word count: 1097/50000
Definitely not where I want to be but real life beckons and unfortunately it doesn't wait even for NaNo.  They always say that slow and steady wins the race though.

Line of the Day:
Evera ran back inside the barn to grab all of the things she needed to saddle up the horse, her fastest one, Samson.

I like this one.  It shows some action going on.  Or maybe just because there's a horse involved.  And the name Samson, which was chosen randomly out of a rush to need one, has kind of grown on me.  Lol.

On to the next day!

Friday, November 2, 2012


Yay, National Novel Writing Month!!!

Needless to say I am indeed going for it again this year.  I have a good feeling that I'll win too!  With two local write-ins to go to, the 'official' write-in that I always try to make, AND the person I'm racing's word count to watch to make sure I do that little bit more just to be ahead of them, I might have just enough fire under me in the last week to cross the 50k.

I'm writing this assuming that you all know what National Novel Writing Month is.  For those who don't go to their website,  It's such a fun challenge!

Anyways, I wanted to do something different on here this time around, especially since I've been away from here for awhile.  What I'll do is post a line from what I wrote that day, everyday.  It can be my first line, last line, favorite, funniest, etc.  I'll also post my word count.

Since today is actually the second day, I'll give you a line I wrote from yesterday and the word count I stopped at.  Today's will come later.  Here goes.

Word count: 701/50000 (Way behind.  It's ok though.  It's only the first day.  Not worried about it at all....  Lol.)

I thought the very first line of this NaNo Novel would be appropriate for the very first post about the very first day.

She would not have noticed if not for the boom.

Simple, yet intriguing I think.  Lol.

Feel free to join me and post a line of your own!  Good luck to those giving it a go and I'll see you on the next one.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Old School Email

There's this thing outside my house.  Kind of like a box on a short pole.  A mailbox, right.  Almost every day someone in a truck drives by to put some paper in it.  What's that stuff called?

Oh yeah.  MAIL.

What happened to the times when someone you actually knew would write you a letter?!  I remember loving to write letters to one of my friends who moved away when we were little because talking on the house phone for a few hours cost too much.  There was just something about knowing that you should be getting something soon or wondering if they got yours yet.  It was like getting a present.

Then we were introduced to cellphones, then social networking, and that was the end of the written word.

Ok, let me be fair.  Cellphones and the Internet are so much easier.  I mean, what do I expect, a formal written invitation every time a friend wants to go shopping?  Nope, a simple text does the trick in a few seconds.  Find a random funny video?  Just copy it to the nearest social network site.  I don't think I even use email anymore unless it's for school or business because I can just message someone on facebook.

It just seemed so special that someone took the time to sit down, write some thoughts out, then go out and mail something so personal.  I guess I'm just nostalgic...  I still have a bunch of those letters.  Lol.

When was the last time you wrote or received a letter from someone? I might go find out how much a postcard cost to send now.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

'The Selection'- Kiera Cass (Review)

"For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon. 
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks. 
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined."
Both the picture and above blurb are from

One of my first thoughts about this one?  'This is Hunger Games mixed with the Bachelor!'  Strange but true! The best way I can think of to describe this book as a whole is to say that it's almost like Hunger Games except the 'games' is The Bachelor.  There is a drawing that all the girls are put into (the difference here being that they enter only once and have a choice as to whether they're in the running at all).  There are 'caste' numbers that are like the 'districts' except they have more to do with how you live instead of where.  They are also set in a world were there are unconventional rules.  Then you have a group of girls going after the same guy for all the world to see.  Welcome to The Bachelor.  When I first started reading it I wasn't sure that I liked that (probably due to mixed feelings about the TV show...  Lol.).  I didn't think that it was bad but I wasn't in love with it yet either.  Although, I did say YET.

After I kept reading, because it was an interesting story, I found myself wanting to read it more and when I was done I still wanted more!  America seems to both be the typical girl and unexpected at the same time.  She has the same thoughts that most girls could probably relate with at some level along with a kind of boosted confidence, honesty, and bravery that just seems to be normal for her even in some of the situations she found herself in.

Not to mention that it was an excellent balance of humor and suspense.  I probably laughed about as many times as I was worried and I like that in a book.

A highly suggested read!

(Side note: This may be all the classes that I've been analyzing stories in talking here but is there some deeper meaning to her name being America?  Then having someone named Aspen?  Might just be me thinking too much.)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Spoiler Alert!- This post is about Spoilers.

Oh Internet, you know spoilers all too well.

