If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The muse stole me!

A shiny brand new idea captured my attention over the break and I've been writing my little fingers off!
I'm through chapter three of my new novel 'The Jade Coterie' (was up till 2am working on ch. 3). Then I spent another hour and a half with all sorts of ideas flying into my head and writing them down on paper before I forgot them and drifted off into dream land.
Here is the initial premise of the novel-

 Ebony Graves has one desire, to be a Jade in the elite courtesan group the Jade Coterie.She must complete three tests that challenge her abilities as well as awaken others. Losing even one of these competitions means dismissal back into the hands of her abusive father. Her ex-best friend , Aurora, is out to make sure she not only loses the competition but also Kaige Donovan.

Well what do you all think?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Recipe for writers block

½ cup of ink 
1 pen 
2 ½ sheets of paper 
( a computer can be substituted for ink, pen, and paper
1 hour of internet surfing ( a book can substitute for internet
1 hour of rereading ideas 
3 ½ cups of coffee 
1 long night

Directions: First, you surf the net, then read your ideas. Next, drink 1 cup of coffee while contemplating ideas. Drink the second cup of coffee while contemplating the internet. Drink the third cup of coffee as you stare at the blank page. 

Now you are ready to write. Start with with a question. Mix in a character. Add two pinches of descriptions. Shake the conflict rapidly and finally stir in some dialogue. When you’re done, the final product should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. If it does not, then start over.

Friday, December 16, 2011

One thing every day

"Do one thing everyday towards your goal." ~ William Downs 

In my Wyoming writers class at the college, I met Mr. Downs. He is a brilliant playwright who also teaches at the University of Wyoming. When asked what he might tell others, he gave the entire class the quote above and I listened. 

I have done three things in the last two weeks in the step towards my writing. 

1) I made myself an author page on facebook. (click and like if you want)
2) I added a holiday story section and revised my author website. (let me know if you notice any mistakes)
3) write more 
I currently have a character in my head that I fully intend to explore more this coming weekend and some great ideas on what her main goals will be. I'm actually excited to start writing her!

What did you do this week toward your own goals? (I really do want to know.)

Happy writing- See you Monday!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I fell in Love

        I wanted to cry as I peeled my hands away from the steering wheel. I opened the trash bag and plunged a black bandana into the depths of its cool white plastic. I grabbed the fairy, my guardian angel, from the dashboard and let it fall with a thud to the bottom of the bag. I disrobed the brown leather seats of Tinker Bell covers and let them slide down the plastic. Saying goodbye to my Oldsmobile Bravada, I handed the small black and silver key to my sister. 

        I searched adamantly for days, consorting with men who knew “exactly” what I wanted until last Friday when I found a silver gem in the onslaught of used cars. Only six years old, the shiny paint spoke to me. The engine purred as I lead it out of the drive. The seats warmed up to me as the stop lights went by and I fell in love with its smooth embrace. The 2005 Jeep Liberty had found a place in my heart. 

 Have a wonderful Thursday everyone!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

From the Depths...

I come back to you from the depths of a college stampede. For that is all we are, students running forward, all of us searching for the correct direction, yet none of us watching which way we are headed.

I’d like to think I’m different. That somehow I have it all planned and that makes it better. In truth, plans never work out quite how you intended. Instead, I settle for surviving another semester that I believe will lead me into a better way of life. But English my dears…is just another play on words.

In store for tomorrow, as my Christmas break from classes begins, I will write to you from the lands inspiration. My goal is to complete new adventures to submit to anthologies and magazines for 2012.

Currently I have fulfilled my 2011 New Years resolution with 20 rejections (not on the same piece) and will be creating my collage and taking pictures to show you all.

This last November I had another flash fiction piece " The Game" accepted for publication and is now in print. If you do buy the anthology I hope you will consider giving a review. Until tomorrow...

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