Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Our Journey So Far #33: Penelope Grace

So, it is a busy week. Camp is closing up, and there are only a few days left! Yay, I hope you all finished your novels or are close to being finished with it.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Weekly Muse #33: Playlist Time!

Now, I'm a hurry, because there are a bunch of things to do (a list from A to Z) and I can't quite seem to finish anything (probably because I was watching Atonement and Miss Congeniality). So I'm going to list my playlist for writing The Lost Princess' fourth/fifth draft. 

Well, technically I started the fourth draft and then abandoned it because I didn't like it at all. Then I started again and called it the fifth draft. That is how it went. 


Okay, here we go. Five with comments and five without. 

1. "Outside" by Ellie Goulding and Calvin Harris
My comments: I like "Outside" because I like how it sounds. It totally reminds me of "Summer" and some other hits from Calvin Harris. (Yes, it sounds similar, but it gets writing, so I don't really care.) 

2. "A Team" by Ed Sheeran 
My comments: You all think I'm nuts for liking a song that is terribly sad (to me). Yes, it is depressing, and the lyrics are horrible (in the feels), but it sounds really good. Soft. The kind of song that reminds me of a heartbreak. 

3. "Geronimo" by Sheppard 
My comments: I have no idea what the lyrics are (haven't looked it up) or what the song means, but it sounds really good. 

4. "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift
My comments: Taylor Swift? Give me, give me! 

5. "Budapest" by George Ezra 
My comments: It is one of the softer songs that picks up the tempo and just makes me dance. 

6. "Your Mess is Mine" by Vance Joy
7. "Hold Back The River" by James Bay
8. "Come a Little Closer" by Cage the Elephant
9. "Cigarette Daydreams" by Cage the Elephant
10. "L-O-V-E" by Nat King Cole

So what songs are on your playlist?

Happy Writing!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Advice For Writers #33: Panic Attacks

I have one of the worst panic attacks of all times. Well, maybe not, but to me, it certainly feels like I'm suffering through a 6.0 earthquake while trying to do tap dancing. 

So how to deal with panic attacks?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Weekly Muse #32: Steele's Camp Playlist

This was technically supposed to be Weekly Muse #33 but then Grace missed hers last week and we somehow didn't notice.. We'd like to apologize for that and Grace will back with her Weekly Muse next week!

Since we are in the midst of Camp NaNoWriMo I thought today I'd share my Camp NaNo 2015 playlist with you all!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Our Journey So Far #31: Penelope Grace

Camp is still going on strong. You haven't joined? That is okay. There is still time to join. Or... you can listen to me moan and groan about how much I have to do this April? 

Or both! 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Beautiful People #5. Siblings

Beautiful People is a writers meme hosted by Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up and Further In! Every month there is a set of ten questions that they post for everyone to answer about their characters! It's both a way for readers to get to know your characters better and for you too. If you're a writer we highly recommend you check it out as it's all kinds of fun! This month is all about siblings or sibling-like relationships...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Our Journey So Far #30: Alex Steele and Camp!

Alex Steele here today. So, the first week of Camp NaNoWriMo has come and gone. In many ways the first week is the best, you're still super excited and your project is new and fresh and you're basically having a blast. Week two starts the same way and then you typically hit your first bump in the road, your enthusiasm is waning and you HAVEN'T SLEPT IN FOREVER. Arguably the only week better than the first is the last. All that panic to finish on time, it's oddly addicting and just... intoxicating.

Anyway, what did I do my first week of camp? Let's look at the stats and then I'll go into some more detail on my project!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A Wordy Gift #6: Inverse

Alright. So Camp NaNoWriMo is on the move. I'm currently writing "Inverse." So below the cut is the long, lengthy, (unedited) first chapter of "Inverse." It is going to be interesting... Let's see...

"Inverse" is YA Dystopia. It tells the story of a society, which is the inverted version of ours. It is told from the perspective of Jazz, a young student living in a small town located in California.

This is the first chapter. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Advice For Writers #31: The First Week of Camp

So we are halfway through Camp NaNoWriMo. If you haven't joined Camp, then hurry up and sign up! Come on! Don't be shy. Camp is awesome. You get to meet others like you. In my co-ed cabin (first time I'd ever been in a cabin with boys), there are people from Florida and other such places. Idaho. Many places.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Weekly Muse #31: For Romance

So, today I thought I'd try to inspire some romance, some love stories. Love stories tend to be the greatest of all, whether they're pushed to the side of epic fantasy, whether they're front and center in some short regency book, whether they are happily ever after or doomed to be tragic. They instill all the FEELS and honestly, as a reader and writer and huge tomboy, it took me a long time to realize this.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Our Journey So Far #29: Penelope Grace

Wow! Camp NaNoWriMo is here! Can't you feel that tension in the air? It is perhaps the pressure to write those number of words! Ahhh! It is so crazy. I know some of you guys are doing rewrites and edits, but I'm making new first drafts.