Welcome to my world

Hey everyone and welcome to my lair.

You want to know what I believe? I believe anything is possible, that you can achieve a goal no matter how high.

That the world impossible is not a word, that red velvet cupcakes and cookies are a necessity. And that rambling, dreaming, and achieving are three things that get people success in this world.

I am currently on my first, yet to be edited draft of a novel I crafted that I am very passionate about: Obsessed.

You might hear more about it later. And it is over a 100,000 words, at least the word-count machine in microsoft word tells me so.

I love many tv-shows, including Smallville, Chuck, Nikita, and White Collar. I enjoy making characters, shipping TV couples, like Damon and Elena, Tess and Oliver, Michael and Nikita, Chuck and Sarah, etc, and writing fanfiction about my favorite couples on TV.

Quote of the Month

"Please tell me you didn't waste all that jet fuel to come down here and deliver me a lecture."--Oliver Queen

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Teen Author Bootcamp From YOURS TRULY

Teen Author Bootcamp was unlike anything I've ever experienced.

To be in the presence of so many people who loved what I love, who all have similar goals: to write, and hopefully, make it a life-long profession.

Brandon Mull was amazing. Truly, the man is a writing genius and an inspiration. He oozed creativity, spoke of Literature, writing, and it's many elements with a passion that only someone as dedicated to his craft as he is could do.

Brandon Mull was the keynote speaker, and only had one class, and a 50 minute presentation that I attended with a potential friend, Erika, from my math class surprisingly enough. Good thing I sat by her.

Brandon also did signings for an hour at lunch, and ten to forty minutes before he started his presentation and his class.

 He answered my long-waited question about a hot, dangerously lethal, and equally beautiful Vanessa Sontaro (forgive me if i spell the name wrong). She was not created in inspiration of anyone, but rather, was a fantasy of his. 

He said, and I do not remember his exact words, something like, "He wanted to create a dangerous and beautiful character, and Vanessa was the outcome."

 I thought he based her off someone, and my relief to know, she was his creation, not based off someone else was immense. I don't know why. 

Anyways, I went to five or six classes including: Show Don't Tell me by Bethany Wiggins, Imagine That Creating Fablehaven by Brandon Mull, Beating out your Novel by Elana Johnson, Voice: Unleashing Doctor Frankenstein by Kristen Chandler, Character Bible by J. Scott Savage (who signed by notebook), Writers Cubed: Chit Chat Workshop Your Dialogue (which was cool, but I kinda wanted to go to Tyler Whitesides class instead, after I had sit on the floor and endure stuff I sort of already knew how to do). Not that i'm being arrogant or anything. 

Lastly,  I wish I could've gone to Elizabeth Mueller's Cutting Through the Pages.

All the classes were equally fabulous, and I regret not being able to go to Tyler Whitesides, who is the Author of Janitors, a good book, if you have not read it. And also not being able to go to Frank Cole's: Creativity is a super power. 

All the classes were great, LUNCH was pretty good, I had a kinda dry ham and cheese sandwich on a really dry croissant, pasta salad that was cold with balsamic vinaigrette's all over it (yuck), grapes, four cookies, two of which I gave to Erika, my partner of the day, and a lay's chip bag, (original). 

 Then I DRANK three Code Red cans of soda in my unlimited, refillable UVU soda bottle which can be reused at home with my own soda.

I filled it six times in total, two with Code Red, four with Doctor Pepper, no Diet included. And I tried a little apple beer which was pretty good, I have to admit.

Then, I WENT to my classes and at the end, after the Kindle Drawing which I did not win, and the signing of my copy of BRANDON MULL'S fourth Fablehaven book and a little chat with the brilliant writer, I got my feedback from my First Chapter Contest of which I submitted my story lessons in love and lost.

My consolation prize: a free Jr Frosty at Wendy's. I got a five from someone who loved my story and thought it could  and I quote, "Was a breath of fresh air and could hold it's own in the adult section."

Anyways, I GOT a 5, 3, and 1 FROM someone who must've really hated Romance. But hey, to everyone's own, right? 

I'll do better next year and hopefully win in the next one.

That was my experience. I learned more, I listened a lot, I took a bunch of notes and all in all, it wasn't a bad day after all, I got ENDLESS soda refills.

Besides, I have a potential friend now.

And she goes to Westlake and is in my math class.

If you're reading this, Skye, my oh so wonderful nano mentor, then "YEAH!" I made a friend. Aren't you proud of me?

I know you are.

BELOW is a picture of Brandon Mull that I did not Take, but I find that anyone who does not know who he is, should go out and buy all the FABLEHAVEN books now!


1 comment:

  1. I am definitely proud! XD See, I knew you'd find a friend sooner or later. And a writer too! Lucky girl, you! ;)

    Glad you had such a great time, and learned so much. Now, time to put what you learned to work! Happy writing!