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I’ll be the first to admit it: autocorrect and I have a love/hate relationship. It LOVES to ‘correct’ my sh*t, and I absolutely HATE it. If you follow me on Twitter, you are probably well aware of this fact.
One of my favorite things about writing fiction is that I get to create amazing worlds from scratch. That I can build worlds and characters, and all of the other pieces that form a book, and as long as I’ve got a logical explanation for it, basically anything goes.
A few weeks ago, I woke up and everyone hated me. Well, hate may be a strong word, and everyone may be a bit of an exaggeration, but there certainly were a lot of people who were extremely upset with me.
Here’s what happened.
Musings of a Wordy Mommy
I was hit by something rather profound this morning and it really resonated with me, so please bear with me.
It seems like anytime you go, well, anywhere these days, moms are being criticized for something. Whether its breastfeeding, discipline, family diets, kids clothing, or something entirely different, being a mom can be tough. And not for reasons you may think.
I know in all reality your name is most likely not Prince, but that’s what my baby is already calling you. And to me, that is very appropriate because she is my Princess.
May Confessions TOP FIVE
WIP : SECOND STAR (edits)
My go to band for this book has been Starset – their whole album is the perfect sound for an epic space opera. But, if I had to narrow it down to just one song, I would say Starlight. I mean, it doesn’t get much better than that!
Crash-landed on ageless Neverland, the intergalactic Jolly Roger is trapped & Captain Wendy Darling is the only one who can save them.
either that OR
Peter Pan, in space.
I guess it just depends on if I’m going for simplicity or not. 😉
Ever letting that blasted Pan on his ship.
Hmmm…. well, Wendy doesn’t use her free time to watch tv or movies, so she probably wouldn’t. She does however fangirl super hard over Captain James Hooke.
She is a strong, determined female space captain.
Need I say more?
June Confessions TOP FIVE
WIP: Red Queen Origin
I’m not sure which character has the most secrets in this WIP. Although the Red Queen has secrets galore in the Alice series, this is her origin, and a lot of those secrets that she keeps haven’t quite happened yet!
The Red Queen rises in blood.
I don’t think I really want to switch places with anyone in this WIP. Wanderland is a hot mess filled with crazy zombie-like monsters, and for this particular story, there aren’t a whole lot of survivors, if you catch my meaning. So maybe, the Red Queen? At least we all know she lives through this book!
Almost all of my characters have traits based off of people I know. I wouldn’t say there is a carbon copy any one person in any of my work, but I definitely take inspiration from the people who surround me!
Goals. I have all of the goals and it seems like none of the time. What I have currently planned for the rest of 2018 is to:
Complete my Red Queen and Snow White Queen villain origin shorts, Finish edits and publication stuffs for my Alice sequel, and finish drafting the 3rd and final book in the Wanderland Chronicles. If I have time (ha!) I would also like to finish up my SUPER SECRET PROJECT.
July Confessions TOP FIVE
WIP: Snow Queen Origin
For this WIP I relate most to Mara. She’s got a lot going on in her life that a lot of people don’t understand, and even though she knows that the results of her choices mean a lot of personal sacrifice, she does the honorable thing to fulfill her duty.
Yes. I am totally one of those geeky authors who pulls out name books and origins and gets all SORTS of extra when trying to decide on my characters’ names. I won’t go into all of them, but for this WIP my MC’s name ‘Mara’ means sorrow, which makes a lot of sense after you read the story. 😉
Yes. Mara is expecting a lot of trouble. She has the gift of prophecy and her mirror has basically told her so. But, if she doesn’t accept it, then her whole kingdom will suffer the consequences.
The youngest character in my WIP is Mara’s stepdaughter, the Princess Eirwen, who everyone calls Snow.
- King Actaeon – the King of Hearts
- Mara – the Queen of Hearts
- Princess Eirwen (Snow) – the Queen of Spades
- The Hunstman – The Jack of Spades
- The Mirror – The Ace