Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Playlists

Hello everyone, I know it has been a while since I last updated and I apologize.

My rewrites are moving along slowly, but they are getting done. I hope to pick up the pace a little, but it is hard to juggle everything with school back in now. Trying to balance pleasure reading, working on my novel, school, and extra activities is easier said then done.

Anyway, this time I would like to talk about music. Music is one of the biggest inspirations for my writing. I will hear a song and it will inspire a character or a scene in my head. One of the bands that is my biggest inspiration would be Within Temptation. They are my favorite band, and I listen to them the most when writing. Other artists who helped spark my imagination would be Three Days Grace, The Fray, Kerli, Kelly Clarkson, Evanescence, and Nightwish.

I have a playlist for both my main characters, Richard and Kara. They also have a playlist together. These songs either inspired their character and relationship, the song fits them, or it is a song they would listen to. The songs that I am going to list belong will give you a little bit of insight of what their personality is like. The lists are small and not all of the songs.

(a * means the song fit them before the book began.)

Richard's Playlist:
Ring of Fire - Jonny Cash
I Will Not Bow - Breaking Benjamin (One of my favorite songs for Richard)
*World So Cold - Three Days Grace
Whatya Want From Me - Adam Lambert
She is - The Fray
If You're Not The One - Daniel Bedingfield

Kara's Playlist:
One in a Million - Sandy
The Escapist - Nightwish
Stand in the Rain - Superchik
Cut - Plumb (One of my favorite songs for Kara)
*It's all your fault - Pink
*Cry - Kelly Clarkson
*Going Under - Evanescence
Lonely Life - Stanfour
Walking on Air - Kerli
Uninvited - Alanis Morissette (Just in the beginning of the book)
All I Need - Within Temptation
{Side Note: Avril Lavinge & Pink were big inspirations for Kara's character}

Richard & Kara's Playlist:
Undisclosed Desires - Muse
Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard (Kris Allen version)
Ache - James Carrington
Resistance - Muse
Bring Me To Life - Evanescence
Mine - Taylor Swift
Whispers in the Dark - Skillet
Comatose - Skillet


That's all I have to say for now. I hope you enjoy the music! :)
Comment & check back for my next update.
{If this is your first time reading my blog, please go back and read the first post.}

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

First Post

Hello everyone,

The whole reason for this blog is to talk about my novel, DARK GUARDIAN, I am trying to publish. This will keep all of you who are interested in it updated, and I hope it will gather new people who want to read it.


Synopsis:
Richard Knight believes there is no reason for him to live. When he is sixteen, his parents are murdered, and since then he wants nothing more than to avenge their deaths. All that changes when Kara Dales walked into his life. Kara expects her life to get worse when she moves to the rainy small town of Oceanrock, England. She retreats into herself because of her painful past, but they have an unexplained connection to each other. Over the next couple of weeks a very special bond is formed between the two of them. However, they both have their own secrets. Kara discovers he is a Viridis vampire while Richard uncovers Kara's dark, painful past of betrayal. When her eighteenth birthday comes, Kara becomes deathly ill. From that illness they discover she is more than just a human, and Richard is destined to be her guardian. Now a powerful group of Malus vampires are after her, and the race begins to save her life, when they capture her. Can Richard get there in time to save her, or will he lose her along with his own life?

I know it doesn't say anything in the synopsis about love, but there is a romance between the two main character Richard and Kara. DARK GUARDIAN is not just about vampires and love, but a whole new mythical world right in the middle of modern day England. Elves, dragons, phoenixes, centaurs, banshees, goblins, and any other mythical creature is included in this new world. Also some new creatures that I have created will be introduced to you. Like I said before, it is not a simple vampire love story. It is a story filled with lots of twists and turns that will hopefully keep the you reading.

I hope to turn this into an eight book series. I have the next seven books outlined, and I have started writing the sequel, which has yet to be named. I have been working on a lot of rewrites at the moment, and I hope to finish them soon. I want to make this the best story it can be, and I hope people fall in love with the characters and the story.

Comment and let me know if anyone is interested in reading it. I also want to know if you guys would like to hear more about how I started writing it, the process, the rewrite process (which I'm in now), and if you want to be update with where I am in the whole process of trying to publish the novel.