Hi everyone! And Happy late Easter! I hope you all had a great time celebrating the resurrection of Jesus with your loved ones <3 I got back home yesterday from visiting my grandparents and brother and sister in-law for Easter – we had such a great time! 😀
Anyway, I’m here to talk to you about my new book, so let’s get on track ;D
Back in, I believe it was February, I began brainstorming for a book I called Oblivion about two princesses living in the middle of a huge war between 4 kingdoms who escape to the underground cities and try to recruit their own army to fight against the kingdoms and bring peace to the land.
I started writing it and though I liked the story idea, I realized it was a story that I couldn’t write. It wasn’t my style and it was a boring book to write. Who knows if I’ll come back to it someday, but for now it is shelved 😉
But then…. There was this one character – a side character – that I really loved. When in the planning/brainstorming stages for this book, I had written a lot of backstory for the characters and the world they lived in, so I knew this particular character, Jairus pretty well. His story was so intriguing to me, that I thought – what if I made Oblivion a trilogy? What if Jairus’ story was the first one, the second Oblivion, and then a third that was after the war?
So then I started exploring Jairus and his story some more. I was quickly falling in love with this guy and his story (okay, that sounded a little creepy, but writers do fall in love with their own characters and stories XD ).
But then – I don’t know what happened. I stopped planning. I wrote Oblivion a bit more and then I stopped that. I was in a major slump and after talking with Emma, I realized I was over planning everything because I was scared to start writing. I have basically been in a slump since NaNoWriMo last year when I wrote a book I didn’t like. And then Oblivion didn’t work out. So how could I be sure that Jairus’ story would work?
After letting myself sit in my slump a bit longer and thinking more about Oblivion than Jairus’ story (and kinda forgetting that I had even thought of writing his book. Confusing, I know, but I’m weird.), I talked to Emma some more and she reminded me of Jairus and how much I love him and his story. So I made the decision to write his story. This was my new project, with Oblivion completely out of the picture.
So now, my friends, it is my pleasure to introduce you to my new book…..
Chain Breaker!! 😀 (just a note that it won’t really say “By L.M. Fluffet” when it’s done, but for now I didn’t want to show my last name on my blog 😉 )
I haven’t yet written a blurb for this book, but it’s tragic. Very tragic. My poor little Jairus. *sobs* *hugs him* *wants to protect him from all evil but doesn’t cause I love tragedy*
Okay, I’ll tell you more about it than just saying it’s tragic. XD
Chain Breaker follows the story of Jairus who was left at the orphanage as a baby and grew up longing to be a soldier of the king. When he turns 16, he is free to leave the orphanage and begin his training to be a soldier. In between training sessions, he talks with a servant girl and they quickly become friends and slowly start to fall in love…
A few years later, Jairus goes away to aid a neighboring kingdom in a war and when he returns, he proposes to Catarina (the servant girl). Jairus’ general finds out about this and urges him to end things with her, afraid that this love will distract him from his duties and prevent him from being the exceptional soldier he is.
The unexpected happens and Jairus watches his true love die in his arms. After this, Jairus resigns as a soldier and becomes a poor, broken soul with no hope and nothing to live for. In the end, a new friend helps Jairus to find Light in the darkness.
I LOVE JAIRUS!!!! XD
Ahem. Sorry about that. XD
I’d love to hear what you think about Chain Breaker! Are you just as excited as I am about it? What are you currently writing?
Hi everyone! I haven’t posted a story on here for a long time, so I found this old short story that I had started… I think last year, but never finished cause I hate writing fight scenes, but tonight I edited it, changed up a few things, and added more to the story. I hope you like it!
“I have nothing to apologize for,” I said as I leaned against the wall of the rickety old shack, my arms crossed over my chest. It was dark inside with the only light source being from the shrinking flames in the fireplace. The faces of my fellow gang members were shadowed, but I could still feel them staring at me with hate in their eyes.
“You went to Sidea and informed them of our whereabouts, telling them exactly where to find us, and yet you say you have nothing to apologize for? You are a traitor!” Russell roared, almost seeming to make the whole shack tremble when he slammed his fist atop the table. I stared at him with sarcasm – as though to appear that I was completely unaffected by his rage, but inside, I was in utter bewilderment. It didn’t make sense to me how he found out about my betrayal. I was super careful when I gave Sidea the information they needed- no one else was around, yet somehow he managed to find out, just as he always did. Still, I had to play it off as long as possible…
“I don’t know what you’re talking about. Why would I betray the gang – my old friends – for Sidea?” I asked with a shrug.
Russell shook his head, seeming confused and disappointed. “Oh, Matthew. We had such hopes for you in our gang. Now, I’m afraid-”
“-you’ll have to kill me?” I predicted. Russell may always find things out after they’ve happened, but I was the one to figure them out beforehand.
Russell slowly turned to face me, a scowl on his face. “Exactly.”
Grinning, I shook my head. “Not gonna happen,” I said and made a dash for the door, but was punched back by Alvin.
