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21st-Jan-2010 11:42 pm - I Have A Direction For My Book
I have a direction for my book. It's going to be about demons. The problem is I don't have many books about them. This can be in Adult or YA genres. The books that I do have are In the Forests Of The Night and Demon In My View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card, and Demon Seed by Dean Koontz. If you guys could give me some more books to read as well as for research I do be so grateful. Some websites would also be a great help, since that's where I'm starting tonight. Tomorrow I'm going to see if the library has any books on the subject. Wow, it's been a while since I have been in a library besides for school.

Thanks for your help.

The book might also have vampires and werewolves and witches, but those would also need research, especially for witches-I want to read The Red Headed Step-Child by Jaye Wells. I sooo love that cover. I must say that it does feel good to be doing research for a book, and not just for my own pleasure of wanting to know something.  
19th-Jan-2010 09:20 pm - A Book Of My Very Own
I have decided to start fresh with my writing. I'm not going to continue typing my stories from my teen years, there is just too much to type for one thing, and then for the other, I think that the time that I was in when I wrote the stories is totally different now that I'm some years older.

I have decided to work on my first actual book in YA. This is a relief to say, since I've always wanted to write a book, even though I thought that I would turn my short stories from my teens into a book eventually. But, the thing is, I need to start fresh. I can't do that if I cling to the past and to those stories.

So, as of tomorrow I start my first book. I'm going to put those chapters in there and hope that I can remember everything that I have learned about writing up to this point, and have it conveyed in my writing. Tomorrow I should have ideas and things all sorted out and then I'll be writing that first page of my new book.
18th-Jan-2010 04:30 pm - Good News
Some good news. I just joined another critique group on Yahoo Groups. This one is called YA_writers_critique_cave. This one is for YA only, and I feel good about this one. They have published and unpublished writers in the group that also love YA. For this group I have to critique someone else's work before I can post my own chapter and then get critiques back. I haven't posted anything for this group yet, so I'm going to check and see what everyone else has written and then give my thoughts etc. :)

For my The Middle Musers group, I posted the first 2,000 words of The Haunted Cemetery. I know that many of you are waiting on this story, so if you would like me to post at least that first 2,000 words, let me know. I'm going to make this the story that I really work on since I feel so close to it. I'm going to eventually do the same for The Quiet Child, but since the work is going to be major, I figure I have the time to work on something that's a bit new persay and give that story a rest for a while.

I'm happy to say that I'm excited to have others look at my work. I know that my story is going to need work, but I'm ready for it. I'm on my way to publication, or at least that much closer to it. I will keep you guys posted on how everything goes with the critiquing groups. Happy writing.

ETA: I just finished reading A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle. I have always heard of this book, though I had never read it. When I was in Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago I went to the children's section and found the book and bought it. I had hoped to find books 3 and 4 but I didn't see them there as I had already had A Wind In The Door and An Acceptable Time. I hope to find those books soon enough so that i can complete the Quintet. I also found a new series in the back of A Wrinkle In Time called The Austin Family Chronicles, I have never heard of them, but I'm sure that they are  just as good as The Wrinkle In Time Series. 

Reading this book made me want to write something like that myself. I just loved everything about the book and I want my books to be like this. I'm going to do my best to take notes and try and do this same type of style but in my own way. I want my writing to be like this, fun and entertainnig and something that everyone can read, not just the YA group. I'm so happy I finally went ahead and got this book, I can't wait to read the rest.  
15th-Jan-2010 02:17 am - Writer's Block: Friend indeed
Are there any must-have traits, such as intelligence, humor, and integrity, that you look for in potential friends? Have you ever made exceptions? How did it work out?

Hmm. As long as the person is being themselves then I have no problem being friends. I hate people that are fake and are not who they say that they are. I get along with most everyone and everyone seems to like me, so far. There have been a few people that haven't liked me, but I chalk that up to the fact that there was something about themselves that they didn't like and not necessarily about me in general.
Supposedly if you've seen more than 80 you have no life.
How do you measure up?
Mark the ones you've seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own livejournal. Then, put x's next to the films you've seen, add them up, change the header adding your number, and click post at the bottom. Have fun.

() Rocky Horror Picture Show
(X) Grease
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest
() Boondock Saints
() Fight Club
() Starsky and Hutch
(X) Neverending Story
() Blazing Saddles
() Airplane
Total: 4

(X) The Princess Bride
() Anchorman
() Napoleon Dynamite
(X) Labyrinth
(X) Saw
(X) Saw II
() White Noise
() White Oleander
() Anger Management
() 50 First Dates
(X) The Princess Diaries
() The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far: 9

(X) Scream
(X) Scream 2
(X) Scream 3
() Scary Movie
() Scary Movie 2
() Scary Movie 3
() Scary Movie 4
(X) American Pie
(X) American Pie 2
() American Wedding
() American Pie Band Camp
Total so far: 14