Oh my gosh, how could he do that at the end?!

My favorite character ISN'T DEAD after all!

Finally, they kissed/fought/made up/killed each other in this episode!!!!!
- signed, most show/book fanatics at some point in their lives

All of the books I've been reading lately have been sequels or some part of a series.  It makes me really nervous to post a review on them.  What if I say too much or something that's not revealed till the end of the last one?  Is it normal to do reviews for a following book in a series?  I wouldn't mind it if I knew one thing: HOW DO I KEEP FROM SPOILING EVERYTHING?!?!

Spoilers run rampant in sequels.  Let's name a couple, shall we?

-We know the character is still alive if we know there's a second book.  I mean, I guess it's possible that it would continue from another character's perspective but.... come on now.

- The next one usually starts off where the last one ended.  If not exactly where the last one ended.  Ex. - After the epic battle that they defeated the villain in, they went home.  (OK, maybe not that obvious but close.)

If I really wanted to do a review of a sequel or any kind of continuation how can I avoid feeling like I've ruined it for someone?  Do you do reviews of sequels?  Has anyone ever spoiled something for you?

I'm off to create an automatic spoiler sensor.  See you guys later.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Beautiful Books

I read Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore and I have to say that it is one beautiful book.  I know you're not suppose to judge a book by it's cover, and I'm not, but my goodness look at this thing.

I love the color of this.  Maybe it's just that I'm kind of partial to the colors blue and purple and keys too really.  Lol.  I love how they blend in with eachother and create the different hues.  Come to think of it, that says a lot about the story too!  The keys as well too, but I won't get into that though I might spoil it.

It's not just the outside either, it's the inside too.  There are all sorts of images on the inside.  The end pages (you know, the pages at the very front and back that are usually blank?  I think that's what they're called) have this really cool and weird swirly design on them.  And a map!  There's a map in front and I love it when there are maps.  Then the chapters are sectioned into parts and at the beginning of each part the pages with the title on it are covere with more beautiful art.  Even the chapter numbers are surrounded by a pretty looking key.

It makes me feel like I'm reading a storybook.  You know those storybooks that children would read with all the pictures and art and not to mention the really awesome stories?  Yeah, just like that.  I'm a pretty big nerd about books huh?  Lol.

What is the most beautiful or just plain book that you've ever seen?  Do you judge books by their covers or do you think people really do?

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Literature is Important Too

I like the tribute that London did to represent their contribution to Children's Literature in the Opening Ceremonies.  Granted it was a little creepy and confusing, to be honest, but it was still super cool.

If you didn't see it, they actually had J.K. Rowling read a passage from Peter Pan to start them off.  After she was done the announcer had said that Rowling was nervous to do something like that.  Well, yeah, it's the Olympics.  The WORLD IS WATCHING.  I'd be nervous too.  But if someone asks you to do something that's this huge you shouldn't back out for no better reason then you're scared.

So then they had a whole sequence involving Voldemort, Cruella De Vil, the Queen of Hearts, and Mary Poppins.  I'm serious.  This is the confusing part.  It was suppose to be a child's dream/nightmare and Mary Poppins came to save the day.  Lol!  You'll have to see it to make any sense of it further than that.  Aside from Harry Potter though, I had no idea that these stories had connections there.  I don't know that I've even really thought about the orgins of different books before.

I just thought that it was really cool that they're so proud of the people from their country and the works they produced.  It makes me hope to write something that will make people just as proud to live where I'm from.

Another commentator, who was talking about Rowling, said that she made it 'cool to read again'.  I agree.  Reading has become the cliche 'boring and nerdy' thing to do but Harry Potter is one of those books that the majority of people have gotten around to reading.  Even so, you have to remember that there had to be a good amount of avid readers that gave it a try and liked it enough to spread it around before it became a household name.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It's been awhile....

It's been really quiet on my end lately.  It's been a rough couple of months and these past few weeks have been particularly hard on me and my family.  So bear with me.  I'll try to have things up and running again sometime soon.  Thanks guys. :)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen (Review)

As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie.

It was there that he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great gray hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and, ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.
I've been trying for ages to get ahold of this book from the library but it was ALWAYS gone until recently.  This was one of the times that I actually heard about the movie before I heard that it was a book so of course there was probably an entire line of people who wanted it ahead of me.

Anyways, I'm glad I still got my hands on it. It was mysterious, romantic, and thrilling.  I liked that it was really a full circle of Jacob's life.  I love hearing what happens after all the drama of their whole story cools off and how they are years or so later.