“Nice punch, Al!” I said, “Try this one on for size.” I whammed my fist into his chin and he let out a cry of pain as he fell to the floor, clearing my path to make my escape. Before I could get out the door, Big Jim grabbed a hold of me and locked me in a choke hold. I was running out of breath fast, but I was not about to give up. I waited a few seconds to make my move and when I had waited long enough for Big Jim to believe he had me, I swung my legs up and jerked them back, kicking him firm in the shins which resulted in him releasing his grip on me and falling to the floor.
I fled out the door and despite the bitter cold that stung my eyes I kept moving forward, not daring to look back, for fear that the faint glow of the warm fire would be too tempting to resist.
After walking against the cold for what felt like miles, I found a small cave to rest the night, but I would have to get an early start so that the gang wouldn’t have a chance of finding me. I was on my own – not for the first time and I was sure, not for the last.
They called me a traitor and, sure maybe I was, but I did what I felt I had to do. I knew the gang would be coming after me, ready to kill, but I was more than ready to fight them back.
They used to be my friends….
…..but now they were my enemies.
What did you think? Feedback is highly appreciated! 😀 It’s not my best, but I still like it
When I saw the category for this one I was like – great. What am I gonna do for this? I don’t have any pets! So I asked Megan about it and she said a bug would work…
Okay, I thought that would be easy since we have tons of bugs around, but it just so happens that of all the days – NO BUGS WERE TO BE FOUND! I was a bit frustrated… O_O
So I stayed in my backyard for about a half an hour (maybe more) waiting for a bird to land close enough in a tree for me to get a good shot of it and VOILA! I give you the photo above! XD It was kinda fun, though cause I was listening to music. And after being sick for a week, it felt nice to be outside
How have you guys been lately?
Wow! I am so glad I remembered that this was due tonight – I was super close to forgetting all about it! XD
This was taken in October when I went with my siblings on a road trip to San Francisco. We saw and drove across the Golden Gate Bridge and it was absolutely amazing! As we were driving back on the freeway, I got this shot which pleasantly caught me by surprise. I had only intended to get a picture of the sunset, but was excited to see the bird silhouettes in the shot, too!
That day was so much fun and definitely my biggest adventure yet 😀
What was your biggest adventure?
I decided to enter Megan’s BIBPC since a couple of the teams lost a few members, so I’m here today with my entry! 😀
This picture was taken at the place that my mom and I do our craft fair – it was really neat cause I don’t think I’ve ever been there at night before. I decided to take some photos with my camera while I waited on my mom – this was one of my favorite pictures I took! 😀
Let me know if you would like to see some more of my photography from the craft fair – I took quite a few pics 😉
Okay, you guys. I’m doing a scary thing here…
I am going to share with you a blurb for Painting Away the Darkness – the sequel to True Colors (which you haven’t read yet and you don’t even know what happens). Hopefully you won’t care about the spoilers, but if you would rather be surprised later in life when you read the books – then don’t read this blurb. XD
Painting Away the Darkness
“There used to be four of us… Now I’m alone.”
It’s been a year since Astrid, Connor, Sawyer, and Alina set out into The Wild to destroy The Dark Warrior – only to discover too late he was Connor himself.
Since then Astrid has been living alone; too ashamed of her failure to keep Connor in the light to return to Shano and face Zachariah. She decided to settle down in The Wild for the rest of her days, but when she receives a message of utmost urgency from Alina and Sawyer, she doesn’t hesitate to return to the aid of her friends.
Meanwhile, Connor has a thirst for vengeance and is ready to return to Shano in search of an old relic – The Eagle’s Flame – which will give him the remaining power he needs to destroy the old town he once called home and everyone in it – especially Astrid.
Connor is coming. Everyone is busy trying to think of a way to kill The Dark Warrior, but Astrid doesn’t believe he is all that dark and is determined to guide him back to the light.
Will Astrid be able to save Connor before the others kill him – or worse – before he kills them?
So there you go! This is my absolute favorite book/story I have ever written – it pulls at my heart and in the words of Katie Grace – it is my little baby novel. I love it so much and I really hope you all will, too!
Tell me; does Painting Away the Darkness sound interesting to you? Does it sound like something you would buy in a bookstore?
Hi everyone! Today I thought I would share some photos with you of some raindrops on leaves and weeds and stuff that I took after it had rained. This was my first time taking photos like these and I had a lot of fun with it! I couldn’t help but think of Allison the entire time I was taking these pics… XD
I think this might be my favorite one! The drops look so chubby in a way, don’t they? XD
I hope you enjoyed the pictures! 😀
Has it been raining where you live?
Heeeyyyyhooooo everyone! I don’t know what kind of a word that is, but it sounded fun, so let’s go with it. XD
I can’t believe it’s been a month since my last post – like what?! O_O Don’t worry. That’s changing starting now. I have a bunch of posts planned for this blog that’ll be coming weekly!
I thought that today it would be fun to give ya’ll an update on my writing life, so that’s what I have in store for you today 😉
Anyway, so far (in the one day I’ve done it) I’ve found editing to be hard and it makes me feel like I’m doing school. That’s not a good thing. XD So now I know that editing is gonna take me
an eternity a while to get through…
Concerning my NaNo novel….
