Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Panic is Poison

Hey all!  I've added chapter ten to my book, Red Silk.  The chapter is called Panic is Poison.  You can access my book on the tab that says My Writing or click the link here:


If you haven't ever read Red Silk before, go right on ahead and let me know what you think of it! (:

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Continuing to be a Little Crafty . . .

Yay!  My two clear iPhone 4S cases came in!  So I started on the next one, and well, sort of finished it in two days. (Cough, Cough!  I just finished putting the second coat of modpodge finishing sealant on there, and that stuff stinks!)

So I started this time with a two piece clear case for the iPhone 4S

This is the back.  (And in the corner you can see my previous project)
My painting mess.

This is the drawing outline I did.

And the finished product!  I really like how the yellow accents came out.

Back and Front.  (Sorry, these pics are a little fuzzy)
 Anyway, one left to go!  Here's the original picture that I used for the design inspiration:

Obviously, this one looks much better than mine, but we can just say I "made it my own" (:

Saturday, June 22, 2013

I finished my book, so what do I do now?

Real work? Writing? I guess I'll have to. ): Well anyway, the book is called: The Name of The Star by Maureen Johnson.  Ah! It was a fantastic read! It's refreshing because it's a teen fiction novel without all that crap in there that most teen fiction  novelists put in.

It sort of reads more like a crime novel than a drama infested fantasy-mythical-creatures-scifi-nonsense book. (Okay this doesn't have anything to do with anything, but does it only drive me nuts that there is no indenting? I push indent on my computer and no! It doesn't indent! It's like a stinking email or something! Okay, done with that rant...). Where was I? Oh!  It starts off in a very relatable way.  The main character, Rory, has a somewhat dry and sarcastic humor that had me actually making out-loud-noises.  You really get to know her.  The only downside is that there's a bit where I guess it's supposed to be suspenseful, but I never felt like anything was really going to happen.  She makes up for it later when they go into the bad guy's lair.  That part is so good!  I loved it, minor flaws aside.  I absolutely loved this book.

Friday, June 21, 2013

. . . which is why I'll never be an editor.

Editing my manuscript? (Sheesh, I feel like SUCH a nerd when I say that.  Manuscript.  Man-yoo-script.)  Not fun.  Nope.  Not in the least, which is why I'm blogging right now instead of editing it. Hee.  I'm such a rebel.  At least I've gotten eight chapters done.  It's strange how incredibly depressing I can get about how short the story came out to be, and yet, how does it take forever to fix all the errors?  Then I'm going to go back and rewrite a bunch of it, because, let's face it, I finished that thing a year ago.  It's all crap now, isn't it?   Yes, sure it is.

On another note, I have gotten ANOTHER idea for a book.  Another one!  I will never finish anything with so many ideas in my head!  And I've recently gotten this fascination with the word Plucky.  I'm trying to piece together a literary situation to where that could be the title of a book I write someday.  You gatta admit.  It's a pretty shnazzy title.

Also, in more unrelated news, I recently bought three new tops because of an amazing sale and it's driving me nuts that I can't wear them because it's the middle of summer and I have nowhere to go in them.

I guess I should go back to editing then . . .

Or I could just finish my book. (:


Being a little crafty (:

So, the other day I painted my phone.  (It's not an iPhone.  Meh.  It's just one of those lame LG thingies.  I couldn't even tell you what model, but you get the idea.)  I just painted the part on the back that comes off to reveal the battery.  Anyways, I got the most brilliant idea ever.  Why not paint iPhone cases?

Well, yes, as I said before, I don't have an iPhone.  What am I going to do with an IPhone case?  Frame it perhaps?  Hang it on the wall?  (That's surely abstract art, if anything else is).  But I didn't care.  I had to do this amazing idea I had in my head.  The idea then turned into future birthday present projects.  Sadly though, of the three clear (cheap, I might add.  I bought them for at most less that two dollars) iPhone cases I ordered off of amazon, one came in, and it's intended purpose is to someone whose birthday isn't for another five months.  I painted it and finished it anyway.  Way to be ahead of the game, huh?

First, I started out with a normal matted clear iPhone 5 case.  I put on a white base coat, and then I  found a cute pattern on Pinterest (don't you love that website?) to copy on top of the white!

I guess I could relay instructions, but there really weren't any crafty tricks that I used to do this.  I just tapped in to my inner artist, which is something you can do too.  I feel like this is a great idea when you want a fancy-shmancy new case for your phone, but you don't necessarily want to pay $15 or more for it.  My supplies were just paint, paintbrushes, and a clear iPhone case.

Here's another picture of the finished product below:

All I have to do now is wait for the paint to dry and then put on a couple hundred million coats of modpodge finishing spray. (:

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I'm Already Addicted

It's been, what?  An hour or two since I've had this blog?  And . . . shouldn't I be spacing out my blog posts to daily, or something?  I should do that, for my health, at least.

. . . But I was just BURSTING at the seams to share this book I finished a day after yesterday.  (Ha!  Share it with who?  Nobody reads this blog!)  Well, you know what, I'm going to share it anyway.  The book is called Gilt by Katherine Longshore.  Here's the link to the book on Amazon:


.Now, weirdly, the cover on Amazon.com is totally different than the cover of the book I bought.  I prefer my book cover which looks like this:

Anyway. Its a book set in the sixteenth century about Catherine Howard.  It isn't as upbeat as, oh, lets say, The Mortal Instruments series, but it's full of scandal, lies, betrayal.  (It isn't completely and horridly full of completely sinful things.  There is good in it, I swear.)  And historical fiction fans will eat it up.  I highly recommend reading it.

New to the Blogging world.

Hello blogging world!  Here I am, thinking that I could be significant enough for anyone to want to read a blog about me!

Well, you see, I am a writer.  My life's dream is to be published.  Oh, the best feeling in the world is going to be when I walk into a bookstore, and behold!  There, nestled among many bestsellers could be something of my own creation.

So, this blog.  Why did I create a blog?  I'm still asking myself that question too.  Nobody's going to be interested in what I have to say!  I don't have beauty tips, cooking tips, or family tips that could be spread all around Pinterest for millions to gaggle at.  I'm not published yet, not well known yet.  I'm not even going to put a real picture of myself up, or link myself to any website (Facebook, Twitter) where I could be recognized.  (Sorry guys, stranger danger.)  But, maybe that's the reason.  I could promote my writing without really being seen at all.  Maybe you don't understand, but I'm fairly certain that none of my Facebook or twitter friends give a hoot or holler about my writing pursuits.  Not that you do either.  I guess I'm writing this with the knowledge that no one will read this at all.  Then why are you writing it?  You ask?  I like the novelty of a blog?  I don't know.  I have no clue.

I suppose it doesn't matter what I blog.  I'm thoroughly convinced no one will find it anyway, so what the heck?