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I love writing books and working on them. I'm a messy person, yet I love to organize. (Just not my room.)
I love to read, especially Magic Tree House, Boxcar Children, and A to Z Mysteries Super Edition.
I love using Netflix; they have helped me realize how much of a kid I am not and how much of an adult I am not.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Facebook and YouTube

    I'm a bit excited about Facebook. Several of my author/writer friends already have Facebook pages. And I know there are a whole bunch for celebrities. I figured I might as well have my own. So there you are. My first Facebook page ever - and I had trouble choosing a name. So I decided to use my YouTube name: TheEsperanza243. Sadly, though, Facebook wouldn't allow the second capital letter in the same word. Here's a link so you can like my page: https://www.facebook.com/Theesperanza243

    Now on to YouTube. That is a whole story on its own. Lol. I am so close to finishing Long Live Menavia. Only four videos left to record and upload. I am trying my best to speak calmly and slowly when I do the readings. And now that there's a few videos left, I gotta figure out what the next book reading should be. I want read a book that's not in my writing. In order for that to happen, though, it must be a book that's not very known and quite old. I already have a book in mind, but it's very long. I don't think I have any books that would avoid the copyright issues of reading them aloud. I'll have to go through my books.
    Today, I'll be editing some recordings, as well as uploading a song video off my uncle's old CD. It's not a lyric video considering it's a wild song. I had a really tough time figuring out what the words were, and I've been trying for years. Lol. I'm sorry, uncle, but you get crazy sometimes when you're in the music.

Camp NaNo

    I've been meaning to keep you updated on my July book for Camp NaNoWriMo. It's temporary title is Rebecca's Worst Christmas Present Ever. It's currently the longest title of my books. I do intend on changing it at some point. I almost always do with new books. For instance, when I wrote the Daniel Hayes, I created the title Kidnapping Is A Vice; then it became Kidnapping Is A Depravation. I asked my facebook friends for some help changing it to something else. My special friend suggested The Grand Illusion. It's not what I thought it would be, but it fits with the whole book in general.

    Anyways, my July book for Camp NaNo is going great. It's at 12,000 words and close to the ending. It's my first Christmas moral story ever. And the way I go on about it with my mom, she can't wait for me to finish it. She wants me to read it to her, considering she hates reading - even textbooks. (I've tried to make CDs for her to listen to of a book reading project. She keeps forgetting to listen to them. Lol.)
    I'd love to get into the book with you, but there's so much going on already. I don't want to spoil it for you. I can tell you the plot, though. The main character is Rebecca Ellen Matthews - and she's the antagonist too. I actually created a quick synopsis/blurb for the book when I started working on it:
    Scrooge is an all too common story to tell, but a stroll through a surprise snow storm can change all that. Ms. Matthews discovers a way to travel back and forth to her perfect Christmas. As her travels increase though, so do the consequences. Is her perfect Christmas all for naught; can she really change?

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Latest Update

    Well, I guess I'm not doing so well with frequent blogs. I do need to work on that, don't I? The more I do, the more my link gets noticed. I'm not trying to get any particular person's attention. I just want to make sure everyone knows who I am and how I do things my way. Lol. My way seems to be pretty slow, eh?

    I'm still working on my book reading project at my YouTube channel. (I hope you like the karaoke video I put up last weekend.) The good news is - I am two recordings short of getting on the last packet of Long Live Menavia. Because of that, I have to consider which book I should read next. I know I had it figured out at least twice. >.> But I can't remember. Oh, well... looks like I have to figure it out a third time.

    I am excited that it's July. That is for three reasons. One - one of my favorite co-workers has a birthday. ^_^ I already got her a birthday present. Two - some of my co-workers and I are going on a float trip at the end of the month. Finally, it is Camp NaNo! NaNoWriMo has become a big part of my life now. I've made friends and small connections to the writing world. (Thanks to a contest last year, I have a song published in an amazing book, which I happened to find on a shelf last week in a local Barnes & Noble.)
    Because I'm in NaNo now, I've discovered there are more than two events in the year for us. Something called Camp NaNo happens every year; it's the same as NaNoWriMo except you get to choose your total word count for the month. Also, you get to choose to work either on an old, unfinished book or a new book. This happens every month, from April to August. This month, I'm working on a story idea I've had all year. Starting midnight Wednesday, I have written 1,877 words; some of which I used from my notes.
    Oh, that reminds me. Being in this critique group since last December, I have heard my writer/author friends talk about something called Scrivener. It seems to be some sort of note taker-slash-editing software. It helps anyone and everyone work on a project. It got me curious last week, so I installed a free trial of it. Thankfully, the trial will only last until the end of the month. If I get used to it by then and enjoy it much better than writing notes by hand, or typing it in separate documents, then I might actually purchase Scrivener to keep it. Also, I'd have to keep an eye on my money, because the purchase is quite a pretty penny.
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