I did, however, forget that I didn't take this book out of the Young Adult section.  There was some language and some descriptive scenes that aren't necessarily for the younger crowd.  I feel like the little bit that I've heard about the movie didn't really give me the feel of the whole story.  I knew it would be romantic but I haven't seen a lot about it yet so I thought it would be the kind of love story you wouldn't mind letting your older kids go see. (Which it might be.  I haven't seen the movie yet.)  So I was kind of caught off guard with the language, mystery, and suspenseful part of the book.  I'm not sure if reading the book made me want to see the movie any more than I already did or not.  Maybe just because of the elephant. :)

Overall, Water for Elephants made me laugh and it made me sad.  It threw me through so many loops that I wish I could tell you but that would mean major spoilers and you need to read it yourself!  It was a good read.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

'Glee'-ful Inspiration

I'm watching the first show of the second season of the Glee Project right now, because apparently I'm Glee obsessed.  The Glee Project is all about the auditions they hold for new characters on Glee and I like what they keep saying about the creator, Ryan Murphy.  He's not just looking for someone who can sing and dance, he wants someone who makes him want to write a character for them.

Can you imagine writing something in that way?  Holding auditions and then in walks your hero or your protaganist?  Like in a for real, reach out and touch them, kind of way.  It has to be surreal, in a way, knowing that you could possibly be using this real person's attitude and personality into a character for your story/film/show.

Do you think you could do that?  I know a lot of people talk about how fun 'people watching' is and how it's a great way to get characters and storylines started.  Have you ever done that?  What about putting someone into a story that you already have going?  That has to be a little trickier seeing as how you already have a set world and now you have to find a good place for them to go.

Hmmm, this sounds like a fun writing prompt.  I may have to spend some time at the mall.  :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Summer Time!

Yes, I've been away a few weeks, but now that finals are over and school is out (Sort of.  I'm taking summer classes too.) I can relax for a few weeks and get back to normal for a bit.

What sort of plans do you have for the summer?  As far as writing related stuff goes, I hope to finish last year's NaNo project.  I know, I'm STILL not done with it.  Don't judge me too badly.  Lol.  Then, if I can do that in time, I'd like to do at least one of the Camp NaNo months.  I had another story started that I'd like to finish too.  Somewhere in between there I'd like to write some more poetry for a project I thought about doing, which ties into the planning that I'll be doing for this year's Night of Writing Dangerously.  As of right now I do intend on going to it again this year AND I will be doing a 24 hour 'write-a-thon'.  More on that later though.  :)  And of course, before school starts again, I will be reading as many books as I can.  What's on your reading list?  Any suggestions?

Wow.  That's a lot of stuff seeing it all written out.  I better get on that!  See you later!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Unused Soundtrack Songs

For some strange reason it confused me to find out that artists would write songs specifically for a movie. Maybe I thought that they conveniently came out with a song just around the time a movie was coming out and guy in charge of music was like 'Oh my goodness. That would go perfectly with our movie.'
I was reading an article in a magazine about the music for the Hunger Games movie and it had a few of the artists talking about what they were trying to convey in their song and what parts of the book they took from for inspiration. After thinking about it a bit I thought that it made sense. Big movies like this can afford to have someone write them a song especially for them where as someone like me, who might have just enough to pull off a very amateur looking YouTube video, would just have to hope that they could find something that would make sense to everyone else too. Duh, Sarah.
Anyways, after I saw Hunger Games and kept hearing Taylor Swift's Eyes Wide Open on the radio, which is on the Hunger Games soundtrack, I realized that I didn't remember hearing the song use anywhere in the actual movie. Am I wrong?
It just seems that a sound track is suppose to be music that was used in the movie, right? Otherwise it's kind of a CD based on a book. I don't know, I haven't made enough movies to know better yet. Lol.
Would you have the songs you want for your soundtrack in your movie? Does it matter? Who would you ask to write a song for you?

Monday, April 2, 2012


Better late than never, huh? :) This seems to be a fitting theme since Spring Break ends today. :/ Lol.

Spring Fling

Silly birds, twittering
And gathering grass for nests
Showing off for others
With their brightly colored chests

Funny squirrels, running
And playing tag with friends
Up one tree and down another
In a game that never ends

Its kind of strange what spring does
And how the sun will bring
Each animal outside in their best
To have another spring fling

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Hunger Games..... Movie Review?

Having read the book, The Hunger Games, of course I wanted to see the movie. I always do when books become movies. But, if you couldn't tell from the insinuated long pause from the line of periods and the question mark at the end, I'm a little hesitant to call this a review.