(X) Harry Potter 1
(X) Harry Potter 2
() Harry Potter 3
() Harry Potter 4
(X) Resident Evil 1
(X) Resident Evil 2
() The Wedding Singer
() Little Black Book
() The Village
(X) Lilo & Stitch
Total so far: 19

() Finding Nemo
() Finding Neverland
(X) Signs
(X) The Grinch
(X) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
() Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
() White Chicks
(X) Butterfly Effect
() 13 Going on 30
(X) I, Robot
() Robots
Total so far: 24

() Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
() Universal Soldier
() Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
() Along Came Polly
(X) Deep Impact
() KingPin
(X) Never Been Kissed
(X) Meet The Parents
(X) Meet the Fockers
() Eight Crazy Nights
() Joe Dirt
(X) KING KONG (2005)
Total so far: 29

(X) A Cinderella Story
(X) The Terminal
() The Lizzie McGuire Movie
() Passport to Paris
() Dumb & Dumber
() Dumber & Dumberer
(X) Final Destination
(X) Final Destination 2
(X) Final Destination 3
(X) Halloween
(X) The Ring
(X) The Ring 2
() Surviving X-MAS
(X) Flubber
Total so far: 38

() Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(X) Practical Magic
(X) Chicago
(X) Ghost Ship
(X) From Hell
(X) Hellboy
(X) Secret Window
(X) I Am Sam
() The Whole Nine Yards
() The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 45

(X) The Day After Tomorrow
(X) Child's Play
(X) Seed of Chucky
(X) Bride of Chucky
(X) Ten Things I Hate About You
() Just Married
(X) Gothika
(X) Nightmare on Elm Street
(X) Sixteen Candles
(X) Remember the Titans
() Coach Carter
() The Grudge
() The Grudge 2
(X) The Mask
() Son Of The Mask
Total so far: 55

(X) Bad Boys
(X) Bad Boys 2
(X) Joy Ride
() Lucky Number Slevin
(X) Ocean's Eleven
() Ocean's Twelve
(X) Bourne Identity
(X) Bourne Supremacy
() Lone Star
() Bedazzled
(X) Predator I
(X) Predator II
() The Fog
() Ice Age
() Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
() Curious George
Total so far: 63

(X) Independence Day
(X) Cujo
() A Bronx Tale
() Darkness Falls
() Christine
(X) ET
(X) Children of the Corn
() My Bosses Daughter
() Maid in Manhattan
(X) War of the Worlds
(X) Rush Hour
(X) Rush Hour 2
Total so far: 70

() Best Bet
(X) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(X) She's All That
() Calendar Girls
() Sideways
() Mars Attacks
(X) Event Horizon
(X) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
() Forrest Gump
(X) Big Trouble in Little China
(X) The Terminator
(X) The Terminator 2
(X) The Terminator 3
Total so far: 79

(X) X-Men
(X) X-2
(X) X-3
(X) Spider-Man
(X) Spider-Man 2
() Sky High
(X) Jeepers Creepers
(X) Jeepers Creepers 2
() Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
() Freaky Friday
() Reign of Fire
(x) The Skulls
(X) Cruel Intentions
(X) Cruel Intentions 2
() The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek
(X) Shrek 2
Total so far: 92

() Swimfan
(X) Miracle on 34th street
() Old School
() The Notebook
() K-Pax
() Krippendorf's Tribe
(X) A Walk to Remember
() Ice Castles
(X) Boogeyman
(X) The 40-year-old Virgin
Total so far: 96

(X) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
(X) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
() Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(X) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(X) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(X) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total so far: 101

() Baseketball
(X) Hostel
() Waiting for Guffman
() House of 1000 Corpses
() Devils Rejects
() Elf
(X) Highlander
(X) Mothman Prophecies
() American History X
() Three
Total so far: 104

() The Jacket
(X) Kung Fu Hustle
() Shaolin Soccer
() Night Watch
(X) Monsters Inc.
(X) Titanic
() Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(X) Shaun Of the Dead
(X) Willard
Total so far: 109

() High Tension
() Club Dread
(X) Hulk
(X) Dawn Of the Dead
(X) Hook
(X) Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
(X) 28 days later
() Orgazmo
() Phantasm
(X) Waterworld
Total so far: 115

(X) Kill Bill vol 1
(X) Kill Bill vol 2
(x) Mortal Kombat
(X) Wolf Creek
() Kingdom of Heaven
(X) The Hills Have Eyes
() I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
() The Last House on the Left
() Re-Animator
() Army of Darkness
Total so far: 120

(X) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(X) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(X) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(X) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(X) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(X) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
() Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
() Ewoks The Battle For Endor
Total so far: 126

(X) The Matrix
(X) The Matrix Reloaded
(X) The Matrix Revolutions
(X) Animatrix
() Evil Dead
() Evil Dead 2
() Team America: World Police
() Red Dragon
(X) Silence of the Lambs
(X) Hannibal

 Grand Total: 132
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