I’ve decided to shelve it for now. Emma helped me to realize that at this stage in our life writing should be fun – not a job. I was not having fun with this book and there’s not really anything about it that makes me excited. So it’s saved on my computer…. Maybe someday I’ll work on it again or maybe I’ll use something from it in another book – I don’t really know. But I’m just gonna let it sit for a while 😉
Heh heh…. Yeah, I’m brainstorming for a new book right now and I’m actually pretty excited about it! I want to put a lot of work into this one – give it history, create back stories for the characters, etc. It’s gonna be kinda like Narnia in the way of a character representing Jesus and there being Christian elements in it, but it’s not going to be so in your face that it’s majorly noticeable, but – well, like Narnia! It’s all there, but you have to look for it
Also it’s probably gonna be a dystopian.
So that’s what I’ve got going on in my writing life at the moment; what’s going on in yours? Writing a new book? Editing? In a slump? Let me know in the comments below and we can encourage one another – or rant about writing together, whichever you prefer. 😉
Would any of you like to see more Character Studies with Connor? 😀
*happy sigh as I hear Lord of the Rings Music playing*
Did you all know that yesterday, December 19th – marked 15 years since The Fellowship of the Ring, the beginning of an incredible journey that would enchant so many people and fill ever so many hearts, first released in the theaters?
I can not even believe that movie is 15 years old… You know that means that I wasn’t even 3 years old yet? I wish I had been born earlier so that I could have experienced the excitement of this incredible movie first hand. So that I could have seen all the merchandise and hoarded figurines and collectibles galore.
For years I wasn’t able to see The Lord of the Rings movies, but I grew up in a household that was obsessed with it, so I heard about it all the time.
I remember seeing Narnia for the first time and totally dying and loving it. I used to say that there was no way Lord of the Rings could be better than that and let me tell you – I got a lot of disapproving looks from my family whenever I said that. In fact, my brother, Jordan used to say – “You better like Lord of the Rings more!”
On December 23rd, 2012 I watched The Fellowship of the Ring for the very first time. Within the first two minutes I was completely hooked. I was taken into Middle-Earth – a world full of mystical creatures, evil sorcerers, and characters with such depth that they felt like friends, and still do to this day.
Ever since that night The Lord of the Rings has held first place in my list of favorite movies. It is a work of art that needs to be seen. A story that needs to be heard. An adventure that needs to be traveled.
There are no words to describe just how amazing it really is and believe me, if you have never seen it or read the books – you are in for a surprise. It’s nothing at all like what you think it is and it will leave you drained and dead.
No matter how many times I watch these movies I still cry. I still laugh. I still feel everything. Though I can never watch it again as I watched it the first time, it will always be special and it will always hold a special place in my heart.
I truly feel like each member of the Fellowship are friends of mine. I’ve never felt that way about characters in a movie before. The only others that hold close second are Han Solo and Chewbacca. That’s it.
Because of this close connection I feel to them, I feel that way about the actors behind them. Watching the bonus features and seeing how hard it was on the last day of shooting of The Return of the King for Peter Jackson to say that the scene was good and how Elijah Wood walked up to him crying and embraced him absolutely breaks my heart. They were all a huge family for so many years and this was the end. They had to say their last goodbyes. <3
My favorite movie out of the three is without a doubt Return of the King. It gave me every single emotion you can possibly have. I cried so hard. It’s so beautiful, so epic, so amazing, and so heartbreaking all at the same time. Did you know that Return of the King did a clean sweep at the Academy Awards? It won every single award. What more proof do you need of its amazingness than that? 😉
To those of you who haven’t watched any of the movies yet, when you do, make sure you don’t turn it off right when the credits start rolling. You have to listen to the credits songs. They’re all amazing and are so much more effective when you hear them immediately when the movie ends.
And after you watch them, drop me a comment! I’d love discuss my all time favorite movies with you
Thank you, J.R.R. Tolkien for writing the most amazing story I have ever heard.
And thank you, Peter Jackson, for bringing this story to life in such an amazingly beautiful way. You did an incredible job.
Do you like LOTR? Did it change your life?
AAAGHH!! You guys!! I WON NANOWRIMO!!!! :O
I can’t believe I did this. This is the most I’ve ever written in a month and you know what’s even more amazing? Is that I’m not even DONE with this book yet!! For me, that’s pretty exciting since I’m new to the whole “writing longer books” thing. XD SO I’M REALLY EXCITED!!! 😀
*SQUEAL* I DID IT!! *said in a squealish voice* XD
Okay, I’m actually super into my story right now, so I’m gonna keep on writing. Maybe for the rest of the day. Cause I’m finally excited and enjoying this book, so yeah. LET’S DO THIS! XD
To those who won NaNo – CONGRATULATIONS!!!! *high fives* You did a pretty amazing thing, you know that?? 😀
To those who aren’t done yet – don’t worry. You CAN do this. And even if you don’t meet your goal, it’s all good because you still wrote a lot and you did as much as you were able, which is awesome!
Alright, I’m off to write with Cookie if she’s going to still… I think she is… *thoughtful grin*
P.S. I JUST CAN’T BELIEVE I WON!!! XD