One reason for this is that I'm going to go on a bit of a tangent that has little to do with the movie itself.

I've heard a lot of different thoughts on how people thought Hunger Games was and it was good and bad. Surprisingly enough a lot of the bad came from people who have read the book. At first this didn't make sense but then I saw a comment that said something to the effect that they must have built up their expectations so much that they were bound to walk away disappointed.

EPIPHANY! It's no wonder that a lot of people leave a movie sad. They read the book, love it and certain parts about it, then are upset when it's not in the movie. I don't how many times I've seen a 'book movie' and tried to use the book as a reference. It doesn't work! It's easy to forget that books and movies are two different medias that each have their own set of rules. Books are made to show you things through the words so there will be more scenes in it in order to get the author's point across. In movies, you're already seeing these things played out before you. So some of the scenes that tell you how the character feels and why they feel that way in the book will no longer be needed or could just play a smaller part. If a movie followed a book word for word and scene for scene it would probably come out awkward.

Really, I got to enjoy the movie without fully remembering every detail of the book. I might have mentioned before that after I read a book I forget the details about a few weeks later. I can tell you what the book was about but I can't tell you what the main character's second cousin's little sister had for breakfast, for example. I was free from the 'They missed this line' and 'I wish that part made it in' mayhem in my head.

Now would be about the time that I would say something like this. 'The movie stuck close to the book. They didn't take a lot out and.....' While that all may be true, I've decided to focus more on the movie as a movie not a book's visual aid. So.....

ACTUAL OFFICIAL REVIEW: I thought The Hunger Games was pretty amazing. The actors were on point and quite believable. The thing I was most excited about probably was the costumes which didn't fail to deliver. Katniss' outfits were awesome! The only thing I might mention is that the camera work was a little wobbly in some parts as if the camera was actually there with the characters instead of something that doesn't exist to them. Does that make sense? I thought it was just because we were sitting so close to the screen at first but then I heard a couple people say the same thing. Anyways, to end on a good note, I like the discretion that they used with the music. It was pretty cool that they didn't feel the need to try to add more tension or excitement to every scene with music. Sometime the silence in a scene can build it up just as much if not more.

What did you think about the movie? Was it as good as you expected? Do you agree about judging books and movies differently?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Negative Reviews

I was just about to start on my very late blog post of a book review but I realized that it sounded kind of negative. I didn't hate the book but I wasn't as much in love with it as I thought it was going to be.

I don't know why but I really didn't like the thought of putting a negative sounding review up. Maybe it's because I know someday I'll inevitably have to face negative comments or reviews of my own. I guess if they ever make me feel bad then I'd like to be able to say that I've never made someone else feel that way.

Ummm, I realize that this may make me sound like a bit of a nutcase. Lol. I realize that constructive criticism is valuable and needed but it somehow seems weird when I can't actually give it to the person.

What do you think? Can a review have too much negativity? Too little?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Leap Day

I thought Leap Day was really great
Honestly I couldn't wait
Now I could use the day to do
All those things I wanted to
I'll sleep in some then read that book
Take a walk then learn to cook
Stay in pajamas and just be lazy
Or go out with friends and act crazy
Then I remembered why it's not cool
Leap Day's just an extra day of school

Yeah, I really did have this thought today. Lol. I think everyone should get a day off on Leap Days! Think about it. We wouldn't be doing any less work than we usually would because the day only exists every four years! Ugh. Lol. Anyways, I hope you all had a good extra day. See you all next time. :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Scribbler's First Award!

A big thank you goes to FlipFlyFall for giving me The Versatile Blogger award!

So this is how it works:

- Link to the blogger who gave you the award.
- Share 7 things about yourself.
- Pass the award to 15 bloggers recently discovered.

- Notify the blogger recipients.

I've done the first already so now on to the second! Let's see...

  1. I think I'm more of a tea person than coffee. (*Gasp!* A writer that prefers something OTHER than coffee?! Lol.)

  2. I still hand write most of my stories and things first.

  3. I'm beginning to think that I have to be out of my house in order to write anything.

  4. I don't usually buy books because I only read them once most of the time. Big library fan.

  5. I really want to get an idea for a web series and film it for Youtube perhaps.

  6. I often daydream about things like my future 'book release party', my dream office, and being interviewed by people like Jay Leno. Lol.

  7. Something non-writing related. My computer has become more like my tv then my television. Seriously, if it's not Youtube then it's Hulu. Lol.

