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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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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"One Man Disney Movie" Nick Pitera Disney Medley

I love Nick Pitera. He's such a talented man. Now I can see how he got so famous so quickly. He's an animator at Pixar, which is basically owned by Disney. ^_^ I'm so glad he's this awesome.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Realization Movies, Motivation

Earlier today on Facebook, I made an open-mouthed status. Something I probably shouldn't have plastered. Though this connects to the entirety of the world as well, I don't know where else to put it.

"I just have so many frustrations and yet for the life of me, I don't see any. I know I may seem like a happy, crazy, and deluded woman, but in some ways, I am so not. "No one is perfect." That's a phrase used way too many times. I know I'm not perfect. And there will be times where saying this will be tiring and tedious but... I'm tired of being weak, being strong, putting barriers, not putting barriers, being gullible. I'm just tired of it all.

The question is... what the hell am I doing?"

I just finished a movie called Girl In Progress. It's coming-of-age and realization movies that really get to me. Watching this film tonight made me realize something. I'm still in that coming-of-age process.
Yes, I know I have responsibilities as an adult - but I don't feel like an adult. I'm in my mid-20s; I know I'm not supposed to have anything figured out. But I feel even more lost when I try to figure it out. I have talent, but it seems I have no motivation whatsoever to make anything happen.
Yes, writing is something. My YouTube channel is something. This blog is something. But I want to be known to the world before I'm 30. I don't want my name plastered everywhere. I just want to be recognized by at least ten people who are not from my hometown. I want my talents to be recognized. I want to be proven that I can at least do something right. Is that so much to ask?

So again, I ask the million-dollar question everyone asks to themselves.
What the hell am I doing?

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Major Post-It note Idea!

So we, Columbia Missouri Novelists group, got together yesterday. Liz Schulte hosted the meeting as kind of a "how to" thing. She taught us how she outlines her books, with colored post-it notes. I wrote them all down in my notes. It's actually a great idea; I just wish I actually like outlining. >.>
Of course, these are just ideally. You can change the colors or the label of each one if you want.

Orange - plot
Green - location
Blue - hero
Light blue - hero's back story
Pink - heroine
Light pink - heroine's back story
Odd shade of turquoise - third person
Teal - third person's back story
Purple - villain (three-dimensional, if needed)
Hot pink - sexual/emotional ((My favorite; cause emotions are needed in a book.))
Yellow - world building
Coral - series
White - what's the point in the scene?

Questions that come up after so much plotting
Misc., character, character, character
(^The direct above is just an example. You'll have separate questions, but you might have some that include more than one the character.)

Turning Points, every few chapters ((Which I do not do. It's always every five pages. >.> ))
Structure ((I tend to have trouble with that. Lol.))
Transitions ((Yeah... I need to work on those.))
Timeline - mystery - everything

I hope that all helped. If not, do ask Liz Schulte. She knows the whole shebang better than I do.
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