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June Character Encounter: Skylar

Hello everyone! Today I've got another Character Encounter for you, featuring the main female character in Ransom, the book I'll be writing for Camp NaNoWriMo. Character Encounters are hosted by Kendra E. Ardnek on her blog,, where she gives us a location and we're supposed to encounter one of our characters there. This month's location was a car dealership, or an auto repair shop. (I chose the latter.)

Skylar, though her eyes are green. (picture found on pinterest)
So they're on the ship... and she's standing at the bow... and he's... I pace, turning the scene over and over in my head, mumbling about what should happen next. My brother is inside with Gramps and my dad, we had to drop off the car so it could get fixed. While they're in there discussing stuff, I went outside to work on my book.       I hear a startled gasp behind me, and I slowly turn around. “Hello?”      A blonde girl, dressed in an all black, mediev…

Camp NaNoWriMo

I think the title sort of says it all.
I, the major procrastinator, the one who has never finished (key word "finished") a story longer than 5 1/2 pages, am going to do Camp NaNoWriMo.

I'm shooting for 50,000 words on my fantasy novel Ransom (that WIP page is coming soon, I promise :). According to the the Camp NaNoWriMo website, I'll have to consistently write 1,613 words a day to reach my goal. Easy, right?
Well, at least doable?
I hope so. Guess we'll find out in 3 days :)
What do you think? Is anyone else doing Camp NaNoWriMo?

Water Princess, Fire Prince Cover Reveal!

Hello and Good Morning everyone!
     Remember that cover reveal I mentioned yesterday? Well, today is the day, and I've got a new book for your to-read shelf! It's called Water Princess, Fire Prince by Kendra E. Ardnek. I've had the pleasure of beta-reading Water Princess, Fire Prince, and trust me, you won't be disappointed. It's fantastic! :)

(Isn't that a great cover? I love it :)
When the Lady Dragon does come, Hold fast, do not fear, do not run. Your Water Princess will fight, Fire Prince will set all to right. Each shall come from a Fall, Their union will save you all.
     Despite the fact that she's on track for competing in the Olympics, and he's practically raised his younger brothers since they lost their mom in a car accident, Clara Mandras and Andrew Stevenson are pretty much normal teens. They have normal hopes, normal dreams, and they live in a normal world.
     All this is torn away from them when they are thrust into another world and …

Monday's Minute Challenge 6/8

Hey everyone! Today I have another Monday's Minute Challenge for you! It's 299 words exactly, and I used the prompt submitted by Christine. I had to use, or base my story around, the phrase: "She was like a rose, deceptively beautiful, until someone got close enough to be pricked."
     Tomorrow I'll have a cover reveal for you, and I'm thinking about starting a serial story on here. Weekly, or bi-weekly maybe? Anyway, enjoy this little scene between Tiffany and Mike (who may or may not be showing up here again... just saying :)

     Mike stared at Tiffany’s back as they walked. If there was one thing he had learned about her during this whole escapade, it was this: She was like a rose, deceptively beautiful, until someone got close enough to be pricked. He was still smarting from the last verbal jab she had thrown his way.
     And when she did shut her mouth (which wasn’t often) anyone brave (or stupid) enough to talk to her had better brace himself fo…

Lylia's story

In April I stumbled across Lylia, a character from a vocab story I wrote for school, in the woods for my first Character Encounter. And I said that I'd post her story on here "someday". So, since I haven't quite finished my Monday's Minute entry, and it's not Tuesday, and I also haven't finished my June Character Encounter, I figured now was a good time. Enjoy!

Mr. Grant smiled benevolently down at his prodigy- the musical wonder Nicholas Fields. “I suppose I will allow you this one small concession, Nicholas,” he said, fully playing the role of the generous benefactor, “But don’t let it happen again, do you understand?” With difficulty, Nicholas bit back a sharp retort before mumbling, “Yes, sir.” ----- “Psst! Nicholas, over here!” Nicholas spun around. “Who’s there?” There was a flash of movement in the shadows, then Nicholas could make out the shape of a hand beckoning to him. The other hand was holding a small package. As Nicholas drew closer he could make o…

Monday's Minute Challenge 6/4

Hey Everybody!
First off, my entry from last week won first place! :D
Secondly, I've got another MMC for you! I wrote this one on the bus ride to Canobie Lake Park (for a band field trip). It's 237 words and based off of Maddie's prompt: “This,” he said, sitting straighter, “was not part of the plan.”

     The underground room was dark, lit only by a few fluorescent lights along the ceiling. The seven teenagers scattered about the room were the sole occupants. One of them, Josiah Ashton, half listened as Nathan Mullsworth and his second in command discussed the plan for that night. Josiah idly twirled a broken pen as the boys debated, not paying too much attention until something caught his ear.
     “Whoa, wait a second, guys. This,” he said, sitting straighter, “was not part of the plan.”
     “Whose plan?” Lars asked from his spot on the couch, tossing a handful of potato chips in his mouth. “This is what we talked about.”
     “When?” Josiah asked. “I don’t remember-”

Best Blogging Buddy Award

Hey All! Today I'll be answering the questions asked by Mary @ Mary's Moments for the Best Blogging Buddy Award!

The Rules: ☼You must make a post to show your award on your main blog. ☼You must tag the person who nominated you in your post (also take the cute owl on the left with you!). ☼You must nominate all of your best buddies, and those whom you want to become best buddies with, who, to your knowledge, have not been nominated for this award. ☼You must ask your buddies at least 15 questions in your post. ☼You must answer all of the questions your buddies ask you on your post.
My Answers to Mary's Questions: Do you enjoy drawing?

Would you rather go scuba diving or sky diving? Scuba diving. I'm scared of heights, and I'm not the kind of person who likes roller coasters because the rushing forward and downwards terrifies me.

Your hair up or down?
I like it both ways, but right now it is down :)

You are famous. What are you famous for? I'll be famous for finis…