So there's those! We learn something new everyday. Lol.

And as for the people I'm passing it on to:

Evelyn Janelle


More Than Just Dialogue

Alright, not quite 15 but... Lol. Check them out! I'm going to tell them I gave it to them and so I will see you guys next time. :)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Valentine Short

This short is actually just a part of a story that I think I want to finish. Seemed fitting since Valentine's Day is coming up. Happy Valentine's Day everyone. :)

The dessert was a strange place for The Backstreet Boys to show up. Hanna wasn’t complaining though, she thought they were kind of hot. Next thing she knew, she was being shaken awake and rolled over to find her sister standing over her looking really annoyed.

“This better be really important,” Hanna said. “It’s still dark out and I would like to go back to being serenaded.” She could still hear the music so maybe if she went back to sleep real quick she can get back there. It was fading though and something was off about it.

“Yeah? Well, I want it to stop so go out and get your boyfriend.”

“What boyfriend? You know I don’t have one anymore. What are you even talking about?”

Her sister went to their window. “I’m talking about Larry who apparently wants to change your relationship status.” She yanked the window open and the music got louder. Way louder. And Larry was singing horribly over top of it to The Backstreet Boys, The Meaning of Being Lonely. She really shouldn’t be surprised.

Hanna rolled out of bed and stuck her head out of the now open window only to see Larry staggering in front of their motion sensed light, cradling a stereo in his arms.

“Larry, what are you doing?”

“I’m singing about my feelings to you!”

“We broke up two months ago, Larry.”

“I know! And it sucks. You’re so awesome, Hanna.”

“Are you drunk!?”

“I might’ve had a drink… or twelve.”

She came back inside when she heard her bedroom door open and her mom came in. “What is going on out there?”

“Hanna’s ex is drunk outside and he won’t be quiet!” Her sister yelled the last part at the window.

“Shut up, Meghan. He’ll leave soon.” She just grunted and pulled the covers over her head.
Hanna went back to the window and leaned out. “Where did you get that thing?”

“My friend let me borrow it. And the CD was in my sister’s car. Perfect!”

“Did you drive here?!”

“Nah, it was nice out and I thought I’d walk. Stupid sister wouldn’t give me her keys anyways.”

Her mom came up behind her. “Is this what you kids do? You get into college and it’s all drinking and love making.”

“Mom!” Hanna and Meghan stopped her at the same time. Hanna held her face in her hands. This was getting worse by the second. She could already see lights coming on in their neighbor’s windows.

“You have to leave. Now. Someone’s going to call the cops.”

“But there are so many words for the broken heart!”

“You’re lucky your father sleeps like a log or he would have already called the cops.”

“Someone is going to have to call the cops for me and an ambulance for him in a minute.” Meghan bolted to the window and pushed Hanna out of the way. “Seriously! Some of us have things to do in the morning!”

“I can’t go until I talk to Hanna. Tell me why I can’t be there where you are!”

“Larry, please.” Hanna nudged Meghan away and she flopped herself back into her bed. “Look, you’ve convinced me. I’ll talk to you in the morning, text you or something, but you have got to stop the music.”

“Score! Knew I could get you back. No one can fight the Backstreet Boys.” He finally shut off the stereo and sat next to it on the ground. “Don’t worry, I’ll just stay here. We’ll talk over breakfast. I’ll make you an omelet.”

Their mother looked out of the window and sighed. “I’m going to get that poor boy inside.”

“No!” Hanna caught her wrist as she tried to leave the room. “Please do not do that. I’ll call his sister and she’ll come get him in a few minutes. Just let me handle this ok?”

She looked at her hard for a moment then said, “Ten minutes. That’s it, then he’s sleeping it off on the couch.”

Luckily, Hanna had already been texting and his sister messaged her back just as her mom was leaving her room. 'Oh man, I’m on my way' she read then took another look out of the window before closing it and going back to bed. The light had gone out but she could still see the dark lump that Larry made.

She sat on her bed and, in spite of everything, she laughed. She didn’t know if it was because this situation was totally bizarre or because that same spontaneity was part of why she fell for him in the first place.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


First Poetry Slam of the new year! I wrote this one about social networking. No surprise there since a basically live there. Lol.

Status Tweets

Good morning! Guess who's up?
Time for breakfast coffee cup
Going to work, man this sucks
Gas is up two hundred bucks
Forgot the mayo, hashtag sad
This music stinks but theirs not bad
Copy, like, or share this post
Click here to see who likes you most
Game requests, come feed my cow
I'll follow back if you follow now
It's getting late, better get to bed
I'll watch this video first instead
Tomorrow's here! For goodness sake
Is anybody else awake?

I can't tell you how often I get sucked in to facebook, twitter, and youtube and find out it's hours later than I thought it was. Lol. As a matter of fact if you want to encourage my Internet addiction then you can go to my facebook page for the blog by clicking HERE. We can procrastinate together! Lol. I'll see you guys next time.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I'm Gonna be a Chaser

I got an email from my school’s English club recently with the minutes from their last meeting. I wasn’t really paying attention to it, just scanning it, when a certain word caught my eye.


The nerd in me instantly made this face. :D

Apparently there was talk of starting a Quidditch game or something at the school. So help me if I don’t go get my broom right now. But then, of course, my sarcastic side said, “What’s next? Vampire Baseball?” My Arguer fielded that one. (Wow, I have a lot of people in my head. It’s a good thing I’m a writer.) Vampire baseball would probably be pretty boring. All you do is hit the ball really hard and run really far to go get it. I don’t know about anyone else but wasn’t that the worst part of any game with a ball as a kid? Someone would hit the ball super far and get it lost over a fence or something and then there would be an awkward 5 minute pause of the game while someone runs to get it and bring it back.

Sigh, grade school problems. But I digress.

My point was that I’ve heard of different schools having a ‘Quidditch team’ but that’s the only fictional sport that I’ve heard of being played out in real life. In fact, that’s the only fictional sport I can think of along with Vampire Baseball. Hunger Games? Please no.

Am I missing something? Did I skip over any sports you can think of? And if you had a Quidditch team what would you name yourselves? What position would you play?

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Write Time

I've been working on one of my resolutions, to set aside a specific day of the week to spend a set time doing something writing related. I decided that I would make that day Wednesday, which was easy enough to decide on, but the real problem is picking a couple hours out of that day to make sure that I set aside every week. There are different things that could make the day, afternoon, or night the right or wrong time to write.


Well rested (hopefully)
Everyone in the house is gone or not up yet

I'll have to get up early (Who likes getting up early? Lol.)
I tried the morning this week and was late to class.



That's when all of my classes are.
A little lazy time is allowed after lunch.
Usually too much going on in the house and I'll get distracted.


Everyone could be sleep again.
More likely that I could find a quiet place and not feel like I was missing anything.

I could be super sleepy.
I may have homework due for the next day that will get in the way.

Well, based on the Pros and Cons I'll have to go with Night being the best time for me. It's the one with all the Cons that I can sort of control. So it looks like I'll be making that switch and seeing how that works out.

How about you? What time of day do you find best for your writing?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Another year ended yesterday and another started today. I think it's fair to say that 2011 was a good year. As I summed up in yesterday's post a lot of good things happened. What do we have to look forward to this year?

The Hunger Games movie - I'm so excited for this. I loved the books so I hope the movie does it justice.

Twilight concludes!- Some may be sad about it and some may be happy. I myself am neutral. I like the movies and I'm definitely going to a midnight showing but definitely not holding the same kind of spot on my list that Harry Potter did. Still nursing that wound... *sigh... sniff* Lol.

Something exciting on the blog?- I have big plans for something really cool I want to try out late in the year. I don't really want to elaborate for fear of finding out that I bit off more than I can chew, but I did mention it so it will hopefully get me hyped up to just go for it. I will say that it's NaNoWriMo fundraising related.

Now on to resolutions. I think I kept my resolutions pretty good last year for the most part. Here are some writer things I want to do this year.

Revise NaNo 09 novel then let someone read it- I wanted to write a query letter for it last year but after reading it to my writer's group over the course of a couple of months I found (or they found. Lol.) that I had major plot holes to fill. It's nowhere ready for that stage yet.

Finish NaNo '11 novel and the zombie story- Finally got the plot all figured out for the NaNo '11. Now I just have to get it on to paper. Still have a little more work to do on the Zombie one.

Set one predetermined day a week to spend a couple hours working on something writing related- I'm horrible at my time management. If it's not 'scheduled' then it's something that I can let slide. I know, shame on me. I'm not saying that I will only write on that day. If I feel like writing then go me, I'll write. But I will definitely be writing at that time on that day on something. Be it blog, edits, or novels it will be written!

Hmm, I'm sure I'll add to that list at some point. Lol. How about you? Anything in particular you want to do this year? I guess I should add taking down Christmas decorations to the list at this point... ummm.... *glances at tree* Later though. Lol.